Submitted By: Dave Decoteau
In the early & mid 1980’s Delta Pi did very little community service. It just wasn’t a priority at that time. We would do a few little things for our immediate neighbors and call that “community service”. In contrast, Brothers living in the Crag from ’87-90 organized countless community efforts- some of these selfless deeds even made it to the local 6 o’clock news ! Following the lead of these visionaries, today’s Delta Pi brothers and Greeks in general are providing the volunteer backbone for many non-profit fund raising ventures. This comes at a time when volunteers are as hard to come by, as dollars to support these always cash strapped organizations.
So I salute our Active Brotherhood and the larger Greek system at Bloomsburg University for their commitment to give back to the local region. I say in all sincerity that without these acts of volunteerism, many of these groups and the area in general would not be as successful and vibrant as they are today.
Seems I can’t go out anymore in the Bloomsburg area without running into a bunch of our brothers doing some community service project. I offer the following evidence:
May 1st, 2010 – Dozens of Delta Pi brothers accompanied by AST sisters showed up to help staff multiple water and aid stations for the River Towns Marathon and Half Marathon. Now it’s hard enough to get volunteers to show up for an hour to two these days. Volunteering for this event is not an hour or two but more like…well…A MARATHON of volunteerism. Thanks to all that participated!
March 5th, 2011 – Delta Pi Brother and Beta Sig brothers teamed up to help with the Humdinger 7.1 mile trail run. You can see how they helped in the attached photo. They were our “insult mascots” and were encouraged to tackle and generally taunt our participants. I know of no better candidates to fill this position than our Active Brotherhood. Did I mention that our main sponsor is Old Forge Brewing Company of Danville, PA?
March 18th, 2011 – 9:30 p.m. – I pick-up my daughter at the Karen Gronsky School of Dance “All night Dance Marathon” and who do I see? None other than a bunch of our illustrious Active Brothers helping the kids and getting into the action. Brothers in tutus dancing on stage. Lip syncing to Lady Gaga songs. I’ve never been more proud to call myself a Delta Pi brother.