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m  4---THE PROGRESS tt*ond 5eWon).--FrJday,3l. z4, J'76 V Any wriffen accounts of the beglnnlncjs of the Carroll Club would be in- complete without the mention of Father Richard Stohr sP, first archdloce- san CYO director, initial chaplain of the Carroll Club and now with the Servants of the Hely Paraclete. On a quiet Wednesday afternoon of November 30, 1949, five Catholic pro- fessional and businessmen met for the purpose of forming a noon-day luncheon club, They chose the name, Carroll, from the American statesman, Charles Carroll, These founders *(from left)are (toP photo) Edward J. logan, John F_" Hedrid and P. Daniel Rooney. Two other founders are Dr. Elmo B. Beeson (photo to right) and: the late Dr. Xavier P. DeDonate. v w w rroll Club presidential honor roll John E. Hedriek, 1950 Dr. Elmo B. Beeson, 1951 Dr. Xavier P. DeDonato, 1952 January- June Edward J. Logan, 1952 July-December William H. Lampert, 1953 January-June Robbins M. Stocking, 1953 July-December D. C. Casliub 1954 January-June Frank A. Ursino, 1954 July-December Gerard S. (Bee) Welch, 1955 Joseph D. Holmes, 1956 January-June G. Bradley Dalton, 1956 July to 1957 June lVlilton A. Link, 1957 July-December M. K. (Bob) Newman, 1958 January-June Joseph A. Barreca, 1958 July-December Edward J. Edwards, ]959 Gerald M. Oaksmith, 1960 Dr. Ardon S. Weasel, 1961 Walter S. Aeheson, 1962 Lee E. Sinclair, 1963 Gene A. Ford, 1964 Harry Ashmore, 1965 This is the 1965 starting lineup of the Carroll Club. Officers (from left) are Dr. Daniel Lenoue, trustee from St. Joseph's Parish: Rene St. Onge, trustee from Our Lady of Fatima; Earl Spangler, second vice president, and Ron MacMillan, first vice president, both from St. Joseph's: Harry Ashmore, president from St. James Cathedral; Father Gerald Ivfoffat, archdiocesan, secretary from Cathedral: Jerry Banchero, treasurer from St. Edward's; ivan Rosenberry, trustee frornSf. John's: and Clyde Benneff, trustee from Cathedral. There are three other members of the board: Gene Ford, immediate past president from St. Joseph's; James Rider, trustee from Blessed Sacrament:, and Police Capt. Richard Shaughnessy, trustee from St. Edward s. They are all in the fore- front of some 100 members, dedicated to assisting the CYO archdiocesan director and staff to achieve an archdiocesan youth program in Western Washington. The club meets weekly at luncheon meetings in Seattle's Roosevelt Hotel. e 'it is better to build the boy than mend the man' This is a party, Carroll Club Style. The scene (photo to left), taken last year at CYO Camp Don Bosco near Carnation, is the annual Carroll Club work party. Members take time off on a weekend prior to camp opening to do such renovating or building chores llke re-roofing the mess hall. Robert E. Tobin (bottom photo) helps Joseph Barreca, wielding a hammer, at one of the camp cabins. The CYO camping program had been one of the pioneer activities of the club with its development now broadened into the agenda of the Archdiocesan Com- mlttee on Camping.