Lambda Chi Alpha - University of Alabama

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Alpha-Phi Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Alabama

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2 F or 17 years, a group of Alpha-Phi Zeta brothers has organized a charity golf tournament in memory of Brother Jerry Griffin, ΑΦ714, who succumbed to colorectal cancer in 2002. Terry Falkner, ΑΦ711, a proud brother and former roommate of Jerry's, helped start the annual tournament in his honor. "One of Jerry's mottos was, 'Do something each day to make someone else's life better,'" Terry said. "That's what we have tried to do through the Jerry Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament." The tournament raises funds for the service club Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind), which Jerry was a member of for many years. The group focuses primarily on assisting those with hearing health issues; the tournament has raised more than $250,000 for Sertoma's charitable efforts. Jerry was a member and elder at Southminister Presbyterian Church. He was a certified public accountant by trade, president of the Young Men's Business Club of Birmingham, president of the Board of Travelers Aid, and was active in the Emmaus Community and Kairos Prison Ministry. Jerry is deeply missed by his friends, family, and brothers, who are glad to honor his memory through the tournament. Terry and his wife, Gayle, have been married for 30 years and live in Birmingham, Alabama. They have two grown children, Katie and Zach. If you'd like to connect with Terry or learn more about the Jerry Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament, he can be reached at Honoring a Fallen BrotHer Why Terry Falkner, ΑΦ711, Started the Jerry Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament From left: Frank "Cool Hand" Wilkes, ΑΦ739, Terry Falkner, ΑΦ711, Morgan Boatwright, ΑΦ726, Al Pennington, ΑΦ750, Herman "Bubber" Youngblood, ΑΦ727 and Rick McDow, ΑΦ705, gather for the Jerry Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament in 2012. A lpha-Phi Zeta is grateful for the following alumni who contributed to the spring 2020 appeal. Your support during a time of unexpected change and uncertainty demonstrates the true meaning of brotherhood. Your donations help with ongoing Chapter House maintenance and ensure that our undergraduate brothers can thrive at ΛXA and the University of Alabama. Thank you for supporting our undergraduate members and staying connected to Alpha-Phi! Bobby Ray Hicks, AΦ520 John E. Lamar, AΦ574 Clifford F. Moore Jr., AΦ577 Jim E. Dickinson, AΦ588 P. Rodney Ross, AΦ682 Terry J. Falkner, AΦ711 Rex W. Renz, AΦ712 Lawrence F. Partesotti, AΦ730 Charles B. Pienezza, AΦ810 Alton R. "Tony" Brown III, AΦ827 Donald R. Rhea, AΦ859 Timothy P. Vaughn, AΦ900 The Honorable David A. Kimberley, AΦ985 Michael W. Peltz II, AΦ1152 Michael K. Perrett, AΦ1215 Keith C. Morris, AΦ1238 Steven H. Guy, AΦ1529 John L. Hettrick III, AΦ1894 Thank You, Generous Alumni— Your Gifts Make a Difference A lpha-Phi Zeta needs your help spotlighting brothers in future issues of The Tradition. Do you know an Alpha-Phi brother who's making a difference in the world during the coronavirus pandemic? Are you one of them? We want to hear from you! Tell us stories about healthcare heroes, men handling crisis management, brothers who are involved with nonprofit or volunteer organizations that are community lifelines—any brothers with purpose whom we should feature in a future Alpha-Phi Zeta publication. Let's shine some light on our courageous brothers. Please send submissions to our communications coordinator at Thank you for staying connected with Alpha-Phi Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha. We appreciate your support and encourage you to reach out to your brothers during this time of uncertainty. SpotligHt SearcH For lamBda cHi leaderS in action

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