Monday June 13, 2022

Updated: Aug 30

Hi Gang


Big Thanks to Kory Borek, Samantha Repischak, and Cintia Sanchez who sponsored lunch today. Lunch menu was Pulled Pork Sandwiches, American Potato Salad, Pickles, Veggies, Chips, and a great Dessert. The ladies handle admissions for Siena Catholic Schools.

Dick Graceffa brought a box of assorted Chips and a 12-pack of Diet Dr Pepper.

Dan DeMatthew brought homemade Dark Chocolate/Peanut Butter Fudge - Delicious !!!


L-R Cintia Sanchez, Bilingual Admissions Coordinator, and Kory Borek, Director of Admissions. Absent Samantha Repischak, Recruitment Coordinator, Siena Catholic Schools.

On Hand: Tom Konieczko, Jack Kelley, Terry Toll, Dave Benjamin, George Oteman,

George Gordon, Joe Woitach, Dick Peterson, Kory Borek, Cintia Sanchez, Bob Letsch,

Gary Schonert, Kathy Poulsen, Marie Welsh, Chris Sosnay, Rick Jones, Rick Ropiak,

Fr. Ron Crewe, Dan DeMatthew, Mike Hyduke, Jeff Pulda, Don Klemt, Kimberly Gardener, Dick Heidenreich, Dan Bentz, Jerry Jardina, Nolan Jardina, Jerome King, Ural Jackson,

Gary Albright, Tom Goebel, Dan Kovara, Tom Krug, Bobby Letsch, Mike Arendt, Alex Terry, Kurt Kayser, Dick Graceffa, Amy DeMatthew.


• If anyone is looking for some cuff links - contact Dick Peterson. Dick brought a box today.

Said he no longer is in need of cuff links. We had to explain to some of the young guys.


L-R Legendary Boys Head Basketball Coach Bob Letsch '61, New SCHS Girls Head Basketball Coach Jerome King '81 C. Great to have Jerome join the gang. We wish him all the best in the upcoming Angel season.

Jerry Jardina brought his grandson Nolan Jardina for lunch. Nolan is visiting from Scottsdale, AZ. Nolan reminded us that he will be returning with his grandfather next week. They will be sponsoring lunch (Sicilian Bombers).

Great to have Ural Jackson '71 join us for lunch and a few laughs.

We welcomed newcomers to the Monday gathering.........

L-R: Alex Terry, Maintenance Supervisor, and Kurt Kayser, Director of Operations

for Siena Catholic Schools.

L-R: Joe Macareno '76 and wife Annemarie - Missed getting Joe's photo last week.

Cribbage: Bobby Letsch/Mike Hyduke played George Gordon/C.Wood. Bobby/Mike won three games but were "skunked" in two games giving George/CW overall victory 4-3.

Bob Letsch/Rick Ropiak played Dan DeMatthew/Dave Benjamin - Rick & Bob won 2-1.

Dave had to go, Bob stepped away. Rick Ropiak/Mike Hyduke - Bobby Letsch/Dan DeMatthew - George Gordon/CW played three-handed. George/CW pegged out for the win - with the other teams two & three pegs from a victory.....Oh !!! So Close To Victory !!!


• Congratulations to Christopher Olley '80

Former St. Catherine's president appointed headmaster at ...


• Congraulations to Nicole May - daughter of Kevin May ’86- Granddaughter of John May ’57. Nicole is a sophomore pitcher on the 2022 NCAA Championship Softball team at Oklahoma. Team also won in 2021. Yes, John May is Jim May's '59 older brother.


* Around Racine.....

Photos from Saturday's Mini Golf Pub Crawl in Downtown ...


Plan for new Caledonia police/fire station approved - Journal ...


Special Thanks to Don Smiley '73 President Summerfest

Don sent Summerfest tickets in lieu of sponsoring a lunch at the Alumni House. Two General Admission tickets were given to each of the guys who volunteered at the WIAA Golf Regional

at Ives Grove and WIAA DIV II Baseball Sectional at Horlick Field recently hosted by SCHS.


Prayers for the families of departed Angels................


Cathie Peterson '60


Frank Miller '47


Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Chris Gorman '77 Ankle Surgery, his 5th surgery in July.

  • Jeff Tarkowski '73 is still wearing a heart monitor.

  • Brenda White is doing well has reconstructive surgery scheduled this next week.

  • Dick Peterson '52 is healing well from his facial cancer removal surgery. Dick has an EKG scheduled within the next two weeks.

  • Rick Jones '73 P in therapy for his shoulder issue.

  • Jim Poulsen '60 is going to therapy for Carpal Tunnel and he's back golfing.

  • Dick Ruetz '68 has received a clean bill of health from his doctors. Returning from Florida this week.

  • Dan DeMatthew '75 enjoying his new Baclofen Pump and new wheelchair.

  • Dr. Robert "Bob" Jaklich '76went into hospital for cardiac ablation, he's home doing well. Getting prepared for his Racine visit in July.

  • Jack Kelley '58 H had his ultra sound today for the chest pain on his right side.

  • Pete Schiro '77 had his shoulder replacement surgery Tuesday June 7th, no word.

  • Joe Macareno has a 4 inch plate in his neck. He's getting better every day.

  • Ryan Andersen is dealing with rheumatoid arthritis in his hands.

  • Denny Montgomery '60 dealing with balance problems that restrict his travel.

  • Jerry Jardina '61 is scheduled for cataract surgery in near future.

  • Walt Strini '60 is scheduled for cancer removal surgery on his back in mid July.

  • Terry Kovara '64 had a biopsy today on his plumbing.

  • Roger DeMark is having back issues.

Others Needing Prayers: Mickey Postorino, Dave O'Brien, Dan Bentz, Todd Pettit,

Bob Garrity, Mike Iggulden, Helen Miller, Tom Konieczko, Kathy Wirtz, Bob Letsch,

Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Gray Schonert's wife,

Dick Heidenreich's wife.


Important Dates:

• Angel Golfers play every Thursday at Ives Grove - teeing off at 8:30.

We play 9 holes - Scramble format. Join us and you'll be put in a foursome.

• Monday July 18th - Angel Golf Classic at Meadowbrook CC

Register Online at saintcats.org - 9 Holes or 18 Holes

• Friday September 30th - McGuire/Letsch Golf Scramble Ives Grove Golf Course


Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive


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