Success! The Arlington Graduate Chapter 2019 Norris Pig Dinner A Big Hit!
This year's Pig Dinner held at the "Legal Draft Brewery" in Arlington was "tons of fun" in a casual atmosphere! We left the suits and ties at home and concentrated on good food (catered by Texas Roadhouse), a selection of Beers brewed on the spot (in moderation of course) and the usual, but never boring, stories from the good old days. Mike Mannion did a great job of putting it all together, and the consensus was that the informal venue interspersed with the traditional keeps them all fun and interesting. If you have a questions or a commenmt you can contact Mike Manion at email@example.com or (817) 845-4030. History of The Norris Pig Dinner
50th Annual Norris Pig Dinner is over but not soon forgotten!
April 27th and 28th 2018 saw one hundred thirty Phi Tau Brothers and their spouses enjoy what many say was our best Norris Pig Dinner weekend ever.Friday was the scene of high scores and high spirits as approximately ten foresomes played the links at Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington. Orsen Paxton was arguably the best dressed on the course (he didn't reveal his score card), John Warkenten exhibited a great game although the rest of us probably kept him from playing to his 6 handicap. Tom Wilhoite served as marshall and kept the pace going. The brotherhood was great, and the golf wasn't bad either!
Friday evening at Gilligan's was a wonderful event where Fiji's reunited with classmates which in some cases they had not seen in many years. Many of the wives met Fiji brothers that they had heard about in "good old days" stories, and all had a great time catching up on the intervening years. It was a great mix of old Fiji's, young Fiji's and a bunch in the middle.
Saturday afternoon marked the 50th Norris Pig Dinner of Phi Tau Chapter. Brother James Watson '72 served as Symposiarch and presented the Housing Corporation Report, Brother Rod Barber '68 offered the Benediction, Brother Orsen Paxton III '71 delivered "An Exile's Toast", and Brother David Quinn '87 remembered Brothers who have passed Ad Astra. One of the highlights of this Norris Pig Dinner was the presentation of a number of Golden Owl Certificates to graduates who have been members of Phi Gamma Delta for 50 years and this was handled by Brother Randy Kildow '70. Additionally several Brothers received their Silver Owl Certificates marking 25 years of membership!
Saturday festivities were capped off with a terrific cocktail party, complete with heavy hors de vores, a D.J. and max fun. It was, all in all, a very memorable weekend of celebrating fifty years of Phi Tau history! Lastly, it must be noted that Brother Mike Manion '81 deserves special recognition for organizing this great event. He spent countless hours, held many meetings, negotiated more than one contract, put his credit card on the line (in advance) several times, and no doubt sweated bullets over the details in order to make this happen. Thank you very much Mike - we owe you!
Check Out The Photos From the 2019 Norris Pig Dinner
If you haven't taken the time to check out the photos taken at our most recent Pig Dinner or perused the photography from other events over the last few years, please take the time to do so. We have quite a few located in the picture gallery which can be accessed by clicking on the "Resources" link at the top of this page (and other pages on this site) and selecting "Pictures". You will see thumbnails of all the photos on the site, and you can click on the thumbnail to bring up a full size, high resolution image which you can download. (Please remember that these images are copyrighted and are for private use by members of Phi Gamma Delta only.)