Connections

Connections is a monthly newsletter sent via email to Regis Jesuit High School alumni and friends. Its purpose is to keep alumni informed in a timely, organized manner without cluttering up the inbox. Please contact the Director of Alumni Relations, Paul Miller '04 at 303.269.8047 or pmiller@regisjesuit.com with any suggestions.

 
April 2017
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS - PAUL MILLER '04
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Hey all,

Short and sweet this month with a lot of info below. One of the most common requests I receive from alumni is about networking. We are finally beginning to address this and I could use your help so we can make it as beneficial as possible for you. Because so many of our alums are on LinkedIn, it makes sense to take advantage of their platform. 

You can help us tremendously by completing three quick steps:

  1. Add Regis Jesuit High School to your Linkedin profile under education.
  2. Follow the Regis Jesuit High School company page, which will keep you up-to-date on school-related information such as job openings, upcoming networking events, etc. 
  3. Join the Regis Jesuit High School group and post about any job openings, internships, etc. that are available at your place of business. Or if you can help out another alum, please comment on any job or school-related inquiries as they are listed. 

We are also in the process of updating our Online Directory, which all alums have access to if you have an account on our website. We are currently using a third-party company to help us revitalize our database so our online alumni directory is more reliable. Thanks for your help with this and stay tuned for more updates. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming alumni events that you can read more about below!

Your friend,

Paul Miller '04
Director of Alumni Relations

ALUMNI PHONATHON—THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING THE CALL!

Over the past few weeks, Regis Jesuit High School held its annual Alumni Phonathon. Current students volunteered to make thousands of phone calls to our illustrious alumni, requesting support for the Alumni Class Scholarship.

Thank you to the 131 alumni who answered the call of support. To date, we have raised $5275 with more than $10,930 in additional pledges still outstanding.

For those of who we weren’t able to reach, we’re sorry we missed you. We still need your help in order to meet the need for our Financial Aid Program this year! Your financial support ensures that we can continue to provide a quality Regis Jesuit education—one that you know and cherish—to students of all backgrounds.

The easiest way to support your alma mater is by joining The Raider Club! For a minimum contribution of only $2.99/month (or more), you'll receive a Regis Jesuit alumni quarter-zip sweatshirt, a 2017-18 sports/events pass and a RJ pennant. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Alumni Class Scholarship. Join today!

Every gift counts. Last year, gifts of $100 or less provided more than $150,000 for financial aid.

UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS

ALUMNI POKER TOURNAMENT—FRIDAY, MAY 12
Don't miss out on the eighth annual RJ Alumni Poker Tournament at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church at 6:00 pm. A $50 entry fee includes your poker seat, dinner, beer/wine and soda pop. There will be unlimited $20 re-buys for the first hour. NEW THIS YEAR: If you are a member of The Raider Club, you will receive an extra $1000 in chips! Who will join Chuck Adler '77, Jason Kazin '97, Mike Beatty '98, Sam Dwyer '91, David Tepoorten ’86, Steve Bertollt ’74 and last year’s champion Steve Tomasek ’98 in Regis Jesuit poker lore. Register online at www.regisjesuit.com/alumnipokertournament.

THE RUDY GOLF TOURNAMENT—MONDAY, JUNE 5
The Rudy logoPlease be sure to save the date for The Rudy Golf Tournament, which will take place on Monday, June 5 at Saddle Rock Golf Course. Now in its 16th year, this popular golf tournament memorializes beloved teacher and coach Rudy Brada. Each year, it’s enjoyed by alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends as a great way to socialize in support of Regis Jesuit. Ways you can get involved:

  • Register as an Individual Golfer or a Foursome
    The cost to play is $125 per person and $500 per foursome (if paid by May 13). Registration includes: greens fee, cart, range balls, contests, prizes, tee gifts and dinner. Register here.

  • Register as a Tournament Sponsor
    One of the most affordable golf tournament sponsorships in town! For $1000, your sponsorship includes a foursome, dinner, recognition in all publicity, recognition at the registration table, and hole recognition and more. If you are not a golfer, but are still interested in promoting your business, you can do so for $500. Register here.

RAIDERS REUNION 2017
Raiders Reunion 2017Date TBA - Homecoming Weekend 2017 | Regis Jesuit High School
This year's Raiders Reunion will celebrate the reunion classes of '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07 and our Golden Grads—those who have graduated 50 or more years ago. There will be activities Friday and Saturday. We are in need of class reps to help gather their class! If you're interested in helping, please contact Paul Miller '04. Stay tuned for more details to be announced soon!
LARK 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | The Plaza at the Denver Mart

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP US PREPARE FOR REGIS JESUIT'S BIGGEST EVENT!

ONLINE AUCTION—TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BID!
Support Regis Jesuit before LARK by bidding and winning during the eighth annual LARK Online Auction! You can bid on scores of fabulous items and experiences all from the comfort of your home or office.

The Online Auction ENDS TODAY, April 19 at 5:00 pm. Anyone can bid so even if you can't attend the event you can support Regis Jesuit students by participating online! New items have been added daily so be sure to check back if you haven't already! Highlighted items include: vacation properties, orthodontic and dental packages, health and beauty packages, libations, electronics, sports items, RJ gear, jewelry, a highly-anticipated Woodford Reserve bourbon tasting at Haven in the Pines and more! Remember that all proceeds support our Financial Aid Program and operating expenses at the school.

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS EXTENDED—APRIL 24
antLARKtica sets sail next Saturday, April 29 at the Plaza at the Denver Mart. Have you bought your tickets yet? If you don’t want to be left out, act now and purchase tickets! DON'T HAVE OTHERS TO FILL A TABLE FOR LARK? Don't worry! We will be sure to place you with fellow alumni. If you have one or two couples that you'd like to sit with, please be sure to indicate that when you purchase tickets. For alumni from the classes of 2000-13 who wish to attend LARK for the first time, we are offering $100/person tickets. Limited quantities available, first-come, first-served.

SUPPORT THE CHARLIE SAULINO SCHOLARSHIP 
We are so grateful for Charlie's commitment to the mission of Regis Jesuit and to express our appreciation by honoring him with this year’s LARK Paddle Raiser supporting the Charlie Saulino Scholarship.

Be sure to raise your paddles high during the LARK Special Appeal!

If you cannot attend LARK, but would like to make a gift in honor of Charlie, you may do so online. 

LIVE AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

Get your friends together to plan on bidding on our unique, once-in-a-lifetime items, trips and experiences!

WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON TASTING AT HAVEN IN THE PINES
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the craftsmanship behind America’s whiskey? This special evening allows you to expand your bourbon knowledge while also enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres, the exquisite setting of Haven in the Pines and most importantly, the Regis Jesuit community. An expert bourbon ambassador will introduce you to the subtle notes of Woodford Reserve bourbon while you enjoy food and fellowship with Regis Jesuit families. This adults-only evening will take place at Haven in the Pines in Castle Rock on September 21, 2017 and is limited to 60 guests, so act quickly to secure your spot!
Details: $100 per person
Donors: Brown-Forman and Breakthru Beverage and John & Angela Schmidt

SOUL2SOUL WITH FAITH HILL & TIM MCGRAW
Nobody sings about love like country superstars Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - take your sweetie and another couple out for a double-date filled with country romance! Let us take care of the details, including SUV transportation provided by Euphorical Transportation, dinner and drinks at Venice Ristorante. After dining, let your driver drop you directly at the Pepsi Center (no parking hassle for you!) and slide on into your exceptional seats to get ready for the First Couple of Country’s greatest hits, such as This Kiss, Just to See You Smile and their new duet Keep Your Eyes on Me. After the show, relax in comfort while your driver navigates the Pepsi Center parking lot and deposits you safely at home.
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
Seats: Section GGG (Floor), Row 6, seats 3,4,5,6
Donors: Venice Ristorante and Euphorical Transportation 

FR. TOM ROCHFORD, SJ ’64 ORIGINAL PAINTING
Regis Jesuit is lucky to have so many talented members of our community - you have an opportunity to celebrate that talent with a painting by our very own Chaplain, Fr. Tom Rochford, SJ ’64. This exquisite landscape depicts a creek flowing around a large bluff in southern Missouri during the fall season. The painting is about 40" x 30” and is certain to be a focal point of any room!
Donor:  Fr. Tom Rochford, SJ ’64

GOLF WITH COACH SHANAHAN AT COLORADO GOLF CLUB
Not only will you and two of your friends enjoy hitting the links at the beautiful Colorado Golf Club in Parker, but you will be joined by former Broncos Head Coach, Mike Shanahan. Your foursome will tee off with caddies and all the luxury CGC has to offer and enjoy a day on their award-winning par-72 course. After golf, you can replay your day over dinner and drinks.
Considerations: Arrangements must be made through Advancement Office; must adhere to Colorado Golf Club course rules and regulations
Donors: Colorado Golf Club and the Manoogian Family

SUITE LIFE AT THE ROCKIES
Enjoy watching the Colorado Rockies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers from the comfort of the Coca-Cola suite on May 11. You and 14 of your nearest and dearest will be joined by Regis Jesuit President David Card ’87 and his wife, Janalee Chmel, to see the Rockies battle one of their fiercest NL West Rivals.
Package Includes: Coors Field suite for up to 17; non-alcoholic beverages provided by Coca-Cola; $300 Coors Field gift card; two parking passes
Date: May 11, 2017, 6:40 pm
Donors: Coca-Cola, with thanks to Michelle & Chris Gayle 

PERFECT PAIRINGS AT THE DUNCANS'
What better way to spend the evening than enjoying perfectly paired wine and food! Join Mike and Renee Duncan, partners of Silver Oak Cellars of Napa Valley, California and the Diamond Tail Ranch in Jelm, Wyoming, at their lovely Greenwood Village home for dinner and drinks. This includes a tasting of some of the best wines Silver Oak and Twomey have to offer and a spectacular Diamond Tail bison dinner for 14 guests. The evening will commence with cocktails around the pool (weather permitting) and will be enhanced by splendid art and friendly conversation with your hosts and each couple will leave with a bottle of current vintage Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon.
Date: To be agreed upon by the winning bidder and the Duncans to take place prior to the end of October 2017.
Donors: Mike & Renee Duncan

Look for more sneak peeks of the amazing items up for bid during this year’s Live Auction over the next week!

SHORT TAKES

SPRING JAZZ NIGHT—TONIGHT!
Join us as the Steele Center is transformed into a jazz café for this year’s spring Jazz Night. Four groups make for a hot ticket—the student Jazz Combo and Advanced Jazz Ensemble, along with an Alumni Combo and the acclaimed Timber & the Saps, featuring the original compositions of RJ music director, Tim Sauer ’06. Music starts at 7:00 pm. Enjoy light refreshments after you listen to these talented musicians. Need more information, contact Tim Sauer ’06 at tsauer@regisjesuit.com

DOES SCIENCE NEED FAITH? A PRESENTATION BY BR. GUY CONSOLMAGNO, SJ—APRIL 20
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is the Director of the Vatican Observatory; winner of Carl Sagan Medal for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences; and writer of hundreds of scientific articles and a number of popular books including Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? and Turn Left at Orion.
All Regis Jesuit parents, community members, alumni, neighbors and friends are welcome to attend Br. Guy’s presentation and Q&A on April 20 at 7:00 pm in The Z Theatre. Br. Guy’s talk follows a day of student seminars and an all-school assembly. We are thrilled that he has given his time to the RJ community in this evening session. You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to hear him speak!

SUPPORT JUSTIN MARKEL ’17 AS HE SUPPORTS BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
On Saturday, April 22, for the second year in a row, Justin Markel ’17 will attempt to golf 72 holes at Ballyneal Golf Club in support of Boys Hope Girls Hope. Justin is accepting pledges for each hole he golfs, with a goal of exceeding the $12,000 he raised last year. To sponsor Justin’s ambitious and generous efforts, visit his Golf-a-thon page on the Colorado Gives website. Donations accepted both before and after Saturday's event. Way to be a Man with and fore Others, Justin!

RJ THEATRE PRESENTS THE SCOTTISH PLAY—APRIL 27 & 28
RJ Theatre is excited to present Shakespeare’s Macbeth this spring. Directed, produced and performed exclusively by students, this classic will be presented outdoors two evenings only: Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28. The show will be a walking tour around the campus and will begin at 4:30 pm in front of the St. John Francis Regis statue. Tickets are $5.00 each, cash only sold on performance days at the door. Each performance will be limited to 50 tickets. Audience members must be able to walk as the show will be performed in multiple locations around the campus. The show will go on rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. More information: boxoffice@regisjesuit.com

SEND IN YOUR CLASS NOTES & RAIDER JOURNEY PHOTOS
Don't let your fellow classmates down. Send in your class notes updating the community on your new job, spouse, baby, etc. for the winter issue of The Raider magazine. Send notes with a picture (resolution of 300 dpi or better) to alumnioffice@regisjesuit.com. Also, please send in your Raider Journey photos (resolution of 300 dpi or better) to communications@regisjesuit.com. Learn more about the Raider Journeys feature and what kinds of photos we are looking for at www.regisjesuit.com/TheRaider.

BUY 2017 ROCKIES TICKETS AND SUPPORT REGIS JESUIT!
We have tickets for a wide range of Colorado Rockies games for purchase by any member of the RJ community. All monies raised from ticket sales will be used to support annual needs. Seats can be purchased for individual games throughout the season, with a minimum purchase of two and a maximum of four tickets per game. Tickets will be sold at face value–pricing is between $31 and $49 a ticket, depending on the game. Seats are located in Section 120; Row 11; Seats 11-14 (on the aisle). One “Lot A” parking pass is also available for each game for an additional $15. To reserve your seats or for more information, contact the Advancement Office at advancementoffice@regisjesuit.com or 303.269.8029.

RJ DAY FOR OTHERS SAVE THE DATE—SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
RJ Day for Others is designed to bring the multiple facets of the community of Regis Jesuit High School—students, alumni, parents, faculty, friends—together in the shared experience of prayer and service to the people of God in the Denver area. More than 1000 people joined us for the sixth annual event in September 2016—the largest service event ever sponsored by the school in its 140-year history! Save the date for the Sixth Annual RJ Day for Others—September 9, 2017! Registration will open in August. For more information on the event visit www.regisjesuit.com/dayforothers.

RJ DAY FOR OTHERS—ALUMNI SATELLITE EVENTS
Over the history of RJ Day for Others, we had multiple satellite service events coordinated by our alumni taking place around the country. We would like to grow that number for this year. If you are interested in coordinating a satellite service site for 2017 in your city, contact the Alumni Office. We would love for some of our young alums, who participated in DFO while they were at RJ, to coordinate events in their college towns.

#GREATRAIDER CLASS NOTES

Douglas Tisdale '94 and his wife Bethany welcomed their first child, daughter Alexandra Noelle, on March 22, 2017.

Hot off the press! Check out Aaron Perry’s ’95 book Y on Earth at www.yonearth.world. The book explores interconnected topics of sustainability, health and well-being in a grounded framework of economics and ecology. Graduates embarking on their advanced education and career journeys will discover how individual empowerment and responsibility are coupled with the exciting frontiers of technology, science, and the humanities. Grounded in the values of “service to others” taught at Regis Jesuit, Perry says that “my high school experience, with its emphasis on spirituality, social justice, and care for our common home, is the foundation from which I have built my career in social and environmental entrepreneurship.” 

On Tuesday, April 18 the Alumni Mentorship Series hosted David Cooper '10, Senior Engineer at EDGILE INC. Students had the opportunity to learn more the area of cyber security and data privacy.

Congrats to Evan Batten '12 who took down this year's March Madness RJ Alumni Tournament Challenge!

Justine Hall '14 competed in the NCAA Elite 8 for Oregon basketball.

David Peterson '14 is making his mark on the collegiate baseball landscape. Read more in a recent Denver Post article.

Did you get married, receive an award, meet up with fellow RJ alumni? Let us know by emailing your class note to alumnioffice@regisjesuit.com. Stay up to date with the latest #GreatRaider happenings on our Alumni Facebook and Twitter pages. 

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