September 2002 House Corporation President Update

Latest Newsletter Online

The latest semi-annual printed newsletter was mailed out recently and the online version has been posted on You can access the online edition as well as past issues and the monthly emails at WWW.ETAIOTA.ORG/NEWSLETTERS.

A couple minor errors have surfaced since the newsletter was printed: the officer index on the front page should read “2002” instead of “2001” and our current treasurer, Mike Gehman’s, email address should be “” Eta Iota’s Spaghetti Dinner

As part of their Rush activities, the actives are holding an alumni spaghetti dinner at the House on September 20th. They have asked that any alumni who may be in the area to stop by and enjoy themselves for a night of reliving the EXperience with our undergraduate and prospective brothers.

Roofing Issues

A section of the flat roof over the main house has recently sprung a significant leak. This protion of the roof was replaced back in 2000 and luckily, the workmanship and/or products should be covered under warranty. Unfortunately, the roofing contractor has been rather slow in responding to calls and getting a crew out to make necessary repairs. We have enlisted the help of local lawyer, Tom Hart, to send a ‘reminder’ note to the contractors and mention the urgency of the situation.

ERAU Homecoming Approaching

Mark your calendar for November 6-10 for this year’s Homecoming & Alumni weekend in Daytona. The following dates were pulled from ERAU’s website at

3rd Annual Distinguished Alumni/Corporate Awards Dinner

Industry/ Career Expo

Alumni & Parent Event Registration/Check-In

Eagle Athletic Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

3rd Annual Alumni Volleyball Match
1 p.m. ~ ICI Center

Homecoming Parade
4 p.m. ~ Parade route on campus

Alumni & Parent Tailgate Party & Pep Rally
Alumni , Students, and parents are invited to join in this traditional homecoming celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, giveaways, and more. One complimentary adult beverage ticket included.
5 p.m. ~ ICI Parking Lot ~ $15 early bird – $20 after 10/28

Alumni & Parent Tailgate Party & Pep Rally
Alumni , Students, and parents are invited to join in this traditional homecoming celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, giveaways, and more. One complimentary adult beverage ticket included.
5 p.m. ~ ICI Parking Lot ~ $15 early bird – $20 after 10/28

Alumni Reunion at The Ocean Deck
The best networking takes place during this traditional reunion at Daytona alumni most famous hangout. Enjoy live entertainment by the Caribbean Posse and great food/beverage specials.
9 p.m. ~ Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club

15K “Riddle Run-Around” Scholarship Race
7 a.m. ~ 15K course around campus ~ $15 early bird – $ 20 after 10/28.

2002 Fly-In & Static Display : “Embry-Riddle Salutes our Military Alumni”
As a tribute to the thousands of our military alumni, Embry-Riddle proudly presents the 2002 Fly-In & Static Display. Enjoy networking with alumni serving in the United States armed forces from all over the world. Over 75 aircraft are scheduled to appear, including : A-10 Thunderbolt, AH-64 Apache, AT-38C, B-1B Lancer, C-5 Galaxy, C-12 King Air, C-23 Citation, C-23 Sherpa, C-130 Hercules, C-130J, CH-47 Chinook, E-3AAwacs, F-4 Phantom, F-15 Strike Eagle, F-16 Viper, F-18, MH-6 Little Bird, MH-47 Special Ops, OH-58A Observation, P-3 UH60 Blackhawk and much more. Aircraft participation subject to change. General aviation and corporate aircraft will also be on static display. Other highlights include children’s events and activities, merchandise, and food vendors. Amap with directions and parking details will be available at registration.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ~DAB Airport, Whiskey & Echo taxiways ~ $5 per car at 59, Richard Petty Blvd.

College of Aviation Open House & Tours
Tour this new 75,000 square foot state-of-the art facility, which is Phase I of the new flight line redevelopment. Faculty members will showcase meteorology labs, air traffic control simulations, and high-tech aviation equipment.
1 – 3 p.m. ~ Aviation Building Atrium ~Complimentary refreshments

Homecoming Dinner ~ “ERAU Salutes our Alumni in the Military”
Guest speaker Lt. General John M. “Mike” McDuffie (’77) enjoy a distinguished31-year career in the Army. He was an Army aviator and attack helicopter pilot, served as the president’s military emissary for humanitarian relief operations in group vice president of defense programs and systems for the Anteon Corporation.
6 – 8:30 p.m. ~ Daytona Beach Jet Center Hanger ~ $30 early bird – $35 after 10/28

30th Birthday CDs

Last word from Gassi is that final touches are currently being put on the commemorative 30th Birthday CDs containing photographs & images from Eta Iota over the past 30 years. The CDs should be ready for mailing soon and we will update the status in next month’s email.

September Birthdays

As always, Happy Birthday to those Eta Iota Brothers celebrating in September:
09/01 Larry Prosser ’75
09/01 Trevor Prigge “Chesta ” ’04
09/02 Stephen Avery III ’71
09/03 Ken Bott “Excalibur ” ’90
09/04 Gary Homanick ’82
09/04 Edward Gomez “Edie ” ’92
09/04 Bryan Hogan ’94
09/04 Ron Hoye ’94
09/06 Josh Donaldson ’01
09/07 David Torres “Nacho ” ’98
09/08 Thomas Haught ’95
09/08 Christopher Sanscrainte “Chris ” ’95
09/09 Dennis Hall ’74
09/09 Dan Bush ’75
09/09 Brent Gillam ’89
09/09 Brent McBratney ’92
09/11 Eric Bowen ’81
09/11 Dave Stepien “Step ” ’86
09/11 Robert R. Bergenstock Jr. “Bob ” ’85
09/12 Jere Anderson “Fat Albert ” ’72
09/12 Darrell A. Beard Jr. “Skip ” ’73
09/12 Dudley Mecum ’83
09/15 Art Jacobs ’74
09/15 Chris Haun “Fieval ” ’01
09/16 Tom Moore ’81
09/16 Rod Ebbe ’85
09/17 James Gierhart ’93
09/18 Dave Stuart ’79
09/18 Ted Sandoval “Ted ” ’86
09/20 John Paul DiGiacobbe “Lil’ Peepers ” ’05
09/20 Lawrence Rea Jr “Larry ” ’75
09/20 Eric Eichmann ’92
09/20 Jason Clancy ’93
09/21 Chauncey Clark ’73
09/21 Steve Schmidt ’76
09/23 Dwight Cheek ’75
09/23 Geoff Harned ’77
09/24 George E. Pence PhD “Doc ” ’61
09/24 Mark Rogers “Stormy ” ’73
09/25 Ron Delle Donne ’80
09/26 Mark Schachtel ’80
09/26 Neil Campbell ’92
09/26 Colin Malaker ’92
09/26 Anthony Hammond ’95
09/27 William F. Palmer Jr. “Bill ” ’79
09/28 Timothy Forman “Tim ” ’74
09/28 Rich Rossell ’95
09/29 John Murphy ’78
09/29 Kevin Ergenbright ’88
09/30 Jim Hamblin ’72
09/30 Dan Ward ’88
09/30 Frank Bokulich ’95

Guard Well,

John Banta

Eta Iota House Corp President

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