Dear Fellow Alumni,
As the calendar year is turns over (thank goodness) I wanted to take this opportunity to bring several alumni projects that will take place in 2021 to your attention. We hope that you will participate in one, two, three or all of these alumni activities!
HawkTalk – Everyone gets a “day-off” from your assigned HawkTalk reading this week! Thank you to all of those alumni that have shared their stories with us. Maybe one day you can share your story! HawkTalk will resume next week.
O’Hara Celebrates It’s 60th year of being open – COHS opened its doors in September 1961. September 2021 will mark the 60th anniversary of O’Hara’s opening! We welcome any O’Hara alumni to help out with planning events and activities that would help us mark this milestone. Contact Renee Orr or Dave Lovering if you’d like to help! (See contact information for Renee and Dave below.)
History of Cardinal O’Hara – One thing we would like to do to commemorate O’Hara’s 60th anniversary is to create an oral history book of our alma mater as told through the eyes of its alumni. We are asking all alumni to contribute to this book! Please consider submitting a memory or two of a special event, teacher, friend, occasion or something that was important to you. You might also write about what O’Hara meant to you. Please take a few minutes to submit your memory to me via email. Try not to exceed 180 -200 words. This will be a year-long project!
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Back in November of 2019, the COHS Hall of Fame Selection Committee chose a very strong 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Class.
Because of COVID, we have had to reschedule that event several times. We have our fingers crossed that our new date, Saturday, October 2, 2021, is going to work!
This event is open to the public and is an opportune time to see old classmates and honor these very deserving people. More details to follow!
O’Hara Today (Winter Magazine) – Our bi-annual magazine, O’Hara Today, will be sent to your homes this winter. We are re-instituting the “Announcements” section of O’Hara Today. Announcements are about alumni only! Announcement topics may include marriage, births, career advancement, milestones, travel or a noteworthy event. Send the information to Renee Orr or Dave Lovering. Feel free to include a photo. If you are aware of the death of an alumni, please let us know. We do our best to keep up with these things but we rely on you to keep us updated. Thank you!
O’Hara Video – An old box of 40 or so reel-to-reel film canisters was recently found in a storage closet at COHS. The box contained footage of O’Hara football and men’s basketball games from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. I am in the process of digitizing these films so that we might all be able to watch them on YouTube or via Zoom, or some other platform. At the same time, I would like to create a library of videos that would also include women’s teams theatrical productions and music concerts that O’Hara for which O’Hara is renowned. If any of you have film of O’Hara events, please contact me! Just so you know, we will not keep your videos! We would like to copy them so they can be shared with all alumni. Thank you!!
Dave Lovering: email@example.com
Renee Orr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading the Alumni Newsletter and HawkTalk!
Happy New Year! Go Hawks!
Dave Lovering ‘74
Alumni Relations Coordinator