Dads' Club

 

Sign up for Christmas Tree Sales!!!

All Dads!

It’s time again for the Biggest Fundraiser of the Year for Dads Club!!  The Christmas Tree sales are almost here and we need all dads to sign up and take a shift or two to help make this the success we depend on!

For those of you who may not know or have done this in the past, this is FUN, EASY, and a GREAT way to meet and spend time with other Dads from the school!  We have about 150 fresh cut Michigan grown Christmas trees to sell to the community, and our holiday tree lot is right at the church parking lot. We just need some volunteers to spend a little time out there helping people find the perfect tree!

We always have a fire barrel to keep everybody warm, we have satellite TV (no joke!), and snacks and beverages at all times!  Seriously… spending time outside doesn’t get any more “civilized” than this…

Click the link below and pick your time slot today!  I guarantee once you do it once you will want to do another shift!

Click here to sign up NOW!!

http://signup.com/go/yjACHiV

No account or password is needed, just fill in your info for your time slot and show up!  Easy!

Take a moment now to sign up to make sure the Dad’s Club gets everyone the perfect tree this year!!

Thank you,
Matt

Dads’ Club Facebook Page

If you are a member of Facebook please check out the page and Like it! We will be posting Club information and event photos! Also feel free to share it out with other Dads from St. Pats.

You can find our Facebook page here -> https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Patrick-School-Dads-Club/788362684606746
If you have any questions regarding the club or our events, please contact the Dads’ Club President, Frank Law at flaw13@gmail.com.

 

Dads’ Club Calendar:

  • Nov 9th – Joint Moms’ and Dads’ Clubs Meeting
  • December Christmas Tree Sales
  • April 14th – Casino Trip
  • June 2nd – Parish Festival

Dads' Club Accomplishments

Gaga for Gaga Ball!

If you don’t know what Gaga Ball is yet, you will be hearing a lot about it from your children soon. For those that are curious, Gaga Ball is a fun version of dodge ball that allows kids of all ages to play competitively but safely. Over the weekend a few intrepid dads braved the cold and wet, and built a Gaga Ball Pit at the school for the kids. I wanted to express my gratitude for everyone that helped out, because without their support we would not have been able to complete the project!

The build committee consisted of Jason Bierlein, Matt Bombard, Frank Law, Bill McDonald, Jim Taggart, Matt Thomas, and Mike Wilk. Mothers’ Club was extremely generous and paid for all of the materials for the Pit for which we are very thankful. Lastly, we had a lot of help from an individual who helped prepare the location but wanted to remain anonymous. We appreciate them regardless! Stay tuned for the next project coming up.

Halloween Party and Nerf Gun Party

The Halloween Party and Nerfageddon weekend was absolutely full of activities and they all went off really well. There is a ton of planning and prep work that is done to make these events possible, and we had an army of people that were involved. This email would be really long if I listed everyone that helped out, set up, cleaned up, and managed the chaos, and they all deserve our deepest  thanks for all of the hard work and effort over the past 3 days. I wanted to call out a few of the people that went above and beyond and led crucial parts of the event.

Halloween Party
The castle maze was a huge effort by a lot of dads, and despite the seemingly easy destruction at the hands of the kids, a lot goes into the construction of the different activities. Every year we are amazed by the creative talents of Pat O’Leary and Mike Larson, and this year was no exception. The design and execution of the build was fantastic. We continue to be indebted to the generosity of Ross “Cardboard” Gilmore who donates the materials, tools, time, and expertise to make the structure possible. Jim Taggart, Matt Thomas, and Bill McDonald put together another awesome hunted forest. Tim Augustine provided most of the hunted decorations and had to make a special last minute trip to the school to get us everything we needed. Lastly, this event would not be complete without the snacks provided by Chef Jim Churches which, as always, got rave reviews!