Monthly Archives: December 2003

2003 Events

4th Annual Walk to D’feet ALS
ALS logoOctober 19, 2003 – The DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Association is sponsoring this area’s fourth annual Walk to D’feet ALS at the Lincoln Memorial at 9 AM on Sunday, October 19th, 2003.

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 partnership with the ALS Association to fight for a cure.

The DC/MD/VA Chapter (formerly 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 contacting Pat Frieberg, Executive Director of the ALSA-NCAC, at 301-978-9855.

2003 Gamma Province Meeting
July 25-26, 2003 – Chapters from the Gamma Provinces: Gamma North, Gamma South and Gamma West convened for two-day regional leadership conference on July 25 & 26, 2003 in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the Maryland Alpha chapter located at the University of Maryland.

The two-day regional event consisted of United States Capitol and White House tours, an awards dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill and leadership training sessions hosted at the Maryland Alpha chapter house at the University of Maryland in College Park. More >>

Capital Fraternal Caucus “Back to School” Reception
September 17, 2003 – Administration and Hill staffers are invited to attend a “Back to School” Reception hosted by the Capital Fraternal Caucus (formerly Greek PAC).

WHAT: CFC “Back to School” Reception
WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, 2003, 6 PM – 8 PM
WHERE: 2262 Rayburn House Office Building

Please RSVP to:

Be sure to include your name, Phi Delta Theta chapter, alma mater, and office contact info.

NIC Congressional Reception
April 29, 2003 – Representatives from the NIC, PanHel and NPHC, convened in Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and promote Greek advocacy.

A reception was held in the Cannon Caucus Room from 5:30 to 8 PM with with several hundred people from the Hill and national fraternities/sororities in attendance.

The event’s Master of Ceremonies was Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX/Pi Kappa Alpha), and award recipients included: Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN/Beta Theta Pi), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI/Delta Tau Delta), Rep. Ben Cardin (D-MD/Pi Lambda Phi), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA/Phi Beta Sigma) and Rep. Mike Oxley (R-OH/Sigma Chi).

Phi Delta Theta currently has numerous staffers on Capitol Hill and five members serving in the U.S. Congress: Rep. Chris Bell (D-TX-25th), Rep. Joel Hefley (R-CO-5th), Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN-3rd), Rep. Max Sandlin (D-TX-1st) and Sen. Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ).

Watch a Live Telecast of CNN’s Crossfire
March 12, 2003 – Come join your Phi Delt brothers for an hour of lively political debate on CNN’s Crossfire with hosts James Carville, Paul Begala, Robert Novak and Tucker Carlson on the campus of The George Washington University.

The show starts promptly at 7 PM ET, but we will need to be in our seats in the studio no later than 6:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM.

Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs (MPA) Building
The George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW (Corner of 21st and H streets)
Washington, DC 20052

Metrorail: The Foggy Bottom/GWU station is on the Orange and Blue lines (walk two blocks east and take a right on 21st Street).
Parking: The University Parking Garage entrance is located on I Street, between 22nd and 23rd streets (two blocks west of the MPA Building).

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by email with names of those attending. We are meeting just outside the studio between 6:00 and 6:15 PM.

Phi Delt Alumni Career Fair at University of Maryland
March 9, 2003 – On Sunday March 9th, at 4 PM, the Phi Delts at the University of Maryland (Maryland Alpha) will be hosting an Alumni Career Fair at the chapter house located at 4605 College Avenue in College Park, MD.

This is the second such event that the chapter has held in as many years. The first was very well recieved and proved to be quite a success for both alumni and undergrads.

Members of the MD Alpha House Corporation will be there along with many other alumni who will share their graduate/job search/career experiences with the undergraduate Brothers.

This is also a fantastic opportunity for the Phikeias to meet alumni demonstrating dedication to the Fraternity even after graduation.

If you are interested in attending, please contact John Flannery, President, Maryland Alpha at

Congressional Fraternal Caucus Kickoff Reception
March 4, 2003 – Please join the more than 160 Representatives, Senators and hundreds of Congressional staff who are proud members of a collegiate fraternal organization.

The commitment of fraternal organizations to the ideals of friendship, learning, moral development and service to others have served as the foundation for developing citizens and leaders.

WHAT: Congressional Fraternal Caucus Kickoff Reception WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2003, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM WHERE: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building Light hors d’ourves and beverages provided.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 28 to:

Include your name, alma mater, fraternity or sorority affiliation and office contact info.

Book Signing & Discussion with Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer, This Just InFebruary 11, 2003 – Brother Bob Schieffer, Texas Christian ’59, anchor and moderator of “Face the Nation”, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast, will discuss and sign his new book This Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV, (Penguin Putnam).

When: Tues, Feb. 11, 2003 at 1 PM Where: Borders on L Street
1801 L Street NW
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-466-4999

This Just In is a frank, funny and insightful look at 30 years’ worth of news events from one of broadcast journalism’s most respected and admired personalities. Since joining CBS News in 1969, Bob Schieffer has been one of the few correspondents to have covered the four corners (the White House, the Capitol, the State Department and the Pentagon) of the Washington news beat.

From the tumultuous days of the civil rights movement and the Kennedy and King assassinations, to the surreal chaos that was Election 2000, Schieffer has witnessed, and now writes about, it all. Perceptive and honest, his account offers the behind-the-scenes details that come only with experience, access and commitment. Nightline host Ted Koppel writes, “Schieffer spins the kind of engaging yarn that is normally to be found only in beer joints and hotel cocktail lounges when reporters congregate at the end of a long day.”

TCU names journalism program after Bob Schieffer (Dallas Business Journal, 3/7/05)

Greek PAC Meeting
February 4, 2003 – Greek PAC, a Greek political network aimed at helping college fraternities and sororities achieve their policy agenda in Washington, DC will be having a meeting for all members on the night of Tuesday, February 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Capitol Hill Club. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided.

In the past few months, several leaders of Greek PAC have been hard at work on issues of student safety, freedom of association and improved public understanding of the Greek world. Three committees held a series of meetings this past fall to develop and pursue these aims, and the February 4 meeting will be an opportunity for everyone to come together and offer input on plans for 2003.

The tentative agenda includes discussion on: reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, freedom of association issues, student safety legislation, a Washington-focused response to a planned MTV series on fraternity life, planning for the Capitol Hill visits of Greek leaders in April, working with the Administration’s leaders on community service programs, further development of a grassroots network, and plans for a potential social event for all Capitol Hill Greeks.

If you are interested in getting involved with this exciting new initiative, please contact us and/or Kevin O’Neill at Patton Boggs at 202-457-6136. This will be the first of many meetings, so if you are unable to attend, but would still like to be involved, please let us know.

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