SC Newsletter

Several times a year the St. Charles alumni director produces and sends an e-mail feature called St. Charles Preparatory School News and Upcoming Events. Note: These links are not LIVE.

These contain many important announcements such as:  upcoming alumni events; upcoming school events; requests for biographical updates and photos from alumni for the Cardinal alumni magazine; updates on Campaign and Annual Fund initiatives to help provide financial aid to our neediest students.
If you would like to receive these special communications or be added to the mailing list, e-mail alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected]


Latest “E-dition”

St. Charles Preparatory School News & Upcoming Events: August 2017 Edition


We invite you to…

– Visit the St. Charles Website: to see news of upcoming events and photos from community activities already held!

– “Follow” St. Charles on Twitter at

– Visit our Facebook page at to see photos from alumni gathering in Cleveland, Chicago and Cincinnati, as well as from

other great events such as the 2017 baseball Hall of Fame Induction and ….

– Join “St. Charles Preparatory School Alumni” group (ALUMNI ONLY) on LinkedIn at 




Help St. Charles recognize and honor those graduates who have, and continue to, “Serve and Protect” us


In early fall, St. Charles will pay tribute to all those graduates, both living and deceased, who have “Served and Protected” us as a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces and/or as a “First Responder” (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement). Just about a week ago the school mailed out a letter to all its alumni for whom we have a mailing address (a little more than 4,000). Our goal is two-fold:


First, we need your help as we create a list of all ALUMNI, living or deceased, going all the way back to our first graduating class in 1927, who are presently, or have served in any of the following: the five branches of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard), as a police officer/in law enforcement, as a firefighter and/or EMS personnel. Are you one? Do you know of any classmates of yours   who served/currently serves? If so, we want to know so we can make sure their name is on this special list.


Second, we want to invite you, along with all other alumni (and spouses), especially “Those Who Have Served,” to a special afternoon ceremony and reception we are holding on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Also on hand to help us recognize and honor all those Carolians who have “Served” will be the St. Charles student body, faculty and staff. Included in the program will be a special presentation by Major Dan Rooney, an Air Force fighter pilot and the founder of the Folds of Freedom Foundation. If a service honoree wishes to do so, we would be proud if he attended in uniform. All are invited to a reception with refreshments and appetizers afterward.


In addition, the school will also be unveiling a permanent “Wall of Honor” listing all these men by name, class year and service. To be located along the northwest wall of the school’s main hallway, it is designed to be updated each year as more alumni join these ranks and as we learn of others whose names might be missing.


Some of you have already heard about our efforts and shared information about your service or that of a classmate.or even already signed up for the September 7th gathering.thank you! But we know there are more of you out there who we haven’t yet learned about.


So.are you a graduate who has served in one of these roles? Does/did your alumnus father, grandfather or son serve in the Armed Forces, in law enforcement, on a city’s firefighting force or with EMS? Do you know of a fellow St. Charles classmate who currently or previously served in one of these professions or a branch of the U.S. Military? If so, we want you to contact us – so that we can reach out to them to receive a special invitation to our September appreciation event. We also want you to join us to help honor these brave and loyal Carolians, many of whom insist that it was their honor to serve their country.


Please contact me, Louis J. Fabro ’83, at [email protected] or 614-252-9288 ext. 21 with alumni names for our “Wall of Honor” and what information you have on their service. We also hope to receive your RSVP to be there in person on September 7th!


Thank you for your help. and thank you to our Heroes!




the Cardinal alumni magazine wants to hear from YOU!!!


As you read this, alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 is working diligently on the Fall 2017 edition of the Cardinal magazine. For the magazine’s Alumni News and Alumni Notes sections, Louis would like to report on alumni retirements, degrees and honors earned, or other special items to share with the St. Charles Community. He also highly encourages submissions to include photos-but PLEASE NOTE: Photos taken on cellphones, no matter how great they look on your phone, computer display or Facebook post, are too small (in PIXELS) to reproduce in our publications-so please send me photos taken on digital cameras. Text and photo submissions can be sent to his e-mail address at  [email protected].





Check out the MAJOR EVENTS Coming Up!!!



Sign up today for the Annual Alumni Golf Outing on Sunday, September 24th at Clover Valley G.C. in Johnstown

Online Secure/Safe Registration and Payment!!! Open to anyone over the age of 18: Grads, former students, current parents, friends….

Make special plans to join us at this year’s annual St. Charles Alumni Golf Outing on Sunday, September 24th, at Clover Valley Golf Club in Johnstown (8644 Johnstown Alexandria Rd, Johnstown, OH, 43031 /   (740-966-5533).

This scramble event, sponsored by the St. Charles Alumni Association, begins with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. A $90 entry fee covers the round of golf, a cart, prizes, and a deluxe picnic dinner. We take reservations for both foursomes AND singles! Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up (first come, first served). Guests who do not wish to golf are still invited and encouraged to enjoy fellowship with friends afterward: $18 includes the dinner meal and camaraderie in the clubhouse.
Would you like to help sponsor the event?

!!!! At the event you can also advertise your business or honor your class by sponsoring one of the Open’s 18 holes for $100 each. Your information will appear on one of the 18″ x 12″ tee box signs that will be read by the players.
E-mail alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected] to sign up and/or to sponsor a hole.
We take reservations for both foursomes AND singles! Space is limited to 125 golfers, so don’t wait to sign up!

To make it easier we have provided two ways to register as a player or sponsor this year:

  1. Go directly to this dedicated & secure link:
  2. Players and sponsors can view, print, fill out and mail the online PDF form:


Let Louis know you intend to play/sponsor a hole …and then send it with a check [made payable to “St. Charles”] to: “St. Charles Prep. Attention: Louis Fabro ’83 2010 E. Broad St. Cols., OH 43209”


  1. Contact St. Charles Alumni Director Louis J. Fabro’83 at [email protected] to have him send you a form to return by mail with your payment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Louis if you have any questions. Don’t get shut out– Reserve your spot today! We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!





RSVP for the 2017 Combined Class Reunion Celebration (Sept. 1 & 2);

Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012


Securely register online for this year’s Combined Reunion Weekend Events at:   



Here are the details for the weekend activities:

Friday night, September 1st: The weekend’s Main Event: The All-Classes Stag “Beer-n-Brats” STAG gathering from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. The cost is $25 per person which includes refreshments and a picnic-style brats and burger dinner buffet. Around 7:00 p.m., Principal Jim Lower will give a “State of the School” update and class photos will be taken directly afterward from 7:30-7:50 p.m. Afterward, enjoy complimentary admission to the Cardinal’s home football game that night against Reynoldsburg at Walt Plank Field.

Saturday, September 2nd: There will be a morning family bike ride along the Alum Creek Bike Trail starting at 9:00 a.m. Participants will meet in the school’s Campus Theater parking lot beside the  “West Campus” brick gateway by 8:45 a.m. Thanks to the generosity of one of our alumni, we are able to provide a bicycle to any out-of-town traveler who wishes to participate in the group ride (Contact alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 directly at [email protected]  if you would like to take advantage of this lender program.).



Later in the afternoon on Saturday, alumni and guests can take a tour of the Main and new West Campus facilities from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. originating from the lobby of the Campus Theater. An All-Classes Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. in Mother of Mercy Chapel for alumni & guests. At this time we have no plans to get together Saturday evening for a private class event. We are centering all our focus on getting everyone to attend the Friday Night STAG.

Sunday, September 3rd: There are no official activities scheduled on this date by the school. The school’s annual St. Charles Alumni Golf Outing had been incorporated into the reunion weekend in recent years, but has been moved to later in the month (September 24th) this year. If you want to learn more about it, you are invited to visit:


Biographical Update: Regardless of your ability to attend the 2017 Combined Class Reunion Celebration, we hope you will provide us an update to share with others. A special online web address (also accessed from the Online Main RSVP page) has been created at  to use to complete this update conveniently and electronically. A hard-copy of the form and its questions are included in this mailing. You can also return the forms in the envelope provided or e-mail them to alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected]. Note: Louis would be most grateful and selfishly appreciate electronic responses as it takes a LONG time to decipher handwriting, compose lists into sentences and re-type 12 classes worth of hand-written forms.



Following Saturday’s Campus Tour and All-Classes Mass in Mother of Mercy Chapel, many classes have tentatively planned private weekend class functions:


Class of 1957: Classmates and guests will gather informally for cocktails and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at T.A.T Ristorante Di Familia [1210 S. James Rd, Columbus Oh 43227 614.236.1392]. Each will order individually from a limited menu and be billed on a separate tab, including charges from the bar.



Golf Anyone? Butch DeMatteis and a few other classmates are planning a round of golf, either Friday or Saturday morning. Tee times and course selection TBD. Interested? Please contact Butch if you wish to be included or for more details.




Class of 1962:  At this time the class has no plans to get together Saturday evening for a private class event. It is centering its focus on getting everyone to attend the Friday Night STAG.



Class of 1967: Classmates and guests will gather informally for cocktails and dinner at the Columbus Country Club [ 4831 East Broad Street  Columbus, OH 43213  Tel:  614.861.0800] from 6:30 to 11:30 for dinner and fellowship. Cost is $85 per person with a cash bar. Joe Rath is bringing a CD player so we request classmates bring old CDs they might have. Payment required in advance is $85 per person.


 Recording: In addition to the Friday night STAG, the class plans on meeting earlier in the evening to practice its singing for a recording to be made that night being planned by the St. Charles musical director, Rick Brunetto. Robert Miller is coordinating and sending out the music ahead of time. Friday night also the wives are planning a separate get together at a time and location to be determined.  Please contact Robert Miller for more information and to share your interest level.


 Golf Anyone? We would like to offer classmates the opportunity to play a round of golf either Friday or Saturday morning. Tee times and course selection TBD if enough guys wish to play. Interested? Please contact Robert Miller for more information and to share your interest level.


Brunch: Also, on Sunday morning, classmate Steve Mustard and his wife, Cathy, are hosting a bunch at their home in Canal Winchester to begin at 11:00 a.m. Please contact Steve to RSVP.


Class of 1972:  Classmates and guests will gather informally for cocktails and dinner at 6:00 at The Top Steakhouse [2891 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209-2614 / (614) 231-8238 /]. Everybody will be on their own dime. Each will order individually and be billed on a separate tab.



Golf Anyone? The class is offering the opportunity to play nine holes of golf early on Friday at Safari Golf Club [4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065 / (614) 645-3444 /]. Please contact Marion Smithberger if you are interested in playing.



Class of 1977: Classmates and guests will gather informally for cocktails and dinner at 6:00 p.m. at BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA in the Lennox Town Center near the Ohio State Campus [1803 Olentangy River Rd. Cols, OH 43212 /(614) 291-8210 /]. Everyone will order separately from the menu and be billed on separate tabs.




Class of 1982: Classmates and guests will gather informally for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, catered by Berwick Manor,  at 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Theater’s Cavello Center. The cost is $15 per person.




Class of 1987:  Classmates and guests will gather starting at 6:00 p.m. at a local establishment near and convenient to St. Charles. More info to come! Much like five years ago, we plan to keep it informal and have everyone pay their own way.




Class of 1992: Classmates and guests will gather at the home of a classmate in Blacklick for drinks and dinner catered by Berwick Manor. Cost per couple is $50 (singles $25) which will be contributed to a class gift toward The Frank R. Dury ’92 Endowment Scholarship Fund. Donations in amounts greater than that, including any from those unable to attend, are also greatly appreciated in support of the fund. Payment required in advance is $25 a person.




Class of 1997:  The class has reserved the Watershed Distillery [1145 Chesapeake Ave Columbus, OH  43221 / 614-357-1936 /] from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone will be on their own dime. For those who wish, we will continue the celebration and conversations at Watershed after 7:00 p.m.




Class of 2002: At this time the class has no plans to get together Saturday evening for a private class event. It is centering its focus on getting everyone to attend the Friday Night STAG.




Class of 2007: Classmates and guests will gather informally any time after 6:00 p.m. at Pins Mechanical Company [141 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215 / (614) 464-2255 /] Everyone will be on their own dime. Food trucks available, extensive craft beer selection, duckpin bowling, pinball, and more will be available.

 Disc Golf, Flag Football: In addition to the official activities earlier in the day Saturday before dinner, we are also offering the following: At 10:00 a.m. we will hold a Disc Golf Outing at Walnut Hill Disc Golf Course [6001 E. Livingston Ave, Cols., OH 43232]. If you do not have discs, we will make sure to have enough for everyone. Contact Phil Hanson t if you wish to play. At 1:00 p.m. there will be pick-up Football and/or Ultimate Frisbee at Wolfe Park (yes, the same as across Broad Street from St. Charles) – no need to RSVP, just show up ready to play.




Class of 2012: At this time the class has no plans to get together Saturday evening for a private class event. It is centering its focus on getting everyone to attend the Friday Night STAG.



If you have questions about any of these, please contact Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected]


Class Gift Program

Would you like to join your fellow classmates by participating in your class’ gift to support financial aid for needy students at St. Charles? This commitment towards your Class Gift will ALSO DOUBLES AS YOUR 2017-2018 St. Charles Annual Fund. You will not be asked to make good on pledges this fall. So please fill out your Pledge Card included in this mailing and return it with your check and other forms. If you wish to mail your gift/pledge card separately, please feel free to do so. Make your check out to “St. Charles Preparatory School” (Attn: Reunion) and mail it to 2010 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43209-1665

 Once again, to securely register online for this year’s Combined Reunion Weekend Events, visit:





Alumni Association Meeting on Thursday, August 17th


Alumni, we want you to become a member of our board and join the growing number of alumni getting involved with the St. Charles Alumni Association. Its next meeting will be on Thursday, August 17th,  at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Charles Student Services Center’s 2nd floor conference room. The group meets three times a year and sponsors the annual St. Charles Open alumni golf outing, Homecoming, Spaghetti Dinner and Father/Son Mass and Breakfast. Being a member of the group offers a great opportunity to share some of your time and talents with the St. Charles community. Snacks and beverages provided. Contact alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 if you’re interested in attending. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].


Upcoming School Dates of Importance

Mon-Fri., Aug. 7-11: College Application 101 Class
9:30 – Noon; 11:30-2:00 p.m.; Guidance Office

Sunday, August 13: Sunday Incoming Freshman Welcome,
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Walter Student Commons

Mon – Fri., Aug.14-18: College Application 101 Class
9:30-Noon; 11:30-2:00 p.m.; Guidance Office

Wednesday, August 16: Senior/Junior textbook pick-up.
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Room 306.

Thursday, August 17: Sophomore/Freshman textbook pick-up.
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Room 306.

Monday and Tuesday, August 21-22: Opening Faculty Meetings

Tuesday, August 22: Faculty and Senior cookout; Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23: First Day of School

Thursday, August 24: School Pictures, All Grades
(Students wear ties for pictures.)

Friday, August 25: Opening School Mass, 8:40 a.m.

Saturday, August 26: New Parent Orientation;
10:00 a.m., Campus Theater

Wednesday, August 30: Senior College Planning Night,7:00 p.m.,
Walter Student Commons

Monday, September 4: Labor Day. No class

Tuesday, September 5: Parent Night, 7:00 p.m., Academic Building



Supporting St. Charles is Easy and Safe using Online Giving

Making a gift of support to St. Charles has never been easier or more convenient. Just visit the school’s webpage at Select “Make A Gift” from the Homepage’s Main Menu and click on “Make A Gift Online.” (The school uses NetworkSolutions to provide a SafeSiteT to protect your personal credit card information!)

You have the ability to designate the specific way you would like your gift to be used: The Alumni or Parents Annual Funds (for scholarships and school operations), Cardinal Scholarship Walk, St. Charles Building Fund, to augment a current endowment, for faculty retention or for Principal Lower to put toward the school’s “Area of Greatest Need.”




Keeping the St. Charles database current

Please help us keep the school’s database as accurate as possible by contacting the Alumni and Development Office with any changes to your home address, e-mail address, and home/work phone numbers. You can E-mail changes to [email protected] or call Louis at 614-252-9288 ext. 21.




Privacy Notice

Our privacy policy states that St. Charles Preparatory School does not sell, share, or distribute the names and/or contact information of alumni, parents, or benefactors. Information is only provided to classmates trying to contact other members of their graduating class for things like reunions, sharing news, or saying “hello.”