The Bowdoin Chapter invites all Alpha Delts to join us for
the 2016 Alpha Delta Phi Society Convention July 29-31 in
Brunswick, Maine. This weekend on the Maine coast will be
sibling fun in the summer sun. The Convention will be happening concurrently with the 175th Anniversary Celebration
of the Bowdoin Chapter’s founding.
This will be the first time since 1997 that the Bowdoin Chapter
has hosted the Convention in Maine and the first Society
Convention since 1995 to occur during the summer. This is
to allow the Bowdoin Chapter to open its chapter house to
host events during the Convention.
As part of the conditions of the sale of the chapter house
in 2000 to Bowdoin, following the College’s decision to ban
fraternities, the College is required to open the doors of the
House to the Bowdoin Alpha Delts to gather for one weekend in the summer each year.
In addition to being able to share the chapter house, the
College also plans to open other college houses and dorm
rooms to us to house Convention attendees at a much lower
rate than area hotels. All this is only possible by gathering
during the summer break, which is conveniently the best
time of year to visit Maine.
Delegates, Society Officers, and other Convention goers will
gather for business sessions at a beautiful conference center
at a new hotel two short blocks from the House during the
day. At the same time, the 175th Anniversary Reunion will
be holding events throughout the weekend celebrating 175
years of the Alpha Delta Phi at Bowdoin. These events will
include museums tours, viewings of ADPhi memorabilia and
historic documents in the College Archives, and talks about some of the chapter’s famous alumni—including Civil War General and Governor Bro. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1852). Both the Convention and Reunion will join for social time at the House in the evenings, including a traditional Maine lobster bake on Friday night and an Awards Banquet on Saturday night.
In the coming weeks, we will be launching a Convention
website and Facebook page where we will share information
about the Convention, including registration, trip planning,
and possible swag. Those Alpha Delts who follow us on Facebook will
able to participate in a weekly trivia contest, with trivia about
Bowdoin Alpha Delts, Bowdoin College, and Maine. The trivia winners will receive a prize at the Convention. We will announce when these sites’ launch at adps.org
The Bowdoin Chapter looks forward to welcoming all of
our Alpha Delt brothers, sisters, and siblings back to Maine
July 29-31 to make new friends, reunite with old, and renew
mystic ties at the 2016 Alpha Delta Phi Society Convention.