Renovation Projects Planned for Delt Lodge
The past year has been very trying for all. I hope you and your families are safe, healthy, and happy. To any of you who have lost love ones to COVID, I would like to express our sympathies on behalf of all your DTD brothers.
The pandemic has impacted your alumni association in many ways. We canceled our annual open house last May and, unfortunately, we will not be holding it this year either. This event has occurred annually for 28 years and while we will not be able to get together in May, we are hopeful that we can host a similar event this fall.
With Kenyon’s decision to reduce housing fees, our revenues have been reduced. In addition, we have waived lodge dues for the chapter for the past two semesters. I have included a summary financial snapshot below.
On the positive side, your alumni association leaders have begun planning for the next big renovation project at your lodge. Lead by Don Gest ’86 and Greg Stephenson ’00, they are developing a plan to renovate the kitchen and lower bath, install a roof over the top deck, and replace the wood flooring in the upstairs. In addition, they are looking at opening up the downstairs to provide more light and functionality to the space while at the same time offering more storage and privacy options for the residents. They are still in the planning phase and hope to announce it more formally to you this spring. Stay tuned!
Thank you to all who have donated to our annual fund. Your support is greatly appreciated. We are confident that you can take great pride in Chi Chapter. Many of us view our Delt experience with significant fondness and we hope to provide that same experience to many more future Delts at Kenyon. We welcome your support and comments.
Yours in Chi,
Jeff Moritz ’86
President, The Chi Chapter Alumni Association