Delta Tau Delta - University of Kansas

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta at the University of Kansas

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Eleven Eleven Report Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta university of kansas n Fall 2017 A Strong House Needs Strong Members G reetings, brothers! It is already fall again, which means that recruitment season is in full swing! The men are working hard to continue the awesome momentum they have built so far in 2017. Coming off an incredible 3.2 GPA in the spring of 2017, we had 25 new members move into the house this fall. With the help of the strong undergraduate leadership in the chapter, they were initiated on November 17. We can't stop to rest on our laurels just yet. We have a stellar recruitment chairman, sophomore Isa- iah Moore '20, who is hard at work filling out our pledge classes for next spring and fall. We are off to a great start and have already received dozens of recommendations and names from alumni. I am proud to say that our response rate and follow-through this year is 100%. We need the names of your sons, your nephews, your neighbors, even the kid who mows your lawn! We are looking for high school seniors who are interested in attending KU next year, as well as current freshmen on campus, to fill out our spring class. If you know a young man on campus, we would love to talk to him! We are recruiting throughout the Midwest and hosting events in the Wichita area, Lawrence and To- peka, KC Metro, St. Louis, Dallas, and Chicago. Please send all names to You can also send them directly to the advising team at Give us your good boys, and we will turn them into great men! Fraternally, Steven Belgeri '08 Recruitment Advisor House Corporation Chapter advisor position Update I n May, the Gamma Tau Chapter reluctantly said goodbye to David Royer, Chapman University '01, who served as our chapter advisor for four long years. David pushed us to exemplify the great qualities that set us apart from other fraternities. David grad- uated with his Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas and is now an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at the Manoa College of Education. We are proud to welcome two new chapter ad- visors, Kevin Butler '08 and Steven Belgeri '08. Kevin and Steven also serve on the House Corporation and play an equally important role on the Alumni Advisory Team. This is special for us as it is the first time since our recharter that we've had Gamma Tau alumni as chapter advisors. Both Steven and Kevin served on the executive board as active members: Ste- ven as president, and Kevin as vice president. The chapter is excited to see the success these two will have as co-advisors. Thank you, Steven and Kevin, for continuously dedi- cating your time and efforts to Gamma Tau. Rock Chalk! The Delt Comeback and the Generosity of Many T he Gamma Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Del- ta came back on campus in the summer of 2008. Some of you may not remember, but the house was rented by the TKEs, and the Delts had been off campus for several years. The house re- quired many drastic repairs to be livable again, including paint, carpet, furniture, plumbing, and landscaping. It was in pathetic shape! Karl Bricker '81 was instrumental in leading the charge to getting the house back in livable shape, and his son was a member of the first new pledge class. With e-mail blasts and multiple calls for help, Karl set out to bring several Delts into do- ing whatever they could to assist in the massive restoration project. It not only took money, but the commitment to spend the time/days to do whatever several could volunteer for, and spend- ing weekends painting, landscaping, and what- ever else was needed. The real problem was that many of the needed projects required big checks, and the long-term success of the house was still in question. Every Delt alumnus who was con- tacted wanted to see the house back on campus, but not knowing if the house was going to be there in the long run made it difficult for donors to open their wallets. (Continued on page 4)

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