Acacia - Indiana University

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Indiana Chapter of Acacia Fraternity at Indiana University

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Acacia PAGE 3 Pythagorean Brotherhood ($250,000 and above) Worthy Mentors ($100,000 to $249,999) Indiana Acacia Building Corporation Indiana Acacia Undergraduate Chapter Rapp Family Gift George Rapp '51 Ernie Rapp '60 Circle of 44 ($50,000 to $99,999) James D. Weaver '54 Robert E. Garrow '78 Jay Duerr '93 The Crest Society ($25,000 to $49,999) Randolph K. Shoup, DDS '71 Timothy L. Bray '73 Aaron P. Darcy '95 12 Pillars ($15,000 to $24,999) Robert J. Barlow '57 Robert J. Barlow '71 David L. Ferguson '74 In memory of James H. Ferguson '47 Michael J. Oakes '76 In memory of Ricky Lee Haas '75 Brian L. Essary '78 Edward J. McGrath '78 In memory of Brian L. Essary '78 Jerome P. Jungels '79 Christopher L. Richardson '79 Memnon Society ($10,000 to $14,999) Triangle Society ($5,000 to $9,999) Hal D. Hanes '63 Stephen T. McDonald '63 Christ Drossos '73 Jim Dreesen '79 Kevin M. Bol '75 Brant E. Lieske '83 Jeffrey A. Lindauer '89 Brotherhood Club ($2,500 to $4,999) Jeffrey A. Mishler '75 David R. Parks '75 In memory of Gary Smith '75 Jay E. King '76 Carl King '76 Scott A. Neslund '85 Brotherhood Club ($2,499 and below) Jon C. Morgan '81 In memory of Rick Haas '75 Brad Kupper '84 W e are deeply grateful to the 31 initial donors listed below for committing $843,000 to Securing the Journey campaign. These brothers recognize the importance of ensuring our Chapter's future and have demonstrated a sense of gratitude for their personal experience. Commitments are still needed from the rest of our alumni to achieve our goal and complete this major project. All donors with gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in campaign mailings, and donors with gifts above $2,500 will have their names placed on a plaque in a prominent area of the Chapter house. (Text to be engraved on the plaque at conclusion of capital campaign subject to board approval.) Additionally, gifts of $25,000 and above are considered leadership-level contributions and qualify for special room-naming opportunities. If you are interested in making a tax deductible gift of $15,000 or more, please contact campaign coordinator, Kyle Yarawsky at (785) 218-1075 or J ack Hanchett '18 pledged Acacia in the fall 2018 pledge class, and it didn't take long for him to jump from his longtime Bloomington home to his new Third Street home. "I already knew about the fraternities on campus, of course, and I was pretty much aware of Acacia," Jack said. "If nothing else because my family would drive by to see the candy cane stripes on the pillars during the Christmas holiday." Last November, Jack was elected executive dean, a position that not every era of the Chapter had. Every other year, the executive dean helps organize materials for the upcoming Conclave. However, there are other duties, too, such as running the Judicial Board. "I'm responsible for ensuring all brothers comply with the Code of Conduct," Jack said, "a new bylaw we adopted last year. If any rules are broken the Judicial Board holds a hearing to better understand the situation. If needed we might impose work duties or human service hours or fines." Best memory as a pledge? "Definitely the 2018 Indiana University Dance Marathon, which benefits Riley's Children Hospital," Jack said. "My pledge class raised over $24,000 alone, and we were the only fraternity group at the event that stayed for the full 36 hours. It was super tiring, but extremely rewarding. And I felt that I became much closer with my pledge class after that weekend." Favorite space in the house? "Room 307, The Quad. My room is actually 306, but I am always hanging out in The Quad," Jack said. "We play euchre, watch sports, and discuss whatever is going on in our lives each day. The Quad is almost never empty, and I relish having a place to hang out with brothers almost anytime, day or night." You're Pythagoras with super powers, so what would you change about Indiana Acacia? "If I can help improve anything about the Chapter, I would work to improve our organization," Jack said. "We are pretty last- minute with most things. The new executive board [elected November 2019], however, I think has all the right pieces to become more organized." Major and plans post-undergraduate life? "Majoring in law and public policy right now out of the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs," Jack said. "I am aiming to continue my studies at SPEA in the masters of public policy program. I will then head on to a career in public policy." Improving the Brotherhood Jack Hanchett '18 Takes His Duties as Executive Dean Seriously Thank You, Generous Indiana Chapter Donors! Venerable Dean Will Maher '18 | Wheaton, Ill. (630) 347-3998 | Senior Dean Ben Jordan '19 | Ridgewood, N.J. Executive Dean Jack Hanchett '18 | Bloomington, Ind. Treasurer Alex Moss '18 | Lake Bluff, Ill. Secretary Calvin Bates '19 | Carmel, Ind. Risk Manager Marco Toriano '19 | Chicago, Ill. Social Chairman Thomas Schoenenberger '18 | Fishers, Ind. Recruiting Chairmen Connor Jones '19 | East Falmouth, Mass. Charlie Brizz '19 | La Grange, Ill. House Manager Joey DeVito '19 | Park Ridge, Ill. Academic Chairman Henry Day '19 | Bellevue, Wash. Philanthropy Chairman Jimmy Snyder '18 | Carmel, Ind. EXECUTIVE BOARD If you are interested in supporting this project with a non-tax deductible gift please join us at

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