Commemoration Dinner 2011

Alas, another Commemoration Dinner has come and gone, and thus, another pledge class has been initiated.

However, this Commemoration Dinner was different than all the rest. With much fanfare and hype from the active chapter, it became the most highly attended Commemoration Dinner by both actives and elders since the chapters re-activation in 1979, with over 90 brothers enjoying each other’s company. This does not really come as a surprise as this result has become expected by the Alpha Psi chapter and is reflective of the past two years where we have steadily been gaining momentum.

Held at the Black Watch, brothers enjoyed a fine meal, and even finer wine. Newly-initiated Brother Gabe Katzen flawlessly recited “In Flanders Fields” by Brother Lieutenant-Colonel Dr. John Alexander Mcrae. As well, Brothers Celestino and Curran gave an admirable presentation on WWI and WWII Zete heroes, Henry Brydges Yates and James Campbell Clouston. Their research will be dutifully added to our archives.

After dinner, Actives and Elders alike walked across the street to the prestigious Montreal Rackets Club for the after-party. In classic Zete fashion, there were women, champagne, poker and craps tables, and cigars waiting for our arrival. Getting the party started was Alpha Psi’s very own DJ trio—the GSE—playing a classic selection of bumping dance floor tunes.

The active chapter would like to extend a very special thank you to all the Elders who came out November 12 (some coming from as far as Vancouver, Oklahoma City, and even Singapore). It truly was a very memorable evening.