Our 172nd International Convention in the historic city of Baltimore, MD, is just about 4 months away. Zetes from around the globe will descend on “Charm City” to embrace our largest and most time-honored event in our noble order. This year’s events include a Wednesday night dinner and tour of the newly-opened Guinness Open Gate Brewery and a Thursday dinner at the Baltimore Aquarium.
The on-line convention registration site is up and running, ready to accept “early-bird” registrations for you, your guest(s), etc. It can be reached at http://zetapsi.org/convention-registration-live/. Our host hotel will be the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace, located the spectacular Inner Harbor area. The link for hotel reservations is https://renaissance-hotels.marriott.com/renaissance-baltimore-harborplace-hotel, or you can contact them at (410) 547-1200. And don’t forget to ask for the Zeta Psi Fraternity rate.
I also want to take this special opportunity to engage those brothers who have been incredibly charitable in their financial support for the Grand Chapter Big Brother/Little Brother Sponsorship Program since its 2011 inception. Your generosity has afforded dozens of undergraduate Zetes the opportunity to attend a convention who otherwise couldn’t due to the ever-increasing costs of transportation, hotels, and other logistics.
A Zeta Psi convention is far more than just four days in August: it’s a brother-building, bond-strengthening, spirit-inducing adventure that each and every brother in our mystic circle must experience at least once in their lives. Our valued Alumni fully appreciate the true power and importance of this initiative, and I can’t think of a better way for us to give back than to support this endeavor. Both current Actives and recently-minted Elders have been beneficiaries of the enormous generosity of the Elders like you who support this program.
I plan to continue my commitment for Big Brother 2019, and I genuinely hope that you will also seriously consider joining with me in supporting this unique yet vital program. You can submit your sponsorship at the same time as you register: the registration link is https://transactions.zetapsi.org/CampaignForm/ZetaPsi/2019+Convention+Registration+for+Elders.
If you’ve already made your commitment for this year, I sincerely thank-you, and so do the undergraduates!!!
If, unfortunately, you are unable to attend the convention this year, you can still make a Big Brother sponsorship donation thru the registration link mentioned above – it will impact the life of a deserving Zete and be greatly appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to discuss with you.
If you are a Phi, officer, or board member of an Elder Association or of a regional Alumni Association, I appeal to you to please spread the word of this essential program to your respective associations through messages in your social media outlets and newsletters, as well as during your upcoming association meetings.
Please also inform deserving actives you know of the corresponding Little Brother program. The Little Brother application link is on the convention webpage: http://zetapsi.org/little-brother-application/
Thank-you in advance for your continued support of this program. I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!!
Always in TKPhi,
Evan Pressman Pi Tau ‘84
Big Brother Program Chair