Hello Gamma Zetas,
Matt Massucci ’96 has asked me to forward the following about the upcoming 17th Annual RG Swedo Golf Outing. This is an awesome event to recognize and remember Gamma Zeta Greg Swedo ’96 who was tragically killed in a hit and run accident in 2000. Money raised goes to scholarships from Greg’s high school, Fremd to attend the University of Illinois. The top ATO Foursome at the event each year is recognized on the Heldman Trophy which is displayed at the chapter house.
Mark your calendars now and register for this year’s event!
17th Annual RGS Golf Outing
Saturday, August 25th
Registration and donation link – https://gregswedo.nationbuilder.com/golf_outing_2018
I’ve heard rumors that a very confident foursome of GZ’s from Springfield plan to raid the event this year and take away the hardware. Get your group together today and give them a run for their money!
Contact Matt Massucci directly at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Gamma Zeta ’77
Director of Alumni Relations
I’m very pleased to announce that Jim “Breeze” Bremhorst ’81 has agreed to be our next House Corporation President. His position has been unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.
Jim will be taking over for Greg Scott ’76 who has served us so well over the last five years. Thanks to Greg for his dedication to this role and many hours of service to our fraternity! Greg will continue to support our chapter in his new role as President of Arete Management who we have contracted to provide on-site facilities management services.
Jim grew up in Glenwood and attended Homewood Flossmoor High School where he was on the basketball team. He graduated from Illinois in 1981 with a B.A. in Finance and a M.S. in Finance in 1983.
Jim started working with Arthur Andersen in their Management Information Consulting Division in January 1983. This division was renamed Andersen Consulting in 1989 and became Accenture in 2001. He was a partner from 1999 until he retired in 2010. Jim specialized in the Utilities Industry and spent a lot of time on large systems projects including enterprise financial systems and merger integrations.
Jim is married and lives in Springfield. He has two daughters and a son (an Illini). In retirement, he spends most of his time coaching b-ball, volunteering in the school district, taking care of his dad, exercising, visiting his kids, running his church’s finances and golfing.
Jim loved his days at 1101 and regularly stays in touch with many of his pledge brothers and others from his era. (Picture is of Jim on left with Stu Meacham ’78 and their daughters Mel and Chantel who were team mates on the Wheaton College women’s basketball team) Now, he’s excited to bring his significant leadership and project management skills to his role as the Thomas Arkle Clark Memorial House Corporation President.
Breeze will need your help as there is much to be done over the next few years so don’t be surprised if he gives you a ring.
Gamma Zeta ’77
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Mark your calendars! Start putting together your foursomes! Get out to the driving range and refine your game! The R.G. Swedo Golf Outing will be held this coming Saturday, August 25. Top ATO foursome wins the Heldman Trophy. Many more details to follow soon.
Congrats to Jack Klues ’77 on being inducted into the Illinois Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Hall of Fame on this past Saturday, April 21! Jim Dobrovolny ’71 presented a nice donation in Jack’s name on our behalf to the Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Greek Life Endowment Fund. Nice mention in the DI too – https://dailyillini.com/news/2018/04/21/five-illinois-alumni-inducted-into-fraternity-and-sorority-hall-of-fame/
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Congrats to the big winner of the Tau/Gamma Phi Madness NCAA BBall Tourney Bracket Challenge – Feed My Starving Children, who will receive a nice donation of $3,065 from our participants. Thanks to all who played and donated!! Congrats to our other winners:
1st – Quinn Carlson
2nd – Matt Menna
3rd – Joe Patrevito
Very happy to pass on the news that our BOT Chairman, Jack Klues ’77 has been selected to be inducted into The University of Illinois Fraternity & Sorority Alumni Hall of Fame for his “outstanding career in advertising and media, and his positive representation of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the University of Illinois”. The Hall of Fame event is set to take place on Saturday, April 21st from 3-5pm at the Illini Union. Congrats Jack!! Very well deserved.
82’s will re-create pose from their pledge class walkout at the ” 82 Tau Walk Out” Happy Hour!
Thursday, March 29th
5:00 pm – 8 :00 pm
100 S Wacker
(close to train)
All Gamma Zetas and friends are welcome to come out, buy them a beer and witness this event which is sure to stop traffic dead on Wacker Drive. Don’t miss it!
Update… here are the 82’s almost 40 years later… keeping their shirts on but still having a lot of fun together! Lumpy, Jim Thompson, Greg Ewert, Dean, Bryan Leonard, Sanch and John Cochrane.