The Metagenes Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Chiravi Patel is the recipient of this year’s Kim Clark Scholarship, valued at $500.
The scholarship committee based her selection as Kim Clark Scholar primarily on the recommendations shared by members of the active chapter. Those recommendations noted how Chiravi is “one of the busiest people I know, but always willing to drop everything to help other brothers.” Someone that members of the chapter “can undoubtedly always count on,” many of her contributions to keeping the chapter running were made anonymously behind the scenes. Since she would “never boast or brag about all she has accomplished,” multiple members were worried that her hard work and acts of kindness had gone unnoticed.
“Chiravi’s devolution, commitment, and love to the Metagenes Chapter is exhibited on a daily basis. She is the one that helps you feed paper into the printer in the wee hours of the night for your pinup the next day; she is the one to volunteer to cut the bid cubes when no one else will; she is the brother that will bake you cookies when she catches wind that you have had a terrible day; she is the one that holds your hand and consoles you after a rough pinup; she is the person in studio that is the most generous with her time when she has absolutely no time to give.”
The Kim Clark Scholarship is awarded each year to a collegiate member of Metagenes Chapter in recognition of dedication and service to the chapter and that brother’s character as a student and as a member of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity. Brother Patel is the tenth Kim Clark Scholar since 2012 and exemplifies the tradition set by Brother Clark.
The Metagenes Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Megan Kelly is the recipient of this year’s Kim Clark Scholarship, valued at $500.
The Kim Clark Scholarship is awarded each year to a collegiate member of Metagenes Chapter in recognition of dedication and service to the chapter and that brother’s character as a student and as a member of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity.
The scholarship committee based the selection of Kim Clark Scholar primarily on the recommendations shared by members of the active chapter. Those recommendations noted not only the offices she has held within the chapter – including Worthy Associate Architect – but how she “went above and beyond” on behalf of Alpha Rho Chi. That was expressed in her mentoring of younger members of the chapter to representing Metagenes within the national fraternity. As one recommendation noted, “She truly loves her chapter and this fraternity and is willing to help any brother with absolutely anything, from taking younger brothers under her wing to being a convention attendee for 3 years in a row and counting.”
Brother Kelly is the ninth Kim Clark Scholar since 2012 and exemplifes the tradition set by Brother Clark.
Past Kim Clark Scholars 2012 Melissa Nock 2013 Nathan Strother 2014 Rebecca Carle 2015 Lauren Hughes 2016 Allison Baker 2017 Melissa Boudreau 2018 Gates Breeden 2019 Emilie Gick 2020 Megan Kelly
The Metagenes Alumni Association’s current governing documents were adopted in February 2001 with the title “Provisional Bylaws.” Returning to that unfinished work, the association’s board has drafted new bylaws that are simpler and more regular. These new proposed bylaws for the Metagenes Alumni Association are submitted for ratification by a general meeting of the association membership to be held in February 2018.
Congratulations to Lauren Hughes, this year’s Kim Clark Scholar. Metagenes Alumni Association president Phil Buckberg presented the $250 scholarship to Lauren Saturday afternoon following the initiation of 5 new members.
The Alumni Association thanks to all the alumni who have contributed to the scholarship fund and the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation for administering the tax-deductible fund.
For reference, the winners of the Kim Clark Scholarship have been:
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 metagenes.org/dues to pay. Member dues make our local programs possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we know you are coming.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so she will know I look out for it.
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.
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 email@example.com or by phone at (703) 901 5003.
Holiday Inn Roanoke-Tanglewood is near the funeral home and convenient to I-581.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
9109 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax, VA 22031