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Te Teta Chi at Adrian College | Fall 2014 | Zeta Beta Chapter | Alumni Relations Ofce | P.O. Box 80828, Atlanta, Georgia 30366 | 770-903-3987 Decker Dispatch Brothers that lived on the third foor raise their hands at the House Rededication Ceremony on f you attended the the morning of October 25, 2014. I 50th Anniversary Celebration in October, you hopefully came away with at least two thoughts from the event: the frst being that the entire weekend was a great time and the Alumni Association did a fantastic job planning the event (Jim Grissinger ’90 even delivered on his promise for great weather!); the second being that you were impressed with the condition and appearance of the house. Since I agreed to take the role of chair on the House Corporation in 2011, my charge was simple – get the house looking its best Zeta Beta Celebrates 50 Years for the 50th. There are still several projects I wanted to accomplish before the celebration, by Doug Miller ’90 but in an attempt to not sound like I’m boasting, I was proud of the way she looked. t started with a shotgun and ended with a Joseph Decker ’05. It was followed by a You are well aware of the renovations Icheer. The Zeta Beta Chapter of Theta Chi delicious BBQ luncheon prepared by the Rymill and updates we have undertaken over the celebrated 50 years of brotherhood on the family, parents of Derek Rymill ’13. Later that past three years (we discuss them in every Adrian College campus from Friday, October afternoon, the chapter took a moment to renew newsletter) and if you were at the House 24 until Sunday, October 26. A record turnout their vows of brotherhood by doing the fnal part Rededication Ceremony, you heard me brag of over 200 brothers and guests found their way of the initiation ceremony. It was signifcant as a little bit about all of the work we have done to the campus during the weekend. Stephen Miller, father of National Secretary, to make it look great. If you aren’t sure of The weekend kicked off with a golf scramble Doug Miller ’90, was initiated during this time. what has been going on, then you need to at the Lenawee Country Club Friday morning After the initiation, the brothers joined get to 315 South Madison soon. As always, and rolled into an awards lunch at WOW their guests for a closing banquet in the there will be ample opportunities to visit Café, above Arrington Ice Arena. A reception Adrian Tobias room, on the backside of over the next year. followed in Valade Hall (formerly North Hall) Ritchie Marketplace. Speakers included To be completely honest, though, it was for close to 50 brothers who have volunteered Adrian College President, Jeffrey Docking, a lot of hard work. If you have not served at the local, national, and college level over the who shared that Theta Chi is the longest, on the House Corporation, then you can’t years. Friday concluded with a brotherhood continuous operating fraternity on campus really understand the amount of time and “through the decades” panel discussion that and the only one that has never been closed. effort that is required. This is especially true featured brothers from each decade, which Brothers and their guests ΘΧ were welcomed with renovation projects. Since we need included Stan Legenc ’65, Roster No. 1, who by chair of the Zeta Beta Alumni Association the college’s approval to move forward on stole the show with his stories. Saturday started and chair of the 50th Anniversary Planning any project, the communication can take with a rededication of the chapter house led by Committee, Jim Grissinger ’90, House time and disagreements are not uncommon. then chair of the Zeta Beta House Corporation, If you know me, you know that when I want Zeta Beta (Continued on Page 4) something done, I want it done the way I want it and I want it done now. That rarely happens with these types of things and it gets frustrating. Over the last three years, I was asked more than a few times why I get upset about these things or “what’s the difference” if something doesn’t get done. I had to ask myself those questions many times. The answer that I would give or arrive at every time was simple and always the same: I love Zeta Beta. I owe that place and those Decker (Continued on Page 4)
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