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March 26, 2014

Step Back in Time: March 26, 2014

50 years ago

March 26, 1964

DELHI — “We are enthusiastically supporting this major community and Faculty-Student Association project,” was the opening remark of Donald H. Lewis, of Delhi, newly elected president of the Delaware Golfers’ Association, Inc., at a meeting Monday night at Delhi Tech.

The Delaware Golfers’ Association executive and financial committee, meeting with the fund drive members, mapped out plans for the forthcoming Charter Donors’ drive to support the new proposed College Golf Club.

Mr. Lewis called on W.S. Oles, Jr., of Delhi, chairman of the finance committee, to explain the fund drive and answer questions from the floor.

Mr. Oles, in explaining the college’s position in connection with the development of the new golf course, made it clear the fact that no state monies or state owned property is being used in the project.

The golf course is to be constructed on portions of the Delaware County Home farm, located about one mile southeast of Delhi village; both were recently purchased by the Faculty-Student Association of Delhi Tech. “Both properties,” said Mr. Oles, “are on the tax rolls.”

Mr. Oles stressed the need for larger than minimum $100 donations if the effort is to be successful. He stated he is expecting to report the enrollment of at least 100 charter donors by the time the Stage One fund drive culminates. Those wishing to make a contribution to the joint college and community effort should make checks payable to the Faculty-Student Association, and mail to Mr. Oles at Delhi Tech.

The fund drive will be engaged in a week’s intensive campaign, which culminates with a progress dinner to be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 10 at Delhi Tech’s dining center, honoring charter donors. The general public is invited to participate; tickets for the event may be obtained from Rex Waring or members of the ticket committee.

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