2023 Georgia Alpha Founders Day/Golden Legion

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Thanks to the many of you that attended our annual Founders Day/Golden Legion event at Peachtree Golf Club. We had a great turnout highlighted by members of the 1973 pledge class that were honored for 50 years of membership. The Golden Legion ceremony was conducted by the fraternity CEO, Sean Wagner with the assistance of our actives and John McGoogan #1485. Sean also filled us in on the great things going on nationally with Phi Delta Theta. We will get a date soon for next year’s event so you can put it on your calendar.

  • Georgia Alpha Annual Fund – Last Call!

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    I hope each of you is doing well and enjoying this Spring weather. The actives at Georgia Alpha are back from Spring Break and concluding the current semester. As you likely recall, being young and in Athens at this time of year is pretty special.

    The Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) will be generating our annual newsletter in May as the semester concludes, which will provide various reports from several of our key officers. We will also be closing out the 2022-2023 annual fund on May 1, 2023, so that we can report to our donors. Thanks to many of you that have helped us this year. We plan to complete the laundry facility upgrades along with several other projects when the chapter house closes in late May.

    Please see the list of current year donors below. If you would like to support us or increase your giving level, you can click here to give securely online. If you prefer to pay by check, please click here to download and print out a giving form to mail with your check.

    In addition to our upcoming newsletter, we plan to host our annual alumni lunch on Saturday, August 25. Details of this event will follow as the event draws near.

    On behalf of the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB), we appreciate your input and support.
    Yours in the Bond,
    Mark Chandler #1686
    (404) 358-7904


    2022-23 Georgia Alpha Annual Fund Donor List
    $24,600 pledged as of March 3, 2023


    1871 Society
    ($5,000 and up)
    Mark Chandler #1686
    Graham A. McGoldrick #1697

    McGoogan Society
    ($2,500 – $4,999)
    F. Marshall Turner II #1657

    Burch Society
    ($1,000 – $2,499)
    Thilo Best #1736
    Charles Ritchie Jr. #1588
    Anthony “Tony” Swann #1768

    690 South Lumpkin Society
    ($500 – $999)
    John Boggs #1994
    William Goldman #1730
    Claude Hopper III #1711
    Austin Logan #2105
    Bert Madden Jr. #1717
    Hampton Mallis # 1950
    Harry Middleton III #1702
    Richard Pennell Jr. #1688
    Thomas Ray #1602
    William Smith #1670

    The Azure and Argent Society
    ($250 – $499)
    Galt Baker #1749
    Ricky Chastain #1428
    Garrett A. Fleming III # 1510
    Jon Goodfriend #2288
    David Michaux IV #1988
    Neil Olson #2117
    Taylor Woodruff #1590

    (Up to $249)
    C. Beard #1469
    Charles A. Beckum #1735
    John Garth #1566
    Thomas H. Ghegan #1383
    Robert Hulslander Jr. #1407
    Drury Ghegan Jr. #1362
    Oliver Kennon Jr.
    Thomas Perkins #2050
    Emory Vann IV #1467

  • Annual Alumni Luncheon | August 27, 2022

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    The Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) and chapter hosted our annual alumni luncheon this past Saturday. We had a great turnout, and more importantly, saw alumni that hadn’t attended before. The luncheon is set for the Saturday before Labor Day weekend every year. Thanks for all that came as well as to Lee and Daniel Epting of Epting Events who once again catered the event. They did a great job again this year.

    Our next alumni event will be our annual Founders Day/Golden Legion event on Wednesday, November 16 at Peachtree Golf Club from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will be recognizing our actives for winning the Oxford Trophy for the outstanding large chapter. The trophy will be presented by the President of the General Council, Moe Stephens. 

    We will provide additional information as the event draws closer. Thanks for your support. 

    Go Dawgs!!

  • Georgia Alpha Featured in Terry College of Business Magazine

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    CLICKE HERE to read the article that was written about the dedication of the Six Ninety Veranda this past year in the Terry College magazine. It is the first gift of this kind by any Greek organization in the history of the University System of Georgia. The legacy is the pride it gives to our current actives and those to follow in the history of our chapter on the UGA campus.

    Thanks to the many of you that joined us for the dedication, and to Bill Beckham #1627 who came up with the idea and made it happen.

    As a reminder, we hope you will plan to attend the annual Alumni luncheon on Saturday, August 27 starting at 11:30 a.m. We will send our detail information as the event approaches.

    On behalf of the CAB, I hope you are having a wonderful and safe summer.

    Yours in the Bond,

    Mark Chandler #1686
    (404) 358-7904

  • Founders Day/Golden Legion 2018

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    The Georgia Alpha alumni and actives held their annual Founders Day on Wednesday, March 21 in Atlanta. The event was highlighted by the induction of nine brothers into the Golden Legion which recognizes 50 years of membership. The ceremony was conducted by Sean Wagner, Chief Operating Officer of Phi Delta Theta. After the ceremony each inductee shared their experiences as an active and alumni.

    Additionally Sean gave an update on the status of the Fraternity nationally as well as a question and answer session.

    This event continues to grow in attendance each year. If you missed it, we hope you will join us next spring.

    Click here to see photos from the event.

  • 2015 Founders Day

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    Alumni leadership hosted a Georgia Alpha event at Capital City Country Club in Atlanta on March 25th. The Chapter brothers who celebrated 50 years of membership with the Golden Legion Ceremony.

    Click Here to see the photo gallery for the event!