April Update – Cannon’s Birthday, Weddings, and More!

Cannon’s 128th Birthday

On April 3rd, 2023, the club gathered to celebrate Cannon’s 128th Birthday. Our treasurer, Britt Masback, shared thoughtful remarks about the club and led us in a toast. The celebration ended with proper “fun of the gun” as some members got to break open a Cannon Piñata!

Weddings 💍

This club loves a reason to celebrate! In the last month, we threw a hoedown themed wedding and “married” two sophomores. We also hosted a Cannon – Cottage wedding where a Cannon member “married” a Cottage member. These events are club favorites and help to build camaraderie within the club and across Prospect Ave.

Highlights from our Cannon wedding!

Cannon and Cottage Members gathered on our patio for the wedding ceremony!

Good Vibes around the Club

We all know a Princeton spring is idyllic. Gunners have been taking advantage of all the club has to offer by playing rock band and pool. All the beautiful weather has allowed members to bask in the sunshine on our back patio, play cornhole on the lawn, and enjoy outdoor meals with barbecue staples and snow cones put together by Bill and his staff ☀️

Junior Officer Program

This spring, the officers are piloting a “junior officer” program. Passionate members, who are not officers but would like to be more involved in the club, have received these roles. This program offers junior members insight into the role of an officer, helps them develop the capacity to lead among their peers, and contribute to Cannon being the best club on the street. The junior officers support the officer corps with set up of social events, overseeing the club food committee, and creating playlists for nights out!

Gunny Recognition

We have such a talented group of members and alumni!

Jalen Travis’ 24 has been awarded a Truman Scholarship which awards recipients up to $30,000 towards graduate school along with professional development opportunities prepare for careers in public service.

Ibrahim Ayorinde’ 23 received the Spring PNC Bank’s Student-Athlete Achiever Award, presented to student-athletes who have achieved academically and athletically and have made a positive impact in the community

Sarah Fillier’ 24 was named MVP and Top Forward of the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championships while winning a silver medal with Team Canada

Alexis Laudenslager’ 23 has been dominant on the mound for Princeton Women’s Softball. The Ivy League has named her pitcher of the week 5 times so far this season and she set a program record in less than 2 years with 5 career no hitters.

Tosan Evbuomwan’ 23 was named to the NCAA South Region All Tournament Team after the men’s basketball team went on their exciting run to the Sweet Sixteen. He also declared for the 2023 NBA Draft, look out for his name to be announced at the draft on June 22, 2023.

Abby Meyers’ 22, former activities chair, was drafted 11th overall by the Dallas Wings at the WNBA Draft last week. She is following in the footsteps of Gunner Bella Alarie who was drafted 5th overall by the Wings in 2020.

Support the Cannon Dial Elm Club

The memorable experiences hosted by Cannon are not possible without the support of our alumni. Your continued financial support to the Cannon Dial Elm club is greatly appreciated and would help maintain the excellence of the club. Contributions can be made through our website donation page (https://cannonclub.com/donate/). As a valued member of the Cannon community, thank you in advance for your consideration.

Lots and lots of Gunny Love,

Kate 💚

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