On April 27, the Mu Iota chapter hosted the Mini Masters in their chapter house along with the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
"Mini Masters is something that we've done for a while and it always happens around the actual Masters time." said Chapter President Eli Maloy, Kentucky '12
This year, the chapter decided to move the event from a miniature golf course to their house to have it on campus for easier access. The brothers built the entire 9 hole course through hallways and rooms in the house.
"This year we had 74 teams sign up, each team pays $20 for entry" said Philanthropy Chairman Nicholas Ackerman, Kentucky '13
All of the proceeds are split equally between Dance Blue Marathon, an organization benefitting the Kentucky Children's Hospital, and St. Jude's Children Hospital.
"It was extremely easy for guys to come get free food, hang out and play putt-putt together and really do something that we enjoy and it benefits someone else." said Maloy
The Zeta Beta chapter at the University of Southern California has taken a great idea and turned it into one of the chapter's most valuable member benefits: networking.
"We decided to send out a call to alumni asking if they'd be interested to come to a Career Day where you talk about your industry and how you got there," said Chapter Advisor Jerry Papazian, Southern California '74.
Zeta Beta has been hosting an annual ATO Career Day for three years now. The response from undergraduates and alumni has been overwhelmingly positive. It answers one of the most basic questions of any undergraduate: what do I want to do after I graduate?
"We have people that are in the entertainment industry, people that are entrepreneurs… engineers… consultants," said Alumni Relations Officer Derek Nielsen, Southern California '12. "Being able to kind of pick their brains about their various experiences, and how that would apply to me moving forward, was definitely very useful."
"This is one of those experiences that reminds you, 'You know what? It's special to reconnect with these guys,'" said Blaine Rominger, Southern California '80.
"You can do these [events]," said KNBC-TV Weathercaster Carl Bell, Southern California '81. "They're so easy, and they're fun. It's reconnecting."