GOLDEN BURRS EVENTS COMMITTEE
CLASS OF 1958
FALL EDITION 2009 FRANK METZLER, EDITOR
PURPOSE OF NEWSLETTER:
The purpose and goal of this newsletter is to keep classmates of the great Class of 1958 informed as to the upcoming events for West Catholic, our own class events, and general information on matters of interest regarding our own class members, or their families. Anyone wishing to send information for the newsletter, i.e. requesting prayers for the sick, the deceased, information regarding family, birth of grandchildren, marriages, trips, retirement, etc., may contact Rich Buzza at firstname.lastname@example.org, Frank Adolf at email@example.com, or Frank Metzler at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We encourage you to let us know just what is happening in your life. No information will be printed in the newsletter unless we receive the information from the class member himself. Other Committee members include Jim Clark, George Light, Jim Lynch, Bill Marella, Jim Prendergast, and John Staiber.
PAST AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
BURRS AT THE BEACH
Once again the Annual Burrs At The Beach Event was held at Westy's Irish Pub in North Wildwood this past July 12th. A total of 42 members of the '58 class were present and the day was enjoyed by all. We strongly encourage all to attend next year. The date had been changed a week later to July 18, 2010 in order to accommodate parking for all alumni, family and friends. Please mark your calendars and we will remind you of the event in future newsletters.
WEST CATHOLIC ALUMNI ANNUAL COMMUNION BREAKFAST
The Alumni Association will honor two of our classmates,
Frank Adolf and Mike Wishing, for being "Loyal Sons Of
West" over the years since their graduation. Frank will
receive the Brother G. "Handsome" John Owens Award and Mike will
receive the Brother D. Aloysius Lumley Award. Please plan to attend the
Communion Breakfast to support the Association and congratulate Frank and
Mike. The event will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the
Springfield Country Club,
CHRISTMAS RECEPTION FOR THE CLASS OF 1958
A Christmas Cocktail Party will be held at Anthony's,
NEWS FROM CLASSMATES
Frank and Mary Lou Cubbage have sold their house in Hershey's Mill and will be leaving for their winter home in
George Light, Assistant Director of Development at West Catholic, advised that he has a new E-Mail address:
WEST CATHOLIC FOOTBALL
submitted by: JIM LYNCH
HOME OF THE DEFENDING 2008
The 1st year in the PIAA the Catholic League produced 2 finalists
in the State Championships: Archbishop Wood in the 3AAA division and our West
Catholic in the 2AA division. Both sadly missed bringing home a state
championship but we hope to rectify that this year. West Catholic came in
This season started with the Wildwood Bowl: Sept. 5th West 21 - Roman 18
Sept 12th West 35 - Penn Charter 7
Sept 18th West 14 - LaSalle 16
Sept 26th West 42 - Carroll 7
Oct 3rd West 21 - Wood 28
Three more league games will follow the Wood game. Our running game still has a great deal of speed even with the loss of 3- 1000 yd rushers with the 2008 graduation; but we look to be in contention for another great finish.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a “58” connection with the team, #41 TE/DE Jim Lynch 3rd, grandson of yours truly.
For any and all interested in the teams progress you can check out all West football information at the following web site: http://web.mac.com/cauls/WCBURRSFOOTBALL/HOME.html
WEST CATHOLIC CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2009/2010
Alumni Association Communion Breakfast - November 1, 2009
School Hall of Fame - December 10, 2009
West Catholic Couples Mass - February 6, 2010 (Info to follow in December edition of WEST NOTES).
Sports Hall of Fame - March 20, 2010
Spring Fest with Mike Lecompt and the Juliano Brothers - April 24, 2010
Cardinal John O'Connor Golf Outing - May 12, 2010
Burrs at the Beach - July 18, 2010
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
WE REMEMBER and ask for your prayers for those who are ill and for those who have gone to their eternal reward, especially James Hornig, Daniel Bugey, Joseph Calhoun, Richard Levis, Thomas Samuel Gallagher, and Jim Cahill's wife, Nancy who passed away earlier this year and John Jennings who died on September 25, 2009.
For anyone wishing to send Brother Patrick a "Get
Well" or Christmas card, his address is Brother Patrick Ellis, FSC,
De LaSalle Hall,
JIM ENGLISH: submitted by RICH BUZZA
To all of our grads out there, our fellow classmate, Jim English has had a very difficult year to say the least. Jim retired in the spring of 2008, purchased a new travel trailer and looked forward to a happy retirement, traveling the country and camping where he pleased. Jim readied his trailer for his trips but before he even got it out of the driveway he developed some health problems which landed him in nursing facility where he developed an infection on his right leg.
No fun spending Christmas 2008 in a hospital, Jim and his doctors fought this infection all through the winter only to loose the battle in May of 2009 when they had to remove the leg just below the knee.
I had a long phone conversation with Jim in late September, he is now doing very well, he is still rehabbing and has been measured for a new modern prosthesis, his spirits are high. I asked him how it was going and if there was anything that we could do for him, his response was "Tell all of the guys I said Hello and that I am getting the best of care...one good thing about this is, now I get twice the wear from a pair of socks." Thank God for Jim's comedic personality as it will carry him through this situation. Jim is quite a guy, he is already making plans for his first trip camping using his new trailer in the Spring of 2010. Get well wishes may be sent to Rich Buzza's e-mail address: email@example.com and they will be forwarded to Jim.
KEEP THE SPIRIT ALIVE!