By Melanie J. Knox, Opinion Editor
Social club pledges, current members and alumni come together each year at the Homecoming breakfasts early Saturday.
Breakfasts begin for most clubs between 6:30 and 7 a.m. and last for about two hours. The pledges perform in some fashion for the members and alumni, and the clubs sing their club songs.
“It’s interesting to see the history of club and the history of ACU in our alumni,” said Julie Goen, GATA president and senior political science and history major from Seminole.
Most clubs agreed that the breakfasts are an important time for current members and pledges to interact with previous members.
“It is a chance for the alumni to glimpse at how club is going,” said Luke James, Galaxy president and senior finance major from Lovington, N.M. “It’s important for current Moonies to keep in touch with alums. It keeps the spirit of Galaxy good.”
David Gilly, Gamma Sigma Phi member in charge of breakfast, said they enjoyed spending time talking about club experiences with alumni.
“It’s really a time of reunion,” said Gilly, junior exercise science major from Abilene. “You get to see people who have been through what you’ve been through and share that with them.”
Haley Stirman, vice president of Sigma Theta Chi and senior art major from Sugar Land, said they enjoy getting to meet old members as well.
“It’s a time of meeting people and seeing what club has meant to them,” Stirman said.
For Alpha Kai Omega, this year’s breakfast will show the alumni how much the club has grown, said president Kara Turskey, senior print journalism major from Odessa.
Molly Mankin, senior marketing major from Crandell, is in charge of the Kai O breakfast.
“It’s great to see the alumni watch the pledges,” she said. “They can see how far we’ve come.”
Most clubs have breakfast catered, but Pi Kappa’s pledges will cook at University Church of Christ. Galaxy will have Grandy’s catered to the Kiva Inn. GSP will have Aramark cater to the Bean Sprout. Alpha Kai Omega’s will be held at and catered by Ambassador Suites. GATA will have Aramark cater to Teague Special Events Center, and Sigma Theta Chi’s will be held at and catered by Briarstone.