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LIX Grand Council Convention

July 17 - 21, 2019

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Brothers, 

The 59th Grand Council Convention (GCC) is upon us. Get ready for our biennial gathering for a week of brotherhood, learning, memories. Please use this page as a resource to plan your arrival and stay in historical Washington D.C. As this year’s theme goes, let’s “Make an Impact”.

The GCC Planning Committee is putting out a call for additional speakers for workshops at the 59thGrand Council Convention. There will be multiple workshop sessions planned on Friday July 19, 2019. Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to participate with the following opportunities: career roundtable presenter, non-traditional pharmacy career panel presenter, CE and workshop moderators and mentors for the student poster session.  

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete the volunteer survey.

Fraternally, 

Christy Askew 

Reminders

May 17 – Early Registration Ends

May 31 – Student Poster Registration (Final Info due July 1)

June 1 - Frank H. Eby Award Nominations Due

June 1 – Legislative Proposals Due to Grand Counselor 

June 15 – Delegate and Proxy Forms Due 

June 20 – Standard Registration Ends (Late fee up to $125 will apply)   

June 21 – Hotel Reservation Deadline 

 

Reimbursements

While planning for GCC expenses don’t forget that The Central Office will reimburse the transportation expenses equivalent to the round-trip airfare for 1 delegate from each collegiate chapter.

 

Travel Info

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Lodging

The main convention will be held at the well-appointed Grand Hyatt Washington. Complete your experience by booking one of the contracted rooms. The hotel is located on H Street, between 10th and 11th Streets in the Penn Quarter Neighborhood, a 20 min walk to the National Mall.

Rates: (valid for stays between July 14th - 24th)

  • Single/ Double Occupancy - $189/ night

  • Triple Occupancy - $199/ night

  • Quad Occupancy - $209/ night

  • One-bedroom Suite - $329 - 389/ night

 

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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How to Get Here

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Flying

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 Frank H. Eby Award

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The Frank H. Eby Award was approved and adopted by the Executive Committee during the Executive Committee Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 28-29, 1978. The award was designed to replace the Frank H. Eby Educational Fund Award, which was discontinued in 1971. The award is presented every two (2) years at the Grand Council Convention to the Collegiate Brother who has contributed the most to Kappa Psi. Each Collegiate Chapter has the opportunity to nominate one (1) member for the award. To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must be an active member of a Collegiate Chapter or an alumni member up to one year after graduation. The criteria for the award are listed below. The Frank H. Eby Award Committee evaluates each candidate and selects the winner. The award consists of a plaque and monetary award of $250.00.

The nomination and additional data necessary for the award must arrive in the Central Office at least 60 days prior to the Grand Council Convention (the specific deadline is sent in the Grand Council Convention Packet).


Eby Award Criteria


There is no official Eby Award form to submit for nominations, but candidates will be judged on the following:

Service to the Fraternity

  1. Chapter Offices held

  2. Province Offices held

  3. National Offices held

  4. Committee Assignments (Local, Province, National)

  5. Special Projects (i.e. hypertension screening, drug abuse education, etc.)

  6. Fraternity Award(s)

Service to the University

  1. Offices held in other organizations

  2. Committee Assignments in College/School of Pharmacy

  3. Special Projects

  4. Special Recognition and Awards

Service to the Profession

  1. Membership in state and national pharmaceutical organization(s)

  2. Offices held or committee assignments in above

  3. Special Recognition and Awards

Credentials

  1. Biographical information

  2. Nomination by Chapter (letter from Regent)

  3. Recommendation from Grand Council Deputy

  4. Recommendation from the Dean

  5. Optional - letter from officer of state and/or national pharmaceutical association(s)


Past Eby Award Winners

1999 - Steven Murray - Beta Delta

2001 - Dave Mountain - Gamma Eta

2003 - Scott Bergman - Gamma Kappa

2005 - Kamaria Brown - Delta Kappa

2007 - Brian MacDonald - Beta Epsilon

2009 - William Shealy - Iota

2011 – Jamie Ky- Epsilon Gamma

2013- Grant McGuffey - Gamma Zeta

2015- Jordan Ballou- Delta Lambda

2017- Shannon Blizzard -Zeta Delta

 

1979 - Albert A. Alderman - Pi

1981 - Michael A. Mone - Gamma Sigma

1983 - Christopher Roos - Mu Omicron Pi

1985 - John Grossomanides - Beta Epsilon

1987 - Brian L. Jones - Psi

1989 - Jeffrey Todd Lee - Psi

1991 - Jeff Jones - Beta Rho

1993 - David Dunson - Beta Rho

1995 - Tim Eley - Gamma Phi

1997 - Amy Daugherty - Delta Epsilon

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

 

Wednesday, July 17th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  

Executive Committee Pre-Convention Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Continuing Education I  

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

General Session I (Golden Bow Ritual, Candidate Speeches & Keynote speaker)

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Opening Reception  


Thursday, July 18th

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continuing Education II 

9:00 am – 11:00 am 

General Session II 

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Officer Forums

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm 

Scholarship and Awards Luncheon 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet the Candidates Forum      

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kappa Psi Foundation Board Meeting (invitation only)

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Benefactor Reception

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kappa Psi Foundation Top Golf Event


Friday, July 19th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continuing Education III  

9:15 am – 12:00 pm

General Session III 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Grand Council Deputy (GCD) Luncheon  

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Advisory Committee Luncheon  

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop Session I    

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Workshop Session II 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Workshop Session III & Continuing Education IV

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Student Posters 

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Career Roundtables


Saturday, July 20th

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continuing Education V 

9:15 am – 12:00 pm

General Session IV  

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Province Caucuses

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chapter Sales 

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Evening Activities (including Kappa Psi Foundation Events)  


Sunday, July 21st

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continuing Education VI

8:15 am – 12:00 pm

General Session V  

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

General Session VI 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Alpha Chapter Reception 

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Kappa Psi 140th Anniversary Banquet  


Monday, July 22nd

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Executive Committee Post-Convention Meeting