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February Zeta Chi Alumni Association Newsletter

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It is my hope everyone is well and off to a great 2010! We have a couple of important areas to cover, and also some “need to know” information included with this newsletter.

Chapter Eternal

On January 23, 2010, ZX lost brother Scott Shoemaker to Chapter Eternal. In the past twelve months brothers Bob Mays and John Jackson have also passed. It is the duty of the ZXAA to provide its members with news of this nature in a timely manner, yet regret having to do so.

In the wake of his passing, the John A. Jackson Zeta Chi Memorial Scholarship is very close to being finalized with the MSU Foundation and will be awarded annually to active members within the ZX chapter. Contributions can still be made directly to the MSU Foundation, noting clearly that the money is for John’s scholarship. Contributions are tax deductible. Donations should be sent to the: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Kenneth E. Meyer Alumni Center, Suite 100, 300 South Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806-2211—Mark clearly in your note and check the money is for the John A. Jackson Zeta Chi Memorial Scholarship!

Dues are Due

Association dues are due every year on March 1 (yes, we made the date easy to remember!). Dues are $50 per year and allow ZXAA to operate, providing communication and support to ZX alumni. It is important for everyone to renew, and it’s EASY. Click here.

Rally Around the Truck, Boys!

This newsletter will kick off the “Rally Around the Truck” fundraiser. The objective is to raise $5,000 with all money being used to restore our 1940 Ford Fire Truck. At this time we know it needs: a windshield, seats, rear end, engine tune up and paint. We are expecting it to also need brakes and some transmission work. Kim Hancock will lead the repairs on the grand ‘ol gal. The truck will be unveiled at our ZXAA reunion set for this fall. The idea is to get everyone to “Rally Around the Truck” and send a donation. There are 4 levels to choose from: $25, $50, $100 and “make her unbelievable.”

No donations are to small and none to big! Again, the attached link will allow you to join in the “Rally Around the Truck” fundraiser and it’s EASY to join AND renew your ZXAA membership. PayPal is the preferred method of payment, but checks can be sent to me at 1638 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804. It is important to send your money immediately. The sooner we have the funds the sooner repairs can begin.

ZXAA now has window decals available. These will be sent to everyone in the reunion invitation coming late summer. There is also a “Rally Around the Truck” sticker for those sending donations on the Truck fundraiser. Click on any of the links provided to get signed up now!

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