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SEP Assembly History 

An introduction to our assembly history from FALL ASSEMBLY 2012 

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Circa 2016: Past Grand Regent Palmieri speaking at the SEP Spring Assembly in Orlando, Florida.​

The first meeting at Epsilon Mu was a unique assembly, focused on achieving tasks and getting to know new Province Brothers. The Executive Committee recommended incorporating at least one social event during the weekend.

 

The agenda included:

  1. Opening of the Assembly by the Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor.

  2. Roll Call led by the Assistant Supervisor.

  3. Suspension of By-Law IX, Sec. 1 of the Uniform Province By-Laws to accommodate the meeting's order of business, followed by a motion to accept the proposed agenda.

  4. Nominations for essential offices: Satrap, Vice Satrap, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Chaplain.

  5. Officer Elections, with candidates having an opportunity to address the assembly. The Province Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor didn't participate in the voting.

  6. Break and Installation of Officers, after which the new Satrap would preside over the rest of the meeting, and the new Secretary would handle the minutes.

  7. Updates to Local Ordinances, particularly focusing on changes to the Province name, dues and assessments, meeting rotation, and officer elections.

  8. Creation of Province Treasuries, with two recommended options for establishing new Province treasuries through special assessments and dues.

  9. Presentation of the Fall Packet by the Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor to educate the Province on its content.

  10. Chapter History Presentation, providing a brief history of each Chapter in the Province to familiarize all members with the Chapters.

  11. New Business, including resolutions and any other matters addressed with the Assembly acting as a Committee of the Whole. 

This laid the foundation for the beginning of SEP’s Assembly format, and it birthed the beginning of a new province, SEP. 

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2012: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Mu
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Nov 16-18, 2012

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2013: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Delta Upsilon
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Date: Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Chaplain Elizabeth Warren offered the invocation, followed by a welcome of Brothers, Grand Officers, and Province Guests.

 

The Southeast Province welcomed visiting Brothers from

  • Gamma Psi,

  • Epsilon Kappa,

  • Buies Creek Grad, and

  • Seattle Grad

Several resolutions were presented, expressing gratitude to various individuals and groups involved in organizing the conclave, including Regent Samantha Schmidt, Province Supervisors David Caristi and Elaine Moy, the Graduate Member-at-Large, Collegiate Member-at-Large, and all attending brothers.

 

Jennifer Cortes was recognized for offering a CE, and Brother Doctor Michael Jackson was highlighted for his valuable insights. And, Epsilon Eta received congratulations for winning the Chapter Report Award.

 

Brothers Tien Nguyen and Timmy Do from Epsilon Mu, and Brothers Samantha Schmidt and Angelica Costanzo from Delta Upsilon were recognized with pins.

 

A tribute and birthday wishes were also extended to Brother Doctor Marvin Smith. A tribute was also given to the Delta Upsilon, the hosting chapter.

 

Brother Dr. Michael Jackson, EVP, CEO of FPA, delivered the keynote address, and the assembly was closed after committee reports and following elections of new officers.

The meeting was called to order by Satrap Halena Sautman, and the Opening Ritual was conducted by her and Province Supervisor Chris Miller. Followed up by Chaplain Elizabeth Warren delivering the Invocation.

 

The Satrap extended a warm welcome to Brothers, Grand Officers, and Province Guests, acknowledging the presence of visiting Brothers from Gamma Psi. Regent Aaron Joseph (Epsilon Sigma) and GCD Alan Obringer (Epsilon Sigma) offered the Host Chapter Welcome.

 

Province Chaplain Elizabeth Warren and Grand Ritualist Dr. Harry Marcelin led a well-received Ritual Workshop, explaining the meanings behind the Ritual and demonstrating the proper method of conducting it.

 

The Legislative Committee, led by Vice-Satrap Karl Healy on behalf of Committee Chair Dr. Daniel Welch, addressed several motions. One significant motion pertained to Ordinance 3, specifying per capita fees for Collegiate and Graduate Chapters, and their due dates.

 

The motion underwent revisions during discussions, clarifying the implications of non-payment for Chapters and their voting rights.

 

Ultimately, the revised motion was passed unanimously, establishing the updated fee structure and consequences for non-payment.

 

Afterwards, officers and committees gave their reports, the assembly came to an end.

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2013: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Sigma
Location: St. Pete, FL
Date: Sept 13 - 15, 2013

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2014: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Iota
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Feb 21-23, 2014

Satrap Halena Sautman called the meeting to order, followed by The Opening Ritual conducted by Satrap Halena as well with Supervisor Chris Miller, symbolizing the significance of the gathering. 

Visiting Brothers from various chapters, including

  • Gamma Xi, Gamma Phi, Gamma Psi, Delta Lambda,

  • NC Grad,

  • Gulf Coast Province Satrap, Seattle Grad/Pac-West Supervisor, and

  • Iota were welcomed.

 

A welcoming video compiled by the Iota Brothers was played, and gratitude was expressed to all attendees by the host chapter. Details regarding the upcoming Leadership Retreat in Orlando, FL, on July 18-20, 2014, were shared, with more information to be provided later, followed by elections.

  1. Elected 2014/2015 Officers

    • Satrap: Brother Karl Healy

    • Vice Satrap: Saswat Kabisatpathy 

    • Secretary: Samantha Schmidt 

    • Treasurer: Travis Ireland 

    • Historian: Timmy Do 

    • Chaplain: Amanda Brown 

    • Parliamentarian: Dave Cook 

    • Webmaster: Sarah Maksimovic 

    • Assistant Webmaster: Daniel Morley

    • Newsletter Editor: Harrison Beasley 

    • Assistant Newsletter Editor: Bella Mogaka

    • GCC Delegate: Jenny Carrillo 

    • Alt GCC Delegate:  Brother Trey Reeves 

 

Following elections and reports, Satrap Halena Sautman delivered closing remarks and installed the newly elected Province Officer.

 

The meeting concluded with the Closing Ritual, conducted by the newly installed Satrap, Karl Healy.

Brother Amanda Brown led a heartfelt invocation, setting a reverent atmosphere for the meeting.

 

Brother Ryan Wargo extended a warm welcome to all Brothers, Grand Officers, and Province Guests on behalf of the host chapter.

 

The Southeast Province Satrap warmly welcomed Brothers from various chapters, including

  • Pittsburgh Grad, Portland Grad, Arizona Grad, Illinois Grad, Iowa Grad, Atlanta Grad, Athens Grad, Beta Kappa, Seattle Grad, and

  • Gamma Psi.

 

Brother Harry Marcelin congratulated SEP chapters, with special recognition for Epsilon Mu, Epsilon Eta, Delta Upsilon, and Delta Omega for being among the top 20.

 

Orlando Grad (#4) and Tampa Grad were also commended for being in the top 15.

The Leadership Retreat was also discussed. It was held in July 2014 in Orlando, Florida, and it was a resounding success with 48 attendees. The retreat featured a variety of workshops and speakers, focusing on emotional intelligence, leveraging strengths, principle-centered leadership, effective communication, crucial conversations, mentorship, leading change, and more.

 

Multiple speakers, including Brother Karl Healy, Brother Saswat Kabisatpathy, Brother Jeremy Lund, and Brother John Armitstead, contributed to the enriching experience.

 

The attendees expressed gratitude to the Brothers of the Leadership Planning Committee: Keon Thomas, Tiffany Smith, Leah Sautman, Timmy Do, and Samantha Schmidt, for organizing the event. 

A historical video competition was also introduced at Assembly, focusing on the foundation of Kappa Psi and fraternity history. The competition was to create visual and oral historical records commemorating significant moments in our fraternity’s history to be used for instructing nonmembers, prospective members and current Brothers about Kappa Psi historical events.

 

The assembly was then called to a close following reports.

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2014: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Eta
Location: Bradenton, FL
Date: Sept 5 - 7, 2014

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2015: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Delta Rho
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Date: Feb 20-22, 2015

Invocation: Brother Amanda Brown led a heartfelt invocation, followed by Brother Danielle Lerch expressing excitement and warm welcome on behalf of Delta Rho Chapter.

 

The Southeast Province Satrap welcomed Brothers from various chapters, including

  • Gamma Psi, Delta Phi, Beta Epsilon,

  • Illinois Grad, Minnesota Grad, and Central Office.

 

The executive committee facilitated and introduced new channels of communication among chapters, province officers, and the executive committee by creating a GroupMe for SEP Executive Committee, Collegiate Regents, and Collegiate Secretaries.

 

They also updated the SEP Website calendar in collaboration with the Webmaster/Assistant Webmaster.

 

The committee created the "SEP Collegiate Secretary Survival Guide," which provides valuable resources for Collegiate Secretaries, including due dates for Central Office and Province, examples of agendas and minutes, and tips for effective minute-taking.

 

After committees gave their reports officer positions were elected and the meeting closed.

The following positions were elected

  1. Elected 2015/2016 Officers

  • Satrap: Samantha Schmidt

  • Vice Satrap: Timmy Do

  • Secretary: Amanda Brown

  • Treasurer: Caleb English

  • Historian: Daniel Morley

  • Chaplain: Todd Larson

  • Parliamentarian: Zach Usztok

  • Webmaster: Kurt Pessa

  • Assistant Webmaster: Monica Tadros

  • Newsletter Editor: Erin Davidson

  • Assistant Newsletter Editor: Cesar Redaja Jr.

Brother Todd Larson delivered an invocation, followed by Brother Ashley Covert expressing joy in celebrating 10 years of Delta Omega.

 

Brother Ashley also welcomed all brothers, offering assistance through various communication channels.

 

The Southeast Province Satrap welcomed Brothers from various chapters, including

 

  • Cleveland Grad, Iowa Grad, Atlanta Grad, South Carolina Upstate Grad, Buies Creek Grad,

  • Gamma Phi, Epsilon Phi, Delta Lambda, Gamma Psi, and Central Office.

 

Congratulations were given to Brother Melissa Buchanan for being elected as Grand Historian, and The Southeast Province made a donation of $2800 to the Foundation, with appreciation extended to Brothers Harrison Britt, Chris Winslow, Erin Davidson, and Trey Reeves.

 

Recognition Pins were given to Brothers Ashley Covert and Ryan Clark. Congratulations were given to all the Chapters recognized at GCC, with special mention to the top performing Chapters:

 

  1. Delta Omega,

  2. Zeta Delta, and

  3. Zeta Gamma.

 

The Top 10 Kappa Psi collegiate chapters included

  • Delta Upsilon (#6) and

  • Epsilon Mu (#1).

 

Top performing grad chapters were

  • Tampa Grad (#10 - most improved),

  • Savannah Grad (#4), and

  • Orlando Grad (#3).

 

GCD Achievement Awards were presented to

  • Jenny Carrillo and

  • Harry Patrick Marcelin, and

 

Foundation Scholarship Recipients included

  • Ashley Covert (Delta Omega),

  • Brittany McNure (Delta Omega), and

  • Jerica Singleton (Zeta Delta).

 

Chapter Awards were given as follows:

  1. Industry: Zeta Delta.

  2. Sobriety: Zeta Delta.

  3. Fellowship: Epsilon Mu.

  4. High Ideals: Delta Rho.

  5. Best Chapter Video: Delta Rho

 

SEP Chapter of the Year was given to Epsilon Mu in 1st place, followed by Delta Rho in 2nd and Zeta Delta in 3rd.

 

Following awards and recognitions, committee and officer reports were held then the meeting was adjourned. 

2015: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Delta Omega
Location: Savannah, GA
Date: Sept 11 - 13, 2015

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2016: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Mu
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Feb 12-14, 2016

The assembly opened with an invocation, followed by a welcome from Brother Brian Littlejohn from the host chapter, Epsilon Mu, extending a warm welcome to all attendees.

 

International Officers and Visiting Brothers, including Christy Askew, Karen Hoang, Delta Lambda, Melissa Buchanan, Gamma Psi, Atlanta Grad, and Past Grand Regent Anthony Palmieri, were acknowledged and welcomed.

 

The Jacksonville Graduate Chapter, which was recently chartered at the time on February 6, 2016, was welcomed and presented with its charter during the assembly.

 

Following warm welcomes, committees gave their reports, and elections were held.

The following positions were elected

  1. Elected 2016/2017 Officers

  • Satrap: Timmy Do

  • Vice Satrap: Todd Larson

  • Secretary: Erin Davidson

  • Treasurer: Keon Thomas

  • Historian: Cesar Redaja Jr.

  • Chaplain: Ravi Bacchus

  • Parliamentarian: Patrick DelRosario

  • Webmaster: Monica Tadros

  • Assistant Webmaster: Jose Thompson

  • Newsletter Editor: Joshua Welch

  • Assistant Newsletter Editor:  Ereka Manangan

  • GCC Delegate: Chris Winslow 

  • Alt GCC Delegate:  Ashley Covert

  • Immediate Past Satrap: Samantha Schmidt

 

The meeting then ended with closing remarks and statements after elections. 

Wes Miller delivered a presentation on the purpose of Kappa Psi, emphasizing the fraternity's mission and values. Chaplain Ravi Bacchus led the Invocation, invoking a sense of spirituality and reflection.

 

Gamma Sigma Regent Brad Phillips welcomed all attendees on behalf of the host chapter, extending warm greetings and hospitality.

 

Latha Radhakrishnan, Christy Askew, Melissa Buchanan, and representatives from Gamma Psi and Zeta Rho were acknowledged and welcomed to the event.

 

At the assembly breakout sessions, Dr. Kyle Barron discussed "Designer Drugs of Abuse.” Jazmin McSwain covered "2016 Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) Guidelines Updates." Shannon Blizzard addressed "The Ever-Changing World of Hepatitis C Treatment."

The top performing Chapters were announced:

 

The Top 10 Kappa Psi collegiate chapters included

  • Delta Omega

  • Zeta Delta

  • Epsilon Mu 

 

Top performing grad chapters were

  • Tampa Grad,

  • Savannah Grad, and

  • Orlando Grad.

 

GCD Achievement Awards were presented to

  • Harry Patrick Marcelin - GCD Certificate of Excellence.

  • Jenny Carrillo (Zeta Gamma) - GCD Outstanding Achievement Award.

 

Foundation Scholarship Recipients included

  • Samantha L. Powell (Delta Omega) and

  • Kenneth Martey (Zeta Delta)

 

Chapter Awards were given as follows:

  1. Industry: Zeta Delta.

  2. Sobriety: Zeta Delta & Delta Upsilon.

  3. Fellowship: Zeta Delta & Epsilon Mu.

  4. High Ideals: Zeta Delta.

  5. Epsilon Mu was recognized as Chapter of the Year.

  6. Delta Iota was awarded the Chapter of the Year Award.

 

Zeta Gamma received the Nicholas W. Fenney Industry Award. Three collegiate Brothers were awarded the inaugural SEP Scholarship, with the winners being announced at the Spring 2017 assembly in Tampa, FL.

After committee reports and officer reports, the assembly came to a close. 

2016: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Gamma Sigma
Location: Gainesville, FL
Date: Sept. 29 - Oct.
 2, 2016

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2017: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Zeta Delta
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: February 17-18, 2017

The assembly began when Timmy Do called the meeting to order. The Opening Ritual was conducted by Brother Wes to mark the official beginning of the assembly.

 

Chaplain Dr. Ravi Bacchus delivered an invocation, which was followed with executive committee reports.

 

Electronic voting was introduced and implemented during the assembly for the first time, which preceded voting for the rest of the assemblies for years to come.

 

Elections were then held for various Southeast Province officer positions following committee reports:

The following positions were elected

  1. Elected 2017/2018 Officers

  • Satrap: Keon Thomas

  • Vice Satrap: Cesar Redaja, Jr.

  • Secretary: Monica Tadros

  • Treasurer: Theora Canonica

  • Historian: William Bledsoe

  • Chaplain: Shannon Blizzard

  • Parliamentarian: Benjamin Ferris

  • Webmaster: Paul Petrillo

  • Assistant Webmaster: Claire Watkins

  • Newsletter Editor: Ereka Manangan

  • Assistant Newsletter Editor:  Angeleke Vakiaros

  • Immediate Past Satrap: Timmy Do

 

After the election results the assembly came to a close and followed to the banquet in the evening, where scholarship winners were announced and awards were distributed. 

The assembly opened when Dr. Keon Thomas called the meeting to order at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel.

 

The Opening Ritual was conducted, and Chaplain Dr. Shannon Blizzard delivered an invocation, exemplifying a sense of spirituality and reflection.

 

Zeta Gamma's Regent, Mark Nazareno, welcomed all attendees and expressed excitement in hosting the first Assembly, and was followed by Dr. Timmy Do giving an advisory committee report.

 

Brother Timmy also mentioned the update in award criteria for the recognition of Chapters and individual Brothers, with awards to be distributed at the Fall Assembly.

 

The new criteria include GCC attendance, SEP Scholarship recipients, and SEP Newsletter contributions.

Chapter Awards were given as follows:

  1. Industry: Epsilon Mu.

  2. Sobriety: Zeta Gamma.

  3. Fellowship: Epsilon Mu.

  4. High Ideals: Zeta Delta.

  5. Best Chapter Report:

  6. Chapter of the Year: Zeta Delta.

  7. Delta Iota was awarded the Chapter of the Year Award.

After the awards, the assembly came to a close. 

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2017: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Zeta Gamma
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Date: September 2
2-24, 2017

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2018: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Eta
Location: Bradenton, FL
Date: February 16-18, 2018

The 2018 Spring Assembly commenced with a presentation on the 2018 American Diabetes Guideline, followed by an opening session. 

 

Samuel Comandari, Epsilon Eta's regent, welcomed attendees, including members from nine collegiate chapters and seven graduate chapters, along with other officers. Comprehensive reports were presented by International Officers, Province Supervisors, Province Committees, and Province officers.

 

During the assembly, Brother Zach Usztok introduced legislation Proposal 4, specifically Ordinance 3, Section 2, which ultimately did not pass. While some other proposed legislations were approved, there were also unsuccessful ones. Detailed information on these legislations can be found in the ASSEMBLY MINUTES of the event.

 

Later in the day, at the dinner, new officers were officially installed, and awards were distributed to deserving recipients.

 

Awards/Recognitions:

  • Amanda Flynt (Delta Omega) - SEP Scholarship Winner

  • Recognitions

    • Epsilon Eta

      • Victoria Reinhartz

      • Samuel Comandari

      • Carlos Bravo

The following positions were elected

  1. Elected 2018/2019 Officers

  •  Satrap – Dr. Cesar Redaja Jr.

  •  Vice Satrap – Ms. Monica Tadros

  •  Secretary – Ms. Naomi Pierre

  •  Treasurer – Ms. Claire Watkins

  • Historian – Ms. Amanda Flynt

  •  Chaplain – Mr. Michael Carulli

  •  Parliamentarian – Mr. Jose Thompson

  •  Newsletter Editor – Ms. Jennifer Vasquez Perez

  •  Assistant. Newsletter Editor – Ms. Julie Huynh

  •  Webmaster – Mr. Khai Ho

  •  Assistant Webmaster – Mr. Alex Branton

Brother Chaplain Michael Carulli called the meeting to order with all collegiate & grad chapters, both Province supervisors, Grand Ritualist – Dr. Mike Starvaggi, and Graduate Member-At-Large – Dr. Chris Miller Present. 

 

The assembly began with chapter reports delivered by various officers, and engaging activities like the Mentor Match Mixer were organized, led by Dr. Angeleke Vakiaros.

 

FIND ALL COMMITTEE REPORTS HERE 

 

Various engaging games were organized, such as Kappa Psi Trivia by Dr. Shannon Blizzard and Dr. Joshua Welch, a Pharmacy Spelling Bee by Ms. Naomi Pierre and Dr. Jennifer Vazquez Perez, and a Brand/Generic contest by Dr. Jerica Singleton and Dr. Trinity Williams.

 

The assembly featured several Continuing Education programs and Workshops, including discussions on policy updates and legislative changes in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina by Ms. LaNae Calloway, Ms. Nikki Silva, and Mr. Stefan Weekes. Additionally, strategic networking at both professional and social events was covered by Dr. Michael Carulli and Dr. Samantha Schmidt, among other topics.

 

The day concluded with more chapter reports and a dinner event, during which chapter awards and recognitions were presented.

After committee reports and officer reports, the assembly came to a close. 

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2018: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Mu
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: September 14 - 16, 2018

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2019: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Delta Upsilon
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Date: February 22 - 24, 2019

The 2019 Spring Assembly commenced with continuing education for both graduates and collegiates, followed by a call to order by Dr. SEP Satrap Cesar Redaja Jr.. 

 

Mr. Justin Wagner and Mr. RickyJohnson, welcomed attendees, including members from all collegiate chapters, SEP officers, some graduate chapters & international chapters. 

 

Before comprehensive reports, we held an Icebreaker on “Know your Bros” with the winner announced at the dinner. After the icebreaker, International Officers, Province Supervisors, Province Committees, and Province officers presented their reports.

 

During the assembly, legislated proposals were discussed with some approved and others that weren’t. Detailed information on these legislations can be found in the ASSEMBLY MINUTES of the event.

 

The dinner started with Keynote speaker, Dr. Dave Lacknauth, after which awards, recognitions, and scholarships were given out to deserving recipients.

 

Awards/Recognitions:

  • “Know your Bros” Scavenger Hunt

    • Winner: Ms. Latonya Gibbs

  • Reach out and Read Participation 

    • 828 Books Collected

  • Top Collecting Chapters: 

    • 1 - Zeta Phi; 

    • 2 - Delta Rho;

    • 3 - Zeta Gamma

  • SEP Scholarship 

    • Winner: Mr. Benjamin Ferris

  • Assembly Planning Committee Recognition:

    • Mr. Justin Wagner (Chair);

    • Ms. Christi Utset, 

    • Ms. Morgan Alvah, 

    • Mr. Adrian Morera

The following positions were elected

  1. Elected 2019/2020 Officers

  • Satrap – Dr. Monica Tadros

  • Vice Satrap – Ms. Naomi Pierre

  • Secretary – Dr. Angeleke Vakiaros

  • Treasurer – Mr. Mark Nazareno

  • Historian – Mr. Adrian Morera

  • Chaplain – Mr. Liem Dang

  • Parliamentarian – Mr. Aaron Young

  • Newsletter Editor – Ms. Kristin Hand

  • Assistant. Newsletter Editor – Mr. Daniel Shoun

  • Webmaster – Mr. Alexander Branton

  • Assistant Webmaster – Mr. Langeda Bontemps

  • GCC Delegate - Dr. Shannon Usztok

  • Assistant GCC Delegate - Mr. Andrew Wilks

  • Immediate Past Satrap - Dr. Cesar Redaja Jr.

Brother Satrap Dr. Monica Tadros called the meeting to order with all collegiate chapters & Province officers, most grad chapters, one Province supervisor, and most international officers present. 

 

The assembly began with international officer reports, chapter reports, province officer reports, Province committer & Supervisor reports delivered by various officers. Likewise, engaging activities like the Mentor Match Mixer were organized, led by Dr. Angeleke Vakiaros.

 

In the afternoon session, proposed legislation was voted on with some passing while some didn’t.

 

The assembly featured several Continuing Education programs and Workshops, including Professional Success: Curriculum Vitae & Letter of Intent by Ms. Brittany Ring, Ms. Emily Peabody, & the SEP, Chapter Officer Training Workshop by SEP Leadership Development Committee, “Pharmacist Burnout: A Prescription for Wellness” by Amanda Winslow, Pharm.D., BCPS and many more.   

 

The day concluded with networking socials and a dinner event, during which chapter awards and recognitions were presented.

Chapter Awards and Recognition Pins:

  • Industry Award: Epsilon Mu.

  • Sobriety Award: Epsilon Mu.

  • Fellowship Award: Epsilon Mu.

  • High Ideals Award: Epsilon Mu & Zeta Delta.

  • Chapter of the Year: Epsilon Mu.

  • Best Chapter Report Award: Epsilon Mu.

 

Recognitions

  • Delta Omega Assembly Planning Chair, Ms. Alexa Coscia

  • Delta Omega Regent, Ms. Cindy Obi

 

READ DETAILED MINUTES 

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2019: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Epsilon Mu
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: September 14 - 16, 2018

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2020: SPRING ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Delta Rho
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Date: February 21-23, 2020

The 2020 Spring Assembly commenced with continuing education on Breathe Easier: Updates on Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines by Mark Nazareno, Pharm.D, and a professional headshots session, followed by a call to order by Satrap Dr. Monica Tadros. 

 

All collegiate chapters & most SEP officers, some graduate chapters & international chapters were present. According to the hosts, we had 230 SEP brothers in attendance and 20 visiting brothers from the chapters below

  • Arizona Graduate, Atlanta Graduate, Auburn Graduate, Buffalo Graduate, Charlotte Graduate, Epsilon Phi, Gamma Psi, Houston Graduate, Louisiana Graduate, Pittsburg Graduate, Poconos Graduate, Seattle Graduate, Zeta Kappa, Zeta Rho

 

The assembly commenced fully with the resolutions committee discussion about what a resolution is and how to submit resolutions during the assembly. After that, International Officers shared their comprehensive reports. 

 

Before other officers shared their reports, the 2020 Kappa Psi Leadership Symposium: Vision to Lead was announced with the agenda well outlined. Province Committees and Province officers deferred their reports to online, but Province Supervisors discussed their reports during the general session.

 

In the afternoon general session, brothers watched the Fall 2020 assembly reveal and details of the 2020 Leadership Retreat was announced. The legislative Proposal 1. Amendment to Ordinance 3, Section 2 – Defining “Good Standing” was discussed which eventually passed. Detailed information on these legislations can be found in the ASSEMBLY MINUTES of the event.The Province listened to contestant speeches and delegates voted in the next SEP Officers who were officially announced at the dinner. 

 

The dinner started with Keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Waithe who gave his speech after which awards, recognitions pins, philanthropic week winners and SEP scholarships winners were announced.

 

The following positions were elected:

  •  Satrap – Dr. Ravi Bacchus

  •  Vice Satrap – Mr. Aaron Young

  •  Secretary – Dr. Jennifer Vazquez Perez

  •  Treasurer – Mr. Liem Dang

  • Historian – Dr. Christine Heng

  • Chaplain – Mr. Stefan Weekes

  • Parliamentarian – Dr. Michael Carulli

  • Newsletter Editor – Ms. Elizabeth Rinaldi

  • Assistant. Newsletter Editor – Mr. Reginald Leandre

  • Webmaster – Ms. Langeda Bontemps

  • Assistant Webmaster – Mr. Andrew Wilks

  • Immediate Past Satrap - Dr. Monica Tadros

Abstract Background

In the place of the Fall 2020 Assembly, the province held its first-ever virtual Province meeting. The Southeast Province Fall 2020 ΚΨ(BER)-CON provided programming centered around the needs of each brother.

 

The General Session of the event commenced with the Call to Order and an Opening Ritual led by SEP Chaplain Dr. Stefan Weeks. Following a roll call of Collegiate and Graduate Chapters, Province Officers, and International Officers, the session included various reports from key figures, such as the Grand Regent, Grand Vice Regent, and Province Supervisors.

 

Collegiate and Graduate Chapter Reports, along with updates from Province Committees and Graduate Chapter Reports, were presented. A refresher on Robert’s Rules and a lunch break preceded General Session II, which featured legislative proposals, new business discussions, and a breakout into workshops addressing professional/leadership development, brother/chapter development, and a graduate track.

 

General Session III included roll call, resolutions, and the Good of the Order segment, followed by a networking social and dinner reception featuring chapter awards and recognitions, resolutions, and a closing ritual.

Abstract Background

2020: FALL ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: None
Location: Virtual 
Date: September 19th, 2020

Abstract Background

2021: Spring ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: None
Location: Virtual 
Date: September 26th, 2021

The 2021 Spring Assembly commenced with a call to order by Satrap Dr. Ravi Bacchus with all province officers & supervisors, most collegiate & grad chapters, and some international chapters present.  The satrap welcomed visiting brothers who were in the assembly - detailed attached below. 
 

  • Visiting Brothers from:

    • Alpha 

    • Beta Epsilon

    • Beta Eta

    • Beta Kappa

    • Upsilon

  • Grads

    • Pacific Graduate

    • Pittsburgh Graduate 

    • Brother Vincent – 2019 Beta Kappa Initiate – Univ. of Pittsburg

    • Brother Karen Hoang – Pittsburg Grad

  • International Officers

    • Brother Swat – Grad Member at Large

    • Brother Melissa Buchanan 

    • Brother Chris Miller – Grand Historian 

 

The assembly commenced fully with the resolutions committee on how to submit resolutions during the assembly. All officers shared their reports with some deferred to online. After the reports, the process of electronic voting was explained in preparation for the voting session and Dr. Michael Carulli announced the legislative proposal process. 

 

In the afternoon general session, legislative Proposals were voted on. Detailed information on these legislations & resolutions can be found in the ASSEMBLY MINUTES. The Province listened to contestant speeches and delegates voted in the next SEP Officers who were officially announced at the dinner. 

 

At the dinner, new officers were installed, and SEP scholarships winners were announced.

 

SEP Scholarship Winners

  • Brother Eleni Gaspar (Iota) 

  • Brother Joshua Dadural (Gamma Sigma)

 

The following positions were elected:

  • Satrap - Aaron Young (Charleston Grad) 

  • Vice Satrap - Liem Dang (Orlando Grad)

  • Secretary - Devi Surajbali (Epsilon Mu)

  • Treasurer - Armando Mieres (Jacksonville Grad)

  • Historian - Julie Mavrakis (Zeta Phi)

  • Chaplain - Christopher Donaldson (Iota)

  • Parliamentarian - Matthew Haas (Epsilon Eta) 

  • Newsletter Editor - Sarah Rowe (Iota)

  • Asst. NE - Rachel Callender (Epsilon Mu)

  • Webmaster - Vincent Huynh (Zeta Delta)

  • Asst Webmaster - Alex Shantiai (Delta Upsilon)

  • Immediate Past Satrap - Dr. Ravi Bacchus

Brother Satrap Dr. Aaron Young called the meeting to order with all collegiate chapters, most Province officers, most grad chapters, one Province supervisor, and most international officers present. 

 

The assembly began with a welcome message and announcement by Satrap Dr. Aaron Young. He welcomed visiting brothers, overviewed Risk Management Policy, and went over COVID-19 updates. After that, Province Supervisors, Province Committees, Graduate chapters and Collegiate chapters shared their reports. Province officers deferred their reports to an online platform. Parliamentarian Mr. Matthew Haas read the legislative proposals and Dr. Marvin Smith talked about “Pledging From the Other Side.”

 

After lunch and chapter sales, all legislative proposals were further discussed and they were all passed. 

 

Later in the afternoon, there were several professional development workshops including the Professional/Leadership Development Track delivered by several SEP officers, Continuing Education: “Vitamin C in Sepsis Management: The Great Debate” by Dr. Naomi Pierre, PharmD, “Engaging Grad Brother Families” by the Family Inclusion Committee and more informative sessions. 

 

The day concluded with Grad & Collegiate networking socials and a dinner event, during which chapter awards and recognitions were presented.

Chapter Awards and Recognition Pins:

  • 10th Assembly Pins 

  • Recognition Pins

    • Dr. Naomi Pierre

    • Dr. Monica Tadros

  • Chapter Awards

    • Industry Award – Epsilon Eta

    • Sobriety Award – Zeta Gamma 

    • Fellowship Award – Zeta Gamma

    • High Ideals Award – Zeta Delta 

    • Chapter of the Year Award – Epsilon Mu

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2021: Fall ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Zeta Delta
Location: Tampa, FL 
Date: October 22 - 24 , 2021

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2022: Spring ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Zeta Phi
Location: Miami, FL 
Date: March 25 - 27, 2022

The 2022 Spring Assembly commenced with a call to order by Satrap Dr. Aaron Young & Dr. Chris Miller with all collegiate chapters, most province officers & supervisors, most collegiate & grad chapters, and some international chapters present. 

 

“The Province is an extension of the Grand Council of Kappa Psi. This

Assembly brings together Brothers of different geographic backgrounds to

exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems, and gain assurance and

fellowship. This Assembly will help us move forward with God as Brothers

of Kappa Psi. We are assembled to increase our knowledge of Kappa Psi

given exchange of information and ideas. We assemble to do the work of

Kappa Psi.”

 

The satrap shared announcements and welcomed visiting brothers who were in the assembly - detailed attached below. 

  • Visiting Brothers from:

    • Brothers of Delta Omicron

  • Province

    • Brothers of the Northeast Province

  • International Officers

    • Graduate Member-At-Large

    • Collegiate Member-At-Large

 

The assembly commenced fully with the resolutions committee on how to submit resolutions during the assembly. All officers shared their reports with most deferred details online except the province supervisors and IEC who shared their detailed reports. 

 

Later in the day, we had professional development & continuing education sessions on “Must be Blood on the Brain” by Dr. Jeana Kett, “Playing Hard Ball with Soft Skills” by Dr. Jose Thompson & Ms. Cristi Utset, and more. 

 

During lunch break, we had chapter sales, Southeast Province Committee Fair, and the SEP Fundraiser/Philanthropy Raffle. 

 

READ DETAILED MINUTES & RESOLUTIONS

 

After the break, we opened the floor for elections, contestants shared their speeches with the province, and delegates voted in the next SEP Officers who were officially announced at the dinner. 

 

There were more workshops including GCC Prep by Dr. Shannon Usztok & Dr. Wes Miller, Grad networking social, chapter photos, and other activities.

 

At the dinner, Keynote Speaker Gary M. Levin, PharmD, BCCP, FCCP, Dean and Professor Emeritus shared his speech, new officers were installed, and SEP scholarships winners were announced.

 

The following positions were elected:

  • Satrap - Dr. Liem Dang

  • Vice Satrap - Ms. Devi Surajbali

  • Secretary - Ms. Sabrina Satchfield

  • Treasurer - Mr. Christopher Donaldson

  • Historian - Mr. Drew Austin Johnson

  • Chaplain - Mr. Stefan Cevallos

  • Parliamentarian - Ms. Morgan Alvah 

  • Newsletter Editor - Ms. Maddie Kelley

  • Asst. NE - Ms. Sydney Magrath

  • Webmaster - Ms. Tara-Talisa McIntosh

  • Asst Webmaster - Mr. Esther Cho

  • Immediate Past Satrap -  Aaron Young

Brother Satrap Dr. Liem Dang called the meeting to order with some collegiate chapters, most Province officers, most grad chapters, one Province supervisor, and some international officers present. 

 

The assembly began with a welcome message and announcement by Satrap Dr. Liem Dang and Iota Regent Angeleki Zecopoulos and Iota Fall Assembly Coordinator Savannah Young. After that, the resolutions committee led by Sheridan Hogan gave directions on how to submit resolutions during this Assembly. The Province Supervisors reports started with Brother Satrap where he highlighted SEP members recognized at GCC.

 

Other officers and Province Committees chairs shared their reports before the first general session was adjourned. The following day, the International Executive Committee and Province Supervisor shared their detailed reports. All discussed legislative proposals passed during this session and you can find the details in the minutes below. 

 

Later in the morning, we hosted several breakout sessions for collegiates, grads, and pledges including topics like, Accountability by Grand Vice Regent Chris Miller, Balancing Responsibilities by Grand Historian Saswat Kabisatpathy, Beyond the Pillbox: Creative Approaches to Managing Pain by Kristy Brittain, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES and more.   

 

Later in the afternoon, there were more professional development sessions including Leadership Styles by Dr. Marvin Smith. The day concluded with chapter sales and a dinner event, during which chapter awards and recognitions were presented.

 

Chapter Awards and Recognitions:

  • 10th Assembly Pins 

    • Melissa Buchanan

    • Liem Dang

    • Allen Kang

    • Armando Mieres

    • Jerica Singleton

  • Recognition Pins

    • Angeleki Zecopoulos

    • Savannah Young

  • Chapter Awards

    • Industry Award – Delta Upsilon 

    • Sobriety Award – Delta Upsilon, Delta Omega, Epsilon Mu 

    • Fellowship Award – Zeta Gamma

    • High Ideals Award – Epsilon Eta

    • Chapter of the Year Award – Delta Upsilon

 

2022 Top Performing Chapter: Epsilon Mu

 

2022 Member Spotlight Award: 

  • Hannah Reynolds (Gamma Sigma)

  • Lydia Borah (Epsilon Mu)

 

2022 Grand Council Deputy Certifications of Excellence: 

  • Trinity Williams (Gamma Sigma)

  • Shannon Usztok (Zeta Gamma)

 

2022 Graduate Philanthropy Award: Jacksonville Graduate

  • In coordination with the Jacksonville Department of Juvenile Justice, 15 Brothers of Jacksonville Grad as well as Zeta Gamma, expanded the scope of their Annual Children’s Holiday Drive to include 16 local businesses that supported their cause through monetary and toy donations. Over the course of 4 months, the event culminated with distribution of gifts to 614 children and 214 families for the holidays. The over $5000 raised for the event even supported families unable to pay bills during the holidays due to the pandemic.

 

2022 Family Inclusion Award: Jacksonville Graduate

  • In 2021, the Brothers of Jacksonville Grad hosted a tailgate for Brothers of multiple Provinces at the Georgia-Florida Football game. Over 50 individuals attended the event, 5 work related colleagues, 29 Graduate Brothers, 8 Collegiate Brothers, 2 pledges, and 20 family members including parents, significant others, and children. The Chapter focused the event around family engagement and safety due to the pandemic and looks forward to successfully hosting the event annually to embody that Kappa Psi is for life.

 

2022 Top Performing Graduate Chapter:

  • Gainesville Graduate

  • Jacksonville Graduate

  • Orlando Graduate

  • Tampa Graduate

  • Savannah Graduate

 

2022 NPP 99er’s Scholarship:

  • Sabrina Alahmad (Epsilon Eta)

 

2022 Grossomanides Family Scholarship:

  • Monica Bennett (Zeta Gamma)

 

2022 Kappa Psi Foundation General Scholarship:

  • Sabrina Desmond (Epsilon Mu)

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2022: Fall ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Iota
Location: Charleston, SC 
Date: September 23 - 25, 2022

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2023: Spring ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Gamma Sigma
Location: Gainesville, FL 
Date: February 17 - 19, 2023

The SEP Spring 2023 Assembly started with a call to order by the Satrap, Dr. Liem Dang and an opening prayer by Chaplain Mr. Stefan Cevallos. 8 collegiate chapters, 8 grad chapters, all SEP officers, 1 supervisor (Dr. Patrick Hryshko), and 1 international officer (Grand Historian – Dr. Saswat Kabisatpathy) were present.   

Later Saturday morning, Dr. Saswat Kabisatpathy led the mentoring workshop, SEP Treasurer Chris Donaldson led the Chapter Fundraising workshop, and Brother Josuah Tilus led the Delegation workshop. Moving on, Pledge Workshops and Committee Fair commenced to introduce the pledges to different leadership opportunities in SEP beyond their local chapter.

 

In the afternoon, Dr. Armando Mieres hosted a CE presentation on Antiretroviral Therapy: Initiation of Therapy in HIV-Infected Patients and its Transitions in Care and Dr. Marvin Smith hosted a workshop on Rushing in the Off Season. 

 

Later in the afternoon, election was conducted and the officers below elected for the 2023/2024 year. 

The following positions were elected:

  • Satrap - Devi Surajbali

  • Vice Satrap - Stefan Cevallos

  • Secretary - Esther Cho

  • Treasurer - Sabrina Desmond

  • Historian - Drew Austin Johnson

  • Chaplain - Josuah Tilus

  • Parliamentarian - Sheridan Hogan

  • Newsletter Editor - Sydney Magrath

  • Assistant Newsletter Editor - Fayola Robillard

  • Webmaster - Ruth Adeyemi

  • Assistant Webmaster - Ryan Ealy

  • Immediate Past Satrap - Liem Dang

 

The keynote speaker, Brother Dr. Anthony Palmieri, Past Grand Regent, Editor of The Mask - Emeritus, spoke at the dinner reception, awards/scholarships given, and the new officers were installed.

Awards and Recognitions:

SEP scholarship

  • Ms. Sabrina Desmond

Recognition Pins

  • Mr. Austin Pierce

  • Mr. Drew Austin Johnson

10th Assembly Pins

  • Dr. Christian Calderon

  • Dr. Nikki Chilson

  • Dr. Naomi Pierre

  • Dr. Andrew Wilks

20th Assembly Pins

  • Dr. Christine Heng

  • Dr. Samantha Schmidt

  • Dr. Marvin Smith

  • Dr. Amanda Winslow

  • Dr. Chris Winslow

Brother Satrap Dr. Devi Surajbali called the meeting to order with most collegiate chapters, all Province officers and grad chapters, both Province supervisors, and several international officers present. 

 

The assembly began with a host chapter welcomed by Satrap Dr. Devi Surajbali and Zeta Delta Past Regent, Sheridan Hogan. After that, the last assembly minutes were approved and the resolutions committee led by Dr. Lee Baker gave directions on how to submit resolutions during this Assembly. All Officer/Committee reports commenced shortly after followed by legislative reading by   Sheridan Hogan and chapter video report. 

 

We held several workshops during the break between the first and second general session, including, Personal Branding by Dr. Richard Waithe, CE Presentation by Dr. Marvin Smith, Pursuing an Industry Fellowship by Dr. Monica Bennett, and more.

 

During the second general session, 3 proposals were submitted by the legislative committee but none of them passed.

 

The day concluded with chapter announcements, 2024 spring assembly announcement and dinner reception, during which chapter awards and recognitions were presented.

 

Chapter Awards and Recognition Pins:

  • National Recognitions

    • Collegiate Chapter Advocacy Awards

      • Epsilon Eta

    • Collegiate Chapter Member Spotlights

      • Bosun Alayoku - Epsilon Eta

    • Graduate Chapters - Top Performing Chapter Award

      • Jacksonville Graduate

      • Orlando Graduate

    • Graduate Chapters - Philanthropy Award

      • Jacksonville Graduate 

    • Graduate Chapters - Mentorship Award

      • Jacksonville Graduate

    • GCD Certificate of Excellence

      • Shelby Landau - Epsilon Eta

      • Shannon Usztok - Zeta Gamma

  • 10th Assembly Pins 

    • Cristi Thompson

  • SEP Chapter Awards

    • Industry Award – Delta Upsilon

    • Sobriety Award – Delta Upsilon and Epsilon Eta

    • Fellowship Award – Zeta Gamma

    • High Ideals Award – Epsilon Eta

    • Chapter of the Year Award – Delta Upsilon

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2023: Fall ASSEMBLY

Host Chapter: Zeta Delta
Location: Tampa, FL 
Date: September 29-October 1, 2023

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