Letter from the "E"
I hope this newsletter finds you in good health and good spirits. That picture above shows how far we have come in the past few months. We here at Delta Chi of Embry-Riddle have a lot to be thankful, and our hard work has paid off. The house is being built as we speak. The groundwork is being laid, both physically and spiritually, for many generations of Delta Chi’s to come.
It was my original plan to release another newsletter at the end of this past spring, but as I’m sure you a. The spring newsletter was put off and supposed to be a summer newsletter, but with that came summer classes and a flight block, and suddenly it was September. Regardless, it is my goal to start this semester off on a positive note. There are a ton of updates regarding the house, our new Associate Members, the Alumni Dinner, and even our recovering brother, James Donahue. But first, a letter from our very own “A”, Auburn Wherley.
Rollin LeMand, “E”
Letter from the "A"
Now that this semester is in full swing, I would like to give you an update on how things are going at Embry-Riddle. As many of you know we are in the process of building the new Fraternity house on campus. This is a monumental accomplishment and your past, present and continued support is what is making this possible. In order to prepare for the house in the coming semesters it is important to have successful rushes. That is why we are tripling our efforts on this semesters rush. I would like to encourage any of you that are in the area or would like to come and visit for rush to do so and the chapter would love to hang out and would greatly appreciate the support and boost that you as alumni would bring to rush. Also convention just concluded, we had the largest delegation as a whole thanks to the help of the alumni, we will have pictures up from that soon for everyone to look through and enjoy! I hope to see some of you this semester whether it be during rush, the alumni dinner or just down to visit and hang out with the guys.
Auburn Wherley, "A"
Update on James Donahue
Our brother, James Donahue (Gamma Sigma), is still recovering from his plane crash earlier this year. He has been at a rehab facility in Boston since June. If any one of you would like to reach out and get in touch with him, contact me and I can make it happen. I know for sure he would enjoy hearing from you, and we should give him all of our support.
Update on the Embry-Riddle Delta Chi House
The latest on the house is that the groundwork is being laid. Electric and water is being laid, and by the time that the Alumni Dinner rolls around, there should even be a concrete slab. Scheduled construction time from start to finish is estimated at 10 months, so we can expect to spend part of Summer 2017 in the new Delta Chi house. Check out this link to view pictures representing what the house will look like when finished.
Live updates from the construction camera can be found at this link!
Even more visuals and information about the Capital Campaign!
The Current Associate Member Class: Gamma Chi
Kenneth Harp Jesse Weigand Declan Mance
Mike Dupre Sydney Steele Fahad Vavdiwala
Evan Siegel Casey Nelan Sherief Sharaf
Ian Young Chris Taylor Hasan Elkoush
Joe McGrath Matt Ferretti Riley Carpenter
Fall Alumni Dinner 2016
Delta Chi at Embry-Riddle is hosting an Alumni Dinner for our most esteemed brothers later this year. The official invite can be found below. RSVP at www.eraudeltachi.com
Orlando City Soccer Game
Our very own Sunny Naik is organizing tailgating at the Orlando City soccer game on October 23rd
. If anyone is in Orlando that day, feel free to stop by. Contact me if you would like more specific details.
Delta Chi ERAU Tutoring Program
A few of our brothers have stepped up and have begun to offer tutoring and academic help sessions here on campus every day this week. From 5 to 7 Sunday through Thursday, individual brothers are offering their valuable time and teaching abilities for subjects like math, engineering/physics, aeronautical sciences and flight knowledge, maintenance, and communications. These brothers that are hosting the tutoring sessions are giving up their night to help their fellow brothers academically, just another way Delta Chi's are preserving and strengthening the bond of brotherhood.
Embry-Riddle Delta Chi 9/11 Memorial
Under the guidance of our brother, Ake Luabun, Delta Chi has once again erected a memorial on the West Lawn by the UC on campus of 2,982 American flags. These flags represent the innocent lives lost on September 11th
, 2001, and also the World Trade Center bombings in 1993. This is the third consecutive year that our chapter has spent the time and effort to set up these flags, and in my opinion, it is events like these that set Delta Chi apart from other social fraternities at Embry-Riddle.
Although a new semester just began, the end of it is not far off. With the end of a semester comes graduation, the beginning of a new chapter in the graduates' lives. Delta Chi has 4 active brothers joining the ranks of Alumni this December; Kyle Criscenzo, John Fawcett, Auburn Wherley, and Ivo Vissers.
Kyle Criscenzo was the Vice President in the 2014/2015 semesters. He will be graduating with his BS in Aerospace Engineering degree, but will be pursuing a career as an airline pilot. As of this writing, he has not decided on a specific regional airline.
John Fawcett is the current Secretary of the chapter. He will be graduating with a BS in Aeronautical Science and is exploring several opportunities for the future, being a government affairs position in Washington DC, flying a jet in a part 91 operation, and DJ'ing in multiple night clubs.
Auburn Wherley, the current President, is graduating with a degree in Commercial Space Operations. He is currently deciding on wether to enter the financial market as an investment analyst or enter the commercial space industry specializing in licensing and certification of space vehicles.
Finally, Ivo Vissers, the current Vice President, is graduating with a degree in aviation maintenance science. He is planning to work on business jets or private spacecraft while continuing his education in management online.
Executive Board 2016
Taken on October 13th, 2016, some of the brothers pose on our national Founder's Day. All the brothers are proud of our 126 year heritage in Delta Chi. (From left to right: Back Row: Ed Lewis, Brian O'Donnell, Geoffrey Blasco, John Fawcett, Eric Bremer, Christian Male, Arish Kanga, Mitch Licht. Middle Row: Auburn Wherley (modeling his best side), Ivo Vissers, Derrick Sanders, Gabe Centeno, Rollin LeMand, Sunny Naik. Front Row, which is composed of three members of the latest pledge class Gamma Chi: Kenneth Harp, Chris Taylor, Hasan Koush.) Pictures with our sweetheart included in them, Clare Maloney, can be found on our Facebook pages.
Here are more visuals to give you, our alumni, a better idea of the house that Embry-Riddle Delta Chi will have in it's poessesion in a few short months.
This picture was taken after Kenny McCoig announced in chapter that the house is being built and construction is moving forward. (From left to right: Eric Gonzalez, Brian O'Donnell, Geoffrey Blasco, Mitch Licht, Kenny McCoig, Alex Woodrow, Fouad Diab, Gabe Centeno, Ivo Vissers, Eric Bremer, Tyler Dalicandro, Christian Male, Tyler Riegle, John Fawcett, Ed Lewis, Derrick Sanders, Nadav Eldar, Rollin LeMand, Itay Sharir, Auburn Wherley, Ake Luabun, Tyler Rokosny.)
Our brother Kyle Criscenzo holds a handful of American flags in the pocket of his Delta Chi Spring Rush shirt during the 9/11 Memorial set up on the West Lawn.
This newsletter includes pieces written by Rollin LeMand, Auburn Wherley, and Kyle Criscenzo. The Alumni Dinner invite was designed by Mitch Licht.