Socials Week!

Next week we’ve got two socials going on leading up to our big Homecoming event on Saturday the 15th.

Be sure to scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN to see both big events!

 Monday February 10th at 8pm, we’ve got Reilly the legend at the Ashburn Pub 

reillypour

 DC Bartending legend. Bartender Hall of Famer. DC / VA Friends of the Fastest Bartender Contest Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Guiness Book World Record Holder. Fundraiser. Bottle Slinger. Badass. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Billy Reilly takes over The Ashburn Pub at 8pm MONDAY to guest bartend for charity. Music by DJ Double & Adammmm Duo. TONS of amazing prizes…fix to Shamrock Fest, Gym Memberships, Swag,etc……this is GONNA BE A GOOD ONE!!!!

44110 Ashburn Village Shopping Center, Ashburn, Virginia 20147

 Then on THURSDAY it’s the GUEST BARTENDING PARTY at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon!

If interested in being a guest bartender, please contact Alumni President Chris Townsend. There will be prizes and giveaways, and fantastic drinks poured by TKE Celebrity Bartenders!
TKEJimmys

 

2014 Annual Member Endowment

Show your support for the Alumni Association and the active TKE chapter at GMU by contributing an Annual Member Endowment for 2014! These endowments are an easy way to show your support each year, and help us sustain our goal of continuing the legacy of TKE at GMU.  All funds collected are channeled to support scholastic achievements in the active chapter, to donate towards philanthropic efforts, and to hold social and brotherhood events for our Members and friends. Additional support or donations are always welcome and make a big impact!

 

Previously, we have asked you for a $25 annual gift for the fraternity and then we charge tickets for events.  This year we’d like to ask you to give what you can at one of these three giving levels, $25, $50, and $75.  Your gifts help us do events like Homecoming, give a cash payout to our March Madness bracket challenge, provide a Fraternity Achievement Award to the active chapter, and help out Fraters at the undergraduate and Alumni level.

If you would like to make  a regular contribution at a monthly or yearly amount, please contact us and we will be able to set that up for you very easily.


2014 AME



Half Price GMU Homecoming 2014 Basketball Tickets-TKE Alumni Section

The basketball season is in full swing, so as usual we will be looking after our valued alumni members and will be offering half-price tickets for members and their guests to this year’s homecoming game!

 

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=gmu&o=3276287&g=1788

  • Customers will have to enter passcode “tke” to access the deal
  • Seat location are assigned on a best available basis at time of purchase in your group’s reserved block
  • Children 2 and older require a ticket
  • Parking is free in all surface lots
  • Printing tickets at home is now free of charge
  • If customer chooses “will call”, tickets will be available starting one hour prior to gametime at the box office.  Box Office is located on the West Entrance. Photo ID required to pick up tickets.
  • Tickets will go off sale once the game is sold out, or at 11 p.m. on 2/14/14 – whichever comes first.

Hope to see everyone out at the game!! Go Patriots!!

 

TKE Week- Thank you

To all Mu Omega Alumni,

I joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity in hopes to meet new people and create new relationships. What I gained from this decision was much bigger than that. I am part of something much bigger than myself. I am a part of over 100 years of history and stand among the ranks of many great men before me.

I always believed in myself that I could accomplish something meaningful in my life, but I had no idea it would be something like this. Raising over $7,200 for a charity such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and knowing that we made an impact in another person’s life, it gives you such an amazing sense of personal worth and character.

Thank you to all our friends, classmates, alumni, and brothers for supporting this dream of ours. This was NOT because of the effort of one individual, it was because of the people who took the time and effort to put together such an amazing week and those who donated their time and money to support St. Jude.

Thank you specifically to Erin Horton, our St. Jude representative, Chris Townsend, Christopher Hall, Jacob Burket, Eric Mauthe, and the the rest of the TKE alumni for supporting us and helping out in every way they could. Without your help and guidance, none of this could have been possible.

Thank you, I love the Fraternity.
YITB Christian Price, Histor

TKE Week 2013 Support

The Mu Omega Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon is hosting a week-long philanthropy fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from October 21st-25th. The week consists of five daily fundraisers with a goal of raising $5000 for the charity. We need the help of every individual to reach this goal. If you would like to contribute, you can visit our website below to donate below.

http://mason.gmu.edu/~chalt/tkeweek/main.html

It takes 1.8 million dollars per day to operate the St. Jude hospitals and research facilities. Our goal may seem small compared to this amount, but with every dollar we raise and give  to the charity, we contribute to their goal of never having a family pay for the treatment of their children. Thank you for your support!

October 15: 2nd Annual TKE Alumni Top Golf Tournament

 

Let me be the first to invite you to the 2nd Annual TKE Mu-Omega Alumni Association Top Golf Tournament!

Location: Top Golf in Alexandria.  6625 S Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22315

Date: Oct 15th, 2013 beginning at 7:30pm
Cost: No charge to enter the tournament, but you will be responsible for the cost of your golfing (3 rounds worth, roughly $20) and any food or drink you would like.
Players: Friends and Family are encouraged to attend and play, but only actively supporting Alumni will be eligible to win the tournament.
Additionally: Food and beverage service is available so plan to take full advantage of the bar and restaurant.

Tournament Format:

Round 1: Top Golf – Points for accuracy, with eligible bonus balls.
Round 2: Top Chip – Variable goal targeting, with penalties for wrong goals.
Round 3: Top Shot – Consecutive goal targeting, with penalties for wrong goals.

At the completion of the 3 Rounds all score will be tallied and a winner will be declared and receive a Tournament Trophy and Bragging Rights for the Year.

The Facebook Event is open and can be found by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167857536749959/

The results of your ongoing support

Gents, this letter is from the active chapter Histor, with exciting news about how your support has boosted chapter preparation & morale, and resulted in what looks to be a monumental Fall rush.

 

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all Thursday.

yitb

Chris Hall

 

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Alumni Fraters,

It is my pleasure to update you the current progress the chapter is making during this rush season. As you may or may not know, IFC has changed the bidding process of fraternities and we are now allowed to bid new members through the entire rush period. I am very proud to say that Mu Omega has been taking full advantage of this opportunity and we have just recently given out 32 bids with plans to hand out at least another 10-15 by the end of rush to deserving new members. We have a very good chance of having a Fall pledge class above the 30 man mark.

On Sunday, September 8th, the chapter contacted every potential and asked them to meet in President’s Park at exactly 11:37pm. While all the freshman were standing in the park alone, at that exact minute, we had the ENTIRE CHAPTER including some alumni, walk over to the park in all formal wear. There, we personally handed out official bids to each potential. As they recived their bids one by one, many students stopped to watch and even came out of their dorms to witness what was happening. In my opinion, it was one of the most spetacular moments of brotherhood and chapter unity I have ever seen from Mu Omega in my three years as an active. Hopefully this will get you excited for what we have planned for this fall semester.

Having a pledge class of over 30 men is just the tip of the iceberg as far as goals we will reach this school year. New members are allowed to accept their bids on Wednesday, September 18th, so I hope to see you all at the Alumni Annual Business meeting on Thursday September 19th (7pm at Brion’s) so that I can share with you the final results of all our hard work in person. Thank you for your ongoing support, and I look forward to future collaborations between alumni and the active chapter. The amount of help and support we have received already has the entire chapter thanking you all greatly.

YITB,  Christian Price

Histor

An Invocation

Over the last 4 years we have truly come together as an alumni chapter, 40+ years in the making. We have rekindled friendships, reunited long lost fraters and channeled a tremendous amount of support towards our active Mu Omega chapter.
The next few weeks are a very exciting time for us, we hope you will plan on attending our Fraternity For Life Ritual this upcoming Sunday, September 8th. This ritual unveils deeper meaning in our Fraternal bond, and serves as the official welcome for new graduates into the alumni association. Older alumni who have not yet experienced this ritual are especially invited to attend, and come to truly understand the meaning of the phrase “Tekes for Life.
Please email muomegatke@gmail.com if you plan to attend.
Secondly, our annual business meeting is scheduled for 9/19, so mark it on your calendars as this promises to be the big social event of the fall. We will trouble everyone with about 20-30 min of new business, ratify the new board for 2013-2014, and then commence the social portion of the evening.
And finally, a very big personal thank you from me to everyone who has continued to support financially over the years. Sending 4 Fraters to Conclave this year was really a fantastic achievement that we couldn’t have done without you. I hope you will join us at the annual meeting and hear firsthand how your support has made a tremendous difference in the lives of our undergraduate Fraters. If you would like to ensure that your membership is up to date and in good standing, you can show your support with a 2013 Annual Member Endowment here: http://muomegatke.com/?p=444
Venerable Alumni Prytanis, fellow Fraters, I love THE Fraternity.
Hope to see you Sunday!
yitb
Chris #651