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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.

Save April 10th for Alumni Weekend

Posted by on 21 Feb 2015 | Tagged as: News

To all Friends and Brothers of Iota –

Please save the weekend of April 10, 11 and 12 for the 42nd Annual Iota Alumni Weekend.

Full agenda to follow including details for Saturday lunch and active and alumni softball.

We hope to see you there!

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2014

Posted by on 04 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: News

UPDATE (11/7): There will be an active & alumni meeting at 1pm (after the picnic and before the tailgate).

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is jam-packed with gatherings, reunions, and events.

A few to note on Saturday, November 8th:

  • 11:00am – Celebrating Southwestern’s 175th – Alma Thomas Theatre: a short program peppered with exciting announcements, a brief recognition of Alumni Award recipients (including two young Iota Alums) and entertainment from current students.
  • 1pm: Active/Alumni meeting
  • 2-3:30pm – A special reception for the Class of 1964. All brothers are invited. Kappa Sigma House
  • 2-5:30 Tailgating at GISD Birklebach field
  • 6pm – Southwestern vs. Trinity

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

August 8 Starts Final Weekend for House Maintenance

Posted by on 29 Jul 2014 | Tagged as: News

It’s August in Texas, what better time to join your alumni and active friends and brothers and put some sweat equity into this summer’s house maintenance?

The crew will get started on Friday, August 8 and work through to Sunday.

On the to-do list:

  • Parquet floors patching, sanding and finishing
  • Patio stones, laying the base and top stones, and
  • Advanced work, e.g. overseeing the electrical work in the kitchen

More details to follow on specific help and tools we’ll need.

Join when you can.

See who’s coming on the Alumni and Friends of Iota Chapter Facebook Group, or just post a comment here and let us know you’re coming.

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