Subject: PIKE Gamma Rho - Happy Holidays!!

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Pi Kappa Alpha - Gamma Rho
Northwestern University
December 2014
Winter Break
Alumni Association Newsletter
Happy Holidays from Gamma Rho!!
Holidays at Gamma Rho
  The 31 house residents have enjoyed the summer basement renovation of the house and constantly use the downstairs lounge area with new 60" HDTV to watch Northwestern football and basketball games as well as gaming on the Xbox One. A Christmas tree and other decorations filled the house in the two weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break.
  The Chapter is looking forward to formal recruitment week when they return from break. 
Fall Quarter Recap
   Gamma Rho hosted another fantastic Thanksgiving dinner a week before the "real" Thanksgiving. Over 90 brothers and freshman attended the dinner which included glazed ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, asparagus, salad, pumpkin & pecan pie, and of course turkey. The alumni association's homecoming event at Chicago q was terrific. About 40 alumni and friends came together and enjoyed an premium BBQ dinner and a full cocktail bar. A big thanks to all those that attended.

Additional photos can be seen on the Chapter's flickr account here.
Gamma Rho Wins House of the Quarter
The Gamma Rho House Corporation was awarded the Pi Kappa Alpha "House of the Quarter" award for fall 2014. The House Corp. received a $250 award for house improvements which was used to restore old composites and a plaque which is displayed in the Chapter House's trophy case.
Contact Info Update 
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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.
Year End Donations
Donations can be made to the House Fund via designating "Pi Kappa Alpha Building Fund" when donating to Northwestern University. The donation will be tax-deductible. 

Donations to the Garnet & Gold Scholarship Fund can be made via the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation and are tax-deductible.

Equally important (but non-tax deductible) donations can be made to the Gamma Rho Alumni Association for general expenses such as this newsletter, homecoming events, and the annual golf outing.

For more information on donating and company matches please contact Paul Huettner ('09) at pikegammarhoalumni@
Saturday May 16th
Location TBD

Annual Alumni/Active Golf Outing

Friday June 19th
Ryan Field
Evanston, IL

157th Annual Commencement
New House
Check out the photos of the new house here. This page will be constantly updated as improvements are made.
Shield & Diamond
Gamma Rho's recent house renovations were featured in the most recent winter issue of the Shield & Diamond. Check out the write up and 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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