Thanks to housemother Donna Robinson, past Alumni Board member John Wiese and all the others that helped to give the Formal Living room, Hallway, Foyer, and Library a little face lift with a fresh coat of paint.
3rd Annual Alunmni Golf Tournament
was held Saturday August 26th 12 p.m.
Edgebrook Golf Course, Brookings SD
This was our 3rd annual golf tournament for our alumni association!
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PO Box 8043, Brooking, S. Dak. 57006
Congratulations to Alumni Cal Willemssen for being featured in the State magazine
(Summer 2016 edition) page 19
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We take no credit for the following article it is property of South Dakota State University State magazine and Madelin Mack
Congratulations to Alpha Phi Alumni Scott VanderWal for being elected National Vice President of Farm Bureau.
VanderWal, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, is the first ever from the organization to serve at the executive level of the national organization.
Scott has been the South Dakota Farm Bureau president since June 2004 and served on the national board for 10 years. He says he's ready to put his leadership experience to work to accomplish the organization's goals and become an even more effective voice for American agriculture. He farms with his family in Volga, SD. VanderWal says agriculture faces many political challenges in the year ahead, especially with the prospect of a new administration.
He will serve with newly elected President Zippy Duvall of Georgia.
A reception was held Saturday September 12th, to honor our National Grand President and Alpha Phi alumnus, Cal Willemssen and his wife Lynne, from 12:00 to 2:00pm at the chapter house. A pulled pork dinner was served. We had a good turn out and all the alumni that came had a great time getting to see old friends. Brad Garrison the Director of Development from the national office was able to join us in this celebration.
For those of you planing on attending a Jacks Football game, you can certainly look forward to an upgraded statium as well as the largest display board in the FCS
Kelo did a news piece on it to view it
We regret to inform you that our long time house cook Helen Graslie passed away
Helen Graslie, age 78, of Brookings and formerly of White, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Brookings Hospital. Visitations was 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in White. Funeral Services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, also at the church. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Eidsness Funeral Home is handled the arrangements. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.
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Our heartfelt thanks to the AGR fraternity for your thoughts, prayers, love and support during this difficult time with the loss of our beloved Mother, Helen Graslie. She thought the world of all of you as she spoke fondly about each and everyone of you. May your memories of Helen remain strong in your hearts as she will ours.
The family of Helen Graslie
Housemother Edith Riggs Retireing
Our housemother is Edith Riggs who was with us for 12 years and enjoyed helping the brothers when in need if its just a button that needs sewing, or someone to talk to and give advice, as well as helping the house cook out, decorating the house, and keeping up a scrapbook.
As I start to pack for my move to Colorado I feel many different emotions. I am thrilled to be near my family. The long drives will be over and of course they are happy I am moving out there.
I have been so blessed by the men of Alpha Phi for the 12 years I have been the housemother. I will think about all of you with the many memories that were created during these years quite often. It is such a joy to watch you come in as freshmen and see the growth you achieved during your time here, there is much potential in all of you. Keep on the path your are on, continue to have a lot of fun together, continue to grow and be the best men you can be.
Thanks for the great ride.
We got pictures uploaded from the 51st Pink Rose
they are under the home tab under the Pink Rose tab
51st Pink Rose
was held February 7th at the Radisson in Bloominton, MN