From the Headmaster: Please Join Us for a Farewell Dinner to Remember
Dear Alumni, Parents, Past Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends,
I am delighted to write you today to share details about the Farewell Dinner and celebration planned in honor of Chick Meehan '65, Sandra Pollock, and Marty Collin. The dinner will take place during Alumni Weekend, on Saturday, April 29th, beginning at 5 p.m.
The departure of these three remarkable faculty members marks a significant moment in the history and life of the School. Chick is now in his 49th year at Saint James, and Sandra and Marty in their 27th. We owe each of them a once-in-a-lifetime celebration in which to acknowledge all they have done for us.
In recognition of this occasion, and of the debt of gratitude we owe these three exceptional leaders, teachers, mentors, and friends, the Alumni Association has graciously agreed to combine its Alumni Weekend dinner with the Farewell dinner so that our community may gather to pay the appropriate tribute. The reunion classes will be recognized, but otherwise, the evening belongs to Chick, Sandra, and Marty.
Because we anticipate attendance at this dinner will be much greater than usual, we will host it in the Field House. To provide our honorees with a celebration befitting their stature and service, we have hired an outside catering service, and planned an extraordinary evening for all who wish to join us. As Marty would say: "Prepare to be amazed!"
In order to make this an evening to remember, tickets to this event will be more expensive than the usual Alumni Dinner. Even so, the cost of the tickets will not cover the cost of the event. We regret if this increased price causes any hardship, and hope that you will be able to join us.
For those who wish to do so, there will be an opportunity to make a contribution to the Faculty Fund for each honoree. The Faculty Fund is an endowment providing financial support for faculty education and professional development. The fund will remain in place as a testament to the example set by Chick, Sandra, and Marty.
I very much hope that you will join us for this memorable celebration and that you will support the Faculty Fund as you are able. This promises to be an extraordinary moment, and tickets will be limited. You will soon receive invitations by mail. If you prefer to register for the event through our website, please visit: www.stjames.edu/AW2017
I would also like to invite you to share your favorite memories of Chick, Sandra, and Marty for the spring Review magazine by submitting them via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frankly, knowing how much these three are loved and admired, I suspect that the tickets will fly. As Chick would say: "Early is on time!"
My thanks and best wishes, as always,