brothers from around North America August 10 - 12
in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the
Sixth Annual DKE Memorial Golf Tournament.
The Rampant Lion Foundation, Delta
Kappa Epsilon’s 501(c)(3) Educational Foundation, sponsors this annual event
which this year commemorates the life of DKE's Honorary Chairman for 25 years, Brother
Gerald R. Ford '35.
Proceeds from this tournament will fund a scholarship
for the undergraduate Deke who most mirrors the gentleman,
scholar and jolly good fellow attributes of Jerry Ford. Additional
proceeds will continue the restoration, upgrading and renovation of the 130-year-old Shant in Ann Arbor, home to the Gerald R. Ford Library of DKE.
International and the Rampant Lion Foundation appreciate the
tournament's current sponsors, without whom the event would not be
possible; and the Fraternity seeks additional sponsorships for the golf
outing which will take place Saturday, August 11. The host
committee has planned a weekend-long event that will begin Friday afternoon, August 10, with a special visit to, and
presentation in, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor.
evening, join the brotherhood at Lord Fox, an old Ann Arbor spot that was
of Henry Ford's when he was horseback riding in the
Old English decor, great service, great food.
those wanting more, we will adjourn to the Firefly Club in Ann Arbor,
which has Dixieland Jazz every Friday night. And for those who prefer
baseball to fireflies, a side trip to the Detroit Tigers' game versus
Oakland is being considered. The game begins at 7:05 p.m.
you been looking for an opportunity to
your chapter alumni together
This is it!
Invite brothers from your era to join you in
Ann Arbor and take advantage of
the great Deke programming already planned.
Saturday, breakfast will be followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Stonebridge Golf and
During the tournament,
non-golfers will have several options depending upon their
interests. Of course, a golf course is a great place to be when
it's filled with brothers, good drink and good cigars, regardless of
whether you swing a club.
But the greater Ann Arbor
area offers quite a
lot for those who prefer to explore. We are working with the University of Michigan Athletic
Department to arrange tours of athletic facilities and the
University of Michigan Stadium. We're also looking into a group
tour at Historic Greenfield Village, a museum founded by Henry
whether you're a golfer or non-golfer, plan to join us August 10 -
in addition to the Friday and Saturday events, a cocktail reception for all alumni at the historic
DKE Shant on the University of Michigan campus will follow the
Tournament. A fitting locale for the theme of this weekend, the
reception will be hosted in the Shant's second floor Gerald R. Ford DKE library.
feature of the weekend will be the
annual Lion Trophy awards banquet, which will conclude the day Saturday at
the Campus Inn.
Sunday, the DKE International Board of Directors will meet in open
session, and all
alumni and actives are invited.
variety of overnight accommodations are available, including reserved
rooms at the University of Michigan's Campus Inn. Discounted rooms
will be made available for actives who wish to stay in the Omicron chapter
are needed, and sponsorship gifts payable to the Rampant
Lion Foundation are fully tax deductible. In addition to helping DKE,
sponsors received promotional credit in the preview brochure that was
sent to 25,000 Deke alumni earlier this month. There also will be considerable
recognition for the sponsors on the Web, both before and following the
A listing of sponsor categories and contribution form is
complete the form and return it to the address included there. If
you have questions, or want to discuss any of this with DKE
International Executive Director David Easlick, please
contact him at (800) 560-3353 or via cell phone at (202) 409-4306.
a moving tribute to Brother Jerry, please visit www.dke.org. The
preview mailing in May will carry more details, but make your reservation
now. And encourage your brothers to do the same. See you in
another reason to join the brotherhood in Ann Arbor?
Contact your chapter president this
week, and encourage him to submit an application for
the Lion Trophy.
Take the lead.
What have you achieved this year in community
service, alumni relations, academics, and/or chapter
improvement? Apply for the Lion Trophy, and join us in Ann
Arbor to learn how your accomplishments compare.