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Western Region Leadership Acdemy - Oct 8-10

posted Jul 30, 2015, 9:40 AM by Seattle Alphas   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 8:40 AM ]

August 25, 2015

Greetings Brothers of the Western Region:

We are excited to announce the 7th Annual Western Region Leadership Academy Weekend and College Brothers' Retreat. The Western Region Leadership Team has planned an impactful and interactive weekend. This year's theme, "A Commitment to Purpose," challenges the brotherhood to support, empower and develop our college brothers and young alumni brothers as the Western Region future leaders in providing service and advocacy for our communities.

On Thursday - Saturday, October 8-10, 2015 we will convene in the city of Sacramento the capital of California, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The brothers of the Zeta Beta Lambda and Pi Gamma Chapter the reigning National Charles H. Wesley Award winners and the Western Leadership Team are preparing a welcome that will be memorable for years to come.

The supreme body of the 109th Anniversary General Convention completed the business of the Fraternity August 8, 2015 including the swearing-in of our new AVP, Brother Jaron McReynolds and Brother Russell E. Flye to his second term as WRVP. Several constitutional/by-laws amendments were adopted for ratifications by the chapters. Explanations of the changes will be provided during the leadership academy and college brother retreat weekend. We are requesting a minimum of two representative from each chapter to attend this conference as we continue to empower and equip our membership with the essential leadership skills to elevate our region by providing a purposeful direction and opportunity for all chapters, officers and brothers interested in strengthening their leadership skills.

Highlights includes keynote speakers, chapter officer development workshops, College Brothers Affairs Commission Symposium, Brotherhood Breakfast, Fraternal Luncheon, and regional officers/regional reports. The final schedule will be sent to you by September 8, 2015. Brothers are required to be on site by 12:30 PM

Friday, October 9 for the 1:00 PM Opening Session. On Thursday evening, September 8, after the 68th Western Region Convention Planning Session there will be a meet and greet reception with Sacramento community partners.

Registration can be made at http://alphawest.org/leadership-academy/ and your hotel reservation at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1506170102&key=29662059.

Brothers, come prepared to focus on reinforcing the region’s infrastructure and rededicating ourselves to the aims of the Fraternity. Registration is $50.00 for College brothers and $135 for Alumni. Room rates are only $135/night. There will be no onsite registration. Registration ends October 3, 2015. You can also register by visiting www.alphawest.org and register today! This weekend is one leadership weekend you do not want to miss!

Russell E. Flye                                                                                       JaRon McReynolds                                         
28th Western Region Vice President                                               Assistant Vice President