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You are invited to join in the celebration of the 154th birthday of Phi Kappa Psi and the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of the Alabama Alpha Chapter. The Alabama Alpha Chapter and the Birmingham Alumni Association will jointly host Founders Day 2007 at the Alabama Alpha chapter house on Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Tuscaloosa. Our Founders Day this year promises to be an event that you will not want to miss!
The festivities will begin with a reception at the chapter house followed by a “Dedication of the newly refurbished John F. Ramsey Room.” During the reception there will be opportunities for house tours to view the many improvements that have been made to the chapter house over the last few of years. To quote a national educational leadership consultant that visited our chapter house last year before the refurbishing of the Ramsey room “the Alabama Alpha chapter house is one of the finest chapter houses in all of Phi Psi.” We truly have a chapter house that we can all be proud of. The Founders Day luncheon will be held in the chapter courtyard under the “Big Top” (tent). Our speaker for the luncheon will be Harry Lee, a former football player and the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Alabama Athletic Club (“A” Club) and a Trustee of the University’s John F. Ramsey Award. Following the luncheon Harry has arranged a walking tour of the newly refurbished football stadium and view the many areas of the stadium that are off limits to the general public on game days such as the media room, recruiting room, dressing rooms, sky boxes, the “A” Club room, and the “Zone” a beautiful glass enclosed social area that overlooks the Phi Psi house and the new stadium plaza which contains information on Alabama’s football legacy, including statutes of the four Alabama football coaches who have collectively won 12 national championships. We hope to arrange to have a group picture while we are in the stadium. To close out the Founders Day festivities the chapter plans to provide a dance band from 8pm to 12am in the courtyard under the “Big Top”. We hope you’ll make plans to attend!
Click here to download the Founders Day invitation form.
Below is the list of confirmations that Tim Connell has recevied for Founders Day. This list is as of February 25th, and does not include the undergrads. If you have not confirmed for Founders Day please do so ASAP. If your name is not on the list and you have confirmed to attend Founders Day then please email me and I'll add your name to the list.
BAITES, TIMOTHY PATTERSON, age 25, of Hoover and Tuscaloosa passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 4, 2006. Tim was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gwendolyn Reeves Bass; his grandfather, Edsel Howard Baites; his uncle Richard Edward Bass; and his beloved dogs Ellis and Bones. He is survived by his parents, John and Barbara Baites of Hoover; his sister, Robin Ellis Baites of Jacksonville, Florida; his grandmother, Jean Patterson Baites of Huntsville; his grandfather, Edward Herbert Bass, Jr. of Birmingham; and many other dear relatives and friends. Tim was born in Birmingham on October 1, 1981. He was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church for most of his life. He was a 1999 graduate of Hoover High School where he was a varsity runner on the cross country and track teams. He was currently a student at the University of Alabama majoring in religious studies. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He loved reading, sports, especially running and Alabama football, and the outdoors. He was very philosophical and enjoyed deep discussions. He was a kind, compassionate person, always willing to help those in need. He departed this life far too early and will be greatly missed by his relatives, friends, and his dogs, Artie and Goldie. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 11:00AM at St. Alban's Episcopal Church. The family will be receiving friends at Lakeshore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00. Please visit lakeshorechapel.com for directions. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church or the University of Alabama Department of Religious Studies. Lakeshore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Published in The Birmingham News on 11/8/2006.
The bonfire and Homecoming Pep Rally will be held Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. on the UA Quad. After the pep rally and bonfire, at approximately 9 p.m., University Programs will present the Homecoming Concert featuring two music acts -- country singer Neal McCoy and the Ying Yang Twins rap duo -- live on the Quad. The NPHC step show will also be held that Friday at 7 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.
The Homecoming Parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m., going from downtown Tuscaloosa to the UA campus. Former Tide star Jay Barker, UA quarterback from 1990-1995, will serve as Grand Marshal. Barker finished his career as the most successful quarterback in Alabama history, receiving All-American honors as well as the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Click here to read more about Homecoming weekend at UA.
Mark you calendars for Founder’s Day, Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. At Founder’s Day you will have the opportunity to see the improvements that have been made to the house such as the Ramsey Room and the kitchen. You will have the opportunity to meet our new housemother, Linda Campbell. Linda was hired to not only manage our kitchen and assist the House Corporation with management of the physical plant, but also to help ensure that the chapter house and grounds are presentable to the University community and public at all times. The last thing we need is complaints that our house and grounds detract from the new stadium plaza. Along those lines, just within the last couple of weeks we have replaced the tar stained roof shingles and painted flashing and other objects on the roof because the appearance of the roof detracted from the appearance of the house.