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On October 15, 1855, Andrew Cross Trippe ‘57 and Joshua Williams Kerr ‘56 secured Rho’s founding charter from Phi. One hundred and sixty years later, Rho remains the oldest, strongest and most storied of the fraternities at Lafayette College. Tomorrow we dedicate the renovated DKE House and kickoff a weekend commemorating this significant milestone.
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Last call to register for DKE events at Homecoming next weekend to celebrate Rho’s 160th Anniversary. So far 215 people are attending various DKE events throughout the weekend, with 125 planning to attend the 160th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday night.

We need to place the food and beverage order with Catering on Monday, so please register now!

You can find event descriptions along with food menus here. The commemorative merchandise for the 160th is described with photos here.

 

Welcome home! The newly renovated DKE House greeted dozens of Rho DKE collegians to campus this past weekend.

The registration page for the weekend of events to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Lafayette College is now live. Register now.

The schedule of events includes a golf outing, dedication ceremony with President Byerly, Oktoberfest, and the 160th Anniversary dinner. Families and friends are welcome at each event except for the annual meeting of the Rho House Association. The registration page has details. If we do not hit our minimum attendees for each event by October 7th, we’ll be canceling the specific events where we fall short of our minimum attendees.

We’re also offering Rho DKE gear commemorating our 160th Anniversary. Again, if we don’t hit our minimum numbers for a specific item, we’ll be canceling that item’s order.

The Rho House Association is looking forward to seeing many Rho Dekes celebrate this significant milestone in our chapter’s illustrious history. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos made available on Flickr by the College’s photographer, Chuck Zovko.

It is hard to believe it was just over a year ago that we hosted the ground breaking ceremony for this exciting renovation.

 

The fall 2015 edition of the Rho News (click here for PDF) was distributed via the College via e-mail and direct mail this week.

This issue focuses on the significant accomplishment of renovating the DKE House at Lafayette College. It also introduces the events the Rho House Association has planned to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon during Homecoming (October 16-17). Other highlights include features of our collegiate’s accomplishments, new careers, and an update from the Class of ’86.

If you haven’t yet made your gift or pledge in honor of DKE’s 160th Anniversary at Lafayette College, please do so now. Gifts are fully tax deductible and may be spread over up to five years, but you need to make your gift or pledge before October 1st to be included in the recognition materials for the 160th Anniversary. In addition to a plaque in the DKE House recognizing leadership gifts, every donor will be recognized in the program for the 160th Anniversary Dinner. Just say “DKE 160” in the memo line of your gift.

We still need $160,000 to fully fund our share of the DKE House renovation. Make your gift to be a part of this exciting chapter in our fraternity’s storied history.

Final DKE House on March Field

Final DKE House on March Field (click for full size)

 

On October 4 Lafayette College inaugurated Alison R. Byerly as the 17th President of Lafayette College. If you missed the experience, you can catch up on everything about the inauguration here.

Generations of Rho Dekes returned to campus throughout weekend. Our best count of the alumni back on campus is below the fold. If you have a story or thought from Homecoming, share it here. For those who attended inauguration and appreciated the music, Brother Pete Taggart ’15 was among the students playing at the reception. Brother Taggart is one of the twenty seven students who are part of the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program, which was created through the generosity of Bruce ’65 and Jackie P’02 Maggin.

Brother Pete Taggart '15 playing at the inauguration of President Byerly

Brother Pete Taggart ’15 playing at the inauguration of President Byerly

On the morning of October 5 during the Alumni Interfraternity Sorority Board (AISB) meeting, Brother De Lisi was elected to lead AISB as President alongside Vice President Susan Kowalenko ’86 from Pi Beta Phi.

The Rho House Association hosted our annual meeting at the DKE House on Saturday. Attached are the slides in PDF or PPTX format with speaker’s notes. For more information, please contact president@rhodke.org.

Following a successful tailgate and victory over the Bucknell Bison, DKE undergraduates hosted Oktoberfest opening up the bars in the DKE house for the first time. The College supported this party, demonstrating that it is in fact possible to host receptions in fraternity houses with the blessing of the College.

Click to see the Rho Deke alumni around campus for Homecoming.

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Register for Homecoming 2013 today! In addition to the College’s schedule of events, DKE has a full schedule of events for our alumni, students, and friends. Come enjoy a great day on campus with fellow brothers on Oct 5th.

Friday October 4
5PM – 7PM Marquis Reception @ DKE House
Immediately following President Byerly’s inauguration convocation (4PM @ Quad) and prior to the Marquis Founders Dinner (College invitation only), our students welcome all Rho Dekes to the DKE House to enjoy our brotherhood and talk about what we have in the works for the 160th Anniversary of the Rho Chapter. Semi-formal attire suggested. The College also plans to host an open reception on the quad.

Saturday October 5
8AM – 11AM Breakfast (DKE Dining Room)
Join us for a delicious DKE breakfast served by the one and only Walter Luby including his famous egg McWalts and egg McLubies (Continental breakfast starts at 8AM, hot food served at 10AM).

11AM – 12:30PM Annual Meeting
We’ve made terrific strides to strengthen both the Rho Chapter and the Rho House Association. We also have ambitious plans for our chapter’s 160th Anniversary coming up in 2015. You’ll hear all about those plans at the annual meeting of the Rho House Association. Come get the latest alumni news, meet our students, hear about their strategic plan, and receive updates about our beloved Rho Chapter. Bring any ideas, questions or concerns to our chapter’s leadership.

12:30PM – 3:30PM Tailgate (Markle Parking Deck)
For the second consecutive year, our traditional tailgate will be on Markle to mingle with the Trustees and other alumni. We are already registered as a group, but space will be proportional to the number of Dekes registered with the Office of Alumni Relations. So register today and help us DOMINATE THE DECK (as only gentlemen can of course)! You do not have to select a specific tailgate package, but be sure to click the radio button for “Delta Kappa Epsilon with Michael De Lisi ’03” under the heading for “Joining your Affinity Group?” If you want food & drinks from the alumni association’s tailgate, you’ll need to check the boxes for their package as well.

Like last year, the undergrads will again be manning their grill on the parking deck. Bring anything else you’d like to contribute. Note: the College moved student tailgates from March Field to Anderson Courtyard in front of Watson Hall, and AHE/ACE.

3:30PM – 6:30PM Lafayette v Bucknell Football Game
DKE shows up in force for the football game. If you register for the College’s Tailgate & Game Package, your tickets are included in that cost. If not, you can buy tickets directly from the goleopards website.

View from the DKE Section

Fisher Field

6:30PM – 10:30PM Oktoberfest: Homecoming @ DKE!
What you’ve been waiting for… Help your brothers keep up a time honored tradition: main bar room parties in the DKE House. Last year we re-christened the bar room. This year we are inviting all Rho Dekes and our families back to the DKE House immediately following the game for Oktoberfest. We’ll be serving appetizers followed by a buffet dinner Oktoberfest style – prepared by our very own Walter Luby! Return the tradition of bringing a case of your favorite beer back to the DKE House to share with your brothers (yes, please do BYOB).

Our undergrads are still putting the finishing touches on big plans for the return of Oktoberfest. Like most DKE events, you don’t want to miss this!

So come back to the DKE House to unwind and hopefully celebrate the thumping we just delivered to the Bison with your fellow Dekes.

Please be sure to register for Homecoming 2013, and under “Tailgating with Affinity Group” click the box for Delta Kappa Epsilon, Michael De Lisi ’03. If you want to nosh the College’s tailgate make sure to register for that too, but be sure to also the click box for DKE under “Joining your Affinity Group? ” If you don’t want the College’s tailgate, simply enter the number of people in your party under “On Campus Only.”

See you at the DKE House in a few short weeks!

To make a donation towards the cost of these events (like third party security, food, etc.), please either use our paypal feature to send an electronic donation or mail a check payable to the Rho House Association to:

Rho House Association
c/o Peter Carlson, Treasurer
3026 Wayne Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Gentlemen, we cannot stress enough the importance of this opportunity to celebrate DKE as a vital, positive contributor to a vibrant campus life; and you and your family get to have a great time. So register today, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the DKE  House!

Spread the word and get ready to Let the Lion Roar!

 

Join us for Homecoming October 4 & 5, which is only eight weeks away! DKE is planning another weekend full of events similar to last year.

Our event schedule will include a cocktail reception Friday evening for DKE Marquis Founders, our annual meeting on Saturday morning, tailgate before the football game against Bucknell (3:30 PM kickoff), followed by an Oktoberfest bar room party at the DKE House Saturday night!

We are working around Lafayette College’s schedule of events for Homecoming, which includes the Friday inauguration of Alison Byerly as the seventeenth President of Lafayette College.

Stay tuned for more information. The Rho House Association has exciting plans brewing for Homecoming this year!

 

Register for Homecoming 2012 today! We have a full schedule of events for our alumni, students, and friends. Come enjoy a great day on campus with fellow brothers on Oct 20th.

Friday
5PM – 7PM Marquis Reception @ DKE House
Prior to the Marquis Founders Dinner & Reception (College invitation only), our students welcome all Rho Dekes to the DKE House. Semi-formal attire suggested.

Saturday
8AM – 10AM Breakfast (DKE Dining Room)
Join us for a delicious DKE breakfast served by the one and only Walter Luby including his famous egg McWalts and egg McLubies.

10AM – 11AM Annual Meeting
We’ve come through a tumultuous four years stronger than ever. You’ll hear all about it at the annual meeting of the Rho House Association. Come get the latest alumni news, meet our students, hear about their strategic plan, and receive updates about our beloved Rho Chapter. Bring any ideas, questions or concerns to our chapter’s leadership.

11AM – 1PM Tailgate (Markle Parking Deck)
Don’t Panic. The location is right. We’re moving our traditional tailgate to Markle to mingle with the Trustees and other alumni. We are already registered as a group, but space will be proportional to the number of Dekes registered with the Office of Alumni Relations. So register today and help us DOMINATE THE DECK (as only gentlemen can of course)! Be sure to click the radio button for “Delta Kappa Epsilon with Michael De Lisi ’03” under the heading for “Tailgating with Affinity Group.” If you want food & drinks from the alumni association’s tailgate, you’ll need to check the boxes for that as well. Just don’t buy tickets because…

1PM – 4PM Lafayette v Holy Cross Football Game
DKE shows up in force for the football game. We reserved a block of seats for Rho Dekes on the 40 yard line. The entire Rho Chapter of DKE – students, alumni and our families – will be out in force supporting our Lafayette Leopards against the Patriot League rival Holy Cross Crusaders. Tickets for the DKE Section are $10 per person. E-mail Michael at president@rhodke.org or call him at (781) 234-8485 to reserve your ticket now while supplies last!

DKE Section (approximately) reserved for Homecoming game

View from the DKE Section

4:30PM – 8:30PM Homecoming @ DKE!
What you’ve been waiting for…cocktails! Help your brothers return a time honored tradition to Lafayette College: main bar room parties in the DKE House. The students of Rho are re-christening the bar room and invite all Rho Dekes and our families back to the DKE House immediately following the game. We’ll be serving appetizers at 4:30 followed by more substantial food around 7PM. So don’t worry about dinner.

Come back to the DKE House to unwind and hopefully celebrate with your fellow Dekes the thumping we just delivered to the Crusaders.

Please be sure to register for Homecoming 2012, and under “Tailgating with Affinity Group” click the box for Delta Kappa Epsilon, Michael De Lisi ’03. If you want to nosh the College’s tailgate make sure to register for that too, but be sure to also the click box for DKE under “Tailgating with Affinity Group.” If you don’t want the College’s tailgate, simply enter the number of people in your party under “On Campus Only.” To pay for tickets in the DKE section of the football game, follow the payment instructions below and send an e-mail to president@rhodke.org (which goes to Michael De Lisi ’03).

See you at the DKE House in a few short weeks!

To pay for tickets in the DKE section or to make a donation towards the cost of these events (like third party security, food, etc.), please either use our paypal feature to send an electronic donation or mail a check payable to the Rho House Association to:

Rho House Association
c/o Peter Carlson, Treasurer
3026 Wayne Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Gentlemen, we cannot stress enough the importance of this opportunity to present an image of DKE as a vital, positive contributor to a vibrant campus life; and you and your family get to have a great time.  So register today, and we look forward to seeing you and welcoming you back to DKE !

Spread the word and get ready to Let the Lion Roar!

 

Brothers De Lisi and Carlson announced the DKE x10 Project during the annual meeting. Under this project, each graduating glass would give a class gift back to the DKE House. To connect Dekes across graduation years, they would also fund raise for the project from 1 year DKE alumni and Dekes who are preparing to celebrate their 10 year reunion. The 10 year DKE alumni will match the gift donated by graduating DKEs times ten!

This year’s project, which was designed by Peter with input from the students is a built-in multi-room sound system for the DKE House. Planned zones include main bar, chapter room, first floor, and front yard with iTouch mounted controls in each zone and 10 speakers total.  The system will be extensible to add zones if we decide to in the future, for instance 2nd floor lounge.

Specific goals for this year’s project are:

* Current seniors donate at the Marquis level ($100). Goal: 100% participant at the Marquis level (~20 ppl)
* <1 year graduates donate at the Marquis level ($100). Goal: 100% participation. 90% at the Marquis level (~13 ppl)
* 10 year graduates donate at the Marquis level ($1,000). Goal: 100% participation. 70% at the Marquis level (~14 ppl)
* Financial goal is $13,000
* Funds received by end of April
* Project complete by Reunion (first week of June) for 10 year graduates to dedicate gift at their reunion
* All Marquis participants return for Homecoming and attend the Marquis Founders Dinner

We wish the DKE seniors well in completing this ambitious project! If you have any questions or want to participate, contact Gregory Baldwin ’12, the project coordinator at undergrads@rhodke.org.

 
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