September 2005
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The Fraternal Response to Hurricane Katrina

On August 31st, in an attempt to facilitate information from multiple sources and chapters that were struggling to determine the safety and whereabouts of its members, Lambda Chi Alpha built FraternalRelief.org, not just for members of Lambda Chi, but for the use by all fraternal organizations in these same efforts.
Brother Presides at Rehnquist Funeral
When the nation paid its respects to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, one of our Sigma Nu brothers, Reverend George Evans, Jr., Gettysburg, presided over the funeral. According to the article on CNN.com, Chief Justice Rehnquist was a member of Pastor Evans' church in Virginia.
Preserving the Past. . . Preparing for the Future!

In April of 2005, the Epsilon Mu (Butler) House Corporation decided that it was time to expand the chapter home by adding several senior suites in addition to replacing the existing roof. Additionally, they wanted to grow their chapter scholarship account in order to meet the future needs of the chapter. The difficult part of their plan was that they wanted to raise $550,000 by August 31, 2005!

Fortunately, a very unique opportunity presented itself. At the beginning of the campaign, the House Corporation received commitments for $500,000 in gifts subject to the Epsilon Mu alumni contributing $50,000 to this effort by the August 31st deadline. Another requirement placed on the $50,000 minimum was that it must be actual gifts received, not pledges.

Brother Bill Dugan, Campaign Chairman, said, "We've all been warmed by fires we did not build and drank from wells we did not dig. I see this campaign as our opportunity to continue the tradition of those who came before us. Now is our time to support Sigma Nu!"

So, the House Corporation hired the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation to conduct this campaign. A special memorial fund effort was headed by Brothers Darrell Pike, Bill Crispen and Mark Bohnert to name a Senior Suite in memory of Brother David M. Lautner who entered the Chapter Eternal in 2004.
Brother Long Receives Outstanding Foundation Volunteer Award

This past weekend the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) honored Brother Michael D. Long (Drury and Southwest Missouri) with the Outstanding Foundation Volunteer Award, presented at the annual Foundations Seminar in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mike served as President of the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, Inc. from June 2003 through June 2005. His many accomplishments with the Educational Foundation were acknowledged at the Awards Banquet on Friday night. Mike's role in establishing the Foundation's Strategic Plan, his contribution to the significant growth of the
Conference Co-Chairs Rebecca Zanatta, Alpha Phi, and James Owens present Mike Long with the Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Foundation over the last four years and his personal interest in growing the planned giving program, retiring the headquarters mortgage and engaging one-on-one with our donors were all highlighted in his nomination.

It is no wonder that a committee of his peers selected Mike as the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award this year. His selfless commitment to our Foundation and Fraternity has shown through in his contribution of time, talent, and energy to lead well and produce measurable results during his tenure.
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