Subject: Gamma Rho Alumni Association February Update

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Pi Kappa Alpha - Gamma Rho
Northwestern University
February 2013
Winter Quarter
8 of Gamma Rho's 21 new members before Sunday night dinner
Alumni Association Newsletter
Founder's Day Edition
Join us in celebrating 145 years of Pi Kappa Alpha at Gamma Rho's 2013 Founder's Day Event. The 3 hour open bar private event will actually be held on Founder's Day, Friday, March 1st at the Mark II Lounge in Chicago. Both actives and alumni are welcome to come to the event where food, cigars, and pool will be available in addition to the open bar. 

Cost for the event is $30, but a $200 package includes 1) full year's dues to the alumni association 2) complimentary ticket to the annual golf outing and homecoming events and 3) your name included in the quarterly newsletter mailed to every alumni - all in addition to the Founder's Day event. The money will be used by the Alumni Association to plan future events along with paying for mailing quarterly newsletters. Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated.

Young alumni (those graduating after 2008) are able to reserve a complimentary ticket below.  

To secure a position on the guest list, all attendees, including young alumni, must select their desired option, click "Buy Now" and complete their order.

Housing Update
The Gamma Rho Housing Corporation is working with Northwestern on finalizing a long-term lease for the chapter beginning this fall. Expect more updates soon!
Still Time to Donation to PIKE's DM Team
This year, the Dance Marathon beneficiary is The Danny Did Foundation (DDF). In 2010, Mike and Marian Stanton founded DDF in honor of their 4-year-old son, Danny, who died from an epileptic seizure. This year's Dance Marathon is especially important year for PIKE, because senior brother Matthew Larsen ('10) is co-executive chair of DM, while junior Pike President Demetrios Elias ('11) will be emceeing the event. Arguably two of the most important positions in the largest student philanthropy in the country are held by Pikes!! The team has placed 2nd every year behind ZBT since our team started in 2010. Last year we raised over $40,000 and are looking to reach $60,000 this year. Any support you can give is greatly appreciated!! All donations are tax deductible.

To donate online via PayPal click here and in the box titled "Full Dancer Name" enter "Pike/Kappa" and click "Donate". Then enter your donation amount and credit card info.

If you'd prefer to pay via check make it payable to "Northwestern University" and in the memo write our team name, Pike/Kappa. Then mail the check to:
Pike/Kappa DM
c/o Demetrios Elias
2317 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL

Thanks in advance for your support!
Contact Info Update
Want to ensure you get all alumni event updates like Founder's Day, the annual golf outing, and homecoming?! Interested in mentoring an active or two interested in your field of work? How about receiving the chapter and alumni associations extended quarterly complimentary newsletter in the mail?

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. 
Click Here to Update Your Contact Info!
Friday March 1st

Founder's Day Bar Night
Open Bar, Cigars, & Pool Tournament

Mark II Lounge
7436 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL

Saturday May 25th

Annual Alumni & Active Golf Outing

Course TBD
Chicagoland Area

Homecoming Events

Friday October 4th

Private Room Open Bar Event & Silent Auction

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

Saturday October 5th
Time: TBD

Homecoming Football Game Tailgate
NU vs. Ohio State

Ryan Field Parking Lots
Shield & Diamond
Gamma Rho was featured in PIKE's national magazine's, the Shield and Diamond, most recent issue about how the chapter achieved its recent Smythe success. Check out the featured write up 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@
For general questions please contact Paul Huettner ('09) at pikegammarhoalumni, or 
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