Housefather Update

2014-Stark,JeffGreetings from the Clubhouse! Well, this is our 6th year with the DRU Clubhouse and we start the year with just about 50 members. Of course, the house is popular for fraternity social events and ceremonies, a good battleground for Wisconsin/Illinois sport team games on TV, a game of foosball, a quiet place to study during the day, as well as pledge (new member) events, and Monday night meetings when there is no pledge class. During the “new member education period”, meetings are held up on campus.

Every year there are changes and improvements made to the house. The big project this last year was replacing the badly worn and stained carpeting in the main suite with hardwood flooring—much easier to keep clean! Much thanks to DRU Alum Mark Benning who installed the new floors.

We’ve enjoyed monthly pizza parties with alums and actives, Homecoming, with the social gathering still called the “Smoker” on Friday evening and the morning waker-uppers, Alumni Assn. meeting, parade, and tailgate party just before the football game on Saturday. We have the Benefit Dinner in November, DRU History Day in January, and the end-of-the-year picnic at the Macy estate in early May; all activities where DRU alumni are welcomed.

You are also welcome to stop at the Clubhouse anytime. It is located on the corner of Broadway and Hartwell Ave. Come meet the actives and pledges and get a tour. If it feels awkward after the passage of years, let me know when you are going to be in town at and I will gladly meet you at the House, show you around, and introduce you to anyone who may be around. Don’t be shy! The main floor and lower level are rented by the Alumni Association for the use of our Actives, so it is YOU who are providing this building to them!

I hope to see you at one of the events, or if you visit Waukesha and would just like to stop at the Clubhouse. Remember, we are “Delta Rhos through life.”

Jeff Stark