About the Gaels Alumni Association
St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association
About the Gaels Alumni
This page contains relevant information about membership in the St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association.
- It's finally here! All "new"! With "new functions & features!"
- Take the "Virtual Tour!"
- Now accepting 2020 Annual Banquet Reservations
- Visit our new & updated guestbook!
- 2009 Banquet photos have been uploaded. Visit the 2009 Banquet Gallery!
- 2015 Banquet photos have been uploaded. Visit the 2015 Banquet Gallery!
- 2016 Banquet photos have been uploaded. Visit the 2016 Banquet Gallery!
- 2017 Banquet photos have been uploaded. Visit the 2017 Banquet Gallery!
- 2018 Banquet photos have been uploaded. Visit the 2018 Banquet Gallery!
- Find-a-Gael Fee has been increased to $10.00
- Class List Fee has been ncreased to $15.00
About Our School
This information contained in this box is linked to the History Page, of our web site. Information is provided about the rich History of St. Philip Basilica High School & our connection with the basilica. Read more...
About Our Alumni
The information contained in this box, is linked to further information about the St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association, its activities & "How to communicate directly with us." Read more...
Annual Alumni Banquet
The information contained in this box is linked to our Annual Banquet page, with information about our upcoming Annual Banquet, always held on the First Friday in May of each year. Read more...
Generally, our entire site is "NEW," with a new look, feel & features that will help enhance your experience, and provide you with "NEW" things you can accomplish. Watch this section for further information about New "Features" & "Functions," that we we will be adding to the site, from time to time. It will be your first "look" at out latest inclusions.
All photo galleries have been updated, with all pictures we have available from previous banquets. The Guestbook has also been updated.
This year's banquet is rapidly approaching. Remember, ALWAYS the First Friday in May. This year, Friday, May 1, 2020.
The Upcoming Events content in this box, will include news about any upcoming events that are planned for the future. You will be provided, here, with relevant information about our Annual Banquet & any actions directed by our alumni.
Our last banquet, held on Friday, May 3, 2019, was again very successful, with more then 100 attendees. Our next banquet will be held, as always, on the First Friday in May, this year on Friday, May 1, 2020. Read more...
In the Beginning:
From the very beginning, membership in the St. Philip Basilica High School Gaels Alumni Association has always been automatic, by virtue of graduation from St. Philip High School.
There are no dues, fees or obligations for members, other then to keep us informed about your contact information, which can be done through multiple "online" forms, here on this site, or by direct contact with our administration.
The Growing Years:
After the school closed, at the end of the 1969-70 academic year, there was no longer a school administration, to help support us, nor a school for us to support.
Our membership includes members of the faculty, staff and administration, who served our school during the years that the school was open. Many, who are still living, continue to attend our only function -- The Annual Alumni Banquet -- which now serves as our only source of revenue, to keep the Gael Spirit alive.
Our main mailing address is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
Where we are now:
In 2009, we opened our membership to ALL former students, who attended St. Philip, at any time, whether or not they actually graduated. We also include "Friends of the Gaels, " who have some association with any of our alumni members.
We also opened our membership, at that time, to "Sons of the Gaels," to help share, with our sons, the camaraderie of our association as former students, and to assist in perpetuating the existence of the alumni association. This alone, was a successful step, as we now include nearly 50 active sons of our alumni.
We do not have access to any school records, yearbooks, or the ability to reproduce them or any other memorabilia, other then the items available through our "Gaels Pride" catalog (Coming Soon).
The future of our existence, as a viable organization, remains completely dependent upon the ability of our membership to continue supporting and attending our Annual Banquet, always held on the First Friday in May, of each calendar year.
Alumni Association Management:
Our association management is under the direct, sole administration of:
Richard E. (Rick) Iaccino, Class of 1965
1701 Frediani Court
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-2881
24/7: [Voice/Text] (847) 250-7697
24/7: [FAX] (847) 258-4728