Saturday April 9th, 2011 the Chi Eta Chapter hosted its first spring philanthropy event. The inaugural Bowling Green Spring Luau was held to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky. The event took place at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream on Scottsville Road. The carnival themed luau had much to offer from games like the balloon pop, beanbag toss, duck-o-war, and pie a Fiji to food, face painting, arts and crafts, and inflatable bouncy houses. The fun and games lasted until 7pm, and ended with a concert by local talented Fijis Dallas Wilson, Jordan Minton, and Ben Hussung among others. The sunset and concert was a relaxing finish to a hot, busy, and successful day. With sponsorships from Kohl’s, UPS and Bruster’s the chapter was able to donate over $2,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The men of Phi Gamma Delta will be hosting the Inaugural Bowling Green Spring Luau benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky.
The event will take place this Saturday, April 9, at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream on Scottsville Road from noon to 7 p.m. From noon to five, booths ranging from face painting to inflatable games will be set up for kids of all ages to enjoy.
A concert will start at 5 with local talent headlining the final two hours.
Admission to the event is free with game tickets costing fifty cents. Armbands which grant unlimited access to all games will be available for ten dollars.
Be sure to come out and see some of your local favorites as Axel, the Hot Rods Mascot, and the loveable Big Red will be around throughout the day.
You will not want to miss what is sure to become Bowling Green’s next must go to event.
On Saturday, March 19, 2011, the Graduate Relations Committee held their first event of the Spring semester. The chapter invited all the parents of the undergraduate brothers, as well as graduate brothers, to Bowling Green for a fun and relaxing day while enjoying a WKU Topper Baseball Game. Thanks to the efforts of the committee, the brothers and their guests were able to take in the game from the deck located on the third base line. All guests in attendance were able to take the game in for free and watch as the Hilltoppers came away with a 10-4 win over their rivals Middle Tennessee State University. The event was the first for the families of the newly pledged in Zeta Class and was a great way for these parents to meet some of the older members, as well as their families, and to see what Fiji is all about. All in all, over 100 brothers and family members were in attendance.
This past Monday night on the 14th of March WKU Greek Affairs held its 34th annual Greek Academic Recognition Program. In order to be eligible to attend this event, Greek students needed to have a 3.3 GPA the preceding semester. The program consisted of brief introductions of officers, short speeches by special guests, and appetizers; all of this before the awards were presented. Phi Gamma Delta had 39 of its members listed in the program, 16 of which made the Academic Hall of Fame. When it came to overall awards for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2010, Phi Gamma Delta did not disappoint. They received six awards as an overall fraternity including best GPA for active members, new members, and combined members. They received first in each of these three awards for both of the academic semesters in 2010. In addition to this, three of its members, Trip Carpenter, Dylan Ward, and Ben Aroh, also received individual awards for the Highest GPA for their respective class. This banquet no doubt served as a tribute to the collective hard work and dedication that the brothers of the Chi Eta Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta continue to express through their quest for knowledge. The tradition of maintaining the highest fraternity GPA on campus is a tradition that the Chi Eta Chapter will not easily forget.
After five weeks of classes, the Chi Eta chapter decided it was time for a weekend in the Great Outdoors. So 54 brothers spent the February 26-28 weekend at Mt. LeConte Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Some brothers spent the first night playing cards and shooting pool inside the cabin. Meanwhile others enjoyed a beautiful starry evening relaxing in a six-person hot tub or playing guitar on a spacious back deck. The next morning, brothers were treated to an egg, bacon, and sausage breakfast, paid for by the chapter. Full from breakfast, the brothers split into groups to see the sights of Gatlinburg and neighboring Pigeon Forge. Brothers walked the shops, rode go-karts, played putt-putt, and enjoyed local dining. Meanwhile another group of brothers spent the afternoon taking a hike.
Saturday night, the brothers grilled steaks for supper. Then they celebrated one last night of brotherhood with remarks from graduating seniors and the singing of favorite fraternity songs. By the time everyone came back Sunday morning, Chi Eta had celebrated a weekend that will forever be in the hearts of its brothers.