Fifty one members paid their dues, including many who made an additional donation. The January annual membership drive raised a combined total of $2,000 in dues and donations.
On Saturday, January 27, In a brief afternoon ceremony, the graduates of the fall 2017 Gallery House Internship Program, joined the ranks of the graduates of fall 2015, spring 2016 and fall 2016 committed to help continue the program, in a volunteer capacity, as they are able.
DGT Alumni Association's Annual Membership Meeting concluded with the election of the 2018 Board of Directors. This group will be responsible for continuing to manage transformation and transition in an organization first begun in the late nineteenth century to one that thrives through the 21'st century.
As DGT manages transition and transformation, from bright past to bright future, from pledging to the Gallery House Internship Program, the Mug Story merits sharing. A new generation wants and appreciates that mug. It appears some things change and somethings remain as shared joys and experiences across the generations, inclusive of members who received theirs in the 1950s and those who now receive them in the second decade of the 21st Century.
With your active participation as a dues paying member, DGT Alumni Association will maintain a path of progress that has been followed since re-organizing efforts in 2012 and 2013. If you have already sent in your $10 dues for 2018, thank you! If you haven’t yet done so, the month of January has been designated for when dues are renewed. Please use a convenient link to PayPal to make the payment.
May you and your families have a great 2018! As I pause as President of DGT Alumni Association to reflect on the past and coming year, I can’t help but think of Brother Tom Wong (spring ’83, Engineering ’84). 2017 ended as it began with a bit of a crisis at the House that was again largely managed by an individual who embodies the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood, or as a newer generation prefers to say, ‘family.’ It is a spirit many of us came to know in our undergraduate life at 272 Clinton Ave.
There is a change in the time and venue for DGT Alumni Association’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. It will take place on Saturday, November 18, at Putnam’s Pub & Cooker, 419 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. This restaurant is located at the corner of Myrtle Ave. and Clinton Ave., just two and a half blocks from the House. A group reservation has been made for 5:30 p.m.
Attention all members and Gallery House Interns. It’s that time of year again for the annual DGT Alumni Association Thanksgiving dinner, which will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 4 pm to 6 pm at 272 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. If you will be in the New York area next Saturday please join in the celebration. A signup webpage has been established at.
Despite launching into and continuing post-graduate life, recently inducted DGT Alumni who completed the Gallery House Program in 2015 or 2016, have given innumerable volunteer hours to develop the program for continued and improved implementation in fall 2017.
Several costly repairs and improvements had to be undertaken in the first half of 2017. The problems requiring immediate attention involved the boiler in the cellar, gas lines leading to boiler, and a series of issues uncovered as a result preparing for an inspection and test of the fire sprinkler system required every five years by New York City. In all, when completed, these repairs and improvements will have cost in excess of $40,000 or more than 40% of annual income from rent in a normal year with 100% occupancy rate.
On Pratt Institute Alumni Day, Saturday, October 7, 2017 the Gallery House Program of the DGT Alumni Association (DGT) will proudly present the Annual DGT Alumni Exhibit. The theme of this year’s exhibit is Space and Body.
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Involvement in and support for the DGT Alumni Association annually starts in January with payment of $10 in membership fees. The work of keeping the connection going is volunteer based. However, the fee not only provides for the ability of you to vote at membership meetings, now held by video conference, and to hold office, but for you to also cover the costs of supplies, stamps and communications to "keep the connection going.' It's easy to do it via PayPal. Thank you in Advance from the Board.
Pratt Alumni who as undergraduates were members of Tau Delta Phi - Tau Sigma, Delta Gamma Theta - Alpha, or Delta Gamma Theta - Omega gathered for an afternoon reception at the 'Old Fraternity House,' located at 272 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn.
Gallery House Fellowship, a program of the DGT Foundation, announces that the deadline for applying for a Gallery House Fellowship is September 30, 2016. During the Fall of 2016, three Pratt Institute students will each be awarded a fellowship. Participants will gain real-life experience in curating, planning, promoting, setting up and managing an exhibit of creative works.
Great News: DGT Foundation, Inc., the educational and charitable arm of the DGT Alumni Association, Inc. is now listed as a charity eligible to be designated by you, the shopper, as a charity to receive a percentage of the sale as a donation in support of its activities. Please take the opportunity to support DGT in this way! The flagship and only program currently carried out by the DGT Foundation is the Gallery House Fellowship Program, which has had a great start over the course of the past two semesters. To sign up with Amazon for this opportunity, go to Amazon.com's Smile Amazon Program. It's Great to Be!
In a letter to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Pratt, Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, President, announced his resignation effective after the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. After the completion of the search for a new President, Dr. Schutte will be President Emeritus per action taken by the Board to honor him in that way. A copy of the letter may be downloaded.
Please also join in the effort of contributing to the fundraising effort the fellows have set up in support of the program and this semester's beneficiary charity, an organization addressing violence in the form of acid attacks!
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Four of the 2015 Board members, all of whom were seeking reelection, were elected by acclamation to another one-year term on the Board. Re-elected were Gil Gerald as President, Tom Fiorella as Vice President, Tom Wong as Treasurer, and Vern Ford as Secretary. Also elected was Nelson Hernandez, Sr. to serve as Sargent-at-Arms.