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2024 Pike Alumni Float Trip

May 17-18-19

Riversedge Campground

Wilderness Lodge

Lesterville, MO

The annual Pike float trip is still alive and kicking.

This year we will return to the Black River in Lesterville, MO.

Camping will be at The Riversedge Campground with cabins available at Wilderness Lodge.

There are new owners therefore new contact information listed below. (campground)

or just google it.

Phone #s 573-307-1141 (lodge)

573-307-1120 (lodge

573-307-1140 (campground)

Arrivals will begin Friday evening May 17 (or for those of you that subscribe to the theory that Thursday is the new Friday, then May 16, for those of you that believe Wednesday is Friday, you do the math). We will be taken up stream and float the Black River down to our campsite on Saturday with a possible alternate route for early arrival Friday floaters. This event is open to all Pikes both active and alumni.

In order to join in on the fun all you need do is pack your camping supplies, food, and beverage (glass bottles not allowed) and show up. For you non-campers, you can rent a cabin that is a short distance from the campsites. Meals are prepared for cabin dwellers at Wilderness Lodge check with them for details. See the above links for rates and reservations.


Fall Rush 2023 Update and Fundraising

EI Brethren:

Hopefully you’ve heard by now the success with PIKE rush this fall.  27 men for PIKE.  Next closest were SX and SN at 14. Thank you EJ Foreman for your work with the Rush Chair all summer! Everyone else was much lower.  While I’m ecstatic about winning, the overall numbers are disappointing for Greek life in general.  That said, its time to capitalize on this momentum and get these guys the training they need.

Sending to a few of you to hopefully build up our current account in this challenge.  I will send out a broad email to all EI alumni next week.  Perhaps someone with access to the EI alumni FB page could share

Here is information on the fundraising effort:

As the info says, 50% immediately goes to chapter use toward PIKE University events (Leadership Conferences) – the other 50% goes to overall Fraternity programs.  There are some additional incentives once we get over the 5K and 10K mark, including a free hotel stay for the officers at the Executives Conference in Memphis next January.

Here is our page:

We are presently in 113th place, behind several closed chapters, with my donation just to get us on the board.

Please consider making a gift, even if a token $100, $50, $25.00 amount (yes, it is tax deductible).
Please forward to any of your own era friend groups and promote.

Thank you in advance,


Executive Vice President 

Pike 60’s Reunion

Brothers Mark Your Calendars

The Pike 60’s Reunion Steering Committee has firmed up dates and location for our reunion. The Reunion will be held at the Drury Plaza & Conference Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. The reunion will kick off with a reception on Tuesday evening, October 4. The Steering Committee is working on activities for the 5th, with a dinner that evening, and will culminate with sad good-byes on the 6th.

We now need to get a firm handle on how many Brothers plan to attend, how many will bring their spouses or significant other, and if they will be staying at the hotel. The steering committee is strongly encouraging spousal attendance. Many of our Brothers are married to their college sweetheart and we think they also would love to get together again. This information is needed in order to negotiate room and banquet rates and calculate costs.

Please respond to this e-mail letting us know:

1. whether or not you plan to attend;
2. whether or not you will be bringing your spouse or significant other; and
3. If you will be staying at the hotel.

In addition, below is a list of the Brothers that so far have expressed interest in attending a 1960’s Epsilon Iota Reunion. If you remain in contact with others, please contact them and find out if they are interested. If so have them contact me at so I can add them to future updates.

Terry Hale
a.k.a. Smokey (1966)

2022 Alumni Weekend Golf Tournament Details

Golf tournament April 30th

It sold out last year so get your teams in soon.

Please see the attached information sheet and registration form for the 2022 Pike Alumni weekend Golf Tournament. Tournament will be held at Dalhousie Golf Club again this year on 4/30. Lunch will start at 12:30 with golf to follow starting at 2pm.


Let me know if you have any questions.

Mark Zieres
District Manager of Hotel Real Estate Acquisitions
Drury Southwest, Inc.
101 S. Farrar Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 388-3571 Direct Phone

EI Alumni Homecoming 2021 – IN PERSON

SEMO Homecoming
Friday October 29: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Alumni Cocktail Party
Ciao. They are going to set up a bar in the lobby and pass around appetizers for us from 5-7:30. They will have live music that night also.
Saturday October 30: 8:30 – 1:00 (Parade at 9:30)
Alumni Tailgate: On Broadway across from El Sol Restaurant, next to Houck Fieldhouse Parking Lot.
1:00 SEMO vs. Eastern Illinois
Watch this page for Updates!