Sigma Phi Epsilon - Purdue University

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Purdue University

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Inside: Thank You, Brothers t 2 Indy 500 Good Times Tailgate t 3 Out-of-this-World Opportunity t 3 From the heart a publication for alumni of indiana alpha t sigma phi epsilon t spring 2017 AVC Makes Progress on Indiana Alpha's Future at Purdue I n my previous letter on behalf of the Alumni Volunteer Corporation (AVC) board, I noted some short-term focus areas. With these in mind, I am happy to share the inroads that have been made, but must caution you that there is plenty more work to be done. The highlights and accomplishments that I will provide you within this letter are a great representation of how your board is already working to ready our chapter for a return to campus and I look forward to sharing more good news like it as things progress. tenant partnership As we near the end of the semester on campus and the first year of our lease agreement with the Kappa Delta sorority, I look back and am impressed by the amount of coordination and work that went into readying the chapter facilities to house these young ladies. It is difficult to imagine retrofitting a living environment that has housed young college men for over 100 years to one that would be deemed suitable for young college women, but your alumni brothers accomplished just that. I am very appreciative of the time and efforts put forth by a number of alumni over the last couple of years to renovate rooms and improve the overall conditions of the chapter house. I would also like to extend a special thanks to Brother brian todd '97 for his recent efforts in obtaining a tenant, securing the lease agreement, coordinating local vendors and alumni during the transition last summer, and his ongoing support of the day-to-day facilities management. bylaw and articles of incorporation updates In our February AVC meeting, the board unanimously voted to amend our bylaws, allowing us to call for a special meeting of alumni members to update our Articles of Incorporation for the first time in more than 50 years, and our bylaws for the first time in more than 20 years. Additional details are on page 2. alumni communications and relations To address the gaps that exist within our communication strategy, utilization of various communication tools, as well as significantly improve overall relations with our alumni members, I have established a special committee composed of a number of your current board members. The committee's vision will be to provide a lifelong relevancy of the fraternity in the lives of our alumni. Its mission will be to connect with alumni through multiple platforms, distribute relevant information to all members, and provide activities for alumni to connect with the overall brotherhood. We believe that the volunteers on this committee have the experience and skills to take relations to a whole new level of reconnecting you with your fraternity. You can expect to start seeing tangible results by this summer. In the coming months, you can expect that your board will maintain the partnership that has been created with our tenant, Kappa Delta, bring our Articles of Incorporation and bylaws into the 21st century, as well as focus on improvements in information sharing and relationship building with our alumni membership. As volunteers, we are happy to answer the call to serve and welcome all those able to do the same in any capacity. Fraternally, brian rodell '99 AVC President Visit us on the web Sigma Phi Epsilon-Indiana Alpha (Purdue University) Sigma Phi Epsilon Indiana Alpha

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