With finals coming closer and closer, the fraternity is rapidly coming together for many great events planned for the month! A few significant events to note are initiation, elections, and rush week! These events went super well with few hiccups in between. This fall, we have initiated 1 new fall member: Alex Denton! Alex is a wonderful addition to the brotherhood. With him, he brings wonderful character, great motivation, and a big desire to lead and work with brothers. We are glad to have him.
This fall is our major election cycle; this means almost all of our executive positions are up for grabs. With this, we elected the following: Venerable Dean – Austin Nault, Senior Dean – Jarod Davis, Junior Dean – Max Green, Cornerstones – Joel Huck, Secretary – Conner Loveless, Treasurer – Jake Rothgeb, Risk Manager – Alex Denton, Sentinel – Max Green, Philanthropy – James Gamage, Sports/IFC – Zach Brown, Webmaster – Jarod Davis, and Chaplin – David Richards. Congratulations to the newly elected officers, we expect you to do great things! Thank you outgoing officers for your time served.
Months ago, we had planned a rush week. The rush week involved several elements to get our recruits here and interested. With each event, we paired a corresponding food event. Rush week alone has netted us over 15 new names that seem interested in the brotherhood. Tangentially, several members worked together to create a new idea that other fraternities have been doing. Historically, we have not been the strongest when ending the semester. With that, we are planning a Dinner of Intent. This is a dinner that recruits will be invited to, hosted at the Mason Lodge by us, we will have fun activities and food for all the recruits to enjoy and close the semester out strong. We printed the invitations stylishly, and went around campus inviting our recruits wearing suits. We handed out a little under 30 letters. We highly encourage all alumni to attend and bolster our numbers. The dinner will on Saturday, December 8th from 6:30pm – 9pm. We will be pairing this event with another dinner at the start of the semester to hit the ground running. If you are interested, please let Austin Nault know by Friday.
For Acacia Claus this year, we are expecting to raise over $1300 for Parkview Children’s Hospital. This couldn’t have been done without the generous donations from the community, friends, alumni, and everyone else. Thank you dearly for making this possible. Expect pictures from Acacia Claus in the December update.
That’s all for this month’s update. Pictures are down below. Have a great holiday and New Years!