Over the winter quarter break, a group of 13 Brothers from the Iota Delta Chapter ventured to Aspen, Colorado for the 8th annual Pike Aspen ski trip. This year's group spanned 11 years of Rose-Hulman graduating classes, 2004-2015. Pictures and video will be posted on the Iota Delta Facebook Page and Iota Delta Alumni Facebook Page soon.
I have some fun announcements to share about the Chapter and Alumni Association:
25th Anniversary Banquet
The Alumni Association says a giant “thank you” to every alumnus who attended Iota Delta’s 25th Anniversary Banquet earlier this month. Over thirty alumni and their guests spent the weekend in Indianapolis to celebrate at the gorgeous Mavris Arts and Entertainment Center. Some alumni even traveled to Terre Haute the day before to participate in the initiation of Beta Eta class.
Iota Delta alumnus Tim King and his wife Megan photographed the event. Photos are available online and can be found at http://pictage.com/1391861. Thank you Tim and Megan for doing a fantastic job!
It’s the beginning of winter quarter again which means that we have a newly elected executive council and newly appointed chairmen. The following are the new executive council and their respective chairmen.
President: Brent Austgen
Secretary: Dalton Lentz
External Vice President: Lance Niebrugge
Alumni Relations: Josh Hojnacki
Fire Truck: John Daly
Grounds: Evan Carlson
Historian: Jason Latimer
Housing: Robby Lien
Information Technology: Dmitry Votintsev
Risk Management: Matthew Ross
Internal Vice President: Matthew Spurr
Athletics: Jordan Hennessy
Brotherhood: Sam Hojnacki
Campus Involvement: Jason Bertocci
Chapter Education: Michael McDonald
Community Service: Nick Heshelman
Philanthropy: Ian Fong
Public Relations: Ryan Hohl
Scholarship: Alex Memering
Social: Brandon Ostradick, Eric Kercher
After a very successful Rush Period, we are proud to welcome the 36 new members of Pi Kappa Alpha. We are truly excited about each and every one of them. We look forward to getting to know them during the associate period as they learn about what Pi Kappa Alpha stands for.
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This fall, brothers came together to find the most best men on campus. Brothers showed freshmen the House, took them out to dinner and events, and most importantly, showed them the strong bonds of brotherhood. Thanks to Jacob Schuenke, the chapter was organized and energetic during this rush period, eagerly anticipating Bid Tuesday.
This Saturday, a group of brothers went out to Rose-Hulman and participated in the walk to end Alzheimers. They raised money for the cause while walking around the track and down Heritage Trail in support of those who have been personally affected by Alzheimer's disease. Pi-Kappa-Alpha also won the team spirit award for the event.
This past Saturday, the volleyball girls had a tournament at Rose. The men of Pi-Kappa-Alpha were there to show their support and enthusiasm. They plan to continue attending games and cheering on our volleyball team throughout the season.
Here is a picture after the first layer of asphalt was put in place:
Several more pictures have been posted in our Facebook group.
If you like what you see, and want to see more projects like this in the future, then please follow this link:
As the Convention comes to a close, I am sure that those of us who could attend are excited to come back to the chapter and ready to have a great year. We did not receive the prestigious Robert Adger Smythe Award, but we did receive the following achievements:
*Orians Chapter Excellence Award
*100% ppka club
*Finalist for chapter management, ritual, risk awareness, recruitment, and athletics programming awards
We have had a great time in Denver and are excited to rejoin the brotherhood at the end of August. Hope you are having a great summer and God bless.
Today was an exciting day in Denver as the Chapter Programming Awards were given. Per usual, Iota Delta took home a 100% phi phi kappa alpha club trophy and a scholarship plate. Although we did not bring home any other programming awards, we were finalists in the following categories:
* Recruitment, Division III (Campuses with less than 10 Fraternities)
* Risk Awareness, Entire International Fraternity
* Chapter Management, Entire International Fraternity
* Athletics, Division III (Campuses with less than 10 Fraternities)
* Ritual, Entire International Fraternity
This is a great accomplishment for our chapter and we are looking forward to the Smythe Awards tomorrow! I will keep you updated as time goes on, but if you are interested, you can watch a live stream of the some of the next few events at this link:
I hope your summer is going well and we're hoping to bring home some solid hardware!
In phi phi kappa alpha,