A new location, the old house, and a late infusion of RSVPs breathed some life into the 70th annual Kovner Memorial Banquet this year.
The Old House in the house
This year we were joined by three brothers from the 1950s, Andrew Goldner ’58, Marv Black ’50, and Jerry Balka ’51. The brothers from the 1950s are a tight-knit group. And even after years away from the fraternity, there is still a glimmer in the eye, and feeling of lifelong friendship when they talk about Pi Lam.
There is something strange about being a Pi Lam — a certain similarity between brothers, regardless of era. Jerry and Marv spoke of their classmates who had become successful businessmen, doctors and lawyers. Still, you could tell many of their best lifetime experiences came during their years as a Pi Lam. Their stories are not so different than those told by the brothers of the 70s, 90s, or today.
We caught Jerry’s Good and Welfare on video.
Congratulations to the undergraduate award recipients:
- Athletic Achievement – Jason Cushman
- Jerome R. Balka – Seth Horvath
- Shawn J. Battle Spirit – Dominic DeBiasio
- Alfred L. Kovner Memorial – Mitchell Hunt
Kovner 2018 — keep the tradition alive
The Kovner planning committee is already starting to talk about 2018. If you have any suggestions, or would like to particpate in the planning, please contact us.
If you missed it this year, plan to attend in 2018 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 we thought we were.