Alumni and undergraduate brothers helped cheer on our own Drexel Dragons from the Hazem Maragah Suite on Saturday February 24th against UNCW Seakhawks for our 3rd annual Basketball event. It was a tight game but the Seahawks ended the game up by 1 point. Although the Dragons lost, it was an entertaining game right up to the final buzzer. It was great seeing new and old faces attend the event. Looking forward to our next event in May!
On December 15, 2016, Drexel hosted their 43rd Annual Turkey Drive. The event was a great success, distributing over 1200 turkeys to over 39 organizations.
John McGarrigle, a longtime advocate for the Drexel Turkey Drive, was honored during the welcoming address for his many years of continued support.
Brothers Michael Elmer, EK 1515, and Connor Fink, EK 1572, attended today's event, continuing Lambda Chi's many years of devoted support of the Turkey Drive.
Alumni and Undergraduate Brothers met at the DAC on December 11, 2016 to cheer on the Dragons against the Hawks. It was a close game from opening tip to final buzzer, but St. Joe's scored the final basket with 11 seconds remaining for a heartbreaking 72-71 victory.
Although the game was a loss for the Dragons, the event was a win for Lambda Chi! With 32 in attendance, a great time was had by all.
On July 23, 2016 the Alumni and Undergrads came together for the 3rd Annual Alumni vs Undergrad Softball game. The game was held at Vidas Field on Drexel’s campus. The day was a hot one with the game occurring in the middle of a heatwave. The only saving grace was the dugouts which provided plenty of shade. Mark Stitz took no chances and brought his own sun umbrella to shade himself while he played official scorekeeper for the game.
On April 9, 2016, the Epsilon-Kappa Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha celebrated its 75th Anniversary. The festivities opened with a late-morning lunch at the Chapter House, which gave attendees the opportunity to tour the property. Next up for Brothers was a two block walk to the Church of St. Andrew & St. Monica, the site of a brief Annual Meeting followed by a Ritual Exemplification. Guests of Brothers had the option to attend a tour of the Barnes Museum. At the conclusion of the afternoon activities, all assembled at the Chapter House for an afternoon reception.
The annual turkey drive has been an unofficial Lambda Chi tradition. Lambda Chi Alpha has been one of the only organizations on campus to provide support through volunteer work time and time again. This past year, Brothers John McGarrigle, Chuck Persing, and Brian Blake volunteered at the drive continuing the time honored tradition. We hope to see you at next year’s drive!
On Saturday, October 17, 2015, a cool and serene fall morning greeted the Brothers who set forth to drive golf carts and occasionally hit some golf balls. After fueling up on donuts and coffee, the brothers paired up to play “best ball” at Rancocas Golf Club in Willingboro, NJ. Brothers in attendance included Jonathan Andrus, Brian Auchter, Galen Breuninger, Robert Howells, Ryan Bailey, and Tom “Too Busy to Stay for a Photo” Hungerford. Prizes were awarded for longest drive (Brian Auchter) and closest to the pin (Galen Breuninger).
On July 18th, the 2nd annual Alumni vs Undergraduate softball game took place. The game was held in Fairmount Park on a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky allowing the temperature to reach nearly 100 degrees. The only shade near the field was occupied by Steve Cohen and Mark Stitz.
On May 1, 2015, EKZ held its Annual Awards Banquet at the Chapter House. The event played to a packed Chapter Room, including 23 alumni ranging from E-K 300 Frank Bockius to E-K 1501 Tevin Hill. In addition, the three living EKZ Order of Merit Recipients (Frank Bockius – 1978, John McGarrigle – 1988 and Mark Stitz – 2014) were in attendance. Brother (Taco) Lou Williams prepared the Prime Rib Feast.
The following awards were presented: