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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

 

 

      55th Grand Council Convention
San Francisco, California
August 2-6, 2011
 
This is My Kappa Psi

 



 

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity held its 55th Grand Council Convention in San Francisco, California. The host hotel was theParc 55. The Convention Chairman was Dr. Kali Weaver and was hosted by Beta Gamma and San Francisco Graduate Chapter. The logo for this GCC was designed by Dr. Rober Mancini. The chance to go to the "City By the Bay" brought together over 560 brothers to northern California, making this the best attended Grand Council Convention's in Kappa Psi history.

 

House Rules

Convention Program
Tuesday, August 2
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration - Cyril Magnin Registration
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CE I - OTC Update 2011 - Meghan Sullivan, Pharm.D. - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Opening General Session - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Welcoming Reception - Cyril Magnin Foyer (sponsored by Province IX)
7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Children's Activities - Mission
 
Wednesday, August 3
8:30 a.m. - Noon Central Office on Site - Cyril Magnin Registration
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. CE II - Immunization Update - Adam Welch, Pharm.D. - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Workshop I - Preparing for Residencies - Embarcadero
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Spouse/Guest & Children Breakfast - Mission
8:16 a.m. - 11 a.m. Second General Session - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
12:12 - 2:00 p.m. Eight Biennial Scholarship Lunch - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
2:10 p.m. - 3 p.m. Workshop II - Graduation Ritual - Collegiate Member-at-Large, Matthew LaCroix - Embarcadero
3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop III: Our Beginnings Revisited - Grand Historian, Michael Cournoyer - Embarcadero
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop IV: Chapter Development - Marvin Smith - Embarcadero
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Graduate/Benefactors Reception - Market
7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Pharmacy Pheud/Chapter Sales/Roundtable - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
 
Thursday, August 4
8:30 a.m. - Noon Central Office on Site - Cyril Magnin Registration
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. CE III: Oral Antocoagulant Therapy: Focus on New Agents - Deanna McDanel, Pharm.D. - Cyril Magnin Ballrooom
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Spouse/Guest & Children Breakfast - Mission
9:16 a.m. - 12:15 Third General Session - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
12:15 p.m. Group Pictures Staircase of main lobby
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. GCD Luncheon - Meet in Cyril Magnin Foyer (sponsored by Province III)
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Pharmacy Pheud Finals/Chapter Sales/Rountable - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
7:15 p.m. Giants vs. Phillies Baseball Game (Phillies 3 - Giants 0)
 
Friday, August 6
8:30 a.m. - Noon Central Office on Site - Cyril Magnin Registration
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. CE IV: Drug Shortages: What's a Pharmacist To Do? - Jennifer Donaldson, Pharm.D. - Cyril Magnin Ballrooom
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Spouse/Guest & Children Breakfast - Mission
9:16 a.m. - Noon Fourth General Session - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
Noon - 7:00 p.m. Foundation Golf Tournament
9:00 p.m. - ? Poker Tournament - Sutro
 
Saturday, August 7
8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration - Cyril Magnin Registration
7 a.m. - 8 a.m. CE V: Herbal Medicine: Myths, Truths, and Clinical Trials - Douglas Anderson, Jr., Pharm.D. - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
8:18 a.m. - Noon Fifth General Session - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
Noon - 1:27 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Advisory Committee Lunch - Meet in Cyril Magnin Foyer (Sponsors: Provinces II & V)
1:27 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sixth General Session - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Alpha Chapter Reception - Cyril Magnin Foyer
7 p.m. - 12 a.m. 131st Chapter Anniversary & Awards Banquet - Cyril Magnin Ballroom
 
Sunday, August 8
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Executive Committee Post Convention Meeting - Meet in Cyril Magnin Foyer


PDF Copy of the Program Booklet


Meeting Summary

Tuesday started with a 3 pm CE program entitled "OTC Update 2011," presented by Meghan Sullivan, Pharm.D. The CE was attended by approximately 25 graduate brothers. The convention Chairman was Grand Vice Regent Kali Weaver. Tuesday 's opening General Session started with the introduction of the Executive Committee by Executive Director, Johnny Porter. The convention was presided over by Grand Regent, E. Ben Welch. The Golden Bow opening ceremony was conducted by Grand Ritualist, Matthew Lacroix. Welcoming to San Francisco was given by Jason Phillips. The keynote address was given by Past Executive Director Robert A. Magarian. His address concerned "loyalty and dedication to a cause". He shared his path through life, from his start in pharmacy to balancing his graduate studies and family, to balancing being a successful professor of medicinal chemistry with his duties as Executive Director

Following the Key Note Address, the Grand Regent - E. Ben Welch, announced the committee appointments. The candidates for International Office were then introduced by Past Grand Regent Craig Johnston and each was given three (3) minutes to introduce themselves and present their plans/goals for the Fraternity if elected. Raffle announcements were made by brother Paul Cyprus, indicating that at this convention, there would once again be a 50/50 raffle. Following the opening session, the brothers enjoyed the welcoming reception out side on the deck, overlooking the beach. The children had their own entertainment playing Wii and Guitar Hero in the Water's Edge Ballroom.

When planning the convention, Brothers Porter and Weaver had no idea of how many brothers would be in attendance. The Parc 55 only had one area that was large enough to handle between 400 and 500 brothers, the Grand Ballroom. The majority of events were held in the Grand Ballroom. Also, to get everyone seated, the hotel set up the seating in what they called "cresent rounds." Round tables with the seats closest to the podium removed, in order for everyone to see the podium without needing to turn around. At first, several of the brothers commented about the seating, but by the tme the convention was over, most brothers liked this seating arrangement as they were able to converse with brothers from other chapters much easier when compared to our usual classroom seating.

Wednesday's CE, Immunization Update, was presented by Adam Welch, Pharm.D. Also, at this time, the first workshop was given by Graduate Member-at-Large,
Latha Radhakrishnan entitled "From First Year to Fourth Year: How to Be Competitive." The morning session began on a somber note as the "Grand Agora Ceremony" was conducted, honoring those brothers who are no longer with us. Following the "Grand Agora Ceremony" the remaining session was devoted to the various Grand Officer and Committee Summary Reports. At noon, the "Eighth Biennial Scholarship Luncheon" was held, where the various chapter and brother awards were presented. Brother Robert Magarian was honored during the lunch by being granted the title Executive Director Emeritus for his life long dedication and service to Kappa Psi.

Seventh Biennial Scholarship Lunch Highlights

Frank H. Eby
Award
Grand Council Deputy
Award
Frank H. Eby Scholarship Tray
Award
Nicholas W. Fenney Industry
Scholarship Award
William R. Smith Most
Improved Chapter
Jamie Ky (Epsilon Gamma) David H. Maize (Epsilon Beta) Gamma Kappa Gamma Iota Delta Pi

Following the luncheon, three workshops were held in the Grand Ballroom. The first was "Graduation Ritual" by Grand Ritualist, Matthew Lacroix. The second workshp which started at 3:10, "Our Beginings Revisited," was given by Grand Historian, Michael Cournoyer. The third workshop of the day was given by Brother Marvin Smith, entitled "Chapter Development". Later that night, the Graduate/Benefactors Reception was held from 6 until 7:30. At 7:45, the first of two Chapter Sales and the Roundtable networking discussions started, along with the Pharmacy Pheud.
 

Pharmacy Pheud Winners

Province 5 - Winner Carolyn Truong, Jenny Donaldson, Wesley Miller, John Pietkiewicz (alt first round)
Province 8 - Runner Up Gregory Zumach, Dan Dispensa, Stephanie Grubs


Thursday's CE, "Oral Anticoagulation Therapy: Focus on New Agents," was given by Deanna McDanel, Pharm.D. This morning's general session contained the Province reports, where each Province was allowed five (5) minutes for their presentation. After the morning session, a group picture was scheduled, but do to limited space, the picture was broken up into the various Provinces. A number of Grand Council Deputies met for lunch, where a number of different topics were discussed. At this same time, the second Chapter Sales/ Roundatable was attended by a large number of brothers. The brothers enjoyed some free time before the 7:15 start of the Giants vs. the Phillies baseball game at the A.T. & T. Park. A few of the brothers drove to the park, while the majority took BART, which was very convenient to both the hotel and ball park.

Friday's morning's CE was entitled "Drug Shortages: What's A Pharmacist To Do?," and was given by Jenny Donaldson, Pharm.D. The Fourth General Session, led by Grand Counselor, Eric Gupta, focused on legislation that was to be voted on Saturday. The session provided plenty of discussions and good ideas for the Legislative Committee. Following the session, brothers enjoyed either a second afternoon of sightseeing or took part in the Kappa Psi Foundation Golf Tournament. Friday night closed with the Foundation Poker Tournament.

 

The Foundation Golf Tournament was a big success with 15, $100 Tee Marker Sponsors, 22, $200 Tee Marker Sponsors, and including the silent auction of a 1879 Silver Dollar (won by Eric Gupta), a complete set of men's Dunalp Sports clubs (won by Aaron Prince & Chris Miller) and a set of ladie's irons, also Dunlap Sports (won by Kristy Sigvartsen), the tournament raised over $7100 for the foundation.
 

Golf Results
First Place Second Place Third Place
Brian MacDonald
Andrew Benson
Ben Weinstein
Andrew Bundeff
Lawrence Brown
Bonita Rathi
Brett Rathi
Craig Randall
Matt Dodge
Kevin Ryan
Anthony Harrison
 
Longest Dirve Ben Weinstein
Closest to the pin Lawrence Brown

The Kappa Psi Hold-'em card tournament started at 9pm in the Sutro Room. The winner was Michael Winkler, with Michael Sisk taking second and Brett Rathi capturing the third spot. The tournament raised $477 for the foundation.

On Saturday morning, the last CE was given by Douglas Anderson, Jr., Pharm.D. entitled "Herbal Medicines" Myths, Truths, and Clinical Trials". Each one (1) hour CE session allowed the graduate brothers to pick up five (5) hours of ACPE approved credit toward their license renewal. At the start of this session, the Credentials committee gave their final report indicating there were 269 total votes (84 collegiate, 52 graduate, 9 province and 33 others), with 135 votes needed to elect. The morning session opened with legislative issues that were discussed and debated with much vigor. Our brothers showed deep passion about the Fraternity with the fervor of the discussions. The Grand Council broke for lunch prior to the start of the Sixth General Session. The Advisory Committee also had their luncheon during this break. During the final General Session of the Grand Council, election of the Executive Committee for the next two years took place

The raffle held during the convention raised over $4,000 for the Foundation. The 50/50 raflle raised $914.00 and the winner graciously gave the money to the Foundation.

Each morning, the spouses and children were treated to a plated breakfast in the Mission Room.

The evening, and Grand Council Convention, ended with the 132nd anniversary reception and dinner banquet. Our new international Executive Committee was installed with Brother Grand Regent Kali Weaver presenting her goals and projects for the upcoming term. Grand Ritualist, Latha Radhakrishnan then untied the Golden Bow, dissolving the Grand Council and sending our brothers home to carry out the exciting work of our Fraternity.

The following were awarded Grand Council Deputy Certificates of Excellence:
Lawrence LB Brown - Psi, Andrew Crowe - Gamma Psi, Michael Cournoyer - Mu, Eric Gupta - Epsilon Gamma, David Maszkiewicz - Beta Kappa, Cameron Van Dyke - Gamma Delta, Gary Van Riper - Gamma Kappa, Adam Welch - Delta Omicron, and Louis Williams - Delta Delta.


Top Chapters, 2010-11
Top Collegiate Chapters Top Collegiate Chapters by Province Top Graduate Chapters

1. Sigma
2. Gamma Psi
3. Beta Kappa
4. Delta Zeta
5. Delta Omicron
6. Gamma Kappa
6. Gamma Phi
7. Epsilon Gamma
8. Delta Sigma
9. Delta Kappa
10. Gamma Iota

Province I: Beta Epsilon
Province II: Beta Kappa
Province III: Sigma
Province IV: Gamma Psi
Province V: Gamma Iota
Province VII: Epsilon Beta
Province VIII: Delta Zeta
Province IX: Epsilon Gamma
Province X: Gamma Eta
1. Boston Graduate
2. St. Louis Graduate
3. Buffalo Graduate
4. Minnesota Graduate
5. Illinois Graduate
6. Providence Graduate
7. Iowa Graduate
8. Georgia Graduate
9. Pittsburgh Graduate
10. South DakotaGraduate
10. Arizona

Committees of the 55th Grand Council Convention

Credentials Resolutions Raffle
Charles Carden**
Robert Magarian
Janet Louie
Robert Mancini**
Justin Schumacher Province I
Luke Berenbrok

 

Province II

 

Lan Le

 

Province III

 

Grant McGuffey

 

Province IV

 

Matthew Sciara

 

Province V

 

Alaric Nielson

 

Province VII

 

Michael Graubart

 

Province VII

 

Tyler Morrell

 

Province VIII

 

Kellie Kocher

 

Province IX

 

W. Marshall Crabtree

 

Province X

 

Paul Cyprusi**
Amber Leavitt
Paul Cyprus
Christopher Miller
Stephanie Stichert
Allison Strobel
Meagan Wilson
 
Ad Book Registration Slide Show
Michael Graubart Korin Kennybrew
Wendy Flores
Deadra King
Cameron Van Dyke


Parliamentarian Convention Secretary Continuing Education Golf Tournament
Joey Mattingly Johnny Porter John Grossomanides**, David Maize Brett Rathi
** Chairperson


These brothers ran for International Office:

Grand Regent Grand Vice Regent
Eric Gupta
David Maszkiewicz7
Kali Weaver2
E. Ben Welch
Michael Cournoyer
Eric Gupta1
Kali Weaver6
   
Grand Counselor Grand Historian
Michael Cournoyer3
Matthew LaCroix
Robert Mancini
Jason Milton
Christy Askew
Peter Brody
Matthew LaCroix4
Jason Milton
Latha Radhakrishnan
 
Grand Ritualist Graduate Member-at-Large
Chrsity Askew
Eric Geyer
Harry Marcelin
Latha Radhakrishnan1
Jean Starvaggi
Paul Cyprus
Leonard Etuk
Eric Geyer
Harry Marcelin5
Purvish Patel
Jean Starvaggi
 
Collegiate Member-at-Large

Jacob Arslanian
Melissa Buchanan
Brandon Corpening
Khalil Khlifi
Benjamin Sturm
Johnny Wong4
Dan Yarabinec


(1) - Elected on first ballot
(2) - Elected on second ballot
(3) - Elected on third ballot
(4) - Elected on fourth ballot
(5) - Elected on fifth ballot
(6) - Withdrawn (elected to another office)
(7) - Withdrawn prior to voting at convention

 

Election Results

Grand Regent Kali Weaver
Grand Vice Regent Eric Gupta
Grand Counselor Mike Cournoyer
Grand Historian Matthew Lacroix
Grand Ritualist Latha Radhakrishnan
Graduate Member-at-Large Harry Marcelin
Collegiate Member-at-Large Johnny Wong

55th GCC Sponsors

Provinces II & V Advisory Committee Luncheon
Province III GCD Luncheon & Table Tents
Provinces VII & VIII Name Badges
Province IX All Spouse/Guest & Children Breakfasts
Spouse/Guest & Children Favor, and
Welcoming Reception

Legislative Highlites:

Article VI - Chapters, 020. Sec. 3.
Collegiate Chapters may be established in satellite campuses provided that the students at the satellite campus take all of their courses at a singular, separate campus from the parent campus. FAILED

Article XVI - Orders, Honorary and Service, Sec 1.
There shall be the Honorary Order Known as the Robert A. Magarian ORDER OF THE SILVER MORTAR. Membership shall be restricted to persons who have been Members of the Fraternity for twenty-five (25) years or more. There shall be the Honorary Order known as the Preston W. Eldridge, Jr., ORDER OF THE GOLDEN MORTAR. Membership shall be restricted to persons who have been Members of the Fraternity for fifty (50) years or more. There shall be the Honorary Order known as the F. Harvey Smith, ORDER OF THE PLATINUM MORTAR. Membership shall be restricted to persons who have been Members of the Fraternity for seventy-five (75) years or more. There shall be a Service Order for non-members of the Fraternity. PASSED

Article XVII - Quorum, Sec. 1.
A quorum for any meeting of the Grand Council shall be three-fourths (3/4) of its accredited membership registered at said meeting. FAILED

By-Law V, Sec 2, 074.
If a Chapter sends only one (1) representative to the Grand Council, that representative shall be entitled to cast 2 votes. FAILED

By-Law V, Sec 3, 075.
No funds for representation shall be paid to a Chapter in arrears. No funds for representation shall be paid to Graduate Chapters or Provinces. FAILED

By-Law V, Sec 4, 076.
All Delegates shall be determined in accordance with Chapter or Province By-Laws and Local Ordinances thereof, and shall be admitted to the Grand Council only upon presentation of proper credentials issued by the represented Chapter or Province. In the case of Delegate representation, the credentials must be in writing and signed by the Regent, Satrap, or Secretary of the Chapter or Province being represented. These forms must be notorized. FAILED

By-Law VI, Sec. 1, 077.
The Grand Council Convention Fund shall be used to pay the transportation expenses equivalent to the lowest tourist class, round trip air fare from the Chapter location to the airport of the convention site for one (1) Delegate from each Collegiate Chapter, each Member of the Executive Committee, and such other Members of the Grand Council designated by the Executive Committee. Any monies remaining in this fund following the determination of anticipated transportation expenses may be utilized to fund other portions of the Grand Council Convention.. FAILED

Uniform Collegiate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law VI, Sec. 13, C27.
The Chapter, at least one (1) month preceeding the Grand Council Convention or Province Assembly, shall elect Delegates and Alternate Delegate(s), who if unable to attend shall, also, notify the Regent. It neither the Delegate or Alternate Delegate(s) are unable to attend, the Regent shall appoint a qualified Member(s) of the Chapter to serve as Delegate(s). FAILED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law VI, Sec. 10, G24.
The Chapter, at least one (1) month preceeding the Grand Council Convention or Province Assembly, shall elect Delegates and Alternate Delegate(s), who if unable to attend shall, also, notify the Regent. It neither the Delegate or Alternate Delegate(s) are unable to attend, the Regent shall appoint a qualified Member(s) of the Chapter to serve as Delegate(s). FAILED

By-Law II - Dues and Assessments, Sec. 2, 048.
Each Collegiate Member shall pay Grand Council Dues of five dollars (U.S.)($5.00) per month, but not to exceed forty dollars (U.S.)($40.00) per collegiate year. These Grand Council Dues shall be used as follows: seventy-five cents (U.S.)($0.75) per month, but not to exceed six dollars (U.S.)($6.00) per sollegiate year to the Grand Council Convention Fund; four dollars and twenty-five cents (U.S.)($4.25) per month, but not to exceed thirty-four dollars (U.S.)($34.00) per collegiate year to the General Fund. PASSED

By-Law II - Dues and Assessments, Sec. 3, .
Each Collegiate Chapter shall pay bt February fifteenth (15th) of each calendar year, an annual Risk Management Fee of up to seven dollars (U.S.)($7.00) per Collegiate Member to The Central Office. Each Graduate Chapter shall pay by March fifteenth (15th) of each calendar year, an annual Risk Management Fee of fifty dollars (U.S.)($50.00) per Chapter to The Central Office. These monies assessed on an annual basis shall not exceed the cost of the policy and the amount of the Risk Management Fee shall be released to the Chapters no later than January fifteenth (15th). These funds shall be held in a Risk Management Fund and shall not be used for any other purpose.PASSED

By-Law II - Dues and Assessments, Sec. 3, 049.
Each Graduate Chapter shall pay by March fifteenth (15th) of each calendar year an Annual Graduate Chapter Fee of one hundred fifty dollars (U.S.)($150.00) to The Central Office, and shall submit a copy of its current mailing list. PASSED

By-Law III - Discipline, Sec. 12, 065.
The accused, as a last resort, may appeal to the Grand Council in session assembled. The parties may be represented in person or by brief. A simple majority vote is necessary to either sustain or reverse the Chapter's decision. The opinion of the Grand Council is final. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law III - Discipline, Sec. 13.
In the case that conduct unbecoming of a Brother is alleged between Members who are not in the same Chapter, then both parties must lay written charges before the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will then review the charges, and either dismiss them or move forward with a hearing. The hearing shall be condicted via conference call, or some other media whereby all the parties can hear each other simultaneouly. After all the evidence has been heard, a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee shall be needed to convict. A two-thirds (2/3) vote shall be needed for expulsion and a majority for any other punishment. The accused, as a last resort, may appeal to the Grand Council in session assembled. The parties may be represented in person or by brief. A simple majority vote is necessary to either sustain or reverse the Executive Committee's decision. The opinion of the Grand Council is final. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 1.
The charter of a Chapter may be placed on probation, suspended, or revoked for the following acts: (1) failure to comply with the Ritual, the Constitution and By-Laws of the Fraternity, or policies that the Fraternity has passed; (2) conduct detrimental to the Fraternity; and (3) failure to pay all indebtedness to the Fraternity. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 2.
Investigation of a Chapter may by instituted upon written charges made to the Executive Committee by three (3) or more Members in good standing. The Executive Committee shall notify the Province Supervisor and Grand Council Deputy of the charges and direct them to lead the investigation. The investigation shall take no longer than thirty (30) days, at the end of which a report shall be presented to the Executive Committee. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 3.
Any Chapter being considered for disciplinary action shall be notified of its alleged violations and shall have the opportunity to be represented by two (2) delegates of their choosing to present their case to the Executive Committee. After hearing the case in its entirity, a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee is needed to convist. Then a simple majority vote is needed to place on probation, and a two-thirs (2/3) vote is needed for suspension or revocation of the charter. The Province Supervisor, Province Satrap, Grand Council Deputy, and Chapter Regent shall be notified of any disciplinary actions taken against a Chapter. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 4.
If the Chapter is placed of probation, they shall be allowed to carry on Chapter activites as usual. A Chapter placed on probation shall submit a report at least monthly to the Province Supervisor and Grand Council Deputy detailing their progress in correcting the deficiencies and/or failures of the Chapter and in observing the Ritual and policies of the Fraternity. If the Chapter does not meeet the terms and conditions of their probation for at least twelve (12) months, then they shall be placed on suspension. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 5.
If the Chapter is placed on suspention, they may not elect new Members, conduct the business of the Chapter, nor be represented as delegates to Province or National meetings. While suspended, the Grand Council Deputy shall send the charter to The Central Office. If the Chapter does meet the terms and conditions of their suspension for at least twenty-four (24) months, then their charter shall be revoked. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 6.
If the Chapter has their charter revoked, all assests and properties, both financial and physical, shall become the property of The Central Office. The Members of said Chapter shall only be expelled where appropriate. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law IV - Discipline of Chapters, Sec. 7.
The Chapter may appeal, in writing, a suspension or revocation within thirty (30) days. The appeal shall be sent to the Executive Committee and shall be heard at the next Grand Council in session assembled. The Chapter shall be suspended until the vote can be held. The Chapter may be represented in person, by no more than two (2) appointed representatives, or by brief. A simple majority vote of the qualified Delegates of the Grand Council is necessary to either sustain or reverse the Executive Committee's decision. REFERRED BACK TO COMMITTEE

By-Law VI - The Grand Council Convention Fund, Sec. 1, 077.
The Grand Council Convention Fund shall be used to pay the transportation expenses equivalent to the lowest tourist class, round trip air fare from the Chapter location to the airport of the convention site for one (1) Delegate (not a proxy) from each Collegiate Chapter, each Member of the Executive Committee, and such other Members of the Grand Council designated by the Executive Committee. These reimbursements shall be determined by February first (1st) immediately preceeding the Grand Council Convention. Any monies remaining in this fund following the detemination of anticipated transportation expenses may be utilized to fund other portions of the Grand Council Convention. FAILED

By-Law IX - Committees of the Grand Council, Sec. 10, 110.
The Frank H. Eby Award Committee shall supervise the operation of the Frank H. Eby Award Fund. The Executive Director, three (3) past recipients of the Frank H. Eby Award, and other Members as appoitned by the Grand Regent shall be members of this committee. PASSED

By-Law XIII - Awards, and Honors, Honorary or Service, Sec. 5.
The Central Office shall issue to each Member eligible for membership in the "F. HARVEY SMITH - ORDER OF THE PLATINUM MORTAR" a certificate of such design approved by the Grand Council. The cost of such Certificate shall be assumed by the Fraternity. PASSED

By-Law XIII - Awards, and Honors, Honorary or Service, Sec. 6.
The F. HARVEY SMITH - ORDER OF THE PLATINUM MORTAR shall not elect officers, nor is privilege granted not otherwise provided in the Constitution and By-Laws of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternty, Inc. PASSED

Uniform Collegiate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law IV, Sec 1, C07.
The officers of the Chapter and Order of Election shall be: Regent, Vice Regent (more than one (1) Vice Regent allowable if indiciated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 4, if specific duties are indicated for each Vice Regent in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 6), Secretary (or Recording and Corresponding Secretaries if indicated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 4), Treasurer, Historian, Chaplain, Sergent-at-Arms and such Officers as may be ndicated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 4, and Grand Council Deputy. These officers, except for Regent and (First) Vice Regent, may be elected in any Order the Chapter deems desirable. Officers of the Ritual may be appointed by the Regent and shall serve at the pleaseure of the Regent. PASSED

Uniform Collegiate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law VI, Sec 11, C25.
The Chapter Co-GCD(s), if the Chapter elects to have this [these] position(s), shall not be an officer(s) or Member(s) of the Executive Committee of the Chapter, except when acting for the Grand Council Deputy during the latter's absence or inability; and shall assist the Grand Council Deputy in the discharge of duties of that Office. If a Chapter elects to have multiple Grand Council Deputies, then the duties of each Co-GCD shall be defined in Ordinance 6, Section 11, under a Sub-Sectino for each Co-GCD. FAILED

Uniform Collegiate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law XIV, Sec 1, C64.
Unless a greater number is stipulated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 14, the quorum necessary for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Chapter shall not be less than one-half (1/2) of the Chapter Membership in good standing at that campus. Members on advanced pharmacy practice experiental rotations will be exempted from the over all quorum count, but will be allowed to vote when present. FAILED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law IV, Sec 1, G07.
The officers of the Chapter and Order of Election shall be: Regent, Vice Regent (more than one (1) Vice Regent allowable if indiciated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 4, if specific duties are indicated for each Vice Regent in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 6), Secretary (or Recording and Corresponding Secretaries if indicated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 4), Treasurer, Historian, Chaplain, Sergent-at-Arms and such Officers as may be ndicated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 4, and Grand Council Deputy. These officers, except for Regent and (First) Vice Regent, may be elected in any Order the Chapter deems desirable. Officers of the Ritual may be appointed by the Regent and shall serve at the pleaseure of the Regent. PASSED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law V, Sec 1, G08.
The nominations and election of Officers shall occur as stipulated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 5; these Officers shall serve until their successors are duly installed, unless removed from Office as stipulated in these By-Laws. All Officers shall be selected from the Membership of this Chapter. (This provision will not; however, preclude the Chapter from making provisions in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 7, allowing for the inclusion of Collegiate Brother(s) on the Executive Committee of this Chapter in an ex-officio capacity). No Member shall remain in Office if in arrears or suspended. A member in arrears may discharge his obligatins at any time prior to election, thus becoming eligible to vote and hold office. Officers shall be chosen by secret ballot except in the case where there is only one (1) candidate nominated, in which instance, the Regent may declare the candidate elected by consent. FAILED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law V, Sec 4, G11.
Officers-elect shall be installed, within ninety (90) days of election, according to the Ritual, at the meeting and time indicated in By-Law XVII, Ordinance 5. The Regent shall install all Officers-elect unless an objection is raised; objections must be made for each Officer-elect individually. The Chapter must decide all objections prior to installation. If the objection is overruled, the Officer-elect in question shall be installed, immediately. If the objectin is sustained, the Regent shall declare the office vacant and call a new election for that office, either at the same or the next subsequent meeting.PASSED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law VI, Sec 10, G24.
The Chapter, at least one (1) month preceeding the Grand Council Convention or Province Assembly, shall elect Delegates and Alternate Delegate(s), who if unable to attend shall, also, notify the Regent if neither the Delegate of Alternate Delegate(s) are unable to attend, the Regent shall appoint a qualified Member(s) of the Chapter to serve as Delegate(s). The Delegate(s) shall be chosen from the Graduate Members of the Chapter. If it is not possible to send any Member, the Chapter or Regent may confer representation of the Delegate(s) to another Chapter, or Province by proxy. All proxies must be in writing and certified as required by the rules of the Grand Council or Province. PASSED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law VII, Sec 1, G25.
The Chapter shall have the following standing committees: Executive, Judiciary, Legislative, and Risk Management. PASSED

Uniform Graduate Chapter By-Laws, By-Law VII, Sec 5, Sub-Section D.
The Risk Management Committee shall review the International Kappa Psi Risk Management Policy and Manual. The Committee shall review and implement the Chapter's Risk Management Policy. The Committee shall educate the Members about the risk management policy and ensure all Chapter functions are in compliance. PASSED

Uniform Province By-Laws, By-Law V, Sec 5, P18.
The proposal was to strike this section from the Province By-Laws if the amendement to strike proxy representation passed. FAILED

Uniform Province By-Laws, By-Law VI, Sec 1, P23.
The Province Officers shall be: Satrap, Vice Satrap, Secretary-Treasurer (the Office of Secretary-Treasurer may be split into two (2) Offices, to wit: Secretary and Treasurer, if indicated in By-Law XIII, Ordinance 6), Historian, and Chaplain. These Officers shall be elected from the Collegiate and Graduate Members in the Province. The Province may also elect other Officers, deemed necessary, as indicated in By-Law XIII, Ordinance 6. PASSED

Uniform Province By-Laws, By-Law VI, Sec 2,
The Grand Regent shall appoint a Province Supervisor and/or Assistant Supervisor as Province Officers. The Province Supervisor and/or Assistant Supervisor shall not have voting rights within the Province. PASSED

Under New Business, this amendment was introduced.

By-Law VII, Officers of the Grand Council - Election and Duties, Section 4, 083.
To be eligible for nomination as a Grand Officer or Graduate Member-at-Large, a person must have been a Member of the Fraternity for at least two (2) years and have paid collegiate or graduate assessment dues for the year inlcuding the Grand Council Convention no later than March 1st. To be eligible for nomination as Collegiate Member-at-Large, a person must have been a Member of the Fraternity for at least six (6) months prior to nomination and when elected have at least one (1) academic year of study remaining before graduation from a School or College of Pharmacy. PASSED


Resolutions:

1. Whereas, The members of the Executive Committee have dutifully served this Fraternity for the past two years;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the 55th Grand Council extends it appreciation to the Executive Committee for their diligence and dedication. PASSED

2. Whereas, An incredible effort has been made to provide an enjoyable experience at the 55th Grand Council Convention; and, Whereas, The Convention Chairman and Committee have devoted significant time and energy toward planning this event;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Brotherhood extends their thanks and appreciation to Brother Kali Weaver and her committee for their efforts. PASSED

3. Whereas, Being a host Chapter and Province for the 55th Grand Council Convention is greatly appreciated and involves a great amount of time, money, and devotion;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Grand Council recognizes and thanks the Brothers of Beta Gamma and San Francisco Grad for their planning and Province IX for their generous sponsorship. PASSED

4. Whereas, Voluntary sponsorship of the Grand Council Convention is essential to reducing costs for attendees;
BE IT RESOLVED, That we thank all sponsors of GCC including Brothers, Chapters and Provinces. PASSED

5. Whereas, Graduate involvement is beneficial to collegiates in helping them understand the opportunities available to them;
BE IT RESOLVED, That we thank the Graduate Brothers, including Past Grand Regents Norman Campbell and Anthony Palmieri, who volunteered during the roundtables and Brother Latha Radhakrishnan for organizing the roundtable. PASSED

6. Whereas, Brotherhood bonding events improve when the Fraternity runs the function, all Risk Management parameters are in place and transportation is accounted for;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Grand Council recognizes and thanks the Brothers of host chapters, especially Brothers Jason Phillips, Jeff Moss and Carly Paoli for booking the Ruby Skye social event as well as finding ways to provide Muni Tickets to the Giants Game. PASSED

7. Whereas, The support of spouses, significant others, children, and family members for the brothers of Kappa Psi is essential;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Brothers of Kappa Psi extend their thanks, love, and appreciation to those who support the Fraternity. PASSED

8. Whereas, The hotel accommodations and meeting facilities are the keys to a successful meeting;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the 55th Grand Council acknowledges the hotel staff's efforts at the Parc 55 hotel</