I am proud to be the bearer of great news, our own Mu-Omega chapter has been selected as a 2013-2014 Top Teke chapter! Granted to only 12 out of the over 250 chapters this year, Mu-Omega is finally getting the international recognition it so richly deserves. For more information and for a full list of the winners, please go to the TKE page announcing the honorees.
During the 2013-2014 year, Mu-Omega has distinguished itself through it’s recruitment efforts,GPA improvement and especially through the amazing philanthropy done during the inaugural “Teke Week” where our undergraduate fraters raised just over $7,000 in a week, far exceeding even their ambitious goals. Earlier this year, Mu-Omega was recognized with five awards by George Mason University for their hard work, and to have this be the capstone of a stunning year is truly amazing achievement.
You have helped the chapter too! In giving an annual gift to the alumni association, in coming to social events and strengthening your Bond with other fraters, in volunteering your time to serve in board positions on the Board of Advisors or the Alumni Association, even in sharing this email with everyone you know, you have played a part in making our chapter a Top Teke chapter this year. One of the things that International HQ looks for is the formation of an alumni association. So simply by keeping this association active, you are doing your part to help the active chapter. Alumni Association funds also helped underwrite Teke week, and alumni association support and membership has provided guidance and education to younger members of our chapter.
Please continue to support the alumni association and the chapter as you can, be it financially, socially, or through service on our Board. It is a truly amazing way to make an impact and moments like these are the reward. I admittedly though, am a bit biased in my pride for our guys, so here are some words of encouragement and congratulations from TKE CEO Donald Aldrich:
“On behalf of the International Headquarters of Tau Kappa Epsilon, I want to congratulate the Mu-Omega Chapter at George Mason University for their tireless work in winning a Top TKE Chapter Award for 2013-14. The men at Mu-Omega are an example of the impact that Tau Kappa Epsilon can have on campuses and communities. The over $7,000 raised for St. Jude and 29 men recruited are just a couple examples of the successes that your men accomplished. Congratulations to the collegiate men, alumni, volunteers, and advisors who earned this great honor. We are excited about what this group can accomplish moving forward!”
And also Grand Cryosphlyos Chris Hanson adds:
“Congratulations to the fraters of Mu-Omega on this amazing accomplishment. We are always proud of your work and achievements, but especially so today. We truly are making better men for a better world.”
We will be sharing this news all over social media using the hashtag #gmutopteke please join us and generate your own content and use the hashtag to connect everyone and share in the excitement of today’s news. We also will be keeping a full series of congratulatory notes on our website including Frater Aldrich’s note above, notes from Grand Officers, and anyone else who wants to comment. Look for that link to go live very soon.
This is an amazing springboard to start the 2014 academic year, which will be Mu-Omega’s FORTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. So please join me in wishing our fraters well. Send a note to the Histor with well wishes, make a donation to the alumni association or to TKE itself in their honor, or come out to the next social event. Without your support we wouldn’t be what we are, so thank you again.
I love this Fraternity.
Yours in The Bond
Chris Townsend, a proud Mu-Omega #645
TKE Mu-Omega Alumni Association, Inc.