Men of La Salle
Welcome to the Men of La Salle Webpage!
The Men of LaSalle - 70 plus years and still rolling!
The Men of La Salle are all fathers and guardians of La Salle students. Our mission is to provide tuition for students who have lost their primary wage earner. Although it is difficult to believe, we are called upon 6-8 times every year to serve this mission.
The Men of La Salle’s social mission is to strengthen school and family bonds through shared experiences that foster camaraderie, father/son fellowship and community service. I hope you share my belief that there is a social gap between the generations, one which we must provide the guidance which will allow our boys to prevail as gentlemen.
During the school year, we meet on the first Thursday of each month to socialize. We have a light meal, catch up with old friends and make new ones, stay informed about our sons’ school days through faculty speakers and plan our future activities.
We Sponsor several Father-Son social events!
Golf Outing, Sixers and Phillies games and our most beloved Father-Son Banquet
The Men of LaSalle coordinate Service Events!
- Freshmen Branchout Day,
- Poor Man’s Supper
- Monthly visits to Face to Face in Germantown for meal preparation and service
For more than seventy years, the Men of La Salle have made the generous and unbroken commitment that no student will ever have to leave La Salle due to the death of a primary wage earning parent. Originally a “pass-the-hat” undertaking, those funds are now primarily generated from our joint efforts with the Mothers’ Club at the Auction which takes place each November.
It is most interesting to note that the majority of our Alumni contributions come from those who received some form of aid while they were here attending La Salle College High School. I call this is the Beneficiary Effect. The Beneficiary Effect is the long term results of your good deeds.
There are many reason to love La Salle it is a special collection of people and traditions. We believe the Men of La Salle epitomizes this love of community and commitment.
On behalf of the Men of La Salle,
- Freshman Branchout Day
- Father-Son Golf Outing
- Welcome Back BBQ
- Men of La Salle 76ers Outing
- Father-Son Banquet
Freshman Branch Out Day
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Register by Thursday, October 10, Noon
7:30 – 8:00 am – Fathers/Guardians Register and Meet in Auditorium
8:00 am - Freshmen Report to Homeroom
8:15 am - Morning Prayer Service in Auditorium
8:30 am - Depart to Service Sites
1:30 pm - Small group discussion back at La Salle
(Freshmen and Dads)
2:15 pm - Dismissal
Notes: Please dress in clothes to work in and work/gardening gloves are recommended. Please pack a lunch to eat at the service sites. Each freshman and father/guardian will receive a special La Salle Branch-Out Day T-shirt to wear at the service sites.
Serving as an introduction to the culture of service, Freshman Branch Out Day provides freshmen, and their father or male guardians, the opportunity to engage in a full day of service in the greater Philadelphia area.
Freshman Branch Out Day will contribute over 1200 hours of service to some 20 social service agencies and Catholic elementary schools. Freshmen Branch Out Day serves as an introductory service learning experience, and is the only time that students are required to engage in service at La Salle. Including Branch Out day, the La Salle community contributes over 20,000 hours annually.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019
Northampton Valley Country Club
229 Newtown-Richboro Road
Richboro, PA 18954
A Great Way for Your Son and You to Spend Columbus Day
With Friends and Classmates
Please register ASAP because the outing is limited to 128 golfers.
The Two-Person Scramble (Best Ball) Format Keeps Up the Pace of Play and
Enables Each Golfer - From Beginner to Scratch - To Shine!
$75 per Golfer
- Putting Contest and Range Access
- 18 Holes of Golf with Cart
- Closest to the Pin (Father and Son)
- Longest Drive (Father and Son)
- Low Net for Father-Son Team
8–8:30 AM - Registration (with coffee and donuts)
8:15–9 AM - Putting Contest, Driving Range Open
9:00 AM - Shotgun Start
1:30 PM - Lunch with Prize Awards
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Glaser Center & Pit
Admission is Free
A great way for fathers to meet other fathers and learn about the La Salle community. Returning fathers can catch up with friends and learn about all of the exciting things happening this year.
Admission is free.
Contact Scott Porreca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The Men of La Salle 76ers Outing is Coming Soon
Be a Part of the Process
The 76ers host the Washington Wizards at 7:00 pm at the Wells Fargo Center
Men of La Salle
70th Annual Father/Son Banquet
Monday, March 2, 2020
780 Falcon Circle
Warminster, PA 18974
5:30 pm – Check-In and Reception
6:30 pm – Dinner
$45 per person
2020 Guest Speaker
Zaire Franklin '14
Zaire Franklin ’14
Zaire Franklin is a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted by the Colts in the seventh round, 235th overall, of the NFL Draft in 2018. He made his NFL debut on September 9, 2018 against the Cincinnati Bengals, recording one tackle on special teams. He made his first career start at linebacker on September 23, 2018 against the Philadelphia Eagles, notching one tackle on defense and another on special teams. In his rookie season, Franklin appeared in all 16 regular season games, starting two, and recorded 29 tackles and one pass defended.
Prior to playing professional football, Franklin attended Syracuse University, where he recorded 311 career tackles over the course of 48 total games and started the final 39 games of his career. He was the second three-time captain in the history of Syracuse Football and the first since 1896. He was also a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.
Zaire Franklin graduated six months early with a degree in finance and was equally impressive off the field. He is an active member and former president of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity chapter at Syracuse University. He helped organize and lead campus discussions on locker-room talk and the role of fatherhood in black communities. In addition, Franklin and other fraternity brothers would regularly visit Van Duyn Elementary School in downtown Syracuse and donate new backpacks filled with school supplies.
Zaire Franklin got his start at La Salle College High School, where he was an All-Catholic and All-City selection his junior and senior year, and an All-State selection as a senior. He led the Explorers to Philadelphia Catholic League and District 12 Championships as a sophomore and junior. He also served as Senior Class President and a Kairos leader. During his junior year, Franklin lost his mother and, two months later, lost his maternal grandmother. With the passing of both of his primary caregivers, Zaire was able to continue at La Salle through funds made available by the Men of La Salle.
The Father/Son Banquet is one of La Salle’s most cherished generational traditions. It is a great opportunity to meet, share a meal and be inspired together. The banquet will include appetizers, an excellent dinner, door prizes for your sons, 50-50 raffles, and music by the Jazz Band.
If you wish to be seated with a specific group, please indicate that on your online registration form. Seating requests will be honored on a first-come basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Porreca at email@example.com.
The Men of La Salle hosts many events throughout the academic year for fathers, male guardians, and sons. Please click on an event listed below for more details and to register online.
President: Christopher Carabello '82
Vice President - Board Activities: Brian Koniers
Vice President - Father/Son Activities: Scott Porreca '86
Vice President - Fundraising: Chris Leonard
Vice President - Communications: Peter Keenan
Treasurer: Bill McLaughlin
Secretary: Nick Signoretta
Past President: Patrick Donohue
Moderator: Bro. James Butler, FSC
|1945-1946||William A. Whiteside*||1980-1981||Robert Wilkin, Jr. '58 *|
|1946-1947||John A. Craven, Sr.*||1981-1982||John Carabello, DDS|
|1947-1948||Edward B. Ganley||1982-1983||James Bradley '56 *|
|1948-1949||James N. Driscoll||1983-1984||James Foley '56|
|1949-1950||James V. Morro||1984-1985||Kenneth Stout, DDS|
|1950-1951||Francis B. Branagan||1985-1986||Peter Bossow|
|1951-1952||Charles J.Happ||1986-1987||Owen Coyle*|
|1952-1953||Fremont Levy||1987-1988||Lee Mullen|
|1953-1954||Joseph K. Schmid||1988-1989||John J. Walls, Jr.|
|1954-1955||Henry W. deLuca||1989-1990||Edward Scarcelle|
|1955-1956||John F. Quigley||1990-1991||John Walker|
|1956-1957||Isaac Gallagher||1991-1992||Robert Scandone|
|1957-1958||James W. Quinn '29 *||1992-1993||George Forbes|
|1958-1959||Randolph Wise||1993-1994||James V. Tate*|
|1959-1960||Albert C. Hurlbrink||1994-1995||Harry Citrino|
|1960-1961||James J. Canavan||1995-1996||Peter Vizza|
|1961-1962||John A.Whelan '16 *||1996-1997||William Markman, MD '66|
|1962-1963||John A. Mitchell '29 *||1997-1998||James Noone, MD|
|1963-1964||Joseph F. McVeigh*||1998-1999||Ernest Chip Behr '73|
|1964-1965||William J. McAnespey||1999-2000||William J. Bryers '73|
|1965-1966||Edward White*||2000-2001||Lloyd C. Beck Jr. '74|
|1966-1967||Lawrence A. Flynn*||2001-2002||Terry Materese|
|1967-1968||John J. Bryers*||2002-2003||James McLaughlin '57|
|1968-1969||J. Patrick Sheehan||2003-2004||Charlie Carfagno|
|1969-1970||Joseph J. McGowen*||2004-2005||Micky Dominick|
|1970-1971||William B. McAuliffe '45||2005-2006||John Lees|
|1971-1972||Raymond J. Tatlow '38||2006-2007||Bud Zysk|
|1972-1973||Aloysius V. Cummings, Jr. '43 *||2007-2008||Tim Foley '66|
|1973-1974||Phillip Cassidy*||2008-2009||Paul Benyovszky '78|
|1974-1975||Gustav Widmann||2009-2010||Bud McGann|
|1975-1976||Arthur Menno||2010-2011||John Toner '82|
|1976-1977||Mario Cervone*||2011-2012||Kevin Connor '82|
|1977-1978||Thaddeus J. Przybylowski||2012-2013||Mike Happ|
|1978-1979||Edward Walzak||2013-2014||Ray Delaney|
|1979-1980||Dominic Gatti||2014-2015||Walt Denny|
|1980-1981||Robert Wilkin, Jr. -||2015-2016||Jim DeMerlis|
|2017-2018||Mike Marek '80|
The Men of La Salle serve the less fortunate in our community by helping to prepare and serve meals at Face to Face in Germantown (109 E. Price Street, Philadelphia, PA). We work the second Saturday of every month preparing serving meals.
In April and May of each year, fathers and sons join together to lay in a vegetable garden which provides healthy, nourishing food for months and months.
This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to spend some time together in direct service, in the La Salle tradition, and in the spirit of the Lord who said, “I was hungry, and you fed me.”
Founded in 1984 as St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen, Face to Face today provides a full range of programs and services for the health and well-being of the neediest members in the community. The Dining Room at Face to Face serves over 20,000 meals annually with the generous assistance of volunteers.
Contact Nick Signoretta with any questions.
Our dedicated volunteers are the backbone to the success of our Auction. This is the main fundraiser for the Men of La Salle and directly helps the students we have committed to support. The Auction is a lot of fun, and you can help just by attending! Go to the Auction page for tickets, sponsorship information and item donation.
The Men of La Salle help with the Auction by setting up the school on the Thursday evening before – Thursday, Nov. 3. Then on Sunday, Nov 5 we come back to clean up. Come lend a hand!
We also have some opportunities the night of the auction, selling tickets and distributing prizes to the winners. You can be part of the fun and help the cause! Click on our volunteers link to sign up.
The crowd enjoyed a delightful comfortable fall day on the course and in the company of many liked minded men at Northampton Valley Country Club.