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Before 4 pm on Thursday, August 2
**Purple Legionnaires, Section Chiefs, and Appointed General Officers should plan to arrive on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, to take part in the Graduate Leadership Forum early Thursday, August 2**
Any time on Sunday, August 5
Each chapter receives one reimbursement check at a rate of $.10 per mile for the roundtrip mileage from your chapter to New Orleans. If you would like your chapter's check advanced to you, contact Donna Young. To receive an advance, your account must be current and your delegates registered. Requests for advances must be received prior to Wednesday, July 18, 2012 to be processed prior to Ekklesia.
If your chapter does not receive an advance, the chapter's account with the Fraternity will be credited with the reimbursement amount the week following Ekklesia. Detail of this credit will be available on the chapter's September invoice.
If you receive an advance and do not attend, the chapter will be assessed a 20% surcharge.
The New Orleans Marriott will serve as the official hotel for the 164th Ekklesia. All meetings will take place here. The Fraternity has arranged for a group room rate of $129/night plus tax. YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE HOTEL AND RESERVE YOUR OWN ROOM(S). To reserve a room, follow this link or call (888) 771-4429. Book early to reserve a room! A credit card is required to guarantee the room, but it will not be charged until check out or if you cancel your reservation outside the cancellation window.
You are responsible for paying for your ticket and applicable fees. The hotel is 13 miles / approx. 20 minutes from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (Airport Code: MSY).
The Fraternity is offering a free shuttle service to/from the New Orleans airport during the following times:
Wednesday – 1pm-9pm (airport to hotel)
Thursday – 10:30am – 6pm (airport to hotel)
Sunday - 4:30am – 2pm (hotel to airport)
The shuttle will depart the airport every 30-45 minutes and will meet outside of the baggage claim area.
Each chapter has been invoiced $400 x 3 men for a total of $1,200 Additional delegates are encouraged to attend and will be invoiced after the event. REGISTER NOW!
The $400 fee includes:
Thursday Evening Opening Banquet
Friday Evening fun activity in New Orleans
Friday Awards Luncheon
Saturday Closing Banquet
An Ekklesia Commemorative Gift
THINGS TO BRING
A coat and tie to wear at the Friday lunch and Saturday dinner
Business casual wear (collared shirts and khaki slacks/pants) for all other times
Some spending money
Chapter t-shirts to exchange
Creative chapter programs
Questions about the Fraternity
Any forms or fees that are due
Willingness to learn and participate
Announcing Project PhiGam
On Friday morning of the Ekklesia, PhiGams from all over North America will gather to give back to our host Community. New Orleans offers numerous opportunities to show our support.
Operation Nehemiah is a nonprofit group of caring individuals committed to the cause of helping families living in the disaster caused by hurricane Katrina. One of the organization’s primary goals is to assist those families impacted by rebuilding as many homes and neighborhoods as possible.
All colony members and any brother attending the Ekklesia, who is not one of his chapter’s three voting delagates, are highly encouraged to participate.
We anticipate our involvement will involve painting homes’ exteriors and other outdoor improvement projects – PLEASE PLAN AND PACK ACCORDINGLY. Brothers participating should dress appropriately – jeans / shorts, t-shirts, sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sunscreen.
You may sign up in advance by contacting Field Secretary Russell Ward.
Brothers will also have the opportunity to give back to the USO and the returning troops. On Thursday afternoon brothers will be asked to help assemble care packages for USO Gulfport Center in Biloxi, MS.
The Fraternity will have all items needed – brothers will be asked to assemble packages and sign thank you cards.
DAILY SCHEDULE FAMILY PROGRAM
Thursday, August 2, 2012
9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Graduate Leadership Forum
10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
4:00 - 5:00 pm: T-shirt Exchange
6:00 - 7:30 pm: Opening Ekklesia Banquet
8:00 - 9:30 pm: Model Initiation
Friday, August 3, 2012
8:00 - Noon: Project PhiGam
9:00 - 11:30 am: Business Session
12:00 - 1:30 pm: Awards Luncheon
2:00 - 5:00 pm: Business Session, Committee Meetings, and Board of Conduct Meeting
6:00 - 8:00 pm: Fiji Fun Event
Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Business Session
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Business Session
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ekklesia Closing Banquet
Morgan Spurlock Distinguished Fiji Presentation
Sunday, August 5, 2012
ALL DAY: Departures
Any questions about the upcoming Ekklesia should be directed to J. B. Goll (859) 255-1848 ext. 134.