FarmHouse - Washington State University

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Washington State Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity at Washington State University

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FA R M H O U S E F R AT E R N I T Y * WA S H I N G T O N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y * S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 I want to thank you all for your understanding as the difficult decision was made to move our spring meeting. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our brothers and their families and the travel condi- tions were concerning enough to make the call to postpone. We know many of you had to change your plans on short notice, but we hope you under- stand and were able to join us in March or are able to attend the meeting this fall on October 19. When I took the position of association president last fall, I asked myself whether I thought that I would have enough time to make a difference in the alumni association and the chapter. What I have come to realize is that there was an amazing team already in place—they just needed more willing individuals to share the load. e lifeblood of any non-profit organization is volunteers and the donation of time, but what a lot of us fail to realize is how a little contribution of time spread across many volunteers can quickly add up. I'd like to encourage anyone interested in getting involved, even if you don't have much time, to reach out and let us know. We'll be happy to find a way for you to contribute with time you have to spare. With the time that I have to contribute, I've decided to focus on connections. Whether it's fostering new connections or rebuilding lost connections, I'd like to hand the position off to the next president with an established net- work of connected members and alumni ready to be involved. e question I'd like to pose to all of you who have taken the time to read this newsletter is, how would you like to connect? How would you like to connect with current members, brothers you lost touch with, and the chapter? Over the years, the alumni association has offered suggestions, but rather than continue to tell you our ideas, we'd like you to share your ideas with us. You can reach out to me with your thoughts and ideas and help shape alumni engagement going forward. You can connect with me at the new association president email: As part of my goal to connect I'd like to extend my first challenge: Reach out, with a message, text, call, or email, to one brother you haven't talked to in a while and catch up. I will also be looking for volunteers to help us find lost brothers in the fu- ture. If you'd be interested in helping us find brothers you went to school with, please let me know. Go Cougs, Ryan Nottingham '98 Alumni Association Board President (703) 362-5228 Building an impromptu fort made for brotherhood fun on a snow day. - CHAPTER WEBSITE f CHAPTER FACEBOOK FarmHouse Fraternity at WSU l CHAPTER TWITTER @WSUFH - ONLINE GIVING contributions/product/ 1661--wasu/ Who Is Pennington & Company? I f you've heard us say this name or have been contacted by them, you might be confused at how this company is connected with our chapter. We have partnered with Pennington & Company to help increase our alumni engagement—this includes assembling and printing the newsletter you're reading now, e-blasts from the Washington State Chapter of FarmHouse, and other forms of com- munication. Our alumni association works closely with their team to ensure we gather and send the right information, whether it's alumni features or save the dates. Learn more about Pennington & Company and what they do at Reestablishing Alumni Connections VISIT US ONLINE $ i CHAPTER INSTAGRAM @wsu_

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