The Purdue Pest Management Conference is all about tradition, and so it is also with the industry fraternity that was born on the West Lafayette, Ind., Purdue University campus in 1950, Pi Chi Omega. In recent years, Pi Chi Omega has made sure to get together at least once during major industry events for fellowship, games and a 50/50 raffle to benefit its scholarship program and other endeavors. On Jan. 9, a meetup took place at Buffalo Wild Wings in nearby Lafayette, Ind., where the ensuing 50/50 raffle raised $1,220. Terminix’s Rob Seil held the winning ticket and was entitled to his half of $610 — but he generously gave back $410 to the fraternity.
Jeff Ives, director of operations and technology for Rose Pest Solutions based in Troy, Mich., arrived a little later to the party in progress, but generously donated $40 to the cause after the ticket had been called. This means Pi Chi Omega raised a total of $1,060 at the event. Tonight, Jan. 10, they will have their official “Raise the Bar” event, which also is a way for potential members to learn more about the fraternity. It will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lafayette.
To learn more about Pi Chi Omega, please visit PiChiOmega.org. Below are some photos from the Jan. 9 meetup.
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