Pi Chi Omega enjoys first meetup of 2023


January 10, 2023


Rob Seil celebrates his $200 prize with Pi Chi Omega President Dr. Cassie Krejci. PHOTO: PMP STAFF

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.


Pi Chi Omega Associate Director Kristin Coron, left, and Executive Director Andrea Coron take a break from selling raffle tickets to pose for a photo. Pi Chi Omega President Dr. Cassie Krejci is in line to buy a few tickets, too. PHOTO: PMP STAFF



The Giant Jenga game was an exciting addition to the meetup. PHOTO: PMP STAFF



From left, Dave Ramsey, director of service quality for Rentokil Terminix; Jordan Brooks, executive VP and General Counsel for Sterifab; and Dale Baker, VP of sales for J.T. Eaton; are caught mid-conversation at the meetup. PHOTO: PMP STAFF



The Championship Game was on in the background, but because it wasn’t Purdue or Ohio State, it was low stakes for most of the attendees! PHOTO: PMP STAFF



Andrea Coron holds the bag of 50/50 raffle tickets as James Miller, ACE, market manager and pest control operator for Trécé Inc., pulls the winning ticket. PHOTO: PMP STAFF


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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