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White Rose 2010 - April 10, 2010

By: gd1203
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our 110th Anniversary White Rose will be held April 10, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ. All details are listed in the body of this article. Please add your name and pledge year (e.g., Spring 2002) as a Comment so everyone knows who plans on coming.

Below is what was mailed to all Gamma Delta alumni.  Please comment with your name and pledge year so others know who plans on coming.

Our 110th Celebration

Brothers of Sigma Nu,

You are all cordially invited to celebrate the 110th anniversary of our beloved Gamma Delta Chapter. As you may all know from our Save the Date mailers, we will be holding our White Rose formal on April 10th, 2010. The location will be the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City, conveniently located immediately next to the Exchange Place path station, and easily accessible from public transportation, by car, and also from Stevens campus. We encourage all of you to not only attend this formal but also visit the chapter house and Stevens campus.

As with all of our decadal White Rose formals, we have worked to make this one stand out as an event not merely for our collegiate brothers and young alumni, but an event of both true class and festive revelry for all ages to enjoy as we celebrate our great and longstanding brotherhood. The 110th White Rose will occupy the Hyatt Regency’s 9th floor Manhattan Ballroom, an expansive space with panoramic NYC views.

Tickets for this event will be $185 a person for singles and $175 per person for couples ($350 per couple). A cocktail reception will begin at 7pm, followed by dinner at 8pm until 12. Dinner will accompanied by an open bar along with awards given for the 2009-2010 school year. We have also booked 40 hotel rooms. Single or double occupation will be $149, triples will be $174, and quads will be $199. A limited number of riverside suites, all with New York City views, are also available at a rate of $409. Please RSVP by March 1st. To reserve your seat at White Rose 2010, please send a check payable to the Sigma Nu Gamma Delta Alumni Association and mailed to brother George Blazeski at:

George Blazeski
806 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken, NJ  07030

Room reservations should be made through the hotel, which can be reached at 201-469-1234. Please mention Sigma Nu to obtain our reduced rates.

Please encourage brothers from your pledge class to attend. If you do not have updated contact information for your pledge class, graduation year, or any friends who you may have lost contact with but would like to be reunited with at White Rose 2010, please contact brother Carlton Hoyt by phone at 845-532-4034. We would love to see as many brothers as possible from all years. All guests are welcome. If we receive significant interest, we will also ask Stevens to organize an event for us during the day or the previous Friday night. We look forward to your favorable reply.

Fraternally,

The White Rose Committee

 

Below is a list of Brothers (with pledge class) who plan on attending White Rose 2010:

GD 1182 Scott Mooney (Spring 2001)
GD 1201 Matthew Van Liew (Spring 2002)
GD 1203 Brian Podolsky (Spring 2002)
GD 1206 Carlton Hoyt (Spring 2002)
GD 1241 Juan D. Gamarra (Spring 2005)


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Comments

  1. See you there!
    GD 1241 Juan D. Gamarra - Spring 2005 Pledge Class
  2. Why the steep price?
    Is the hotel actually charging us this much, or is a contribution to the alumni fund included in the price? Or, are we alumni offsetting the prices that the actives have to pay?
  3. GD 1201 Matthew Van Liew - Spring 2002
    GD 1201 Matthew Van Liew - Spring 2002
  4. RE: Why the steep price?
    Colin, we are offsetting the price that the actives have to pay a bit. It's a bit pricier than usual, but only about $50 per person more than the 2000 Centennial. And that was 10 years ago. We hope that if a lot of people come, it will be worth the slightly higher expense.
    -GD1203
  5. It'll be worth it.
    This White Rose is more expensive because, quite frankly, we wanted this one to be better. We're going to have unobstructed panoramic NYC views from 9 stories up (with a 180-degree balcony) right on the river, better food, a nicer environment, etc. The hotel itself, including the rooms, is also MUCH nicer than any we've held White Rose in as far back as I know of.

    A lot of people go to White Rose and think it's some rinky-dink thing that was thrown together haphazardly in a mediocre location with mediocre food but an open bar where the young guns can get absolutely smashed. That's not what this is at all. Yes, you'll be able to get plastered, but this event will be genuinely classy. We're trying to appeal to a broad spectrum here, and I know that if I were a 50 year old professional, I wouldn't want to pay $250 for poor quality food and a mediocre ambiance. One should be able to consider this a nice event no matter the age or background, and that's what we're achieving here while doing our best to keep the price to a reasonable level.

    -1206
  6. My thought process
    The statement of "only $50 more than 2000 Centennial" does not help your case. It hurts it. That is an increase of 37% and the word "Centennial" has quite a bit more importance. $50 a person is a considerable difference.

    While I still hope to come, the cost does put doubt in my mind, since (like Colin) I will have to buy a plane ticket and take a few days off of work already.

    Even more dissapointing is if I do come I will likely not be able to bring my girlfriend (who might be my fiance by then) with me. I didn't go to my 10 year hs reunion in part because the cost was $125/person (however that was a cash bar.)

    Carlton, I completely understand your point and for the most part agree, but to me it's more important to see all my old friends than to have it take place in a legit venue.

    Perhaps if we knew how much the actives are paying it would help us understand. I want as many alumni to come as possible, since that would make the high price more justifiable for me.

    -gd1182 Scott Mooney "TNT"
  7. Take a 1 week break from Medical School just for White Rose 2010
    GD 1269 Nate Cesmebasi- Spring 2008 Class

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