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.
2019 Alumni Work Weekend a Huge Success!
Folks as I write this note its hard to start with whom to thank for making it such a successful weekend.
I think the theme this year was “We went Pro!”
- Bob & Sean (Pledge Brothers!) on Kitchen hood install
- Bouws and Brokow on the Window install (and other projects), still the best House Manager EVER!
- Buffy and Rieger on the WiFi system
- Golden overseeing everything as well as the final install on the Hood
- Lucci and Marty on the lights and all around Electricians for the entire weekend
- Ed Lovrich just cooked his fanny off, fabulous food!!
- Now when I saw ETW with a monkey wrench on the toilet I got really concerned but it was after he captained the crew hanging a new ceiling in the kitchen.
- Jason hosted the best BBQ on Friday night
- PV and McDonald did a great job on floors and ceilings and such.
- Droid was solid support at all times.
- Kueffner will be sending out all the pictures as Historian.
- Many thanks to Drake and ETW for handling all the cash.
We had true professionals in their field (and some out of their field) completing great work on the house, I cant thank them enough.
If you have never been to a work weekend your missing a great Beta Pi event.
I was really moved by the Actives, I had heard they were a good group and they proved it to me, a really great bunch that are becoming ‘Better Men’ in our House. They worked right along side all of the Alumni.
Special thanks go out to Bill Dehn, he is so dedicated to making Beta Pi great again, I don’t have words to express our thanks to him.
Thanks to everyone who donated to the VAC to fund these projects. I know everyone who comes to these events is always running to the hardware store and pulling out their own cash to finish (or start) a project. It did not go unnoticed.
Again, from the bottom of my heart I thank you all for making the House just a bit better!
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
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 4/20/19)
Elected ACB positions
President – Bill Dehn
Treasurer – Zach Drake
Secretary – Carl Gossman
VP of Alumni Involvement – Mark Midgley
VP of Finance – Derrick Seibert
Chapter President – Taylor Hammes
Chapter Treasurer – Kyle McIntyre
University Advisor – Jason Blough
Chapter Advisor – Jason Blough
Housing Advisor – Al Golden
Growth Advisor – Pete Lucci
Healthy Lifestyle Advisor – Travis Hutchins
Personal Success Advisor – Daniel Hicks
Campus & Community Involvement Advisor – Michael Link & Matt Suksi
Website – Daniel Hicks
Other Voting ACB Alumni
We’d love for you to get involved!
Upcoming ACB Meetings
Saturday, October 19th – 10:00am Eastern
Thursday, November 21st – 8:00pm Eastern
Wednesday, December 18th – 8:00pm Eastern
Saturday, January 18th – 10:00am Eastern
Thursday, February 20th – 8:00pm Eastern
Annual 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. They are:
Winter Carnival – February each year in Houghton.
Homecoming – October each year in Houghton.
Golf Outing – July each year in the Metro-Detroit area.
Alumni Work Weekend – Fall semester each year at the chapter house.
If you are interested in attending an event, let us know! Sign up in the Member Portal, make sure you’re on the yitbos-l email list, and visit our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with current events and to find the date and time of the next gathering!