Catholic League president Bill Donohue visited the chapter in early October. His visit included meetings with chapter executive director Joe Doyle, chapter secretary Joseph B. Craven, Jr. (who also serves as Church Activities Director of the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus), and chapter board member Kenneth N. Ryan (State Deputy of the 54,000 member Massachusetts Knights of Columbus).
Dr. Donohue toured the Massachusetts State House, was introduced to the Senate, and had lunch with Senate President William M. Bulger, chapter president Daniel T. Flatley, chapter treasurer Frederick M. Kelley, and Michael Flaherty a League member who serves as Assistant to the Senate president.
Donohue later met with Gerald D’Avolio (executive director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference), John Walsh (Director of Communications for the Boston Archdiocese), and Robert P. “Pat” Largess (founder and first president of the Massachusetts chapter). His visit concluded with a meeting at the Chancery with Msgr. William F. Murphy, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese.
Long Island Chapter
The chapter held its annual awards banquet on Saturday, October 16. Catholic League president Bill Donohue was the featured speaker.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue was the star attraction for this year’s edition of the annual chapter dinner on Friday, October 22. The dinner followed a Mass at the historic San Gabriel Mission.
While in California, Dr. Donohue met with many League members and friends.
The Chicago chapter (and midwest regional office) was successfully moved to its new location at 7601 S. Kostner Ave. during the first week of October. The new office offers easy access to area members and executive director Tom O’Connell is recruiting volunteers to help with a host of projects. Give him a call at 284-7955.
O’Connell, who recently celebrated the first anniversary of his open heart surgery, is currently in the midst of an intensive parish-based recruitment effort which is expected to increase chapter rolls dramatically. Tom reports that his newly expanded advisory board is already working on plans for next spring’s Mass and Brunch.
Greater Philadelphia-South Jersey Chapter
The chapter’s third annual Person of the Year Award will go to Msgr. Thomas J. Scanlon. It will be presented at a dinner on November 12, 1993 at La Salle University. A cocktail reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. There is plenty of free campus parking.
For tickets or further infomation call the League office at (215) 342- 1590. Tickets are $35 per person and a table for ten is $300.