The Brother Martin High School President’s Dinner had a new venue in 2018! On Saturday, April 7, the 12th annual dinner took place at The Ritz-Carlton on Canal St. with a record crowd of 135 guests that included alumni, guests, friends and families of Brother Martin. The evening began with cocktails featuring passed hors-d’oeuvres and music provided by a Jazz Trio.
Once in the dining room, the President’s Dinner Committee Chairman P. Lindsey Williams ’83 toasted current Brother Martin president Mr. John Devlin and thanked him for his 18 years of service as president. Since 2000, Mr. Devlin has loyally served the students, faculty, and staff of Brother Martin. This is Mr. Devlin’s final year as president, as he will serve in a new role as Executive Director of Schools in the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial’s Office beginning next fall.
Mr. Devlin thanked the Gootee Family, represented by Elaine and Pat Gootee ’65 SA, Kathy and Ken Gootee ’70, Ben Gootee ’01 and Sara and Ryan Gootee for their sponsorship to establish the dinner. Later, he introduced the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in attendance, Bro. Mark Hilton, Provincial of the United States Province, Bro. Ronald Hingle ’78, Brother Ivy LeBlanc, and Bro. Francis David. Finally, Mr. Devlin welcomed Mr. Greg Rando ’77 as the next president of Brother Martin High School.
President’s Dinner committee members are Chair couple Jodi and P. Lindsey Williams ’83, Lisa and Sal Brocato ’88, Erin and Joe Caruso ’79, Rhen and Kraig de Lanzac ’86, Christine and Milton Dureau, Jr. ’69 CJ, Ashley and Ben Gootee ’01 and Karen and Chuck Stall ’76.
[flickr type=’flickr’ photoset_id=’72157689988076490′] Photos courtesy of Romaguera Photography.
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Photos courtesy of Romaguera Photography.