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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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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SWINGOUT 2010 A RAGING SUCCESS

Swingout 2010 Banquet Attendees at the Carolina Alumni Club

Much, much fun was had by the 75+ attendees of Swingout 2010. If you weren’t able to make it – we missed you! – and you can peruse a small selection of photos at the Swingout 2010 photo gallery.

The biggest change this year was the SAANC member meeting being inserted into a “regular” meeting. Despite some initial hiccups, and some difficulty hearing, I think it went quite well. SAANC president Mike Glover requested feedback from those who were in attendance, and if you want to drop him a line you can do so from the comment form.

The next Swingout is slated for April 8-10, 2011 so mark your calendars now!

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Swingout 2009: Oh what a weekend

I must confess, here, that my memories of Swingout are like looking through a camera with a foggy lens… nonetheless, the 60-70 folks who came at various points during the weekend looked healthy, happy and jovial!

Click on the pics to check us out; we’re so classy!

The St. Anthony Association of North Carolina voted to accept the draft bylaws for the organisation as proposed by Gary Stahlberg X’89. The new bylaws update ones which SAANC has been operating under since 1964, and bring the group in line with current state and federal regulations. Also – and this is a big big plus – THERE ARE TERMS. Say, I want to be on the board. My term is 2 years! I can renew if I want, but I’m not on it foreverandeveramen.

I think this is a HUGE step in renewing involvement on a leadership level for SAANC. Additionally, more detail is set out for the commitments that the board members and the officers of the board are signing up for. EIGHT MILLION SNAPS FOR GARY!

Next year’s Swingout weekend is set for April 9, 10 & 11, 2010. Mark your calendars now!

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Swingout 2009 is ALMOST HERE

Have you registered for Swingout yet? This event, being planned by Natasha Wilson X’05 and Fiona Matthews X’07 is coming up next week! Below is a handy form that you can use to RSVP and either 1. pay for your ticket online or 2. tell the planners that you will be paying at the door. Simply telling them you are coming will NOT incur a fee on your end.

The festivities start on Friday the 17th April and go until Sunday morning the 19th.  Come meet new members, see old friends and be amazed by the reclaiming of the backyard!

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SwingOut lodgings on the cheap

Block room rates for SwingOut are still in the offing, but in the meantime Sis. Kirsten Parriott has this tip:

FYI – I just booked myself a room at the Carolina Inn for Swing Out for only $75 a night at hotwire.com! It’s the only 4-star hotel in Chapel Hill (since they don’t show you the hotel name until after you book). I think that is the best price I’ve ever seen for them and who knows how long  it will be available.

There is, actually, one other four-star hotel in Chapel Hill: the Siena Hotel on Franklin Street near University Mall – but I don’t think they have any offerings on hotwire.com at the moment. And besides, if you are booked in at either the Carolina Inn or the Siena – four-star hotel for a one-star price ain’t bad. Unfortunately this deal is no longer available!

Don’t forget to register for SwingOut 2009 on the event site – even if you’re paying at the door, tell us you’re coming! If you don’t want to register at the event site, please send an email to swingout@stanthonync.org to let the SwingOut chairs get a better head count.

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