Duke Alpha Tau Omega Xi Chapter Founded 1872 To: Duke ATO Xi Chapter Alumni – 150th Anniversary Year of Founding Date: Update as of October 3, 2021 Re: 2021 Fall Football Weekend Information (Oct. 7-10, 2021) Thursday, Oct. 7th o 3:00pm Registration opens at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott o 3:00pm – 10:00pm - The ATO Reserved Morehead Conference Room will be open for setup and greeting those arriving. Please bring mementos for the room (photos, composites, pledge paddles, documents) to discuss and share stories over. o Early arrivers have the option to order in an evening meal and take advantage of the ATO Conference room that will be open for our use. Nearby dining options may be found on the hotel web site: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/rdurl- springhill-suites-durham-chapel-hill/ o Another option is to go to campus, walk around and go to the Broadhead Center for a selection of dining including the Commons Steakhouse on the 3rd floor (reservations required for the Commons Steakhouse). The Commons | Student Affairs (duke.edu) o Brothers from the 1970s era have planned an Angus Barn Dinner. Their party room is reserved for 6:30 PM at the Angus Barn. Cocktails 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, then dinner. If the party room remains fully booked, which it is for now, we have reservations for a party of 14 in the Main Dining rooms at 7:00 PM. Most likely anyone who joins us at this point will be dining at 7:00 PM in the main dining rooms, although they could join everyone in the private party room for drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 PM– 7:00 PM. Contact Jake Akers if that interests you email@example.com, 513-435-0506. Friday, Oct. 8th o 6:30-9:00am Complimentary breakfast buffet in SpringHill lobby for hotel guests to take into ATO Conference Room. o 9:00am Bob Shinn is looking for golfers. Contact Bob if you’d like to play. firstname.lastname@example.org o 9:00-1:00 - Suggest visit to Duke (Gardens, Chapel, Library, student center) and lunch on your own with multiple selections in the Broadhead center o 2:00 – 3:30 Wine tasting at the Rotunda Room of Washington Duke Inn hosted by Class of ‘73 o French wine samplings, cheese and hors d'oeuvres. No reservation required, but kindly let us know if you plan to attend. Contact Peter Shihadeh for details (610) 213-3001, email@example.com. o 2:00-4:30 IMPORTANT - “Status & Strategy” meeting with current Xi Chapter Officers and alumni who have experiences that relate to the current status and potential outlook for Greek Life on campus at Duke. The purpose of the meeting is to gain insights and provide input reflecting on the value to alumni and the university based on our experiences. o 5:00 – 10:00 Dinner on your own with suggestion to visit downtown Durham where there are multiple fine restaurants and dining opportunities. o 6:30-8:30 Lacrosse/Soccer Alumni - There is a special event to honor Roy ‘Rock” Skinner, now 88-years young, on Friday evening from at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Roy was a lacrosse and soccer coach at Duke and was a meaningful part of the Duke experience for many of us. Registration is now closed for this event. o 7:30pm – 11:30pm ATO Dance with Live Band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, bar, Washington Duke Inn. No reservation required. Everyone welcome! Hope you can join us for a fun evening! Duke Alpha Tau Omega Xi Chapter Founded 1872 Saturday, Oct. 9th o 7:00 - 10:00am - Complimentary breakfast buffet in SpringHill lobby for hotel guests to take into ATO Conference Room. o 9:00-10:00am – The history of Xi Chapter founded at Trinity College in 1872 – Dr. Larry E. Tise, PhD – Xi Chapter ‘65 o 10:00-12:30 – Transition to Duke, potential ride sharing, find parking. If time, visit Cameron Indoor Stadium lobby and Hall of Fame Room (if open) o Game Day Parking: In addition to a ride board set up in the ATO Conference room at the SpringHill Suites, here is a link to the parking lots available to the public on campus: https://parking.duke.edu/visitor/athletic/football o There will be a ride Board in the ATO Conference room in case you can offer or need rides to/from the game. o 10:30am-12:30pm Tailgate Party – ATO Reunion Tent - Krzyzewskiville Lawn. Brunch, open bar, lots of food, drink and pre-game comraderie! All are welcome. No reservation needed. o 12:30pm – Kickoff - Football Game vs. Ga. Tech o 4:00pm – Anticipated end of football game o Dinner on your own. Eat out or order- in for the ATO Conference Room at the SpringHill. o The Durham area is blessed with good restaurants. Reservations Recommended: https://www.nanasteak.com/ https://www.parizadedurham.com/ https://www.therefectorycafe.com/ https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/dining/the-commons o The ATO Conference Room at SpringHill will be open all day Sunday, Oct. 10th o 7:00-10:00am - Complimentary breakfast buffet in SpringHill lobby for hotel guests to take into ATO Conference Room. o 7:00-11:00 - Hugs and Good Byes until next time – VTL o 11:00 – Hotel Check-out Time Operational Details: Voluntary contributions requested to cover the ATO Conference Room and Snacks at the SpringHill – o Suggested range of $50-$75 per couple with checks payable to Holt Anderson. o Any overage will be contributed to Xi Chapter Please bring your ATO pledge paddles, pictures, Old Chronicles, and stories to share in the ATO Conference Room at the SpringHill. Xi Chapter Web Site has been established by Xi Chapter Brother Jack Berlin ’77. https://www.edocr.com/user/ATODuke If you have pictures, stories, links to books or articles you have published, please let Jack know and send him high-resolution copies of the pictures or links to the sites for acquiring the publications firstname.lastname@example.org.