Annual Banquet

St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association

2016 Annual Banquet

Reservations are now open for our 2016 Annual Banquet. Date, time & location are included below. Online Reservation Forms are live 24/7. You can begin making reservations immediately & Pay online, using our secure shopping cart.

Still Alive & Kickin'

Although our school has been closed, since 1970, our alumni association is now, and has been alive and functional throughout the years.

The early years...

This image, reflects the early years of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, which we were associated with throughout our history.

OLS Interior

The beautiful, ornate interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica was both moving & inspirational.

OLS National Shrine

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, was our "special" place of comfort & reflection.

St. Philip High School

Our school has a long & proud heritage, dating back to 1904, when the Servite Fathers established a school for boys, at the rear of the monastery & adjacent to the church.

St. Philip High School

The school building was finally ready in 1910, and opened its doors for the first time. Our school building (shown here), stayed with us throughout the years, until its closing in 1970.

St. Philip High School

The St. Philip High School building still stands today, at 3141 West Jackson Boulevard, just as it did when we attended. After the closing, in 1970, it was first occupied by OLS Elementary School & then a charter school.

Gaels Athletics

The Gaels, early in their history, were members, of the Cook County League, for only one year, and captured the league's 1911 baseball championship, before the league dissolved.

The CCL baseball title, was vacated, due to the use of 1911 players, (shown here), some of whom were also professionals.

Annual Banquet

Each year, the alumni association conducts an gathering of faculty, staff, former students, sons & friends of St. Philip Basilica High School, to renew & foster the continued camaraderie we've all enjoyed throughout the years.

 

 
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About Our School

This information contained in this box is linked to the History Page, of our web site. Information is provided about the rich History of St. Philip Basilica High School & our connection with the basilica. Read more...

About Our Alumni

The information contained in this box, is linked to further information about the St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association, its activities & "How to communicate directly with us." Read more...

Annual Alumni Banquet

The information contained in this box is linked to our Annual Banquet page, with information about our upcoming Annual Banquet, always held on the First Friday in May of each year. Read more...

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Generally, our entire site is "NEW," with a new look, feel & features that will help enhance your experience, and provide you with "NEW" things you can accomplish. Watch this section for further information about New "Features" & "Functions," that we we will be adding to the site, from time to time. It will be your first "look" at out latest inclusions.


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The Current News content, in this box will be updated as necessary, to include information about current and upcoming events that may be of interest to you. Check back often to keep current with what is happening with the Gaels Alumni.


Upcoming Events

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The Upcoming Events content in this box, will include news about any upcoming events that are planned for the future. You will be provided, here, with relevant information about our Annual Banquet & any actions directed by our alumni.

Our last banquet, held on Friday, May 1, 2015, was again very successful, with more then 200 attendees. Our next banquet will be held, as always, on the first Friday in May, this year on Friday, May 6, 2016. Read more...


About Our Banquet

Annual Alumni Banquet

St. Philip Basilica High School

Friday, May 6, 2016

6:00 P.M.: Cocktails

7:30 P.M.: Dinner

9:00 P.M. to Midnight: Hospitality - Open Bar

Future Banquet Dates

You may begin making reservations for the 2016 banquet, beginning on Monday, May 4, 2015. All forms are always live, 24/7.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Downloadable banquet notice:    2015 Gaels Alumni Banquet Announcement

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) Get Adobe Reader

Bullet Location: Abbington Distinctive Banquets; 3 S. 002 Illinois Route 53; Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137. (Contact: Kathy Koutsogiannis) @ (630) 942-8600.

Bullet Cost: $ 50.00 per person, including Open Bar, with pre-paid advance reservation. Pre-payment is required for ALL reservations & must be received by April 15, 2016. -- All checks should be made payable to: St. Philip Alumni Association. (Please include your graduation year and dinner choice on your check.) Online payment is now available for your convenience. A "Pay Online" button is provided on the reservation form confirmation page, that will direct you to our "secure shopping cart."

Bullet Menu: Main Entrée Choices

Bullet Roast Prime Rib of Beef (Medium) with sea salt, cracked pepper with Natural Au Jus and Whipped Horseradish on the side. (Default, by tradition)

Bullet Chicken Vesuvio with Vesuvio Sauce.

Bullet Broiled Orange Roughy with Cheron Sauce & Fresh Parsley.

Bullet All dinners include: Unlimited Merlot & Chardonnay wine, Bread & Butter, Antipasto Platter, Abbington Salad with House Dressing, Mostaccioli served family style, Julienne Vegetable Medley, Double Baked Potato, Spumoni ice cream for desert, & coffee, tea, decaf or soft drinks.


demo3 RSVPRick Iaccino, '65 @ 24/7 | [Voice/Text] (847) 250-7697, or 2016banquet@stphilipgaels.org

demo1 Please read the following instructions completely & carefully.

demo1 To aid in the reservation process, we've provided two online reservation forms, for immediate, electronic transmission of your reservation. This is the preferred method of reserving your place and dinner. It also helps us verify and update your contact information in our records, and also helps to contain and reduce future costs, so we can maintain this great price, for future banquets.

demo1 You may use the "EXPRESS" Reservation form, ONLY, if you attended the last banquet, and there has been no change to any of your contact information (e.g. address, phone (s) or email addresses). If you did not attend the last banquet, or if there has been ANY change to your contact information, please use the "STANDARD" form, so that we can update your contact information for future event notices.

demo1 This is also the place to send your regrets (although, we really do hope you'll attend), and also convey any special greeting or messages you want to share with your brother Gaels. Just complete the "STANDARD" form, and we'll handle your regrets and/or your messages.

demo1 If you aren't sure whether you'll be able to attend, make your reservation anyway. We will accept cancellations through Monday, May 2nd. We need as accurate a count of the total number of dinners, and each dinner selection, as is possible, by this date, so if you reserve and find that you can't attend, you can either email us, call us, or just use the "STANDARD" form to cancel your reservation, by entering "Cancel" in the "Special Needs or Special Messages" field at the bottom of the form.

demo1 Please make note of the following new payment and seating assignment process:

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE DOOR WITHOUT A PRE-PAID RESERVATION AND EXPECT OR DEMAND TO BE SEATED WITH YOUR CLASS, AS THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, SINCE SEATING ASSIGNMENTS BEGIN ON APRIL 15, 2016. ALL RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS DATE TO GUARANTEE SEATING WITH YOUR CLASS. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!

Bullet Seating assignments will be made to "class assigned tables" based upon the date of receipt of your reservation, AND the date of receipt of your payment. Table assignments will be printed on your master ticket along with your dinner choice. All tickets will be presented to your server, at the time dinner is served.

Bullet All pre-payments must be received by April 15th, to complete the reservation process. At-the-door payments will no longer be accepted.

Bullet We must pay for all dinners we order. Dinners ordered, not served, and not paid for by the reserver, must still be paid for by us. Please be considerate of us and your classmates, as we must all take the loss if you reserve, and simply don't show, without cancelling your reservation in advance of the banquet. Refunds will not be made unless cancellation is made on or before Monday, May 2, 2016.

demo1 A few words of caution/instruction about completing the form.

Bullet All fields marked "Required Response," MUST be completed, or a choice made, or the form will not allow you to submit.

Bullet All fields marked "Not Required," are optional fields that may be left BLANK, but you must CLEAR any text that is already in the field.

Bullet Use only your mouse, or TAB key, to navigate to each field. Use your mouse to highlight and remove any "default" text already in a field. DO NOT USE THE "ENTER" KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD, TO MOVE TO THE NEXT FIELD, AS THIS WILL CAUSE THE COMPUTER TO "THINK" YOU ARE FINISHED AND WISH TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES. YOU WILL CONSEQUENTLY RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE, REFERRING YOU TO AN INCOMPLETE, REQUIRED FIELD, AND MAY RESET TO FORM AND CLEAR ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES DUE TO THIS ERROR.

Bullet When you finish, and click the "SUBMIT" button, you should get a Form Confirmation page. You may print this page, if you wish. Please use the "Return to the form" link at the bottom of this page, and do not use the "BACK" button on your browser, to "toggle" back and forth between the form and the confirmation, as this will "re-send" the information each time you toggle back to the confirmation page.

You will need to submit this form only once, for each person attending, or sending "Special Messages."

Thanks for your support of our efforts to expedite the handling of your reservation, and continuing efforts to keep your contact information current and regularly updated.

Until we see you at the banquet, Gaels Forever!

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