Issue No. 5 - February 1, 2021
People, Get Ready
Set your Gala plans in motion this week:
- Look for your invitation by February 6
- Registration opens February 6
- Register by February 10 for a chance to receive a surprise celebration delivery! (Must be 21+ and live within 20 miles of VCS. Available to the first 100 valid registrations.)
- The online auction with “Only at Valley” experiences will be open for bidding February 17 – 22.
What a Wonderful World
The VCS community is full of amazing resources. Check out these “Only at Valley” experiences procured by families and friends of VCS. These items will be available for bid starting February 17.
Experience the Big Island for a full week at the Bay Club at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo sleeps six to eight and offers ocean views and an array of activities for the entire family. Mahalo to the Rocky and Danette Scales family for this fantastic donation!
Basecamp for Adventure returns again this year with a full week stay at Steve and Margarita Gunther's beautiful Sunriver home. Located on the Woodland Golf Course, this house sleeps up to twelve. Bring your entire pod for a week of fun and adventure!
Summer Soiree with SSMO Campus VIPs – Grab the last light of summer and break bread with campus VIPs: VCS President John Matcovich, SSMO Superior General Sr. Michael Francine Duncan, and SSMO Ministries Corporation President Sr. Adele Marie Altenhofen. Your hosts, John Matcovich and Jen Young, invite you to their home and stunning gardens for a barbeque of grilled, fresh salmon, garden greens, local wine and blackberry cobbler. Fourteen spaces available. Each space for this dinner will be sold separately. Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Stand By Me
We rely on our sponsors to underwrite the costs of the Gala, so that all funds raised go directly to VCS programs and tuition assistance. We are thankful for their steadfast support!
Colleen and Werner Nistler/Touchmark: All six of Colleen and Werner's children are VCS alumni. They have been an important part of campus development for more than twenty years. Touchmark provides full-service retirement communities throughout the west, including in Portland's west hills. We are grateful to Colleen and Werner/Touchmark for a lifetime of support.
Independent Dispatch, Inc: Greg and Stephanie Gilbert are parents of an alumnus and a senior. They have been huge supporters of the men’s soccer team and long-time sponsors of both the Gala and the Whole in One Golf Tournament. IDI is a multi-modal freight forwarding company. Thank you Greg and Stephanie!
Tanasbourne Pediatrics: Raquel Apodaca, MD and Jeff Olson are parents of Emma '20 and Sophie '23. The pediatric medical practice offers high-quality medical care that is truly patient and family-focused. We are blessed to have them with us as sponsors again this year.
Thank you sponsors!
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Valley Catholic School Board
SSMO Ministries Corporation Board
SSMO Foundation Board
B.P., Lester & Regina John Foundation
Jan & Yahong Neirynck Family
Man Tran & Cecilia Nguyen