Dick Meess Memorial Fund Surpasses Goals

John Sayers ‘81 January 22, 2011 Alumni News, Graduate Council, The Now And Ever

You did it! The Dick Meess Memorial Fund has achieved and exceeded its $7,000 goal. As promised, we will honor beloved brother Dick Meess ‘50 in two ways: in a memorial at the Centennial Gardens at the National Headquarters of Phi Kappa Tau in Oxford, Ohio, birthplace of Phi Kappa Tau; and on the campus of his alma mater, Bethany College, where he spent so many happy hours as a student and as one of its most loyal alumni.

Come join Dick’s friends and family at Bethany College on Saturday, April 30 (Bethany Alumni Weekend) for a series of special events honoring Dick. First, the Harvard Red & Old Gold Club, Phi Chapter’s unique educational foundation which Dick helped lead and drive for so many years, will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m.

Then, at 11:45 a.m., we will assemble at the site where Bethany College will have a memorial tree planted with an engraved stone to memorialize and honor Dick, in the same manner as the famous stone that reads “Pearl Mahaffey Dares You to Love This Place As She Does.” We will remember Dick in a brief dedication ceremony.

Afterwards, we will adjourn for a special Phi Tau Brotherhood Luncheon, where we shall remember Dick Meess, honor National Phi Tau President Greg Heilmeier ‘89 and recognize the Class of 2011 graduating seniors. Details and reservation information for the Luncheon will be coming soon in another mailing. But please mark April 30 on your calendars now and plan on returning to Bethany this spring for this special event!

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