Our Grand Prix team took action this Saturday 9/24/16 at Whiteland for the 3rd of the 4-race series and finished in second place behind 4-time GP champion Jimmy Simpson!
UPDATE: The 4th and final race will be held NEXT WEEK at Whiteland on October 1st!
The order of events during the day are as followed:
- Practice Round 1 – estimated to start around 5:45
- Practice Round 2
- Qualification Heat (determines starting positions for Heat Race)
- Heat Race (determines starting positions for Feature Race)
- Feature Race – estimated to begin around 9:30
Feel free to stop by and support the team!
We are proud to showcase the Fall 2016 new member class! We wish these men the best as they start down the path to becoming our brothers. We hope that throughout this semester they grow as individuals and as a new member class.
To celebrate the season and wish the Purdue Greek community well, the actives prepared fruit baskets for several sororities on campus. We wish everyone good luck on their upcoming midterms!
The actives recently had the opportunity to attend an exclusive event with the SpaceX engineering team in the chapter house. Thanks to Tyler Preston for organizing the event, which lasted over an hour covering the presentation, Q and A, and the one on one sessions. Brothers had the opportunity to give the team their resumes and ask questions regarding potential internships, co-ops, or full time employment with the company.
Special thanks to brother Daniel Enlow for his recent donation of a couch to the formal! While very comfortable, the infamous “green couch” was certainly showing some age, so the actives are very grateful for this gift. Now all we have to do is try to keep track of the pillows…
Triangle Racing took an impressive 2nd place to 4-time winner and grad Jimmy Simpson at Whiteland in the Grand Prix Racing Series on August 27th! Coming off of a disappointing technical failure at last year’s Grand Prix, the team demonstrated that they were back stronger than ever with this finish. Great job guys!
Special thanks to Gregory Haegele, Eric Ejiofor, and Kyle George, as well as Jesse Young and Brendan Cain for their efforts in a small remodel of the conference room! They primed and painted the walls, installed new electrical sockets, reattached the baseboard surrounding the room, and installed a TV mount next to the conference table. Next, they intend to submit an application to the Triangle Education Foundation for a grant to finance a conference TV for the room, to facilitate group projects and other educational uses.
Congratulations to Gregory Haegele for his election as Vice President of the house. In his new role, Greg hopes to implement a new academic plan aimed at encouraging brothers to study and collaborate, while establishing mentors for younger members to promote academic success at all levels of experience.
On Saturday, August 20, the alumni and actives of Triangle Fraternity successfully completed the fifth biannual “House Improvement Day”, making significant improvements to the house to get ready for an exciting new academic year! Many projects were completed, and the actives and alumni enjoyed a tasty lunch of pulled pork sandwiches midway through the day. Notable improvements include:
- A new flagpole installed near the existing one to fly the fraternity flag
- Landscaping the entire grounds, planting flowers, and cleaning the porch
- Cleaning the foyer floor and walls with a dry ice blaster
- Replacing the first floor ceiling tiles and spray painting the metal grid
Be sure to look through all the pictures from the House Improvement Day, and be on the lookout for future related announcements!
On Saturday, August 20th starting at 9 AM, the actives and alumni will hold the 5th semiannual House Improvement Day. Some tasks that they hope to accomplish include installing telescoping flag pole, landscaping the grounds, and repainting the metal grid in the ceiling of the first floor. Additionally, the brothers have rented a dry ice blaster to deep clean the foyer floor and walls, check out the link below for a demonstration! Lunch will be provided (A smoker will be running for the whole night before) and all alumni are welcome to come to catch up with old friends, tour the house, and maybe lend a set of hands. Pictures will follow!