Through the vision of Doc Bredekamp, the Alumni of the Beta Pi Chapter have strived to continue the goals of the Fraternity: to build better men. Beta Pi alumni stay actively involved with the Chapter through annual organized events such as Winter Carnival and Homecoming, the Summer Golf Outing (hosted by Brother Kneen), and other informal activities. Alumni also stay involved with the Chapter through advisory roles through the Alumni Corporation Board (ACB), where we provide active assistance to the Chapter.
We’d love for you to get involved!
Upcoming Alumni Events
In addition to the many informal gatherings of Beta Pi alumni, there are several organized, annual alumni and active events planned each year.
21st Annual Alumni Golf Outing – July 24, 2021
- Brentwood Golf Club, White Lake MI
- Events all day and evening, usually 60-80 alum
- Contact Scott Kneen
Old Buck Memorial Golf Outing & Reunion – September 11, 2021
- Location: SE Grand Rapids
- Contact Bob Donovan for more information and to RSVP
Alumni Work Weekend – September 17-19, 2021
This is always a fabulous event. You don’t have to be a Mr Fix it or Handyman, we have loads of true experts that come and pitch in, we just need your presence and support.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn and Suites, located in downtown Houghton across the street from the Ambassador and the DT. You are free to stay at the house but we wanted to provide this other option as well. Below is the information needed when reserving a room:
Quality Inn and Suites
215 Sheldon Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931
Group Name: Delta Sigma Phi
Reservation Dates: 9/17/21 – 9/19/21
I set up the reservation for 9/17 – 9/19 (Friday to Sunday) please make your reservations by August 17.
Room Rate: $ 159.20/night
Alumni Corporation Board
ACB was founded with the goal of ensuring that the Chapter always has assistance in their operations. ACB is incorporated in the State of Michigan and oversees Chapter activity, including finances and goal planning.
ACB is composed of an elected board (President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Alumni Involvement, & VP of Finance), the Chapter President, Chapter Treasurer, Alumni who have been appointed to Advisor positions, and other Alumni who want to be involved.
Meetings are held monthly and ACB members are nominated and elected at the annual meeting in April of each year, and serve terms of varying length (usually 1-3 years), and it’s common for alumni to serve multiple terms consecutively.
Current ACB members
(as of 6/17/20)
Elected ACB positions
President – Bill Dehn
Treasurer – Derek Ashman
Secretary – Matt Suksi
VP of Alumni Involvement – Mark Midgley
VP of Finance – Zach Drake
Chapter President – Kyle McIntyre
Chapter Treasurer – Matt Anderson
University Advisor – Jason Blough
Chapter Advisor – Jason Blough
Housing Advisor – Al Golden
Growth Advisor – Marco Riolo
Healthy Lifestyle Advisor – Travis Hutchins
Personal Success Advisor – Daniel Hicks
Campus & Community Involvement Advisor – Michael Link
Website – Daniel Hicks
How to Donate – Voluntary Alumni Contribution (VAC) Fund
In conjunction with our 60th anniversary in 2008, ACB established the VAC Fund as a method for alumni to voluntarily contribute to the Chapter on an ongoing basis after their time as an active has ended.
The Beta Pi Club is the highest level of automatic monthly donation.
You help keep the cook in the kitchen, the boiler kicking out the extra heat during all-nighter, and the sauna operational so that the next generation of actives have a chance to tell similar stories of Beta Pi.
In commemoration of our 70th anniversary, Beta Pi Club members will give a gift of $70 every month ($840 per year).
Beta Pi Club Members will receive special recognition for their generous and ongoing gift.
For those of you who did not know Jim Jones, he was a brother of Beta Pi who passed into Bond Eternal.
Upon his passing Jim left a very generous gift to Beta Pi.
Jim Jones Club members will give a gift of $30 every month ($360 per year) in commemeration of Jim.
Jim Jones Club members will receive special recognition for their generous and ongoing gift.
You survived living at 1421.
You most likely even liked it...
Which room was yours? What did you paint on the door?
1421 Club members will give a gift of $14.21 every month ($170.52 per year) in commemeration of living in the "best location on campus".
1421 Club members will receive special recognition for their generous and ongoing gift.
Gifts, like pearls of wisdom, can cost both a great price and your time to tell its story.
When inspiration hits, we're here to hear about it.
One time gift givers will also receive recognition for their generous gifts.
One-time gifts can be processed without requireing a Paypal account.
If you still prefer to send a check, VAC will never turn you down! Please send your checks (made out to Delta Sigma Phi – Beta Pi Alumni VAC) to:
Please make your check payable to Delta Sigma Phi – Beta Pi Alumni VAC