It’s once again time for the OX Giants Game!!!! This our 28th straight year and we’re 18-9! This time, for the first time EVER we will be watching the WORLD CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS! Can you believe it?
Game: Giants versus Oakland A’s Date: Friday, May 20 Seat Location: LF Bleachers section 137. Party Time: 5:00 PM Game Time: 7:15 Where: Probably Parking Lot D (view map) What: Beer and peanuts provided. BBQ available for use. (bring our ownmeat) Cost: $45/ticket.
I only purchased 25 tickets so if you want a guaranteed ticket, get your $$ in now. First come first served.
Pay via PayPal ($45) – use e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org Pay by Check ($45) – email me for my mailing address; or my phone number is: (925) 846-2903
Of course many in the crowd will be charter members of Eta Omega, and there are always guys there from every era. Call some guys who you haven’t seen for awhile and make it a pledge class reunion. Guaranteed to be a good time and you never know who you’re going to see. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, you’ll have fun. Hope life is treating you all well. If you see someone who’s not on the list, but you think would be interested, please forward.
The latest email newsletter went out today, with a list of upcoming events for Spring and Summer 2010. View the newsletter online.
If you’re an Eta Omega active or alumnus, and you didn’t get today’s newsletter it means you’re not in the alumni board’s contact database. Contact us to ensure you get on the mailing list for future newsletters.
If you have been by 5th and Ivy in Chico recently you may have seen the boards on the windows of the house, and maybe you noticed that some interior walls and whatnot were missing. No, the house is not condemned – we’re actually doing a remodel. We submitted a ‘successful’ loan application to National this year – and after a bunch of back and forth, dotting i’s and crossing t’s, we wer approved for a ~$470,000 loan (some of which is being used to remodel the 1st floor and make life safety improvements).
Check back for more pics as the work progresses. The house will be ready for move-in by August 15, but finishing work will continue into the fall semester…so it’ll be a little while before it’s all polished.
This is how we’re using the funds:
Payoff existing 11% mortgage (yes, 11%) from Gary Foster and 5th & Ivy Partners: ~$175,000
Life safety repairs (including foundation leveling, new doors & locks, sprinklers, fire alarms, rain gutters, etc.): ~$65,000
Remodel 1st Floor interior and some exterior (including full kitchen, functional living room, real dining room (red and white room), new windows and doors, remodel 1st floor bedrooms and bathrooms and (this is pretty cool) extending the main staircase to the basement: ~$230,000
Here’s the catch: we obviously have to pay this money back…it’s a loan, not a grant. Overall our monthly expenses will go up about 50%…so we raised dues and rent accordingly for the chapter this year so that we (they) can afford the new higher loan payments.
Why remodel only the interior of the 1st floor?
Because (1) tht is the area that needed the most love and (2) this loan wouldn’t afford us much more than that. The plan is to start a fundraising campaign and raise enough from alumni to cover a some of the rest of the work on the 2nd floor, attic, basement, and exterior. It may be a 2- or 3-phase project when it’s all said and done…but the plan is to re-do the whole house within the next 5 years. We are relying heavily on alumni donations to help us fund phase 2 of the remodel – hopefully to start in or around 2012: Donations Appreciated
There are a lot of guys that deserve credit for getting this loan approved, organizing the contractors, and just generally seeing this project through, but the one guy who stuck it out when the alumni board was losing steam, held things together, assembled a new board, and continues to donate time and effort to the cause is Tom Hyatt. No way would this be happening without him. Big thanks to Jereme Grinslade of Theta Chi’s Norwich Housing Board and the guys at Chico Home Improvement as well.
Don’t forget alumni weekend is coming up. This one is being organized by alumni, for alumni. It’s all-Greek, so you’re bound to see some familiar faces. More event details on the ‘Events’ page: http://www.etaomega.org/events/
You should have received a copy of this e-mail newsletter on 1/30/2009. If not it means we don’t have your current e-mail address – so send it to us and get on the mailing list for future newsletters.
Eta Omega Alumni Update – Jan 2009
We’re Going Big
Here it is – your annual e-newsletter, with updates from all the key players in the Eta Omega Alumni Board, the Active Exec, and “members at large.” Catch up on 2008, then tune in and chip in for a huge 2009. Read more
Brothers,Its time to put together Eta Omega’s annual e-Newsletter, so I need bro updates…
Here’s the deal…if you are in any position where you market your company this is the time to do so. If you started a company or own your business this is the time to let people know. If you just had kid, got married, divorced, or know someone that did let me know. The newsletter is a great way to get your new business seen and let old friends hear about how life’s going.
I know the majority of my business and the people I do business with are bros or referrals from brothers. Don’t let a chance for free marketing pass you by! I need updates by Wednesday the 28th. Send me the dirt!!!!
Welcome to the new Eta Omega website – the internet home of the Eta Omega chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity at California State University, Chico. Same information as the old site – just a slightly update look. This new site should be a little easier to navigate and easier for administrators to keep current…so that’s good.