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Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity
Chapter Update & Homecoming 2013 E-mail

Greetings! Hope you are doing well, and enjoying fall more than the Cyclones are (eesh!). I want to give you an update on the chapter and remind you of some upcoming events for ISU Triangle Alums.

A few weeks ago, I was privileged enough to be able to attend the formal pledging ceremony of the first 18 new members of the Iowa State Colony (2.0) of Triangle. Joining the ceremony were parents of the new members, 15 local (and some not so local) alums, National Office staff and volunteers, undergraduate presidents from other fraternities and sororities and Interfraternity Council officers. A few days later, they pledged another 5 men, bringing the Colony to 23 with a goal of 50 members before the 50th Anniversary Reunion in April. All 23 new members received a sponsor for their new membership fee – see the list of sponsors at

The men are currently meeting weekly to go through new member education, conducted by our own alumni volunteers on the ground in Ames. Officers have been selected and they have adopted a constitution. The men who make grades this semester will be initiated at the beginning of the spring semester. My deepest thanks to those alumni and national staff members for doing a tremendous job recruiting and training the men to take this next phase of the chapter forward.

Please make plans to come to Ames and meet the new members at Homecoming in a few weeks, or at the 50th Anniversary Reunion in April. Much more info to come on the 50th Reunion, but Homecoming will be here before you know it. Here are the weekend’s organized events:

Friday, Nov. 8 Dinner with the Colony 7:00 pm Iowa Stater Restaurant at Gateway Center Hotel
Saturday, Nov. 9 Tailgate 8:00 - 11:00 AM Tent Row, between B4 and C4 (download map)
Homecoming game 11:00 AM Jack Trice Stadium (RSVP for tickets by October 30)
Alumni Meeting 3:00 PM ISU Alumni Center (between Hilton and Jack Trice)

Please RSVP for Homecoming weekend at

If you cannot attend Homecoming, please make plans to attend the 50th Anniversary Reunion the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. Please note that is a week earlier than in previous communications.

See you at Homecoming!

In F, S, and C,

Chris Moe is92
Alumni Board President
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Thank you for your sponsorship! E-mail

Huge thanks to all who have sponsored a new member's pledge fee! The new member fee for National goes toward the pledge pin, member manual and filing time for the office staff. It was just reduced this summer from $115 to $90. The sponsorship is a great way to, not only make it easier on the undergrads, but also start this new chapter off on the right foot, showing them that alumni involvement and commitment is strong. It also gives our alums a way to feel connected again with the chapter. Many have expresses a desire to help, and this is a nice easy way to do it.


Thanks to:
Dan Brown is70, who sponsored Jacob Acosta
Glenn Dennis Vondra is66, who sponsored Mark Humphreys
John Gould is66, who sponsored EJ Lines
Brant Bristow is98, who sponsored Tucker Flinn
Jason Carroll is02, who sponsored Jacob Gentile
John Pritchard is82, who sponsored Cody Stultz
Dax Kuhfuss is98, who sponsored Adam Brown
Robert Balsbaugh is74, who sponsored Ryan Gunckel
Clint Rabe is99, who sponsored Adrian Castillo Jr.
Chris Moe is92, who sponsored David Tang Jr.
Ron Amenta is80, who sponsored Ahn Tran
Bill Ortega is90, who sponsored Benjamin Perna
Larry Medberry is66, who sponsored Jeremey Burley
Corky Gaskell is81 (2), who sponsored Dylan Busby and Ian Kordich
Jim Gast is89, who sponsored Kaleb Bowen
Keith "Gus" Gustafson is66 (2 - one in honor of Myron Kingslien is66 who entered Chapter Eternal in 2005) who sponsored Kyle Wilkins and Georges Bou Saab
Matt Ostanik is97, who sponsored Zackary
Adam Bohl is06, who sponsored Forrest Cauley
Jack Cheney is82, who sponsored Tyler Bennett
Craig VanGundy is99, who sponsored Kyle Hall
Nate Johnson is02, who sponsored Brian Regan

Sponsorships can be sent to Alumni Treasurer Jason Carroll at his home address:

15255 Edinborough Ave NE
Prior Lake, MN 55372

or sent through PayPal using the form on the left side of this site (please put "pledge sponsorship" in the purpose field).

RSVP for Formal Pledging and Iowa Game Weekend E-mail

This very minute, final preparations are being made by your Alumni Board and the National Headquarters staff for the re-colonization effort set to launch in less than two short weeks! You can see a complete schedule of events below that you can choose to participate in if you are in the area (or make plans to be). I know several of us are planning to be there for Formal Pledging and the Iowa Game on September 13 and 14. RSVP for Iowa Game weekend now. Please let us know if you want to be included in the Game ticket purchase by next Friday, August 16.

Upcoming Events:

Date Event Location
August 26, 2013 All-Alumni Conference Call at
10:00 PM ET / 9:00 CT / 8:00 MT / 7:00 PT
Access code: 165-176#
August 28, 2013 Bowling Recruitment Event MU Underground, ISU
September 3, 2013 Alumni Meet & Greet at 8pm MU Gallery, ISU
September 7, 2013 Service Recruitment Event w/ Appalachia Committee at 9am-Noon
September 13, 2013 Formal Pinning Ceremony at 6:30 pm CT Campanile Room, Memorial Union, ISU
September 14, 2013 ISU vs. Iowa Triangle tailgate and recruitment event at 1pm CT Lot A4, Jack Trice Stadium, ISU
November 8- 9, 2013 Triangle Alumni Homecoming weekend ISU/Ames
January 2014 Initiation, re-forming the Iowa State Colony ISU
April 11-13, 2014 50th Anniversary Reunion and Founder’s Day celebration ISU/Ames

Please coordinate with Br. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can attend any of the recruitments events.

All-Alumni Conference Call E-mail

Your Alumni Board will also be hosting a Re-Colonization Kick-off Conference Call for all Alumni on Monday evening, August 26 at 9:00 Central time to give an update on our plans and progress to-date.

We also need to vote to re-incorporate with the State of Iowa, and that means re-approving our constitution and bylaws which you can download here.

August 26, 2013

10:00 PM ET / 9:00 CT / 8:00 MT / 7:00 PT

Access code: 165-176#

Please plan to join this call if you are able.

In F, S, and C,

Chris Moe is92
Alumni Board President
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Photo Albums Scanned and Uploaded E-mail

Hey Brothers...

I decided the old scrapbooks that used to live in the living room at 125 N Hyland needed to be saved. I picked up what was saved from the house before it was torn down. This represents well over 200 hours of my time scanning, copying, tweaking and organizing those photos.

Here are 1256 photos, sorted by year (more or less). The "post 1980" has demolition photos in case you haven't seen. This only covers 1964 to 1985 or thereabouts. I have heard someone in Minneapolis has the later years.

I hope you enjoy reliving those days as I did. What really struck me is, I joined the house in 1975 and the house was barely 11 years in existence. And it lasted almost 49 years as a Triangle house (it was Sigma Chi before we bought it). I never through of myself as one of the "early guys."

Lots of photos have been pilfered over the years (or possibly confiscated by the law enforcement for evidence). I scanned what I had.

You can see the scanned pictures in the Gallery section of this website.

Watch the newsstands for the BFG Songbook to come next!

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