During the next couple of months, we will be busy at the Alumni office preparing for some of our upcoming activities. We wanted to set some expectations with our alumni members, families and friends. We hope you will all participate in some way, because without you, we cannot fulfill our on-going mission of the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Alumni Board of Governor’s Meeting
The next meeting of the Alumni Board of Governors will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 (8:00PM) , at the Philadelphia Fire Officers Union Hall (2500 Lefevre St) in Bridesburg. This meeting is open to all active dues paying members of the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association. If you are interested in being a rep for your class on the Board of Governors (max of 2 per class), please contact the alumni office prior to attending the meeting to get information on what is expected of class reps throughout the year.
St Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade this year will be held on March 12, 2023. For the past several years the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association has participated in this parade, and 2023 will be no exception.If you wish to march with your alumni brothers, contact the alumni office (contact info below), and then come out and get your Irish on as we march down Market St.Badges are required and cost $10.We will also be providing a bus for anyone who wishes to ride down to the parade with the Alumni. The bus holds 45 people and seats will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.The cost for bus riders will be an additional $10.
Alumni Communion Breakfast
The Alumni Communion Breakfast and mass will be on April 16, 2023. This year, we will celebrate mass and have the breakfast at the same location.Both will take place at Canstatter’s, 9130 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114.The mass will begin at 8:30am, with breakfast following.This year, our toastmaster will be Philadelphia Inquirer Sports columnist, Mike Sielski.Mike, in addition to being a columnist, is also an author and the co-host with Glen Macnow of the Saturday Show (10:00am – 1:00pm).Mike has written a few books, with his latest being “The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality”.Our featured speaker will be former Philadelphia Flyer, Chris Therien.In addition to having a long hockey career, Chris has also been a hockey analyst, and an author.His book “Road to Redemption” details Chris’ deep bond with the city of Philadelphia and his new path helping others find recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.You will receive a letter in the mail soon with details for this event and how to purchase tickets.
Lucky 12 Raffle
As part of the Communion Breakfast mailing that all alumni will soon receive, you will also receive Lucky 12 raffle tickets. When an alum purchases a Lucky 12 ticket, their dues will be paid for the 2023-2024 fiscal year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). Also, when the weekly number is selected, it will be posted on our website as well as on our answering machine at the office.
What to Look for in 2023
In the past year, we have made a concerted effort to expand our digital visibiliy, including upgrading our website and joining multiple social media platforms (see below). While this is a good start, our plans for 2023 include giving our alumni the opportunity to pay their dues and/or donate to the alumni directly on our website. Also, we are planning on building an online store where you will be able to purchase North Catholic memorabilia. We are excited by the many changes happening with the Alumni Association, but we still have many open positions on the Alumni Board of Governors. Each graduation class is allowed up to 2 class reps. Far too many classes have no representation. You only need to be a dues paying member. Election of class reps are held at the Communion breakfast, so if you would like to represent your class, attend the breakfast and vote yourself in.
For all of our events and activities, please visit our website at www.NorthCatholicAlumni.org.
You can also find us on the following Social Media Platforms.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/NorthCathAlum
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/northcatholicalumni/