Pi Kappa Alpha - Purdue University

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Purdue University

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fall 2015 Candlelight Beta Phi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha • Purdue University Published by the Beta Phi Foundation I t seems that the years are rolling by faster and faster, but we somehow continue to keep pace. Last year at this time, we were getting ready to unveil our newly remodeled and updated Chapter House at 629 University. All of that was made possible by the generosity of our alumni and undergraduate members. If you have not made it back to the house in the last year, please try to schedule a football weekend this fall. You will like what you see. As pledges were being sent in over the last five years, the Beta Phi Foundation purposefully had forgone any additional requests for donations. We fully understand the times we are in and the burden placed on anyone making a contribution to the capital campaign. The Foundation continues to oversee any charitable contributions and the administration of scholarships for our Chapter. We organize events such as our upcoming Homecoming weekend, the Old Masters program, Grand Prix, and the annual Golf Outing. We publish the Candlelight and send out newsletters to keep you informed. The in-house tutoring program is still being funded. Once again, a large portion of that is available through generous donations from alumni. Consequently, the Chapter GPA continues to climb in both percentage and rank on campus. The Foundation formally meets four times per year—in person twice a year and via conference call twice to help reduce travel and expenses. We are also able to look to the future. Initiatives are starting to unify the home associations of the four chapters on our block. With Purdue continuing to expand and gobble up property, the best way for our little corner of campus to stay intact is for our block to remain strong. We have developed a sub-committee for long-range planning to make sure we stay out in front of the changing times and circumstances. As you can clearly see, the Beta Phi Foundation incurs yearly expenses just to perform our responsibilities to the Chapter and alumni. So now, for the first time in several years, you Beta Phi Encourages Alumni Involvement Continued Support MeanS a Solid Foundation For pike at purdue will be hearing from us again asking for annual contributions to support the operating expenses of the Foundation. We will not ask for a specific amount but ask that our alumni do what they can to help us remain financially strong and able to continue to support the Chapter in any way needed. Please consider this yearly donation knowing that everything we do is with an eye on the future of Beta Phi. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for the November 7 Homecoming game and reunion. In the bonds of ffka, Joe Conti '85 President Nathan DeVillez '17 Attica, Ind. (765) 418-8067 purduepikepresident@ gmail.com Recruitment Chairman Cole Whitaker '16 Delphi, Ind. (765) 430-5776 rushpikepurdue@ gmail.com External Vice President Austin Fisher '17 Ferdinand, Ind. Internal Vice President Tyler Frizzi '17 Vincennes, Ind. Sergeant-at-Arms Brooks Remy '16 Newton, Mass. House Manager Cole Anderson '17 Zionsville, Ind. Secretary Nick Basel '18 Detroit, Mich. Risk Manager Rob Kitching '17 Princeton, N.J. New Member Educator James Ingemi '16 Beverly, Mass. C H A P T E R O F F I C E R S

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