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What have you been up to since you left Missoula? Have you caught up with any brothers recently? Attended any events? Gotten married? Had kids or grandkids? Moved? Retired? We, your brothers, want to know! Submit your update today, and don’t forget to include photos for our online albums!

“I had one of the great Sigma Chi Experiences last July. I showed up for the first time to a regular gathering of brothers from the early 60's at Whitefish. I had not seen most of my classmates since graduation, so I enjoyed sharing our lives together. I had been warned that there are "no women" allowed at this regular function, but since I go nowhere without my sweet wife of more than 54 years I "smuggled" her along. The brothers all went to dinner in town and my wife and I sneaked off to an undisclosed place for a romantic dinner. On returning to the reunion hotel in the late evening, we were confronted by all 25 of the brothers sitting in the lobby. As we stood (like a deer in the headlights) the guys slowly stood and, with no orders or prompting, they sang "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" to my wife in astounding musical quality. It is a memory that we will always treasure.”

-Clair Daines, Beta Delta "62"

“I was a member of Sigma Chi in Missoula in 1943, before being called for service. I returned in 1946 when 72 Sigs also returned.”

-Bill Miles ‘46

What Have You Been Up To? These Alumni Have a Lot to Tell!“In the year 1964 a favorite event was the Chariot race. Each fraternity had built a chariot. Ours was especially light, and classy.

Our rider was George Sendon ’65 who maybe weighed 135-140 lbs. Each chariot was to be pulled by three people and to go around a designated strip around the field on what we called Clover Bowl, where we also played our intramural sports. All three of us were on the track team; the lead guy, Jim Casey ‘66, was a 100 yard guy and Lafay Hope ‘65 and I were intermediate 400/800 guys. Well, we blew away the competition. George was so excited, saying he really had the ride of his life.”

-Marty Ueland ‘66


“A long time ago, I purchased a $100,000 life insurance policy through a Beta Delta Sigma Chi. I later converted the whole life policy to a universal life policy. My wife and I have donated the paid up policy to SCBF in November of 2015. We have been able to confirm the transfer of the policy to SCBF by Northwestern Mutual on November 18, 2015. Patty and I intend the donation of the policy to be seed money to raise funds to endow the cost of a Housemother for Beta Delta.

If the Sigma Chi Building Foundation holds the policy until I pass away, they can cash it out for the full $100,000. The Foundation can choose to cash the policy out for its current value, which is less than $100,000. However, the choice and the amount of the contribution will depend on timing and circumstances.”

Q: Why did you choose Sigma Chi in the first place?
A: A friend from high school invited me to a Thursday dinner at the Chapter house and I have been involved ever since.

Q: What is your favorite memory from Sigma Chi?
A: Activation…the ceremony, the meaning and message received from the impact of those words

Q: What prompted you to donate such a large sum back to the group? What do you hope the chapter does with that contribution?
A: My bride and I want to have a House Mother on site to provide guidance and an adult presence

Q: Any advice for future Beta Delta Chapter brothers?
A: Good luck is the by-product of hard work. Work hard and get the best grades you can obtain. Any moron can drink their way through a semester or so. However, for most people there is an inverse relationship between beer consumption and grades. Drink less and get better grades. Take advantage of what Sigma Chi has to offer and you will benefit in multiples of your input.

-Walt Kero ’73
President, Sigma Chi Building Foundation

Core Values, Vision, and Mission

Core Values
Sigma Chi’s core values are Friendship, Justice and Learning. Our vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization — aligned, focused and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.

Vision
The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of the core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning.

Mission
In the pursuit of these high ideals, the Sigma Chi Fraternity is able to offer tremendous value in augmenting the collegiate experience and supporting the lifelong journey of each of its members. We hope to assist brothers in becoming men of character, caring husbands, compassionate fathers and community leaders.