|Posted by Walker Mask on April 11, 2011 at 12:17 AM|
So, we just finished Greek Week, which took place April 4th through the seventh and our theme was Greekalodeon (which I still stand strong in the fact that it should have been spelled Greekelodeon, but that's besides the point). As always, it was tons of fun and it was a great bonding experience. To kick-off the week, the IFC Co-VPs of recruitment, who are Dustin Mcnulty from Lambda Chi Alpha and Nick Smith from our fraternity, put on an all Greek Grill-out outside of the BSC. It was a very successful event and much of the Greek community came. On Monday, our banner was due, and I will be adding photos of that soon. We worked on it the Saturday night that prior weekend and a few of us were up until 5:00 am. We also had the All-Greek Photo that day. We ended up placing third with that, which was very exciting for us.
On Tuesday we had the scavenger hunt and jeopardy while paired with Delta Delta Delta in which we placed third for both events. For the scavenger hunt, Devin Sietstra, Kirk Ford, Luke Kirchner, Dustin Peters, and I represented our fraternity while Douglas Cole and Matt Paladino represented us in Jeopardy.
Wednesday consisted of Dodgeball and the speaker for Greek Week. For dodgeball, we were paired with Lambda Chi Alpha and Pi Beta Phi, which we placed third in and Chris Schuberg and Jordan Vorrie represented us. The Speaker for Greek Week was very inspirational and has led us to have more goal setting and pursue even stronger a better image for ourselves and the Greek Community as a whole. I'll talk a little bit more about his speech towards the end of this blog.
On Thursday, we had the Greek Olympics and Lip Sync in which we were paired with Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Kappa Gamma. It rained that day, so the olympics had to be moved inside. We placed third overall for that and many of us participated in the various activities. For the lip sync, Chris Schuberg, Mike Henry, Luke Kirchner, Jay Villalobos, Douglas Cole, and Nick Smith danced with the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma. It was a great time and tons of fun getting to know them throughout the week while practicing. We placed third, but we all still loved our experience and the video will be uploaded soon. We had the privilege of dancing with Amanda Ambrose, Autumn Girres, Natalie Erhardt, Bethany Christenson, Macy Koch, and Rachel Mooty. We also were stationed at Penny Wars on Thursday, which raised almost $900 to the philanthropy of the winners choice, which was Cystic Fibrosis by Lambda Chi Alpha. Following the Lip Sync we had Greek Week awards and Dustin Peters received the award of Service-Minded Greek of the Year. While we did not place this Greek Week, we had tons of fun participating and getting to know others from the other Greek chapters. I can honestly say our Greek Community benefited significantly from this Greek Week.
The speaker spoke strongly to us about we as individual chapters will compete with each other, but as a community, we still need to support each other. Within our chapters, we are Brothers or Sisters, and that essentially makes us cousins to each other within our community. Anyone who was around this weekend could easily see that most of us took this to heart, especially within the fraternities. This past weekend, I spent time at every fraternity house, hanging out and getting to know their guys. It was a huge Greek mix at every house and this was very encouraging to see. These events will undoubtedly continue, and this will be great for our community. The more we can act as a whole, the more we can get done and more appealing we can be to those that come to Simpson College. As a Co-VP of recruitment with IFC, this will be helpful as we move into recruitment next fall. So all-in-all, our overall numerical placement in Greek Week wasn't great, but the experience and bonding we had with the rest of the Greek Community and within our chapter far surpasses any first-place trophy.