What a proud moment in our chapter history…truly an once-in-a-lifetime event for most of us!
On Saturday October 3rd at 5 pm with great pride, anticipation and excitement Actives, Alumni and guests gathered on the front porch and lawn of our newly constructed chapter house at Trine University for Dedication of the new Kappa Sigma “House on the Hill”. Considering the logistics of communications, the sacrifices of time along with the investment of energy and resources of so many, the construction of the new house is nothing short of amazing. Great job Building and Finance Committee members and all who participated in the process!!
And as we celebrated and memorialized the completion of this project, we also commemorated and gave recognition to our lifelong bond of brotherhood. The House was dedicated in honor of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Theta-Xi Alumni, the Active brothers and all the young men who will follow our footsteps and be the torch-bearers of our traditions for decades to come.
The House on the Hill dedication attendees
Dave Ballinger being congratulated
Congratulations from the entire brotherhood to Dave Ballinger, whom we have grown to love and know as “Bal”! The 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award is a well deserved honor for Dave as he embodies the ideals of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and is highly dedicated to our Order. Dave has unselfishly served on our Theta-Xi Board, as well as several different committees and task forces over the years and currently is an integral part of our Finance Committee.
In addition to being a fantastic Brother and highly committed to the Fraternity, Dave is a credit to the Banking profession and is well respected by peers and those in the community. He has served on numerous local boards and philanthropic groups in Steuben County as he and his wife, Ellen are Angola residents…not to mention proud grandparents.
Dave has a heart of gold and we are all proud to call him a friend and Brother. Thank you for all you have done
A Theta Xi of Kappa Sigma Milestone
Posted by Bill SanGiacomo November 2, 2009
Well, Theta Xi of Kappa Sigma embarks upon yet another milestone in its illustrious history at Trine University – fall of 2009 marks the first full academic year that the actives will be
A New Era
occupying the new and magnificent residence made possible by the financial and moral and physical support of the alumni.
I am delighted to have been appointed as Vice-President of the alumni board; I want to continue to help the chapter in any way that I can, even though I have retired from active duty as Alumnus Advisor. I am still teaching a full load of classes and coaching the golf team (5 members of which are Kappa Sigmas); as a result, my time is unfortunately limited – but my heart and my energy is always with Kappa Sigma and its welfare. Please keep me informed of the daily goings on at the house, actives, and I appreciate the emails from Randy, Ryan, Bal, and Mark among others that keep me up to speed with the current issues of interest to Theta Xi.
I send the actives and alumni my best wishes for a glorious reunion on the weekend of Oct. 2 – 5. I will visit the house on Friday night, but will be out of town for the rest of the weekend.
Let’s make 2009-10 one of the best years ever – let’s have a great and successful rush; let’s become more financially solvent and healthy; let’s keep our grades up to standards that others have set for us in the past. Let’s build on what we have accomplished and always strive to be “the brightest jewel in the Kappa Sigma galaxy.
See Era Photos from the reunion banquet and hightlights from the business meeting. Coming Soon