Greetings! I hope you are all having a safe and relaxing summer. This past
year has been busy for both the Home Company and the active chapter.
As I write this letter, we find ourselves without a permanent house for
the first time in many, many years. Our lease at 45 Mill Street ended at the
conclusion of Spring Quarter and we moved out on June 9. While this was
a difficult decision to make, it was in the best interest of the entire chapter
as the house was no longer a financially viable option for the actives or
alumni. I know many of you may be upset at this turn of events, but always
remember that our fraternity is much more than a physical structure, and
we will keep the memories of 45 Mill close to our hearts for the rest of our
Given our current situation, the primary focus of the Home Company
is to secure long-term housing for the chapter. This has proven to be a
difficult task, as our financial resources are limited, and viable housing
options that fit the needs of the active chapter are hard to find in the Athens
market. We are taking every step possible to find a new property, and the
search continues on a daily basis. To further facilitate the process, the
Home Company has retained the services of a real estate agent in Athens.
Although we are hopeful that a new house will be found quickly, we are
also being careful to find a property that will serve us well in the future.
In order to be successful at finding a new house, recruitment and even
maintaining a presence on Ohio University’s campus, we rely on you, our
alumni. Throughout the past year, countless numbers of brothers have
demonstrated their faith in this great fraternity by attendance at Homecom-
ing or Founders Day, by assistance with various chapter functions, and
with monetary donations.
We need your help to continue the Lambda Chi tradition this year,
more than ever. The future of our chapter depends on the ongoing support
of every member. Our membership is currently weak in numbers (39 men),