Open House on March 3rd an Huge Success

On March 3rd, we had more than 75 alumni and guests along with more than 75 actives come together to for an guided tour of the newly renovated house and chapter room.  Light refreshments were served and all that attended had a delightful time.  There was a 30 minute presentation by the Board of Advisors and several active chapter members that covered the state of the chapter, house and alumni association.

The hand out that recapped the presentation is below:
During the last year, we have seen many changes for the Delta Nu Chapter of TKE.  Here are some of the highlights and successes we accomplished in 2011 and our goals for 2012.

TKE House Upgrades and Enhancements as part of the fire restoration project

Upgrades                                                                            Enhancements

New solid core doors on all suites                         Fire Suppression System throughout the house

All new metal door frames on interior doors         Big screen TV and sofa in Frater lounge

New Siding for entire house                                     Individual suite refrigerators

New HVAC throughout the house                            New Dressers in all rooms

50 Year warranty on composite roof                        Projector and 10 foot screen in chapter room

Tile floor in the chapter room                                     Folding tables and Chairs in chapter room

Metal railings above the chapter room                   Parlor Room to replace patio add 750 sq. ft.

Balcony closed off and repaired                              Security Camera System

New fire doors for entire house                               Mail Center and trophy case

New server and high speed router                          High speed internet

All new carpet & tile in the all rooms                       Storage closet for tables and chairs added

Remodeled public wash rooms                              New Deck on north end of house

Added janitor closet                                                    Remodeled volley ball pit

Mortgage is currently at $291,000 and is targeted to be paid off in 2019.  Once this is completed, we plan to begin awarding scholarship funds to those living in the TKE House to offset the cost of tuition.

Social Events

Future                                                                                  Past

Golf Tournament - June 1, 2012                                 Annual Meeting & Open House - March 2012

House Rededication - June 2012                              Bowling - Feb 2012

Arrowhead Tailgate - 2012                                           Homecoming - 2011

Homecoming - 2012                                                     Arrowhead Tailgate - 2011

                                                                                           Alumni Reunion in KC - 2011                                       

          Golf Tournament - 2011               

          Alumni Active Work Weekend - 2011

Communications

Delta Nu Review Schedule- Monthly New releases, yearly comprehensive hard-copy Newsletter

This becomes the Delta Nu Alumni Association “yearbook”

Distributed on the last week of August

Delta Nu Website - 2012 single repository of information about events, scholarships, news, etc.

All communications will be linked back to a web page

Need to increase engagement through posts, comments, attendance and participation

Communications calendar to be developed and deployed on the web site to include all events

Call for 2 alumni to help with web content editing

Call for photos, documents, movies and other historical content to be uploaded and stored for future display in the Museum portal. 

More self-reported Frater Profiles

Philanthropic Results – We have 4 tax dedutable funds that provide money for scholarships

Pete Greve Fund - We have more than 50 donors that have given $20,000 to date and awarded $5,000 to incoming freshman students.

TKE Active Chapter Scholarship Fund – We have more than 26 donors that have given more than $12,000 and awarded $4,000 to TKE undergraduate students.

Special Projects Fund –We have more than 15 donors to the Teke Education Foundation that earmark a percentage of their donation to the Delta Nu Special Projects Fund.  We have provided funds for 16 Delta Nu collegiate to attend leadership conferences and provided funding for the internet system currently in the house.

Freshmen Scholarship - This is a scholarship of $100 funded by the active chapter to identify and award a worthy freshman male attending NWMSU in the fall semester and to begin the process of new member recruitment

Capital Improvements

Dick Wiles Memorial Teke for Life DonationsWe have more than 300 donors that have contributed  more than $235,000 to this fund over the last 12 years to help build and then improve the TKE House

Fire Relief Fund - We have more than 25 donors that have given more than $15,000 in the last 6 months.  This is used to supplement the lost revenue as a result of the fire in August 2011.

Composite Restoration Project – To date, we have located, recreated or refurbished more than 40 of the 58 composites from 1954 forward and have begun the process of hanging them back on the walls at the TKE House.  We have 7 men that have donated time and treasure to this worthy cause to cover about 50% of the cost of this work.

Call for 4 new committee members to help with raffles and other fund raising efforts at social events

Delta Nu Alumni Association Membership

175 Dues paying members as of March 3, 2012

Raised more than $22,000 to cover mailing, web site, composite restoration, birthday program, membership cards and other perks at golf, bowling, homecoming and host social events

                Important Links for Alumni

                Link to update your contact information -    www.nwtke.com/content/tke-alumniupdate

                Link to make a donation -                               www.nwtke.com/content/donation-opportunities

                Link to the past Delta Nu Reviews -            www.nwtke.com/content/delta-nu-review

                Link to the Picture Post -                                 http://rjtrphoto.smugmug.com/Delta-Nu-TKE

                Link to the Delta Nu Facebook page -        www.facebook.com/groups/tkedeltanu/