Semester President's Report
This spring semester has begun with many great accomplishments and opportunities for Phi Delta Theta, Michigan Beta. With a fresh and energized Executive Board, we look forward to what is to come in 2016.
As of this year, we are proud to have our Scholarship Chair Luke Boulter ’17 inducted as an Iron Phi. During the calendar year of 2015, Luke has made the commitment to run every day to complete his requirements as an Iron Phi. After running more than 1200 miles in 365 days and collecting $1,000 for the ALSA, Luke was inducted as the 488th Iron Phi to the program.
With Greek Week approaching quickly, the brothers of Phi Delta Theta are eager to compete with the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta and the Brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha in hopes of claiming a 1st place victory in the Bar Night dancing event; we are currently back-to-back champions. The charity selected for our team is Camp Kesem, a nationwide summer camp program for children whose parents have been afflicted by cancer.
After a trip to the MSU IM Frozen Four for hockey last spring, the brother’s felt that we needed a leg up this season and start off practicing before we see competition. So after a week of construction and sub zero temperature, Morrison Memorial Ice Rink was created on the lawn of 626 Cowley. With this ice rink, we are also hosting a weekly open skate event where we collect contributions to ALS. We look forward to the success of this as an aid to our national philanthropy as well as to help us bring home the IM Hockey trophy this spring!
This February, Phi Delta Theta Michigan Beta has been given the opportunity to host the annual Bi Prov. We will be welcoming brothers from the University of Michigan, Kettering University, Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Ashland University. Brother Michael Scarlatelli will moderate our panel discussion. We look are excited to build new relationships with brothers of different chapters!
With all of the stigmas that surround Greek Life today, Phi Delta Theta Michigan Beta has remained a cut above by focusing chapter efforts on raising money for ALS, making academic achievement a top priority, and recruiting young men who we have faith in living out our cardinal principals. All of this could not be done with the support of our wonderful alumni. With their help, we truly are becoming the best versions of ourselves and hope to carry on the great traditions and values you have set in place at our chapter.
Yours in the Bond,
Andrew Petee ‘18
President of PDT MI Beta