Announcements

Proposed Bylaws Update

posted Jul 25, 2015, 9:50 AM by Dan Hood

The Bylaws Committee has completed its first (rough) draft of Bylaws changes.

Here is the link of the rough draft:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18u2TLu7r6ypUm__L8vom6IFTdop9J8pR4v4AK-XZrMA/edit?usp=docslist_api

Here is the link with the changes shown on the document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-hK6NVpKi036pgCpNNwUtE8z4CVOzTUc59WLQLxVlY8/edit?usp=docslist_api

Here is a quick change log of what we worked on:

AA Bylaws Changelog

Changed official name to reflect NPO name.

Changed number of regular (in person) meetings from 2 times a year to 1 time a year.  We did this because we decided to propose that elections be held electronically rather than in person.

Added procedure for contacting members for meetings.

Changed electronic voting procedure to better expedite the process without potentially changing the outcome of a vote.

Added a new electronic election procedure (please read with a critical eye, I'm not sure if it is the best way to do elections)

Removed Alumni Coordinator and Undergrad Coordinator, added to the duties of the other officers.  We felt that there really hasn't been a lot of use in these offices and figured we could just have them as committees.

Added a section for expulsion of AA members.

Added a section for votes of confidence for officers.

Added a section on officer obligations

Trimmed a bit of how to make amendments to the Bylaws (to reflect how 90% of our business is done online).

Added Board of Directors:  Basically have just three powers: add and remove elected officers to and from the checking accounts, call a regular meeting to have elections, if necessary, and take over the AA if it ever goes completely inactive.

Alumni Association President Announcement #5

posted Jul 25, 2015, 9:43 AM by Dan Hood

Well, August is almost upon us and it has been a little while since I have made an announcement.

Our Kayaking trip was an amazing success.  14+ brothers showed up and there was kayaking, swimming, rope swings, food, camping, and pee helicopters.  We had a great time.

For those of you who weren't able to come due to familial obligations, we are attempting to plan an event for later this year where you can bring the family.  If you have suggestions or thoughts, please let us know, as we are still in the planning phase.

Our bylaws committee has just posted a copy of a proposed update to our bylaws, which among other changes, adds a board of directors to our Association in accordance to the guidelines of Non-Profit Organizations.  I will copy (a slightly edited) version of the post after this announcement.

We also received a sizable amount of leftover money from the previous incarnation of the Alumni Association.  I want to give a big thank you to JD for taking care of that, and the guys who were part of the Association who contributed.  We will be good custodians of that money, guys.

We are now up to 24 members of the alumni association, which is an amazing jump from previous years.  Thank you everyone who has chosen to join for the first time this year, as well as those who continue to be members from year to year.  I hope we continue to grow and become a lasting bulwark of brotherhood for the fraternity after leaving college.  For those of you who are interested, here again (as always) the link to join the Alumni Association:

https://sites.google.com/site/taunualumniassociation/how-to-pay-dues

Thanks guys,

Dan Hood
#135
President of the Alumni Association and voted "Most likely to fall off a rope swing early and get impaled by a bunch of tree branches before reaching the creek."

Alumni Association President Announcement #4

posted May 15, 2015, 4:46 PM by Dan Hood

REMINDER, TOMORROW, 05/16/15 IS THE LAST DAY TO PUT DOWN A DEPOSIT FOR THE KAYAK TRIP ON 05/30/15.

https://sites.google.com/site/taunualumniassociation/how-to-pay-dues

You may still be able to attend if you do not or are unable to pay a deposit by tomorrow,   but it will depend on the availability of the Canoe Livery.  If you have any question about whether you have a space reserved, please message, text, or call me.

We are currently expecting between 10-15 brothers to attend the event, from recently graduated to... Let's just say older guys.  We have a ton of stuff planned and expect a great time.

Mini AA update:

We closed the old Atomic Account finally.  Everything has been transferred to our new business account.

We have two active committees working on stuff:

Bylaws Committee:  Working on incorporating a Board of Directors (due to non profit status) and a general update of the AA to reflect current needs of the organization.

Active-Alumni Relations Committee: Working on improving communication and cooperation between active and the alumni association.

The Kayak/Camping event is our highest priority right now, however, so a lot of stuff is on the back burner, including the AA renewal.  As soon as the kayaking trip is over we will dig full force into renewal so that we can ensure the continued recognition of our organization by TKE HQ.

We are so close to hitting our membership goal for the year.  Seriously, please consider joining.  Shout out to our current members:

Nick Ries
Tony Brammer
Justin Gleim
Adam Green
Doug Kemerer
John Oliver
James Legg
Drew Gibson
James Morgan
Brian Saul
Kevin Hobbs
Steve Sabo
Cameron Gulley
Anthony Sever
Josh Newton
Ryan Collins
David Hurley
Scott Summers

Thanks guys.

YITB,
Dan Hood #135
Alumni Association President and proud leader of Le Pledge Résistance of Fall 2003

2015 Alumni Association President Announcement #3

posted May 1, 2015, 6:03 PM by Dan Hood

Alumni Association Update 05.01.15

It has been a few months since I gave an official update, and a lot of stuff has been happening in the background with the Alumni Association, but I will try to keep it short.

As you may have observed, the first Alumni Association event this year, involving Kayaking and Camping is set to occur in almost 4 weeks.  We are going to have as much fun as we (mostly) legally can.  I don't care if we haven't seen you in years, at least stop by and hang for awhile.  If you do plan on kayaking and/or camping, please let us know by May 16th at the latest and send a $25 deposit our way, if possible, so we can reserve you a kayaking and/or camping spot.

The proposal to send an active brother to RLC every year passed, and we are working out the criteria for selection at this time.

Tony has been diddling more with the website, particularly with the treasurer stuff.  He is keeping a ledger visible to all our members that displays where our money is coming from, where it is going, and who is paying dues.  Transparency is nice.

Conclave is getting closer and we will soon be looking at the steps we need to recharter for 2015-2017.  This conclave will be the third for this incarnation of the Alumni Association.  We also have time to consider Alum who may want to go to Conclave as our representative.

For awhile now we have been trying to get a business checking account for the Alumni Association.  I won't bore you with all of the details of that process that went from trying to register as a non-profit with the IRS to incorporating the Association with the Secretary of State of Ohio, but we have finally completed those processes (for the most part) and now have a business checking account.  We are in the process of transferring everything over, but this should ease in the spending and tracking of association funds.  As a bonus, several of us are now somewhat versed in creating non-profit and for-profit corporations, if any of you budding entrepreneurs or philanthropists need some initial advice.

We are growing slowly, but we always welcome new members.  The larger and more active we are, the more likely we will continue in perpetuity.  Our dues are only $50 annually, so I strongly recommend anyone considering joining (are you know, are Alum) to make the leap and give it a try.  The website where it explains how to pay Alumni Associstion dues (should be) at the bottom of this post.

YITB,
Dan Hood #135
President of the Tau Nu Alumni Association and a Bastard until he dies

https://sites.google.com/site/taunualumniassociation/how-to-pay-dues

Alumni Assocation Kayak Trip - May 30th

posted Apr 28, 2015, 2:52 PM by Tony Brammer

Here are the details and agenda of the Alumni Association Campout.  If you haven’t already been invited to the Facebook event page, ask Nick Ries for the invite.  If you plan to go on the canoe/kayak trip I need to know by MAY 15TH.

 

Where:

Waters Edge Canoe Livery

10807 St. Rt. 772

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

 

When: Saturday, May 30th

 

Agenda:

ARRIVAL: 10:15 – 10:30 A.M.

Canoe Trip DEPARTURE – 11:00 A.M. Brothers responsible for bringing their own bag lunch for the trip! RETURN to Campsite – 3:00 – 3:30 P.M. We will go to the campsite directly after the 11:00 Trip.

DINNER – 6:00 P.M. *snacks served in between

SOCIAL Hour & Camping – 7:00 – Midnight

Pack up and LEAVE - 8:00 A.M. Sunday the 31st

 

We are going to do the 6 mile trip, which means the livery will take us to the drop off spot and we will float back to the campsite.  If you paddle straight through, the trip can take 3 hours, but there are some nice places and scenery, so expect the trip to last 4 or 5 hours.  Places to swim, fish, and sight see.  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH or eat a good breakfast before you go.

2015 Alumni Association President Announcement #2

posted Feb 20, 2015, 10:16 PM by Dan Hood

Alumni Association Update

Well, it has been a month or so since our meeting and things appear to be moving along pretty well.  I want to give all of you an update on what we have been planning and doing for the last few weeks.

We asked the chapter to pick a collegiate for us to sponsor for RLC, and they picked Cory James.  Earlier today I was proudly able to spend Alumni Association funds and register him for the Leadership Conference.  He is now with a group of other brothers in Indianapolis doing all those crazy things that we all knows goes on after hours at those things.

We have a proposal on the table to fundraise up to $300 a year to send a brother to RLC.  If passed, we will be raising money by purchasing Alumni Association memberships for brothers we think may contribute or may need an extra little push to join and participate in the association.  Also in the proposal is the ability for new association members to dedicate up to $25 of their dues to this fund.  So if you guys are interested in helping out and want to join, let us know!

Tony's wife gave birth to a strong healthy baby boy today, and if you know Tony, he was right there in the thick of it... apparently working on the taunualumni.org website.  If you haven't already, check it out.  We are working on getting more content there (Phatty more than the rest of us).

Speaking of the website, it is telling me there are 99 days until our first major Alumni Association event of the year, a kayaking trip along the paint creek just south of Chillicothe.  It will take place on May 30th at 11am.  If you are interested and haven't already been invited to the event, please let me know and I'll remedy that immediately.  We are trying to reserve spots though, so if you are planning to attend and want to reserve a kayak and or a campsite, please let us know you are planning on attending so that I can reserve you a spot with the company that does it.

We are still working on the Non-profit status, as well other events and going ons.  If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please message or respond here and I will help you out as best I can.  Also, feel free to spam Tony with inappropriate congratulations below.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

YITB,
Dan Hood #135
Unimpeached (so far) President of the Tau Nu Alumni Association

AA Prytanis Announcement

posted Nov 13, 2009, 4:17 PM by Tony Brammer   [ updated Feb 13, 2015, 1:47 PM ]


Hey guys, Tau Nu Alumni Association President for 2015 here. I want to let you guys know what's up for 2015:

We have elected new officers. They are:

President Dan Hood
Vice President Nick Ries
Treasurer Tony Brammer
Secretary Justin Gleim
Alumni Coordinator Adam Green
Active Coordinator Doug Kemerer

This year we will be renewing the Tau-Nu Alumni Association charter with the international TKE headquarters for two years. I'm proud that we are still going strong, and look forward to continuing to strengthening the association for years to come.

As part of looking to strengthen our future, we will be registering the Alumni Association as a Non-Profit Organization. This will allow us access to several benefits that come with that, including tax deductible charitable contributions, opening of business accounts, ownership of property, and other tertiary benefits.

But that isn't what we are really about. What we really want to concentrate this year on is getting back in touch with each other and spending some quality time catching up.

Several of us have or are well on their way to creating families. For many of us, being away from the family for an extended time is a hardship. So one of our events this year will encourage you to take the family with you to one of our events. We are planning on having a family friendly gathering at Long's Retreat in late summer. We are also considering renting a cabin, if available, and having a nice big roast with pot luck style fixings. We figure Long's retreat is a pretty central location for many of you, and we haven't had one of these big family events in a little while.

Also speaking of central locations, we are going to be doing a canoe/kayak trip on May 30th along the Paint Creek outside Chillicothe for brothers who wouldn't mind getting away for several hours. Two years ago (geez was it really that long ago? Johnathan OliverNick Ries, and I did this up near Grove City and had a blast. This time though, several of us plan on camping out as well. Save the date. I will post more information about this in the coming weeks, as well as creating a Facebook event.

Finally as seen below, several of us are interested in sponsoring an active to go to RLC. We don't have a lot of information on this right now (I'm working on getting details from the current chapter Prytanis), but this is something we may also be interested in doing.

We have a lot of plans this year, and would love to see more folks join and be active in the Alumni Association. Our meeting a few weeks ago was very informal and involved more hanging out than actual business. Honestly I would not mind keeping it that way. We typically have two meetings a year and intermittently vote on topics in a AA "Business" group. Dues are just $50 a year, and really help us keep this thing going. That said (and sales pitch aside) I hope to see all of you come, hang out, and catch up with us some time this year. Also, if you have ideas for events you might enjoy, please let us know.

Feel free to message me with any questions you might have.

YITB, Dan Hood #135

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