Feb 11, 2013 Lexington, KY The Omega chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity recently organized a weekend trip to a cabin on Nolin Lake for the first off-campus brotherhood retreat in chapter history. This trip was unique in that the entire active chapter (123 members) along with the 18 new potential new members received invitations. The cabin complex was entirely paid for with chapter funds, leaving the only monetary charge for those who attended being a small fee of $10 for food.
Nestled in a wilderness setting, Pine Paradise is located on a private, secluded wooded lot. Unlike most resorts, it is off the beaten path with no visible streets or street noise, but equally convenient to area attractions; Mammoth Cave National Park is approximately 40 minutes away, also there is Park City and GunTown Mountain amusement park. The National Corvette Museum and Beach Bend Park is located only 30 minutes away in Bowling Green.
While at the cabin, afternoon sessions were held that consisted of the chapter’s executive council giving the rest of the attendees a brief overview of what they’re planning on doing to improve their personal position as well as the overall well being of the chapter. This was also a time for the active members who attended to ask questions and give their own opinions on how they wanted the chapter to progress in the next couple of years at the University of Kentucky. Free time at the cabin was spent doing recreational activities, such as canoeing and playing pool or ping-pong. Overall, the trip was a huge success and planning for next years chapter retreat has already begun.
The Omega Chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was founded at the University of Kentucky in 1901 and has initiated more than 2,000 members. In addition to the accomplishments at the University of Kentucky, The Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity has maintained the largest average chapter size of any inter/national fraternity for most of the past 20 years, and through its members has donated millions of hours and dollars to philanthropic causes and community organizations across North America. “Pi Kappa Alpha’s mission is to develop men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.”