2010 Convention in Kansas City
By Matthew White, Zeta


It's been an incredible year for ADG! Momentum is building with the prospects of the reactivation of Theta Chapter, a never before seen outreach from ADGEF, and of course the National Convention culminating in Kansas City August 11-15. Zeta Chapter and the Fountain City Alumni are excited to bring you back to one of the longest standing chapters in our Fraternity and the oldest on campus at Rockhurst University.

Zeta Chapter has a lot to celebrate this year as a cornerstone chapter of ADG. This is our 78th anniversary of the local chapter, the 100th anniversary of Rockhurst and the 75th anniversary of our first ADG National Convention in KC in 1935. We’re excited to provide you with a week full of active and alumni activities including an evening at Kauffman Stadium with the Royals vs. the New York Yankees. Add in a touch of Kansas City style tailgate barbecue and I guarantee you won’t want to miss out!

The convention will be hosted at the InterContinental Kansas City on the Plaza, with our group rates at $129/night for standard rooms, and $209/night for suites. This is a $140 discount per night from the standard price! Reserve your room with the booking code “ADG” online or by calling 1-866-856-9717. (www.kansascityic.com)

Please view our website, www.adgconvention.com, for more information. You can register, sign up for hotels, pay delegate fees, make donations and find all the information you need about convention there. We even have a discount (Delts and guests only!) on Midwest Airlines with booking code CMZ1738. Make your reservations before time runs out!

This year we commemorate the life of the longest standing member of the Missouri State Senate and distinguished Alphadelt alumnus, Harry Wiggins. Harry served in the Senate for 28 years and was the epitome and definition of an Alphadelt. He holds a national record for never having missed a roll call and casting more than 18,000 votes. We will honor his memory and the life he lived as an ADG with a special dedication in conjunction with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

We ask that each of you recall a memory of Harry to share with our delegation. Bring your favorite story, anecdote, photo or other memoir to share. If you never met Harry, come and hear stories about one of the most incredible men our family will know. It will be a year to celebrate the life and living history of Zeta Chapter as a part of the Alphadelt Family - and to celebrate how each of us are a part of such a significant and dynamic piece of ADG History.

We welcome you, brothers, to Kansas City. Please come with a large appetite! We cannot wait to see you there.

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IN LOVING MEMORY
Chapter Eternal


Richard (Rick) Schilling
Xi 1962
1-27-2010

Harvey Nicaud
Epsilon 1956 12-31-2009

Adam D. Peak
Rho 2002
2-21-2010


LCPL Adam D. Peak
By Caleb Finch, '07


Alpha Delta Gamma lost one of its finest members, Lance Corporal Adam D. Peak, USMC this year. Adam was a graduate of Thomas More College, a brother of Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity and a loving, caring and trusting brother and friend. LCPL was killed in action by an IED on February 21, 2010 in Afghanistan.

LCPL Peak graduated from Thomas More in 2006 having majored in Business Administration. It was his goal to become an educator after fulfilling his commitment to his country and to the United States Marine Corps. Adam was very active on campus participating, in addition to ADG, in Villa Players Drama Club, the Information Society and Saints Club.

The LCPL Adam D. Peak Memorial Scholarship has been established by his family and friends for the benefit of a student attending Thomas More College majoring in education. A recipient must be at the sophomore level or above, have a 3.0 cumulative SPA and provide evidence of community and school involvement. The initial value of the scholarship, to be awarded annually, is $1,000 ($500 each semester).

The minimum fund for an endowed scholarship is $25,000 and Adam's family and friends hope to reach this level of donations in the near future. We ask that you consider a gift to the LCPL Adam D. Peak Memorial Scholarship in memory of this dedicated student, brother and Marine. If a donor needs an EIN or has further questions, please contact Caleb Finch at caleb.finch@bellevue.kyschools.us.