Sunday, July 31, 2011

And a GREAT TIME was had by all !!

Somewhere in the neighborhood of SEVENTY FIVE Old Bro's assembled in Westwood last night to tell some old stories, re-kindle some old friendships, and in general do something that we have always been very, very good at ..... PARTY !!

I'm not sure of the exact count (hey, don't forget, there WAS alcohol involved) but Old Bro's were there from the sixties, seventies, eighties, maybe nineties, and even a couple of New Bro's from the current chapter house as well.

And, as an extra added attraction, our presence was graced by none other than the fabulous cookie herself, Florida Taylor !!

Courtesy of Jeff Davis, here's one of the group photos that was taken well after the festivities were underway:

Assembled under one roof on 7/30/11 are some of the FINEST EpSig Lambda Chi's who have ever roamed the earth !!

Absolutely HUGE PROPS go out to Old Bro John Morris, who conceived, organized, and hosted this event.  Also, I'm sure that in the very near future John will be making available all of the photographer's pics taken at the event, stay tuned for that.

The Old Bro Network is all about old friends re-connecting, and last night was an amazing example of that.  Our little network is thriving due to the participation and support of everyone, and I definitely hope we will continue to have events like last night's in the future.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Old Bro's to converge on Westwood Village 7/30/11 !!

Before we get to one final update about the Lambda Chi Summer Reunion party, the Old Bro Network would like to announce the addition of THREE new Old Bro's, bringing the total roster count to 142, and updated info from ONE Old Bro.

"Stud of the Week" awards go to Mark Gordon and Scott Sellens, both of whom sent in contact info on Old Bro's who were not previously on the roster.

From the vaunted 800 zeta group, please welcome Steve Klein (EpSig 852) and Alan Heck (EpSig 856).

And, from the 900 zeta bro's, please welcome Dan McQueen (EpSig 920).

Updated contact info was sent in by Scott Sellens (EpSig 839).  New and updated e-cards have been sent out to everyone, feel free to drop these guys a note and say howdy !!

Now, one final update on next weekend's Summer Reunion party ..... John Morris reports that over SIXTY Old Bro's have RSVP'd for the event.  The Old Bro Network has e-mailed out a PDF version of the "list of attendees", check it out and see who's committed to show !!

This is definitely shaping up to be the largest gathering of Old Bro's in many, many years (probably since some of those bachelor party runs to Vegas back in the day).  Feel free to publicly harass any Old Bro's who are NOT currently on the RSVP list, they will be missing the event of the CENTURY !!! (well, so far at least).

Look forward to seeing all of you next Saturday night !!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Mark Webster (EpSig 1101) ..... 4/30/1969 - 7/3/2011

Received this from Trevor Kirschner (EpSig 1131) this morning with a request to send out this news over the Old Bro Network.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mark's family and friends with sincere condolences at this tragic loss.

It is with a heavy heart that I send out the news of the passing of our Brother, Mark Webster Ep-Sig 1101. Mark passed away this past Sunday, July 3rd as the result of a car accident. Those of us that knew Mark will remember many great times with him and that big exuberant smile that he always had. His family is holding a memorial service for him on Monday in Oxnard, the information is below. If you can't make it, please consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (information below).
Mark Bradley Webster
April 30, 1969
July 3, 2011

Remembrance Gathering

July 11, 2011
7 PM to Sunset

Hollywood Beach, Oxnard

Please join us as we gather together to cherish fond memories of our beloved Mark.
We will be enjoying the sunset on his favorite beach. 
Please feel free to arrive at any time after 7 PM. 

Parking information:
Coming from Harbor Blvd or Channel Islands Blvd, take W. Channel Island Blvd. 
Towards the ocean, turn right at Sunset Lane.
Travel ¼ mile to the public parking lot on the left, just south of the 
Mandalay Bay Resort.
Walk out to the beach and we will be to the left of the parking lot facing the water.

If you would like to honor Mark please visit: 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation website
Tribute Pages
Mark Webster

Monday, July 4, 2011

Update on Summer Reunion Party - July 30

Old Bro's are responding from far and wide with RSVP's for the Summer Reunion party on 7/30 ..... over FIFTY Old Bro's have already committed to attend the event, including but of course not limited to .....

- from the Deep South of Atlanta, GA, Charlie Goldberg !!  (I wonder if a guy from La Jolla can develop a southern accent ... hmmm)

- from the commonwealth of Virginia, "Thief" Poirier !!

- from the fairways & sand traps of Tuscon, AZ, Don Tringali !!

- from the pure mountain air of Idaho, Lee Troxler !!

- from the great state of Texas, Dan Godwin !!

- so far there is NO TRUTH to the rumor that Aaron Placourakis will be paddleboarding over from Hawaii (Aloha, bro, we'd love to see you .....)

- from the Big Apple of New York, NY, Mike Feinberg !! (one of the amazing pledge class of spring '75) .....

- also attending from the amazing pledge class of spring '75 are Pat Murray, Larry Mazzeo, MJ Harness & Dave Adelman (where are you JB & Bill S. ??)

- Some of the Northern Calif. Old Bro's coming down for the event include Drew Kohler, Dave Shapiro, and Nick Svetcoff .....

- Among those coming up from the OC are Harold Hofer, Jim Richards, Jim LaPeter, and John Horwitz .....

- Florida's favorite whipping boy, Ernie Marchosky !!

- Several Old Bro's named Steve (Adler, Smith, Bay & Walbridge !!)

- From the Inland Empire, Gary Schwary and the one & only Rees Evans !!

These names above represent just a small sampling of those who have already RSVP'd for the event.  For the complete list to date, click HERE.

If you haven't done so already, get your RSVP in to John Morris so he can get an accurate count on attendance.

Other details about the event:

1)  Spouses and/or significant others are welcome to attend as well.
2)  Buffet style dinner from 7:30 - 9:00 PM
3)  No host bar ..... sorry Meador, that means you have to pay for your own booze.

Just as a reminder, here's the official invitation to the Lambda Chi Summer Reunion Party on July 30, hosted by John Morris:

It looks like this is shaping up to be an amazing event, so spread the word amongst all the other Old Bro's to clear your calendars and get ready to party ..... hope to see you all there !!

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