I hope everyone has survived the massive thunderstorms that have been hitting the Midwest over the past couple days. We should be getting some spectacular May flowers after this week. 😊 Over the Spring Showcase weekend on April 22nd, the Executive Committee had a chance to meet in person and discuss some exciting plans coming up this year!
On April 26th Purdue Bands and Orchestras, with the help of students, staff, family, friends, and alumni, raised over $300,000 for the department! We rocked out all of the high-volume challenges we set out to win, including most donations from new alumni in the last ten years and most donations from alumni (twice!). We set the record for the most participation at 1,843 donations and winning those bonus challenges earned the Bands and Orchestras an additional $40,020. Amazing work to all those involved!
If you’ve been getting the Alumni Darts and Arrow, you will know that Gamma Pi has been making waves on campus, on the District level, and now they’re poised to make a splash on the National scene. They worked their tails off helping move everything stored at the hangars to new storage facilities and inventoried as they went. This set them up to win the Outstanding Service Project Award at the North Central District Convention this year and had them in the running for Governor’s Cup, as well. While they didn’t win Gov Cup, they were asked to move on to present at National Convention to be considered for Founder’s Trophy, a HUGE honor! We could not be more proud of the work Gamma Pi is doing on and off the stage.
Speaking of National Convention, this year it will be held on Disney property in Orlando, Florida. As one can imagine, this can get quite pricey for college students and we would like to do our best to make it as affordable for our delegates as possible, if not completely fund it for them. Gamma Pi has at least four members interested in attending! In years past GPAA has donated money to helping fund the delegate(s) to their destination. This is where you come in. Starting May 1st we will be launching a fundraiser through our website (gammapialumni.org/natcon) where we have a goal of $3,000 to send 4 brothers to Orlando. Donate as much or as little as you can – every dollar helps!
Finally, it’s that time of year again where National Headquarters gets their head count of all Kappa Kappa Psi alumni. Life member, dues paying member, or not, please follow these links to fill out the information they want at HQ.
http://kkpsiaa.kkytbsonline.com/reporting-and-omrs/ – use this link if you have NOT created an account before in the Online Membership Reporting System (OMRS)
https://online.kkytbs.org/login – use this link if you have an account to verify accuracy of your information
Be sure to update your email to a non-university one so that years down the road, after the email from Purdue has expired, there will still be a chance to contact you! If you think you may have created an account on the OMRS but have forgotten your password, contact Aaron Moore at [email protected] and he will work with you to find a solution!
Look out for further emails and posts on social media about other upcoming projects and events coming your way this year! Don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the other members of the executive committee with any questions, ideas, or concerns.
Keep striving everyone!
Gamma Pi Alumni Association – President