Our 1914 Alpha Chapter photo was taken on the steps of the “Applied Sciences and Industrial Arts Building” built in 1911. The College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science building now stands where the old Science building stood.
My feeble attempt to put it into words…
Attitude: Everyone is in a good mood. Was there something in the juice? Unlike a Conclave or Regionals where there’s serious work to do. This week had one purpose – celebration.
Sorors: This week would not have been the same without them here.
Scale: Blue everywhere. Bigger than any Conclave. Bro. Justice Wood’s rooftop pic of the Valley during the monument unveiling may go down as the most iconic pic of our Centennial.
3 (For the Founders) Degrees of Separation: Randomly meeting frat in the lobby and finding out how closely connected you are. For me it was the old head from NV playing bones in the hallway who said “Man who do I know from CA?” then throws out the name of someone from my chapter’s charter line. Or the Brother who took my pic at the tree that spent time with my undergrad chapter while he was stationed nearby.
Personal: People finally meeting after years of knowing each other online (but in a non-catfish kinda way). Meeting Brothers from around the country in the lobby and at every event.
Historical: Meeting Soror Elaine Doar and her daughter, Soror Julie, as well as Bro. Georg Iggers. History team…in the same place?! That’s like seeing Clark Kent and Superman together.
Time Value: Having the PST time zone on my side to party till the wee hours. Or that it takes forever to get through the lobby not because of the numbers in the lobby, but because you’ll run into some frat you haven’t seen in years.
Coast to Coast: From the Bay Area’s Club 4226 to the Eastern Region’s Hospitality Suite in 1300 to Nasty Chi Chapter’s party and all the fam that I partied with in the lobby. Wow.
Imperfect: But so are we and I had the time of my life despite those imperfections. What you remember from the Centennial is what you made of it and I made sure to make the most of mine. Thank you all for helping create the greatest Sigma moments I’ll ever have.