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Call for Bids
to Host the 78th Annual
Eta Sigma Phi Convention


Active Chapters of Eta Sigma Phi are invited to submit bids to host the 78th Annual National Convention in 2006.  These bids will be reviewed by a committee at the 2005 convention in Northfield , Minnesota (Aril 15-17, 2005). The 2006 convention site will be chosen by the membership at the 2005 convention. At least one active member of the chapter submitting a bid must attend the 2005 convention. 


The convention begins with a 7 P.M. reception on a Friday and ends at noon on Sunday  with a final business session. There will be talks by students, reports on chapter activities, scholarly lectures, a certamen, and time for socializing. The host chapter will be responsible for:

  • selecting a hotel

  • designing a convention t-shirt

  • arranging for the Friday reception, including certamen equipment

  • preparing  a welcome packet and registration materials, including a program

  • staffing the registration desk

  • arranging for transportation between the hotel and the campus (if necessary)

  • supplying facilities (and A/V equipment, when necessary) on campus for the Saturday morning meeting

  • providing lunch on Saturday and brunch on Sunday

  • organizing appropriate cultural activities for Saturday afternoon

  • identifying a speaker for the Saturday evening banquet

A bid consists of:

1.     The proposed convention dates with detailed information about price and room availability from an appropriate hotel.

2.     Information about  the special regional amenities, accompanied by brochures, where appropriate.

3.     A description of the kinds of special cultural activities the chapter plans for Saturday afternoon.

4.     A list of possible speakers for the Saturday evening banquet

5.     The names of the members of the local committee and a description of the responsibilities of each member in convention planning.

6.     A letter of support from the faculty advisor of the chapter with an explanation of the kinds of financial, secretarial and other support the chapter can expect to receive from the host institution.

7.     A proposed budget for expenses.



Five copies of the bid will be submitted to the convention committee at the 2005 convention.


Chapters intending to bid for the 2006 convention are encouraged to contact the Executive Secretary prior to  the 2005 convention to discuss their plans. 

Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary
Eta Sigma Phi

Department of Classics
Monmouth College
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462

Phone:  309-457-2371
Fax:  630-839-0664
e-mail:  toms@monm.edu

This page is maintained by the Executive Secretary of Eta Sigma Phi, Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz of Monmouth College. If you have any  questions about this page, you can contact him at toms@monm.edu.