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May 2017

 

Volume 8 Number 5



 

PLEI Travel Grant Competition:  Winner Announcement 

 

Chapters were challenged to create a video showcasing the role a pharmacist can play to help with a health issue or to raise awareness to the public on how they can utilize pharmacists. This challenge was accepted by ten of our collegiate Chapters.

 

The submitted videos showcased the great talent our collegiate Brothers have in creativity, acting, video publishing and editing skills. They tackled topics such as immunizations, provider status, and how pharmacists do more than count pills. The videos were of great quality and provided the judges with a difficult task of selecting the best of the best. I want to thank our eight regional Project Directors of Communications for serving the role as judges for this competition.

 

Without further delay I would like to announce the winners of the 2017 Video Travel Grant Competition supported by PLEI. All videos will be showed during our Chapter Display night during Grand Council. Be sure to stop and congratulate the winners and watch their videos.

 

1st Place: Winner of $500 grant with their video entitled “Provider Status & Immunizations”

Gamma Iota

 

2nd Place: Winner of $400 grant with their video entitled “What are pharmacists?”

Delta Delta

 

3rd Place: Winner of $300 grant with their video entitled “What can a pharmacist do for you?”

Beta Psi

 

Honorable Mentions: We thank you for taking the time to a submit a video this year, great work by all!

 

AAAE,

Traci Thompson (Lambda)

Grand President

 


 

Results of Residency Fellowship Survey

 

Brothers from around the Country share many common bonds of fraternal life and their passion for leadership. We are pleased to announce that over 200 of our Brothers completed the 2016 Residency/Fellowship survey. The Alumni Affairs team and the National Office, along with the Executive Council wishes all good luck on your new adventures in pharmacy throughout the land. No matter where you live or where you move be sure to reach out to us and our amazing alumni support network!

 

If you are looking to network with these Brothers, you can view the results here. The spreadsheet is password-protected for privacy. The password, is THE password.


AAAE,

Andrea Bourque (Rho)

Grand Vice President of Alumni Affairs

 


 

Reminder: 2017 Commemorative Graduation Coin


Phi Delta Chi is beginning a new tradition to help commemorate your graduation from pharmacy school and your beginnings as a Phi Delta Chi Alumni Brother. Starting with the Class of 2011, each new graduate who pays their Alumni dues will receive an official Phi Delta Chi coin that is minted with your graduation year. The coin will have the Greek letters and “Leaders in Pharmacy” on one side. The other side will display the crest, the motto, and “Brothers for Life.”

 

All you must do to get one is pay your first-year Alumni Dues of $40. These first-year dues will assure that you have taken the first step to being a Brother for Life. If you have any questions about the coin, please contact me at gvpaa@phideltachi.org.

 

To pay your first-year Alumni Dues, visit here.

 

AAAE,

Andrea Bourque (Rho)

Grand Vice President of Alumni Affairs

 


 

Register for Grand Council Today!  New Information Available Online!

 

The 71st Grand Council less than 90 days away, and registration is live. Visit here to register! 

 

NEW: The option is now available for Alumni to register as delegates for the locality-based Alumni Chapters (Texas, New York, and Hawai'i). 

 

Applications for National and Regional Offices are Open!

 

As outlined in our constitution, every two years at Grand Council we elect our Grand Officers. Have you ever considered running? Are you interested? Now is the time to start talking with current and past Grand Officers to see what each role involves. You may visit our website to find more detailed job descriptions as well as a link to submit your actual application for an office. Brothers must submit their application for Grand Officer by July 29th before Grand Council starts to be considered. Please acquaint yourself with the election procedure policy that can be found on the website.

 

Don’t think you are quite ready for a National Office but want to become more involved by running for a Regional Office? This is a great way to get more involved and gain an understanding on how the organization operates whether you are a collegiate or alumni Brother. Please review the newly updated  job descriptions webpage for our Regional Officers for information on these positions. We will be accepting applications from collegiate Brothers for Regional Correspondent (to be elected during a Regional Caucus), and from alumni Brothers for Regional Director for Collegiate Affairs as well as for Alumni Affairs (to be selected from the applications by the newly elected EC).

 

With the proposal for the new position of Regional Director of Communications to be voted on at Grand Council, we will also be accepting applications for this new position in case it is approved. This position as proposed will accept both collegiate and alumni Brothers as options and will also be selected by the newly elected EC. If this position is not approved we will contact the Brothers who applied to find other opportunities for serving. This year we are also preferring the Regional Directors to be two-year positions instead of the traditional one-year position to allow for more continuity with the elected Grand Officers.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact any of your Regional or National Officers if you have any questions we can help you with in deciding to serve our great Fraternity.

 


 

Welcome Delta Zeta Chapter at KGI on May 13: Our Newest Chapter

 

All Phi Delta Chi Brothers of our great Fraternity are invited to be part of this exciting moment and welcome our newest Brothers of the Delta Zeta Chapter.
 
The Initiation will begin at 2 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the KGI School of Pharmacy in Claremont, California. If you are planning to attend, please arrive an hour early so we may review the Ceremony together. Following the Ceremony, we will have a celebratory dinner party at one of the many restaurants in the vibrant college town of Claremont. 
 
Watch in your email for specific details about the event.  You can register to attend here

 

Congratulations to our newest chapter!

 



Going to Grand Council? Plan to visit your State Representatives and Senator To Discuss Matters of Interest to Pharmacy

 

Be on the look out for a special email from our offices about planning your visit to Capital Hill when you visit Washington DC in August.  Congress will not be in session but we will be meeting with key staff members in your Congressional Members' office to discuss key issues related to provider status in your home state.

 

These appointments will be coordinated centrally and detailed instructions will be provided. 

 

Jo Bonasso
Media Manager
Phi Delta Chi National Office

 

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