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Plans for the 23rd StFX Fr. Kehoe Dinner and Auction are well underway.  Save the date of April 6, 2013.

We are pleased to have Seamus O'Regan '92  return to the Kehoe Dinner as Master of Ceremonies.

Rob Bennett '85, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera, will join us as our Keynote speaker. 

Purchase tickets at www.stfx.ca/alumni.



 




Colin, Patrick and Danny Graham enjoy the Fr. Kehoe Memorial Dinner

Another crazy Alumni season with the Halifax Chapter.


The winter was spent planning for the 23rd annual Fr. Kehoe Memorial Dinner, held on March 31st at the Westin Hotel. More than 350 Alumni and friends were on hand to listen to one of the most moving, relevant and inspiring speeches, delivered by 1982  Almnus, Danny Graham. Danny’s inspiring presentation began with a photo display of the three generations of his family that played hockey at St. FX, leading into family, life and the lessons one learns on perceptions, appearances and rewards gained from the challenges that are given to us and the opportunities that we can derive from them.

The special events committee was busy again with another pub held in April  at Durty Nelly’s. Upcoming events include a family day July 7th, location to be announced. The second annual boat cruise will be held on August 18th. This year’s cruise will begin with a reception on the waterfront before the boat hits the Harbour.

The Outreach committee were even busier this year with volunteers helping out with meals at St. Mary’s drop in center, assistance at the Turning Point drop in shelter and also with assistance during the Metro Transit strike in providing transportation to some of those in need. For more info please contact; outreach.xalumni@gmail.com 

We are always looking for new alumni to get involved in the chapter. If you would like to get involved, please give us a call.

 

Thank you,

Bill Dolan

Communications










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The purpose of the StFX Halifax Alumni Chapter is to assemble StFX Alumni and friends to keep the name and mission of StFX before the community of the Halifax Regional Municipality, to encourage recent graduates of X to join the local alumni chapter to strengthen their relationship to their Alma Mater and to raise funds in support of StFX University.

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Current Initiatives of the Halifax Alumni Chapter

The Father George Kehoe Athletic Endowment Fund: The StFX AEF (Athletic Endowment Fund) was created by the StFX Alumni Association to ensure future funding for athletics and contribute to establishing equity in funding for athletics for male and female sports. The Annual Halifax Alumni Dinner is one of the major contributors to the George Kehoe Athletic Endowment Fund. The Dinner in Halifax has taken place since 1991. Since its inception in 1991, this event has contributed over $300,000 to the Fund!

The StFX Athletic Endowment Fund is named in honor of the late Father George Kehoe, Nova Scotia Hall of Fame inductee, StFX Hall of Famer and Director of Athletics at StFX University for many years.

StFX Student Bursary Program

The StFX Halifax Alumni Chapter currently commits a portion of all funds raised throughout the year to StFX Bursary Program. Awarded annually, the bursaries go directly to the costs of education for students attending StFX from the HRM.

Interested in becoming a committee member?

The role of the Committee is to plan events held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and determine policy surrounding events and activities that involve alumni living in the city. The committee is accountable to ensure that the stated purpose, goals, and objectives can be met.

Committee Overview

The StFX Alumni Kehoe Dinner Committee
The StFX Alumni Kehoe Dinner Committee establishes and monitors the direction of the yearly Alumni Dinner. It is then also up to the committee to implement the decisions it makes.

The Kehoe Dinner Committee is a "working" committee. Members are expected to add input into the committees; plan and run events; solicit tickets, sponsorship and table sales for the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, track financial matters and perform any other tasks that are necessary to run a successful annual dinner.

Committee Members normally meet once a month in the evening for 1-2 hours. Some preparation will be needed from each member prior to the meeting and depending on the current activities of the committee; work is often required as a result of each meeting.

Committee Members are expected to carry out, in a timely fashion, the duties for which they have volunteered. If a member cannot complete a task for any reason, it is always preferable to let the committee know as soon as possible so that alternate arrangements can be made rather than simply allowing work to slide. A Committee Member normally serves a two year term. Members can be re-elected at the end of their term.

Meetings

Meeting dates, times, and locations will be determined by the committee members. Members are responsible for notifying the secretary if they are unable to attend a meeting.

Rewards for Volunteers

While there is no financial compensation for volunteering, you will find that there are many other types of rewards:

  • Experience in areas that you may not have encountered prior to your Committee work.
  • Volunteer experience is recognized as an acceptable alternative to a formal education or experience in the paid work force.
  • Many volunteers have used experience gained to jump ahead in their careers or even to move into an entirely new career.
  • The knowledge that you have actively contributed to your alma mater and its financial stability and success going forward

The Halifax StFX Alumni Chapter is always looking for alumni members to volunteer at our events. If you are interested in getting involved in the chapter, please send an e-mail to dmerzetti@dsmtel.com

Chapter President:
Dan Merzetti
E: dmerzetti@dsmtel.com
T: 902.431.7646

Vice President:
Clare Bilek
E: cbilek@coxandpalmer.com
T: 902.448.7043

Communications:
Bill Dolan
E: william.dolan@valeant.com 
T: 902.444.8538

Treasurer:
Nikki Robar
E: nikki.l.robar@ca.pwc.com
T: 902.423.1341

Special Events Coordinator:
Megan MacKeigan
E: meganmackeigan@gmail.com
T: 902 403 3074

Outreach Coordinator:
Maggie King
E: maggie_hali@hotmail.com
T: 902 880 4172

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