Painting Ele's Place
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:34 am // wondersma
This past Saturday some of the brothers made their way back to Flint to join volunteers of all ages in preparing the Ele’s Place new location for its impending opening. Brothers Ondersma (left), Novak (right), and Ferguson (behind the camera) spent between three and four hours taping off surfaces and painting to get the place properly up to snuff. At the end of the day the organizers were blown away by how so much was accomplished in so little time. In 4 hours the entire ~100ft hallway had 1 ½ coats, and several rooms had been fully painted. Overall the event was a great success.
From their website: “Ele’s place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Before coming to Ele’s Place, many grieving children feel alone and keep their feelings inside, not wanting to burden their parents or other family members. Often, friends don’t seem to understand if they haven’t had a similar experience. But each week at Ele’s Place, hundreds of grieving children and teens find a warm and welcoming place to meet new friends who really understand how they feel, while they begin to heal after the death of a loved one.”
Their new location in Flint is in a donated space at Holy Redeemer School in Burton, Michigan. It was in need of renovation and we were happy to help.
Please don’t forget to check out our upcoming JDRF walk in Traverse City if you haven’t already! http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=18 ... V9oNow77kQ
Admin Retreat Summer 2015
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:47 pm // nnimitz
Thank you to those of you who attended this semester's admin retreat, and a big thanks to Brother Clark and his family for hosting the meeting. With next term being both a new member initiation term and a rush term, it's more important than ever that we continue to exemplify what it means to be a good Delt. We should always reach out to support our brothers, including Brother Gagnon, who has recently suffered a head injury due to an automobile accident. Caleb is still undergoing memory treatment, and it is yet unknown about whether or not he will be able to return this next fall term. If you can, make sure to send your support to him.
Be sure to not forget to try your best to participate in some philanthropy services while there is still time this summer. If unsure about what opportunities there are for participating, one can always contact our philanthropy chair, Aron Furguson, or look for opportunities for community service in local ads. As stated previously, we will be taking a trip up to Traverse City to take part in the JDRF walk up there on the weekend of the 19th. It's a great trip and for a great cause, so don't be afraid to ask about car pool opportunities.
Additional upate: New features will be coming to the website soon! Our website team is currently looking into new ways to represent our Fraternity on the internet. Lots of new features are in the works including a donate to philanthropy button, live facebook and twitter feeds, and a whole new redesigned look to accommodate people who do not currently live in the 90s. More on this will come later.
Enjoy the rest of your work term Delts, and get ready for an amazing fall term at Kettering.
Traverse City JDRF Walk Philanthropy Opportunity
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:36 pm // nnimitz
Heads up, we have one more month until the JDRF walk in Traverse City arrives on Sept. 19th! If you are not already signed up, feel free to here: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?team_id=18 ... V9oNow77kQ
(All donations will also be received with eternal gratitude.)
Many of us will be making the trip on Friday to Brother Doxen's cabin in North Port, MI. Alumni will be welcome to join us if they wish. You may contact him in order to receive the address and the preferred time of arrival.
The walk itself will begin at 9:30AM, with check-in lasting an hour beforehand. The walk is 2 miles long, and along the coast of the West Arm Grand Traverse Bay.
The walk is about more than just having an absolute blast, however. Be sure to continue asking for donations from people you know. So far we have raised $10 out of our $1000 goal. We can do a lot better than this. Please remember that every dollar counts in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes, a disease affecting 1.24 Million Americans, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old).
For more information regarding T1D, please refer to this site: http://jdrf.org/about-jdrf/fact-sheets/ ... tes-facts/
Of course, for those who will not be joining us there are other Philanthropy Opportunities. The Junior League of Flint recently requested our aid in painting the inside of the Ele's Place facility in flint. They are in need of 50+ volunteers from Wednesday the 26th to Saturday the 29th from 5-10pm. Please contact Brother Ferguson, our new philanthropy chair, if you are interested in helping these people.
Another Spring Term Over...
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:50 am // Anonymous
It's time for the brothers of DTD:EI-B to move on to another work term. Once again we've studied hard all term and have performed admirably on our finals. While we'll miss our brothers traveling out of state for their co-ops, like Brother Drilling going down to Mexico with Magna, Brother Erdmann going to Georgia with Freudenberg-Nok and Brother Daleo going to California with Tesla, we look forward to seeing each other as we plan our escapes from the day to day grind. One escape we're planning is an annual trip to Traverse City to raise money for the JDRF Walk to cure Diabetes on September 19th! For those of you that want to have a good time and raise money for a good cause, don't hesitate to contact us and join!
New Member Spotlight: Wyatt Gallaty
Tue May 26, 2015 7:36 pm // mclifton
My name is Wyatt Joel Gallaty. I was born on November 10,1994 in Lompoc California. I am working toward a Mechanical Engineering degree with a business minor and I Co-op at Net Shaped Solutions in Canton, MI. In my free time I listen to music, drum, read, and play video games. When I go outside I golf and play baseball. I am also a fan of shooting any type of gun I can get my hands on. I came to Kettering University because it was near to home and it had a good reputation for engineering. I also really liked the idea of Co-op work instead of
only classes. I am working to become a member of Delta Tau Delta because the people here are some of the coolest I've been with. With this group of individual personalities, the unique traits get to shine through and it allows us to be the best people we can be.
New Member Spotlight: Logan Thomas
Tue May 26, 2015 10:56 am // mclifton
Hi, my name is Logan Daniel Thomas. I am nineteen years old and I am from Owosso, MI. I am a computer engineering and computer science dual major. I co-op at Zeiss in Brighton, MI. I went to Corunna High School. I have been in wrestling since 3rd grade. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing video games, and going to the gym. I chose to pledge Delta Tau Delta because I really fit in here with everyone else and I really connected with the guys
New Member Spotlight: Caleb Barnes
Tue May 26, 2015 10:53 am // mclifton
Hello everyone! My name is Caleb Michael Barnes. I was born on the 23rd of August in the year 1995. Currently I am working on completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering I also Co-op at PPG paint applications in Flint, Michigan. Throughout high school I felt like engineering would be the best fit for me and my skills. For that reason I chose Kettering University due to the fact that they have a great curriculum and I feel as though their co-op program is essential for a college student that wants to be ahead of others in their career field and I felt that Kettering Excels at giving their students the tools to do so. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing the guitar, and thrifting. One of my most valued characteristics I have is my optimism, I'm always looking at more of the good than the bad. I am pledging Delta Tau Delta because I feel that members here are just genuinely good people and I aspire to surround myself with those qualities so that I may better myself and those around me.
New Member Spotlight: Kristofer Slintak
Tue May 26, 2015 10:49 am // mclifton
My name is Kristofer Slintak and I was born December 21, 1995 somewhere in Florida. I am working toward an electrical engineering degree with the hopes of one day creating a lightsaber. I hope that my degree will help me create a lasting impact in the world. I have a co-op position at Robert Bosch llc. in Plymouth working on lighting systems. I enjoy outdoorsy things like hiking in exotic places, kayaking, and snowboarding and I speak German and would like to backpack across Eurasia one day. I am a big proponent of green energy and electric vehicles. My favorite scientist is Nikola Tesla and I want to one day charge my electric car with a Tesla coil. I was attracted to Delta Tau Delta because I saw just how relaxed and at ease everything is here and how all the members are great people. Here's to the next four to five years!
New Member Spotlight: Samuel Suchek
Tue May 26, 2015 10:47 am // mclifton
My name is Samuel Allen Suchek, I go by Sam though. I was born on March 15th, 1995 and have two older sisters and along with them comes two little nieces. I was born and raised in St. Johns, Michigan just 45 miles west of Kettering on M-21. I grew up working outside and am a Michigan farmboy. Currently I work on the opposite side of the state in the beautiful city of Holland as an Electric Power Co-op Engineer. I transferred here to Kettering as a Sophomore One and I am pursuing an ME degree here at Kettering. Some things I love to do in my free time is spend time with family and friends, ride anything with a motor and wrench on just about anything. Pretty much if it's outside I like to part-take in it. I am glad to be here at Kettering and being able to be part of such a great experience along with pledging Delta Tau Delta. I have already made good friends with many guys from the house and can't wait to create life-long relationships and experience the many opportunities Kettering and Delta Tau Delta will provide for me in the years to come.
New Member Spotlight: Caleb Gagnon
Tue May 26, 2015 10:41 am // mclifton
My name is Caleb Gagnon. I was born in Toronto, Canada. I am studying to become an Electrical and Computer engineer. I play golf and tennis during the summer and during the winter I play hockey and go skiing. On a side note, I love to swing dance in my spare time. When I graduate, I plan on moving back to Canada. The cold calls to me! Once I make enough money I will get a sailboat and sail. So come sail with me! If you are licensed to scuba dive then I can take you to many of the world’s most beautiful underwater reefs with me. I’ve traveled all over the place. From the Bahamas to the Amazon, from the Bermuda’s to California. Want to travel avec moi? Vous êtes plus que bienvenus! Click here to see older front-page articles..