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Over 200 brothers and sweethearts gathered to celebrate this historical event in Missoula on September 30-October 2. Graduation classes attending ranged 70 years from the Class of '49 to the Class of '19.

On Friday, 60 brothers gathered at The Press Box for lunch to kick off the celebration. Friday evening that number doubled for the Brother Gathering at the Elks Club, hosted and catered by the 80's brothers.

On Saturday, after the traditional watching of the Homecoming Parade, brothers gathered at 1110 Gerald for a group picture to be included in a 110th Anniversary Commemoration signed by those that attended. The Commemoration will be hung in The House in a place of honor.

A pre-game tailgate was attended by over 200 who dined on fare worthy of a king. Brothers of all ages met and renewed old friendships. Following a Montana game victory (Go Griz), the party moved to the Hilton Garden Inn for a Reception, Silent Auction and Banquet. UM President Royce Engstrom attended the Reception and spoke of the long and invaluable partnership between the University and Sigma Chi. (UM’s first president was Sigma Chi Oscar Craig and Beta Delta’s beloved founder Prof Scheuch served as president as well.)  Engstrom presented Beta Delta with a Special Recognition to that effect.

The Silent Auction featured Sigma Chi memorabilia, artwork, weekend vacation packages and fine spirits. It raised $5300 for the benefit of the Ski Shack Fundraiser.

The Banquet included introductions of special guests Grand Historian Mike Codina and Grand Praetor Duane Ray followed by a moving tribute to Chapter Eternal brother Wref Balsam ‘76 by Dave Trimmer ‘76. A special recognition was made to Jim Tidyman ‘53 for his large six figure donation to Beta Delta.  A tribute followed for 1110 Gerald which turned 100 in 2016. After a slideshow of brothers from the early 1900's to 2016, Rich Thompson ‘73 made an appeal for the New Ski Shack project which will house three brothers and a house director. $25,000 total was raised for that purpose.

Many thanks to the 110th Planning Committee (Brad Cederberg, Randy Harrison, Bob Rowe, Rich Thompson), Tailgate Committee (Nate Cranston, Casey Nichols) and Silent Auction Committee (Tom Stockburger, Debbie Garland) for outstanding work in organizing this once in a lifetime event.

Rich Thompson
Beta Delta ‘70 - Montana ‘73

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