Just a few short weeks ago, the entire current roster of the North Dakota chapter of Delta Upsilon go together will a few dedicated alumni, and set out to accomplish the impossible: clean up the area surrounding the coulee.
As everyone reading this has probably witnessed and quite possibly contributed to, the coulee is not exactly the kind of place you would bring your family to picnic at. With this in mind, and the thoughts of a new chapter house in our heads, we decided it was time for us to take the first steps in preparing the neighboring property (421 Princeton) for the construction.
Waking up bright and early at 9:30 am, we gathered the few lawn tools we have and began clearing the bank. With all the hands we had, and Brad Aafedt going though about 60 gallons of gas in the chainsaw, the property at 421 Princeton St. to look unrecognizable.
After the fun part was finished, the chapter had the opportunity to stick around for pizza and drinks and to converse with the local alumni that had made the trip.
While to some it may have seemed like a pointless effort, the demonstration of the chapter’s excitement and willingness to put in the work towards a new house was not lost on the alumni in attendance.