INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Every two years an opportunity presents itself that is unlike any other – Conclave. This celebration is not only a chance to gather with thousands of Fraters, all of your hard work culminates in being recognized in front of everyone. That is, of course, if you apply for the various awards and positions available.
In addition to awards, two of the most important aspects of the convention are making changes to the Black Book and voting for your next Grand Council.
TKE's Grand Council is elected every two years and consists of eight elected Grand Officers, two at-large alumni appointed by the Grand Officers, and the Chairman of the Collegiate Advisory Committee.
Applications for alumni to serve on the 2013-2015 Grand Council are now being accepted. Please submit all supporting materials as soon as possible, but no later than July 22, 2013 to Patrick Gleason (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please complete, sign and submit the following forms in your submission: Application for Selection to Serve, Conflict of Interest Policy, Grand Council Background Check, Grand Council Commitment Statement Code of Conduct, and the Questionnaire for Nominees. Incomplete packages will be returned when received.
Grand Council members are not compensated for their service, and are expected to cover their own expenses.
Nominee applications must be submitted to Patrick Gleason at email@example.com. If you need assistance or have questions, you are only a phone call or an email away from it. Contact Frater Patrick Gleason (Phone 317.872.6533).
Included in the awards application are several categories that chapters and colonies need to be recognized for: Recruitment-Results, Recruitment-Chapter Size, Involvement-Community Service, Involvement-Alumni Relations, Achievement-Academic Success, and Achievement-Extracurricular Activities. Applications due by May 15, 2013.
The best of the best – The cream of the crop – The Top TKE chapters must exhibit excellence in all categories. Only a handful or chapters can claim this, but it could be you! Whether the chapter has been around one year or 114, every chapter is equal - the playing field is level. You must apply for the Awards of Excellence if you want a shot at this most coveted designation. Applications due by May 15, 2013.
This is an individual award presented to a senior or graduate student (who has not earned this recognition before) for outstanding service as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. If you are a great student and have demonstrated superior leadership skills during your tenure, this recognition could be yours. Much like the Top TKE Chapter award, only a handful of men are selected throughout TKE Nation. Make sure your name is included by applying today. Applications due by May 15, 2013.
Did you have an amazing year of recruitment results? If so, the chairman or another member who made a significant impact on this outcome should be considered. The individual must be able to explain how his membership recruitment skills are exceptional. If this sounds like you, fill out an application. Applications due by May 15, 2013.
In addition to the chapter and member awards mentioned above you are invited to nominate distinguished Tekes for the following awards:
The Order of the Golden Eagle is and shall be the highest honor conferred by TKE, and shall be conferred only at biennial Conclaves. The following persons may be nominated for this honor:
1) A Past grand Officer or past member of the Board of Directors of the TKE Educational Foundation, or 2) A man who has given unselfish and devoted service or recognized value in the Fraternity for at least 10 years; or 3) A man whose life exemplified the ideals of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Nominations due by May 15, 2013.
The Teke Alumnus of the Year Award is given for outstanding accomplishment and performance in the member's career or field of endeavor. Nominations due by May 15, 2013.
The Grand Prytanis Award is awarded by the Grand Prytanis and given to a Teke who, in the Grand Prytanis' opinion, has rendered the most valuable services to the Fraternity as a whole. Nominations due by May 15, 2013.
The Salsbury-Scott Interfraternity Award is awarded by the Grand Prytanis, to a man or woman who, in his opinion, shall have rendered the most valuable service to advance the cause of fraternities and the Greek system. The recipient shall not be required to be a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon , or any other fraternity or sorority. Nominations due by May 15, 2013.
The Silver Maple Leaf Award may be conferred upon a member of TKE who has, throughout his lifetime has exemplified the ideals of Tau Kappa Epsilon and/or through his efforts has promoted the causes of international understanding and brotherhood within or outside the Fraternity. Applications due by May 15, 2013.
Nominations must be submitted, by May 15, 2013, to Frater Todd Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance or have questions, you are only a phone call or an email away from it. Contact Frater Todd (email@example.com or Phone 317.872.6533).