2015 Iota Delta Rush Retreat

September 13, 2015

Coming off another productive and successful school year, the Iota Delta wanted to maintain that momentum by setting new goals at the annual Rush Retreat. Instead of having the retreat on the Iota Delta grounds like previous year, the executive board wanted to have the event off-site to make it a celebration as well. So, the Iota Delta Chapter packed up their bags and headed to the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, IN for “PIKES Stay the Night!”. The two day Rush Retreat consisted of fun activities to bond with brothers, planning, vision casting, and lots of great meals.

On Friday September 11th, brothers started off the night with Bowling and Laser Tagging.

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After a fun-filled night, the brothers checked in at the Westin to get plenty of rest for the upcoming sessions.

The next morning, brothers convened at the Westin conference room to begin a productive day. Brother and current President Joe Kaltenthaler led the morning session by vision casting and evaluating where the chapter is now and what the chapter should look like the future. Brothers broke into small table groups to discuss current issues and practical ways to address them.

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For lunch, brothers walked to Shapiro’s Delicatessen to enjoy some on Indy;s finest Jewish-deli cuisine. Trays full of Pastrami on Rye, Reubens, Mahzo Ball soups, and plenty of desserts filled the tables as brothers dined and ate in a lively environment. Brothers were so fortunate to experience such great hospitality at Shapiro’s!


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The afternoon session was started by Chapter Advisor Dr. Mchael DeVasher. He gave the brothers a Call to Action, which reminded all the members there present how important it is to really keep each other accountable to fulfill our goals  Following Dr. DeVasher’s call, Rush Chairman and Brother Mike Cirocco. He explained why new member recruitment is so crucial to the chapter and also taught the brothers effective recruitment strategies.

The day ended with brotherhood dinner. Because the brothers were so full from the food at Shapiro’s, everyone opted to take the Buca Di Beppo’s to-go!

In the end, brothers came out of the retreat optimistic and ready to take on the school year! Thank you Shapiro’s Delicatessen for the amazing food and hospitality! Thank you to the Westin Hotel Indianapolis for hosting our 2015 Rush Retreat!