Saturday, May 10, 2008


Richard Ennis - Photo in Phi Delta Psi Archive of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - 2008

Brother Richard Ennis was born in San Francisco, California. He was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1963. Richard served the Brotherhood as President of the Alpha Chapter. He is a graduate of California State University Northridge in 1968 and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California Los Angeles.
In 2008, Richard works as an investment advisor to large pension and endowment funds. He relocated to Chicago in 1975. In 1980 he and allies formed Ennis, Knupp and Associates. Today the company has about 40 professionals and a total staff of 60. The firm advises over a 100 clients with over $300 billion in assets.
Br. Richard Ennis and his wife have three sons: John, Colin and Ryan. Br. Ennis and his wife Salley live in Evanston, Illinois.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Jerry Berns - Tarzan Books Donation - 2008 - Archive of the Museum of the San Fernando Valley
To honor the memory of our great old friend, Danton Burroughs who died this last week, Br. Jerry Berns has donated eight first edition Edgar Rice Burroughs books to your Museum. Each of the books has an inscription written by Danton Burroughs to our Fraterntiy Brother in 1987.
Grady Talbot, Gary Fredburg and Jerry Fecht have been working to bring about The Museum of the San Fernando Valley for the last four years. Our goal is to bring about a full service Museum of history and culture for the San Fernando Valley. The Museum maintains extensive electronic archives, one of which is the Archive of the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity. (The photos on this Maple Leaf Brotherhood blog are part of this Archive.
The Museum is working with the Weddington Heritage Trust to preserve the historic Weddington House in North Hollywood. The City agreed with us, and the house is scheduled to be move to the north-west corner of North Hollywood Park on Chandler Boulevard. When the house is moved, within the next two months, the Museum will begin laying out our management plans for the house.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Al B. Conahan - Master of Ceremonies - Maple Leaf Ball 1966 - Phi Delta Psi Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - 2008
Al Conahan was an alumnus of Beta Chapter in 1966
The program included:
8;30 Dancing - Keith Williams Quintet
9:30 Welcome - Steve Falk, President of the Maple Leaf Society
9:35 Presentation of Awards
Continuous Drawings Throughout the Evening

Scholastic Achievement, Chapter Scholarships, Donald B. Taggart Brotherhood Award (Special Award), Chapter Leadership, and the Richard J. Radcliff Memorial Leadership Award.
click on the photograph to enlarge it.


Maple Leaf Ball Brochure 1966 - Phi Delta Psi Archive - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - 2008
How would you like to have these guys organize a party for your group today? Members of the committee were: Founder Steve Falk, Gerald Fecht, Richard Ennis (Alpha), Art Aston Jr. (Founder of Beta), Gerald Olson (Beta) and Robert Rayne Sherman (Beta)

I'll cut-and-paste each one of these photos and give you a little update on each man, after I've had my Ovaltine. Click on the photo to enlarge the image. I had a great lunch with Br. Clay Koerner yesterday. He looks like he ought to be in the White House.
"The Falcon"