Saturday, November 12, 2011

Old Bro News & Notes - 11/12/11

OLD BRO EVENT ALERT -- Hopefully you all have received your invitation from High Rho Max Henderson regarding the "Alumni Lunch Reception" being held at the newly renovated chapter house on 12/3 from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM. 

Please consider stopping by the house to see all of the new improvements, many of which were funded by donations from the Old Bro Network.  I encourage everyone to stop by and check it out, if only to compare it to what you remember life was like back when YOU were living at 10918 Strathmore Drive .....

Truth be told, I got FIVE years at UCLA since I didn't really do it right
 my freshman year (which was BEFORE I became a studly Lambda Chi).

Also, the Old Bro Network is pleased to announce the addition of THREE new Old Bro's, as well as updated information for FIVE Old Bro's.

Our three NEW Old Bro's are Chris Plows (EpSig 872), Jeff Donaldson (EpSig 1068), and Chris Kelly (EpSig 1252).  This brings the total roster count for the Old Bro Network up to 278.  Please drop them a note and make them feel welcome.  Updated info was sent in by Mike Gallegos (EpSig 1090). 

In addition, Old Bro Network has been informed that four of the 1950's and 1960's Old Bro's who were added to the roster in a previous posting are, in fact, no longer with us (i.e. deceased).  These four individuals are John Stearns (EpSig 336), John Ford (EpSig 354), Jim Krembas (EpSig 373), and Bruce Boydston (EpSig 423).  Old Bro Network will change their status on the roster to "In Memoriam", as we have done in the past with other Old Bro's who are no longer with us.  Please correct your records accordingly as well.

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EpSig "New Bro's" in CROSS & CRESCENT

Looks like the "New Bro's" are making a name for themselves ..... the following
info was published in the "Chapter News" section of the November 2011 edition of the CROSS & CRESCENT, the online publication distributed by the national fraternity office.  Check it out ..... 

California-Los Angeles (Epsilon-Sigma)
Chapter News

CLA - recruitmentThe chapter added 28 associate members.
On October 17, 2011, chapter brothers participated in a campus-wide blood drive, providing more donors than any other campus organization.

CLA - Boys and girls clubOn November 13, 2011, chapter brothers will again volunteer at the Southern California Special Olympics. Chapter brothers also continue to volunteer at the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club.

The CROSS & CRESCENT publication is available online, and the national fraternity sends out an e-mail notification each month whenever a new issue is published.  If you're not already on their e-mailing list and would like to be, click anywhere on the logo below to go to the web page where you can sign up .....

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

MOVEMBER Team - Klein's Journey

Old Bro Network received the following from Mike Pappas (EpSig 841) about another one of our Old Bro's .....

Lambda Chi Bros,

Our Bro, Steve Klein (EpSig 853) is currently fighting a very aggressive form of prostate cancer.  He is doing well, but after surgery last year is now undergoing daily radiation treatment.  I have registered a team for Movember, which is a group that grows mustaches in the month of November each year to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and other diseases.  It's a fun way to support a serious cause and there are a number of Movember festivities in LA and worldwide.   

I'd encourage all Bros to join the team  "Klein's Journey"  or at least donate to the cause.   Do it for Steve, for yourself, and for all the other men who have faced or are likely to face this disease. The information is below.  Please  feel free to forward this message to anyone you think may support the cause.

Mike  Pappas 

To join  the Klein's Journey Movember team  or to donate or start your own team go to

As more people become Citizens of Movember, more lives will be impacted. You can grow a moustache as a Mo Bro, or join as a Mo Sista to show your support and help recruit other Mo growers to the team.

Once registered, Movember will send you all the information you need to start raising awareness and funds for men's health as part of my Movember team.

If you'd like to find out more about the programs funded by Movember, please visit

Please join me at

OK, Old Bro's, I'm throwin' down a challenge ..... it's time to rally behind one of our own !!  I encourage ALL of you to join Mike's team in support of Steve, lose your razorblades for the month of November, donate generously to this cause, and show once again how a bunch of Old Bro's can make an impact !!

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