Alumni Chapters: Once a Tau Bate, always a Tau Bate

This week’s blog post comes exclusively from items posted by Tricia Gomulinski on the Facebook Group for Alumni Chapters. If you are on Facebook, make sure you request to join the group!

Planning Session Takes Place

Officers of the Ohio North Coast Alumni Chapter (Cleveland/Akron) held their annual planning meeting in January to map out the scaffold of activities for 2020. From left to right: Matthew Walsh (Sec.), Adam Wallaart (VP), Shelton Caruthers (P), Brad Paton (Treas.).

Moon Pie and a Bookmark

The Pioneer Alumni Chapter supported the Oklahoma Gamma Chapter at OSU by providing funding for Moon Pies. OK G wanted to increase their campus presence before they send invitations to new candidates. On January 24, students and alumni distributed 115 Moon Pies at the weekly “cheap lunch” in the Student Excellence Center. They attached TBP bookmarks to the pies. Sounds like the event went very well! Great job!

Panel Discussion in The Triangle

The TBP Research Triangle Alumni Chapter Board would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the alumni who volunteered their time to serve as panelists at the January 21 event with the NC Alpha Chapter at NC State. The 11 panelists were able to interact with 20 students from NC State, Campbell, and ECU through both the panel and a networking session afterwards. Our next event is an alumni panel at Duke University on February 11.

Albuquerque Alumni Chapter was installed January 19

The El Paso Alumni Chapter was reactivated Thursday, January 16. Welcome back!

Name that Bent location!

District Conferences Set

There are 16 districts for Tau Beta Pi around the country. During each winter/spring term, each district holds a conference, and the collegiate chapters send representatives to attend. They typically discuss chapter operations and reporting and exchange ideas on activities and membership issues. Several involve alumni from the area by inviting them to a meal or asking them to serve on an alumni panel.

Current alumni chapter officers are invited to attend the conference in their district. If another district’s conference is closer to you, you could decide to go to the closer conference instead. Dates and locations are listed below or found on the website here:

2020 Tau Beta Pi District Conferences

DateConferenceLocationHost Chapter & SchoolAssoc. Official
Apr 18-19District 1New Haven, ConnecticutCT Alpha at Yale Univ.M. Peterson
Feb 8-9District 2New Brunswick, New JerseyNJ Beta at Rutgers Univ.G. Youssef
Feb 14-15District 3Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPA Zeta at Drexel Univ.R. Pierce
Apr 4District 4Charlotte, North CarolinaNC Delta at UNC CharlotteT. Gomulinski
March 28-29District 5Atlanta, GeorgiaGA Alpha at Georgia TechC. Gomulinski
Feb 28-29District 6Oxford, MississippiMS Beta at Univ. of MississippiC. Smith
Apr 4District 7Detroit, MichiganMI Epsilon at Wayne State Univ.S. King-Monroe
March 28-29District 8Champaign, IllinoisIL Alpha at Univ. of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignR. Alexander
Feb 29District 9Lawrence, KansasKansas Alpha at Univ. of KansasC. Gomulinski
Apr 4District 10Prairie View, TexasTX Kappa at Prairie View A&M Univ.S. Steadman
Apr 4District 11Ames, IowaIA Alpha at Iowa State Univ.S. Forkner
Feb 28-29District 12Rapid City, South DakotaSD Alpha at South Dakota School of Mines & Tech.S. Fable
Apr 17-19District 13Las Cruces, New MexicoNM Alpha at New Mexico State Univ.M. Youssef
Feb 22-23District 14Portland, OregonOR Beta & Gamma at Portland State & Univ. of PortlandR. Pierce
March 21District 15San Jose, CACA Eta at San Jose State Univ.S. King-Monroe
Feb 29 –
Mar. 1
District 16San Diego, CaliforniaCA Xi at San Diego State Univ.G. Youssef

If you are interested in attending a district conference near you, please email me at and your District Directors, which you can find here:

There is a policy regarding alumni chapter officer reimbursement at these conferences that was approved by the Executive Council in 2016. Contact Tricia Gomulinski for the policy. Thanks!

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