Century Club Continues as One of CBA’s Oldest Traditions

June 6, 2019

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Christian Brothers Academy held one of its oldest annual traditions on Wednesday evening: the Century Club celebration.

The Century Club’s origins dates back to the school’s infancy, when then-Principal Brother Bernard McKenna realized that CBA needed to create a fundraising system to offset operating costs. Brother Bernard formed the Century Club, and asked current parents and community members to join the club as a way of raising money for the Academy. The first Century Club Celebration was held in the spring of 1963.

Now, nearly 60 years later, CBA continues Brother Bernard’s endeavor, offering membership to the Century Club to current & past parents, grandparents and friends of the Academy.

On Wednesday night, President Brother Frank Byrne welcomed over 100 members to the CBA campus for an evening of cocktails, dinner and special gift presentations.

Brother Frank recapped another terrific year at the Academy and thanked those in attendance for their continued support of Christian Brothers Academy. The members in attendance also were able to get a glimpse of the Academy today with a viewing of a video.

Brother Frank presented special gifts to those who have been members of the Century Club for a number of years, including these anniversaries:

FORTY-FIVE YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. McKeon
FORTY YEARS
William V. Attardi
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horowitz
Richard J. Serluco
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic J. Bossone
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Donnelly
Mr. and Mrs. J. Nolan Higgins ’74
Mrs. Matthew J. Malinowski
THIRTY YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cirillo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Fallone
Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Miele, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony C. Pasquale
Mrs. Daniel A. Spinogatti
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stoveken
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Franz J. Balve
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Britton
Mr. and Mrs. Brian F. Gimlett
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gleason
Mr. and Mrs. Lee H. Terrill
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tinley
Mr. and Mrs. Nilakantan Wariyar
TWENTY YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. John K. DeMuria
Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Kudler
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Switaj
TEN YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D’Angellilio
Karen Cangialosi
Mr. and Mrs. Brian T. Griffin
David R. Jurman ’75
Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Soden
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Tort, Sr. ’76
FIVE YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Bott, Sr. ’72
Patricia A. Clarke
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. D’Amore ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic J. Giordano
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Grosso
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hohenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Huntley ’73
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Meany
Dr. and Mrs. Steve J. Paragioudakis
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rocco ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Shea
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Shortmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Slee
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Soler
Mr. and Mrs. Eric L. Wagner
Dr. and Mrs. George Watts