?746?-?755? Chapter 5 Questions 1. Executive Committee (created in 1868) supervised affairs between Conventions; prior to EC, National Grand Chapter had power to create State Grand Chapters (Alpha in each state), and Alpha chapters could grant charters within their respective state. 2. Present system of General Council and provinces adopted, State Grand Chapter and National Grand Chapter abolished, Executive Committee discontinued, power of Fraternity invested in General Council (4 members: president, treasurer, secretary, and historian) 3. General Convention holds all supreme and legislative powers; 4 main responsibilities and powers: Electing the General Council, revoking charters of chapters, providing for the raising and disbursement of revenues, and enacting laws for the regulation of the Fraternity, since only the General Convention may amend the Ritual, Constitution, and General Statures of the Fraternity. Undergraduate Chapter Delegates, Members of the General Council, Past Presidents of the General Council, Province Presidents, Survey Commissioners, Executive Vice President, Housing Commissioner, other Commissioners appointed by the General Council, Alumni Club delegates 4. Act as executive and administrative board of the Fraternity, interprets and executes all laws of the Fraternity, makes ordinances and appointments that it deems necessary to promote the welfare of Phi Delta Theta; elected by the voting members at the General Convention 5. President ? Michael G. Scarlatelli; Treasurer ? Rudy M. Porchivina; Reporter ? Mark H. Ochsenbein; Member-at-large ? M. Scott Mietchen; Member-at-large ? Chris Lapple 6. What powers are reserved to the local chapters? Couldn?t find it in the chapter 7. Chapter Advisor: works with the officers and members of an individual chapter to help it maintain the high standards of Phi Delta Theta. He is a guide, counselor, and a resource for the undergraduates, and is chairman of the chapter?s advisory board. 8. General HQ - located in Oxford, OH. GHQ is charged with day-to-day administration and affairs of the Fraternity, serving as liaisons between Chapters and the General Fraternity; center where the business of the Fraternity is transacted; keeps values of the Fraternity fresh and current 9. Current Executive Vice President: Robert A. Biggs; Duties: directs General Headquarters, acts as Secretary to General Council, prepares and distributes supplies among the chapters and officers of the Fraternity, collects all dues and special assessments, keeps account of all receipts and disbursements, visits active chapters and alumni clubs and acts as business manager of the Fraternity publications, and performs such other duties as the General Council may direct. 10. Phi Delta Theta Foundation: awards annual scholarships and funds the educational programs of the Fraternity 11. Frank J.R. Mitchell Fund: provides for a life payment of $10 for each initiate; provides financial support for The Scroll 12. Walter B. Palmer Fund: used for investment loans to assist chapter house corporations in purchasing, constructing, or refurnishing chapter houses 13. Alumni Clubs are associations with the purpose of fostering loyalty to the Fraternity among members who are no longer in college. Chapter 6 Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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