2015 Reunion

 SFS001The FAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2015 Franciscan Alumni Association Reunion will take place June 25 - 27, 2015, in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the grounds of the former St. Francis Seminary.  The Chapter Coordinator for this event will be Dave Gehring (72).

We would especially like to see participation from the following classes who have a milestone to celebrate this year.

Class of '80 - 35 years!
Class of '75 - 40 years!
Class of '70 - 45 years!
Class of '65 - 50 years!
Class of '60 - 55 years!
Class of '55 - 60 years!
Class of '50 - 65 years!
Class of '45 - 70 years!
Class of '40 - 75 years!

To let us know if you are planning to attend, or to get additional information please email us.  Make sure to tell us who will be attending with you and your graduation year.

Join the conversation by posting to our Guestbook or on our Facebook page. 

Follow these links to find:

     General Information

     The Schedule

     Who's Planning To Attend

     Where To Stay



General Information

For our 2015 Franciscan Alumni Association Reunion we will be back home in Cincinnati, and will hold our Saturday activities on the grounds of the former St. Francis Seminary.  Activities are planned for Thursday, June 25th through Saturday June 27th.

On Saturday evening we will celebrate Mass in the Fr. Aubert Grieser Memorial Peace Garden (former swimming pool), or the chapel depending on the weather.  Mass will be followed by dinner, Alumni Awards, and a Memorial Service for our deceased alumni.

We have been blessed to be able to maintain an ongoing relationship with the folks at Mercy Community at Winton Woods (the former Seminary) and are able to enjoy the use of the grounds and facilities.

 The cost of the Friday and Saturday dinners are free, but freewill donations will be accepted.  The price for access to the tours is listed with event on the schedule.



The Schedule

Thursday - June 25th

6:00 pm - Dinner at The Sandtrap at the Blue Ash Golf Course.  After dinner we will retire to Dave Gehrings house (1649 Rolling Hills Drive)  for socializing and beverages.


Friday - June 26th

8:00 am - Morning Prayer at the hotel. (Common area - 3rd floor)

10:00 am - Tour of the Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum ($16.00 adults, $14.00 for seniors and students).

 12:00 noon - Lunch at The Holy Grail (adjacent to the ballpark).

1:30 pm - Walking tour of Downtown Cincinnati, Smale Riverfront Park and The Banks.

7:00 pm - Social with food and drinks at the Cancun Mexican Bar and Grill, 11997 Chase Plaza, about a three minute walk from the hotel.


Saturday - June 27th

8:00 am - Morning Prayer at the hotel. (Common area - 3rd floor)

9:30 am - American Sign Museum ($10.00 per person)

11:30 am - Lunch nearby.

1:00 pm - Tour of Spring Grove Cemetery and St. Mary Cemetery (no cost either tour).  Spring Grove is the resting place of many notable burials, and St. Mary's is the resting place of many of our friars.

 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Visiting and socializing at the former St. Francis Seminary.

5:00 pm - Mass in the Peace Garden or in the chapel depending on the weather.

6:30 pm - Dinner in the old Study Hall prepared by the Knights of Columbus, just like last time.  After dinner we will conduct the Chapter meeting, an awards ceremony and a Remembrance Service.

Later pm - Socializing and story telling at the hotel.


Sunday - June 28th

8:00 am - Morning Prayer at the hotel. (Common area - 3rd floor)


Who's Planning to Attend

Will you be there?  Send us an email and let us know.  Please include your graduation year and any guests who may be attending with you.

John and Mary Artmayer '49
David and Rita Ball with John Uhig '77
Fr. Henry Beck '70
Roy Brannan and family '75
John Bok OFM '53
Charlie Bullington '67
Peter and Karen Feichtner '64
Butch and Mary Beth Feldhaus '75
Mike and Rita Fritsch '75
Steve Froehle '75
Ted Gomez and family '72
Rick and Kathryn Gardner '75
Dave Gehring '72
Warren Hebert '75
Dave and Nan Imhoff '70
Fr. Dale Jamison '65
Rick and Mary Kasper '70
Mark and Sandy Kling '75
Paul LaRou '62
Tim Lacey '77
Paul Landers '76
Chuck and Helen Lawrence '62
Mike Lippman '76
Frank and Kathie Lopez '77
Pat McCloskey, OFM '66
JD and Gale Moya '70
Mike Niklas '75
Dale Recinella '70
Bill and Deb Ritter '70
Savio Russo '62
Mike and Missy Salata '70
Jeff Scheeler OFM '70
Joe and Mary Sears '75
Tom and Carolyn Shumate '77
Walt St. Clair '62
Jeff Taylor '75
Gary Wintz '65
Donn and Mary Wiley '76
Rick and Kathy Wissel '70
Phil Zepeda '66  
David Zizka '65



Where to Stay

We have made arrangements with the Quality Inns and Suites at 11967 Chase Plaza, Forrest Park, Ohio (near I-275 and Winton Road).  The rate for Thursday night is $73.09 plus tax, and for Friday and Saturday nights the rate is $80.74 plus tax.  You will need to reserve your room by May 1st to get the group rate.  To make a reservation, call (513)825-9600 and ask for the Franciscan Alumni Association group rate.

If you missed the May 1st deadline, Mike Niklas ('75) reports that there are senior and AAA group discounts available that can lower your rate closer to our group rate.  Also, this location is under the Choice Hotels umbrella, and they have a membership program that can result in a lower rate.