Sigma Chi Jon Huntsman Jr. Event

September 25, 2011

Looks like some Sigs are already getting the Jon Huntsman for President train a rolling. There is an event in Toluca Lake, California this Friday. Here are some of the details below.

Brothers, please find the following invitation from Dylan Conroy who heads up the Sigs in Entertainment Group. The event is for Presidential Candidate and Fellow Sigma Chi Jon Huntsman.

If you are interested, read on…

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
TO AN EVENING WITH

JON HUNTSMAN

Hosted by Dylan & Myla Conroy

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

RAMSEY’S @ THE CLUB
(Located inside the Toluca Lake Tennis Club)
6711 Forest Lawn Drive
Toluca Lake, California

5:30PM

GENERAL RECEPTION

$1,000 VIP ATTEND
$250 GENERAL ATTEND
Kindly RSVP to:
DylanCConroy@gmail.com or Nicole Zamora at  nzamora@pfrg.net

You can reserve your ticket by clicking

www.jon2012.com/donate

And making a contribution of $250 or more with the EVENT CODE: EVCA011

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High Ambitions – Grand Consul Santoli

September 21, 2011

Dear Brother,

Sigma Chi leads the Greek-letter world because of the quality of its brothers. Each of us is committed to upholding our Ritual and demonstrating the values it teaches us, exemplifying the tenets from the day of our Initiation until we enter into the Chapter Eternal. By learning and living our Ritual, we embrace the core spirit of Sigma Chi and embody those virtues that we all hold dear.

During my term as Grand Consul, I want to gain the support of all living Sigma Chis in reinvigorating our practice of the Ritual, as well as rekindling the spirit of brotherhood that makes Sigma Chis stand together as we demonstrate true leadership in all of its facets.

We are establishing a Ritual Renaissance Initiative, which is chaired by 65th Grand Consul Bob Jones, RENSSELAER 1973, and includes many of our most knowledgeable experts on the Ritual and Ritualistic practices. Through this initiative we will help all chapters and brothers to appreciate the deepest meanings of the Ritual and to teach Sigma Chis how to demonstrate its beauty and communicate its value.

To that end, we will be also incorporating a Ritual proficiency requirement into our 2013 Peterson Chapter Award criteria. We will be certifying individuals in Ritual history, performance, and exemplification. These certified Ritualists will evaluate our undergraduate chapters and qualify them as proficient, with proficiency a condition to winning a Peterson Award.

Likewise, I have asked Constantine Capital, Inc., our affiliated financial entity, to develop a quick and simple loan process to be used by undergraduate chapters for funding upgrades and modernization of Ritual regalia.

Also, this month, our newly appointed Pledge Education Committee will be meeting to review the final revisions to our pledge education program. The new pledge education program will become a critical component in Ascent, our recently announced modularized continuum of educational and leadership development programs. Ascent aligns Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, Mission 365, Horizons and alumni services programs and other leadership opportunities in a vision of successive growth for our members.

In the upcoming months we will further emphasize scholarship and philanthropy. We will promote an appreciation of scholarship and encourage undergraduate chapters to voluntarily increase the minimum GPA needed for Initiation and to maintain active undergraduate status. Our philanthropic efforts will not only support fundraising for charity, but will encourage our chapters and individual brothers to engage in a broad range of campus and community activities.

I will continue to keep you informed as we progress in our efforts. Let’s work together for a great year and for the advancement of Sigma Chi.

In Hoc,

Dennis Santoli
CASE WESTERN 1967
67th Grand Consul


Merlin Olsen Day of Service Tomorrow September 15th

September 14, 2011

Get your gloves on and your rakes ready. The Sigma Chi Fraternity’s second-annual Merlin Olsen Day of Service begins tomorrow.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Fraternity encourages all undergraduates and alumni to better their communities or campuses by volunteering their time and displaying their generous spirit, much like Order of Constantine Sig and Significant Sig Merlin Olsen, UTAH STATE 1962, did throughout his life.

See if your chapter can set the standard this year in community service, whether it is by cleaning up a local highway, assisting in campus landscaping, volunteering at a soup kitchen or giving blood.

The Fraternity would like everyone who volunteers their time during the Merlin Olsen Day of Service to submit photos from their service activities along with a paragraph describing where the event was hosted and what service was accomplished to honormerlin@sigmachi.org. Your photo may be published in an upcoming issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi.

You can also post videos and other information relating to your service projects on the Merlin Olsen Day of Service 2011 Facebook event page. Lastly, share your stories on Twitter using the hashtag #olsendayofservice.

To assist in spreading the word about and bringing awareness to the Merlin Olsen Day of Service, the Fraternity asks that you change your Facebook profile picture, to that of the official 2011 #olsendayofservice icon, on Sept. 15.

This icon and directions on how to change your photo can be found here.

Thank you for your efforts to improve your communities, and for honoring the spirit of Brother Olsen.


Make a Difference on the Merlin Olsen Day of Service September 15th

September 2, 2011

We encourage Sigs to take part in the second-annual Merlin Olsen Day of Service on Thursday, Sept. 15 by volunteering in their community. Whatever you do, do it in honor of the late Merlin Olsen, UTAH STATE 1962, affectionately referred to by many as a ‘gentle giant.’

At 6 feet 9 inches tall, Merlin’s competitive nature drove him to success as an NFL defensive lineman, actor and broadcaster; and his generous soul propelled him to support Children’s Miracle Network (now called Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals) for many years. In fact, Merlin helped forge Sigma Chi’s partnership with CMN Hospitals, one of the Fraternity’s preferred philanthropies.

Take part in the Merlin Olsen Day of Service to honor his philanthropic spirit. Imagine the difference that we could make if all of Sigma Chi’s approximately 238,000 living members volunteered just a few hours of their time.

The international fraternity has created the Merlin Olsen Day of Service official Facebook event page, entitled “Merlin Olsen Day of Service 2011.” You can access it by clicking here.

We hope to capitalize on the success of last year’s inaugural Merlin Olsen Day of Service, in which Sigs across the United States and Canada served their communities by volunteering in local parks, donating blood, and collecting money for charity, to name just a few examples.

After participating in the Merlin Olsen Day of Service, send photos of your volunteer activities (please send the original files from your camera to ensure that we receive the highest-quality images possible), along with a short description of where the event was held and what you did, to honormerlin@sigmachi.org. Your photo may be published in an upcoming issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi. You can also post photos, videos and descriptions of your service projects on the Merlin Olsen Day of Service 2011 Facebook event page. Lastly, share your stories on Twitter using the hashtag #olsendayofservice.

We thank you for your efforts to keep the spirit of service exemplified by Brother Merlin alive.


College Football Pickem League

September 1, 2011

If you’d like to join a college football pick’em league then please check out the one we’ve setup. Invite as many Sigs as you’d like. It’s just for fun, but it would be nice to have a large group to interact with.

League Url: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/college
Group Id: 20876
Password: 12345