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The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Spring 2009The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Spring 2009
w h a t s i n s i d e
4 CEOs Message Paying It Forward
12 Teke on the Street Importance of Giving Back
13 From the Archives Founder Clarence Arthur Mayer
16 Volunteers Greek Life Administrator of the Quarter and Volunteers of the Month
for April, May, and June
20 Chapter News Chapter Activities, Accomplishments, and Anniversaries
on the coverFraters from the Alpha-Lambda chapter at Kansas State University gather in their foyer discussing their next step for recruitment. Their ability to offer scholarships and improve their house is aided by generous donations to the TKE Educational Foundation.
2010 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
VOLUME 103 NUMBER 2SPRING 2010
THE TEKE (ISSN 1527-1331) is an educational journal published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by Tau Kappa Epsilon (a fraternal society),7439 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Periodicals Class postage paid at India-napolis, IN, and additional mailing offi ces.
POSTMASTER: send address changes to THE TEKE, 7439 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
All alumni Fraters who donate $10 or more to the TKE Educational Foundation, Inc. will receive a one-year subscription to THE TEKE. Its our way of saying thank you and of keeping you informed regarding whats going on in your Fraternity today.
THE TEKE is the offi cial publication of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. TKE was founded on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.
THE TEKE STAFF
Chief Executive Offi cerKevin M. Mayeux, CAE (Gamma-Theta)
Vice President for Fraternal ServicesJohn W. Deckard (Grand Chapter)
Director of OperationsLouis L. LeBlanc, CAE (Gamma-Theta)
Director of Events & MarketingChris Walsh (Rho-Upsilon)
Director of CommunicationTom McAninch (Alpha-Zeta)
Production ManagerKatie Sayre
LIFETIME GIVING LEVELSSociety of 1899 - $250,000 or moreGrand Prytanis Club - $100,000 - $249,000Presidents Circle - $50,000 - $99,999Leaders Society - $25,000 - $49,999Scholars Society - $10,000 - $24,999Triangle Society - $5,000 - $9,999Founders Society - $2,500 - $4,999Opportunity Out of Defeat Club - $1,000 - $2,499Grand Council Society - $500 - $999Fraters Society - $250 - $499
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Headquarters Move Begins New EraTKE moved to its new residence on Woodland Drive in Indianapolis in mid-April.
The Sitdown Frater Michael Leonard talks about surviving the U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crash into the Hudson.
Solidify Chapter Greatness One of the biggest needs facing chapters is alumni advisors and volunteers.
TKE is Everywhere Find out whats going on in the TKE Nation with a click of the mouse.
Life on the RoadFrater Jim Scovell relays the challenges of being a TKE Associate Regional Director.
Chapter AnniversariesTekes celebrate 50th and 75th anniversaries.
Regional Leadership ConferencesThis year, a completely new program was pre-sented to attendees at the fi ve locations.
Foundation Annual ReportTKE reports on the continuing support of alumni members and friends of the Fraternity.
TKE Heritage SocietyThe Fraternity honors our planned giving donors for their commitment to the future.
Scholarship AwardsTKE recognizes academic achievements of 2009 scholarship recipients.
Scholarship Fund GrowthThe Foundation administers Chapter/Area Schol-arships and Pending Scholarship Funds.
TEF First-Time DonorsThe TKE Educational Foundation welcomes donors who made their fi rst gift in fi scal year 2009.
Foundation DonorsTKE acknowledges and recognizes those who contributed to the TEF during 2009.
Lifetime Giving ClubsA special thank you to our giving club members for their signifi cant support.
2009 2011 GRAND COUNCIL
Grand PrytanisDr. Herbert L. Songer (Alpha-Upsilon)
Grand EpiprytanisEdmund C. Moy (Lambda)
Grand GrammateusBob Barr (Beta-Sigma)
Grand CrysophylosRodney G. Talbot (Beta-Chi)
Grand HistorRobert A. Jarred (Omicron-Kappa)
Grand HypophetesChristopher T. Hanson (Alpha-Pi)
Grand PylortesJames Hickey (Zeta-Alpha)
Grand HegemonShawn A. Babine (Lambda-Delta)
Grand Offi cerCorey Mathews (Gamma-Theta)
Collegiate Advisory Committee ChairMichael Beals (Epsilon)
Spring February 15Summer June 15Fall August 15Winter December 15
Send news and photographs for THE TEKE to the editor, 8645 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1336.
OFFICES OF THE GRAND CHAPTER7439 Woodland DriveIndianapolis, IN 46278-1765Tel: 317/872-6533Fax: 317/875-8353Email: [email protected]: www.tke.org
Better Men for a
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ceo message ceo message
This issue of THE TEKE magazine focuses on the contributions that many of our alumni members have made to support the good work of the TKE Educational Foundation, as well as the service provided as alumni volunteers. Each of us has been given an opportunity to improve ourselves, our chapters, our Fraternity, and our community by becoming a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. When we knelt at the altar, we said, We are now the Fraternity for Life. We pledged to develop our abilities, and contribute them, as responsible Fraters in the Bond. In essence, we pledged to become better men who, in turn, can help build a better world. There are many ways each of us can make a difference. We can provide service to our local commu-nity by helping with worthwhile projectsvolunteering at a hospital, a soup kitchen, assisting the youth in the area, or in hundreds of other ways. We can raise fi nancial support for worthwhile causes such as St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, the Alzheimers Association, or any of the countless charitable organiza-tions that do good work every day. We can also invest in the future of our Fraternity and help ensure that tens of thousands of young men get the opportunity to enjoy the benefi ts of being a Teke as each of us has. Through volunteering to help a local chapter or colony, being involved with an alumni association, or through our fi nancial support of the TKE Educational Foundation, we can all help build a stronger TKE Nation, which, in turn, will build better men for a better world. Im proud that our Fraternity has a legacy of men who have given back to make a real difference in society. Men like Charles Walgreen who not only reinvented the business model that defi nes the modern pharmacy, but served the Fraternity as Grand Epiprytanis and through his entire life, was an active, engaged Teke. When he was called into the Chapter Eternal, Frater Walgreen continued to remember TKE and provided the largest gift received in TKE history. Thats paying it forward, helping to ensure that future generations could benefi t from being part of the organization that Frater Walgreen loved, and knowing that those young men would make an immeasurably positive difference in society. Im proud that our Fraternity also has a legacy of men who have served their country with honor, either in the armed services or in public offi ce. Tekes like Ronald Reagan fought to tear down communism and support freedom, and Tekes like Grand Grammateus Bob Barr continue this tradition of service by remind-ing each of us of our precious personal liberties, encouraging discourse and engagement in government. Men like Grand Epiprytanis Ed Moy give back by streaming federal agencies and bringing honor to the way that government does businessfi rmly rooted in TKEs fraternal values of charity, esteem and love. Im likewise proud of the nearly 2,000 local chapter volunteers in TKEthose serving as Chapter Advisors, Board of Advisors members, campus/faculty advisors, or with a chapter alumni association. Those men are giving directly of themselves, on an ongoing basis, paying it forward to help our newest Tekes learn, grow, and mature into men of good character. Their investment of time and energy is building healthier chapters and improving the Teke experience for our collegiate members. Those same collegiates will go on to do great things and make a positive impact in their local communities, due in no small part to the leadership and guidance given to them by their advisors. Each of us can choose the way in which we make a difference. Through our sweat, time, or money, we can all build a better world. The work that we do today has a ripple effect for decades to come, and each of us would have left our mark in our local communities, our country, and on our planet. Our Founders paid it forward, building TKE. Those who have come before us have paved the way for each of us, today, to make a difference. Now its up to each of us to do our part, building better men for a better world. Its worth our investment.
Yours in the Bond,
Kevin M. Mayeux, CAEChief Executive Offi cer
Each of us can choose the way in which we make a difference. Through our sweat, time, or money, we can all build a better world.
Paying It Forward
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How does a new headquarters impact me? Why would TKE spend money on a building during the economic crises we are in? What are needs this building will address? All of these questions have been posed at Regional Leadership Conferences, on our Facebook Fan Page, or elsewh