Blaise K. Stevens, Province Archon, S...

Blaise K. Stevens, Province Archon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Frat

Albany, GA

#1 Aug 9, 2012
Blaise K. Stevens, Province Archon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

What Good Is A Province Archon Anyway?

On August 9, 2012, I received an angry email from fellow fraternity brother and supposed fraternity leader, Province Rho Archon for Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (South Carolina) Blaine K. Stevens, stating:

Mr. Stevens is a Financial Advisor with National Employee Benefits, Inc. located in Greensboro, North Carolina, he resides in Madison, N.C

"Please remove me from your emails. This is considered spam."

Spam! In reality, I have never met Mr. Stevens and have never communicated to him on any matter not relating to Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the national fraternity that proudly strives to turn young men into gentlemen with "The True Gentlemen" as its creed.

As a retired educator, I have always thought that those in leadership positions should lead by example but, as we know, this is often not the case.

I replied:

"Please take a moment to read The True Gentleman.... If you are a Province Archon this is certainly not spam...."

Apparently, Mr. Stevens did not like my reply, he retorted:

"I am not interested in your emails. Next step is legal action regarding spamming laws."

Well, okay, thank you fearless brother, a real True Gentleman that you are!

So, I replied:

"Okay, do what you have to do and I'll go public with plenty of posts that show your name, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the fact that you are not doing your job. You should resign as province archon if you do not want to receive SAE mail. Please proceed as you desire and I'll be prepared for you."

He gave me permission!

"Go ahead buddy. Post away."

I replied!

"Thank you for giving permission, Brother!"

Having second thoughts, he then wrote:

"Out of respect for your obvious fraternal zeal, I will ask you one more time to please remove me from your future emails. I have copied SAE's legal counsel as well as the Regional Director who I also work with and also happens to be an attorney. To be clear, the next step will be for me to file a formal grievance with the Bar Association.

Thank you.


Blaise K. Stevens"

To which I replied:

"You can file a complaint and we will see where it goes as we are in the same association and all of my emails relate to fraternity business.

I can give you the address for the Georgia Bar if you like and we will see what they have to say on the matter. If you are unwilling to do your job, then that is on you.

Province archons have an affirmative obligation to all fraternity brothers and they should either serve or they should resign. The True Gentleman is an important creed and I am sorry that you do not feel the same way!"


Those in power in an organization that has "The True Gentleman" as its creed should act like The True Gentleman, perform their duties diligently, be open to communications from across the realm and not disparage any Brother who acts with zeal on behalf of the fraternity.

By doing so Blaise K. Stevens has diminished his responsibilities as the Province Archon, diminished Sigma Alpha Epsilon and diminished The True Gentleman creed.

He should know and act in accord with his duties and responsibilities as set forth within the creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


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