Pi Delta Psi Facebook Networking Group

Special thanks to Ricky “Red Tide” Ly for creating the Pi Delta Psi Facebook Networking group. The national networking group is for both actives and alumni with the hope of providing an easy forum for brothers to connect with each other. Although it has only been 1 month, many brothers were able to leverage our network. A group of brothers has even come together to form a real estate venture. Many brothers also gave personal introductions, showing a wide diversity of industries, experiences, and interests.

However, this is only the beginning. We are working on a more powerful dedicated networking platform that will build off of the Facebook networking group that allow for better searching and provide a more efficient way of broadcasting and subscribing to new opportunities to network. For now, another special thanks to Magesh “Trident” Alagiriraj who created a google spreadsheet to capture this data in the interim so we can load it into this new platform.
Form: Click here to view the form
Spreadsheet: Click here to view the Spreadsheet
Check out the Networking group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdpnational/

Board of Directors (BOD)

Call for National Executive Board Nominations
The Board of Directors is calling upon individuals for nomination to the National Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Recorder, and Treasurer). A new National Executive Committee will be implemented this upcoming convention (sometime in August – date and location to be released by the current National Executive Committee). As we are rebuilding this Fraternity, we are looking for candidates to bring fresh and new ideas and leadership.

In the past two years, we have had little to no volunteers for the National Board, this has placed much stress on the handful of Brothers who have continually stepped forward to run several roles within this organization. Without adequate support to running National, there is a strong probability that National will cease operations.

To dispel some misconceptions over personal liability, legal counsel has advised that officers of the National Board do not incur personal liability for acts or omissions transacted on behalf of the fraternity in the course of everyday business. Furthermore, the fraternity obtains general liability insurance coverage annually.  The BOD is exploring additional directors and officers insurance policy.

An exception to the rule that officers do not generally incur personal liability, is if an officer engages in extremely risky or dangerous behaviors which rise to the level of being intentional, reckless, fraudulent, or other such acts. Personal liability is not a realistic risk if an officer does not engage in any of the above type behaviors. For additional legal inquiries, please contact Kevin Chiu, Director of Legal Affairs, at kevin.chiu@pideltapsi.com.

If you are interested in a National position or if you are interested in helping in any way, please submit a letter of intent along with a resume to the Board of Directors (bod@pideltapsi.com) and cc Kenny Moy (Kenny.moy@pideltapsi.com).

Financial Oversight by the Board of Directors
Many brothers had expressed concern about where the donations will be going. The Board of Directors will be providing oversight over spending with the utmost scrutiny to ensure that the donations will be used appropriately, and there will be much more emphasis placed on financial transparency. Currently, donations have not been spent, however it will be used to subsidize paying for the 2015 insurance policy and budgeting for potential legal fees. Additional expenditures will be communicated in the next update and at the Summer Convention.

Quick Highlights on National Projects

  • The Alumni Focus Group was created to allow for the Alumni Association to be able to solicit feedback as we set up shop with our projects and initiatives focused on Alumni.
    • The Focus Group has a diverse representation spanning a majority of the chapters across a wide generation of actives, young, and more established Alumni and we currently have 40 members.
    • For more information or if you are interested in joining the Focus Group, please email Andrew Tan (andrew.tan@pideltapsi.com).
  • The Fundraising Team is developing a subscription model to create a sustainable stream of donations to provide a baseline level of funding annually.
    • The Fundraising Team is working on setting up a new donation web page for this along with an alumni-focused web site for Alumni.
    • For more information or if you are interested in joining the Fundraising team, please email Andrew Tan (andrew.tan@pideltapsi.com).
  • The Communications Team is working on better ways to communicate to Alumni and ensure that Alumni are kept in the loop with the happenings of the fraternity, building off of this regular newsletter sent to Alumni.
    • For more information or if you are interested in joining the Communications team, please email Andrew Tan (andrew.tan@pideltapsi.com).
  • The Technology Team is working on converting our legacy reporting system (CSR) into an online system that will be able to provide real-time data to track chapter progress and combined with a New Member Education Online system, will automatically insert newly crossed brothers into the national roster.
    • Both the Online CSR and NME systems are on track to be rolled out in time for the Fall 2015 class.
    • For more information or if you are interested in helping out with the technology initiatives, please email Andrew Tan (andrew.tan@pideltapsi.com).
  • National Board is having an internal Audit on National Policies and Procedures to address deficiencies in our procedures and streamline our processes.

If you are interested in learning more about our efforts in establishing the Alumni Association, join in the discussion on the national forums here:

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Active Schools Highlights

  • George Washington University (Omicron Chapter)
    • Received gold overall in the Greek excellence awards, academic achievement and scholarship, leadership and campus involvement, programming, membership development, and chapter operations. They also received a silver designation in philanthropy.
  • George Mason University Colony
    • Received highest New Member GPA, Leadership and Engagement, Chapter Management and Self Governance, Responsible Social Conduct, 3 Start Chapter of Excellence.
    • Successfully hosted a Cause and Effect Dinner and raised ~$1,800 for our philanthropy Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Fundraising Update

Goal – $75,000
Raised to Date (As of 4/21/2015)

  • $9,565.00 (Up $4,370.00 from last month’s update)
  • 12.75% (Up 6.77% from last month’s update)

Thank you to the following brothers for your generous donations!

  • Sammy Wong (Alpha Chapter – SUNY Binghamton)
  • Bill Lu (University of Minnesota Colony)
  • Jose Sun (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Ronny Chow (Alpha Chapter – SUNY Binghamton)
  • Kevin Lee (Zeta Chapter – New York University)
  • Justin Stein (Theta Chapter – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)*
  • Magesh Alagiriraj (Theta Chapter – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Nelson Chan (Gamma Chapter – Hofstra University)*
  • Andrew Tse (Alpha Chapter – SUNY Binghamton)
  • Johnny Dang (Sigma Chapter – University of Florida)
  • Kenny Lo (Gamma Chapter – Hofstra University)
  • Albert Liang (Nu Chapter – Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Victor Yin (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)
  • Edwin Ma L.R.G. (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Eddie Hsaio Spongebob (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Michael Nation (Chi Chapter – University of South Florida)
  • Christopher Murata (Alpha Chapter – SUNY Binghamton)
  • Steve Kwan (Tau Chapter – Pennsylvania State University)
  • Chenpai Lee (Alpha Chapter – SUNY Binghamton)*
  • Christopher Wong (Theta Chapter – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)*
  • David Cheng (Lambda Chapter – Rutgers University)*
  • Winston Liao (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Will Hsiao (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • John Legendary Korean BBQ Hwangbo (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Alan Tam (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Timson the Great One (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Kevin Eng (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Ray Huang (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Dave Hom Sexy Back (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Diddle King (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Jason Xu Gobstopper (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Paul Chen Spectre (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Tony Ji (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Peter Le Train (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Diddle Emperor (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Ben Cheng (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Richard Pun (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • James Wong Ziggy (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Christopher Hsu (Omicron Chapter – George Washington University)
  • Eric Kwok (Pi Chapter – University of Maryland College Park)
  • James Kim (Pi Chapter – University of Maryland College Park)
  • Kevin Kim (Lambda Chapter – Rutgers University)
  • Brandon Chu (Lambda Chapter – Rutgers University)
  • Chris Ngo (Xi Chapter – University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Randolph Zuniga (Rho Chapter – University of California Riverside)
  • Thomas Wang (Omega Chapter – University of Connecticut)
  • Ronald Gong (Beta Chapter – SUNY Buffalo)*
  • Gordon Chen (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Tenzin Dhalsim (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Mark Anthony Aztec (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Anthony Kim (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*
  • Taro Miyabayashi (Chi Chapter – University of South Florida)
  • Eric Chan (University of Colorado Colony)
  • Andrew Son (Iota Chapter – University of Rochester)
  • Harrison Chang (Delta Chapter – SUNY Stony Brook)*

* New donors since last month’s update

How to Donate:

  • Donations can be made via credit card, debit card, or Paypal through the following e-mail address: treasurer@pideltapsi.com or checks made payable to:
    • Pi Delta Psi Fraternity
    • 176-25 Union Turnpike; #378
    • Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
  • Please fill out a donation card and submit it with your donation. You can download it here.
  • When sending checks, please send an email to BOD@pideltapsi.com with your name, chapter, and amount

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