Feb 11 2019
UG's Fundraiser Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hi, I am Brother DeGrandpre, I am currently in charge of all of our fundraising for our spring semester of 2019. This semester we are raising money for the Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, part of the Children's Miracle Network. Last year we raised money for them and we were able to raise over 13,000 dollars. This semester we are trying to surpass it and try to fundraise 15,000 dollars. All of this money goes directly to the hospital and the families that it helps. It is a cause that I truly care about as it not only helps improve the life of the kids inside the hospital, by bringing amenities and better conditions to them but it helps the families who spend several days a week traveling back and forth to the hospital. . Without this Hospital many families would be forced to travel back and forth to either New York or Boston to receive the specialized care for their children that Hasbro is able to provide to the state. It is for this reason we support them and do our best to support the hospital and the families that it helps. Everything we raise is for the kids so please help us reach our goal and the families it helps. If you can't donate that is fine but please help us spread the word by sharing the link and telling your friends and family. Donations end March 30th. If you would like to donate, see our Spring newsletter link.
Jan 12 2019
2019 Pop Top Open
The 2019 Pop Top Open will be held on September 7 at the Pinecrest Golf Course in Richmond (Carolina) RI.
Sep 10 2018
2018 Pop Top Recap
The 2018 Pop Top Open was once again played at the Pinecrest Golf Course in Carolina, RI on September 8. We had good golfing conditions with cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 70’s. We observed a moment of silence for Emeritus Bill Bowers Sr, RI Beta, who recently passed away in August. Over the years, some of Bill’s many contributions included AHC membership and organizing the Pop Top. We had 20 golfers participating in this year’s event and everyone appeared to have a great time. To add more difficulty to the course, the teams hit from the customary white markers on the front 9 but from the blue markers on the back 9 which added an extra 280 yards to the course. For the 5th year in a row, we had a new championship team of Chris Conti, Bruce Millard, Bob Millard and Steve Carter by carding a minus 7. Closest shot to the pin on the 5th hole went to Pat Clays (3 feet) and Steve Zimmerman had the longest drive on the 3rd hole. After the golfing, many enjoyed a few pops at the clubhouse and everyone feasted on a large selection of appetizers. Chris Conti, AHC President, gave an update on the the housing situation and stated that a new Phi Kappa Psi house may be ready for completion by the early part of 2020. Architectural plans and paperwork will be submitted to the University in the upcoming weeks. We hope more golfers are able to attend this event next year. Please make note that the date will be September 7, 2019, the 1st Saturday after Labor Day at the same course. Thank you, once again, to all the Phi Psi brothers and friends who made this year's Pop Top Open a success!
May 04 2018
Founders Day 2018
Dear brothers and friends: Our annual Founder’s Day dinner was held April 6, at Spirito’s restaurant. We had a smaller than usual crowd attend the event with 5 members representing our own undergraduate RI Beta chapter. Thank you to Bruce Tavares as master of ceremony and Pat Rossoni for the video presentation. The RI Beta undergraduates reported the chapter continues to add to its ranks and has focused on philanthropy to stand out from the other fraternities. Bruce Tavares and Andy Marcoux have been meeting with the chapter in sustaining the growth effort needed to build the chapter in anticipation of having a new chapter house. If anyone is interested in helping please reach out to Bruce at Thank you to Bruce and Andy for your efforts! During the evening’s festivities the annual AHC meeting was held and Br. Conti delivered the AHC year in review status update. The AHC is working with the University to secure a lot on Fraternity Circle in order to build the new house. Walt Augustyn and Pat Rossoni head the building committee on initial thoughts and designs for the new house. Thank you all around to the brothers who served on the AHC over the past year. Special thanks go out to retiring board member Ray Marshall for his many years of service to the brotherhood. Elections for the AHC were held and once again I am honored to write this letter on behalf of the new board of directors of our house corporation. The following brothers were elected to the AHC and the selection of officers held at our first meeting on April 19; Chris Conti #400 – President, Vincent Prattico #373 – Vice president, Joe Hart #431 – Treasurer, Walter Augustyn #258 – Secretary, Bruce Tavares #250 – Chapter advisor, Robert Valenti #1100 – Member at large, Glenn Stratton #168 – Member at large, Patrick Rossoni #260 – Building committee co-chairman, John Spagnolo #126 – Member at large, James Norman #8 – Honorary member at large, William Bowers #15 – Honorary member at large, Lee Arnold #28 – Honorary member at large. Please congratulate each of these brothers for their willingness to serve our brotherhood. For all those that attended this year’s event thank you and for all those that missed out please watch for the announcement for next year’s event in 2019. Thank you all for your continued support for the mission of your AHC and R.I. Beta. Fraternally, CC#400…