Tau Beta Pi could not achieve its mission without the dedication of our volunteers. It is the commitment of the 1,000+ volunteers that makes the Association a vibrant reality. Throughout the month and during Volunteer Week of April 19-25, TBP highlighted some of the leaders in the Association for their efforts. Scroll through the pictures below to see some of the people recognized and then go to the National Volunteer Month page to read more about them.
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Pi Bites: A COVID-19 Video
From Mike Peterson
Tau Beta Pi members have been making videos about their quarantine experiences, many of which include encouraging messages about making it through these unusual times. See this week’s video from Executive Councillor Mike Peterson (IA A ’89) and send us your videos. We will post new videos each week and you can find them all on our TBP YouTube channel.
To send us your video, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Term Ends. . . Unexpectedly
You’ve heard the expression. . . March “comes in like a lion, out like a lamb.” Well, try to apply that to your shortened time on campus during Spring Term 2020. So much happened within the span of a few days! In early March, Tau Beta Pi members all across the country had to scramble to complete schoolwork, turn in assignments, go back home, empty dorm rooms, continue classes online, and nearly everyone had to change up graduation plans. The Association, under the guidance of Executive Director Curt D. Gomulinski (MI E ’01) and Director of Rituals Edward J. D’Avignon (NY B ’88) created and began virtual initiations.
To help chapters address the challenges around the country due to the COVID-19 crisis, Curt and the HQ staff prepared various tools to keep chapters operating virtually. All resources are stored in the Chapter Resources Google Site. On this site, you can review the various documents, resources, recordings, and FAQs to assist you in holding a successful virtual initiation.
Headquarters became a ghost town because Knox County, Tennessee, was under Safer-At-Home guidelines. While this pandemic taught us to think on our feet, it also gave us a moment of historical precedence to claim, conquer, and overcome.
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