Thanks to the kindness of our hosts, Dr. Len Rutkowski ′64Michael Madden ′69, and Kevin Cooney ′69, and the generous donations from guests like Jim O’Connor ′67 last year, our President Mark Donahue ′74 and Jim Casey ’70 are returning to Florida in February, and we are adding colleague Tim O’Connell ’03. Len, Michael and Kevin have again agreed to host alumni and friends gatherings in Naples at The Mediterra on February 20 and in Ft. Lauderdale starting with a cruise on Kevin’s yacht (Rising Expectations) on February 21, where we will also join other alumni and friends after the cruise.  We have received 35 names thus far.  Not all are confirmed, and we would like to confirm everyone by name no later than Wednesday, February 5.

In Naples, on Thursday, February 20, we will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The Club at Mediterra, 15755 Corso Mediterra Circle.  When you confirm with name(s), we will send you final details.

In Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, February 21, the first 15 who want to cruise the Intracoastal will board Rising Expectations between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. at Bahia Mar Marina.  We will dock at Shooters between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.  Please confirm if you want both the Cruise and Shooters or just Shooters.

Contact Jim Casey at if you are a Florida resident or vacationer and enjoy the company of fellow Crusaders. Wives and other friends are welcome, so the earlier you contact Jim with your plans to join us, the better we can plan for a nice time together.