Gene Tierney (center) receives Trine Touchstone Award
Trine University challenged all Fraternities to attend the annual Touchstone Dinner event during Homecoming. The Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi was the first recipient of this annual award. Among those in attendance were Brothers Tom Alspaugh, John Anderson, Don Blair, Tom Bledsoe, Scott Bohr, Mel Budreau, Jay Carey, Vince DeLaura, Michael Galiyano, Bill Golden, John goudy, Greg Graff, Carl Hall, Jeff Jackson, John Letki, Manas Limpaphayom, Dave Moon, Gordon Pearce, Fred Philipp, Paul Ruegamer, Nick Santino, Darryl Shoff, Brian Stebleton, Larry Thomas, Gene Tierney, Jack Zang and many of their spouses.
We need to establish an objective to retain this award during the upcoming Homecoming events.
On November 9, 2014, the Beta Omicron chapter sent 7 brothers to the Alpha Pi chapter at Purdue University to initiate a group of outstanding young undergraduate men. With the Alpha Pi chapter having no active members, the Alpha Sigma Phi national organization stepped in and recruited 48 men to be initiated into the Mystic Circle and revive the chapter. At the personal request of National Representative, Carlton Matthews and the Alpha Sigma Phi National President and CEO, Gordy Heminger, the Beta Omicron representatives traveled to Purdue to assist with the initiation.
The representatives sent to assist with the initiation included Tyler Kinsley (President), Patrick Schlamb (Vice-President), Joseph Buchman (Marshal), Charles Stewart (Sergeant at Arms), Joshua Easley (Secretary), Nicholas Ader, and Austin Helm. Because the national organization wanted the undergraduates at Purdue to be initiated by undergraduate brothers, the Beta Omicron representatives were able to perform their respective roles in the initiation ceremony. It is truly an honor that the undergraduates of our chapter were entrusted with such an important task by the fraternity’s national organization.
The following emails came into the mail box on our website
Your Brothers from the Alpha Pi Chapter would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the men of Beta Omicron for your efforts in officiating at the recent Initiation of 48 new Brothers into the Mystic Circle held at the Chapter House on Sunday November 9, 2014. We definitely could not have pulled off this ceremony without your knowledge and expertise. Please know how much we appreciate you taking the time to assist fellow Brothers in need.
Thank you again!
Dave Howard, Alpha Pi Alumni Board Corporation secretary
Seventy-nine years ago today, the fire of Alpha Sigma Phi was ignited in the Beta Omicron Chapter.
To continue to sustain and build off the legacy of all of you, we - your undergraduate brothers - ask three things from you as our alumni brothers:
First, we want to ensure that we have your current address on file so we can let you know how our undergraduate brotherhood at Trine is living out the legacy you provided to us. If you have moved in the past year, please email [email protected] with your new mailing address.
Next, we have a list of brothers with a lost address. Please take a few minutes to review the list of members from your chapter sorted by initiation year. If you have their contact information, please email us so we can update our records.
Finally, we ask you to continue investing in us to ensure that the Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi remains a brotherhood to be envied at Trine University. We have an endowment through the Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation, which helps us in attend leadership conferences and gives us the ability to award scholarship These scholarships help us recruit new men and support our members that exceed expectations. Please consider making a tax deductible gift to our endowment.
Again, Happy Founders Day and thanks for all you have done for Beta Omicron!
Tyler Kinsley, Trine ‘13
Beta Omicron President