Subject: PIKE Gamma Rho - Homecoming Announcement

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Pi Kappa Alpha - Gamma Rho
Northwestern University
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August 2013
Summer Quarter
2313 Sheridan Road: The New PIKE House
Alumni Association Newsletter
HOMECOMING 2013
Homecoming Update
Homecoming is nearly one month away!! If you haven't already now is the time to plan your first weekend of October in Evanston. This is an exciting year for both PIKE and Northwestern as the chapter is unveiling its brand new house (photos here) and the Wildcats will be playing what looks to be the game of the season under the lights at Ryan Field.

Friday Night: 
The Alumni Association has booked a private room at Nevin's in downtown Evanston from 7-10pm exclusively for Pikes and their guests. Pool, darts, and plenty of drinking will help start off the night. Feel free to roam to other bars in the downtown area (new bars include Farmhouse, World of Beer, and renovated Bat 17) to finish off the night.

Saturday Afternoon:
All actives and alumni are invited to attend the open house hosted by the Housing Corporation at our new property 2313 Sheridan Road. Take a tour of the new house and check out the plans the Housing Corporation has in the months and years ahead. We'll have the grill fired up if anyone's hungry.

Saturday Evening:
Head to the West Lot of Ryan Field and look for the PIKE flag waving high above the crowd. The West Lot Warriors are planning one of the best tailgates Northwestern has ever seen. Drinks, food, and a lot of football will start up as soon as the parking lot opens at 3pm (see below for payment). Kickoff is at 7pm. If you haven't purchased tickets to the game call the ticket office ASAP.

Book your spot today for the tailgate!!

Cost includes all you can eat and drink for the 4 hours leading up to the game. We will have multiple televisions broadcasting other live games via satellite and old NU highlights throughout the afternoon. Cost of the event also helps offset other out of pocket expenses (i.e. this email service). We will also have a credit card reader at the tailgate if you'd like to pay day of.

Alumni & Guests: $45
Young Alumni*: $25
*Graduated in 2008 or later
Tailgate Option
(if you are purchasing both an alumni & guest ticket simply click "add to cart" again)
Gamma Rho Alum to Lead U.S. Air Force Academy Faculty
The president of the United States has nominated Col. Andrew Armacost to the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and to become the next dean of the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

Andrew graduated from Northwestern in 1989 and was a member of Gamma Rho. To read more click here.

Join us in congratulating Andrew!
Contact Info Update 
The spring newsletter will be mailed out later this month! Make sure we have the correct mailing address to send it to by clicking the link below.

Please forward this message to brothers who may not be on the email list!

If any of these interest you please click the button below to update your contact information. Everything is stored on the Alumni Association's servers and only accessible to board members. 
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Alumni Association Dues
Annual dues for the Alumni Association are $30. Dues paying members receive the following benefits:

    - Discounted event prices
    - Free quarterly newsletter mailed to your house
    - Voting privileges
    - Your name listed in the newsletter and website 

Dues are used to pay for general operations including website hosting, newsletter production, planning future events, and annual dues to Memorial Headquarters.
Calendar
PIKE Homecoming Events

Friday October 4th
7-10pm
Private Room Bar Event

Tommy Nevin's Irish Pub
1454 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL


Saturday October 5th
1pm-3pm
New PIKE House Open House &  Presentation

2313 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL


3pm-7pm
Homecoming Football Game Tailgate Presented by the West Lot Warriors

West Lot - Ryan Field

7pm Kickoff
NU vs. Ohio State


Accommodations
Rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Doubletree in Skokie for $259 / night. Call 847-679-7000 and mention Pi Kappa Alpha to book the room (expires 9/15).
Shield & Diamond
Gamma Rho's varsity athletes from the Swimming & Diving team were featured in the most recent spring issue of the Shield & Diamond. Check out the article here and the general chapter update here.
Give Back
Anyone interested in serving on the Alumni Association Board or the Chapter's Alumni Advisory board email pikegammarhoalumni@ gmail.com.
Questions?
For general questions please contact Paul Huettner ('09) at pikegammarhoalumni @gmail.com, or 
312-448-4052.
If you received this message from a friend and would like to join the Gamma Rho Alumni Association mailing list simply send a blank email to allgammarhoalumni@getresponse.com.