The Spring 2013 Alumni Weekend is coming up in a few days. Here's the schedule of events:
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
8:30pm - Dinner with the Pledges
9:30pm - "The Great TEPS are TOPS" (Introductions/Meet and Greet)
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
8:00am - Breakfast by the Pledges
1:00pm - Alumni Meeting, Location TBA
5:30pm - Dinner at Moscatellos
8:30pm - New Member Induction
Hope to see you this weekend.
Save the Date! The Tau Epsilon Phi Epsilon Iota Chapter 25th Anniversary Party (TFAP) has been scheduled for the weekend of July 27th, 2013. Location is Prospect Park in Troy, NY. This will be a family friendly gathering similar to the TEP TAP held a few years ago. More details to come in the form of an itinerary of events for the weekend. For now, mark the weekend off in your calendar.
Hope to see you there!
We have a few announcements for all of you.
First - Our chapter will be initiating the Tau Upsilon Pledge Class on Friday, November 30th, 2012. The active brothers love it when alumni can attend so if you’re able to join them or are interested in more details don’t hesitate to contact either Dave Cass (Undergraduate Alumni Chairman) or Greg Braddock (Undergraduate Chancellor).
Second - Our next Alumni Weekend is scheduled for May 3rd through May 5th, 2013. We hope you are able to join us, so please “save the date”. We’ll provide more details over the next few months.
Third - In 2013 we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the re-founding of the Epsilon Iota chapter at RPI. We are in the process of planning for this event and we are targeting Summer 2013. More details to come in the next few months.
Finally - Your EIAA membership dues for 2013 are due on January 1st, 2013. Dues for this year are $100.00 ($50.00 to EIAA, $50.00 to TEP National). You can pay your dues online via this Website (http://www.tepei.org/alumni/dues-donations/) or by sending a check or money order to:
Epsilon Iota Alumni Association
ATTN: Matt Boucher, Bursar
1991 15th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Hope to see you at one of the upcoming events. Be sure to check in on this website or follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/EpsilonIotaAA for updates.
Feel free to reach out to me or any of the other EIAA board members with any questions.
Epsilon Iota Alumni Association President
A few things we want to mention about this weekend and the meeting tomorrow.
1. You can find the schedule of events for this weekend posted here. We will use this website and the EIAA twitter account to post any updates to events this weekend.
2. Our meeting tomorrow is at 10:00am ET in the Russell Sage Building, Room 4101 on the RPI campus. Here is a map of the campus with the Sage Building highlighted: http://i.imgur.com/B9nub.jpg
3. Here is the link to the meeting EIAA Agenda for tomorrow: http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1109456/2038783857/name/EIAA_Fall2012_MeetingAgenda.docx
4. For any remote attendees you can join the meeting using the following link: http://vyew.com/630206/EIAA_Meeting_F12
5. We will be holding elections at tomorrow’s meeting. All paid members of the EIAA are entitled to run, nominate other paid members, and/or vote in the election. This will take place towards the end of the meeting. Please Note that this election is out of cycle. The reasons for this and the technical details of how it will be conducted will be provided during the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing and/or hearing from everyone tomorrow.
Greetings fellow Alumni! I’m writing you today to discuss the the state of the Epsilon Iota Alumni Association and ask for your help. The last 14 years have seen many changes - from our creation as an Alumni Organization in 1998, the purchase of the 1991 15th Street House in 2004, hosting the TEP Twentieth Anniversary Party in 2008, to our support of the Undergraduate Chapter as their “National” in 2010 - we’ve seen the organization and its role evolve significantly. I write to you now because we are entering a new era and need your help to once again redefine the EIAA.
The organization is maturing. This provides us with some great assets - a broad group of alumni to draw from being the biggest. It also presents many challenges. The largest of these issues is a lack of engagement - this includes everyone from our most recent alums to the oldest graduates. The last EIAA meeting brought the problem front and center - our total paid membership was eight. There isn’t any one person or issue that caused this. Whatever the reasons, we can and must do better.
Everyone recognizes there are challenges with the organization, but a vibrant and growing Alumni Association yields so many benefits to all of us. It’s not just the support we can offer the active chapter. It’s the events we love to attend every few months and use to catch up with old friends. It’s the network of brothers in cities across the country. It’s the people we’re able to reach out to when we need guidance, advice, or when we’re in town and just looking for someone to share a drink. This organization has the potential to be a huge resource to us all, but it starts with every-one of us getting re-engaged.
We, the Alumni of the Tau Epsilon Phi Epsilon Iota Chapter, are a diverse and amazing group of individuals. I always smile when I think about people of such varied lives and backgrounds coming together to form strong bonds of brotherhood and friendship. I know this is one of the main things that drew me to this organization. Whenever we are faced with a challenge we come together and face it head-on as a group. We have such a challenge today.
We’re asking for your help to grow and re-shape this organization, to take those next steps into becoming something more. I’m asking you to join us on October 5th, 6th, and 7th, get involved, and help us “build the bridge to span the tide”. Whether it is throwing your name in the running for a board position during the upcoming elections and helping to set the strategy for the organization, or taking a chair position and helping the “rubber meet the road”, or simply joining the organization as a paying member and participating in our discussions and votes. The choice is yours. We just ask that you make it. We all have obligations and lives outside of this organization, but all of us can join in and help make the EIAA better in some way.
If anyone would like more information as to how they can get involved, please feel free to reach out to me or any of the current or past board members to get more information.
Looking forward to seeing all of you this coming weekend.
Jefim Piekarz, Class of 2006, EI 427
Vice Chancellor, EIAA