Welcome to the new and revised page for the Senior Alumni Group!
Our goal or charter is to encourage Senior Alumni involvement and foster participation in activities directed toward the Senior population.
Tenets of Action
We will seek to engage and encourage activities under the auspices of Service, Faith Formation, and Camaraderie.
- Volunteerism and Volunteer Activities
- Community Masses
- Study Groups
- Game Watches
Under the Service pillar or goal we will continue our long-standing commitment to Our Lady of the Angels Mission, run by Father Bob Lombardo (ND Class of 1979) and the Franciscan Sisters. See the picture above of Senior Alums in action at the Mission, which is located at 3808 West Iowa Street in Chicago. They need assistance at Community Dinners, at which we can help with set-up, food preparation, meal service, and cleanup. Volunteers can help with preparation from about 4 PM to 6 PM and/or meal service and cleanup from about 6 PM to 8 PM. The latter shift is the busier one. And we can assist the Mission’s Mobile Food Pantries, which are held the first Saturday of each month, where dozens of needy neighbors are provided food donations. More information is on the Mission’s web site at http://www.missionola.com.
On June 6th we had a social gathering of Seniors in the Loop. It was a very fun meet-and-greet event with 16 in attendance, see pictures below. We hope that it is a catalyst for future events of this type.
We also sponsored a block party at Our Lady of the Angels on June 16th, furnishing all the food for this event that fed hundreds of the Mission’s neighbors in West Humboldt Park. See picture below.
See information on lunch gatherings elsewhere on the Club website. The most recent issue of The Golden Domer can still be found at: http://ndsa.undgroup.org/s/1210/clubs-interior-2col.aspx?sid=1210&gid=561&pgid=12325. Look for an article on our June events in the next issue.
Please keep us informed of your ideas and ways to meet our objectives. We are especially interested in knowing of places in central locations where we can have informal meetings and networking.
June 30, 2018