NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
AND ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Pursuant to Article 3, Section C, of the Bylaws of
the West Catholic Alumni Association, the annual general
meeting of the Association will be held on Monday May 20,
2013 beginning at 7 PM at the AmVets, Post 118, 270 N.
Morton Ave., Morton, PA 19070.
Pursuant to Article 4,
Section B, of the Bylaws of the West Catholic Alumni
Association, the purpose of the general meeting will be to
elect members of the Board of Governors of the Alumni
Association for the term September 1, 2013 through August
31, 2015. All Members of the Association are eligible
to vote in the Alumni Association election and to be elected
to the Board of Governors. The Bylaws define “Members” of
the Association as: (a) all graduates of West Philadelphia
Catholic High School for Boys; (b) all male graduates of
West Philadelphia Catholic High School; and (c) all former
male students of either school who completed at least one
year at either school and whose original class has
graduated. All members interested in being elected to the
Board of Governors must notify the president, Fran Crowley
’77 by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
(610-246-1020) no later than May 10, 2013 so that your name
may be placed on the ballot.
Pursuant to Article 4, Section K, of the Bylaws of the
Alumni Association, an organizational Board Meeting shall be
held in June, 2013 at which the newly elected Board shall
elect the President, the Executive Vice President, the Vice
President for Finance and the Recording Secretary for the
term of September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2015. No person
shall be elected President, Executive Vice President, Vice
President for Finance or Recoding Secretary unless that
person shall have served as a Member of the Board for at
least one year. At that same organizational Board Meeting,
the newly elected President shall appoint, with the approval
of the Board, the Vice President for Communication and the
Executive Secretary. If you would like any further
information concerning the general meeting or the election,
please contact Fran Crowley at
The Members of Board of
Governors of the West Catholic Alumni Association are
greatly saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Bishop
Joseph P. McFadden, Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg.
Bishop McFadden will be remembered fondly by the West
Catholic Family for his many contributions to West Catholic
during his tenure as a teacher, basketball coach and
Athletic Director at West Catholic Boys, and for his many
subsequent contributions to Catholic Education as a priest
and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
More information concerning the life and death of Bishop
McFadden may be found at the Diocese of Harrisburg’s web
West Catholic Alumni Association asks all Members to
remember Bishop McFadden, his brother, sisters, nieces and
nephews, as well as the people of the Diocese of Harrisburg
in your prayers.
Additionally, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will offer a
Memorial Mass for Bishop McFadden on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and
Paul. That date would have been Bishop McFadden's 66th
birthday. All are welcome to attend and additional details
regarding that celebration will be forthcoming.
Please continue to pray for the
repose of Bishop McFadden's soul and that God may bring
comfort to his family and many friends. Thank you.
Only your Alumni Association office can provide your Reunion
Committee with a current listing of your classmates. Call
Click Class 1953
on 10/03/2013 Charles Lamb
or Bob Smith
1958 on 5/18/2013 Frank Adolf 55th Clarion Airport Hotel 610-344-0716
1988 10/26/13 Jo-Ann Engles 25th West Catholich High School
wc1988reunion25@All Class mail.com
Class having or planning a Class Reunion
Please contact The Alumni Office for Assistance,
215-387-8560 or E-mail @
Catholic Rises Like the Phoenix
Just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes in Greek mythology,
so has West Catholic High School risen to soar once again,
not only alive and well but thriving and exceeding all
expectations of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The
upcoming school years and the enrollment projections are
very, very promising.
-> Susan DeVore - West Catholic Music Director
Spring 2013 Edition
Jerry McGinn '52 writes about West
Congratulations to LASALLE
UNIVERSITY and their Sweet 16
Men’s Basketball team.
May they never give up the Special Spirit of Tom Gola,
former great player and Basketball Coach for the LASALLE
Explorers. While Tom fights a different Battle…He will be
there in spirit as the team continues their journey.
Congratulations also go out to
All West Catholic High School
graduates who continued
their studies at a Christian Brothers School, LASALLE
UNIVERSITY located at 1900 West Olney Avenue Philadelphia PA
19141. All connected to LASALLE are extremely proud to
be celebrating their 150th year Anniversary as a
Christian Brothers University, (1863-2013). Next game
for the Explorers is scheduled for Thursday night at 10:17
PM versus Wichita State from Staples Center Los Angeles CA.
Be sure to look for the
Southwest Philly Floater!
Herb Magee acceptance Speech