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  April Video of the Month
 Important May 1 Deadlines

Chapter President Survey

Summer Recruitment 101
Recharge Your Chapter With Membership Academy
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 Calendar of Events
05/01: Spring Youth Service Day Report Due
05/01: John Mack Scholarship Application Due
05/01: Pledge Class Namesake Nominations Due
05/01: Friendship and Retention Grant Application Due
05/04: Epsilon Mu Chapter's 85th Anniversary
05/13: Mother’s Day
05/18-20: Membership Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
05/28: Memorial Day

06/01: Report Graduating Seniors
06/08-10: Membership Academy, Philadelphia
06/08-10: Membership Academy, Iowa City, Iowa
06/22: Board of Director's Meeting, Anaheim, California
06/22: APO LEADS Serve, Milwaukee
06/29: APO LEADS Serve, Kansas City
06/29-07/01: Membership Academy, Orlando

Click here to register for or learn more about APO's Membership Academy...

Click here to register for or learn more about APO LEADS Serve....

Motel 6 Affinity Partner Discount for APO Members
Motel 6 is pleased to offer the Alpha Phi Omega members a 10 percent discount to any Motel 6 nationwide. Since Motel 6 is the lowest priced hotel of any national chain, this just adds onto the savings for you! To book your discounted reservation please click on the Motel 6 logo or call 1-800-4-Motel6 and give them your APO discount code - CP558653
If you are looking for more to do with your summer than just soaking up the sun and relaxing, we have just the thing for you! The Leadership Development Committee put together great development opportunties for chapters and their members. Take the time this summer to develop yourself as a leader through APO LEADS. Click here to find out more about what these courses have to offer you during the summer...

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Congratulations on another fantastic weekend of providing service with and for the youth in your communities via Spring Youth Service Day!

As your semester comes to a close, be sure to start wrapping up chapter business prior to finals whenever possible. Waiting until the last minute to close chapter business for the summer can leave things in disarray for the incoming fall officers.

One quick reminder: REPORT chapter officers and graduating seniors to the National Office ASAP!

Good luck with finals!

Torch Topics Editorial Team

April Video of the Month: Gamma Rho Chapter at the University of North Texas

Brother Shenelle Peart, Gamma Rho '11, put together this great news package for a local news station to promote Alpha Phi Omega. Nice job Shenelle and her brothers at Gamma Rho!

Is your chapter working hard to create fun, informational and educational videos for recruitment, etc.? Share your efforts with brothers across the nation by nominating your video for the May Video of the Month. Simply post your video to YouTube, then send a link to the Torch Topics Editorial Staff at

The following applications and reports are due to the National Office no later than May 1, 2012! Remember, failure to submit a SYSD report for your chapter will keep your chapter from being in good standing with the Fraternity.

The Leadership Development committee is seeking your help to evaluate the programs it offers and develop ideas for expanding in the future. Please follow this link and answer a few questions based on your chapter. The survey should take about 15 minutes. We are only looking for one participant per chapter. As president please feel free to fill out the survey on behalf of your chapter, or please forward this message to the person in your chapter who is best suited to answer these questions. 

Please have all responses completed by May 15.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Lehman at   

Summer Recruitment 101
With finals around the corner, chapter activities are wrapping up for the semester and your chapter should be setting goals and important dates for the fall, as well as planning for recruitment. But what about the summer? Summer recruitment is
a great way to reach out to students, get to know them, and increase the visibility of Alpha Phi Omega on your campus. For tips on how to run a successful summer recruitment period, click here...


Join brothers from around the country this summer at Membership Academy. The Alpha Phi Omega Membership Academy is a weekend long skills training course designed to educate APO brothers in the basics of chapter membership operations. Learn new and creative ideas for recruitment and retention, as well as how to get your chapter on track to become a Chapter of Excellence or a Pledge Program of Excellence. Click here to learn more about Membership Academies or to register!

EXCITING ADDITION: The Fraternity is excited to announce the first ever Membership University for larger chapters! The Membership University is a pilot program  geared toward chapters who have 75+ members.  This pilot program is to help chapters improve their existing programs. If you are from a larger chapter and would like to learn how to deal with nonperforming officers, how to work with social greek organizations, membership retention and much much more! Click here to learn more about Membership University!

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