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The YACHT Blog

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

This past St. Patrick's Day, on Thursday, March 17th, the brothers of YACHT celebrated by having a cookout. Brothers and guests were able to enjoy some burgers and hotdogs while others were playing football and having a good time. Some of the brothers were also able to talk to some Potential New Members who are thinking about joining YACHT. We had a massive turnout of brothers and a huge shoutout to Jack Hodson and the other officers for arranging such an amazing event. More events are being planned throughout the semester and many more will follow in the future. Again, thanks to all the officers and brothers that helped plan, cook, and show up to such a great event.

Quote of the Day: "May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows ay you find a pot of gold."

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In our last general body meeting for the calendar year, we held elections to determine the new officers for 2022. This year was by far the most competitive year to run for a position, with some position have 3 or 4 people running for it. Thank you to all the brothers that have stepped up to become officers. The organization would not be able to run without the blood, sweat and tears that the officers put into it.

Congratulations to our new President, Max McManus. And now a few words from Max:

Dear YACHT Friends and Alumni,

If we have not already met, my name is Max McManus and I am a senior studying Building Construction here at Virginia Tech. I am very thankful to have been elected President of this fine [redacted] establishment. I've had the pleasure of being a member of our beloved organization for the past three years and have served as our Brand Management Chair for the last two.

As your President, I plan to continue building YACHT into the best local fraternity in Blacksburg. I am excited to work alongside an outstanding team of recently-elected officers who will help me grow our brotherhood stronger, invest in the markets, and make lifelong memories. We hope to welcome our alumni back in Blacksburg soon and will have details about an alumni weekend shortly into the new semester.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for the upcoming year, please feel free to reach out to me personally. My phone number is 540-216-9677, and my email is

Thanks guys,


Along with Max in the other Cabinet Officers are:

  • Vice President: Kenny Nguyen and Ryan Hays

  • Secretary: Kian Pierce

  • Treasurer: Jack Troutman

  • Risk Management Chair: Chase Eason

  • Investment Chair: Cove Haydock

Helping out the Cabinet for 2022 will be:

  • Recruitment: Matias Camacho-Bruno

  • Social Chair: Jack Hodson

  • New Member Chair: Meet Patel

  • Philanthropy Chair: Edwin Villanueva

  • Housing Chair: Ross Colov

  • Brand Management Chair: Andrew Leavitt

  • Sports Chair: Dillon Haberland

  • Alumni Chair: Mark Zhang

Quote of the day: "If you buy a bigger bed, you now have more bedroom, but are left with less bedroom."

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Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Yesterday on November 14th, the members of YACHT held our annual Turkey Fry. Brothers and guests alike bonded over some delicious turkey and tasty treats. We've held this annual event for a couple years now is one of my favorite events all year. For me it's a bittersweet moment as it means the semester is coming to a close but it's one way to get everyone together again. Huge shout out to all the brothers who chipped in and brought food to this potluck style meal but a special thanks goes out to Travis Hancock for taking special care of the turkeys. Below, take a moment to look at a couple pictures from the turkey fry, including some pilgrims that decided to visit.

Quote of the day: "Taxes are a yearly subscription for the country you live in, childhood is the free trial."

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