Involvement Is the Foundation for Commitment

Volunteer Your Time to Strengthen the Beta Tau Brotherhood


Beta Tau continues to make significant progress this year by growing the membership and improving the facility. Improvements were made to the Shelter, an impressive group of executives lead the undergraduates, the chapter saw a successful recruitment over the summer, and additions were made to the House Corporation and Alumni Advisory Team. Alumni involvement ensures continued leadership for the Beta Tau Chapter. There are routine day-to-day activities and meetings, decisions to be made about current and future financial commitments and obligations, and resolving everything from simple questions about how things work to complex financial obligations competing for limited funds. House Corporation communications range from telephone calls or meetings with vendors, contractors, local officials, the chapter consultant, and the international office. Consider how you might become involved this year. It takes time to get in the rhythm of the board and the activities that each of us are involved in or managing. Join us on the board and contribute your perspective during our regular board meeting time. You will find that there are opportunities to contribute in significant ways. You are likely one of the 400 Beta Tau alumni in the Lincoln-Omaha metropolitan areas. If we were to increase alumni involvement to 5% in these areas, it would add an additional 20 men and would nearly double the current actively participating alumni. Join us at the fall alumni reunion or the next after work social.



Thank you to each of you who continue to support the chapter as you fulfill financial pledges to reduce the debt on our remodeled and updated Shelter. We sincerely appreciate your support. This summer, we replaced the roof, removing the old insulation in the attic and replacing it with insulation to R50, and added a new freezer in the kitchen. Stop by and meet the 2015 executive team. They are an exciting group of young men developing as leaders today for tomorrow. I am encouraged by the support of Beta Tau leadership scholarships. This has been an important step to support undergraduates. Consider how you may honor one of the chapter’s past or recent leaders. The gifts received to date are moving us toward funding these scholarships and joining those already fully funded.



The Alumni Advisory Team presents an opportunity for more involvement and your personal engagement. Some of the continued needs are mentors for the chapter officers and mentorship of all chapter members. Positions available are recruitment advisor, membership education advisor, risk management advisor, and road advisor. This is your opportunity to engage again in the fraternal experience with members of the board and with the undergraduates. It has brought back great memories of my years on campus and the realization of how important the fraternity is today as it was then. You can become involved. I know that you will find involvement with the fraternity will be an exciting and rewarding experience. Contact Ryan Caldwell ’98 at or Jim Emanuel ’79 at and see how your interests can lead to involvement.



I’m very proud of the achievements of the chapter: academic improvement, an outstanding recruitment program, and greater prominence on campus. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments while working toward even greater success! Please think about volunteering to attend a dinner, join us for a House Corporation meeting, coordinate a luncheon, or pursue a special interest or topic with the undergraduates as a guest speaker. I look forward to seeing you soon.



James Loach, Epsilon Omega ’67

House Corporation President


Truth is vital in the relationship between an organization and the outside world.

If an organization cannot be trusted, it will perish. Truth begins within the organization. In order to truly become brothers, men must be truthful to themselves and to one another. They must hold one another accountable.

Courage takes heart.

Those who are courageous thrive. As you navigate through life, you will be confronted with many difficult decisions. Courage helps a leader understand the best option and take it, regardless of the popularity of that choice. Courage has a distinct relationship with truth. One must know the truth in order to stand for it.

Faith is belief.

Faith grows and develops and changes. It means trusting yourself and believing your actions are appropriate and right. Faith will help you trust decisions made and believe that information told to you is correct. A lack of faith drives a wedge through an organization and through friendships.

Power begins as inner strength.

Power is a combination of talents and inherent abilities and wisdom. It is increased when the power of many individuals is united through an organization or a brotherhood. The power of an organization, when combined with courage, faith, and truth, leads one into the future and ensures success.

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