Quarterly Meeting Notice and Invitation to Induction and Celebratory Lunch for New Undergraduate Members

DGT Alumni Association, Inc. serves notice that the next Quarterly Membership Meeting of the DGT Alumni Association will be held Saturday, April 28, starting at noon, eastern.  The agenda normally includes reviewing reports from the officers, including the Treasurer, as well as reports from the Property Manager and Gallery House Internship Program’s Lead Coach

DGT's Calendar Updated

The calendar of DGT Alumni Association's events and meetings for the remainder of 2018 has been updated. Key dates to keep in mind include:

  • Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m., Opening Reception of Knowing Me Knowing You, an exhibit curated by Gallery House Interns, Spring 2018
  • Saturday, April 28, 12:00 p.m., Quarterly Membership Meeting and Social Gathering
  • Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m., Closing Reception of Knowing Me Knowing You, an exhibit curated by Gallery House Interns, Spring 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 12:00 p.m., Quarterly Membership Meeting and Backyard BBQ
  • Saturday, September 29, Pratt Alumni Day and  DGT's Annual Alumni Exhibit and Reception
  • Saturday, October 27, 12:00 p.m., Quarterly Membership Meeting and Social Gathering
  • Saturday, November 17, 3:00 p.m., DGT Thanksgiving Pot-luck Dinner

Adam Colello, Laura Arike and Rddhima Goylan join the Ranks of Pratt Students and Graduates Committed to Continuing Gallery House Internship Program

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.

The Mug Story

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.

Dues are due; Maintain your Connection!

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 the "Spirit of Hanna, My Delta Gamma," Help Make 2018 a Great Year

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.

Change in Time and Location for Thanksgiving Dinner

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. 

Thanksgiving Celebration at the House, Saturday, November 18

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 atlogo-signupgenius-color.png.

 

A Spring and Summer of Overcoming Challenges Related to Our Beautiful but More than a Century-old Home

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.

Keep the Connection Going in 2017

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.

Gallery House Fellowship Application Deadline is September 30, 2016

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.

When you next shop Amazon.com request that DGT Foundation receive a portion of the price of your purchase as a donation.

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!