Young Alum Christmas Gathering
Friday December 17th, the classes of 2018 to 2021 were invited to an afternoon Open House in the new Classroom Building Courtyard. With warm drinks and cookies donated from Costeaux Bakery, Will Seppi '93, the sunny day gave our recent grads, who were displaced by the 2017 fire, the chance to see the promised progress for themselves. The new classrooms are spacious and well lit, the view from the second story gives a different perspective of our campus, and the courtyard is a great space to gather. With nearly forty grads coming by, it was a good chance to see others who are away in college but home for the holidays.
Welcome to 2022! As we learn more about the Greek alphabet, the new variants are causing us to delay events at school with the hope of having them once County Health Rules allow; a fluid situation all around for all of us. We were fortunate to have a Young Alum gathering on December 17th for the classes of 2018 to 21 at the new Classroom Building Courtyard; those students bore the main disruption post fire and it was a chance for them to see the structure that was spoken about often. As one of the teachers getting to use the space, Room 222, I'm thrilled with how it was built, thank you Wright Construction, and its spacious, well lit rooms. The view from the second story is also a bonus. If you are in the area, stop by to visit and see it for yourself. You will also see the area where the Student Life Building and Chapel are being built next, hopefully ready in 2023. While we have a variety of Alum stories to share with you, we need to hear from you for updates to share next; family news, work information, or special events all make for good sharing, so let us know more.
Spring Legacy Gala -
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Mark your calendars, gather your friends and plan to join us as we celebrate for our annual
Spring Legacy Gala - A Mask-erade Party!
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Vintners Inn - Santa Rosa
5:00 - 11:30
Auctions - Dinner - Local Wines - Raffles - Dancing
Sponsor our event or purchase your seats here!
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Mark your calendars and plan to attend our Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament supporting all Athletic Programs at Cardinal Newman.
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Cardinal Newman Campus
Watch for more details to come.
Alumni Golf Tournament
Save the Date! Gather your foursomes!
Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Windsor Golf Club.
Look for registration information in April.
Strategic Plan Survey - Our Alumni Input is Very Important!
An important part of our Strategic Planning process is gathering input from our Alumni community. Please complete this survey by February 15, 2022 as we value your thoughts and suggestions! Thank you!
CN Strategic Planning Survey
Class of '72 - Celebrates 50 Year Reunion
Calling all graduates from the Class of '72! Don't miss the 50 Year Celebration!
Support Cardinal Newman Athletics
Live Broadcasts are Back!
Can't make a game on campus? Subscribe to our new CN Sports Channel on YouTube to watch our live broadcasts, game highlights, half time interviews and more! Dave Cox, from YSN365 has partnered with CN to cover and commentate many of our Newman sports competitions. Subscribe today! You may also watch our sports broadcasts at YSN365.com/Live!
Become a Booster!
Support our Athletic programs and become a Gold Card Booster! Your Gold Card will get you into all home competitions FREE and includes Gold Card Preferred Parking and a Booster T-shirt!
Use this Gold Card Link to purchase your Gold Cards!
Advertise during our sports broadcasts hosted by Dave Cox of YSN365 and support our ever-growing Athletic programs at CN. Your support will ensure the continuation of sports broadcasting at CN home competitions. Or place a banner on the field/court or an ad in the sports program! Many options available!
Use this Sports Advertising Link to advertise your business!
CN Legacy Wall
A Legacy Committee has been formed to gather historical events and photos that highlight the rich history of our school. A Legacy Wall will be the focal point in our new Student Life Center Cafe, and will illustrate major events throughout our past.
If you have photos or memorabilia from your Cardinal Newman days, please send me a note, and we'll arrange to gather originals or copies of your items. Thank you for your part in helping us as we build out our Memory Wall.
Cardinal Newman Has a New Mailing Address
Much work over the past 4 years has been completed on the school's Master Site Plan. The new entrance to the school now lives on Old Redwood Highway to better serve our school community. Work continues on a new sign for the new entrance. While our old Ursuline Road address will work, the school's new address is 4320 Old Redwood Highway!
Honoring Alums in Medical Profession - Send Info!
Continuing our sharing of stories of service, we would like to feature the many Alums, CN and UHS, who are involved in the Medical profession. With many Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, EMT/Paramedics, Public Health and support staff graduates, we hope you will share your background, education, places of work, and experiences; since some may not receive our newsletter, please let us know of Alums we should include; better to crosscheck than to not have their names or stories. Having a sister who is a nurse and a brother who was a Paramedic/Firefighter, I understand the challenges they faced, especially during these last two years of Covid pandemic. Let's honor their service together. Send your information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Webb, CN '73, honoured:
Pax Christi Northern California has established the "Tom Webb Memorial Peacemaker Award", to annually recognize outstanding peace work. The Memorial Peacemaker Award commemorates Tom Webb (1955-2019), whose vocation of peace was manifested as a Catholic educator, lay pastoral associate, non-profit administrator, and writer. Tom was also a beloved colleague and friend to many in Pax Christi and the Catholic Worker Movement. Nominees for the Tom Webb Memorial Peacemaker Award should fulfill these criteria:
- The peacemaker is based in Northern California
- His or her peace work contributes to the advancement of peaceful solutions to conflicts, especially anti-racism, integral disarmament, or the spirituality of nonviolence
- His or her peace work builds or inspires a culture of peace and nonviolence in the institutions of the Catholic Church
Greg Anderson, PGA, TPI Certified, CN '78
Winter is upon us and the golf course conditions are far from ideal in Northern California! Next Level Golf and Fitness is available to all that like to keep the game in shape throughout the off season. (Located in the Larkfield Shopping Center)
Brian Ling, CN '79,
Brian Ling, CN '79, Sonoma County Alliance Executive Director, notified the Alliance of his plan to step down after nearly ten years of service. Alliance president Marlene Soiland, "We are very grateful for Brian's ten years of service to the organization. Brian engaged in and advocated for all the issues central to our mission. These include land use, property rights, transportation, affordable housing, protecting the environment, water supply and wastewater use, solid waste disposal and composting activities, education, and community safety."
Incoming President Kimberly Waite also recognized the years of service Ling has given, adding, "Brian has been deeply involved and represented the Sonoma County Alliance with each of our current advocacy opportunities. In addition, he helped establish and then lead the Career Technical Education Foundation, which focuses on workforce development." He plans to remain active in the organization.
Debbie Dedrick, UHS '84, was named the new CFO at Dry Creek Vineyards. Her extensive experience in working for a variety of winery companies gives her great insight into the wine world.
Benjie Aguirre, CN '84, died on December 15, 2021, after an extended illness. As a player and a coach in Tennis, he gave years of support to others. Part of a large family, one of the highest number of CN and Ursuline graduates, he brought enthusiasm and joy to many. His passion to play and help others was infectious; he will be greatly missed.
Dave Robb, CN '02
Need to move? Looking for storage options, including business? Dave Robb can help as co-owner of Robb & Messer Moving and Storage, able, as the commercial says, to move you in the right direction. Over the past five years, their company has come a long way in a short time; contact him at email@example.com
Nic Pederson, CN '04
From his days at Cardinal Newman and SRJC, the 6'8" Santa Rosa native has always enjoyed competing. So, when Credo High School came to him with the opportunity to be the basketball coach before the 2020 season, he accepted. "Just the competitive aspect of basketball," Pederson said. "I played professionally overseas for about 9 years, and I just missed it." Pederson played in Europe, South America, Japan and Morocco. He is the owner of Pass the Rock. PTR features a 3X3 series, Spring/Summer Travel teams, private trainings, camps for 4th-8th grade and clinics. As a coach he notes, "You have a lot less control," Pederson said. "There's a totally different sense of pride when the team's winning and playing well, much more unselfish feeling. It's fun just to be competitive again but it's a different type of competition, strikes different chords."
Tyler Merritt, CN '04, is the Area District Manager for Hitmen, a Western Exterminator Company, where he has been in charge for several years. If Pests of any kind are bothering your home, contact them for help. They have looked after our school grounds successfully for many years, keeping rodents at bay and protecting the health of the property.
Justin Jamero, CN '06, married Samantha McGinnis from Newark, Delaware on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the District Winery on the waterfront in Washington DC. Fellow alums traveled across the country to celebrate with Justin & Samantha; Bryan Jamero CN '09 - brother & best man, David Steinbroner CN '06, Alex Derr CN '06, Lauren Derr UHS '07 & Marjorie Broffman UHS '10. The newlyweds are making their home in Washington DC.
Al Netter, '07, has been the Line Coach the last four years at Yale University, using the skills he learned at CN, Northwestern and the 49ers. He also coached at Michigan.
Randy Wright, '09, became the Offensive Coordinator at J Serra HS this past year. The former CN and UC-Davis quarterback has an array of skills and insights to share.
Annual Fund / Day of Giving - Thank You Alumni!
Thank you to all our alums who continue to hear our call for support and have responded with gifts to this fiscal year's Annual Fund/Day of Giving. It is an important program at Cardinal Newman, and your generosity and continued support is very much appreciated. The names listed below have supported this year's Annual Fund/Day of Giving with gifts received from July 1, 2021 - February 4, 2022, the publication date of this newsletter. THANK YOU!
If you are interested in giving to this year's Cardinal Newman Annual Fund with gifts that support our wonderful programs including Athletics, Academics, Arts and Service, there is still time! Please use THIS ONLINE LINK and make your gift today!
Lance and Kathy Badger
Michael and Chandra Barbour
iDarrell and Laurie Bertacco
Chris and Patti Bertoli
Jeff and Jeanna Bickel
Helen and Bradley Blodow
Timothy and Mary Louise Bucher
Jordan and Juliana Bulger
Kevin and Heather Carinalli
Joel and Wendy Cervera
Jeffrey and Maria Chavez
Steven and Melissa Coppock
Aaron and Lacey Currie
David and Nicole Cvitanovic
James Del Curto
Scott and Christine Dickison
Scott and Kathy Doig
Frank and Birgit Dommen
Joe and Tracy Dutton
Mike and Sheila Edwards
Catherine and Matt Eggleston
Christopher and Diane Fellenz
Kenneth and Kathi Flynn
Joseph and Caitlin Foppoli
Andrew and Caitlin Forchini
Trevor and Maria Frampton
Barry and Heidi Friedman
Gregory and Christine Hannan
Stephen and Carol Hansel
Justin and Alicia Hansel
Rodney and Anita Hawkins
Steve and Jenny Jannicelli
Jeff and Janice Jorgensen
John and Alicia Kantor
John and Jessica Kilcullen
Mason and Kimberly Knechtle
Arthur and Deneice Knight
Teejay and Jamie Lowe
Dennis and Amy Magatelli
Lisa and John Mazzoni
Christopher and Nicole McKeown
Russell and KC Meyer
Ken and Alma Molinaro
Anthony and Dyan Natale
Steve and Trinette Neuerburg
Nick and Chrystie Prokopakis
Graham and Lyn Rutherford
Ness and Laila Salonga
Max and Stephanie Sieurac
Peter and Felicia Simon
Dan and Katie Stevens
Chris and Birgitt Vaughan
Eric and Kass Von der Mehden
Michael and Jessica Werle
Jay and Kathryn Wright
Wyatt and Kayla Zanardi
Note From Graham Rutherford, '77
As we prepare for the upcoming Trinity Magazine, please send me your interesting articles regarding what you've been up to or any major accomplishments of interest, both in your personal and/or professional lives. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Graham Rutherford, '77
Director Alumni Relations & Community Engagement