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e-Communicator PHI DELTA CHI PHARMACY FRATERNITY August 2013 In This Issue...

• Grand President Update:  Grand Council Scholarships Winners and a Call for Project Director for Treasurer Candidates


Amy Valdez (Beta Iota) 12663 SW Springwood Drive Tigard, OR 97223 503.704.4783

• Student Affairs Update:  Regional Correspondent Student Leadership Opportunity • Collegiate Affairs Update:  Call for Regional Director Applications • St Jude Fundraiser:  Strike Out Cancer at Grand Council

Candidates Running for National Office


The following Brothers have announced their candidacy for the Executive Council of Phi Delta Chi. They will be running for National Offices with a term from Grand Council 2013 to Grand Council 2015. You will learn more about their vision and planned direction of their offices at the Open Candidate Review on Thursday morning at Grand Council.  In the meantime, you may navigate to their online biography statements using the links below.


For the office of Grand President:

Brandon Sucher (Beta Rho) 3333 Regis Blvd, H-28 Denver, CO 80221 303.625.1282

Lexie Turner (Alpha Iota) 6611 Lakeshore Lane Apt 831 Fort Myers, FL 33912 678.982.2276


Lindsay Watson (Beta Nu) 1160 N. Quincy St. Apt #207 Arlington, VA 22201


Michael Nelson (Theta) 3333 Regis Blvd, H-28 Denver, CO 80221 303.625.1265


Ryan Costantino (Eta) 64 White Church Rd Troy, NY 12180 518.366.1023


Kenny Walkup (Alpha Upsilon) 350 S Lafayette St South Lyon, MI 48178 800.PDC.1883

Edited by GVPC Michael Nelson

• Amy Valdez, Beta Iota (current Grand President) For the office of Grand Vice President for Alumni Affairs: • Traci Thompson, Lambda (current SCRDAA) For the office of Vice President for Collegiate Affairs • Lexie Turner, Alpha Iota (current GVPCA) For the office of Grand Vice President for Communication • Ryan Costantino, Eta (current GVPSA) For the office of Grand Vice President for Student Affairs: • John Mondin, Epsilon (current NERC)

Strike Out Cancer Fundraiser at Grand Council Join your Brothers for a night of old-fashioned fun as we bowl in support of our national philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

bowling, there will be raffle drawings for prizes. After 3 games, our best 4 bowlers will have donations to St. Jude given in their names.

As an optional addition to your Grand Council Registration for Thursday evening, participants will be provided with transportation to and from Maplewood Lanes in Omaha. While there, participants will each bowl 3 games, be provided pizza and soda, and we invite you to enjoy Maplewood lanes full service cocktail lounge. While

For additional information, please see the Strike Out Cancer Bowling Fundraiser link on the Grand Council online Registration page. Space for this event is limited to 144 participants.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 GRAND COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! Ewelina Szmacinska- Gamma Zeta Bryan Davidson-Gamma Upsilon Michelle Hook- Gamma Phi

Applicants were asked to reflect on why they want to attend Grand Council, what their educational and career goals are, and a leadership contribution they have made to their Chapter. We received 35 applications and the above Brothers were selected as the winners. Each brother will receive a check for $200 at Grand Council. Please join us in offering our congratulations! SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR PROJECT DIRECTOR FOR TREASURER The Treasurer is responsible for safeguarding the controls and processes of Phi Delta Chi’s financial operating system. The Treasurer is expected to

participate in the monthly Executive Council Meetings and is responsible for reviewing the Fraternity’s current financial status with the Executive Council. The Treasurer also serves as an ex-officio voting member of the Finance Committee. Qualifications: Qualifications to serve as Project Director for Treasurer include membership as an Alumnus Brother in good standing within the Fraternity. It is highly recommended that the individual be effective with time management and that accepting this position would not interfere with personal or professional obligations. Candidates should be knowledgeable in finance and investments. Candidates for the position must submit a written application to the Executive

Director. The applications will be shared with the EC for input. Appointment/Term: The Project Director for Treasurer will be appointed by the Grand President according to the Fraternity’s Constitution. The appointment shall last two years beginning and ending with Grand Council. The Treasurer may be re-appointed for multiple terms without a new application. Please contact Kenny Walkup to obtain an application and position description. AAAE,

Amy Valdez, R.Ph. Grand President

Brothers enjoy the 68th Grand Council in Buffalo, NY.  Don’t miss out on the ultimate fraternal experience!  The 69th Grand Council in Omaha, NE August 6-10, 2013.  Registration is now available at our website.


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REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT: AN EXCELLENT STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY Grand Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Costantino (Eta) Phi Delta Chi is putting out a call for collegiate Brothers to run for the position of Regional Correspondent (RC).

• Call each Chapter within your respective region monthly to discuss the Thurston and Achievement Award program as well as answer any general questions about Fraternity operations

Regional Correspondent is an elected position whose role is to act as a liaison between Chapters, the National Office, and Grand Officers. Officers act as the link for information between the National Office and the Chapters while also serving as a motivator and repository for general Fraternity information. The RC also works to increase participation in regional and national Phi Delta Chi conventions and to encourage chapters to attain 100% in the Achievement Award program. Because the RC is at the focal point of activity and information, it is key that they be able to communicate progress, problems, and needs to other Regional Officers.

• Attend monthly calls with the Grand Vice President of Student Affairs and relay pertinent regional news/ information • Attend your respective 2014 Regional Conference • Attend one Comprehensive and Focus ChEQ visit

General requirements for the 20132014 RC include but are not limited to: • Attend the Phi Delta Chi planning retreat in the Fall of 2013

Every interested Brother should apply for a regional office position. It is an excellent leadership opportunity that provides support for you to travel and learn from Brothers throughout the country. The term for the 2013-2014 RC’s will begin upon election at Grand Council and end when a new Regional Correspondent is elected at your region’s respective 2014 Regional Conference.

If you are interested in running for RC the application can be found at the bottom of the page here. Please complete the form and e-mail it to You have until the end of the first business session of Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:30 EST to submit your application for consideration. If you have any questions, concerns, or reservations about running for RC please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at AAAE,

Ryan Costantino

Brothers enjoy the 68th Grand Council in Buffalo, NY.  Don’t miss out on the ultimate fraternal experience!  The 69th Grand Council in Omaha, NE August 6-10, 2013.  Registration is now available at our website.


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CALL FOR REGIONAL DIRECTOR APPLICATIONS Grand Vice President for Collegiate Affairs Lexie Turner (Alpha Iota) Have you been looking for a way to give back to the Fraternity and are enthusiastic about developing your leadership and professional skills? Serving as Regional Director of Collegiate Affairs (RDCA) or Regional Director of Alumni Affairs (RDAA) would be an awesome opportunity for you to accomplish your personal goals while giving a little AAAE to Phi Delta Chi. Directors of Collegiate Affairs serve as a conduit between collegiate chapters, chapter advisors, and the Fraternity. RDCAs work closely with their chapters to ensure and assist them in operating by Phi Delta Chi’s nine Constitutional Standards. Alumni Affairs Directors serve to introduce the collegiate Brothers to alumni topics, thereby preparing them for the transition to alumni status. The RDAA also supports Alumni Brother needs and advocates the development, implementation, and review of programming geared towards their interests. The RDCA and RDAA collaborate with the Regional Correspondent (RC) to manage the activities of the region they represent. Some activities include serving as either secretary or parliamentarian at their regional conference, participating on Chapter Excellence and Quality (ChEQ) Program visit teams, and partaking in the Fraternity’s strategic planning retreat at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Attendance at these various meetings and visits will require the regional director be able to travel

throughout their region and country on a few occasions throughout the year. The Grand Vice Presidents for Collegiate and Alumni Affairs (GVPCA & GVPAA) advise and support the regional directors by enabling them to effectively execute any strategic plan the regional team has to assist collegiate and alumni Brothers in meeting their needs. Regional directors should communicate with either the GVPCA or GVPAA on at least a monthly basis. The team is encouraged to communicate regularly amongst each other to have a shared understanding of what is going on in their region. In addition to submitting an application, qualifications to serve as RDCA or RDAA include membership as a Graduate or Alumnus Brother in good standing with the Fraternity for a one-year commitment to the duties of the office. Regional directors are expected to attend Regional Conferences, Grand Councils, ChEQ visits, and Strategic Planning Retreats. Attendance at Leader-Development Seminars is also highly encouraged. The RDCA & RDAA are also asked to be a part of any chapter founding or reactivation ceremony in their region. Of course, travel expenses incurred during required events are reimbursed. Directors will also be expected to manage their own office e-mail account. Communication is key… Having had the opportunity to serve the fraternity as a Regional Director in the past, I can say that the experience has

certainly help mold me into a stronger leader and developed my professional skills in ways I didn’t think were possible. I feel that every interested Brother should apply for these highly sought after positions. The Executive Director is now accepting applications for the appointed positions of RDCA and RDAA in each of the eight Regions of Phi Delta Chi. Appointments for these 16 offices will be made by the newly elected Executive Council members shortly after the closing of the 69th Grand Council Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Applications are due before August 11th, 2013 to Kenny Walkup (Alpha Upsilon) Executive Director of Phi Delta Chi in person or via e-mail. If you have questions about the position of Regional Director of Collegiate Affairs please feel free to contact me ( If you have questions about the position of Regional Director of Alumni Affairs please feel free to contact Lindsay Watson (Beta Nu, AAAE,

Lexie Alpha Iota #866 “I am Phi Delta Chi”


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STRIKE OUT CANCER! Bowling for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Over $1700 in Donations will be

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