What: First Annual OTTO Alumni Labor Day Work Weekend
When: August 29- Sept. 1, 2014
Where: 14 Leroy St., Potsdam, NY
Purpose: Paint Front Porch and Pillars and possible other projects and to share good times and renew friendships.
As a result of a great 110th OTTO birthday bash on July 12, 2014 in Potsdam, Chris Welsh (’04) (OTTO Alumni Chair), Dan Rissacher (’00), Ted Ross (’81), JR Augustine (’80) and Terry TZ Moran (’81) are promoting the Labor Day work weekend. We are arriving on Friday August 29 and working for two days August 30 and August 31.
Head over to the Labor Day Work Weekend page for more information!
Click the thumbnail for a larger version of the group photo from Saturdays BBQ!
The Alumni Board would like to thank everyone who was able to join us in celebrating 110 years of OTTO this past weekend.
We connected with some great alumni and raised some money for the house as well as the OTTO Foundation. (Our charitable organization responsible for education related expenses and scholarships).
There were many a story swapped, many a beverage drank, and the old timers won the wiffleball game. (regardless of what the younger guys have to say on the matter)
A special thanks to Mickey Booth and Brian Callaghan for helping put this event together. As well as Mickey’s fiancé Keri, Canaan Nelson, and Andrew Dion for helping setup before the event.
Our thanks also to everyone who signed up for recurring donations. This small monthly donation of $10-$15 (really whatever you can afford) a month is crucial to the ongoing success of OTTO. Whether it be at 14 Leroy St or on the Hill, there are upcoming expenses that the active chapter simply cannot shoulder on their own.
We have ~600 living alumni, we are working every day to get back in touch with more of them. If we could get just a fraction of those signed up for a $10 recurring monthly donation, the difference made would be immeasurable.
On to the specifics.
The winning foursome:
- Bob Findley (’81)
- Greg Elsner (’79)
- Kent McManus (’79)
- Annie McManus
Homebrew Competition Results:
1st Place (Tie)
- David Meldrum (’64)
- Honey Ale (made with honey from his own bees) – 14 votes
- Wayne Chase (’92)
- Dave Zeleznock (’05)
- Kraut Pale Ale – 11 votes
3rd Place (Tie)
- James Welsh (Chris Welsh’s father, he went to RPI, but we won’t hold that against him… too much)
- Smoked Porter – 10 votes
- IPL – 10 votes
Thank you to everyone who participated. The event was a great time, and everyone’s beer was delicious. Additional thanks to all of the winners for donating the prize money back to the house.