Happy Hour Surprise!

We had a blast at the last DC area APX Happy Hour, held two weeks ago. With 10 Brothers in total, we had representatives from Metagenes, Hemiunu, Hadrian, in addition to THREE(!) Grand Council members.  Big thanks to Rick Jenkins (former WGS), Emily Bowers (WGE), and Kirsten Argalas (new WGS) for joining us at Levante’s in Dupont!  It’s always great to catch up with this group, we don’t do it often enough.

2014 Summer Picnic

If you are in the DC area on Saturday July 19th, please join us for the APX DC summer picnic.
All brothers and colonists are invited. Significant others and family members are welcome.

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

Drinks will be provided, but food is pot luck.  So bring something to share!

If you can come, please RSVP on the Facebook or directly to Michelle LeTourneur at mletourneur@asyminteriors.com so we know you are coming.

Hope to see you there!

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.

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.

Details:
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 mletourneur@asyminteriors.com so we know you are coming.

Hope to see you there!

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 alumni@metagenes.org.

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 alumni@metagenes.org so she will know I look out for it.