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Mid Summer Update

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 12:40
Brothers,

Towards the end of Spring term, many Tri Kaps were hyping up how great the summer was going to be. Although I did not want to get my hopes up, the summer term has truly gone above and beyond what I could possibly have hoped for. I am excited to share what we have accomplished to better the house and the Dartmouth community at large. We have genuinely grown closer as a class through the many academic, social, philanthropic, and brotherhood events. But before we get into the nitty gritty, please take a look at the most recent pillar to get more information on our recent activities and plans http://www.tri-kap.com/?q=Pillars.

First some housekeeping items: The summer exec board has taken initiatives to make the house run as smooth as possible and upgrade social spaces. In thanks to Daniel Lein, we now have a doorbell system installed to alert the brotherhood in the suite and the basement if there are vital people in the foyer. We have also began seeding the grass to keep the front lawn looking clean and full. Additionally, Skyler Perot utilized his artistic skills to paint this awesome piece on the suite door.

On the academic side, Professor Ryan Hickox of the Physics and Astronomy Department invited us to a dinner at his residence, which resulted in a fantastic conversation. In addition to keeping our relationship with Professor Hickox strong, we are also planning an scheduling an academic talk with Professor Kohn from the Economics Department.

Socially, we have had tails with a multitude of sororities. Drew Leonard and Tony Dipadova have been doing a great job coming up with new themes. For our semi-formal with Kappa Delta, we had a 'Red Carpet' theme with a Oscars style banner.

Although all of us have been having a great time, we have not forgotten our mission to better the community at large. We had a 100% participation and volunteer rate for The Prouty, which helped raise funds for cancer research and important patient services at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer center.

The programming chairs have been taking full advantage of the beautiful scenery and weather New Hampshire has to offer. The overnight cabin trip to Nunnemacher, Fourth of July festivities, parents weekend BBQ, and more have genuinely made the summer term stand head and shoulders above any other.

Additionally, we ventured outside of Hanover to the beautiful island of Nantucket courtesy of Daniel Lein and his family. The food and beaches were pure bliss.



Finally, we are planning for Tri Kap's 175th Anniversary, during the Homecoming weekend of October 6-8, 2017. The undergraduates, along with Keith, digitized many interesting historical documents and pictures and a banquet dinner is scheduled for Saturday October 7th. Keep an eye out for more details to come!

YiK,
Jason Kim
Undergraduate Summer VP

Greenkey Update

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:34
Brothers!

With Greenkey weekend upon us the brotherhood is anxiously awaiting the return of so many alums. The weekend will surely be one to remember, or one to put the fragmented pieces of memory back together. Regardless, we're all excited for what surely will be an awesome time. That being said, I'd like to give you all a brief recap on some of the great things the house has been up to over the past few weeks. The spring term has been a busy one, with a number of brotherhood events and frequent alumni visits taking place. But before we get into the revelries of this term, take a look at the House's last few terms through the Pillar! The most recent and a number of past Pillars can be found on the Tri Kap website at: http://trikap.com/?q=Pillars

Now to get into the nitty gritty:

July 13, 1842 saw the dawn of the college fraternity, and it all started right here in our hallowed halls. This year brings the 175th anniversary of the Kappa Lodge! Members of both the undergraduate executive and alumni boards are coming together to create an event around this momentous occasion. This Homecoming will be accompanied by an all out anniversary bash. Details are in the works, but the undergrads hope to see an absolutely overwhelming number of alums coming back to celebrate. So please, start making plans to come visit for Homecoming this Fall. Anyone with suggestions for events or activities please reach out to me at Berlinghof3@gmail.com.

Spring started off with a bang as the boys took a trip down to Cancun, Mexico for Spring Break 2017! Staying at the Grand Oasis Hotel brothers enjoyed the multitude of swim up bars, beach side dance parties, and night clubs. The week long trip was a marathon, but as Tri Kaps tend to sprint marathons, it was a welcomed challenge.

Next stop on the tour was Montreal, Canada. Joined by recent graduate Josh Tupler '16, the boys set up camp in a remote Kappa Lodge. There was pool, poker, and general bro time before nights filled with bar hops and club scenes. This trip has become a brotherhood favorite, having been conducted three out of the past four terms.


The brothers returned home and put in work. Elections for the '19s summer term finalized the exec board for next term. The board consists of quality guys who have shown their loyalty to the house since their "education" period this past year. President Johnny Emmanuel '19 will surely lead the charge towards another great Tri Kap summer.


Socially the house has been on point the past few weekends. Semi-Formal with Kappa Delta sorority saw the debut of many new basement fixtures which have made their mark since. The event brought strobe and laser lights into the basement to completely change the ambiance into a bumping dance club. In addition the brothers and sisters bathed one another in neon paint, all of which was illuminated by new black lights installed in the basement as well. The event was a great success and possibly a recurring feature of Tri Kap's social scene.

It gives me great pride to point the spotlight to one of our undergrads and his philanthropic cause. Abraham Herrera '18 will be running a half marathon on June 4th, 2017 in recognition of The Family Place. Since 1985, The Family Place has operated as one of fifteen state subsidized Parent Child Centers. The Family Place provides local Vermont families support in the forms of child care, financial assistance, parental education and more. That being said, Abe is looking to raise $500 to help the center provide family services for the Upper Valley we all call home. To learn more about Abe's initiative in his own words and to donate to his cause, please check out the following link:
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/familyplacevt/campaign.jsp?campaign=3&fundraiser=102&team=null&

The house has welcomed Keith Quinton '80, a local Hanover brother, to the alumni board as our new Alumni Advisor. Brothers invited Keith to a Molly's dinner on our favorite day of the week, Wednesday, followed by some pong and of course meetings. In addition, Al Forbes '82 stayed in the GOTE this past week. He is never one to shy away from a pong challenge and was a great addition to meetings this week. The undergrads love to see alums coming through, and the GOTE is really comfy I promise. Any alums making the trek back to campus, feel free to reach out to me or any current undergrads so we can best welcome you home.

Those are just some of the highlights of the term. Again, the boys here at 1 Webster are anxiously awaiting the return of our great alumni and the start to an epic Greenkey weekend. Don't forget to check out the Pillar and of course, save the date for the 175th anniversary party this Homecoming.


YiK,
Luke Berlinghof '18
Undergraduate VP