We have had a wonderful year thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Brothers, Board of Directors and volunteers.
We held a very successful joint Convention with Kappa Delta Phi NAS at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis MA last April 2014. By all accounts it was memorable for a number of reasons. The national philanthropy, Homes for Our Troops, received a check from the Fraternity for $11,000. This was after a pledging war broke out between Alpha Theta and Lambda chapters and between the alumni association in attendance. In the end, the winner was Homes for Our Troops with a generous check that doubled the amount the Fraternity had expected.
After a very successful Summer Leadership Workshop held at Lambda Chapter, our chapters set recruitment goals. PhiredUp! provided an outstanding workshop to get our chapter fired up and ready to recruit quality members to move our Fraternity forward in a positive direction. Presentations were also provided specifically for chapter Presidents and Treasurers to assist them in performing their duties. A workshop for field consultants was also provided to set expectations for the position.
At our President/Treasurers meeting held at Alpha Gamma chapter this past November, Brother Mitch Cosgrove was elected by the active brotherhood as the undergraduate representative to the National Board of Directors. Iota and Nu chapters gave presentations on philanthropy and fundraising/dues respectfully. The polling body voted to hire PhiredUp! for a 3 year contract based upon the increased numbers of recruitment that has been recorded since we began having them present at Summer Leadership Workshop.
The Fraternity continues to look into possible expansion and recolonization opportunities. A number of possible opportunities await us. We look forward to working with a variety of colleges and universities in New England and the mid-Atlantic area that have expressed interest in becoming a part of our Fraternity.
We began the year with fewer active members then we had ended the year, as we had a large number of Brothers graduate this year, but after our Fall 2014 Rush our numbers were back up over 200 active members! All indications point toward a successful Spring 2015 Rush.
We wish all of our members a very successful year in all you do. Live Kappa values everyday of your life. Lead by example.
Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity