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Carnival 2017 for Pi Kappa Alpha

posted Feb 12, 2017, 2:42 PM by Sean Sechrist   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:47 PM ]

Spring Carnival at CMU is April 20-22, 2017

We are planning a “Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion”.  It is a reunion for all the ages.  For those in school in the 1960’s, it is a 50th reunion.  Whether it 50 years (or more) from graduation, initiation or just your first day at CMU, it is a milestone for sure!  For those in school in the 1970’s, it’s a 40th reunion for all the same milestones.  We particularly want to celebrate these two milestones- 40 and 50 years.

Likewise, for those in school in the 1980’s it’s 30 years.  Who would think those in school in the early 1990’s would be celebrating a silver 25th anniversary?  The later 90’s are at 20.  And who knew the first classes of the new millennium are at 15 years!  Even the late 2000’s classes can be celebrating 10 years.

One thing is for sure, time does fly so don’t let this pass you by!  The reunion is sponsored by the Beta Sigma Alumni Association (BSAA) and the current active brothers.

Weekend Agenda of Activities

Thursday, April 20:

    12pm - 2pm: Buggy Showcase 
        Weigand Gym

Friday, April 21:

    8am - 12pm: Preliminary Buggy Races
        on the course
    12pm - 2pm: Pi Kappa Alpha Luncheon
        Peter, Wright, and McKenna Room, 2nd floor, CUC
    2pm - 3pm: PIKE Open House
        Pi Kappa Alpha's new house (105 Margaret Morrison St)
    4pm - ?: Pi Kappa Alpha Happy Hour and Dinner
        Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 22:

    9am - 12pm: Final Buggy Races
        on the course
    12pm - 3pm: BSAA / BSC Annual Meeting with Lunch
        Giant Eagle Auditorium
    7pm - 12am: Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion
        Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel Ballroom
        100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
        * $50 
        

Details

Friday - Pi Kappa Alpha Luncheon 

We have reserved the Peter, Wright, and McKenna Room from 12pm - 2pm on the 2nd floor of the University Center. This is an informal lunch provided by the chapter, to allow for brothers and alumni to meet.

Friday - Pi Kappa Alpha Happy Hour and Dinner

We are planning to meet at Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh, Southside Works, 2705 South Water St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203. We will not have a reservation, but will plan to start arriving around 4pm to claim an area.

Saturday - BSAA/BSC Annual Meeting with Lunch

We have reserved Giant Eagle Auditorium in Baker Hall from 12pm - 3pm for another lunch. There will also be presentations by the Beta Sigma Alumni Association (BSAA) and the Beta Sigma Corporation (BSC), and it will serve as the annual meetings. All brothers and alumni are welcome.

Saturday - Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion

We have reserved the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel Ballroom from 7pm - midnight, to server as the Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion. Dress is business casual - suggest gents wear jackets. The cost of the event is $50 per person, and includes a buffet dinner and the use of the ballroom - plus applicable tax and tip. There will be a cash bar. Guests are certainly welcome.

Please bring any memorabilia or pictures you would like to display. Slide show to be provided—bring some in electronic format if you want them projected (contact Jim Plymyer or Tom Wood for info). 

We do need to know the count accurately and would appreciate pre-payment if possible.  Send checks to the BSAA Treasurer, Jim Plymyer (see below).  Checks should be made out to the Beta Sigma Alumni Association.  Any round up on the check as a donation would be appreciated as well to help fund the other weekend activities.

Mail checks for the Reunion Reception on Saturday (any donations also gladly accepted):
    Beta Sigma Alumni Association
    c/o Jim Plymyer
    1416 Edenwood Dr
    Beavercreek, OH 45434

Reception fee may also be paid via Paypal here: 
https://goo.gl/ArXcu3, or the buttton below:


RSVP

Carnival 2017 RSVP for Pi Kappa Alpha

Contact

Reunion Committee (with date of initiation):

Tom Wood (BSAA Social Committee Chair, 1969)-  twood@gocarlson.com
Chris Donelan (Alumni advisor to chapter, 2006)- christopher.s.donelan@gmail.com
Tom Loeffler (40th Reunion, 1974)-  loeffl80@optonline.net
Jim Plymyer (BSAA Treasurer, 1974)- James.Plymyer@americansystems.com
Vic Sabella (50th Reunion, 1964)- vsabella@bellsouth.net
Sean Sechrist (BSAA Secretary, 2007)- ssechrist@gmail.com

Room Block Info

ROOM BLOCK 1:
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Group rate is $149 per night plus applicable taxes.  Parking should be discounted to $14 per day and a shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the hotel is available (need to reserve).  Here’s the group booking link.  You can make reservation until March 19.  Our reservation name and code is “Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion” and 04206841PK.  A total of 10 rooms are in the block, so reserve early.

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/pittsburgh-pennsylvania/wyndham-pittsburgh-university-center/rooms-rates?brand_id=WY&brand_tier=hr&checkin_date=04/20/2017&checkout_date=04/23/2017&useWRPoints=false&children=0&group_code=04206841PK&adults=1&rooms=1&radi

You can also contact the in house reservation directly Monday-Friday 8AM-6PM.  If guests would like to arrive outside the group arrival dates they can contact us directly.

Samantha Tartaglione 412-682-6251 or email startaglione@wyndham.com
Chelsey Baumgardner 412-682-6200 ext 6131 email cbaumgardner@wyndham.com 
Ronda Cosby 412 682-6241 email rcosby@wyndham.com  

This is the Saturday Reception Hotel and is within the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning- just north of it.  It is 0.8 miles to the CMU campus.


ROOM BLOCK 2:
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
3896 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Group rate is $129 per night plus applicable taxes.  Parking should be FREE and a shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the hotel is available (need to reserve).  Here’s the group booking link.  You can make reservation until April 6 (in another place it says March 20, so reserve early).  Our reservation name is “Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion”.  A total of 15 rooms are in the block and appear to only include Queen Rooms.

Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion
Start date: 4/20/17
End date: 4/24/17
Last day to book: 4/6/17 
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center for 129.00 USD per night and please use the following link:
Book your group rate for Pi Kappa Alpha CMU Reunion 
This should work fine as some have used it (and changed the dates check out 4/23, etc.).  If you have any trouble reserving, contact Amy Gabbard, Director of Sales at 412-586-2652.

The Residence Inn is just 0.7 miles north of the Wyndham hotel and 1.2 miles to CMU.  Obviously it is a cheaper price plus should have free parking.  Their meeting rooms are under renovation so having the reunion reception there was not a possibility.  Other parts of the hotel may also be under renovation. 
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