Chapter/Colony annual membership and chapter assessment fees need to be paid by December 31st, 2013. Groups that have chosen the single payment option for their members will need to contact the Offices of the Grand Chapter or logon to the TKE Module and make their payment. If payment is not received, payment options will be changed to the split payment option.
Groups paying Annual Membership Fees through the split option will be paying $30 more per person. See below:
Split Payment – By Semester | $90/semester/person
Single Payment – Due By December 31st | $150/person
Annual Membership Fees were due on October 1st, 2013 and are incurring finance charges on unpaid amounts.
Groups paying Chapter Assessment Fees through the split option will be paying $280 more. See below:
Split Payment - By Semester | $390/semester/chapter
Single Payment - Due by December 31st | $500/chapter
Chapter Assesment Fees were due on November 30th, 2013 and will be incurring finance charges on unpaid amounts.
For more information, or to make a payment today please CONTACT:
Finance & Risk Specialist
317-872-6533 extension 250
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Spots continue to be filled for the 2014 Regional Leadership Conferences as members across TKE nation are registering for the conference that will help them become a better leader with a better network. For the members that are on the fence about whether or not they can attend this RLC season here are four ways that you could possibly cut the cost this year and attend an RLC:
One option is your Special Projects Fund. Special Projects Accounts are for Undergraduate use only. These funds were donated with the intention of educational programs such as a Regional Leadership Conference. You can access your chapter's balance on the TKE MODULE by clicking on ‘dashboard'. The Module shows how many men from your chapter have registered, and the total of your Special Projects Fund Balance (Example shown below):
Quad Rate : $229/person
Triple Rate: $259/person
Double Rate: $305/person
Single Rate: $455/person
Contact Student Services, Greek Life Administrators, and/or Student Government. Nearly all institutions have money allocated for student organizations to attend leadership training conferences. Often times this money goes unused, and can be accessed by asking the question.
The holidays can be an excellent time to put an RLC on your wishlist. Relatives and friends can be a great source to sponsor your registration and travel to an RLC near you. This opportunity comes once a year and our enhanced curriculum will bring a unique experience to all attendees this RLC season.
317.872.6533 Ext. 225
The following tips are to help members of Tau Kappa Epsilon prepare their facilities during the winter break. If you are leaving your college town to return home during the holiday break, please take the time to make sure that you prepare with the following information:
When water freezes it expands. If water in pipes is allowed to freeze, the pipes will burst. When the water in the pipes thaws, the result is massive leakage and severe damage to the house. Property loss from frozen water pipes is common. However, it can be avoided if the following steps are taken:
1. Disconnect all hoses from exterior water spigots.
2. Do not turn off the heat in the chapter house. Maintain the heat in the building at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Leave doors open in rooms that contain plumbing appliances so that warm air can circulate.
4. If piping is run through enclosed cabinets, such as lavatories in bathrooms or enclosed kitchen sink cabinets, leave the cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate.
5. If your heating system does not require water, you could turn the water supply to the building off at the main valve. However, make sure that the fire sprinkler system water supply is not affected.
6. Upon turning off the water supply, drain the pipes by opening a faucet at the lowest end of the system (i.e., basement) and a faucet at the upper end of the system.
7. If you have to, or elect to leave the water on, susceptible faucets and pipes located inside an exterior wall should be left on to a slow drip.
The fire extinguishers and other smoke and fire safety systems should be checked and serviced routinely. It is a good time to test all the safety systems when the house is empty.
All doors and windows should be locked. A security bar could be placed in the runner of each ground floor window. For theft prevention and energy conservation, the drapes and blinds should be closed.
Exterior lights help deter trespassers. Motion-sensor lights and automatic timers are convenient and will ensure that the lights are turned on and off when desire
Make sure all appliances in the common areas and individual rooms are unplugged to avoid unnecessary fire risks.
If a specific storage closet is unavailable, one room should be designated for locking up all target items including stereos, TVs, VCRs, and speakers.
Sometimes people break into a building simply for the sake of destruction. Composites, trophies, and chapter knick-knacks are often the target of such vandalism, and some of these items are irreplaceable. Make sure these types of memorabilia are safely locked up and out of sight.
Lock up those items that could be easily stolen, such as yard tools, patio furniture, etc.
For houses that have a fireplace, make sure that chimneys are cleaned annually. Once again, one of the best times to get this taken care of is when the house is empty. When using wood burning fireplaces, keep it enclosed and keep combustibles away from the hearth
Whether you hire someone local or appoint a chapter member who lives near by, someone should be in charge of keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice. City ordinances usually require walks to be cleared immediately following a snowfall. Shoveled walkways give the impression that the building is occupied. Extremely heavy snows may require certain types of roofs to be shoveled and tree limbs brushed off to prevent damage.
With proper preparation, you can enjoy your holidays with peace of mind knowing that the chapter house and member's personal belongings will be safe and secure during your winter break.