Only 10 months remaining until our joint Bonner/Prendie CLASS OF 1973 50th REUNION CELEBRATION! Our three days of celebration run from Thursday, 9/21 through Saturday, 9/23 of 2023.
One important thing we need from you is to take a look at the list (see below) of the missing ’73 Alumni! If you have information on any of these Alums, please contact Tom Grogan at [email protected] or Maureen Hennessey at [email protected]. We greatly appreciate your help! If you have not given us your email address, PLEASE send it to Tom or Maureen and help reduce our USPS cost.
Invitations for our 50th Reunion will be sent out shortly after Easter, April 2023. Once you receive the invitation you can begin to register for the events you would like to attend…we hope it will be ALL of them! Ticket prices will be on the invitation and registration form. Here are the details we’ve arranged thus far:
- Women’s & Men’s Golf Outing: Thursday, September 21st
Location: Downingtown Country Club, Downingtown, PA
NOTE: No walk-ups permitted. Registration & payment will be due by July 31st, 2023.
Check-in: time to be announced
Format: Shamble-Shotgun Start @ 1pm
Contests & Prizes: to be announced
“19th Hole” Facilities: “Seven Tap-Tavern” in the Downingtown Country Clubhouse, golfers and non-golfers are welcome! (Cash Bar) The Tavern serves lunch and dinner.
- Reunion Celebration: Friday, September 22nd
NOTE: No walk-ups permitted. Registration & payment will be due by August 21, 2023.
Check-in begins: 6:00pm (Doors and Cash Bar opens at 6:30)
Reunion Event: 6:30 to 10:30pm
Dinner, DJ, and Dancing will all be part of this memorable night!
- Saturday Class Mass, Social, and School Tours: Saturday, September 23rd
Location: Bonner & Prendie Campus
Mass Time: 12:00 Noon
School Tours: prior to and after Mass
Social: refreshments & lite fare immediately following Mass
We have been able to reserve a limited block of rooms at two hotels from Wednesday September 20th through Saturday, September 23rd. The rates at both are $159 plus taxes per day. At this rate, they will go fast!
“Fairfield Inn & Suites Philadelphia Broomall/Newtown Square”, PA , this is just off Rt 476 (“Blue Route”) at Exit 9.
You may begin to make reservations NOW by using this booking link, Book your group rate for Bonner Prendie 50th Year Reunion , just enter your arrival and departure dates and your room rates and room types will come up. Or, you can call 888-236-2427 (Marriott Central Reservations) group code "BPFS". The cutoff date to make reservations is August 21, 2023. This rate includes FREE breakfast.
Class of ‘73 50th Reunion Tuition Assistance Fund
In conjunction with our 50th Reunion, we have established The Class of 1973 Tuition Assistance Fund, to create a legacy of support for students of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. We have targeted “Giving Tuesday”, November 29th, to kick off our legacy scholarship. If this is something you’d like to be a part of, there are a number of ways to contribute:
- Credit-card, or e-Check online click here,
- Mail a check to the school payable to “MBAP”. Note on the subject line “Class of ’73 Tuition Assistance Fund”,
- By phone: call Tara George Basile ’86, B&P Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Relations, at 610-259-6012.
NOTE: If your employer offers matching gift, please indicate in the communication “MBAP Class of ’73 Tuition Assistance Fund”.
Class of ‘73 Apparel
Our early September communication introduced the Class of '73 active-wear apparel! The catalog has been updated to indicate the “style” of each item, as well as, 3X and 4X sizes. Also, Prendie & Bonner Dri-Fit tees and polos are non-class specific. (Of special note the polos can be ordered in Women’s and Men’s styles) (Click here to access the active-wear catalog)
Planning with YOU in mind:
So far, over 380 have completed the Interest Questionnaire, thank you! If you have not done so, it's not too late. Click here to access questionnaire. Also, if you already completed it but your interests have changed, please feel free to re-submit at anytime and keep us updated. Remember your responses in the Interest Questionnaire are non-binding.
Please make it a point to join The Bonner/Prendie Class of 1973 50th Reunion Facebook Page. 355 Alums are already participating in exchanging memories, photos, interests, and sharing life stories.
Please update your current contact information including email so we can provide updates. Click Here to update your contact information. Feel free to share this page with other classmates.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you September 2023.
Class of 1973 Reunion Committee
Currently in the beginning stages of forming a committee to plan the 50th year Reunion for a combined Bonner and Prendie Class of 1974 Reunion for sometime in the Fall of 2024. MOST IMPORTANTLY - if you are interested in helping out please reach out to classmate, Mark Hines '74 at [email protected] or 610-416-1369 or Bonner Class President, Tony Mattson '74 at [email protected]. Mark and Tony encourage all Prendie and Bonner Alumni to get involved with this special reunion.