September 13, 2011: Macungie, Pa.—Earlier this summer, Eta chapter at Muhlenberg hosted its tenth annual alumni golf outing at Brookside Country Club in Macungie, Pa. More than 30 alumni participated in the event.
The golf outing was originally organized to raise money for Eta chapter. All funds go directly to the chapter’s CEG Fund and five scholarships that the chapter presents to deserving undergraduates. This year, the outing raised more than $4,000.
“The scholarships are given for academic, as well as college, community and chapter, achievement at our annual Founders Day dinner in March,” said BOG Chairman Bruce Reitz, Muhlenberg ’67. “We had 10 graduate brothers and one Muhlenberg employee donate money even though they were unable to participate. It shows a lot of support for the cause.”
Attendance at the event was at a high this year, and participants ranged from chapter alumni and undergraduate members to Muhlenberg employees.
The day began with breakfast at the course, followed by the golf outing. After all teams finished playing, the participants enjoyed a luncheon buffet in the clubhouse. Brotherhood was a major highlight of the outing, as this is one of the few events where alumni and undergraduate brothers consistently get together and reconnect.
“My favorite part of the event was getting together with my brothers to renew acquaintances,” Reitz said. “The Phi Tau values came out during the event because you could see the lifelong commitment to brotherhood. It’s great to be able to demonstrate that value to the undergraduate brothers.”
This year’s event was organized by Recruitment Advisor Ed Davis, Muhlenberg ’57, and his wife, Ann. Next year, the outing will take place on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Brookside Country Club in Macungie, Pa. All are welcome to attend.