"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

21st Annual Brotherhood Dinner A Big Hit

Pledge Brothers gather at 2012 Brotherhood Dinner (L-R) Bob Burlas '86, Doug Schreiber '86, Chris Orbaugh '86 and Jeff McKean

Head Coach Schreiber Guest Speaker

With Head Purdue Baseball Coach Doug Schreiber ’86 serving as our guest speaker at this year’s Annual Brotherhood Dinner it was a BIG HIT! Held on March 21st at the Delta Delta Chapter house over 20 local alumni joined the undergraduate brothers for a great meal, great stories and a great evening of brotherhood.

Along with the contingent of Delta Delta alumni present, alumni brothers from Ball State, Hanover and Wabash College also took part in the evening’s activities. It was fun to see the younger brothers listen and enjoy the alumni stories from their undergraduate days.

Chapter, House Corp and Scholarship Updates

All the guests had an opportunity to hear brief updates from Chapter Advisor Jay Andrew, Consul Mark Back, and House Corporation President Bart Burrell. In Bart’s comments he outlined the activities of the House Corporation Scholarship committee as they are establishing four new scholarships to benefit the active chapter.

Jay Andrew '98 and Bart Burrell '81 join Doug Schreiber '86 following Doug’s remarks to the brothers.

Purdue Baseball Off To A Fast Start

Doug Schreiber ’86, then gave us highlights on the Purdue baseball program which is currently off to its best start in Doug’s 14 years at the helm. The Boilermakers are the preseason pick to win the Big Ten. Doug also made the point that being on a baseball team was a lot like being in a fraternity. There is a great deal of pride, team work and commitment involved in both. But Doug got the most smiles when he related some of his stories from his own fraternity experience and days spent at Delta Delta. Several of Doug’s pledge brothers were in attendance and made sure that all the stories told by Doug were accurately portrayed. All the brothers enjoyed Brother Schreiber’s remarks and appreciated him taking the time to join us during the middle of his season.

Chapter Hosts Home Run Event

Special thanks for hosting such a nice event go out to the Kitchen Crew and Jon (our cook). The food was very good and the service outstanding. Alumni Relations Chairman Kevin Brown and Consul Mark Back with the assistance of Brandon Cortez ’11 and Phil Steele ’77 coordinated this event.

Dave Woodruff '99 (third from left) is joined by undergrads (L-R) Brenden Bosworth, Mike Montgomery and Chris Lee.

"Your attendance tonight is a testament to our belief in the lifelong obligations of Sigma Chi," noted Consul Mark Back. "It is our hope that you enjoyed your evening back at 202 Littleton, and that you leave tonight with a renewed desire to strive for those ideals we cherish as Sigma Chis."

The brothers would agree, it was a home run!