Hello and welcome! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bryce Anderson, and I am the current president of the Omega Chi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta here at Chapman University. I’m excited to share what we’ve been up to in the past year, and also gives you a couple events to look forward to.
To begin, we have recently welcomed the Phi pledge class into our brotherhood. They are a group of courageous, honest and well-rounded gentlemen that will undoubtedly have a great impact on our chapter. I’m so excited to see how each of these men grow as FIJI to reach their full potential in their undergraduate careers.
Philanthropically, I have been very impressed with what our chapter has been able to do in the past academic year. We recently held our annual Purple Tie Affair, which was led by brothers Clay Dirkse (2019) and Dylan Blumberg (2018). We were able to raise a grand total of $15,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, allowing us to grant three wishes. The Purple Tie Affair has garnered praise from not only the Orange County chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but nationally as well. Thank you to all parents and graduate brothers who made generous contributions to our event. In April, brothers Cody Peplinski (2019), Solomon Leaman (2018), Wyatt Hulick (2018), and Caelin Batstone (2019) spearheaded our first ever “Phi Gam Cooler Jam” Event. We were able to raise over $3,000, all of which was donated to our local United Service Organization (USO) chapter. This will now be an annual event that I look forward to seeing grow in the future.
The Omega Chi Chapter held our annual Norris Pig Dinner event this past November at the Costa Mesa Country Club. We were happy to have graduate brothers not only from the Omega Chi chapter, but also many other chapters from around the country in attendance. This upcoming November we will be having our 9th annual Norris Pig Dinner and I hope all graduate brothers reading this will be able to attend.
I would like to extend my gratitude to our graduate advisors because without their support, our chapter would be nowhere near where it is today. Specifically, I’d like to give thanks to David Todd (USC 1967) and Steve Caine (New Mexico 1997) for their continued support. Although they both lead busy and fulfilling lives, they somehow find time to support our chapter without asking for anything in return. I’m truly inspired by their ability to show us that Phi Gamma Delta truly is “Not For College Days Alone.” I'd also like to welcome and congratulate Kevin Wilson (Chapman University 2012) on becoming our new BCA President. He is already making great strides in his short time in the position. I am eager to see the positive contribution he makes to our chapter in the future. On behalf of our chapter, I would like to personally thank you for supporting us in our endeavors to reach our full potential. I plan on sending out a newsletter to our supporters more routinely in the future because we wouldn’t be in the position that we are without you. Although it can be daunting at times, holding the position of President for this exceptional chapter has been overwhelmingly rewarding. Being a part of such an excellent and diverse group of individuals makes my job so much easier and I couldn’t be more proud to help lead this organization. The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta has allowed me and so many others to enjoy college to its fullest and make best friends for life. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. I am incredibly proud to be an Omega Chi FIJI and am thrilled to share with you some of our accomplishments over the past year. Enjoy!
Bryce Anderson ‘18