|Upsilon Xi : Lee University Homecoming 1998
The theme for the 1998 Lee University Homecoming was, "Going the Distance" and many Upsilon alumni did just that, returning to Cleveland for the annual reunion festivities. Approximately 60 alumni joined with the current club membership to celebrate 36 years of continuing excellence in brotherhood. Among the alumni in attendance at this years breakfast were Dan Boling, Bill George, Dale Bain, Ted Gee, Robert OBannon, John K. Vining, Bill Winters, Nick Humble, and many others.
After the meal and fellowship, current Upsilon Xi president Clark Medlin gave the annual "State of the Club" speech. His comments were very brief, but included an overview of the changes made to the structure of induction. Induction was cut this year from one week to one day by Lee University President Paul Conn. This puzzling development has been the source of considerable debate and discussion, especially given the tremendous spiritual benefits that each of us have derived from the process.
Once Clark had concluded, two awards were handed out. The first presentation was given to Dr. Robert OBannon for his ongoing service to the club and help with the planning and execution of another successful Sadie Hawkins.
The final order of business was the formation of the Upsilon Xi Alumni Association. Bill George, who had spent considerable time over the previous months writing the constitution, explained to the club the basics of what the alumni association would be for and what needed to be done to get the association started. Four provisions were voted on and ratified by the membership of the club including the setting of dues and the election of an executive committee.
--Reported by Joe Giove
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Photos taken from the Tourch Magazine, Winter 1999.