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12 Months of Monogram: May

Dec 23, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

Women’s basketball head coach and 1997 honorary Monogram recipient Muffet McGraw posed for photos with each of the foursomes at the 2013 Riehle Open (photo by Mike Bennett).

Believe it or not, 2014 is approaching faster than the snow is falling in South Bend. The turning of the calendar is just a few days away, and in celebration of a terrific 2013, we are looking back at a year’s worth of Monogram Club events, accomplishments and great Notre Dame camaraderie. After April’s Blue-Gold festivities, “12 Months of Monogram” hits the links for May… 

Before thunder and lightning struck the Michiana region, more than 70 Monogram Club members and their guests took to the Warren Golf Course during the organization’s summer weekend, held annually during the University’s reunion activities. Named in honor of former executive director, the late Rev. James Riehle, C.S.C. (’49), the Open is a way for the Monogram Club to pay tribute to his vision and legacy each year.

The Monogram Club opened its weekend of festivities with the annual Summer Mass & Cookout on Thursday evening in Purcell Pavilion, with more than 150 Monogram winners and guests in attendance. Athletics department chaplain Rev. Mark B. Thesing, C.S.C. (’81, ’85 & ‘92) presided over Mass in the Rosenthal Atrium before guests made the trip upstairs to Club Naimoli for the cookout.

“The opportunity to gather with fellow Monogram winners on campus during reunion weekend is always special for this Club. The camaraderie and fellowship amongst members is great to be a part of each year,” executive director Beth Hunter said. “This weekend always holds a special place in our hearts because of the opportunity to reflect on Fr. Jim Riehle and the tremendously positive impact he had on helping make the Monogram Club what it is today.”

For more from this year’s Riehle Open, check out the full story here.

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More than 150 Monogram winners and guests enjoyed the Club’s Summer Cookout in Club Naimoli.

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