St. Mary of the Springs Academy Alumnae Association Annual Luncheon Held 4/13

St. Charles was honored to have the alumnae of St. Mary of the Springs gather on our campus on April 13th. They include so many of the special grandmothers, mothers, wives and supporters of our own St. Charles graduates and students!

To see more than 40 photos from the event on the St. Charles Facebook page, click HERE.

(Above) Alumnae from the Class of 1963

(Above) 2019 Erskine Award Honoree, Norma Altman Johanni ’59 (center), with her sisters, Karen Altman Lacher ’61 (right) and Victoria Altman Chinnock ’66.

The gathering of nearly 100 ladies, included a social hour of Mimosas and camaraderie. That was followed by a plated meal, served by Berwick Manor, which included a tossed salad with fresh baked rolls, Chicken Marsala over Vegetable Risotto and a selection of delicious desserts. The event honored those in the Reunion Classes of 1934, 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964, both living and deceased.

Our sincere appreciation and congratulations goes out to Class of 1959 alumna, Norma Altman Johanni, who was recognized as the “2019 Erskine Award Honoree” for a lifetime of service to her alma mater, Church and the Central Ohio community.

Professional storyteller, Julie O’Keefe McGhee ’56, who recently presented “Our Place of Springs with Deep Roots and Wide Influence – The Story of St. Mary of the Springs Academy” at the Catholic Records Society meeting in March, shared some school history.

Ann McKinnon Seren ’57 displayed a wonderful collection of memorabilia, spanning the school’s lifetime, taken from the collection she has helped assemble for a “St. Mary of the Springs” Room” at the Jubilee Museum located at the former Holy Family School.

Thanks to the St. Mary of the Springs Alumnae Association and all those who helped coordinate the event: (Board Officers) President Kathleen Ryan Paolini ’61; 1st Vice President, Rose Tonti Deffet ’55; Treasurer, Patricia Ryan, Ph.D. ’63; Recording Secretary, Linda Cianelli Younkin ’63; Corresponding Secretary, Margaret Fauth ’48; Advisors Barbara Murphy ’61 and Norma Altman Johanni ’59; and Moderator, Sister Carolyn Thurn, O.P. ’55.


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