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Summer 2011 Ohio Beta Tau SNAPS Newsletter

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  • Pi Lambda Phi

    OH Beta Tau

    Executive Board

    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


    B-W Alumni



    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

    Whats Inside?

    Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Alumni Programs

    B-W Homecoming &

    4th Annual Alumni v.


    Gridiron Classic

    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 440.213.2723 Brendan Sorg 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. 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