Workin’ it

We are again having a summer work weekend at the DU house in Champaign. Last summer, a group of dedicated alumni and 20 undergrads worked for 2 1/2 days making much needed repairs to the 2nd & 3rd floor hallways, brick walkway and outside wood trim. Much was accomplished, but, as with any structure that is 89 years old, another round of repairs is needed. This summer, we will seal the basement floor, refinish the floor on the main level and also paint the walls.

The work weekend is July 11-12th. You are strongly encouraged to join us to lend a hand – whether it be for a couple of hours, a day, or the full weekend. No special skills required. Please let us know if you plan on helping out so we can plan the work teams’ time effectively. In the past multiple Alumni Board members and undergrads have greatly appreciated the work of brothers like Kim Lewis ’79 who have generously donated their time. This year, Jeff Castles ’76 will provide his expertise on the painting projects needed. We are also planning on repairing/replacing the infamous “penalty boxes” in the rooms in the next couple years. Anyone with furniture expertise would be very helpful in the planning of that–

Perhaps just as importantly, we need your financial support to help purchase the necessary supplies. This request is urgent as we are planning our materials procurement now for delivery in July. Please consider donating $250, $500 or $1,000 today! Send your check directly to, Kevin Donnelly, 5822 Giddings Ave., Hinsdale,IL, 60521. Please make checks payable to Illinois Chapter of Delta Upsilon, Inc. We’ll make sure the donations are quickly earmarked for this summer’s work project.

Questions? Feel free to call me for more details at 630-207-0239. Best time to call is 7pm – 10pm CT. Hope to hear from you.

Thanks for your time and support!


John Sladek ’75 and the DU Alumni Board

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