ALPHA CHI CHAPTER ANTHROPOS
Alpha Chi Chapter Anthropos group was founded by Alpha Chi Anthropos Matthew E. Peanort Sr., now deceased. He was honored at an Eastern Regional Conference as founder of the Alpha Chi Chapter Anthropos group. As a member of Alchis, Alpha Chi Chapter - Portsmouth, he was an organizer, past president and secretary of the National Anthropos; organizer and former president of Eastern Regional Anthropos.
The group was initially called Alchis which consisted of approximately 12 men in the lives of the sorors. The Alchis elect officers, meet once a month and their sole, purpose is to support the chapter. They attend and support all chapter activities as well as organizing all traveling done by the sorors.
The National Anthropos is an organized male affiliate group of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated. Its membership consists of spouses, brothers, sons, and male friends of active members of the Sorority.
In 1975, Supreme Basileus Arthur Mae Norris revived and reorganized the “Men in Our Lives”. The reorganization took place in Jacksonville, Florida in 1975. Later, Supreme Basileus Norris recommended to the 1977 conclave assembly that the “Men in Our Lives” would become organized as a National affiliate. The Conclave delegates approved the recommendation. The official name was changed to the “Anthropos”—simply referring to the “males”. A total of 147 Anthropos attended the 1977 Conclave in Dallas, Texas. The National Anthropos became fully operational under their new name in July 1977, the first year of newly elected Supreme Basileus Billy J. Mason’s administration.