Lambda Chi Alpha - Indiana University

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Alpha-Omicron Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha at Indiana University

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THE ORACLE A L P H A - O M I C R O N Z E TA O F L A M B D A C H I A L P H A AT I N D I A N A U N I V E R S I T Y / FA L L 2 0 1 5 L et me start this letter by saying thank you to all alumni who have generously donated to our new basketball court and bike room at the chapter house! Without your help, we would not be able to improve our facilities on the IU campus. It has been a very busy summer for Alpha-Omicron Zeta as we finish up $200,000 in construction projects at the chapter house. Over the past four years that I have been on the house corporation, the main request from every undergraduate member has been to improve the basketball court. After our chapter hit over 150 members this spring, we finally had the finances to start the project. Thanks to Bob Disinger '83 for reaching out to alumni for support, as we raised $17,000 for this project. We have now turned that half court into a full lighted court with an eight-foot fence surrounding it. All alumni who donated $200 will get their name and Alpha Omicron number on a brick walkway around the new court. For anyone who would still like to donate and get a brick with their name, please contact me. The bike room has been a sore spot at the chapter house for several years as we try to recruit riders using a 15-by-20-foot room to store bikes and equipment. We have now converted the pool room into a full-blown bike room with lockers and space for six bikers to train at one time. Just to give everyone an idea of what it costs to upgrade our facilities, here is a rundown of the larger expenses. n Bike room: $10,000 n Basketball court: $40,000 n New roof: $45,000 n New windows on the first floor and dining room: $50,000 n New kitchen appliances: $10,000 (we are buying most of the kitchen equipment used at an average age of two to three years old) n Removal of the sand volleyball court and new landscaping: $15,000 n We also improved security at the house by installing a new key card system for all external entry points to the house. If we look back over the past three years, we have invested over $400,000 into the house to address issues and keep our chapter competitive on campus. Again, this work cannot happen without a growing and committed membership at the house, as well as our alumni who consistently give back to Alpha-Omicron Chapter! I am very proud of what our undergraduate membership has accomplished over the 2014-15 school year, and our president, Dan Cummins '17, will talk about that in his letter on page 3. Homecoming is October 17 and I again invite everyone to visit the house and view the changes we have made over the past few years! Details for Homecoming will be in an e-mail to alumni, so if you are not getting these e-mails, please contact me. In ZAX, Tony Drake '84 House Corporation President (630) 336-8973 RECREATIONAL FACILITIES RENOVATED Alpha-Omicron Adds New Basketball Court and Bike Room After raising $200,000 from alumni, Alpha-Omicron Zeta began construction on a new basketball court, bike training room, and repairs to the roof this summer. Those who donated $200 to the campaign had their name and Alpha-Omicron Zeta number engraved on brick outside the chapter house. Alpha-Omicron Zeta Indiana University Lambda Chi Alpha Twitter @LXA_IndianaUniv Facebook Lambda Chi Alpha – Indiana University (Alpha Omicron) LinkedIn

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