JANUARY 2016 ► FCA eNEWS
WANTED: THE FUTURE LEADERS OF FCA
FCA is looking for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. Are you looking to get more involved in FCA? Do you want to enhance your professional development and make an impact on your interfraternal peers? If so, APPLY TODAY!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
Applications can be found on the FCA website, or by clicking below:
NOMINATION FORM: FCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Following the application deadline, candidates will be interviewed by the Nominations Committee. A slate of candidates will be presented to the FCA Board of Directors at least one month prior to the 2016 Annual Conference. The membership at large will vote on the proposed slate at the Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Board of Directors terms are for two years. If you have any questions, contact Nominations Committee Chairman Ashley Martin at amartin@deltau.org  or (317) 875-8900.





NEW AWARDS WEBSITE, NOW LIVE!
We are excited to announce that the new FCA Awards Website is now live and accepting submissions for the 2016 FCA Awards Competition!
The awards competition is open to all current members of FCA, and awards will be presented at the 2016 FCA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, during the final banquet on Friday, May 13. For more information, visit the FCA website or follow the links below:



SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016
Please note: some categories require materials to be mailed if electronic files are not available, however an online entry should still be submitted. All shipped materials must be received by Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Mailing information is listed in individual award descriptions.

FCA AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
The Evin C. Varner, Jr. Fraternal Communications Award
This award honors one who performs extraordinary fraternal services, achieves peer respect and possesses a spirit of assistance and kindness.
The Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award
This award honors one who has diligently worked to advance the Association’s Vision and Purpose.


If you would like to nominate someone for either award, or if you have any questions regarding the 2016 Awards Competition, contact FCA Awards Committee Chairman Phil Aiello at fca1923awards@gmail.com or (615) 921-2316.




SAVE THE DATE: MAY 11–13, 2016 | WASHINGTON, DC
THE 2016 FCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The 2016 FCA Annual Conference will take place May 11-13, 2016 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will begin with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday afternoon and conclude Friday evening with the annual Awards Banquet. Please make your travel plans to arrive on Wednesday, May 11 and depart Saturday, May 14. More specific information will be available soon. Details and updates can be found here:
The 2016 FCA Annual Conference Webpage

For questions about the Annual Conference, please contact Annual Conference Committee Chairman Jules Schenk at julia@npcwomen.org or (317) 872-3185.





JOIN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE!
FCA is seeking volunteers to join the Annual Conference Committee! The committee helps plan logistics and programming, including an off-site event, the Annual Conference intern program, the FCA Accolades program and more. The committee meets monthly via conference call and helps on-site at the conference. The committee is a great way to learn more about FCA and no previous FCA volunteer experience is required. Click here to see a full list of FCA's committees and chairmen.

To join the committee, please email Annual Conference Committee Chairman Jules Schenk at julia@npcwomen.org or (317) 872-3185.





MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
ASHLEY MARTIN, DELTA UPSILON

Ashley Martin is Director of Communications for Delta Upsilon Fraternity and currently serves as Past President on the FCA Board of Directors. For the past three years, Ashley has represented FCA on the executive board for the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity (CSCF) and was recently elected Secretary. Congratulations Ashley! #FCAStyle




ASSOCIATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
ROYLE PRINTING
Print continues to be an engaging, unique medium to reach your members. Royle Printing works diligently to bring value to our client’s efforts and strives to keep the process easy. Royle is an independently owned company specializing in high quality printing and distribution services. Located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Royle has served the needs of association publishers for more than 65 years. From our humble beginnings as a newspaper publisher, to our current role of providing innovative and adaptable print and digital solutions to our clients, our brand is built on integrity and ingenuity. Today, Royle proudly serves several FCA titles and looks forward to an increasing role as an Associate Member. For more information, visit:
ROYLEPRINTING.COM





2016 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
If you haven't done so already, be sure to complete your Membership Renewal Form for 2016! Membership in FCA is just $300 per organization each year. This gives your organization unlimited staff involvement, discounts on our conference registrations, eligibility for FCA awards and more. Only one representative from each organization will need to fill out the form. We encourage everyone to renew early to be eligible for awards and conference discounts in May.
CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR ORG'S FCA MEMBERSHIP

SOME BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP IN FCA:
  • Meet and network with other communications professionals working in the Greek community
  • Discover ways to more effectively do your job 
  • Gain experience working with volunteers and sharpen your ability to communicate your vision to an external audience
  • Receive Greek organizations’ magazines
  • Access to the FCA speakers bureau
  • Accelerate your professional development through conferences
  • Receive recognition through the annual awards program

To learn more about membership in FCA, visit the FCA website or contact FCA President, Jesse Lyons at jlyons@ka-order.org.






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