Monday, December 14, 2009

Election Results Fall '09

We congratulate the following brothers for their new roles within the chapter:

Annotator:  Rich Passanissi
Magister:  Troy McClellan
Risk Manager:  Victor Ukmar
Tribune:  Mike Gill
Chapter Editor:  Victor Ukmar
Historian:  John Zahuta
IGC:  Mike Gill + John Zahuta
Scholarship:  Suhail Hassam
Social/Formal:  Jeremy Eckles
Public Relations:  Victor Ukmar
Philanthropy:  Brendan Welch
Greek Week:  Rich Passanissi

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meet John Zahuta of the Alpha Iota Pledge-Class

I am sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University and intent to major/minor in one of the following areas:  political science and/or sociology.

I am from Denville, New Jersey. In getting to know me, you may find me to be affable; I am easy to get along with and enjoy meeting new people. My personal hobbies include astronomy, politics, intermural sports, watching spectator sports of various kinds and hanging out with people in general.

My favorite movies include: Star Wars, Forrest Gump, James Bond, the Batman series and basically anything Mel Brooks, John Hughes and Tim Burton.

My music preferences varies. it includes music from the 1960's to the early-90's. Favorite bands/singers include: Aerosmith, Beatles, Doors, Smash Mouth, Van Halen and Weird Al Yankovic.

Of all the fraternities offered on campus...
I chose to pledge Sigma Chi because I felt connected to its members.
I am confident that I can help the Brotherhood achieve its goals and realize its intentions, and in doing so, it will be beneficial to myself and the organization as a whole.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Enter 2010@Lugano eTourism Conference


I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving break, and I appreciate the brothers that volunteered at the NY/NJ Alumni philanthropy event at the Monmouth Foodbank.

The other day I talked to our Brother Greg Byrnes, currently residing in Switzerland, and he informed me of an exciting event that he is coordinating in Lugano, Switerland.

Lugano is described on the web page for the event (

Lugano is located in the Southern – Italian speaking part of Switzerland, in the Canton Ticino, that has always been a bridge between the Mediterranean and the Northern part of Europe.

The town, lies on the marvelous Lake of Lugano, surrounded by spectacular mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, the exclusive museums, the mountains, lake and a packed calendar of events all invite visitors to see the sights, soak up the atmosphere – and enjoy “dolce far niente”. Moreover, Lugano is a major Swiss center for tourism, trade, banking and culture.

With Mediterranean elegance, Lugano offers all the benefits of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

The event, entitled:  The 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism, will be taking place February 10 – 12, 2010, should prove to be an exciting conference; guest speaker’s include, among others, agents representing Google and

Again, on their website, (; they even provide an easy method for booking flights. The  itinerary should prove to be an excellent networking opportunity for anyone looking to advance his or her career within the tourism industry.

Registration is easy and can be done here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Few Updates...

On Tuesday, December 8th and Thursday, December 10, we will be hosting a hot chocolate sale during the day, and a nacho sale at night.

This Friday, December 4th, we will be having initiation at Bill Sapoch's house in Verona, NJ. We cordially invite any and all alumni to attend. Further questions about initiation should be directed to Magister Jon Klingert (the link will address an e-mail directly to Jon).