Santa Clara University Catala Club Service, Support, and Spirituality March 2011
Volume 20, Issue 8
President’s Message—Joanne Moul Care Amiche, Come state? Spero stiate bene! So now you are wondering why your crazy president is writing in Italian. This is March, after all: the month of the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns and pots of gold. Well, my friends, this year the Irish leprechauns are in cahoots with the Little Ol’ Italian wine maker and that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow will be found on April 4 at Campo di Bocce! There is magic being created for Catala members: scrumptious meals for your culinary delight, creative auction packages to beguile your senses, and most importantly, the sense of well
being that accompanies camaraderie with fellow Bronco supporters. And, (read in Irish brogue, please,) if it be gamin’ you’d be wantin’, well, a game of bocce is just what you’d be needin’. But don’t depend on the leprechauns to help you with your game. You will have to win with skill and a bit of the Irish luck, as well. I can’t think of a better place to be on Monday evening, April 4, than at Campo di Bocce with family and good friends. I hope you agree. And a big thank you to all our members who responded to the nomination questionnaire. (I really do know how to spell
“questionnaire”!) Your responses will make it possible for the nominating committee to assemble a slate of prospective board members who are willing to assume a leadership role in Catala. If you haven’t already sent in your response, it’s not too late. The vote on the new board will take place at our luncheon meeting on March 16. These are exciting days for Catala. We are working hard, having fun, and preparing for a new year, all with our students in mind. We never forget that supporting them is what we do best.
MARCH 16—ANNUAL DAY OF RECOLLECTION MASS, MEETING & LUNCH APRIL 4– SPRING FUNDRAISER “A TASTE OF TUSCANY” - CAMPO DI BOCCE MAY 18—INSTALLATION MASS, MEETING & LUNCH
Inside this issue: MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Warmly, Joanne Moul, President Go Broncos!
MARCH LUNCHEON— SEE AT-
good news all around. We all know of course that such progress doesn't happen automatically. Many people made that happen, including all of us in the Catala Club. But we should remember too that there is another force bringing all this about and that is the goodness of God. He hears our prayers and moves beside us in all our efforts to help various students in
their different needs. It's quite likely too that Fr. Catala is petitioning God on our behalf. So as we move into the current year we should all feel good and grateful, because nothing worthwhile really happens without support and blessings from above. William F. Donnelly, S.J Chaplain
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Top O’ the Mornin’ To You,
Chaplain’s Message—William F. Donnelly, S.J. The other day our President, Fr. Michael Engh, gave a "State of the University" address to the whole University Community which was very encouraging and uplifting. Positive points included applications for the Freshman year 2011 are up significantly, the financial endowment which took a blow in the 2008 downturn is at least a third up towards its prior level, and alumni donations especially from recent graduates are moving upwards too. It was
UPDATED CONTACT INFO.
A TASTE OF TUSCANY— SPRING FUNDRAISER
Newsletter Contacts: VICKI POPE VICKI@VICKIPOPE.COM SUNSHINE NEWS LORETTA RIDDLE 408/377-6084
DIANE FITZGERALD GENDY@EARTHLINK.NET
EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES: SUE DAVISON 650/261-1833 SHDAVISON@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Santa Clara University Catala Club Membership News March 1— Maryrose Wall 4— Shirley Haggin 7— Ann DeMarlo 12— Maureen Cronan 18— Kathy Bonfiglio 19— Nina Boyd 20— Patty Brunetti
Birthdays 23– Elisabetta Chiaramonte 23– Iara Farinha 23– Marciel Ryan Ingraham 23– Susan Shank 25– Rina Holman 30– Grace Longinotti 31– Nina Cocciardi 31- Dorothy Whyte
March Meeting and Luncheon March 16, 2011 On Wednesday, March 16, Catala will celebrate a “Day of Recollection”. Please join us for this special mass at 10:30 am in the Mission Church. Lunch will be served in the Nobili Dining Room immediately following. Laurie Hernandez and Charlene Raisch will be our Luncheon Hostesses.
Member Contact Information Updates:
With Sympathy to Snookie Arolla on the loss of her mother, Norma Buccellato.
Lucia Della Santina has a new email address:
Thinking of you to Anne Parsons, La Rue Teilh and Annie Vaudagna.
Past Meeting Highlights February Meeting Highlights It was as though spring had sprung in the Nobili Dining Room as hostesses Katy Kelly and Fran Lowry decorated the tables with ivy topiaries and had colorful treat bags filled with homemade cookies for each guest. Guests serenaded Father Donnelly and Winnie Hook who were both celebrating February birthdays. Guests were entertained and educated by the actors from History San Jose’s renowned “Portraits of the Past” program which included an appearance from Father Catala. Kim Crary, First Vice President
Kim Crary, First Vice President
L-R Katy Kelly, Joanne Moul, Fr. Donnelly, Dianne Bonino Winnie Hook
“Portraits of the Past” actors
Photos by Grace Sautter
It is one month away! Monday, April 4, 2011 A Taste of Tuscany”. Last chance to help donate silent or live auction items, or to help with underwriting. Silent Auction items: Please contact, Georgia Schon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 408 371-0803. Live Auction items: Jeannie Mahan, email@example.com or 408 296-1525 or Katy Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org or 650 323-0330. Underwriting: Katy Kelly, email@example.com or 650 323-0330. Invitations will be mailed out shortly, hope to see you there!
Catala Reading Corner
Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. The Art of Loving, by Erich Fromm. Page 2