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In 1889 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, five freshmen decided to form a fraternity to place their "friendship on a more firm and lasting basis." Since that time our numbers have grown to more than 20,000 and ZIPs are represented on 18 campuses in the United States and Canada. We truly are an International Professional Fraternity.
The ZIPs are well known for their College and Alumni Chapter functions and community involvement to promote dental health and goodwill. Our Fraternity has progressed for more than 125 years because of its high ideals and worthy purposes to give each member a richer life and by living up to its simple motto:
"Hospitality is the Life of Friendship."
Please be our guest at the
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL DENTAL MEETING!
The Xi Psi Phi Fraternity
will be held on
OCTOBER 10, 2014
from 5:00 - 7:30 pm
in the MARRIOTT RIVERCENTER
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
ALL members and friends of Xi Psi Phi Fraternity are encouraged and invited to attend.
ATTENTION ALL ZIP MEMBERS:
XI PSI PHI SUPREME CHAPTER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SUPREME ASSEMBLY MEETING
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 13-14, 2015
WESTIN CROWN CENTER HOTEL
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
March 22, 2014
Supreme Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Marine's Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco, California
First, I would like to thank all of the Board
of Directors honored past Supreme Presidents, student
representatives and guests for attending this installation of
Officers and Board of Directors of the Supreme Chapter of
Xi Psi Phi International Dental
Fraternity. I would like to recognize and thank Anne-Lise and
Dan Fink and the loyal Iota Chapter alumni who have graciously
welcomed the Supreme Chapter to this beautiful city - San Francisco!
The hospitality of our many California ZIP members is gratefully
appreciated and the Supreme Chapter is extremely proud to be here to
share in the FRIENDSHIP shown by Iota Alumni Chapter.
The journey of life is often a very interesting road -- marked by
twists, turns and a very winding path -- and we have no idea where
we will end up! When I was asked to interview at SIU School of
Dental Medicine in 1985, little did I know it would be with Dr.
Keith Dickey -- who turned out to be from my hometown - South Bend,
Indiana and that his mother was actually my brother's fourth grade
teacher. This initial contact with the dental profession has
led to my enduring FRIENDSHIP with Keith and my membership in
Xi Psi Phi - which has brought me here
During the past year I have had the opportunity to attend the
American Dental Interfraternity Council meeting as well as the ZIP
HOSPITALITY Receptions at the ADA meeting in New Orleans as well as
the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Meeting
Xi Psi Phi members from around the
dental community has been one of the highlights of my experience
with the Supreme Chapter. It is an honor to represent the
Supreme Chapter at these events and I look forward to seeing many of
you at these annual receptions in the upcoming year.
I have chosen the word LEADERSHIP as my
biennial password and presidential platform.
Leadership is the power or ability to
lead or influence other people towards an organizational goal.
Along with persistence, this will help fuel my two goals for
Xi Psi Phi during my tenure in office:
1) to maintain or increase the membership of the College Chapter
level and 2) to significantly increase and encourage the number of
dues paying alumni members. The second goal for financial
security will need to be discussed by all members of the Board of
Directors so we may produce some solutions to this eminent problem.
As we enter this -- our Fraternity's 125 anniversary year -- I
salute the LEADERS from the past who
surround us today: Drs. Bonomo, Dickey, Doyle, Hall, Haynes,
Jones, Sebelius, Tietz, Wier and Yip. I challenge these NEW
LEADERS just installed: Drs.
Apolito, Gurrola, Fink, Chu, Niewald, Carvalho and Covington -- to
demonstrate untiring devotion to OUR Fraternity - God bless
XI PSI PHI for another 125 years!
Randy A. Parmlee, Supreme President
Beta Mu Chapter, 1990
(Supreme President Parmlee has selected the following
Xi Psi Phi BIENNIAL "password" -