Houston Alumni Chapter 


    Monthly Luncheon

    August 4, 2020, 11:30am to 12:50pm  

    JAX GRILL(Shepherd @ I10)

    1613 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Tx 77007  


    Future 2020 Luncheons: Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3



     Message from President Steve Smelley (Houston, 1980)


    Greetings Houston Sigma Chi Alumni Brothers!


    The Chapter and I hope you are safe and doing your best to stay well during this Covid 19 Pandemic. As the State of Texas opened back up partially, the Chapter had our monthly luncheon, (first one since March) Jun 2 at Jax Grill. We had 7 Brothers attended and it was great to see everyone and share some Brotherhood with those who attended. Brothers in attendance: Pat Martin, Bill Powell, Ralph Coatsworth, Howard Acton, Dick Burns, Tom Wilhite and myself


    The Chapter had our monthly Happy Hour at the Drift Bar in the Heights, we had twelve Brothers attend. It was fun and the conversation was good. The Chapter lost a former President since the last Exchange Newsletter, Brother Larry Thomas, All Honor to His Name. Larry will also be featured in the Chapter Eternal section of the newsletter. 


    The Board of Directors and the Wild Game Dinner Committee have been working diligently to prepare and plan for the 75thWild Game Dinner 1-16-2021 Hotel Derek. At this writing all plans moving forward for this event.  The Chapter has invested in a software program called Give Smart. This program will allow the Chapter for all our events to be used and will make transactions and record keeping of events streamlined and transparent. Special Thanks to Brothers Lee Nash and Ralph Coatsworth for setting this up. 


    The Chapter is planning for wine Tasting Event for the Fall details will be coming soon. With the latest spread of the virus, the Chapter has decided not to have our luncheons until it is safe to do so. We are planning to have our monthly Happy Hour, but we are doing them virtually for now.  Until next issue of the Exchange, stay safe and healthy.


    2021 Wild Game Dinner will be held at a new venue; Hotel Derek in the Galleria area.

    Link to Information


    Contracts have been executed and deposit made to secure the location. The Wild Game Dinner Committee is planning a star-studded event. International leaders and the Executive Committee from Headquarters along with Grand Praetors from all over the country are expected to attend the dinner. Our goal is 400 Brothers in attendance.


    Saturday, January 16, 2021 is the date. Renaissance to Brotherhood is the theme.


    We are planning upcoming events as we can safely have them. Please reach out to a Brother you haven’t talked to in a while and let them know you are thinking about them and get them to participate in upcoming events. In the meantime, Stay safe.


    In Hoc Signo Vinces 




    J. Steven Smelley, President 2020-2021






    75th Annual Wild Game Dinner

    January 16, 2021

    Link to Information


    Wine Tasting

    EARLY FALL 2020



     The Houston Alumni Chapter, founded in 1930.




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