As of May 22, I became president of the DZ TKE alumni association. I thank Dave Duckworth for his three years of being president and Bill Brengle for the two years before that. Dave has agreed to continue his support by being Vice President. I will do my best with the new position, but will be limited due to other obligations and interests.
I plan to focus on four main goals as president:
1- continue to support the chapter, so as to help them grow and improve.
2- continue to support the alumni association scholarship program and find ways to help it grow.
3- find ways to increase and improve alumni involvement and support.
4- get an online payment system set up, so as to help make payments for alumni dues and events more convenient.
I’m sure there are many other goals that could be pursued, but it will be easier for me to do my job if I keep the number low and basic.
The other officers: Dick Gettinger- VP 2014 and treasurer 2015-present; Ross Rosenberg- treasurer in 2014; Larry Snopek- secretary; Mike Conway- Histor from 2014-2018; and Matt Henson- chapter advisor, have been the officers during the 5 years since we restarted the alumni association. Understandably, they are ready to hand their roles over to different alumni. Please personal message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone is interested or willing to take over any of their roles.
As an alumni association, we have now been active for over five years, and the DZ chapter has been back on campus for five years as well. For both the alumni association and the chapter, this is a challenging time for both entities. The alumni association is in need for more involvement from alumni to help to continue to thrive and survive. With a higher than usual number of graduates this past spring, the chapter is working hard towards a highly successful fall rush, so as to help them grow as an organization.
What both entities do the next 3-5 years are going to define what we are as DZ chapter and we will need all the help we can to get the results we want- to remain active and thriving for many years to come.
Anyone interested or willing to help out in anyway can personal message or email me at email@example.com. Any assistance is greatly appreciated not only from me personally, but also from the DZ chapter that we all pledged to support long ago when we first joined the fraternity for life.
Yours in the Bond,