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Brothers of the Southern Province,

The 2017-18 chapter year is upon us and there are administrative matters which needs the attention of all of our chapters and our membership during the fourth quarter of 2017 and throughout 2018. All programs and initiatives are in support of the theme of the 33rd Administration; “Rebirth, Reclaim, Recommit by leaving No Brother Behind” and implementing the vision of Grand Polemarch Thomas L. Battles, Jr., the KAPPA 6 Point Plan.

Administrative Matters

Membership Training Academy Cluster
• The Membership Training Academy (MTA) Cluster will be held in Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel & Spa. Twenty-three chapters are participating in the fall 2017 MTA, we have a total of 72 candidates who are in the process of completing the requirements of becoming members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference
• The C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference (CRWLC), our fraternity’s annual leadership development and administrative training conference will be held in Montgomery, Alabama, Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13, at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel & Spa. All chapters are required to have representation at the conference. Onsite registration for the conference is $200 per chapter and $50 per chapter member in excess of six (6). It is imperative that Chapter Officers, Chapter Advisors and members of the Chapter Advisor’s Team and Chapter MTA Coordinators be in attendance. Please be reminded that business attire is appropriate for the conference.

Chapter Certification
• All chapters are required to complete Chapter Certification documentation. This information was due on October 31, 2017. If you have not completed your Chapter Certification documentation, please complete and forward the form to Southern Province Senior Vice Polemarch Chauncy Haynes at ceh@aol.com, ASAP, or turn it in at the upcoming CRWLC. The form is in the Brothers Only Section on the Southern Provinces’ website (http://southernprovince.org).

Program Documentation
• Each year the fraternity attempts to document the involvement of our chapters and members throughout the communities in which we live and work. We capture this information in our Program Documentation process which each chapter is required to complete and submit prior to our C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference. If you have not completed your program documentation form, please forward the package to Southern Province Senior Vice Polemarch Chauncy Haynes at ceh@aol.com, ASAP, or turn it in at the upcoming CRWLC. The form is in the Brothers Only Section on the Southern Provinces’ website (http://southernprovince.org).

Spring MTA Planning Documents and Cluster Dates
• Spring 2018 MTA Planning Documents are due by Friday, December 15, 2017, documents should be uploaded into Kappa.Org by 6PM CST.
• Spring 2018 MTA Cluster is tentatively scheduled for March 8-10, 2018, location TBD.

National Founders’ Day
• National Founders’ Day will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, January 5-6, 2018. Please check the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. website (http://kappaalphapsi1911.com) for the registration link.

68th Southern Province Council Meeting
• The 68th Southern Province Council will be held in Mobile, Alabama at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, April 4-8, 2018. The registration package will be distributed at the CRWLC.

2018 Polemarchs and Advisors Retreat
• The 2018 Polemarchs and Advisors Retreat is tentatively scheduled for June 8-10, 2018, location TBD.

“Working together to sustain and elevate the legacy of the Southern Province.”

Yours in the Bond,

Bertram K. Orum

bkorum@charter.net
5780 Carrington Lake Parkway, Trussville AL 35173
205-276-5281