Presentation on theme: "International Membership Chairman"— Presentation transcript:
1International Membership Chairman International Membership CommitteeLAMPADOSPROGRAMCONCLAVEOVERVIEWKeith W. NealInternational Membership Chairman
2International Membership Committee Lewis Anderson7th DistrictCurtis BaylorChapter Advisors Chair - 3rd DistrictRaymond Bourgeois9th District MSP Training ChairmanBill CouncilReclamation Committee ChairFredrick DuBois13th DistrictAndrew Ducksworth7th District KRSEric Fairfax6th DistrictKendall Franklin10th DistrictBrian Gundy2nd Vice Grand BasileusMilton Harrison2nd District KRSFred D. Hatley9th District MSP ChairmanWillie Hinchen9th District RepMarlin McWilson12th DistrictDorsey Miller, IIIRecruitment ChairW. Thomas Stovall II2nd DistrictJoseph WilliamsI. P. 7th District RepresentativeKeith W. Neal, Chairman
3Discussion Points Form 9A Revision Membership Recommendations Lampados Program Conclave VoteSelection of CandidatesLampados Program OverviewWrap-up & Questions
4Cleaned up Language/Legal Issues International Membership CommitteeForm 9A Revisions:Cleaned up Language/Legal IssuesElectronic Document on the Public site of OPPF.ORGAvailable to be filled out online, saved, ed, printedInstruct Candidates to go to the website for the applicationKeeps Document Current & Expedites Updates
5Proposed By-Laws Changes Membership RecommendationsThese will be By-Law Changes and be in effect regardlessof the Membership Program in effectMinimum of 18 years old to join WYFOther NPHC – No MinimumMinimum 2.7 GPAOther NPHC at 2.52nd Semester Freshmen EligibleMinimum of 16 credit hours having been completed on the university of the application, in a standard semester system (Quarter system requires 25 credits)Other NPHC at currently allow 2nd Semester freshmenFAILEDFAILEDFAILED
6Proposed By-Laws Changes Membership RecommendationsNote: Each of the Recommendations Failed at the 2008 Grand Conclave. Therefore the current requirements will remain in effect.Undergrads: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 system) and 36 Credits - Semester System (or 54 credits in Quarter System)
7Do you wish to have a Lampados Type Program – YES (In Favor) Lampados Program Conclave VoteThis is a simple vote:Do you wish to have a Lampados Type Program – YES (In Favor)Do you wish to keep the MSP program – NO (Against)The Lampados Program was APPROVED – Expected start is September, Training to begin in the Fall of 2008 and ALL Brothers will be required to recertify for the new ProgramNOTE: Expected Program start – September, 2009
12Sponsorship is the Glue Selection Of CandidatesSelection is the KeySponsorship is the Glue
13Sponsorship is the Glue Selection Of CandidatesSelection is the KeySponsorship is the GlueYou are the Gatekeepers
14Omega Membership Programs Chronology Lampados ClubDorothy Hall, Tuskegee University1985 Selection & Education1990 Intake1998 MSPLampados ProgramApproved Grand Conclave Birmingham, AL
15Membership Program Since changing from Lampados: Brother to Brother Approach Changed.Going to the Green.“Do you want to be made with Respect or just be a Paper Bruh?”Increased Renegrade/Imposter activity
16Lampados Program This Educational Process MUST instill: That entering Omega is a Lifetime Commitment that will require a Financial and Active Participation ObligationThis Commitment is to the Fraternity, which is to supersede any Chapter loyalty.You are never to do anything that will bring shame or dishonor to the Fraternity.Mental and/or Physical Harassment, Brutality or Extortion in connection with the Lampados Club is Strictly Prohibited and will be dealt with to the fullest extent possible.
17This is not your Daddy’s Lampados Program It is a totallyNew Lampados Program
18Lampados Program Safeguards Overview: District Representative District Representative’s DesigneeShall insure that the Lampados Process is followed to the spirit and intent of the guidelines of the Fraternity.Shall select a Designee to oversee the Lampados process at a particular Chapter.(A Graduate Brother, preferred that he is not a member of designated Chapter, he oversees.)Shall oversee the Lampados process at a particular Chapter.Responsible for insuring that the spirit of the process is followed as designed .Participation at all events & Weekly follow-upGreat Position for current MSP Chairmen
19Lampados Program Safeguards Overview: Brothers MUST be Financial, MSP Certified and Have Notarized 9A-21 form on file at IHQThe Dean of Pledgees MUST be a Chapter Officer. Vice Basileus –PreferredDR and IHQ Pre-Approval/Pre-Payment Process of applicantsUNDERGRADS:IHQ will notify the university of membership process and provide:List of the approved applicantsContact information:Chapter OfficersArea RepresentativeChapter AdvisorDistrict RepresentativeIHQ Liaison Officer
20Lampados Program Safeguards Overview: Undergrads: Joint Lampados Mtgs with local Grad Leadership1 Joint Social Action with local Grad LeadershipIf an individual leaves the process:Must sign a document stating reason for leaving.Have an Exit Interview with Area Representative and District CounselorMust return Lampados Pin and Manual.
21They MUST Be Enforced Lampados Program Safeguards Overview:In Order for the Safeguards to work.They MUST Be EnforcedDistrict RepresentativeSelect the Right PeopleEach Brother MUST Be Accountable
22Lampados Program General Info: Current membership requirements of candidates are still included:Program requires a 5-6 month commitment minimum, from the Chapter to the process.Pre Approval and Pre PaymentVerifiable Community Service for GradsGrads from schools that have active Chapters must wait 4 years prior to applying.
23Lampados Program Process: MEMBERSHIP PROCESS PREPARATIONS TimeLineProcess:MEMBERSHIP PROCESS PREPARATIONSOMEGA MEET & GREET/OPEN HOUSEINFORMATIONAL SESSIONSELECTION OF CANDIDATES INTERVIEWSPROCESSING OF APPLICATIONSCHAPTER LAMPADOS INTRODUCTIONLAMPADOS CLUB PROGRAMDISMISSAL FROM THE LAMPADOS CLUBINITIATIONPOST INITIATION ORIENTATION PHASEACADEMIC FOLLOW-UP– Undergraduate Neophytes onlyWeeksPrior4 Weeks+2 – 4WeeksEnd ofSemesterChapter Commitment to Process takes weeks = 5-6 Months
24Lampados Program General Info: Formal Lampados Induction Ceremony Weekly Formal Lampados MeetingsComplete 2 Social Action ProjectsNew Lampados Manual & Lampados Pin10:00 PM – 8:00 AM Weekday (Sunday – Thursday) CurfewRequired Sunday Church AttendanceLimited Sunday Activity
25Lampados Program Undergraduates: Second Semester Freshman eligible Dress Code - Shirt & Tie during school day.Minimum of 15 hrs of study time /week.Joint Social Action with local Grad LeadershipJoint Lamp Mtgs with local Grad Leadership
26Lampados Program Graduates: Applicants MUST be Sponsored by Chapter Brother:Sponsor must be financial for min 3 yearsMust commit to mentoring for 3 years post initiation.Must present applicant to the ChapterOnly takes part during the pledgeApplicants MUST have Verifiable Community Service
27Lampados Program – Wrap-Up Lampados Vs MSPBrothers MUST Be Committed to Making a DifferenceMUST Stop Those who do not have the Best Interest of the FraternityMUST Stop Inappropiate behavior when Brothers see and hear it.MUST Select better Candidates