Published on February 25, 2008
FRATERNITY HOUSE PROPOSAL PRESENTED TO KAPPA ALPHA PSIGRAMBLING ALUMNI: FRATERNITY HOUSE PROPOSAL PRESENTED TO KAPPA ALPHA PSI GRAMBLING ALUMNI Date: February 25th 2006 Created by: The Grambling Fraternity House Building Committee Agenda : Agenda Opening Prayer Introduction Committee Bios & History Vision, Motto & Values Strategy Monthly Expenses/Budget Responsibilities Lasting Comments Questions, Concerns & Feedback Introduction : Introduction In the New American Standard version of the Bible (NASB)Proverb 3:27 tells us "not to withhold good from those whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it." This meeting should provide Kappa Alpha Psi, Grambling Alumni with communication and direction from the building committee, who have strategically planned and prepared to build & assist in maintaining a new fraternity house. Committee Bios: Committee Bios K. Stephen Chapital Spring 90’ Gamma Psi Currently residing in Dallas, TX Career in Sales & Marketing Current multi-unit Franchisee of Subway for 7 years Lawrence “Freddie” Coleman Fall 82’ Theta Rho Currently residing in Atlanta, GA Career in Software Sales Current owner of one Wingstop Franchise (number 1 chicken franchise in the world) Errol Coner Fall 84’ Gamma Psi Currently residing in Dallas, TX Career in Software Sales Currently serving as Associate Pastor of South Arlington Community Church and pursuing Masters Degree in Theology Mike Ennis Spring 86’ Gamma Psi Currently residing in Houston, TX Career in Software Quality Assurance Currently serving as a software consultant for Accenture (one of the Big 6 consulting firms in the world) Derrick Willis Spring 85’ Gamma Psi Currently residing in Frisco, TX Career in Software Development Currently serving as a Development Manager for Pepsi Corporation History of Building Fund: History of Building Fund Originally formed in 1997 Raised $12,000 Campaign lost momentum due to: Uncertainty over the future of Grambling & Gamma Psi No consensus over the type of structure to build Currently $12,128 compounded interest in a CD Currently $858 in a Checking Account Vision: Vision To provide a safe and comfortable meeting place for the undergraduate chapter, the graduate chapter and local organizations to conduct business that supports the vision, mission and values of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. We see the local fraternity as an institution that has shaped each of us. It is part of the college experience and we want to ensure its survival through our investment in building a local meeting place for the members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the local level. Values: Values We value investing back into the fraternity that opened many doors for each of us. We value providing a safe meeting place for the local chapters, visiting brothers and their families to gather. We value making the fraternity house capable of reaching out to the community. We value having a central location to store the archives of our rich history as an organization. Values (continued): Values (continued) We value providing a place for older brothers to “pass the torch” and give back to the younger brothers as they work through school. We value making the house accessible to all brothers including the disabled and the elderly. We value mentoring the youth in the local area through the use of this house. Goals: Goals Our first goal is to build a debt-free house. To build a 5000 square foot fraternity house that can be utilized as a meeting place for members of Kappa Alpha Psi and social events by the Grambling community. We anticipate the total cost of the house to be approximately $500,000.00 based on $95.00 per square foot. House will include the following: One Large meeting room Bathroom Facilities Handicapped Friendly Large scale kitchen Administrative Offices Library/Archive Entertainment/Game Room Adequate Parking Slide10: Upper Level Restroom Ramp to Lower Level Founders Room Game Room Gamma Psi Room Theta Rho Room Eta Pi Room Grambling Alumni Room Fireplace Windows Foyer Coat of Arms (In Marble) Front Porch Chapter Invisible Eternal Flame (Incased In Fireplace) Windows Portraits Of Founders Charter Chapter Quarters Portrait Spring 1950 Line Silhouette Room Restroom Slide11: Lower Level (Walkout Basement) Restroom Ramp to Upper Level Celebration Room Commercial Kitchen Conference Room Covered Patio Archives/Storage Why this is so important : Why this is so important It is well overdue to build a new structure that will be indicative of each of us and Kappa Alpha Psi as well as to provide a quality meeting facility. How we can accomplish this goal : How we can accomplish this goal By setting up a fund raising campaign with members from Gamma Psi, Louisiana Tech, & Eta Pi via a state of the art website that includes Paypal for total payment management, building progress and monthly communications to the Bond as we approach our financial goals. Our base consists of over 700 brothers: Building Fundraising Target: $1000.00 per brother per year for initial building and furnishings Breaks down to approx. $85.00 per month All contributions are tax deductible Maintenance Fundraising Target: $25.00 per month per brother 10% of all fraternity related functions at Gamma Psi, Eta Pi, Louisiana Tech (formerly Theta Rho) & Grambling Alumni Timeline: Timeline An aggressive fund-raising campaign will begin in April 2006. Initial Communication goes out to brothers and Building Fund Website goes Live. Monthly Communications are emailed to brothers detailing project updates, milestones and fund raising status. March 2009 is our tentative ground breaking date. This could occur before or after tentative date depending on funds received. This breaks down to less than $300.00 a month per year based on 500 brothers contributing Ground breaking will not take place until a minimum of 75% of funds are received Where the house will be located: Where the house will be located Preferable site (Current Fraternity House) We are requesting from the Alumni Chapter permission to level the existing house and build on the existing foundation. We are asking Bro. Staff to donate the remain 1.69 acres back to the Alumni Chapter for the purposes of parking and expansion necessary for the facility. Alternative location in the Grambling/Ruston area. What are the anticipated monthly expenses?: What are the anticipated monthly expenses? Electric……………………….$300.00 Gas …………………………...$190.00 Water …………………………$200.00 Phone ………………………….$75.00 Landscaping……………..….$125.00 Security…………………….…..$50.00 Insurance…………………..…$110.00 Maintenance Fund……..……$100.00 Miscellaneous………………..$100.00 Total $1250.00 Responsibilities: Responsibilities If accepted, Grambling Alumni will be primarily responsible for the following: Managing all household expenses including repairs, maintenance and up keep Creating a general policy outlining guidelines for the use of facilities Governing all social events, meetings, and receptions Funding-raising with undergraduate members Setting up a system or process to track monthly expenses, which should produce an annual report. This report should be presented to committee or available for viewing annually. Lasting Comments: Lasting Comments This is NOT a Gamma Psi Fraternity House This is a Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity House that resides in the Grambling/Ruston area and is managed primarily by Grambling Alumni Gamma Psi, Theta Rho & Eta Pi will have access to the house and should designate a representative to work in conjunction with Grambling Alumni. This representative should preferably be their Undergraduate Advisor.