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KKPsi & TBSigma

Volume 12, Number 2
October 5, 2010

Editor: Nick Smith
Publications Manager

News from Headquarters


Submissions for the Spring 2011 issue are due November 1st. We are VERY interested in hearing about news and events from chapters everywhere so send us news about what your chapters are doing WITH PICTURES and let us know what you're up to! Please remember, if sending photos, we can only use higher resolution (300 dpi) files.

Please send your articles and photos to:



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



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



National Executive Director:
Lt. Col. Alan Bonner, USAF (Ret.)

HQ Office Manager & National Accountant:
Di Spiva

HQ Membership Services Coordinator:
Debbie Morris

Alumni, Chapter & Colony Affairs Coordinator:
Aaron Moore

Publications Manager:
Nick Smith

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Zac Humphrey

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Evan Thompson



KKPsi AA Encore Newsletter

Keynotes Online Magazine


Announcement of the New Southwest District Governor
by Derrick Mills, National President

Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi:

I am happy to announce to you that John Graham, Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff has accepted the invitation to serve
as Southwest District Governor. Professor Graham can be contacted and
congratulated directly at:

Since 1994, Mr. Graham has been the Director of Bands at the University
of Arkansas at Pine Bluff which includes two concert bands and the
University Wind Symphony and the 280 piece marching band know as the
“Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South” also known as (M4). Under
Professor Graham’s leadership at UAPB, the concert bands and have grown from one ensemble to include three concert bands, including the UAPB Wind Symphony. Professor Graham also serves as the Chapter Sponsor of the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

I had a great conversation with Professor Graham going over
each others' expectations. He is excited and looking forward to joining
our leadership team and I look forward to his contributions to Kappa
Kappa Psi, the Southwest District and College Bands.

Please welcome Governor Graham!

Theta Pi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma Re-Installation
by Dawn Farmer, National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

To the Sisters and Brothers of Tau Beta Sigma,

It is my pleasure to announce the reactivation of the Theta Pi Chapter of
Tau Beta Sigma at Bowie State University. Third Degree and the Installation Ceremony took place on Sunday, September 26th. New Active
Members and Honoraries were welcomed into Tau Beta Sigma by Active and Alumni Sisters from throughout the NED.

Special thanks goes to the Beta Eta chapter at The University of Maryland
for serving as the Advising Chapter and Tamara Henry for serving as the
Colony Advisor. Dr. Kathryn Kelly, NVPSP, served as the Installing Officer.

Members in Attendance Included:
Tamara Henry- Advisor- Life Member Beta Eta
Marcus Welche- Honorary Beta Eta
Alison Northridge- Beta Eta President
Zara Simpson
Anna Costello
Bridgette Colline
Beth Schwartz
Sarah Hines
Jesse Mayer- Eta Sigma
Barbara Erby- Theta Pi Alumni (members of the original charter class June 1997)
Sharae Sharp- Theta Pi Alumni (member of the original charter class June

Congrats to Bowie State, and we welcome them to the Bond!

Mu Phi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Installation
by Rod M. Chesnutt, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Member and past National President


It is my pleasure to announce the installation of the Mu Phi chapter of
Kappa Kappa Psi at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. The 309th
chapter installation occurred at 10:30 AM, October 3 with Dr. Rod Chesnutt serving as installing officer of 15 colonists and sponsor. The Psi chapter served as the advising chapter and James Llamas was the colony advisor. Approximately 60 guests attended representing the Psi, Lambda Alpha, Iota Alpha, Epsilon Lambda, Gamma Kappa, Beta Omicron, Omega, Gamma chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and the Epsilon Kappa, Alpha Chi and Zeta XI chapters of Tau Beta Sigma. The new chapter is off to a great start with many projects accomplished, others in the works, and tremendous support from the brothers and sisters of the Western District! Please send congratulations to:

Sarah Navarette, President
Mu Phi chapter, Kappa Kappa Psi
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA 92832

Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro, Sponsor
Coordinator of Bands
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA 92832

Fall 2010 Edition of the Podium Now Available Online
by Nick Smith, Publications Manager

Brothers and Sisters,

The Fall 2010 edition of the Podium publication is online now at our website. We have sent the publication to the printers and should have the printed copies coming out to you soon. For now, download your digital copy here and make sure to share it with your chapters!

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Jewelry Vendor Greetings
by Ken Tracey and Matt Keenum, KDT & Company, Inc.

Dear Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma members:

We're so excited to serve the members of Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi. We have been doing so for over 10 years and it has always been tremendously enjoyable. In addition to the standard items that you already use, such as the pearl badges, recognition coat-of-arms pins and recogniton bars, we invite you to check out accessory items such as lavalieres and rings. We have some new less expensive offerings that we would like to show you. In addition, we have recently added 3 x 5 feet flags for both organizations. These are personal flags that members can buy for display in their rooms. Check out our new Heart Pendent and the new "band" rings.  Go to the KKPsi or TBSigma websites and click on the jewelry link or to see all that we have to offer.  We have great gift items for little brothers and sisters and for parents to buy for their sons and daughters. We are always looking for new ideas for items you would like us to carry. If you have one, please email Ken or Matt at or call us at 847.501.3941.

GEICO Offers Savings Opportunities for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma
by Cindy Yates, GIECO Partnership Marketing Manager

GEICO Auto Insurance has been saving drivers money since 1936 and now provides an additional savings opportunity for members of Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma. Through a new partnership between KKPsi, TBSigma and GEICO, members and alumni are eligible for up to an 8% discount on GEICO car insurance.  This discount is available in 47 states and the District of Columbia.  In addition, GEICO offers money saving discounts such as multi-car, five-year good driver, anti-lock brake, seat belt use, good student, and defensive driving.

GEICO provides 24-Hour assistance for sales, service and claims as well as a countrywide network of claims adjusters. In addition, GEICO offers several convenient payment plans to help with your budget.

By contacting GEICO for a quote and identifying yourself as a Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma member, you will also help support your association.  KKPsi & TBSigma receive revenue each time a member gets an auto insurance quote from GEICO.  GEICO also supports Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma by helping to sponsor events. To find out how much you could save with GEICO, call 1-800-368-2734; be sure to mention that you are a Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma member.  You can also get a quote on-line at or click the GEICO Logo on the KKPsi or TBSigma site.  If you already have a GEICO policy, contact GEICO to discuss whether you qualify for the Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma Member Discount.

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