President’s Note-April 2018

April 2018

Greetings Sigma Phi Omega members!  Our Sigma Phi Omega Board is hard at work and I’m excited to share the latest news with you.

We have some new board members!  I am thankful for their commitment to SPO and encourage you to get to know each of us by visiting our Leadership link:  https://www.sigmaphiomega.org/leadership/

We have also approved, by a vote of the board and active chapter advisors, a revision of our bylaws which will enable the board to explore options for organizational partnerships that best support the goals of our Society.  Stay tuned for more information on this.

The call for Chapter Reports has gone out.  These are due by April 30th and can be submitted to the following link:  https://www.sigmaphiomega.org/advisor-reports/  Reports submitted by an active chapter advisor and on time are eligible for a rebate from the Society.

We are working to encourage all members to keep their membership active.  This is especially important for chapter advisors.  Chapters without an active chapter advisor are considered inactive and are ineligible for all of the benefits available to chapters, including induction of new members.  Please let our Membership Coordinator know if another person has been designated as Chapter Advisor:  spogerontologymembership@gmail.com

Next up the board is going to review the entire bylaws document and our awards structure.  We always welcome comments and input from our members.  Feel free to email me at spogerontologypresident@gmail.com with any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions.

Finally, please send us your chapter news!  We want to make sure all of the wonderful things our chapters are doing are highlighted on our website.  News can be submitted to:  https://www.sigmaphiomega.org/chapter-news-submissions/

I hope you have a successful end to your semester and academic year and congratulations to all of our latest SPO inductees!  Welcome to SPO!

Cynthia