The Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club of Atlanta, Inc. hosted its annual Founders Day celebration last night at Twin Peaks restaurant in Buckhead. In attendance were local alumni representing 12 chapters across the United States and Canada.
In addition to networking and socializing, the agenda included a keynote address from Fulton County State Judge Wesley B. Tailor, who was a member at the University of Richmond. Also on the program was honoring alumni initiated 25, 50 or more years ago; recognition of members who had passed away during the past year;
Participating in the ceremonies were active members from three nearby undergraduate chapters – University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Mercer University.
"Founders Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the fraternity’s long history and the contribution and successes of its members,” said Travis McCloskey, (Mercer ’01) alumni club president.
McCloskey also elaborated on a new item on the agenda -- a raffle in which proceeds are to be donated to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease. “The ALS Association is Phi Delta Theta’s main philanthropy,” he explained. “We are appreciative not only to those who purchased tickets, but our local alumni who donated the items for the drawing.”
Phi-owned businesses that donated items for the raffle included H. Stockton, Mori Luggage and Gifts, ArtfullyRich.com, Bones, Miller Brothers, and House of Fab.
About Phi Delta Theta Alumni Club of Atlanta
The Atlanta Alumni Club is one of Phi Delta Theta’s oldest. Over the years, it has included many prominent members of the local community. The Club’s mission is to provide a social and professional networking forum for the more than 2,000 alumni within Metro Atlanta that represent more than 150 chapters.
About Phi Delta Theta
Phi Delta Theta was founded on December 26, 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The men of Phi Delta Theta share a common commitment -- the cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality.