New Education Fee Proposal
For almost a year, Fraternity and Foundation board members have been working to determine a way to lower the cost of active membership without huge cuts to the annual budget. We believe we have a solution by lowering the National Active Fee and creating a new Education Fee that can be paid with funds from Chapter Endowment Fund accounts within the Triangle Education Foundation. Get more information here: https://www.triangle.org/nefproposal/ and watch for planned webinars to discuss this proposed legislation.
Virtual Founders Day 2021 – April 17 at 3 PM EST
Join Triangle Fraternity for Founders’ Day 2021 taking place on Saturday, April 17th at 3 pm EDT. Hear from National President, Joe Cerrato, hear recorded words from Triangle Founders and early initiates, find out who is initiate #30,000 and more! Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/FD-2021
Planning your own celebration? Get resources and register your event at https://www.triangle.org/alumni/fdays/. If you need assistance contacting alumni or setting up your event, Director of Alumni Engagement & Stewardship Carrie Loveless welcomes the chance to help. Contact her at email@example.com.
Growth Staff to “Grow”
Triangle has received a grant from a very generous alumus expressly for the purpose of expanding our growth staff. Two new Assistant Directors of Growth will be added to staff by June with the goal of providing every chapter with customized support for recruitment. Already our Growth Success Program, designed by Director of Growth and Expansion Jim Phillips, has had significant results for most of the chapters working with him. Now we can provide the same programming and coaching support to all our campus groups. Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get your chapter on board! All chapters should be planning now for increased Summer effort to support a successful Fall recruitment.
TRI-CON 2021 – Online June 26/27
Triangle’s Convention for this summer has been moved online and we are moving our in-person Orlando, Florida Convention to July 7-10, 2022. To celebrate the online nature of the event, we have named this summer’s program TRI-CON 2021. With the ease of online participation, we hope many more members than usual will be able to attend. Active chapters are entitled to two undergraduate delegates, while alumni chapters are entitled to one alumnus delegate.
Chapters will be receiving more information in the coming weeks, but should elect delegates to participate in the online program. We are scheduling for about five hours on Saturday, June 26th to include reports from the Fraternity, Foundation and Housing Corp, Review and Votes on Legislation and Installation of the National Council. An additional three to four hours is scheduled on Sunday, June 27 for additional reports and recognitions and the Chapter Awards Program, including the $100,000 and $25,000 Building Better Men Award winners.
Please note the Bylaws require candidates for initiation be reported at least 14 days prior to the date of initiation. This is also important for chapters that wish to take advantage of the short-form “virtual” initiation, as Council will need to approve that process and solicit Council members to attend (see more here: https://www.triangle.org/hqupdate-052520/).
From the Desk of Rhonda…
- Please update officer and member rosters in ChapterSpot and report any new members no later than 14 days after the pinning ceremony.
- Please request initiations of new members at least 14 days prior to the initiation date so our staff has time to process the request and ship the approved documents, pins and badges for the new initiates in a timely manner (see Reminder above).
- Chapter statements went out first of month, so are now payable.
- For questions about any of the above, contact Rhonda Halcomb at email@example.com
December and May Grads – Stay Connected
All members who graduated in December or who intend to graduate in May/June are asked to update their contact information when they are settled. Moving to a new city? Have a new phone? Update your contact info to make sure you continue to receive The REVIEW and so the contact updates we provide to chapters and area alumni groups are accurate. Update online here: https://www.triangle.org/alumni/alumni-contact-update/ Also, consider setting up an account with our private membership group at TriangleConnect.org.
Volunteer Appreciation Week
One of Triangle’s greatest treasures is the wealth of volunteers who help support our members and chapters. April 18-24 has been selected as a week to recognize these individuals for the valuable work they do. If you know of a volunteer who deserves recognition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and what they’ve done for you or your chapter.
The Triangle Merchandise Store is Open
Consider a tee or cap for new members or new initiates. Shop online here: https://www.triangle.org/store/