The Spring Semester
at the House
Brothers, As the school year continues on, the Brothers here at Theta-Xi continue their hard work both toward their academic schedules and finding men that exemplify the ideals of being a Kappa Sigma. During the month of February, we pinned 15 pledges, and they were recently initiated on April 3, bringing our brotherhood to 48. We are still proud to boast the second highest GPA on campus amongst fraternities, and hope our newly initiated brothers can continue to uphold our tradition of excellence.
Also during the month, Theta-Xi’s Executive Committee had the chance to go to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and be a part of the Great Lakes Conclave. In Pittsburgh, the EC learned many new things, including how to “rush” properly and proper ways to run the chapter. In their return, they have brought many new things to the chapter, including new ideas for rush and philanthropies as well as ways to maximize
In the next few weeks, the chapter will be hosting our second annual Kappa Sigma Classic golf outing. All money raised will once again be donated to Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign which helps out veterans and their families. Last year, the event raised over $4,500 and was the largest fundraiser held on campus, a title our brotherhood was very happy to boast. We hope the even reaches even greater heights this year, and already has more teams registered than last year. Anyone looking to still register and play or sponsor this years’ tournament should contact Shawn Reiner at email@example.com to get involved.
Additionally, seven of our brothers participated in the Trine University Relay for Life on the weekend of April 9th, 2016. Together they spend their night walking around the basketball court in Hershey and raised $850.20 for the American Cancer Society. It was a great event and we are proud to have representation there.
On March 4, 2016, the chapter participated in the inaugural Stephen Alonzo Jackson Day of Giving, an Endowment Fund fundraiser run by Headquarters. 12 active brothers along with 12 alumni helped to raise $653.74 for the Theta-Xi Scholarship Fund. A huge thanks goes out to all who participated this year.
With the semester coming to a close, our brotherhood is still looking to improve. We hope to get back to number one on campus in terms of GPA and philanthropy. As well, we hope to honor the collegiate careers of our 14 brothers graduating at the end of the semester. Many have contributed greatly to the fraternity, and will leave a lasting legacy. We thank them for their time, and know that they will make great alumni.
L to R Justin Franchville, Ryan Bosse, Justin Gordon, Collin Northcutt, and Kappa Sig Philanthropy Chair William Macedo. Volunteering at preparing the Cline Bicentennial Garden
Looking towards next semester, we are very excited to celebrate Theta-Xi’s 50th anniversary at homecoming in October. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon, and we hope you can contribute to our Burn the Mortgage Campaign several alumni are heading up. We are fundraising as well, and are over halfway to our goal of $1,000 with several additional fundraisers coming up this month. Check out the video our brothers made for the campaign and we look forward to seeing everyone at homecoming!
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"This past Saturday we cleaned up the flower beds. They had been neglected for some time and the day lilies had taken over. Under the guidance of Master Gardener Flaim Cupp, sticks were removed, trees pruned, beds recut and shaped. We did all of this in preparation for upcoming planting on May 14-15. Helping Board Members do the work were 5 Kappa Sigma fraternity guys from Trine. They were terrific!" Jim Somers
Kappa Sigma Classic
The annual Kappa Sigma Classic held by the brothers of the Theta-Xi chapter took place last Saturday, April 30th. 64 wonderful participants came out and battled the rain and cold to help our chapter donate money to the Military Heroes Campaign, an organization that helps veterans and their families. As a chapter, we were able to raise over $3,800 and will donate $2,660 after expenses. While the weather may not have been perfect for golfing, all the players enjoyed their time out on the course!
We would like to thank the 64 players who participated in the outing (their names are all posted below). A congratulations goes out to the team of Shawn Reiner, Paul Reiner, Jonathan Reiner, and Nate Price who won the competition with a low score of 63. It was tightly contested all day, but the Reiner and Price foursome was able to pull out a victory.
A huge thank you goes to Brother Shawn Reiner for organizing the event for the second straight year. His guidance has helped to make this event so successful and has given us the ability to host this amazing event. He has helped to start something great at our chapter.
The brotherhood of the Theta-Xi chapter would also like to thank all the sponsors and alumni support that helped Brother Reiner make the event such a success. An additional thanks goes out to the Fremont American Legion for supporting and participating in the great event, along with the chapter’s good friend John Goudy. Support from outside members of the community is greatly appreciated always, and we hope that they will return next year (hopefully bringing better weather).
As a chapter we are always excited about giving back to the community, especially to an organization that will help veterans so greatly. It is because of their service we are allowed these opportunities, and we feel it is our duty to thank them. As a result of our success for a second straight year, we look forward to hosting the Kappa Sigma Classic again next year and for many years to come!
Participants of the 2016 Kappa Sigma Classic
Shawn Reiner, Paul Reiner, Jonathan Reiner, Nate Price, Justin Franchville, Sam Ginsburg, Jason Maier, Kevin Wunderlin, Steffan Slick, Allee Slick, Brian Slick, Hilary Slick, Kyle Squillace, Nick MIller, Joey Moynihan, Mitch Schmucker, Kenny Rappuhn, Jordan Davidhizar, Mac Green, Zach Eckert, Andrew Arthur, Kaleb Fondren, Sammy Seibolt, Nick Lang, John Goudy, John Stock, Paul Dedrick, Gary Bumgardner, Erwin Roldan, Mike Jenkins, Orlando "Nano" Longoria, Eric Roldan, Mark Houser, Patrick Malacina, Tom McCloskey, Mike McCloskey, Caleb Knust, Nick Miller, Zack Hopper, Nick Cassid, Kurt Wysocki, Damon Prifogle, Joseph Wysocki, Danny Collins, Willy Macedo, Mick Nichols, Mason Pelphrey, Brian LeGalley, Ian Jindrich, Andy Maurer, JT Plavchek, Alvaro Castelan, Mike Brown, Roy Charleswood, Dave Zeider
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