Sunday, December 20, 2015

Old Bro Spring Formal ??

One of the many replies the OBN received to our last post here was from Jim Bonar (EpSig 405), who let us know that he and some other Old Bro's are planning a "Spring Formal" onboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship for this coming March ...... Old Bro Network thinks this is an EXCELLENT idea, and encourages as many Old Bro's as possible to consider joining Jim on this cruise.  Details in Jim's note below .....


Same to you and thank you for keeping the OBN going.
BTY, we are planning (the mid 1950’s era) a 50th (+-) reunion of the resurrection of the “Spring Formal”.  We will be doing a 4 day cruise on the Ruby Princess from San Pedro with stops in Catalina (site of a few spring formals and reunions) and Ensenada returning to San Pedro.  Dates are Thursday March  10 – Monday morning March 14.  Right now we have 5 cabins for sure, but there is always room for more.  Current cost starts from about $500 per person for inside cabin.  That seems high but it is pretty much all inclusive except liquor.  They may have a sale as we get closer to the date if there is availability. Do you think some of your era might be interested?  If so, they can contact me at: 714-968-8353 or (one of my 4 E-Mail addresses).
Jim Bonar
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Ruby Princess itinerary .....

THU 3/10 - Leave LA @ 4:00pm
FRI 3/11 - Catalina Island
SAT 3/12 - At Sea
SUN 3/13 - Ensenada
MON 3/14 - Arrive LA @ 7:00am

The Ruby Princess is part of Princess Cruises "Grand Class" of ships, with a passenger capacity of just over 3,000, and includes over a dozen different dining choices as well as eight different showrooms and lounges to catch a show while enjoying an adult beverage or two.  You can watch "Movies Under the Stars" at night on the pool deck, hit the casino to try your luck, or just kick back and relax with some of your other Old Bro's.

Other members of my immediate family have sailed on this ship, and rated it as one of the best cruising experiences they have ever had.

Again, if you're interested in joining the festivities, contact Jim Bonar as mentioned above or you can always drop me a note at and we will get you hooked up .....

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Happy Holidays from the Old Bro Network

Been a while since I've posted anything here, just want to send a shout out to all you Old Bros out there, hoping you all have a healthy and happy holiday season and are looking forward to a GREAT year in 2016 !!

Just a couple of housekeeping notes, we have ONE new Old Bro to add to the roster, Jim Lacy (EpSig 621).  Please drop him a note and welcome him to the tribe.  That brings our total number of Old Bro's to 329 strong, and as usual, if anyone out there has any contact info for Old Bro's currently NOT on the roster, send it in and I'll get them hooked up.

You can check out the entire roster by clicking on either the ALPHA or ZETA directory buttons above.  And, if YOUR info is not correct, send me a note and I'll get that fixed as well.

There are also contact info changes for Stu Ledsam (EpSig 588), Jim Botko (EpSig 867), and Tom Turley (EpSig 1086).  Updated Vcards have been emailed out to all, please update your records accordingly.

RUMOR HAS IT that the active chapter is planning an Alumni Golf Tournament for sometime in the winter quarter, if you are interested in participating, contact High Rho Kai Convery at

For any of you Bay Area old bro's who are planning to attend the Bruins bowl game against Nebraska on 12/26, or if you'll be road tripping up from SoCal, send me an "I'm going" note and we'll try to get everyone together for a tailgate, or at the very least a few beers before kickoff.  GO BRUINS !!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Old Bro News & Notes - April 2015

A few notes to share with everyone about Old Bro comings & goings .....

Old Bro Network is pleased to announce the addition of FOUR new Old Bros ...

  1) EpSig 371    Richard George
  2) EpSig 588    Stu Ledsam
  3) EpSig 798    Steve Adler
  4) EpSig 1221  Chris Manning

Vcards with contact info have been emailed out to all, please update your records accordingly.

Next, four other Old Bros have sent in revised info ...

  1) EpSig 675   Mike LaCroix
  2) EpSig 719   Bob Craig
  3) EpSig 734   Jim Richards
  4) EpSig 812   Dan Godwin

UPDATED Vcards have been emailed out for these four as well, please update your records accordingly.  And remember, if your contact info ever changes, just send me a note and I'll get it updated and out to the entire tribe.

OMEGA ..... OBN has already informed everyone about the recent passing of our brother Bob Richards (EpSig 749).  Bob's memorial service was well attended by over 20 Old Bro's, paying our respects to Bob's family and remembering and celebrating a life well lived.

OBN also recently received a note from Dave Kemper (EpSig 358) that brother Bob Costarella (EpSig 330) has passed away as well.  Additionally, for those of you who didn't catch it on the UCLA Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Facebook page, brother Doug Schneider (EpSig 1128) left us resulting from a motocross accident last November. 

As always, Old Bro Network will continue to include our fallen brothers on our roster, with the notation "In Memoriam".

These various changes bring the total roster count for the Old Bro Network up to 328 strong, and as usual, if anyone has contact info for any Old Bros who are currently NOT on the roster, send that in to and I'll get them hooked up.  Rosters are listed both alphabetically and in zeta order on the website for your reference.

Also, attempts to email the following Old Bros keep bouncing back to OBN as "Undeliverable" for one reason or another, if anyone out there has updated or correct info for these guys, please send it in and I'll get them back on track with everyone else ...

  1) EpSig 711   Stanley Hubbard
  2) EpSig 729   Steve Katnik
  3) EpSig 867   Jim Botko
  4) EpSig 938   John Baldecchi
  5) EpSig 968   Morgan Craft
  6) EpSig 974   Paul King
  7) EpSig 1015 Jeff Walls
  8) EpSig 1086 Tom Turley
  9) EpSig 1111 Aaron Wright
10) EpSig 1159 Erich Litch
11) EpSig 1333 Saul Cooperstein

Old Bro Network appreciates all the info you guys send in, remember that this is YOUR site, YOUR place to SHARE contact info, news, photos, or whatever else with your old bro's .....

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Omega ...... Bob Richards, EpSig 749

Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet, and one of its meanings it that it symbolizes an end .....

Old Bro Network is sad to announce the passing of our brother Bob Richards (EpSig 749), who left us on February 24, 2015 after battling cancer for the past several months.  Bob leaves behind his wife and three children, who were at his side when he passed.

Funeral services were private and for immediate family, but a memorial service is planned to be held on Saturday, March 28, exact location and time TBD.  Old Bro Network will pass that info along just as soon as it's known, and we ALL should turn out in force to celebrate the life of our brother and friend Bob.

OBN thanks Ernie Marchosky (EpSig 714) for getting in touch about this, this is ONE of the main reasons that the OBN was created, to be able to share information, good and bad, among all of us who share the bond of brotherhood that is Epsilon Sigma Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha.

If anyone would like to share any remembrances and/or photos of Bob, send them in to my attention and I'll get them out to the entire tribe.

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