Published: July 18, 2011

[Editor's note: The following story is courtesy of Dan Fleetham, Jr. (Theta Chi/GC Honorary), who wanted to share a story of a chance encounter with musician Phil Vassar (Eta Kappa/James Madison) prior to a benefit concert on June 4. Thanks for sharing, Dan!]

"Brother Phil Vassar spotted my Theta Chi polo shirt as he approached the entrance to the VIP reception. We shook hands- Theta Chi style- and I presented him with a new red Theta Chi hat, and then we took a picture together. I also gave him an envelope with info on Theta Chi Founders Day 2012 and personally invited him to join us. It was great meeting him and a great benefit concert benefiting Child and Family Services of New Hampshire."

Brother Fleetham is the coordinator of Theta Chi's annual Founders Day celebration at Norwich University. "[Last year's] Founders Day was a great success with over 20 brothers and guests from four chapters," he said. "We were also honored to host Ms. Barbara Sibun, the great, great granddaughter of our co-founder Arthur Chase as well as Daniel W. Fleetham Sr. (Alpha/Norwich 1934), one of Theta Chi's oldest active alumni members."

It's not too soon to start thinking about the 2012 Founders Day celebration, which will take place April 21, 2012 at Norwich University. Look for more information about Founders Day later this fall.