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2nd Annual Phi Psi Wing Eating Contest & Cookout
Date Added: 4/21/2009 6:43:10 PM

Scrap your dinner plans for Thursday evening and come out to the Phi Kappa Psi house in support of the Alabama Foundation for Oncology (

Admission is $5 per person and covers food and drink. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided courtesy of South's Finest Meats.

The cost to participate in the contest is $15, but very few spots are left so be sure to let us know if you want to compete (last year's champion will be returning to defend his title). Hooters of Tuscaloosa will be providing their hottest "911" wings for the competition.

Live music will be provided by Tuscaloosa's own John Hayes.

The event will be from 4-6; the contest will start at 4:45 and will immediately be followed by the cookout at around 5.

Please send a message to Armon Drysdale ( for any questions or to sign up to participate in the competition.

Prizes will include gift cards for 50 free wings from Hooters and a gift card for a free Hooters catering platter for a party of 10.

Date:Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:Phi Kappa Psi Front Lawn
Street:965 University Blvd
City:Tuscaloosa, AL

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A-Day Alumni Barbeque and Outback Crawfish Boil
Date Added: 4/5/2009 8:17:58 PM

On Saturday, April 18, 2009 the Alumni Committee of Alabama Alpha in conjunction with the Birmingham Alumni Association is hosting an Alumni BBQ from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm in the fraternity courtyard. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers, fries, drink, and a dessert will be served at a cost of $5 per plate.

Following the game the undergraduate chapter is hosting the Outback Crawfish Boil from approximately 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The cost is $10.00 per person, at the door, and will include 3-5 lbs of crawfish, red beans and rice, bread and a dink. All alumni are encouraged to attend and come by the house to meet the undergraduate chapter.

Alumni are also invited to join in the Outback party festivities all weekend. Brother 2 Brother, a great motown band, will be performing from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am Friday night. On Saturday, John Hayes will perform on the acoustic guitar in the courtyard both before and after the A-Day game. The southern rock/country band Johnny T & the Due South band will perform Saturday night from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am. Alumni are also encouraged to bring any potential rushes for A-Day. All rushees eat free if they are recommended to the undergraduate chapter before April 15th.

Alumni will have the opportunity to purchase Alumni Crawfish Boil t-shirts, more details on the design and the price of the t-shirt will be posted on the chapter’s website

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Alabama Alpha - Undergraduate Newsletter
Date Added: 4/5/2009 8:13:57 PM

The January/February issue of the new undergraduate newsletter is out. Please click this link to view the newsletter.

New in this issue:

  • Phi Psi 500 off to great start
  • Scholarship
  • Study Abroad in Germany
  • Pictures Before Retreat
  • Officers & Committee Chairs
  • Visit to PLA
  • House Cleanup Pictures
  • Chaplain's Corner
A publication of the Alumni/Public Relations committee of Alabama Alpha.

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The Psi Newsletter Spring 2009
Date Added: 4/5/2009 8:10:38 PM
The Spring 2009 issue of The Psi has been released. Click
here to view the newsletter.

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Founders’ Day 2009
Date Added: 1/24/2009 1:16:17 PM

Phi Kappa Psi EST. 1852

Founders’ Day 2009

This year will mark the 157th birthday of our beloved Fraternity. As is the case each year, groups around the country will be coming together to celebrate Founders’ Day. This year, brothers will come together under the theme of "1+1=71,000—Growing, One Brother at a Time."

As we all know, Brothers Letterman and Moore founded our Fraternity on the principle of “The Great Joy of Serving Others.” Well, thanks to the ever-changing landscape of Greek Life around the country, that ideal can be applied internally more and more. Volunteering to help our own brothers has become the model of success for our modern organization. In addition to the great work we can do in our communities, we can further the lives of our own members.

So this coming Founders’ Day we want to increase our attendance. If you have attended a Founders’ Day before, attend the upcoming one, as well; but make sure you bring another brother, too.

Remember—‘Bring One Brother’—this mentality will increase participation and hopefully reengage somebody in Phi Kappa Psi. The details of this year’s Founders’ Day events, hosted by the Birmingham chapter of the Alabama Alpha Alumni Association, are listed below:

Founders’ Day 2009
Sunday—March 1, 2009
Social Hour begins at 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Founders’ Day Celebration following at 2:00 p.m.
Pine Tree Country Club
5100 Pine Whispers Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
Guest speaker: Will Haskett (IN Zeta ’00), Director of Alumni Services

Directions may be found at

Cocktail Attire

Price is $35/person (wives and dates welcome)
Please make checks payable to Alabama Alpha House Corporation, P.O. Box 19144, Birmingham, AL35219

Rsvp James Webb - 256.710.0037 -

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Planning on attending...Max T Ray #190
Posted by Max Tavenner Ray on 1/28/2009 11:43:59 AM    

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Will Attend
  • James & Stephanie Webb
  • Ryan & Shelly Johnston
  • Ryan & Kelly Brewer
  • Jay & Sally Masingill
  • Gordon & Ellen Letterman (great-great-grandson of Willie)
  • Will Haskett (guest speaker)
  • Max T. Ray
  • Gordon Carter
  • Dave Schamu
  • Shannon Price (+1)
  • P. Scott Nelson
  • Mark Moore *
  • Brandon & Staci Hanks
  • Fred & Ruth Ann Clay
  • Harrigan Clay
  • Will Rasberry
  • Mike Whatley
  • John Masingill
  • Andrew Watson
  • Jeremy & Jenny Auvil
  • Dennis Cameron
  • Mark Dixon
  • Tom Gunter
  • Ken Damsgard
  • Chris Vickers
  • Larry & Nancy Harper
  • Farley Snow
(*) denotes a maybe

Posted by William Andrew Watson on 2/26/2009 7:33:27 AM    

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