Pay special attention to the all the feathered hair and high proportion of trailor trash style moustaches. The epitome of cool at the time…I think.
It’s hard to see what’s really going on up there from the ground…but here’s proof that there is a big crane in the back yard, and laborers carrying around plywood on top of the House. It’s safe to assume that the re-roofing is being done, too.
According to Brother Brian Flournoy (of RSG Roofing Supply – who donated all the supplies for the project), it’s coming along well. There was a good bit of rotted “soffit and molding” that needed to be replaced…and they’re taking care of that as we speak. According to Flournoy, “…as for the top of the roof and the project, looks good and almost done. It will look great once all of the rotted soffit is replaced.”
A few pics for you – courtesy of Flournoy. Click to see bigger images:
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Congratulations to the Spring 1998 pledge class rallying a trip to Chico this weekend for the 10-year anniversary of their initiation – or of their bid – or whatever. Guys: tear it up at Rileys, of course, but make sure to stop by the House to watch the roof get demo’d. Should be kinda cool to watch all that dry rot come down.
This Summer’s project (and the reason for our 2008 fundraising campaign), is the re-roofing of the House at 630 w.5th Street. It’s been months in the planning, but this weekend the roof will actually be torn off.
Earlier this year we mentioned that Brian Flournoy would be donating all the materials for the project; he’s stepping up big time. There is no way we could pull this project off this summer without him.
The Alumni Corporation paid for about 1/3 of the project up front, and the roofing contractor is financing the rest of the work. We’re on a payment plan to pay them off over time. We wrote a big check this week to kick off the project, but we haven’t been getting the donations we need to cover it – we still need your help.
The project kicks off this Friday, and will take about a week or two to finish (depending on how many “surprises” there are under the roof). But the bottom line is that at the end of the Summer we’ll have a leak free roof, and an attic fit for residence.
Update: See some pics from the project in progress
Yeah, they’ll be on different flights, but at least they’ll get to Indy and back for free.
Slideshow of the recent ‘Humboldt’ fire near Chico: http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee315/TamboCreeper/Humboldt%20Incident/?albumview=slideshow
We’re losing a good man – and an Alumni Board member – up in Chico. Brother Erick Sondeno, who along with Jim Hull, oversaw the entire Cottage re-build in 2007, is leaving Chico. Erick is the Alumni House Manager, but it’ll be a tough for him to be on-site at 630 w. 5th St. very often after he’s moved to his new home in San Francisco.
1 Down…1 to Go. Chapter founder, Mark Geenen, booked current chapter President Adam Shea a flight to Indianapolis for the 152nd Anniversary National Leadership Conference.
We’re still looking to the rest of the alumni to help chapter Vice President, CJ Scott, get on the same flight. The two undergrads – Adam and CJ – have volunteered to attend the conference this year. In the past alumni have done what they could to share the cost of the trip.
If you can offer United miles or can book the flight directly, please contact us.
When it rains it pours. After a few months of asking the OX List for volunteers for the next fundraising effort, we got 4 volunteers in a single week. The group has agreed to work together to reach out to alumni, raise funds for this Summer’s house project (we need to replace the roof), and beyond that to put a sustainable fundraiser in place. The group consists of:
- Ed Stone
- Mark Geenen
- Brian D.
- Tyler T.
If you’d like to help out, contact the group at: firstname.lastname@example.org