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A 50-Year Tradition of Going Fishing!

*This is an article that was featured on the Delta Tau Delta website:

Members of Delta Pi Chapter at the University of Southern California continue an annual reunion that started with a fishing trip. “The success and persistence of our annual gathering is based on a tight bond of friendship and respect that we developed together from age 17 to age 22,” said Pat Fuscoe (University of Southern California, 1972). “In those formative years, we all learned together and helped each other along. Many of the skills and personality traits we all have today stem for the four or five years we shared as Delt undergraduates.”

“The trip persists because it evolved from just a fun fishing excursion to dinners together and storytelling around a barbecue,” Fuscoe said. “The bond is simple: we all grew up together and love to relive those emotional, transformational years.”

“My favorite thing about the annual trips is retelling our school-era stories,” Fuscoe said. “I am the group’s ‘storyteller,’ and they laugh hard every year.”

Fuscoe encourages all Delt alumni to build their own reunion traditions. “It’s never too late to take the lead and organize a gathering of brothers. The benefits of strengthening lifelong friendships are beyond measure,” said Fuscoe.

He recommends starting with meeting for dinner or drinks at a home or restaurant, then organizing a day outing and eventually planning a two or three-day get-away with planned activities. Dinners together in evenings are best for sharing stories and reminiscing.

If you and your DTD Brothers have an annual tradition that you would like to share, send your stories and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will feature your tradition in an upcoming eLetter.

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