I hope this message finds you in the best spirits and your chapter reaching new heights. As you continue to work hard for Kappa, it is now time to ramp up our collective efforts as we continue to raise money for St. Jude.
2016 was a great year as we endeavored to re-boot this campaign. We were successful in reaching one goal of raising over $100,000 but we did not reach our other goal of 100% participation by all active SWP chapters. This year let’s out do ourselves!
Our Province Polemarch, Theron Hightower has asked me to continue as St. Jude Coordinator for the SWP and I am proud to do so. The SWP was a leader in this effort in previous years and I want to make sure that we continue to lead the fraternity in raising money and awareness for St. Jude.
Each chapter is being asked to name a Chapter Coordinator for St. Jude, primarily to organize at least one Sunday of Hope for your chapter and/or any other fundraising activity to benefit the hospital. Please keep in mind also that if your chapter plans to participate in this year’s Membership Training Academy your chapter must also schedule and host a Sunday of Hope or St. Jude fundraising activity. This is not a request, this is a requirement. In addition, each chapter will have its own, Sunday of Hope team page. You can use this webpage to promote online giving. It is very user friendly and no additional fees are included when giving online. Click here to visit the SWP Team page:
The goal for each chapter is $1000 but no amount is too small and no effort is unappreciated. Just as we did last year we will post a “tote board” on the SWP website to keep a running tally of our fundraising efforts.
I also want to ensure that your chapter and partner church receive full and proper credit for your fundraising efforts. If you raise money for St. Jude but fail to register your church ahead of time, it will be very difficult to track your donation so that it is credited properly. Which means that your partner church MUST be registered with your regional St. Jude representative so that materials (DVD, envelopes etc.) can be ordered and sent to the church in time. I will be contacting each chapter to ensure that you receive your St. Jude Commitment Form as you schedule your respective Sundays of Hope.
Yours in the BOND,
Dallas Alumni Chapter