Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi,
Before I get into my National Council update, the Chapter Personnel Report is due in a few days, September 30th. Be sure you have it and dues submitted by then if you don’t want your chapter to incur a late fee! Call HQ with any questions you have, as they are ready and willing to help you in any way they can. They can be reached at 405-372-2333. HQ is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm central time.
With that reminder out of the way, last week your National Council met for the first of our monthly check-ins for this school year. During the call, each officer gave a brief update on the work they have been tackling over the past few months. These calls are largely informal, and serve as a way to stay connected and focused.
– Jack Lee, National President, gave us an update about some of the ongoing work he is doing in relation to planning for the biennium including work on the Leadership Development Initiative. He also gave us an update on some ongoing conversations regarding higher education funding as it relates to our chapters and the Director of Band/Sponsor structure we utilize on campuses across the country.
– Evan Thompson, National Vice President for Colonization and Membership, has been working hard with the current colonies at Alabama A&M University and University of Texas at El Paso. He has also been working with the curriculum committee and the pilot schools who are using the work the committee has put forth during the membership education processes this fall.
– Marco Kcratovich, National Vice President for Programs, has been working on coordinating awards presentations for the fall. He has also been working to promote awards submissions and upcoming programs along with coordinating updates to the website with National Headquarters.
– I, myself, your National Vice President for Student Affairs have been putting a lot of effort into the Fraternity’s podcast Kappa Kappa Psi Presents. As of today, 12 episodes have been released and you can find them wherever you go to listen to podcasts. It is exciting to see the growth in listeners over the past few weeks. I have also been working with your district leaders, beginning with the establishment of regular meetings of the Student Advisory Committee. This committee is made up of current elected district officers. The conversations have been excellent and I look forward to tackling some of the pressing issues facing our membership this year.
– Your National Vice President for Professional Relations, Dr. Doug Stotter, has been putting in a lot of work in preparation for the upcoming National Intercollegiate Band that will happen at our National Convention in Orlando, Florida in July 2017 in coordination with Beth Bronk, Tau Beta Sigma’s National Vice President for Professional Relations.
– Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Adam Cantley reported that the board’s upcoming Life Membership Drive (which happened on Friday, September 23rd) was being promoted across all platforms. He also gave an brief update on the ongoing work of the board.
– Alison Beidler, the Chair of the Alumni Board of Directors reported on the status of the board and the ongoing work being done in coordination with local alumni groups across the country. Currently they are in a reporting phase of their own and things are proceeding smoothly.
As always, if you have any questions regarding the National Council or work being done on the national level, please don’t hesitate to ask! I am here to help and I always look forward to chatting with you. You can reach my at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zac Humphrey, National Vice President for Student Affairs