DTD at MC #53

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Hi everyone,
Hope that you all had a great week, and remember that there is only 2 weeks left before homecoming 2007. I hope to see you at the house that weekend.

I haven't heard from the guys as far as any chapter news lately, so I can't tell you about that. I do know that rush is over now and the guys had high hopes on recruiting more high quality men to help the chapter continue to grow. I'll report on that next time.

Be sure to check out the Delt blog, Shawn Selby has posted an announcement concerning his future. I won't say more so go check it out yourself. Suffice it to say, he is really excited about it and it has prevented him from helping me out with the blog. http://mcdeltalumni.blogspot.com/

I have received a couple of new addresses, one correction and a found "lost" brother. The found one is exciting to me since he is from my era. The replacement address is Bob Burns ** removed for privacy reasons** please make note of the correction. And the new brother is Tim Roark, welcome Tim, I'm glad that we found you. His address is: **removed** . Thank you Bob Kubota for finding Tim. He tells me that Tim is living in Seattle and working as a computer programmer.

Bob Burns sent me the following note concerning his new email address, and what is going on with him.

I did get the email. Actually, I've had two e-mail addresses here
at The Ohio State University: one on the osu.edu domain and one on the
nrri.osu.edu domain. The nrri e-mail address is no longer valid.
(NRRI, by the way, is the National Regulatory Research Institute, where I
worked for 27 1/2 years. ) I have switched departments because NRRI is
leaving OSU. I am not going with them. Instead, I will continue at
OSU as a Research Specialist in OSU's Engineering Experiment Station working on
and leading the regulatory task on the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration
Partnership. At the moment, the auto reply is being generated for both
e-mail addresses. That will continue until I am able to switch off of the
nrri server, which I hope will be sometime late this week or next. This is
university red tape at its best.
Bob Burns

A while back, #46 I believe, I wrote about a music video that was shot at the house and a video done by a brother (Jon Bolden). Well Jon finally got around to responding to my questions about the two issues. Here is what Jon had to say:

Hey Rick,
I was reading through the old newsletters and I totally missed the parts
about the Delt related music videos and wanting details. Here's the story about
the "Flinch" music video filmed at the beloved Delt House. Ken
(a fellow Delt, class of 04?? maybe?), decided that he
wanted to shot a music video. The local band, Flinch, happened to be four of my
best friends and the perfect type of catchy-pop music. Ken decided to shoot it
in the house on the first weekend of school in 2004. It was a really long day
but a ton of fun. I think we could all agree the highlight was the guitar
player, Jeff Dutton, picking up a shirtless Bam Nethers. I remember making a remark towards Bam's size. I believe it was "Was that kid raised on pudding pops?" Casey Trail remembers better than I. As for my video, it was just something I threw together in my free time in Columbus. As usual, great job on the newsletters and I'm hoping to return for the formal next year. I hear it 's gonna be a doozy.I also heard you will be moving to Marietta? Something about a Walgreens opening. Whatever it is, good luck! I'm sure your close proximity will be a benefactor to the chapter.

Brother Boldenclass of `05

Brotherhood sustaining us over and over again...

Here are the links to the videos if you didn't look last time, or just want to see them again. http://youtube.com/watch?v=LR_2GqsTxFE&mode=related&search and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3QzesDiMv8

I got a copy of a message from Bruce Masatsugu concerning a golf outing he makes every year to Phoenix, it was sent to my brother Jim. Wouldn't it be neat if all of the guys that live in Arizona could get together and play a round when Bruce is in town? I know that I would play if I was still here. I hope that you guys have a good time.

How have you been? Rick says that you've taken up golf. Great
game.Anyway, as Rick said, we normally go to Scottsdale around January
orFebruary. Been doing this for about 15 years. He probably
mentioned thatwe did Tucson rather than Scottsdale last year. I think we
played Vistoso,Tucson National and La Paloma.We don't have any dates yet for
next year, it would be great if we could gettogether for a round either before
or after our Scottsdale outing. We normally fly in Thursday night and
leave Sunday night after the Sundayround. So...., if you're interested, I
could either come in on Wednesdaynight/earlly Thursday morning or leave on
Monday night. We could eitherplay in Scottsdale or Tucson. I'll let
you know when the dates are set. Until then, hit 'um straight
andlong! Bruce

Matt Dole, I have had a couple of responses to your request to get an idea of the number of rooms you will need to book for our 40th. And it is so early, I bet we have a HUGE turnout. Make your plans now and if you need help with a room, be sure to let us know so Matt has an idea about how many to book. The earlier the better, for Marietta is a small town and homecoming brings in a lot of folks. The dates are October 24th thru the 26th, 2008. Here are the notes.

From Greg Manko;

Hi Rick and Matt,
My partner Tim and I plan to attend the festivities next
year, so please block a room for us.Thanks! Greg

and from Joe Kirby;


I am planning to attend the 40th anniversary of EY chapter in
2008, so any help with a room would be greatly appreciated. At the 25th,
my wife and I ended up in Parkersburg... a little off the beaten

Thanks for your consideration.

I mentioned last time that I was going to list the brothers who have bad addresses in my lists. Hopefully some of you are in contact with these brothers and can get me a current address. If they are current, they are being rejected for some reason, so if you can let me know a better way to reach them. I will be deleting them from my list after this attempt if I don't hear from someone. Thanks!

Gordon Keller, Seth Pitasky, William Warner, G. Curtis Brown, Jonathan Young, Todd Myers, and James Berry.

That's all I have for this time, next go around I'll start asking for lost brothers again. Hope you can help. Hope to see you in Marietta. Rick Neel '73

DTD at MC #52

Monday, October 01, 2007

Good afternoon to everyone,
I tried to write this the other day, got almost all done and (because I'm an idiot) then erased it! Got me all frustrated, so it has taken me about 5 days to get back to it!

Anyway, I got some responses from my last email, so I'll share them with you. As you know, homecoming 2007 is fast approaching, the weekend of October 19th, I hope you can make it. We also have a firm date for 2008, the year of our 40th anniversary. It will be October 24th thru the 26th. Be sure to start making your plans now, and let us know. Matt Dole is going to try to get a block of rooms at a reduced price at a Marietta hotel. But he needs to have some sort of an idea how many rooms we will need . I think we will have a good turnout, so let us know that you are coming.

In my last email, I mentioned that I had been in Florida visiting my Mother. Well, my little brother, Peter Weiner, sent me the following email. Sorry Peter, it just slipped my mind, you can be sure that I will give you a call next year.

Big Bro,

How could you come to Fla. and not contact your Little Bro! Earl would be so ashamed of you (LOL). Next time you head south please
give us a call and/or a visit.

Oh by the way, my wife Karen and I will be in the area this fall, probably around Oct., dates have not been set. Have to visit the in-laws in Charleston and then children in Cincinnati. Hopefully we will make a pit stop in Marietta while in route. Will keep you posted.


Matt Dole sent me the following note, remember he got a job with a Columbus political organization.

Hi Rick - Another good update... except for the part about that "blogger,"
they're nothing but hacks! Actually, I am still in Marietta. Thanks to the internet and cell phones I am able to do most of the work from here for now. We'll see what the 2008 cycle brings, but in the mean time I continue with Trent Elliott at his family's company in addition to the consulting.

It was good to see an email from Wiona Porath as well. She helped me celebrate my 21st birthday in Marietta, which would make a great story for Selby... if I could remember anything from that night!
Speaking of the story that Matt can't remember, Shawn Selby is asking for your help in putting together a booklet of personal stories from your undergraduate days. You can pick up what he is looking for from our blog; http://mcdeltalumni.blogspot.com/ Please remember, he has a cutoff date of November of this year. I sent him one, you can too!

Andy Byers sent me the following announcing the birth of his legacy, one who will be a new alum in time for our 60th anniversary! Congratulations Andy. I sent the picture along to Shawn to post in the blog, but apparently he's been too busy, if he doesn't get around to it shortly, I'll give it a shot myself.

Hey Rick, It's a little different to be on the alumni end of these emails, but I
guess such is life. Anyway, my fiance (Katie Lantz, Chi Omega, 2007) and I just
had a beautiful, healthy little boy named Scott. Attached to this email
are some pictures. As for myself, I have a few little things lined up. First, I
am finalizing my agreement with Parkersburg High School to be the Assistant
Coach for their Crew Team. Secondly, I am working temporary, part time jobs that
don't really amount for anything (this is what happens when you major in math
but don't want to teach or go to grad school). So, if there are any Marietta-central alumni looking for a mathematical or industrial related career starter, please get in touch with me. As for Katie, she is starting work as a manager of the new Marietta Walgreens alongside you, Rick, in January. Anyway, looking forward to homecoming and all the shebangs of the coming year(s).~Andy

Mark Schlicker sent this note agreeing with Al Masons email of last time. It shows how far we have come in our first 40 years. May the next 40 be as successful.

Rick, As a another founding member I have to agree with Al. We were the smallest and least significant frat on campus in 1968. All of you through the years have really done a great job. Congratulations. I wish I could be with you all for Homecoming this year but unfortunately, my wife Patti '69 has three herniated discs that must be addressed surgically. Best wishes and continued success. Mark A. Schickler, DPM

Hops sent me an answer to my question concerning the Alumni Update project. As you can tell, there was a glitch in the system over the summer. So if you filled it out in the last 3 or 4 months, please do so again. We know that there is some bad information there, please help us straighten it out. It will only take a minute. The address is; http://www.marietta.edu/~delts/

Hey Rick, I want to apologize for it taking me so long to respond back to you. We have been very busy since getting back. We had a very successful Delt Dah Day yesterday; pictures will be on the site soon. But along with Delt Dah Day, the Sternwheeler Festival was this weekend, so we were busy setting up and taking down the stage and selling programs.We've had 35 people update their information on the survey. The number is probably low because I made a mistake in the coding we I last updated it, so the form would not submit itself. It was like that for probably the whole summer. So if you could please push people to update their information, especially those who tried in the last 4 months; I'd appreciate it greatly.I also wanted to let you know that Greg Maloof '67 called me the other day to let me know that he is coming for hom ecoming this October for his 40th anniversary since graduating. On top of that we have rented out the new side room of The Brewery on FrontStreet for Saturday night, October 20th, during homecoming this year. Please pass this information onto the rest of the alums, especially those who are still close to Marietta. We would love to see a lot of alums come out for this, but we realize many of them are waiting for our 40th anniversary to come back to Marietta. Other than that, we are preparing for our fall rush, which will be taking place Sunday,September 16th, through Friday, the 21st. I'll keep you updated, Hops

Did you also notice that Greg Maloof is planning on being in town? I don't believe that I have ever met him so I'm looking forward to doing so. How about the rest of you founders? I know that there are several still in the Marietta area, come back this year also. It doesn't cost anything!

Also, for the locals, the chapter has rented the new room at the Marietta Brewery for homecoming. Show up and help them fill the place up. I'll be there.

Joe Mester sent me the next note. Congratulations to you and Julie on 30 happy years. He also sent me a new address, Ken Weaver. Ken was our first 2 term President. Welcome Ken, hope you can make homecoming. I hope that you and Julie can make it Joe, it's been a long time.

Rick, Sorry for not responding sooner but Julie and I recently spent a week in Hawaii to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Been trying to catch up ever since. I spoke with Ken Weaver and he sounded real positive about the delts 40th. He is still a math teacher and the varsity wrestling coach at Avon Lake HS and he was recently inducted into their sports hall of fame. His e-mail is **removed for privacy reasons**

I tried briefly to contact Mark Russell without success. I will try harder. Good luck with the new store. I remember working at Rinks in Marietta prior to and shortly after the store opened. It was fun (and a lot of work) setting up the store. I quit when they tried to move me from home improvements to toys right before Christmas. It just wasn't my cup of tea.

I assume you were visiting your mom in Florida? I hope she is doing okay. Tell her I was thinking of her. Say Hi to Jim and Darrell for me next time you talk with them. We don't know yet but there is a slight chance Julie and I may go to Marietta's homecoming this year as it is Julie's 30 year class reunion. Joe

That's about all I have for this week. Hope you all have a good weekend. Rick

P.S. I've gone all through the missing member list. So I"ll be starting over. Next time I'll give you the names of the bad addresses that I have, and am going to have to purge. If you can help with them, I appreciate it. If you are in contact with any of the missing (pick up the list at the chapter website the password is: **removed, if you need it please contact Rick or the chapter**) please pass this along to them and ask them to get in touch with me. Thanks!