Rose-Hulman St. Louis Area Alumni Habitat For Humanity Project

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Saint Louis area Rose-Hulman alumni and friends participate in St. Louis Habitat for Humanity in North St. Louis, 20 August 2005.
(Originally uploaded by Chip Bennett)

On Saturday, August 20, 2005, several St. Louis area Rose-Hulman alumni participated in a build project for St. Louis Habit For Humanity.

Alumni Ted Jaenke (ME'60), Eric Hopf (CS'02), Chip Bennett (CH'00), and Anna Johnson (non-alum) helped with Phase III construction of the Kennedy Household in North Saint Louis.

With the weekend forecast threatening thunderstorms, the RHIT alumni were blessed with a day of beautiful, sunny weather on a perfect summer day. The group helped with construction of the outdoor shed, back porch and stairs, front porch support columns, preparation of the exterior foundation for stucco work, and painting of the interior and basement walls and ceilings. Bennett volunteered to be the Site Safety Observer for the day.

The event - the first of its kind for the St. Louis area alumni group - was a success, and the group hopes to continue to work with Habitat For Humanity in the future.


Six Flags – Third Day

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Anna on the carousel at Six Flags Saint Louis, 13 August 2005.
(Originally uploaded by Chip Bennett)

Anna and I went to the Third Day concert at Six Flags St. Louis earlier this month. The concert, held in the Old Glory ampitheater, almost got rained out due to some massive summer storms that day. But the show went on, and Third Day was as incredible as ever.

Anna has a tradition of getting her picture taken on the carousel every time she goes to Six Flags; I was only too happy to oblige her on this trip. We tried twice before to get a ride, but both times, the carousel was shut down due to incliment weather just as we were about to get on. The third time, rain-soaked but otherwise no worse for wear, we were successful.


Oaxaca 2005

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Oaxaca 2005 Chip Bennett's Oaxaca 2005 photoset




Thought I would go into a little more detail about what I've been up to for the past couple months. To start: the mission trip to Mexico 21-28 July. I have more photos up (about 230 of them) on the slide show in the missions section in the link above (along with a trip summary, journals, team info, and location info), and about 30 in the Flickr stream linked to the left.