RSVP - Party on the Hill @ 1855 - July 20th - 5:30 till 9 RSVP to Paul Garson 505-228-4223 or email@example.com by July 10th.
Catered - Cash bar - your RSVP will determine the amount of food ordered. Come check out the renovations to your fraternity house. Meet new Brothers. Renew old times!! Meet some actives. Spouse and significant others welcome! Join in the celebration of the Chapters 5th recipient of the Order of Constantine, Brother JD Herrera.
Imagine what your life might have been like, if you had not received the opportunity to pledge. To become a lifelong member of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity family. You proudly earned the badge you get to wear. You gained the rich, invaluable life experience of the Brotherhood. And to be able to still say, “I am a Sigma Chi.” The experience was not something you had to do. It was an experience you got to do. Once a Sig, always a Sig! Is this true? You were not just a Sigma Chi in college, you are forever a Sigma Chi. Think of the great memories and friendships you continue to have. Are you still proud to be a member of this outstanding, international leadership development organization?
The Sigma Chi Active Chapter at UNM is alive and well. The Chapter continues to be a leadership, values-based development organization of college men. Promoting friendship, justice and learning. Remember the words of Brother John Wayne, “Men join fraternities. Leaders of men join Sigma Chi.”
There are 42 actives as of Feb 2019. The Alumni Chapter continues to have dues paying members. The greatest challenge is updating the contact list. Monthly lunches are still held along with several other social events. The House corporation has met once a month for the past two years. They are working on plans, raising some capital and managing the property concerns at 1855 Sigma Chi Rd. Significant progress has been carried out based on the limited funds available. (See photo’s in the History tab.) There is still a lot to be done. Alumni play the vital part for the future successes. It's vital to help make our undergraduate Brother's experience better than the one we had.
What should our vision be for our Fraternity house in 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 years from now?
What should our vision be for our current Brothers 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now?
What should our vision be for our future Brothers 5, 10, 15, 20 years from now?
What planning do we need to do NOW to put the vision into operation?
What specific action is needed?
Agree or Disagree: It is our duty to look forward NOW as our early alumni did for us in the mid 1920’s. Your feedback and participation is vital. Let’s make solid, transformational decisions by the end of April 2019. Let’s create action and increased value! Let’s make a difference to our current and future Active Chapter Brothers! Let’s continue to make a unique, valued, Life changing difference in their future.
Let us hear from you as to how you can help. Here are a few suggestions to raise capital:
Alumni can remember the chapter in their estate.
Get involved in an annual giving program.
Supply a lump sum gift
Consider donating required 401K withdrawals
For those who live out of town, send your ideas and concerns to Lee Morgan – Chapter Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Weinshenker – House Corp president email@example.com
Our current Alumni Chapter President Will Campbell took over the reigns in January 2019. The Alumni Chapter under the direction of Bernie Butterfield made valuable gains in 2018. Our Alumni association is fortunate to have Alumni come forward to build and guide the Chapter. Bill Bell, now 91, served tirelessly as the secretary/treasurer of the Association. He got the by-laws revised and in order. The Alumni Chapter is 501(c)7 compliant. Bill and his daughter made invaluable gains in updating the alumni mailing list. Larry German as always did and outstanding job with the news that is published in the Sig Extra. He also folded and stamped all the newsletters that got mailed. We need more Brothers like this to step up to the plate, giving back to the Fraternity family that has provided so many valuable life lessons and friendships.
We thank both of them for their contribution. They both will complete the term ending in December when new elections will be made. Serving on the Alumni Board are Paul Garson, Duwayne Ordones, Wally Payne and Bernie Butterfield as Past President. There are openings for two more at large members.
Alumni Monthly Luncheons: We invite any alumni brothers to attend our monthly socials on the second Thursday of each month. The meeting is from 12 Noon till 1 PM at the Cooperage on Lomas just north of Louisiana.
You can like us on Facebook at facebook.com/SigmaChiAlbuquerque/ for more updates!
Lee Morgan - Alumni Web Master
Remember, you can pay annual dues online. Our GOAL for 2019 is 250 Members. The minimum cost is only 50.00 per year. Use the "Dues" tab located on the upper menu bar of this page.
Be sure to look at the History page for some interesting new information.
Thanks to Mark Muller and David Sahd who designed and maintained the first website to take us into the 21 Century. We hope you find this new web site valuable to stay in tune with the current activities of the Alumni Association. The link to the first web site is under links on the private pages.