Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Sweetheart of Lambda Chi .....

Dozens and dozens of Old Bro's gathered at 10918 Strathmore Drive on April 6 to honor one of our own ..... the legend herself, Florida Taylor, graced us with her presence once again as we all celebrated her 90th birthday.  During her twenty years of service at the chapter house, Flo was our cook, housemother, psychiatrist, co-conspirator, and took all of us under her wing as we navigated the life and times of being an EpSig at UCLA.  It was great to see Flo as well as her extended family (children, nieces, nephews, friends, etc.), all of whom were our guests at the chapter house.
To commemorate this VERY SPECIAL occasion, the Old Bro's rallied together once again in support of this VERY SPECIAL lady.  Donations to the "Dough for Flo" campaign rolled in from near and far, and we were able to present Flo a check for $5,000 from her "boys" as a birthday present.  Many more checks have been pledged, and the final tally looks like it will wind up between $9-10K ..... Happy Birthday, Flo !!!
Special thanks and "Stud of the Week" honors go to Tuck Meador, whose fundraising efforts also earn him the title of "Grand High Rainmaker" for now.
Also thanks and "Stud of the Week" honors to Gary Horwitz and Bill Schlichter for sending in the photos above.
Final thanks and "Studs of the Week" honors go out to ALL of the undergrads at the chapter house, who did a GREAT job of hosting this event and making everyone feel right at home, no matter how many years we've been away.  The tradition of studliness at EpSig continues .....
And, by the way, EpSig actually DID hold our first Annual Meeting in several years prior to Flo's birthday party ..... presided over very efficiently by current Corporation Board President Tom Fagan .... all of the actions taken by the Corporation Board over the last several years were ratified, Corporation Board officers and Trustees were elected (some re-elected), Tom pounded the gavel a few times, and everything became official. 
And once the final gavel fell, the party was on ..... many old friendships were renewed, as once again we celebrated our bond of brotherhood and Florida's 90th .....
If anyone has any contact info to add about Old Bro's who are currently NOT on the roster, send it in and I'll get them hooked up.  Likewise, if your info ever changes, drop me a note and I'll make sure that gets updated and published to everyone as well.
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