“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
At the 80th Grand Chapter this past June 2015, we saw our very own Past Chairman and Brother Tim Sanderson, WESTERN ONTARIO 1985, succeed at getting elected as Grand Quaestor! Congratulations Tim — we know you will do a fantastic job!
In this newsletter, we continue to celebrate the success of many of our award winners — both undergraduate and alumni brothers and individual chapters.
At the beginning of the year, we officially launched our ‘Making a Difference’ fundraising campaign. The Campaign is asking Sigma Chi Brothers to pledge and to donate to the Sigma Chi Canadian Foundation (SCCF) during the next five to ten years
— a total goal amount of $750,000. While we got off to a strong start, the results have been far below expectations and we have run into a number of hurdles including inaccu- rate contact information and challenging record keeping. But as mentioned above, failure is not fatal and thanks to the continuing efforts of Brothers John Ricketts, Lionel “Leo” Colman and David MacNicol, as well as others, we will continue to forge ahead to reach our goal. Why you ask?
Because SCCF continues its work to solicit financial resources, provide faithful stewardship and engage in exemplary practices in support of Sigma Chi and leadership development in Canada. Our leadership programs, awards and scholarships continually make a difference in the lives of undergraduate brothers across the country.
Based on the results to-date, and the work that remains yet to be done, I hope
you will continue to see the merit in supporting the Sigma Chi Canadian Foundation. As always, we are grateful to the many Alumni Brothers who donate their time, talent and effort to deliver our mission of strengthening Sigma Chi in Canada. We are also grateful for those who serve our Undergraduate Brothers as Chapter Advisors, House Corporation leaders and many other capacities.
At the end of our next fiscal year, ended June 30, 2016, I will be stepping down as Chair after three (3) years of service but will continue working on the Board as Past Chair and on various Committees. In my place, Brother David MacNicol, WESTERN ONTARIO 1986, has agreed to step up from his Vice Chair role. We are always looking for talented volunteers for the various Committees of the Board and the Board of Directors itself.
Finally, please accept my sincere gratitude to all of you who donate to our efforts. We continue to work hard to earn your support and we are committed to continuing to do so.
Warm regards and In Hoc Signo Vinces,
David J. Garland, WATERLOO 1989