The League of Women Voters Tries to Save Glenn Home

As a result of the tour of the house and grounds, the League of Women Voters was made aware of the living conditions at Glenn Home. They had a strong desire to change those living conditions and went before City Council on behalf of the children to ask for more money to improve conditions.

The request was ultimately denied in a decision that anticipated (but also hastened) the closure of Glenn Home.

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1973 Budget

The following is the proposed Glenn Home budget for the year of 1973.

This budget appears to be the catalyst for the game changing events that happened in 1973, as it quickly became clear that the orphanage did not have sufficient funds to meet the budget, and the city council was reluctant to provide the funds to make up the difference.

The release of this budget was followed by an effort to renew Glenn Home’s license and secure more funding.

 

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June 5, 1973 (State of the House)

As a result of the action plan, the League of Women Voters took a renewed interest in Glenn Home, and spearheaded a tour of the grounds. They took pictures and documented all the deficiencies that needed to be fixed in order for Glenn Home to obtain a renewed license.

Although the tour took note of the substandard living conditions, it prompted the League of Women voters to deliver an impassioned speech at the next City Council meeting.

June 5 1973 Part 1

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Fire Truck Pull 2016

April 23rd, 2016 marked the 9th annual Fire Truck Pull – an event in which teams race to pull a fire truck 100 feet in support of Special Olympics Indiana.

Tyler Whitehouse planned the event in conjunction with Rodney Lockman, and Tanner Shipman from Indiana State University (Theta Omicron Chapter). Together, our chapters collected donations, raised awareness, and organized the food and entertainment.

All the hard work paid off. Not only did the event go smoothly, but this was the first year we raised over $10,000 for the cause. In addition to that, Pikes International’s Executive Vice-President/CEO Justin Buck was there to witness (and take part) in the festivities.

Overall, this year’s Fire Truck Pull brought our two chapters closer together, demonstrated Pike’s involvement in the community, and provided much needed funds to a worthy cause.

Brothers helping set up, while Potter encourages them by looking cool.

Brothers helping set up. Potter encourages them by looking cool.

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This is how Fire Truck Pull makes people feel.

This is how Fire Truck Pull makes people feel.

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The coveted Fire Truck Pull trophy.

The coveted Fire Truck Pull trophy.

No event is complete without corn hole.

No event is complete without corn hole.

What's important here is the Fire Truck Pull shirt. Not the dog inside it.

What’s important here is the Fire Truck Pull shirt. Not the cute dog inside it.

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The actual pull part of the Fire Truck Pull begins.

The actual pull part of the Fire Truck Pull begins.

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Who's that guy pulling with the ISU Pikes?

Who’s that cool guy pulling with the ISU Pikes?

He's pulling with us as well.

He’s pulling with us, too!

It's Justin Buck!

It’s Justin Buck!

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Now that he’s done leading us as president, Joe has turned to leading us in song.

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Not only does the Terre Haute PD have a great FTP team, they also put on a K-9 demonstration.

Not only does the Terre Haute PD have a great FTP team, they also put on a K-9 demonstration.

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1st Place! And on a more serious note, we really love it when different fraternities work together. So thank you to everyone in this picture, and everyone else who participated.

1st Place! And on a more serious note, we really love it when different fraternities work together for a good cause. So thank you to everyone in this picture, and to everyone else who participated.

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Pikes Take a Hike

This weekend, over 50 brothers got together for the 2nd chapter retreat at Shakamak Park. It was good to get away from all the work and worries of school and be able to spend time with each other, relax, and think about our goals moving forward. Dr. Moore and Dr. DeVasher both took the time to give a talk, and President Reamer led breakout sessions. Brothers left with a clearer focus and drive to attack the final quarter of the year.

 

Kaltenthaler prepares for camping by getting his trusty dad hat and dad shirt.

Kaltenthaler prepares for camping by getting his trusty dad hat and dad shirt.

 

 

Loading supplies into the car

Loading supplies into the car

 

Playing some frisbee while dinner gets ready.

Playing some frisbee while dinner gets ready.

 

Dinner

Dinner

Then chubby bunny happened.

Then chubby bunny happened.

 

Making smores.

Making s’mores.

 

Like a good mom, Tucker cooked breakfast and woke everybody up to eat.

Tucker cooked breakfast and woke everybody up to eat.

 

Greg is only happy to wake up when he smells bacon.

Greg is only happy to wake up when he smells bacon.

 

Breakfast and Toast.

Breakfast and Toast.

 

Billy is either checking someone out . . . or thinking about food.

Billy is either checking someone out or thinking about food.

 

Kaltenthaler is pleased.

Kaltenthaler is pleased.

 

Reamer is not whole unless he is spinning his keys around.

Reamer is not whole unless he is spinning his keys around.

 

The actual hike part.

The actual hike part.

 

 

Gehrich came prepared . . . except that the rain stopped.

Gehrich came prepared . . . except that the rain stopped.

 

Pike summed up in a picture.

Pike summed up in a picture.

 

Pike summed up in another picture.

Pike summed up in another picture.

 

Dr. DeVasher's words resonate with all the brothers . . . except for Colin.

Dr. DeVasher’s words inspire the brothers, and make Colin cry.