Dear Brothers, Hi, I'm Joe Novek of the Spring Class of 2009 and I'm writing this email to introduce myself as the Alumni Chair. This year we are all looking forward to the 60th Annual Alumni Weekend and it should be a great time to all those that attend. In Troy, we are all currently dealing with the snow that has been plaguing the Northeast. RPI even canceled classes on Wednesday in anticipation of the big snow storm coming from the Midwest. Luckily for us, our houseman Greg Mummah was able to find someone nearby with a Bobcat who cleared our parking lot for free.
In other news, we are soon initiating six new members to the fraternity, Nick Keefe, Joey Tripodo, Nate Haskell, Nate Fiala, Sean Dempsey, and Oskar Ramirez. They used the extra time over break to learn a lot more about the brothers and the house. Their quiz grades are doing much better than before break, and the credit should go to Pledge Master Justin Persin and Assistant Pledge Master Dan Barrett.
The basketball team is also having a good year with their current record at 10-7. Brothers that are on the team are Danny Martin, Andrew Darst, Mike Hammond, Jamie Zajac, pledge Nate Haskell, and "associate" brother Matt Pooley. Other brothers Mario Iacuone, Brenden Farley, and Redon Quello, along with pledges Nate Fiala, Sean Dempsey, and Nick Keefe played on the JV team this year. The next home basketball games are Friday the 11th against Skidmore and Saturday the 12th against UNION. If you are in town, come support the guys.
In our elections before break we elected Dodds Anderson as our new President, who was previously Vice President. Taking Dodds' place at Vice President is Greg Mummah. Secretary is now Brenden Farley. I was also elected to be Sigma Rho. House Manager, as discussed previously, is now Greg Mummah, and K-Man is still Mario Iacuone.
In closing, I look forward to working with many of you to help plan this upcoming Alumni Weekend which this year falls on the weekend of the 30th in April. I also hope to see many of you at the Alumni Weekend this year.
In TKP Joe Novek '12