A Founders’ Day, Christmas Toys, a History of Latin American Student Fraternities, and a Chance to Make a Difference

Happy Founders’ Day Zeta Beta Tau! Here’s a post I wrote last year about the founding of ZBT and two of its Members of Distinction. Jerome Lawrence and Jerry Herman, both ZBTs, and Robert Edwin Lee, collaborated on the Broadway smash hit Mame, one of my favorite shows. I reread that post this morning and I have chosen to rerun it because it had me singing tunes from Mame. The post is at http://wp.me/p20I1i-1kx.


An alumnus of the Sigma Chi chapter at Western Connecticut State University was in the news recently. Here is the link to the heartwarming story (http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Young-stroke-victim-recovers-to-re-launch-toy-5972147.php)


This from the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. facebook page:

Congratulations to Brother Oliver Fajardo (Beta Iota, Spring 2001)! His article “A Brief History of International Latin American Student Fraternities: A Movement That Lasted 86 Years (1889-1975)” has been published in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

I can’t wait to find a copy of the article and read it!


Non-profit organizations are grateful for end of the year donations. I have supported the Pi Beta Phi Foundation as a way of paying forward the gift of membership and the trust which was placed in me when I was a clueless member of the chapter at Syracuse University. I have also been known to support the foundations of other GLOs as a way of honoring those members who have touched my life. In addition, there are other GLO related foundations to which one can donate. These include the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation (https://www.npcwomen.org/foundation.aspx), the NIC Foundation (http://www.nicindy.org/nic-foundation.html), the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation (https://www.circleofsisterhood.org/inside-the-circle/givingtuesday/), and the Association for Fraternal Leadership & Values (http://www.aflv.org/donations/).


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