The Brothers of the Omicron Mu Nu chapter joined together with West Chester residents, and local officials to kick of the #Pool Together campaign at the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center on March 31, 2018.
For the past 15 years the center’s swimming pool has been closed and has fallen into disrepair. The ambitious mission of the campaign is to raise $350,000 to replace the centers outdoor swimming pool.
Brother Clarence Williams (Omega Delta, Fall ’73) worked as a lifeguard at the community center while attending West Chester University in the 70’s. He explained to those in attendance that back then blacks in the community were not allowed to swim at the community YMCA pool, and that the pool at the Melton Center was the only place that black residents could go to cool off.
Brothers lent helping hands to assist the community center with various task as needed to help make the event a success.
Afterwards Brothers got together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Omega Delta Chapter.