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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

 

48th Grand Council Convention

"Taking Responsibility for the Future"

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Tuesday-Sunday, August 5-10, 1997 

Convention Chairman

Mr. Brian Furbush

Hosted By

Gamma Xi, South Carolina Graduate

Host Hotel

Landmark Hotel

Attendance

Total Attendance: 440
397 Brothers (255 Collegiates & 142 Graduates), 43 Guests


Introduction


Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. came back -- after a fourteen year absence -- to the Landmark Hotel and Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 48th Grand Council Convention. The convention was held from August 5th through August 9th and was sponsored by Gamma Xi and the South Carolina Graduate Chapter. The Convention Chairman was Mr. Brian Furbush (Providence Grad). The convention was the largest on record to date and was attended by 440 persons (255 Collegiates, 142 Graduates, 43 Spouses, children, and guests. 
 

Program of Events 

 

Monday, August 4th

9:00am    1st Annual Medi-Span Kappa Psi Foundation Golf Tournament -   Arrowhead C.C.

Tuesday, August 5th

9:00am    Registration - Expo Foyer
Noon     Executive Committee Meeting
6:00pm     General Session I: Opening Session
8:00pm    Welcoming Party - Southern Style Low Country Pig Pickin'

Wednesday, August 6th

8:00am    Registration - Expo Foyer
8:00am     Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
9:00am    General Session II - Grand Strand 2 & 3
Noon     Kappa Psi Awards Luncheon
2:00pm     Workshop I: Graduate Development - Mr. Sean Higgins
3:00pm     Workshop II: The Mask - Mr. Johnny Porter & Dr. Anthony Palmieri
3:00pm    C.E. I: Pharmacy on the Internet - Dr. Marc Bernarducci 
4:00pm    Workshop III: Rituals (with Gamma Epsilon) - Mr. Tim Ely
5:00pm    Workshop IV: Rushing and Pledging - Mr. Peter Boldingh
6:00pm    Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm    Legislative Hearing

Thursday, August 7th

8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
9:00am    Registration - Expo Foyer
9:00am     General Session III - Grand Strand 2 & 3
10:30am   Workshop V: Financial Planing for the Pharmacist - Ms. Kathi DiOrio
10:00am    C.E. II: Developments in Epilepsy - Dr. Jenny Matt 
11:30am    C.E. III: Diabetes Management - Dr. Edward Sypniewski
Noon     Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm     KY Golf Tournament - Myrtle Beach National Country Club
8:00pm     Dessert/Ice Cream Social - Expo B & C

Friday, August 8th

7:00am    Grand Council Deputy Breakfast - Gazebo Room
8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
9:00am    Registration - Expo Foyer     
9:00am    General Session IV - Grand Strand 2 & 3
10:00am    Workshop VI: History of Kappa Psi Slideshow - Dr. Dewey Garner & Dr. Craig Johnston
10:00am    C.E. IV: Pharmacy Law - Dr. Norm Campbell
11:30am    Workshop VII: Hazing/Risk Management - Dr. Anthony Palmieri 
12:30pm   Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm     Soft Ball Tournament
6:00pm    Graduate & Benefactor's Reception

Saturday, August 9th

8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
9:00am    Registration - Expo Foyer
9:00am   General Session V - Grand Strand 2 & 3
Noon    Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm   General Session VI - Grand Strand 2 & 3
6:30pm     Alpha Chapter Reception - SeaView Room
7:30pm    118th Anniversary Banquet - Grand Strand 2 & 3

Sunday, August 10th

9:00am    Executive Committee Meeting


Program of Events for Spouses and Children

 

Tuesday, August 5th

9:00am     Registration - Expo Foyer
6:00pm     Opening General Session - Grand Strand 2 & 3
8:00pm    Welcoming Party Southern Style

Wednesday, August 6th

8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
9:30am    Visit to Brookgreen Gardens
1:00pm   Lunch in Georgetown
3:30pm   Hopsewee Plantation

Thursday, August 7th

8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
1:00pm    Golf Tournament - Myrtle Beach National C.C.
8:00pm    Desert/Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 8th

8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
10:00am   Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, August 9th

8:00am    Continental Breakfast - Grand Strand 1
6:30pm    Alpha Chapter Reception - SeaView Room
7:30pm    118th Anniversary Banquet

 
Convention Summary


        On Monday, August 4th, the first Kappa Psi Foundation Golf Tournament was held with 15 golfers participating.


On Thursday, August 7th, the Kappa Psi Golf Tournament was held at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Course. Seventy-two golfers participated. The winning golf team consisted of Gamma Xi (at 9-under-par). Longest drive winners were Mr. Mike Zeolla (White tee), Ms. Carol Sakman (red tee) and closest-to-the-pin was David Maszkiewicz.


Friday saw over 25 of the brothers playing softball. In the first game, the East defeated the West 14-2. Following this, the South Carolina brothers joined together to form a team. They defeated the West 9-8, then defeated the East 8-7.


After the elections on Saturday, the brothers attended the Alpha Chapter Reception followed by the 118th Anniversary Banquet. The banquet festivities included the installation of International Officers, and the untying of the Golden Bow.


Following the Banquet, the brothers enjoyed music and dancing until early in the morning.



Continuing Education and Workshops 
 

C.E. I

Pharmacy on the Internet

Marc Bernarducci

C.E. II

Developments in Epilepsy

Jennifer Donaldson

C.E. III

Diabetes Management

Edward Sypniewski

C.E. IV

Pharmacy Law

Norman Campbell

Workshop I

Graduate Development

Sean Higgins

Workshop II

The Mask

Johnny Porter,

Anthony Palmieri

Workshop III

Rituals (live demonstration by Gamma Epsilon)

Tim Eley

Workshop IV

Rushing and Pledging

Peter Boldingh

Workshop V

Financial Planning for the Pharmacist

Kathi Diorio

Workshop VI

History of Kappa Psi

Dewey Garner,

Craig Johnston



 

 

International Officer Nominations

 

Election winners in boldface 
(2) - Elected by acclamation 
(3) - Withdrawn (elected to another office) 
(4) - Withdrawn prior to voting at convention 
(5) - Withdrawn prior to convention 
(6) - Nomination from the floor 
(7) - Not in attendance at convention


 

Grand Regent

Grand Vice Regent

Brian Furbush

John Grossomanides

Brian Reisetter

Brian Reisetter

John O'Dwyer6

Grand Counselor

Grand Historian

Marc Bernarducci

J. Michael Deweese

Tim Eley

Craig Johnston

E. Ben Welch

J. Michael Deweese

Tim Eley

Sean Higgins

Craig Johnston3

David Maszkiewicz

Anthony Palmieri

Grand Ritualist

Graduate Member at Large

Peter Boldingh

David Dunson

Scott Mark

Anthony Palmieri

Peter Boldingh

Scott Mark

David Maszkiewicz

Daniel Parsons

Edward Welch

Collegiate Member at Large

 

Melissa Burns

Matthew Corley

Robert DeFrantz

Stephanie Hagan

Marquette Hardin

 


First Biennial Scholarship Lunch Highlights

Frank H. Eby Award

Amy Daugherty (Delta Epsilon)

Frank H. Eby Scholarship Tray Award

Gamma Kappa

Kappa Psi Foundation scholarship recipients included John K. Botson (Gamma Delta), Marci J. Catalano (Delta Epsilon), Brett C. Fallaw (Iota), Donna J. Lynn (Gamma Pi), Jeannie M. Holovnia (Gamma Eta), and Patricia A. Ryder (Beta Pi).


Citations of Appreciation were awarded to Dr. E. Ben Welch, Kappa Psi Webmaster, and to Dr. Edward O. Magarian, for Central Office Database Software.


 

Top Ten Collegiate Chapters, 1996-97

Top Collegiate Chapters by Province, 1996-97

Top Graduate Chapters, 1996-97

 

  1. Gamma Eta
  2. Beta Epsilon
  3. Delta Lambda
  4. Gamma Nu
  5. Beta Kappa
  6. Delta Epsilon
  7. Gamma Phi
  8. Gamma Omicron
  9. Beta Xi
  10. Beta Psi


Province I: Beta Epsilon 
Province II: Beta Kappa 
Province III: Delta Lambda 
Province IV: Gamma Phi 
Province V: Beta Psi 
Province VII: Gamma Omicron 
Province VIII: Gamma Kappa 
Province IX: Gamma Nu 
Province X: Gamma Eta

 

  1. Pacific Graduate

 

Legislation 


The following legislation PASSED:

  • Graduate Delegates must pay their Graduate dues before they can vote.
  • The cost of a new charter was increased to cover the actual cost incurred by the Central Office.
  • Proxies are to be submitted only on the Official Proxy Form.

The following legislation FAILED:

  • To increase the Graduate Chapter yearly dues from $100 to $125.
  • Any brother running for national office must pay their dues before they can run.
  • Proxies shall be notarized.
  • Give one vote to brothers who are not members of the Executive Committee, if they

The following legislation WITHDRAWN:

  • To establish the office of Grand Regent-elect.

Hotel and Convention Registration Rates 

 

Advanced Registration

On-site Registration

Collegiates

$99

n/a

Graduates

$150

n/a

Spouses

$125

n/a

Children

$25

n/a


Landmark Hotel

Special Daily Hotel Rates

Interior

$89

Ocean view

$99

Ocean front

$109


Convention Favor(s) 

 

Commemorative Pewter Plate
Approximately 6.5



Sponsors


The brothers of Kappa Psi wish to extend a special thanks to the following companies for their support of the Grand Council Convention:


Platinum Level ($5,000+): Bayer Coporation, Glaxo Wellcome Inc., Gold Level ($1,000-$4,999): Hoechst-Marion-Roussel, Pfizer Labs, Roerig and Pratt Pharmaceutical Divisions, Silver Level ($300 - $999): American Drug Stores, Astra USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, CVS Pharmacy, Merck & Company Inc., Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Provinces V & VII, Bronze Level ($100 - $299): Schering Laboratories/Key Pharmaceuticals, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Provinces I, II, III & VIII



Convention Trivia or Notable Facts

 

E. Ben Welch & son, Edward Welch become the first father and son duo to run for international office at the same GCC.

Ms. Marquette Hardin becomes the first elected female to the Executive Committee of Kappa Psi (Ms. Rebecca Fahrenbruch later becomes the first elected female Grand Officer at the 51st GCC.).

Beta Epsilon sold 14 ads for the program totaling $395. 

 

 


 



Webmaster's Note: This article was originally written by Brother Dr. E. Ben Welch, for the Kappa Psi website.