Thursday, April 17, 2008

Beta Chapter Rush

Beta Rush #1

Beta Rush #2

Beta Rush # 3 Can you image the intensity of the rushing going on inside this circle?

LeRoy Hunt just taught me how to scan 6 pictures at a time, enabling me to post more pictures on this blog. Help us identify the folks in these pictures, protected by Bob Marko and Jerry Berns


Beta Chapter Brothers: (left) Br. Dave Cox, Br. Tim Ahlberg, and Br. Don Collins
Thanks to Br. LeRoy Hunt, we know how our great friends survived the years.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Tim Ahlberg - Beta Chapter - Photo by LeRoy Hunt 2008

Brother Tim Ahlberg was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1962. He is a member of our Beta Chapter at Los Angeles Pierce College.
Tim owns a Better Homes Realty office franchise in Alamo, California.
His business address is:
1451 Danville Boulevard Suite 100
Alamo, CA 94507
(925) 788-5212 Office
(925) 743-1253 Fax


Don Collins - photo by LeRoy Hunt 2008
There is no doubt that Don Collins was one of the most important leaders of our Fraternity. Don was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1959 at Los Angeles Pierce College. He served the Brotherhood as President of Beta Chapter in the Fall of 1960, and the Spring of 1961. Don led the fraternity at the height of its influence and power. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University, and worked for several years as a teacher of industrial arts.
Don and his wife Bernie live in Alamo, California

Monday, April 14, 2008


Brother Jerry Silver points to our mystery brother. Can you identify him? Hint, he was in Beta Chapter.
What was the location?


From: Morrie Markovitz Sat Mar 22 15:49:50 PST 2008

LOST BROTHER SAYING HELLO! I was talking with my wife about my college years and decided to google Phi Delta Psi. It was a great surprise to find this message board. I was in Beta chapter Fall 66' pledge class. I am sorry to read about the passing of John Hostinshy, even though I haven't seen or talk to him in 40 some years it's sad when you learn someone you've known is gone.
To set the record straight John pledged with me in Fall 66'. In fact he was the pledge captain. John was just out of army and a little older than the rest of us. As I remember we were more scared of him than the brothers. Anyway, quick recap of the last 40 years I moved away from LA in 73' and lived in Seattle, Boise, SF and Oregon. For the last 20 years I've owned bars in Salem, Oregon. Looking forward to selling out his year and retiring. I notice some names on the e mail list and I will try to contact some of the brothers I was close with. My email address is


Photo in Archive of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.
The date of this Alpha Chapter party isn't known, but it likely the same party as the Tim Herles photo previously posted.
Left is "Unlce" Artie Hortze, unknown woman, Stan Saunders as Winston Churchill, Roland Scott and unknown woman.
If anyone has Art Hortze email address, can you let him know this is on the blog.