When Pigs Fly

When Pigs FlyIt was the year 1974 when Brother RJ Brewer ‘74 set off on a life changing and life filling adventure. He and a few partners cobbled together the down payment for 800 acres on the west shore of Flathead Lake near Dayton Montana which they dubbed Hog Heaven Cattle Company. Keep in mind that in 1974 RJ was still a student (of sorts) at University of Montana and living at 1110 Gerald in Backshack. But the lure of land, lake and development was too powerful. What started as a way to make big and easy money turned out to be a lifetime of hard work riding the ups and downs of the Montana real estate market like a wild bucking hog. And what a ride it was.

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Badges for Beta Delta

Badges for Beta DeltaBruce Carmichael ‘61 loved Sigma Chi and Beta Delta in particular. When he went to Chapter Eternal in April 2018, he left instructions to pass on a treasure he had kept for 60 years, two Sigma Chi badges. One of the badges was adorned with pearls and a jeweled Beta Delta guard. The other badge was standard issue. (insert photo of badges here) They both were given to Hal Woods ‘63 who, in turn, presented them to Brad Cederberg ‘06, president of the Missoula Sigma Chi Alumni Association, for further disposition.

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The Toad Mobile

Brother Bill “Toad” Todd ‘57 was popular at 1110 Gerald. When he enrolled at the University he brought with him a 1931 Chevy. He soon pledged Sigma Chi and the Chevy became a popular method of transport for the brothers.  The “Toad Mobile,” as it was affectionately known had a colorful history. According to Bill: In 1953, "I bought it from my cousin Larry Todd for $50. I took it with me to college where it became a fixture at the Sigma Chi House. In 1958, I joined the Navy and my Uncle Larry stored it for me at their ranch.

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Core Values, Vision, and Mission

Core Values
Sigma Chi’s core values are Friendship, Justice and Learning. Our vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization — aligned, focused and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.

Vision
The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of the core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning.

Mission
In the pursuit of these high ideals, the Sigma Chi Fraternity is able to offer tremendous value in augmenting the collegiate experience and supporting the lifelong journey of each of its members. We hope to assist brothers in becoming men of character, caring husbands, compassionate fathers and community leaders.