Update from National Curriculum Committee

Brothers –

To say that this is an unprecedented time in the history of our world would be an understatement.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous effect on all of us, and we know that many of you have a lot of questions and uncertainties about all things associated with Kappa Kappa Psi, as well as with your daily lives.  The Curriculum Committee has been hard at work, coming up with solutions to help all of you navigate the rest of your semesters and ensure that your MCs become Active Brothers by the end of the semester.

You can complete lessons virtually and when they are finished, you should submit your initiation paperwork via the Initiate Registration Report. The actual Ritual can take place when you are allowed to meet in person, which may be in the fall. We recognize that these are extraordinary times and that this is unusual, but this is the best course of action.

The National Headquarters has posted some information on how to accomplish the tasks that need to be accomplished by the end of the semester; you can find it at https://www.kkpsi.org/covid19/.  Also, please know that membership classes CANNOT continue into the fall.  Plan to have your MCs finish the Road to Wisdom over the course of this semester and become Active Brothers by the end of the school year.

We encourage you to check out the Kappa Kappa Psi TV YouTube page, located at https://www.youtube.com/user/KKPsiTV; it has a few sample lessons taught by VPMs from across the country.  We are constantly working to update this, with the goal that eventually, all lessons will be available for you to watch and share with your MCs.  If this is not possible, or you need help figuring out how to get lessons taught virtually to your MCs, please reach out to the Curriculum Committee at curriculum@kkpsi.org, and we will help you get the resources that you need.  In addition, we are available to potentially teach some lessons for you, should that be a necessity.

Please know that all of us that are in leadership roles are here to help you.  We will all work together and get through this difficult time, and at the end of the day, ensure that all of you have what you need.  Do not hesitate to reach out at any time with any questions or concerns; all questions are appropriate at this time!  We love all of you and are on your side, as we continue to Strive For The Highest!!

Coping with Cancellations/Closures and Managing Your Wellness

Dear Brothers,

These are confusing and tough times. As we adjust to this new normal of closures and cancellations, we want to assure you that your safety and health are our top priorities. The recent changes in our organization’s programming and across campuses throughout the nation are leaving many with strong emotions. We want you to know that it is ok to feel anxious and stressed. If you have been forced to unexpectedly leave your campus and to disengage from your community, then you may be experiencing fear and anger. It is ok to feel this way. Some of our graduating seniors may be feeling disheartended because they didn’t get to attend their last convention or concert – there’s no closure. It is ok to feel this way. These are natural reactions that we are all coping with. The important thing to note is that everyone reacts differently to change and uncertainty.

As many of our Active members are transitioning to online classes, we wanted to share with you some practices that can help you cope with these changes and manage your wellness. These suggestions were collected from several articles, including the NIH, NPR, and various wellness sites.

Build a Schedule and Routine

  • Going from in-person classes to all online courses can be difficult for some. You may experience restlessness and anxiety because it is different and not what your brain/body is used to. Some may be stressing out because they don’t have internet at home to even take online classes. Whatever it is that you have to do to adjust to these changes, try to build a schedule that reflects your normal routine. It may seem enticing to try to take all your classes in one sitting or to wait until later, but this could lead to burnout or further procrastination. One strategy is to time block all of your classes and set timers for each class.

Make Time to Unwind and Relax

  • Without the breaks and physical movement between classes, it is important that you make time to unwind and relax. This means something different for each person. It could mean take a quick nap, taking a walk, or listening to music. Whatever it is that helps you unwind, try to make time in your daily schedule to relax. You may feel the need to take more breaks as you adjust to your new environment and that is ok. Give yourself the time to adapt and learn. 

Practice Healthy Habits and Self-Care Activities

  • More than likely, your environment will be different from what you are used to at college. It is important that you take the time to make a list of healthy habits and self-care activities you want to practice in your new space. Even if this is back at home or in your regular living space, being stuck inside and staring at one primary screen is difficult for most people. One important example of a healthy habit is maintaining a regular eating and sleeping schedule. 

Maintain Awareness of Safety Recommendations

  • Most of our student members are safe and healthy and we hope to keep it that way. It is extremely important that everyone maintain a healthy awareness of COVID-19 and preventative measures. You can visit the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health to check out their safety recommendations. This generally includes practicing social distancing, consistent hand washing, and avoiding crowded areas. It is also important to point out that it is healthy to limit your exposure to general news coverage on COVID-19 and to double-check your sources.

Stay Connected and Engaged

  • Being removed from your community is never easy to cope with. Luckily, we have access to some pretty powerful tools that you can leverage. It is important for your health to practice interconnectedness. Utilize social media, video calls, and phone calls to stay connected and engaged with one another. We are social creatures and just because events/classes are canceled doesn’t mean that our relationships should be too. 

We recognize that for many college students campus is the only safe space they have. This makes life harder to adjust to when you don’t have the resources or space to take care of yourself. There are no easy solutions to these issues, but there are people out there that can help you. If you need help, please reach out to fellow Brothers and community members. At the end of the day, the most important concern for your National Council is your safety and health. We are here for you and we want to help.

If you need someone to talk to or help you get connected, please reach out to your National Vice President for Student Affairs, Bang Co. If you feel that you need to or would like to speak to a professional, there are several resources at your disposal. Here are a couple that you can try today:

Crisis Text Line – Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.

SAMHSA HOTLINE – Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

AEA

Bang T. Co

National Vice President for Student Affairs

(317) 370-6057

bangco@kkpsi.org

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Read more about Convention Cancellations.

Read more about Chapter Operations During COVID-19 Statement.

Spring 2020 Colonies

Brothers,

I am excited to announce our colonies for the Spring 2020 semester!

Miles College – Kappa Kappa Recolonization – Southeast District

Kalem Graham (Life Member, Zeta Eta, Southeast District Governor) will serve as lead colony advisor, and James Washburn III (Alumni Association Member, Iota Zeta) and Marina Pena Guoit (Life Member, Nu Alpha) will serve on the colony advising team.

The Miles College band program has a tradition of success under the direction of Mr. Willie Snipes that includes performing at Honda Battle of the Bands, the UNCF Mayoral Ball, Tournament of Roses Parade, Queen City Battle of the Bands, and other high profile performances, including performing for Hillary Clinton.  In the past four years, Miles College has been named HBCU Band of the Year, ESPN Band of the Year, and HBCU Digest Band of the Year.  Miles College Band Program includes Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz band, pep band, and the Purple Marching Machine Marching Band. We are excited to welcome Miles College back to Kappa Kappa Psi!  Feel free to send notes of congratulation to Mr. Snipes at wsnipes@miles.edu or to Colony President, Undra Porter at undraporter@gmail.com.

Hampton University – New Colonization – Northeast District

Marie Burleigh (Life Member, Omicron – former Northeast District Governor) will serve as lead colony advisor, and Sarah Fitzgerald (Life Member, Iota Delta – Northeast District Governor) and Rassii Elliott (Alumni Association Member, Eta Omega) will serve on the colony advising team.

The Hampton University Band Program has grown and flourished under the direction of Dr. Thomas Jones.  The band has had a multitude of high profile performances, including the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, Honda Battle of the Bands 2018 & 2020, Tournament of Roses Parade 2019, Rome New Year’s Day Parade 2020, and will perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2020. The band program at Hampton University includes wind ensemble, concert band, jazz band, basketball band, and the Hampton University Marching Force Marching Band.  Dr. Jones is committed to the advancement of the music department at Hampton University, building the best band members both in music and in life.  We are excited to welcome Hampton University to Kappa Kappa Psi!  You may send notes of congratulation to Dr. Jones at Thomas.jones@hamptonu.edu or to Colony President Ayan Keller at ayank1999@gmail.com.

Chicago State University – New Colonization – North Central District

Marc Renaud (Life Member, Zeta Epsilon – North Central District Governor) will serve as lead colony advisor, and Akilah Thomas (Life Member, Beta Kappa) and Emily Durie (Alumni Association Member, Nu) will serve on the colony advising team.

The Chicago State University Band program has been thriving under the direction of Roxanne Stevenson for the last 28 years.  During her tenure, she has built the CSU Community Concert Band, CSU Jazz Band, CSU Gospel Ensemble, and other chamber groups.  Most recently, Ms. Stevenson has started the CSU Marching Band, the first in Chicago State University history.  Ms. Stevenson has had ensembles perform at Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Jazz Education Network Conference.  We are thrilled to welcome Chicago State University to Kappa Kappa Psi!  You may send notes of congratulation to Ms. Stevenson at roxannestevenson@sbcglobal.net or to Colony President Laurente Oby at obywanmusic@gmail.com.

Thank you to those Brothers who will be serving on the colony advising teams.  Each team will assist the colony during the colonization process, and will then follow the colony through a full year of reporting to ensure a strong foundation of support and success.  Please join me in welcoming these three colonies to the Brotherhood!

AEA,

Jessica Lee

Life Member, Eta Alpha Chapter, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Kappa Kappa Psi National Vice President for Colonization & Membership

VPSA Chat #4: Applying for Chapter Field Representative

We are excited to host our fourth “VPSA Chat” for the 2019-2021 biennium! This will be taking place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. CT. Register using the form below and join our panel of current Chapter Field Representatives, Nicole Brooks and Justin Jensen, and Vice President for Colonization & Membership, Jessica Lee. If you are interested or even curious, this will be a very helpful session for you.

Use the link below to register. Thank you and AEA!

REGISTER

Apply for Kappa Kappa Psi Chapter Field Representative

Brothers:

Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, is hiring two talented and dedicated brothers for the position of Chapter Field Representative (CFR).  This position gives brothers a meaningful opportunity to give back to our organization as an official representative of the Fraternity and a staff member of our National Headquarters.  Over a two-year period, our CFRs will visit dozens of chapters, travel thousands of miles across the country, and work with thousands of brothers and their college bands from coast to coast.  The CFR position is supervised by National Executive Director, Steve Nelson, and National Vice President for Colonization & Membership, Jessica Lee.

The position starts in early summer 2020 (target date of May 29, 2020) and is held for two years.  Applicant must be an Alumnus or Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi in good standing on or before the first day of employment.  At that time, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.  Applicants must be able to obtain an Oklahoma driver’s license if hired.  Applicants must possess a good driving record and are subject to a check of their driving record, criminal background, and credit.  New-hire drug screening may also be required.

Applications are submitted via the online submission form only.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM Central Time

Application Form:  https://www.kkpsi.org/cfr-2020-app/

Questions?  Email cfrsearch@kkytbsonline.com

Please consider serving the fraternity in this unique way!

AEA,

 

Jessica Lee

National Vice President for Colonization & Membership

 

Steve Nelson

National Executive Director

Update on Road to Wisdom 2.0 Release

Hello brothers!

As we get ready for the Road to Wisdom 2.0 release on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, we wanted to remind you to submit your Calendars to the National Curriculum Committee through JotForm on www.kkpsi.org!

If you are not sure what a great calendar looks like, we wanted to show you a couple of amazing examples done by a couple of chapters.  The first is from the Lambda Chapter at the University of Arkansas and the second is from the Lambda Xi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University!  Both do an outstanding job of being clear with the events of their chapters, as well as making sure that all of the events follow the guidelines of what chapters should be doing with regards to their Membership Education process.

Feel free to use these as templates, or use your own that follows these ideas!  You can find them at the following links:

Lambda: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uflGibwEkz8V1oSEp1lbRkFSdicl51ig

Lambda Xi: https://drive.google.com/open?id=174fHyrTJiBQeKCI9VinjQW360LjlLuau

As always, feel free to reach out to the committee, curriculum@kkpsi.org, if you have any questions or concerns!

Student Advisory Committee November 2019 Report

Brothers –

Below you will find an outline of the Student Advisory Committee’s meeting on November 15, 2019. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at bangco@kkpsi.org or the whole committee at studentadvisory@kkpsi.org.

With much love,

Bang

—November SAC – Minutes 11/15/2019—

  • Attendance – please list your name and position below
      1. Bang Co – VPSA
      2. Jessica Lee – VPCM
      3. Hunter Murphy – WD President
      4. Oliver Kou – WD MaL
      5. Ema Alexander- NED President
      6. Ben Tuttle – NCD Sec/Treas
      7. Mali Glaister – MWD Sec/Treas
      8. Brianna McKinzie – SED President
      9. Jack Gornick – NCD VPM
      10. Jessica Needham – SED VPP
      1. Questions? – Seeing none
  • National Council Updates/Announcements
    1. Iota Nu (Jessica)
      • Western District was not on the email list
      • Ema did not receive this email either
      • Hunter saw the email but didn’t see the WD listserv on the recipient list
      • The DPs will receive any status change to a chapter within their district
      • Brianna did not receive the second clarification email
      • Jessica Needham: Brothers brought up a concern about the Facebook post being made; Brothers were being approached for interviews and had not received news yet. 
      • Posting of news on social media seen as “public lynching”
      • People were concerned about how the university “not knowing” about the closing of their chapter.
    2. Centennial Day (Jessica)
      • Nov. 27, 2019
      • Scroggs was moved to Stillwater, OK
      • Ceremony in the graveyard – live-streamed
      • Ceremony for Founders Day – live-streamed
    3. Month of Musicianship
    4. Chapter Summary Report
      • Alpha Alpha / Nevada / No money submitted  — Still waiting on University issued check
      • Alpha Tau / Texas / Signatures and late fees missing  — Waiting on signatures and late fees
      • Eta Pi / Northern Iowa / DOB approval, late fees, signatures   — Pending receipt of remaining fees, late fees, and signed summary page
      • Gamma Eta / New Mexico State / Need more money   — Pending receipt of remaining fees, late fees, and signed summary page
      • Iota Kappa / Boise State / Waiting on check from school to be processed  — Still waiting on University issued check
      • Iota Mu / Kentucky State / More money needed, and late fees  — Pending receipt of remaining fees and late fees
      • Mu Pi / Oregon / No money submitted  — Pending receipt of fees (late fees waived if submitted within few days of 1/11/19)
    5. Fall Activity Report
        • CA question to be changed – when? ASK AARON!!!
  • VPSA Updates
      1. Communications Team – Content Calendar
      2. VPSA Media – What is coming up?
        1. KKPsi TV
        2. VPSA chats: monthly
          1. Last month: Month of Musicianship Prep
          2. It’s on YouTube now!
          3. Upcoming: Self-care
        3. KKPsi Presents
          1. Have you listened?
          2. Alternating between member interviews and national updates
  • District Updates
      1. Upcoming Events
        1. MWD
          1. Fall District Day is next weekend
          2. Convention hotel contract was signed
        2. NED: 
          1. One on Ones still in progress
          2. Reaching out for FAR
          3. Month of Musicianship feature for NED
          4. Alumni Speaker Series
        3. NCD
          1. Russell attended Alpha Beta’s First Degree – 20 Brothers from other chapters were in attendance
          2. DLC – very successful; invited Greg Boike; 17 Brothers
          3. District Liaison program is starting up
          4. Online workshop on music
        4. SED
          1. Centennial Web Series on Sunday!! Please invite all of your chapters! 
            1. https://www.facebook.com/events/544468736115976/
          2. After the Web Series we will begin charts again 🙂
          3. We’re getting all set up for Winter Council
        5. SWD
          1. </3
        6. WD
          1. Had a great Pre-Con
          2. Gearing up for an informal event in January 
          3. Doing a cool fundraiser for MofM 
            1. Collective practice-a-thon
          4. States days hosts confirmed 
            1. Going to set dates soon 
          5. District programming 
            1. Snarky’s Challenge
      2. Upcoming Deadlines
        1. FAR – BEFORE DEC. 1ST
      3. Common Questions/Issues
        1. Updates on Inner Circle and Founder’s Circle?
        2. Travel money – where the money at???
  • SAC Topic #1: Visioning and Goal Setting (***SAVE FOR NEXT MEETING***)
      1.  
  • SAC Topic #2: Convention Planning (***SAVE FOR NEXT MEETING***)
  • What can I and/or the National Council do to help you?
    1. Ask Aaron about email listservs

Student Advisory Committee October 2019 Report

Brothers –

Below you will find an outline of the Student Advisory Committee’s meeting on October 16, 2019. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at bangco@kkpsi.org or the whole committee at studentadvisory@kkpsi.org.

With much love,

Bang

—October SAC – Minutes 10/16/2019—

  • Attendance – please list your name and position below
    • Bang Co – VPSA
    • Evan Choy – NED VP
    • Will Johnston- NED MaL
    • Gillian Jinkins -SED VPM
    • Atia Aroonsakulwongse – SED Sec/Treas
    • Garret Gardenhire – SWD Pres
    • Andy Cifuentes – SWD MAL
    • Ema Alexander- NED President
    • Brianna McKinzie – SED President
    • Ashley Nowikowski – SWD Sec/Treas
    • Jordan Barnes – NED HAL
    • Jessica Needham – SED VPP
  • Review/Discuss Previous Minutes
    • Questions?
  • National Council Updates/Announcements
    • Working on finishing tasks from the past biennium  
    • Wanting to help educate brothers and band directors about hazing concerns
  • VPSA Updates
      1. Communications Team – Content Calendar
        1. Being Consistent & Proactive (i.e. Mental Health Day & Coming Out Day)
        2. If there’s things that we think is important, PLEASE let VPSA know so it can be added to the calendar.
        3. Goal: Send this calendar out to chapters so chapters have some start grounds for content.
      2. VPSA Media – What is coming up?
        1. KKPsi TV
          1. LIKE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE
          2. Again, let them know if there’s topics to cover (how to sign up for an email, for example)
        2. VPSA chats: monthly
          1. Last month was recruitment & membership ed
          2. It’s on YouTube now!
          3. Upcoming: Month of Musicianship Prep
        3. KKPsi Presents
          1. It’s baaaack. 
          2. It gets a student/Brother voice and story. Showcase the student level.
          3. Working to make it more consistent – Goal is two per month.
  • District Updates
      1. Upcoming Events
        1. MWD
          1. Convention site and date all going well
          2. Social media is going well. Snail mail has been a hit here!
        2. NED: 
          1. One on One meeting starting this week!
          2. We have a Convention Site and Date!
        3. NCD – none
        4. SED
          1. Online Centennial workshop series!! 
          2. Only 3/47 Chapters late for Chapter Personnel Reports
          3. We have a VPM!! Yay Gillian!
          4. Eta Eta Colony Dates! (10/20/19 1st, 11/3/19, 2nd, 11/24/19, 3rd)
        5. SWD
          1. We have a Convention Date!
          2. Began The Charge
          3. Assembling a Standing History and Traditions Committee
          4. Website changes are …. coming
        6. WD – none
      2. Upcoming Deadlines
        1. none!
      3. Common Questions/Issues
        1. VPMs with Membership Candidate Registration Forms being delayed from CPR?
          1. Chapters should be safe; the committee is aware of this though!
  • SAC Topic #1: Social Media Guidelines & Chapter Social Media Info Collection Form
      1. Give feedback on the guidelines
      2. Future brand ambassadors program to come
      3. Common issues to keep an eye on: being mindful of Secrets, incorrect usage of crest, not using correct colors, not using correct sizing for images
      4. Take screenshots so it can be added to a database for the future. 
      5. Chapter Mascots with Crest? (Bang is checking on this question)
      6. Being mindful too about chapter’s using university logos
      7. Snapchats/Instagram takeovers may need separate outlines
  • SAC Topic #2: Month of Musicianship
      1. Clarifying expectations and what to do
      2. Making a hashtag! 
        1. Districts – push the national hashtag, but you are HIGHLY encouraged to still create your own district hashtags too. (i.e. SWD’s #TheCharge)
      3. Template “Music/Band is ___ to me” – inviting a more emotional/vulnerable response
      4. VPSA Chat for this potential – what are chapters doing/what does it mean to you?
      5. Please reach out if you’re interested – questions to come for prep!
      6. Month of Musicianship Checklist (SED inspired suggestion?)
  • What can I and/or the National Council do to help you?
      1. Will nationals be releasing anything to celebrate the centennial? 
        1. A mini version of what was done at natcon for chapter centennials
        2. Looking for a ceremony or something to do for the National Centennial
      2. Updates on Founders Circle/Inner Circle
        1. Revisions being made on Inner Circle 
          1. should be released by the end of the year
        2. Founders Circle more updates around February
          1. Looking specifically keep secrets safe so where to put it 
        3. Students lovingly nudge.
  • Announcements – none
  • Celebrate WINs
    1. Ashley is going to be published!
    2. Jacob will be at a BOC regional staff member!
    3. Annual Audition workshop was a huge success from Gillian!
    4. Atia – Homecoming week, football team is partnering with the children’s hospital, adorable tradition!

Student Advisory Committee September 2019 Report

Brothers –

Below you will find an outline of what took place during the September Student Advisory Committee meeting on September 13, 2019. Ema Alexander of the NED took notes for the meeting. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. You can reach me at bangco@kkpsi.org or the whole committee at studentadvisory@kkpsi.org.

With much love,

Bang

—September SAC – Minutes 9/13/2019—

  • Introduction/Attendance
    • Midwest: Sam Faulkner – VPM, Jenn Taylor – Governor
    • North Central:  Russell House – President, Jack Gornick – VPM, Jenna Jansa – VPP, Ben Tuttle – Sec/Treas
    • Northeast: Ema Alexander – President, Evan Choy – VP, Will Johnston – MAL, Bill Welch – Governor
    • Southeast: Jessica Needham – VPP, Atia Aroonsakulwongse Sec/Treas
    • Southwest: Hannah Cheeseman – VPM 
    • Western:Hunter Murphy – President, Oliver Kou – MAL
  • District Updates
    • Midwest:
      • District Day (Nov. 23) at University of Nebraska – Omaha
    • North Central
      • Membership Retreat (Oct. 6)
      • Online workshops (virtual)
      • Google Classroom introduction
      • Book Club
    • Northeast
      • Online workshops (virtual)
      • Chapter One-on-Ones
      • New website
      • Standing committees
    • Southeast
      • DLC & MER in February
      • FocuSED Connections – Pen pal program for chapters
      • Reach for the Stars Program starting soon
    • Southwest
      • Histroy & Traditions Committee
      • Publications
      • The Charge – chapters post good examples of service and values
    • Western
      • VPM virtual workshops
      • Centennial
      • Snarky’s Challenge (monthly for chapters)
  • SAC Topic #1: District Communications Plan
    • How are you marketing district events and updates/news?
      • Midwest: Facebook Group, District Website (hopefully), Instagram, and Facebook Page
      • Northeast: Infographics, Flyers, emails, individual contact, officer specific FB groups, public FB and Instagram pages
      • North Central: Posts on District Facebook Page, our email list, Instagram, officer twitter pages
      • Southeast: Facebook group, SED Slack channel, district website
      • Southwest:
      • Western: FB Group but hopefully transitioning to our website, occasionally Twitter
    • What are you doing for follow-up?
      • Midwest:
      • Northeast: Messaging Presidents individually, emailing, repeat posts as big deadlines approach
      • North Central: Individually emailing chapter presidents, or eventually FB messaging/calling them for reports and stuff. Also we ask the Brothers to spread info through word of mouth at their chapters
      • Southeast: FB messaging brothers individually, tagging chapter FB pages, and some emailing
      • Southwest:
      • Western:
    • What are you using to measure your quality of communication methods/strategies?
      • Midwest:
      • Northeast: Made a google doc for contact information for chapter officers. Asked chapters to verify the information was correct by checking a box. This was a visual representation of which chapters are being reached and which chapters are not receiving information.
      • North Central: Have a spreadsheet of chapters with their submission status for forms, but not much in the way of promoting events
      • Southeast: Made a spreadsheet and note which chapters I reached out to, how I reached out, and who I specifically communicated with if relevant. Then noting who has followed through and who needs another reminder
      • Southwest:
      • Western:
    • What does “successful communication” look like in your district?
      • Midwest:
      • Northeast: When brothers interact with posts tagging other brothers which helps us to reach all our followers but additionally brothers who do not follow us. High completion of forms and chapter polls indicate communication is being received well
      • North Central: Brothers showing up to events whether in person or digitally depending on the event and having brothers contribute to our online initiatives
      • Southeast: Communicating messages on several platforms: FB, Insta, Slack, and email
      • Southwest:
      • Western:
    • What are some successful practices?
      • Midwest:
      • Northeast: We post a graphic as deadlines approach that has every chapter and a series of 4 gray bars. We change the bars to green 1 at a time for being, submitted to sponsor, sponsor approved, DOB approved-pending collection of fees, completed. The updated graphics are posted weekly. Often, a brother will see their chapter has 0 gray bars and it promotes an accountability system where they will then personally check with those in the chapter responsible for submitting forms and thus more chapters are filling out forms earlier than the deadline.
      • North Central: Using a promotional schedule so Brothers on the council know when to post on social media (and on which platform) to ensure a regular stream of information
      • Southeast: Using Canva graphics for deadlines
      • Southwest:
      • Western:
    • What are some of your communication goals?
      • Midwest:
      • Northeast: Build relations with chapters and presidents who routinely struggle to respond to district events and district officers
      • North Central: Reach chapters that aren’t at most district events and get to know at least one person in every chapter of the District personally
      • Southeast: Increasing interactions with chapters on social media, continuing to utilize the SM calendar as a council to pre-plan as much as possible so that we aren’t over posting, and Get as much communication through slack as possible
      • Southwest:
      • Western:
  • National Council Updates
    • Deadlines:
      • Chapter Personnel Report (Semester): September 30
      • Chapter Personnel Report (Quarter): October 15
    • We had our first National Council meeting on September 12.
  • VPSA Updates
    • 100-Day Plan
      • Established the Communications Team members
      • Created content calendar
      • KKPsi TV – created Chapter Personnel Report walkthrough video with Ema
      • VPSA Chat (September 24) – recruitment and membership education
      • KKPsi Presents – first episode to be released in October
  • Celebrate WINs
    • Western
      • Parliamentarian, dissolving joint constitution into a handbook
    • Southeast
      • Almost have a VPM
    • Northeast
      • Almost have a convention site