This year's Blue White Weekend and Founder's Day celebration will be April 21, 2018 and the spring Alumni Corporation Meeting is going to be held on that weekend at the chapter house.
Kickoff for the Blue White game is 3pm.
For anyone in town for Blue & white weekend later this month - it would be great to see you at our spring meeting - Sunday 4/22 10:30 EDT at the chapter house. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions/comments beforehand.
Aaron Speagle - Alumni Board Secretary
2017 Penn State Homecoming and Military Appreciation weeks will both be held Nov. 5 to 12. The 2017 Penn State Homecoming and Military Appreciation Game is set for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Beaver Stadium.
The annual Alumni Corporation homecoming meeting will be held on Sunday the November 12th to discuss chapter business and receive updates on the Undergate chapter.
Theta Chi Open Details
New course, new banquet menu, to be held on the same great date, the first Friday in May. The 36th annual will be played at Avalon Golf Club on Friday, May 5th. Avalon is a flat, shorter course reminiscent of Florida golf courses. It is deemed to be significantly easier than recent venues Stone Harbor and Shore Gate. So anybody can win.
First tee time is 11 am. Cost is $49 for golf, cart and range balls. Banquet cost is $50 including fireball, beer and a clam bake (shrimp, lobsters, clams, mussels and corn on the cob provided by a new caterer "Crest Gourmet" located in Wildwood Crest.
The banquet will be held as always at a shore house rented by Brother Cunningham in the Stone Harbor, NJ area....location to be announced, but confidence is high it will be a palace. Please indicate your plans to play golf when you respond. You don't have to be a pro to have fun so we encourage all to play.
Uncertain where to stay? Let me know and I will work with you to find a place to find a place.
Hope to see you all there and create some great new memories.
This year's Blue White Weekend and Founder's Day celebration will be April 22, 2017 and the spring Alumni Corporation Meeting is going to be held on that weekend at the chapter house.
This is our semi-annual corporation meeting to review chapter operations, vote on by-law amendments, and evaluate the current standing of the house. This meeting is open to all alumni in good standing, and will be followed by light refreshments.
More Detils TBA
What GI Theta Chi?
GI Theta Chi is a yearly fundraising effort to support the USO. This year we are organizing a three- day event consisting of Partial Proceeds Night, Letter Writing Night, and the main event featuring Water Balloon Battle Ship and a dollar hot dog cookout. EVERYONE can participate in the first two activities and the main event. In addition to participating in these activities, you and four friends can register a squad ($25) and participate in the water balloon battleship to compete with other squads for points. The squad with the most points will win McClanahan’s Gift Cards.
Why the USO?
For 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
Water Balloon Battle Ship
DATE: April 9, 2017
MISSION: Compete in a tournament style water balloon game to earn points for your squad.
OBJECTIVE: During a match two squads will face each other and will be separated by a barrier. Each member will stand in place on their respective sides and cannot move. Each squad will be given a chance to launch water balloons over the barrier at the opposing squad. A squad is awarded one point with every hit. After five rounds the winner is determined by which squad has the most points in the match.
As stated above, ALL are welcome to attend this event at Theta Chi Fraternity for music, games, $1 Hot Dogs, and Free Insomnia Cookies. Support the teams in Water Balloon Battleship and help us raise money to support the USO!!!
If you need any additional information please let us know.
Please join us for the annual Alumni Corporation homecoming meeting to discuss chapter business and receive updates on the Undergate chapter. Refreshments will be available before the meeting at the chapter house.
Meeting time is Sunday October 9th at 10:30am at the chapter.
New course, new date. The 35th annual will be played at Stone Harbor Country Club on Friday, April 29th. First tee time is 11 am. Cost is $100 for golf, cart and range balls. Banquet cost is $45 including fireball, beer and barbecue in that order. The banquet will be held at a shore house rented in the Stone Harbor, NJ area....location is a TBD. Please indicate your plans to play golf on your response. You don't have to be a pro to have fun so we encourage all to play. If you need a place to stay send me some contact info in your email and I will work with you to find a place to stay.
Hope to see you all there to see old friends and stir up great memories.
This year's Blue White Weekend and Founder's Day celebration will be April 16, 2016 and the spring Alumni Corporation Meeting is going to be held on Sunday the 17that the chapter house at 10:30 AM. This is our semi-annual corporation meeting to review chapter operations, vote on bylaw amendments, and evaluate the current standing of the house. This meeting is open to all alumni in good standing, and will be followed by light refreshments
April 2nd will mark the annual Alumni Work Weekend. This alumni sponsored event focuses on projects to improve the chapter house at 523 S Allen St. Past projects have included installing parking security cameras, carpeting the Outland room and adding a pool table. This year, we will be working on landscaping the front of the house to improve it's curb appeal. Efforts will include post-winter lawn cleanup, addressing overgrown vegetation, and spreading fresh mulch in the flowerbeds. Other projects will cover rearrangement of the first floor furniture and installation of sound equipment for social events.
Work will start at 10 AM on Saturday, and all who are enabled to attend are encouraged. Those who cannot attend but would like to support the projects can donate via check mailed to the following address:
Theta Chi of Penn State
c/o Kevin Trippel
744 S 8th St Apt 9
Philadelphia, PA 19147
We hope to see you!
On April 11-12 the alumni and undergraduates will be holding the 8th annual work weekend. Start time will be 9am Saturday. The past few years we have concentrated on smaller projects to improve living conditions, this year we will be looking to address a broad list of items which will include:
- Carpet Cleaning
- Floor scrubbing/ waxing
- General minor repairs
- Storage area cleaning/organization
- Complete house cleaning above normal maintenance
- Outdoor Landscape work (weather permitting)
The Alumni Board has approved a small budget for this weekend, but as always any donations would be appreciated. If you would like to donate towards the alumni work weekend, please send your donations to Jeff Damcott @ 296 Varsity LN, State College, PA 16803-1845. Please make checks payable to "Theta Chi of Penn State".
As always, thank you for your support and consideration.
Come on out for the inaugural GI Theta Chi philanthropy effort by Theta Chi Fraternity at Penn State! This exciting event raises funds for the USO, which provides substantial support for active and retired United States military members. More information can be found at www.uso.org.
To raise funds, we will be having a 5-person Tug-of-War competition (teams of less than 5 will be supplemented with Theta Chi brothers or combined with another small team to reach 10 people), a sack race, and a BBQ. For just $20 per team member, you and your team mates can enter the Tug-of-War tournament in attempts to win the title of "Tug-of-War Champions", will receive a T-shirt, free BBQ, and a chance to participate in the sack race and win the coveted title "Quickest in the Sack"! If you just want the BBQ and do not want to compete, it will be $7.
There is a league for guys only, and a separate league for coed teams. If a group of girls is interested but does not have any guys on their team, we will supplement your team with Theta Chi brothers. The sack race is an individual event, and there will be separate brackets for guys and girls. Note that Greek community members will be able to get community service hours for participating.
So you are probably itching to sign up, huh? Simply email Alex Constable to register your team. Payment will be due 1 week prior to the event. The rain date will be Sunday, April 5th, time TBD.
More info to come, but mark it down in your calendar.
Mark your calendar and start planning now to attend the Fraternity’s biennial National
Convention and School of Fraternity Practices. The event will be held July 16-19, 2014 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Marriott City Center Hotel. The National Convention and School
of Fraternity Practices is a great opportunity to meet Theta Chi undergraduate and alumnus
members from across North America, learn how to build and improve your chapter, participate
in the governance of your Fraternity, and celebrate 158 outstanding years of Theta Chi.
Per The Constitution and Bylaws of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. all chapters are required to have at least one properly seated undergraduate delegate in attendance at the Convention. In order to be recognized, speak, and vote on Fraternity business, chapters may not owe more than $100 in outstanding balances to the International Fraternity.
Questions regarding the School of Fraternity Practices and National Convention may be directed to Associate Executive Director Ben Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org / 317-824-1881) or Senior Director for Event and Member Services Joel Wendland (email@example.com / 317-824- 1881)
This year’s event will be held, as it is every year, on the First Friday in May, May 2nd. Details include the following:
The course: Shoregate Golf Club, located in Oceanview, NJ. Back by popular demand.
- First tee time is 11 AM on Friday May 2nd. Greens fees are $79 same as last year.
- Post game banquet will once again be held at a house located in the Avalon/Stone Harbor area. Stretch Cunningham and friends will be making a road trip soon to select the house.
- Feedback received from last year was a desire for an upgrade in menu. So we are going with steaks ordered from Pappy’s in Ocean City, NJ. Brothers McClure and Rooney in charge. Cost to be determined. Payment will be due on the day of the banquet.
As usual no deposit is required. Only your firm commitment to attend is requested, so tee times and banquet commitments can be locked in. Let us know by sending us know by filling out the form below. Also, if you are a regular or somewhat regular attendee and cannot make it this year it would help greatly if you let us know. And if you can come up with any more good 33s by all means share.
Brother Mike Perkins
Theta Chi Open Champ 1996 …. you can look that up too.
The Annual Founder’s Day Weekend once again will be held during the Blue-White Weekend. The alumni meeting will be held April 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the chapter house. The Blue-White game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. The chapter will be hosting a barbeque and picnic at the chapter starting at 4:30 p.m. and will continue during and after the meeting for alumni, family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.
Theta Chi Fraternity is hosting their annual ultimate frisbee tournament on March 23rd. The tournament starts at 11 a.m at the State College High School fields. It's 7 people per team, 3 substitutes and $10 per person. All of the money will be donated to the charity Pennsylvania CASA.
Click here to register your team.
Prizes will be announced the week before the event.
In addition to that, If you are in Greek Life, you can earn your service hours, by participating in this event
If you've got any questions about the event, firstname.lastname@example.org!
Every year alumni join forces with the undergraduates to work on small and large projects around the house. When I was an undergraduate the projects ranged from putting molding up on the newly renovated 3rd floor to sprucing up the landscaping with fresh mulch. This year the 7th annual Alumni Work Weekend is scheduled for the weekend of March 22nd. This year we are putting our efforts towards beginning renovations in the basement bathroom, fixing up the pantry area, and renovating the newly remodeled bar room floor which was not handled during the professional remodel. Furniture for the side porch will also be purchased.
This is an opportunity to give back for all the good times you had there, and to keep the house in its best shape, so brothers for years to come can have those same memories.
We are asking that each brother bring $50 to donate towards the weekend projects. If you cannot make the trip to State College you can still support the weekend by sending your donation for the Reunion Weekend to:
Theta Chi of Penn State
126 Olde Orchard Drive, Bridgeville, PA 15017
please make the checks payable to "Theta Chi of Penn State"
We look forward to seeing you!
All chapter presidents will be required to attend the Deranian Presidents Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 10-12, 2014. It is mandatory that your newly elected chapter president attend this event. As this attendance requirement was new last year, a limited number of vice presidents were allowed to attend in the president’s stead at the previous Deranian Presidents Conference. In 2014, the event will be strictly limited to chapter presidents with no exceptions granted.
Unlike last year, there will be no registration costs associated with attending the Deranian Presidents Conference. The costs for lodging, conference meals, and conference materials will be absorbed entirely by the International Fraternity. In addition, each Chapter President will be given a travel allowance. This will be based upon his chapter’s distance from Indianapolis and/or actual travel expenses incurred to offset expenses associated with travel to and from the event. More information regarding the travel stipend and other details of the event will be communicated later this fall.
Questions regarding the Deranian Presidents Conference may be directed to Associate Executive Director Ben Hill (email@example.com / 317-824-1881) or Senior Director for Event and Member Services Joel Wendland (firstname.lastname@example.org / 317-824-1881)
Theta Chi will once again be hosting the Recruitment Boot Camp program this academic year – January 10-12, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This will take place during the same weekend as the Deranian Presidents Conference and vice president of health and safety training and orientation weekend. This intensive 28-hour program will provide recruitment chairmen with the latest training and tactics with respect to recruitment. Recruitment Boot Camp utilizes an outcome-driven curriculum that is proven to get your chapter the results it needs.
The Recruitment Boot Camp program is a great educational opportunity for your newly elected recruitment chairman and anyone in your chapter that aspires to take on a leadership role when it comes to recruitment. Participants will walk away from the weekend with a detailed action plan designed to help their chapter excel at recruitment.
Details on Recruitment Boot Camp registration and logistics will be announced later this fall. Please feel free to direct any questions regarding this program to Senior Director for Recruitment and Expansion JD Ford (email@example.com / 317-824-1881.)
Alpha Xi Delta and Theta Chi are hosting our annual KICKS soccer tournament on Sunday November 3rd! All of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. Click here to see how to sign up.
The Grand Chapter will be meeting in Portland, Oregon October 18-19, 2013. If you happen to be in the area and wish to attend any of the general sessions of the Grand Chapter meeting, you are welcome to do so. Please contact Executive Director Mike Mayer (firstname.lastname@example.org / 317-824-1881) for more information on the Grand Chapter meeting.