Aug

28

Posted by : admin | On : August 28, 2008


David Robinson 1984 (Consul)

website here: http://robinson2008.com

David Robinson is not a career politician, he’s a concerned citizen, a businessman; one man ready to change the future of Ohio Politics. David has dedicated much of his life to public advocacy ranging from the environment to Alzheimer’s research. He is committed to affecting positive change for the future of Ohio and the Country.

Download PDF of Robinson’s bio
to print or share with friends:

Here is a new video “Air Robinson”—well worth the watch

COLLEGE – Robinson graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University in 1984 with a bachelors degree in Honors Accounting after working as an Accounting Intern for both Lancaster Colony and Deloitte Haskins & Sells, and as a Marketing Intern for the City of Columbus. During college he earned income for living expenses by running a small handyman business, applying skills learned in the hardware store. Robinson joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity as a freshman and was elected chapter president for his senior year.

“I learned many lessons during these years, both in books and from life itself. The former I recall with effort, but the latter I can never forget.”

Aug

23

Posted by : admin | On : August 23, 2008

Sigma Chi Recruitment Contacts:

dues.18@osu.edu

Head Recruitment Chairman:
Mark Dues
Hometown: Minster, OH
Phone #: (419) 733-5428

Assistant Recruitment Chairmen:

Taif Mukhdomi
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Phone #: (214) 500-0214

Matt Newcomer
Hometown: Bryan, OH
Phone #: (419) 553-7133

Email Us
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Aug

23

Posted by : admin | On : August 23, 2008

http://osusigmachi.com/calendar_details.html

Fall 2008 Recruitment Calendar
Monday, September 22nd – Afterhours

Thursday, September 25th – Themed Gathering @ ΣΧ House

Saturday, September 27th – Football Block & Tailgate

Sunday, September 28th – Grill Out & Volleyball @ ΣΧ House

Monday, September 29th – Monday Night Football @ ΣΧ House

Tuesday, September 30th – House Tours & Dinner

Thursday, October 2nd – Tournament

Saturday, October 5th – Pinning & Pledge Class Party

For more details on each event, please check out the Calendar Details.
If you need transportation or have questions about any of the events feel free to Contact Us.

Aug

23

Posted by : admin | On : August 23, 2008

http://osusigmachi.com/rush.htm

How the Process Works

The Ohio State University designates a recruitment, or “rush,” period designed to help potential new members learn more about the Greek organizations on our campus. At Ohio State, formal rush occurs during the first two weeks of Winter Quarter and informal rush occurs in the Spring and Fall Quarters, however interested individuals are free to visit Greek houses as they wish. Sigma Chi at Ohio State encourages individuals interested in rushing our fraternity to visit the house and meet the Active Chapter. Should you decide to rush Sigma Chi, the chapter will provide you with the necessary information and registration forms. Check the Recruitment Calendar for a list of upcoming events. In addition, feel free to contact the Recruitment Chairmen at any time to set up a tour of the Chapter House or meet some of the Active Brothers.

During Recruitment, talk with the members of every Greek organization OSU has to offer in order to find out which is right for you. If both you and the Sigma Chi Brothers feel that Sigma Chi is the fraternity for you, you will be extended a “bid,” or invitation to join.

If you accept your bid, you will enroll in a pledge, or educational program. The pledge program is designed to teach you more about Sigma Chi, as well as allow the Active Chapter to learn more about you. The process of pledgeship consists of intellectual exercises, shared experiences, and cultivation of friendship of a higher ordeal – all aimed at enlisting worthy men into a meaningful commitment of lifelong duration. The program is designed to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually stimulating, and therefore HAZING AND DEGRADING ACTIVITIES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

The pledge period culminates with initiation, your first introduction into the teachings of our Ritual and the beginning of your journey as a Sigma Chi Brother. After initiation, you will receive post-initiation training (P.I.T.), a program designed to help you learn more about our ideals and ritual, and prepare you to make the most out of your undergraduate Sigma Chi experience.

Why Join a Fraternity?

Joining a fraternity can by one of the most rewarding decisions you will make in your college career. In addition to enriching your academic, social and extracurricular life at Ohio State, Sigma Chi is an excellent place to meet individuals of different talents and convictions, who share similar values and ideals as you. Being a member of a fraternity can help build your character in every aspect, an invaluable experience that will help you throughout life, whether applying for a job, graduate school, or moving to a new city, state or country.

Billing Breakdown & Fraternity Dues
Costs per quarter Dorms Apt./House Sigma Chi House
Meals Included per Week 10 $150/month on groceries 10
Rent $2,555 $425/mo x 3 mo = $1,275 $2,200
Utilities Included $100/mo x 3 mo = $300 Included
Fraternity Dues $640 $640 Included
Total Cost $3,195 $2,665 $2,200

Recruitment Calendar & Details
What’s New – Sigma Chi – Fall ’08 Recruitment

Aug

15

Posted by : admin | On : August 15, 2008

I’m gonna be in town next week for a high school class reunion and I’m also doing a gig next Thursday up in Delaware at “The Backstretch” with some old bandmates at 7 pm on Aug 21. Pass the word if any Sigs want to stop out for a cold one I’ll be there! It’s a cool little bar and it should be big fun. Hope to see you there- In Hoc, Tom

Aug

13

Posted by : admin | On : August 13, 2008

From Brad Allen 93-
I hope this e-mail finds you well. FYI……Dean Fronk just got out of his one year anniversary doctors appointment and there is absolutely no new growth of his tumor. The doctors said that this is the best case scenario……needless to say Dean and family are ecstatic!

Brad “Grandpa” Allen

Aug

13

Posted by : admin | On : August 13, 2008

I caught this in the paper 8/12/08 Columbus Dispatch.
Free stromboli
David Zadnik (1989) and his wife, Christy, have decided that free food would be a good way to get people to help celebrate the 20th birthday of their Carsonie’s Italian Restaurant, at 6000 Westerville Rd. in Westerville.
So on Saturday, they’ll be giving away individual strombolis. Because the give-away is for dine-in customers only, it might help to know that the store seats 100 indoors and about 80 on the patio and is open from noon until 11 p.m.
“We’ll probably be making dough all day long,” Zadnik said, “but we figure it’s worth thanking people for helping us flourish for such a long time.”
If the restaurant runs out, Zadnik said, he’ll start handing out coupons.
Carsonie’s also will have live bands, a bocce tournament and door prizes.

Carsonie’s website

Aug

13

Posted by : admin | On : August 13, 2008


Mike Sperry 91 & Pete Volker 93 have a band named Flashing Clock. They have been playing in Columbus for the past 2 years, recently played Comfest 08, and just released a CD, see the review below. They feature some creative song titles; Robbed In Linden, Knife Fight & Never Worse.

From Columbus Alive August 7, 2008.
The Flashing Clock

“Hot Brown”

Web: myspace.com/theflashingclock

When Dan Spurgeon isn’t busy with Bush League All-Stars, the former Greenhorn mastermind plays in this ludicrously entertaining combo. It’s a shame they don’t play out more often because the Flashing Clock has tapped into something splendid with this new CD. Hot Brown sounds like Mudhoney playing would-be classic rock standards, covered in sludge and bursting with melody. There’s no gimmick to buy into, it’s just a great record.

—Chris DeVille
http://www.columbusalive.com/?sec=music&story=alive/2008/0807/m-spin.html

Flashing Clock website

Aug

04

Posted by : admin | On : August 4, 2008

Brothers and friends,

Every two years the Fraternity hosts its premier event, Grand Chapter, which is our principal legislative and electoral affair. In 2009, we will meet at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., in an effort to have a “Quintessentially Southern Grand Chapter.” The hotel is named after Revolutionary War hero General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, who was among the first to use what we now recognize as modern guerilla tactics. (Interestingly, Mel Gibson portrayed a character based on Marion in the movie The Patriot, which was partially shot in Charleston.)

We have chosen to hold Grand Chapter at a hotel that is financially reasonable AND where we can take over the entire facility so we are not competing with other groups for facilities. We are also providing a second tier list of alternative hotels that are within walking distance of the Francis Marion. In recognition of the prior expressions of the members of the Grand Council to reduce the personal costs of the event, we have done two things:

First, we have scheduled the event over the July 4 weekend, which will allow brothers to center their family holiday time around this occasion. We have deliberately selected a family-oriented location for Grand Chapter, so that we may encourage family participation. With venues for ALL ages, the Charleston area provides an ideal opportunity to combine Sig business with family pleasure. This weekend choice allows us to save significantly on hotel costs.

We fully realize that the selection of this weekend will not suit everyone, but we also hear the Grand Council’s desire to economize. We have already heard from some of you that it is a brilliant idea, and from others that it is the end of civilization. Oh well, as I am fond of saying, “Put three Sigs in a room and you are assured of at least five opinions!”

Second, we have shortened the event by one day, returning to the schedules more similar to those of the late 1990s. The Executive Committee and various other boards will meet on Thursday, July 2, and the welcoming reception will be on that evening. The first business session will start on Friday morning, and the final event will find us celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks and our families on Saturday night at the South Carolina Aquarium.

We will showcase numerous parallel activities for sweethearts and families, from plantation visitations to excursions to nearby museums and historic attractions, such as: Fort Sumter (where the Civil War began), CSS HL Hunley (the first submarine to successfully sink a ship in combat), the USS Yorktown carrier (used by the Navy during World War II), and the Old Exchange Provost Dungeon, which was constructed from 1771-1772 (and where George Washington ACTUALLY stayed, REALLY!). Then there is the perennially favorite family location, Myrtle Beach, which is only 100 miles north of Charleston, as well as the local Folly Beach.

By reducing your time away from work, selecting a discounted weekend, and concentrating Grand Chapter on business — while mixing in pleasure and family fun — we are doing our best to make Charleston an attractive venue for all members.

Please make your travel plans accordingly. We hope to have reservation up on the Grand Chapter Web site on Nov. 1. Here are a number of Web links for your perusal:

Grand Chapter site: http://grandchapter.sigmachi.org
Francis Marion Hotel: http://www.francismarioncharleston.com
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon: http://www.oldexchange.com
CSS HL Hunley: http://www.hunley.org
USS Yorktown Carrier: http://www.patriotspoint.org
Myrtle Beach: http://www.myrtlebeachinfo.com
Charleston Aquarium: http://www.scaquarium.org
Ft. Sumter: http://www.nps.gov/fosu
Other points of interest: http://www.segetaway.com/Charleston/PointsOfInterest.html
Charleston Visitor Bureau: http://charlestoncvb.com

See you there!

In hoc signo vinces,

Bob Jones, 65th Grand Consul

Aug

03

Posted by : admin | On : August 3, 2008

John L. Mead
MEAD John L. Mead, age 66, of Upper Arlington, OH, at home on Friday, August 1, 2008, of melanoma brain cancer. Born in Akron, OH to the late John and Jessie Lloyd Mead. Survived by wife, Priscilla; children, John (Marie), William (Jane), Neel (Kelly), Sarah (Peter) Volker; grandchildren, Emily, Jessica, Elizabeth, George and Gillian Mead, John and Annie B. Volker, all of Columbus; brothers, Lawrence (Kathy) of Worthington, OH, David (Ann) of Naperville, IL, Samuel (Nerina) of The Woodlands, TX; many nephews and nieces; dear friends, Chairman of Wickford Company, former owner of Little Turtle Country Club. Graduate of The Ohio State University, member of the OSU 1962 NCAA Championship Swim Team, Sigma Chi Fraternity. Past board member of First Community Church, First Community Foundation, Torch Club, Upper Arlington Zoning and Planning. Member of Varsity O and Church Circle 48. A gentleman, mentor, friend, person of abiding faith. Special thanks to HomeReach hospice and The James Cancer Hospital. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Community Foundation / Camp Akita Special Project, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212. memorial service to be held on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 3 p.m. at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212. Calling hours to be held one hour prior to and after the service. Online contributions may be sent to www.ohiocremation.org Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries