The Silver Anniversary of the
Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi was a very
successful event. Nearly 170 alumni, actives, and
guests attended the anniversary which was held at
the Comfort Inn, Mt. Pleasant on November 13, 2010.
Drew Mason `10 started the evening
very inspirational video
on the history of Beta Theta Pi and Epsilon Gamma.
A huge thanks goes to Drew and Scott Nadeau `89
for providing us with the best audio/video presentation
that we have had at any anniversary.
Next, Matt Baad `85 was introduced
as the master of ceremonies. Matt welcomed all our
guests and brought Greg Compton `86 to the stage
to lead us in the Beta Doxology. Dinner followed
and the Comfort Inn served another great plate of
steak and chicken.
The evening continued with a
"Welcome Back" video
produced by Brother Nadeau and several guest speakers.
Chapter President, Thomas Ahearn `11, gave recognition
to all awards the chapter has received since the
recolonization. Scott Nadeau went over the housing
corporation report, presented an
"In Memoriam" video,
presented a special
"Pig Plaque" award to the Seeber's for creating
and supporting the Pig Roast and recognized the
alumni who have been Betas for 25 years by giving
them a silver dragon pin. Also, Scott presented
Tom Olver `98 with the Beta Theta Pi Distinctive
Service Award for his many contributions to
Randy Helman `84 was the keynote
speaker. He gave us some historically antidotes
on the beginnings of the chapter and reminded us
it is our responsibility to recruit and develop
the next leaders of our chapter.
Following Randy's speech we enjoyed
watching Drew Mason's
Silver Anniversary Undergraduate Video.
Finally, General Fraternity Vice
President Paul Schwartz, Kansas State `64
gave us a brief state of the fraternity recap.
To finish the speaking portion
of the evening, I was very proud to bring my son
(and first Epsilon Gamma Chapter legacy) Tyler to
the stage to recite the
Men of Principle Creed
with me. The evening concluded
with dance and music provided by Brother Mason.
I want to thank the undergraduates
for their active participation throughout the evening.
This was one of the reasons why this was the best
anniversary since the 10th celebration.
Many alumni said this was the
best one ever. But, don't take my word for it. If
you didn't attend, reach out to one of your brothers
who did and ask them what they think. I am sure
they will tell you that you missed a great time
and you should have been there.
For those who did attend, thank
you very much for helping us make this a memorable
event. Without you, it wouldn't have been successful.
Thank you for being a Beta!
Editor's Note: The 30th Anniversary
Banquet is tentatively scheduled for November 7,