Fellow DZ alumnus and past Prytanis Dominick Gillette was selected as a member of the fraternity's Strategic Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He joins other members and alumni throughout the country to take on this endeavor. Congratulations Frater Gillette on this selection.
Fellow alumnus Frater Temulji (TJ) Hughes became the 30th President of the Rotaract Club of Tortola, British Virgin Islands on July 4. Congratulations, Frater Hughes on your selection and we wish you all the best in your new position.
Fellow alumnus Frater Wayne Klobe released his book "We Took an Oath" in July 2020. The novel is based on his experiences working with the police department during his career. It is available on Amazon and Kindle. Congratulation, Frater Klobe!
FELLOW DZ ALUMNUS AND PAST PRYTANIS KEYEON PITTS PARTICIPATED IN A PODCAST PUT ON BY TKE HQ ON THE SUBJECT OF PRIDE AND DIVERSITY IN THE FRATERNITY. WE ARE PROUD OF FRATER PITTS FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THIS CAUSE AND HIS WILLINGNESS TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE OTHERS.
THE DZ CHAPTER WAS AWARDED BY TKE HQ WITH THE EXCELLENCE AWARD IN ACADEMICS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE CHAPTER FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT.
SEMO named fellow alumnus Frater Don LaFerla and his wife Gloria as Friends of the University by the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, for their decades of support and involvment with the institution. Congratulations Frater and Mrs LaFerla on this amazing accomplishment.
Fellow alumnus Frater Chance Ziegler was part of a team that was deep in the running to win the The Holt Prize. It is an annual, yearlong competition that crowdsources ideas from MBA and college students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. It is also often referred to the "Nobel Prize for Students". Congratulations to Frater Ziegler on his team's impressive accomplishment.
IN FEBRUARY 2020, FRATER MATT HENSON STEPPED DOWN FROM THE CHAPTER ADVISOR POSITION AFTER 6 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO THE DZ CHAPTER. HE WAS REPLACED BY FRATER ZACH BUCHHEIT, PAST PRYTANIS AND 2018 GRADUATE. HE HAS DONE AN AMAZIING JOB SO FAR WORKING WITH THE CHAPTER.
Frater Greg Sestric, Frater Ken Debeer, Frater Larry Snopek, Frater Bob Dees, Frater Dave Duckworth, Frater Steve Fenwick, Frater Ken Kinnaman, Frater Dan Helman, Frater Brian Elledge, Frater Keyeon Pitts, Frater Sam Carleton.
Epiprytanis: No Report
Frater Matt Henson reported that he is still looking for a replacement for his position as Chapter Advisor. The Chapter Advisor does not have to live in Cape to hold this position. Frater Matt has held this position, and was involved with the recolonization of the chapter. Please contact myself, Frater Elledge email@example.com, or Frater Henson firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this position.
To see financials please read Frater Snopek's email, currently collecting 2019-2020 Dues
Grammateus: No Report
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The active-alumni happy hour will be Wednesday November 13th, from 4-pm till 7-pm. The happy hour event will be at El Sol Mexican restaurant, located at 1105 Broadway in Cape, and is just a few doors down Broadway from the D'Ladium (how convenient).
The Christmas Party will be at the Elks Lodge Saturday December 7, 2019 from 6-pm to 10-pm. The Elks Lodge is at 2232 Mason Lane, Ballwin, Mo. Instead of a dinner we will have hors d'oeuvres. The cost will be $10/person. Frater Gettinger and Frater Bill Ruebsam will prepare the hors d'oeuvres. Please contact me if you plan to attend so we can have enough food for all attending.
Looks like we will have back ground music for the Christmas party, rather than a sound system.
For out-of-town fraters, there are a number of hotels at I-44 and Mo-141 and on I-64/ US-40 which are about 5-7 minutes from the Elks lodge
Pig Roast 2020, June 5, 6,& 7 Social Club Uniontown
More information later.
There were 63-golfers in the golf tournament. Congratulations to the golf tournament committee Fraters Steve Goedeke and Jeff Delaney. The tournament earned $1,290.
Frater Brian Elledge opened discussion on providing financial assistance to fraters who are having problems paying their chapter dues. A frater said that he was having difficulty in coming up with dues, and wanted to know if the alumni chapter could assist him with a loan. Currently chapter dues are about $400/semester, and there is talk that it could go to $450/semester. Of that amount about $225/semester goes to national, and must be paid by a certain date or the chapter will incur late payment penalty fees. Eventually the frater has said that he has come up with the money, and will not need the loan.
We discussed criteria such as who would be eligible, repayment programs, and steps that should be taken to prevent recurrence for loan requests. Since the frater did not need the loan, the issue of making loans was sent to the Board of Advisors for action. Since they would be directly familiar with the frater and the issues, it was decided that the chapter Board of Advisors should establish the process for providing financial assistance. Discussion was tabled pending Board of Advisors recommendations.
The discussion broadened as the chapter has made a similar request for financial assistance. The chapter is requesting that the alumni chapter lend sums to assist 4 or 5 fraters in paying their dues to national. One suggestion given is that the chapter set up a payment plan, where fraters can pay their dues in installments, rather than having to come up with the money at the due date.
It was voted and agreed that the alumni chapter send sums to the active chapter, that will be used to pays the dues of the 4 or 5 fraters to national. In return the chapter will provide the alumni chapter with a 2-year budget plan, a payback plan, and a plan on how to prevent needing the alumni chapter to provide continual financial assistance.
Frater Rick Steiner went into the hospital He was slurring speech, having blurry vision, etc, on Sunday so ambulance took him to Barnes. He was unable to speak at all now, some incontinence. MRI shows inflammation in brain.
The last update was that Rick is doing better. Can walk to bathroom with help. Talking pretty well. They are giving him 2antibiotics, not sure what diagnosis of infection is.
Frater Rick has been receiving chemotherapy treatments for a CNS lymphoma condition.
Prayers for Frater Rick, his family, and the doctors and nurses as they fight to get him better.
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The day before homecoming, two of the DZ active recipients of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Delta Zeta Chapter Alumni Association Scholarship participated in a scholarship reception that included Brian Elledge, Alumni Association President; fellow alumni Bill Diepenbrock and Don Laferla; and SEMO President Dr. Carlos Vargas.
Homecoming day itself was basically rained out, including the parade and tailgating. There were alumni and actives that made the most of it and had various get togethers in Cape during that time.