Phi Kappa Psi - University of Texas

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Texas Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at the University of Texas

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Texas Alpha - Phi Kappa Psi P.O. Box 28061 Austin, TX 78755-8061 Address Service Requested T E X A S A L P H A ALPHA AVALANCHE Attention: This newsletter is intended for alumni and parents. If your son is attending the University of Texas, he will receive a copy at the Chapter House. If he has graduated, please send us his permanent address to update our records. Thank you. Save the Date! Texas Alpha Football Weekend – Texas vs. USC September 14-15, 2018 Please join us for a weekend of great football and fellowship as we watch the Longhorns take on the USC Trojans. Friday, September 14 Burgers and Beers 6 PM – Classic Texas welcome to students, parents, alumni and the Trojan family with Austin's popular band Shane Smith and the Saints Saturday, September 15 2-4 PM – Local and nationally recognized country artists Paint the Town Burnt Orange 4 PM – Students flush out the old folks with DJ from the glam of Los Angeles 7 PM – Kickoff at DKR Memorial Stadium For more details, visit the event webpage at 1 We have developed policies and standards regarding property management and the appropriate/acceptable uses of the chapter house. These policies will be adopted and enforced by the ALMG and the undergraduate chapter. 2 House bills will be competitive with the other fraternities on campus. Texas Alpha has a premium facility and should plan to charge a competitive rent in order to live there. 3 We will continue to have undergraduate rent paid in advance, either on an annual or semester basis. Doing so helps the Texas Alpha avoid potential collection problems and keep cash flow flush. 4 We will continue to charge and collect a "parlor fee" from any live-out members to help cover the costs of wear and tear, maintenance and replacement for the chapter facility. This fee shall not be prohibitive, but will help to service some of the maintenance fund depreciation. 5 We will continue to assess a membership deposit and may consider raising it from $250 to a minimum of $450. Contracts and membership deposits will be collected from each undergraduate before he is permitted to move into the chapter house. Refunds of membership deposits will not be made until damage and professional cleaning costs have been deducted, the member has properly checked out and graduates. 6 We will continue to review the building insurance and property taxes at a minimum of once every other year in order to see if either can be successfully lowered, and to make sure policies are adequate to cover any losses. Ensuring Your Investment Is Protected T he Austin Limestone Management Group (ALMG) empathizes and agrees with those who have expressed the need to ensure that our investment in Texas Alpha is carefully protected over the years. To ensure our investment is secure, the "best practices" outlined below are being implemented for annual operations. These steps and procedures are necessary to properly manage the facility and ensure Texas Alpha is a viable organization at the University of Texas for years to come. Chapter Officers Chapter President Evan Bradshaw (214) 912-9980 Chapter Vice President Matthew Shuirman (702) 338-9865 Treasurer Kyle Madden (210) 215-2521 Rush Captain Alan Orwick (512) 815-6307 Rush Captain Nick Gagnet (909) 532-4800 Social Chairman John Wittman (817) 727-2559

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