year’s Homecoming (Aug. 7th to 11th) events are posted on page 3 and the
website. Updates will be posted on the FB too.
All reports out of the student organization are positive.
They continue to recruit quality pledge classes and membership numbers
remain stable near 30. We continue to be the largest most active Greek
organization on Palmer campus. The
major project this year was repairing the front porch. The foundation of the
house under the porch was in desperate need of tuck-pointing (repair of the
bricks) this work was completed over last summer.
This was a major hurdle to getting the front porch done, because most
of this needed to be done with the decking off the porch.
The leveling of the front steps was
partially successful. The
drainage problem that caused the steps to slope has been fixed with gutters
and a new drainage system to prevent any further damage to the front steps.
The front porch has been completely rebuilt.
The pressure treated wood needs to cure for approximately a year before
painting was recommended by the contractor.
We need about $2,500 to paint the porch and other elements of the front
of the House. All reserves were
spent to make the long dreamed of front porch project become a reality.
If you don’t want to pay dues, then please contribute any amount even $50 or $100 helps.
pay your dues and/or contribute to one of our improvement projects.
WILL BE MAILED, PLEASE
PAY FROM THE ATTACHED FORM
OR ONLINE @ WWW.DELTADELTAPI.COM
suggestions to channing @ bolickclinic.com. 407-629-5333.
I hope to see all of you at Homecoming!
Channing C. Bolick,
pledging will start in a few weeks.
are a few updates for the past year:
assault awareness event for Palmer.
in downstairs kitchen repaired. Pressure
washed the House. New lines for beer cooler.
Brick fire pit out back was repaired.
Backdoor threshold was replaced. New audio receiver in Bar Room.
Various parts of the side fence were repaired. Next pledging begins
July 22nd 2019.
Roast Raffle, Candy Grams, Hot beverage & Donut sale on Campus, Selling
Whitey’s Ice Cream on Campus, Cubs ticket raffle.
P orch & Front of House need paint
orch & Front of House need paint
foundation of the house under the porch has been repaired and the front porch
has been remodeled with new pressure treated wood.
The historic architecture of the porch railing was preserved and the
local historical preservation society signed off on the plans and permit.
Now the front porch and front of the House need painting.
We have to wait one year for the pressure treated wood to cure, before
painting is recommended. The approximate cost to paint the front porch and
front of the House is $2,500.
boiler passed inspection in the fall of 2018, but it is aging and will need to
be replaced in the next few years. Boiler
replacement cost is $5,500. We
need to be building reserves to replace the boiler for when it can no longer
be repaired and needs a complete replacement.
I have been insisting on annual cleaning, inspection and maintenance to
get as much life out of the boiler as possible.
The current boiler is approaching 30 years old.
are some other small cosmetic projects that the interior of the House needs,
but it is overall in a good state of repair.
House Financial Update
The house is stable
financially. We have zero debt.
All taxes and bills are current. Provided
the students have around 30 dues
paying members and all 4 rooms rented meets their minimum operating budget.
Until a viable fundraiser that can make a more than $100 per event is
found, then the students remain dependent on alumni donations for any major
repairs, upgrades, or emergencies. The
house is in a general good state of repair, but as with any “old” house
ongoing maintenance and improvements are necessary.
The general rule of thumb for yearly maintenance and repairs for any
house is 5% of the value. It our
case it would be approx $12,500 annually.
Considering this is a college student occupied house and not a private
residence, then potentially more. This
house was built in 1892 and needs ongoing maintenance
and repairs just like any other property.
Your financial support is needed. Please consider helping make this
best Homecoming ever.
Dr. Henry Brockington Faculty Summit Room
Dr. Henry Brockington has retired from Palmer after many years. We have dedicated the "Summit Room" to him for his years of ongoing dedication and service to the Fraternity. Dr. Brockington was also presented with the esteemed Fraternal status of "Honorary Member" at Homecoming 2010.
Dr. Brockington Faculty Summit Room
Dr. Brockington as he receives status of "Honorary Member" of the Fraternity.
Various Student Members Homecoming 2010
Red Shoes Band warms-up Homecoming 2010
Remodeling Resident Floor
Phase One and Two of the second floor renovations have been completed.
Newly remodeled 2nd Floor Kitchen
New Ceiling in Technique Room May 2010
New Back Steps May 2010
Send donations to:
A Chapter Room Window
Chapter Room Window (The color match looks better in person)
Survey Beacon Article
Beacon Article November 2006 (Link)
DDP House Aug 2005 after roof replacement project.
are 250.00 you can pay that on line with a credit card (which is preferred) or
pay pal or send a check to
Delta Delta Pi Alumni Association
Maitland, FL 32751
Click on Financial Reports for current information.
Please note I have changed my e-mail address:
Alumni Dues are $250 per year (Aug. to Aug.) payable to The Delta Delta Pi Alumni Asssn. and sent Dr. Channing C. Bolick, President at the address listed below.
Members Who Have: Dues Paid
Channing C. Bolick, D.C.
Send mail to channing@bolickclinic
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