The presence of the Phi Delta Psi ritual candle was already in place before the pledge class of Fall 1959 came into existence. Here Br. Gerald Buttaccio, the newly elected president of Beta Chapter accepts his chapter's candle and holder from President Rowland LoBianco. This candle stick is in the archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.
(l to r) Jerry Buttaccio, Ed Hart, John Valvo, Roy LoBianco and Jerry Cipperly Living room (meeting space) at the Oxnard House in Valley Glen. (click on image to enlarge it. Refer to photograph number 1013-002-6309 of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.) Image processing donated by Br. Gary Fredburg 2013.