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Ihadagr eatt i mes eei ngyoual lagai natt he56t hGr andCounci l Convent i onandmeet i ngs omeofyouf ort hef i r s tt i me!OurPr ovi nce hadanamaz i ngt ur nout ,wi t hover100Br ot her si nat t endance,wi t h ever yChapt er ,Col l egi at eandGr aduat e,r epr es ent ed!F ort hos eofyou whohaven’ thear d,Sout heas tPr ovi ncewasawar deds ever alaccol ades andr ecogni t i onsatGCC! T oki ckt hi ngsof fl et ’ ss t ar twi t hs omeChapt err ecogni t i ons .Del t a Ups i l onwasr ecogni z edbys ucces s f ul l ycompl et i ng85% oft hepoi nt s pos s i bl eont hei rChapt erPr ogr es sRepor t ,whi chi sanamaz i ngf eat . Eps i l onMual s of ul f i l l edt hi sr equi r ement ,andwasr ecogni z edast he9t h r ankedCol l egi at eChapt er !F orourGr aduat eChapt er s ,Or l andoGr ad wasr ecogni z edast he4t hr ankedGr aduat eChapt er ,Gr aduat eChapt er I nnovat i veAct i vi t yoft heYearAwar d,andt hemos ti mpr ovedChapt er s i ncel as tGCC!Or l andoGr adBr ot her ,andEps i l onMu’ sGr andCounci l eput y,Har r yPat r i ckMar cel i n,wasawar dt heGCDCer t i f i cat eofExcel l ence!


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Chapt erDevel opment

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Sat r apMar vi nSmi t hvi s i t edt hebr ot her soft heUni ver s i t yofF l or i da GammaSi gmachapt erhes er vedusapl at t erofhar denedr eal i t y. T houghs t er ni nhi sdel i ver y,Dr .Smi t h’ sbl unt ,yethones t ,appr oachwas t hepus hweneededt obegi nmovi ngi nt her i ghtdi r ect i on. F ors ever alyear spr i ort oMar vi n’ ss pr i ngappoi nt menti nGai nes vi l l e, F L ,GammaSi gmayi el dedas t eadydecl i nei npr oduct i vi t y.A oneyear s us pens i oni nt hemi d90shadt ar ni s hedt hechapt er ’ sr eput at i onand l os tt hes uppor toff acul t y,pr of es s or s ,andevenmos ts t udent s . Negl ect edbyi t sown,andwi t ht hatyear l onggapi nt hei naugur at i on pr oces s ,br ot her sbegant ol os et r ackoft r adi t i ons ,r es pons i bi l i t i es ,and obl i gat i ons .Asar es ul t ,GammaSi gmaf acedamaj ordi s connectwi t h t heSEPr ovi nceandNat i onalOf f i ce. Al loft hi swast ochangei n2013.WhenDr .Smi t hvi s i t edi n2010t o i ni t i at ear epai rpr ocedur eher epor t edl yconcl udedt hatt hechapt er j us twasnotr eady.Never t hel es s ,hes aw s omet hi ngi nourcur r entr os t er t hatt ol dhi mi twast i me. Mar vi nexpl ai nedhow i mper at i vei twast hatachapt erwi t hr oot sas deepi nKappaPs ihi s t or yasGammaSi gma’ ss et sanexampl ef or ot her si nt hepr ovi nce.Hedecl ar edourr es pons i bi l i t i es ,ur gedourcommi t ment ,andt aughtuswher et obegi n.Dr .Smi t hpr ovi dedbenef i ci al as s et sl i keof f i cert r ai ni ng,l eader s hi pgui dance,andachapt erdevel opments emi nar .


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Roads I twasanas t oni s hi ngmomentf ort hi sbunchofbr ot her swhower e educat edonmanydut i est hatwewer epr evi ous l yunawar eof .He al s ometwi t hpl edgest opr ovi dei ns i ght .Mar vi ns pokeaboutt he i mpor t anceoft hepl edgepr oces s ,whyi ts hapesyouasaf ut ur e br ot her ,andhow pl edgi ngmadehi mt hes ucces s f ulphar maci s thei s t oday. Si ncet hatmeet i ng,ourchapt erhasunder gones omeheavyr enovat i ons .Weal t er edourpl edgepr oces s ,r epai r edr el at i ons hi pswi t h pr of es s or sandf acul t y,r evampedr i t ual saccor di ngt ot heBook, es t abl i s hedevent sf orpr of es s i onaldevel opment ,andmadecount l es sot hermovest owar danal mos tcompl et et r ans f or mat i on. Wehel dourbr eat hsasDr .Smi t hs t oppedbyear l yt hi sf al lt o checki n.Yet ,af t eraf ew ofhi sr enownedhar dhi t t i ngques t i onsand at hor oughr evi ew,Mar vi ndel i ver edpos i t i vepr ai s e.Hemades ur et o educat ebr ot her sonhow t ocont i nueont hi spat handj oi nedusi na weekendofbr ot her l yf unwi t hourf i r s thomef oot bal lgameoft he year . T her ei snos weet ert as t et hant hatofaccompl i s hment .T hankyou, Br ot herMar vi nSmi t h,f oryourgui dancei nmaki ngGammaSi gmaa chapt ert obepr oudof . J os ephL add,ΚΨ Γ ΣRecor di ngSecr et ar y


Chapt erDevel opment

SEVEN ST EPSOF PERF ECT PL EDGI NG ByMar vi nSmi t h

I ’ vebeenconduct i ngt r ai ni ngs emi nar sf orpl edgesandBr ot her sf or al mos t15year s ,begi nni ngatmyownchapt erwhenIwasRegent .Al l t hos eyear shavet aughtmet hatevent hemos tas t ut eBr ot her sonl y r ememberwhati ss ai dwheni ti saccompani edbyahi ghl ypr ovocat i vei l l us t r at i onors t or y.I r oni cal l y,t hei l l us t r at i onspeopl emos t r ememberei t herdeal wi t hwar ,geopol i t i cs ,s por t s ,ort heover whel mi ng,al l t i mef avor i t e…S EX.Whatar et hechancest hati nat hr eehour t al k,t het hi ngt hats t i cksmos ti sani l l us t r at i onr evol vi ngaguyandagi r l “doi ngi t ” ?Wel l ,aswet al kabouthow t ocr eat egr eatBr ot her sf r om t hepl edgesyourchapt er ss el ect ,I ’ m pr et t ys ur eIcan’ twr i t e( or publ i s h)whatI ’ dnor mal l ys ayi nachapt ers es s i on.S oI ’ l l at t emptt obe al i t t l el es sj ocul ar ,andt al kaboutt he“S evenS t epst oPer f ect Pl edgi ng” . I nmys t i cwr i t i ngsandpr act i ces ,t henumber7i si ndi cat i veof“per f ect i onandcompl et i on”andi shel di nhi ghes t eem.T hes es evens t eps wi l l pr ovi deas ol i df oundat i onuponwhi chchapt er scanbui l dt hei r pl edgepr oces s est owar dsper f ect i on.Per f ect i ondoesnotmeant hat youwi l l doever yt hi ngr i ght ,ort hatever ypl edgewi l l r emai ncommi t t edandbecomeal i f el ongBr ot her .Rat her ,“per f ect i onorcompl et i on” s i mpl ymeanst hati fbot ht heBr ot herandt hepl edgeembr acet hes e pr i nci pl esases s ent i al t opr ogr es s ,t heywi l l bot hmovet owar dscompl et i on,i nt heBr ot her hoodandwi t hi nt hei rl i ves . Wewon’ tdel vei nt ot her us hpr oces s ,s i ncemyes s ay“St upi di t yi s Genet i c”deal ss peci f i cal l ywi t ht her us hpr oces s .I fyouhaven’ tr eadi t , notonl ywi l l t hi ss eem i ncompl et et oyou,butyou’ r emi s s i ngapr et t y i nt er es t i ngr ead.


Sout heas tPr ovi nce St epOne–HaveaDocument edPr ogr am T heChapt erMUSThaveawr i t t en,di s cus s edandappr oved Pl edgePr ogr am.I ts houl ddel i neat et het as ks ,t hepr oj ect s ,andt he t i mel i nesf oral las pect sofpl edgi ng.T hi si ncl udest angi bl et as ks ( s uchas“ pl anandexecut eaf undr ai s er ” ) ,t ot hemor eabs t r act goal sofpl edgi ng( s uchas“ wi l ldemons t r at eaf i er cedes i r ef or t eamwor kandpl edgecl as ss ol i dar i t y” ) .T heChapt ert hathasan of f i ci alpr ogr am t hatever yBr ot herknowswi l lhaveanor gani z ed pr oces s ,andmor ei mpor t ant l y,anobj ect i ve,t r ans par entwayt o meas ur epr ogr es s ,andi fneces s ar y,el i mi nat epl edgest hatdonot meas ur eup.I tal s ohel pst oel i mi nat er ogueBr ot her sf r om “ i mpr ovi s i ng”andpl aci ngt hechapt eratr i s kofvi ol at i ons .

“ Per f ect i ondoesnot meant hatyouwi l ldo ever yt hi ngr i ght . ” St epT wo–Cr eat eaPacet hatBui l dsSt r engt hasWel lasSpeed A pl edgepr oces st hatmovest owar d“ per f ect i on”s houl dhave apr operpace.St ar twi t ht hes i mpl et hi ngsofpl edgi ngs uchast he Oat h,t heGr eekAl phabetandbas i cF r at er ni t yhi s t or yi nt hef i r s t f ew weeks .Ast hepr oces scont i nues ,t het as ksandpr oj ect smus t becomemor ecompl ex,buts houl dbebui l ti natapacet hat al l owspl edgest out i l i z epr evi ous l yexer ci s eds ki l l sandknowl edge t ocompl et enew t as ks .I nt egr at i onoft heexam s chedul e,s chool vacat i onsandvar i ousot herf act or scanenhancet hepaceoft he pl edgepr oces s .T heopt i malpacewi l lhavepl edgesper f or mi ng t hei rbes t ,whent het as kl oadi sati t sgr eat es t .L i ket hewel l t r ai ned mar at honr unner ,t hef i nalmi l emayhur tt hemos t ,buti ti swhent he r unnermovesf as t es tt owar dst hef i ni s hl i ne.


Chapt erDevel opment St epT hr ee–Maxi mi z eOppor t uni t i esf orI nt er act i on Reduceorel i mi nat eact i vi t i est hatr equi r ea“ s ol oact ”f r om t he pl edge.Ever yact i vi t ys houl dencour agei nt er act i onbet weenf el l ow pl edges ,andi fappr opr i at e,wi t hCol l egi at eandGr aduat eBr ot her s . GoodBr ot her sknow hi s t or y,butgr eatBr ot her sknow t hei rf el l ow Br ot her s .Soci alact i vi t i ess houl dencour ageconver s at i on;wor k pr oj ect ss houl dmandat ecooper at i on;andeducat i onalact i vi t i es s houl df aci l i t at et he“ col l ect i veper f or mance”oft hepl edgecl as s .A F r at er ni t yi sbas edon“ onef oral landal lf orone”s odon’ tf or gett o i ncl udet he“ AL L ”i nasmuchact i vi t i esasyoucan.

St epF our–Know t heHi s t or y&t heMys t er y Spendasmucht i meget t i ngt oknow yourpl edgesasyouwant t hem t os pendknowi ngyou.Youcan’ thel pt hem t ogr ow i fyoudon’ t know t hem.Andbyknowi ngt hem,younotonl yhavet ogett he “ Hi s t or y”whi chi st hebas i ci nf or mat i on( homet own,f avor i t et eam andmus i c) ,butal s oandmor ei mpor t ant l yt he“ Mys t er y”whi chcan bemor eabs t r act .I ti nvol vess t udyi ngwhatmakesapl edget i ck, whyhe/ s hemaybepl edgi ng,andwhati shi s / hercor ebel i ef s .I ft he pl edgess eet hatyouar ewi l l i ngt odi gdeepert oconnectwi t ht hem, t hey’ l lr unt hr oughwal l sj us tt ohearyoucal lt hem “ Br ot her . ”

St epF i ve–Pr omot et hePr oductMor et hant hePr oces s Don’ tgetmewr ong…I ’ m ahuge“ pr oces sguy. ”Nobodybel i eves i nt hepr oces smor et hanme.Butwhi l eBr ot her sl ovet hepr oces s ,t he pl edgewi l lnevergeti tunt i lhe/ s hebecomesaBr ot her .How doyou keept hemot i vat i onatahi ghl evel ?Youmus ts howcas et hef ut ur e pr oductt ot hepl edge,i not herwor ds ,t hepl edgepr oces sneedst o hi ghl i ghtt hes ki l l sandqual i t i esoft heBr ot her s !Whent heys eewhat t hi spr oces scanhel pt ocr eat e,t heymays t i l lnotunder s t andt he pr oces s ,butt hey’ l lappr eci at et hati tcanmaket hem i nt oades i r ed pr oduct .T hi smor et hananyt hi ngel s ei swhyi ti ses s ent i alt hat Gr aduat eandF acul t yBr ot her ss houl dbei nvol vedi nt hepl edge pr oces s .T heys houl dbeyourhi ghes texampl esofwhatpl edgi ngcan pr oduce.


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“ Spendas mucht i me get t i ngt o know your pl edgesas youwant t hem t o s pend knowi ng you. ” Br ot herMar vi nSmi t hataChapt erDevel opments es s i on.

St epSi x–Don’ tBeAf r ai dt oCul lt heHer d Cutweakpl edges !Cutweakpl edges !Cutweakpl edges !Cut weakpl edges !Cutweakpl edges !I ncas eyoumi s s edt hehi dden det ai l si nmyphi l os ophi cal l ychal l engi ngandl i ngui s t i cal l ycompl ex mes s age,al l ow met ot r ans l at e…CUTWEAKPL EDGES! ! !Youneedt o dot hi sbecaus e“ St upi di t yi sGenet i c”( s eeIt ol dyout or eadt he damnes s ay! ) .Whi l ei t ’ seas i ert odr opunder per f or mi ngpl edges ear l yi nt hepr oces s ,youneedt ohaveapr edet er mi nedpl anf orhow andwhenyouwi l lcutweakpl edgeseveni fi t ’ sl at ei nt hepr oces s .


Chapt erDevel opment St epSeven -Revi ew YourT es tScor es Remembert hatunl es syoual l owedweakpl edgest or emai n ( whi chmeansyoumi s s edt hehi ddenmes s agei ns t eps i x) ,t he pr oces ss houl dr es ul ti ns t r ongBr ot her s ,j us tl i kehow s t udyi ng pr oper l yf oranexam s houl dr es ul ti nhi ghexam s cor es .Af t erever y exam agoods t udentr evi ewst hei rs cor est os eewher et hear easf or i mpr ovementmayexi s t ,mos t l ys ot heywon’ tgett hes ameques t i onswr ongagai ni fandwhent heys eet hem.GoodBr ot her swi l l r evi ew t hepl edgepr oces satt heendoft hepr oces s ,bypr i mar i l y as s es s i ngt hef i ni s hedpr oduct ,whi char enewl ymadeBr ot her s .T hi s f eedbacks houl dcomef r om bot ht heol dandnew Br ot her sanddi s cus s edopenl y,i nanenvi r onmentt hats eekschangei ns t eadof bl ame.Keepwhatwor kswel l ,andchangewhati snotwor ki ng. Not hi ngi ss o“ s acr edl yt r adi t i onal ”t hati ts houl dbel ef tunchanged i fi ti s n’ tpr oduci ngt hef i nalpr oductyourChapt erneeds .Remember t hat“ per f ect i on”i smor eaboutmovi ngt owar dst hecompl et i onyou s eek,s oevenwhenyouf i ndf l aws ,s eet hi sasoppor t uni t i esf or i mpr ovement . Concl us i on Sot hi smaynothavebeenmyt ypi calbr as h,vi vi dar t i cl e,butI t r us ti thel pseachChapt eri napr act i calway.Per f ectpl edgi ngi s ki ndal i keper f ects ex.I tt akesl ongert hanyout hi nk,t hepacei s ext r emel yi mpor t ant ,bot hpar t ner s( pl edgesandBr ot her s )needt o doal otofwor k,mi xi ngupt hei nt er act i oni ses s ent i al ,youneedt o hol donandpus hhar derwhenyouf eell i kej us tl et t i ngi tal lgo,and i fapar t neri sbad,j us tgetr i doft hem.Ohyeah,j us tl i kegr eats ex,i f your eal l ywantt ohaveababy,t hepr oducti st hef i nalj udgeofhow goodt hepr oces sr eal l ywas . C’ mon…di dyour eal l yt hi nkIwoul dn’ tbr i ngt hi sal lbackt os ex?I know youBr ot her swayt oowel lnott o.


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Br ot her sF er nandoBl ancoandF ar enF r enchs or t i ngf ood.

F S Fi saf oodbankt hats or t st hr oughover3mi l l i on poundsoff oodeachmont h.L as tyearal one,t hey s or t edt hr oughover34mi l l i onpoundsoff ood.T hi sf ood i st hengi vent of ooddi s t r i but i oncent er st hr oughoutt he communi t yt ohel pf eedf ami l i est hatar ef ood i ns ecur e.Whi l emos tofuswentt oF S Ft hi nki ngt hat s or t i ngf oods eemedal i t t l es i l l y,It hi nkal l 14ofmy br ot her swhoat t endedt hi seventcameoutwi t hanew appr eci at i onf orwhatt hes ecent er spr ovi deand meant ot hecommuni t y.I naddi t i ont os or t i ngf ood, wewer epl eas ant l ys ur pr i s edwhenwecameacr os s t ubsofmedi cat i ons .Upons or t i ngt hes ei t ems ,my Br ot her sr eal i z edt hatmanyoft hemedi cat i onswer e ex pi r ed.Wewer eabl et oappl yourphar macyknowl edgeandhel pt oeducat et heF S For gani z at i onon

MyDel t aRhoBr ot her s andIpar t i ci pat edi nourf i r s t phi l ant hr opyeventoft he yearatF eedi ngS out hF l or i da. T hePhi l ant hr opyDi r ect orof ourchapt er ,Rachel Comi t o, hasbeenwor ki nghar dt o pr ovi deuswi t hevent st hat openoureyest ot hes t r uggl esoft hos ear oundus .T hi s eventwasnoex cept i on.At F eedi ngS out hF l or i da,anonpr of i tor gani z at i on,we wor kedwi t hot hervol unt eer s t os or tt hr ought ower i ng box esofdonat edf oodand hous ehol di t ems .F r om cannedveget abl est oPop t ar t s ,wewor kedt oget hert o cr eat eanas s embl yl i neand becameaKappaPs i s or t i ng machi ne.Al t hought hi sdoes nots eem l i ket hemos tdi f f i cul tj obt odo,i t ss i gni f i cance s houl dnotbeover s een.

Del t aRhoBr ot her satt hei rf i r s ts er vi cet ot hecommuni t yeventoft hes ummer


Del t aUps i l on( Pal m BeachAt l ant i cUni v) Del t aUps i l onSummerNews l et t er Del t aUps i l onhadaver ypr oduct i ves ummer .OurBr ot her sat t endedmeet i ngs , gai nedf el l ows hi pt hr oughourannual Chapt erRet r eatandt r avel edt hewor l dhel pi ng ot her sonMi s s i onsT r i ps . I nMay,ourBr ot her sbegant hei r wor ki nt hemi s s i onf i el di nHondur as , Bol i vi a,Cos t aRi caandUganda. S ever al ofourBr ot her svi s i t edt hes e needyar east ohel pt r i ageand di s pens emedi cat i onsf orhundr edsof peopl e.Chr i s t i naMur phy,Kayl a Rees or ,S ar ahReeg,Rachel Cr owe, S amant haS chmi dt ,Kyl i eWebb,and Kr i s t enConner :wear epr oudofyou andyours er vi ce! I nAugus t ,ourBr ot her sat t ended t heF S HP47t hAnnual Meet i ngi n Or l ando.S amant haS chmi dt ,Al ys s a Cl audi oandChr i s t i naMur phypr es ent edpos t er s ,andS am Henni ngf i el d andAngel i caCos t anz or epr es ent ed Del t aUps i l on,aswel l .Wear eal s over y pr oudt oannouncet heS amant ha S chmi dtr ecei vedt hePaul Magi l i an S chol ar s hi p.Congr at st oyoual l !

Br ot her sr epr es ent i ngDel t aUps i l onatF SHP47t h AnnualMeet i ng.

L as t l y,i nAugus twet ookpar ti nf el l ows hi pandf unatourAnnual Chapt erRet r eat . T hi syearwej oi nedourBr ot her si nOr l andof ort heweekendwher eweenj oyedt he wat er ,cooki ng,kar aokeandgames .I twasgr eatt ogett oget herout s i deofs chool andbui l dt hes eever l as t i ngbondsaswepl anf ort henew s chool year . L ef t :Kr i s t enConner andSar ahReegenj oy s omedownt i mewi t h t hel ocal si nHondur as .


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