DZAA Board Elections are Coming!


Attention Alumni!

Elections for all the positions on the Executive Board for the Delta Zeta Alumni Association are coming up at the 2015 Spring Meeting of the DZAA. As you may recall, the current Board was elected at the 2013 Spring Meeting, and Brothers David Ebner, Kyllan Purdon, ???????????????????????????????Todd Latoski, and Ryan Suarez were duly elected by the General Membership to assume the roles of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively. Each of these Brothers took their new roles seriously and have endeavored to serve the Association with dedication and commitment.

Pursuant to Article VII of the current By-Laws, officers of the DZAA shall serve a term of two (2) years. The two-year term for the current Board comes to a close this April, and at the Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday, April 18th at the USF Marshall Center, an election will take place to install new officers to fill the Board.

vote12Article VII of the current By-Laws provides that nominations for the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer may be taken from the floor at the bi-annual meeting just prior to elections, or nominations may also be submitted prior to the meeting either by post-mail or by e-mail to the Secretary by any member of the DZAA who is in good standing and eligible to vote. A voting member is defined by the By-Laws as any initiated Alumnus of the Chi Phi Fraternity who does not hold voting rights in any other Chapter-specific Alumni Association or Housing Corporation and who is current on their financial obligation (dues) to the DZAA.

Elections will take place at the Spring Meeting, immediately following the close of nominations from the floor. Voting shall be by hand ballot, unless a secret ballot is approved by a majority vote. Majority vote is required to elect any position.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting, and for those who are unable to personally attend the April 18th meeting, information will be forthcoming as to proxy voting. So start thinking about what position you would like to run for (or an Alumnus you would like to nominate for a position) and mark your calendar for April 18th! It’s going to be the start of an exciting new two-year term of the DZAA, as we move upward and onward!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … our DZAA President?!?

Some men survive falls from ladders. Other men survive a crash through a window. But only a DZAA can survive being hit by a car! Our Association President, Brother David Ebner, recently lived to tell his own story of survival…

“I was walking to the Oxford Exchange on Kennedy, by the University of Tampa. I crossed the intersection at Kennedy and Hyde Park, and a young woman ran into me in the crosswalk. I just remember walking, and then waking up on the sidewalk. I assume she hit me with the front right side of her car, and I fell back over the hood and onto the street. I was definitely unconscious for a bit, but when I woke up, I was numb all ove rand couldn’t move. I eventually made it to the curb.

“The young woman was frantic, and I tried to calm her down by telling her some jokes. The fire department, paramedics, and police showed up, and it was a circus for about five minutes. I inevitably went to the hospital, although not immediately (a mistake, I realize, but I didn’t feel that bad then). Later, my head was starting to hurt, and I noticed some short term memory problems. I went to the University Hospital (they gave me a new name, but I’m not sure what it was), and the doctors did a CT scan with some other tests. They ultimately said I had no more damage that what was already there before the accident (yes, the doctor was a joker). I ended up with nothing more than a nasty bump on my head and an extremely sore right side of my body.


“Have no fear, though – I am still able to fulfill my duties as the DZAA President!”

Leave it to a Chi Phi to take a licking and keep on ticking!