Phi Gamma Delta - Theta Tau - Graduate Update
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The second half of the fall semester has been nothing short of excellent. We are on pace for another, consecutive fraternity of the year award. We have had success, individually and collectively, in the classroom, on the intramural fields, and in the community through service. Our chapter is graduating many, but I ensure you all we are replenishing and flourishing. Elections are coming soon, and we are shaping up to have a young, but very promising cabinet. It is always great to see the young guys we recruited stepping up into leadership positions. We always say, "Rush better men than yourself," and I think we have done an exceptional job of putting our words to action. All that being said, lets get to the fun stuff. PICTURES!

One side note!!!!!!!
Due to last year's actions in the hotel, we will not be staying overnight in lexington this year. Hopefully we can get back on track next year. Initiation will be held at headquarters at 1:00 p.m. EST. We will be taking a charter bus from cookeville to lexington and back on Sunday January 14th. Bus will be leaving at 8 am CST. Tickets to ride on the bus to lexington from the chapter house are $35 a piece. If you would like to RSVP to ride on the bus to lexington with us or have any further questions regarding lexington, contact 
Will Byrum (615-294-6325)
Brett Bolton (423-972-8562)
Thank you to all who attended and/or supported us, in anyway, in this years Homecoming. As noted in the previous email, we did win First Place in homecoming, as well as,  contribute $16,000 worth of donations to the Childrens Miracle Network out of $61,000 donated by the entire university. On top of raising money, we also donated 3500 lbs of canned food too.  Our tailgate was terrific as usual. Homecoming was a major success in all aspects. Below is a few pictures from the weekend.
Our Attendant on the Homecoming Court
Reed Allison represented us in the homecoming court. He came in second place in the voting for Mr. TTU by just a few votes.
Kazoo Band
Miracle Night
LEFT: Brother Blake Breeden (Right) and Pledge Isaac Sidoli (Left) working our table in the UC during philanthropy week.

RIGHT: Congratulations to the ladies of Kappa Delta for winning our philanthropy.
During our Philanthropy Week our brother's raised well over $3,000 for USO to benefit the families of those who serve or previously served our country.
Pledges Expected To Be Initiated
Heath Crum
Brady Hancock
Cole Bewley
Cole Davis
Gabe Fomby
Isaac Sidoli
Jack Emch
J.J. Evans
Kyle Fisher
Lucas Justice
Nathan McCord
Riley Roberts
Rodney Hall
Austin Pielsnik
Garrett Smith

Brother's Graduating This Semester

Luke Shattuck- Mechanical Engineer- (423) 716-3746

Damian Garrett- Electrical Engineer- (931) 490-9778

Ryan Adkins- Pre Physical Therapy- +1 (423) 650-8704

Taylor Martin- International Business and Cultures- +1(865) 684-0524

Landon Binkley- Civil Engineering- (615) 342-9201

Please Reach out to these brothers if you can help them as they are about to be looking to start their careers.
Social Events
Halloween Party with Sigma Chi:
Brothers Jacob Scholl (Left) and Jacob Tweedy (Right) ready to take on the Halloween Party dressed up as Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr from the movie "Talladega Nights."
Chacos and Tacos with ADPi:
Our Mixer was named Chacos and Tacos, however, it was actually a paint mixer. We used tarps and paint-filled water balloons and created an indoor dodgeball arena on the volleyball court. It was a great time had by all and a great way for the newer guys to meet some of the lovely ladies of Alpha Delta Pi.
Christmas Party:
Brothers Brett Bolton, Gabe Fomby, Heath Crum, Will Byrum, Caleb Walker, Nick Richmond, and Tyler Shanks enjoying Christmas Party.
Fiji Island:
Left: Undergraduate Brothers Landon Binkley, Heath Bird, and Jacob Tweedy enjoying the first night of island with Graduate Brother Akash Patel and some Fiji Ladies.

Right: The Tradition has been kept alive of creating one GIANT fire the last night of island. The Gamma Kappa Pledge Class did  great job!
Turkey Dinner with Kappa Delta: Another great tradition kept alive is our annual Turkey Dinner with the Beautiful Sister's of Kappa Delta.
Left: All brother's in this picture are part of the Gamma Zeta Pledge Class. 
L to R: Tyler Shanks, Jacob Tweedy, Heath Bird, Reed Allison, and Stephen English

Right: Here is a bigger view of our annual Turkey Dinner with Kappa Delta.
Community Service
Roadside Cleanup:
No Pictures Available but we continue to keep our adopted road clean. We had a big turnout of brothers for our semesterly chapter wide cleaning of it.
TSSAA Bluecross Bowl:
Our brother's racked up community service hours by volunteering for the Tennessee State Championship football games. Nick Richmond collected over 25 hours over the course of 3 days.
House Improvement Project
The Gamma Kappa Pledge Class House Improvement Project was one of the most useful projects yet. With university changing its policy on parking passes and the roads close to campus becoming over crowded with cars, Cookeville Police have installed signs in designated areas to forbid parking. Brother's typically park along the street close to the fraternity house and walk to their classes. The limited parking has caused a major parking issue around the fraternity house. The Gamma Kappa Pledge class has decided to extend the gravel parking on the side of the house to create room for more parking spots.


Volleyball :
No Pictures Available. We did not do so hot in volleyball this season anyways.
Other Philanthropies
Alpha Delta Pi: 1st Place Overall 
Left Picture: Brothers and Pledges who participated in ADPi-dol were L to R: Garrett Smith, Riley Roberts, Taylor Martin, Adam Newton, Pete Ramsey, and Luke Shattuck. Coaches L to R: Brooke Farris, Melody Ellis, Maddy Coulthard.

Right Picture: Here is a group photo of Our brothers and the ADPi sisters after they announced we won their philanthropy.
Delta Phi Epsilon: 2nd Place Overall
Delta Gamma: 2nd Place Overall
Here are some of the Gamma Kappa Pledge class participating in DG's Anchor Splash.
Upcoming Events

Pig Dinner - April 7th
Lexington - January 14th

A message from the Corresponding Secretary
      I would like to thank all of you for your time and patience with me over the past year with all of my emails and typos. This past year serving as Corresponding Secretary has been nothing short of a blessing and I am honored to have held this position in this great fraternity. With elections coming around the corner, I have thought a lot about my future in the fraternity. I have decided not to run for Corresponding Secretary for consecutive terms, but instead to take a position on IFC as Judicial Chairman. This is with the intentions to allow a younger guy in the fraternity to step up as Corresponding Secretary and grow as one of the future, courageous leaders of this great chapter.
     I intend to work with the new Corresponding Secretary on his first email to ensure this position does not move backwards, but with a vision that he picks up where I left off and continues to keep you graduate brothers informed and involved. Our ultimate goal is to increase graduate relations, in order to speed up the process of the capital campaign and having the new chapter house built. I whole-heartedly believe that an undergraduate chapter is only as strong as the support it receives from it's graduate brothers. I know I was far from perfect in striving for this goal, but I believe I have laid down a solid foundation for upcoming Corr. Sec.'s to continue to work towards this.
     In order to ensure this position improves, I have created a google form for criticism and/or suggestions for improvement on how this position has been ran, or how the emails have been laid out. I challenge you all to fill this form out to help improve this position. Once again, I would like to Thank You all for your continual support and patience with me, and it was honor to get to know the ones of you I have met, as well as be able to keep you all updated on the current standing of the chapter. The future is bright and I hope to see you all at Pig Dinner!  


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