Thursday, July 3, 2008


As you probably have been expecting, I've been thinking about the Campaign for the Maple Leaf Endowment Fund. We need to have a meeting of the Endowment's Board first, to decide how much we will be giving in scholarships and our fund-raising goals.
So, you might enjoy what happened to me at lunch today.

I met Janne (my wife) and her office mates for lunch in Woodland Hills. When Janne arrived she handed me a check from one of our Brothers. It was for $500. "What a grand way to kick off the campaign season," I thought.
During lunch my wife's partner Steve, who went to Valley College after Van Nuys High School, asked what the Maple Leaf Endowment Fund is about. I explained our scholarships for Valley, Pierce, LA City, Moorpark, CSUN and Virginia Tech.
As we were leaving, Steve handed me a check for $500.
The old Phi Delt magic still works!
So, your Brotherhood raised $1,000 for our Endowment Fund today. Lunch anyone?

Note: I intentionally do not list contribution amounts made by our Brothers. This is so that those with lesser incomes won't feel awkward. I do hope, no matter what you income level, that you'll let us know you care with a contribution of $13.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Panel from vintage postcard accordion. Collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - Gift of Gary Fredburg 2008 (click on image to enlarge)

By now most of us are aware that Br. Gary Fredburg has been very involved in the effort to bring about The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. As The Museum's Vice President, Gary does many jobs, not the least of which is the Chair of The Museum's Acquisitions Committee.
Gary's most recent fund-raising project is the creation of a History of the San Fernando Valley through Vintage Postcards. The postcard of Sportsmen's Lodge, featured above is an example of 70s Era. You might be interested in painlessly helping Gary's effort. Check through those old boxes in your attic or basement for pictures, postcards and other memorabilia related to Valley (and Phi Delt) history.
Scan items at a resolution of 300 and send them in the jpg format and send them as files to gfecht#sbcglobal. The Museum will give you ownership credit.
If you chose to donate postcards, menus, yearbooks or flyers to The Museum, send them to:
The Museum of The San Fernando Valley
c/o Anchor Education
Suite 419
21031 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Stan Saunders - excerpt image from group photo (click on image to enlarge)

Brother Stan Saunders was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1962. Stan worked for a while as a consumer-lending officer for Security Bank. He served in the United States Army in 1968. Stan has a daughter Erin from his first marriage, and three children from his second marriage. They are Malissa, Rhett and Mark.


Brothers of Phi Delta Psi - Alpha Chapter - Photo courtesy of Br. Paul Craig 2008 (click on photo to enlarge)

Paul wants to know what was the semester of the Rifle Plaque? Refer to photo 01-08-001

top row: Left to Right
Bill Borders,

middle row: Left to Right

front row: Left to Right
Mike Rosenthal, Vic Salerno, (President) Richard Ennis, Stan Saunders,


If you don't follow up on 90% of the stuff I try to get you into, PLEASE go to this blog site.
It is an on-line journal done by the family of Brother Jerry McAlevey on their AMAZING ADVENTURE in Argentina.

I'll make you a bet that you won't be able to stop after you've seen the first three or four pictures.

What a family! What an adventure!


Brother Mike Lombardi was born on the 4th of July, 1947. He graduated from Canoga Park High School in 1965. Mike was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1967. He served as Pledge Captain in the Beta Chapter. As a young man Mike had an interested in oceanography and science.
After finishing his studies at Pierce College, Mike transferred to the University of Southern California, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Later he earned a Master in Business Administration from the University.
Michael R. Lombardi is founder and president of Stonebridge Holdings, Inc., a company that develops, manages and markets high-end, hospital-intensive medical office buildings. He has also served as managing general partner of Newport Lido Medical Center since 1985 and managing member of Condor Partners, LLC, and is a chairman of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Gerontology. Mike is a trustee of the Orthopedic Hospital Foundation. He also holds a California real estate broker’s license and once held a securities license with the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Br. Mike and his wife Susan live in Los Angeles.