December 2018 

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE GRIFFIN
ALUMNI & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS PARTY


2018-2019 DONOVAN CATHOLIC ANNUAL APPEAL


Our goal for the Annual Appeal is to support and sustain Donovan Catholic for both today and into the future. Gifts to the Annual Appeal provide scholarships, increase support of our faculty, and enrich our curriculum.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

TEXT
4DONOVAN to 77948

 

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www.donovancatholic.org/giving

 

Click here to see a list of scholarships.



Donovan Catholic will host the Griffin Hall of Fame dinner in May of 2019. To nominate a worthy SJHS or MDHS candidate for the Hall of Fame, please review the criteria listed on this linked form, complete the form and submit your nomination before December 31, 2018.

 

Hope to see you at the Griffin Hall of Fame Dinner in May.

 

ATTENTION ALL MONSIGNOR DONOVAN/DCHS THEATRE ALUMNI


In honor of our beloved theatre director Karin Krenek, we will be showcasing all of her alumni and current students in a benefit performance called "Karin's Follies".  The performance will take place on December 30, 2018,
at 2 p.m. in the Gepp Gymnasium.  All proceeds from this event
will benefit the Karin Krenek Scholarship Fund.


 If you are interested in being a part of this special day, please use this link & fill out the form as soon as possible. We will be following up with specific details soon.

 
 

A special shirt will be available on our Farro's online store to commemorate this event. The front of the shirt will display the logos from all of the productions that Mrs. Krenek directed. The back of the shirt will have, in Karin's handwriting, her very special message to all of her beloved students, "You are valued, you are cherished, you are loved. Always, loved." All participants in the show will be asked to purchase a shirt. Please consider purchasing this special shirt even if you cannot participate in the event. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship. See link below. We are looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Farro's Online Store for Donovan Catholic Performing Arts
 

  

     

 

*** Performing Arts Mega 50/50 Cash Raffle ***
Maximum Prize is $7500
Tickets are $5 each, $25 for a book

Ticket books are available by contacting the Main Office at
 (732) 349-8801 x2401.
 All proceeds benefit the band, choir and theatre departments at
Donovan Catholic High School. Drawing will be held at Karin’s Follies on 12/30.

 

 

REHEARSALS FOR KARIN’S FOLLIES

Two dates left for Karin’s Follies Rehearsal….December 22nd from 12 -2 p.m. & December 29th from 12 -3p.m.  All theatre alumni are welcome to participate.
(text @karinsfo to 81010 for more information).

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL SUCCESS

Congratulations to our amazingly talented cast and crew of A Christmas Carol.  Ninety four of our students worked in front of and behind the stage to help bring this Dickens Classic to life and started the holiday season off right! The Cast and Crew would like to congratulate Michael Krenek '04, on his Donovan Catholic directorial debut, who along with his brother, Christian Krenek '08, adapted the script and made it a show to remember. Special shout outs go to Mr. Frazee, Mr. Hrycenko, Mrs. Crescenz and our talented crew for the beautiful sets, backdrops and costumes that made the show a visual spectacular.

 

 

ALUMNI VISIT US FOR "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

Alumni came home to Donovan to support Mr. Krenek and the Performing Arts Program at our wonderful performance of A Christmas Carol!

 

 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS


JANINA TALAMAYAN - CLASS OF 2015

Janina Talamayan (C'15) is the St. John Paul II Fellow for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. As a fellow, Janina attends meetings & reports back to the Vatican. She has been assigned to the Second Committee of the General Assembly. This body is known as the Economic and Financial Committee of the UN. The main focus of the Second Committee is the Sustainable Development Goals, which are part of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint to achieve a better & more sustainable future for all, particularly focusing on a country's infrastructure. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace & justice. DONOVAN PROUD of Janina!!


HUNTER CALVETTO - CLASS OF 2016

Hunter Calvetto, a junior a Georgian Court University, was presented with this beautiful trophy for his work as an orientation leader for GCU new students. Congratulations, Hunter!



 

 


J.D. WILSON  
CLASS OF 2001

J.D. Wilson (Lead U founder) was interviewed by Inez Barberio of Core Growth Strategies.  Hear how J.D. and Lead U incorporates mindfulness into their Empowerment Experiences! 
Check out the interview here:
https://youtu.be/dC7IVoQCJHQ 

To learn more, visit our website:
www.leaduthere.com

 

 

 

GRIFFIN ALUMNI NATION


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REUNION PLANNING & DATES


The Class of 1999 is working on their 20th Class Reunion. A June 2019 date is in the works!  Contact Christene Martin to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (christeneamartin@gmail.com).

The Class of 1979 is forming a committee to plan their 40th Class Reunion. Contact Dennis Smith to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (deno1565@yahoo.com).

The Class of 1969 is beginning to take the initial steps in organizing a 50th Class Reunion. Contact Joseph O’Hara to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (ohara2703@gmail.com).

Kindly email any upcoming reunion dates to the Office of Advancement/Alumni Relations. We will be happy to supply classmate contact information from our alumni database for your reunion planning: alumni@donovancatholic.org https://www.donovancatholic.org/alumni

 

 WE NEED YOUR CURRENT CONTACT INFO

Please visit www.donovancatholic.org, use the “Alumni” option & “Login” to our online community to update your info.  We are diligently working to create an up-to-date and accurate database of all past & present Griffins. Please assist us by asking your fellow Griffins to update their info online or email alumni@donovancatholic.org
with changes.


 

Visit Donovan’s Den Online Store for your Griffin Gear.

We’ll ship to your front door!

LOTS OF NEW ITEMS
FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

   


Check us out online!!

https://www.donovancatholic.org/den

 

 



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