St. John's College
PO Box 376
1502 E. 6th Ave
Winfield, KS 67156
Tuesday - Thursday
8:00am - 3:00pm
Larry Junker, Executive Director
Wallace Behrhorst, Reporter Editor
Beth Smith, Administrative Assistant
Winfield Johnnie Reunion Cancelled for 2020
I don’t think there’s ever been a time when, as a society, we’ve thought more collectively about our Johnnie relationships than during this unprecedented time. With relationships being one of the focuses of the Association’s work, it seems to the SJCAA Staff and Board of Directors how much we enjoy - and miss - the interactions we have with you, the alumni of St. John’s. In a time of great challenges, we hope that you find that the many friends you made while attending St. John’s Academy and College, and the friends you have made since then, as well as your Alumni Association, are sources of comfort and enjoyment. We hope you are healthy and finding some smiles in your days, and we pray that we would see more of you and hear from you in the days and months that lie ahead.
And so, as one Board of Directors member said, it is with a heavy heart that we are cancelling the 2020 Winfield Johnnie Reunion. The Board of Directors and the Staff don’t feel it would be prudent to go ahead with the Winfield Johnnie Reunion for 2020. We, that is our nation, might be dealing with this coronavirus for months to come. We are sure everyone who had plans to come will miss gathering and conversing with each other, but let us look forward to a “Grand Celebration” in 2021, perhaps under the theme “We Gather Together in Thanksgiving.” Follow the recommended guidelines in your area and stay safe.
The Alumni Association office will continue to accept profiles from the honored classes, those being 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, and 1985. Please submit them no later than June 1, 2020, and then later in June or early July we will, with a $5.00 donation, mail copies out to alumni who request a Profile Bookl for their class.
In closing, there is an Old Gaelic blessing that I believe is appropriate:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand!
God’s richest blessings to one and all.
For the Board of Directors and the Staff of SJCAA, I remain,
Larry R. Junker
St. John’s College Alumni Association