Change is often difficult for people to adjust to. Psychologists even caution people that their health could be at risk if they experience too many changes in a calendar year, referencing things like marital status, a new job, or even a change in residence.

Although not quite as dramatic, this year's Golf Committee went out on the limb as they advocated for a new course, new day, and new starting time.

"We really inherited a well-oiled machine," quipped Pete Ledebuhr, one of the new co-chairs along with Nick Gabrione.  "The job Bill Hayes '84 and Bill Blum '88 did for seven years was amazing.  We just wanted to introduce some things which we thought might be enjoyable for the participants," he added.

I give both Pete and Nick a lot of credit," noted principal Karen Meskill. " Their new ideas added excitement and enthusiasm to an already popular and wonderful outing."   

Early on in committee meetings, it became clear that there would be an added emphasis on fun. While it was still a competitive round of golf, a few wrinkles were added to make the day a little more challenging.

They included Roulette Golf where you had to tee off with whichever club your spin landed on (or buy a chance for another spin); One Club golf where every player was restricted to one club from tee to green; and the most popular innovation of all, Beat the Nun.

"Sr. Mary Ann Dosen was a terrific addition to our day" noted Pete. "She was an excellent golfer, a great sport, took the challenge seriously, and surprised a lot of people with her competitive nature," Nick added. Golfers weren't sure what to expect when they arrived at the par 3 hole 14. Those who never attended Catholic school may have never seen a nun in habit and those who did probably thought all they did in their spare time was pray, read, and perhaps, knit.

Another innovation was a post-round Putting Contest sponsored by school parent Sean Farrell, owner of Lake Brothers Beer.   Held on the putting green, it was well attended by the golfers, as well as those who couldn't golf but wanted to support this fundraiser by attending the Wine and Cheese party.

The festivities concluded with a Live Auction led by Dan Hanrahan and featuring items such as golf at Medinah and Rich Harvest, Cubs and Blackhawks tickets, reserved seating on Christmas Eve and Easter, a Skybox for 15 at Guaranteed Rate Field, and a four course dinner for 8 at King's Cafe with Chef Terrell.

The pièce de résistance, however, was a Dinner for 8
with our new pastor, Fr. Brad, hosted by Drs. Manal and Anthony LaVacca.   As this item took center stage, so, too, did the renowned prosthodontics practitioner himself. Displaying an uncanny skill set, he energized his audience and was able to generate $2,000 for the school.

By all measures, the 30th annual Harold and Margaret Moser Golf Outing for the benefit of Financial Aid and Operational Needs at Saints Peter and Paul School was an unqualified success as evidenced by a 19% increase in players. 

In order to build on this momentum, the committee invites all who attended this year to complete this survey.

    Volume 6, No. 5
   Octob er 31, 2018

  A reminder to submit your nomination as to which of our alumni should be the recipient of this year's prestigious award.

   Click here before November 9 to offer your opinion.


If you are age 70 ½, or older, it is time for you to take your minimum distribution requirement.  

Did you know you could transfer up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA, tax-free, to charity each year?

 Simply tell the administrator of your 
IRA of your wishes to donate and it's done.  

Have you remembered Saints Peter and Paul School in your will?

To date we have sixty-five members in our 21st Century Heritage Endowment Society. These are benefactors who have informed us they made a gift to Saints Peter and Paul School in their estate plans by way of a will, charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy, or other means.

By remembering our school this way, alumni, current or former parents, and friends are able to become perpetual partners with school.


When our school was founded in 1853....

.....a Golf Outing was never considered as a fundraiser as the first course built in Naperville was the Naperville Country Club which opened in 1921.

As a matter of fact, the Chicago Golf Club,
located in Wheaton, is the oldest 18-hole golf course in North America, and it wasn't built until 1894.