Alpha Tau Omega Colony Newsletter
College of Charleston Homecoming Week 2015
We are so proud to announce that after one week of very diligent, hard work from all of the brothers of ATO, we won the Homecoming Week Spirit Cup! We donated toiletries, designed a banner, wrote Valentine's Day cards to senior citizens, got second place in a corn hole competition, second place in a tailgate/table designing competition, attended a pep rally, attended two basket ball games as a group, and last but not least, Jake Durham and Garrett Gillespie won Homecoming King and Prince! It was a long and stressful week, but it was so worth it in the end!
Dance Marathon is the biggest philanthropic event put on at the College of Charleston each year, and all the proceeds of the day long event go towards the MUSC's Children's Miracle Network. This year Dance Marathon raised over$55,150.71 ATO raised the second most overall at the event at $1517. Dance Marathon brings in all the organizations on campus along with children who have suffered life-threatening illness for an all day dance event to raise funds for the charity. This year ATO took home the coveted Miracle Cup, which is the top award given to the team who raised a large amount of money, who is the most involved, most spirited, and kept everyone going the full thirteen hours. Those brother that stayed the entire day at the event included Joshua McCall, Michael Grabara, Lance Foxworth, Chris Duncan, Joe Boscia, and Kurt Kehrer.
Emerging Leaders Conference
This years annual Emerging Leaders Conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina and eleven of our members attended this insightful interactive weekend. The Emerging Leaders Conference or ELC is geared toward the newer members of a colony and chapter to help them realized their leadership potential and the pivotal role we can all play in the colony.
Brother's of the Week
In the month of February the brotherhood committee took the idea from other ATO brothers around the nation to start having a brother of the week. The first week Joe Boscia our Chaplin chose the brother of the week, but from then on out it is the duty of the current brother of the week to select the one to follow. The brother of the week is someone who has gone above and beyond what is expected and upheld in the core values and principles of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. The first brother of the week was Taylor Hall for truly embodying the core values of ATO, and taking the lead in our weekly devotion. The next brother of the week was Kurt Kehrer for his outstanding efforts and passion for philanthropy especially when it came to Dance Marathon, if it was not for the work of Kurt our colony would not have one the Miracle Cup. The last official brother of the week of our colony for the past month was Matt Bradley who while over spring break displayed an extreme amount of brotherhood despite most of the colony being out of town.
Introducing Our Newest Officer Kayce Elgin, Fitness Chair
As put in his own words Kayce describes his position is to, "educate our members on how to live a fit and healthy lifestyle by providing them with nutritional and fitness plans, personal coaching and support, organizing a buddy system for gym workouts, along with offering activities such as rock climbing to promote physical fitness."
Greek Emerging Leaders
Three members of our colony joined the Greek Emerging Leaders organization on campus which educates members on the history and function of greek life at the College of Charleston.