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.
Brothers Scott Gallmeier and John McLaughlin helped to repair the Honey Creek levee:
Sixteen brothers and one associate made the trek all the way down south to Mobile, AL for Spring Break 2011. The Pikes chose to serve others on their Spring Break trip by doing construction work on three houses, assisting Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to end substandard housing in southern Alabama. The group performed many tasks including trimming, siding, painting, caulking, sodding, flooring, and tiling. Brothers also utilized manly tools, such as the pick ax, while helping a lady clear her flower bed. The simplicity, friendliness, generosity (so much food), and kindness of the Alabamans struck a chord within each of the service trippers. Leaders of the project from Habitat for Humanity commended the work ethic of the Pike men and thanked them for their energies.
Check out the Terre Haute Tribune-Star article on Fire Truck Pull!
The Tribune-Star published an article today detailing the Pi Kappa Alpha associates' community service project. Through Habitat for Humanity, the associates worked on a Saturday morning in the bitter cold to raise the walls of a new house. The house, located at 2230 Chase Street, will soon be the new home of Jennifer Clark and her two sons, John and Isaac. Educator Peter Westrick and the associates were able to meet and talk with the Clark family, making the experience all the more meaningful.
The entire story can be found here:
This past Friday, December 3rd brothers and associates alike worked alongside members of the Midwest Gym Supply to set up for the 2010-11 Fall Gymnastics Invitational. The event, hosted by Wabash Valley Tumbling and Gymnastics LLC, was held at Indiana State University's Health and Human Services Arena. Terre Haute's Tribune Star claims that this event will attract as many as 1,500 athletes and their families. Setting up involved lifting heavy mats, springboards, and other gymnastics equipment.
Saturday, April 24th was Pi Kappa Alpha’s second annual Fire Truck Pull to benefit Special Olympics Indiana. The ISU and Rose-Hulman PIKEs joined forces, along with the Terre Haute Fire Department to put together the successful day, full of food, music, games, raffles and give-aways, and of course, the Fire Truck Pull. Teams consisting of 8 members were required to pull the truck 100 feet as quickly as they could. All told, 12 teams participated, including multiple PIKE teams, several sororities and other organizations, and the defending champions: The Terre Haute Fire Fighters. Once again, the Fire Department took home the gold, with a time of under 19 seconds.
On Saturday March 27th approximately forty Brothers spent their afternoon assisting TREES Inc. in planting one hundred and five trees along Ohio Boulevard. Since 1990 when TREES Inc. was founded they have planted over two thousand trees throughout Terre Haute in an effort to beatify this city. The organization relies heavily on volunteers from Rose-Hulman, and always receives enthusiastic support from Pi Kappa Alpha. The men of the Iota Delta chapter are proud to have been involved with this organization and look forward to helping them out in the future.
On Saturday the brothers of the Iota Delta chapter spent their morning building a handicap ramp for Judy Sendmeyer, a local Terre Haute resident. Eleven Brothers showed up throughout the day to help build this ramp. The ramp was moved from another house by the request of Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Upon arrival at Judy’s house the Brothers devised a safe and visually pleasing design for the ramp and began construction. After a few hours the ramp was complete and Judy was able to try it out for the first time. Below is the story that was shown early that evening on the Channel 10 News.
At 8 am Saturday December 12th the annual Bikes for Tykes community service event was held. 43 brothers and 13 associates divided into small teams to help assemble 450 bikes; all in less than three hours. The assembled bikes are donated to less fortunate families around Terre Haute as gifts for the holidays. The event establishes its own sort of division of labor. Some teams unload the truck while others assemble. There are a few people selected to do quality control, like making sure the brakes work.