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Big Plans in Store for Montana Beta
Alumni Support Needed—How Will You Get Involved?
It seems like a long time coming, but we believe SAE at the University of Montana has crossed a goal. We boosted our membership to 60 brothers after recruiting 22 new members this fall, achieved over a 3.0 GPA last spring, are financially solvent, have a cook serving two meals a day six days a week for nearly 40 members, fielded two flag football teams in intramural sports, and completed an outstanding Homecoming celebration.
In order for us to continue this positive trend, we believe there are several things that must happen. We will need to maintain a strong alumni presence, both physically and financially, continue recruiting quality members, and make mature decisions about activities, campus involvement, and grades. The house must be maintained and improved when necessary, as it is an asset and a liability that gives us an advantage in recruiting new members. In addition, the house provides alumni another link to our fond memories of our days in Montana Beta. With its 112-year-old structure, we must keep the physical appearance of our chapter house in good shape.
We have a rather long list of projects that we weren’t able to accomplish with our past capital campaign, partly because we didn’t reach our ultimate goal of $1 million. We are planning a new effort to raise more modest annual funds to provide for some of these projects that need to take place, and we will need all hands on board. Our priority will be to build an emergency building maintenance fund that will allow us to handle any crisis and have funds for preventive maintenance projects and future emergencies. You will hear more about our efforts in the near future, and we are asking you to step up and support our efforts. We welcome your comments and suggestions.