Brothers - We sent the below message out via email today, if you didn't get it, please check your spam and junk folders or let us know what your updated email is. I thought today appropriate to write an update for everyone. As Drew, Scott, Bret, McCoy, Jeff, Jeff, Jeff, Jimmy, Fred, Dustin, Tony, and Dallas may remember – it was 15 years ago today in the early morning hours that we were initiated. In quite the contrast to the weather we had this week – it was frigid that night, I remember it quite well, waiting to pass through that final gate. My first thought is holy crap, I’ve been a Kappa Sig for 15 years. In that 15 years I’ve gone from undergraduate to undergraduate officer, back to undergraduate who cut a dog-door in a closet, to alumnus, to board member and finally board president. Each of those steps along the way contributed to my life, the choices I make, the husband I am, the father I am, the friend I am – the man I am. I won’t dwell much longer on my initiation anniversary but I want to say thank you to each of the 12 other men I listed above for doing it with me. We’ve encountered Baldwin City’s finest together, graduated together, vacationed together, had many a party together, and been at funerals together (we miss you Jeff). You stood at my wedding, and you gave me the honor of standing at yours. I’ve held your children, you’ve held mine – and we have done it all together as brothers just as we started 15 years ago. Thank you for being my brothers – to the initiates of 2002 and all other years; I know you all have the same memories and experiences.
The Alumni and Undergraduate members of Beta-Tau were saddened to hear of the passing of Brother Alan Mauch. Please see the link below for his obituary. A-B.
Brothers, This week we commemorate the passing of two Beta Tau brothers, Greg Eberting and Chris Grubb. As you know, we lost these men 31 years ago in a tragic car accident less than a mile from the chapter house. Having grown up in Baldwin City, I know the site well. It is actually on the same road I grew up on and drove around that corner thousands of times. Prior to becoming a Kappa Sigma, I wondered what the extra words and symbols meant that someone had written on the bottom board of the large wooden traffic sign that stands at that fateful intersection; I was only 3 years old when the accident occurred but I spent the next 20 years driving by. It was only during my 4 years at Baker that I came to know the significance of those Greek Symbols written at the bottom of that sign…A….E….K….Δ…B.