It has been 20 years since we donned the white jackets and officially swore allegiance to the IU Chapter at GSU and into the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternal order! Wow! It seems just like yesterday that Domincone was bugging me to join this new group of misfit toys who were starting a new fraternity on campus. Little did I know that crazy adventure would lead to some of the very best friends/brothers I have had in my life!!! All of us have stories, friendships, and memories from our time as PIKES at GSU. It think we should celebrate these momentous gifts and the FOUNDING OF THE IU CHAPTER in style . . . in the ‘Boro of course!!!
Here is what we have been working on for a plan of attack for the GSU – IU Chapter – 20 Year PIKE Reunion . . .
THURSDAY – November 7th – ATLANTA, GA = PRE-PARTY NIGHT!!!
Music & Drinks at the Tin Roof Cantina in Atlanta
Music = “Pike Open Mic Night” = All PIKE alumni that can sing/play can have a shot on stage
This will allow an early start for some of us making the trip to GA for the festivities AND would allow the ATL local alumni who may (or may not) be able to get down to Statesboro for the weekend a night to hang out together.
FRIDAY – November 8th – STATESBORO, GA = FOUNDERS PARTY!!!
Formal Wear = Evening gowns & Tuxedos
Cocktail Reception = Cash Bar + Live Music (Jay Memory???)
Photos = Have an event photographer there to take plenty of pictures and make them available online after the weekend + have a little set area for “prom-like” photos (kinda cheesy but fun!)
Dinner = Dinner + Awards (The Wheel(s) + “Peanut” Lifetime Award + Max Holland Presidents Award + Keith Brunson “Big Brains” Award + Others: ???)
Post-Party = Local Bars!!! + Alumni Float Build???
TICKETS = $50 to $60 Per Person (Includes: Dinner, music, awards, weekend T-shirt + koozie + Misc.)
SATURDAY – November 9th – STATESBORO, GA
Tailgate = BBQ Feed + Live Music + Cold Beer!!!
Football Game = GSU Homecoming Game
Post-Party = Local Bars!!!
TICKETS = Current chapter reps have committed to provide EVERYTHING for the tailgate!!!
SUNDAY – November 10th – STATESBORO, GA
Brunch/Lunch at the Beaver House
Good food and friends!!!
Any extra money raised over the weekend, after all costs are paid, will go back to the local chapter as a donation for their house fund.
WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU ALL???? COMMITMENT!!!
We will be able to accommodate up to 300 people at Friday and Saturday events (if we have that many interested). We will need a minimum of 100 PAID guests to make the reception & dinner work Friday night. Between Founders, Alumni, Rush Hostesses/Little Sisters and current chapter members I would hope we would hit this number without much hassle. What do you all think?
We need a $25 deposit (per person) to be paid by June 1st for all those interested in coming. Again, all we need to get is 100 people firmly committed to make sure the Friday night Founders Party to work.
There is a hotel attached to the ballroom (Quality Inn) that has 40 or so rooms ready to be held in a block for us. We will need at least half of those rooms committed so we don’t get dinged for charges.
PHOTOS!?!? If you have any KILLER photos of your time as a IU-PIKE at GSU please post them to this page and link it in! We can build some great albums and have some fun with them at the Founders Dinner later this year!!!
Check out the PDF document attached for more details and stay tuned to this site and one linked below for updated information on the weekend. In the bonds . . .
Ex-Sargent At Arms, toga wearer, door smasher, big brother, debater, screen-door breaker, beer swallower and enforcer of all things good and right in the world!
Pi Kappa Alpha – IU Chapter – GSU
$25 per person to reserve spot: