My name is Daniel Zemla and I have the honor of being the Risk Manager for the 2016-2017 term. I was initiated in the fall 0f 2015 I’m also the current Peterson chair. I was a U.S Navy Hospital Corpsman for 3 years prior to coming to UMaine. I am a 2nd year Zoology student.
What I plan on doing as the Risk Manager is make sure we’re in compliance with the University, International, and Risk Management Foundations Policies. Along with ensuring all events are held safely and responsibly. The Balfour Leadership Workshop provided valuable insight into how to fulfill the duties of my office more effectively. My plan is to teach basic safety precautions as well as certifying to teach CPR to better equip the brotherhood should the worst arise.
Daniel R. Zemla
USN Hospital Corpsman
My name is Zack Burrell, I’m a civil engineering major from North Yarmouth Maine and I am the Quaestor of the Rho Rho chapter for the 2016-17 academic year. I was initiated in the fall of 2015 and also hold the position of scholarship chair. I am currently in my second year as a civil Engineering Major. My goal for the semester is to significantly reduce the amount of back dues that are owed to the chapter. By studying different ways and techniques which have been successful that have been used in other chapters and implement them into our own chapter.
Zackery Ethan Burrell
My name is Mark Lavallee, I’m from Medfield Massachusetts, and I am the Recruitment chair for the 2016-17 academic year. I was initiated in fall of 2015 and have since been the chapter Historian. I am a second year Mechanical Engineering Major. My Goal in this position is to double the Chapter’s size this year. I plan on doing this by using summer rush events, and implementing Rush 365. I hope to learn what has worked for other chapters and what to look for in a good event. I understand the need to add numbers to our small chapter, but can and will not let the need for numbers out-weigh the need for each brother to be vetted and found worthy.
I want to double the chapter’s size but only with those worthy of being a Sigma Chi. I will endeavor to maintain our quality over quantity reputation by holding every candidate to our standards. If we are getting the house back we need brothers to fill it, I want to fill it with people who deserve to be there.
Mark Ian Andrew Lavallee
My name is Cody Lloyd Alexander, I am a Social Work Major from South Portland Maine, and I have been elected as the chapters new Pro Consul. This will be my second year as an active brother. Through my time as an active I have held various positions including Historian, Tribune, and Annotator. My time with Historian I focused primarily on making our organization more widely known through the campus via Social Media. While I was Annotator I made sure chapter minutes were made easily accessible to as many brothers as possible, while also making sure our brothers are organized and well prepared. My greatest contribution to the chapter was my time as Tribune.
As Tribune I was able to start and run the only non-exec committee. I also spent my year calling all previous alumni making sure that all of the data was what nationals had. While also talking to alumni/alumni’s wives that have passed on. With the help of my committee I was able to plan the last Initiation banquet, while also planning out future events for you the alumni to come too.
I have general goals as the Pro Consul. Most of them involve making sure that the basic tenants of Responsibility and Accountability are being enforced. My primary goal is to provide constructive oversight to the chair holders in the chapter. I will be putting all my effort meeting with each person individually and helping them balance out their time between the chapter and school. I will work side by side with our scholarship chairman to figure out the best tactic for bettering our grades. Improving chapter academics will improve our relations with the University, the community, and Sigma Chi Headquarters, it is imperative that we strive to be students of fair ability now more than ever. The rest of my time will be focused on Responsibility and Accountability. With the House Corp getting ready to buy and hopefully have us move into the house again these will be more important than ever!
Cody Lloyd Alexander
My name is Jordan Phillip Mitchell, I am a Mass Communications Major from Brewer Maine, and I have the honor of serving as the Rho Rho chapter’s Consul for the 2016-2017 academic year.
This will be my 3rd year as an active member of the chapter, in that time I have served as the chapter’s Interfraternity Council representative, Intramural chair, Annotator, Magister and now Consul. I attended Balfour Leadership Training Workshop the last two summers, tasking myself with critically analyzing every aspect of the pledge program to see how Rho Rho could conduct pledging more effectively. I am confident, after a year of devoting myself to bettering the pledging experience that the new program will not only benefit future Magisters with superior planning and organization but will also benefit future pledges, making them into passionate brothers with a deeply held belief in the values of the Sigma Chi ritual. I am proud to say that three of the brothers I tutored now serve on our executive board. I have been a part of three different executive committees and I think I can say with confidence that this one is the most passionate. We have a very driven young core of brothers with all the potential in the world, BLTW will be an important part in channeling this new core into achieving our goals in the coming year.
My goals as Consul can be summarized in the same way all goals in Sigma Chi should be, Friendship, Justice, and Learning.
Friendship) Building the unity of the brotherhood and showing this great bond we have to the world is our biggest asset in recruitment. In order to fill the house we need numbers and through a cooperative effort of every brother and resource we have available to us we will build on the great core of undergraduates at Rho Rho.
Justice) Cultivating a culture in Rho Rho of diligence, accountability and responsibility is essential. As Consul, I will build up this culture so that when the time comes the house will be lived in by those that understand its importance, people that know the hard work and dedication it took to provide them with this opportunity, brothers that can be trusted to maintain it.
Learning) We are attending the University of Maine to receive an education and Fraternity life doesn’t have to impede that goal. Sigma Chi was founded as a literary society and as such, a deep sense of responsibility to learn is imperative to advancing the interests of the fraternity. As Consul I will work tirelessly to find new ways to promote an environment conducive to study while maintaining the joys of being an undergraduate.
I have never been more confident in the future of Rho Rho! Our future is bright and we have the brothers to take advantage of the opportunities that lie before us.
In Hoc Signo Vinces,
Jordan P. Mitchell