Homecoming Pictures '99
Six Founding Fathers attended 50th anniversary Homecoming!
ďmy wife said I was the most relaxed and least tense she has seen
me in 20 yrs since I started working at Merrill Lynch. Once again thanks
- Tony WilliamsĎ70, Homecoming 99
1999 Great Success
cold, rainy and then it snowed. That didnít stop over One Hundred and
Sixty-five brothers of the Alpha Lambda Chapter from showing up at this
years Homecoming. I canít even begin to tell you how high the emotions
were flowing. Some brothers had not seen each other in over 25 years
and for a few founding fathers it had been over forty five years. Who
would have thought we could have pulled this thing off. Fridayís Pig
picken started at 3pm and lasted till way past midnight. Doc Covey brought
his infamous weed soup which was gone by 7. We never saw Doc the rest
of the weekend. It was nice to visit and meet with many of the founding
fathers like, Bill Garten, George Marron, Gene Gilhooly, George Bennett,
Dr. Thomas Hambrick. All were doing very well. George Lublanezki made
it to Concord but never made it to the house. He dropped off a copy
of the 1949 SAGA which had an article on Alpha Lambdaís Installation.
I sure missed meeting him. Mark Ehmer Ď82, Steve (tuba)Marron Ď80( I
think he and Rod were going for a record), Rod Herrera Ď80, Tony Williams
Ď70, Tom Woodbury Ď71, Dave Wilcox Ď70 Ken Ragle 78, Bill Stanley Ď77,
Craig Alterio Ď71, Jessie English Ď71, Charles Baker Ď57, Rick Carey
Ď75, Ronnie Ball Ď72, the Parker brothers, god the list just goes on
and on. I donít have room to name everyone that was there. Anyway, Saturday
morning we woke up to snow. At that point I knew it was over. Two years
of planning down the drain. Brothers came and they came and they kept
coming. One Hundred and Sixty six to be exact came. It was freezing
and then with the luck of a Sig Tau, the sun came out. For a few hours
it stopped and we enjoyed each others company. Not many ate breakfast
as it was just too cold to eat, but we had fellowship. I stood on the
porch with 5 brothers who had not seen each other in over 25 years and
it was emotional. At noon we held our first Alumni meeting and voted
to officially establish an association. The first thing on the agenda
was to approve the board. It was a site to be seen. It brought back
old memories of sitting in a meeting and voting on something new. Look
at the pictures on the next couple of pages. Look at the Sig Tau hats.
They were everywhere. At the game we had a tent located beside the Athletic
department where we brought the rest of the food and drinks. More Sig
Tauís came and the group got bigger. The Sig Tau tent was the place
to be. At halftime the cheerleaders threw Sig Tau water bottles into
the stands. We made our presence and secured our standing as the greatest
Fraternity on campus. Sig Tau was not only number one that day but we
took control of what we had lost. The active brothers did a hell of
a job getting the house ready and putting this thing together. My hats
are off to them. At the board meeting we decided Alumni dues will be
$50.00 per year. Enclosed is a membership form.
Please complete the form and mail it in with your check or money order
made payable to Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Association. It is well worth
the investment. Please remember we need everyone's financial support
and help. Please make your commitment today! Well Iíd better start planning
for Homecoming October 14th, 2000.
had our first real board meeting and meeting with the brothers we
have set into motions some goals for the next couple of years. We
know our first objective is to establish a core of members to keep
the association alive. We know that we need to have two functions
a year. One in the Spring, hopefully at different locations every
year and them homecoming. Plans are that the smoker will happen
every year but we will start having major functions every five years
starting next year for the millennium. Plans are to have our spring
meeting in Las Vegas or somewhere fun for everyone. If you have
an other ideas, let us know. We need a new alumni house. The house
is not structurally sound and we canít continue to dump money into
it. Our goal is to replace it with a new structure that will hold
five active brothers and have two full alumni apartments completely
furnished with small kitchens and baths. Enough to sleep four people
each. If you are a member of the alumni association you will pay
a nominal fee per day which goes towards cleaning fees. The house
is located on 55 acres and on the top of the mountain we plan to
sell off small lots for brothers to build log cabins. This money
will go towards the building of the new house and Scholarships.
These are the pressing issues at hand. We are also striving to develop
an employment network for undergraduates. This year Sig Taus have
helped place five brothers in jobs through our website www.sigmataugamma.com.
We need help more. All in all we have a full agenda and your input
would be appreciated. Please donít be afraid to tell me what you
think. I value your ideas and we need it to survive. Please participate!
News - How Brothers Can Help
I stated above we really need to tear down the old house and build
a bigger one with a meeting room and living quarters. We want to
start selling off plots of land on top of the mountain for small
log cabins. However, there are a lot of things that need to be done
first. We need a set of plans for the new building, we need a road
to the top of the mountain. Currently there is an old logging trail
that needs to be modified for a concrete or tar driveway. We need
to know where you can help. What do you do in the real world that
can make our dreams come true. Do we have any brothers that are
architects, surveyors, brick masons, whatever you can think of that
would go into building, demolition and building of the future sites?
Please call me if you are one of these persons. We will also need
to furnish the house with furniture and appliances, so if you are
in that arena, we need you. We will also need labors. If you can
use a hammer or have a strong back and willing to work Please let
me know. We will be setting more plans in the spring meeting. I
look forward to having your help. Remember itís all for us, not
anyone else. If you are interested in one of the spots on top of
the hill, call me soon. Iím not sure how many plots will be available.
Some brought up that we sell burial plots on the top. Sig Tau Memorial.
Iím not sure about that one yet. Please get one the phone soon.
Ado About Nothing
will start reserving this space for information about brothers that
I get from time to time, stuff I just want to get off my chest,
employment information or anything I feel like talking about. I
would like to have a space where the current chapter president can
speak. I do have a ton of T- Shirts I need to sell and a couple
more hats. The hats Iím not to worried about, but I still have over
200 Teeís to unload. Cost for both is $17.50. As far as the house
is concerned. It really needs to come down and a new one rebuilt.
We desperately need funding for this. Please send in what you can.
Make all checks payable to Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Association housing
fund. Also, go through your old belongings and send to me any paddles,
memorabilia from when you were in school. Iíd love to hang it in
the house. Remember we have the guestbook up and running on the