BENEFITING: The King's College
Family, Friends, and Alumni of The House Of Sir Winston Churchill,
This past year the House had another tumultuous season, with victories such as the spring semester retreat and setbacks like the academic standing of the House. We, the current active students in the House, recognize the importance of continuing to build upon the success and learn from the failures.
I believe the best way to help Churchill flourish over time is to build a culture grounded in our values of Brotherhood, Courage, Servanthood and Excellence. Brotherhood is the first step in living out our other values. That means spending time together, for upperclassmen and first years alike. We want to fundraise this year so that our men can go to the school wide Fall Retreat on September 8-10 at a reasonable price, a first-ever Fall Churchill Retreat, as well as our traditional Spring Churchill Retreat. While we should be able to cover the fall House Retreat with a generous grant from The King’s Council, The King's College annual Fall Retreat comes with the price tag of $75 for upperclassmen and $65 for first year students. The Executive Team, along with the Knights of Bounty & Surplus and Strategic Alliances, have set a goal to raise $1,735 to offset this cost.
This school-wide retreat is important to what we are trying to accomplish this year. It’s a time to have fun with the whole school, but it’s also a time to hear from Staff members and Faculty members about how we can grow as Christians. Drama competition is on this Fall Retreat, so keeping up our stellar reputation in that field is important to us, but enabling our guys with the best of the King’s community is also something we think is important for their time here.
Raising $1735 would result in two achievements: All 20 of our freshman would be able to attend Fall Retreat at a cost of $15 (i.e., $1000 of the total) All 21 of our upperclassmen would be able to attend Fall Retreat at a cost of $35 per ticket (i.e., $735 of the total) Your investment is important as we serve the House of Sir Winston Churchill this year and in years to come.
Whether now, for this event, or in your presence at House events, The House of Sir Winston Churchill is a successful, prestigious, and lasting brotherhood because of who you were to us then, but also who you are to us now. Our house’s connection with our past, in you, is an essential part of how we operate for the good of our Brotherhood. Our blood, toil, tears, and sweat this year is spent for what you created for us.
Peter H. T. Murphy, President