A Historic Grand Chapter in our Nation’s Capital!
From July 1-5, 2018 hundreds of Knights of the Legion of Honor gathered in Washington, D.C. for a truly historic Grand Chapter as we celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Sigma Nu. Gamma Kappa was represented by Eminent Commander James McConnell, Lieutenant Commander Doug Shapiro, Chapter Adviser Evan Carlton and Alumni Board President Michael Hecht. One of the highlights was a special pilgrimage to the Headquarters Shrine and VMI in Lexington, Va.
Doug Shapiro had this to say about his experience at Grand Chapter.
“James and I had a great time exploring our nation’s capital, going to various museums with commanders and members from various chapters around the country before the event started. We formed an even closer bond with the EC and LC of the Colorado State Chapter and planned on starting some joint events this coming year. I would say the most beneficial part of our trip was talking to the leadership of other chapters to learn about what they excel in and how we can implement their ideas into the Gamma Kappa chapter’s everyday practices. Besides that, it was an unforgettable experience being a voting delegate during the Business Sessions, seeing how the Sigma Nu National Fraternity functions and how they are trying to sustain the general fraternity system’s reputation in a negative national spotlight. It was very comforting to see how fraternity men past their collegiate days are still passionately trying to prolong the future of our fraternity, by strategically implementing new bylaws and regulations to protect active members across the country. Our trip to Lexington to tour headquarters and VMI was a great history lesson and reminder of where the roots of the fraternity came from and the ideals it was founded upon. Overall, James and I had a great time in D.C. and whoever is in our positions come the next grand chapter will hopefully have an equally beneficial experience.”
Gamma Kappa is looking forward to the 69th Grand Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity in Denver during the summer of 2020.