Sunday, October 23, 2011

Direct from the "way back" machine .....

This week the Old Bro Network is pleased to announce the addition of FORTY THREE new Old Bro's, the large majority of them from the 1950's and 60's, courtesy of contact info sent in by Stan Benson (EpSig 305), who earns the honors as "Stud of the Week" for his efforts.

To give you some idea of what campus life was like back then, here are a couple of items from the 1960 Southern Campus yearbook .....

Yes, that's our "Stud of the Week" Stan back in the day when he was High Alpha of the house ..... a stud 50+ years ago, and still a stud today.  Stan sent in contact info on forty-one of his fellow EpSig brothers, here's the list of new "very Old Bro's" that are now part of the Old Bro Network .....

Also this week we have two newer Old Bro's to add to the roster (comparatively speaking, of course), please welcome Andrew Johnson (EpSig 997) and Frank Marolda (EpSig 1078).  This week's additions brings the Old Bro Network's total roster count up to 275.

Updated info was sent in by Walter Sylvester (EpSig 1150) and Craig Gilbert (EpSig 1108) ..... all of the new and updated e-cards have been e-mailed out to the entire roster.

As always, if you have contact info on any Old Bro's who are currently NOT on the roster, send it in and I'll get them hooked up.  Likewise, if your contact info ever changes or is inadvertently listed incorrectly, drop me a note and I'll fix that as well.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Old Bro "Tahoe Conclave" Fall 2011

What do you get when you combine the following elements ??

1)  Great scenery and weather ..... 

2) Great food and great wine .....

3) Great golf .....

Meador concentrating on the 10th tee after sinking a 60 foot par putt on 9 .....
4) Great friends .....

Old Bro's John Kohler, MJ Harness, Bill Harrison, Tuck Meador, and Gary Messerotes

Of course what you get is the very first "Tahoe Conclave" of Old Bro's !!

Graciously hosted by Old Bro's Bill Harrison (EpSig 631) and John Kohler (EpSig 640), a great time was had by all ..... a morning bike ride followed by lunch at a water-side restaurant, the ceremonial openings of MANY bottles of very nice wines (and the subsequent emptying of those bottles), firing up the grill on the patio for some BBQ'ed shrimp and sausages, watching on TV as the Bruins pulled out a nail-biter of a victory at the Rose Bowl, then the next morning teeing it up at the VERY scenic Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Old Bro Network has ALWAYS felt that it's a very cool thing when Old Bro's can get together and have a little fun, and this weekend in Tahoe was a perfect example of that.

In fact, all in attendance agreed that there will HAVE to be another "Tahoe Conclave" next year, and we're going to see how many other Old Bro's we can get to join us !!  And with everything that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer, next year's event is planned to be held over a FOUR DAY period (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) so we can have even MORE fun ..... obviously more info to follow as plans get finalized.

As always, if any of you other Old Bro's out there have some photos and/or stories of Old Bro's getting together, send them in and I'll publish them on the Old Bro Network for all to enjoy.

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EpSig News & Notes - Hollywood Edition

Thanks to Old Bro Robert Frackelton (EpSig 1103) for sending the Old Bro Network the following news item about EpSig alum Billy Brown (EpSig 1138), who is continuing to make his mark on the scene in Hollywood .....

Billy Brown will appear in the upcoming sixth season as a homicide detective on the Showtime drama.

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Lights Out actor Billy Brown has joined the cast of Showtime’s Dexter.

Brown will appear in the sixth season in a recurring capacity, playing the character of Mike Cutler, a no-nonsense Chicago homicide detective who transfers to Miami Metro, where he immediately ruffles some feathers.

Brown, who played Patrick “Lights” Leary’s boxing nemesis Richard “Death Row” Reynolds on the short-lived drama Lights Out, has also appeared in Southland, Dirt and Californication.

Dexter, led by Michael C. Hall as the title character, is on a roll as of late, securing several actors in key parts for the new season, including Battlestar Galactica vet Edward James Olmos, rapper Mos (formerly Mos Def) and The Good Guys star Colin Hanks.

Robert also informed us that the hit ABC comedy series "Modern Family" was filming some scenes at the Lambda Chi house last week, although only with the male characters from the show, and NOT with Sofia Vergara (below), who MAY have been a candidate for Crescent Queen this year.  Congratulations to all of the EpSig bro's, both old and new, on making an impact on the Hollywood scene .....

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Old Bro "Fall Rush 2011" membership drive recap

House photo courtesy Trevor Kirschner via the UCLA Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Facebook group page

The Old Bro Network is pleased to announce that the "Fall Rush 2011" membership drive campaign has resulted in the addition of EIGHTY new Old Bro's, by far the largest roster jump in Old Bro Network history.  This brings the total roster count to 232, exactly QUADRUPLING the amount of Old Bro's who have had their contact info posted since this little project began last December.

First up, and taking over as the new "low zeta" of the Old Bro Network, is Stan Benson (EpSig 305).  Stan is part of the "Older Bro Network" that Corp Board President Tom Fagan mentioned in the note that I posted last week, and he continues to support the chapter, please welcome him to the Old Bro Network.

We could not get such a stellar "Fall Rush 2011" class without the help of a few "Studs of the Week", all of whom sent in contact info on Old Bro's who were not previously on the roster.  This week's "STUDS" are David Neuman, Larry Jackel, Tim O'Rourke, and also Trevor Kirschner, who runs the Facebook group page for UCLA Lambda Chi Alumni and continues to cross promote the Old Bro Network as well.

Without further adieu, I present the rest of the "Fall Rush 2011" class of new Old Bro's .... take a look, I'm sure you'll spot an old friend or two amongst the newcomers, and by all means, reach out and say howdy to any or all of them.

Old Bro Network continues to thank all of you who support and participate in this project, and with your help, our directory of contact info will continue to grow in the future.

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