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San Fernando Valley State College

Pi Kappa Tau
Pismo Retreat
November 5-7, 2021

Put the dates on your calendar.  Details on costs & signing up will be posted as we get closer to our 18th reunion.


In our Pi Kap Zoom meetings, we have been discussing the retreat possibilities in light of COVID-19 and related developments as they have been unfolding. 

After three months of discussion, we decided to move the retreat to November 5-7, 2021, with the usual provisions for “early bird arrivals.”

The COVID-19 vaccination program is ramping up and, based on CDC projections, it is reasonable to expect that by November most of us can be vaccinated with one of the vaccines available, and importantly an increasingly large proportion of the general population.  As the real danger of contagion subsides, many of the things we have enjoyed during our Pismo retreats will be again available.  I think we all understand that it will take several months before “normal” returns.

We do expect the environment by November to still require or recommend masks, sanitation sprays, washing hands, and social distancing, but more “normality” than now.  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 set up a few Zoom opportunities for brothers not able to attend to join the camaraderie (details to be announced in advance).


Rick Turton
Marv Kaplan
John Cagle

Please send any updates on addresses, email, cellphones, etc. to




Team Meetings

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:

Tavern 101 Grill & Tap House

28434 Roadside Dr.
Agoura Hills, California 91301

(818) 991-7227

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.