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!



Meta AA Edits

Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 17 at Noon – Fairfax VA

Please join us for the annual summer picnic at Michele LeTourneur’s house, just outside of Washington D.C. We’ll be grilling from noon on, so bring your favorite summer side dish. All brothers and their families are welcome. Just be sure to RSVP with Michele at

Following lunch the Alumni Association will be holding its annual meeting. If there’s anything you’d like to discuss, please let Brian know, so he can add it to the agenda.

Address info:
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax, VA 22031

See you there!

63rd National Convention

Metagenes Brothers at Convention

From March 25th through the 28th, Alumni and Actives from all over the country gathered in Virginia’s Capital, Richmond, for the 63rd National Convention of our fraternity.  All told, over 170 brothers were in attendance including 31 actives and alumni from Metagenes.  In addition to the daily business sessions at the Omni Hotel, participants participated in several breakout sessions on various professional and fraternal topics.  On Friday they toured the recently renovated grounds of the State Capital, designed by Thomas Jefferson, along with other sites around the city. Continue reading “63rd National Convention”

New Gamma Iota Brothers

This past weekend, the chapter welcomed its newest members to Alpha Rho Chi. Congratulations!

Metagenes Chapter 4/25/2010
Metagenes Chapter in chronological order.
Our newest brothers are in the front row.
Blair Miller, 1st Year Architecture
Sarah Haase, 2nd Year Architecture
Erin Sanchez, 2nd Year Architecture
(Bear is in the very front, but he is not a member of the fraternity.)

Pledgebook Covers

The tradition of pledge book covers is as old as the Metagenes Chapter. Each class of prospective members has produced a cover or container design to protect their copies of The Archi Pledge. Although the designs have ranged in materials from chipboard to aluminum to plexiglass to cloth or in size from over a 12-in square to more recent compact designs, each has represented a generation of brothers of the fraternity.

Here’s a gallery of pledge book designs. If you don’t see yours, send us a photo!

Thanks to Kent McCullough for many of these scans.