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Register for the T-Day Event at the Chapter House

Friday, April 13th, 2012

T-Day is Georgia Tech’s intrasquad scrimmage held each spring at Bobby Dodd stadium.  The public is invited and admission is free.

Each year on T-Day, the Beta-Pi chapter hosts the alumni at the Chapter House.

Click to register: 2012 T-Day/TKE Alumni Weekend
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:00pm
TKE (Beta Pi) Chapter House at Georgia Tech
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Boards Transition

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The trustees meeting of Sunday 19 February 2012 was a quiet watershed in the history of TKE Beta-Pi.

Several years ago, the trustees began the process of separating the facilities management and collegiate supervision aspects of operations. The chapter was incorporated separately from the board and the one employee, the cook, was assigned to the chapter corporation.  This two-boards organization is not uncommon in fraternities that own property and both corporations are 501(c)(7)s under TKE HQ. Both are on good standing with the state and with the IRS.

On Sunday, the corporations took giant steps toward completing that separation.

Separate Portfolios

The property corporation, “TKE of Georgia, Inc.” has existed for decades as the only corporation of record for TKE at Georgia Tech. This corporation is governed by the trustees–the BOT that everyone knows. Going forward, the trustees will concern themselves with all things about facilities, including the ongoing construction. This will greatly shorten and focus BOT meetings.

The chapter corporation, “Tau Kappa Epsilon Beta-Pi Chapter, Inc.” is governed by the advisers–referred to as the BOA. The advisers will concern themselves with everything about membership from recruiting through alumni relations. Alumni communications and event planning are now the responsibility of the chapter corporation and it will assume control of the bank account that receives alumni annual fund donations. It will also assume responsibility for oversight of all collegiate chapter operations including finances and member development. The resident adviser will report to the BOA. Member development will be the prime area of focus in the coming year for the BOA as this area of operations has not seen the same level of improvements as facilities and management and kitchen operations have recently.

TKE HQ has been notified to transfer its charter from the property corporation to the chapter corporation, completing that separation from HQ’s point of view.

Both boards will contribute to the management of the upcoming capital campaign.


The boards will cooperate formally as lessor and lessee. There will be a joint meeting each spring but there will be no overlapping membership.

At the meeting on Sunday, three BOT members resigned from that board in anticipation of moving to the BOA.  Michael Smith, Richard Sapp and Karl Paul will join David Adcock as members of the governing board of the chapter corporation. David is currently talking with other alumni about rounding out the membership of that board.

John Reagan, Gary Minor, Scott Smelter and Darrell Sumner will remain with the property corporation–the BOT. John will serve as chairman and Gary as vice-chairman through the end of 2012.

Expect more news regarding membership and officers of both boards soon.

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Take Down Ends. Build Up Begins.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

TKE Beta-Pi 2012 02 19

Construction continues apace at TKE Beta-Pi. The two upper floors of the old dormitory have been removed. The remaining first floor will be reconfigured as 2- and 3-man rooms and 3 additional floors containing 2-man rooms and study areas will rise soon.

Expect to see a large crane on site in the next few weeks, a younger sibling of the “African Queen” that did the work in 1994 perhaps, to place floor slabs as the new dormitory takes shape. By the end of April, the shape and size of the new building will be apparent. It will be stunning. The drawings do not fully convey how large the new building will be relative to its neighbors.

The undergraduate chapter is holding together well so far. The meal plan continues uninterruped and regular work parties keep the place in a semblance of good order although, as anyone who lived on site during the building of the social quarters in the 90s will tell you, one never really gets ahead of the dirt and dust at a construction site. They collegiate are using the remaining building as a social space despite the difficulties. This was made possible in part by the build out a temporary men’s head on the first floor.

By T-day in the spring, there will be a lot for alumni to see at the House!


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Registration for Homecoming Events is Easy On-Line

Monday, October 24th, 2011


The golf tournament is looking good! Over forty signed up and we have several foursomes already.

The Friday night Homecoming Reception will again take place in an exceptional venue–the Midtown Renaissance Hotel.

The Homecoming Lunch BBQ at the TKE House has been rescheduled for 500-730pm to accommodate the late start time. Meet up at the House before walking down to Grant Field!

There will be four food stations. You can buy a ticket to one for $5 or to all four for $15. Come get a sample of what the chef has to offer!

Then have a look at the Phase I plans. BOT members will be there to answer questions. And take a good look at the old “apartment” house and maybe some pictures because we’re currently on track to make this the last Homecoming that building will ever see.

Registration for the Friday Night event and for meals at the House on Saturday is easy.  If you just want to register quickly without setting up an account with Laurus, just go to It’s no more difficult than ordering a copy of “Clean Old-Fashioned Hate” (about the GT-U(sic)GA football rivalry) from Amazon.

I hope to see you all there Friday and Saturday.


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TKE Announces 2011 Homecoming Plans

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

 Homecoming plans have been announced. The registration link will be active sometime Thursday 6 October 2011.

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