Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter

Seated in Toledo, OH., and serving Northwest Ohio, Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the 135th House of Alpha and is part of the Midwestern Region.

Our History

On November 3, 1928, Brothers Leo V. English, S.J. Flanagan, Herbert S. Goodloe, E.W. Johnson, Ivan C. McCleod, and Herbert T. Miller, received a charter establishing Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter in Toledo, Ohio.  General President B. Andrew Rose and General Treasurer Percival R. Piper were present at the chartering, which took place at the Indiana Avenue YMCA.  These five founders realized the need for a strong group of Black community leaders with a national identity.  What was the impact of their efforts?  Alpha Xi Lambda contributed to achieving equality of American citizenship, providing leadership in the community and service to mankind.

Surviving the Great Depression of the 1930s and racial injustices, Alpha Xi Lambda Brothers served in the armed forces for our country, both on the home front and distant battlefields.  They served with honor in three wars spanning the next three decades.  Notably among those Brothers who unselfishly served were Brothers CJ Collier, Rick Easler, Charles Peoples, John Poon, Roy Sheldon, Garfield Weathers, Oran Williams.

During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter contributed funds on the local and national levels.  In the 1970s, Alpha Xi Lambda turned its efforts and resources to providing quality low-income housing for Toledo’s senior citizens.  Alpha Towers, a 165 unit high-rise complex, is a result of these efforts.  Alpha Towers is located at 525 E. Woodruff on the corner of Canton Street.

Chapter Officers

PresidentRev. John C. Jones
Vice PresidentDr Calvin Burney
TreasurerKeith Johnson
Financial SecretaryKeith A. Nelson
Recording SecretaryBruce Williams
Corresponding SecretaryRandall Pryor
HistorianClyde Henderson, Jr.
ChaplainDavid Young
Associate Editor to The SphinxAndre’ V. Page
Director of Community of AffairsRodney Eason
Director of Educational AffairsDemond Pryor
Chapter DeanKenneth Brown
Sergeant at ArmsJeTahn Avery



Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter
P.O. Box 351061
Toledo, OH 43635

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