Annual Summer Picnic: 2013 Edition

Mark your calendars! This year’s summer picnic is only two short months away. Join us on June 29th at Michele LeTourneur’s home in Fairfax, Virginia. The party starts at noon and families are welcome. Bring something to drink or eat!

Hope to see you there.

Pay Alumni Dues Online

The Metagenes Alumni Association is now accepting alumni dues online by major credit card through Paypal. Local alumni dues for are $25/year. Use the link to right for  Metagenes Alumni Dues or go to to pay. Member dues make our local programs possible.

Bake Sale

On October 9, 2012, the Metagenes Chapter had a fundraiser bake sale in Cowgill Hall.  It was the first of a couple fundraising activities planned for this semester.  It was a great success and everyone was impressed with how delicious every item was!  The money raised will be used to go towards upcoming professional and philanthropic events.

(From left to right: Brothers Laith, Lindsay, Amber, Pledge Kelly, Brothers Samantha, Justin, Aysha, Pledge Mary Lee, and Brother Claire)

2012 Summer Picnic – June 30

2012 Picnic Graphic

If you are in the DC area on Saturday June 30th, please join us for the Metagenes Alumni Association summer picnic.
All brothers and colonists are invited. Significant others and family members are welcome.

Saturday June 30th
Noon – 6pm [or later]
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax VA 22031

If you can come, please RSVP on the APX DC Summer Picnic Event Page or directly to Michelle LeTourneur at so we know you are coming.

Hope to see you there!

In Memorium: Jane Koehler

We are saddened to inform you that that Jane Koehler passed away on June 7 due to complications with her sinus surgery. She died peacefully with her twin Julie at her side. For those of you who knew her well, the world is a poorer place without her.

A memorial service will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA on Saturday, June 16th at 2 pm.

Obituary and Memorial Details for Jane Koehler

The Big Event

Together, this past Saturday, our brothers formed a team for the annual Big Event, and gave back to the Blacksburg community through volunteer work. We divided up into 7 small groups and tackled a list of 8 projects, including raking leaves, washing windows, weeding, and mulching (and Caitie and Veronique somehow managed to do a little yoga as well as cleaning). Overall, our group put in over 25 hours of community service while spending time together as brothers. Also, last week our brothers played in an intramural softball game on the first APX team. The game was called early for thunder, but the team pulled in a win, defeating the opposing team 7-5. Here’s the team photo from the game!

APX Interviews, Spring 2012

Rush week is underway at Virginia Tech! We have held informative meetings, complete with ice cream sandwiches and pizza, and we have bowled with the interested soon-to-be pledges! After interviews, as shown above, we have passed out the bids, and pin in is tomorrow, February 4, in Burruss Hall. We are so excited to be expanding the Metagenes chapter!

Announcing the Kim Clark Scholarship Fund

Kim Steven Clark at Metagenes 40th

Brother Kim Steven Clark

An Alpha Rho Chi scholarship fund is being created in Kim Clark’s memory. The scholarship will benefit Metagenes actives. We feel that this tribute to a great brother will help Kim continue his work on behalf of the active chapter in perpetuity while letting future Metagenes brothers know how important Kim was to all of us.

We have established a steering committee, and if you are interested in helping in any way, please contact Michele LeTourneur at

Accepting Contributions
In the meantime, no donation in Kim’s name is too small, whether that be $25, $100, $250 or whatever amount you feel is appropriate. Please see the following details:

Checks made out to:
Alpha Rho Chi Foundation
In the memo line, please add “Kim Clark Fund”

Please send checks to Michele’s attention below. Do NOT make the checks out to her or to the Metagenes Alumni Association.

Mail checks to:
Michele LeTourneur
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Checks are being sent to Michele so she can collect them and send to the Foundation to set up the fund. Once all checks are received, she will forward them on to the APX Foundation and the fund will be officially started. The Foundation will acknowledge all donations as tax-deductible. Any follow up checks can be sent to the Foundation directly once we have additional fund information.

Please let Michele know if you have any questions. If you will be sending a check, send her an email at so she will know I look out for it.

In Memorium: Kim Clark

Our brother, Kim Steven Clark, has passed away from complications caused by Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 52. After struggling for over two years with the disease, he passed away peacefully this morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital near his home in southwest Virginia. His beloved wife Bonnie was by his side to the end. In addition to his wife he is survived by a teenage daughter, Sarah. All his brothers in Alpha Rho Chi share in his loss.

For those of you that knew him personally, you know that his love of Alpha Rho Chi was exceeded only by his love for Bonnie and Sarah. His contributions to our chapter and fraternity are too many to name here, but suffice to say, neither would be what they are today without him. He has been the glue that binds us together for many years, and he will be sorely missed.

Roanoke Times Obituary

Memorial Services
Kim’s family has made arrangements for him memorial services in Roanoke.
All of his APX brothers are invited to pay their respects at the visitation or memorial service.

Family visitation hours – Sunday Jan 9 , 6-8 pm
Memorial service – Monday, Jan 10, 10 am.

Both events will be held at:
Oakey’s South Chapel
4257 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA 24018

Map link:

Please contact Rick Jenkins directly with any questions you may have.
Send a email if you are interested in ride share or hotel matching.
He can be reached at or by phone at (703) 901 5003.

Holiday Inn Roanoke-Tanglewood is near the funeral home and convenient to I-581.

Metagenes Constitution and By-Laws

This past year the Executive Board formed a committee to review our constitution and by-laws, and more specifically the election terms and procedures for our association.  As you can imagine, we were quite surprised to find out that neither our constitution or by-laws have been formally approved by the Association.  They have been “Provisional” for almost 10 years now.

Over the last few months, the committee (and by Committee we mean Michele) reviewed the documents with the National Fraternity and has proposed a series of minor modifications to bring the documents in compliance with the National Constitution and reflect our current practices .  They have also proposed a few typographical corrections.

Below you will find links to the proposed changes along with the current provisional documents.  Please review the documents and let us know whether you vote to approve or decline the amendments by e-mail us at  If you have any questions about the documents please contact Michele LeTourneur at

Thanks for your input!



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