News

Chapter Advisor Receives Dr. Robert L. Burns Award

 

Officer Robert Vandal, our chapter advisor for the past 14 years, received the Dr. Robert L. Burns Award for his service at this years Convocation in Niagara Falls, NY.  Dr. Robert L. Burns is a Past Grand Sage from Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Below are links to the articles published by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and WPI.

Community Spotlight: Officer Robert Vandal

“Walkway” Fundraising Program

 

Show your personal support for our chapter and/or memorialize a special brother by purchasing a brick for the “Walkway to a Kitchen” program. The engraved bricks in the walkway at Institute Road will be replaced with commemorative laser-engraved bricks. The donation for each brick is $250.  All profits from these sales will go towards the renovation of the House kitchen.

Erection Renovation

We have rot, we have bugs. Craig Lazenby, our property manager,has been patching and replacing critical structural and safety elements of our fire escape constructed in circa 1972. Craig hopes to complete the work during 2018 which will include repainting. It's been an expensive effort and extensive funded out of our operating and maintenance account.. Photos of the progress are below.

 

Engraved Brick Fundraiser

The annual house inspection by our insurance company identified a few items that needed to be remedied.  One was required repairs to the cracked landing between the steps and the sidewalk at the Institute Road entrance.  At the PTN meeting over the summer, it was decided to use the opportunity as a fundraiser and replace concrete the landing with engraved bricks instead of concrete.  The work commenced on 9/18/2017 and the first group of donors bricks was installed on 9/20/2017.  There are still bricks available for a donation of $250.