August 26, 2017
Parker Family Barbeque & Picnic on the Severn River with ESA, Steve Churchill
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Beware of the Maryland Beta SAE terrapin who is also a True Gentleman
April 13, 2017
"Cancer Can't Handle the Mandl" - in Honor of our Courageous Brother, Mike Mandl
February 14, 2017
The Brothers of SAE Presented Valentine's Day Treats to the Sisters of UMD Sororities
In the News
- CHAPTER ETERNAL welcomed Brother John N. Lauer, 79, who died on Friday, Feb. 23, after an 8-month illness with cancer. John was the truest of True Gentlemen who was one of the primary alums who brought the chapter back on campus in 2009, and who has unselfishly supported it in countless ways since, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.
- WELCOME NEW MEMBERS who were initiated on February 11 in the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel on campus: Antony DiDonato, Lumberton, NJ; Brandon Kwintner, Freehold, NJ; Sid Mamidi, Monroe Township, NJ; Collin Morgan, Delray Beach, FL; Aaron Reznik, Montclair, NJ; Mason Trippe, Owings Mills, MD; and Qin Zheng, Hagerstown, MD. Seven men joining the ranks of True Gentlemen of the Maryland Beta Chapter of SAE.
- REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SCHOOL: Fourteen representatives of the MDBE Chapter attended the Quint Biennial Leadership School at West Chester University, February 9 - 10. Representatives included: Graham Berry, Patrick Bevan, Vince Ciccone, Chris Dillon, Jake Goldstein, Austin Gray, Rory Hodgson, Owen Kadow, Grant Leonard, Scott Macchia, David Rochford, John Ziemski, Ryan Ziemski, and Dan Gladding, Chapter Adviser. Over 200 men attended from chapters in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, along with members from our National Office and regional volunteers who facilitated the school. The members met to discuss critical initiatives within Sigma Alpha Epsilon and collaborated on policy and services to benefit our chapters and members.
- RECRUITMENT: is truly a year round process at Maryland Beta. It is important that interested high school seniors and UMD students submit a Recruitment Interest Form (click here) and state your potential interest early so you can be placed on the recruitment/rush list and be kept informed of recruitment events throughout the semester. Similarly, alumni and friends of members should also submit a Recruitment Recommendation Form (click here) to the chapter. Some of the traits and qualities we look for include, but are not limited to: above average scholarship, participation in athletics and/or extracurricular clubs and activities, leadership, commitment to volunteerism, community service and the desire to cultivate and develop lifetime friendships. Membership in SAE is for life and the fraternity fosters these relationships among all individuals, irrespective of age, race, ethnic background, religion or creed. For more information about Maryland Beta's recruitment, click on the RUSH button in the top menu bar above.
- NATIONAL CHAPTER PRESIDENT MEETING : Austin Gray, chapter president, attended the Eminent Archon Institute in Chicago, January 5 - 7, with over 200 chapter presidents, Supreme Council members and Fraternity Service Center staff from across the country and Canada . The members met to discuss critical initiatives within Sigma Alpha Epsilon and collaborated on policy and services to benefit our chapters.
- M I R A C L E..T R E E S: was a huge success again this year. 10 sororities participated in the annual 7.5 foot tree decorating contest and toys collection program for Children’s National Hospital. They included: ΑΔΠ, ΑΞΔ, ΑΟΠ, ΑΦ, ΓΦΒ, ΔΓ, ΔΔΔ, ΔΦΕ, ΣΚ, ΦΣΣ. Winners included ΑΔΠ with the most Facebook likes for their Miracle Tree picture and ΣΚ with collecting the most toys at 59. Each winner received a $200 check to donate to their favorite charity. A total of 185 toys were donated to Children’s National Hospital on December 15 and $365 was collected via a GoFundMe campaign in addition to a $300 check donation from the ΣΑΕ chapter.
- SPRING 2017 OFFICERS: Austin Gray, Eminent Archon; Ryan Ziemski, Eminent Deputy Archon; Zach Goodwin, Eminent Treasurer; Andy Miller, Eminent Warden; Vince Ciccone, Health & Safety Officer; John Ziemski, Recruitment Chair; David Rochford, Member Educator; Matt Lober, Brotherhood Chair; Rory Hodgson, Service and Philanthropy Chair; Kile Weller, Eminent Herald; Owen Kadow, Alumni Chair; Jake Goldstein, Intramurals Chair; Graham Berry, Eminent Correspondent; Joe Malandruccolo IV, Eminent Chronicler/Social Media Chair/Songmaster; Pat Bevans, Eminent Chaplain; Matt Brennan, Chapter Expectations Chair; and Ben Schneider, Chapter Diversity Chair. We wish them all congratulations and much success as our leadership transitions at Maryland Beta.
- CHAPTER RETREAT was held on September 30 in Dunkirk, MD. 34 members of the chapter attended, along with three alumni Gary Armstrong, Dan Gladding and Ryan Miner. A full day of brainstorming, collaboration, information exchange, presentations and recreational activities took place to strengthen the leadership and membership of the Maryland Beta Chapter of SAE. A plethora of incredible food was consumed from Heavenly Chicken and Ribs, a Dunkirk eatery owned by Gary and Jen Armstrong.
- Leadership Training: Chris Dillon, Austin Gray and Ryan Ziemski traveled to the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona for the 82nd annual John O. Moseley Leadership School July 28 through July 31 for intensive leadership training with nearly 700 other collegiate members from across the United States and Canada. This training prepared these up and coming officers with the tools and leadership qualities they need to help lead the Maryland Beta Chapter to a successful future.
- Second Annual “Cancer Can’t Handle the Mandl”: event was hosted by SAE and AOP on Thursday, April 13 to honor former Maryland student, SAE brother and Osteosarcoma survivor Mike Mandl. Mike overcame Osteosarcoma last Spring, which affects about 800 people annually, and he underwent his final round of chemotherapy this past September. The goal of the event was to raise money for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, an organization that was helpful to Mandl during his treatment. Wrist bracelets that read “Cancer Can’t Handle the Mandl” are still being sold for $3 each (or 50 for $100). This year, over 800 people attended and the event raised $5,016.
- FOUNDERS' DAY: was held on March 11, at Mulligan’s Grill & Pub in the University of Maryland Golf Course Clubhouse. Alumni and active members enjoyed a great afternoon of food and brotherhood. After lunch, a brief program was held to announce the annual chapter and alumni award winners. This year, Joe Malandruccolo IV ‘18 received the True Gentleman of the Year Award (Honorable Mention, Matt Brennan '18); Matt Brennan ‘18 received the Excellence in Scholarship Award (Honorable Mention, Yuval Elkun '17); and Hal Brierley ' 65 and John Lauer ‘63, both received the James G. Sakers Outstanding Alumnus Award.
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