The year 1987-88 has been a major success in all directions for the Acacia Fraternity at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. We have 37 active members and seven men pledging. We have recently formed a new office and have gained two new advisors. The new office, Alumni Relations, has been formed to regain communications with our lost alumni. Our new advisors – Faculty-Dr. Bob Matson and Alumni-Dan Tilley have proved to be assets to the fraternity by their integrity and activity in the fraternity.
Human Service has been the center of our fraternity activities. Our success can be attributed to our Service Chairman. We have had 3 very successful blood drives and a one week pledge project called “Organ Donor Days”. The brothers and pledges recruited nearly 100 new organ donors. As a campus service, we built a small wooden bridge in need of repair. Finally, our big project of the year was our 12th annual Jog-a-thon benefiting the March of Dimes. Through contributions from local businesses and solicitation during our twenty-four hour jog, we were able to raise $3,300 – another very fine year for us for Human Service.
Some major accomplishments which we achieved during the year were: Champions of Greek Week 1988; Fraternity Achievement Award (Highest GPA for all Fraternities); Presidents Award – Ronald Bolam; Brother of the Year – Mark Young, Service Chairman. Clearly, a very successful year for our chapter.
Finally, we are in the process of drawing up the plans, both legally and fraternally, for a new chapter house. This project has the approval of the President of the University and our Executive Board. Some time in the near future, we may need your help.
Richard Rosel #225, Secretary