Pi Zetes at the Sunday Brunch inauguration of "Zeta Psi Presentation Room" in the Folsom Library. Design and build of the room funded by our $75,000 gift to RPI in honor of our 150th Anniversary last year.
We mailed out this season's issue of the ouRPI, so keep checking your mailbox. It's a short one because we're really busy planning Alumni Weekend. If you simply can't wait to arrive, you can read it here! [pdf]http://public.pizetes.org/ouRPIs/2015%20Spring.pdf[/pdf]
Well it's March 14 again, which means it's Pi Day! So obviously, you should donate to your Pi Chapter now! Check out this page for your options: http://www.pizetes.org/donations/
Also, if 314 alumni donate to RPI today, two trustees will donate $25K each to the Annual Fund. If you have extra disposable income after donating to the Pi Chapter, why not send RPI some money too? Information is here:
Dan Bruce was recently featured in the esteemed Troy Record regarding The Poly's digitization of its lengthy archives! Dan is the editor in chief of the paper. Check out the article here: http://www.troyrecord.com/social-affairs/20140303/going-digital-rpi-makes-archives-of-student-newspaper-available-online
Alec Vogel recently received word that he'll be competing in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Nationals from March 12 - March 15 in Allen, TX! Check it out here: http://www.newyorkwrestlingnews.com/news_article/show/355668?referrer_id=1024554 http://www.ncwanationals.org/
Go Alec, make us proud!
Alumni Weekend registration is now open! Click here to register securely via RPI's Alumni Relations Website.
Book your hotel room today at the Hilton Garden Inn to guarantee availability. Use group code 605 to lock in the very low rate of $113 / night.
Here is the schedule:
Friday, May 2nd Friday afternoon - Golf (let us know if you're interested) 6 PM - Happy Hour at the Recovery Room 9 PM - Bowling and Open Bar at Uncle Sam's Lanes
Saturday, May 3rd 10 AM - Annual Meeting at the Chapter House 12 PM - Barbecue at the Chapter House 2 PM - Softball game on campus, location TBA 6 PM - Cocktail Hour at the Sage Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn 7 PM - Annual Banquet at the Sage Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn
Sunday May 4th 10 AM - Brunch at the Chapter House 12 PM - Farewells to another great Alumni Weekend
Our very own Dan Bruce '16 was just elected to the prestigious position of Editor in Chief of The Rensselaer Polytechnic ("The Poly")! Congrats, Dan!
The autumn season is winding down, winter weather is starting to make an appearance, and the brothers of Zeta Psi are hard at work for the last few weeks until winter break. Around the house, raking has been a frequent sight, as the brothers have been doing their best to get leaves cleaned up before snow starts falling. In addition, volunteer hour counts have shot up as everyone recently gave their time at the Susan Odell Taylor School, raking the entire property. On December 7, the Pi Chapter is volunteering and sponsoring a Christmas party at the Hope 7 Community Center on Pawling Avenue. Philanthropy Chair Brother Brendan Jablonski '15 has been doing a great job planning and mustering interest for all these events. The actives look to Brendan to find even more volunteer opportunities for next semester.
In addition to actives, the pledge process—taken on by nine of RPI's most upstanding men—is in its final stages, and the brothers are all very excited for the potential new members of the house. Every day brings the pledges closer and closer to each other and becoming brothers.
Many members of the RPI JV and varsity men's basketball teams are Zeta Psi brothers, also. The varsity team has their home opener this Saturday against the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers (who are obviously no match for our Engineers), and then they travel to Berkeley College the following day to face the Knights.
During last night's Interfraternity Council elections, Brother Arjun Chavern ’15—currently the Alpha Phi and risk manager of the Pi Chapter—was voted to become the new IFC vice president of risk management. His term is the 2014 calendar year. Congratulations, Arjun! We're very happy to have such an essential position filled by a Zeta Psi brother, and we know you're going to great things in your position!
Well, that concludes the 2012/2013 school year. We'll be posting throughout the summer about the installation of the new fire suppression system at the house, financial updates, and other news. See you in August and have an enjoyable summer!
The house was recently inspected by a member of RPI's staff for fire protection and life safety issues. We are proud to report that we earned 274 out of 289 points for a score of 95%. The chapter missed a perfect score only because a risk management meeting on campus was missed. Great job by the Property Committee and by the Actives in keeping the house safe.
Today is Commencement! Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
Attention all RPI students!!! We're hosting a Blood Drive all day tommorrow at the Mueller Center. Walkins are extremely welcome, or you can confirm an appointment with Joey 'Tripod' Tripodo. Come out and give blood!!!
The Spring 2012 semester starts on Monday. Welcome back to all of our Brothers and the rest of the RPI community. We hope everyone has a fulfilling semester.
There are several Zetes going to RPI's Homecoming this weekend. We hope to see you all there!
Congratulations to the Class of 2011! Commencement is at 9:30 AM. We hope everyone has a good time!