Topic Archives: Marriage
Why did you join Chi Phi? I joined in the Anti-Establishment Era of the 1970's, when fraternities were looked down upon as establishment, so there were 7 or 8 of us living in the House, and I could have a triple room to myself. Yes, really! People in the dorms were saying, "You're thinking of living in a F-R-A-T-E-R-I-TY????? You're nuts! Nobody lives in a fraternity, except maybe ROTC guys!" I was one of the 2 or 3 total rushees the Fall OF 71, and our Rush class was 3, after we mugged a few guys on Washtenaw, and when they woke up, they found out they were now CHI Phi's.
With whom do you stay in contact? Dave Pippel, Jerry Moore, Don Conner, Bruce Conybeare, John Dewane
Why did you join Chi Phi? Luckily for me I roomed freshman year in Alice Lloyd with Peter Clarke MacMillan. After flailing-about my freshman year and not doing a good job figuring out Ann Arbor or the school, Pete suggested I come by for rush sophomore year. I somehow got a bid despite my acid wash jeans.
Why did you join Chi Phi? Initially, I rushed because my roommate was and advised me that I could get free food on a Sunday night. I was in. I visited several houses but immediately felt a connection with the brothers at Chi Phi.
Why did you join Chi Phi? Honestly I just sort of ended up at the house during my first week at U of M, and then one day was a pledge. Not too sure how it happened.
Why did you join Chi Phi? I met Rock, who became my big brother, in a graduate level class when we were both sophomores. I liked him and rushed Chi Phi because if him. I was not intent on joining a fraternity but I liked the guys and the house and was offered a bid.
Notes From The Brothers
Dean Shoucair '89 writes:
Go Blue my Chi Phi Brothers from the 1908's & 1990's
Philip Idema '61 writes:
Keep up the good work!
Eric Monberg '71 writes:
It looks like the chapter is on the right track. Keep up the good work & the alumni will return!
Robert Antle '42 writes:
Dean Savell '59 writes:
Chi Phi was a great 4 years - almost help me grow up! 60 years later still need help but enjoying retirement. Gail & I married 58 years!
Mitchell Goncalves '09 writes:
Bring back the Gnarlers Ball
Edward Patterson '55 writes:
Barbara (ADPi) & I celebrated 61 years of blessed marriage in June.
James Freeman '59 writes:
The chapter was on probation in the late 50s when I was active. We survived and had a great year.