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Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity
Chapter Installation Update and Announcements! E-mail


Dear Brothers, Friends and Parents,

On March 24th at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, the Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity was awarded its charter. Over 100 people joined in the celebration including Iowa State University President Dr. Wintersteen and Dean of Engineering Dr. Rajala. Attendees also included alumni from every decade since 1964, undergraduates, Triangle National officers and past national presidents, including Tom Pennington its Executive Director, Triangle Education Foundation, Triangle Building and Housing Corporation as well as other university officials and ISU fraternities and sororities. Pictures from the weekend are below.

This is indeed a major milestone and the culmination of years of effort by the undergraduates, alumni board, and Triangle National. We should be proud that Triangle is officially back at Iowa State. I am extremely appreciative of the alumni board and the undergraduates for all their hard work and dedication.

During my Alumni President address, I made two major donation announcements. To aid recruiting and help ensure stability, scholarship funding has been established to provide $2,000 to every incoming Triangle new member. This program will begin this Fall and continue annually and work is underway to extend this scholarship to each active member living in the house. One would expect that announcement to be the keynote announcement, but the second was even better. Through a loan and special investment access, at least $2M will be available to Triangle for the purchase of a new chapter house. While this funding doesn’t completely cover the anticipated costs, it is a major step toward a permanent home for the chapter.

We've certainly come a long way from renting office space on Stanton Avenue!

The future is incredibly bright for Triangle at Iowa State. Please join me in congratulating everyone on this momentous occasion.

In F, S, and C,

John P. Pritchard, is82
Alumni Board President
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PS - Join the donating bandwagon! Drop me a note at the email above or go ahead and send a donation through the PayPal button on the left side of this page.

 

Download the Chapter Installation Program


See Br. Tyler Fenton's speech at the Chapter Facebook page

 

A snowy spring day at the ISU Triangle house

Foyer of the house

Living Room

Dining Room

Brothers Ed McCracken is64, Jason Carroll is02, and Warren Atkinson is98 (Scott Bova photo-bomb)

The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, Iowa

Gateway Center

ISU President Dr. Wendy Wintersteen meets the Actives

Welcome from Br. Chris Moe is92

Congratulations from Triangle Executive Director Tom Pennington

Congratulations from Iowa State Greek Life Director Billy Boulden

Congratulations and good luck from IFC President Adam Schoeder

A Triangle History lesson from National Councilman Br. Brad Keller neb69

Br. Keller presents a framed picture of the founders to the Colony's first president Br. EJ Lines is14

Bonus prizes - Br. Keller presents an additional gift from the Nebraska Colony - a picture of the USS Iowa that hung in the Nebraska Chapter Home

Congratulations and stories from National Councilman and Past National President Br. Merle Newlon lou73

Br. Newlon presents the Chapter a framed Coat of Arms - given to past Colony President Br. Nick Perkins is14

Congratulations from Past National President and Triangle Building & Housing Corporation Secretary/Treasurer Br. Jim Marshall pur65

Br. Marshall presents a framed copy of the Triangle Code of Ethics to the Chapter - received by past Colony President Matt Maschmann is15

Congratulations and official message from National Council from National VP Joe Cerrato os05

Br. Cerrato presents the new charter to current Colony (now Chapter) President Tyler Fenton is15

Congratulaitons from Triangle Education Foundation President Scott Bova

Scott presents the gift of a new Triangle flag to Br. Dan Frese is16

Chapter President Br. Tyler Fenton is15 offers his thanks to all the efforts of the actives and alumni who made this happen

Iowa State Alumni President Br. John Pritchard is82 offers his thanks and makes a few HUGE announcements!

Brothers John Greene is73, Mike Goeser is73, Bob Balsbaugh is74, John Pritchard is82, and Dennis Rosauer is74

All Triangle Brothers who attended the event

All gifts presented and the first chapter composite

 
Alumni Board Meeting Minutes - 05-23-2011 E-mail

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Alumni Board Meeting Minutes - 05-09-2011 E-mail

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Re-Chartering Event March 24 E-mail

Triangle National Council, Alumni, Family and Friends of the Iowa State University Colony of Triangle invite you to join us for the installation of the Iowa State Chapter of Triangle Fraternity

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 23rd

7 PM - Reception at the Chapter House
140 Lynn Ave, Ames, IA


Saturday, March 24th

11 AM - Initiation of Members at the Chapter House
(active and alumni members only)

3 PM - Reception and Charter Presentation
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
South Prairie Room
2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA

There are no cost for the events; contributions are encouraged.


Sunday, March 25th

10 AM - Brunch at the Chapter House
for any guests still in town.


Register Now


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Gateway for a rate of $114 per night. 
Click Here to Reserve Your Room
Rooms must be reserved by March 2nd.


Dress for Friday/Sunday events is casual.
Saturday Reception is formal.

 

For additional information, please contact Chris Moe is92 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Daniel Frese is16 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 
Exciting News & Save the Date E-mail

Dear Brothers,

 

In 2011, I was attending a Triangle National function when I learned that ISU Triangle had folded.  I’m sure my reaction was like most of yours - gut wrenching disappointment and frustration.  This news was followed by a series of meetings among some ISU alumni.  Needless to say, those meetings were extremely depressing.  But from the very first minute of the very first meeting, there was never a doubt ‘if’ Triangle would return to ISU, only when and how.  That resolute commitment compelled a number of people to commit large amounts of personal time in pursuit of that objective.  Along the way, there have been many ups and downs and a host of challenges.  But the commitment remained, and progress continued.

 

In the heat of battle, we don’t often look backwards, but as I contemplated this announcement, I took a moment to reflect.  The thoughts and emotions that reflection triggered are difficult to convey in writing.  Therefore, at risk of understatement, I am extremely pleased to announce National has approved Iowa State Triangle’s charter petition!  Triangle has officially returned to ISU!

 

We are blessed with an outstanding group of actives – young men who have worked extremely hard to build a quality chapter and satisfy the requirements to earn the charter.  And we should recognize and commend recent alumni who performed the critical work to form and grow the colony.  The future of Triangle at ISU is extremely bright.  I encourage you to come join in the celebration, meet your young brothers, and reminisce about your Triangle memories.

 

Please plan to attend the charter ceremony and social functions in Ames on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Details are still being formulated, but you can count on a meal and socializing – two musts for Triangles!  We’ve reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.  We’ll send out invitations with more details soon.  I encourage you all to attend.

 

In F, S, and C,

John P. Pritchard, is82
Alumni Board President
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