March Quarterly News Letter 2022
2022 Annual Meeting
On January 24, 2022, almost 40 brothers of the MidSouth Alumni Chapter gathered at local eatery Pete and Sam's to recap 2021, send it off and welcome 2022 with our annual meeting. The big topics of conversation included social functions in the upcoming months, election of a new board, and awards for several esteemed members. The International Fraternity and the Alumni Chapter took this time to recognize several of its members for their work and dedication to the local Chapter from which they were members and their dedication to the Fraternity as a whole. These members have strived for the White Cross for over 50 years. Awarded Members included Brothers Bunky Wingfield, Gary Grear, Gordon Brigman, Mike Logan, J. Hary Starr and Corky Dalton. It was also during this presentation that we formally awarded Brother Colin Campbell for his work in establishing an Endowment Fund Scholarship for Epsilon Kappa. International Headquarters award Colin a Grand Consul Citation for his work in making the Brent Morrell Memorial Scholarship possible. The newly elected 2022 Board can be found on our new website! A special thanks to the 2021 board, including brother Hunter Smith, for his fantastic service as President.
Sports Pub March Madness Social
Our first social event of the year was held on March 17th at the Sports Pub on Park. A group of brothers gathered in this local watering hole to kick-off the NCAA Tournament.
Congratulations to Chandler McCollough
Brother McCollough recently moved back with his blushing bride, Rachel, to the Memphis area to manage the newly reopened Side Porch Steakhouse in Bartlett, TN. We wish him well and all the success in 2022! Go see him for an awesome steak!
Meet the New Board & Check out the New Alumni Chapter Webpage!
As our Alumni Chapter is growing, we have recruited several new men to change the dynamics of the Leadership Team. In addition, and as promised at the Annual Meeting, we have launched a new website for you to get information about events, news and alumni information Check out our new website and meet the team at midsouthsigs.com
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Zac McRae
From time to time, we spotlight an Alumni Chapter brother to help us get to know each other better. This time, we catch up with past Alumni Chapter President, Zac McRae.
Zac "Butch" McRae College: University of Memphis Year of Initiation: Fall of 1996 Current City: Memphis, TN Hometown: Memphis, TN
Occupation: Legal Technology Sales at Thomson Reuters
What has Zac been up to? After completing his degree , Zac has been working hard in the Memphis area. Zac married his bride, Bethany, in 2015. In June of 2019 the couple welcomed their daughter Reese. Most recently he graduated with his MBA in May of 2020 from the University of Memphis.
His best Sig memory: It's actually two different events, but both involve meeting my Big Brother, Greg Jordan, and my Little Brother, Jaime Osborn. Two dudes that I've been friends with for 25 years and who I still call on regularly to set me straight. When I met each of them it truly was an instant connection with both and I realized even then that I'd be friends with them for a very long time.
Lesson Learned from Your Big Brother - "Always remember, and never forget, nobody likes you." - Greg Jordan Favorite Movie quote: "It's all ball bearings nowadays" - Fletch Here is a fun fact about him that most people would not know: Zac is rumored to be the only University of Memphis grad that played trombone in the marching band one year then was a cheerleader on the sidelines the next year. Why Zac chose to become a member of the MidSouth Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter: Because I believe in the mission and vision of Sigma Chi, plus it allows me to keep giving back and give opportunities to the actives of the chapter. A message to his fellow alumni brothers: I would urge folks to get involved with the alumni chapter in some capacity. Whether that's helping on the board, coordinating a volunteer event, hosting a social event, helping to get new members aboard, etc. The short amount of time that's required on your end will pay big dividends in the coming years. We have strength in numbers, and with everyone's help we can become one of the strongest alumni chapters in the country.