Gatherings and Reunions

The men of RB ’43 meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for lunch at Foley’s Irish Pub in Reading. Call Paul Blom at 513.761.3384 for more information.

The ladies of OLA ’49 celebrated their 70th Reunion in 2019 and continue to meet every three months for lunch.

The ladies of OLA ’51 continue to meet every year. On September 13th they met for lunch at Maple Knoll Manor House to celebrate 68 years since their graduation. Thanks to Mary Fisher for organizing these special luncheons. Questions can be directed to Mary at 513.863-2194.

The men of RB ’52 meet at Foley’s Irish Pub in Reading at 12:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Call George McMahon for information at 513.521.2812 or gmckm@juno.com.

A group of women from OLA ’53 enjoyed lunch and a tour at Roger Bacon on September 27th. Thanks to Jane Knueven (jknueven@fuse.net) who organized the gathering.

The RB ’54 men enjoyed lunch together at Pebble Creek Golf Course on Sunday afternoon, October 13th to celebrate their 65th reunion. Thanks to the leadership and organizational skills of Jerry Kistner (jlkllk@fuse.net) for this memorable day in October.

The ladies of OLA ’55 meet once a year at Clovernook Country Club to celebrate their friendships and graduation day. In 2019 they met on Sunday, October 6th. Contact JoAnn Zimmer Bonno for questions at 513.451.4147.

The men of RB ’55 are planning a 65th Reunion at Montgomery Inn. Please SAVE THE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2020, for this special gathering. More information will be mailed about the reunion in the near future. Questions can be directed to Tony Novello at 513.860.5293.

RB ’56 gathers every year to celebrate their annual “Celebration of our Graduation” luncheon. Last year they celebrated their 63rd year of graduation from RB on June 12th at the Wiedemann Brewery in St. Bernard. Contact Bill Johns at william.johns@fuse.net or 513.825.2821 for information.

The Class of RB ’57 gathers four times a year on the first Monday of April, August and December. Contact Rich Harmeyer at 513.385.1727 for information.

The men of RB ’58 continue to meet at Pompillio’s Restaurant in Newport, Kentucky. “We all had a good time as usual on Thursday, January 9, 2020. I think we set a modern day record as 20 guys attended. Our 2020 luncheons are scheduled for the first week of May and the first week of September” said Jim Murphy. Contact Jim for more information at 513.385.1727.

Pebble Creek Golf Club was the location for a 60th reunion gathering for the ladies of OLA ’59. Thanks to Geri Ortman and Kay Eilerman for organizing an enjoyable October 12th afternoon. Contact Geri Ortman for class information at gortman@zoomtown.com.

Ken Schrand and Dan Metz organized a successful class reunion for RB ’59. The men met on the Roger Bacon campus for a tour, followed by a gathering at the Wiedemann Brewery in St. Bernard. Questions about future gatherings can be directed to Ken Schrand at gmjosie@fuse.net.

A 60th Reunion is being planned by Donna Baumgartner for the OLA Class of 1960 on October 3, 2020, at Maketewah Country Club. Please contact Donna if you are interested in helping plan this fine event at 513.313.2821.

A 60th Reunion is being planned by Seton Staley and Chuck Helmes for the RB Class of 1960 on May 30, 2020 at Pebble Creek Golf Club. Invitations have been mailed. Questions can be directed to Seton Staley at fsstaleyjr@hotmail.com or Chuck Helmes at 513.939-0678.

The men of RB ’61 enjoyed lunch in the RB cafeteria with the students in October. Thanks to Tom Whisner for getting his classmates together. Afterwards, they enjoyed a brief tour of campus led by President Tom Burke. Questions about future gatherings can be sent to Tom Whisner at twhisner2@zoomtown.com or 513.284-2754.

A group of men from the classes of RB ’61, ’62 and ’63 continue to meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at Crossroads Sports Bar (5790 Cheviot Road in White Oak) at noon. Contact Don Ernst at 513.922.8775 or Joe Karaus at 513.250.5552 or jkaraus@gmail.com for information.

Jim and Jack’s On the River was the location for the 55th reunion of OLA ’64. Special thanks to Karen Sheehan Berter for bringing her classmates together to celebrate this special occasion. In November they gathered for lunch and good company at The Wiedemann Brewery in St. Bernard. Questions? Contact Karen Berter at keberter@gmail.com or 513.607.2045.

The ladies of OLA ’65 meet on all sides of town for their gatherings. For information on the next gathering contact Susan Cochran Parker at 513.385.1680 or skparker610@gmail.com or Marilyn Riechman Schnorbus at 513.922.9518 or mschnorbus@yahoo.com.

The men of RB ’66 continue to meet monthly for lunch on the 3rd week of the month, alternating days and locations each month. On the 3rd Monday of every other month they meet at the Back Porch Saloon at 1:00 pm. On the 3rd Friday of every other month they meet at the St. Bernard Pub at 1:00 pm. Call Jim Uhrig for information at 513.284.2754.

The RB Class of ’67 continues to meet on the first Monday evening of the month at 6:30 pm at Pebble Creek Golf Club. Contact Rich Craig at richardalancraig@yahoo.com for more information.

The Back Porch Saloon is the location for the RB Class of ’68 to meet for dinner on the 2nd Monday of February, May, August and November at 6:00 pm. Contact Rick Sollmann for more information at 513.641.1313.

The ladies of OLA ’69 had such a great time at their 50th Reunion they decided to meet again at The Wiedemann Brewery in St. Bernard for lunch on September 17. At that gathering the ladies voted to meet for lunch every third Tuesday per quarter. An email will be sent to classmates to check the RB Alumni page, Facebook and Twitter for the location of each gathering. Questions can be directed to JoAnn Ballinger at lmbjab@fuse.net.

Save the Date! The OLA CLASS OF 1970 will celebrate their 50th reunion on October 3, 2020, 6-9 pm, at the Pebble Creek Event Center. If your contact information is not up-to-date, please send an email to shuerkamp@rogerbacon.org so you will be sure to get all the details. A group is meeting monthly to plan. Look for more info on the OLA Facebook page and watch for a mailing or contact Pat Gilkey Frey at pafrey2@gmail for information.

The men and women of OLA/RB ’70 are also planning a combined 50th reunion celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in the Fine Arts Center at Roger Bacon High School. The evening will include dinner, dancing and fun. More details will follow. Questions can be directed to Ralph Henke at rhenke1@yahoo.com. In December about 27 classmates and spouses met for their annual Christmas gathering at The St. Bernard Pub (owned by classmate Mike ’70 and Sharon Hoell).

Prior to their 50th reunion a special trip (Thrill in the Ville III) is in the works for OLA/RB ’70 alums to spend 3 nights and 4 days at the new Caesar’s Southern Indiana Casino in New Albany, Indiana, from Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to Friday, May 22, 2020. (All RB/OLA classes are also invited to join in the fun!) On Wednesday there will be a golf outing at Chariot Run Golf Course followed by a riverboat dinner cruise on the river. Thursday evening plans include a night to enjoy The Beatles at Abbey Road on the River in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This special trip is still a work in progress. Questions can be directed to Ralph Henke ’70 (rhenke1@yahoo.com) or Joe Kempe ’70 (horatiojoek@gmail.com).

The angels of OLA ’71 have decided to meet regularly. Please contact Pam Bollmer Feichtner at pfeichtner53@comcast.net to learn of the next gathering.

OLA and RB ’74 celebrated a special 45th Reunion at The Wiedemann Brewery on September 7th. Thanks to the great leadership and organization of Kathryn Sammons Gale for bringing her classmates back together again. The classes also met as a group for the opening home football game against Newport Catholic at the new and improved Bron Bacevich Stadium on Friday, September 6th.

The ladies of OLA ’75 met for dinner at the White Oak LaRosa’s to celebrate their continued friendships and the 2019 Christmas season. Contact Peggy Teed Hermes at peggy_hermes@yahoo.com or Diane Hungler at dhungler@catholiccincinnati.org for information about future gatherings.

The “80’s Ladies” (group of OLA “80’s decade” women) meet quarterly. Please reach out to Teresa Heglin via Facebook Messenger to be added to the notification list for information about future gatherings.

Thanks to leadership efforts of Penny Garner to bring her classmates of RB ’89 back to campus on Homecoming night to the Spartan Village and the football game vs. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA). Their reunion weekend continued on to Century Inn in Glendale the following Saturday evening.

RB ’94 gathered at The Wiedemann Brewery on October 19th for their 25th reunion. Thanks to Heidi Culbertson for organizing this reunion for her classmates. “We had 30 plus classmates who came and it was a great time!” said Heidi.

The Roger Bacon Class of ’99 celebrated their 20th Reunion at The Wiedemann Brewery on September 7th. They also met as a group for the opening home football game against Newport Catholic at the new and improved Bron Bacevich Stadium on Friday, September 6th.

Thanks to Zach Merkle for bringing his RB classmates of 2009 together for a ten-year reunion, meeting as a group at the RB vs. McNicholas football game Friday evening (September 27) and a social gathering at The Wiedemann Brewery on Saturday (September 28).

Stephen Post organized a five-year reunion for his classmates of RB 2014 to meet in the Spartan village prior to attending the Homecoming game vs. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) on October 18th. They enjoyed a social afterwards at The Wiedemann Brewery.

In town for a visit or curious about the changes and improvements on the Roger Bacon campus? Call Sue Huerkamp at 641-1313 or shuerkamp@rogerbacon.org to schedule a tour.