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Feel the Zeal: Lasallian Days 2015

Can you believe it is nearing the end of January? Where did the time go?

One of the biggest intentions for the Midwest District Office was to be present to our family, friends, alumni, and Brothers around the country. We kicked off our season in Stevens Point, WI and zipped around the Midwest to Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Memphis.

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We are geared up to visit the Southwest, the West Coast, and the Sunshine State.

Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, Visitor/Provincial of the Midwest District, will be in San Diego, Sarasota, and Naples. Brother Thomas Johnson, FSC Former Vicar General for the Brothers worldwide and current Novitiate Director for our region will be in Tucson and Phoenix.

Both of these men walk with our Brothers through the many stages of their life and serve as a witness to their faith.

This invitation is extended to anyone who is a fan of the Christian Brothers and the work that Lasallians carry out across the country. We sincerely hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! For a complete list of our 2015 events, please click here.

2015 Lasallian Days: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Lasallian Day Tucson
Thunder Canyon Brewery and Restaurant-Downtown
220 E Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85701
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Click here to RSVP

Thursday, February 19, 2015: Lasallian Day Phoenix
The Westin-Kierland Resort and Spa
The Brittlebush Room
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Click here to RSVP

Friday, February 20, 2015: Lasallian Day San Diego
The Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden
4095 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Lasallian Day Naples
The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
The Chokoloskee Room
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard
Naples, FL 34102
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Click here to RSVP 

Thursday, March 5, 2015: Lasallian Day Sarasota
Libby’s Cafe + Bar
1917 S. Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
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For more information  or questions about the events, please email mdavison@cbmidwest.org. 

We can’t wait to be with you-“together & by association.”

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Second Annual Lasallian Day Memphis

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Memphis Botanic Garden, over 85 of our friends, alumni, and Brothers from the Memphis area gathered for lunch and an update from the Midwest District.

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The program included a presentation by Brother Larry Schatz, Visitor/Provincial of the Midwest District. He spoke about different areas of vitality and importance for the Brothers in the Midwest and internationally.

Brother Larry during his presentation at Lasallian Day Memphis

Brother Larry during his presentation at Lasallian Day Memphis

I think that one of the assumptions about working in the Midwest District Office is that you think folks outside of the office know about statistics, ministries, or the varied populations that our Brothers and lay partners serve.

It’s always great to hear a guest say, “Oh, I had no idea!” Memphis was like that (Brother Larry is also a great speaker-teacher voice, included).

Daniel Salvaggio, Principal of De La Salle at Blessed Sacrament speaking

Daniel Salvaggio, Principal of De La Salle at Blessed Sacrament speaking

Everyone enjoyed a buffet lunch catered by Fratelli’s Fine Catering and we closed the Lasallian Day with updates from each of our local ministries. We had Dan Salvaggio from De La Salle at Blessed Sacrament, Nancy Lanigan and her colleagues from Christian Brothers High School, and Stephen Kirkpatrick from Christian Brothers University finish it off. Brother Francisco Martin even spoke up about the high school exchange between CBHS and students from his home country. His excitement was mirrored through the entire room!

It was a great trip to Memphis, from the hospitality to the geniality we received from AFSC’s, loyal donors, friends, alums, and colleagues. We can’t wait to be back in Memphis and it was a great way to close out the fall lineup of Lasallian Days!

Brother Larry Schatz, Visitor/Provincial, Matthew Kotek (Contact) CBU, and Rob Cummings, Chief Development Officer for the Midwest District.

Brother Larry Schatz, Visitor/Provincial, Matthew Kotek (Contact) CBU, and Rob Cummings, Chief Development Officer for the Midwest District.

The spring brings us to warmer climates, from San Diego all the way to Naples. If you are wintering anywhere around the country, let us know-we’d love to see you!

Sincerely,
Megan Davison, Assistant Director for Development

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