I’m working on creating a trifold to hand out to recent graduates and alumni who show up to different events, (homecoming, founders day, career day) but have yet to join the association. Basically I’m searching for the correct wording in the mission statement and any other interesting facts that may stir up some interest and recruit those who may be on the fence. Anything will help. It’s much easier for people to remember how to join when they have the information in hand.
“The Brothers Gather” painting by Duffer, presented to Brother George Yax at the 2011 Zeta Mu ATO Reunion.
This is a video of Jonathan Crane and the things he is doing overseas. He comes in at about the 4 minute mark.
The weather in Medina is looking good for the reunion. Historically, the normal temperature in Medina for April 1st is a high of 76° and a low of 46° and it looks like this year’s weather will be a bit warmer than typical.
Back about 10 years ago I started a project to gather, scan and archive all of the Zeta Mu ATO Composites that I could lay my hands on. For a number of years this project has been neglected. I’ve recently shaken off the cobwebs (literally), scanned the composites that I have and enlisted the help of 1980’s Little Sister Jeana Rogers to work some digital restoration magic.
Below is a list of composites that we have scanned (the ones with an entry in the “Original” column). If you have a composite from another year, or one that may be in better shape than the one we have, please bring it to the reunion.
“Your friends are long-term adventures, and therefore, perhaps the most significant thing you can do to add years to your life and life to your years.” - Dan Buettner, TED 2009
In February we mailed 170 letters to brothers for whom we have no email address. Letters to the following men have been returned by the post office with no known forwarding address:
- H.W. Sewell - Dons
- William Timothy Long - “Tim” - Initiated 1967
- Rick L. Bishop - Initiated 1976
- Stuart Duane Smith - Initiated 1976
- Byron P. Patterson - Initiated 1986
- Michael David Myers - Initiated 1988
- John W. Knight - Initiated 1989
- Steven R Droddy - Initiated 1995
- John D. Youngblood - Initiated 1995
- Andrew Paul Mitchell - Initiated 1995
If you know how to reach any of these brothers, please contact them, let them know about the reunion and get updated contact information for our records. We could also use help locating any of the brothers on the Lost Brothers list.
42 Lost Brothers have been found so far this month! Go to the Lost Brothers page to see who’s still lost.
- James Saegert - “Jim” - Class of 1960
- Claudie A. Wright - Class of 1961
- John R. Williford - Class of 1962
- John W. Wolf - “JW” - Class of 1962
- Charles Septumus Longcope - Class of 1963
- Michael H. McCarty - “Mike”
- Kenneth Michael Knox (formerly Reichenbach) - “Mike” - Class of 1965
- Stephen M. Scheurer - Class of 1967
- Charles H. Bang Jr. - “Chuck” - Class of 1968
- William E. Rioux - “Billy” - Class of 1968
- Raymond William Krause - Class of 1970
- Rick A. Mensik - Class of 1970
On Saturday February, 5th the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at SHSU had their annual Bid Day Festival.
This year the Tau’s started it off right with kegs and eggs. After-wards, all the brothers went to the LSC Ballroom to find out who the new guys were. We received 3 new guys this Spring, Winston Watts, Poncho Serna, and Trent Rojas. After the loudest Ruh Rah Raga, that has ever been shouted in the walls of the LSC, the brothers all went to the Tau’s pride and joy; the ATO Lodge.
Here the brothers had a relaxing day Barbequing, playing horseshoes, and dancing to Michael Jackson with the girls and sweetheart. That night all the brothers went to the Jolly Fox to dance and celebrate the end of a great day!
Cynthia Davis, brother Mike Davis’ better half, has put together a slideshow overview of the 2010 reunion of the Zeta Mu chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. As those of you who have attended in past years know, The Zeta Mu ATO Alumni Weekend is a special time of remembrance, laughter, great food and cheer, all in brother Yax’s magnificent Texas Hill Country backyard. If you missed the 2010 gathering, don’t let another year pass you by - Be Part of It!