Announcing the 2011 PIG Dinner by Seattle Graduate Chapter

The Seattle Graduate Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta Presents

The 2011 Norris Pig Dinner


Friday, November 4, 2011
Reception and Check-In: 6 p.m.
Roast Pig and Salmon Buffet Dinner: 7:30 p.m.
Haggett Hall (2 blocks north of the Hub) on the
University of Washington Campus
$65 if registered and paid prior to September 5th
$75 if registering and paying between Sept. 6th and October 17th
$85 if registering and paying after October 17th

Luncheon Speaker, Dr. Cary Odegard ’75

Dr. Cary Odegard ’75

July’s luncheon featured another member of the Class of ’75. Cary Odegard is a prominent doctor in the practice of chiropractory with office in Kirkland, WA. With his signature sense of humor, Cary shared several anecdotes about his undergraduate and graduate days.

As an undergraduate he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health, from the UW’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Cary then attended graduate school at Western States Chiropractic College in Oregon, where he earned his title of Dr. Odegard upon receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In addition Dr. Odegard also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, specializing in Health Services Management.

But more to the point about Cary’s luncheon presentation, he talked about the trends in sport injuries. Athletes starting at earlier ages tends to accelerate the muscular development, and the result is they are often exposed to much more forceful challenges to their bodies.

Jim Hinz ’75, Mark Tsutakawa ’75, and Cary Odegard ’75

Doctors of chiropractic does not spend time in the emergency room, but they are active in preventive and post injury treatments. Currently Cary’s expertise in the sports injury field finds him serving on a state board that focuses on sports injuries.

Cary’s presentation was interesting and informative. And he stayed after the lunch to perform a few on-the-spot consultations. Our thanks to the good Dr. Cary Odegard ’75

Tax Free Gift from your IRA to Sigma Tau Scholarships

Help Undergraduate Fijis with Tax-Free gifts from your IRA

If you’re looking for the most tax-effective gift to make to the Sigma Tau Scholarship Fund, be aware that Congress recently extended a law that allows individuals older than 70 1/2 to make tax-free gifts using money transferred directly from your IRA. You can transfer any amount up to $100,000 through the end of 2011.
How this benefits you?

  • The gift generates neither taxable income nore a tax deduction, so you don’t have to itemize to take advantage of this opportunity.
  • The transfer may count against your unsatisfied “required minimum distribution” from your IRA
    You can help worthy undergraduates to afford the increased tuition at University of Washington
  • You may make your check payable to: Sigma Tau Educational Foundation and send it to:

Roger Collins ’79
c/o Sierra Construction Co., Inc.
19900 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

You can also make a contribution to the Educational Foundation at

NOTE: The legislation does not permit direct transfers to charitable trusts, donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, or supporting organizations. In addition, this opportunity applies only to IRAs and not other types of retirement plans.