‘I’m Honored to Serve Our Foundation’
New director encourages sisters to apply for board by November 4, 2011
THERE’S NO MISTAKING THE ENTHUSIASM in Tracy Koch's voice when she speaks about her new role on the board of directors of the
Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.
“Last year, when I received the email for those interested in becoming a Foundation director, I just knew it was time to apply. I live in the St. Louis area and really missed being so connected," she says. “Every day, in everything I do, I feel like I’m making a real difference. And I love it.”
Koch (Epsilon Alpha, Illinois State University) was invited to join the board last October as a director serving on the Programming Committee. She has also assisted the Foundation to raise funds and awareness during Leadership Conferences and the 2011 Conclave at Walt Disney World.
Koch says, “Even though I’m new to this board – working with some of the most accomplished leaders in our sorority – I have felt like an important part of this group from the start.”
Dedication is key
Although Koch is a seasoned volunteer in her own right – having served the Fraternity as chapter consultant, Supreme Council director, National Housing Corporation president & director, division alumnae president and other volunteer roles for over 15 years – she believes one of the most important qualifications of any Foundation board member is the willingness to go the extra mile, regardless of prior experience within Phi Sigma Sigma.
“If you value the contributions Phi Sig had on your life, and you want to give back by helping to educate others about the Foundation and what we do, then I believe you’d be a great addition to the board,” she explains. (The Foundation is currently accepting director nominations. See details, top of page.)
Even as a working mother of three, Koch says she has no trouble meeting basic board obligations, such as:
- attending two in-person meetings annually
- participating in monthly conference calls
- working on committees, and
- donating funds to Foundation.
“I recommend this experience to any sisters who, like me, have had an interest in becoming a director," she says. "It's a great experience, and I'm genuinely grateful for this opportunity to promote the continuing success of the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.”
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