2016 Barrett/John Selection

The Barrett/John Award, named for Bro. Jonathan Barrett Ξ’97 and Sis. Betsy John Ξ’99, is given by the St. Anthony Association of North Carolina to an active member presenting a revised piece of work (be it written or visual in nature). In return for their hard work, SAANC provides the recipient with a paid registration to the GC.

We are pleased to present this year’s selection for your reading pleasure. (more…)

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Swing Out 2016 Awards

Quincy Rife, right, reacts as the Barrett/John Award Committee names her as the 2016 recipient of the award, which includes a paid registration to the GC in January.
Quincy Rife, right, reacts as the Barrett/John Award Committee names her as the 2016 recipient of the award, which includes a paid registration to the GC in January.

The following awards were presented at Swing Out 2016:

David Judson “Friend of the Treasury” Award – Bro. Adam Daland X’00
Swift Award for academic improvement – Bro. Ace Lane X’14
Steven Coleman Award – Sis. Hannah Jones X’14
Grahame Wood Award for Hall Spirit – Bro. Dallas Hopkins X’15
Coolest Alum Award – Bro. John Matthews X’68
Brooke Gardiner Award – Bro. Christian Haig X’15

Barrett/John Award (for work presented in a meeting, revised, then presented again) – Sib. Quincy Rife X’15 for “Leland”

 

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Happy Hallidays – Saturday, Dec 26, 2015

Fullwood, Antczak, and Haddock
Shelley Fullwood, Brian Antczak, & Gaby Haddock at the Hallidays event in 2009

This year’s Happy Hallidays gathering will be hosted by Sis. LeAnn Sherman X’96 and her husband, Fraser, on Saturday December 26th from 6p – 1a. For address and directions, please drop an email to the SAANC events coordinator!

From LeAnn:

Food, drink and literary-themed games provided. There is no need to bring anything except your awesomeness. If you would like to bring something, please bring drinks instead of food. (Our dogs can find the slightest bit of dropped bad-for-dogs food and vacuum it up in a nanosecond).

Hope to see many of you there!

Party ends promptly at 1 am because we are old. :)

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Swing Out 2015 Awards

Certificate of Award presented at Swing Out 2015. Photo by Lucy Thomas.
Certificate of Award presented at Swing Out 2015. Photo by Lucy Thomas.

The following awards were presented at Swing Out 2015:

David Judson “Friend of the Treasury” Award – Bill Waring X’61
Swift Award for academic improvement – Hannah Hodge X’14
Steven Coleman Award – Hannah Jones X’14
Grahame Wood Award for Hall Spirit – Lucy Thomas X’14
Coolest Alum Award – David “Commodore” Joyner X’08
Brooke Gardiner Award – Jen Myers X’14

Barrett/John Award (for work presented in a meeting, revised, then presented again) – Alice Wilder X’14 for “Inheritance”

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#throwbackthursday

Getting ready for Swing Out 2015, I discovered a picture from 1996 when we had the main meeting at the Carolina Union. A stroll back through campus provided us with a lovely backdrop for a group picture.

Swing Out 1996
(Rear, L-R) Hop Swift, KJ Garner, Charlie Covell, Matt Weisman
(Front L-R) Cynthia Bellman, Michael Williams, Aaron Bush, Sarah Burns

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More snaps for Xi actives for accolades at GC

I just gotta squee, y’all, about how great GC was down in Oxford at the Phi Chapter. Of course, having an army of Phis means one can accomplish pretty much anything; but if you were at the Phi house on Saturday night and then again on Sunday morning, your eyes feasted on an amazing transformation.

Xi actives were out in FULL FORCE, representing as the second largest active chapter attendance after Phi. Xi grads were out in force as well! The GC was witness to the installation of Sis Sandy (Kent) Carielli K’95 as the head of the National fraternity as well as the election of Bro Peter Pendergrass X’07 to replace Sis Elizabeth “Beef” Peacock X’05 on the GC. The representation of Xi on the national level remains strong.

The LD Trophy went to Sis Courtney Coppage X’10; the Ames Singing Award went to the Xi Chapter and the award for Most Improved Meeting went to the Xi Chapter.

I brought my camera for the first time in years and got some decent shots, though Sis Jordan Price X’09 bested me in the quantity department. The bulk of photos can be seen on the Delta Psi Facebook group; if you’re not in the Facebook group, you’ll need to befriend someone who is in it so you can be added. (I’m happy to do that – you can find me on there as KJ Garner.)

Meanwhile, enjoy this shot of all the Xians who were in attendance (and Alex Cook D’74 who snuck in the back of the shot!)

Xi xi xi xi xi
Look at all these beautiful faces.

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SAANC Solstice Cookout

Bro. Dave Wright was incredibly generous and hosted the SAANC Summer Solstice Party at his house gorgeous house this year.  A number of St. A’s trekked out to the wilds west of Carrboro and partook of burgers and dogs – both foodstuff and four-legged – and chilled.  Sis. Rosenthal told us about her recent time in Israel; Sis. Jacobson gave me the straight dirt on a favorite old campfire story, that of the boa constrictor that may or may not have lived in the walls of the Annex; I got to see a number of St. A’s I haven’t seen in way too long and next year can’t come soon enough.

The point of all this is, of course, that I took some photos when I wasn’t gums-deep in a burger.  Lovely mental image, I know, but in comparison my photos will look great and that’s the point.  Even better:  some photos I took in June of flowers in the Hall’s front yard gardens.

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