Bro. Andrew L. Dixon, III
President, Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

TALLHASSEE, FL (8/29/23)-

On behalf of the Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., I would like to wish all of you safety and protection as Tropical Storm/Hurricane Idalia approaches Florida and specifically the Big Bend Area.  

For many of us Florida residents, this is far from our first encounter with a storm of this magnitude. It is our hope that you use these experiences to adequately prepare your home and your family as it approaches.  To that end:

  • Put Together an Emergency Kit:  Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and storm shutters.
  • Write or review your Family Emergency Plan: Before an emergency happens, sit down with your family or close friends and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supplies kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster
  • Review Your Insurance Policies: Review your insurance policies to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
  • Understand NWS forecast products, especially the meaning of watches and warnings. 
  • Follow news and weather updates: Make sure your radios and mobile devices have sufficient battery power
  • Follow instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if ordered!
  • If NOT ordered to evacuate:
    • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level during the storm. Put as many walls between you and the outside as you can.
    • Stay away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
    • If the eye of the storm passes over your area, there will be a short period of calm, but at the other side of the eye, the wind speed rapidly increases to hurricane force winds coming from the opposite direction.

Above all, stay calm, break out the snacks and board games and be safe.  

Yours in service,

Andrew L. Dixon, III




It is with great humility but an immense sense of pride that I accept the gavel to serve as the President of the Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. situated in Tallahassee, FL. 

With my first words as President, I would like thank my predecessor, Bro. Errol Wilson. Over the past two years he has demonstrated Brotherhood, Leadership, Commitment, Patience and Kindness while serving as an example that I hope to follow. Our chapter owes him a debt gratitude. 

I accept this gavel of leadership because my commitment to the values and aims of this fraternity is as strong as it was when I became a member 17 years ago.  The work of Alpha Phi Alpha is important in the face of important issues such as gun violence, threats to the our voting rights and the assault on the teaching of our history.  Our voices will be heard and our stories will be told. The need for Brotherhood is important as we continue to face these challenges together.  Our unity will so shine. 

The Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter has consistently demonstrated its dedication to service and the upliftment of  the community, reflecting the purpose and commitment of the fraternity as a whole.  I look forward to working with the Brothers of our area chapters to further this legacy and welcome the partnership of like-minded organizations. 

We will continue to uplift the Light. We will continue to uplift the name of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Yours in service,

Andrew L. Dixon, III