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The Yellow Rose of Texas


The National Fraternity has embarked on a strategy to increase its presence in the West, and in particular within the state of Texas. As you already know the banners of Kappa Delta Rho have been flying high and proud on the campus of Tarleton State University for more than 25 years with our Zeta Beta Chapter. We launched the campaign to increase our presence in Texas from the Zeta Beta Chapter on April 9 when we hosted the first Midwestern Regional Conclave at Tarleton State University.  It was a resounding success with more than 70 Brothers from various chapters coming together in Brotherhood to learn, socialize, and celebrate what it means to be true KDR Gentlemen. The hosting, facilitating, and sponsoring of the Midwestern Conclave was truly a collaborative effort between the National Office, Tarleton State University, Zeta Beta Chapter, Theta Chapter, Epsilon Chapter, Eta Chapter, Nu Chapter, Zeta Beta Alumni Corporation, the Theta Alumni Corporation, the Lions Club of Stephenville, and Ed Horton. The administration at Tarleton State University provided us with space and audiovisual needs for all of the educational programs on Saturday, April 10, at no cost. The Zeta Beta Alumni Cor- poration donated funds to pay for the hotel rooms for all of the undergraduate participants. The Lions Club of Stephenville and Ed Horton donated all of the “wild” food for the great Brotherhood Dinner on Saturday evening. Theta Alumni Corporation donated funds to help defer the cost of fuel for the two 15-passenger vans that carried our undergraduates from the heartland of America down to Texas.

Read more about our efforts in Texas and other great articles in the new issue of the Quill & Scroll.  You can read it on-line at or check your mailbox this weekend.  If you have not received your issue of the Quill & Scroll it most likely means you need to update your address with the National Office.  To update your address please call the National Office at 1-800-536-KDR1 and enter extension 14 for Sarah Ziegenfus, our new office assistant who will take your contact information and update the database to ensure you don't miss another issue of our magazine.