DTD at MC #38

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hello everyone,

I wanted to get this email out now, because starting today, the Northern Division Conference is going on in Columbus, Ohio. Several of the undergrads will be attending as well as a few alums. Shawn Selby will be one of the alums, and he has promised to post a message with his impressions of the weekend on our Blog, be sure to check it out sometime early next week. That is unless we get some incredible award during the weekend (read Hugh Shields) and then he promises to report that during the conference. The blog address is: http://mcdeltalumni.blogspot.com/

Since the last email, the Chapter has installed new officers, that report can be read at the chapter web page. I understand that all of the meeting notes will be posted on the site, so if you are interested in reading them, check them out. Also, since my last email, some increased security has been put in place. Both the email list and the meeting notes require a password to access them. The password is "***Removed - If you need the password, contact me***" please make note of it for purposes of consulting the email directory.

Here is the letter that Hops sent me concerning the password. He also had a request for a project that the house is working on. For those of you planning on attending the Golf Outing (the weekend of April 28th), drop Adam Hopkins a line and let him know if you are interested.

Hey Rick,

I added a password to both the email list and the minutes. The password for both is "***removed***" and that is all undercase. It will ask for the password whenever you try to open one of the documents.

Also, I am on the Member Education Committee and we want to do an event that deals with alumni networking. We were wondering if you and some other alumni (we're hoping for 3-4) would be willing to talk to us about your job experiences; it's very open ended about what you can talk about. We'll probably have more information in the upcoming weeks. This would take place during the alumni weekend at the end of April (27th-29th, i believe are the dates).

Please let me know if you are willing to do so, and you can have any interested alumni, who will at MC for that weekend, email me (aph001@marietta.edu) or the Delts account (delts@marietta.edu).

Thanks a lot,


James Kane sent this offer to me, about the ritual equipment project. It is a nice way to make our money stretch further. Thanks James!

Hey Rick,

Just something to keep in mind. If we can plan to buy any materials that we need from Lowe's on a weekend that I can make it to Marietta, I can use my employee discount card for 10% off the materials.

James Kane

Along that same line, I haven't heard any more from the undergraduates about thier shopping list, nor has Ferg given me an updated amount of gifts. Just to reiterate, we are in the midst of a fundraiser for new ritual equipment for the chapter. Please make your check payable to the Crescent Colony of Marietta Inc. send it, with a note that it is for the ritual equipment, to Robert Ferguson at 507 Wooster St., Marietta, Ohio 45750. Thank you.

This next bit of news is a first for us. I'm also sure that Steve Pouliot isn't the only guy that we are missing from our email listing, so if you would, please check the names on our address list for your era, and if someone is missing, please let Hops or me know, so we can try to chase them down.

Web site looks great.I attended Marietta 83-84, did not graduate, but look at my time at the Delt house as some of my fondest memories. Feel free to email me at raceguy2000@yahoo.com.

Steve Pouliot

To the "eternal pledge" welcome, I am really glad that you found us.

We had a conversation after I got the above email from the Chapter, and I'll include it here.

Steve Pouliot,

My name is Rick Neel, I am a Delt from MC, and Igraduated in 1973. My job with the Chapter is to build a complete email directory of all of the EU Delts. So welcome to our group. I am sorry to say that for some reason your name doesn't appear on my list of brothers. I was aware that I was probably missing some names, so I'm thrilled to find you. What year would you have graduated, had you remained at Marietta? I ask this so I can tell where to put you. Did you activate with the chapter? Or remain a pledge?

Thanks for any information you can supply me.

Sorry it took me so long to get back in touch with you, but like I say, I just received the email today.

Fraternally, Rick Neel


I did not graduate. I did not activate. For a number of years after I left I was the answer to trivia questions for pledges. I think it was worded "who is the eternal pledge?".

I would have graduated in 1987.

Pretty funny your email comes now, as a few of us were making very tentative plans to attend Homecoming.

Any other info you want/need?

Steve Pouliot


I'm really glad that I got the chance to talk to you. I hope that you do decide to come to Homecoming, I'd like to meet you. I'd like to invite you to go to the Chapter Web site, www.marietta.edu/~delts/ and check it out. The Undergrads have made
some nice improvements to it. Also, there is a link to our Alumni blog, the Alumni newsletter (the Protimoi), and our email address listing (which I will have you added to very shortly). The password to access the email list (and meeting notes) is: *****, please make use of the list and contact some of the brothers that were around when you were. Both of you will enjoy the contact.

I started the emails (they are in the blog) with the intent of having a great 40th anniversary of DTD at the MC campus. That will occur during homecoming 2008.

I hope that you can attend. We also will be having our annual golf outing in April. You are cordially invited to attend that also.

Welcome aboard! My DTD email address is rneel11@comcast.net if you need or wish to contact me, please use it as I check it daily and respond pretty promptly. If you want to give the guys an update on what has been going on in your life, drop me a line and I will include it in my next email to the alums (I will add you to that list also!).

Fratermally, Rick Neel '73

It is pretty exicting to me to find a brother that I had no idea about. Hopefully we can find all of us and get in contact with them. Speaking of finding Delts, here is my list of missing brothers for this week. If you can help with an address, let me know.

Franklin Hirsch '69, James Meads '72, Bruce (Pineapple) Masatsugu '75, Jeff Salway '80, John Marfy '85, Doug Stewart '90, Ben Weaver '96, Jay Read '05.

That's all I have for today, have a good weekend. I hope to see you in April.

Rick Neel '73


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