Update to Bylaws – 11/1/18

November 1, 2018

Dear Gamma Zeta Alumni Brethren:

One of the projects needing my attention, as the new House Corporation President for our Gamma Zeta Chapter, was to review and update our corporate Articles of Incorporation and corresponding Bylaws.

As best I could see from records passed down to me, these important documents had not been reviewed since 1968.

Jack Klues, Current GZ Board Of Trustees Chairman, and I believe we needed to hire outside legal expertise as well as engage counsel of ATO National Headquarters and its wholly owned Chapter House Management Company named The Richmond Group.

These expert resources have explained to us that we need not amend/revise our Articles of Incorporation that were first drafted in 1938 and filed with the State of Illinois.

However, we were advised to make one substantive change in our Bylaws.

That change was in regard to ( Article XIV , Sections A and B) regarding “ Dissolution of The Chapter”. Please review the element carefully as it is an addition to our existing Bylaws and deals specifically on how the House Corporation would manage our Chapter House Closing and hand over of the physical plant and its property assets to the Richmond Group/ ATO National Headquarters. Here is a link to the proposed Bylaws for your review – https://atoillinois.com/…/…/ATO_BYLAWS_REVISIONS_OCT12-2.pdf

Note: We have no plans to close or dissolve the chapter and hope that there is never a need to exercise this clause. The chapter is strong, having recently won the ATO National True Merit award two years in a row.

This proposed change requires that it be brought before all Alumni members of the Gamma Zeta Chapter who remain in “good standing”. National HQ tells us that “good standing” means all would have made regular donations and/or paid annual alumni dues as well as those who elect to remain actively engaged with Chapter activities at some level.

As such, you are receiving this email and are asked to reply to me at jimbremhorst@yahoo.com with your rejection or endorsement of this Bylaw change within 5 working days of receipt.

With Alumni Communications VP, Dane Luhrsen, we also will post this Bylaw vote request on our Gamma Zeta Social Media channels with same reply request within 5 working days.

A non response will be considered a vote of endorsement.

Thank you for your time and attention.

L and R

Jim Bremhorst
House Corp President
Thomas Arkle Clark Chapter Memorial Inc
jimbremhorst@yahoo.com

4th Annual 2018 Last Tau Standing NFL Survivor Pool Announced to benefit Feed My Starving Children

Lasttaustandingtrophy1 (1)Enter the 4th Annual 2018 “Last Tau Standing” NFL Survivor Pool today!!

  • Test your NFL picking skills against Gamma Zetas of all ages and around the world.
  • Make a $100 donation (we’re splitting the pot 50/50 between winner and Feed My Starving Children).
  • Take a chance of winning a great pot (Past winner’s shares have been over $3,000!! and we think this will be even bigger!!)
  • Get your name on a very cool trophy which will be displayed forever in the chapter house that you can show off to your children and grandchildren in the years to come!!
  • Most importantly earn bragging rights over Gamma Zeta brothers young and old!

Here are the rules.

  1. Make a $100 Donation for each entry by completing the form below.  You may submit multiple entries.  Just be sure to donate $100 for each entry.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions to register and enter your team with our pool manager runyourpool.com.

You can join the pool and enter picks up until the Week 1 pick deadline on Sunday, September 9th at 1:00pm ET.

Pick Settings

  • Entry deadline: Sunday, September 9th at 1:00pm ET. – pool starts in week 1 and goes through the regular season – 17 weeks… for those who are still standing!
  • You may enter multiple teams but must make a $100 donation for each team.
  • You pick one team to win each week.  If they lose, you are eliminated (note: no Mulligans this year!)
  • You must get your pick in by the weekly deadline – before the first game each Sunday.
  • Early games must be picked before they start.
  • All picks will be hidden until the game has begun (for early games) or the until the first game on Sunday.
  • Any NFL team may be picked only once during the regular season.
  • Ties are handled as a Win.
  • When you don’t enter a pick on time, Runyourpool will Automatically assign the biggest available favorite as your pick for the week.
  • Last Tau Standing is the winner of the pot!

Pot

  • Split 50/50 between Feed My Starving Children and winner.

Make your donation by clicking on the “Add” button (Note: after clicking Add, you can choose how many teams you’d like to enter), completing the form below and then click on the “Donate” button.

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Jim “Breeze” Bremhorst ’81 to lead Gamma Zeta House Corporation

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.

L&R,

Jack Klues

Gamma Zeta ’77
Chairman, Board of Trustees

5th Annual 2018 Tau and Gamma Phi Madness NCAA BBall Tourney challenge

Bill Barry ’77 presents “Tau Madness” trophy to 2014 winner Frank Kulze ’75

Enter the 5nd Annual 2018 “Tau and Gamma Phi Madness” NCAA Basketball Tourney Pool today!!

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority for the Fall ’18 Feed My Starving Children event and they are joining in on the “Tau Madness” NCAA Basketball Tourney Pool too.  The Gamma Phi undergrads, parents and alumni will be testing their college basketball picking skills along with us and the pool will be split 50/50 between the winners and Feed My Starving Children.

  • Test your NCAA basketball tourney picking skills against ATO Gamma Zeta’s, Gamma Phi’s of all ages and around the world and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends.
  • Make a $100 donation (we’re splitting the pot 50/50) between the pool winners and Feed My Starving Children, the undergrads’ “Signature” charity.
  • Take a chance of winning a great pot
  • Maybe get your name on a very cool trophy which will be displayed forever in the chapter house that you can show off to your children and grandchildren in the years to come!!
  • Most importantly earn bragging rights over ATO Gamma Zeta’s and Gamma Phi’s and friends, young and old!

Here are the rules.

  1. Make a $100 Donation for each entry by completing the form below.  You may submit multiple entries.  Just be sure to donate $100 for each entry.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions to register and enter your picks with our pool manager runyourpool.com.  (Note that you can set up your username and password now but will not be able to make your picks until after the final brackets are announced on “Selection Sunday” March 11.

You must make your donation and register and make your picks before the entry deadline of March 15 12:15 PM ET

Pick Settings
Entry deadline: March 15 12:15 PM ET
Multiple entries allowed: Yes
Scoring Settings
Points awarded for wins (by round)
First Four: Play-in games are not included or scored
Second Round: 1 pt.
Third Round: 2 pts.
Sweet 16: 4 pts.
Elite 8: 8 pts.
Final 4: 16 pts.
Championship: 32 pts.
Tiebreak
Championship game total points
First additional tiebreak: Pool points in Second Round
Second additional tiebreak: Pool points in Third Round
Pot
Split 50/50 between Feed My Starving Children and winners
Winners share will be split as follows:
1st place – 60%
2nd place – 25%
3rd place – 15%

Make your donation by clicking on the “Donate Here” button and completing the form below.

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Note: If you would like to donate directly to Feed My Starving Children but do NOT want to participate in the “Tau and Gamma Phi Madness” Bracket you can make a donation directly to FMSC which will be credited to our event here.

RG Swedo Golf Outing – Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mark your calendars!! Just heard from Matt Massucci ’96 that the 2017 RG Swedo Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, August 12 this year. Top ATO Foursome wins the Matt Heldmann Trophy. Don’t miss it!! Watch this space for more details to come. Contact Matt directly with questions… especially if you’d like to be a sponsor this year – Matt Massucci ’96
(847) 304-0153
matt@hirewell.com