Sunday, May 22, 2011

Brotherhood Gives Back

The brothers pose for the camera before the relay

On Saturday, May 14th, brothers donated their time by attending the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, an event that allows communities around the world to commemorate those who have battled cancer. At the Relay, teams camp out overnight and take turns walking a track. Every team needs at least one member walking the track at all times in recognition that cancer never sleeps.

We arrived to the event with a team of 15 members, making us the house with the highest on-site participation of all Greek organizations. Brothers walked several laps with townspeople, fellow Dartmouth students, and cancer survivors to help combat the disease.

Fundraising for this event started last term with the determination of Wei Zhou ’12, who initiated the early involvement and interest in the relay. Because of his contributions, we raised over $800 by the end of winter term. Since then, we managed to raise over $1300 through personal donations and grilled cheese sales. Our efforts placed us first of the fraternities with the most funds raised and second of all Greek houses.

A special thanks to the following for their contributions: Mike Barile ’13, Alec Brodsky ’11, Steven Kadish, Cameron Sharman ’11, and Wei Zhou ’12

- Christian Mgbonyebi, Philanthropy Chair

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

US Ambassador visits our Hallowed Halls

The Honorable Gregory Slayon talks to a captivated Brotherhood

Last Thursday, May 5, the brothers of Kappa Kappa Kappa were honored to host The Honorable Gregory W. Slayton. Professor Slayton currently teaches at Tuck Business School, and previously has worked as a venture capitalist, Silicon Valley CEO, orphanage operator, and U.S. Chief of Mission to Bermuda. Needless to say, everybody was very excited to hear from such an accomplished individual.

During the talk, Professor Slayton discussed a wide variety of topics--anything brothers wanted to know about, from the world of finance to his thoughts on marriage, faith, and raising a family. It was a very special opportunity to hear one of the most prolific men at Dartmouth speak frankly and openly.

Following the discussion was an informal meet-and-greet with Professor Slayton. After Professor Slayton left, brothers continued to hang out and discuss the talk, reflecting the extent to which he got us thinking.

So thank you, Professor Slayton, for a truly memorable discussion. It was a privilege for all of us at 1 Webster.

Yours in Kappa,
Dan Fox '13

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tri-Kap Easter Egg Hunt

The House was looking quite festive for the event

On Friday, April 22nd, the brothers of Tri-Kap hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt as a way to give back to its Upper Valley community. From 3-6 pm, kids and families came from their Upper Valley homes to spend their sunny Easter Friday playing games and socializing on the lawn of Tri-Kap. The event provided fun attractions including a bounce house, face painting, egg painting, bracelet making, bowling, a piñata, three-legged races, and last but not least, a large Easter egg hunt with 250 candy-filled eggs and great prizes for over 50 kids.

Kids that came included ones brought by peer mentoring groups such as DREAM and Big Brother Big Sister Kids as well as ones brought by their parents. Although some kids arrived at 1 Webster being a little shy, as soon as they saw all the different activities, food and candy available to them, they immediately could not wait to explore. Kids left the event with a satisfied sweet tooth, Easter egg baskets, toys, and big grins on their faces.

The event was a combined philanthropy and programming initiative that involved a large portion of the brotherhood. Brothers could be seen helping with set up and takedown, running booths, and playing with kids. The event also attracted wide support and involvement from other Greek houses and councils through co-sponsorships, volunteers, and supply donations. Thanks to AZD, Aphi, SD, Tri-Delt, EKT, SAE, IFC, and GLC for their support through co-sponsorships and/or providing volunteers to help run booths. Also thanks to Beta and BG for letting us borrow their picnic tables for the duration of the event.

All in all, the event was a success in bringing together the Greek community to give back to the Upper Valley in a meaningful way, and we hope all the kids and family in attendance had a wonderful time! See you next year!

- Programming and Philanthropy Chairs
Programming Chair, Arun Gomatam, helps get the piñata going