Sigma Chi - University of Missouri

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Xi Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi at the University of Missouri

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The The Tiger Sig Published by the Xi Xi ChaPter alumni assoCiation of sigma Chi fraternity COLUMBIA, MISSOURI FALL 2014 Support Xi Xi Today Online Giving Available O nline donations are now available! To make an online donation to the Sigma Chi Fraternity of Missouri, please go to To make and online donation to the Sigma Chi Educational Foundation of Missouri, please go to xixi.kintera. org/foundation. W e're undergoing more than a little stirring of the operational pot. Tony Wirkus '11 is our new Chapter advisor, replacing Steve Richardson '87, who served in this capacity for more than four years. Tony, a former pro consul, holds undergraduate and master degrees in agricultural, food, and natural resources and is the assistant director of event coordination in the MU athletic department. Our many thanks to Steve and our kudos to Tony who, perhaps due to his youth and recent experience with the Chapter, has hit the ground running. Covered in greater detail in this issue is the departure of house mom Kathy Estes. Kathy, who we recognize as queen of the universe for organization, formulated an excellent plan for transition, approved by the House Corporation, so we will not miss a beat in terms of property and Chapter supervision. More change is coming in the expansion of our communications to alumni, parents and university personnel. In a grand step toward the 21st century, we will soon introduce a new Xi Xi website to give our target audiences a constant resource for news. We will be sending you information on website contact when it goes online. The House Corporation is getting a firmer hold on itself by amending rather foggy past rules, giving more clarity to the parameters of service and the rotation of individuals on the general body and the board. Finally, we will be making a few unforeseen exterior drainage changes due to seeing how severely six inches of rain in four hours, a record downpour experienced early in September, affected the Chapter House. Water, water everywhere. An interesting aspect of all this is that direct drainage of rain water into sewer lines is illegal. That's right, no fresh water in sewers! You have to build a substructure to retain it or dig a rain garden—some 15 feet across and eight feet deep—to hold run off. Since an open pit might collect bodies and law suits more than rain, we chose the substructure. We will be redirecting water off the roofs to areas away from the substructure of the house. Mum's the word if it makes its way into a sewer. In Hoc, George Gale '54 Xi Xi Undergoes Advisory and Chapter House Adjustments Things Are Changing The Mothers Club donated new laundry room equipment, adding to the exciting changes at Xi Xi. House Director Resigns from Full-Time Position Responsibilities Shared by Mom Kathy and New House Dad Dear Sigma Chi family, It is with great sadness that I announce I am leaving the Chapter as the Sigma Chi house mom. I have had some health issues for the last several months that at this time are just going to require my full focus and attention, and as you can imagine, that's pretty hard for me to do here. However, I am not going far or totally leaving the Chapter. I will be job sharing with a new person, a house dad, and I am very excited about it. Doug Lane has an extensive background in military, law enforcement, and currently manages Signal 88 Security in Columbia. He has been working with fraternities for the last several years not only in security operations but also project management, leadership, education, and mentoring of officers and members in how to keep their chapters and houses safe. He is very excited to join the (Continued on page 4)

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