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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 11, Number 2
October 30, 2009

Editor: Steve Nelson
National Publications Manager

News from Headquarters


When you complete your Initiate Classes, please remember that you have 30 days following Third Degree to submit the Initiate Registration Form. A late fee of 25% is applied to all forms.



Fall Activity Reports will soon be mailed to all chapters. Check your mailbox next week. The deadline for sending them to the Headquarters is December 1st.



The Fall issue of The PODIUM has been mailed. It should be arriving in your chapter mailbox soon. Please note the following:

The National Chapter voted last summer during National Convention that each chapter would received ONE copy of The PODIUM.

Any chapter wishing to received additional copies of future issues must notify the Headquarters in advance.

Submissions for the Spring 2010 issue are due November 1st. Please send your articles and photos to:



To all District Officers and Chapter Presidents:

Please ensure the widest possible distribution of this newsletter to the chapters, colonies and members in your district.

The purpose of this newsletter is to quickly and efficiently send information to each member.

District Leaders should ensure that this newsletter is forwarded to every Chapter President in their district.

Issues of the NewsNotes can also be found on the Headquarters website at

Many thanks,
Lt. Col Alan L. Bonner, USAF (ret)
National Executive Director

Month of Musicianship
by Christine Beason, National VPP

November is the Kappa Kappa Psi Month of Musicianship. It is always our mission and purpose to support music and band, but November should be used as an opportunity to prove our mission to the world!

During November, reach out beyond your own chapter, band and school to show everyone how much you really love and support band and music. Begin planning now for a special project.

Make sure you document your activities in writing and photographs and send them to me ( Your project may just appear in The Podium! Look for project ideas to come over the next few weeks!


Council Connection Newsletter

by Nicole Burdick, National VPCR

Sisters and Brothers of Tau Beta Sigma:

This biennium the National Council will be utilizing our newsletter, the Council Connection, to keep you informed about national policies, programs, and the activities of your national officers. The Council Connection will be published quarterly and will include updates from the National Council, as well as information about upcoming events and deadlines.

This information is important for all Active members of Tau Beta Sigma. Please distribute this to all members in your chapter. If you have any questions about the information in the Council Connection, please contact me at We are here working for you!

The October edition can be downloaded from the website at this link.


Theta Lambda - University of Memphis
by Jack Lee, National VPSA

On behalf of the Kappa Kappa Psi National Council, it is a distinct pleasure to announce the installation of the Theta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, Chapter #203, at The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee. The Installation took place October 25, 2009 on The University of Memphis campus.

Thanks to the Lambda Rho Chapter of Tennessee Tech University for serving as the advising chapter and serving as the ritual team.  At the conclusion of the installation ceremony, Lambda Rho presented the new chapter with a paddle.

Theta Lambda is the first Kappa Kappa Psi chapter to be installed in the 2009-2011 Biennium.

Charter Members include:

  • Mark A. Bonner, Jr.
  • James A. Cutter, III
  • Robert Brandon Doggett, III
  • Henry L. Dorn, III
  • Dexter Eugene Dowell
  • John Maurice Gillum
  • Jake Hardin
  • Michael Joseph Logan
  • Brandon Corey Okoli
  • Cedric Taylor
  • Shan Timothy Vega, Jr.
  • Roderick Nelson White, Jr.
  • Sponsor: Dr. Albert Nguyen
  • Director of Bands: Dr. Kraig Williams

There were many friends and family members present at the installation.  I am pleased to say that there were THREE districts represented at the installation ceremony - Southeast, Southwest, and Northeast.  Attending the ceremony were active and alumni brothers of Pi, Delta Delta, Epsilon Chi, Eta Gamma, Theta Phi, Iota Nu, and Lambda Rho, with Southwest District Member-At-Large Andy Smith.   The Iota Mu chapter of Tau Beta Sigma also attended the installation and presented the new brothers with several gifts - including their first set of fraternity letters.

It was a privilege to serve as the Installing Officer for Theta Lambda. Thank you to everyone for their role in Kappa Kappa Psi's return to The University of Memphis. Please join me in welcoming this newest chapter to the Brotherhood, and supporting them in their great achievements to come.


Iota Xi - Elon University

by Dawn Farmer, National VPCM
Last Sunday, at Elon University, the 230th Chapter of the Sisterhood was
Installed. I had the honor of being the Installing Officer, with members of the University of South Carolina (Epsilon Alpha), South Carolina State
(Epsilon Chi), and University of North Alabama (Eta Beta) performing the
Ritual. Fifteen Sisters and one Honorary Member were initiated.

Notes of welcome can be sent to the Director of Bands and Sponsor, Tony Sawyer ( and Chapter President Leah Fulbright (

Thank you to all of the chapters and alumni who have spent their time and energies helping and supporting this chapter during their journey. Special thanks to Dollie O'Neill for serving as the Colony Advisor for the past few months and helping the them reach this final goal.

Very best to the Iota Xi Chapter, and Welcome!

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