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October 2012

10/30/2012 - Hurricane Emergency Repairs and Remediation Work

For those Willis clients in the path of the storm, please note that we have partnered with ServiceMaster Recovery Management to provide emergency repairs and water remediation work immediately following the storm. ServiceMaster Recovery Management has crews mobilized along the east coast in preparation for an immediate response to probable damage and flooding left in Sandy's wake. They are prepared to serve those Willis clients affected by this storm.

We have had discussions with ServiceMaster Recovery Management and have reached an agreement pertaining to pricing for the remediation work and emergency repairs which will be necessary in the wake of the Hurricane. This is critical as it allows us the opportunity to control pricing in a major storm situation where it is common to experience significant spikes in pricing. Controlling the pricing keeps the cost of claims down and, ultimately, the cost of insurance for the FPMA Property Program clients. This partnership was also developed to provide priority of service to our clients. In a storm situation, it is imperative to complete emergency repairs and water remediation work as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the facility. This partnership provides our clients an avenue to this immediate service which is not always readily available in a major storm situation.

Jeanetta Favour is the first line of contact for Service Master Recovery Management service and she will coordinate dispatch with their crews on the ground accordingly. In order to request assistance for emergency repairs and related remediation work, please call (816) 918-5501. This is the cell phone for Jeanetta Favour who will assign a ServiceMaster Recovery Management crew to your facility to ensure the immediate emergency repairs are made. Below is her complete contact information:

Jeanetta Favour
National Account Manager
ServiceMaster Catastrophe
Cell: (816) 918-5501
Email: jfavour@servicemastercat.com
www.servicemastercat.com

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10/09/2012 - October is LIVESTRONG Month

October 2 is the official LIVESTRONG Day but all month long Alpha Sigma Phi members across the country are taking part in fundraisers and various events to support our National Philanthropy. At Elmhurst, the Delta Chi Chapter recently held their Annual Powderpuff Football game from which they nearly raised $1400 dollars. Since 2002, the Powderpuff Football Game, and event pitting teams of registered female students coached by members of the chapter, has been the staple fundraising event for the chapter. Efforts to put together this years event that was organized by Vincent Panno and John Pizzoferrato included providing the teams with jerseys, gaining sponsors from local small businesses, organizing raffle tickets and, for the first time ever, a silent auction where we sold four Chicago-based sports jerseys, in addition to promotional activities and organizing sign-ups for female competitors. With this football game being an annual event, it has truly developed to be a positive "brand" for our chapter that girls look forward to every Fall, said Past Chapter President and Black Team Coach, Jon Kefaloukos.

If you are still looking to plan an event for this fall or perhaps next spring, you can find information about LIVESTRONG Week on our website here. You can also navigate to the national LIVESTRONG website for more information on events.

10/09/2012 - Phi Chapter Recognizes the Value of Scholastic Achievement; Awards Scholarships
On Monday, September 14, 2012, Phi Chapter at Iowa State University held their bi-annual Scholarship Dinner in which $3,500 in scholarships were given to high performing brothers and new members by prominent Phi Chapter and Alpha Sig alum Stan Thurston, Phi '66. Additionally, two $500 scholarships were given to two deserving new members from the undergraduates. The featured speaker for the evening was Dick Ross, Phi 54 and Distinguished Merit Award winner in 2000. Last fall, Dr. Tom Hill, Vice President of Student Affairs at Iowa State was the featured speaker. These dinners are great opportunities to recognize high performing gentlemen and motivate members to strive for academic excellence as well as inspire them through the words of the guest speakers. For more details on the scholarship award winners, download the October Newsletterhere.

10/09/2012 - Lou DeLuca Makes Wagner College Athletics Hall of Fame

Brother Lou DeLuca, Wagner '58 is one of seven Wagner College Alumni that will be inducted into the College's Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 27. According to a source from the Wagner Athletics site, Brother DeLuca has served as an ambassador for the college's athletics for over 50 years. He spearheaded many fundraising efforts that helped refurbish equipment and facilities at Wagner. For many years, DeLuca served as an educating mentor for numerous Seahawk student-athletes. Aside from being charitable with his time to help the progress of Wagner Athletics and the student-athletes, Brother DeLuca exhibited our value of patriotism by serving in the U.S. Navy and fighting in the Korean War.

Louis DeLuca was initiated into the Alpha Sigma Chapter at Wagner College in 1958. He remained involved with the organization as an alumnus serving on the Fraternity's Grand Council from 1972-1978, which included the positions of Grand Marshal and Grand Secretary.

More information can be found here:
http://www.wagnerathletics.com/news/2012/7/19/GEN_0719121746.aspx?path=gen

10/09/2012 - Gamma Theta Chapter Celebrates 60 Years as Alpha Sigs

On June 7, 1952, the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi was officially chartered at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. This year the undergraduate chapter is hosting alumni during Homecoming Weekend, October 18-20, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of their chartering. Some of the events include a Thursday evening Happy Hour, a Friday night social in the Fraternity Suite on campus, and tailgating prior to the football game against Florida State on Saturday.

If you are in the area and would like more information about the events planned for the weekend, contact chapter Alumni Director Ed Lichtman at EddieL91@aol.com

10/03/2012 - Planned Reorganization for Delta Iota Chapter

For 32 years, the Delta Iota Chapter has remained a staple on the Longwood University campus. However, in recent years, the chapter has seen a decline in operational areas such as finances, academics, and recruitment. The Staff at Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters intervened, in hopes of setting a path for the chapter that would lead it back to success. The benchmarks set forth by Fraternity Staff outlined five deadlines, with action items to be completed at each point. Although all the deadlines were met for the first deadline of September 10, 2012, the chapter failed to meet the action items that were due on October 1, 2012. Said benchmarks included recruiting eight men, with biographical forms filled out and on payment plans, as well as having a constitution and bylaws turned into Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters. As a result of the chapter failing to comply with benchmarks and minimum expectations issued by the Fraternity Staff, we unfortunately now consider the Delta Iota Chapter at Longwood University a Reorganized Status Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi.

All members of the chapter have immediately been moved to suspended status. When the Delta Iota Chapter reorganizes in January, those chapter members that are still undergraduates will have two options. One option is to move to an alumni status. The other option is to meet with the Headquarters staff member that will be on campus in January and explore the possibility of regaining active status. For the seven new members of the organization, they will move to de-pledged status. They, too, will have the opportunity to meet with Fraternity Staff in January if they are interested in membership in Alpha Sigma Phi. All chapter assets, including the charter, ritual equipment and chapter composites will be secured by the Grand Chapter Advisor until Delta Iota is reorganized in the Spring.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tabatha Sarco, Director of Educational Programs, at tsarco@alphasigmaphi.org.

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