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Summer work weekends announced

Posted by on 22 Jun 2016 | Tagged as: Alumni, News, Upcoming Events

We encourage all brothers and friends of the chapter to assist in summer house maintenance.

In advance of the work weekends, the House Corporation have engaged quality professionals to install a new roof, as well as new gutter screening east side gutter replacements. Having just replaced the 2nd floor HVAC system, the first floor HVAC system will also be done this summer.

How can you help?
Join one or both weekends: July 16 or August 6 from 8am to 5pm. Feel free to come down the Friday evening before and join in the prep work.

What work can you help with?
Landscape maintenance, trimming of trees and bushes, minor repair work to House, deep cleaning to floor restoration and painting/sheetrock work.

When again?
July 16 and August 6th, 8am to 5pm.

If contributions of time and energy are not possible, consider a monetary donation of any amount via Iotachapter.org. Just click on the Paypal link.

On Facebook? Let us know you’re coming here https://www.facebook.com/groups/2357739947/

John Roark, Distinguished Alumus, Passed Away

Posted by on 24 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: Alumni, News, Obituaries

Brother Scott Hanson shared this news on the Iota Facebook group this morning:

John O. Roark, a distinguished alumnus of Iota Chapter, passed away yesterday. Services will likely be held in Temple, where he lived and practiced law for the past 42 years.

UPDATE 1/25 — Memorial Service:
A memorial service for Brother Roark will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Temple. A reception and visitation will follow the service in the Family Life Center of at First United Methodist Church.

Alumni Weekend Will Be April 8th.

Posted by on 05 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: News

Save the dates, April 8 thru 10, for the 43rd Alumni Weekend! 

And, in unrelated news, enjoy a moment of holiday spirit here courtesy of the active chapter.

Work Weekend Returns This Weekend!

Posted by on 27 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: News

The ritual of Sigma summertime work weekends continues…

As Brother Pat Sparks describes, “progressive maintenance” entails upkeep of the grounds and the House itself.

Focus for this weekend:

  • Painting, a lot of it
  • “Spring” cleaning
  • Site improvements.

Recommendations, ideas, suggestions, questions are really appreciated.

Weekend schedule:

  • Friday 1pm – dark: Pat and Russell will be onsite getting this started
  • Saturday 8am: Start the day, divide and conquer Erik’s top ten list.
  • Saturday Dinnertime: the hungry bodies and congenial spirits find nourishment at a local spot.
  • Sunday 8am-3pm: Finish up and head home with the House and your own person better off for the effort!

Other ways to help and contribute:

  • we need a heavy duty vacuum cleaner like some cast off Kirby (preferably HEPA)
  • a large refrigerator/freezer up to 4’ or so wide,
  • repaired or replaced Chapter sliding doors,
  • stainless steel wall mount racking for the kitchen,
  • semi-permeable patio surface extension,
  • electrical work for lighting and outlets,
  • new weather tight doors on either side of the south main entry doors,
  • rain barrels to hold water away from the foundation and custom awnings over the doors on the south side.

Donations in materials or contributions to the general account are welcome. Home Depot, McCoy’s and McIntire’s gift cards are another avenue of support.

We’re lucky to have an amazing group of volunteer leaders — we need all the additional muscle and brains we can get.

Having more alums and active makes the time spent really fun.

RSVP via the Facebook group, add a comment below, or just show up!

Schedule for Saturday

Posted by on 11 Apr 2015 | Tagged as: News

11am: Alumni and Active meeting at the House

Noon: lunch provided by the Alumni Association

Softball (weather permitting) until 4pm

Field location to be provided by the actives.

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