Pledgeship and the semester thus far
This update is well overdue. A lot has happened since the last post concerning recruitment. However, just because I have not been as active on the website as I would have liked to have been, that doesn’t mean that Alpha Alpha Delta of Chi Psi has not been doing great things on campus. It is quite the contrary; we have had a semester full of socials, tailgates, date nights, brotherhood events and all together good times. And we’re not even halfway through the semester! Since so many events haven’t been elaborated upon, I’ll go into detail on each event we’ve put together these past two months. So brace yourselves, because we’ve been fortunate enough to put on an event of some sort just about every week.
To start off, I’d like to congratulate our Fall 2014 pledge class of ten great young men. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys to take under our wing and teach to become gentlemen. They are well on their way to becoming what we deem acceptable of a man of Chi Psi. Also, a shoutout to pledge Marlin Wright is necessary for his spectacular job representing Chi Psi in Alpha Gamma Delta’s annual philanthropy event “Mr Milledge”. That being said, everybody has had a wonderful time getting to know these potential brothers.
As far as socials go, we have had two so far this semester – a Heroes & Villains one with Delta Gamma and a Luau with Gamma Sigma Sigma. Both nights were a really fun time and no complaints were heard from participants from either side. At our Heroes & Villains social, we all got an opportunity to live our childhood dreams and dress up as our favorite superheroes (or villains for the more chaotic of us). We saw a lot of creative outfits at what was one of our most successful socials yet! Since it’s not exactly in our social budget to fly every brother to Hawaii, we brought Hawaii to UGA at our luau social. We turned the lodge into a tropical resort and took the edge off in our tackiest floral shirts and straw hats.
We have had one date night so far this semester and another is coming up in just two short weeks. We held the first of what I hope to be many Braves date nights early this semester and it went very smoothly. There’s nothing I enjoy more than spending the night watching America’s pastime with my brothers and a pretty girl. Even with the Braves’ disappointing loss (and season as a whole…), we made the most of the night and cheered them on until the last pitch. I can only hope that our next date night – a casino date night – is just as much fun as the first.
An update on the fall semester wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t hit on UGA football. We have held tailgates for every home game this season, but the most notable of them were our annual alumni tailgate and parent’s weekend. We invited the alumni of Alpha Alpha Delta out to get pumped up before our game against the Tennessee. It was a great chance for younger members to get to know the brothers who came before them and Chi Psis of all ages had a fun time watching us defeat the Volunteers. The Friday before the Vanderbilt game, we hosted a catered dinner and invited the parents of every active member at Alpha Alpha Delta and the turnout was spectacular. We had a lot of fun reconnecting with some people we haven’t seen in a while and got to meet the parents of this semester’s pledge class. The next morning, we set up to tailgate all morning long for our 4 o’clock game. It was a great time for everyone who was able to make it.
Once again, I would like to apologize for not being able to keep you all updated as often as I should. Sorry for cramming so much information into one update, but from now on the posts will be more concise and more frequent. I plan on getting back to my weekly updates and lots of pictures will be posted as the semester goes on!