Alumni Association Quarterly Report
Welcome to the very first Alumni Association Quarterly report. This informal publication will be
sent via email to each alumni association board member at the beginning of each quarter. The
goal of the AAQR is to provide useful information to the Alumni Association Boards, therefore
providing an additional means of reaching out to all of our alumni.
In this first issue, I will be covering some, but not all of the projects that the Grand Council has
been working on that will have an impact on our alumni and alumni associations. Any comments,
questions or ideas are highly welcomed.
The National Alpha Rho Chi Website Has Updated its Alumni Content
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the national website lately, you’ll notice a number of
improvements. First, there’s the APX post, a forum to instantly discuss any topic that comes to
mind. In addition, there is the APX Job board, which is geared toward all types of employment
and experience levels. It’s not just for architecture interns.
In addition, the information under the “Alumni” tab has been extensively remodeled. The idea
was to keep everything a typical alumnus would need under this tab, while at the same time,
providing resources for those of us who have been dedicated enough to maintain active
involvement with an alumni association.
For the everyday user, we have a timely list of upcoming events on the opening page, links to
their chapter’s Alumni Association’s website or publication, a link to the most recent alumni dues
invoice, and a link to the address update form.
For the more engaged alumni, an Association Handbook has been developed. It can be
accessed though the drop down menu that is activated when you click on “alumni” at the top of
the page. In there, you will find a link to the AA-1 form, the Alumni Association Annual Checklist,
an idea bank, and links to the Constitutions and By-Laws of our various Associations.
The Alumni Association Annual Checklist, which was developed recently, is an attempt to outline
what the National Fraternity on an annual basis expects of each Alumni Association. The Idea
bank resulted from the Alumni Association survey you participated in earlier this summer. Please
take a look at both of these additions; I hope they will be helpful to you and your association.
National Database Expansion
I am pleased to announce that after years of requesting information from the worthy Grand
Scribe, the National Database is finally going to be accessible online. The computer
programming to make this so, is currently underway, and the project should be complete by the
first of the year.
What does this mean?
Having the database online will greatly change the way the Grand Council has operated over the
years. Each individual brother will have a login and password in order to access to his own
information, allowing him to directly update his personal information. The scope of this project
also establishes the means for each alumnus to pay his national dues directly online, as well as
be able to see which years he has paid.
But wait... There’s more…
Is your chapter planning a founder’s day event and want to mail an invitation all the brothers from
Rather than requesting the information from the WGS, and waiting a couple of days, you will be
able to do a search from your personal computer
Are you planning an event and want to invite all the brothers who live in your area?
You will be able punch in any zip code and find all brothers within a certain mile radius of that
This new system will be extremely secure, and personal information will only be accessible by the
Grand Council and designated members of each chapter and alumni association. In addition, the
Grand Council will be able to monitor the information being downloaded.
A New Alumni Ceremony – Proposal to Amend the Ritual
Early in September an issue of The Rise was published and sent to each Alumni Association
President. In this issue, it was proposed that a new ceremony be added to our fraternity’s ritual.
The proposed ceremony was written to mark the transition between being an active member and
alumni member. This proposal includes an official amendment to The Ritual, and will be voted
upon at the upcoming national convention.
Please verify that you received your Association’s copy of The Rise, and please share it with
each of your members. If you haven’t received your copy, please contact me immediately, and I
will forward one on to you.
The ceremony itself was performed at the Leadership Conference at the end of September, and
we will be doing another run-through at convention, prior to new business. I encourage each
Association to read, and perhaps perform the ceremony themselves prior to coming to any
decisions on its validity.
If there are any questions, please feel free to ask either myself, or the three authors of the
ceremony: Alumni Nicole Morris Dress (Vitruvius), Rick Jenkins (Metagenes) & Lenora Nelson
58th National Convention to be held in Buffalo, NY
Mark your calendars… the 58th National Convention of Alpha Rho Chi will be held March 17-20
in the City of Good Neighbors, Buffalo, New York
Please look out for your convention registration information, which will be mailed out in the
beginning of January. Visit the national website for more information
Alumni Association Awards Program
Nothing evokes motivation quite like positive reinforcement. This is why the national fraternity is
making an effort to enhance our fraternal awards program. Currently there are no awards
directed at alumni associations as an entity, but that is soon to change.
We will be handing out the very first Alumni Association Award. This particular award commends
the Alumni Association that can boast that on average, they have the highest number of Alumni
Dues Payees, as well as the highest per-chapter percentage of Alumni Dues Payees. The winner
will be calculated on an annual basis, and only Alumni Associations that are in good standing at
the end of the year will be eligible.
Curious about where your chapter stands currently? Send me an email, and I’ll let you know.
Alumni Dues Payees
I’d like to make it a point to end each of these reports with a list to let each alumni association
board member exactly know who is making their annual dues contribution to the national
fraternity. This information is also available on the website, and it too will continue to be updated
This information is valuable, not only because the Grand Council greatly appreciates all alumni
who pay dues, it may also be informative to you, the Alumni Association Board member to
recognize some of your most dedicated brothers. You see the ones with the asterisks? These
are the people who will always be there for you, whether you need to do a little fundraising, or
whether there’s a pressing question you need answered. See if any of these people paid chapter
alumni dues. It’s an interesting exercise. Trust me. (Information to be found on the next page)
I hope you enjoyed the first Alumni Association Quarterly Report. I covered some, but not all of
the projects currently underway. If there are any questions or comments, or if you have anything
you think should be included in the next report, please let me know. I can always be easily
reached by email: email@example.com
I hope everyone has a great holiday season, and I hope to see you at convention!
Worthy Grand Associate Architect
Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity
Andronicus Susan Presser Iktinos Rabirius
Dwight Broadneaux Shelly Reid-Tripp* Mara Braspenninx Cliff Heaberlin
Robin Leslie Edwards Amy Riley R. James Bryden Joe Henderson
Armando Gonzalez Marcus Roberts Richard Chadwick
Kurt Hanna Laura Schmidt Dana Habel * Rhoecus
Renay Marquez Robert Selby Peter Haddix Andrew Gilles
John Melcher Ian Stegherr Edward Hammarskjold Katie Goldman
James Mock Scott Strnad Leslie Kenyon Patrick McCurdy
Edward Pearson Steven Swanson John Kuieck
Carl Raymond Michael Thieme Tyra Sorensen Satyros
Kenneth Schwartz Thomas Torke Peter Vander Heide Carl Buchanan
John Sterni (board) Thomas Waggoner Paul Zider Christopher Mills
Leslie Sung Gregory Zielinski Shani Redmond
Charles Eugene Talmadge Imhotep Joshua Thompson
Mark Wlez Apollodorus Michael Hagge
Michael Burke* Tommy Solomon Seshait
Anthemios Alessandro DeMartini Duane Walker Seth Cheever
Richard Albyn* Rob Esther Nerissa Jemmotte
Daniel Balla Amber Ford* Kallikrates Warees Smith
Laureen Blissard Rob Ford* Lowell Baughan
John Bowman Lynda Hyman Vitruvius
Bill Bradford Stephen Schram Metagenes Javier Arencibia
Thomas Budzik Philip Buckberg Pier Bandini
Mickey Chusid Cleisthenes Wayne Burford Erich Burkhard
Richard Diedrich* Richard West Robert Citrano Judd Henry Carstens
Alexander Garbe Kim Clark Jeffrey D. Chambers*
Johanna James-Heinz Daedalus David Deverter Melissa Conchilla
Peter Heinz* David Wellington Brown Mary Deverter Leighton Deer
Henry Hill Kimberly Brown Laura Gagliano J.P. Devereaux*
Dennis Humphries Robert Cooley Richard Jenkins* Gary Ehrlich
Adam Johnson Steven Crook Thomas Jenkins Madelyn Erb
Brandon Kane Thiep Cung Lisa Jones Vincent Ferrese
James Kellogg* Theresa Dias Susan Karageorges Richard Fruth III
Albertas Kerelis* Erin Ettenger Sharlee LaBrecque Philip Gaydos
Kendall Kirkpatrick Robert Ettenger Michele LeTourneur Amy Grahek
Frank Kitchel* Howard Jeng Elizabeth Lerch Andrew Griffin*
William Kitchel Lance Karutz Janet Reiss Aaron Grosse
Elizabeth Laske John Lawrence Linda Roberts Barry Huber *
Chris Lasky* Lorenzo Lopez Gary Zickafoose William Jones
Roy Latka* Scott Swanson Mark Kates
Audra Lyons Mark Tucker* Mnesicles John Marko*
David Lyons Laurie Tyler John Damberg Melissa Marteny
J. Scott MacKay Ryan Upp Thomas Mortenson Joseph Matyaz*
Katie Majchrowski Shawna Upp Brooke Silvernail David Meisegeier
Greg Marker Cliff Young Lauren Wold Nicole Morris Dress*
Karen Marker Robert Plowfield
Leonard Marvin Daphnis Pytheos Patrick Ridgley
William McQueen* Thomas Usher Scott Beckman Valerie Spooner
Douglas Milburn Kristen Fritsch Daniel Steenstra*
Charles Morley* Demetrios Nicolas Kattentidt Evan Sucharski
William Pasche Timothy Buckley Nathan Scott Krug Anne Marie Sweet-Abshire
Caroline Pelley* George Dolby Nicole Ludacka Edward Wrobleski
Greg Pelley* David Hughes* Lenora Nelson
Michael Petti Michael Roush Scott Tafoya Xenocles
Charles Pickard Henry Shuster* Patricia Wahlgren Brad Allen
Victoria Prescott Suzanne Berens