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Zeta Mu Veterans

Today is Veterans Day! A post on Twitter today by ATO National () suggested we tweet the names of brothers who are Veterans of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military. Texas Zeta Mu brother tweeted the names of a few from his era, I added a few that I knew and Rico, Spock & Charlie Adams contributed more to the list.

Give a big Ruh Rah to each of these brothers today to thank them for their service.

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R. Steve Robinson

This is a week filled with sad news. Today we learned that brother Richard Steve Robinson (Class of 1971) lost his battle with cancer. Services will be Tuesday November 9th in Huntsville, Texas. More details will follow as they become available.

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Post funeral gathering

Dear ATO Brothers

I just returned from checking-on Becky and she is holding up well considering the circumstances. Becky ask me to pass the word to Orin’s ATO Brothers (and significant others) to come by their house following the funeral services on Friday. The Covell residence is located in the Pecan Grove Subdivision at 915 Bent Creek Court, Richmond, Texas. Map / Driving directions from cemetery.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


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19 A Funeral Mass for Orin N. Covell, 64, of Richmond, Texas will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond where Fr. Howard Drabek will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Morton Cemetery in Richmond.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 4, 2010;at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg.

Orin was born February 12, 1946 in Rosenberg to Milton Orin and Falba May (Buchholz) Covell. He served 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserve with the 463rd Engineer Detachment (Fire Fighters) and attained the rank of Sgt/E5 as a crew chief. Orin served as Mascot of the Richmond Fire Department in 1952 and has been an active volunteer member for over 30 years.

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Orin Covell's last Facebook post

For those brothers not on Facebook, this is Orin’s last Facebook post (October 29, 2010). I think it speaks for itself:

Spent the day with my sister (Lynn) (who grew up here but has lived in Colorado since 1965) We traveled “old roads” reflecting on “growing up” here and Richmond Fort Bend County 50 plus years ago. We walked the river bank, picked cotton, pulled rice, counted deer and drove the old streets of “Humble Camp” at Thompsons…..much has changed, much is still the same, it is still Home

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‘True Merit’ Of SHSU ATOs Recognized

SHSU’s chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was recently recognized during the organization’s national awards ceremony. With chapter members are (from left) Walt Hughes, national president of ATO; Orin Covell, president the ATO alumni association; Colton Jackson, SHSU chapter treasurer; Josh Hawley, SHSU chapter vice president; Price Howard, SHSU chapter president; and Wynn Smiley, ATO fraternity CEO.

SHSU’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was recognized for its “True Merit” during the organization’s national awards ceremony, held in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 7.

“The True Merit cup is awarded to the chapters that achieve a very high and effective level of operations, excel at recruitment, community and campus involvement and who’s members embody true merit and high level of excellence in their daily activities,” said Brandon Cooper, ATO chapter adviser and assistant director for Student Activities.

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Texas Zeta Mu Wins True Merit

For the first time in our 50 year history, the Texas Zeta Mu chapter of Alpha Tau Omega is taking home the True Merit award from the 2010 ATO Congress in Florida.

13 Texas Zeta Mu awards from the 2010 ATO congress!

The True Merit award is given to the nation’s top Chapters “who achieve a level of chapter operation that is worthy of recognition”.

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Hurricane Alex Yields Good Surfing for Brother Kuchta

Brother Geno Chauvin gave us the Heads-Up about brother Steve Kuchta being featured in a Houston TV News story:

Galveston Surfers Ride Alex’s Wake

GALVESTON, Tx - Hurricane Alex is far away enough to spare Galveston the destruction, but close enough to kick up the swells. For surfers, it’s a perfect storm.

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Oil spill cleanup

American Pollution Control Corp (AMPOL) is presently looking to employ hard working student who wish to make a difference and help the environment. AMPOL is a Oil Pollution Clean-up Company which prides itself on helping the environment and providing services to better the US and its natural resources.Oil Spill Cleanup

Those students interested in summer work with a exciting and growing company are encouraged to apply by using the attached application.

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