The Eta Iota Chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity is approaching its 46th Anniversary at Newberry College. The Theta Chi Pond House has been a staple for the Eta Iota Chapter since its construction in 2008 and will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this coming year. Since its completion the Eta Iota Chapter has experienced continued growth, with each successive pledge class setting record numbers. The actives currently have the highest GPA among all other fraternities and are above the all-male average at Newberry College. At the 2012 National Convention, the Chapter was awarded the Chapter of Excellence Award for Community Service and Philanthropy, The Ritual, Chapter Operations, and Campus Involvement and the active Chapter has been recommended for for the Altar Award, the highest award the Theta Chi Fraternity has to offer.
The continued success of the Eta Iota Chapter, while not entirely, can be directly linked to the Pond House. Unfortunately, the Pond House is in need of your support. The Theta Chi Pond House is owned and operated by the Alumni Association for the Eta Iota Chapter and has paid the monthly mortgage payment for the property, as well as insurance and taxes, since its construction. As the Chapter has continued to grow, the Alumni Associations bank account has continued to shrink. While various fundraisers and payment plans have been attempted, they have been unsuccessful so far. It is for this reason that if the Alumni Association is unable to raise the money to pay off the remaining balance on the mortgage by the end of February, 2018, they will be forced to sell the property.
A fraternity house can be just as important to a chapters success and the members themselves and losing The Pond House would essentially erase all the achievements the active chapter has worked hard for over the last decade. At a school as small as Newberry College, a fraternity house is the cornerstone of being able to stay competitive and continue to thrive. This is why we're asking for your help.
Any donation is appreciated, but the active chapter has developed several donor levels:
-Bronze Level Donors ($1-$99): Recieve a personal thank you letter from the active chapter.
-Silver Level Donors ($100-$249): Recieve a personal thank you letter from the active chapter & name will be placed on a placard as a Silver Level Donor to be erected in The Pond House.
-Gold Level Donor ($250 -$499): Recieve a personal thank you letter from the active chapter & name and class year will be placed on a placard as a Gold Level Donor to be erected in the Pond House
-Platinum Level Donor ($500+): Receive a personal thank you letter from the active chapter, name and class year on a separate Platinum Level Donor placard to be placed in the Pond House, & and a certficate of appreciation.
The Theta Chi Fraternity National Motto is Θηρόποεα Χείρ. Translated, this mean an "Assisting Hand." We ask that all those who can extend an assisting hand please do and help us save The Pond House.
Note: Any amount recieved over the goal amount will go towards the continued payment of insurance on the property and maintenance of the house.
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