Waukee, it sounds like you're in it for the right reasons, though. The people I'm referring to are those who DO fit into the stereotype...and there are a lot of them, even some of my friends.
By the way, are you in Bloomington?
I technically can't say it because we are getting chartered here in Spring (getting back on campus after a really bad chapter got us thrown off) so none of us are full initiates, but I'm a Founding Father here.
My name is the first name NOT on the charter. They decided to initiate us the week after we got chartered.
We always went with five apples. Fun times, congrats on the charter. I am still close friends with most of our founding fathers of the chapter, even though they're several years older, and I know it was a big deal for them to put forth that effort and get the charter.
It's a cold hard bitch man- it sucks. You have to build everything from the ground up, nobody has heard of us... its rough. I'm the recruitment chair so I'm (obviously) hard pressed, but we're not doing too bad. At about 20 members right now and I think 30 by February is easily doable.
Nationals also requires us to do eleventy billion things before we can apply for the charter, so we're hoping spring but it may not be until fall. We got some work to do for sure.
What colony and class were you?
Saint Louis University '07
Pledge Class Gamma
Chartered November 2003, my first semester (and pledge semester) at SLU.
There were about 25 guys when I joined, my pledge class had 17.
When I graduated we had 80. IMO, that was way too big. I liked it much better around 40-50. I knew everyones first and last name, major, who had a GF, where they were from, etc. By the end of it I couldnt have told you much about the newer members. I think thats really unfortunate because I think thats how a lot of the stereotypes develope. It gives creedence to what a few people on here are saying and what a lot of people think. So keep that in mind as you guys start getting bigger, remember why you started it. That was the message I gave at the last chapter meeting.
Official All-Time Co-Sponsor of Cam Janssen