Centennial Celebration

100 YEARS OF IOWA XI

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP ONLINE IS APRIL 18th @ MIDNIGHT !!

You and your guests are invited to attend the Centennial Celebration of Iowa Xi Chapter in Ames, Iowa, from April 26-28, 2024. The weekend includes events and activities to celebrate Iowa Xi’s accomplishment in continuously developing servant leaders for 100 years.

The keynote event will be a reception, dinner, and program on Saturday, April 27th from 5:30 to 11:00 pm. The theme is, “Men of Character – A Century of Servant Leadership.” 

Join brothers in rededicating yourself to our mission:  To actively develop men to be effective servant leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity, and God. 

Event Schedule

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Friday, April 26

TimeEventLocationTickets
2:00 – 4:30 PMAlumni SocialDublin Bay Irish Pub & GrillFree
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5:00 – 7:00 PMIowa Xi Graduating Senior CeremonyChapter HouseFree
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6:00 – 6:15 PMGroup PhotoChapter HouseFree
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7:00 – 9:00 PMGraduating Senior DinnerWest Towne Pub $40
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9:30 PMBrotherhood SocialTip Top Lounge

Saturday, April 27

TimeEventLocationCost
9:00 – 11:30 AMGolf Outing – 9 HolesVeenker Memorial Golf Course$25-$70
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9:00 – 11:30 AMBreakfast with the BrothersChapter HouseFree
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10:00 AM – 1:00 PMNational Fraternity and Foundation
Joint Strategic Plan Meeting
ISU Alumni CenterFree
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10:00 AM – 1:00 PMISU Tour & LunchIowa Stater RestaurantFree
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11:30 AM – 1:00 PMGolf Outing BBQ LunchVeenker Memorial Golf Course$10 – $25
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12:00 – 12:15 PMGolf Group PhotoVeenker Memorial Golf Course
1:30 PM – 2:30 PMIowa Xi Alumni MeetingChapter HouseFree
4:00 – 5:00 PMRitual (Initiated members only) ISU Alumni CenterFree
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5:30 – 7:00 PMReception ISU Alumni Center
6:30 – 6:45 PMCentennial Group PhotoISU Alumni Center
7:00 – 11:00 PMDinner and ProgramISU Alumni Center$25 – $100
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11:30 PMCentennial Social Whiskey River – AmesFree
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Sunday, April 28

TimeEventLocationCost
9:00 AM – 12:00 PMMCentennial Brunch Iowa Stater RestaurantFree
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Event Details

Alumni Social 

Alumni and guests are invited to an informal social.

    • Time: Friday 26 April at 2:00. – 4:30 pm
    • Location: Dublin ay Irish Pub & Grill, 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010.
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
      • Pay on your own 
    • Attire: Casual

Graduating Senior Ceremony

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to attend the ceremony and the recognition dinner afterward.

    • Time: Friday 26 April at 5:00 pm
    • Location: Iowa Xi Chapter House, 2110 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
    • Attire: Dressy casual

Graduating Senior Ceremony Dinner

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to attend the recognition dinner after the ceremony.

    • Time: Friday 26 April at 7:00 pm 
    • Location: West Towne Pub, 4518 Mortensen Rd #101, Ames, IA 50014.
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      • Must be purchased by midnight on 18 April.
      • Cash bar at dinner
    • Cost
      • Undergraduates and guests: Free
      • Alumni and guests: $40.00 per person
    • Attire: Dressy Casual

Brotherhood Social

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to an informal social after the Graduating Senior Ceremony Dinner.

    • Time: Friday 26 April at 5:00 pm
    • Location: Tip Top Lounge, 201 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
      • Pay on your own 
    • Attire: Casual
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Golf Outing – 9 Holes

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to the Golf Outing 

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 9:00 am
    • Location: Veenker Memorial Golf Course Clubhouse, 2916 Veenker Dr, Ames, IA 50011
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      • The ticket price includes golfing fees, beverages, and a BBQ lunch afterward
      • Tickets must be purchased by midnight on 18 April 
    • Cost:
      • Undergraduates and guests: $25.00 per person
      • Alumni aged 35 or younger and guests: $55.00 per person
      • Alumni 36 or older and guests: $70.00 per person
    • Attire:
      • Sport casual

Breakfast with Brothers

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to an informal continental breakfast and Bloody Mary bar. 

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 9:00 am – 11:30
    • Location:  Chapter House, 2110 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50014
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
    • Attire: Dressy casual

Joint Strategic Planning Meeting

The National Fraternity and Foundation are hosting a Planning Committee session of their Joint Strategic Plan (JSP). 

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 10:00 am
    • Location:  ISU Alumni Center, 429 Alumni Lane, Ames, IA 50011
    • Who: Collegiate and alumni brothers are invited to attend
      • This will be a hybrid meeting with brothers from around the U.S. participating online
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
    • Attire: Dressy casual

Tour of ISU and Luncheon 

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to attend a tour of the Chapter House, Greek housing, and ISU campus, followed by lunch at the Iowa Stater restaurant.

    • Time: Saturday 27 April 10:00 am
    • Location:
      • Tour Start: Chapter House, 2110 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50014
      • Luncheon: Iowa Stater at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014
    • Cost:
    • Attire: Dressy casual attire

BBQ Lunch

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to a BBQ lunch following the Golf Outing. 

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 11:30 am 
    • Location: Veenker Golf Course, 2916 Veenker Dr, Ames, IA 50011.
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      • Tickets are for lunch only and must be purchased by midnight on 18 April
      • Beverages included
    • Cost:
      • Undergraduates and guests:$10.00 per person
      • Alumni aged 35 or younger and guests:$20.00 per person
      • Alumni 36 or older and guests:  $25.00 per person
    • Attire: Casual or sport casual attire

Iowa Xi Alumni Chapter Special Meeting

Phi Kappa Theta collegiate and alumni brothers are invited to attend a special meeting for updates from the Iowa Xi Undergraduate Chapter, Alumni Chapter, Building Corporation, and Foundation.

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 1:30 pm
    • Location: Dining room at the Iowa Xi Chapter House, 2110 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014.
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
    • Attire: Casual attire

Ritual

All initiated Phi Kappa Theta brothers are invited to attend.

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 4:00 pm
    • Location: Mente Boyd room at the ISU Alumni Center
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
    • Attire: Business casual or business formal attire

Reception, Dinner, and Program 

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to attend the reception, dinner, and Centennial Celebration program The reception will be in Cy’s Lounge. Dinner and the program will be in the Reiman Ballroom. 

    • Time: Saturday 27 April from 5:30 – 11:00 pm
    • Location: ISU Alumni Center, 429 Alumni Lane, Ames, IA 50011
    • Dinner Details
      • Appetizers will be served during the reception.
      • Dinner entrée choices include slow-roasted beef striploin, pecan parmesan chicken with honey mustard sauce, and stuffed portabella mushroom.
        • Please note your entrée selections when ordering tickets.
      • Dessert choices include bread pudding with caramel sauce and chocolate mousse dome.
      • Dinner beverage service includes coffee, decaf, tea, and red and white table wine (included with the meal).
      • Cash bar during reception and dinner
      • To the extent possible, we will accommodate requests for seating at the same table as other guests.
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      • Cost
        • Undergraduates and guests:  $25.00 per person
        • Alumni aged 30 or younger and guests:  $50.00 per person
        • Alumni aged 31 – 40 and guests:  $75.00 per person
        • Alumni aged 41 or older and guests: $100.00 per person
      • Tickets must be purchased by midnight on 18 April.
    • Attire: Business formal attire

Centennial Social

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to an informal social. 

    • Time: Saturday 27 April at 11:30 pm
    • Location: Whiskey River – Ames, 134 Main St, Ames, IA 50010
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
      • Pay on your own 
    • Attire: Casual

Centennial Brunch 

Undergraduates, alumni, and guests are invited to an informal breakfast buffet.

    • Time: Sunday 28 April at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      • Note the restaurant closes at 1:00
    • Location: Iowa Stater Restaurant at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014.
    • Cost:
    • Cost: Free (Get Tickets)
      • Pay your own buffet: $16 per person
    • Attire: Casual
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Men of Character Fund

In celebrating its achievement as a Century Chapter, Iowa Xi is conducting a special appeal to raise $45,000 before 31 December 2024. Proceeds will be used for: 

  • Donations to two philanthropies supported by the Iowa Xi Undergraduate and Alumni Chapters
    • Iowa Special Olympics (in conjunction with Greek Week) 
    • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Installation of a new sign and landscaping for the Chapter House

 

Help us raise $45,000 in celebrating a century of servant leadership.

Hotel Information

Iowa Xi has contracted a group discount for rooms at the Best Western in Ames.

  • Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
    • 2500 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010.
    • Rates apply for a king or a double for the nights of April 26 and April 27 with checkout on April 28.
    • You must call the hotel at 515-296-2500 to register or book through their website before March 26.
      • If booking via phone, mention the PKT Centennial group rate to receive the discount.
      • If booking online, select the Iowa State University Visitors rate.
    • Website:  https://www.bestwestern.com

Other lodging options close to Centennial Celebration venues: 

Parking Information

Chapter House and ISU Alumni Center

Parking at the Chapter House (2110 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014) is first-come, first-served. Please do NOT park on the front lawn. If the lot is full, alumni and guests may park next to the ISU Alumni Center.

While the ISU Alumni Center is accessible from Beach Avenue for pickups and drop-offs, parking is on the east side of the building. The driveway to the Alumni Center parking lot from Beach Avenue is 200 yards south of the building. Parking can also be accessed from the stadium parking area directly east of the building along Alumni Lane.

  

It is a 9-minute walk (0.4 miles) to the ISU Alumni Center (429 Alumni Lane, Ames, IA 50011) from the Chapter House.

Virtual Toast to 100 Years

On February 15, 2024 the men of Iowa Xi met virtually to toast the 100th anniversary of the Amician being formally accepted into the Phi Kappa fraternity.