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Greetings Brothers and Friends, This electronic newsletter will replace the traditional format of the Eta Update in the coming months. It is our hope that by providing an electronic format, with more targeted updates in a more frequent manner, we are able to keep our growing alumni base more up to date with the activities of the active chapter and our fellow alumni. You should expect to see this electronic communication twice a month, providing updates on the active chapter, alumni events, and issues related to the Housing Corporation. You will likely see regular contributions from: Alex McGauley, Historian ( Matt Wray, Chapter Advisor, Regional Governor ( Greg Grilliot, Chairman of Eta Upsilon Founders Commission ( Brandon Tudor, President of Eta Upsilon Housing Corporation ( We all hope that you find this new format enjoyable and informative. If you have any questions, comments, or recommendations, please feel free to contact us.

Save The Date! Spring Alumni Weekend - April 24-26, 2009 By Matt Wray, #121 - Chapter Advisor, Regional Governor Having recently celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2006, it’s nearly time to reconvene again in Oxford. We are currently in the process of planning the first of what we hope will be many Eta Upsilon alumni weekends. It will be a chance to celebrate a rich history as the leading fraternity on Miami's campus. But more than anything, it will be an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and to reconnect with those fond memories of your Pi Kapp experience. Save the date for April 24-26, 2009 The weekend's events are currently being planned under the leadership of over a dozen brothers, stretching across over 12 years of HY history. If you are interested in being a part of the planning effort or if you have ideas on the events you'd like to see, please contact Matt Wray at 513.254.4002 or ~Host Committee~ Greg Grilliot :: Patrick Willoughby :: John Healy :: Josh Lundell :: Dr. Bill Gracie :: Brandon Tudor :: Matt Wray :: Ryan Swensen :: Eric McNeily :: Kevin McDonald :: Adam VanTreese :: Paul Rotella :: Alex McGauley

There are currently three hotel room blocks under "Pi Kappa Phi" available as follows. Reserve your room now as space is limited! Many brothers have already booked their room. Details for the weekend's schedule are to come in a future communication. Best Western (513-523-0000) $97 per night for 2 double beds or 1 queen Marcum Conference Center (513-529-2104 or 513-529-6911 ) $99 per night for 1 full bed or 2 twin beds The Elms Holiday Inn (513-524-2002) - a few smoking rooms are available standard non-smoking King rooms - $140 standard non-smoking 2 Queen rooms - $150 non-smoking 2 Queen suites - $170 non-smoking King suites - $160

Eta Upsilon Housing Corporation By Brandon Tudor, #81 - Eta Upsilon Housing Corporation President The Eta Upsilon Housing Corporation held formal elections on October 25, 2008, during Miami's Homecoming weekend. The following brothers were elected: President - Brandon Tudor Vice President - Eric McNeily Treasurer - Rick Swensen Secretary - Josh Poling At Large Director - Ryan Dlugosz (immediate past President) At Large Director - Mike Kudravetz Student Member - James Sharpe Chapter Advisor - Matt Wray We would like to thank Ryan Dlugosz for his term as President and Kyle Haeussler for serving as Vice President. One of the first actions of the new board was to appoint a committee to oversee the capital needs for future housing at Miami University. This "Founders Commission" is chaired by Greg Grilliot and includes John Healy, Josh Lundell, Brandon Tudor, Patrick Willoughby, and Matt Wray. The Housing Corporation holds quarterly meetings, two in person and two via teleconference. The next scheduled meeting will coincide with the Spring Alumni Weekend on April 25, 2009. We invite you to attend.

Active Chapter Update

By Alex McGauley, #249 - Historian On November 8, 2008, Pi Kappa Phi welcomed seven new brothers, initiating the Psi Class. The fall semester was another successful period for Eta Upsilon. Pi Kapp received fourth place in Greek Week this year, earning first place in Bandstand, second place in Ultimate Frisbee, third place in Basketball, fourth place in Volleyball, and first place in the Canned Food Drive. Here in Oxford, Eta Upsilon learned that it won the Five Pillars Award from the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership. This award distinguishes Pi Kappa Phi of having excellence in leadership, brotherhood, academics, community service, and community. A new Executive Council was elected with James Sharpe as Archon, Alex Harkess as Vice Archon, Ken Valuska as Treasurer, Zach Heimach as Warden, Alex McGauley as Historian, Scott Brenstuhl as Chaplain, and Tom Evans as Push Executive Officer. Six brothers are planning to undergo the Journey of Hope or Build America. Eric Igel, Scott Brenstuhl, Matt Mossman and Tom Evans will be cycling across the country. Nicholas Powell and Nathan Wood will be with Build America. Eta Upsilon also congratulates alumnus Adam Troeger for his Project Manager position with Push America this upcoming summer. Also, Eta Upsilon sent a dozen brothers to GAP (Give A Push) weekend in Toledo earlier this fall. Chapter News Please take a moment to update your contact information on both the Eta Upsilon and National HQ websites: Eta Update - Volume 13, Issue 1 - eNewsletter If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

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Eta Upsilon - Spring 2009  

Eta Upsilon - Spring 2009 Newsletter