Monthly Archives: December 2001

2001 Events

2nd Annual Walk to D’feet ALS
ALS logoOctober 21, 2001 – The National Capital Area Chapter of the ALS Association sponsored this area’s second annual Walk to D’feet ALS at the Lincoln Memorial at 10 AM on Sunday, October 21st, 2001. The event raised over $300,000 to support local patient services, ALS research, and increase ALS awareness. Special thanks to the Maryland Gamma chapter at Washington College for their participation in this year’s event!

The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization whose sole mission is to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and to improve the lives of those living with ALS. Baseball great Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees was a member of Phi Delta Theta from Columbia University and is the primary reason our fraternity’s involvement with the ALS Association today.

The National Capital Area Chapter of the ALS Association was founded in 1991 by a group of dedicated volunteers to respond to the critical needs of people with ALS and is the primary resource for patient services in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Those interested in learning more may visit the ALSA National Capital Area Chapter website or by contact Pat Frieberg, Executive Director of the ALSA-NCAC, at 301-978-9855.

Hasner 2002: DC FUNdraiser
October 18, 2001Adam Hasner, Maryland ’91 is making a run in the Republican Primary for the Palm Beach County seat (District 87) in the Florida House of Representatives. He will be hosting a “FUNdraiser” in an effort to raise money to support his bid.

This event is one of three “out of town” planned events. One is scheduled for October 12th in Atlanta and another is scheduled for October 26th in Tallahassee.

Come join us and show your support from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, (New Hampshire Ave Entrance – south side of Dupont Circle/across from Metro), 202-296-6500. There will be drink specials and food.

Please make checks payable to:
Campaign Account of Adam Hasner


Robert Fitzpatrick
Randy LeFaivre
Ben Arnella
Adam Luecking
Sharon Wolff
Courtney Clelan
David Almacy
Grant Schmelzer
Kelley Poole
Ryan Orner

Virginia Beta Installation at UVA
September 14-15, 2001 – We are very pleased to announce that Phi Delta Theta has returned to the Univeristy of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

On Friday, September 14th, 31 men were initiated into the fold. The official re-chartering ceremony took place on the 15th with a short reception following. Former Presidents of the General Council Tony Ambrose and Frank Abernathy were in attendance, with Brother Abernathy presiding.

The new group is strong, numbering well over 30 members. They expect a large Fall Phikeia class, as well. Housing options are still being considered and there are opportunities for alumni to get involved, such as serving on the house corporation or on the chapter alumni advisory board.

NIC Congressional Reception
May 15, 2001 – North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) staff and fraternity executives convened in DC to meet with members of Congress to promote Greek advocacy.

A reception was held in the Cannon Caucus room that was attended by over 400 alumni from 25-30 different fraternities who are currently serving in Congress, on the Hill, or in other capacities within the federal government.

About 25 Phis were in attendance, and somehow, we managed to get 14 of us into a photo. DC Mayor Anthony Williams proclaimed May 15th as a Day of Interfraternal Fellowship.

Gamma Province Meeting
April 28, 2001 – Chapters from the Gamma North, Gamma South and Gamma West Provinces attended an all day Province Meeting hosted at the Pennsylvania Zeta chapter house at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

In addition to discussing successes and challenges of the past year, we also reviewed upcoming events and plans for the summer. Additionally, we were very fortunate to be joined by General Council Treasurer, Charley Pride, who gave an overall report as to the status of the fraternity.

Province Presidents Chad Collingwood, David Almacy and Gerard Burton were on hand along with 40 undergraduate Phi Delts from the University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Widener University, University of Maryland, Washington College, Dickinson College and Shippensburg University.

Maryland Alpha Founders Day
April 07, 2001 – The members of the Maryland Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta hosted a Founders Day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, MD.

Brother Ralph Friedgen, Head Football Coach at the University of Maryland, was the keynote speaker at this year’s celebration. Friedgen was the architect of Georgia Tech’s high-powered offense for nine of the past 14 years and the offensive coordinator for Bobby Ross at Maryland when the Terps won three consecutive ACC titles in the mid-’80s. He is a 1969 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was initiated into Phi Delta Theta, earned a degree in physical education and played football for the Terps.

The event was open to all members of Phi Delta Theta and their guests. After the dinner, many gathered at “The Park Bench Pub” in Washington, DC which is owned by Brother Chong Yi.

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