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106th National Convention

June 1 - June 5

Due to COVID-19, the National Fraternity will be holding the 106th National Convention in a virtual format. The Convention will be June 1 – 5, 2021. The business meeting will be conducted on June 4 and 5, 2021. A full schedule can be found below.

 

Registration

Registration will be open until May 21, 2021. However, after May 9, 2021, the National Office cannot guarantee that your Convention materials will arrive by June 1, 2021.

Graduate Brother Registration

Resident Chapter Registration

Each resident Chapter must register two (2) delegates and two (2) alternate delegates by May 8, 2021.Colonies / Interest Groups must register three (3) delegates and two (2) alternate delegates. Each Resident Chapter must pay a $40 Registration Fee per attendee, with a minimum of two (2) attendees. This registration fee will not be refunded to the Chapter.

If a Chapter/Colony registers after or changes the attending delegates after May 9, 2021, the National Office cannot guarantee that the Convention materials will arrive by June 1, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the National Headquarters Monday through Friday between 9 am – 4 pm at 732-869-1895 or via email at hq@alphachirho.org.

 

“Day of Service”

In 2019, Alpha Chi Rho launched their partnership with Habitat for Humanity at the local level with the Chapters and Colonies being the ‘boots on the ground’. However, this volunteer work shifted when the COVID-19 pandemic spread, with less Chapters/Colonies being able to hold in-person events.

This will be the “Day” that changes that. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, philanthropic organizations across the country have been needing more volunteers now more than ever. However, we will need more than a day to complete this challenge.

This year for Convention, we will be completing the Day of Service in the span of a month. From April 12, 2021 to May 16, 2021 Chapters/Colonies will be participating in a Day of Service to their local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. There will be some requirements for each Chapter/Colony to complete:

  • Each Chapter/Colony must complete at least one “Day of Service” at their Local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Chapters/Colonies can hold more than one throughout the month-long time frame.
  • During the service event, the Community Service / Philanthropy chair must photograph and document all of the help provided for hours and public relations.
  • Hours and some photos must be submitted to the National Fraternity by May 23, 2021.
  • The Chapter/Colony is responsible for coordination of the event, showing up on time, actively engaging at the ReStore, etc. National Staff will coordinate initial contact for each Chapter/Colony.
  • Fundraising for a donation to the ReStore is not directly required, but highly encouraged.
At Convention, we will present photos of not only Day of Service activities but also every event / fundraiser that the Chapter/Colony has done in the last two years for Habitat for Humanity. After Convention, the “Day of Service” will continue for every summer National event. During the Day, each Chapter/Colony will volunteer at their local ReStore providing service and help to whatever they need while delegates volunteer in the local area of the Convention or InDeed Institute.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the National office at 732-869-1895.

 

Resident Councillor Nominations Open

In preparation for the 106th National Convention, the nomination of two Resident Councillors and two alternate Resident Councillors for 2021-2022 is beginning in a virtual format. In order to be elected to the Resident Councillor position, the nominee must attend the Convention. If the nominee is not a delegate already, he may register at the link above.

Each resident Chapter will have two votes for the candidates during the Business Meeting on June 4 – 5, 2021.

All resident (undergraduate) members in good standing (meaning they are Initiated and have paid their National Initiation Fee) are able to run for the position. To view the complete position description, click here.

Nominations close Friday June 4, 2021. Nominate a Brother here.

Please direct any questions to the National Office by calling 732-869-1895 or via email at hq@alphachirho.org.

 

Graduate Chapter Meetings / Happy Hours

On Wednesday and Thursday of Convention, Graduate Chapters will be able to host private (audience selected by the Graduate Chapter) Happy Hour / Chapter Meeting. There are four slots available each night. An additional fee of $250 is associated with hosting this event. Part of the fee provides a unique trinket to all attendees, which is designed with the National Staff. To select a time and begin the process, please contact the National Office at 732-869-1895 or via email at hq@alphachirho.org.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

All times are EDT.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Start Time Session Title Audience 
4:00 PM Education Session: “Alpha Beta Gamma: Member Accountability”, Dave Westol Graduates and Residents
6:30 PM Opening Remarks Graduates and Residents
7:00 PM Opening Keynote: “2020-2021—Have We Found A New
Trail or Lost Our Way?”, Dave Westol
Graduates and Residents
8:30 PM Opening Reception Graduates and Residents
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Start Time Session Title Audience 
2:00 PM Chapter Assessments with Dave Westol (45 minutes each) Residents
2:00 PM Resident Brother Ed Block #1: Navigating the Transition to Normalcy
As your campus transitions back to in-person classes and events, you will have to juggle multiple members’ interests while handling your own. In this session, we will discuss some tips and tricks to balance the operations of the Chapter and what steps you can take now to mitigate the “shock” of being in the same room again with no restrictions.
Residents
3:00 PM Resident Brother Ed Block #2: How to Keep Things Organized While Dealing with the Masses
Any officer or chair has to balance multiple things while working to accomplish their goals. In this session, we will discuss how to keep yourself organized, how to set reasonable goals for the Chapter, and how to handle “curveballs” when working on these goals.
Residents
4:00 PM The Future of AXPEF
Scholarships, loans, grants…and what else? The AXPEF is launching a new strategic plan and wants your input regarding what we can do in the next five years to help our Brothers grow as Men of Word and Deed. During this session we’ll discuss the state of the AXPEF and how we can support you and your chapters.
Graduates and Residents
6:30 PM Networking Session Graduates and Residents
7:00 PM Keynote Speaker: “The 5 C’s To Get You To The Next Level of Your Life”, Next Level University Graduates and Residents
8:00 PM Graduate Brother Ed Block #1: COVID has Changed the Game of Volunteering
Over the last year, we’ve embraced the online video platforms for meetings, family events, and holidays. The Fraternity is no different. Because of the pandemic, we are now able to change the volunteer system allowing Brothers from all over the country to reconnect with their own Chapter or others.
Graduates
8:00 PM Graduate Chapter Meetings / Happy Hours (Additional Registration Fee for Graduate Chapter) Graduates and Residents
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Start Time Session Title Audience 
2:00 PM Resident Brother Ed Block #3: Update on the COVID-19 Coalition
Formed in May 2020, the COVID-19 Coalition’s purpose was to discuss the Fraternity’s relevancy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. After the initial meetings with almost forty Brothers from seventeen different Chapters, the National staff and volunteers have continued the goals set out by the Coalition. This session will discuss what has been accomplished in a year, what is being worked on, and how the pandemic has shifted some initial goals set.
Residents
3:00 PM Resident Brother Ed Block #4: Are you Ready for Recruitment Next Year?
After being stuck behind a computer screen for recruitment in the fall 2020 semester (and the spring 2021 semester depending on your campus), we will probably be back to in-person events this fall. Is your Chapter doing the leg-work now to ensure a large recruitment class this fall? During this session we will discuss what work you should be doing now and what resources are available from the National Fraternity.
Residents
4:00 PM Keynote Speaker: “Preparing for Interviews”, Henry Glickel (Eta Chi Phi, 1985) Graduates and Residents
6:30 PM Networking Session Graduates and Residents
6:45 PM AXPEF: Lifetime Giving Society Reception (Invite Only) Graduates and Residents
7:00 PM AXPEF: 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners Annoucement and Reception Graduates and Residents
8:00 PM Graduate Brother Ed Block #2: Update on the COVID-19 Coalition
Formed in May 2020, the COVID-19 Coalition’s purpose was to discuss the Fraternity’s relevancy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. After the initial meetings with almost forty Brothers from seventeen different Chapters, the National staff and volunteers have continued the goals set out by the Coalition. This session will discuss what has been accomplished in a year, what is being worked on, and how the pandemic has shifted some initial goals set.
Graduates
8:00 PM Graduate Chapter Meetings / Happy Hours (Additional Fee) Graduates and Residents
9:00 PM Evening Entertainment Graduates and Residents
Friday, June 4, 2021
Start Time Session Title Audience 
12:00 PM Keynote: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Brother Shyam Sriram (Alpha Phi, 2002) Graduates and Residents
1:00 PM Resident Ed Block #5: Mitigating Risk Post-COVID-19
The 2021-2022 academic year could potentially be a risky year for Greek Life. In this session, we will discuss Alpha Chi Rho’s Health and Safety policies, the Good Sumaritan Policy, and discussions you should be having now in your Chapter/Colony to ensure that all of our members are safe.
Residents
2:00 PM “Improving Themselves, their Fraternity, and Society”: Reception for Community Service and Philanthropy Graduates and Residents
5:00 PM 106th National Convention Business Meeting Graduates and Residents
8:00 PM “Here’s to Another 125 Years!” – Celebrating Founders’ Day Graduates and Residents
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Start Time Session Title Audience
10:00 AM 106th National Convention Business Meeting Graduates and Residents
12:00 PM Keynote Speaker: “Answer the Tell Me About Yourself Question”, Brother Henry Glickel (Phi Eta Chi, 1985) Graduates and Residents
1:30 PM 106th National Convention Business Meeting Graduates and Residents
7:00 PM Feast of the Fraternity / National Awards Reception Graduates and Residents

Details

Start:
June 1
End:
June 5
Event Category:

Venue

National HQ

Organizer

National Office
Phone:
732-869-1895
Email:
hq@alphachirho.org
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