Anniversary Dinner 2015

By February 12, 2015Blog

By Kevin Kim

No wrinkles in time

On February 14, 1999, twelve strong men established Lambda Phi Epsilon at the University of Washington. Educated by Epsilon Chapter in the University of California at Irvine, Alpha Zeta Chapter’s membership has grown from 12 dedicated charters to a current total of 156 brothers. This past weekend, Alpha Zeta Chapter hosted its annual anniversary at China Harbor to celebrate 16 years of eternal brotherhood.

Catching up with the charters

The entire third floor of the restaurant instantly filled with excitement and laughter as old companions reunited. For the first time this year, much of the active house finally met with many of the alumni that crossed way back in the late 90s. As everyone quickly settled into their tables for dinner, waitresses served a 5-meal course in family style fashion. Starting with crisp egg rolls and a nice soup for appetizers, the servers plated one course after another. Over dinner, Lambdas discussed past experiences and how much the fraternity evolved over the generations.

Moving forward

After everyone finished eating, the president of the current active house, Mr. Brian Choi, gave his gratitude and appreciation not only for the attendance of everyone but for being able to keep Alpha Zeta Chapter thriving. Both Founder Arnold Wong and Founder Travis Kubota shared their deeply personal stories of how Lambdas have impacted their lives and the joys they experienced thanks to it. A presentation for the chapter’s newest Spring 2015 class proceeded as each respective family line presented gifts and compliments in recognition. Afterwards, a cake dedicated to Lambda Phi Epsilon Alpha Zeta Chapter was presented in front of everyone, which was sliced and divided by the chapter’s founding fathers.

The ties that bind us

New bonds of brotherhood forged over lasting traditions as old ones were reignited. With alumni’s kids, wives, and other loved ones in attendance, the event coalesced into a tightly-knit family affair. Over the ages, the actives and alumni stand strong—shoulder to shoulder—helping each other unlock his fullest potential.