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Ochancellor Club in words and pictures: makings of a winning float Fr;day, 3uly 27, Iq62 THE PROGRESS7 BUILDING 44 on Seattle's Pier 91 has been a bee-hive of activity since members of the Chancellor Club began build- ing a float to enter in the Seafair parades. The float will be 45 feet long, feature 11,000 flowers with each made from one facial tissue and highlight a statue of Christ. In the llowing pictures, taken by Progress photographer Charley eib, the various steps in producing a ribbon-winning float have been recorded. Gabe Terrenzio (left) Chancellor Club president, stops to inspect one of the many wire screenings on the float. Float designer Dick Kloth is shown in the fore. ground while float chairman Bill Weiler is at the right. The others are Tom Nell, working in the background, and Brad Constantine, a visitor. MAKING SURE that the chassis and wheels are in top shape is Bob Byrnes (left). He is one of five key men in the float's construction department. Watching him adjust the tire rim are Marjorie Constantine, Gabe Terrenzio and Brad Constantine. The float construction includes 200 pounds of steel, 100 pounds of aluminum and 1,000 feet of lumber. Working with Byrnes in the construction are Wayne Beyer, Bob Joyce, Lou Caviezel and Harvey Wingfield. Ter. enzio and Dick Moga designed the construction. Once the flowers have been placed, the float will be lit by 40 flour- escent lights, 300 wink lights and eight soft lights. Jim Beck is handling the lighting plans. A 700-POUND statue of Christ, made of steel and concrete and standing nine feet three inches high, was lowered by hoist and crane Monday onto the float. The statue with out- stretched arms, arrived at the pier on a pickup truck and with engineering skill by Chancellor members got it safely in tow. Directing the transfer operation was Don Korsmo (right), sculptor of the large statue. Among the workers were Buddy Watts, Bill Weller and Dick Kloth. The statue will empha- size the 1962 float theme, "One Nation under God." Mary Denouden and Harvey Wingfield chose the theme. Mean. while other club members busied themselves by having two "flower parties" a week under the direction of Linda Fraley and Elsie Lopez. BOLTED DOWN securely, the large statue gets a reassur- ing look from its sculptor Don Korsmo and admiring glances from other Chancellor Club workers. The float will be the Chancellor Club's 12th edition in 13 Seafair parades. No other organization h/ti entered floats as many times. Par- ade viewers will see the float for the first time in the Sea- fair Grande Parade this Saturday. Seven other parades will follow with the big climax August 4 during the Torchlight Parade. In 1955/the *Chancellor Club won the King Nep- tune's Trophy, given to the best float in the Grande Parade regardless of division or Class. Assisting chairman Bill Weller and designer Dick Kloth in the Chancellor Club winning tradition as advisors were Pat Raney and Roger Ford. (:hancellor Club fills needs of young Catholics OUNG CITIZENS, fulfilling the responsibilities of the adult world and closely bound in mutual interests of shagle Catholicsmthat's the Chancellor Club of Seattle. One of the leading Catholic lay organizations in the Queen City, the Chancellor Club is known to mil- lions of Seafair parade viewers as that group "which yearly produces those beautiful floats." But there are other activities which make the Inter-parochial association of more than 200 young unmarried Catholic men and women lively, interest- ing and inspiring. Operating under the approval and sponsorship of the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, the Chancellor Club was organized more than 32 years ago for the promotion of spiritual, social and cultural activities of mutual interest to its mem- bers. Its activities under this three-pronged platform is vared. AMONG THE club's religious functions are push- ing the patients on wheelchairs at Firland Sanitorium to Mass every second Sunday of the month. Chan- cellors also sponsor lecture series, semi-annual Corn- ! munion breakfasts, first Friday Masses, novena devo- tions and women's and men's retreats in the fall. Among its charitable programs are the Seattle- Skiing trips prove invigorating King County Blood Bank fund, a benefit Christmas party and the summer Kids' Days. The latter activity is an inspiring one as members take needy children out to a park for a full day of fun and games. Social? Chancellor Club socials are the most ap- propriate occasions for young Catholics meeting one another. A general monthly dance is held every third Fri- day except Lent in the Woman's Century Club. Fish fries always follow in the evening the First Friday Masses. Two anticipated semi-formal dances are scheduled in the spring and fall. And do not discount the fun at the yearly mas- querade dance either. During Lent the dances are discontinued but on one Sunday afternoon, the club's unique pro- gressive dinner is scheduled. Appetizers, salad, the main course and dessert are served at homes of members. The club also sponsors a winter bowling league but skfing, golf, tennis and water skiing are on the docket. The metropolitan boundaries do not limit activi- ties since four major trips are made during the year. The New Year's trip takes members to Mount Hood, Ore., where motel-type accommodations at the Chancellor floats are consistent winners Entering floats in 11 out of 12 Seafair Grande Parades, the Chancellor Club always produces a winner with the biggest prize, gained in 1955. The club's float records follow: 1950--Initial year of Seafair and the debut of club's first float. 1951N0 awards recorded. 1952--No awards recorded. 1953--2nd place, Graude Parade. 1954--1st, Rainier District Pow Wow Parade. 1955--Grand Sweepstakes, Grande Parade; 1st, Chinese Community Parade. 1956--Sweepstakes, non-commercial, Grande Pa- rade; 1st, non-commercial, Capitol Hill Festival of Flags Parade; 1st, Chinese Community Parade. 1957--Mayor's Trophy, Grande Parade; 2nd, Chinese Community Parade. 1958--2nd, non-commercial, Grande Parade. 1959--2nd,. non-commercial, Grande Parade. 1960--2nd, non-commercial, Grande Parade. 1961--No entry. Message from the Chaplain: Father Slate Chaplain Government Camp on the base of the mountain afford easy living. The Oregon itinerary includes, besides skiing, mountain climbing and plenty of sightseeing. THE MEMORIAL DAY trip is generally to Birch Bay with boating, swimmhag, softball, volleyball, golf, tennis, bicycle riding, horseback riding and others the highlights. Destinations of the other two trips vary. Sites have been at Stehekin on Lake Chelan, Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands, Mallard Cove on the Olympic Peninsula and Cannon Beach, Ore. But wherever they are, 50 to 70 persons always enjoy them. A large interest in the traveling adventures of the group's Camera Club has made it necessary to change that activity's name to the "Happy Wanderers." A weekend trip each month during the summer awaits the wanderers with jo2arneys such as a pack trip or to some resort area ha the state. The "Happy Wanderers" also take one-day travels after attending early Sunday Mass at St. James Cathedral. ON TRIPS to remote areas, a priest usually ac- companies the travelers. Communication to members is an important part, fulfilled by the monthly club sheet, Chancellor Club Club vitals at a quick glance MEMBERSHIP--Single Catholics, 21 to 35 years old, and presently numbering more than 200 from parishes in the Greater Seattle area. OFFICERS--Gabe Terrenzio, president; 3a- net Rodgers, vice president; Liz Ginal, secre- tary; and John Pruner, treasurer. CHAIRMEN--Sue Maloney and Don Haber- man, Catholic Action; Paul Longtine and Ro- berta Curry, membership; Ben Messina and Jouella Berube, icebreakers (hospitality); Kay Beatty and Marjorie Constantine, publicity; and Mary Fischer, editor, and Tom Nell, assistant editor, Chancellor Club Chatter. CHAPLAIN--Rev. William Slate, Assistant Pastor, St. Anne's Parish. MEETINGS--8 p.m., every second Wednes- day of the month, Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 E. Union St. FURTHER INFORMATION--Terronzio at LA 3-7876, Longtine at CH 4-1804, or Miss Curry at WE 7-2043. Chatter. In its more recent editions is a story which should prove interesthag to members and non- members alike: "An open house will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in St, Peter Claver Center, 17th Ave. and E. Jefferson St., for prospective members. A program of slides, depicting the club's varied acti- vities, will highlight the program. Refreshments will be served." Heading the receiving line will be a 28-year-old Boeing aeronautical engineer, who is president of the club. He is Gabe Terrenzio, 7033 18th Ave. N.E., and a member of St. Catherine's Parish. A native of Leo- minster, Mass., Terrenzio has been a Seattle resident for three years. HIS FELLOW officers include Janet Rodgers, vice president; Liz Ginal, secretary; and John Pruner, treasurer. These friendly officers and their fellow members can also be met at the club's monthly meetings-- every second Wednesday, starting at 8 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall. This is the Chancellor Club, which serves to fulfill the religious, cultural and social needs of single Catholics, ages 21 to 35, in the Greater Seat- tie area. P ::.::,:':.:.:.:':: :':':::::,::::: :::-:::::.:: :'::::::::::,,. . :i:.: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :L!!!! Y'::ii!ii!!i" :::i:[ :i " .  ::, .::: Experiences shared in camping 'Light of one candle can be passed on to another ': A By Rev. William Slate Assistant Pastor, St. Anne's Parish, Seattle Chaplain, Chancellor Club of Seattle lighted candle, radiating its warmth of unity . . . A unity, binding persons of mutual interests in friendship and solemn responsibilities ... These are the noteworthy symbols of the Chancellor Club. The candle, giving out warmth, represents our friendship for each other in the club. Similarly as good Christians, we strive at all times to radiate a warmth of personality and love of nigh- bor. If we emit this quality toward others, it, in turn, rewards us by spreading itself. The light of one candle can be passed on to another. Chancellor Club members are reminded continu- ally that they must first be followers of Christ by being good examples to others. Because our club car- ries with it the mark of Catholicism, we must see to it that the conduct of the entire membership is above reproach. Only exemplary living will bring others to the faith, founded by Christ. Thus, the Chancellor Club has chosen the lighted candle as the symbol of unity, binding its members in friendship and the solemn responsibilities, expected of them in a club which carries the approval of the Most young Catholic adults in the Greater Seattle area. Membership is drawn from all parishes with frequent invitations sent regularly to prospective members. To help promote these aims, our Catholic Action committee sponsors a lecture series each year whereby prominent Catholic leaders present topics of vital cur- rent interest. Members twice a year together attend Mass and receive Communion at St. James Cathedral. A commun- ion breakfast a'lways follows. Attendance is also encouraged at novena devotions in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Tuesday women at Visitation Retreat House is annually arranged. During Lent; a day of recollection is held for all 200 members. Another Catholic Action project is "pushing at: Firlands." Volunteers go to Firland Sanitorium at the request of its chaplain, Father John Rice, to help stretcher and wheelchair patients attend Mass on the second Sunday of each month. And the entire proceeds of tile annual Christmas Parties go to St. Peter Claver Interracial Center. IVe trust these activities and many others in the Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. The purpose of the Chancellor Club is to pro- mote religious, social and cultural activities among evening in Sacred Heart Church by the World's Fair grounds. An annual retreat for men at the Palisades and for club provide an opportunity/or our marriageable pa. rishioners, who are 21 to 35, to get acquainted with other young Catholk s i n Seattle. Progressive dinners among unique events Fun even at hristmas Party Taking youngsters out for fun-fiJled Kids' Day