New York Centennial Celebration

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Contact: Office of Alumni · · 800-798-ALUM

Location: The Lotos Club, 5 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065

Cost: $50/ person; $80/couple Get Tickets

New York Centennial Celebration

DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2013

TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Lotos Club, 5 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065

PRICE:  $50/person; $80/couple
                Young Alumni (2012-2002) rate of $35/person; $50/couple

Please visit

Join us as we gather together to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of Loyola University New Orleans in one of New York City’s most exclusive venues, The Lotos Club. The Lotos Club is one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States dating back to 1870.  The Lotos Club has always provided an “ideal atmosphere to indulge in creative and stimulating thought and conversation” and we cannot think of a better venue in which to gather together to celebrate the centennial of Loyola University New Orleans. Visit

The Lotus Club:
•  The club name was carefully chosen to convey an “idea of rest and harmony.”
•  The motto of The Lotos Club comes from the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem, The Lotos Eaters “In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon”
•  Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), an early member of the club, dubbed the Lotos “The Ace of Clubs.”
•  The Lotos Club is located in a beautiful brick and limestone building and it is a beautifully maintained example of French Renaissance architecture.  Home of the Lotos since 1947 the building was initially designed by Richard Howland Hunt and built in 1900 by Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard, daughter of William H. Vanderbilt, as a wedding gift for her daughter, Mrs. William Jay Schieffelin. 
•  The Lotos Club is a private club and there is a dress code—Jacket and tie required for evening functions. 

6:30 p.m.  Celebrating Our Past Reception

7:15 p.m.  Centennial Program

with remarks by
Dr. Bernard Cook, author “Founded on Faith: A History of Loyola University New Orleans”
The definitive history of the Jesuits in Louisiana.  The Loyola story includes a colorful cast of students, alumni, Jesuits, and faculty who have shaped Loyola’s impact on the city of New Orleans for the last 100 years. 

a screening of
The Loyola Centennial Documentary

a musical performance by
Christine MacDonnell '84, Steven Vaughan '84, Allison Hymel '04

Centennial Remarks and Toast by
The Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D

8:00 p.m.  Embracing the Future Reception 

DIRECTIONS and Parking Information:
By Public Transportation: Guests traveling by public transportation should us the 68th Street--Hunter College Metro station (green IRT Lexington Avenue Line), a 5-block walk to The Lotos Club.

By Car: The Lotos Club is located at 5 East 66th Street between Madison and 5th Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.   Several public parking garages are available.

Imperial Parking Systems*
860 Fifth Avenue
Entrance is on the north side of 67th Street             
between Madison and Fifth avenues.
(212) 650-0996

Colony Garage*
30 East 65th Street
Entrance is on the south side of 65th Street
between Park and Madison avenues.
(212) 879-8798

•    Carolyn M. Callahan ‘88
•    Ana Salceda Ferris ’94, M.B.A. ’95, and David Ferris, J.D. ‘96
•    Martha Ghio ‘78
•    Gail Webre Jock ’62 and Paul Jock
•    Joel Stassi Laciura ’74 and Anthony  Laciura ‘74
•    Christopher D.H. Lee ‘98
•    Jennifer Kloete Llamas ’03 and Tom Llamas ‘01
•    Noreen and Timothy Marsek ‘04
•    Elissa Forstmann Moran ’99 and Malcolm Moran
•    Elizabeth S. Perl ’84 and Robert Erichsen
•    Sarah E. Pelch ‘01
•    Ashley C. Schaffer ‘98
•    Michael P. Traverse ‘03
•    Francisca Sabadie, J.D. ’75 and Robert T. Dwyer


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