Sigma Chi is seeking interested Brothers to serve as Alumni Ambassadors
Successful applicants must be available for training at the University of North Carolina in conjunction with the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop July 27 – July 31, 2011.
Alumni Ambassadors will fill a crucial and important role in Sigma Chi’s initiative to re-engage over 200,000 alumni through the creation of new Alumni Associations, expand existing Alumni Chapters, provide advice and counsel to undergraduate chapters and officers and grow the readership base of “The Magazine of Sigma Chi.”
Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, organized, have excellent communication skills, be comfortable with cold-calling, computer literate and can commit for a two year term.
- Application Deadline: May 15
- Successful Applicants Notified: June 15
- Alumni Ambassador Training: July 27 – July 31
Alumni Ambassadors operate under the supervision of the Grand Praetor; are supported by Headquarters staff; and are volunteers who may receive up to $500 in annual travel support funds.
Undergraduates and alumni could serenade new sweetheart
This October marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi song. To honor this special occasion, Sigma Chi will chose one brother to serenade the incoming international sweetheart at the 2011 Grand Chapter Sweetheart Reception on June 24 at the downtown Dallas Sheraton Hotel.
To enter the contetst, submit a song rendition via a YouTube video, an mpeg or QuickTime video on a DVD, a CD or a jump drive. Label the entry with the following title: 100 Years Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Song Serenade Contest. All entries are due May 31.
The entry title should not include your name in or on the video. YouTube videos can be e-mailed to GC@sigmachi.org, while CDs/DVDs/jump drives can be mailed to:
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Contest
Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters
1714 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
The winner will receive: one roundtrip airline ticket to Dallas; a complimentary overnight stay at the Dallas Sheraton; and a complimentary ticket to the Sweetheart Reception.
Anyone with questions can contact Natalie Konowal, director of conferences and travel services, at (847) 869-3566, ext. 232, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESPN is reporting that Brad Hoover will be announcing the Carolina Panthers 2nd round pick at the NFL Draft on Friday, April 29th. Hoover played 9 years for the Carolina Panthers and was the starting fullback for the 2003-2004 team that made the Super Bowl.
Hoover was initiated at Western Carolina, is a member of the Charlotte Alumni Chapter and is a Life Loyal Sig.
For more info check out his Wikipedia page.
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE 78TH GRAND CHAPTER ENDS APRIL 30
Hurry! Grab a spot to attend the 78th Grand Chapter, from June 23-26 in Dallas. On April 30, pre-registration for the event ends and attendee prices increase. As a Grand Chapter attendee, you can rub shoulders at the Saturday night banquet with the new class of Significant Sigs, which includes a retired FBI agent, CEOs and executives from key industries, as well as professors and retired professors from top universities such as Harvard.
The Saturday Order of Constantine lunch affords you the opportunity to be part of the recognition of volunteers who have devoted years of their time to help advance the Fraternity.
And, of course, we’ll crown a new International Sweetheart on Friday—it will be an event full of celebration!
Please join us in Dallas, but act now to secure pre-registration prices.
Delegate and attendee full-package prices, which include all of the above-mentioned events, increase by $50. Each of the a la carte prices will increase $10 per event.
For more information check out http://grandchapter.sigmachi.org/registration
According to the Balfour Leadership Operating Board and its chairman, Order of Constantine Sig Chris Brown, FURMAN 1989, the 2011 Balfour Leadership Training Workshop will be hosted at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on July 28-31.
The process for applying to attend Balfour LTW will begin in the next few weeks. Stay on the lookout for more information. For additional info, please visit balfourltw.sigmachi.org.
Registration fees for Grand Chapter increase May 1
Anyone interested in attending the 78th Grand Chapter have until April 30, 2011, to register at early-bird prices. On May 1, package fees increase $50, while a la carte fees increase $10 per event. To register or book flights, rental cars or hotel reservations, visit grandchapter.sigmachi.org and scroll down to the “Quick Links” section on the bottom right part of the page.
It has been rumored for a long time now that comedian Daniel Tosh is a Sigma Chi from the University of Central Florida. Today I was able to confirm with headquarters that he is NOT a Sigma Chi. In an email exchange with an employee at headquarters I was given the following response.
Nope, he’s not a member.
This may disappoint some of you. I’ve noticed over the last year that a ton of Sigs have sent messages to Daniel Tosh’s twitter account asking if he was indeed a Sigma Chi. I never once saw him actually respond to those messages. A few months back I sent a message to a Sig at the University of Central Florida asking if Daniel Tosh was initiated there. He sounded confused by my question and pretty much had no idea what I was talking about. But now that headquarters has responded, I think we can all agree that Daniel Tosh is not a Sigma Chi.
[updated: 4.06.2011 10:00am] A follow up response from headquarters.
He is not a member according to our database/ membership records.
We don’t know anything concrete about the rumors. The only thing we’ve heard is that he briefly pledged one of the Florida chapters and dropped well before Initiation, however we don’t have evidence to back that up.
For those that are still curious, feel free to contact headquarters on the matter here: (e) email@example.com (p) (847) 869-3655
Or use the contact list.
Reports and applications mandatory for all undergraduate chapters
The 2011 Annual Report/Peterson site has been launched and chapters can now log in to work on their reports. The report is at annualreport.sigmachi.org and is a mandatory annual submission for all undergraduate chapters. It is due May 1.
The annual report’s use is two-fold: First, it provides chapters with an opportunity to analyze themselves against guidelines Sigma Chi sets for them and offers feedback, and secondly, the report’s completion allows chapters to be eligible to win the Fraternity’s major awards, including the Peterson Significant Chapter Award, the James F. Bash Significant Improvement Award, the Daniel William Cooper Outstanding Scholarship Award and the Legion of Honor.
Chapters should visit annualreport.sigmachi.org to immediately begin working on their submission. Questions can be directed to Mike Church, operations manager, (847) 869-3655, ext. 269, or firstname.lastname@example.org.