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/
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.
We’ve begun the search for a Resident Director for the 2018/19 school year for Gamma Zeta. This is a great opportunity for a U of I Grad Student to learn, make some meaningful contacts and earn a little money with free room and board. Here’s a link to the full position description – https://atoillinois.com/gamma-zeta-resident-director-job-description/ which includes contact information if you know of someone who is interested. Please share with anyone who you think would be interested and qualified.
Kevin Finke ’92 named Human Resource Executive’s 2017 Rising Star – http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534362515 and http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534362519
Great work Kevin!!
Registration is open for the 16th Annual R Gregory Swedo Golf Outing – please start signing up for this year’s outing. For the 3rd straight year, we’ll award the Matt Heldman Trophy to the ATO team with the lowest score. Note – reduced price for ATO’s under 30 ($75).
WHEN – August 12, 2017 – 1pm Shotgun Start, BBQ Starts at 5pm
WHERE – Carillon Golf Course, 21200 S Carillon Dr, Plainfield, IL 60544
Link for registration and additional details – http://gregswedo.nationbuilder.com/golf_outing_20190407
Check out Phillip Coover’s ’04 latest “Real Estate for Breakfast” podcast. His guest is Gamma Zeta ’78 Craig Nadborne. Craig is an office tenant rep broker and senior managing director at Bradford Allen. They discuss the Bradford Allen quarterly report and the state of the office market in downtown Chicago. Craig advises on the current rental rates, total inventory, the difference between A, B and C class buildings, current trends in new office buildings and renovating existing buildings, and what’s to come in future quarters. Very interesting. Great job guys!! – https://www.realestatebreakfast.com/real-estate-for-breakfast/
Bill Forsyth ’86 who serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Illinois Alumni Association asked me to share the following.
I have a favor to ask. Last year, the UI Alumni Association launched a program – Illinois Alumni Insiders – that helped us better connect and engage with young alumni. Participants had the opportunity to provide feedback about existing and proposed UI Alumni Association programs and services; offer insights into what young alumni are seeking from their alumni association; and test the marketing of messages, images and campaigns. All communication was facilitated via an online platform that was concise, targeted, and provided real-time analytics. We received very valuable feedback from this program.
We are now seeking Illinois alumni ages 36-55 to participate in the second round of Illinois Alumni Insiders. To sign up please visit https://illinoisalumni.org/2016/06/17/alumni-join-illinois-alumni-insiders/. For every survey you complete, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win prizes such as Illini apparel and merchandise, Illini Visa gift cards and more.
Would you please consider signing up to participate in this program? I promise the surveys are quick, fun and easy. As importantly, please feel free to share this information with other alumni you know who may be interested.
Thank you in advance for your help and participation.
William D. Forsyth, CFA
Frontier Partners, Inc.
400 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062