Delta Delta Chapter House Summer Rehab 2014
Butch Brose and his trusty group of summer rehab experts have been hard at it this summer getting 202 Littleton refreshed for the coming school year.
Great Hall, Activity Room Receive New Looks
Along with a thorough cleaning, touch up painting and routine repairs throughout the chapter house, there were a number of other improvements that were made. These included screening and refinishing the Great Hall and Dining Room hardwood floors, new carpeting in the Great Hall, purchasing four new chairs for the Library conference table, adding drapes in the computer lab, repairing the brickwork in the entrance foyer, and sealing and restriping the driveway.
The Activity Room in the basement has also taken on a new look. With funds available from the undergraduates, the House Corp worked with the active chapter to draw up a plan to reconfigure the bar and seating in this room so it provided better flow and utilization for larger group events. The end result is a very attractive and party friendly space that will be better able to accommodate Delta Delta’s activities.
Your Annual Fund At Work
Even after spending $7.4 million dollars to renovate the chapter house in 2007 we always knew that our beloved home at 202 Littleton Street was going to need future ongoing maintenance and upkeep. That is why our renovation campaign leadership established the Delta Delta Annual Fund to provide the necessary resources for structural and interior improvements in future years.
The goal of this fund is to raise $80,000 a year to meet the projected long term maintenance requirements of the chapter house. At this level the House Corporation will have funds for both minor and major repairs i.e. roof repair, boiler replacement, and future kitchen upgrades -- all without resorting to a major capital campaign.
For the first time this summer we tapped into the Annual Fund to repair the brickwork in the entrance foyer. Over the years the bricks and mortar have been damaged by water and the elements. You’ll see that it looks great and maintains the original appearance of the original 1912 bricks.
Annual Fund Needs Support of All Brothers
As our Annual Fund reaches out each year to all our brothers, it is important that we support this endeavor. With each brother contributing to the cause, we can ensure that our investment in our historic chapter house is maintained and future generations of Sigma Chi’s have a safe and attractive place to call home.
Overall the chapter house looks great and will soon welcome back the young men of Sigma Chi.