Grand Council Announcements

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July 06

Please welcome our new grand council officers and appointees for 2019-2020.


July 05

Please welcome our new national officers and appointees to the team for 2018-2019.

April 27

Monthly alumni newsletter brought to you by our Alumni Director team.

February 28

First monthly alumni newsletter brought to you by our Alumni Director team.


December 31

Our Worthy Grand Architect introduces everyone to MemberPlanet, our new CRS and membership database replacement.

July 01

Please welcome our new national officers and appointees to the team for 2017-2018.

April 26

Our Worthy Grand Architect celebrates Master Architect I. M. Pei on his 100th birthday.

April 11

Our Worthy Grand Architect wishes everyone a happy 103rd Founders Day with a letter from brother Stanley Markey.


December 07

Our Worthy Grand Architect wishes everyone a holiday season of fidelity and love, and touches on our hazing policy requiring respect for everyone.

December 02

Our Worthy Grand Architect wishes a full and speedy recovery to Brother Shannon Riley, Senenmut Active.

August 27

Our Worthy Grand Architect welcomes everyone to the upcoming year.

July 01

Please welcome our new national officers and appointees to the team for 2016-2017.

February 29

On behalf of the 69th Nominations Committee, please see attached file for nominations of open positions at the National Convention.

January 19

Grand Council announces that Brother Emily Bowers resigned her position as Worthy Grand Estimator on Sunday January 17th. Though we are sad to see her go, we couldn’t be more thrilled for her, and her husband Ian who will be welcoming a baby girl in the months ahead.

Immediately following her resignation, the Grand Council appointed Brother Emily Lewis, to serve out the remainder of her term. This change in leadership did not come as a surprise to the Grand Council, and we are grateful to both Emilys for working so hard to prepare for this transition.

Moving forward, we do not expect there to be any lapse in communication. The master directory and E-4 reimbursement forms have already been updated with Brother Lewis’s information. In addition, the email address has already been re-directed to Brother Lewis.

Brother Lewis, an alumna from the Vitruvius chapter, has been serving alongside the Grand Council as a special projects coordinator since March of 2015. Her intense involvement has prepared her well for the challenge of Grand Council service, and we are excited to have her on our team. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming her.

The attached letter submitted by Brother Bowers provides further explanation regarding her decision. I speak for the Grand Council in saying that she will be greatly missed. Please join us in thanking her for her faithful service to the fraternity and wish her the best for the exciting times ahead.

Laura Schmidt
Worthy Grand Architect
National President


October 19

Grand Council is pleased to announce two new appointments to the fraternity’s national service team. Melissa Garcia, Apollodorus Alumna, has been appointed to the newly created position of Social Media Coordinator (SMC). Announced this past summer, the SMC will develop and manage the fraternity’s social media strategy, including site management for our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as additional sites in the coming months. Davis Bauman, Satyros Alumnus, has been appointed to Special Projects/ Graphics, where he will serve as a graphic artist/specialist. Over the past 4 months Davis has lent his graphic skills to the Grand Council in many forms, including his sketch work for the Ritual Costume Guide.

Both positions will report to the Worthy Grand Scribe once that vacancy is filled via appointment for the duration of its term or once elected at the 69th Convention. Until then, the SMC will report to the Grand Lecturer and the Special Projects/ Graphics to the Worthy Grand Associate Architect (WGAA).

Please join the Grand Council in congratulating Melissa and Davis on their recent appointments!

August 11

Grand Council appoints Brothers Juan Valdez and Michele LeTourneur to the positions of Alumni Director. They will work with the Worthy Grand Associate Architect to execute alumni programs and resources. In their new roles, they will coordinate Alumni Associations, Metro Groups and other alumni correspondence. Connect with your new Alumni Directors for resources, questions, or concerns.

August 09

Grand Council is seeking to fill the vacated Worthy Grand Scribe position. Applications due September 1st. Click for description.

August 09

Grand Council announces Social Media Coordinator position. Applications due September 1st. Click for description.

July 02

Grand Council congratulates Joseph Henderson, Rabirius AA, on his new position on the APX Foundation board.

June 21

Grand Council announces our Worthy Grand Scribe’s resignation.

May 18

Grand Council announces “Who Is APX?” video contest winner. Check out the video!

May 03

Grand Council appoints our Worthy Grand Associate Architect: Hao Phung, Daedalus AA.