Get ready for an Experience.

    Welcome to the

    Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity

    25th Biennium

    Central Region Boulé

    Hosted by Delta Alpha Boulé

    June 20 - 23, 2019

    Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

    A Grand Welcome

    Dear Archons and Archousai of the Central Region:

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to the registration site for the 25th Biennial of the Central Region of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. The host Archons and Archousai of Delta Alpha Boulé eagerly await your arrival this summer. We appreciate the opportunity to present an elegant and regal experience, and we are aiming to exceed your expectations. Our team is ready to assist you in your planning. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our members.

    Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to getting to know the best of you.

    Fraternally,

    Sire Archon, Derek J. Robinson
    Co-Chairman
    Delta Alpha Boulé

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    From Your Co-Chair

    Archons and Archousai:

    On behalf of Delta Alpha Boulé of Northern Illinois it is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity 25th Biennial Central Region Boulé in Oak Brook Hills, Illinois. Our Archons and Archousai have worked enthusiastically and tirelessly to ensure that your experience will be enjoyable and memorable.

    Of special interest to our attendees is the Friday trip to the Windy City where we have planned an array of content rich sessions, tour of the City and historically important African American sites. The night will be capped off with a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan with the skyline of Chicago in the background, it's the perfect setting to get to know the best of one another.

    We do not take your attendance for granted and thank you for making this event a priority. Should there be anything that we can do to make your time with us more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 269-3067 or feel free to reach out to any of our local (Delta Alpha Boulé) members.

    We hope you enjoy the 25th Biennial Central Region Boulé and again, welcome to Chicagoland.

    Fraternally,

    Immediate Past Sire Archon, Frederick A. Moore
    Co-Chairman
    Delta Alpha Boulé

    Sponsorship Interest?

    Please review our Sponsorship Opportunities Packet.

    Event Agenda

    Thursday | June 20

    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Welcome & Registration
    Executive Lounge Foyer

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Central Region Executive Committee Meeting
    LaGrange
    Attire: Business

    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Marquis Tent
    Attire: Casual Chic

    10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Nightcap & Cigars
    Medina Hospitality Patio

    11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Hospitality Suite
    Medina/Salt Creek

    Friday | June 21

    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
    Golfers' Continental Breakfast
    Willowcrest Golf Course
    Leave for golf directly from breakfast

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Welcome & Registration
    Lobby

    7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Golf Tournament - $175 Fee
    (Shotgun Start 8:00 AM)
    Club Rentals: Available on-site - $55 Fee
    Willowcrest Golf Course
    Attire: Golf Attire

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Archousai Activity
    Shopping at Neiman Marcus
    Attire: Business Casual

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Golf Luncheon
    Willowcrest Golf Course

    1:45 PM
    Buses Boarding for Chicago Activities
    Executive Lounge Foyer
    Attire: Nautical (Prepare for cool breeze on cruise, bring light sweater or jacket)

    Note: Please dress for the full day, buses WILL NOT return to the hotel until the end of the day's activities & Spirit of Chicago Cruise.*

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Travel to Chicago Activities

    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Chicago Excursions

    Activity Choices
    1. The Importance of Wealth Accumulation and Preservation in the Black Community
    The current state of wealth accumulation and preservation in the Black Community and strategies for the future.
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower

    2. Chicago Architecture Tour
    Tour featuring the contributions of Black Chicagoans

    3. Navy Pier & Chicago Children's Museum Visit
    Explore the museum and the attractions of Navy Pier: Restaurants, Rides & Games, Cultural Attractions, Shopping.

    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise

    10:00 PM
    Travel Back to Oak Brook

    11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Hospitality Suite
    Medina / Salt Creek

    Saturday | June 22

    6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    The 25th Biennium Welcome Breakfast
    East Foyer

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Welcome & Registration
    Executive Lounge Foyer

    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Opening Session / Public Forum Of Champions
    Attire: Business

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Regional Business Meeting / Lunch

    Keynote Speaker
    Panel Discussion
    Moderator
    Grand Ballroom E

    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Archousai Luncheon

    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Committee Workshops (1 - 4)

    #1 - HBCUs and Postsecondary Education
    Advancing HBCUs and Postsecondary Education Access for African Americans students
    Dupage Ampitheater

    #2 - Blacks on Corporate Boards
    Update on Blacks on Corporate Boards Committee
    Oak Brook

    #3 - Health Panel
    Overcoming Barriers to Health Equity - When Wealth and Level of Education Are Insufficient Equalizers
    Hinsdale

    #4 - Boulé Social Action Program
    Delta Alpha Boulé Scholars Program - "Mentoring... Our Way."
    Western Springs

    3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
    Committee Workshops (5 - 8)

    #5 - Technology Trends
    7 Blockchain Technology Facts Everyone Should Know
    Dupage Ampitheater

    #6 - Data Management (TBD)
    Oak Brook

    #7 - Public Policy (TBD)
    Hinsdale

    #8 - Session Repeat (TBD)
    Western Springs

    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Cocktail Reception
    South Foyer

    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Formal GALA - Dinner & Dancing
    Attire: Formal
    Ballroom F-J

    11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Hospitality Suite
    Medina / Salt Creek

    Sunday | June 23

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Memorial Service
    Ballroom E
    Attire: Business

    10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    The 25th Biennium Farewell Brunch
    Ballroom F
    Attire: Casual

    Friday Excursions

    Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise

    Included In Price:
    + Dinner
    + Beer / Wine Open Bar
    + Outside Lounge and Games
    + Entertainment (DJ)
    + 3 Hour Scenic Cruise of the Chicago Lakefront

    Archousai Shopping Extravaganza at Neiman Marcus

    + Continental Brunch
    + Informal Modeling of Shoes & Handbags
    + Trunk Show
    + Sketch Artist
    + High-End Beauty Appointments

    Chicago Activities

    Wealth Management
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower
    300 East Randolph Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60601

    Chicago Architecture Tour
    Tour featuring the contributions of Black Chicagoans

    Navy Pier & Chicago Children's Museum
    Explore the museum and the attractions of Navy Pier

    Resort & Travel

    or call:

    (866) 275-6295

    Please reference the following group name when booking:
    Sigma Pi Phi Central Region Boulé

    Room Rates:

    Last Day to Book: June 5, 2019

    Single King - $149 / night

    Double Queen - $149 / night
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    Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes.

    There is a 6% per room per night tax and a 5% per room per night secondary tax.

    About The Resort

    Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

    3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook IL 60523

    The Premier Resort and Conference Center in the Midwest

    An expansive lobby overlooks a breathtaking view of 150 lush acres and the award-winning Willow Crest Golf Club. Besides testing your golf skills, this Oak Brook golf course is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, with lakes, and beautiful scenery for hotel guests.

    Our Transformed guestrooms are the crown achievement of our colossal 3-year rebuild. Adhering to the highest standard of excellence possible, our guestroom enhancements include; new color scheme of carpeting, furniture and window treatments. Our ceramic tile in the entryways and bathroom, converted walk-in showers with stone surround in all suites and custom wood barn bathroom doors add the final touches to our new design.

    Just a few miles away are Brookfield Zoo, Morton Arboretum, Chicagoland Speedway and Oak Brook Shopping Center featuring 160 upscale stores, dining and entertainment.

    Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Midway Airport and downtown Chicago are all within 30 minutes of the hotel.

    Travel Information

    Local Airports

    FlyChicago.com

    Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
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    Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
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    Host Member Boulé

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    Delta Alpha Boulé

    Chartered • January 6, 1990 • Northern, IL

    About Us

    Delta Alpha Boulé, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, was chartered on January 6th,1990. Our calling was to expand membership beyond Chicago to the northern and western suburbs. Key persons in the founding of Delta Alpha Boulé include Archons Earl Woods, Sherman Noble, Craig Rucker, and L. C. McMillan. From 17 charter members, we’ve grown to 45, and for nearly three decades Delta Alpha Boulé has met the challenge to cultivate and develop the best of its members, and to share our talents within the community.

    By “Inspiring Leadership, Service, and Education” our Social Action Program has received regional and national attention for working with middle and high school students in Chicago’s North Shore. Most recently Delta Alpha was recognized, at the 54th Grand Boulé, with 2 awards for our Boulé Scholars Mentoring Programs.

    The annual Golf Outing in May, the Picnic in August, and Christmas Is For The Archousai in December are all major events that attract neighboring Boulés and guests. Delta Alpha year round takes concerted action to know the best of one another.

    Delta Alpha Boulé Officers & Host Co-Chairs

    Derek J. Robinson
    Sire Archon
    Co-Chair

    Raullo M. Eanes
    Sire Archon-Elect

    Frederick A. Moore
    Immediate Past Sire Archon / Co-Chair

    Ronald Johnson
    Grammateus

    Shelly R. Brown
    Thesauristes

    Herman S. Baskerville
    Grapter

    James S. Alexander
    Agogos

    Clifford M. Hurd
    Rhetoricos

    James Belcher
    Social Action Chair

    Social Action Mentoring Program

    Since its inception, Delta Alpha Boulé has shown commitment to the youth in our community. Mentoring has taken priority. During each school year Archons meet with students, routinely, to promote Academics, Leadership, and Service (ALS):

    On the North Shore of Chicago, 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Haven Middle School and freshmen through seniors at Evanston High are among those enriched by sessions with Archons and our invited guests, including Archousai.

    We are proud of the achievements of our mentees. Many have reached honor roll status on the junior high school level, and seniors have received scholarships for college. We celebrate these “Men Of The Future” and will continue to offer our encouragement.

    F.A.Q.s

    Q | Who can register?

    Registration is open to the Archons with the following status:
    ActiveEmeritus

    Q | Who can attend as a Guest?

    Archons must first register before registering guests in the following categories:

    Archousai (wives)Single DaughtersUnmarried Sons under the age of 35Widowed MothersFemale Guests/Significant Others of unmarried or widowed Archons.Unmarried widows of deceased Archons and eligible children

    Q | What is the Cancellation / Refund Policy?

    A $75 processing fee (per transaction) will be assessed for each cancellation. NO refunds will be granted for cancellation requests received after May 19, 2019.

    Requests can be submitted via email to:
    Delta Alpha Boulé
    Fred Moore
    fam54@comcast.net

    Q | My Archousa / Guest can’t attend the entire Regional Boulé, can I just buy a ticket to an individual event?

    There are no tickets for individual agenda events. A full registration fee applies to each guest type for the conference.

    Q | My Archousa / Guest decided to attend after I submitted my Archon registration. How can she register?

    Archousa / Guest may register separately if they did not register at the same time the Archon did. Simply use the registration type of "Archousa" in the first drop-down field and submit a new registration using the online registration form. Note: This will create a separate registration from the previously registered Archon.

    Q | How do I register?

    Use the online registration form to submit yours and your guests' registration needs. Be sure to include any dietary needs and make your selections to the events you and your guests will be attending during the weekend. For more instructions about registration click here.

    Event Registration

    Registration PeriodArchonsArchousai
    Early: Feb 1 - Feb 28$375$325
    Regular: Mar 1 - Apr 15$400$350
    Late: Apr 16 - Jun 1$475$425

    ATTENTION

    No On-site Registration

    Registering your Guest: Once you have filled in all of the form's Attendee Information for your registration entry, click the "Save Attendee" button at the bottom of the form and you will see a "Almost Done" pop-up window that will let you add your Spouse or Guest using the "Add Attendee" button or continue on to payment billing to complete your registration.

    Participants in Golf activities will need to make the appropriate selections on the registration form and pay the associated activity fees during the registration process. Fees include: continental breakfast, greens fees & lunch. Golf club rentals are available on-site.

    Your registration WILL NOT BE FINALIZED until you complete the payment requirements for registration and any paid activities.
    Thank You.

    Youth Program

    Information regarding the Youth Program is below. On the registration form, please provide the name(s), age(s) and sex of any youth (ages 5-17) that you plan on bringing to the event.

    We have finalized the details for the Youth Program for the Central Region Boule. We have contracted with Corporate Kids, Inc a firm with over 25 years of experience in childcare events. Corporate Kids provides childcare for over 250 events a year all over the world.

    The program will be available Friday, June 22 from 8:30 am and Saturday, June 23rd from 9 am to 11:00 pm for children ages 4 to 17.

    The children will be hosted at the Hilton in the Oakbrook and Hinsdale rooms.

    Also, don't forget to book your room accommodations.

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    CANCELLATIONS
    Pursuant to the bylaws, cancellations must be received by May 19, 2019 to avoid any penalties.

    Please provide the following information: Registrant's Name, Guest’s Name, Chapter & Reserved Accommodations to the registration team.

    Need Assistance?

    For registration assistance please contact the registration team at Designer Events, Inc. at (484) 919-3696 or by online form using the button below.

    Need Assistance?

    Let us know how we may help with your registration.
    Contact the registration team at Designer Events, Inc.

    Registration "Snapshot"

    The Snapshot Report allows for quick data sorting & searching of current registered event attendees.

    DRAFT ONLY

    Q | What is the proper attire?

    The dress code for Archousai (and female guests) complements the dress code of Archons (with emphasis upon traditional attire). At black-tie events, Archousai (and female guests) are encouraged to wear evening gowns.

    Business attire is required for Business Meetings (Jacket and Tie)Casual Chic attire is required for the Welcome Reception on FridayNautical attire ( Bring light sweater or jacket for Spirit of Chicago Boat Ride)Formal attire is required for the Gala on SaturdayDressy Sunday attire is appropriate for the Memorial Service