Greetings Ohio Region Advisor,
Being a Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor can be quite time consuming but the rewards are plentiful as well. There is no greater feeling than to see one of your chapter members excel and grow in skills and leadership. Your dedication to the society and your chapter members does not go unnoticed and you have my many thanks! Remember, you are not alone. There are many resources available to you through the Ohio Region organization.
The Ohio Region is currently made up of forty-one chapters broken into five districts. There are eight regional officers; President, Vice President, Secretary/Newsletter Editor, and five District Representatives. Our newsletter is called the Buckeye and is published four times per year, one for each season. The region holds a short meeting at the International Convention each year. In addition, there are three conventions; Honors In Action, Leadership In Action, and the Regional Awards Convention which is usually held in March. These conventions provide excellent information for advisors, chapter officers, and chapter members. I wholeheartedly urge you to join us at convention time and take the opportunity to network with your fellow advisors and the many students who make up our region.
There are also numerous scholarship opportunities available for qualifying Ohio Region Phi Theta Kappa members. Scholarship applications open in the fall and are awarded in March. The Ohio Region is fortunate to have an Ohio specialty license plate dedicated to Phi Theta Kappa. The license plate costs $35.00 more than your regular plate and $25.00 of that fee goes to support Ohio Region Scholarships. It may be purchased for any private vehicle except motorcycles. In addition, Ohio is privileged to have Alpha of Ohio, our alumni association who also supports the region in programming and scholarship fund raising.
I am honored to serve you as your regional coordinator and I will do all that I can to assist and support you in your endeavors as an advisor.
David J. Sigmund
Ohio Region Coordinator