Monday, April 30, 2012

Green Key Weekend @ Tri-Kap

Brothers!

We're excited to welcome you home to 1 Webster Ave. this year to celebrate Green Key Weekend 2012. Come join us from May 18th-20th (or sooner!) to enjoy great weather, barbecues, brews, a concert, dance party, and many more fantastic events.


On Saturday, May 19th we have the following events planned:


New Member Initiation @ 11:30 AM
Annual Meeting (Corporations) @ 12:30 PM
Alumni Barbecue & Brews @ 2:00 PM


Please let us know if you plan on venturing back to Hanover sooner than Friday, so we can plan accordingly for your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

YiK,
Daniel C. Krawec '13
Vice President

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tri-Kap Does Relay for Life

On Saturday April 28th, the brothers of Tri-Kap participated in the annual Dartmouth/Hanover Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The brotherhood was very excited about this event. Together we raised $635, adding to the over $40,000 total donated for the relay.


Hundreds of people from Dartmouth and the surrounding community contributed to the event. People arrived at 3 PM on Saturday and walked through the night until 8 AM Sunday morning. Memory bags commemorating lost friends and family lined the track of Leverone Field House and spelled “HOPE” on the bleachers of Memorial Field to remind all of the participants why we walk. The survivors’ lap motivated everyone by demonstrating that our efforts do make a difference and save lives every day. Thank you to all of the brothers who walked and contributed, and thank you to everyone in the community who helped make a profound difference in the lives of others by participating in Relay for Life. 

-Kyle Bojanowski '14 
Philanthropy Chair

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Graves in DC

This past winter I lived in Washington D.C. and worked full-time as an intern for Senator Scott Brown (R-MA). As a Government Major this was a great opportunity to gain experience and insight into public sector career paths.


In addition to standard office tasks such as answering phone calls and sorting emails, I worked for the Senator's legislative aides on government affairs, energy, banking and tax policies. I also had the opportunity give tours of the U.S. Capitol Building to constituents, and on occasion, even walked the Senator's dogs. All in all, it was an incredibly valuable and enjoyable off-term. I am excited to be back on campus and looking forward to a great spring term.

 -Matt Graves '14

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tri-Kap Celebrates Easter

Saturday, April 7th Tri-Kap held its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Over 50 kids from all around the Upper Valley came to enjoy face-painting, egg-dying, games, candy, prizes, a moon bounce, and of course the egg hunt. With the help of APhi, AZD, Tri-Delt, EKT, SAE, and Sigma Delt, GLC, IFC, and the President’s Office, Tri-Kap hosted the event from 2-5 on the front lawn. Also thanks to EBA’s for advertising and donating gift cards as prizes for the kids.



Nearly all of the kids (and eventually brothers) tried out the moon bounce before moving on to the other stations where they turned eggs into masterpieces and were transformed into cats and dogs by the skillful face painters. There was plenty of candy to go around between the eggs, prizes, and piƱata, leaving all of the kids happy and full of energy.

A large portion of the brotherhood helped out setting up, coordinating, and cleaning up the event. They even got to enjoy some leftover pizza and try out the moon bounce once all of the kids were exhausted. Overall, the whole event was a big success, bringing fun and excitement to the surrounding community and continuing to demonstrate the benefits that Greek houses can bring not only to the school but to the community as a whole. We hope that all of the kids enjoyed the event and thank them for the chalk drawings that continue to decorate our sidewalk with color.

Yours in Kappa,
Kyle Bojanowski '14
Philanthropy Chair

Valentini Saving Lives

Brother, Nick Valentini '13, was recently honored in an online article about Dartmouth's EMS service. See below for the full article:

"If you experience a medical emergency on the Dartmouth campus, Nick Valentini ’13 might be the first responder coming to your aid. An undergraduate double-majoring in biology and government, Valentini is one of 50 volunteer members of the student-run Dartmouth Emergency Medial Services (EMS). "



http://now.dartmouth.edu/2012/04/students-in-dartmouth-emergency-medical-services-serve-community-peers/

Source: "Dartmouth Now"

YiK,

Daniel C. Krawec '13

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Business Plan Competition Achievements


This past weekend myself and Founder, Delos Chang, won first place and $15,000 at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network's Business plan competition. The start up, Memeja, is a website devoted to allowing users to share their stories through pictures rather then text. The site features a live feed and a ranking system for the stories you would like to share with the internet and Facebook integration for tagging your friends on an inside joke. We're incredibly excited to have won this competition and are looking forward to our future work on the project.

-Max Frenkel '14



For the business plan competition, I entered a company I have been working on with my friend from UC Berkeley, called Edizen. Edizen matches ambitious college talent with great companies to work on short-term projects. Our vision is a world in which employers judge you for your skills and talents instead of as lines on a resume. We got to the finals of the Dartmouth undergraduate business plan competition and while we did not receive any of the cash prizes, we are excited to move forward with building our company!

-Dexter Zhuang '13

Sunday, April 01, 2012

NYC Reunion A Success

On March 22, 2012, about 55 brothers, ranging from guys who graduated in the ’60s to recent graduates and current undergraduates on spring break, came together for the first Kappa Kappa Kappa New York City reunion in recent memory. Brothers traveled in from throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and farther for this special gathering.





The 3rd floor private space at Hurley’s Saloon in Midtown served as the perfect venue as we shared stories, laughs and beers and reconnected with each other and the fraternity for over three hours. Everyone was pleased with the great turnout (especially the bar!) and happy to see so many old and new faces. I was happy to report to the crowd that the Tri-Kappa spirit is alive and well with our young alumni and the undergraduates. It was also readily apparent to me that the same is true with the brothers in attendance from the ’80s, ’70s and ’60s. Many brothers expressed a desire to have another NYC event in the near future and to continue them on a regular basis. We hope to see even more brothers next time!




Special thanks to Shawn Hiner-Leamon ’09, Peter Cucchiara ’06, Mark Perez ’02, Sam Braverman ’88, Sean Wilson ’80, Jon Rabinowitz ’74 and Ed Williams ’64 for helping to rally the troops. Look for information about future regional gatherings and gatherings in Hanover coming soon.

YiK,

Michael Brasher ’10