On behalf of the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB), I hope your New Year is off to a good start. Coach Smart and the Bulldogs certainly held up their end in finishing off the season with their second consecutive Natty. I enjoyed seeing many of you out in LA and, other than the awful weather, it was a lot of fun.
As you hopefully recall, the CAB, in conjunction with the UGA Foundation, awards needs-based grants each year to our members. The funds are paid from a fund based at the UGAF that dates back to the late 1940s when our alumni initially began raising funds to help finance the Chapter moving to the old South Lumpkin location. Funds were used over the years for house improvements at that location. When the Chapter moved to our current location at 130 Greek Park Circle, the recurring maintenance work was included in our base rent. The UGAF suggested awarding our members grants to help them offset the costs of their education. The Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation now is the largest Greek scholarship fund at the University. A special thanks to our CAB member, David Boohaker #2092, who oversees this selection process each year. We are pleased to announce a total of $20,000 has been awarded to the following brothers:
Connor Kastner #2552
David McQuaig #2619
Mason Griffith #2565
Everett O’Gorman #2589
The Chapter just enjoyed their Winter Formal and are back in the swing of things with an active schedule for the spring semester. We are working with them about changing the format of the annual alumni luncheon we host at the end of August. The actives would like to center this around a golf outing locally. They are working on this and will get you updated information as soon as possible. Meanwhile we are in the process of getting the laundry room renovated and need your support through our 2022-2023 Annual Fund. Thanks to those of you that have made gifts and are listed below. For those of you who haven’t, it is never too late, and we could clearly use your help. We have 17 members living at 130 Greek Park Circle sharing a residential grade washer and dryer. We think you would agree that they deserve better than that.
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On behalf of the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB), we appreciate your input and support.
Yours in the Bond,
Mark Chandler #1686