It’s hard to believe that the Phi Sigma Pi 2016 National Convention has already come and gone. Over 350 Members converged in Kansas City, Missouri for Grand Chapter Business and fellowship fun from July 27th to 31st, 2016! There’s so much to look back on, however, we’ll try and narrow it down to the highlights to share with those who were not able to attend.
An important part of Grand Chapter is debating and voting upon Amendments to our Constitution. A list of proposed Amendments (password is fraternal word, all lowercase) were sent out prior to Convention for Delegates to discuss with their Chapters. After a lot of great debate and voting, here are the results:
Proposed Amendment 1: Passed
Proposed Amendment 2: Passed
Proposed Amendment 3: Failed
Proposed Amendment 4: Failed
Proposed Amendment 5: Passed
Proposed Amendment 6: Passed
Proposed Amendment 7: Failed
Proposed Amendment 8: Passed
Proposed Amendment 9: Failed
Proposed Amendment 10: Passed
Proposed Amendment 11: Passed
Proposed Amendment 12: Passed
Proposed Amendment 13: Passed
Proposed Amendment 14: Passed (amended version)
National Council Elections
This year was an election year for National Council. We are excited to announce your National Council for 2016 – 2018:
National President: Matthew Nicoletta
Senior Vice President: Erik Walschburger
National Secretary: Natalie Mikkelson
Vice President of Finance: Sarah Cantwell
Vice President of Membership Development: Matthew Peachey
Vice President of Chapter Development: Brian Christiansen
Vice President of Alumni Development: Kate McConnell
Vice President of Philanthropy Development: Patrick Herron
We’d like to thank Ryan Alexander, Chris McCoy and Brian Bunton for their service on the 2014 – 2016 National Council and dedication to the success of our Fraternity.
Three Chapters received their Charter at the 54th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to…
- Eta Epsilon Chapter at Frostburg State University
- Eta Zeta Chapter at Old Dominion University
- Eta Theta Chapter at University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Trip to University of Central Missouri
We took a pilgrimage back to where it all began- The University of Central Missouri. A group photo was taken on the football field, Members enjoyed a self guided tour and then we congregated in Hendricks Hall (named after Founder Eldo Hendricks) for a reception. The Alpha Chapter was present to assist with tours and our oldest Alumni and Alpha Brother, Gene Seevers, gave a touching speech at the reception.
The new Funeral Rite Ritual (Proposed Amendment 14) was performed at the cemetery where Eldo Hendricks, C.H. McClure and Rolla F. Wood were laid to rest. Members had the opportunity to pay their respects to two of our Founders and a Member who was integral to the Fraternity’s success.
If you had the pleasure of attending the 2016 National Convention, we want to hear your thoughts! Let us know what you liked and what you think we could improve upon for the 2017 National Convention. If you submit your response by August 28, 2016 you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!
Tomorrow we will be announcing all of the Chapters who won awards at the 54th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, so stay tuned!