Prior to the Founders Day celebration dinner on April 1, 2023, the annual meeting of Beta Pi and the Alpha Phi Delta Housing Corp. took place at the Sheraton Hotel University City.  

In attendance at the meeting were: 

Joel Catania ’71 Morty Cohen ’65 Bill Kenney ‘69 
Bruce Wolfson ’71 Mark Perna ’68 Rich Sussman ‘69 
Lucas Loschiavo ’21 Jonathan Kim ’21 Jack Kollmar ’20
Harvey Mackler ’72 Ross Weiner ’80 Richard Myers ‘69
Cameron Harrington ’21 Paul Zaentz ’69 Dave Edman ‘73
Nicholas Snyder ’22    


Also in attendance was the chairman of the Beta Pi Advisory Board, John Strong from Gamma Lambda chapter. 

Beta Pi Alumni Association President Ross Weiner chaired the meeting. The meeting focused on the current state of the chapter on Penn’s campus.  

A presentation was made by John Strong on the ability of the undergraduates to satisfy the residency requirements of the University of Pennsylvania at the chapter house. Maintaining a full house has been difficult since the University’s mandate that no sophomores at Penn may reside in fraternity houses.   

The current undergraduate President, Jack Kollmar, advised the alumni that current undergraduate members of the fraternity have not been efficient in managing the house and there are problems. A representative of Pi Kappa Alpha Inter/National spent a week with them to assess conditions at the Chapter House. The undergraduate brothers of the fraternity are now working hard to follow his recommendations and implement needed policies and leadership to have the chapter running smoothly again. 

Following these presentations, there was a lively exchange of ideas amongst all present. There were many suggestions and encouragement offered at the meeting.  

After the Alpha Phi Delta/Beta Pi meeting, everyone was eager to join other alumni and undergraduates brothers at the Founders Day dinner also held at the Sheraton.