The 1914 Club is the first of its kind in Georgia, but by no means is it a first for Sigma. It was originally organized in the Southeastern Region to support its communication initiatives, The regional website and newsletter. Brother Corey Stayton, Georgia Director of Collegiate Affairs 2011-2013, along with the Georgia Collegiate Affairs Committee spearheaded the campaign to create a similar initiative but targeted toward specifically supporting the financial needs of Georgia collegiate members. As a component of Bro. Stayton’s strategic plan, The 1914 Club was officially approved by the Georgia Executive Board at the December 2011 board meeting.
The 1914 Club communicates dedication and unwavering commitment to our brotherhood, more specifically to our collegian brothers. By becoming a member, you signal to all that you have financially contributed to collegian brothers and their successes. It is an investment in our greatest assets—our future, our brothers. The 1914 Club members have a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing that they are instrumental in Sigma brothers furthering their education.
That is all it takes!
The 1914 Club relies largely on its membership to be able to provide grants for our brothers. This is our brothers’ way of supporting one another. The Initial membership fee is $35 which pays for your membership pin and certificate. Annual membership fee is a $19.14.
Membership has its privileges
To be eligible for 1914 Club grants, you must be a current fully financial member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. You do NOT have to be a member of The 1914 Club to apply for grants. Grants will be distributed based on need, appropriate criteria met and availability of funds outlined by the Georgia Collegiate Affairs Committee. No funds will be paid directly to the recipient., but rather to the organization or company conducting the conference or event.
Excellent question! The 1914 Club’s main objective is to help our collegian members and to demonstrate that the Sigma Brotherhood walks the walk in supporting its members. This is a unique opportunity to help our brothers in tangible ways that demonstrate that ours is a true brotherhood. Notwithstanding, as a member of The 1914 Club, you will be recognized for your contribution to our brotherhood through various events and activities. You will receive the exclusive 1914 Club pin. The 1914 Club pin is a unique treasure worn only by members of the 1914 Club, sure to create an air distinction and signal to all that you are your brother’s keeper. You will also receive an authentic certificate of membership into the 1914 Club.