Men of La Salle
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The Men of LaSalle - 70 plus years and still rolling!
The Men of La Salle are all fathers and guardians of La Salle students. For more than seventy years, the Men of La Salle have made the unbroken commitment that no student will ever have to leave La Salle due to the death of a primary wage-earning parent. Although it is difficult to believe, sadly we are called upon 6-8 times every year to serve this mission. 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.
The Men of La Salle also has a social mission, which is to strengthen school and family bonds through shared experiences that foster camaraderie, father/son fellowship and community service. We hope you share our belief that it is our duty to provide the guidance which will allow our boys to prevail as gentlemen.
During the school year, we meet in the library 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 also sponsor several social events, including a Golf Outing in the fall, and our most beloved Father-Son Banquet in the spring.
Additionally, we coordinate service events, such as Freshmen Branchout Day, where Freshman and their Fathers perform various service projects around Philadelphia. Other traditional service events have an undetermined status due to the pandemic.
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 attending La Salle College High School. We call this is the Beneficiary Effect – the long-term results of your good deeds.
There are many reasons 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,
- New Father's BBQ - Thursday, September 16, 2021
- Freshman Branchout Day - Tuesday, October 12, 2021
- Father-Son Golf Outing - Monday, October 11, 2021
- Father-Son Banquet - Monday, March 7, 2022
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
The Pit outside the Glaser Center
Event is for fathers only.
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 Dick Stanton at email@example.com
Freshman Branch Out Day
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7:45 AM- Fathers Meet in Auditorium
- Father Sign-ups - Visit The Men of La Salle Page
8:00 AM- Freshmen report to homeroom
8:10 AM- Report to Auditorium
8:15 AM- Morning Prayer Service
8:30 AM- Depart to Sites (transportation provided)
1:45 PM –Small Group Discussion @ School (Students & Dads)
2:40 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 11, 2021
This year's Men of La Salle Annual Golf Outing will be held on Monday, October 11th at Northampton Valley Country Club. It's a great way for fathers and sons to spend a fall day with old and new friends. The four-person scramble (best ball) format keeps up the pace of play and enables all golfers - from beginner to scratch - to shine!
Price per person is $80. Tee time is 8:00AM. (We ask everyone to get to the course by 7:30AM).
Men of La Salle
Monday, March 7, 2022
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.
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: Scott Porreca '86
Vice President - Board Activities: Bill Ryan
Vice President - Father/Son Activities: Nick Ippoliti
Vice President - Service Activities: Nick Prosperi
Vice President - Fundraising: Ed Wentz '88
Treasurer: Chris Tait
Secretary: Dick Stanton
Past President: Brian Koniers
Moderator: Bro. James Butler, FSC
|1945-1946||William A. Whiteside||1983-1984||James Foley '56|
|1946-1947||John A. Craven, Sr.||1984-1985||Kenneth Stout, DDS|
|1947-1948||Edward B. Ganley||1985-1986||Peter Bossow|
|1948-1949||James N. Driscoll||1986-1987||Owen Coyle|
|1949-1950||James V. Morro||1987-1988||Lee Mullen|
|1950-1951||Francis B. Branagan||1988-1989||John J. Walls, Jr.|
|1951-1952||Charles J.Happ||1989-1990||Edward Scarcelle|
|1952-1953||Fremont Levy||1990-1991||John Walker|
|1953-1954||Joseph K. Schmid||1991-1992||Robert Scandone|
|1954-1955||Henry W. deLuca||1992-1993||George Forbes|
|1955-1956||John F. Quigley||1993-1994||James V. Tate|
|1956-1957||Isaac Gallagher||1994-1995||Harry Citrino|
|1957-1958||James W. Quinn '29||1995-1996||Peter Vizza|
|1958-1959||Randolph Wise||1996-1997||William Markman, MD '66|
|1959-1960||Albert C. Hurlbrink||1997-1998||James Noone, MD|
|1960-1961||James J. Canavan||1998-1999||Ernest Chip Behr '73|
|1961-1962||John A.Whelan '16||1999-2000||William J. Bryers '73|
|1962-1963||John A. Mitchell '29||2000-2001||Lloyd C. Beck Jr. '74|
|1963-1964||Joseph F. McVeigh||2001-2002||Terry Materese|
|1964-1965||William J. McAnespey||2002-2003||James McLaughlin '57|
|1965-1966||Edward White||2003-2004||Charlie Carfagno|
|1966-1967||Lawrence A. Flynn||2004-2005||Micky Dominick|
|1967-1968||John J. Bryers||2005-2006||John Lees|
|1968-1969||J. Patrick Sheehan||2006-2007||Bud Zysk|
|1969-1970||Joseph J. McGowen||2007-2008||Tim Foley '66|
|1970-1971||William B. McAuliffe '45||2008-2009||Paul Benyovszky|
|1971-1972||Raymond J. Tatlow '38||2009-2010||Bud McGann|
|1972-1973||Aloysius V. Cummings, Jr. '43||2010-2011||John Toner '82|
|1973-1974||Phillip Cassidy||2011-2012||Kevin Connor '82|
|1974-1975||Gustav Widmann||2012-2013||Mike Happ|
|1975-1976||Arthur Menno||2013-2014||Ray Delaney|
|1976-1977||Mario Cervone||2015-2012||Walt Denny|
|1977-1978||Thaddeus J. Przybylowski||2015-2016||Jim DeMerlis '74|
|1978-1979||Edward Walzak||2016-2017||Joe McIntyre|
|1979-1980||Dominic Gatti||2017-2018||Mike Marek '80|
|1980-1981||Robert Wilkin, Jr. '58||2018-2019||Patrick Donohue|
|1981-1982||John Carabello, DDS||2019-2020||Christopher Carabello '82|
|1982-1983||James Bradley '56||2020-2021||
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.