Subject: PIKE Gamma Rho - John Jones Lifetime Excellent Award

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Pi Kappa Alpha - Gamma Rho
Northwestern University
April 2014
Spring Quarter
Alumni Association Newsletter
John E. Jones Lifetime Excellence Award Ceremony
Dinner & Ceremony
   Gamma Rho alumni and actives celebrated Chris Rones's ('46) lifelong achievements at the chapter house on Tuesday April 8th with the inaugural John E. Jones Lifetime Excellence Award dinner and ceremony. The chapter and alumni association were proud to present the award to Chris who has given an incredible amount to Gamma Rho over the last 65+ years since his initiation. 

   Mr. Chris Rones graduated from Northwestern University in 1947. He is a proud member of Gamma Rho and fraternity brother contemporary of John Jones. Mr. Rones has many vivid memories of the good days at the old fraternity house at 566 Lincoln Street. Mr. Rones began the alumni First Friday Lunch Club, consisting of his Gamma Rho brothers living in the Chicago area. Then in the 1990's, some of the younger alumni joined the Lunch Club, followed by inviting the active chapter members. So Mr. Rones is responsible for connecting all the classes of Gamma Rho, keeping our history thriving. 

Additional photos can be seen on the Chapter's flickr account here.
Golf Outing Details Confirmed
     This year's alumni/active golf outing will be held at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, IL on Saturday May 17th beginning at 2pm. Included in the $50 entry price is 18 holes and a cart which has GPS and a live leaderboard. Prizes will be given for longest drive, closest to the pin, and best score! Bratwurst and a beer are included in the price. The "19th hole" after party will be held at a local alumnus's home after the round.

Please RSVP on Facebook or email Paul Huettner ('09) @ to confirm your spot! Spots will be limited as we come closer to the date!
PIKE Raise Over $88,000 for Dance Marathon
     This year, Pike once again shattered previous philanthropy totals by raising over $88,000 along with the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma. The 40th anniversary Dance Marathon was certainly one for the ages as the entire student body raised almost $1.4 million for Team Joseph and the Evanston Community Foundation.

   Team Joseph, founded around the fight of a young child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, funds cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne. Duchenne is the most common degenerative genetic muscle disease, affecting 1 boy out of every 3,500. It is a fatal disease, and the life expectancy for those afflicted is in the early 20s. There has never been a treatment or cure, but scientists are closer than they've ever been; there’s real hope. There is potential for this to be the last generation to die of Duchenne or the first to survive. Dance Marathon hopes to make the latter become a reality.

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Saturday May 17th
Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL

Annual Alumni/Active Golf Outing

RSVP on Facebook or via email

Friday June 20th
Ryan Field
Evanston, IL

156th 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
A few of Gamma Rho's members were featured in the most recent spring sports issue of the Shield & Diamond. Check out soccer goalie Brendan Schmitz ('12) here as well as swimmers Dominik 
Cubelic ('11) and All-Big Ten Will Rosler ('12) here. General chapter update including a photo of their Dance Marathon second place finished can be seen here.
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