Bowdoin Chapter To Host National Society Convention July 29-31, 2016

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.

Join the 1841 Club

bowdoinhouse_1955Members of the Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Society Alumni Association decided during the August 7, 2010, annual meeting to create the 1841 Club.

Members of the 1841 Club make recurring monthly donations to support the Association’s activities, including insurance costs, Society dues, and reunion activities.

Please click here to sign up to make a monthly donation and join the 1841 club. You may also make a single donation to support the Association on the same page.

2015 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion July 23-26

A message from Bro. Thomas McKessey Clark, 1999
President, Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Society Alumni Association

Dear Bowdoin Alpha Delt,

It is my pleasure to officially invite you to the 2015 Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Reunion, Thursday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 26th. In cooperation with Bowdoin College, we will once again gather at 228 Maine Street/Howell House. Also as in previous years, the upstairs rooms will be available for sleeping accommodations starting Thursday, July 23rd. As always, this Reunion is open to all Alpha Delts and their loved ones, not just those who graduated in years ending in 5 or 0.

To access the on-line registration form, please click here (http://www.adpsbowdoin.org/2015registration.)

Starting in 2009, our reunions no longer coincide with the full College Reunion weekend at the end of May. Some of you may recall that Bowdoin College representatives requested this change in 2008. Following a series of negotiations, the College continues to honor our 2000 agreement by providing this alternate option, opening the House for our annual summer gatherings. After six rather successful Reunions (some of the largest that we’ve had in years), the College agreed to the same arrangement for this year’s gathering. Continue reading “2015 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion July 23-26”

2014 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion July 24-27

A message from Bro. Thomas McKessey Clark, 1999
President, Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Society Alumni Association

Dear Bowdoin Alpha Delt,

It is my pleasure to officially invite you to the 2014 Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Reunion, Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th. In cooperation with Bowdoin College, we will once again gather at 228 Maine Street/Howell House. Also as in previous years, the upstairs rooms will be available for sleeping accommodations starting Thursday, July 24th. As always, this Reunion is open to all Alpha Delts and their loved ones, not just those who graduated in years ending in 4 or 9.

To access the on-line registration form, please click here (http://www.adpsbowdoin.org/2014registration).

Starting in 2009, our reunions no longer coincide with the full College Reunion weekend at the end of May. Some of you may recall that Bowdoin College representatives requested this change in 2008. Following a series of negotiations, the College continues to honor our 2000 agreement by providing this alternate option, opening the House for our annual summer gatherings. After five rather successful Reunions (some of the largest that we’ve had in years), the College agreed to the same arrangement for this year’s gathering. Continue reading “2014 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion July 24-27”

2013 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion August 1-4

A message from Bro. Thomas McKessey Clark, 1999
President, Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Society Alumni Association

Dear Bowdoin Alpha Delt,

It is my pleasure to officially invite you to the 2013 Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Reunion, Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th. In cooperation with Bowdoin College, we will once again gather at 228 Maine Street/Howell House. Also as in previous years, the upstairs rooms will be available for sleeping accommodations starting Thursday, August 1st. As always, this Reunion is open to all Alpha Delts and their loved ones, not just those who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8.

To access the on-line registration form, please click here (http://www.adpsbowdoin.org/2013registrationform).

Starting in 2009, our reunions no longer coincide with the full College Reunion weekend at the end of May. Some of you may recall that Bowdoin College representatives requested this change in 2008. Following a series of negotiations, the College continues to honor our 2000 agreement by providing this alternate option, opening the House for our annual gatherings during the first weekend in August. After four rather successful Reunions (some of the largest that we’ve had in years), the College agreed to the same arrangement for this year’s gathering. Continue reading “2013 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion August 1-4”

2012 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion August 2-4

A message from Bro. Thomas McKessey Clark, 1999
President, Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Society Alumni Association

Dear Bowdoin Alpha Delt,

It is my pleasure to officially invite you to the 2012 Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Reunion, Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th. In cooperation with Bowdoin College, we will once again gather at 228 Maine Street/Howell House. Also as in previous years, the upstairs rooms will be available for sleeping accommodations starting Thursday, August 2nd. As always, this Reunion is open to all Alpha Delts and their loved ones, not just those who graduated in years ending in 2 or 7.

To access the on-line registration form, please click here (http://www.adpsbowdoin.org/2012registrationform).

Starting in 2009, our reunions no longer coincide with the full College Reunion weekend at the end of May. Some of you may recall that Bowdoin College representatives requested this change in 2008. Following a series of negotiations, the College continues to honor our 2000 agreement by providing this alternate option, opening the House for our annual gatherings during the first weekend in August. After three rather successful Reunions (some of the largest that we’ve had in years), the College agreed to the same arrangement for this year’s gathering. Continue reading “2012 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion August 2-4”

2011 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion August 4-7

It is my pleasure to officially invite you to the 2011 Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Reunion, Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th. In cooperation with Bowdoin College, we will once again gather at 228 Maine Street/Howell House. Also as in previous years, the upstairs rooms will be available for sleeping accommodations starting Thursday, August 4th. As always, this Reunion is open to all Alpha Delts and their loved ones, not just those who graduated in years ending in 1 or 6.

Click here to register and make your payment on-line!

Starting in 2009, our reunions no longer coincide with the full College Reunion weekend at the end of May. Some of you may recall that Bowdoin College representatives requested this change in 2008. Following a series of negotiations, the College continues to honor our 2000 agreement by providing this alternate option, opening the House for our annual gatherings during the first weekend in August. After two rather successful Reunions in 2009 and 2010 (some of the largest we’ve had in years), the College agreed to the same arrangement for this year’s gathering. While the College raised the rates slightly for linen and bar services, we are able to keep the registration fee the same as last year thanks to the generous donations of our 1841 Club members. Thank you donors. Continue reading “2011 Bowdoin Chapter Alpha Delta Phi Society Reunion August 4-7”

2010-2011 Board of Directors and Officers Elected

The membership of the Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Society Alumni Association elected officers and members of its Board of Directors during its annual meeting held August 7, 2010, at our former Chapter House.

Congratulations to the following on their election:

OFFICERS
President: Thomas M. Clark ’99
Vice President: Nessa Burns Reifsnyder ’86
Treasurer: David Clodfelter ’89
Secretary: Pamela Smith ’92
Archivist: Patricia Triplett ’00

BOARD MEMBERS
Derrick Alderman ’96
Kevin Cassidy ’85
Craig Cheney ’83
Craig Cheslog ’93
David Clodfelter ’89
Jeannie Coltart ’99
Peter Kester ’87
Ching-Ping Lin ’95
Kim Schneider Lloyd ’00
Matthew Schechter ’91
David Sheff ’84
Johannes Tromp ’63
Mark Waltz ’89
Brett Zalkan ’87