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Celebrating 170 Years of Brotherhood

Thursday, June 2, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
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Celebrating 170 Years of Brotherhood

This year's Founders Day marked 170 years of this lasting Brotherhood. In honor of this momentous anniversary, Founders Day celebrations were held across the nation, giving alumni and undergraduate Brothers time to connect and reflect on what Chi Psi means to them.

The Central Office, in partnership with The Chi Psi Educational Trust, hosted successful events in Chicago and New York in an effort to establish a stronger alumni presence in these areas. #23 Sam Bessey was able to attend both events and talk with Brothers about their Chi Psi experience and how it could be enriched by the development of Alumni Clubs in several major areas.

On Saturday, May 21, Br. Bessey, along with Chairman of the Trust Julian Emerson, B '80, attended the Chicago area Founders Day banquet at the Chicago University Club. With more than 40 Brothers and guests in attendance, it was a great opportunity to discuss Chi Psi's presence in Chicago while recognizing the significance of Chi Psi daily life. Click here to listen to Don Lennie's, EΔ '66, recitation of the Toast to the Founders from that event.

On Thursday, May 26, Br. Bessey and Associate Executive Director Donald Beeson, Σ '82, ΥΔ '86, attended the New York City area Founders Day Luncheon at the Cornell Club. Excitement was high in New York with the possibility of establishing a formal Chi Psi Alumni Club in the area. More than 30 Brothers representing 15 Alphas were in attendance and left looking forward to a renewed Chi Psi alumni experience in the New York area. Click here to listen to Bill Royce's, P '78, NΔ '02, invocation and recitation of the Toast to Philip Spencer from that event.

In addition to these events, the Central Office also put together a weeklong blog series to celebrate Founders Day. Click here to read Founders Day Reflections from each member of the Central Office staff.

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