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Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity
Triangle Has a New Home at Iowa State! E-mail

December 17, 2015

Greetings Brothers,

After a long, difficult journey, Iowa State Triangle is no longer homeless! That’s right, beginning with the Fall 2016 semester, Triangle will occupy the SAE house at 140 Lynn Ave. Almost a year ago, we began discussions with SAE (who were suspended from ISU for at least four years) about renting their house. Timing, financials, and other factors made it unfeasible at that time. The opportunity re-surfaced in October when SAE contacted us again. The alumni board and the actives put in a great deal of work in the last two months to create a feasible plan that works for both parties. Triangle and SAE have reached agreement on the key parameters and executed a Letter of Intent while the lease instrument itself is developed. This is great news for Triangle at Iowa State. The guys will now have a home where they can strengthen their brotherhood and it should assist their recruiting efforts as well. It’s a beautiful house, located in the heart of the Greek community. It’s been a lot of work to get to this point and we still have much more to do. We’ll share more details after the holidays.

SAE at Iowa State

The new house is a good opportunity to remind you of the Chapter Endowment Fund (CEF). One and one half years ago we launched the CEF to establish an endowment which would annually provide funds to directly support education opportunities for the Iowa State colony. Our goal was to secure $100k in donations. An endowment of that size will produce approximately $5,000 annually in support. We launched the CEF at our 50th Anniversary Celebration and announced that we had already secured $45k from four brothers that had agreed to jumpstart the fund. Disappointingly, one of those commitments hasn’t been honored. Currently the fund stands at $74,600. So we have achieved 75% of our goal.

The endowment has already benefitted the Iowa State members. Using CEF funds, some of our brothers were able to attend Triangle’s Leadership Training Weekend as well as a Regional Leadership Conference this year. These events provide focused, hands-on training that not only benefits the men, but the entire colony. Nate Perkins, the colony President, said the events were valuable experiences and he hopes to be able to send more members to future training. CEF funds can also be used for any education-related expense in the new house such as study areas and supporting technology.

To the 32 brothers out of 400+ living alumni of the Iowa State Chapter that have donated to the endowment, I thank you very much. That’s right, only 8% of our alumni have contributed. That’s disappointing, and frankly, completely contrary to what I expected. I’m pretty certain all of us would say our experience at Triangle benefitted us in our personal and professional lives. I’m also pretty certain that, in part because of Triangle, we can spare a couple hundred bucks to give back. After a difficult time, Triangle is back at ISU. This community that was such an important part of our lives when we were young will continue its legacy of positively influencing and benefitting young men. The Alumni Board has expended a great deal of time and effort toward re-establishing Triangle at ISU. I understand that many of you are not able to donate time to help the new colony, but would you please consider donating some money - even a small amount - to show the undergraduates that they have a large portion of their alumni brothers standing behind them supporting their success?

If after reading the other two previous request letters you set them aside to deal with later and then forgot about them, I ask you to write a check immediately this time. I’ve included instructions below. The donation is completely tax deductible, so you can help Triangle and your 2015 taxes! Please help get this across the finish line so we don’t have to spend any more effort on this and we can focus our efforts on the other activities needed to help the undergraduates succeed.

Thank you for your consideration. Go Clones!

In F,S,&C,

John P. Pritchard

Write a check to “Triangle Education Foundation” and put “Iowa State CEF” in the memo field. Mail it to Triangle Education Foundation, 120 South Center St, Plainfield, IN 46188-1214.

FYI: You can also donate stock directly from your investment accounts. Donating stock allows you to avoid capital gains on the stock. So it’s a great way to benefit Triangle and avoid capital gains taxes!

 
Homecoming Meeting Info E-mail

Hi everyone, one more last-minute email before Homecoming! Great to see folks meeting up at dinner last night; we hope to see lots of you at the alumni meeting and tailgate today!

Download the agenda for the meeting here. The call-in number and passcode are listed and here:

Call-in Number: 712-432-0460
Passcode: 165176#

For those attending the meeting, please use the North Door of the Alumni Center at noon.

Contact me if you have any questions. We all look forward to seeing or hearing from you at noon!

In F, S, & C,

Brant Bristow is98
Alumni Board President
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515-991-4176

 
Homecoming 2015 Reminder E-mail

The countdown is on to Iowa State University Homecoming! Please join us October 30 and 31 for brotherhood, dinner, an alumni meeting, tailgating, and football!

Friday, October 30
Dinner at 7:00pm at The IowaStater in the Gateway Center Hotel in Ames

Saturday, October 31
Alumni Meeting in the Alumni Center near Jack Trice Stadium at noon.
Tailgating - Lots open at noon. We'll be in Lot A3 near the Alumni Center (look for the Triangle flag and a "one nation" RV) map of tailgating lots
Football Game vs Texas - 6:00 pm

Download the Homecoming Weekend PDF

Please RSVP for the weekend here

We hope to see you there!

In F, S, & C,

Brant Bristow is98
Alumni Board President
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515-991-4176

 
Colony Update and Save The Date! E-mail

September 23, 2015

For better or worse, football season is here. The South End Zone project at Jack Trice Stadium is constructed and amazing, and Iowa State football won its first game there! Hopefully there are more where that came from, including this October 31: Homecoming Weekend against Texas!

The ISU colony continues find its way toward official chapter status. The colony consists of 14 actives and 6-10 new members (pledge pinning October 9th). The office space on Stanton continues to serve the colony well, as they use it as a place to study, meet, and play. Members are currently living together in apartment complexes throughout Ames. On the academic front, the colony ended up the past spring semester with a 3.11 GPA, which was good for a tie for 6th place in the IFC report. The GPA was also significantly higher than the All Men’s Undergrad Average (2.94) and the All Fraternity Average (3.00). Congratulate them when you see them next (Homecoming weekend, at a minimum)!

The alumni group continues to work together with the colony, and local alumni attend colony meetings and executive meetings as often as practical. Alumni have been on the lookout for houses and properties, both for rent or purchase. One such opportunity arose this past spring when we were approached by Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) about renting their property on Lynn Avenue. We investigated this option thoroughly, and worked extensively with the colony, before ultimately deciding it was not feasible. The SAE house has a 65-man capacity, and the current colony membership was at 17. Even with a very aggressive and optimistic recruiting target, the colony would still only fill half the house. Involving another group to rent with the colony and share the space was ruled out due to potential risk factors. The timeline under which we were contacted created another complication, as the colony membership had already signed contracts for apartment leases, and we would incur approximately $10k in lease breaks. The concept of renting a house until we are able to purchase one is sound. However, this house at this time was simply too large and expensive. Both we and the undergraduates decided that it was best to focus on recruiting and building a solid, stable foundation at this time. We continue discussions with SAE about renting their property in the future, as they’re looking to secure renters from 2016-2020. With a few good recruiting semesters, the colony will be in a solid position to rent a house of that size.

Save the date of October 31, Iowa State’s Homecoming weekend! More details will follow, posted to the Iowa State Triangle Alumni website and emailed, but here’s a general agenda for the weekend.

Friday: Dinner at The IowaStater Restaurant in the Gateway Hotel in Ames

Saturday: Alumni meeting at the ISU Alumni Center, Tailgate, Football Game

Please RSVP for the weekend here.

Officer positions open for election every homecoming, and include president, vice president, and treasurer.

Current Board Members:
Chris Moe is92 - term expires 2015
Bob Balsbaugh is74 - term expires 2015
Brant Bristow is98 - term expires 2016
John Pritchard is82 - term expires 2016
Jason Carroll is02 - term expires 2017
Clint Rabe is99 - term expires 2017
Nate Perkins - Active President

Current Officers:
President - Brant Bristow is98
Vice president - John Pritchard is82
Treasurer - Jason Carroll is02

In F, S, & C,

Brant Bristow is98
Alumni Board President
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515-991-4176

 
Homecoming 2014 update E-mail

September 23, 2014

Greetings!  Football is finally here, and so is a win for the Cyclones!

Please make plans to come to Ames and meet with the active members at Homecoming in a few weeks!  And if you're already going to be at Homecoming, make plans to attend some of the weekend's events:

Friday,
Oct. 10
Active Property Open 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 207 Stanton Ave., #4, Ames, IA 50014
Saturday,
Oct. 11
Alumni Meeting 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Memorial Union, Room 3534
conference call information:    
phone number (605) 475–3200      
code: 165-176#
Active Property Open 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 207 Stanton Ave., #4, Ames, IA 50014
Tailgate 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Lot A3, near the southwest corner of the Alumni Center, food and drinks provided. Look for the Triangle flag.
Homecoming Game 2:30 PM Jack Trice Stadium
let us know if you need tickets

Please RSVP for the weekend here.

The alumni meeting agenda will be posted to the website (link), and will include an alumni group financial update, a colony update from the active president, active treasurer, and recruitment char, and an update regarding the Chapter Endowment Fund.

In addition, there are 2 scheduled spots opening up on the alumni board (Jason Carroll, Dax Kuhfuss). The position is a 3-year term, and does not specifically include an officer position.

Officer positions open for election every homecoming, and include president, vice president, and treasurer.

Current Board Members:
Dax Kuhfuss is98 - term expires 2014
Jason Carroll is02 - term expires 2014
Clint Rabe is99 - term expires 2014
Chris Moe is92 - term expires 2015
Bob Balsbaugh is74 - term expires 2015
Brant Bristow is98 - term expires 2016
John Pritchard is82 - term expires 2016

Current Officers:
President - Chris Moe is92
Vice president - Brant Bristow is98
Treasurer - Jason Carroll is02

If you would like to get involved in helping guide the actives toward a successful renewed presence on campus, nominate yourself someone or someone else by emailing me ahead of time, being present at the alumni meeting, or joining the conference call. See you at Homecoming!

F, S, & C,

Brant Bristow is98
Alumni Board Vice President
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515-991-4176

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