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2013 NatCon Edition
May 23, 2013

Editor: Robert Bratcher
Publications Manager

News from Headquarters


Chapter Summary Reports must be in by June 1st. Make sure all information is correct and properly input into the online system.

Have A Great And Safe Summer

To all Brothers & Sisters, from all of us at Stillwater Station, we hope that your summer is very safe, enjoyable, relaxing, and includes the 2013 National Convention! Be in Springfield, Mass. to help shape the future of the fraternity & sorority. Fellowship, learn, and be inspired!

Wishing you the best!
Yvonne Daye, Zeb Watkins, Dale Croston, Robert Bratcher, Aaron Moore, Debbie Morris, Di Spiva & Alan Bonner


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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.

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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

Chapter and Colony Education Coordinator:
Dale Croston

Alumni Historical and Development Coordinator:
Aaron Moore

Multimedia Designer/Publications Manager:
Robert Bratcher

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Zeb Watkins

Kappa Kappa Psi National Chapter Field Representative:
Yvonne Daye



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Con Selmer Institute

Wind and Rhythm

NatCon '13: On-Time Registration Deadline
by Robert Bratcher, National Publications Manager & Multimedia Designer

Will you join the revolution? JUNE 7TH is the deadline for on-time registration. Visit and encourage others to visit today to secure a spot at the 2013 Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Convention in Springfield. Any registration after the JUNE 7TH deadline will incur a $25 late fee.

Nu Delta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Installed
by Jack Lee, National Vice President For Programs


It is my pleasure to announce the installation of the Nu Delta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. The 316th chapter's installation occurred at 3:00 PM, May 4th with National Vice President for Programs Jack Lee serving as the  installing officer for the colonists. The Zeta Beta chapter at Howard Payne University served as the advising chapter and past Northeast District President Jessica McAlarney Lee from the Eta Alpha chapter was the colony advisor.

There were a number guests attending including the McMurry Fine Arts Division Chair Dr. Mark Wilcox, National Alumni Historical and Development Coordinator Aaron Moore, Past Southwest District President Clinton Wieden, current Southwest District Vice President Allen Andrus, as well as many more brothers that represented the Zeta Beta, Alpha, Alpha Rho, Eta Alpha, and Delta Sigma chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi. The Nu Delta chapter is already off to a fantastic start with service, brotherhood, and other events planned.

Please welcome our newest brothers from the Nu Delta chapter!!


Nu Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Installed
by Adam Bates, National Vice President For Student Affairs


Please join me in welcoming our newest chapter, the Nu Epsilon Chapter of Idaho State University. Nu Epsilon was installed at 6:30 PM Mountain Time on the 11th of May, 2013. The founding father class was 18 strong. The first Nu Epsilon President is Jose Romero. The Chapter is advised by Sponsor Kevin York, the Associate Band Director of Idaho State University. The Director of Bands is Dr. Patrick Brooks.

The installation team was made up of 10 members of the Iota Kappa Chapter and national representative Adam Bates. Among the Iota Kappa brothers present were Erik Marrs (immediate past IK President and current Western District President), Arthur Aguilera (newly installed IK President), Alex McClean (Western District Vice President), and Jeannette McMillan (immediate past Western District President).

The installation was attended by 6 brothers of the Gamma Chapter, who drove 12 hours from Seattle in order to make the event!

Installation was followed by the Nu Epsilon Chapter hosting "Breakfast for Dinner" in the music building.

Tau Beta Sigma National Candidates For Election
by Robert Bratcher, National Publications Manager & Multimedia Designer

Featured on the National Convention website, the Candidates For National Leadership page allows you to view the resume and letters of intent of each candidate.

The candidates for National President, Vice President for Colonization & Membership, Vice President for Special Projects, Vice President for Communication & Recognition, and the Board of Trustees of Tau Beta Sigma are featured.

Be well-informed before casting your vote.

REMINDER: Tau Beta Sigma National President's Essay Contest Deadline, June 15th
by Dawn Farmer, National President of Tau Beta Sigma

Our Past, a History Bold; Today's Opportunities We Find Unfolding
In 1000 words or less, describe the opportunities we have unfolding for us as Sisters of Tau Beta Sigma, and how our past plays a role in those events. 

Deadline: JUNE 15th to Dawn Farmer,

Winner will be announced at National Convention and must be present to win. This challenge is intended for Active members who are currently enrolled in school or will be recent 2013 graduates of their university. The winner will receive $200 and read the winning entry to the TBS National Delegation during National Convention.

Gamma Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Re-Installed
by Christine Beason, National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

Brothers and Sisters,

It is my pleasure to announce the reinstallation of the Gamma Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at the University of Southern Mississippi. The installation of chapter #94 occurred at the University Baptist Church in Hattiesburg on May 11, 2013 with Past National President Michael Osborn serving as installing officer. The Beta Gamma (Louisiana State University) chapter served as the advising chapter, and Burt Daigle served as colony advisor.

The event was made possible by help from brothers from Lambda Xi (Southeastern Louisiana), Theta Lambda (University of Memphis), and Rho (Tulane University), and alumni Brother Tracy Bedgood, who is currently a DMA candidate at Southern Miss. Thanks to everyone who helped make this installation possible!

Congratulations to the new brothers of the Gamma Chi Chapter!

Christine Beason
Kappa Kappa Psi
National Vice President for Colonization and Membership

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