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The Magazine of Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity, Since 1915 Vol. 95, No. 1

International Executive Council

State of the Fraternity by Immediate Past IEC President Dan Scott

Jeff Buhler, President

Dear Brothers,

Shawn Upchurch, VP

Sometimes the word transition is used positively, other times negatively. I write this letter as President Emeritus of the International Executive Council (IEC) and confidently state we are undergoing many positive transitions. In fact …

Marc Weppner, Treasurer Chris Rakunas, Secretary Councilmen Dan Scott Bennet Silverman Brad Morrison Mike LaBelle Brandon Taylor Lee Cohen Bill Sandre Jon Campbell Nicholas Hoagland

Educational Foundation Chip Luman, President Bill Chorba, Treasurer Trustees: Dave LaBanc Brandon Taylor Dave Fechtman

International Headquarters Ian Lowe, Director Chapter Operations Leadership Consultants Phil Spence Romano Muniz Administrator Laura Patricio Correspondence and gifts can be mailed to: Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation, Inc. 177 Front Street, STE102 Berea, OH 44017 USA foundation@pilambdaphi.org (203) 740-1044

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It‘s a Great time to be a Pilam! Three Leadership Transitions At the 115th Annual Leadership Convention held in Chicago, IL August 5 - 8, 2010, I joined a distinguished list of past fraternity leaders and transitioned the President‘s gavel to Jeff Buhler. Jeff most recently served as Vice President of the IEC. As a University of Florida student, Jeff served our FL Delta Chapter as Rex and earned the 1993 Rafer Johnson Upsilon Achievement Award. Between 1994 and 2000, Jeff served as Leadership Consultant, Director of Chapter Services, Assistant Executive Director and Director of Development. He has also spent the past four years as a Councilman. Jeff brings a unique combination of fraternal experiences to the Presidency, which few before have possessed. Jeff‘s Executive Board will include Shawn Upchurch (BaldwinWallace '91), Vice-President; Marc Weppner (Virginia Tech '92), Treasurer and Chris Rakunas (UC Berkeley '97), Secretary. The second leadership transition took place May 1 st at our International Headquarters (IHQ). After almost six years as Executive Director, Gary Sanders

d e c id e d t o p u r s u e ot he r challenges. When Gary accepted the dubious challenge to be our Fraternity‘s top employee, he simultaneously inherited an organization in decline. Thanks to Gary‘s stewardship and tireless efforts, our undergraduate operations made the transition toward stability. He has lived and breathed Fraternity business for many years to get us where we are today. By growing undergraduate membership and significantly improving collection rates, Gary expanded the professional staff to include a Director of Expansion and two Leadership Consultants before resigning. Pi Lambda Phi has not had this many staff members in 8 or 9 years. Gary, thank you for making my job so much easier than it could have otherwise been.

products of our acclaimed FL Delta chapter (Go Gators!). We are fortunate to have both these high potential men role model leadership to our undergraduate brothers. I am supremely confident our All-Star IHQ team will lead to us to another level of success. Good luck Ian, Phil and Romano.

Let me also take a moment to formally welcome Phil Spence and Romano Muñiz as Leadership Consultants. Both men are

To summarize the leadership transitions; we have proven leaders guiding all entities and an All-Star IHQ team. Continued on Page 3.

The third leadership transition occurred this past January, when Chip Luman succeeded Ezra Krieg as President of the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation, Inc.

Since 2008, Chip has served as an Educational Foundation Trustee. As a Pennsylvania State University undergraduate student, Chip served our Omega Gamma Chapter as Archon and Recruitment Chair. He was also part of the leadership team that built the chapter after they regained the original Pilam house after a 40 year absence. After The IEC promoted Ian Lowe from g r a du at ion , Ch ip h as be en Director of Expansion to Director consistently involved with his of Chapter Operations. Ian will chapter's Alumni organization. oversee the professional staff and undergraduate chapters. As a Chip brings a unique blend of multiBaldwin-Wallace College student, functional executive and fiduciary Ian served our OH Beta Tau leadership experience from several Chapter as Rex and earned the industries; including, recruiting 2008 Rafer Johnson Upsilon services and technology (HireVue), Achievement Award. Since financial services (Charles Schwab), graduation, Ian served our video game software development Fraternity as Director of (Acclaim Entertainment), consumer Expansion. He is also a U.S. Air packaged goods (PepsiCo) and heavy Force Reservist with the 911th industry (Marathon Oil Company). A i r l i f t W i n g ( K n o w l e d g e Chip is also currently a Lecturer at We are Operations Manager; Unit Fitness Penn State University. Program Manager). I have the fortunate to have Chip‘s executive utmost confidence is Ian‘s ability to presence and strategic vision leading our Educational Foundation. lead.


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Philadelphia to Host 116th Annual Leadership Convention For the fifth time, Philadelphia, PA has been selected to host the Fraternity‘s Annual Leadership Convention. Also known as Philly and The City of Brotherly Love, this great Pilam city hosted conventions in 1971, 1978. 1983 and 1992. Philly is one of the nation‘s most exciting cities, where history walks with you every step of the way. Philly has also hosted five great Pilam chapters over the years; University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Widener University.

September 2010 In This Issue

State of the Fraternity, by Dan Scott

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Philadelphia to Host 116th Convention

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As convention plans evolve, details will be forwarded to you.

Chicago Hosted 115th Convention

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It‘s a Great time to Make Plans for Convention 2011- Philadelphia!

Where’s My Frater?

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Healthy Chapters Today, by Jeff Buhler

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Building the Foundation, by Chip Luman

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Big Pi Awards; Maury Fertig and Jack Marsh

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Strategic Plan

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Contest: Help Reinvent Our Brands

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2010 Scholarship Awards

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The Elimination of Prejudice by Bill Sandre

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2011 Leadership Surveys

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Initiation vs. Graduation Year,

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Help Build the Foundation

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The Creed of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity

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Ensuring the Longevity (restarts)

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Chicago Hosted 115th Annual Leadership Convention For the seventh time, Chicago, IL hosted the Fraternity‘s Annual Leadership Convention. The Windy City also hosted convention in 1926, 1932, 1937, 1947, 1961 and 2000 (Schaumberg, IL). Only New York (25) and Pittsburgh (10) have hosted the Fraternity‘s Annual Leadership Convention more times. Eighty-four (84) student members converged on Chicago between August 5th and 8th. Only one chapter was not represented (due to weather). Continued on Page 12, including entire banquet program and pictures.

2010 Annual Leadership Convention Delegates & Alumni at Presidential Award Banquet

George Beck with Chapter of the Year Finalists, Richard Doung - NC Omega Beta (UNC), Nick Hoagland - MD Pi Phi (Towson) and Jeff Jackson - OH Beta Tau (BWC)

Presidential Awards Banquet & Memories

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Brothers Making a Difference Chris Rakunas Goes To Haiti Eric Brewer Receives Award Brandon Taylor Makes $10,000 Gift Peter Hertzog Elected Student Body President

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The Realities of Publishing the Frater

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Educational Foundation Donors List

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Diversity and Inclusion by Chip Luman

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Lean & Green by Chip Luman

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Gary Sanders Resigns

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Chapter News Quinnipiac, CT Tau Kappa Illinois, IL Tau Delta

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Chapter Eternal Memorial Stanley Glasser, H.B Dr. Marshall Nirenberg, Big Pi Budd Schulberg, Big Pi Jack Dreyfus, Big Pi

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The Fraternity Ideal Excerpt from 1920 Frater

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State of the Fraternity - pg 1 Strategic Plan One of my last significant responsibilities was to prepare an appropriate succession plan before transitioning the President‘s gavel. Successful transitions need to be well thought-out and this strategic plan is particularly important. Pi Lambda Phi has experienced a disturbing membership trend (see graph) over the last two decades. Since the early 1990‘s, undergraduate membership and chapter roll has dropped steadily. Although we have regained control of the downward trend, we cannot settle for stability. Our leadership team is committed to reversing this trajectory and Ensuring the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi. Although major components of the strategic plan are announced in this issue of The Frater, you deserve to know specifically how we plan to grow the Fraternity. If you prefer an interactive experience, then register for a virtual town hall-style presentation facilitated by Jeff Buhler, Shawn Upchurch and/or Chip Luman. Visit www.pilambdaphi.org and register for one of the weekly options available thru November.

around active chapters, please know you are an integra l part of the Fraternity. Active chapter or not, we are all equal in this Brotherhood. 2011 Leadership Surveys To better understand the unique situations and interests of all members, I strongly encourage participation in a short survey series; 2011 Leadership Surveys (pg 6). Our leadership team needs more information to Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi.

The Frater As the three leadership transitions evolved, it became clear a unique opportunity existed to realign educational programming and fundraising with The Creed. The IEC and Educational Foundation leadership teams worked hard to develop a singular long-term strategic plan and the complimentary programs to Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi. We decided The Frater provided the best means to announce the strategic plan and programs, so we delayed production. We also decided to switch publication of our magazine to an online format starting immediately. To learn more about these decisions, read the next article Where’s My Frater? and The Realities of Publishing The Frater Page 16.

Call to Duty For too long, we have allowed ourselves to drift apart. Divided, we cannot advance our beautiful Creed or remain strong for our undergraduate brethren. Hence, we need you to consider recommitting to our Fraternity and renewing your commitment to our cause; for the Good and Welfare of Pi Lambda Phi.

Reasons to The Digital Frater Within The Frater’s 28 pages of content, Jeff Buhler details undergraduate growth initiatives and Chip Luman does the same with the Foundation.

1.) Register for site access so we can keep you informed of Fraternal business; and, 2.) Donate $18.95, or whatever you afford, to the Educational Foundation.

Alumni with Inactive Chapters We understand many Alumni no longer have active undergraduate chapters. I know all too well how this feels, as my chapter (Illinois) is now inactive. Let me be clear, there is only one Brotherhood. Although much of what we write about centers

It is in this spirit, for the Good and Welfare, that we can Ensure the Longevity by Growing Healthy Chapters Today and Building the Foundation of Our Future. The benefits extrapolate into every alumnus‘ life with new and exciting ways to celebrate and Live The Creed. Can I Count on You for Two Things?

It only takes a minute to stay connected and make a meaningful impact. Brothers with more Time, Talent and Treasure, let us know what you can do. Brothers with less, let us know what you can do. Thank you It has truly been an honor to serve you. I am leaving our beloved Fraternity in

excellent hands. Although I am supremely confident that they do not need it, I want to wish Jeff, Ian and Chip the best of luck. To Ensuring the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi,

WHERE'S MY FRATER? You were either mailed or emailed an abridged six page version of The Frater. You are now viewing the full online version. In order to make the best use of our Fraternity‘s limited resources, the Educational Foundation decided to switch publication of our magazine to an online format starting immediately. Doing so will allow Pi Lambda Phi to distribute, automatically, a copy of The Frater to all of our student members and alumnus at a drastically reduced cost. However, we also want to be able to accommodate those who would prefer to continue receiving print editions of The Frater. If donating Alumni would like to receive a print copy of The Frater, then visit ―Send Me The Frater,‖ also located under the Publications section of our website. We will be glad to mail a print copy to members who specifically express their desire to receive it; however, those who do not update their preferences will be automatically removed from the mailing list. It‘s a Great time to Register!

HOW DO I REGISTER? Visit www.pilambdaphi.org and click Register for site access located top right.


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Healthy Chapters Today - Growing Chapters Tomorrow by Jeff Buhler

Building the Foundation for Our Future by Chip Luman

We all reflect back on our undergraduate days with distinct memories of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. For some the Creed and our Founding Father‘s vision to break down barriers between people remains an integral part of your life. Others were provided one of their first leadership opportunities within your chapter and the experience helped establish the man you are today. For all of us the friendships that we formed will be treasured for a lifetime. We all remember the confidence we gained, the life lessons we learned, the smiles and laughter, and especially the common bonds of Brotherhood from our undergraduate days.

Following Brother Scott's theme of transition, I want to share how the Trustees will help Build the Foundation for Our Future.

It is natural for us to desire young men to have a similar experience in our chapters today. It is also natural for us to have an interest in having a Pilam chapter on our campus if our chapter is not active. We want students of today and tomorrow to share our experiences. We want Pilam to live and grow beyond where we were and are today. People like to be a part of a winning team. We see this in business, sports, community movements and throughout organizations across cultures and industries. Winning is certainly not everything, but the desire to make progress, ability to set a target, align resources, and celebrate successes along the journey helps provide a winning attitude and spirit that contributes to the team accomplishing more than we initially expected. When we are invested in a cause that we love, like Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, we enjoy the challenges through the journey of progress. We are very excited to announce the launch of our Undergraduate Growth Initiative; Healthy Chapters Today - Growing Chapters Tomorrow. Join me on Page 9 for more details and consider which initiative is right for you. It‘s a Great time to Grow Healthy Chapters!

First, all Fraternity segments are as well aligned as ever. The IEC, Advisory Board, EF, numerous long-time contributing Alumni, International Headquarters and 2010 Leadership Delegates have already rallied around the strategic plan Brother Scott referenced earlier. Many contributed toward the development of the aforementioned long-term plan, which was facilitated by Dan, Jeff and I. The strategic plan will maximize resources and re-focus efforts to Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. Of course, success depends on execution and the efforts of brothers like you. I write with two simple requests. First, reflect upon what Pi Lambda Phi has meant to you as an undergraduate, as an Alumni and what it will mean to you in the future. Second, ask yourself, "What can I do to Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi?" The Trustees will help Build the Foundation for Our Future by focusing on six initiatives. Of course, these are in addition to fraternal communications. The six areas are; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Maury Fertig, π

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Jack Marsh, π

Big Pi Awarded to Maury Fertig and Jack Marsh The Big Pi lifetime achievement award was presented to Maury Fertig and Jack Marsh at the 115th Annual Leadership Convention, Chicago, IL. The Fraternity honored the personal and professional achievements of prominent investment expert and author Maury Fertig of Deerfield, IL., and veteran journalist and foundation executive Jack Marsh of Sioux Falls, S.D., at its annual Presidential Awards Banquet Saturday, August 7, 2010. Fertig joined the fraternity in 1979 while an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. and Marsh joined the fraternity in 1968 while an undergraduate student at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. Read the full press release on Page 8. It‘s a Great time to Honor and Recognize!

1896 Logo Repurposed for 115th Annual Convention Brand

Kovner Corps (Volunteerism) The Elimination of Prejudice Pi Lambda Phi University Unrestricted Fundraising Initiatives Chapter Specific Fundraising Initiatives Fraternity Honors and Scholarships

Join me on Page 10 for more details and consider which initiative is right for you. It‘s a Great time to Build Our Foundation!

Strategic Plan: Ensuring the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity Join a virtual town hall-style meeting to learn more your leadership‘s strategic and tactical plan to grow our Fraternity. Visit pilambdaphi.org and select Strategic Plan to register.

Contest : Help Reinvent The Frater, Tripod and The Elimination of Prejudice Brands Even the strongest and most successful brands occasionally need to be refocused, refreshed, and revitalized. Pi Lambda Phi has three brands that could use reinvention; The Frater, Tripod and The Elimination of Prejudice. Brothers can choose to help reposition and rethink one brand, or all three. The participant who contributes the most promising strategy for adding new life to a brand will win travel, hotel and meal accommodations to the 2011 Annual Leadership Convention. Contest rules and entry information on Page 27.


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George A. Beck Scholar Award ($2,500) Brother Alan Noll, OH Beta Tau, is a Senior Neuroscience and Biology major at Baldwin-Wallace College carrying a 3.93 GPA. Within the chapter, he has served as Philanthropy Chairman, KOE and currently as Rex. In addition, Alan enjoys his time on campus as a Resident Assistant, Editor-in-Chief of a Pre-Medical Newspaper and Student Director for several service projects through B-W's Office of Community Outreach. In preparation for his aspiration of attending medical school, Alan has also worked in several biomedical research laboratories.

2010 Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation Scholarship Awards

Stanley L. Klunder Leadership Scholarship ($2,500) Brother John Reardon, VA Omega Alpha, is a rising fourth year at the University of Virginia majoring in Commerce with concentrations in Accounting and Marketing. John was initiated in the spring of 2009, and holds a GPA of 3.7. A member of the Beta class, he played an integral part in the reorganization effort of the chapter that took place during the 2009 academic year. During that period, he served as the chapter‘s Social Chairman. Since then, he has served as the New Member Educator and is currently acting as the chapter‘s Rex.

JAQUA Scholarship - Temple University ($2,500) Brother Bryan Mann, PA Alpha Delta is a junior at Temple University where he is earning a degree in Jewish Studies. Initiated in 2009 as a part of his colony‘s Re-Founding class, Brother Mann holds a current GPA of 3.43, has acted as his colony‘s Scribe, Communications Director, and Webmaster. In March 2010 Brother Mann was the Alfred L. Kovner Memorial Award Recipient one of the most prestigious awards of the PA Alpha Delta colony. Additionally, he serves as Temple University Hillel‘s Vice President of Religion and is an active member of Students for Environmental Action, Student Peace Alliance and Queer Student Union.

Dorothy Beck VA Omega Alpha Scholarship ($2,500) Brother Nick Marro, VA Omega Alpha, is a junior at the University of Virginia double majoring in Foreign Affairs and Chinese with a current GPA of 3.81. Initiated in 2009, Brother Marro serves as one of his chapter‘s New Member Educators. In addition, he has served as Publicity Chair, Treasurer, and President of UVA‘s Malaysian Student Association, is an active member of the UVA Wushu and Mushin Jitsu clubs, and volunteers weekly with UVA‘s VISAS program.

Educational Foundation Scholarship ($1,000) Brother Christian Lopez, CA Tau is an incoming senior at the University of California, Berkeley. He is majoring in Ethnic Studies, Public Policy minor, and possibly doubling in Latin American Studies. Lopez joined Pi Lambda Phi Spring 2008 when the house was in low brotherhood rationale and had bad relations with campus, Alumni, and the local police department. Since then he has held several positions: Vice President, Pledge Educator, House Manager, Health Chair, Risk Management chair, sports chair, and now Kitchen Stewart and Sustainability Chair. He was in excomm when the Greek System acknowledged the house ―Most Improved.‖

Educational Foundation Scholarship ($1,000) Brother Aleksey Lakhchakov, PA Omega Gamma, is a senior at The Pennsylvania State University where he is double majoring in Finance and Economics with a focus on Accounting. Initiated in the Fall of 2006, Aleksey holds a cumulative GPA of 3.7, held positions as Rex, Keeper of the Exchequer and Alumni Chairman of Pi Lambda PhiOmega Gamma and served a year long term on the Board of Directors of the Penn State Fraternity Purchasing Association (―FPA‖). In addition to his fraternity involvement, Aleksey was an active member in the Penn State Investment Association (―PSIA‖), was a logistics captain for Relay for Life and was a finalist in Penn State‘s 10th Annual ―The Next CEO.‖

Educational Foundation Scholarship ($1,000) Brother Jeff Jackson, OH Beta Tau, is a junior at Baldwin-Wallace College where he is pursuing a degree in Accounting, Finance, and General Music (minor). Initiated in 2008, Brother Jackson holds a current GPA of 3.39. He has served as the chapter‘s Fundraising Chair and is currently the Keeper of the Exchequer. Brother Jackson actively participates in multiple campus organizations, intramural sports, and serves as a section leader in a local church choir.

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The Elimination of Prejudice by Bill Sandre The Elimination of Prejudice (EoP) is the Fraternity‘s capstone initiative and aligns educational programming and fundraising with our Creed. Furthermore, it has become commonplace for Greek Letter organizations to name 501(c)(3) entities as their philanthropy (i.e. Alpha Gamma Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu). Founded in 1996 by Jules Leonard, the Educational Foundation originally sponsored the annual program at the University of Wisconsin. The University of Michigan (1998) and North Carolina State University (2000) also participated in subsequent years. Chapters facilitated an essay contest for non Pilam undergraduate students. Contest winners were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The program lasted until 2001- 2002. In early 2010, Dan Scott, IEC President, and Chip Luman, Educational Foundation President, appointed a joint governing board committee to revitalize the program. Although you can expect program details and launch early October, you should know The Elimination Prejudice will be an independently branded movement. The program‘s mission is to create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people that prevent progress. The Fraternity will provide chapters turn-key program management services; marketing collateral, chapter branded online fundraising page, online donation collection, management and reporting, judge support tools and award distribution. Chapters will be responsible for recruiting judges, contest marketing, fundraising and award presentations. Local contest winners will advance to a national competition, which will be administered by the Fraternity. The overall winner will be announced at the Annual Leadership Convention.

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The Creed of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity That all men are created free and equal. That no society of men can flourish unless members of that society are endowed with the opportunities and privileges of freedom.

It‘s a Great time to Eliminate Prejudice!

That freedom implies the

2011 Leadership Surveys

Initiation Year vs. Graduation Year?

The Fraternity launched a three part 2011 Leadership Survey series August 27, 2010. Almost 9,000 registered Alumni and student members were sent access to Part I.

A Brotherhood Referendum

At the time this article was composed, only a couple more completed surveys were needed to achieve a 5% response rate. A truly amazing level of engagement! Preliminary results includes; over 160 Alumni requested volunteer roles and 24 applied for an open Leadership Consultant position. Equally as important, over 400 new ideas were generated for each of the survey‘s primary questions: 1.) How to increase volunteerism? 2.) How to graduate more Pilams? 3.) How to Eliminate Prejudice? Part II is scheduled to be launched early October.

elimination of prejudice

The debate has raged for decades.

- that the elimination of

Some chapters prefer to notate brother's Initiation Year after a member‘s name and others prefer Graduation Year (from their respective college or university).

prejudice means a better

The International Executive Council's Executive Board decided to use the 2011 Leadership Survey: Part II as a brotherhood referendum on the issue. The second of a three part survey series is scheduled to be launched early October. As long as the online survey achieves a 5% response rate, the majority decides which standard will be adopted by the International Headquarters.

Comprehensive results will be available early January.

The Fraternity‘s Facebook & LinkedIn sites serve as forums for discussion.

It‘s a Great time to Participate!

It‘s a Great time to Decide!

Help Build the Foundation with Your Time, Talent and Treasure Reasons for donating Time, Talent and Treasure vary from person-to-person. For men of Pi Lambda Phi, there is probably no better reason to donate than to Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi by Growing Healthy Chapters Today and Building the Foundation for Our Future. The benefits extrapolate into every alumnus‘ life with new and exciting ways to celebrate and Live The Creed. Pi Lambda Phi is built around a purpose (Eliminate Prejudice) and it‘s people (Brotherhood). We believe that advocating a better understanding ‗twixt men is a philosophy that works. Our student members go on to become valued members of their communities, confidently turning their dreams into reality and eliminating prejudice along the way. As a Pilam supporter, you give so much more than just your Time, Talent and Treasure. You give future members an opportunity to experience our timeless principals. We invite you to explore www.pilambdaphi.org and the many ways you can Help Build the Foundation for Our Future. It‘s a Great time to Build the Foundation with Your Time, Talent and Treasure.

understanding 'twixt men. That it is incumbent upon me to fight for such freedom, even with my life. That it is incumbent upon me, in my personal life, to be devoted to the highest standards of honesty and justice. That because my country is dedicated to the highest standards of freedom and justice for all men of all creeds, I hereby pledge allegiance to my country, and to its national symbol.


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Ensuring the Longevity (restarts) Over the past two years, we have no less than six success stories when our professional staff‘s ―know how‖ was combined with Alumni‘s Time, Talent and Treasure. The specific results for five of these success stories follow. By partnering with university administrators, our combined efforts (professional staff and Alumni) recently saved five charters and expanded onto one new campus. It is important to point out we are in the process of saving four more charters.

Adelphi University In the fall of 2009 a group of students at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY contacted the International Headquarters with aspirations of re-starting our inactive Chapter of NY Phi Lambda. We were thrilled with the opportunity to re-launch this great chapter. Through the combined efforts of professional staff members as well as through the diligent work of a core group of NY Phi Lambda Alumni like Ted Demetriou, Marvin Soskil, Alan Markowitz, and Charlie Kaufman (to name just a few) we were able to successfully re-colonize an undergraduate group at Adelphi University during the spring 2010 semester. In one short semester the group brought in 19 men and participated in a variety of community service and raised over $800 for various philanthropies. The members of this newly recognized group also achieved a group GPA of 3.4 during the Spring 2010 semester. We expect great things out of this up and coming colony.

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Lock Haven University There was a lot to cheer about this summer including the Chartering of PA Gamma Psi at Lock Haven University. Our group at Lock Haven overcame some obstacles over the past few years and was able to celebrate a journey well worth the outcome. This chapter is now one of the largest fraternities on campus and is continually trying to represent Pi Lambda Phi while making a positive difference at Lock Haven. Their ―Ms. Haven Pageant‖ has become a great tradition that is not only fun for the student body but also used as a way to raise money for philanthropic causes. As noted at this chapter‘s chartering banquet, this is only just the beginning of what should be many years of continued success for PA Gamma Psi.

Salisbury State University During the spring 2010 semester the future of our MD Kappa Delta chapter of Pi Lambda Phi was uncertain as membership dwindled and recognition with the school was all but lost. Through the commitment and dedication of our International Headquarters and a core group of Alumni from the MD Kappa Delta chapter we were able to save the charter and launch a reorganization effort before it was too late. Professional Staff member Romano Muniz (FL Delta) is on site this Fall semester recruiting a group of student leaders who will serve as the men who revitalize this once great chapter. Romano is identifying student leaders on campus that are serious about their academics, deliberate about their development as young leaders, and that are service minded. Stay tuned for future updates from what should soon become a very strong chapter of Pi Lambda Phi!

Temple University PA Alpha Delta burst back into the Pi Lambda Phi spotlight in the Fall of 2009 after having been an inactive chapter since 2007. The dedication of the PA Alpha Delta Alumni association paired with the expertise former Director of Expansion Ian Lowe brought to the table led to a very successful re-colonization. Twenty-six men were recruited to re-colonize this chapter and within their first year back were able to raise over $1,500 for philanthropies, volunteered hundreds of hours of service to the community, and sought involvement with a variety of organizations and clubs on campus. PA Alpha Delta has aspirations of being a top chapter within the coming years and we think they have the foundation to do just that!

University of Virginia Thanks in large part to the dedication of the VA Omega Alpha Alumni and through the work of Ian Lowe (who served as Director of Expansion), we were able to Ensure the Longevity of our VA Omega Alpha chapter when the charter became jeopardized after a series of incidents resulted in the chapter losing recognition with the school in the spring of 2008. That following fall semester with the support of the Alumni Ian was able to launch a re-organization effort. Over the course of the re-organization effort we were able to recruit 24 new brothers who helped lead VA Omega Alpha into a new era. By the end of the spring 2010 semester that chapter had increased to a brotherhood of 43 men and was recognized at the 2010 Summer Convention as a top 5 finalist for Outstanding Chapter of the year thanks in part to the chapter‘s operational success and their emphasis on academics, leadership, and service to the community. A bright future is in the works for VA Omega Alpha.


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Healthy Chapters Today - Growing Chapters Tomorrow by Jeff Buhler Continued from Page 4 Our Undergraduate Growth Initiative starts with understanding where we have been, where we are today and finally where we are going. We have analyzed our historical data of undergraduate membership to better understand why our chapter numbers increased or decreased during each decade, along with what drivers influenced average chapter size. We are studying variables like Alumni involvement, continuous recruitment, leadership development and academic standards to better understand how to provide each chapter and expansion opportunity the greatest opportunity for success. Over the last 20 years, the number of Pilams graduating each year has decreased (See chart pg 3). During the last two decades, our chapter/colony roster has also decreased from >60 to <40 and average chapter size from mid-30s to mid-20s. Part of this time, the International Fraternity (volunteer governing board) and International Headquarters (professional staff) were completely focused on survival. We had some very difficult years and if not for the tremendous Time, Talent and Treasure invested by many great Alumni, Pi Lambda Phi might not be here today. The wonderful news is that over the last few years our volunteers and professional staff have worked through these challenges and brought stability throughout our Fraternity. Some of the accomplishments during this time are improved services to undergraduate chapters, increase in professional staff, improved financial performance through effective budgeting, collections and cash management and most importantly increased recruitment. We have successfully improved undergraduate recruitment by 10% year over year the last two years. In the last decade, our Fraternity has moved from crisis to stability and is now moving from stability toward growth. Our chapter/ colony roster is back up to forty with many revitalization and expansion opportunities in progress (see Page 7 – Ensuring the Longevity (restarts)). We have developed a lot of ―knowhow‖ and the conditions are right for growth. Let‘s apply what we‘ve learned.

September 2010 The first step in our Undergraduate Growth Initiative is to build Healthy Chapters Today, which means to Ensure the Longevity of our current chapters.

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Over the past two years, we have no less than six success stories when our professional staff‘s ―knowhow‖ was combined with Alumni‘s Time, Talent and Treasure. The specific results for five of these success stories are available on Page 7; Ensuring the Longevity (restarts). By partnering with university administrators, our combined efforts (professional staff and Alumni) have recently saved five charters and expanded onto one new campus. It is important to point out we are in the process of saving four more charters. Some of our recent efforts include;

Initially we assume strong recruitment is the primary driver of growth. As one chapter house proudly displays, ―The caliber of our chapter directly reflects the caliber of men we recruit.‖ We all know how vital recruitment is to our chapters, but recruitment alone won‘t Ensure the Longevity. Our professional staff understands each component of chapter operations is a critical driver toward sustainability and growth. Building Healthy Chapters Today  Revitalize five struggling chapters by requires answering questions likes these; dedicating significant resources, which included brotherhood reviews and chapter  How well do we prepare New Members re-education programs for Brotherhood through dynamic and  Re-organizing two chapters that lost effective development program? school recognition (University of Virginia  How well do we prepare newly initiated and Salisbury State University) Brothers for key committee roles and eventually leadership positions within the  Re-colonizing two inactive chapters (Adelphi University and Temple University). chapter?

 How well do we help New Members and The second step in our Undergraduate Brothers learn social responsibility and appropriate risk management to minimize safety, behavioral or legal challenges?  How well do we help Brothers understand the value of proper budgeting, collections and cash management at the chapter?  How well do we provide tangible benefits to the upperclassmen of our chapters who may be more interested in internships, interviewing skills and networking for job opportunities?

The answers to these questions and others will contribute significantly to the Longevity of our chapters.

Growth Initiative is Growing Chapters Tomorrow, which means to Ensure the Longevity by expanding onto more campuses. As we continue to build Healthy Chapters Today, we are simultaneously laying the foundation for growth by expansion. We are in the early stages of several expansion strategies to increase our future opportunities. Our initial strategy includes exploring recolonizing at campuses where we have interested Alumni who are ready to contribute time, talent and treasure to restart their chapter. We are also focused on a decision matrix to effectively identify the colleges and universities that we should target for future expansion. We know from experience the importance of selecting expansion opportunities with the highest probability of long-term success.

Who is the ―we‖ listed in the last few questions? Often times it is our professional staff. Sometimes it is volunteers from the governing boards and committees. As you know, many times it is a chapter‘s local Alumni. More often, it needs to be you. We all have unique amounts of time, talent In the year-end edition of The Frater, we will and treasure available to invest back into Pi talk more about our Undergraduate Growth Initiative and Growing Chapters Tomorrow. Lambda Phi and our student members. Until then, please consider how you can We continue to move toward an Alumni help Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi. Advisory Board (AAB) model, which creates the conditions for more interaction It‘s a Great time to Grow Healthy Chapters! between Alumni and undergraduates. It also helps Alumni contribute in manageable and meaningful ways toward chapter HOW DO I REGISTER? operations. We are also experiencing a growing trend of Alumni joining AABs to Visit www.pilambdaphi.org click support chapters other than own. What a Register for site access located top right. great opportunity to share best practices.


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Building the Foundation of Our Foundation by Chip Luman Continued from page 4 As a Fraternity, we find ourselves at an exciting juncture. Our Educational Foundation, like many nonprofit organizations, has been adversely affected by tough economic conditions. But unlike most nonprofits, we are experiencing an increasing number of men registering on our website and social media outlets every day. In fact, our Fraternity‘s online properties have recently helped brothers find lost friends, organize reunions, revitalize and colonize chapters, collaborate in business and even help each other find employment. In the Fraternity‘s 2011 Leadership Survey: Part I, Alumni participation exceeded 5%.

September 2010 let us know what you can do. More specifically, the Trustees will help Build the Foundation by focusing on six key areas. Of course, these areas are in addition to fraternal communications. The six areas are; The Elimination of Prejudice (EoP) Pi Lambda Phi is built around a purpose (Eliminate Prejudice) and its people (Brotherhood). We believe that advocating a better understanding ‗twixt men is a philosophy that works. Our student members go on to become valued members of their communities, confidently turning their dreams into reality and eliminating prejudice along the way.

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fundraising page, online donation collection, management and reporting, judge support tools and award distribution. Chapters will be responsible for recruiting judges, contest marketing, fundraising and award presentations. Local contest winners will advance to a national competition, which will be administered by the Fraternity. The overall winner will be announced at the Annual Leadership Convention. It‘s a Great time to Eliminate Prejudice! Pi Lambda Phi University It‘s worth repeating, Pi Lambda Phi is built around a purpose (Eliminate Prejudice) and its people (Brotherhood). Of course, we believe advocating a better understanding ‗twixt men is a philosophy that works. But our responsibility goes beyond advocating a philosophy. I suggest it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure our student members arrive at the desired understanding sooner than later.

EoP is the Fraternity‘s capstone initiative and aligns educational programming and fundraising with our Creed. Furthermore, it has become commonplace for Greek Letter organizations to name 501(c)(3) entities as their philanthropy (i.e. Alpha Gamma Delta, And if you‘re anything like me, you probably It goes without saying that fraternal Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu). didn‘t appreciate our Creed as a student communication isn‘t just about The Frater member like you do today. I know I‘m not anymore. Although The Frater is a rich part alone. This topic is commonplace among of our history and wonderful venue to share Alumni regardless of chapter. information, it‘s a one-way conversation that‘s often aged before reaching you. Beyond our Creed, teachable moments Fraternal communications can and should exist everywhere. Let‘s reflect on Jeff‘s include interactive options. Besides, we Building Healthy Chapters Today article and want to make it easier for members to the questions posed; revisit our brotherhood when it‘s convenient for them. That‘s why we have  How well do we prepare New Members intentionally focused our fraternal for Brotherhood through dynamic and communication efforts toward technologyeffective development program? Founded in 1996 by Jules Lennard, the based solutions. Educational Foundation originally sponsored  How well do we prepare newly initiated At the heart of our Fraternity‘s online the annual program at the University of Brothers for key committee roles and properties and fraternal communication Wisconsin. The University of Michigan eventually leadership positions within the efforts is pilambdaphi.org. Let‘s consider (1998) and North Carolina State University chapter? our website the hub in a spoke-and-hub (2000) also participated in subsequent years.  How well do we help New Members and model. The spokes are your personal Chapters facilitated an essay contest for non Brothers learn social responsibility and preferences for remaining connected; like, Pilam undergraduate students. Contest appropriate risk management to minimize emails, Alumni Association and chapter winners were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. safety, behavioral or legal challenges? websites, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and The program lasted until 2001- 2002.  How well do we help Brothers YouTube to name a few. But if you aren‘t understand the value of proper budgeting, connected to the hub, then it‘s more In early 2010, Dan Scott and I appointed a collections and cash management at the joint governing board committee to difficult to get information. chapter? revitalize the program. Although you can expect program details and launch early  How well do we provide tangible benefits Can I Count on You for Two Things? October, you should know EoP will be an to the upperclassmen of our chapters who 1.) Register for site access so we can keep independently branded movement. The may be more interested in internships, you informed of fraternal business; and, program‘s mission is to create long-lasting interviewing skills and networking for job 2.) Donate $18.95, or whatever you afford, community change by addressing the opportunities? to the Educational Foundation. underlying differences between people that Jeff believes the answers to these questions will contribute significantly to the Longevity It only takes a minute to stay connected and prevent progress. help the Educational Foundation through The Fraternity will provide chapters turn- of our chapters, and I tend to agree. I also these tough economic conditions. Brothers key program management services; agree that we have a lot of ―knowhow.‖ with more Time, Talent and Treasure, let us marketing collateral, chapter branded online And that leads us toward one of our greatest challenges; knowledge transfer. know what you can do. Brothers with less,


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“Pi Lambda Phi University is an intentional effort to get better at passing on the lamp of knowledge to those that follow.” Talk to any Chapter Advisor or Leadership Consultant and you‘ll quickly learn they spend a majority of their time re-teaching the same lessons each year. In fact, our chapter‘s longevity is often at the mercy of their next leadership cycle‘s natural skills and abilities. Regardless of how prepared young men are to lead others; new leaders often proceed as they have a mandate to reinvent chapter operations. Said another way, we have as many new member education programs, recruitment programs and budgeting processes as we have chapters. And, the aforementioned programs often change from year-to-year. Chapter Advisors and Leadership Consultants are often exhausted after only a couple leadership transitions primarily for this reason. We believe the root issue behind our trajectory is how we pass on the lamp of knowledge. Make no mistake; our chapter leaders have the best intentions. They simply have not been taught to master time-tested systems and processes before adding their creative flare. The slate of often wiped clean because new leaders rarely understand systems well enough to continue them. Frankly, it‘s easier to start over most of the time.

“Pi Lambda Phi University is to our people (brotherhood) what the Elimination of Prejudice is to our purpose; a deliberate focus on what matters most.”

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We want to help delegates retain more and Volunteerism (Kovner Corps) send them back home with tools and Pilams share common bonds and resources to Build Healthy Chapters Today. experiences that link us together our entire Your chapter‘s leadership convention lives, like an appreciation for Kovner's delegate(s) was part of the inaugural class of Quote. Pi Lambda Phi University. Each delegate was The governing boards are looking for sent three videos from Jeff asking them to accomplished men willing to Ensure the be prepared, open-minded and ready to Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi, who understand learn. Delegates were also assigned two what it means to work for it, sweat for it, curse homework assignments; read an e-book and it and love it, as well as the men in it …" take a pre-convention assessment on valuesbased recruitment. By focusing delegate‘s We are a volunteer organization with too attention toward the key learning objectives few volunteers. We are in need of many before the day-long recruitment seminar, men of many talents to Eliminate Prejudice we primed them for an optimal learning and Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi. experience. In fact, the seminar presenter The benefits extrapolate into every raved about our delegate‘s preparation and alumnus‘ life with new and exciting way to engagement. We also invited delegates to celebrate and Live the Creed. take a post-convention assessment and To this end we have created the "Kovner provided an online facilitator‘s guide to help Corps," established in recognition of the them take what they learned back to their prophetic words of Brother Alfred "Koko" chapters. Recruitment results won‘t be Kovner '42, alumnus of our recently reavailable for a couple more weeks, so our colonized Temple chapter. efforts are inconclusive at the moment. You can expect an update in the year-end Once volunteers have completed the application process, a representative of the edition of The Frater. Fraternity will contact each volunteer to schedule and coordinate volunteer projects. “Pi Lambda Phi University Volunteer can also pick from fraternal needs was also built for Alumni.” posted online. Please don‘t wait for a position to be posted In fact, over 380 off-the-shelf courses will be to get involved. Write me and we will find available at time of launch (late Oct 2010). somewhere to put you to work. Regardless of where you work or the resources your employer does, or doesn‘t, Our Founding Fathers said it best, allocate toward your development, Pi "We have the elements to mold this Lambda Phi University is available to help fraternity into a unit of proud you confidently turn your dreams into Brothers. Our destiny lies within those reality. Of course, there is a cost associated with usage. As pricing details evolve, details Brothers who are willing to accept the will be forwarded. challenge and undergo the tasks by

The opportunities created through Pi assuming personal initiative towards Lambda Phi University are endless, but it is an endeavor that will benefit also a process. A process that is not Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.‖ complete. We ask that you and your chapter/colony get excited about the Let‘s get academic for a moment. ―How It’s a Great time to Volunteer! opportunity and prepare yourselves for people learn‖ is a wildly popular topic today. what will surely be one of our Fraternity‘s The year-end edition of The Frater will cover Technology has provided new and exciting largest steps forward in recent years. the second half of our Big 6 initiatives: ways (to learn) not previously available. The pursuit to understand ―how people Learn.com‘s award-winning knowledge Fraternity Honors and Scholarships learn‖ has lead to significant breakthroughs platform was selected to power Pi Lambda along with Unrestricted and Chapter in learning design. We now know that 30 Phi University. If you have learning design Specific Fundraising Initiatives. days after a learning event retention rates experience or just want to learn more, In summary, we have restarted the Big Pi level off at 10%. Without appropriate please contact Shawn Upchurch at Chapter, granted scholarships and are preparation before and reinforcement after shawn.upchurch@pilambdaphi.org. launching a matching gift campaign. Until learning events, 90% of what we teach at then, please consider how you can help It‘s a Great time to Pass on the Lamp of conclaves and conventions is lost. Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi by Knowledge! registering at www.pilambdaphi.org and What does Pi Lambda Phi University have to provide whatever financial and/or volunteer do with retention rates, conclaves and support you can. convention?


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Presidential Awards Banquet & Memories

2010 Presidential Awards Banquet & Memories

2010 Annual Leadership Convention - Saturday August 7, 2010 Athena Restaurant, Chicago, IL

Immediate Past IEC President Dan Scott presents Maury Fertig the Big Pi Award, reserved for Alumni held in high esteem by virtue of outstanding accomplishment which brings honor to the Brothers of Pi Lambda Pi. Dan and Maury are from the IL Tau Delta (Illinois) chapter.

Tim Riker presents Jack Marsh the Big Pi Award. The Big Pi Chapter has become the "who's who" of well regarded and famous Alumni. Tim and Jack are from OH Beta Tau (BWC) chapter.

Educational Foundation Trustee Dave LaBanc presents 2010 Scholarship Awards. In total, seven scholarships were awarded at convention.

IEC Treasurer Marc Weppner receives a Gold Certificate of Merit from Andy Golbert.

Pictured: Pilam‘s Leadership Consultants Phil Spence and Romano Muniz. The convention committee and IHQ team, including Paul Griffin, Ian Lowe and Laura Patricio, facilitated a memorable convention.

Jeff Buhler introduces newly elected IEC Past President Stan Klunder presents the Undergraduate Representative Nick Hoagland - Stanley L.. Klunder Leadership Scholarship to MD Pi Phi (Towson). Congratulations Nick! John Reardon – VA Omega Alpha (UVA).

IEC President Jeff Buhler receives the President's Medallion. Also in this photo are past IEC Presidents Dan Scott, Stanley Klunder and Bennett Silverman.

Councilman Brandon Taylor presents the Isadore Halprin Scholastic Achievement Award to Jeff Jackson - OH Beta Tau (BWC), who‘s chapter cumulative GPA of 3.385 was the highest among all Pilam Chapter.

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George A. Beck Outstanding Chapter:

George Beck poses with the Chapter of the Year MD Pi Phi (Towson), represented by Arrison John, Gennaro Illiano, Anthony Fox, Nicholas Hoagland, Malcolm Konner and Pat Connelly.

MD Pi Phi (Towson) Presented to the chapter of Pi Lambda Phi which has the most outstanding chapter operations.

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Outstanding Chapter Operations:

Chapter Improvement:

MA Theta (MIT) MD Pi Phi (Towson) NC Omega Beta (UNC - Chapel Hill) OH Beta Tau (BWC) VA Omega Alpha (UVA)

MD Pi Phi (Towson) VA Alpha Psi (CNU) VA Omega Alpha (UVA) VA Omicron Zeta (VPI)

Jules Lennard Human Relations: OH Beta Tau (BWC) The International Executive Council, at its March 28, 1996 Meeting, established the Jules Lennard Human Relations Award. This is to be an annual award to an individual or chapter or colony for promoting human relations. A permanent plaque honoring the winning Chapters has been established at the International Headquarters. Councilman Bill Sandre presents the Jules Lennard Human Relations Award to OH Beta Tau‘s (BWC) Jeff Jackson

Rafer Johnson - Upsilon Achievement: Justin Schmidt - MA Theta (MIT) Dave Heckathorn - OH Beta Tau (BWC)

Councilman Jon Campbell presents the Rafer Johnson Achievement Award to;

Awarded to an undergraduate brother who most nearly exemplifies the outstanding qualities of Rafer Johnson in the areas of athletics, scholarship, community service, service to the school, and service to the fraternity. The award was first presented at the 63rd Anniversary Convention in Los Angeles by Rafer's chapter, California Upsilon.

Justin Schmidt, MA Theta (MIT) and David Heckathorn, OH Beta Tau (BWC).

“SNAP” Melniker Community Service: MA Theta - (MIT) William ―Snap‖ Melniker, NY Delta (Cornell) ‘16 was the Pilam that literally kept the fraternity together and going during World War II. He is also a Past President of the fraternity and a major role player in community service. The community service award was given his name after his death.

Councilman Marc Weppner presents the Snap Melniker Community Service award to Victor Wang - MA Theta (MIT).

Isadore Halprin Memorial Scholarship:

Jack Buchheit Interchapter Travel:

OH Beta Tau (BWC)

WA Epsilon Alpha (EWU)

Isador Halprin, NY Gamma (N.Y.U.) ‘17 is a Past President of the IEC. During his active years in national leadership roles, he stressed high scholastics as an important goal of the fraternity. He passed away in 1968 and the award for highest scholastics was named after him.

Jack Buchheit , VA Psi (William & Mary) ‘55 Executive Secretary for Pilam was killed in a TWA-United Airlines plane crash over Staten Island in 1963 when returning from a visit to one of the chapters. The award for the chapter who travels the most number of miles visiting other chapters during a college year was named after Jack after his death.


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Brothers Making A Difference Chris Rakunas Goes to Haiti

A few months ago, a great deal of attention had been paid to the relief efforts in Haiti. For three weeks, Brother Chris Rakunas, alumnus of the California Tau Chapter at UC Berkeley and the Chief Operating Officer of Lehigh Regional Medical Center in Lehigh Acres, FL, led his hospital‘s efforts to collect food, clothing and medical supplies. On 8 February 2010, Brother Rakunas traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and delivered supplies, which were donated by Health Management Associates. More than 10 tons of medical and surgical equipment rode on a DC-8 with Brother Rakunas.

In addition to re-supplying the orphanage hospital, Brother Rakunas helped bring medication and surgical supplies to hospitals in Cayes, Pestel, Petion-Ville, Bonne Finn, and the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. Food and clothing was also distributed. Supplies were brought to the Pestel hospital via a 1-hour helicopter ride through Haiti.

“While we were at the hospital in Pestel, an old woman asked us to bring her emaciated grandchild back to the orphanage,” Rakunas said. “The mother and father had been killed in the earthquake, and she had no way to feed him. It was really heartbreaking to see it firsthand, but once the child was back in the orphanage and was able to eat again…well, the satisfaction from knowing you just saved a life is not easily describable.” Rakunas is not the only Cal Tau Pi Lam to be involved with medical relief work. Dr. David Law has worked on missions to Cuba, volunteered time after Hurricane Katrina, and is planning relief work in Haiti as well.

The first location, and the base of their operations, was an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. The church had been converted into a 30-bed pediatric hospital and was serving as the secondary receiving facility from the University of Miami‘s emergency room in Haiti.

―…He needed help setting that femur, so he pretty much taught me how to set bones, and I set this leg so he could cast it… We probably saved the guy from being crippled for the rest of his life because the thigh muscles had already begun to retract and pull the broken bone towards his hip, so not only did he not have a cleanly set bone, but he had already lost about 4 inches on his leg.‖

―People were bringing the worst cases to the U of M hospital,‖ Rakunas said. ―Once children have had their bones re-set, there isn‘t a pediatric hospital for them to recuperate in. The orphanage was one of the places filling that need.‖

―The building...or remains of the building are chunks of a store that used to be there. Pretty much the whole neighborhood looks like that now.‖


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Brothers Making A Difference Eric Brewer to receive $150,000 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award for Scalable Web Karen Rhodes, College of Engineering | 15 March 2010 BERKELEY, CA - Read Press Release - Eric Brewer, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, is the 2009 recipient of the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences, a prestigious honor that comes with a $150,000 prize. Announced today (Monday, March 15) by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the award recognizes Brewer‘s achievements in developing highly scalable Web technologies that underpin all major Internet services. ACM cited Brewer‘s groundbreaking work in operating systems and networking for laying the foundation for today‘s giant data centers that make possible search, email, social networks and other Internet services, as well as cloud computing. It was in the early 1990s that Brewer built a prototype at UC Berkeley of a highly scalable, cost-effective Web search service using clusters of computers. Brewer and UC Berkeley graduate student Paul Gauthier went on to form Inktomi Corp., purchased by Yahoo! in 2003, based upon this prototype. ―It has been a remarkable 15-year journey that started with four PCs pretending to be a supercomputer, to 00- and 1000-node clusters that enabled searching the Internet, to the million-node ‗clouds‘ whose revolutionary impact is largely yet to come,‖ said Brewer. The ACM-Infosys Foundation Award, established in August 2007, recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that exemplifies the greatest recent achievements in the computing field. ―Professor Brewer‘s influential work on scalable Web services has defined the basic architecture that is used by almost all systems, and marks him as a visionary with the potential to advance society on numerous social and economic levels,‖ said ACM President Dame Wendy Hall. Brewer has directed his recent research on serving tens of thousands of people in developing countries with information systems that deliver health care, energy and other local resources. This work is often conducted through the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions project, headed by Brewer and sponsored by UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.

―Professor Brewer’s influential work on scalable Web services has defined the basic architecture that is used by almost all systems, and marks him as a visionary with the potential to advance society on numerous social and economic levels,‖ said ACM President Dame Wendy Hall.

"We are especially proud to honor Eric Brewer for contributions to computer science research and his demonstration of the use of IT for the benefit of disadvantaged populations in many regions, especially in developing nations," said S. Gopalakrishnan, CEO and managing director of Infosys Technologies. Brewer was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 and selected as an ACM Fellow in 2008. He was named one of the Top Ten Innovators by InfoWorld in 2001 for his work on Internet search engines. In 2000, the Industry Standard named him Most Influential Internet Architect for his contributions to large-scale Web caching and early overlay networks. He holds a 1989 B.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley and a 1994 Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Submit News, Brothers Making a Difference Stories and Promote Alumni Events Sharing is caring! Do you have Pilam news others should know about? Do you want help promoting Pilam events? We are also interested in publishing stories (current or reminiscences), photos and videos of how Pilams have become valued members of their communities and/or eliminated prejudice along the way. Submissions should be limited to 500 words and may be humorous, reflective or serious. Make sure to include as much information as possible, including the name, contact information and written story. All submittals and questions should be directed to the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation, Inc., c/o Shawn Upchurch, 177 Front Street, STE 102 * Berea, OH 44017-1919. shawn.upchurch@pilambdaphi.org or 203.740.1044.


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Brothers Making A Difference Brandon Taylor‘s $10,000 Gift Proves Timely Unrestricted funds are essential to operate any nonprofit organization, including Pi Lambda Phi‘s Educational Foundation (an IRS recognized tax exempt 501(c)3 public foundation). In fact, the Fraternity‘s Educational Foundation has historically lacked adequate levels of unrestricted funds to promote its restricted capacities, advance educational programming and ultimately advocate a better understanding ‗twixt men. The Educational Foundation‘s inclusive approach has been ideal for capital campaigns, chapter specific fundraising initiatives and donoradvised funds. What is often over-looked is the fact it takes money to administer the aforementioned programs in addition to fraternal communications and annual scholarships. The timing of Brother Brandon Taylor‘s donations to the Fraternity‘s Educational Foundation couldn‘t have been better. Brandon‘s generous contributions have been used to help fund The Frater, 2010 Scholarships and the Elimination of Prejudice‘s inaugural launch. When asked why he felt compelled to donate to the Educational Foundation, Brother Taylor stated, “I felt compelled to invest significantly in the Educational Foundation now because I believe Pi Lambda Phi is at a turning point and is in need of unrestricted funds today. I felt as though I could afford to fill a financial void this year while we are working to reengage our Alumni and restore trust. Additionally, I had the privilege of being involved with the reorganization of the UVA chapter and am impressed with the new member education program that has been developed by our Pilam staff. I have been particularly impressed with the quality of the undergraduate men we have attracted, their commitment to the Creed of Pi Lambda Phi, and desired to expand the funds available to offer scholarships.” Brother Taylor, thank you for Ensuring the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi by Building the Foundation for Our Future. You gave future members an opportunity to experience our timeless principals.

Peter Hertzog elected Lock Haven University‘s Student Government President Congratulations to Peter Hertzog, PA Gamma Psi colony, for being elected President of the Student Cooperative Council (SCC) at Lock Haven University. As a junior majoring in Business Administration and serving his second term as Rex, Peter began his experience with the SCC serving as a senator his freshmen year. After examining events, attending meetings and reviewing the constitution of the organization over the past and current semester, one of Peter‘s goals is to transfer authority from the SCC Executive Board and back to senators and the student body. When asked about winning the Presidency of Student Government Peter responded, ―I did this by actually listening to the students and also attending multiple club meetings to better understand the needs of the students. I will took office on July 1st and be in office for one academic year. It's pretty exciting because this will allow me to be in a position to help to better the university for years to come and in turn will better the reputation of the Greek community.‖ Brother Hertzog, thank you for Ensuring the Longevity of Lock Haven University. Your leadership is helping to Grow a Healthy Colony Today, which will give future members an opportunity to experience our timeless principals.

THE REALITIES OF PUBLISHING THE FRATER The original fraternity magazine, The Frater, published its first issue in 1915. The Frater was published four times a year and included articles on every Chapter. The style, content and length of The Frater has changed dramatically since the first few issues were produced ninety five years ago. The intention The Frater would be a lifetime subscription to all members of Pi Lambda Phi has also changed dramatically. Like Social Security, the policy ended up being funded out of current income and the growing number of alumni subscriptions were being funded by fewer members each year. Certainly, alumni who regularly donated continued to receive The Frater. In more recent years, finances have once again become an issue and we have had to cut back. It is interesting to note what other fraternities have been doing. One fraternity, with over 200 chapters has quit printing its magazine altogether and has gone totally electronic. Others have cut back to three or two or even one issue/year. Pi Lambda Phi would like to continue publishing four paper issues per year, but we simply cannot afford to line waste cans. We need our alumni to accept an electronic copy. Of course, we still want alumni to donate in order to get the electronic copy. Not just to support the magazine, but to support the Fraternity's other operations in order to help us take the load off the student members (who currently cover > 95% of the IHQ budget, while representing < 2% of our membership). It isn't enough to say, "I'll accept the electronic version but don't expect me to help our undergraduates beyond that." The Fraternity resisted electronic alternatives to the printed Frater until now, but frequency has been affected significantly. Obviously, an electronic copy is more environment friendly and financially prudent. Pi Lambda Phi has 26,286 mailable members. If every member were mailed four issues annually, then the costs would be @ $110,000 annually. By distributing an electronic copy to all student members and alumni, and only publishing copies to satisfy donor requests, we have cut The Frater‘s budget < $20,000. Any donating member may still obtain a print copy of The Frater. All they need to do is visit www.pilambdaphi.org and click on ―Send me The Frater‖ located under Publications. Otherwise, if members keep their email address up-to-date they will receive all electronic versions.


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Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation Donations Pi Lambda Phi is built around a purpose (Eliminate Prejudice) and its people (Brotherhood). We believe that advocating a better understanding ‗twixt men is a philosophy that works. Our student members go on to become valued members of their communities, confidently turning their dreams into reality and eliminating prejudice along the way. As a Pi Lam supporter, you give so much more than just your Time, Talent and Treasure. You give future members an opportunity to experience our timeless principals. Although the reasons to donate to the Fraternity‘s IRS recognized tax exempt 501(c)3 public foundation vary from person-to-person, there is probably no better reason than to Ensure the Longevity of Pi Lambda Phi.

Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation Donations by Donor Level

The following list represents donations from engaged members across Pilam Nation between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. The Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation, Inc. recently re-aligned the Fraternity‘s donation cycle and fiscal year reporting. As of July 1, 2010, the Fraternity will report donations for the twelve month period ending June 30 th Welkin $10,000 + VA Omega Alpha University of Virginia George Beck

Purple & Gold $5000 — $9999 1895 $1,895 — $4,999 FL Delta University of Florida Jeffrey Buhler

Massachusetts Institute of Technology J. Bradley Morrison MD Rho Johns Hopkins University William Castle NY Kappa Tau Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Kenneth Mosig PA Alpha Delta Temple University Robert Rosenthal

NY Beta Omicron Saint John's University Stanley Klunder

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NY Delta

Daniel Gam Roland Greenberg

Cornell University Leslie Stern NY Gamma New York University Elliot Wax

PA Gamma Sigma

NY Kappa Tau Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Richard Gibson

University of Pittsburg Mark Surrey Michael Mabunay

NY Sigma Tau Brookly College Allan Starr

PA Gamma Sigma University of Pittsburgh Mark Cuban

PA Omega Gamma Pennsylvania State University Christopher Luman

OH Beta Tau Baldwin Wallace College Bruce Ireland

PA Delta Iota Drexel University

VA Omicron Zeta Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Edward Leventhal

Marc Weppner

IL Tau Delta University of Illinois Daniel Scott OH Beta Tau Baldwin Wallace College Shawn Upchurch

VA Omega Rho Virginia Commonwealth University Brandon Taylor

Woodbine

$1,000 — $1,894

CA Upsilon UCLA Stephen Meisel

$250 — $499

CA Tau University of California at Berkeley Andrew Robinson CA Upsilon

FL Delta University of Florida Stephen Cypen PA Alpha Delta Temple University Eili Hoffman PA Omega Delta Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Kenneth Fasola PA Tau Omega Franklin & Marshall College Philip Samponaro

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Torch

$500 — $999

CA Tau University of California at Berkeley D. Masson

UCLA Mitchell Egers William Feldman Stanley King FL Delta University of Florida Donald Chaiken Ira Heller Joel Rabin Mark Yaeger IL Tau Delta University of Illinois Mitchell Liss IN Alpha Delta Indiana State University Douglas Butler MA Theta - MIT Ronald Zelazo

FL Delta University of Florida Stephen Gardner

NC Omega Beta UNC at Chapel Hill John Glenn Scott Reid

IN Alpha Delta Indiana State University Charles Fuller

NJ Theta Stevens Institute of Technology Mitchell Stanko

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THE CLASS NOTES SECTION OF THE DEPAUW MAGAZINE ALLOWS DEPAUW ALUMNI TO KEEP THEIR CLASSMATES AND THE David Glick Richard Hunter MA Theta Jerome Mushkat UNIVERSITY CURRENT ON THEIR CAREERS , ACTIVITIES AND WHEREABOUTS . William Goldstein Arthur Kimmelfield Massachusetts Institute of Technology NY Betaand Omicron We are James alsoBarrabee interested in publishing anecdotes reminiscences of alumni college days. Submissions should be limited Albert Manning to 500 words and Ronald Sharlach St. John's University may be Jack humorous, reflective or serious. The DePauw Magazine welcomes letters from alumni on articles and University issues. All Martin Rothblum Belz John Dunne OK Iota Joseph Spatafore letters must be signed and may be edited for clarity and space. Lance Choos Patrick Manzi University of Oklahoma Lawrence Torn Cohen Submit aHarold Class Note online through Alumni e-Services . Morris Brodkey NY Delta Leonard David E-mail a Class Note to Larry Ligget: larryligget@depauw.edu PA Omega Kappa Norman Burk Cornell University Marshallby Greenspan Washington & Jefferson College Submissions standard mail should be sent to: H. Bush PA Alpha Delta Frederick Jao Harry Mink Larry Ligget Albert Eisenberg Temple University Joseph Johnson PA Phi Delta DePauwTimothy University Jonathan Ruskin Jerome Balka Kneale Alliance College 300 E Seminary St. Arthur Spitzer Jerome Cohen Paul Ness Stephen Olszewski Barry Drossner P.O. Box 37Prugh David NY Delta Epsilon Peter Richman Vijaykumar Shah Evan Silberstein Robert Silver Cliff Wald Bradley Warren

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Diversity & Inclusion By Chip Luman Diversity and inclusion are part of Pi Lambda Phi‘s core values. We view values as the essence of our existence and long-term success. We have an opportunity to evolve the Fraternity into a truly inclusive organization and encourage engagement around timeless enduring issues. Pi Lambda Phi‘s Educational Foundation President Chip Luman leads organizational diversity and inclusion efforts. Here's what Luman has to say about Diversity and Inclusion at Pi Lambda Phi:

“At Pi Lambda Phi, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are and what we do. Diversity of experiences, ideas, cultures, and beliefs drives us to achieve greater success and a more sustainable brotherhood. Investing in an inclusive brotherhood and workplace garners innovation, connectivity, and commitment. Combining diversity with inclusion is to reach our potential as the nation’s first non-sectarian fraternity. We are different, so recognizing, respecting, and maximizing these differences provides us a significant competitive advantage on today’s college campuses and throughout our lives.”

Lean & Green By Chip Luman Pi Lambda Phi is changing our business practices to become a more "Lean& Green" nonprofit. Lean& Green means improving processes to be more efficient, reducing waste and being eco-friendly at the same time. It also means being smarter about how we do business so more of your donation touches the lives of our aspiring undergraduates. The flagship of our Lean & Green campaign is an electronic communications effort that will hold firm direct mail costs, while simultaneously allowing us to reach more Alumni, more often. For example, by reducing this issue of the Frater from the previously published 12 page 4 color piece to a 6 page abridged teaser for the full online version, we expanded the

September 2010 number of Alumni who received the printed Frater from 9,500 to 23,657 for practically the same investment. In addition, we also emailed the Frater to another 4,500 brothers. And it goes without saying; the online version removes space and budget constraints allowing you to receive more news, updates and information. In fact, our goal is to compliment our annual Frater mailing with more frequent electronic versions. We remain committed to a personal touch, but we need to do it reasonably with an appreciation toward the reason you donated; our undergraduates development. Among the many other Green initiatives are reducing paper use, streamlining Fraternity operations with modern communications tools, and staging a "gogreen contest" for brothers to suggest green-friendly ideas.

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“I hope Pi Lambda Phi has made as great of an impact on your life, as it did mine. The brotherhood really knows no borders. To this day, I continue to be fascinated by the foresight of the Creed. The different ways our brothers have lived and experienced the Creed is absolutely remarkable.” to them. Our motto, “Not Four Years, but a Lifetime” means much to me, like it does you. The greatest benefit of the past years has been the opportunities to get to know so many brothers. Brother mine forever,

Gary Sanders Resigns as Executive Director A letter from Brother Gary Sanders.

Dear Brothers Pi Lambda Phi has been an incredible opportunity for me. As an undergraduate I learned more about leadership, brotherhood, and diversity than all my classes and other activities combined. As an alumnus I had two opportunities to develop myself and Pi Lambda Phi. The first was helping to reestablish my chapter’s Alumni association. The second was having the privilege of working in support of the incredible undergraduates and Alumni.

Gary Sanders at the 114th Annual Leadership Convention, August 2009 in Berea, OH. Pictured left to right; Stan Klunder, Gary Sanders, George Beck, Ron Rossman and Aaron Isbell.

After five and a half years, I decided it was time to leave. My time working for the best Fraternity has been a great joy. It has given me wonderful opportunities to support, coach, and most importantly learn from amazing undergraduates and Alumni. I have been welcomed into many a chapter house, Alumni homes, and anywhere the bond of brotherhood has been shared. Seeing a smile and hearing a welcoming brotherly voice always made my day brighter. I want to thank each of you for your support over the past five and a half years. Without you, Pi Lam would not be the success it is today. Please continue to develop our Fraternity to its fullest potential. The Founders of Pi Lambda Phi established high ideals. It’s our responsibility to live up

Gary Sanders at the 115th Annual Leadership Convention, August 2010 in Chicago, IL. Pictured left to right; Marc Weppner and Gary Sanders.


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Quinnipiac Chapter, Connecticut Tau Kappa, Holds Reunion By Harv Goldstein - Class of 1973 After a hiatus of more than 40 years, the Brothers of Pi Lambda Phi, Connecticut Tau Kappa and their local fraternity predecessor, Tau Kappa Beta from Quinnipiac College (now Quinnipiac University) held a reunion party on Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Wallingford, CT. Tau Kappa Beta was chartered at Quinnipiac College in 1958. In 1963, the fraternity initiated Beta Chapter on the New Haven College campus. The aims of Tau Kappa Beta, as written in the founding Constitution were: to maintain high ideals of citizenship, to participate in any activity which will be beneficial to the college and to uphold the ideals of Quinnipiac College. Following these aims, Tau Kappa Beta proudly maintained a position of leadership and participation in campus activities while always maintaining high ideals of brotherhood. Tau Kappa Beta received its National Charter from Pi Lambda Phi in March of 1968. What began in September of 2009 with a few of the Brothers finding each other on Facebook became a quest to find as many other Brothers from the founding local fraternity and Pi Lambda Phi. The Reunion Committee of Skip Branciforte, Vic Carlucci, Bill DeMayo, Joe Dunsmore, Harv Goldstein, Don Langella, Pat McGrath, Bob Passero and Pete Ricciardi were able to locate 58 Brothers. 30 Brothers and their wives and girlfriends attended the party and all vowed to not let another 40 years slip away. Traveling the farthest was Brother George Rossi and his wife, Celeste (who were sweethearts 42 years ago), who came to Connecticut from Florida, just for the Reunion. Other Brothers traveled from Vermont, New Hampshire and New York to attend this event. In keeping with the traditions of 40 years ago, a five-piece band was hired in lieu of a DJ, playing music of the 1960s. This group of Brothers that goes back more than 40 years were excited to see each other in April and are looking forward to their next reunion party in 2011. This is living proof of the Pi Lambda Phi motto - Not Four Years, but a Lifetime.

Sitting: George Rossi, Rich ―Beau‖ Balisciano, Doren Perruccio, Al Glidden, Joe Dunsmore, Vic Carlucci, Rich Laudano and Harry ―Cole‖ Pope Second row: Harv Goldstein, Skip Branciforte, Jerry Teplitsky, George Duffy, Bill DeMayo, Don Langella, Pete Ricciardi, Paul Baran, Bob Orciari, Marty Grant, Al Reopell and Mike Astarita Third row: Doug Winokur, Mike Sprague, Rich Ventura, Joe Riccitelli, Ron Marks, Bob Passero, Pat ―Chick‖ McGrath, Ed ―Hawkeye‖ Hennessey, Joe Roy and Chuck Liedke


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Have you ever wondered what Pi Lambda Phi will mean to you in your lifetime? The Alumni from the University of Illinois chapter shared that experience on September 10, 2009. Graduates from the early 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s met in Champaign-Urbana to reunite and share returning to the campus. The Chapter was known as the IL Alpha Kappa chapter until 1977. When the chapter merged with another group the name was changed to IL Tau Delta. The time disappeared when these Pi Lams reunited. The weekend started with a bus ride from Chicago to the Champaign-Urbana campus. A campus will change in the course of four decades, so do the brothers. Many of the Alumni managed to keep in touch since graduation. The weekend was filled with remembrances, Pi Lambda Phi songs, other songs, and brotherhood. The Illini football team delivered a victory for the Alumni and the weekend was a tremendous experience. Attendees: Art Bluestone, Steve Elkins, Harry Eng, Rich Erlich, Mark Evens, Jerry Ezgur, Lee Forman, Bob Friedman, Art Gillis, Elliot Heidelberg, John Hokin, Robert Kahn, Art Kroft, Donnie Liebsker, Jeff Levine, Art Liss, Al Markle, Burt Mendelson, Jules Oettinger, Stan Pantowich, Ron Prebish, Myron Sternstein, Irwin Teich, Larry Milner, Chas Rosenberg, Bill Keroff

Front row: Kroft, Eng, Markle, Heidelberg, Keroff, Prebish, Erlich. Middle row: Evens, Kahn, Bluestone, Levine, Liebsker, Liss. Third Row: Forman, Sternstein, Teich, Rosenberg, Gillis, Friedman, Oettinger. Back Row: Pantowich, Liss. Missing: Greenie and Ezgur!


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Chapter Eternal Memorial

Chapter Eternal PAST PRESIDENT STANLEY GLASSER, H.B. JOINS CHAPTER ETERNAL Stanley Glasser, H.B., OH Mu ‘48 joined the Chapter Eternal on March 19, 2010. Brother Glasser was an active volunteer and supporter of Pi Lambda Phi throughout his life. He truly lived the motto, ―Not Four Years, but a Lifetime.‖ Brother Glasser served as Archon of his beloved OH Mu chapter at the University of Cincinnati. Stan always supported the chapter through the highs and lows. When the chapter closed, he was responsible for seeing the chapter reactivated.

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Brother Glasser‘s contributions extended far beyond OH Mu and Cincinnati. He was active with the International Fraternity over the past five decades. His involvement led to being elected the President of the International Executive Council where he began the process to modernize the operation of the fraternity. After serving as President of the IEC, Stan continued to seek improvements to make Pi Lambda Phi better. Stan oversaw the modernization of the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation and served as the first President of the Foundation and later as Chairman. He firmly believed that it was important for the fraternity to have Alumni involved in the chapters and the International Fraternity. He made an extensive effort, which was carried forward by succeeding Pi Lam Presidents, to have the fraternity represented By a geographically diverse mixture of Alumni Brothers on the IEC. Stan believed that this added to the strength of Pi Lam as these individuals brought different backgrounds and experiences to the fraternity by virtue of where they lived or grew up. Executive Director Emeritus George Beck, H.B. said, ―Stan was a true Pi Lam, through and through.‖ ―Stan bled purple and gold,‖ Past President Stanley Klunder, H.B. added, ―he spent many a night at conclaves, conventions and chapter events, always willing to help our young Brothers find their way through fraternity and advice on life.‖ Stan was always candid with his opinions. He was never afraid to look for outside opinions and experiences to develop new ways to help Pi Lambda Phi. Brother Glasser is survived by his son Daniel. Stan is interned at Schachnus Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Due to Brother Glasser‘s numerous contributions he was memorialized with a period of mourning throughout Pi Lambda Phi through May 1, 2010 all brothers of Pi Lambda Phi were asked to observe the mourning tradition and obscure the letters of Pi Lambda Phi on their brother badges. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation.

FL Delta University of Florida—Dr. Marshall Nirenberg ’49 Big Pi - 1944 Marshall Warren Nirenberg was born in New York City on April 10th, 1927, the son of Harry and Minerva Nirenberg. The family moved to Orlando, Florida in 1939. He early developed an interest in biology. In 1948 he received a B. Sc. degree, and in 1952, a M. Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Florida at Gainesville. His dissertation for the Master's thesis was an ecological and taxonomic study of caddis flies (Trichoptera). During this period he became interested in biochemistry. He continued studies in this field at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and in 1957 received the Ph. D. degree from the Department of Biological Chemistry. Nirenberg's thesis, performed under the guidance of Dr. James Hogg, was a study of a permease for hexose transport in ascites tumor cells. In 1968 Dr. Nirenberg shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley for ―breaking the genetic code: and describing how it operates in protein synthesis. In the same year, together with Har Gobind Khorana, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Colombia University. Brother Nirenberg passed into Chapter Eternal on January 15, 2010.


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Chapter Eternal Memorial NH Pi Dartmouth Budd Schulberg, Big Pi 1950 Budd Shulberg who wrote the award-winning screenplay for ―On the Waterfront‖ and created a classic American archetype of naked ambition, Sammy Glick, in his novel ―What Makes Sammy Run?‖ Schulberg attended Deerfield Academy and then went on to Dartmouth College, where he was actively involved in the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine and was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity [1]. In 1939 he collaborated on the screenplay for Winter Carnival, a light comedy set at Dartmouth. One of his collaborators was F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was fired because of his alcoholic binge during a visit with Schulberg to Dartmouth. Dartmouth College awarded Schulberg an honorary degree in 1960.

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While serving in the Navy during World War II, Schulberg was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), working with John Ford's documentary unit. Following VE Day, he was among the first American servicemen to liberate the Nazi-run concentration camps. He was involved in gathering evidence against war criminals for the Nuremberg Trials, an assignment that included arresting documentary film maker Leni Riefenstahl at her chalet in Kitzbühel, Austria, ostensibly to have her identify the faces of Nazi war criminals in German film footage captured by the Allied troops. Schulberg encountered political controversy in 1951 when screenwriter Richard Collins, testifying to the House Un-American Activities Committee, named Schulberg as a former member of the Communist Party. Schulberg testified as a friendly witness that Party members had sought to influence the content of What Makes Sammy Run and "named names" of other Hollywood communists. Schulberg was also a sports writer and former chief boxing correspondent for Sports Illustrated. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his contributions to the sport. In 1965, after a devastating riot had ripped apart the fabric of the Watts section of Los Angeles, Schulberg formed the Watts Writers Workshop in an attempt to ease frustrations and bring artistic training to the economically impoverished district. He passed into Chapter Eternal on August 5, 2009.

PA Lambda Lehigh Jack Dreyfus Big Pi 1995 Dreyfus was a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He is widely publicized for being the man who "invented" the commonplace mutual fund through direct marketing to the public in the 1950‘s and 1960‘s and ultimately selling the fund during the early 1970s. His early television commercials featuring a lion emerging from the Wall Street subway station were successful. According to Barron's Magazine end of Century issue, Jack Dreyfus was considered the 2nd most significant money manager of the last century. For almost two decades Dreyfus has taken impish delight in stepping on Wall Street‘s respectable corns. He has been called an upstart, an interloper and a genius. Yet he is, without question, the most singular and effective personality to appear in Wall Street since the days of Joseph Kennedy and Bernard Baruch. When late last year he decided to get out of the biggest of his enterprises, his exit was as theatrically pleasing as either of these two predecessors could have devised. Dreyfus owned the noted Hobeau Farm in Ocala, Florida where he bred, trained and raced horses. The 2,200 acre property was the center of his racing operation. Among his noted horses and victories were Beau Purple, which defeated Kelso in the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont October 1962; Onion which defeated Secretariat in the Whitney Stakes in August 1973; Prove Out which defeated Secretariat in the Woodward Stakes in September 1973; Handsome Boy which defeated Buckpasser in the Brooklyn Handicap in July 1967; Blessing Angelica (mare) which won the Delaware Handicap in 1971 and 1972.

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BROTHER MINE FOREVER Words by Jack Yellen, MI Epsilon, Supreme Rex, 1916

Matthew Russell

Leslie Groosky

Christopher Davis

Martin Shotland

Nathan Schweitzer

Ryan Carper

Albert Rosenthal

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PA Beta Zeta Carnegie Mellon University John Barclay Alfred Friedman PA Epsilon Zeta University of Pennsylvania Melvin Estroff

Brother mine forever, We are bound together, By a bond that stronger grows As years roll by. Mystic words unspoken, Holy vows unbroken Holds us faithful to the tie, Of Pi Lambda Phi. When the days are dreary, When the heart grows weary; Tho the dark clouds of despair, May hide the sky, I shall ne'er be friendless, For our love is endless; Even death can't break the tie, Of Pi Lambda Phi.


Vol. 95, No. 1

September 2010

How Can These Brands Be Better?

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Contest

Contest Rules Which Brands are Eligible; The three eligible brands are The Frater, Tripod and The Elimination of Prejudice. The Frater is the Fraternity‘s ninety-five year old magazine. The brand is only third in name recognition and longevity to the Fraternity‘s name and The Creed. Contestants are encouraged to suggest a revitalized graphical representation of “The Frater” limited to font, size and color. The Tripod was first used by Pi Lambda Phi after the 1941 merger with Phi Beta Delta. Although rarely used in recent times, the title of the Fraternity‘s magazine was changed after the merger from The Frater to The Tripod. Contestants are encouraged to suggest brand usage in addition to a revitalized graphical representation of “The Tripod” limited to font, size and color. The Elimination of Prejudice is the Fraternity‘s independently marketed philanthropy. The inaugural identity can be viewed at http:// www.eliminateprejudice.org. The words “Eliminate” and “Prejudice” are central to the brand‘s identity. In fact, the philanthropy‘s call to action is ―Eliminate Prejudice.‖ Entries should focus on the graphical presentation including background imagery, font, size and color. How to Enter/Eligibility: To enter, go to the Web page for this Contest, located on this Web site {http://www.pilambdaphi.org} (the "Web Site"), and complete and submit the registration/entry form as instructed, submitting at least one complete brand repositioning strategy statement to qualify; one (1) entry per person. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Friday December 31, 2010. Only entries submitted electronically to the Web site in accordance with these rules will be eligible for consideration. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Contest is open to all members in good standing of Pi Lambda Phi, except employees of the International Headquarters or Educational Foundation, its parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, its advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate families of the foregoing employees. Entries must be original to entrant and not be submitted to or published by any other publication. Winning entry may be published in any medium by Pi Lambda Phi without additional compensation to winner. Entries cannot be acknowledged and become the property of Pi Lambda Phi upon receipt. Submission of entries constitutes permission for Pi Lambda Phi to publish entry in the magazine and on pilambdaphi.org and use entrant's email address and other submitted information for purposes of marketing and promotion. Selection of Winner: From all eligible entries received, Pi Lambda Phi will select winner based on the potential impact, practicality, and promise of submitted rebranding strategy statements, on or about March 19, 2011. The decision of the judges is final in all matters. Winner will be notified by electronic mail on or about March 21, 2011. Winner must reply with all contact information requested in the notification within ten (10) days from the date notification was sent, or another winner may be selected. Prizes: The winner will receive travel, hotel and meal accommodations to the 2011 Pi Lambda Phi Annual Leadership Convention. The total approximate retail value of all prizes awarded is $947.96. All other expenses, including any travel expenses if the winner requests a face-to-face consultation instead of a telephone consultation, as well as all federal, state and local taxes, are winner's sole responsibility. No transfer or substitution of prizes except at Pi Lambda Phi's sole discretion. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/ publicity and liability release to be returned within ten (10) days from the date it was sent, or another winner may be selected. Limitations of Liability/Reserved Rights: Neither Pi Lambda Phi, nor its parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies, nor its promotional agencies shall have any obligation or responsibility with regard to (i) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with these rules, (ii) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer or technical error of any kind, (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or (iv) any damages or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize. Sponsors, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Web site or otherwise violating these rules. Sponsors further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if this Contest cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. Miscellaneous: The winner's name, as well as a list of other noteworthy entries, will be posted on the Web Site on or about April 1, 2011. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations; void where prohibited or restricted by law.


Vol. 95, No. 1

September 2010

ity Ideal, G The Fratern J. S L

AMMA

NEIDER

EOPOLD

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'18 Excerpt from the 1920 edition of The Frater

I was alone. The cold stillness of night was softened only by the mellow glow of my study lamp. Before me on the printed page there appeared a poet‘s prayer: ―Give me an ideal that will stand the strain of weaving into human stuff on the loom of the real.‖ I stopped reading and for the moment was lost in thought. There was something strangely human in this plea. Something that arrested attention and demanded thought. I felt that in this prayer the poet had evinced a striking truism. How many of Life‘s ideals are dreams, the products of our free and unrestrained imagination? And when imagination becomes the goal of life — life is sure to suffer. The idealist at his fireside evolves a beautiful dream. He fosters, cherishes and develops it. He carries it with him into the world and it becomes his life purpose. But what if the world is not ready to receive his ideal? What if the world checks its attainment, curbs its progress, mocks its worth? What if the world exposes his ideal and reveals — a dream bubble? Ideal and idealist are blasted. The history of humanity is filled with records of men and women whose lives have been ended by and with their ideals. The ideal that is to live and give strength to its possessor must find basis of existence in reality — not alone in imagination. Our ideals must always seek relationship with life as it is. We must see them through the eyes of human experience. If our ideals are to develop into complete realization, they must grow in accordance with the established laws of human nature. The college fraternity is founded on an ideal — the love of man for man. The sublimity of that ideal fires the imagination. There is something supreme, something holy in an organization which would ignore the barriers of wealth, birth, social difference, and accept men only in the light of their personal worth. There is something noble in an organization which seeks to destroy prejudices of previous training and environment, and which makes men feel that there is a sublime spiritual bond which conquers from varying houses; they are of varying ability; they have come with varying conceptions of manliness, varying estimates of conduct and right doing. The college fraternity is part of the college world — a community vibrating ideals and ideas and the energy these give birth to. He who sees the college world only as a lecture hall is blind to the reality of its life. The lecture hall may occupy a conspicuous place in the college, but it is only a part — only a means to an end, never an end in itself. Where men live together as they do on a college campus, there do always the problems of social relations arise. And it is in this relationship that the college rears its ideal and battles with its ideas. The college fraternity is the mirror that reflects and moreover intensifies this spirit of the college. Devotion to Alma Mater and the zealous desire to make Alma Mater excel in all the fields she enters, finds their echo in the fraternity. There the men vie with the men of other fraternities to the most active on the college campus, everywhere to stamp their fraternity as the leader. And as the college aims to establish a high student standard, so does the fraternity in its choice of members. The spirit of energy and of achievement in its manifold forms — the spirit of the college — the fraternity tries to instill in its members. In the fraternity house this aim gives rise to plans and methods of accomplishment which compel all to put their shoulders to the wheel. In the attainment of the fraternity aim all must be for one and one for all. These are the external problems of the fraternity that concerns themselves with the college. Within, are the subtler problems of human relationship. It is to be understood at the outset that men of differing natures, character and training cannot be made homogenous by the mere will of a few. The results of enclosing varying temperaments, and of forcing men of varying habits to live together cannot but fail at the outset to be misunderstandings, perhaps clashes and conflict. The fraternity house opens the finest opportunity for the interplay of human character. During the four years of fraternity life the real nature of a man must inevitably assert itself. It takes time, sometimes a year, sometimes two, for a man to acclimate himself. Homogenous living and mutual understanding can come only with time. But when the period of adjustment is over, when the shackles of restraint are cast aside, when the man feels at home among his fraternity brothers, then the true self begins to come forward. The man responds, according to his nature, to the new environment. ―We live our truest lives with our friends.‖ It is in his response to the call of the college world, in his reactions towards the men he lives with, in the way he aids in the achievement of the common fraternity purpose that we can learn and understand our fraternity brother. For the college fraternity is the key which unlocks the man‘s internal nature and which reveals his character, his mind and mood. When can men love each other? When they have lived with each other; when they have worked, walked, talked, achieved and suffered together for a common purpose. — Working together ―for good ends, for broad, fearless, helpful life , arising from sound impulses within.‖ When you have learned your fraternity brother in such ties, when you know and understand the good and bad in him, when in the still hours of night you have heard his life story, felt the pulse of his spiritual nature and found the human link that binds him to you — then can you love him. *

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The light of my study lamp spreading a soft glow across the printed page. I re-read the poets‘ prayer — It had given me an ideal that was standing the strain of weaving into human stuff on the loom of the real — my fraternity.


Frater September 2010