The Philadelphian Society

NEXT EVENT -  Hey everyone...I hope all is well!


We are going to have an alumni association meeting in July, as it has been a while since we met and we have a lot of updates.  This is for all alumni, not just voting members or the exec council, as we have a lot of updates to share!


As has become the norm, we will be meeting via Zoom with links to follow.


There is a Facebook event in place for the meeting: so feel free to start a discussion there.


Get the word out...we look forward to seeing everyone and some new faces!




Mark "Lippy" HallisyAlpha Omega, Spring 1989

Phi Sigma Alumni Secretary

Updates from the PSA House Manager - even with our virtual Homecoming Alumni & PSA meetings this Saturday, 10/10 starting at 1pm, I'm still posting some of my House Manager updates for your review. Thank you! Jeni


1) Due to Covid, the Fall Work Weekend has been cancelled. We'll have to wait and see about a Spring Work Weekend.


2) 3rd Floor Kitchenette Project: Thank you to Actives: Greg, Matt, Hunter and Phillie: Samantha for being on the committee to discuss, research, and push forward the 3rd Floor Kitchenette project. This will be a long-term project in terms of adding cabinets and other amenities in the future. However, due to the Covid safety plan for the house of having the 3rd floor be the quarantine floor, we really pushed to get the project completed - which we did! We are looking for donations to help cover the costs of adding 3 new Electrical outlets (which have their own dedicated/safe lines for $430.00) and the plumbing costs for the sink ($204.10). Bickle, Zeches, and Trixie have each pledged $100.00 (thank you so much!), and we are asking for additional donations to help cover the electric/plumbing costs. If you are able to donate, you can go to the link on the website and donate to the house and clearly indicate the money is for the kitchenette project or mail a check directly to Treasurer, Jason Giesen. 


Additional Thanks and Recognition to: Hunter did an amazing job with drawing up multiple kitchenette designs including cost comparisons. I purchased and donated a sink. Matt purchased and donated a dorm fridge, which is the perfect size for location and needs. The Actives raised money to cover the costs of building their own countertop. Mark Kern installed the new overhead light last summer, and Active Sam painted the hallway. For safety, a smoke detector has been installed and there is a fire extinguisher. I've attached 2 pics, please forgive the mess. 


3) The Actives did a great job of putting up composites throughout the main floor, the stairwell and the 2nd floor looks terrific and is great to see the history of the organization on the walls. I've attached a copy of the Actives 2019-2020 composite and a video of the composites in the stairwell from 1st to 3rd.


Previous Events:
Work Weekend Friday, 5/29-Sunday, 5/31 was a success - -GET INVOLVED!!
Note on Work Weekend from Jeni Stone, PSA House Manager

Alpha Sigma Class, Fall 1989

"Hi everyone. We had a very successful May 2020 Work Weekend with projects around the Phi Sig House. Thank you to the Actives and Alumni who came and worked and thank you to those who couldn't come but sent well-wishes/support. Alumni Attendees: Derek Carpenter, Jason Giesen, Jeni Stone and Eric Voss. Active Attendees: Matt (Assistant Active House Manager), Hunter, Logan, Jackson, Sam, and Maverick. Active Little Phillie attendees: Sam and Jasmine along with their friend Annabelle.


Major Kudos to both Derek Carpenter & Jason Giesen. To Jason and his wife for donating a gently used washer and dryer to the house - much needed additions!! And to Jason for his help with multiple projects around the house. To Derek for all of his work on the roof (leak above room 6, some repair work on/around chimney, helping with leaks around vent tube from 3rd floor bathroom), bracing the front porch roof, reviewing room 4 in regards to an actives request to add a ceiling fan/overhead light, helping with buying additional paint, and guidance on additional electrical wiring in basement. Also Major Kudos to Eric Voss for replacing the kitchen faucet, repairing multiple doors (indoor garage, outdoor garage, house front) so they open/close easier, teaching the actives the trick to keeping the registers open during winter to help with heat distribution, etc... He and Jason also did a great job checking the condition of the windows, storm windows and screens around the house (including the spares/leftovers in the basement storage area) and creating a plan for future work on those items.


Major Kudos to Hunter and Matt for taking the lead on multiple projects including 2 major priority projects. Hunter painted and finished work on the kitchen bathroom including new fixtures. This bathroom was voted to be the Women's bathroom from now on. :) Matt and team (Sam M, Logan, Jasmine, Sam, Jackson, Hunter and Annabelle) applied 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of paint to cover the blue walls running from the first floor hallway up to 3rd floor. We still need to finish trim and ceilings, but it looks amazing!!


Various additional projects were completed around the house and worked on by multiple people. Once again, thank you so much for all of your ideas, hard-work, tenacity in completing projects, and your pro-active/positive attitudes. We accomplished a lot, and it was my pleasure and privilege to work with you. I'm looking at having a work-Saturday later this summer too. More details to come."

What is new in 2020? 
    - Free web hosting, now that we are certified as a non-profit
     - Ducts have been cleaned
     - Electrical updated
     - Property Taxes paid
     - Additional subletters in before Actives take over summer 2020
     - Two fund raisers completed at Badger football games this fall
     - Jeni Stone is a rockstar Alumni House manager
     - Retirement of Jason Geisen pending....
Looking for landscaping input:

Homecoming - 2019