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After landing in Indy, back home from a long seven weeks of on- and-off travel, physically and emotionally drained, my godsend of a wife and 2-year-old son came down the escalator to greet me in baggage claim. "Daddy's home," he yelled as he ran to my arms in a way that only a toddler can. After the 'welcome home' hugs, my wife asked, "How was the Woodson RLC?" "It was great," I responded, knowing there were too many stories to share at that moment. Why was it great, you ask? There are 1,005 reasons. More than 1,000 men decided to invest in themselves for one weekend in February. For all of the nights away from my family, seeing ambitious collegiate members who want to be doctors, lawyers, en- gineers, dancers, or actors ready and willing to learn from the Fraternity's Professional Staff, Grand Council and outstanding volunteer facilitators made it worth it. There is an old adage I hear often in TKE: "Leave it better than you found it." For seven weekends, that's what I saw in TKE Nation. The epitome of that adage is the cover story of our annual donor issue of THE TEKE. Frater Greg Woodson (Beta-Sigma, Southern California) and his outstanding wife, Cay, through their passion, dedication and willingness to be change agents have made the Fraternity and Foundation better than when they found it. Their leadership helped paved a new path for the more than 2,000 donors who grace the following pages. I was asked during one of the mock interviews, a new addition to the RLC cur- riculum, "What else do you do? Or like is this your full-time job?" Believe it or not, just shy of 30 of us serve the Fraternity each and every day as our full-time jobs. With individuals nine months on the job to Katie Sayre's 48 years, we get an opportunity to see our Fraternity thrive with each interaction we have with Fraters. We know the Fraternity has made an impact on Tekes like Guerin Hays (Xi-Omega, Virginia Tech), Keyeon Pitts (Delta-Zeta, SE Missouri State), Jack Jablonski (Beta-Sigma, Southern California), World War II veteran Murray Price (Omicron-Theta, Newberry) and thou- sands of other stories we will never get the opportunity to tell. As I hold my son's hand going up the escalator and back to our car, I look down at him and remember. The nearly 11,000 collegiate members, the more than 225,000 living alumni Fraters, and people like my son are why we do it. Each of us should be making a better Fraternity for our peers and for the thousands of Tekes who have yet to join. We aim to make our Fraternity thrive each day so that maybe one day we each can have the opportunity to call our sons - Frater. Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker, Editor, THE TEKE 2016 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. THE TEKE is the official publication of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. TKE was founded on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. HOW TO CONTACT THE TEKE Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765 Tel: 317-872-6533 Fax: 317-875-8353 Email: Website: HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES/PHOTOS Send news & photographs for THE TEKE to the ad- dress above . Chapter news should contain information about events, community service projects, and other no- table achievements. Articles and photos can be emailed to Mail hard copies and prints to the Offices of the Grand Chapter. Digital photos should be at least 300 dpi in resolution or on a digital cameras highest-quality setting. Photos showing alcoholic bever- ages or members displaying inappropriate behavior will not be accepted. the teke Making a Better Fraternity Content Deadlines Spring - December 1 / Summer March 1 / Fall June 1 / Winter - September 1 THE TEKE (ISSN 1527-1331) is an educational journal published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter by Tau Kappa Epsilon (a fraternal society), 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. Periodicals Class postage paid at Indianapolis, IN, and additional mailing offices. All alumni Fraters who donate $10 or more to the TKE Educational Foundation, Inc. will receive a one-year subscription to THE TEKE . Its our way of saying thank you and of keeping you informed regarding whats going on in your Fraternity today. MISSION STATEMENT VISION Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success. MISSION Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. PURPOSE TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others. POSTMASTER: send address changes to THE TEKE, 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. THE TEKE STAFF Donald E. Aldrich, Chief Executive Officer Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College Alex Baker, Chief Information Officer and Editor Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Corey Krupa, Communications Specialist Zeta-Lambda, Bowling Green State University Daniel Klopfenstein, Contributing Writer Alpha-Gamma, Washington State University Katie Sayre, Production Manager 2015 - 2017 GRAND COUNCIL Rodney G. Talbot, Grand Prytanis Beta-Chi, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Christopher T. Hanson, Grand Epiprytanis Alpha-Pi, The George Washington University Ted Bereswill, Grand Grammateus Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Dr. James Hickey, Grand Crysophylos Zeta-Alpha, Wagner College Brian Montgomery, Grand Histor Gamma-Upsilon, University of Texas at Austin Fredrick T. Jacobi, Grand Hypophetes Lambda-Alpha, University of South Florida Ryan Vescio, Grand Pylortes Rho-Omega, University of South Carolina Anthony F. Clemens, Grand Hegemon Nu-Mu, University of South Alabama Rob J. Guarini, Grand Council At-Large Sigma-Nu, State University of New York at New Paltz Peter Sobich, Grand Council At-Large Chi, University of Washington Jonah Griego, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Tau-Psi, University of West Florida THE FIRST WORD THE TEKE 2 SPRING 17

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