DTD at MC #42

Hello everyone,

Not a whole lot went on in the last couple of weeks, so I kind of got lazy. My apologies about that. But here we go. Hope that everyone had their NCAA brackets written right! It was a pretty good tournament this year I thought.

I read the chapter minutes from a couple of weeks ago, and Fergie reported to the Undergrads the following about the ritual equipment.

Received new checks for building ritual equipment – Have plenty of money. Plan to build during Alumni Weekend (April 27th – 29th)

So to all of you who contributed to the ritual fund, THANK YOU!! I have no idea who contributed, nor how much was given. To my mind it makes no difference, we gave what we could. Now for all of you, be in Marietta the weekend of the 27th so we can put the new equipment together. It is going to feel strange to not ask for money each e-mail though! Remember that on the weekend of the 27th we will be having our alumni golf outing, come play in that also. It is always a good time, and some of the funds goes to House Corp.

I haven’t gotten any updates from Hops (he did send me a note that I haven’t answered yet – oops) or Shawn concerning the photo link or section. I suspect that they are busy. I’ll bug them in a few days and find out what is happening.

Also in the minutes was a notation that the shelter was going to get new letters for the exterior of the house.

Alumnus paying for new letters for the front of the Shelter

I have no idea who the Alumnus is who is paying for those letters, but a big thank you for the donation. The next meeting notes had the following.

New letters for the house have been bought, will be sending an email so everyone can be there for the hanging of the letters.

So it looks as if the new letters will have been hung by the time we all get back for the golf outing. Way to go!

I’ve been in contact with Joe Mester lately, and he is putting together a story about the “good old days” that he will be sending to Shawn Selby for inclusion in our 40th anniversary booklet. The rest of you that have something to share start to think and get it to Shawn. October 2008 will be here before you know it. And it will take Shawn some time to get all of this put together.

I have received a couple of letters from some alums this week and I got a new address or two, so I’ll post them now. Mike Pantos sent the following message:

Hi Rick,

Thanks for including me. I’m glad Steve gave you my info. I’ll check the form out to see what I can add to the brothers’ info on alumni. Glad to be on board and thanks again for including me.

Mike Pantos
Class of ’87

Welcome Mike and hope to see you at the chapter in the future. His comment about the board is in reference to the “Alumni Database form” at the Chapter Web site – http://www.marietta.edu/~delts. And it is to help the undergraduates keep accurate records about us, the Alumni (thereby helping me add names to my email list!) Also it is to help fix any errors in our big brother board at the Chapter. We know there are some errors and we want to get them corrected by the time our 40th rolls around. For your information, there are only 567 days left to make your plans!

From Bob and Pat Bayer (written by Pat) we get the following:

Dear Rick,
Among your missing are Mark SCHIKLER, and Doug SHAFFER. For Doug, you could check with MC Alumni office for Linda Bond Shaffer (AST ’73). The last we knew Mark was living and had a practice in CT. BAM may know where he is now.

We both really enjoy reading your updates. Wish we were closer to MC so we could go back more often, but life here in Utah is pretty hectic. Bob is the managing principal in an environmental consulting firm he owns with a partner. I work with them part-time these days. He is also on the state board for the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining and the board for the Utah Mining and Mfg Assoc.

I have not seen any mention of the Little Sis program. Is it still in existence? I am sure you have fond memories of that, as I do.

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do to keep us all up on DTD at MC.

Bob ’71 & Pat ’73 Bayer

I have gotten the address for Mark, thanks to BAM. As far as Doug Shaffer goes, that is a good suggestion, could you check with the alumni office for me Hops? And perhaps, BAM, your lovely wife Beth has kept up with Linda. It is nice to hear from some people from my years!

As far as the Little Sister program goes, no Pat it isn’t in existence any longer. I’m not really clear about the reason, but it is something that DTD International outlawed. Something about political correctness, I think. If there is anyone who knows the real story, kindly let me know and I’ll pass it along to the rest of us. That does bring to mind another issue, we can use the email addresses of the Little Sis’s. If anyone has any, let me know.

Charley Maghes sent me this:

Rick,

To follow-up on your lost brother list, I found Gordon Keller and have his email **removed**. He’s in Connecticut and is married (in 2004).Just wanted to pass this along. Thanks a lot for doing this!

By the way, I assume that you have an email address for Paul Giannotti. I didn’t see it in the email sent string below, but I wanted to get in contact with him (he’s my Big Bro). Anyway, if you can pass my email address along to him so he can contact me, I’d appreciate it.

Thanks!
Charley

There we go, a little and a big getting back in contact with each other. Pretty neat don’t you think? Check our address book at the chapter website and find your big and drop him a note. You can find it in the Alumni section of the website. The password to get in is: **removed for security reasons, if you need it, please contact me or Hops at the Chapter**

The new addresses that I received this week are: Gordon Keller , Mike Pantos , Mark Schickler, an updated email address for Dean Didato. **above addresses removed** To the new men, welcome. I started this in order to try and get a good turnout for our 40th anniversary on the Marietta campus, in 2008. If you are interested in reading all the other emails, as well as articles from Shawn Selby, and notices from Hartsy (Jon Hartshorn – president of House Corp). Please check out our Blog: http://mcdeltalumni.blogspot.com/

The missing brothers for this week are: Thomas Lindvall ’71, Scott Elger ’74, Matt Sutko ’78, Kurt Frank ’81, Jeff Gardner ’86 (past president), David Faunce ’94, Dean Kilton ’96, Tim Tokarczyk ’04. So far we have 233 addresses on the list, so we are making good progress towards getting everyone. We only have about 500 days to get the rest, so they will have time to make plans to invade Marietta. Wouldn’t it be great to have over 400 of us in Marietta at one time? Geeze, can you imagine, we’d never all fit in the Town House. That’s the goal, can we get there?

Have a great weekend, Rick Neel ’73