High School Dads Club

Shrine High School Dads’ Club

dadsclubShrine We are a service organization with a long history of providing labor and resources to events and programs at Shrine Catholic High School and Academy.  The Dads’ Club contributes to the Master Plan and supports the school with scholarships and funding for athletics, the yearbook, the Observer Newspaper, the Spring Musical, the Music Department, and all the various clubs and student organizations.  We supply not only financial support but manpower for a wide variety of student activities.

We help keep the interscholastic teams staffed with supplies and work to improve the facilities that help make Shrine sports teams successful every year.  Working together, Shrine Dads display an active example of Catholic charity and fraternity, contributing to the successful education of our Sons and Daughters.  We also work outside of the school at parish functions such as the annual Dream Cruise Party and the Annual Christmas Tree Sale.  These two events alone raise a large percentage of the operating capital raised by both the High School and the Grade School Dad’s clubs to help “Enhance the Student Experience” in the Shrine community.  We donate our time and skills to make Shrine a better place for our children, at the same time having a good time and forming great friendships.

Every year we are looking to increase the participation of the Dad’s throughout the Shrine Schools.  With greater participation comes not only a wealth of ideas, but greater opportunity to make the “Shrine Experience” better for the entire student community.  Please come join the Dad’s in “Enhancing the Student Experience”.  Show your kids that they are important enough for you to invest a few more hours of your time making “Their Shrine Experience” better.

In the immortal words of David Macker (Past Shrine Dad’s Club President) – “It’s For The Kids”.

Shrine High School Dads’ Club Annual Christmas Tree SALE begins Friday, November 24, 2017. 1,500 Trees arrive on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th.

Membership information:
“Dads, if you have a child attending Shrine Catholic HS, then you are a member of the Dads club.  If you’ve never been to one, come by to a meeting, meet some great dads, hear about all the ways in which we support the school and have some food and beverages.”

Meetings are the first Monday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Berkley American Legion (South side of 12 Mile Road between Coolidge and Woodward).  Food and social time 7:00 pm  with the business meeting  at 7:30 pm.  Join us and enjoy yet another great part of the Shrine community.

Dads Club meeting dates:

2017 (American Legion, 12 Mile Berkley)
September 11th
October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th

2018 (American Legion, 12 Mile Berkley)
January 8th
Friday, February 9th – Tree-Sale Banquet (no meeting on Monday that week), 5 – 11 p.m.
March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th
Friday, June 8th – Dads’ Club Volunteer Appreciation End of Year Banquet, 5 – 11 p.m.

Please contact any one of the SHS Dad’s Club Executive Board if you have questions:

President:  Steve Burt, burtrn@yahoo.com, 248-229-7926
Past-President:  Pete Luddy, pluddy@wowway.com, 248-635-2316
President Elect & Manpower:  Mark Gunn, magrealestate@yahoo.com, 517-206-8469
Secretary: Dave Salerno, david.m.salerno@att.net, 248-330-5993
Treasurer: Mark Schenkel, mschenkel1262@gmail.com, 248-891-4265
Fundraising Czar:  David Arce, dave@davearce.com, 248-345-1155
Tree Sales Czar: Joe Chase, hammerswinger99@yahoo.com, 248-589-2448,
JD Armstrong, jda112799@yahoo.com, 248-417-4582
Concessions Czar: Tim McVean, mcveanc@yaho.com, 1-248-892-3588

>> DADS’ CLUB Financial Grant Application Form