Pi Kappa Alpha - Purdue University

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Purdue University

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SERVING THE FOUNDATION I want to begin by sharing that Bruce Pershing has announced his retirement as treasurer of the Beta Phi Foundation. Bruce has served Beta Phi for 30 years, providing thoughtful and excellent guidance. No one has been more loyal to our Chapter. I want to personally thank Bruce and ask all of you to thank him as well during our centennial celebration. Bruce, you will be missed, and you leave big shoes to fill. That said, the search is on for his replacement. If you are interested or have someone to recommend for treasurer of the Foundation, please let me know ASAP. It would be great to find someone who could work with Bruce during his last few months. FINANCIAL UPDATES Beta Phi Foundation remains very strong financially due to all your support. We will announce the results of our fundraising campaign for the tutoring program on October 15 and also begin the process of looking at the additional needs at 629 University. The members of the Home Association will be providing additional information at that time. CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION I look forward to seeing every one of you at the 100-year celebration. You'll find more information regarding this event on page 4 of this newsletter. I'm truly looking forward to spending time with my most cherished friends in the world. In the bonds of φφκα, Joe Conti '85 President, Beta Phi Foundation (715) 498-4498 Summer 2022 CANDLELIGHT BETA PHI CHAPTER OF PI KAPPA ALPHA • PURDUE UNIVERSITY Published by the Beta Phi Foundation 1 0 0 Y ea r s at Pur d u e Stay connected by visiting pikapurdue.org. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS PIKE Prepares for Another Stellar Year Recruitment We started 2022 off on a great note by building a pledge class of 42 new members. A month later, we had 39 new initiates—the largest class on campus (with the highest retention rate as well). In the spring, we initiated 14 new brothers into Beta Phi Chapter, a very strong number of great men for the spring. Philanthropy Our Dream Girl competition, along with PIKE's Fireman Challenge held in September, collected over $15,000 for the local fire department and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. During the Dream Girl competition, sororities held events with us where they collected money for their respective philanthropies. We ended up raising $17,614 for the Dream Girl events, which earned us the No. 1 spot in philanthropy dollars raised for the fall semester. The brothers had a great time participating in all the events, from the dodgeball tournament to Pie-a-Pike. Many of us became closer with others in the Greek community at Purdue, and all the sororities thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you to Sean O'Sullivan '23, Jack May '24, and Reed Tillinghast '24, among many others, who worked hard to host successful events. Sports In the spring, we fielded multiple teams for each sport and were competitive in each game. Our talented 3 vs. 3 soccer team had a great season and won the top-bracket championship. Extracurriculars In late March, the brothers took off to Milwaukee for the weekend and had a great time at the PIKE 2022 Formal with their beautiful dates. The Westin Milwaukee hosted our outstanding award ceremony and steak dinner. Brothers bringing their A-game for the Tyler Trent Annual Golf Scramble during the Purdue Grand Prix weekend to raise money for cancer research. The team won the tournament and received a donation in their name. From left: Erik Jacobson '24, Brennan Chopp '24, Avery Hollinden '24, and Conall Farney '23. (Continued on page 2) Cheers to 100 Y ears of Brotherhood ! Cheers to 100 Y ears of Brotherhood ! Don 't M iss the E vent Decades in the Making

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