The Newsletter of the Northwest Graduate Association -- September 2007 –
Serving Theta Delta Chi‟s Pacific Northwest Alumni, and in particular, the Alumni of the Xi Deuteron Charge at the University of Washington
Founder’s Day change promises special “day”
As Keith Jackson used to say, “Whoa Nellie!” For the first time in recent memory, or perhaps ever, Founder‟s Day will th truly be a “day”. This year we‟ll gather for a LUNCHEON starting at High Noon, on Saturday, October 6 . That‟s right football fans; the Huskies scheduled a bye week just for you to enjoy some mid-day friendship with your college pals. The th th classes of 1957 and 1982 will be our special honorees as they celebrate their 50 and 25 reunions. We will visit Daniel‟s Broiler on Lake Union to enjoy a luncheon feast and view. After the luncheon, the hearty will head to the Charge House to tour the house, see the Fraternity‟s landmark Charge Room, take in some pool, ping pong, and foosball, and perhaps a Texas Hold „em tourney or two. The parking lot will be available, and for overflow, lot N-5 on campus will be free. We scheduled a mid-day Founder‟s Day hoping to entice our Senior alumni to honor us with their presence and meet the new undergraduate group. And since the event is STAG, and during the day, getting permission to attend from the boss should be easier. We also wanted everyone to join us at the Charge House for what could be one of the last times we‟ll see the Charge House as is. Later in this newsletter is a report from the renovation team. We‟d also like to invite our Brothers from Epsilon Triton (Arizona State) who reside in the Puget Sound area. Their charge is being re-colonized and a show of support, albeit from long distance would be special to their efforts. Please join us! Here are the details: When: Saturday, October 6 th, Chalet Club Reception at High Noon, lunch starts at 12:45pm. Where: Daniel‟s Broiler Lake Union, 809 Fairview Place North, Seattle Attending: This year‟s event is STAG Attire: Coat and Tie OPTIONAL! We‟ve decided to relax the dress code for this event due to the venue, meal and time of day. We request at minimum: Slacks (no Jeans, shorts, or cutoffs); Polo or collared short or long sleeved shirt (no Tshirts, sweatshirts, or tank-tops); and normal shoes, tennis type ok, dress shoes or loafers ok, (no flip flops, or sandals) Cost: $65 per person, $75 at the door. We must have your check in hand by Friday, September 28, to lock in the meal count with the restaurant. Please use the courtesy reply envelope and your first-class stamp. Please do not expect to phone in your RSVP and be guaranteed a seat or meal. The room only holds 80, so get your check in early to not be disappointed. For questions about the event, contact Patrick Flynn, „01, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-909-6605. We‟ll be serving a generous entrée-sized Steakhouse Steak Salad, (Crisp Greens, Tomatoes, Sweet Onions, Bacon, Grilled Fennel, Maytag Blue Cheese, and Sliced USDA Prime Beef Tenderloin.) The menu also includes New England Clam Chowder, Fresh Fruit, Dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a CASH bar for brothers over 21. Sorry, the bar is not in the same room so Daniel‟s is unable to allow an open card or running tab. Directions to Daniel‟s: 809 Fairview Place North, Seattle Their phone: 206-621-8262 Take I-5 to the Mercer St exit, (Exit #166 from the South, #167 from the North); take a right (north) on Fairview Ave N. After about ½ block, bear right in the left lane as Fairview angles to the right. Almost immediately, turn left into the parking lot. http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&address=809%2BFairview%2BPlace%2BN&city=Seattle&state= WA&zipcode=98109&homesubmit.x=31&homesubmit.y=5
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Directions from Daniel‟s to Xi Deuteron: We‟re asking the younger alumni and undergrads to use lot N-5 on campus to attend the post function at the Charge House. This will allow our Senior alumni easier access for their visit. For those that need them, here are the directions from Daniel‟s Broiler to Lot N-5: Proceed North on Fairview Ave N, along Lake Union. Fairview merges with Eastlake Ave E. Continue North on Eastlake Ave E across the University Bridge. You are now on 11 th Ave NE. Proceed North to NE 45 th St, right on NE 45 th St to 17th Ave NE, turn right into the main campus entrance, Memorial Way. Take the first left onto Stevens Way, then your first immediate left again into parking lot N-5. Park toward the NE 45 th St end of the lot, walk past the Penthouse Theatre (yes, it was relocated from south campus several years ago) onto NE 45 th St, and head to the Charge House at 4532-19th Ave NE. Reunions at Founder‟s Day – Who will be there? Class of 1957 – 50th Year Reunion Linne R. Bardarson Eric Bremner Robert G. Goodman Charles C. Harper Richard O. Malin Robert R. Reddick Class of 1982 – 25th Year Reunion Scott C. Blair Mitchell A. Broz Bruce W. Fidler Douglas G. Kawakami Steven B. Pitcher Steven E. Rendle Donald O. Straight Kevin L. Vanfleet
Wayne Carr Garr M. Jones Keith M. Rhinehart
Charles C. Flower Jack R. Lewis
Ronald L. Brunette Douglas R. Lovett James L. Riggs Clay H. Wiseman
Christopher A. Enright Randall F. Nielsen James M. Schwartz Mark C. Young
Need an email address or phone number to call up a Brother to join you? Email email@example.com. Epsilon Triton / Arizona State brothers: In honor of your charge‟s re-colonization efforts, please join us in celebration at Founder‟s Day and find out the latest news from Tempe. Here are the members in this area. Send in your reply and email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information. Scott Hadfield Kurt Wold Mark Helling Bruce Katis „72 „78 „79 „90 Fox Island Mill Creek Gig Harbor Bellevue Eric Kalinka Andrew Bryans Kevin Sweeney „93 „93 „94 Everett Vancouver Seattle
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News from the Renovation Committee – Dan Keefe, ‟91 Earlier this year, the Corp Board asked me to chair a committee to explore the feasibility of renovating the house. Joining me in this project are the following brothers who have spent many hours looking into this important issue that faces Xi Deut: Craig Jackman '90, Jeff Weiner '91, Jon Ward '91 and Dennis Higgins '93. During our meetings, we have discovered some interesting things about Xi Deut. For instance, we own and sit on three separate lots that run from 19th to 20th and sometime in the past received a historical designation from the city of Seattle (which, after talking to a real estate developer, should hopefully not hinder any renovation or rebuilding of the house). The committee has met with the undergrads who‟ve given us their perspective of what needs and wants they see in a new house. Throughout the entire process, we have had two main goals in mind. First, ensure that the front of the house maintains its present Colonial Revival look, including a portico. Second, build a house that will last another hundred years. As we moved through the process, one thing became clear that perhaps many of us realized long ago. The house that holds so many memories and has withstood so many years of Xi Deuts is showing her age. With that in mind, we have been "thinking outside the box" on design and finance because the project is so important. Raising the funds for this project will be a challenge, but with the aid of Jeff Weiner's financial acumen, we believe we may have arrived at a way to fund the project. We are in the process of finalizing our report to the Board, which will include our recommendations for a preliminary design for the house, a discussion of rebuilding versus renovation, a proposal for funding the project, and recommendations for future tasks and deadlines so the project gets and keeps momentum to its completion. The 100th anniversary of our founding is 2013. An amazing way to start our second century would be with a new structure that will continue the Xi Deut tradition for many years to come. Over the coming months and years, much work will have to be done on this project and we hope all alumni will be able to assist us as we move forward. I would like to thank Craig, Jeff, Jon and Dennis for all their hard work. Also, thanks to Ty Fenton, „75, Graham Albertini, ‟85, and Lee Andrews, „01 for their willingness to help the committee. News from the Ed Fund – Adam Bungay, ‟97 As Xi Deuteron gears up for a major renovation or rebuild, the Ed Fund is looking to participate in any way it can. Since the Renovation Committee has valiantly chosen an aggressive timeline for action, so too, the Ed Fund needs to be ready with the most capital possible. This is the biggest undertaking at Xi Deut since it‟s founding; we must be ready! Two ways we plan to be ready with your help: First, make a conscious effort to donate to the Ed Fund, especially through work either with United Way or through any corporate matching program. Second, we will hold the annual Founder's Day Auctions, but we need NEW items. If you have property to lend for a weekend, services to donate, or impressive goods to give, think about the auction. News from the Corporation President – Scott Isenhart, ‟00 Over the past year the board‟s main focus has continued to be maintaining our aging house and shepherding the new group of undergraduates through their first year. We continue to strike a balance between teaching them what they should have been taught from the upper class men they didn‟t have and allowing them to become an independent entity. This has inevitably led to differences of opinion amongst the board. Our common goal of a strong undergraduate house has guided us through each decision. The physical state of the house over the past year was characterized by the problems we had with our columns. They are cracking and need to be temporarily repaired until the major renovation takes place. The board is researching the options for doing this. Other projects recently completed include new letters above the door and a new fence in the courtyard. There were also the usual repair and maintenance issues such as plumbing and electrical repairs. . The house renovation committee continues to make progress on researching options for financing a new house. They will have a report by Founder‟s Day in October. I have fully enjoyed serving our brotherhood as an undergraduate and alumni over the past eleven years. In June, my wife and I started our family with the birth of our daughter. As my priorities begin shifting, I will no longer be able to commit the time necessary to be a member of the board. I will leave after my term is up in December. This will leave a position open. I strongly encourage anyone interested in helping our group of young undergraduates or becoming nd involved with the renovation to attend the next board meeting on September 22 .
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News from the Undergrads -- Gerald Doton Corporal, „10 Any doubts about the longevity of the Xi Deuteron Charge at the University of Washington have been cleared as thirty brothers have moved into the house, boarders have moved out, the house has been cleaned and repaired and a cook hired. During the 2006-2007 academic year, the Xi Deut undergrads have co-hosted the 3rd annual AIDS Charity Ball, helped cleaned Warren G. Magnuson Park, participated in IMA Intramurals, and most importantly, dramatically boost the house grade point average from the bottom of the all-fraternity list to right in the middle of the academically competitive Greek System. In addition, the undergrads have seen a few of their brothers‟ study abroad in Australia, Austria and the Czech Republic. The undergrads have been leaving their mark in the Greek Community: with sophomore Blake Misajet representing the house in Anchor Splash, junior Micah Sherman participating in Mr. Greek and TDX placing third as a house and second as a team during Greek Week. With a year's experience and knowledge under our belt, the house and undergrads are posed to have an even more successful year. So far Summer Rush 2007 has seen the house bring in ten outstanding gentlemen to the brotherhood of Theta Delta Chi. Our goal is fifteen but we won‟t stop there. News and Calendar from the NWGA – Patrick Flynn, „01 We‟ve tried several events and planned others with limited success. This is your alumni association. The Graduate Association is the social arm of our alumni, away from the nuts and bolts of maintaining the house. What would you like it to do? What events would interest you? Please return the reply form and let‟s hear from you. Here‟s what we have for this fall: Husky Tailgate Parties: Game Days. Contact is Jerome Arnold, ‟01, email@example.com. Fall Golf Tourney: TBD, contact Jerome Arnold, ‟01, firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the notification. Founder‟s Day: Saturday, October 6, Noon, Daniel‟s Broiler Lake Union, and afterward, at the Xi Deut Charge House. Contact: Patrick Flynn, „01, email@example.com, 206-909-6605. Homecoming: Saturday, October 27, Xi Deut Charge House, details TBD, Jerome Arnold, ‟01, firstname.lastname@example.org Annual Meeting of the Xi Deut Corporation, Educational Fund, and Northwest Graduate Association: Saturday, December 8, 0900, Xi Deut Charge House Library. From the Editor – Ty Fenton, ‟75, email@example.com Thanks to all of you who respond to these newsletters and requests for news. It shows there‟s still life out there and helps to validate the efforts of your alumni officers. A special thanks to those who came to April‟s Alumni Work Day where many things were accomplished and had the undergrads excited about the Alumni and parent help. The next five years are going to be very challenging as we attempt to arrive at Xi Deut‟s second century with a Charge House that will last to its third. Our old house just isn‟t up for another 100 years. It‟s time. The house presents a new problem every time one is fixed. Corporation resources, after the obligatory expenditures, nearly all goes to keeping the house occupiable. Even now a third attempt will be made to find a leak that infuriatingly makes its way into the Charge Room whenever it rains. While we could re-roof the house, the expenditure now, only to rip it up a couple years hence would seem to be a poor decision. Such is the challenge your Board faces. We‟re looking forward to the Renovation Committee‟s report. We likely cannot escape that renovation decisions will be difficult, controversial, and emotional. Nor can we escape the actions we must do to insure Xi Deut has a home for the next 100 years. Should the Committee‟s recommendations include fund raising, I hope you‟ll answer the call. This new group of undergrads is responding well to their challenges. After some weak planning, summer rush is in full swing with 11 “new members” at press time with another month to go. At the 160 th Convention in Charlottesville Virginia last month they regained the President‟s Cup, awarded to the Charge that best demonstrates knowledge of Theta Delta Chi‟s traditions and rituals. To win this award essentially in their first year of existence is unprecedented. Why not come to Founder‟s Day to meet and congratulate this group of fine young men? Earlier this year we moved Corporation meetings to the second Saturday of each month. This has worked extremely well, though we‟ve had to flex the schedule to accommodate Husky football. So why not give serving on any of the Alumni Boards another look. We sure could use some fresh faces, new ideas, and new energy. A willingness to attend and follow-through is a prerequisite for our success. Five positions are up for election on the Corporation, three on the Ed Fund, and three on the NWGA. Hope to see you at our Annual Meeting, Saturday, December 8 th, 9:00am at the Xi Deuteron Charge House.
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Address Unknowns: Ok, check your email address book, your pile of last years Christmas cards, that IOU note sticking on your frig, or your slicked up address database you‟re so proud of. Where are these guys? Help. Send us an address, or phone number, or an email address. Maybe you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. (Source of the list: CFO) Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or snail-mail to Northwest Graduate Association, PO Box 45326, Seattle, WA 98145-0326. Marion A. Laughbon Ralph C. Zimmerman Randall F. Monnet Jack R. James John V. Rogg H. Lee Olwell Irvin E. Totton, Jr. Vernon A. Saindon William R. Dinham, Jr. David E. Herald Fred W. Weingarten Richard S. Davis G. Scott Petrie Robert A. Johnson Austin W. Fury Thomas E. Summers Albert W. Thompson James H. Brown Charles D. Canfield Edwin C. Howard James S. Warnick William L. Snider Reese L. Anderson R. Eugene Sedell Richard D. Matheson Bruce E. Haley David A. Lehman Ernest E. Zellmer William R. Ingalsbe John M. Olane Kenneth L. Pim Nicholas J. Peters Robert E. Field David P. Jones David L. Braathen Gerald E. Hofstatter Wallace W. Lentz C. Stuart Kale Gary D. Gorman Verdun L. Place Gary A. Shepherd Dennis L. Turner Robert D. Reynolds Dennis G. Baxter Donald R. Eaton 1919 1926 1929 1930 1930 1931 1931 1931 1932 1936 1936 1936 1938 1938 1940 1941 1943 1944 1945 1945 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1954 1954 1954 1955 1955 1955 1955 1956 1960 1960 1960 1961 1962 1962 1963 1964 1964 1965 1965 James P. Duffy James R. Livingstone Ben D. Wilson Rick LaMonte William C. Collins, Jr. David H. Lockwood Dick D. Day Edward J. Olson John B. Shadwell Michael F. Wade Douglas W. Purcell Eric W. Skopec James W. Snyder Richard B. Riedel Thomas L. Tobiason Charles P. Bingay Lester F. Louia Paul B. Sullivan Richard G. Hays Robert S. Russell Steven J. Hewitt Duncan C. MacDonald K. Robert Carter Michael J. Miller Michael C. Novack Thomas E. Birmingham Ronald M. Warouw David R. Wissing Stephan L. Whittaker David R. Wissing Andrew P. Edenholm Mark K. Dunlap Roger G. Robbin Wallace A. Robertson Patrick T. Werr Calvin R. Grimes Dane A. Sturtevant Francis G. Botkin John W. Harris Sean P. Murphy Todd S. Koyamatsu Kevin L. Vanfleet Mitchell A. Broz Scott C. Blair Andrew C. Dalton 1965 1965 1966 1966 1966 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1969 1969 1969 1969 1970 1970 1971 1971 1971 1972 1974 1975 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1977 1977 1978 1979 1979 1979 1979 1980 1980 1982 1982 1982 1983 Scott L. Pancoast Dave J. Roberts Timothy H. Troeh Kevin B. Smith Paul L. Ross Dave M. Dolling Jeffrey R. Mills John D. Yuse Alex Valez Dave Sylvester Lee M. Hseih David A. Joiner Robert Carl Nohle, Jr David L. Woodson Jeffrey S. Lippert Christopher M. Glover Daniel P. Fuller Donald B. Riesau Jay K. Chang Jon M. Pelto Christopher L. Moyer Matthew J. Bordenet John M. Sutey Mark E. Hawkins Vincent A. Notman Joshua S. Lester Shane D. Eaton Jose A. Lugo Paul Setyayev William H. Hope, II Justin Mark Litvack Derek James Isenhart Iosif Icreverzi Jason Patton Courter Chris Casey Evin Gibson Scott Jeffrey Brown Steven Allan Alex May Evin Gibson Josh Aaron Connolly Landin Fusman Russ Hartness Nathaniel P Barber Justin E. Nelson 1983 1984 1985 1987 1987 1988 1989 1989 1990 1990 1990 1991 1991 1992 1992 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1994 1994 1995 1995 1997 1999 1999 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2008
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Centennial Gatherings – Ty Fenton, „75 After the first of the year, we will be a very short five years from our Centennial. How shall we celebrate? What should we do? Several folks have offered some ideas. How about yours? What should we consider to make it a grand event? The current thinking is it will be part of the 166 th Convention, planned for Seafair week 2013 with a new Charge House anchoring the festivities. Normal convention events will include decade reunions so you can visit with your old friends. So gather up your mementos, photographs, and ideas and let us know how you‟d like to help. Write to Ty Fenton, at email@example.com. Or, you may of course snail-mail to: NWGA, PO Box 45326, Seattle, WA 98145-0326. Omega Roll: The following brothers were reported entering Omega since the last newsletter. Donald L. Helberg, ‟38 No date given; Donald T. Lewis, ‟56, August 31, 2005. News from your Brothers: What follows is what the newsletter is all about. NEWS! So send in the reply form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with news about you! Ray Brownwood, „56 I was a graduate in March 56 so am now getting along in years (77). Last Dec 27 I had the lower half of my right lung removed, as it was full of cancer. Doing pretty well, but am on oxygen 24/7 so a trip to visit the house and campus is out of the question. P.S. Still live in San Diego and love it. John Plovie, „71 Barb and I are empty nesters now that both daughters have graduated from the UW and moved out to be on their own. Even though the ink had hardly dried on my daughter's diplomas, Barb decided it was time to get her Masters Degree in Nursing at UW Bothell. For the next three years, she will be a student at the UW. One unexpected benefit of this is that now I can add a student discount to my senior citizen discount! Craig Biggs, „83 Lisa and I just celebrated our 22 nd year of marriage and still live in Kirkland. We have two daughters (Meghan age 18 & headed to Gonzaga in the fall, Corinne age 16 who wants to follow mom and dad to the UW in a couple of years). I rd completed my 3 UW degree last June when I graduated with my PharmD. It was really fun to go through Pharmacy Graduation again, although it was strange seeing many of the same professors who I had 20+ years ago. Don‟t they ever retire? I am currently employed by Abbott Labs managing a group of field-based scientists who are the technical experts for HUMIRA which is used for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn‟s Disease. The science is really pretty cool and constantly evolving. Evan Inglis, „83 Jiff Searing, ‟80, Andy Dalton, ‟83, Doug Lovett, ‟82, and I met in Longview, WA on my first trip back to the West Coast since I moved to the Washington D.C. area in 2003. I rode with Doug up from Portland and Andy and Jiff came down from Seattle. Unfortunately Doug Straight, ‟82, was unable to join the group due to a knee injury suffered while rockclimbing in the Cascades. With appropriate handicaps and a couple of nice utility clubs in the rental set, I took the most skins (at least I remember it that way). Then a Mariner's come-from-behind victory helped a few pitchers (of beer) go down before everyone went their separate ways. Graham Albertini, „85 After more than twenty years working for Washington Mutual my department (real estate appraisal) was eliminated. So this is the first year that I have been out of the corporate world since starting my career. I'm now an independent fee appraiser, consultant, and community college instructor. If anyone needs a residential appraisal (divorce, estate planning, etc.) call me. In March of this year I went to San Francisco to take a continuing education class and I was able to connect with my old big brother from the house, Mike Robinson, „84. I hadn't seen Mike for several years so it was great to see him and meet his wife and daughter. He just bought a new house and I spent one night in their fabulous guest room. After I got back to Seattle I realized that I hadn't seen Mikes brother Andy Robinson, ‟87, for over a year so we went out for lunch on Mercer Island and got caught up on things. I also had lunch with Michael Pickett, ‟88, and next on my list is Marlan Crosier, „88. It takes a little effort to stay in touch with brothers but it is totally worth it. I also got a puppy recently (Sean) so if anyone knows a good carpet cleaning company - give me a call.
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Michael Pickett, „88 Attended Josh Kirz's, ‟89, wedding in December on the beach in Costa Rica. The bachelor party was a ski weekend in Tahoe with Doug Collins, „89, Marlan Crosier, ‟88, and Dan Clapp, „88. In February '07 my second son, Reed Watson Pickett was born. Our other son, Landon, just turned 4. It's been a wild six months trying to figure out how to juggle two kids. I am working for Point B, a management-consulting firm, along with Jeff Worthington, „90. As I think back over the last 20+ years, I find that my best friends are the brothers whom I met in the fraternity. Mark “Stack” Ramberg, „92 I‟m living just north of Woodinville with my wife Christa and our two children. We‟ve been traveling a bit this year (Barcelona, Mexico, Hawaii, Atlanta, San Diego, others) and while in Hawaii in April I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with one of my brothers, Stan Livingood, ‟92, who lives out there. On the work front, I am still at Microsoft doing Business Development and have just moved to Microsoft‟s Silverlight team. Tim Tyler, „93 I am still a firefighter with the Northshore Fire Department and living in Snohomish. I recently got married (June 24 th) to Alisa Huckell. We‟ve been together for over a year and honeymooned in Tahiti. Dan Hall, „96 I work as a career Firefighter for South Kitsap Fire and Rescue. When I lived in the house I held a few positions, and I've always held the place in high regard. I believe these were some very important years in our lives. I would like to see others have the chance to experience the house and keep things going in a more positive manner. I was a very successful rush chairman and think I could help advise in this area. I would be glad to meet some time and help out where I can. Eric Smith, „96 On April this year we moved from our little place in Lake Forest Park to a 4-bedroom in Maltby (just North of Woodinville) in preparation for our growing family. I certainly enjoy living once again in the sticks, with the stars, the wildlife, and palletfueled weekend bonfires in the back yard. On Saturday May 19th, Jason Ragnar and Peyton Thomas were brought into the Smith family at 5lbs-1oz and 5lbs-6oz. They join their older brother Andrew William who is now 4yrs old. Yes, the world now has 4-Goobies. See you at Husky Stadium (or the Argosy Boat, or the Tailgate lot) this fall. Kevin Day, „97 Coming up on my two-year wedding anniversary. In my 4th year of general surgery training at West Virginia University. Just matched into Plastic surgery fellowship to begin July 2008 at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. My wife is completing her PhD dissertation in English Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Been a long time away from Seattle. I miss it. Jesse Matt, „98 I just received the first ITB Quarterly I think I've seen in quite some time! I saw a few names throughout that I recognized from when I lived in the house - Vince Notman, ‟97, (my "big bro'"), Brad Buck, „98, Eric Smith, „96 and Adam Bungay, „97. A lot's happened since my fraternity days. Most recently, I was discharged from the Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps and am now working as an in-house attorney at Group Health Cooperative. My wife of 4 years and I moved back to Seattle from Colorado Springs, CO, in January 2006. We're very happy to be back in the Emerald City! It was great to read about the goings on of the fraternity and the update on Brad Buck. I'm glad to hear membership's up! Patrick Flynn, „01 I became engaged to Elizabeth Jasperson (UW, 2002) on August 3rd. The happy couple is planning an April Wedding in Portland, Oregon. Rebecca Olson, wife of Darcy Olson, „96, introduced us. Brian Fulbright, „03 is moving from Seattle to Denver to attend graduate school at the Univ. of Denver. Brian will be studying for both a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management. Mark Craig, ‟03, graduated from Seattle Univ. School of Law with honors. Ryan Aggergaard, ‟03, scored in the 95th percentile for the LSAT. He hopes to attend a law school where "the sun shines and the chicks are hot, so anywhere but U-Dub". Derek Isenhart, ‟03, just finished his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University. Justin Wheat, „02 I'll be ending my service with the Army in October 2007 after 2 tours: the first in South Korea and the last at Ft. Meade, MD. It has been difficult being inactive while serving in military. Even though I may not be back in Pacific Northwest for some time, I hope to give back what TDX did for me in the coming years. Get ready.
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Jason Garneau, „04 It's been a rather turbulent month in my household this past month. I just finished an Army School at Ft. Huachuca, which trained me to be an intelligence officer, and then at the end of July, Helen and I went to Hawaii for a week, for a much needed vacation. We then packed up all our worldly possessions (or rather the army did) and we moved across the country to Washington DC, where Helen now works as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Press Gallery, which acts as an intermediary between the House and the Press, ensuring that the Press's 1st Amendment rights aren't infringed upon, and that the rules of the House are still being followed. I on the other hand will be headed to Fort Riley Kansas at the end of this month for some more training before I head to Iraq for my second trip, this time to train the Iraqis for one year, and then I'll return to a job working for the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, MD. The planets happened to line up for me when it comes to a fraternity event (which I usually miss all of them due to military commitments) and I was able to attend the last two days of the 160 th Convention, including the grand banquet, where I got to see Ryan Aggergaard, ‟03, Jerome Arnold, ‟00, and surprisingly, Justin Wheat, „02 (who like myself is often absent due to military obligations.) Alec Hill, „06 I just started my second year of medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I spent the summer doing a research project in the nursing home at the Atlanta VA hospital and trying to survive the heat and humidity. One of my favorite memories from the house was when Forrest Preston, '06, turned in a 'superhero' effort to win us the party hat at the 2004 convention in Las Vegas. Watching him walk around the hotel in his Superman robe is something I'll never forget. I haven't been able to stop by the house in awhile but hope to be in Seattle in the early fall to see how everything is going. Forrest Preston, „06 I will be graduating in June with a double major, Math & Econ! Kyle Stewart, „06 I will be starting graduate school in the school of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Montana in Fall 2007. Brother Nate Barber, ‟07, visited me in Montana recently and we talked of the great things happening at the Xi Deuteron house these days. We are impressed with their maturity coupled with their youth as a house and wish them the best. Reminders: Between newsletters, be sure to visit our website at: http://www.xideut.org/ Check out the undergrads new website, www.xideuteron.com. You can also access it via the main site at xideut.org. Need an email address or phone number to contact a Brother? Email email@example.com. Address Changes: Did you change your Internet Service Provider? Buy a new phone? Then maybe some of your contact information has changed. Please confirm your contact information by sending in the reply form. Or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send your address changes and news to Northwest Graduate Association, PO Box 45326, Seattle, WA 981450326 Halftime Hideaway? Eric Smith, ‟96, and Dan Keefe, ‟91, report that before, during, and after halftime (depending on how the Huskies are doing), one can find several Theta Delts dissecting the game‟s progress on the Argosy Cruise boat. It‟s the one just off the dock, closest to the cut. Refreshments can be obtained, but you must disembark in a timely fashion or it‟s a long swim back to your car. Clip and Save Calendar: Corporation Board meeting: Saturday, September 22, 0900, Xi Deut Charge House Library. Founder‟s Day: Saturday, October 6, Noon, Daniel‟s Broiler Lake Union, and afterward, at the Xi Deut Charge House. Contact: Patrick Flynn, „01, email@example.com, 206-909-6605. Corporation Board meeting: Saturday, October 13, 0900, Xi Deut Charge House Library. Homecoming: Saturday, October 27, Xi Deut Charge House, details TBD, contact Jerome Arnold. Corporation Board meeting: Saturday, November 10, 0900, Xi Deut Charge House Library. Annual Meeting of the Xi Deut Corporation, Educational Fund, and Northwest Graduate Association: Saturday, December 8, 0900, Xi Deut Charge House Library.
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Please enclose in the courtesy reply envelope (be sure to affix first class postage), and mail to: Northwest Graduate Association, PO BOX 45326, Seattle, WA 98145-0326. Name: ______________________________ Charge & Delegation: _______________________ New Address and/or contact information or to confirm your information: Address: _____________________________ City ________________ State ____ Zip _________ Home Phone: _________________________ Home Email: ______________________________ Other: _________________________________________________________________________ Yes, count me in! I will be at Founder‟s Day. I‟ve enclosed my check for $65. You can reserve me a meal, count me in, but I‟ll pay $75 at the door. I will not be a no show. Please contact me with information about Brother ____________________________ Year ______. I‟m going to call him and invite him to join me. If there‟s an event planned for Homecoming let me know. If there‟s an event planned for Golf let me know. Yes, I have some news! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________. I‟d like to see the NWGA consider events like: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________. Rosters for History: Did you ever serve on the Board, were an alumni officer, or held Grand Lodge office? Were you Charge President, Senior Executive, or Treasurer? Then we want to hear from you. We‟re putting together a roster of brothers and the house and alumni offices they held for our Centennial History. Don‟t be left out. I held the following offices during the following year(s): Year: ___________ Office: __________________ Year: ____________ Office: ______________ Year: ___________ Office: __________________ Year: ____________ Office: ______________ Year: ___________ Office: __________________ Year: ____________ Office: ______________ Stories for History: What was your favorite Pledge Sneak? What was the best story behind that brother who became Lover of the Year by st acclamation? Who had the most memorable 21 Birthday celebration? What was your favorite Brotherhood tradition?
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September 2007 NWGA Newsletter
Page 9 of 9