Last month I made the decision to step down from my biggest volunteer role with Sigma Pi Fraternity. Since August 2006 I’ve served as the Province Archon (Regional Director) for New Jersey for Sigma Pi Fraternity. It is a huge job that has so many details and points of interest that to list them all here would take forever. Briefly, a Province Archon has to visit his chapters once per semester (there are 8 groups in New Jersey), hold a workshop for the entire state each year, organize regional alumni events, attend nationwide events, and (of course) help to mentor the young leaders around the state.
It was a very rewarding job, but a very time consuming one. I really liked giving presentations at the workshops and making the visits to my chapters, but with increased responsibility at my job and the local college assigning me more courses to teach as an Adjunct Professor, I was no longer able to give this volunteer position the attention that I feel it deserves.
There is a great new Province Archon in New Jersey and he’s going to do an amazing job. I’m still involved with my fraternity as a Trustee on our national Educational Foundation. The goal, as always, is to rise to the top of the Foundation and serve as its Chairman at some point in the near future. It is in this position that I believe I can affect the greatest change on the fraternity as I work to increase donations and build our national endowment to a level where we can begin to reverse the recent trend in national fraternities of raising their membership fees. I want my fraternity to stay affordable for all of the current undergraduates and all of the potential new members who have yet to enter college. It’s going to be fun!