THANKS TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE MAY MEETING
The annual end-of-the-school-year Appreciation Dinner was held on May 12, as a virtual "happy hour" rather than a dinner.
It was the final meeting hosted by Mark Berns '93. Our thanks to Mark for his work as an officer over the past four years. Mark passed the gavel to Dick Mehan, Jr. '70 who will now serve his term as President of the Alumni Board. Mark announced that Brian Walsh '89 will be replacing him as the newest officer of the Alumni Board.
Our guest speaker was graduating senior Ethan Joly '20. Ethan spoke of his time at SLUH, and the challenges of graduating during a pandemic. You can view a video of Ethan's remarks by clicking here.
To close out the meeting, Dick Mehan reviewed the upcoming calendar of alumni events, which is listed below:
Tuesday, August 25
St. Ignatius Cup
Golf Tournament in which SLUH alumni compete against DeSmet alumni
Our Alumni Board officer Tom Erman ‘71 heads up this Ryder-Cup-Style competition to be held at Sunset Country Club.
Tuesday, September 1
Alumni Board Back-To-School Dinner
Monday, September 21
9th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic
At Old Warson Country Club
Friday, September 25
Reunion Night at SLUH
Eleven classes are scheduled to take part.
Friday, October 9
50th Anniversary Celebration of Football Championship
At the home football game versus Vianney, SLUH will honor the state championship team of 1970...SLUH's one and only state football title. This season marks the 50th anniversary of this championship, and the team will be recognized in ceremonies at the home game on this night.
Thursday, November 12
St. Louis U. High Day Phonathon
For the Alumni Board, this is the most important night of the year.
The Mission of the Alumni Board
The Alumni Board advances the mission of the school while providing an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with the SLUH community. Starting with the 2019-20 School Year, we have restructured the Alumni Board and asked each member to join one of five Project Teams:
- Admissions Ambassadors
- Alumni Board Membership Recruitment
- Reunion and Event Support
- Service and Spirituality
- St. Louis U. High Day Phonathon Steering Committee
The Project Teams will become the focus of each member's participation. There will be two meetings of the full Alumni Board. Further connection and participation will be through your Project Teams.
Each spring, the Alumni Board invites a graduating senior to offer a reflection of his experience as a Jr. Bill—and each year, alumni are impressed by the quality and depth of the young men's perspectives and insights. May 12, 2020 was no exception, as Ethan Joly '20 talked about his SLUH experience and the challenge of graduating during a pandemic. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO