Freeport, New York (PressExposure) April 09, 2009 -- Sixty years after Alpha Omega Theta began in the basement of a Brooklyn high school student, after four years of website development, two fraternal reunions, and a year of writing and research, AOT member Frederick M. Gross takes readers on a long wild ride through the decadesâfrom formal black-tie ballroom dances in Brooklyn to backyard keg parties on Long Island, to all-out warfare with other fraternities. Fraternal Brotherhood chronicles the history of a fraternity spanning six decades and multiple chapters.
When author Fred Gross began his âdoggingâ days in Oceanside, New York, in February of 1978, Alpha Omega Theta was already a powerful brotherhood with chapters in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Freeport, and of course the main chapter in Valley Stream as well as Middletown Connecticut. There was a lot of turmoil and violence, with the banning of fraternities and the publicâs negative perception, but Fred Gross states with pride that Alpha Omega Theta Fraternity turned young men into outstanding adultsâwith a combined roster of doctors, lawyers, accountants, contractors, businessmen, proprietors, military men, athletes, and even Hollywood stars.
Fred Gross delivers a remarkable history of the fraternityâs beginnings and its foundersâ headstrong determination at becoming âfirst, last, always.â After the fraternity began on October 16, 1946, the founders proudly wore their green and red sweaters emblazoned with âThe Shieldâ as often as they could. Two years after their founding, the brotherhood had become a non-profit corporation with a rapidly expanding membership roster. Today, the fraternitiesâ alumni frequently meet and plan Alpha Omega Thetaâs place in the 21st century. They just had their Grand Chapter Reunion in 2007 which was attended by two hundred alumni spanning six decades. For more information, log on to http://www.Xlibris.com/fraternalbrotherhood.