Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT

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Naples Grande Beach Resort 
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103

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Dr. Robert Mancini, Conference Chairperson/Grand Vice-Regent 
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. 

58th Grand Council Convention - Naples, Florida

"Preserving Our Future"


Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. will be hosting the 58th Grand Council Convention (GCC) in Naples, Florida. The details are as follows:

Who:    Kappa Psi Brothers, Significant Others, and Children

When:  August 1st - 5th, 2017

Where: Naples Grande Beach Resort

Why:    This is your opportunity to meet and network with Brothers across the U.S., Canada, and the Bahamas, attend professional and fraternal workshops, learn about our great Fraternity, vote on legislative changes that could affect your Chapter or Province, and vote for your new International Executive Committee. There will be plenty of fellowship events as well. Spouses, significant others, and children will have special programming. Attending GCC is a life changing experience – Just ask anyone that has been to one!    

Florida's Paradise Coast is in Southwest Florida, on the Gulf side of the state. Key areas are Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City, Immokalee and Ave Maria, with each offering one-of-a-kind experiences. Thrill to outdoor adventures in the Everglades, discover culinary delights, find inspiration in arts and culture, and immerse yourself in an idyllic Florida beach vacation.  The average temperature in August is 84 degrees F with potential for random thunderstorms and higher humidity.  With an average of 264 sunny days a year, Florida's Paradise Coast is home to one of the country's mildest climates. We have planned some quality events such as officer forums, personal and professional development workshops, leadership and chapter development workshops, fun receptions, and lots of beach time!  Unique to this GCC, we will be bringing in several new features, including philanthropic projects benefiting the Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County, electronic voting, a new GCC app, a plenary session on Depression and Suicide Risk Awareness and Prevention and, as always, plenty of opportunities for Foundation fundraisers. Join the Brothers to learn how you can Preserve your future and that of the Fraternity in Naples!

Registration includes the Opening Reception, Forums, Workshops, Scholarship and Awards Luncheon, Pool and Beach Social, Movie Night, GCD Luncheon (GCDs only), Graduate/Benefactor Reception (Graduates and Benefactors only), Guest Social Event (Guests only), Alpha Reception,138th Anniversary Banquet, GCC favors, and memories that will last a lifetime!

Register Now! NOTE: Late Registration may result in ability to confirm correct numbers for favors or other items. Therefore, later registrants may not be gauranteed favors.

The 58th GCC will be held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort which has direct access to the beach via the Mangrove Boardwalk and is only 6 miles from historic downtown Naples, a high end area with shops and restaurants, as well as 4 miles from the Mercato, a collegiate friendly atmosphere perfect for socializing. 

Room Rates:  Naples Grande Beach Resort Guest Room costs are as follows: 

Standard Tower Room $154/night (rooms guaranteed in the conference block)

Note: most rooms are two queens, king rooms will book fast and are first come, first serve.

Garden Villa Suites at $194/night (first come, first serve based on hotel availability - king bed only)

Gulf View Tower Suites at $354/night (first come, first serve based on hotel availability - king bed only)

(All rates are quoted for single/double occupancy, additional $10 per person per room night will be charged for triple/quadruple occupancy).

Please Note:  There are a LIMITED number of Garden Villa Suites and Gulf View Tower Suites that may be accessed via the hotel reservation link (select "Attendee"). These rooms are not guaranteed and are on a first come, first serve basis based on hotel availability, so earlier booking is encouraged. Each reservation (for all rooms) requires a first night deposit. If necessary, you can call 1-844-210-5931 for room reservations if you have issues with the site. Give them, group code GKAPP17.

Reserve a Room

Travel Information: If you are driving to Naples, valet parking is available at the hotel for $15/night and self parking is available at $5/night.

It is recommended to fly into the Southwest Florida International Airport (in Fort Myers) which is the closest airport, approximately 30 miles from the hotel. Alternate options include Tampa International Airport (160 miles North of the hotel), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (110 miles East of the hotel) or Miami International Airport (110 miles Southeast of the Hotel).

Options for local transportation.

Naples Tour & Transportation Reservations Link

Important Documents: Delegate and Proxy Forms must be postmarked to The Central Office by July 1st, 2017. Ensure up to date Chapter Rosters are sent with the forms to ensure ease of validation. These forms will be available at a later date.   

58th Grand Council Convention – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

  Monday (July 31st, 2017)

Excursions (OPTIONAL – See bottom of page for recommendations)

Tuesday (August 1st, 2017)

9am – 5pm                  Registration

10am – 2pm                Executive Committee Pre-Convention Meeting 

3pm – 4pm                  Continuing Education I

5pm – 7pm                  General Session I

 7pm – 10pm               Opening Reception

Wednesday (August 2nd, 2017)

8am – 1pm                  Registration

8am - 10am                 Spouse/Child Breakfast

8am – 9am                  Continuing Education II

9am – 11am                General Session II

11:15am – 1230pm     Officer Forums

12:30 - 2:30pm              Scholarship and Awards Luncheon

3-6pm                          Main Social – Pool Party & Beach Olympics

6:30pm – 8:30pm        Graduate/Benefactor Reception

Thursday (August 3rd, 2017)

8am – 5pm                  Registration

8am - 9am                   Continuing Education III

9:15am – 12pm           General Session III

12pm - 1:30pm            Grand Council Deputy (GCD) Luncheon

12pm - 1:30pm            Advisory Committee Luncheon

1:30pm – 2:30pm        Workshop Session I (3 Concurrent workshops)

2:45pm - 3:45pm         Workshop Session II (3 Concurrent workshops)

4:00pm – 5:00pm        Workshop Session III (3 Concurrent workshops)

7:00pm - 9:00pm     Foundation Board Meeting

7:30pm - 9:30pm         Chapter Sales/Exhibitor Hall/Career Roundtable

6:00pm - 8:00pm         Movie Night – Finding Nemo

8:00pm - 10:00pm       Movie Night – Guardians of the Galaxy

Friday (August 4th, 2017)

8am – 12pm                Registration

8am - 9am                   Continuing Education IV

9:15am - 12pm            General Session IV (Including Plenary Session)

12:15pm                      Group Photo

12pm (tentative)          Foundation Golf Tournament

12:15pm – 2pm            Lunch on Own

1pm - 5pm                   Family Social Event.

2pm - 4pm     General Session V

4pm - 7pm                   Province Caucuses

8pm – 10pm                Foundation Bowling Fundraiser

8pm – 11pm                Foundation Poker Tournament

Saturday (August 5th, 2017)

8am – 12pm                Registration

7am - 8am                   Continuing Education V

8:15am - 12pm            General Session VI

12pm – 1:30pm           Lunch on Own

1:30pm - 5pm              General Session VII

6pm - 7pm                   Alpha Chapter Reception

7pm - 11pm                 Kappa Psi 138th Anniversary Banquet

Sunday (August 6th, 2017)

9am-3pm                    Executive Committee Post-Convention Meeting


Naples & Surrounding Areas Excursions

The GCC planning committee has worked out special discounts on local excursion specialists as noted below. It is the responsibility of each individual or group to book their own excursions as this will not be tied to registrations.

  • Double R’s Fishing & Tour Company (www.doublersfishingandtours.com)
    • Call 239-642-9779 to book
    • Note: This time of year is very busy, advanced booking is recommended
    • Excursion Discounts: 10% off 4.5hr fishing excursion for up to 6 passengers (normally $475) OR 15% off the 3hr manatee ecotour/shelling adventure (normally $75/adults, $55/kids)
  • Naples Transportation & Tours (https://nttreservations.com/packages.php)
    • Book online through link provided above
    • Special packages that include any combination of Trolley Tour, Segwey Tour or Everglade Excursions
    • Blue Package - all three tours ($145pp+tax), Yellow/Green/Red Package - any combination of two tours ($68-$131pp+tax depending on which tours are chosen)
  • Everglades Area Tours
    • 15% off tours at their three websites with online promo code "Pharma"
    • Can call 239-695-3633 to book, but need to let them know you are part of the group at the time of booking!
    • www.EvergladesAreaTours.com: EcoTours, Sea Kayak Tours, Guided Fishing Trips & Tour Packages
    • www.MarcoIsland-BoatTours.com: Family Fun Boat & Fishing Tours, Dolphin Bird & Shelling Tour, Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour
    • www.KayakMarco.com: Day & Night Kayak Tours and Kayak rentals
  • Pure Naples (www.pureFL.com
    • Naples Location: 1200 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 T: (239) 263-4949
    • 25% Discount on Gordon River Tour, Head Boat Back Bay & Deep Seas Fishing Tours and Jet Boat Tours
    • 20% Discount on Boat (2-4 hours) & Jet Ski (1-4 hours) Rentals