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  DELASUSQUEHUDMAC

An honorary club within the Mid-Atlantic District
and a Society Affiliate




DelaSusqueHudMac

In 1955, John Salin conceived the idea of an honorary chapter in the Mid-Atlantic District with membership by invitation only to men who had contributed service to the District. It failed to get organized in the first year, but in 1956 the group has its initial meeting at Allenberry “on the yellow breeches” at Boiling Springs, PA – an ideal resort area near Carlisle, PA. Soon thereafter it was accepted by the International Board of SPEBSQSA as a Society Affiliate similar to many other clubs and organizations furthering barbershop harmony.

The name of DELASUSQUEHUDMAC was coined from the four major rivers of the Mid-Atlantic region – Delaware, Susquehanna, Hudson, and the Potomac. One of the primary purposes of “DELA” as it’s come to be known is:
“to provide, by example, an incentive for other barbershoppers in the Mid-Atlantic District to work diligently for the Society and its units and to hold aloft, as recognition for successful efforts, the possibility of election to membership in the Corporation” {which is DELASUSQUEHUDMAC}.
In the organization of DELASUSQUEHUDMAC it was declared there would only be two officers – a President and a Secretary-Treasurer. All other members would be Vice-Presidents. At its first meeting, 40 members and guests were present. The Club now maintains a roster of about 100 members which is the general capacity it can maintain and continue to meet at its original meeting place in Allenberry, PA.

The bylaws also state:
“Membership in DELASUSQUEHUDMAC is established by its members and is based upon the candidate’s musical and/or administrative voluntary service to the chapter, area, District and/or the Society.”
Click here to see a listing of the Honored Members of DELASUSQUEHUDMAC



In 2012, we again gthered at the gridiron.
This year, the Light Shirts DID prevail, and crushed "The Dark Shirts".
While the 'exact' score of the game was left up to the observer, there was no question as to the identity of the victors.
... and the losers!
And now we wait to gather again, in November 2013.
Good luck to all - bring Advil!




Many years ago, the legends of the Mid-Atlantic District gathered at the gridiron to prove their mettle.
Since 2010, the next generation of professional DELA athletes and their guests have assembled to pay homage to their heros of the past.
During our annual DELA Bowl, our men fight for every point, down to the last tick of the clock!

In November of 2011, our champions ("The Dark Shirts") did thusly reign terror against our sworn enemies ("The Light Shirts")
in an all out battle for football supremacy of the Yellow Breeches, with a final score of 35-to-7.
Better luck next year, Light Shirts!





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