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Past Events

Note that current / upcoming event are posted on the home page. This page is for past events and meetings.

Feldman's Forest

On June 12-14, 2015 Al Feldman had people from the late 60's and early 70's to his place for a reunion. See pictures on Shutterfly taken by Janet Gill

Business Meeting Minutes

 

Twice a year the Sigma Tau Chi active community and the Sigma Tau Chi Alumni Association hold a business meeting. These meeting provide a great place for the active and alumni community to work together on the current state of the fraternity, the house and alumni association and future goals. Every active member and alumni is encouraged to attend and you attendance makes a difference! Below you will find the minutes from the meetings. We hope to see you at the next meeting.

 

 

Minutes from 12-2005 STCAA business meeting

Minutes from 12-2006 STCAA business meeting

Minutes from 4-2008 STCAA business meeting

 

The 2012 Spring Pledge Class

The only brother missing from the photo is Tony Giacovelli. Front row, left to right: Bentley Wong, Daniel Kolb, Rob Addona, Connor Walsh, Jordan Dietterich, Jason Vallee, Martin Oniell, Kevin Posados. Top row, left to right: Evan Orth, Tom Bennett, Collin Price, John Leonick, Andrew Quinn, Joey Pecararo

 

LIVE LIFE! - by Wes Proctor

To All My Brothers in Sig Tau,

First of all, thank you for the many, many well wishes and cards. Deb and I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support in our time of need. We are so appreciative to all of you.

As a little background, many of you remember that I was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), in 2005. That was followed shortly thereafter with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Those were a serious setback, but I learned they were both manageable over time. My condition stabilized with both, and I have been "living life" over the last 6 years.

In November of 2011, I noticed some health changes that prompted a visit to my doctor for the ET. A bone marrow biopsy the next day confirmed our worst fears - the ET had transformed into acute leukemia. In 2005, the doctor had said that ET was manageable, but in a small percentage of cases (<5%) the ET transformed into leukemia. So I always knew there was the small risk that the ET could mutate.

The next day (12/16/11) after the bone marrow results, I was admitted to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at University Hospital, and began my first week of aggressive chemotherapy. I knew it was going to be brutal, and it was. I will spare you the details, but trust me when I say it felt like a truck ran over me. The measure of the chemo effectiveness is determined by the bone marrow biopsy. About a week after the first run of chemo, they did a biopsy, and the results were encouraging. So I continued to try to recover from the chemo and we were optimistic. The next biopsy however, indicated that the leukemia was back - not the news we were expecting. The doctor explained our options, one of which was another round of chemo. I was told up front, however, that there was a good chance I would not leave the hospital alive after another round of chemo. With that sobering information, I made the hardest decision I've ever had to make - to go the Hospice route and spend my final days at home. I came home on Monday and there truly is "no place like home!"

Estimates are that I have maybe two weeks, so I am going to get my affairs in order, and family will be visiting. Please do not feel that you need to visit. Sometimes an e-mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or card is a better option and just as appreciated. If you do decide to stop by (60 Garden Dr., Oswego) I ask that you do a couple of things:

1) Please, if you have a cold or even think you are getting sick, pass. I have no immune system at all.

2) If you would, call Deb 342-3306 (house) or 529-3592 (cell) to make sure there are not other conflicts.

3) BRING ME A HAPPY STORY! A good moment from our time together. I've shed many a tear and feel like my heart has been torn apart, so I believe laughter is the best medicine for me now.

My best to all of you - LIVE LIFE!

 

 

Siempre (Spanish for "always") - by Buck J. Wheat

Old friends have died after a rallying rise
Life flamed their cheeks, and opened wide their eyes,
One last time friends pressed close, and prayed goodbyes,
They hoped for more, and claimed that life defies
Its end - a final burst of will still tries
To shine before it dies.
Like seasons turn,
Each fall the flora fights its death to burn
In colors blazing bright, ignite trees' height
If there's one truth to tell of us, we yearn
To live forever more, and shall - each learns
Life's end unreal, and - like each spring - returns.
 
(This signature poem for Breath Beyond Death is from Brother Michael O"Loughlin's , next book due for release in January 2013 and is dedicated to Brother Wes Proctor who faced death in 2012 with uncommon valor, and inspirirational dignity.
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