“Success has many fathers.”
Our once diminished fraternal home is now on the verge of an inaugural new beginning, and it is beautiful, even stunning. This restorative work has been long-awaited, but all the elements of the restoration are coming into harmony now, and we must gratefully thank Mark, Jessi, Ron, Vern, James, and Nick with a hearty round of brotherly clicks for their collective labor on our fraternal behalf. Their vigorous commitment to get everything meticulously right is beyond question, and soon the unbroken architectural grace of The Castle will be achieved. We thank each of you again and again for the masterful, transformative work that you have done. You have resurrected our collective treasure: The Castle. It is restored and renewed, and it is our gift to our fraternal future, and there is nothing more important than that historic obligation. That is the honorable, down-to-earth, hands-on, collective nature of our 120 year fraternal lifeline that we are continuing since our beginning. It is an absolute truth to assert: “success has many fathers.” We know that.
Brothers’, The Castle is alive and well, and please find your way home to her very soon. You will be touched by the grace and dignity of the library, living room, dining room, the new windows, and all the elegant defining qualities like new Persian rugs and wrought iron wall lights and chandeliers that create defining visual appeal and charm in our fraternal home. Our brotherhood and fraternal home are rich in meaning, and we are blessed abundantly with both. Time moves, and we go into the future with great enthusiasm knowing that both will continue to endure and grow in importance in the lives of generations of young men. Our QTV-Fiji history is a central element to the larger story of the University of Maine. We are proud of our historic deep-rootedness at the university, and we are proud that our Omega Mu spirit continues to grow with confident certainty because we have an undisputed claim to historic greatness.
Chip Chapman, ’82