Alumni Weekend Update

April 21, 2015

Hey guys,

Long time!  I have confirmations on most of the emails above- but if you see one that’s out of date, please forward on….  I was excited to see that a lot of you will be returning to campus this weekend.

 

FYI, Here’s the Kappa Chapter Alumni Assn (KCAA) Page:  http://www.transypikealumni.com/

 

UPDATE: After reforming in Fall 2014, the Chapter was derailed and suspended from Feb through March 2015 due to hazing allegations.  The decision and allegations were highly disputed by the Chapter, and upon appeal were reversed on April 1st and Chapter reinstated-- (indicating that they were mainly innocent in the first place).  I am extremely impressed with Kappa Chapter in general and the support the Alumni Association has given.  The Chapter has been very proactive with the TU Admin and National Pike- and despite what occurred this semester is very well-liked and supported. Kappa currently has 25 Actives and 3 New Members- there will be28 Actives after this weekend.  There are 10 graduating seniors this year, so they will have 18 actives going into fall rush- preparation for which is already underway. 

 

KCAA- This year alone, the KCAA assisted three new members with dues payments based on need (there is a screening process) as well as helped with cost of sending 6 Actives to Regional Leadership Conferences in Chicago and Atlanta this spring.  This is where KCAA membership funds go- please consider joining the Association.  The KCAA also has worked very hard along with the Chapter in establishing relationships with Transylvania Admin and Sr Leaders.  Transylvania has recognized the importance of a related organization with nearly 80 members

 

Also, Hope you can make it to Alumni Weekend- To make it simple--- Here is the Pike Schedule

 

One thing not on list below is that Kappa will be initiating 3 new members on Saturday the 25th starting at 5:30p in the Cowgill Building (the new Business Bldg to the right of Old Morrison if facing from 3rd St) - should run to about 7:30 or 8p.  The Chapter has invited all Pike alumni for Welcome/Returning Alumni Ritual as well as Initiations.

 

Friday
April 24, 2015

Kappa Day at the Races

12 PM to 5 PM - Keeneland Racetrack 4201 Versailles Road

This is a reservation only event if you want reserve seats with the Kappa Group in the Top of the Clubhouse with the rest of the Transy Alumni. Coat and Tie! The event will be held in the Phoenix Room and the cost will be $45 per person. Go to the Transy Website to make your reservations now! CLICK HERE

Contact Elaine Valentine at Transy (evalentine@transy.edu) to get your spot!

 

Friday
April 24, 2015

Atomic Cafe - Cocktail Hour

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - 265 N Limestone, Lexington, KY

Okay you Muggs! Here is a great time to enjoy a casual get together to visit with old friends and Pike Brothers. This is a great way to end the week and a day at the races. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Saturday
April 25, 2015

Kappa Chapter Alumni Association Luncheon and Annual Meeting - Starts promptly at 12 p.m. ends by 2:00 p.m.

Reservations are needed for this event!

Meet with Kappa Alumni that have spanned the years and learn what they have been doing as well as participate in the 1st Annual Meeting of the Kappa Chapter Alumni Association. Hear the goals and mission of the association as we meet for lunch. Guests and Spouses are welcome and are encouraged to attend. Limited number of seats available, so make your reservations today!

Click on this link to Register - KCAA 1st Annual Meeting Luncheon

 

Saturday
April 25, 2015

Chapter Room Farewell Event

2:00 PM at the Pike Chapter Room (Right after Alumni Luncheon)

This summer, Clay/Davis Hall will be no longer! Demolition will take place to construct new and efficient living space (damn) for future students at Transylvania. Join your fellow Alumni and Actives in a final look and picture signing in the room that we have all shared for the past 60 plus years! (More to share on this event!)

 

In the Bonds of our great Fraternity,

 

Tim Sprague '87

Chapter Advisor

Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha

 

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