Help Us Honor Brother Bob Dutro
I am writing to share with you that Robert Dutro is retiring as Virginia Kappa’s chapter advisor after 35 years of service. Bob recently announced that he was stepping down from this role due to ongoing health issues.
As we all no doubt recognize, Bob has always been that steady hand who has contributed to the personal development of so many of us during our years at William & Mary. He is the model of a True Gentleman, and his leadership style is squarely rooted in serving others. Now, it’s our turn to repay his kindness and commitment to Virginia Kappa and congratulate him as he turns the page on this chapter of his life. To mark the occasion, please join us on September 24, 2016, from 11 am to 1 pm, as we gather at the SAE Chapter House, 710 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (across from William & Mary Hall) in celebration of his long standing service to Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
To his credit, Bob has deservingly earned every award and recognition the Fraternity has to offer, including the Distinguished Service Award and serving as the Honorary Eminent Supreme Archon. With your help and generous support, we plan to honor Bob in a different and more lasting way. On September 24th, we would love to present Bob and Nancy with a ceremonial check in the amount no less than $100,000, on account of donations made to the Robert S. Dutro Chapter Education Fund. Managed by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation, these funds will support academic scholarships for our Virginia Kappa students in the years ahead. We are off to a good start with approximately $10,000 raised so far. And, one of our Virginia Kappa brothers will match the next $10,000 in donations! While we realize that everyone’s giving capacity varies, we appreciate that the Foundation is flexible on how you structure your gift – whether a single $1,000 donation or a $1,000 paid in quarterly installments of $25 over the next 10 years. Because time is limited, please don’t delay and please be generous with your support.
In closing, I appreciate that many of us have busy lives and family commitments. And, yes, many of us live far away, too. Brothers, we all know that life is precious and we are not always afforded these opportunities to come together and celebrate such milestones as a family. Please join me and make every possible effort to attend this special event for such a deserving brother.
Michael S. Rodgers
Virginia Kappa ’92
Eminent Supreme Chronicler