Pi Lambda Phi
OH Beta Tau
Jeffrey Jackson, Rex
Matt Ciha, Archon
Derek Newbould, K.O.E.
Travis Elliott, Marshall
Max Schaefer, Scribe
Rich Teel, New Member Educator
Cole Metzger, Recruitment
Brendan Sorg, President
Corey Clay, Vice-President
Al DiFranco, Treasurer
Jason Mansfield, Secretary
Correspondence and gifts
can be mailed to:
Pi Lambda Phi B-W
Alumni Association, Inc.
177 Front Street, STE 102
Berea, OH 44017 USA
SNAPS Convention 2011 in Philadelphia by Delegate Cole Metzger
The Alumni Newsletter of the OH Beta Tau Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
Vol. 11, No. 2 Summer 2011
Our delegates experience at Convention in Philadelphia was highly rewarding and
sparked a flame in all attendees to make Pilam even stronger on the campus of Baldwin-
Wallace and across North America. We connected with Brothers from chapters all
across the US and Canada and built especially close ties with interested students from
Carroll University who are beginning the process of bringing Pi Lambda Phi to their
campus this fall.
Again this year, Pilam elicited the help of the Recruitment Experts from Phired Up to
train our delegates on recruitment. They impressed the need for a Names List which
will help our chapter secure information on potential new members (PNMs). The
Names List, and the information we gather, will also help us decide which Brother is
best to make initial introductions to PNMs based on shared interests and experiences.
Phired Up also stressed Values Based Recruitment, which taught us how to identify
students on campus that fit the values that we strive to represent. Josh, Phired Ups
CEO, talked about how to have recruitment events that will attract B-Ws best students.
Instead of having big events (which are typically ineffective), we will focus on smaller
events that will attract students and encourage the kind of quality interaction we want.
Experiencing Phired Up improved recruitment skills and will be used to help show our
chapter the socially excellent steps we can take towards becoming a true gentleman.
Rich Teel, one of our delegates, said Personally, I walked away most excited to apply
the concepts of Social Excellence in my everyday routine both in and out of Pilam. I also
saw the success of the Elimination of Prejudice program and am excited by the plans to
expand it on our campuses and in the community over the coming months.
Ohio Beta Tau Wins George Beck Award For Most Outstanding Chapter
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Convention 2011 OBT Wins George Beck Award 1
Message from the Rex 2
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Alumni Programs 2
The BW Effect 3
Pilam 2011 Ovation Winners 4
Alumni Golf Outing Recap 5
Convention (continued) 6
OBT Dominates BW Greek Awards 7
April Reign 8
PLP PLoP 9
OBT Welcomes Alpha Nu Initiation Class 9
For the Good and Welfare of Pi Lambda Phi 10
Golf Outing Photos 11
Gridiron Classic 2011 12
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Alumni Programs
B-W Homecoming &
4th Annual Alumni v.
Date: October 15, 2011
Game Location: Metroparks
Game Time: 4:00pm (See page 12 for more information)
Interested in Playing on the Alumni Team?
Please contact Brendan Sorg at
to Reserve Your Roster Spot!
Are you an Alumnus interested in sharing your time
and talents with our undergraduate chapter?
Please contact Nick (Alumni Relations Chair) or
Brendan today to learn about volunteer opportunities!
Nick Rhines email@example.com 440.213.2723 Brendan Sorg firstname.lastname@example.org 216.219.3009
Congratulations Class of 2011! Your years of hard
work, drive, motivation, and creativity will be missed
greatly. In the coming months we will strive to fulfil the
footsteps you have left behind. I know I echo the
sentiments of the entire brotherhood as we wish you
well on your new beginnings.
As for the plans for the Ohio Beta Tau Chapter this fall,
we are attempting to stretch ourselves in a new way by
introducing a re-dedicated effort to Philanthropy,
Scholastic Achievement, and Restoration of the Website.
We look forward to sharing detailed plans over
Homecoming Weekend at the next OBT Alumni Meeting
on Saturday, October 15th.
Returning to the B-W Fraternity Community this past
spring was Lambda Chi Alpha, and they have modelled
themselves after none other than US! While this is
flattering, it will also be a great challenge. While our
group improved our GPA from the fall, so did Lambda
Chi. We are excited for a healthy recruitment
competition with them and other B-W Fraternities
beginning in late September.
Lastly, I want our Alumni to know we will be making big
progress this fall with our website. Currently, we have
plans to create a Brothers Page and an Alumni Brothers
page. This will have a brief biography of everyone from
OBT Pilam history. Be on the look-out for these, and all
the other great events and chapter news this fall.
We hope to see you at an Alumni Event this fall!
Jeff Jackson, Rex
Ohio Beta Tau
Message from the Rex
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A Post-Convention Message from IEC President Jeff Buhler
As President of the International Executive Council I want to formally congratulate OH
Beta Tau for winning the George A Beck Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award. To
achieve this recognition requires significant time and effort from many student and
alumni members. Your chapter performed extremely well over this 2010-2011 academic
year. Thank you for setting the standard for our great Fraternity.
In addition, I want to congratulate Brendan Sorg on his Chapter Advisor of the Year
Award. His efforts with the Chapter, Alumni Association and with the Founder's
Day/EOP/Big Pi Celebration in March are truly amazing.
I wish that you all could have been with us at Convention in Philadelphia. You would have enjoyed the humble
pride of your fellow student and alumni members when the Beck Award was announced and during the moments
after the banquet. You also would have appreciated your four student members changing out of their suits and
sitting down to complete their assignment for Sunday morning which was an official kick-off to the planning for a
Beck Award in 2012.
I joined our Fraternity in 1990 at the University of Florida. I've had the wonderful opportunity to live the Kovner
quote many times over as a student, paid staff and volunteer. I've had the opportunity to open numerous Chapters
and the difficult task of closing Chapters. I've been able to spend time with some of the most wonderful Pi Lams in
our history including Jules Lennard and Rafer Johnson. I've also been at several funerals of student members lost
well before their time. I've had the opportunity to gather at Yale with our Elders on our 100th Anniversary in 1995
and develop a deeper appreciation for our Founders and the Creed they crafted all those years ago. I've met
famous Pi Lams in locations like the Friars Club in Beverly Hills and Radio City Music Hall in NYC and
I've had embarrassing conversations with University Administrators and parents due to immature hazing. I've seen
the joy in an alums eye as he committed $250,000 to a fundraising project and walked through three chapter
houses after they were devastated with fires. I've had the fortunate opportunity to see and experience many
things during my time with Pi Lam. I am thankful for everything I have received.
However...in my 21 years as a member of our Fraternity, I have never witnessed anything as impressive, memorable
or inspiring as what I have experienced with the students and alumni of your Chapter. I want to thank you for the
vision several of you shared just a few years ago to accept responsibility for the current conditions, chart a new
path for success and execute with fierce commitment and devotion. Some of you know this...others need to hear
this...I expect when the history books of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity are written there will be a portion dedicated to
the "BW Effect".
The students your Chapter is producing are so far ahead of the curve in academic performance, leadership
development and ability to adapt to the "real world" than most other colleges/universities graduates. The lessons
your student members are taught about taking responsibility for themselves, holding each other accountable and
getting involved in their community are just as critical as the academic skills they learn in the classroom.
Your Alumni Association has strong competent leadership that is just beginning their fraternal alumni journey.
Your Big Pi table grows with men of character and integrity that act with class and grace. Th