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Finishing 2018 Strong

Posted By Dave Smith, Thursday, December 6, 2018
Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Brothers,

I hope that your Thanksgiving was a good one and that the holiday season this year treats you well. To say that our Fraternity has a great deal to accomplish as we enter the new year would be an understatement. From the recent appointments of our regional grand deltas, beginning the search for a new executive director, and preparing for Men of Honor, there is a great deal of information to unpack, and an even greater deal to be excited for.

As you may have heard, Grand Theta Ruybe announced the appointment of our three new regional grand deltas: Trevor Wiles (Gamma Gamma, Carthage ’14) for the Midwest, Orion Pelausa (Delta Upsilon, VCU ’11) for the South, and Chuck Beck (Alpha Epsilon, IIT ’09) for the Northeast.  As for the Western region, Grand Theta Ruybe will be acting as the interim delta until someone suitable can be selected. I want to congratulate our new deltas and look forward to working with them. The new regions have been mapped out at the end of this post.

To support our new deltas, we are opening a search for 20 assistant grand deltas, each of whom will oversee the servicing of 2-3 chapters within their designated regions. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, make sure you fill out a volunteer application at AlwaysAPhiKap.org/page/Volunteer.

Come this January, we will host the 18th annual Men of Honor Leadership Institute. As of November, our total Men of Honor attendance (including staff, board members, participants, ambassadors, and facilitators) is 167. I cannot express how excited I am to see everyone in Asheville. To everyone who is attending, I am very excited to be able to share this life-changing experience with all of you. If you are attending, please add yourself to the Facebook group and keep an eye out for important emails from staff. In order to secure your registration and a shuttle ride to/from the airport, you must have paid your registration fee and sent staff your travel itinerary no later than December 15.

As you probably know, our executive director, Libby Anderson, has announced her resignation and will be leaving staff on December 19. Once again, I want to commend Libby for her work and dedication to Phi Kappa Sigma, and encourage that we all support her as she begins this new chapter in her career and life. With that being said, we are currently searching for a new executive director and plan to start the application and interview process early into the New Year. Until then, an interim executive director will be selected and put into place come either this January or early February. As always, we shall keep all of you informed as more details become available.  

Thank you for all you do, and here’s to a Happy New Year.  

Dave Smith
Gamma Tau, New Hampshire ‘06
Grand Alpha, Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity

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