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St. Vincent de Paul Men’s Club
President: Mike Strain Vice-President: Chris Kiehn
Secretary: Tom McCarville Treasurer: Rick Gandolfo
The SVdP Men’s Club is for all men who are parishioners or have children in St. Vincent De Paul School. Whether single, married, with children, without children, young or old—you are welcome. This is not just a St. Vincent de Paul School Fathers Club, but truly a parish and school Men's Club that’s over 200 men strong.
The SVdP Men’s Club has three primary aspects—social, charitable and fundraising—and at all times having fun! The social aspect is all about creating community and camaraderie among members of the SVdP parish and school. The Men's Club holds three dinner meetings each year where the membership gets together to eat, drink, talk, do a little Men’s Club business—and just plain have a great time. These dinners are FREE for Men's Club members.
You will find several generations of men at each Men’s Club dinner meeting including dads of students for virtually every SVdP School grade and men you see every Sunday at church—so you are guaranteed to be with other men you have much in common with. You can bet you will find yourself among familiar and friendly faces.
Charitable Fund Raising
The Men's Club runs several events each year to raise funds both to improve the school many of our children attend and help the parish. Some of the Men's Club sponsored events include:
• Parish Picnic (third Saturday in September)
• Thanksgiving Breakfast (Thanksgiving Day after 9:15 AM Mass)
• Cioppino Dinner (last Saturday in January)
• Spring Breakfast (Sunday in late April after 10 AM mass)
• Viking Golf Tournament (second Friday in May)
You can contribute to the parish and the school by joining the Men's Club and attending or helping with these events.
Members with children in SVdP School can get School Service Hours by volunteering to work these events.
Are you sold on the Men's Club yet?
You can join the Men's Club by attending the next general meeting or you can just send in $55 for your yearly membership dues to SVdP Men's Club,
c/o Jim Quanci, 315 Avila Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (make checks out to “SVdP Men's Club”). If you are a Senior, 65 or older, Men's Club dues are just $30 per year.
Are you too busy?
Maybe you live far away and cannot make it to the dinners, maybe you work evenings, or maybe you have a demanding job.
You can still show support for the Men’s Club charitable and fund-raising efforts by sending in $45 and being a Supporting Member of the Men's Club— though we would really love to see and get to know you at one of the dinner meetings.
If you have any questions about joining, or participating in the SVdP Men's Club, drop us an e-mail. We would love to talk to you. Click here to e-mail us.
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(l-r)Foursome for the Golf Tournament 2013
The barbeque crew from the Mens Club at the Parish Picnic, August 2013
The Mens Club presented a new flag for assemblies to the school;
(l-r) Aaron Barnes, Vice-President; Nancy Barrett, Marguerite Pini,
Co-Principals; Ron Sebahar, President