ΔΣΦ, ΓΔ Chapter, Work Weekend Summary July 13-15, 2012

 

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July Alumni Work Weekend

A successful alumni work weekend was recently completed at the chapter house in Pullman. There have also been additional upgrades and repairs to the Chapter house over the summer. The start of classes is August 20th.

Chapter Update

The Chapter was close to shutdown due to lack of housing contracts, but last minute work by parents and a few students secured sufficient committments to keep the house open and running. There are currently about 30-32 men who committed to live in the house this fall, with 4 signed pledges, as of July 17.

Plans for August Alumni Work Weekend

There will be some work on the house to be performed beginning Saturday, August 11th, but we really need your help on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14, as we put on a family style dinner and leadership training for the chapter on both nights. The students are scheduled to return on Monday, and there will be some presentations during the morning hours as well, dealing with Fraternity life, brotherhood, character, hazing and accountability.

The dinners will also include demonstrations of dining ettiquette, similar to what we all learned during our respective times living in the house. Contact Jim Wilson or myself if you are able to help or attend any of these dates.

Next ACB Meeting - September 22, Homecoming Weekend

The next ACB meeting will be during Homecoming weekend, September 22, 2012. The ACB meeting, held prior to the football game (Colorado) at the Chapter house. Once the game time is known, we'll set the meeting time. The meeting usually begins between 9-10am and is over before noon.

There is RV parking available in the WSU lot below the Chapter House. The cost is $40 for the weekend. There is also a shuttle from the lot to the stadium, plus chapter members may provide rides to stadium. This is in addition to other RV parking that may be available during football weekends.

I'm hopefull there will be plans coming soon for a Delta Sig alumni event in Seattle at the Sept. 29 football game vs Oregon. Get your tickets early for the Seattle game.


July Work Weekend Summary

Four Alumni participated in the July work weekend. The main accomplishment was installing new main stairway newels, new stairway light fixtures and new front porch lights. In addition, the dry food storage area was cleaned, the remaining bunk bed parts were moved out of storage (for assembly in all third floor student rooms), the new front storage shed was painted and new room numbers were assigned to all rooms in the house. Plans are to tie in these new room numbers to the power panels on each floor, as all student rooms have undergone electrical upgrades, plus finish replacing the stairwell newels from the 3rd floor landing up to the 4th floor.

Who was There?

Alumni present included, from left, Jim "Slick" Wilson, Spokane; Phil Cummings, Renton; Bill "Goose" Lindoff, Palmdale, California; and Thomas "TJ" James, Beaverton, Oregon. We were joined at times during the weekend by house president, Kyle Mumma.





New Front Porch lights were installed, utilizing CFL bulbs. Switches inside the foyer were also labeled. These lights are metal and only shine light downward.





Seven new Stairwell lights were installed on all floors, also with CFL bulbs. One spot near the sprinkler system required a different fixture.





New Front, lockable, storage shed, just recently installed and painted.


Inside view of front storage shed, which will help avoid lugging tools and power equipment up from the back yard.





Recent graduate Casey Talbott worked at the house after graduation to repair the back shed, installing new floor, walls and roof.





Stairwell newels were replaced from the basement up to the 3rd floor. Longer bottom arms helped reduce vibration and increase stability. We're hoping to install these new green newels from 3rd floor up to the 4th floor later this summer. Note the new light fixture on the wall.



Detail showing the top of a newel. Only Stainless Steel hardware was used, with different bolts heads on top to minimize hand rail obstructions on the opposide side of the rail.





New Room Numbers were assigned, which will be matched later to each floor's circuit breaker panels. Room Numbers follow similar patterns on each floor. Electricians earlier this summer put each 3rd and 4th floor student room outlets on their own dedicated breaker plus installed extra outlets in each room. These numbers will also be incorporated into the internet system installed last summer






Log on when you visit

When you stop by the house, you can now use the house internet system. Look for the signal DSPGuest. Your Delta Sig salutation followed immmediately by two nines should get you connected.



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