As Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma have moved forward, both organizations have had to confront the realities of risk management. Among those realities is the need to make sure that everyone who takes part in the offerings of our active organizations must be sharing in the cost of insurance, and registering as a participant who follows our policies, just as our active members must do for their participation.
ALL members attending convention (national or district) must show a current/valid membership card and photo ID at registration in order to attend. Active/Conditional/Associate members must have the current year’s membership card. Alumni and Honorary members attending conventions must have either a Life Membership card or a current Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association or Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association membership card.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
I’M A MEMBER OF MY LOCAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. DOES THAT WORK? Alumni & Honorary members will need to be a member of either the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association or Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association in addition to your LAA membership.
CAN I BUY AN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP ON THE SITE OF THE CONVENTION? No. You should arrange to send your payment for that membership to National Headquarters by the registration deadline for the convention you plan to attend.
WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL SPEAKERS AND GUESTS FOR THE CONVENTION? District and National Conventions will from time to time bring in speakers who are not members. We encourage this to continue. Any such speaker must be approved by the Governors or Counselor(s) for your district, as well as the respective National President. We recognize this to be a limited number of people for any convention.
WHAT ABOUT DIRECTORS AND SPONSORS? As we have for many years, we welcome directors of bands from our current chapters and their sponsors of record (those registered with National Headquarters).
WHAT ABOUT HONORARIES? An honorary card will not be sufficient to attend convention. However, honorary members may be a part of their organization’s alumni association.