TKE News

06/29/2015 |

One of the most important duties of representatives attending Conclave is to vote on proposed legislation to the Fraternity's constitution and bylaws on behalf of their respective Chapter or Alumni Association. 

It is the responsibility of voting delegates to be knowledgeable of proposed legislation. Chapters and Alumni Associations are each required to meet prior to Conclave and vote on the position their respective group's voting delegate will have at the Conclave.

All proposals will be brought before the Grand Chapter during the Second Session on Saturday afternoon, August 8. During the Second Session, the Grand Chapter will also elect a new Grand Council. All legislation that was submitted can be found below.

More detailed descriptions of each can be found by clicking the following link: See Proposed Changes. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Grand Council and/or bring them up during the Second Session of the Grand Chapter. Below is a Summary of Proposed Legislation, the subject matter and the Grand Council's recommendation.

Proposed Amendment Subject Grand Council Recommends
#1 Informal Hand Sign No
#2 Clarification of Due Dates of Annual Membership & Risk Management Fees Yes
#3 Change Time Period for Granting Charters Yes

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

06/29/2015 |

INDIANAPOLIS – This summer, during August 6-9, 800-plus Fraters, friends and family members will migrate to New Orleans for Tau Kappa Epsilon's greatest spectacle, Conclave!

Since this will be the seventh time Tau Kappa Epsilon has hosted Conclave in New Orleans, it's safe to say we have perfected the practice, but don't take our word for it, Past Grand Prytanis and announcer of the New Orleans Saints Mark Romig knows the city better than us. "We have more attractions than ever: the National WWII Museum, the Aquarium of the Americas, the great city park, and need I say? The French Quarter; Bourbon Street."

With historic streetcars roaming the city's cobbled avenues, a parade down Bourbon Street and a steamboat cruise on the Mississippi River, we're convinced this Conclave will be the best in history. 

In addition to all that New Orleans has to offer, Tau Kappa Epsilon has invited a few special friends to join the celebration. Johnny Quinn, U.S. Olympic Bobsledder and former NFL wide receiver, and E.J. "Skullcrusher" Snyder, extreme survivalist on Discovery Channel's Naked & Afraid, are set to keynote the event.

Registration has never been easier. Tailor Conclave to meet your expectations by registering at one of the following options:

  • Collegiate - Punch your ticket to Conclave with quad, double or single rates
  • Alumni – Single, double and no hotel rates can be found here
  • The NOLA Experience – Conclave isn't only for the initiated; family and friends are welcome to join
  • A La Carte – The Freedom to choose

Why is it important to register now?

Our contracted rooms with the Marriott in New Orleans are held until Wednesday, July 1. After that date, the Marriott opens rooms to the general public or they charge TKE members for these rooms at a higher rate. The best pricing and guarantee of a room is to register by July 1.

What are additional avenues to pay for Conclave?

View the full schedule and register for Conclave at tke.org/conclave.

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

06/29/2015 |

The Offices of the Grand Chapter is saddened to share the passing of Frater David William Woods to the Chapter Eternal. Frater Woods, 26, passed suddenly on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Initiated at the Iota-Pi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Kent State University, Frater Woods received his bachelor's in Business Administration in 2012.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Katie, family and friends, and was active with the Iota-Pi chapter following graduation. David was a member of the Horan Clan and Pi Sigma Epsilon Professional Fraternity. He and his wife were active in fostering and rescuing dogs with the Rescue Inn of North Olmsted. David coached baseball with West Denison and basketball with the I.B.A at St. Ignatius of Antioch for many years.

A celebration of Frater David Woods' life was held Sunday at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst. The memorial mass was today, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland. 

David was a graduate of Tau Kappa Epsilon's Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Leadership Academy and was very passionate about his experiences following the event. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Leadership Academy fund where a donor has pledged to match all donations made. This will allow others to learn and carry on with the values in which he truly believed.

To make a donation, please visit the following link: Donate Here

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist
317.872.6533
DKlopfenstein@tke.org

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