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Friday Morning Mass in the Chapel

Friday Morning Mass is held at 7 a.m. each week when school is in session in our school's chapel, located in the Convent. We hope that you will be able to join us next school year.

Connecting the Dots
with Shawn Young

Front Row- Rick Nienaber '70, Bob Guenther '60, Ron Hermann '60, Tom Habegger '59, Paul Selzer '61, Hank Neinaber '65, Norb Doran '59
Back Row- Dick Vonbokern '60, Terry Madama '61, Tom Meyer '61, Tom Hay '60, and Tom Eichhorn '59.

For this edition of Connecting the Dots, we need to go back about two years ago. I received a call from  Linda Keenhan Connor '60 about starting work on their class reunion.  Linda is the sister of Sr. Judi '59, and also happens to be the mother of one of my classmates and friends, Rick Conner '82.  I thought it would be great to see her and help her plan the reunion.  She informed me that the Class of '60 had a very strong committee to help with the reunion, and they wanted to meet at McNick once a month to plan the reunion.  I like the opportunities like that because you get to build relationships.  At these meetings, I met Bob Guenther and Tom Hay who were in charge of putting the class golf outing together.  After many meetings, they asked me if I would like to play in their outing. Again, this is the kind of thing I love.  Since I was not a member of the Class of '60, I was put on the other team.  This team consisted of Norb Doran '59, brother of Corky '60, and Norbs' classmate Tom Eichhorn '59. (Forever to be known as the guy with the bear story!) The three of us set off to play golf and tell Rocket stories the entire day.  While we were playing golf, Norb asked me if I would like to join this group and play golf every Monday. He thought it would help me with my job, if I got to know some of the earliest Rockets.  Never one to miss out of playing golf and listening to great stories, I was adopted as the newest member of the golf group.  So with the start of good weather, this band of around 20 Rockets go out to seek adventure on courses all over the city. The golf group started after the Class of '60 held its 45-year reunion back in 2005.  The group originally started out with about 8 members of the class, it has grown to over 20 guys.  According to Norb, "we would be talking about it at the sports stag, and the next thing you know, we have added other players" The day usually starts around 8 am with breakfast. The closest Frisch's is usually the starting point, but I think the group likes Country Inn best.  I've never seen anyone look at a menu, and the waitress usually reminds them what they are getting this week. It must be like Cheers!  They have even gone so far as to schedule golf weekends at Woodson Bend and Perry Park.  Even in the off-season, they will still get together for breakfast.  They tell stories about the past, keep everyone up on the health of their classmates, and try to figure out why Tom Hay is not in the Hall of Fame.  (According to Tom, his records are under-appreciated.) It is very easy to see that these guys like playing golf, but more importantly is how much they love keeping in touch and having a good time. They have helped me tremendously to understand and appreciate what it means to be part of the Rocket family.

Remember, we would love to hear about you and your class.  I am sure there are many of you that have great adventures that you would like to share.  I know I would love to hear and share your stories.
Boosters Golf Outing
Boosters will once again be hosting the annual golf outing Friday, September 23, at Legendary Run Golf Course.  Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Dinner, awards, and auction begin at 6 p.m.  Cost of this event is $125. Please contact Susan Rohlfs at 513-231-3500 x 5142 for more information.

2nd Annual Bash for Brad Giesting '04
A "Bash for Brad's B-day" is planned for Saturday, July 23, at McNicholas.  This is the second annual birthday bash for Brad! Brad Giesting, Class of '04, and a US Army veteran of the Iraq War returned home after his service to Cincinnati, where he and his wife Annie '05 are raising their 2 children. Several years ago, Brad was diagnosed with cancer and has been fighting it.  Most recently, he was in an experimental drug program at The Ohio State University.  While Brad was seeing positive results, the drug company decided to terminate the trial.  After a social media campaign went viral, Brad now has access to the drug, and OSU is administering it! 

This event is a fund raiser to help offset the mounting medical expenses. Beer and wine will be for sale.  There will be large raffle items, a raffle of various baskets, as well as several events and other games with great prizes. Music will be provided by Cereal Killers. The event runs from 8:00 pm to midnight in the Main Gym.

Click here to download the flyer.

Questions, or to donate to the raffle or help out, e-mail Angela at angela.kramer11@gmail.com, or Jim at jhay279786@aol.com.

Trip to Keeneland

The McNicholas Athletic Boosters are hosting the second annual bus trip to Keeneland. The trip will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The bus will leave McNicholas at 9:00 a.m. and return after the last race.  The cost for this event is only $40 per person and includes the bus ride to and from Lexington, tickets to the races, light appetizers, and beverages for the ride!  You can also purchase a $60 ticket, that includes everything above as well as a seat in the Grandstand! Once there, we will set up a tailgate area as well.  Spots will go very fast for this event.  You can either pay with credit card by
clicking here ,or you can simply print off the formand mail it and your check into McNicholas High School in care of Shawn Young.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cindy Gardner 502-0061 or Jill Crawford 503-1618.

Annual Girls Night Out a great chance to meet others!
Moms, alums, and friends of McNicholas--get ready for back to school with a night out for the girls! Annual Girls Night Out will be held Friday, July 29 from 7 to 10 pm in the McNicholas Courtyard. Come mix and mingle with other McNicholas mom, alums and friends and enjoy appetizers, beer, wine or pop, and amazing raffles and games! Frozen margaritas also available. FREE gift with pre-registration by July 22. Must be 21 to join us! For more information, see the flyer or register online below. https://portal11.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe302511/tickets/preview.html
Do You like looking at old pictures from "back in the day?"
If you enjoy looking at old pictures, the alumni office could use your help. We are looking to improve our archives over the next few months.  We need people who can help us to identify the people in our pictures so that we can properly label them, record them, and then preserve them.  If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Alumni Manager, Shawn Young at 231-3500 ext. 5850 or email.

Alumni Bowling League
The McNicholas Alumni Association will be running a mixed-couples bowling league again this winter.  This mixed-couples league will begin in September.  We will be bowling once a month at Cherry Grove Lanes. The starting time is 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per person per night for a total of 8 weeks.  Two payment options are available this year.  You can pay $60 now per person and pay the second payment of $60 in December, or simply pay the $120 before we start.  Sign-ups will end September 7 or when all spots are filled.  If you cannot get a foursome, we will be able to pair you up! 
If you are interested, please contact Alumni Manager, Shawn Young at 231-3500 ext. 5850 or email.
You do not need to be an expert bowler-I am proof of that! This is about getting out and having some fun this winter.

Alumni Sand Volleyball League

The McNicholas Alumni Association is proud to announce the establishment of a co-ed alumni sand volleyball league.  The league will be on Thursday nights at Setters, located next to Cherry Grove Lanes (Home of the Alumni Bowling league).  The cost of the league is $68/person and will include an 8-week season followed by a tournament. This time, we will be establishing a 4's C- League. Your team must be composed of at least 50% girls and alumni.  At this point, we have room for 8 teams, so you will need to act quickly to reserve your spot. We do have a possibility of establishing 2 leagues if we have enough interest.  If you are interested in securing a spot, please contact Ashley Clark Brothers '01.  League play starts September 1. All teams must be formed by August 15.

Class reunions this year
Plans for many of the classes are starting to come together. If your class is celebrating this year, click here for more details and to see who is your contact person. All reunions are now in the planning process. Save-the -Date cards and many invitations have gone out already.  
If you are from a class that ends in a 2 or a 7, then your reunions will be coming up next year.  I will start reaching out to those classes around the first of October 2016, to begin your planning.

Alumni football golf outing
The football program will be hosting the Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Stonelick Hills Golf Course this year, on Saturday, July 30. Please join with players from the past to have a little fun, tell a couple of stories, and hit a lot of golf balls! The cost is $100 for a day of golf and fellowship, but if you are able to join us for dinner only, that cost is $25. For more information about this event, or to sign up please click on this link or you email Steve Rice or call him at 513-910-2750.

Sponsorships available for men's soccer tournament hosted at McNick July 22-24.
This summer McNicholas High School men's soccer program will be hosting the third annual McNicholas Invitational at Archbishop McNicholas High School's Penn Stadium.  Scheduled July 22-24, the McNicholas Invitational is the only varsity pre-season all-turf high school men's soccer tournament held in Cincinnati. Tournament proceeds go to assist our soccer program with season expenses, such as team uniforms, select travel game buses and equipment.
Sponsorship opportunities have been created for east-side, soccer-loving businesses to consider for this year, or future years.  We have attached an outline of our 2016 program. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are confident that your contribution will yield significant benefits, not only for your business but also to the hundreds of young men that will participate in the McNicholas soccer program.
For questions or more information, please contact the following soccer parents:
Brian McHale email: bmchale@sunriseadvertising.com
Phone: 513-703-4157
Linda Round email: lindaround@fuse.net  
Phone: 513-237-4043
Kim Elmer email: kimberlyelmer@yahoo.com
Steve Fortin email: steve.fortin@lfg.com

Calling all McNicholas Rocket Band alumni!
The current McNick Rocket Band would like to invite ALL Rocket Band/Color Guard alumni to join them in the stands at a football game in the fall.  If you were part of the concert, jazz, pep, or marching band/color guard for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 years, please join us!  We want as many band/color guard alumni to gather as possible.  Alumni will join the current band to play the National Anthem, McNicholas fight song, and some pep tunes.  If you still play your instrument, great!  But even if you no longer play or even have your instrument, we still want you to join us!

Details will come for those who are interested.  Please email Robin Harrington at rahmystuff@gmail.com with your name, year you graduated, if you were in band or color guard, and what instrument you played.

 Alumni Updates
Any news?
Do you have news to share? Let us know what you've been doing since graduation! Update your information by completing our alumni update form on the McNicholas webpage or call the Alumni Office at 513.231.3500. ext. 5850.

Vicki O'Dell Bryan '93 After working 13 years in the museum field, she has  received her graduate degree in teaching and is currently teach 5th and 6th grade science and religion for the Archdiocese of Louisville. This year, she was picked to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in NJ/NYC in July. She is married and has a 12-year-old daughter.

Justin Feldkamp '01, has been named Sports Director at WTVG in Toledo, OH. He and his wife Kimberly, welcomed Jack, a baby boy, to their family in May. It is the couple's third child.

 In Memoriam
This list is generated from local obituaries and information received from the family and friends of our alumni and current students. Please contact the alumni office if there is incorrect or missing information. 


Richard F. Carmosino '60; Brother of Carole Carmosino Subriar '56, Mary Kay Carmosino Mongenas '71, Grandfather of Devin '13, Savannah '14, and Cole '17.

Alma F. Bussman '71; Sister of Barbara Bussman Baillargeon  '63, Beverly Bussman Upton '68, Donald '70, and Christine Bussman Fischesser '72.

Distinguished Family and Friends

Teresa C. Brown; Mother of Stephen '78, Nancy Brown Roberto '79, Lawrence '82, and Dennis '86.

Linda Giglio; Mother of Anthony '84.

Leonard J. Hrdlicka; Father of Cheryl Hrdlicka Heise, Father-in-law of Rob Heise, Grandfather of Rebecca Heise '12, and Emma Heise '16.

Thelma K. Leone; Mother of Terri Leone Zeiser '71, and Joseph (attended).

Frank N. Vassolo; Father of Val Vassolo Combs.

Melinda Voris; Mother of James '87.

Joan A. Willenbrink; Mother of Cathy Davidson Winkelman '71, Patty Davidson Ogden '74, Michael '83, Debra Willenbrink Spieles '84, Tina Willenbrink Brophy '87, and Grandmother of Jennifer Reeves Dawes '02. 

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