Saturday, November 18, 2006

From Lambda Chi Alpha Voices - Another Group Seeks Alumni Support

Meet & Greet November 14th, 2006
by Ed Leonard

Last week, the Educational Foundation hosted an alumni reception in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The event was attended by about 25-30 alumni brothers. Also, the High Alpha and High Beta from Gamma-Gamma Zeta at the University of Cincinnati and from the colony at Miami University attended. As is often the case, many of the alumni spent time with our student members, learning about life in college today. The alumni in attendance ranged from the 1950’s to the early 2000’s - and from all over the US.

I always enjoy these kinds of events because it helps to remind me of the vastness of Lambda Chi Alpha, but, more importantly, how our ritual binds us into one bond of brothers. I had the chance to visit briefly with the High Alpha and High Beta from the colony at Miami. I asked them how it was going. They smiled, looked at each other, and responded, “It’s going well.” I asked them if they had figured the brotherhood thing out yet. (Remember, one month ago, this colony did not exist and the 15 new members were virtual strangers to each other.) They assured me they felt pretty good about that one. Good answer.

Over the course of the next year, under the direction of Josh Lodolo, Lambda Chi Alpha’s new associate director of alumni relations, alumni receptions are being planned all across North America. If a reception ends up in your city, you should consider stopping by. It may be the first time in your life you’ll enter a room not knowing anyone (or hardly anyone), but feel very comfortable about it.