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University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie
University of California , Berkeley Fall 2008 Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed By Robbie

University of California, Berkeley

Fall 2008

Productive Summer: New Fire Escape Installed

By Robbie LaBare, House Manager

As the new semester progresses, we have many new and exciting improvements scheduled for our house, and others have al- ready been completed. The lengthy installa- tion of our new state-of-the-art fire escape is has drawn to a close, and prompted us to be- gin further plans to totally re-do the rest of the backyard area. We've decided to replace the old fence between Cal Alpha and Beta Theta Pi, and construction is already underway. The options for replacing for our rear deck has roused an ongoing discussion within the house, but we currently plan to put in a hot- tub-level patio with a central fire pit. Many thanks to Terry Maiken, our Housing Corp Secretary, who donated $500 to jumpstart fundraising for the next stage of improve- ments.

Periodically over the semester, the men of Cal Alpha will meet for work-days de- signed to maintain the neat and tidy condition of our house, as well as to work on any minor projects as they come. We appreciate the help of the Cal Alpha Board of Directors as well as every alumnus for helping us maintain and

improve the house we live in. Thank you to everyone, and please consider making a donation to the Cal Alpha Building Fund to help us in our efforts to leave the house even better than when we joined it.

to leave the house even better than when we joined it. Up to code: new fire

Up to code: new fire escape installed over summer vastly improves safety for brothers living in the house

vastly improves safety for brothers living in the house Tying the Knot By Konrad Knusel This

Tying the Knot

By Konrad Knusel

This past summer, twenty California Alpha brothers attended the wed- ding of Chris and Erika Ithurburn on a sunny Sat- urday in July. The cere- mony occurred in Berkeley's Newman Hall, and the re- ception took place at Ban- croft Hotel, four blocks away. After having wit- nessed Chris and Erika's

Continued inside!

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Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Current Officers

510-540-9036

President

David Ginsberg

#1310

Vice President Adam Woo #1313

Alumni Secretary Brian Wantz #1336

Treasurer

Charlie Litchfield

#1320

Secretary

Fernando

Altamirano #1333

House Manager

Robbie LaBare

#1317

California Alpha Association Board of Directors

President

Dennis Sidbury

#1150

415-902-5834

Vice President

Adam Garfinkle

#1203

Secretary Terry Maiken #1060

Treasurer King Tuck #860

Chapter Advisor Evan Basakis #1301

Directors Rodney Pimentel

#1050

#1191 Derek Molnar Greg Byard #1178 Decker Flynn #1139 David Ginsberg

#1310

Wedding, continued

relationship progress over the course of sev- eral years, the brothers were proud and elated to share in the couple's special mo- ment. After attending the wedding cere- mony, the brothers enjoyed the reception (and the reception's open wine and beer bar) to their hearts' content. Arthur Agag, Chris' little brother in the house, says of the recep- tion, "It was really fun and we danced the night away…the moon couldn't stop us." The California Alpha brothers know Chris and Erika will live a life of happiness and prosperity together, due to Chris' adventur- ous nature and Erika's relaxed sense of hu- mor. We wish them the best of luck.

Yours in the Bond, Konrad Knusel, #1309

President’s Report

Another semester passes and the Cali- fornia Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta just keeps improving. With five more outstanding men choosing Phi Delt as their fraternity of choice, the house’s future has never looked brighter. Chadd Hollowed led the recruitment process and successfully extended the Bond to an amazing 1337. During their pledge semes- ter they bettered the house by repainting and adding non-slip grip to the house’s basement stairs. Since crossing Phi Delta Theta’s letters, these new members have shown themselves to be major assets to the house by taking up offi- cer positions, putting together Cal football gamedays, and managing the house’s event information. I have the utmost faith that these gentlemen will transmit the fraternity better than when they entered in Spring of 2008. Some significant changes occurred in the house over the past semester and summer, most notably the addition of a more secure and up-to-date fire escape to the back end of the house. Large thanks go out from California Alpha to the housing corporation and the Alumni who contributed to project. The com- plex and expensive project was no easy under- taking, but the house is now a much safer place for Phi Delta Theta brothers to live. We must also thank our neighbors to the East, Beta Theta Pi, for their amazing compliance with contractors, construction crews, and the City of Berkeley. California Alpha has also seen a re- newed pledge to maintain the physical cleanli- ness of the chapter house. Through the hands-

cleanli- ness of the chapter house. Through the hands- Newlyweds: Chris and Erika take a stroll

Newlyweds: Chris and Erika take a stroll down College Ave.

on work of brothers, our House manager Rob- bie LaBare (#1317), and our Chapter Advisor Adam Garfinkle, as well as the financial back- ing of our Housing Corporation, the Phi Delt Chapter house is becoming a much safer and cleaner place to live. Our house also made large steps in its philanthropy work by taking the Spring Music Festival for ALS to a larger San Francisco venue. With the coordination of busses, the Verdi Club, and brothers of Phi Delta Theta, the event garnered much more participants and donations than before in the past. Overall the night was a huge success we hope to dupli- cate from and build upon in the future. Overall, Phi Delta Theta is once again growing to be one of Cal’s best, brightest, and largest fraternities on campus. We hope to con- tinue this trend in the future and make Phi Delt the premiere fraternity for people of all interest.

Yours in the Bond, David Ginsberg, #1310

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Founders’ Day: Links, Good Food and Brotherhood

On Saturday, April 26, 2008, active brothers and alumni alike came together to celebrate Foun- der’s Day at Tilden Golf Course in Berkeley. Sunny skies, pleasant con- versations, delicious food, and, of course, 18 scenic holes of golf ensured that this annual commemora- tion of the founding of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity was clearly one to re- member. The quality of the golf in the morning was only matched by the fes- tivities back at the clubhouse in the af- ternoon. Virtually all of the actives and numerous alumni were present, includ- ing most of the Hous- ing Corporation Board. Additionally, pins and certificates were distributed to the 2007 Legion- naires who attended:

#579 Joseph A. Woods, Jr. (65-Year Legionnaire), #779 Herbert M. Kennedy (55-Year Legion- naire), #860 William “King” Tuck (50-Year Golden Legionnaire), #1030 Andrew M. Roberts (25-Year Sil- ver Legionnaire), and #1050 Rodney S. Pi- mentel (25-Year Sil-

ver Legionnaire). But of course, in return the Legionnaires had to entertain the audience with a true Phi Delt story. And disappoint they didn’t.

Our Founder’s Day Celebration always takes place on the last Saturday in April, so mark your calendars for a surefire good time on April 25, 2009. We hope to see you there!

good time on April 25, 2009. We hope to see you there! Festivities: Brothers and alumni
good time on April 25, 2009. We hope to see you there! Festivities: Brothers and alumni

Festivities: Brothers and alumni celebrate Founders’ Day at Tilden Park

Yours in the Bond, Kevin Amirehsani, #1318

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Alumni Events

2008 Home Football Schedule

Date

Time

Opponent

8/30

5:00 PM

MSU, W 38-31 CSU, W 42-7 ASU, W 24-14 UCLA, W 41-20 Oregon Stanford Washington

9/27

3:00 PM

9/04

12:30 PM

10/25

12:30 PM

11/01

12:30 PM

11/22

12:30 PM

12/06

TBA

The 2008 Cal football season has begun and, as usual, we will be having gameday BBQs at the Chapter House at 2726 Channing Way before and after every home football game. If you and your families will be in Berkeley to attend any of the six Cal home games, I invite you to stop by the House for some food and soft drinks before heading up to the sta- dium. This is also a great chance to see your fellow alumni and to meet our current members.

We will hopefully also have our “Active vs. Alumni” softball game the next day, Friday, November 21st. Make sure to stop by and test your softball skills after Duck Dinner and the day before The Big Game at noon.

Yours in the Bond, Brian Wantz Alumni Secretary

A Few Hot Days in Oxford at the Emerging Leaders Institute

This summer in Oxford, Ohio, members from Phi Delta Theta chapters across the continent came together at the Phi Delta Theta Emerging Leaders Institute. This meeting is held every summer to promote unity across

chapters and to reinforce the principles of the fraternity. This year, our chapter sent me. After arriving in Oxford we all rushed to the first event, a dinner at which Cal Alpha received the Gold Star, GHQ Award and Community Service Citation. We listened actively at the lectures and participated in the smaller group discussions. Each of the three full days had a focus. The first day's pillar was ritual and was headlined by a model ini- tiation. The second day taught the us about successful recruitment tactics. Throughout each day the young lead- ers met with their groups and discussed the triumphs and shortcomings of their respective chapters with respect to the day's topic. The third

day reinforced the moral and legal dangers of haz- ing. The three R's: Ritual, Recruitment, and Risk Management. The confer- ence culminated with a moving story of a young man whose Greek experi- ence ended tragically; eve- ryone was visibly affected by Sparky's story. I definitely re- turned this semester with an even better attitude and more zeal than before. The experience gives a clear new perspective on the fraternity, and I will be encouraging brothers in the future to attend the Emerging Leaders Insti- tute.

in the future to attend the Emerging Leaders Insti- tute. Yours in the Bond, Brian Wantz

Yours in the Bond, Brian Wantz

#1336

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2008 DUCK DINNER

Thursday,

November 20

The annual Duck Dinner will once again be held at the Faculty Club. Last year we had a great turnout and this year we are again trying to break 100 guests, so please make an effort to come on out and see your brothers! The evening begins at Henry’s at 5:00 followed by Beverage Service at 6:30 at the Faculty Club. The evening fin- ishes off with Duck Dinner at 7:00 in the Great Hall.

The Brothers of Phi Delta Theta would be pleased to have you as our guests. Please return the form below by November 10th or contact Brian Wantz at 805-216-5272 or at wantz@berkeley.edu. The BEST way to RSVP is by phone or email.

YES, I would like to attend Duck Dinner. I would like to attend Duck Dinner.

Name:

Please Select an entrée:

Roast Duckto RSVP is by phone or email. YES, I would like to attend Duck Dinner. Name:

by phone or email. YES, I would like to attend Duck Dinner. Name: Please Select an

N. Y. Steak

by phone or email. YES, I would like to attend Duck Dinner. Name: Please Select an

Fish

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House Furnishings — Got Junk?

The Chapter House is constantly in need of new supplies and we graciously accept donations of furniture and other equipment in working condition. We are continually trying to improve the appearance of the house and would gladly accept any donations. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Brian Wantz at 805-216-5272 or at wantz@berkeley.edu. We could use the follow- ing items:

Tools/Hardware

Kitchenware

Cleaning Supplies

Lost Phi Delts

PLEASE HELP US LOCATE THE FOLLOWING PHIS. IF YOU KNOW THEIR STATUS OR CURRENT AD- DRESS, PLEASE EMAIL IT TO SIDBURY@CAL.BERKELEY.EDU.

213

Mr. William J. Wood

749

Mr. Richard N. Peterson

970

Mr. Dennis J. Fitzgerald

299

Mr. Michael E. Rakestraw

754

Mr. Warren B. Richards

976

Mr. Richard L. Armstrong

408

Mr. Walter L. Mathews

757

Mr. Robert A. Smith

977

Mr. Carl A. Northcraft

409

Mr. Richard O. Devine

779

Mr. David A. Rose

1001

Mr. William P. Leary

501

Mr. Douglas M. Leale

792

Mr. David K. Brown

1002

Mr. Mark R. Thorp

512

Mr. Laurin F. Tolman

800

Mr. Curtis K. Townsend

1042

Mr. Matt E. Clark

520

Mr. George W. Shipley

801

Mr. Robert M. Watkins

1068

Mr. Timothy E. Salter

536

Mr. Charles H. Coyle Jr.

818

Mr. Donald B. Shea

1070

Mr. Stephen D. Machado

540

Mr. Edmund R. Sewell

829

Mr. Donald M. Howard

1075

Mr. Mark D. Fowler

541

Mr. James E. Hug

832

Mr. James D. Rhoades

1079

Mr. Bradley W. Coburn

553

Mr. Richard W. Steere

839

Mr. Laurence D. Oliveri

1085

Mr. James W. Fannin

566

Mr. Richard E. Baum

868

Mr. John B. Nance

1086

Mr. James M. Hirst

627

Mr. Jack D. Griffith

890

Mr. Richard B. Griffin

1092

Mr. Dennis G. Lee

632

Mr. Richard C. Apman

892

Mr. James J. Kennington

1115

Mr. Eric C. Hoffmann

645

Mr. Henry A. Kinnison Jr.

896

Mr. Mark C. Covington

1125

Mr. Jeffrey T Han

648

Mr. Marion E. Willson

897

Mr. William E. Dempsey

1128

Mr. Lasse B. Kjelsaas

649

Mr. Gordon W. Nelson

902

Mr. Thomas J. Seed

1132

Mr. Frank R R. Avenilla

651

Mr. Warren E. Davis

918

Mr. Jeffrey M. Brennan

1134

Mr. Felix A. Torres

652

Mr. Roger H. Ransom

946

Mr. James E. Richards

1142

Mr. Christopher S. Brown

661

Mr. Richard W. Henley

954

Mr. Joseph A. Wharton

1144

Mr. Lee S. Roberts

667

Mr. George A. Leatherman Jr.

957

Mr. Richard A. Potts

1149

Mr. Vladimir Douhovnikoff

669

Mr. George W. Smith

958

Mr. John Wisnom IV

1161

Mr. Jason M. Redd

673

Mr. Jack R. Howell

959

Mr. Alan C. Doscher

1164

Mr. Philip S Mah

691

Mr. Ben E. Foster

960

Mr. Steven C. Morrell

1189

Mr. Manuel R. Lozano

698

Mr. Burks L. Hamner III

964

Mr. Clayton T. Rowley

1200

Mr. Jason Shuster

706

Mr. Robert N. Whitehead

965

Mr. Craig S. Nelson

1201

Mr. Alex B. Szeto

710

Mr. Ruben L. Navarro

966

Mr. Michael P. Schelp

1219

Mr. Clayton A. Everline

721

Mr. James R. Payne

968

Mr. H. D. Roebuck

1233

Mr. Nicholas Cravalho

736

Mr. Nathaniel M. Ball

969

Mr. Robert L. Johnson Jr.

1234

Mr. Neil H. Ogimachi

 

1254

Mr. Ryan Carney

We very much appreciate the feedback we receive regarding lost Phi Delts. If you sent in updates, please be sure that we received them. If you have provided information on a brother who continues to appear on this list, it means the information that was provided is either the same information we already have as their most recent address which is no longer valid or that we confirmed that the new information provided is out of date. Thank you.

Please look closely at all the names. The list gets smaller every year. Let’s make sure every Phi is found.

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Let’s Go Camping! A Brotherhood Chair Update

Brotherhood is de- fined as an association of men united for common purposes. As Brotherhood Chair of California Alpha, I believe, we as Brothers, embrace this ideal whole- heartedly. One new way that we are promoting Brotherhood is through our first annual Brotherhood Camping Retreat. We will be making the trip over to Mount Diablo State Park where we will engage in numerous activities that will strengthen our bonds with each other. Other ac- tivities that I will be plan- ning include: trips to Golden Gate Fields for race days with the thor- oughbreds, Big Bro Little Bro sports days, trips to the city, and other exciting ac- tivities that get the Broth- ers energized about the Fraternity. With this revi- talization of planning and execution, we can expect to usher in a new era of Brotherhood within the house.

Yours in the Bond, Todd Andrich, Brotherhood Chair #1303

Yours in the Bond, Todd Andrich, Brotherhood Chair #1303 Poverty: Facing it Down in the Philippines

Poverty: Facing it Down in the Philippines

This past summer I had the rare opportunity to spend six of my weeks in Manila, Philippines. Instead of pursuing internships or traveling elsewhere for va- cation, I spent my time as a missionary in a small slum community with a host fam- ily. I have never seen poverty laid out in front of my eyes like that before. The shanty house I lived in was small, barely having enough room for the six members of my host family to sleep in. The exterior was made up of sheet metal and planks of wood. Some nights I would wake up to a crawling cockroach on my neck, but the thing that took the most getting used to was the lack of toilet paper and a flushing toilet.

Instead of building churches and houses, I mainly devoted my time on build- ing relationships with the people of the community and living daily life with them. Learning Tagalog, singing karaoke, trying new foods, and playing sports were some of the few things I did with my host family. From this trip, my eyes have been opened to the harsh reality some people face. I learned how poverty is a problem of love disguised as a problem of resources.

Yours in the Bond Adam Woo, Vice President

#1313

Another Semester, Another Fine Batch of Recruits

The brothers of California’s Alpha chapter welcome nine new pledges this fall. Although recruitment was a lot of work, our newest members are a welcome addition to the house, and the end result was definitely worth all the stress. During rush week, we threw a hog roast, a game night, and several barbecues. The brothers also participated in ice blocking, a biannual pledge event that consists of sliding down Berkeley campus’ 4.0 hill on blocks of ice. The new pledges have already gotten involved with the chapter’s intramural softball, basketball, and soccer teams, bringing a fresh burst of youth and enthusiasm to practices and games. We are proud and ex- cited to have such an accomplished batch of guys for our Fall 2008 pledge class. Yours in the Bond, Matt LaCoste, Recruitment Chair

#1323

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PHI DELTA THETA

PHI DELTA THETA Speedster Jahvid Best hurdles over a fallen Arizona de- fender, racking up yet

Speedster Jahvid Best hurdles over a fallen Arizona de- fender, racking up yet more yards on the ground for Cal

New Website California Alpha's website, www.calphidelts.org, has been redesigned! If you have any suggestions for mak- ing the website better, please send an e-mail to dally@berkeley.edu.

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What are you doing?

Has something interesting happened to you in the past year? If so, please contact us and let your brothers know what’s new. We are always curious to learn about the various experiences or accom- plishments of our fellow brothers. Please contact Brian Wantz at 805- 216-5272 or wantz@berkeley.edu

The SF Alumni Club holds a luncheon on the first Friday of every month . Lunch is served at the famous Schroeder’s Restaurant, which is located on 240 Front St. in downtown San Francisco. The lunch is informal and begins at noon. Alumni are encouraged to attend.

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