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On The Road Again


By David Wyble

“On the road again, goin’ places that I’ve never been. Seeing things that I may never see again, and I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

This Willie Nelson hit was the #1 played song on my iPod last year. My #2 was Johnny Cash’s remake of I’ve been everywhere. And #3, well, that’s too embarrassing to admit but it most definitely was not Party in the USA…

I love to travel, I love working with people and I love Phi Delta Theta. One of the happiest days of my life was when I was hired to be a professional consultant who would travel North America working with my brothers and Phi Delta Theta. On July 10, 2010 I became the 183rd initiate into GHQ Alpha. The Founding Father of my chapter, Arthur R. Priest, was the first member of our Fraternity to travel to the chapters of Phi Delta Theta and assist them with their daily operations. You will not find the charter of my Chapter hanging in any house or see a delegate voting at the next Convention, but my consultant brothers and I have a proud tradition dating back almost 80 years!

I will be departing Oxford for the fourth time in a few days to travel the vastness that is considered to be our Midwest region. I will be covering all four time zones and visit chapters as far West at British Columbia and as far East as South Carolina. I am currently on track to shatter my previous record of putting 24,ooo miles on my powder blue civic hybrid. I have packed shorts and flip flops as well as winter jackets and long underwear (thanks Winnipeg.)

For those of your reading and expecting to find advice on how you will recruit a larger Phikeia class or get new alumni to come out to your next event, you won’t find it hear. I just wanted to let you know that the traveling season for our Fraternity’s leadership consultants is now open. “Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway.”

So next time you hear “Party in the USA”… I mean, “On the Road Again,” it’s probably me coming to visit and you will more than likely hear me chanting the consultant motto, “Clean Sheets, Clean Sheets, Clean Sheets!”

Brother Wyble is member of the Missouri Eta Chapter at Missouri Western State University, where he graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. While at Missouri Western, David held the positions of Chapter President, Vice-President, Historian and Community Service. David is also a past Homecoming King, winner of the University’s “Western Excellence” award, 5 time Dean’s List student, Regents Scholar, and was voted “Mr. Missouri Western” in 2008. David was also involved in several other organizations on campus including Griffon Habitat for Humanity, Orientation Leaders, the Wildlife Society, and Communication Connections. David spends most of his free time outside fishing, hunting, camping, and kayaking. He is also a die-hard LSU fan. David will be traveling the Midwest region this school-year as a Leadership Consultant.