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Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity
Ring The Bell E-mail

March 11, 2017

Dear Brothers:

On April 12, 2014, at the gala celebrating our 50th Anniversary, we launched a campaign to establish the Iowa State Chapter Endowment Fund. The purpose was to establish a sizable corpus which would persist in perpetuity to provide annual financial assistance for educational purposes for the benefit of the men of the Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity. The endowment is invested and managed by the Triangle Education Foundation and provides 5% of its value annually to the chapter. We established a goal of $100k, which would provide $5,000 per year. I’m very pleased to report that we have achieved the $100k goal! I’ll admit, it took FAR longer than I thought it would. Maybe I jinxed it when, at the gala, I said it should be easy! In my defense, we had already lined up $44k from four brothers for the launch. Nonetheless, we have now hit our goal. And for the last two years, the undergraduates have been benefiting from the CEF funds. Funds aided attendance at Leadership and Training Weekend and Herb Scobie Leadership School. This year, with the new house, the men are deliberately thinking through the best use of the funds for the house (I love their seriousness about spending the money), and are in the process of buying a 3-D printer. The men are very appreciative of the support shown by the generous donations of their older brothers.

I have personally thanked each brother who donated, but I think they deserve recognition and thanks from all of us brothers.

Ron Beguin 1964

Ron Sippel 1976

Dan Diesburg 1964

Doug Wiltsie 1977

Jerry Leimer 1964

Dave Slack 1981

Mike Mallinger 1964

Tom Laing 1982

John Poyzer 1964

John Pritchard 1982

Lynn Davis 1965

Dan Ricken 1982

Rich Soukup 1965

Greg Walch 1982

John Gould 1966

Doug Opheim 1983

Larry Medberry 1966

Matt Perun 1984

Ron Moore 1966

Scott Evans 1985

Glenn Vondra 1966

Rick Hautekeete 1987

Ted Newton 1967

Shane Judge 1987

Arnold Dejoode 1969

Chris Moe 1992

Thomas Friedrichsen 1969

Matt Ostanik 1997

Jim Fay 1970

Benjamin Kubczak 1998

Roger Noll 1971

John Meyer 1999

Rich Schlicher 1971

Clint Rabe 1999

Mike Goeser 1973

Nick Shafer 2001

Tom Mallinger 1973

Jason Carroll 2002

Bob Balsbaugh 1974

Nate Johnson 2002

Vince Hoellerich 1975

Weston Lahr 2002

Bob Goehring 1976

Justin Richardson 2009


As a CEO who was often accused by my sales staff of moving the goal line, I need to mention that, although we achieved our goal there is no cap on the CEF, so if you’d still like to donate please don’t hesitate. As the CEF grows, more funds are available annually to the men.

This is quite an accomplishment and will provide lasting benefits to the chapter. I’d like to convey my sincere appreciation to everyone.

In F, S, and C,
John Pritchard
Alumni Board President

December Update E-mail

December 17, 2016

Greetings Brothers,

As this calendar year ends, I wanted to provide a brief update on the Colony and the endowment.

The undergrads will provide more information once they get through finals, but here are a few highlights from the Colony (They are a ‘colony’ until they fulfill the requirements of Triangle National to regain the ISU charter and become a ‘chapter’ again. We are working hard toward this goal.). I have met most of the young men in the colony and it gives me such pride because they are so intelligent, talented, friendly, and incredibly motivated about Triangle.

  • Moved into 140 Lynn Avenue in August.
  • Recently activated 8 men bringing their total number of actives to 23.
  • Most recent semester GPA: 3.23, 3rd place in IFC. The guys already are executing a plan which they expect will improve this important metric. Pledge class GPA was the highest of all Triangle chapters.
  • Are reaching out and interacting with other greek organizations including: Alpha Sigma Kappa (engineering sorority), Phi Beta Chi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Farmhouse, and Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Teamed with FIJI and Kappa Alpha Theta for Homecoming activities.
  • Won 3rd place overall in Greek Week, paired with Delta Delta Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Chi Phi.
  • Hosted Homecoming Dinner for alumni at the house and provided tours to alumni throughout homecoming weekend.

With the recent run-up of the stock market, I know you are looking for ways to reduce the government’s cut of your hard-earned income. I have just the thing for you…a donation to an IRS-recognized non-profit. Seriously though, we are very close to achieving the goal we established at our 50th Anniversary celebration in 2014. We sought to establish a $100k endowment that would annually yield $5,000 to benefit the educational needs of the ISU Chapter’s men. We have raised $93k to date, with 51 out of 412 brothers contributing. We’re so close.

The Chapter Endowment Fund (CEF) has already benefitted the ISU Triangle men. It’s funded attendance at Leadership & Training Weekend (an amazing event hosted by Triangle National at which incredible training is provided to help men become leaders and learn how they can benefit their chapters), and Scobie Leadership School (another incredible program which teaches leadership and other skills that improve the lives of the men and the effectiveness of the chapter). Now that the men are in the house, they are developing plans to use CEF funds to improve the study areas as well as other academic-related improvements to the house. Note: CEF funds can only be used for educational related purposes and Triangle has a process by which the funds are applied for and approved. Your valuable donations are not wasted and only fund educational purposes.

We’ve already seen the great benefit CEF donations provide to our young Triangle Brothers. It’s a great way to give back to what I believe most of us feel was a major positive influence in our lives at a time when we needed it most and provided us skills and experiences that have benefitted our careers. And something that provided for life-long friendships – true brotherhood. Through our donations, we can help provide these same opportunities to the next generation of Triangles. I respectfully ask you to consider a donation before the end of this calendar year. The process is extremely simple. Go to, select the ‘Donate’ tab near the top right. Fill in the form with your donation amount in the ‘Chapter Endowment Fund Donation Amount’ area and select ‘Iowa State Chapter Endowment Fund’ from the dropdown list. If you don’t want to pay by credit card, you can mail a check to Triangle Education Foundation, 120 S. Center Street, Plainfield, IN 46168. Specify on the check that it’s to go toward the ‘Iowa State CEF’.

To those who have already donated, thank you very much. For everyone else, thank you for considering a donation.

I hope you and your families have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays. God Bless.

In F, S, and C,

John Pritchard

Alumni Board President

Homecoming 2016 Gathering E-mail

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Homecoming Info PDF E-mail

October 24, 2016

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Homecoming 2016 E-mail

October 18, 2016

Dear Iowa State Triangle Brothers,

Excitement and growth continue for the colony. The property at 140 Lynn Ave. has suited the colony well so far. The guys are loving the camaraderie that comes with living together, they're hosting Yell Like Hell practices at the house, and dinner-hosting plans are in the works. Brotherhood and bonding experiences are continuing to coincide with the learning opportunities arising from maintaining a physical house, and are helping to develop our colony into well-rounded men. The colony has 9 pledges for it's first recruiting class in the house. They went through the pinning ceremony October 1 and plans for initiation are being finalized. Plan to drop by the house for the events at Homecoming to check out the property, meet the guys, and share stories of your Triangle experience!

Homecoming 2016!

October 28-30 Please RSVP for the weekend here!


6:30 PM: Dinner at the Chapter House!
Come meet the Actives and Pledges for an informal gathering at the new house, see what the chapter has been up to this year and get a tour of the new digs.


8:00 AM: Alumni Board Meeting at the Chapter House.
9:30 AM: Alumni Tailgate before the Game. Food and drinks will be provided.
11:00 AM: Game time and gamewatch at the Chapter House for those not attending. House tours will also be available for those that didn't get a chance on Friday.
Post-game: please feel free to use the Chapter House to gather informally and make dinner plans.

Important: If you want tickets to the game, please RSVP by Thursday, October 20!

Alumni Board Meeting

An agenda for the board meeting will be sent out soon, but elections will be a part of it. This year, the terms for John Pritchard and Brant Bristow will be expiring. Please nominate yourself or someone else that you think would be a great member of the board to help develop our young leaders! Officer positions open for election every homecoming, and include president, vice president, and treasurer.

Current Board Members:

Brant Bristow is98 - term expires 2016 
John Pritchard is82 - term expires 2016
Jason Carroll is02 - term expires 2017 
Clint Rabe is99 - term expires 2017
Olaf Peterson is97 - term expires 2018
Nick Shafer is01 - term expires 2018
Brian Regan - Active President

Current Officers:

President - Brant Bristow is98 
Vice president - Clint Rabe is99
Treasurer - Jason Carroll is02

We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2016!

In F,S,&C,

Brant Bristow is98

Alumni Board President
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