2014 Chapter Awards

Fellow Alumni Fraters, your contributions of guidance and financial support through alumni association giving have gone a long way. The Alumni Association and Board of Advisors have been working on developing future TKE leaders in our active chapter, and they are blowing us away with all they have accomplished. This chapter is on their way to TOP TEKE!
The active chapter Histor would like to share some news about FIVE awards they recently received. Thank you again for all of your support!
Here is the list of the awards we received last night:
Standard I: Scholarship
Standard II: Leadership & Engagement
Standard III: Chapter Management & Self Governance
Philanthropic Program of the Year for TKE Week
3 Star Chapter of Excellence
These awards were given for meeting and exceeding the standards to which every organization is expected to meet. Being awarded the 3 Star Chapter of Excellence shows that the chapter is doing exceptional in it’s involvement with the school in all areas os academics, philanthropy and community involvement. The award for Philanthropic Program of the Year was given to us as we were selected among all the nominees to have the most outstanding philanthropy this past year. With our chapter involving not only the Greek community but the entire Mason community and exceeding our goal by over $2,500, Mason Fraternity and Sorority Life decided that Tau Kappa Epsilon was deserving of this award.
As for the remainder of the year, we have not lost the momentum to go on and conquer Greek Week! I have been acting as Greek Week chair and we have started preparing three weeks ago. The chapter, along with the rest of our Greek Week team, is very motivated and excited to do well this year in Greek Week. Greek Week is only a few weeks away and we are beginning to really get down to business as it gets closer. One thing we would like to ask the Alumni Association for is with the Can Food drive competition. We have plans to go to the surrounding areas to collect donations, but every little bit can help. If the alumni would like to donate I am sure a couple of brother can organize a time to go around an collect the cans! Just let me know if you have any questions. In the newsletter I will be sending out by the end of this week I will include the date, time and place of the Greek Week events.
Jose Aguimatang #810

Have you heard about The Order of the Shield?

The Order of the Shield is a unique way for our Fraternity to recognize our Fraters who have served in the military, and to promote the unique bond they share with each other. The Order has also established and awards a scholarship to a Frater who is currently serving or has completed his service towards his military obligation.

For more information, check out The Order of the Shield Website.
The Order of the Shield was formed several years ago to honor all our Fraters who have served or are currently serving in their country’s Armed Forces.  Since you may not be familiar with the Order, I’ve enclosed a brief history of the Order of the Shield.  Membership is open to recognize both alumni military Fraters and undergraduate military Fraters, living or dead.  Currently, we have over 600 members in the Order, with an additional 300 Fraters in the process of registration for membership in the Order.
There are a number of Alumni Associations and Chapters currently in the process of identifying their military Fraters and inviting them to join the Order.  As a result of their efforts, these groups have already registered almost 50 new members in the Order over the past several months members and have identified another 50 men we are in the process of registering.
While we have taken steps to reach out to all our military Fraters to make them aware of the Order, there are many Tekes out here who haven’t heard about our organization. You can help us spread the word. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Yours In the Bond,
Charles J. Trabold 
Colonel  USA  Retired
Kappa-Kappa Chapter
Monmouth University

Thank you to our 2014 Member Donors!

We want to thank and acknowledge all of our generous member donors, whose contributions support scholarships and development programs for the Mu Omega Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at George Mason University. Please help us thank these Fraters for their support, and if you would like your name added to this list you can make a donation easily via paypal here.

2014 Member Donors

Thank you again for all of your support!

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 


 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!