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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

57th GCC


Resolutions

1. Whereas, The members of the Executive Committee have dutifully served this Fraternity for the past two years; Be it resolved, That the 57th Grand Council extends its appreciation to the Executive Committee for their diligence and dedication. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes   

 

2. Whereas, An incredible effort has been made to provide an enjoyable experience at the 57th 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 Latha Radhakrishnan and her committee for their efforts. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

3. Whereas, Voluntary sponsorship of the Grand Council Convention is essential to reducing costs for attendees;

Be it resolved, That we thank all Silver, Bronze, Scarlet and Grey level sponsors of GCC including Brothers, Chapters, Provinces and Corporations. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

4. Whereas, Graduate involvement is beneficial in helping collegiate Brothers understand the opportunities available to them;

Be it resolved, That we thank the Graduate Brothers who volunteered during the roundtables and Luke Berenbrok along with the Brothers of Beta Kappa for organizing the roundtable event.

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter  

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

5. 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.

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter  

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

6. Whereas, The hotel accommodations and meeting facilities are key to a successful meeting;

Be it resolved, That the 57th Grand Council acknowledges the Denver Marriott City Center hotel staff's efforts. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

7. Whereas, The Central Office devotes extensive time and energy to make the Grand Council Convention run smoothly; and,

Whereas, The Brothers of Kappa Psi all benefit from the devotion of all support staff;

Be it resolved, That the 57th Grand Council extend thanks to Brother Johnny Porter, Wendy Flores, Korin Kenneybrew, and all of The Central Office support staff. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

8. Whereas, the Brothers learn valuable information from those who share their knowledge and experience,

Be it resolved we thank Brother Past Grand Regent LB Brown, Brother Ryan Gries and Dr. Sheila Botts for their presentations during general sessions

Be it further resolved we thank all those who presented CE presentations and lead workshops in Brother development.

Submitted by Ryan Fillis, Mountain East Province

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

9. Whereas, the Brothers learn valuable information from those who share their knowledge and invaluable experiences during the Leaders and Legends workshop,

Be it resolved, we thank Past Grand Regents Norman Campbell, William Fitzpatrick, Patrick Wells, Ken Roberts, Johnny Porter, John Grossomanides, Brian Furbush, Brian Reisetter, Anthony Palmieri, LB Brown, Kali Weaver, and Past Executive Directors Don Floriddia and Robert Magarian for their participation in this unique event. 

Submitted by Ryan Fillis, Mountain East Province

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

10. Whereas, it is vital to have volunteer support for many Grand Council Convention events and duties;

Be it resolved, that the Brotherhood extends thanks to all Collegiate and Graduate Brothers that volunteered during the week of the 57th Grand Council Convention. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

11. Whereas, The Kappa Psi Foundation strives for excellence in scholarship for Brothers in the Fraternity; and,

Whereas, It takes many helping hands to support and drive the Foundation;

Be it resolved, That we thank all the Brothers that have organized and participated in the poker tournament, especially Brother James Wall.

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

12.  Whereas, the planning of social events during the Ground Council Convention is a most challenging task given the vast amount of Brothers in attendance, 

Be it resolved that the Grand Council recognizes the hard work organizing Brothers put into making each social event a success. Be it further resolved, that the Grand Council recognizes Brothers Harrison Britt, Amanda Brown and Chris Winslow for the fundraiser they orchestrated on behalf of the Kappa Psi Foundation on Thursday night. 

Submitted by Trey Reeves, South Carolina Upstate Graduate Chapter and Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

13. Whereas, the Kappa Psi Foundation provides many scholarship opportunities for collegiate Brothers; and,

Whereas, the Foundation is supported solely through the generous contributions of our Brothers;

Be it resolved, that all collegiate and graduate chapters are encouraged to make an annual donation to the Kappa Psi Foundation. 

Submitted by Ravi Bacchus, Epsilon Mu Chapter 

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

14. Whereas, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity has grown during the last two decades, and 

Whereas, there has been limited review of the governance structure of the Fraternity during this time 

Be it resolved the Grand Council establishes a Taskforce on Governance to review the roles, responsibilities, and structure of different officers, committees, provinces, and the Grand Council itself. 

Be it further resolved the Taskforce will be made up of Brothers from across the Fraternity with an interim report given to the Fraternity as part of the Fall 2016 packet and a final report, and any recommended changes due for consideration at the 58th Grand Council Convention.

Submitted by Matthew Lacroix, Maine Graduate Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

15. Whereas, being a good sport is highly desired, despite having to wear a jersey of a rivaled (but better) team of the Buffalo Bills,

Be it resolved that the Brothers of Beta Lambda extend their gratitude to Grand Regent Eric Gupta for following through with his bet to Brother Brandon Urasek and wearing a Brown’s jersey at a Colorado Rockies game…all day.

Submitted by Matthew Jordan, Beta Lambda Chapter

 

Committee does not recommend adoption

 

16. "Whereas provider status is gaining traction at the national level and Kappa Psi strives to be the greatest pharmacy organization be it resolved that a task force is formed focused on our involvement in matters greater than our Fraternity alone."

Submitted by Corey Edwards, Pomona Graduate Chapter 

 

Committee does not recommend adoption

 

17. Whereas, birthdays are a time of great celebration and being that the Grand Council Convention is the grandest of celebrations within Kappa Psi, 

Be it resolved that the 57th Grand Council recognize the birthdays of Brothers that took place during the course of the Grand Council Convention. 

Submitted by Jenni Ito, Pomona Graduate Chapter  

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

18. Whereas, all organizations need to understand their purpose and vision, so that all business is conducted towards a common goal,

Whereas, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity does not currently maintain an active mission or vision statement to share with potential Brothers, current Brothers, and outside stakeholders.  

Be it resolved, The Executive Committee creates a mission statement, based on our current ideals and objectives found in our publications.

Be it further resolved, the Executive Committee will report to the Fraternity as part of the Fall 2016 packet and a final report, with any recommended changes due for consideration at the 58th Grand Council Convention

 

Submitted by Matthew Lacroix, Maine Graduate Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption.

Resolution passes  

 

19. Whereas: the Grand Council Convention has had significant growth in attendance with well over 500 Brothers and guests in the past few years,

And whereas: the logistics of gathering all the Brothers and guests for the group photo has become cumbersome and takes away time from sessions and workshops,

Be it resolved: we discontinue the group photo with the 58th Grand Council Convention.
Submitted by Jenny Donaldson, Indiana Grad

 

Committee does not recommend adoption

 

20. Be it resolved that timing of the regular GCC meeting date is reconsidered for the purpose of increasing Brothers access to the meeting

Submitted by Marshall Crabtree, Portland Graduate Chapter

 

Committee does not recommend adoption

 

21. Whereas, It was great being recognized at Coors Field 

Be it resolved, that we thank Dr. Eric Gupta and Dr. Latha Radhakrishnan and the Rockies for setting up this event and hosting the Fraternity.

Submitted by Matthew Holderly and Ina Liko, Chi Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

22. Whereas, pharmacy is a profession and

Whereas, Kappa Psi is a professional organization;

Be it resolved, that Brothers of the organization are mandated to attend all convention events, unless the event is previously labeled as casual, in professional, business casual attire

Submitted by D.J. Onuaguluchi, Delta Eta Chapter

 

Committee does not recommended adoption

 

23. Whereas, Scholarships and awards are accolades to be thankful for; 

Be it resolved, that recipients of these accolades need to be in attendance during the presentation of the award in order to be given the opportunity to accept it

Submitted by D.J. Onuaguluchi, Delta Eta Chapter

 

Committee does not recommend adoption

 

24. Whereas, GCC is an eventful occasion with programming

Be it resolved we encourage the use of pocket size agendas at the 58th GCC

Submitted by Jordan Ballou, Buies Creek Graduate Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

25. Let it be resolved that we thank all the candidates running for office for their willingness to serve on the executive committee.

Submitted by Matthew Holderly and Ina Liko, Chi Chapter

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

26. Be it resolved, that the Central Office will send Graduate Chapter invoices through US mail or to a person specific email along with the Official Kappa Psi email.

Submitted by John Grossomanides, Past Grand Regent

 

Committee recommends adoption

Resolution passes  

 

Registration Fees

 

Early Bird

Standard

Late

On-site

Collegiate

$275

$300

$375

$425

Graduate

$350

$375

$450

$525

Guest

$200

$225

$250

$250

 

Hotel Rate

Room Type

Daily Rate

Single/Double

$169

Triple/Quad

$179

Suite

$169 + $169 connector room

 

Add-on Excursions

Excursion

Cost

Idaho Springs Cliffside Zipline ½ day

$115

Lower Canyon White Water Rafting ½ day

$100

Upper Clear Creek and Cliffside Zipline 1 day

$200

Denver mountains and parks tour

$40

 

Sponsorships

Silver Level ($2000-$3999)

Walmart Stores Inc/Sam’s Club

 

Bronze Level (1000-$1999)

CVS Health

Mid America Province (Coffee Break & GCD Luncheon)

Mountain East Province (Table Tents)

Northern Plains Province (Table Tents)

Northwest Province (Coffee Break & Spouse/Child Favors)

Pacific West Province (Name Badges & General Donation)

Southwest Province (GCC Lanyards)

 

Scarlet and Grey Level ($250-$999)

Atlantic Province (Coffee Break)

Great Lakes Province (General Sponsorship)

Gulf Coast Province (GCD Luncheon)

RxPrep

Office of the Dean, The University of Illinois-Rockford College of Pharmacy

Merck

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations

 

Other

Southeast Province, Chi Chapter, Illinois Graduate Chapter, William Fitzpatrick, Don Floriddia, Robert Magarian, Johnny Porter, and The University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of Pharmacy.

 

Convention Favors: Commemorative Coin, Portable USB charger, Garner history book, Cournoyer/Weaver history book, female guest favor – Sephora eye mask and chapstick, male guest favor – waterproof phone pouch, child guest favor – Baymax hero doll