The TKE alumni golf tournament at Links at Dardenne had 63 golfers in attendance, including a foursome of alumni tekes from SLU and friends/relatives of tekes. Profits from the golf tournament and t-shirts went towards the alumni association.
THE ST JUDE' RUN/WALK TO END CHILDHOOD CANCER WAS REPRESENTED BY BOTH DZ ALUMNI AND ACTIVES/CANDIDATES. TOGETHER WE RAISED OVER $4000 TO DONATE TO ST JUDE'S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL AND PLACED IN THE TOP 10 OF TKE CHAPTERS WHO DONATED TO THE CAUSE FOR THIS EVENT.
This past weekend was full of TKE alumni involvement and fun:
Saturday evening- Fair Warning Concert had about 12 tekes/significant others attend.
Sunday Day- TKE and Friends Float Trip had over two dozen tekes/friends/family members attend.
Sunday evening- TKE Chapter meeting in Cape had 3 alumni attend and got to meet the 16 new candidates.
It’s a great time to be in the bond!
Submitted by: Frater Elledge
The DZ Chapter after fall rush last week. There are currently 16 new candidates, with possibly more on the way.
Here is a pic of the 2nd floor of the TKE Lounge with the furniture that was donated by Thomas Puto, a long time friend and supporter of the DZ chapter of TKE. Thank you very much Tom for your generosity to the chapter.
Submitted by Frater Elledge
I'm excited to share we're off and running with a newly formed Board of Advisors for the Delta Zeta Chapter! To my knowledge, and feeble recollection, we've never had a Board of Advisors - at least not a fully functioning one. It's a great step in the right direction for the betterment of the Chapter and our long-term success at SEMO.
Though they'll be meeting to organize, select officers and begin the journey the following Fraters have stepped up and volunteered their time and talent for the greater good and advancement of the brotherhood:
Frater Tom Meyer
Frater Chance Ziegler
Frater Greg Johnson
Frater Zach Buchheit
Frater Cooper Smith
Frater John Lohr
The Board of Advisors is designed as the "30,000 Feet" view/macro vision facilitators for the Chapter. I think of them as the Board of Directors to the CEO/Chapter Advisor with the alumni as shareholders. It'll be a valuable edition to have this body involved and adding their insights, experiences and diverse views.
Please share with the Alumni Association this great news! Ask them to please share their appreciation and gratitude with these Fraters at their first opportunity.
What a great day in Tau Kappa Epsilon!
Submitted By: Frater Matt Henson, Chapter Advisor for the DZ Chapter:
78 of St. Louis, MO., entered into rest On Monday August 12, 2019. Preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Patricia (nee Moran) Hagensieker and son Steven Hagensieker. Loving husband to Ann Hagensieker; Dearest father to Stacey (Jeff) Morris, Michelle (Tim) Brewster and David Young; Beloved Grandfather to Dan, Cameron, Cole, Britanna, Grace and Claire; Great-Grandfather to Kendall and Colby
Services: Visitation Thursday, August 15th 4 – 8 p.m. at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS HOMES, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129). Services Friday, August 16th at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS HOMES, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129) at 11:30 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Just wanted to thank Frater Dan Green, DZ704, for his willingness to become the new alumni association treasurer. He will be taking over from Frater Dick Gettinger, DZ218, who held the position the last few years. The new address to mail alumni association dues is listed below.
We are currently collecting Alumni Association dues for 2019, which is $50 per year. You can send your dues to: Delta Zeta Alumni Association, 8 Big Oak Drive, St Peters, MO 63376. Your contributions are greatly appreciated by both the Alumni Association, as well as the DZ Chapter. Thanks to those who have already paid.
Submitted by: Frater Elledge
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,
Pig Roast 2019-was a success! We had 48 people throughout the weekend. Thank you to all of you who attended Pig Roast. We also appreciate all who helped to make it happen. Food was good as usual. We turned a profit of $360, which is being donated to the chapter to help fund fall rush. Also a special thanks to those who paid alumni association dues and also received a donation to the DZ TKE alumni scholarship by Frater Blake Duckworth.
The TKE Alumni/Chapter Happy Hour/Meet-Up was held on Thursday, April 4 from 5-7pm in Cape Girardeau. It was a great opportunity for actives and candidates to meet and mingle with alumni.