As part of the Founders Day Crawfish Boil and generous donations, the Gamma Tau Chapter has raised $5,243.86 for Operation KARE. The active chapter is trying to raise $20,000 to enable the purchase of an All-Terrain Track Chair for a disabled veteran. Gamma Tau is taking part along with other Kappa Alpha Order chapters across the United States in this worthwhile endeavor. You can make donations through the site at https://give.independencefund.org/team/485364
Special recognition goes out to Active Chapter members Joe Emerson and Nolland Blair for their efforts in fundraising. Below are pictures with some of the sponsors who so generously donated along with a picture of what these chairs can give back to our wounded vets.
Gamma Tau is extremely excited to introduce the two newest Brothers inducted into the Court of Honor. Duncan is the new Province name for the combining of the Walsh and Mikell Provinces, and named after J. Michael Duncan ’69, a Stephen F Austin graduate who became the 38th Knight Commander from 2007-2011. Robert (Bobby Mac) J. McAndrews ’85 and Jay D. Fine ’94 were inducted on Saturday February 25, 2023 at the Royal Oak Country Club in Dallas, TX. Congrats Bro’s, a well deserved honor.
The officers of the chapter spent the weekend in Dallas attending OTC (Officer Training School). This is designed to give each of the 9 officers training in their respective roles. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn about their roles and by interacting with Brothers in the same roles from all Universities with KA Chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
On Thursday March 30th, the SHSU Alumni Association will be having a reception at the Kenny Store near Bellville, starting at 6:00pm. We went last year and it was a lot of fun and allowed us to meet a lot of other alumni from Sam. It would be great to have a big KA group, so if you can make it, we will see you there. Here’s the link to register https://secure.touchnet.com/C21329_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=20&CATID=165 Thanks, Tracy & Teresa
Congratulations to the 5 new men KA inducted on Monday, February 13th in a ceremony at the KA Mansion. We look forward to seeing them progress through their education of Kappa Alpha Order and becoming fully initiated Brothers.