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Brotherhood Grows To Over 30 Members

In a solid year of rushing the Chapter pledged in it second class of the year with 6 Phikeias in April. The Brotherhood has not been this strong and proactive in recent history. I am very proud of the active brothers and their dedication to making NY BETA the best fraternity at Union College and their efforts to be one of the best chapters within Phi Delta Theta. We ask our fellow Alumni to help support their hard work by making sure you donate at least your suggested dues this year. Since we restructured the Gift Program donations have increased dramatically. Lets keep this trend continuing!

Philip Boyce 96

NY Beta Stays Out of the New Union Housing Program

It comes, as a sigh of relief to find out the NY Beta is officially not going to be part of the new housing initiative at Union College. Yes - this means we are staying in our house on the 50 Yard Line! Now what do we do? After several discussions with the college administration it appears that we will be here for another 10 years when our lease expires on August 12, 2012. There are several capital improvement projects being proposed by both Alumni and Active Brothers. Some of these include some structural issues on the 1st and 3rd floors, the 1st and 3rd floor bathrooms, the first floor windows, the ceiling in the living and pool rooms, and many others. We are now trying to prioritize these projects and decided what we should proceed with. Of course there are money issues when it comes down to doing house improvements.

We currently have around $12,000 saved in our capital reserve account. This will help but is not enough to complete all the projects that we have on our plate. The House Corporation is asking for you support. There are many ways of helping in a situation that is directly related to renovations. Yes of course donating money is a one of them. Alumni can also offer their services. If any alumni work in fields associated with Engineering, Construction, Plumbing, or General Contracting we would love for you to help us out! Please get in touch with Philip Boyce to offer your assistance. Even though we are separated by distance the support of our Alumni nationwide is needed.

Eugene Schultz, class of 2000, will be joining the House Corporation as the new Director of Capital Fundraising. In this position he will take on the difficult task of raising money for our Capital Reserve Account. This account is used for House Improvements and will also be used when our lease expires in 2012. Eugene will be planning social events in different cities first targeting Boston, NYC, and Washington D.C. - so look for our announcements in your area!

Yours in the Bond,
Philip Boyce 96
House Corporation President
Chapter Advisory Board Chairman

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