2019 Chapter News
October 16, 2019
Kovner Memorial Banquet 2019
View the album on Flickr (best way to see the jocular photo captions)
President of the Alumni Association, Jim Kelsh ’74, kicked off this year’s event to a crowd of 85 brothers with a history lesson about the Kovner legacy, a fitting reminder of why we have been hosting this event for 72 years. Jim’s stage presence and oratory skills were reason enough for the surprising lack of heckling. Said Kelsh, “This is my job. I work with knuckleheads every day.”
The Invocation - And you thought Bolero was long
From the moment Alan Teplitsky '61 reached into his jacket pocket and pulled forth his speech with great effort, a heavy tome which landed upon the podium with a thud, we knew we were in for a long night.
It became clear that this “invocation” was a frustrated author’s autobiographical manifesto about God, introspection, self-doubt, drug-induced hallucinations, and possibly (I’m not sure as I passed out) Pi Lam… as minutes became hours, and hours became days, brothers squirmed in their seats, and event organizers looked to each other helplessly, powerless to play him off with orchestra music.
During the lengthy ordeal:
Finally, the speech ended only hours after it had begun and the event progressed as expected. There was much rejoicing.
Inspirational "Good and Welfare" Quotes
Call for songs?
Congratulations to the undergraduate award recipients:
Kovner 2020 — keep the tradition alive
If you have any suggestions for next year’s event, or would like to participate in the planning of the 2020 Kovner Banquet, please contact us.
If you missed it this year, plan to attend in 2020 with a bunch of your classmates! Every year missed is a lost opportunity to catch up with old friends, and remind the active brotherhood of how great you thought you were.