The 2014 international convention was held August 20- 23rd in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Both the US and Canadian sides of the falls are hopping tourist areas, but the Canadian has the better view which half the hotel guests get from their rooms. Despite concerns about passports, for the first time in years all 50 active chapters were represented.
Recently, Elder Mike Bruce ’08 joined IHQ's Communications Board. He was told by them that the Pi Chapter excels in online presence and serves as a model for other chapters. The Pi has also been told in the past that they have the most extensive database and back end systems throughout the Zeta Psi world. This will only improve as a result of the planned telecommunications project during RPI's winter break, when the house will get completely rewired for Ethernet and coaxial cable capabilities.
Of course, none of this would be possible without Frank Harrington ’91 and Mike, who built the mailing list database, website, social media pages, and back end all pretty much on their own. Thanks, guys, and thank you to IHQ for the praise! We'd be happy to share what we know with other chapters!
We're 166 years old today!
Hi Brothers: You may or may not be aware that the Beta Tau House at Tulane was destroyed by a fire on Sunday morning.
The following is taken from an email from Will Woldenberg, VP of the Tulane Association of Zeta Psi:
I have never been more proud than to be associated with the Zeta Psi Fraternity as I am now.
On Monday afternoon, we set up an immediate checking account and PayPal to ensure that we could immediately help our seven (7) brothers who lost all of their possessions in the fire to rapidly resume their student lives.
We set a goal of raising $5,600 by October 24th. Within 48 hours of establishing our PayPal account we raised over $10,000 from the overwhelming support of more than 100 Zetes and our friends.
All of that money – every single dollar – will go those 7 brothers in need. With your donations, you have helped to change the lives of students whom many of you have never met. You’ve shown the Beta Tau Chapter that the bonds of brotherhood are greater than the wisps of familiarity.
It’s now time for the Elders and Actives of the Beta Tau Chapter to focus on the difficult task of rebuilding our home. The brothers of Zeta Psi have been instrumental in helping Beta Tau return from tragedy before - and in the spirit of brotherhood, we need your help again.
Instead of utilizing PayPal, please click on the following link, which will lead you to the donation page for the Tulane Zeta Psi Relief Fund.
With a donation of only $25, you can help move closer to our overall goal of the estimated $30,000 that we need to rebuild our home.
If you would rather donate by check or any other method, please email Will Woldenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our chapter is resolute and dedicated. We are all driven by a single purpose. We will rebuild our house. Please lend us your support and help Beta Tau rebuild.
Sincerely and In Tau Kappa Phi,
Will Woldenberg Vice-President Tulane Association of Zeta Psi
What do you say Pi Zetes??? Let's give them some help!
The Zeta Psi Circle, a publication of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation, has published its latest issue. You can download it in PDF format at the following URL: http://www.zetapsi.org/docs/circle/Circle_Nov_07.pdf
Topics in this issue include:
- Phi Alpha's Message
- Executive Director's Message
- Development Director's Message
- Tales from the Road
- Undergraduate Board Representative
- Sigma Gamma Chartering
- Expansion Update
- Oxford Explansion
- 2007 Scholarship Recipients
- Leadership Training Institute
- Wall Street Scholars
- Washington Scholars
- Career Development
- NMFN, Engineering Challenge
- Star Points
- Chapter News
- Elder News
- A Zete, he sailed around the world!
- Brother Notes - Malaysia!
- THE HERITAGE SOCIETY
- ROLL OF HONOR