Beta Theta Pi - MIT

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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A s the summer is winding down, I am still enjoying my fond mem- ories of our 105th anniversary celebration in April, just aer our last newsletter was published. anks again to Ken Bryan '88, Ken Shine '85, John O'Leary '84, Andy Levy '84, and Alan Laves '82 for organizing the weekend and helping ensure a great turnout. We had more than 100 alumni, undergraduates, and guests attend the weekend, from the class of 1974 to the class of 2021. Aer an informal reception at the Chapter House, dinners were organized for Friday night by pledge class eras, and I was thrilled to go with a large group to Boston Beer Works. We had Betas from the class of 1980 (Steve Adams, John Kerins, Bob Melvin), 1981 (John Zayhowski), and many members of my pledge class of 1979, who mostly graduated in 1983 (Jim Danna, Seth Davis, Dave Eisen, Pat Fowler, Bob Labarre, Craig Rich- ards, Steve Silberberg, Pete Van Voast), as well as some guests. It was a great chance to reconnect and share some stories, as well as for me to see some Brothers I hadn't seen since graduation. e 105th also featured a Euchre tournament. As Ken Bryan recalls: Late Saturday morning, April 28, 17 Betas gathered in the back room of Uno's in Kenmore Square for an "unsanctioned" Euchre mini-tournament. (Euchre is a "tricks and trump" style card game popular in the Midwest that was oen played in the Beta house at 119 Bay State Road in the 1980s and 1990s). Partners were cho- sen by lottery, resulting in the clever team names of "Chessty" (Bill Chesterson '82 and Andy Chess '86), "Springoberg" (John Springsteen '91 and Steve Silberberg '83), "ree-Headed Mon- ster" (Ken Chay '91, Ken Shine '85, and Tony Dipesa '86), and "Cheaters" (Bob Struble '85 and me). Each team played every other team in spirit- ed competition with full rations of color commen- tary. Aer several hours, the flying cards settled and Euchre veterans Bob Ramstad '90 and Kee Wee '89 (three trophies each) had the best record (5-2) and were crowned the champions of the Beta Upsilon 105th anniversary Euchre tournament, with all the ancient rights and privileges to which they are thereby entitled. If you are a Euchre fan or if you fancy a great Beta reunion experience, you should consider joining the 24th annual Ron- ald Abarquez Beta Upsilon of Beta eta Pi Eu- chre Tournament of Champions and rill Show Spectacular this autumn in New Orleans (Novem- ber 1-4). Please contact Alan "Tex" Laves '82 at for more details. BACK BAY BETA Beta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology FALL 2018 Great Time at the 105th! e Saturday banquet was the main event, held at the MIT Museum. is was a great venue, and ev- eryone enjoyed the fine food and drink. is event brought everyone together, including many of the undergraduates, who got to really understand the Beta Upsilon spirit. We were happy to welcome Regional Chief Martin Lewison, Columbia '88, who represented the General Fraternity. In addi- tion to an update on the Chapter from President Michael Castillo '19, we recognized Ken Bryan for his outstanding organization and leadership of the whole weekend with a Beta cheer. As always, many alumni expressed a desire to do this again soon. We are planning another celebra- tion weekend for our 110th, in 2023. We want to make that event something that everyone enjoys, so please send me any comments or suggestions you have that can make our celebrations even better. If you didn't make it to the 105th, I hope you can make it to the 110th. Or, let me know when your travels bring to you Boston, so I can meet you at 119 Bay State Road and show you around today's Chapter House. Hoping to hear from you soon. Yours in __kai__, Mike Feinstein '82 President, Beta Upsilon Association Colin Chaney '21, Will Fox '20, Luke Hartnett '20, Kollin Wasserlein '19, Michael Castillo '19, Chris Briere '19, and Taylor Craig '18. Lei Tung '86, Taylor Craig '18, Dave Kramer '88, Ken Bryan '88, Bob Ramstad '90, Guest, Chris Briere '19, Bob Struble '85, Dave Lineman '85, Jim Danna '83, Kee Wee '89, and John Springsteen '91. Mike Lopez '83, Bob Struble '85, and Darnell Kemp '01.

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