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Homecoming 2014 & Bubba's Beta Brunch
October 4, 2014

By Scott Nadeau '89, Chapter Counselor & Housing Corp. President

 

Chips Win!

For the first time since 2009, the Chippewas won their homecoming game by defeating the Ohio U Bobcats 28-10! We also set a new record for people in our ticket block as 53 Betas, family and Friends of Beta took advantage of our group rates.

The day started at 10:00 a.m. with Bubba's Beta Brunch at the house featuring the home cooking of Barbara and Paul "Bubba" Koehn. A version of this brunch has been taking place at the house since 1994; this was our ninth annual version since officially naming the event.

The Homecoming parade was a bi-polar weather experience. It was sunny for parts and rainy for others. Despite the drastic changes in weather, we had a good crowd out by the curb supporting our fellow Chips and community members.

I estimate that we had somewhere between 70 - 85 folks through the house that morning. Thanks (as always) to Bubba and Barb! Without their generosity, this event wouldn't happen each year. It takes "superstars" to run the events that make the Central Michigan Beta family special, and they are certainly two of the brightest.

The official CMU alumni tailgate village continues to grow each year. Hundreds of CMU alumni and friends meet near rose ponds for free food, giveaways, reminiscing and a bit of silliness. If you ever decide to come to a homecoming game in the future, be sure to make the Alumni Village a stop during your trip - it's great to see such a welcoming atmosphere for us "old guys."

The undergraduate tailgate area was a rockin' with loud music, lots of dancing and and plenty of folks having a good time. The atmosphere reminded me a lot of the large parties we saw in the late 80s and early 90s that were usually dismantled by the local police. Now, the party is allowed to happen, and you see CMU and Mt. Pleasant's finest in the area helping to keep everyone safe.

The only thing I think that's missing from our Beta Homecoming experience is our very own alumni tailgate party. It would have been nice to have a rendezvous point prior to the game to hang out, have some adult beverages, and hang with the bros in an area that is a little quieter than the undergrad area.  If any alumni member (or members) wants to take this on and host the official alumni tailgate in the future, please let me know so that we can get you the support you need. 

Finally, special thanks to Chapter Alumni Relations Chair Anthony Rizzo `15, who did a great job organizing everything for the chapter. The house looked great the day of homecoming, and everything went off without a hitch. 


If you want to see the photos I took that day, visit the link below:
https://plus.google.com/111951972309859047985/posts/LyZN7xKkAqg 
CMU has also posted a ton of photos on their Facebook page.

 


Three Fires Photos

March 21-23, 2014

 

 

Three Fires Photos

October 25-27, 2013

 

The chapter's trip up to National City for Three Fires this semester took place the weekend of October 25-27th. The weekend, hosted by Norm "Pappy" Andersen, served as a team building retreat for the chapter, and a chance for brothers to spend quality time building the bonds of brotherhood.

Here's a few photos:

 

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CMU Homecoming & Bubba's Beta Brunch - October 19, 2013

by Scott Nadeau '89, housing corporation president

Special thanks to Barb and Bubba Koehn for the delicious breakfast! Homecoming just wouldn't be the same without a home-cooked meal from Bubba & Barb. There was a lot of traffic through the house in the morning, and several alumni stopped by during the day.

 Instead of rattling on about the day, please take a few moments to look at the photos. If you have any suggestions for next year's event, or would like to host the "official" Beta Theta Pi Alumni Tailgate, please contact me.

 

2013 Beta Golf Logo24th Annual Golf Outing - July 13, 2013

By Jon Eadie `93 and Mike Wharton `93, golf outing chairmen

The 24th Annual Alumni Golf Outing was another success.  Congratulations to the 2013 A Flight Champions, Thomas Ahearn `11, Brett Marquardt `09 and Matt Petrusha `11 who shot a 1 under par score of 69.  The Marty Kaiser `01 and Kyle Russell `01 team won the B Flight with a score of 78.  Closest to the Pin honors went to Tom Olver `98 and Jon Eadie `93, while Steve Siler `89 and Thomas Ahearn `11 each winning a Longest Drive.  The Texas Hold'em tournament was won by Jon Eadie `93 who outlasted the Steiner family, particularly Dave Jr . `99 who took 2nd Place.

Thanks again to the volunteers, Norm Andersen, Scott Nadeau, Tim McGovern and Jake Anglebrandt and our generous hole sponsors Kyle Russell, Scott Nadeau and Steve Siler.   Additional thank you's to Trevor Wisniewski, Tim McGovern, Glenn Cross, Jamie Riley, Kyle Russell, Matt Mularoni, Tom Olver, Chad Saha, Cody and Don Williams, Grand Traverse Distilleries, CMU Alumni Association, and the Pohl Cat-Mt. Pleasant for their prize donations.

As we put this golf outing to bed we are looking forward to July 19, 2013 (tentative date) which will be the 25th Annual outing, we hope to see you there!


 

April 27, 2013

Pig Roast LogoRobert A. Seeber/Lenny Varner International Pig Roast

By Scott Nadeau `89, housing corporation president

The 26th Annual Seeber/Varner Pig Roast couldn't have been better! For the first time in several years, Mother Nature cooperated and gave us a beautiful day with tempatures reaching near 70. For many undergradates, the Pig Roast was known as a cold and windy event, so it was nice for our Juniors and Sophomores to experience a real Pig Roast. This was the largest Pig Roast in history with estimated attendance at 191.

As always, Doug Varner prepared a hearty helping of pork, while the Seebers chipped in with some of their own venecin. The amount of food provided by all of the Beta families was bountiful. Joy and Scott Ayala, parents of Nate Ayala brought a brand-new combination bounce house/slide and a popcorn machine which enhanced the event like never before.

Following the feast, Chapter President Adam Cable `15 gave a great speech highlighting the many accomplishments of Epsilon Gamma this school year. Next, Alumni Relations Chairman Dave Kobel `15 hosted the Founders' Awards ceremony. Congratulations to the following people for earning accolades from the chapter:

  • Randall S. Helman Outstanding Beta of the Year: Adam Cable `15
  • Matthew F. Baad Outstanding Pledge GPA: Fall 2012 = Allan Sulier `12, Spring 2013 = Josh Galau `16
  • Thomas J. Bussineau Most Philanthropic Beta: J.D. Sterba `16
  • Steven A. Swindell Beta Spirit Award: Dan Milligan `14
  • Gregory M. Compton Beta Gentleman Award: Dave Kobel `15.
  • Stephen A. Martineau Outstanding Alumnus: Robert Lane `12

Our thanks go out to the originators and sponsors of the event: Robert A. and Robert F. Seeber without whom none of this would be possible; Alumni Relations Chairman Dave Kobel, who set a new bar for the organization of the event; Joy and Scott Ayala, as well as the many other Beta parents who helped organize the food and all who attended and supported the chapter.

We'll see you next year!

 

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please send them to pigroast@epsilongamma.org.

CMU Homecoming & Bubba's Beta Brunch

October 20, 2012

By Jake Ulreich `14, alumni relations chairman & Barbara Koehn, Beta mom

Thank you to everyone who made it out for another successful homecoming especially Bubba and Barb for cooking us a delicious breakfast! I know I had a good time and I hope everyone else did as well. Hope to see you all next year and at the Pig Roast in the spring!
ulrei1jr@cmich.edu

From Barbara:

Once again we absolutely were thrilled with the turnout of Betas for Bubba's Beta Brunch!! As a Betamom since 1994, I have watched many young men come through the Beta House.

Each year I have noticed there are less parents - I would like to extend an invitation to ALL Beta's and their families to attend the Pig Roast and Homecoming - These activities were made to share with your families!
Next year I would like to send notes to the parents, inviting them to Bubba's Beta Brunch for Homecoming!!

We are so very proud of how far this chapter has come in the past 8+ years but I think we are lacking in parental participation. If we get parents on board, the undergraduates could get lots of homecooked meals, they could receive donations for the chapter, and by showing BETA PRIDE, you can show parents what your chapter does to win all those awards you so proudly display! So let's give this some thought!

Thanks to Jake for gtting up so early to help unload and thanks to the Seebers who brought bagels, fruit and cream cheese!
 
Paul (Bubba) and I enjoy cooking for you and if you have any additions or subtractions to the menu, drop me an email! (betamom@wowway.com)  Once again, thanks for coming to the brunch, see you again soon!

 

23rd Annual Golf Outing

Thanks once again to everyone who participated in this year's EG Alumni Golf Outing. We had 40 players on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The staff at Brae Burn GC could not have been more accommodating letting us take over the course for a while. It seemed that the free golf lessons before the event paid off as the scores were better this year.

The team of Jeff and Tom Wandzel won the two man scramble A-Flight with a score of 72 (+2), besting Tim McGovern and Marc Rosa (who also had a 72 (+2)) on the first tie-breaker, scoring a par on the #1 handicap hole-the Monster. Dave Deighton and Bil Boyd won the B Flight. Dave also won one of the two closest to the pin contests, Paul Deroche won the other and Alex "Alpena" Scull won the longest drive. The Andersens, Norm and Mark went head-to-head in the Poker Tournament, finally won by Mark. Chris Hayes came in third. Jeff Wandzel, in what certainly must have been the greatest day of his life, won the 50/50 drawing.

The Golf Outing Committee would especially like to thank Scott Nadeau, Matt Brauer, Norm Andersen and Matt Bush who sponsored holes; Trevor Wisniewski, Matt Brauer, Chad Saha, Dan Bigelow, Steve Desmet, Tom Bussineau for donating fabulous door prizes; Tim McGovern for running the skins game and creating a British Open quality scoreboard; Steve Desmet for running the poker tournament; and Drew Mason and Dan Milligan for their help in running the event.

Thanks Again.

We will see you next year.

_kai_

Michael Wharton EG121
Jonathan B. Eadie EG122

25th Annual Robert A. Seeber/Lenny Varner
International Pig Roast


Thanks to all of you that made the trek to Mt. Pleasant for the Seeber/Varner International Pig Roast.

More than 100 Betas, Families and FOBs enjoyed a day at the park filled with brotherhood, good food, rousing conversations and a bounce house. (As well as a bounce house obtacle course.)

Special thanks to Scott and Joy Ayala, parents of Nate Ayala, who own a party rental business. They brought both bounce houses, a fresh popcorn machine, and helped with a lot of the food organization and distribution.

As aways, we can't thank Bob & Bob Seeber enough for dreaming up the idea so many years ago and staying involved with the chapter since the mid-eighties.

Alumni Relations Chairman Jake Ulreich also gets a share of the thanks for keeping things organized at the chapter level.

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about the event, please send them to pigroast@epsilongamma.org.

 

Photos:

Three Fires Weekend - Spring 2012

Our chapter's Three Fires weekend was held March 23-25 at the home of Chapter Counselor Norm Andersen. Here are photos from the weekend:

Looking for pictures from an older event?  Look at the Archived events page.

 


 
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