Friday, January 1, 2010


Photograph of a scrapbook of the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity and the Maple Leaf Society. Photo 1278 - November 2009 display at Los Angeles Pierce College. (click on image to enlarge)
Recent Vietnam era graduates of Valley and Pierce Colleges are shown in this picture include: Dan Kumler, Tom Roe, Al Plouff, Grady Talbot and Bill Hiegert. Grady E. Talbot would become a founding Board Member of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. The Phi Delta Psi was founded in October 1956 at Valley and Pierce Colleges.

Among the earliest supporters of the movement to create The Museum of the San Fernando Valley were members of the Maple Leaf Society, an alumni group from Los Angeles Valley, Pierce, and City Colleges. The Society is an outgrowth of the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity that also had chapters at California State University Northridge, Moorpark College and Virginia Technical Institute. The Maple Leaf Society provides scholarships for college students. The Museum of the San Fernando Valley archives the history of the Phi Delta Psi / Maple Leaf Society, along with the records of other social and fraternal organizations of the greater San Fernando Valley.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Craig Pinkard 2009 - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on photo to enlarge)
Br. Craig Allan Pinkard was a member of the first Pledge Class of the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1957. He served our Brotherhood as President of the Fraternity, Pledge Master and Keeper of the Keg for the Mother Chapter. He was born on the 1st of January.
Craig worked for many years in the film business. In 2009, he is retired, living in Eureka, California with his wife Patty. The Pinkards have two children, Saundra and Dean. Pat Pinkard is an accomplished artist.