The Board of Directors met in Troy this weekend for their winter meeting, as has been our custom since 2009. The weekend was filled with good company, much progress towards "winning the future," and even Rick Case '70 getting elbow-deep in an overflowing mop closet! On Friday, a few Zetes attended the RPI Men's Basketball game against Union College in Schenectady, where they saw the Engineers defeated the hated Dutchmen 65-58. Zetes on the team include Jamie Zajac '13, Mike Hammond '11, Andrew Darst '11, Dan Martin '13, and Nate Haskell '14. Many snaps for them.
Saturday morning found a "tired" Joe Beck '11 and recently-arrived Jim Ljunglin '57 unexpectedly running into each other at Manory's, which has reportedly jacked their prices up in wake of the RPI Men's Hockey team's recent success. The Board of Directors then convened at the Student Union at 2:00 PM for a long, yet very productive meeting. Directors in attendance included Ivor Preiss '55, Jim Ljunglin '57, Rick Case '70, Rick Kasold '70, Tony Bourassa '71, John Spohn '81, and Michael Bruce '08. Meeting minutes will be posted soon. After that, Jim, John, and Mike enjoyed a dinner together at Verdile's, while Tony and Rick Case attended RPI Hockey's defeat of #1 Yale at the Houston Field House.
Jim, John, Mike, and Rick Case met with the actives at 11:00 AM on Sunday morning to discuss the future of the chapter. It was touch-and-go for a while, but eventually there were smiles all around, and the chapter sang Kumbaya together at the meeting's conclusion at 11:45. The elders then departed, ending a very enjoyable Trojan weekend.
We look forward to working with the actives throughout the course of the semester, and seeing everyone back together at Alumni Weekend in April!