Tag Archives: MC1957

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) shares Addis Hope Christmas photos

2016-Jan-31

Dear Donor Partners and Friends of Addis Hope,

My Lasallian partner, Ruth Girmay, staff and children of Addis Hope send you our heartfelt greetings.

Knowing the sad plight of so many refugee children today, our children from street families could have suffered a similar fate were it not for your generous assistance which has made all the difference in their lives.  

The attached photos of our January 7th Christmas party is one small indication of that difference.

Br. Gregory / Jack   

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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[JR: All seven photos are available via this link with no sign on required.]  

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3MuhTqQsxZ6bnhlMWxZNTJoS0U&usp=sharing

[JR: Obviously Brother is not a “marketer”. Here’s the contribution info.]  

BY MONTHLY BANK TRANSFER:

Brothers of the Christian Schools (with a memo stating Addis Hope)
Routing Transit Number – 031207607 (#for PNC Bank)
Account Number – 805 999 7606

You should request your bank to transfer by Automatic Clearing House (ACH) not by wire in order to save money or at no cost at all.

BY CHECK: Brothers of the Christian Schools – mail to:

Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724 

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) has a new book.

2015-Dec-30

Hi John:

I hope you had a Blessed Christmas and that 2016 will be a Happy and Healthy year for you

I am attaching a description and a cover picture for my second children’s book that just came out. I don’t remember if I sent you this information. If I did, please forgive me. If I didn’t, feel free to cut most of the verbiage. As with my other books, it’s available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Stay well and happy. Keep up your great work.

Peter,
A&S Manhattan 1957

P.S. I don’t remember if I sent you notice of the book a yearbook size history of my high school which closed after 118 years, “La Salle Military Academy, Pro Deo Pro Patria: The Life and Death of A Catholic Military School”. If I didn’t, I will send info later It’s available through the LSMA Alumni website . My Parkinson’s has slowed me down but seems to be under control with medication, physical therapy, exercise, and prayer.

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Charming new children’s book revisits colorful Baltimore policeman’s historic beat

Modern-day visitors to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor would hardly recognize the waterfront of Peter E. Dans’s latest children’s book. A bustling port that housed the busiest intersection in the US, the Baltimore harbor of 1937-1955 was teeming with-longshoremen, horse-drawn wagons, cars, and pedestrians – all of them directed “almost like a ballet” by Sergeant Bill McKeldin and his trusty horse Bob. Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is a playful profile of this real-life Baltimore figure, the brother of Theodore McKeldin, a Baltimore Mayor and later Governor of Maryland. His canny direction and unforgettable personality ensured many a commuter a safe and enjoyable trip.

Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is another gem celebrating Baltimore from the author who penned Perry’s Baltimore Adventure: A Bird’s-Eye View of Charm City, a perennial favorite. of readers from two to ninety-two. Featuring lively illustrations by Mary Grace Corpus, the book gives young readers a glimpse of an earlier time – and the local character who helped define it. Dans takes us to a time before stoplights and signals, when Sergeant Bill perched in a traffic booth at the intersection of Light and Pratt Streets, his horse Bob standing nearby with his nose in the direction of traffic flow. We learn how Sergeant Bill got his nickname, “the Whistler of Pratt and Light Street,” from whistling through his teeth at motorists and pedestrians. When Sergeant Bill gets a visit from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the everyday chaos of Baltimore traffic grows greater as the President’s dog Fala spies a cat and leaps out of his car! Bill and Bob must team up to rescue Fala from the busy Baltimore waterfront before the little dog sets sail as an unexpected passenger on the South-America-bound ship, the Santa Rosa.

Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is a fun reimagining of a beloved public figure’s service to his city. Dans succeeds once again in honoring a local legend of days past, making collective memory accessible to younger generations.

Peter E. Dans M.D. is an emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. His first children’s book, Perry’s Baltimore Adventure, celebrated the return of the peregrine falcons to Baltimore in 1978. The book is used in the Baltimore and Baltimore County Public Schools to teach urban geography. Among his other books are Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah! and Christians in the Movies: A Century of Saints and Sinners. Dans’s memoir, Life on the Lower East Side, 1937 to 1950, was coauthored with photographer Rebecca Lepkoff and Suzanne Wasserman.

 Mary Grace Corpus is a freelance illustrator from Indiana, currently living in Baltimore after graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the illustrator for a recent novel by Eden Bowditch, The Ravens of Solemano. Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob is her first children’s book.

Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob
by Peter E. Dans; illustrated by Mary Grace Corpus
Published by Camino Books
ISBN: 978-1-933822-97-6
Price: $17.95

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I mentioned:

“La Salle Military Academy, Pro Deo Pro Patria: The Life and Death of A Catholic Military School”

http://jasperjottings-daily.com/2013/04/06/jemail-dans-peter-e-mc1957-lsma-alumni-association-man-of-the-year/

[JR: But couldn’t find it on Amazon.]  

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-E.-Dans/e/B001JP3AJS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

[JR: All Doc Dans’ books are here on Amazon.]  

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) Have a blessed Christmas and joy filled New Year!

2015-Dec-22

Christmas Greetings from Addis Hope – 2015

Dear Donor Partner of Addis Hope,

During this Christmas season, I want to thank you for being such a generous donor/partner of our Addis Hope program. What with the overwhelming influence and commercialization of the season having to do with gift purchases, it is very easy to put on the back burner the true meaning of Christmas, the gift of the Incarnation. 

Many of our Addis Hope children, living in stable-like hovels, such as pictured below, remind me of that stable of the Holy Family? Our kindergarten, marginalized children, young as they are, realize the gift of education is their way out of extreme poverty because of your generous financial assistance.

I know you are inundated with requests to assist many worthy causes. I am very grateful that you continue to prioritize Addis Hope. Some have told me it is easy to forget sending a donation in a timely fashion. I would like to suggest what some partners are already doing, i.e. have your bank send a monthly donation which is tax exempt to the Addis Hope program. Knowing that a definite amount will come each month will allow me to do proper management of resources. 

BY MONTHLY BANK TRANSFER:

Brothers of the Christian Schools (with a memo stating Addis Hope)
Routing Transit Number – 031207607 (#for PNC Bank)
Account Number – 805 999 7606

You should request your bank to transfer by Automatic Clearing House (ACH) not by wire in order to save money or at no cost at all.

BY CHECK: Brothers of the Christian Schools – mail to:

Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Have a blessed Christmas and joy filled New Year!
Brother Gregory Flynn (Jack)(flynnfsc2@gmail.com)

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) — hunger doesn’t mean ‘late for dinner’

2015-Nov-23

ADDIS HOPE DESTITUTE CHILDRENS PROGRAM

Dear Donor Partner of Addis Hope,

November 26th, Thanksgiving Day in the States, is a happy day of feasting and gratitude. We in Addis Hope are grateful that our destitute, marginalized children will have at least one hot meal every school day
thanks to our generous donor partners. Explaining this is no mean feat, since it is dificult to explain being hungry to some who may think that means being late for dinner.

We are thankful that the Good Lord has inspired our partners to give generously without counting the cost; that their hearts are open to our children who can do nothing material for them in return except remembering them in daily prayer – a great return on any investment. We hope that you will set a place at your table for one of them this Thanksgiving.

Enjoy the blessings of the day!
Brother Gregory Flynn 

Donations (which are now tax exempt) should be made out to:
Brothers of the Christian Schools (stating Addis Hope in the memo)
Mail to:
Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JFOUND: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 60th year FSC

2015-Nov-08

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) Addis Hope update

2015-Nov-01

Dear Donor Partner and Friend of Addis Hope,

First, Ruth Girmay, my Addis Hope Lasallian colleague, and I want to thank you for your continued support of our children at Addis Hope School. Without your generosity our school could not be the success it has become.

Second, I want to let you know about some exciting changes in our program. Rich Wilkie, a retired sales and marketing executive, will assume the position of Volunteer Development Director for Addis Hope School. Rich is a former student of Dr. Richard O’Connell (formerly Brother Conrad) who taught Rich at St. Raymond’s School in the Bronx. It has been through the close bond that Richard O’Connell has had with this class that they have become ongoing supporters of Addis Hope. Rich Wilkie says, “Like so many Brothers’ boys I am grateful to the Brothers for the way they contributed to my life. I promise to work as hard for the kids in Ethiopia as the Brothers did for me so many years ago.”

Over the next year you will be receiving communication from Rich Wilkie and me updating you regarding the Addis Hope program. We thank you for your support and ask your help in identifying people like you who can render assistance to our children, the poorest of the poor.

God bless,
Brother Gregory Flynn (flynnfsc2@gmail.com)

Ruth Girmay (fraruth@yahoo.com)

Donations (which are now tax exempt) should be made out to:
Brothers of the Christian Schools (stating Addis Hope in the memo)
Mail to:
Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

[JR: There were two pictures attached but they were corrupted I presume in transit.]

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COMMENT: Antenucci, John (MC1959) thanks Fink, Bob (MC1957)

2015-Oct-11

Thanks for the prayers from Bob Fink, an alum from Decatur Avenue in the Bronx.  To be in the presnce of the Holy Father had to be a very special, life enhancing moment.

Deacon John Antenucci BS ’59
Sarasota, FL

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Antenucci, John (MC1959)

Fink, Bob (MC1957)

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