History

Mass, Fraternity & Fish

Mass, Fraternity & Fish

The idea of the Friars was conceived in 1959 when Lawyer Dick Murphy and Insurance man Jim Prager were talking together. When Dick mentioned a similar club in Detroit, the idea was born. 

 

This was to be a single purpose luncheon group; a group that promised no outside activities, no fund-raising. There were to be three elements in the meetings: the spiritual, the intellectual, and the business.

 

These two men worked on the idea for four months. They talked about the idea to many businessmen for several weeks. Cardinal McIntyre gave his approval. At the first meeting, 198 were present. 

 

The First Friday Friars grew in size with each meeting to follow. The final meeting of the first season had a capacity crowd, of 850 packed into the Disneyland Hotel.

John Sammon, past chaplain (RIP)

Click here for an article about Msgr Sammon.

President

Martin Covarrubias

 

Immed. Past President

Ron Klucsar

 

President Elect

Hugh Lynch

Recording Secretary

Gene Hernandez

Chaplain

Fr. Glenn Baaton

Program Chairman

Don Hunsberger

 

Treasurer

Denny Shields

 

Luncheon Chairman

 

Raffle Chairman

Gene Chronik

Hugh Lynch

 

Publicity Chairman

Bernie Ocampo

Badge/Awards

Michael Withrow

Communications

Bob Hengstebeck

Membership/Memorial

Tony Paukstis

Directors

Keith Myers

John Aust