The Teke 08 01 2015 E Edition Page 2

2 THE TEKE q FALL 2015 The 58th Biennial Conclave that was held just a few short weeks ago was truly my greatest Fraternity experience. The hundreds of Tekes who descended on the Crescent City enjoyed the world-renown Cajun cooking that rivals Dennis "Buckwheat" Perry's dishes. The excitement could be felt throughout the New Orleans Marriott and TKE Nation. Social media was abuzz with #TKEConclave15. Hundreds of photos were posted on Instagram, thousands of tweets were shared on Twitter, and what looked like a million selfies were taken. I know what you're thinking: Conclave is just for collegiate members. With more than 400 collegiate members in attendance, I know why it felt that way. Collegiate members came early to New Orleans to attend pre-conference educational sessions to better them- selves. They looked sharp in their suits and ties for the Opening Session of the Grand Chapter. These Tekes came out in droves to perform hundreds of hours of community service for the New Orleans community. Before the weekend was over, they voted on new legislation impacting our International Bylaws and Constitution and elected our new Grand Council. This past summer's gathering showed TKE Nation that Conclave is an event for everyone. More than 200 alumni and nearly 100 friends, collegiate sweethearts and family dedicated three full days to being the Fraternity for Life. Many alumni and their significant others experienced all New Orleans has to offer through our NOLA Experience-Friends & Family program. The NOLA Experience gave them the opportunity to visit the World War II museum, an authentic New Orleans cooking class and the Audubon Zoo. Since New Orleans will once again be the home of Conclave on August 3-6, 2017, we are gearing up for a far more grand experience. The kind letters received at the Offices of the Grand Chapter have encouraged us to keep working to build an even better experience, because we know you are worth it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to those who took the opportunity to attend Conclave. To those who were unable to make the journey, we expect to see you in 2017! To carry the excitement and relive the memories of Conclave, we've dedicated a sig- nificant majority of this edition of THE TEKE to recapping the great experience shared by Fraters, friends and family. If you thought Conclave 2015 was a great experience, just wait until you see what we come up with for 2017. See you in New Orleans for Conclave 2017! Yours in the Bond, Alex Baker Editor, THE TEKE 2015 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. THE TEKE is the of fi cial 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: tkeogc@tke.org Website: www.tke.org HOW TO SUBMIT STORIES AND PHOTOS: Send news & photographs for THE TEKE to the address above . Chapter news should contain information about events, community service projects, and other notable achievements. Articles and photos can be emailed to tkeogc@tke.org. Mail hard copies and prints to the Of fi ces of the Grand Chapter. Digital photos should be at least 300 dpi in resolution or on a digital camera's highest-quality setting. Photos showing alcoholic beverages or members displaying inappropriate behavior will not be accepted. the teke Carry the Excitement 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 of fi ces. All alumni Fraters who donate $10 or more to the TKE Educational Foundation, Inc. will receive a one-year subscription to THE TEKE . It's our way of saying thank you and of keeping you informed regarding what's 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. THE FIRST WORD POSTMASTER: send address changes to THE TEKE, 7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278-1765. THE TEKE STAFF Donald E. Aldrich, Chief Executive Of fi cer Rho-Upsilon, Franklin College Alex Baker, Chief Information Of fi cer and Editor Upsilon-Iota, IUPUI Daniel Klopfenstein, Communications Specialist 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 Jonah Griego, Collegiate Advisory Committee Chair Tau-Psi, University of West Florida

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