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Alpha Chapter of Sigma Chi 2019 Homecoming September 6th and 7th

Your homecoming committee has planned a full itinerary of events during Miami University's Homecoming weekend starting on Friday morning, September 6th, continuing through a post game gathering at the house on Saturday night, September 7th. 

2019 Homecoming Chair
Sam Ekey
, Class of 1977,

Spread the word, block your calendar and book a hotel room today. 

So we might plan accordingly and to make sure we have enough food and beverage, we ask you RSVP by emailing Sam Ekey at


 Rooms are always hard to come by, so make your reservation today at:
 Best Western (513- 523-0000)     
Hueston Woods (513-664-3500) 
Hampton Inn (513- 524-2012)
 Marriott Courtyard in Hamilton (513-896-6200).


 Schedule of Events

Thursday September 5th 
Arrive if coming from afar

Friday September 6th 
 Continental Breakfast at house starting at 8:00
Free Sigma Chi/guest Golf Clinic with former LPGA Pro at Indian Ridge at 10:00    
Golf at Indian Ridge Course starting at 11:00 with pre round range balls and lunch
Complimentary Sigma Chi/Sigma Chi guest private yoga session at 11:30
Complimentary lunch at house from 11:00 to 1:00 
Walking tour of campus leaving from house at  2:00
 University provided events (museum tours, lectures, etc.)
Wine tasting/hors d'oeuvres at house Friday evening with Professor Jack Keegan at 7:00

Saturday September  7th
 Complimentary Continental Breakfast at house stating at 8:00
 >>> Annual shareholder meeting of House Corporation in library at 10:00<<<
Complimentary Tailgate at house with non-alcoholic beverages from 11:30 until 2:00(Note: If  you BYOB, no hard alcohol above 15% ACV allowed in house - beer and wine only permitted.)
Game vs Tenn Tech with kickoff at 2:30
Complimentary Post Game Gourmet BBQ Cookout at house starting at 5:30
Celebration of Reunion Classes: 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009
Recognition of Alpha brothers receiving 2019 Significant Sig and other awards 
Evening entertainment/party at the house to follow

(Note: If  you BYOB, no hard alcohol above 15% ACV allowed in house - beer and wine only permitted. This includes alumni)


Friday, September 6th Details

The Alpha of Sigma Chi house will be open early on both Friday and Saturday mornings serving a continental breakfast starting at 8 am. 

Prior to Friday's golf tournament you are invited to a Sigma Chi/guest only complimentary golf clinic hosted by former LPGA Touring Pro, KT Ekey. Kathleen, KT, Ekey is the daughter of Alpha of Sigma Chi Sweetheart Laura Swann Ekey and Alpha Brother Sam Ekey. KT was a stand out golfer at the University of  Alabama before graduating and winning the Futures Tour being named the Tour's Player of the Year and earning her LPGA Tour Card. Join KT at Indian Ridge Golf Course at 10am, immediately prior to the annual Alpha Golf Tournament to pick up a few pointers.

Alpha's annual golf tournament will start promptly at 11, immediately following KT's clinic. Indian Ridge Golf Club is located at 2600 Oxford Millville Rd, in Oxford, OH 45056. Complimentary range balls and a light lunch will be provided. Contact Sam Ekey at to reserve your tee time. Sam will be arranging groups so let him know if you have a preferred playing partner(s).

At 11:00 there will be a complimentary private yoga session for Sigs and their guests (guest of Sigs should attend even if their inflexible Sigma Chi host is not).  Please meet at house at 10:45 for the short walk to the yoga studio.  This class is designed for first time and experienced yogi's. 

A  lunch buffet will be available at the house on Friday from 11:30 to 1:30.  Stop by after yoga or just stop by when you get in town. 

In the afternoon there will be a walking tour of Miami's campus leaving
from the chapter house at 2:00.  Miami also plans many activities.       

 Jack Keegan, Miami University instructor who teaches the very popular Botany 244 Viticulture & Enology class, will again be conducting a  "Sigs and Sig Guest" wine tasting session at the house on Friday evening at 7:00.  To make sure we have enough wine, be please RSVP with Sam by emailing him at Professor Keegan will educate us and lead in tasting of his personal favorites while we enjoy tapas style hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening. Must be 21 and older to taste. 

Saturday, September 7th Details

Continental Breakfast at house on Saturday morning starting at 8:00. 

This serves as official notice of the Alpha Chapter House Association of Sigma Chi Fraternity's annual shareholder meeting which will be held at 10:00 AM EST in Chapter House Library located at 401 East Sycamore Street in Oxford, OH 45056.

Join us for tailgate at house prior to game, from 11:30 until 2:00, with expected food (hamburgers, hot dogs, etc...) and non-alcoholic beverages.  
(Note: If you BYOB, no hard alcohol above 15% ACV allowed in house at any time - only beer and wine only permitted at 401 East Sycamore. This includes alumni.)   

Miami takes on the Eagles of Tennessee Tech at Yager Stadium with a 2:30 kick off. Here is link to purchase football tickets. Sigma Chi's contact in ticket office is Mark Sutcliffe, 513-529-3790 - mention you want to join the Sigma Chi group and he should be able to take care of you. 

Recognition of Reunion Classes, 1949-54-59-64-69-74-79-84-89-94-99 and 2004-09 as well as all recent alumni ---- including the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Class of 1969, who -as you can see from composite above - each look almost exactly the same.  

Following the game, there will be a gourmet barbeque at the house starting at 5:30 for those who leave game early. With Alpha of Sigma Chi's inhouse chef service now providing meals at the chapter house, you can expect a delicious post game meal. And with this being the 40th anniversary of the class of 1979, Anna Beans and Anna Banana Pie are likely to be on the menu.

Following dinner we will recognize Alpha Brothers who have this year received the International Fraternity's Significant Sig award; Brother Jeff Scheffer, class of 1978 and  David Wyler, class of 1995.  We will also take this opportunity to congratulate the undergraduates on receiving Sigma Chi Fraternity's highest recognition, a Gold Peterson, as well as other award winners. Additionally we will rededicate the basement following its recent renovation and thank the many donors who made this upgrade possible.

Immediately following dinner and awards, the current undergraduates are throwing a party for the alumni on Saturday night and they promise it will be as much fun as this group of Sigs was having in this photo from 1955. Beer and wine will be provided so bring your ID. NO BYOB.
Remember, as per Sigma Chi International policy, no alcohol above 15% ACV can be brought into chapter house at any time by anyone, including alumni.

We hope you will be able to make it back to Oxford for homecoming. Please spread the word.


Long term planning
Winter Homecoming has recently become a new tradition. Last year was a major success and another winter homecoming is being planned for Saturday, January 25, 2020 in conjunction with University of Denver hockey game. Block your calendar and book a hotel room now.


Knowing our email list is currently incomplete, so please pass this message along to any Sigs for whom you have contact information. And send their email address to and we will add them to future communications.

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