San Fernando Valley State College
Put the dates on your calendar. Details on costs & signing up will be posted as we get closer to our 19th reunion.
Our Retreat in November 2021 was successful. We decided to move forward with a May retreat each year. Transportation problems, particularly in the pandemic times, is particularly daunting for a great many brothers.
Our 2022 Retreat will be Fri-Sun May 6-8, 2022, with the usual provisions for “early bird arrivals.”
We think it would be reasonable for everyone attending to bring their CDC inoculation cards. The Hilton Garden Inn is ready to accommodate us and at rates comparable to our retreats in November & May in recent years. Among other things, we will again set up a few Zoom opportunities for brothers not able to attend to join the camaraderie (details to be announced in advance).
Please send any updates on addresses, email, cellphones, etc. to
In 1966, "the Pi Kappa Tau Drinking Team" meetings began. They have continued until today.
The second Thursday of each month, brothers gather at the Tavern 101 Grill and Tap House restaurant about seven o'clock in the evening. Any given night there will be ten to fifteen brothers or as many as sixty. These meetings have gone on since the 1960s and continue. Everyone is welcome. The meetings are at:
The origin of these meetings began when the Benevolent Order of the Silver Flagon was created as a beer drinking honorary fraternity at Valley State and got a charter from the Associated Students. Some brothers, notably Gerry Adams and Larry Castro, thought any brother should automatically be a member, but for some reason or another Cagle insisted the BOSF was an honorary like Blue Key. Adams and Castro were so upset that they started their own beer drinking fraternity, which they simply referred to as "the Drinking Team" or generally just "the Team." Well, whereas the Benevolent Order (BOSF) had actual chapters at several other universities (including Oregon State, Chico, San Jose, Fresno, and other universities), when the initial members graduated, BOSF disappeared. Even Cagle admits this fact.
The Team continues, however, to this day. None drinks alone.
Send calendar announcements to Cagle. Thank you.