Pi Kappa Phi

Kappa Iota - University of Idaho

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Charlotte, NC - Training Day 1

Back to the old grind! Today was my first full day in Charlottte with the Build America 2016 crew.  

 

I arrived at the airport in Charlotte at about midnight after an extra long series of flights from Salt Lake. From there I was picked up by our Project Manager Derek Torres and taken to our lodging at the Pi Kapp townhouses where the Leadership Consultants and summer interns live. 

 

The house in the daylight

The house in the daylight

After a luxuriously long night of sleep we got to head to Pi Kapp National headquarters to officially begin our training. 

 

The national office

The national office

Not only did we begin our training on policies and procedures, but we got an awesome tour of the facility as well. The amount of Pi Kapp history and memorabilia was incredible. 

 

The "fishbowl" where we have most of our trainings

The "fishbowl" where we have most of our trainings

The list of donors that funded the construction of our National Headquarters

The list of donors that funded the construction of our National Headquarters

The Pi Kapp flag that went into space in 1997 on the Columbia Space Shuttle

The Pi Kapp flag that went into space in 1997 on the Columbia Space Shuttle

The first ever Pi Kapp national HQ was just a cabin at the end of a gravel road in the mountains

The first ever Pi Kapp national HQ was just a cabin at the end of a gravel road in the mountains

The original minutes of the first meetings of the group that would become Pi Kappa Phi

The original minutes of the first meetings of the group that would become Pi Kappa Phi

The back wall in the Ability Experience main room

The back wall in the Ability Experience main room

So much more cool history! 

So much more cool history! 

I have way more pictures on my phone than I could possibly share here, but needless to say the amount of history is astonishing. 

 

after hours of training and leadership exercises we finally got to head back home for some much needed rest. The four men that I have the pleasure to serve with as crew members are incredible and I can see that we all truly care about the work we are doing here.  

 

Only two more days until the rest of the team arrives and the real busy training begins. That is when things really start to pick up. Til then I'll try to keep you updated and post as many fun pictures as I can. 

 

I'm still actively fundraising to reach my goal for the summer so feel free to check out my page and make a donation at  Rykerbelnapbuild.us

 

thanks, 

 

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- Ryker

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