WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's oldest African American Greek-letter fraternity, will host the first-ever fete of U.S. presidential cabinet secretaries in its "Salute to the Secretaries."
African American White House cabinet secretaries from both sides of the aisle will be honored for their national service during the biennial Grand Boulé of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Nearly a dozen of those cabinet secretaries who are living will be present. The Salute to the Secretaries will take place June 28, 2016, from 6-8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis hotel's Liberty I and II ballrooms, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
"Never before has there been a bipartisan gathering this large of African American White House cabinet secretaries, all in one room, to be honored by the one organization that lists some of these great public servants among its members," said Todd Pilot, one of the co-chairs of the event and an officer in Sigma Pi Phi's D.C. affiliate, Epsilon Boulé, which organized the event. The celebration is part of Sigma Pi Phi's 53rd biennial Grand Boulé, to be held in the nation's capital this coming June 25-29, 2016.
The Grand Boulé is the biennial business meeting of the fraternity, where its national officers are elected.
Sigma Pi Phi was established in 1904 in Philadelphia as the first Greek-letter fraternity for African American men. Epsilon Boulé was chartered in Washington, D.C., in 1911 as the fifth oldest member boulé.
Contact: Todd Pilot (703) 299-9500 or Michael Fauntroy (202) 577-8048
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