This year the Men's Club Officers are:
Tom Riney - President
Dustin Wheeler - Vice President
Scott Nelson - Secretary
Roger Gloe - Treasurer
Tom Ambs - Sergeant at Arms
Gerald Brandt - Activities Coordinator
Joe Dugie - Casino Coordinator
Gary Van Bakel - Golf Tournament Director
Meeting Time: First Monday @ 6:30 PM
Meeting Place: Chapel / Main Entrance & Msgr. Tash Parish Hall / Entrance D
Ready for a little evening fun while supporting good causes?
Our St. Thomas Men’s Club (STMC), for a small fee, offers our services to non-profit organizations, local businesses, schools, and individuals, to run a Casino Night for parties and fundraisers. In addition to our 20 casino tables, we will also provide the dealers necessary to keep the action happening and give the participants a chance to be involved in the fun without having to worry about providing entertainment for their guests.
The tables are used on average about once a month, with Spring being the busiest time for fundraisers and Winter for Christmas & end-of-the-year parties. Some noteworthy groups we have supported in the past with our tables include our own Diocesan Bishop’s Gala, Eveline Rivers Christmas Workshop’s (Santa in the Summer), American Cancer Society’s (Cattle Barons Ball), Affiliated Foods Employees Christmas Party, and Amarillo Opera, along with many numerous other organizations and individuals. Although Men’s Club members donate their time for these events, we are usually given the same perks as the patrons of the events such as a complimentary meal, access to silent & live auction items, and the comradery of sharing the evening with a very enthusiastic crowd. We always have as much fun as the participants!
The revenue raised by our casino nights is used several ways by the STMC. First, it supports our monthly meals provided by our amazing cooks at our gatherings. Secondly, our cooks extend their cooking talents in preparing several meals to the Catholic Student Center at West Texas, at no charge to them. In addition to meals, STMC provides funds for philanthropy projects it is presented throughout the year. In corporation with the Boy Scouts, many Eagle Scout projects have come to fruition thanks to these funds.