Saturday, April 28, 2007

O'Reilly Closure Celebration

Alumni, friends, faculty (past and present), and religious sisters and priests are cordially invited to a Celebration of Thanksgiving for West Side Central Catholic/Bishop O'Reilly High School

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2007

Time: 4:00 -7:30 p.m

4:00 p.m. Liturgy at St. Ignatius followed by an Open House & Social at Bishop O'Reilly

7:00 p.m. Evening Prayer in memory of the deceased members of the WSCC/BOR family
RSVP with your attendance by Friday, May 18

Phone: (570) 714-9614, ext. 412

Class reunion planners from all years are highly encouraged to pass the word on to your classmates.
Get involved with the Closing Celebration!
Purchase commemorative items (clothing, artwork, etc.)
These Special Edition shirts that say "Central Catholic/Bishop O'Reilly" are exclusive to Bishop O'Reilly.
*Contribute items for memory rooms at the Open House
*Submit names for Evening Prayer
*Volunteer for the Event
Note: All of the information above will be emailed to where you will get a response.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

30th Reunion News

After our 25th reunion, we took a poll on the website to see what people wanted to do for the 30th reunion. Tom Crossin had volunteered his house as a place to host the reunion, and that was a popular choice based on the submissions to the poll, but with 5 years to think about it, that may not be the best venue for a group that could easily exceed 100 guests. It would be quite an imposition for one person to host a reunion at his or her home, so the plans for our 30th reunion are still not decided.

Both Karen and Arlene, who were instrumental in heading up the 25th reunion, have had to attend to a lot of personal commitments this year which makes it difficult for them to head up a committee to plan the reunion. So we'll need someone else to volunteer to lead the committee if we are going to have a 30th reunion this year. The committee members, namely Karen Leonardi, Arlene Kuharchik, Mike Laton, and Chuck Brennan are willing to help, but the person who chairs the committee would still need to organize/delegate the important details, namely:

  • Select a date and type of gathering (i.e., an informal outdoor event or an inside semi-formal event)

  • Organize any side events such as ice breakers

  • Locate a venue and arrange catering

  • Organize a list of names and addresses to contact fellow class
    members (our current list is 5 years old) and send out invitations

  • Collect the responses as well as the money and pay for expenses

  • So, if you're interested in leading or participating in the planning, or have some suggestions for where we should hold this reunion, please contact me and let me know your preferences. You can email me at or call me at 970-978-6188. I'll be more than happy to do the emailing and web site activities, but being out here in Colorado, I probably won't be attending any committee meetings in person.