Fraternity Board Meeting Minutes in Seconds

Jan 28, 2019 – The National Fraternity Board of Directors met in St. Louis in January. Read the Minutes in Seconds for a quick summary of the meeting.

Interim Mail Votes not previously reported: 
  • Approved 17-18 audited financial statement from Stephenson & Warner.
  • Approved 2019 LEAD School Budget.
  • Added chapter investment account policy only allowing chapter funds to be held on deposit at the chapter's college or university or at federally insured (FDIC OR NCUA) institutions (in checking accounting, savings accounts, money market accounts and certificates of deposit) or the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation. Exceptions must be approved by the National Finance Committee.
  • Approved Travel Procedures for Presidents' Academy, outlining qualified expenses for reimbursement.
  • Placed Eta Psi (Houston) on Probation for one year for pre-initiation hazing activities at a hotel.
  • Approved 90 day suspensions for Epsilon Phi (Cal State-Sacramento) to comply with university suspension due to hazing and for Alpha Upsilon (Miami-Ohio) for an investigation into alleged alcohol violations.
  • Updated national election policies to provide the ability for candidates to campaign upon validation and to clarify parameters around national events.
Minutes in Seconds from the January 10-11 Fraternity Board Meeting: 
  • Selected PGP Norman Kromberg as the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Approved changes to the inactive status process (for an academic term) including: converting the 4/5 chapter vote to a majority executive committee vote, removing the Provincial and Regional Vice President from approval process, opening range of interpretation of "extreme circumstances," and removing the application from the policies to allow online submission. 
  • Reviewed 19-20 operating budget without formal action. Will be voted on at future conference call or mail vote. Noted proposed additions of $100,000 for new staff positions; $2,000 for specific Hawaii volunteer travel; reduce special circumstances from $5,000 to $3,000. 
  • Reviewed 19-20 special projects budget without formal action. Discussed plans for future purchase of new Ritual Books - seeking to bill chapters $65 (inclusive of shipping) for a new set of books, which was methodology for last reprint (approved by vote of Grand Chapter). Full budget will be voted on at future conference call or mail vote. 
  • Approved Bylaw recommendation (for GCC consideration) to add additional language for recall of a Regional Vice President, allowing consistency with recall of members of the Board of Directors. 
  • Approved offer of six month receivership to Kappa (Georgia State) to foster continued improvement with membership and operations. 

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