|imposing Roosevelt Dam|
|the rock formation called Mexican Hat in Utah|
|our official photo at the Anniversary|
After another two days, we reached Kansas City where we had lunch with Rosemary, Bill’s sister, her husband Jack, and son Bill. Then we checked in at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center for the 50th Anniversary of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Sigma Chi. Bill graduated from Pittsburg State University. He was there from fall of 1964 to spring of 1966, after a two-year scholarship at Oberlin College in Cleveland, Ohio. During his pledge period in 1964, the local Xi Omega fraternity he was entering became Zeta Iota. Sigma Chi is one of the largest and oldest Greek-letter social fraternities in North America with 239 active chapters across the US and Canada and more than 300,000 members.
|Asian women married to Sigma Chi brothers|
The two-day gathering was started with registration, silent auction, and a welcome dinner catered by Chicken Annie, one of two favorite chicken places in Pittsburg. The next morning was a meeting of the brothers and in the afternoon they watched the Gorrilla game against Fort Hays. The Gorillas is the football team of the Pittsburg State University. Saturday night was cocktails and gala. We were seated with fellow pledge classmates of Bill: Oliver Becker, Lynn Brown, and Tom Bay and their sweethearts. The 50-year history of Zeta Iota (and Xi Omega) was recounted in awards, videos, and speeches. Great dancing ended the night. I found thwo new Asian friends, Hedy and Yu C, who also married brothers.
Reunion # 3
|Tonto Natural Bridge|
|beautiful Roosevelt Lake|
|stunning Roosevelt Bridge|
|Wikkieup Trading Post|
|after mass at the Church of St. Joan of Arc|
The next day was the Main Event at the Main Street Casino and Hotel at downtown Las Vegas where I gave a presentation of “Cruising in an RV” along with other presentations from Tony NIevera (Social Media) and Manny Tongson ( IBM Blue Genes). After that the group went to mass at the Church of St, Joan of Arc, the very first Catholic Parish in Las Vegas. The following morning we had a farewell brunch at Kusina ni Lorraine and lots of Filipino eats. There were 24 attendees, in all, from Canada and the US.
|the whole group|