SAEs gathered both informally and in eight alumni groups formed in France, as well as one in Germany during the war. The second group was chartered at Billy Levere’s YMCA hut at Neufchateau, France. It became the SAE Alumni Association headquarters for the remainder of the war.Levere & the YMCA
"SAE activities of one sort or another took place at almost every point where two of Minerva's sons recognized each other," Levere was quoted as saying. The Fraternity also organized formal events, such as a War Dinner and Soiree. The menu from that gathering included the SAE insignia.
Note from an SAE who attended the August 31, 1918 War Dinner & Soiree written on the back of the menu from the event. The author says that he has written to let his fellow SAE know that he is "present in the midst of things."
When World War I ended, the officers of the Paris Alumni Association met at the Louvre. They secured special permission to be photographed in front of a statue of Minerva. Billy Levere is seated in the center.Gold Star SAEs →