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Phi
Gamma
Delta
–
Beta
Rho
 


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1
No.
1



THE BAYOU FIJI FIJI
returns
to
LSU


FALL 2010

…and
is
back
at
21
Fraternity
lane


Highlights:
 The
FIJI
Run
 raised
money
for
 United
Way
to
 support
the
Gulf
 Coast
clean
up.

 3


The
Chi
Eta
 chapter
visits
 Baton
Rouge
 for
service
 project.


We
 are
 grateful
 for
 the
 opportunity
 to
 rebuild
 the
 legendary
 Beta
 Rho
 Chapter
 of
 Fiji
 here
 at
 LSU,
 and
 we
 are
 well
 on
 our
 way
 to
 doing
 so.
 With
 50
 actives
 and
 28
 new
 members,
 our
 chapter
 history
 is
 becoming
 an
 undeniable
force
around
the
campus
and
community.
We
 seek
 to
 uphold
 values
 of
 loyalty
 toward
 our
 fellow
 citizens
and
personal
commitment
to
earning
our
right
to
 be
considered
FIJI
Gentlemen.


4


A
Message
From
the
President

 

My
name
is
Connor
Williams
and
I
am
 the
president
of
the
Beta
Rho
Colony
 of
the
Fraternity
of
Phi
Gama
Delta.
I’m
 from
Covington,
Louisiana
and
I
am
 currently
studying
English.
As
president
 I
strive
to
lead
our
colony
forward
in
a
 manner
that
will
enable
us
to
live
by
 the
values
on
which
our
fraternity
was
 founded.








So
far,
this
semester
has
been
a
huge
 success.
Recruitment
was
very
successful
 with
28
new
members.

We
also
raised
 over
$9,000
for
United
Way.
The
colony
 has
become
very
close
after
our
numerous
 brotherhood
and
social
events.
We
look
 forward
for
more
graduates
brothers
to
 come
around
the
house
and
meet
 everyone.

PERGE!
 



Phi
Gamma
Delta
–
Beta
Rho

 


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Scholarship
 



Congratulations
to
the
men
of
Beta
Rho
 who
received
the
AAA
scholarship.

This
was
 rewarded
to
members
who
received
a
3.0
or
 higher
their
pledge
semester.

 Congratulations
to
the
following:
Austen
 Baca,
Tucker
Bohren,
Glenn
Buck,
Alex
 Cassara,
Sean
Cleary,
Andrew
Cosse,
Mason
 Dupre,
Kevin
Dusang,
Garet
Edwards,
Chris
 Eyman,
Adam
Fontenot,
Jimmy
Freeman,
 Jordan
Fryoux,
Anthony
Gambino,
Kyle
 Heidingsfelder,
Taylor
Jacobsen,
Matt
 Klusman,
Jacob
Krasnow,
Clayton
Lowery,
 Nicholas
Lucidi,
Michael
Platt,
Ryckur
 Schuttler,
Andrew
Taylor,
Farrell
Tes,
Jacob
 Veith,
and
Peter
Zuppardo
 



We
would
also
like
to
congratulate
the
 following
men
for
making
the
Dean’s
and
 Chancellor’s
lists:

Austen
Baca,
Bryant
 Denison,
Mason
Dupre,
Jordan
Fryoux,
 Anthony
Gambino,
Matt
Klusman,
Jacob
 Krasnow,
Clayton
Lowery,
and
Ryckur
 Schuttler.


Brotherhood
 The
Brotherhood
of
the
Beta
Rho
colony
is
 one
of
the
strongest
on
campus.
We
began
 the
school
year
by
coming
together
over
the
 summer
for
three
different
workweeks.
This
 was
necessary
because
the
house
was
in
 disrepair.
Together,
we
brought
the
house
 back
to
what
it
used
to
be;
repainting,
 rebuilding
of
the
deck,
and
various
other
 projects
were
done
to
make
the
house
look
 great.
Now
that
the
work
is
done,
we
have
 time
to
kick
back
and
enjoy
the
company
of
 our
brothers
through
various
events.
 Obviously,
tailgating
is
a
big
part
of
life
at
 LSU,
and
how
better
to
do
it
than
with
your
 brothers.
We
also
have
poker
tournaments
 coming
up
and
various
trips
to
festivals
lined
 up
for
the
rest
of
the
semester
and
school
 year.
 ‐Kyle
Heidingsfelder



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Gamma
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FIJI
RUN
2010
with
MISSISSIPPI
STATE
 



The
FIJI
Run
2010
was
a
cross‐state
run
culminating
in
the
 presentation
of
the
Louisiana
State
vs.
Mississippi
State
game
ball
 at
their
annual
meeting.
This
year
the
game
was
played
in
Baton
 Rouge.

Participants
in
the
run
were
members
of
the
fraternity
of
 Phi
Gamma
Delta,
and
came
from
both
LSU
and
Mississippi
State.
 Not
only
were
these
FIJI
brothers
the
creators
and
operators
of
 the
run,
but
they
were
also
the
primary
fundraisers
for
the
charity.

 



The
event
was
accomplished
using
a
relay
style
run
covering
286
 miles!
Starting
in
Starkville,
Mississippi
on
September
16th,
the
 brothers
from
Mississippi
State
ran
the
game
ball
to
60
miles
south
 of
Jackson,
Mississippi.
Once
they
reached
this
point,
brothers
 from
LSU
took
over
and
carried
the
ball
the
rest
of
the
way
to
 Baton
Rouge.
One
brother
ran
the
ball
at
a
time,
and
each
brother
 ran
about
a
mile
before
handing
off
the
ball
to
the
next
runner.
 Participants
were
carried
on
a
tour
bus
that
followed
the
runners
 along
the
route.

 



Once
in
Baton
Rouge,
the
ball
was
run
through
the
city
and
then
 taken
to
Tiger
Stadium
for
the
check
presentation.
In
the
stadium,
 members
of
the
run
presented
a
check
to
the
representatives
from
 The
United
Way
for
$9,000.00.
The
game
ball
was
also
presented
 to
LSU
representatives.


Road
to
Rechartering
 With
a
successful
formal
rush
and
philanthropy
behind
us,
 all
gears
are
now
turned
toward
officially
returning
Phi
 Gamma
Delta’s
distinguished
Beta
Rho
Chapter
back
to
 LSU’s
Greek
community.
The
chartering
process
is
indeed
 demanding,
but
we
believe
that
the
very
persistent
nature
 of
the
Beta
Rho
spirit
will
guide
us
through
it.
Based
on
the
 six‐month
chartering
timeline
developed
by
IHQ,
our
 formal
re‐chartering
events
are
tentatively
scheduled
for
a
 weekend
in
March
2011.
There
are
several
milestones
that
 we
must
reach
in
order
to
successfully
re‐charter
in
the
 coming
spring
semester.
Currently
our
main
concerns
are
 Scholarship
and
Fundraising. IHQ
dictates
that
our
Colony’s
collective
cumulative
GPA
 must
be
above
the
All‐Greek
average,
which
here
at
LSU
is
 currently
3.098.
Last
spring
semester
we
fell
just
shy
of
 that
mark
achieving
a
2.898
GPA.
Thus,
we
have
taken
 several
measures
to
ensure
that
we
reach
our
scholastic
 goals.
We
have
employed
the
use
of
our
Faculty
Advisor,
 English
Professor
Dr.
Ann
Martin.
She
has
opened
her
 office
hours
up
to
Fijis
seeking
academic
help
and
 direction.

Also,
after
dinners
the
dining
room
at
the
 Fraternity
House
is
closed‐off
as
a
quiet
study
area.

The
chartering
celebrations
are
boasted
to
be
the
 experiences
of
a
Fiji’s
lifetime.
But,
there
are
costs
 associated
with
such
a
great
occasion.
We
are
planning
 to
have
some
events
that
bring
Graduates
and
 Undergraduates
together
while
raising
money.
Some
 current
ideas
are:
a
day
at
a
shooting
range
or
a
golf
 tournament.
Graduate
Brother,
Andy
Tamburo
(Beta
 Rho
1994)
has
come
on
board
to
offer
his
supervision
 as
a
graduate
advisor.
We
both
think
it’s
imperative
to
 bridge
the
gap
between
colony
members
and
 Graduate
Brothers,
while
developing
a
formidable
 petition
to
submit
to
IHQ.
We
look
forward
to
being
a
 positive
addition
to
the
Phi
Gamma
Delta
name
and
 the
Beta
Rho
legacy
and
to
the
day
when
we
can
 rightly
call
you
all
Brothers.
 Joshery
DuBois
 Chartering
Chairman
 Former
Colony
Historian
 


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Gamma
Delta
–
Beta
Rho

 


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Chi
Eta
Chapter
Visit
 

Forty‐three
brothers
of
the
Chi
Eta
Chapter
 at
Western
Kentucky
University
visited
Baton
 Rouge
at
the
beginning
of
October.

They
did
 community
service
with
Habitat
for
 Humanity
and
the
St.
Vincent's
de
Paul
 Dining
Room
for
the
homeless.

In
addition
to
 community
service,
ten
Beta
Rhos
brought
 Chi
Eta
to
New
Orleans
on
Saturday,
October
 10,
2010.

We
started
our
New
Orleans
trip
at
 Cafe
du
Monde
in
the
French
 Quarter.

Following
beignets
and
cafe'
au
lait,
 we
walked
down
Bourbon
Street
to
show
 the
Chi
Etas
where
much
New
Orleans
 partying
happens.

We
also
brought
them
to
 the
St.
Louis
Cathedral,
French
Market,
 Farmers
Market,
The
Riverwalk,
and
JAX
 Brewery.

For
lunch,
we
went
to
Parkway
 Tavern,
which
is
known
for
incredible
po‐
 boys.

After
lunch
we
went
to
City
Park
for
 some
ultimate
frisbee
and
soccer.

Returning
 to
Baton
Rouge,
we
had
a
BBQ
at
the
house
 courtesy
of
the
Beta
Rho
Housing
Corp.

On
 Sunday
morning,
several
Beta
Rhos
brought



4


Chi
Eta
to
Clinton
where
one
of
the
Phi
 Gamma
Delta
founders,
Daniel
Webster
 Crofts,
is
buried.

We
cleaned
the
burial
 site,
read
a
brief
excerpt
from
Tomos
 Alpha,
prayed,
sang
the
Doxology,
and
 kissed
the
headstone.

These
few
days
 with
Chi
Eta
strengthened
the
 Brotherhood
of
Phi
Gamma
Delta.

Beta
 Rho
is
now
planning
a
trip
to
Bowling
 Green,
KY
to
visit
their
chapter.
 ‐Anthony
Gambino
‘13



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Delta
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Beta
Rho


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Social
Events
 



I
believe
we
have
been
successful
so
far
 this
semester
with
exchanges,
hosting
three
 so
far.
We
also
had
a
Grab‐a‐Date
to
start
off
 the
semester,
and
“Pardi
Gras”
was
a
great
 time.
Before
the
exchange
with
the
ladies
of
 Kappa
Delta,
we
reserved
the
lot
next
to
the
 FIJI
house
for
a
paint
fight.
The
fight
lasted
 about
an
hour
and
culminated
with
the
 presentation
of
a
dozen
white
roses
to
the
 social
chairs
of
Kappa
Delta.


Brewery
or
Generations
Hall.

One
of
these
 events
will
be
an
expansion
of
the
paint
 fight
with
Kappa
Delta
into
a
weeklong
 “War”
that
will
include
competitions
and
 an
exchange
at
the
end
of
the
week.







The
sororities
have
loved
us
so
far,
and
we
 have
gotten
nothing
but
great
reviews.
All
 over
campus
I
hear
girls
talking
about
how
 great
FIJI
is
and
how
awesome
their
 exchanges
are.



‐Sean
Cleary







I
am
looking
forward
to
continuing
our
 success
with
the
sororities
and
becoming
 the
top
social
fraternity
on
campus,
if
we
 aren’t
already
there.




Last
week,
Richard
Davies
and
I
took
a
look
 ahead
to
our
possibilities
for
next
semester.
 We
have
eight
sororities
we
would
like
to
 have
social
events
with,
and
possibly
a
 formal
in
New
Orleans
at
a
place
such
as
JAX


162nd
Ekklesia
 Ekklesia
was
a
really
good
learning
 experience
for
my
fellow
colony
 brothers
and
me.
I
had
the
opportunity
 to
meet
with
fellow
colony
members
 from
other
schools
and
learn
from
 their
experiences.
I
definitely
grew
 from
what
others
went
through
and
 their
advice
was
invaluable
to
us
in
 pursuing
our
goals.
The
lunches
and
 dinners
allowed
me
to
meet
fellow
 alumni
who
had
a
lot
to
say
about
the
 Fraternity.
I
took
everything
they
had
 to
say
and
incorporated
it
into
 planning
for
future
semesters
and
 rechartering.
 ‐Peter
Zuppardo

 


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Gamma
Delta
–
Beta
Rho
 


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Meet
the
Rest
of
the
Cabinet
 My
name
is
Mason
Dupre
and
I
am
glad
to
be
 
 given
the
chance
to
serve
Beta
Rho
as
the
 newly
elected
treasurer
alongside
the
 members
of
the
incoming
cabinet.
I
look
 forward
to
a
successful
term
and
putting
in
 the
effort
to
ensure
we
receive
our
charter
 as
quickly
as
possible.
I
would
like
to
give
 snaps
to
my
fellow
brothers
for
giving
me
 this
opportunity
and
extend
a
thank
you
in
 advance
to
the
graduates,
as
we
will
surely
 need
their
help
through
the
coming
months.



 My
name
is
Anthony
Gambino,
and
I
am



looking
forward
to
working
as
the


corresponding
secretary
for
the
Beta
 Rho
colony.

I
am
a
sophomore
majoring
 in
Political
Science.

As
we
move
 forward,
I
will
be
working
extremely
 hard
with
my
fellow
cabinet
members
to
 return
the
Charter
to
21
Fraternity
 Lane!

As
the
corresponding
secretary,
I
 am
supposed
to
be
the
"public
 relations"
guy.

If
you
ever
need
 anything
from
me
or
another
cabinet
 member,
please
let
me
know!

My
e‐mail
 address
is
agambi1@lsu.edu.


My
name
is
Trey
Freeman,
my
hometown
is
 
 Lufkin,
Texas
and
I
am
currently
a
 sophomore
studying
accounting.
I
have
 recently
been
elected
to
the
position
of
 recording
secretary.
I
plan
to
use
my
 excellent
organization
skills
and
persistence
 to
help
this
fraternity
strive
to
be
the
best
 on
campus.
I
live
my
life
by
a
saying,
"to
give
 anything
less
than
the
best
is
to
sacrifice
the
 gift,"
and
I
will
give
my
very
all
to
this
 fraternity.



My
name
is
Nicholas
Walts
and
I
am
the
 
 Historian
for
the
Beta
Rho
Colony
at
LSU.
I
 plan
to
carry
out
my
role
by
living
the
values
 and
being
an
example
for
those
in
the
 fraternity.
I
also
plan
to
bring
up
and
remind
 them
of
the
origins
of
the
fraternity
 nationally
and
here
on
campus
and
most
 importantly
reiterate
secrecy.
Aside
from
 that
aspect
I
plan
to
photograph and keep records of FIJI events to last for years to come. I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the cabinet and look forward to what lies ahead in the future for the Beta Rho members of Phi Gamma Delta.


A
Note
from
Graduate
Relations…
 Brothers,



Beta
Rho
is
back!
The
semester
is
 fully
underway
and
with
it
has
 come
a
great,
if
somewhat
heart
 attack
inducing,
football
season!
 We
had
a
great
rush
and
were
 honored
to
have
had
several
 graduate
brothers
attend
every
 night
and
share
their
knowledge
 and
stories
with
us.
Personally,
 one
of
my
favorite
moments
from
 rush
came
when
Billy
Bosch
gave
 us
a
pep
talk
right
before
the
first
 group
came
through.
It
is
with
 the
your
help,
the
graduate
 brothers,
that
Beta
Rho
will
 retake
and
maintain
its
reputation
 as
the
best
damn
fraternity
at
 LSU.
We
have
dinner
at
the
house
 every
Monday
–
Friday
at
5:00
so
 plenty
of
guys
will
be
there.
Feel


free
to
stop
by
some
time
and
 take
the
opportunity
to
meet
 us.
The
only
way
we
will
learn
 about
old
Beta
Rho
traditions
is
 if
you
tell
us,
and
we
are
all
 eager
to
learn.
We
will
be
having
 all
tailgates
at
the
house
and
I
 encourage
all
of
you
to
come
 out
and
join
us.
We
will
be
grilling
 burgers
and
hot
dogs
at
the
house
 starting
at
12pm.
Please
let
me
 know
if
you
are
coming
so
we
can
 get
an
idea
of
what
we
need.

























 Hope
to
see
you
all
there!



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Pictures
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