All attendees at the National Leadership Institute (NLI) were treated to a fantastic lecture on Leadership by CDR Frank J Weisser (Sigma Beta Commission-USNA ’22). CDR Weisser is a two time Blue Angels Pilot who was deployed in combat three seperate times, including to Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew in the front seat as pilot for some of Top Gun: Maverick’s most memorable scenes, including the one in which Tom Cruise blisters through a twisting canyon uncomfortably close to rocky cliffs and the ground at lightning speeds. By completing that canyon course in 2:15 in the movie, Cruise was able to show his Navy bosses that, in fact, the combat mission his pilots were tasked with could be completed. Cruise looks like he is flying the jet; in reality, it was Weisser.
NLI is put on every year and is mandatory for every #1 (President) of an active chapter. The weekend long conference, full of large group facilitations and small group discussions, are focused on educating and empowering these young men, leaders of their chapters, to make the right and sometimes difficult decisions to lead their chapters to excellence.
This conference, no cost to each chapter is made possible by the generous donations of those in the Crimson and Gold Society. Consider donating to make this possible https://kacrimsonandgold.org/
The Homecoming game is November 19th with a Noon kickoff against Southern Utah. There will be a meeting of the Housing Corp beginning at 9:00am at the House and immediately to follow is a meeting of the Alumni Chapter. The tailgate will begin at 10:00am at the stadium. Following the game will be a get together at the house. Reminder: There is no public consumption of alcohol at the KA House. We will have cups and koozies as needed.
Hope to see everyone this Saturday, October 1st at the game against Stephen F. We will again be in Blue Lot 18 closest to the stadium. The best entrance is off of 610 and Kirby – Gate 9. Below is a map to help you find us. The gates open at 11:00am and the game begins at 2:30pm. Please bring lawn chairs for extra seating.
To all those Alumni and Belles from the mid 1980’s we are shouting out to everyone to join us for the BearKats game on November 12th for the tailgate to have a reunion with our Rose from 1986 Beth Swann (Knight). Game is at 2:00pm, tailgate to start at noon. She is unfortunately not able to make Homecoming on Nov 19th, but coming from Missouri, she wants to see as many people as she can. RSVP at AlumnusAdvisor@KA-SHSU.com It will be fun and memorable, hope you can make it!
Congratulations to the new Members Awaiting Initiation! On Saturday, September 24th we had 25 good men accept bids to KA. On Monday, September 26th we had the induction ceremony at the house to welcome them and begin their exciting journey to initiation into Kappa Alpha Order. Congratulations to the entire Chapter on a successful recruitment!