Beta Theta Pi - Miami University

Fall 2013 newsletter

Alpha Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at Miami University

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Alpha Slants of Beta Theta Pi Alumni Newsletter fall 2013 Join Us for Beta's 175th Convention We only turn 175 once! Make plans now to attend the 175th Alpha Reunion and General Fraternity Convention August 8-10, 2014 J oin Fraternity brothers from across the world and across the generations to celebrate 175 years of Beta Theta Pi at Miami University. Reserve your rooms today. Call your pledge brothers to ensure each one of them attends. Pack up the yearbooks and your families and make plans now to return to Oxford this summer for a magical reunion at one of the most picturesque college towns in America. Highlights Celebration banquet • Concert featuring Griffin House '02 • Golf outing • 175th General Fraternity recognition program • The longest Marching Line in Beta history • Tours of the house, the Alpha Museum, and the General Fraternity's Administrative Office • Fun times reconnecting and recollecting with brothers you haven't seen since your college days Room blocks will fill up quickly. Call today. • The Elms (Uptown) (513) 524-2002 • Best Western (513) 523-0000 • Hampton Inn (513) 524-2012 • Hueston Woods (513) 664-3500 • Comfort Inn (513) 524-1147 • Baymont Inn (513) 523-2722 Register online at: 175th-convention.html Alpha alumnus Griffin House '02 will perform during the weekend's festivities. Alpha Legend Defined by Success, Credits Beta Theta Pi Reflects on Upcoming 175th Anniversary By: Mike Scott '10 A this storied man; he has been, and continues to be, deeply defined by a total immersion in his associations. Once we exchanged greetings, he quickly transitioned. "Shall we have a quick cocktail before dinner? Follow me through the gauntlet!" While making our way to the elevator, the residents of Evergreen Retirement Community greeted Dolibois. "Hello, John! How do you do?" and "John, it's great to see you." Within minutes of meeting this deeply engaging individual, it was evident his popularity ran rampant. It was my first exposure to what I would come to find over the course of the next six hours with Born in Luxembourg in 1918, Dolibois was the youngest of nine children. His mother died when he was a newborn, and his sister filled the maternal role. She fell in love with an American soldier during World War I, and when she was married and moved to Akron, Ohio, John and his father followed shortly thereafter. He was 12 years old. s he turned the corner, it was clear he was the one I had come to meet. The sparkle in his eyes and the confidence in his smile rendered his subsequent introduction unnecessary. There was no mistaking this charming man was John Dolibois '42. In a roll call of the long, illustrious line of Betas, few would precede John Dolibois in accomplishment. His story is remarkable and intimately intertwined with that of Beta, America, and world history. (Continued on page 3)

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