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Crusader News Bracket Competition– Join Now!!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

  Who doesn’t get caught up in March Madness??  We thought it might be fun to have a friendly “Bracket Challenge” and see how well we can pick the winners against our  friends.  The Cusader News will even put up a couple of restaurant gift cards for the top finishers to make the competition more interesting.

Each person may enter two brackets.  Scoring is shown below.

Enter your brackets today!!  You CANNOT  Add or Edit brackets after 11 A.M.  Thursday, March 15 !!


The Group Password is “dadsclub”

Note:  To be eligible to win prizes, you must be a registered subscriber of the Crusader News.


Text “crusader” to 292929

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Every parent in our program should take advantage of our text message broadcasts.  In the case of a sudden change in practice plans, you will receive a text message.  You will also get timely texts before upcoming sports registrations, periodic ‘text coupons’ for discounts at the Crusader Grille, and breaking basketball news like the scores of our various teams at their Thanksgiving tournaments.

Grab your cell phones now and text the work “crusader” to 292929


Coca-Cola Cup Clemency Campaign Commences

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010


Three well-known St. William dads were recently busted for the unauthorized possession of Crusader Grille Coca-Cola glasses.  The three were the first to be targeted in an effort to recover some of the 77 Coca-Cola glasses missing from the St. William kitchen.  The ring-leader, Tom Convery, was apprehended in the church parking lot where a search of his vehicle turned up a cache of three glasses.  He quickly turned in two others, Todd Diffenderfer and James Smith who were concealing three additional glasses.  A subsequent raid on the private homes of the three “Coca-Cola Cup Kleptomaniacs” turned up an additional glass.

In a plea-deal brokered by Chris Lada and Paul Terzano (winter managers of the Crusader Grille), the three have been released on the promise of community service.  Additionally, Lada & Terzano announced a new “Coca-Cola Cup Clemency Campaign” under which the task force to recover glasses will be suspended and anyone in possession of a Coca-Cola glass from the St. William kitchen will be allowed to return it with no questions asked.  The Clemency program will continue until November 7, 2010.  In closing his comments at the press conference announcing the clemency campaign, Chris Lada urged, “Avoid the shame, embarrassment, and ignomy which this trio has brought upon themselves and their families:  return any glasses which may have found their way into your possession.  For goodness sake, ‘Don’t be that guy!’ “.


‘Crusader Club’ to Launch this Fall

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Membership does have its privileges.  Consider just a few:

  • Free admission to all Saint William home basketball games (high school & college athletic alumnus members only)
  • NEW Exclusive “Premium Club Seating” area open to high school & college athletic alumnus members  for Friday night home basketball games.”
  • “Open  Gym” events. (high school & college athletic alumnus members only)
  • Discount offers at the Crusader Grille and on Crusaderwear.
  • Free contests.
  • SMS text coupons for freebies and special offers.
  • SMS text notification of upcoming events of interest to you.

Sign up today!  Contests, events, and giveaways for Crusader Club Members only begin October 19, 2010.

Membership in the Crusader Club is open to all.  Free admissions, Premium Club Seating,  and “Open Gym” events are open to high school & college athletic alumnus members only, and their guests.

You must be 18 to register or have parental/guardian consent.

Click Here to Join


Executive Committee Elections Results

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

An election was held during the May membership meeting for the Dads’ Club Executive Board positions. 

Every position is open every two years and filled by election by the membership. 

I am pleased to announce the results were as follows:

  • President – Tom Rudofski (his second term)
  • Vice President – Scott Ziegler (his third term)
  • Treasurer – Mike Eischen (his first term)
  • Secretary – Mike Schira (his first term as secretary, he was treasurer in his last term)
  • Trustee – Randy Trombley (his second term)

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our retiring secretary, Don Squier, after three terms of service


St. Patrick Day Party

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Party / Dinner-Dance

Saturday, March 13, 2010

from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

  • Catered Dinner
  • Live Irish Band
  • Open Bar (Beer-Wine-Liquor)
  • Door Prizes & Raffle

Saint William Activity Center

Walled Lake, Michigan

$25.00/person  or $45.00/couple
Table of 8 only $170.00

Buy your tickets today:

Contact Tim McClorey at (248) 310-0052

Or  order your tickets on-line now


2009 Fish Fry Sets new Attendance Records

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

  This year’s Friday lenten fish fry was another banner year and unqualified success.  Over the course of the seven week run, over 6,200 dinners were sold with an additional 800 worker and donated dinners served.  These numbers exceed any previous year record by 492 dinners.  We also set a new single night record of 1,015 sold dinners on the second Friday of lent.  A huge “THANK YOU” to all the guests, kid workers, high school help, and Dads and Moms who made this years fish fry such a huge success!


Kids Wanted to Work The Fish Fry!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

All parish kids 3rd Grade and up are welcome to work the Lenten Fish Fry dinners!

– 3rd and 4th graders help with bussing and setting tables (Bussers)
– 5th and 6th graders help with serving dinners (Servers)
– 7th and 8th graders help with greeting and seating our guests (Hosts/Hostesses)
– High schoolers help out with the carry-out, in the kitchen, or wherever help is needed.

We will sign off on service hours for the high school kids that are required to obtain them.

To sign up, please send an email to:

and tell us you are interested in working. Each week we will send out an email to all that register asking if they would like to work. Just hit reply and let us know when and where.

Since the four hour dinner can seem long, we like to have the younger kids work in shifts, from either 4:00 – 6:30 or 5:30-8:00. Kids should arrive no earlier than 3:45 – only those kids whose parents are working can arrive before that time.

All kids must sign in with a supervising adult when they arrive, wear a nametag, and must give a contact number for a parent or responsible adult. Parents – please walk your kids in.

In an effort to save money we will not be giving out shirts to the workers – so wear something appropriate. Old fish fry shirts would work!

Working kids are entitled to a free worker meal – we only ask that they try to take their breaks before or after the peak times. They are always welcome to take their breaks when their family arrives to eat.

Parents – kids love having their parents work – please consider helping out – even if it is only for one or two nights, or only for a few hours. It is a great social event and more fun than work.


Fish Fry Adult Workers Needed!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The first lenten fish fry of 2009 is this Friday, February 27th!

As always, we anticipate a large number of guests each week.

All Dads’ Club members are especially encouraged to help out – this is our biggest fundraiser and is a lot of fun.

On Thursday evening, we will be meeting in the kitchen at about 7:00 p.m. to organize our inventory and do some advanced preparation.

On each and every Friday, we begin arriving before noon to get started (yes, noon). We crank up the fryers, final prep the kitchen, set-up the gym. An extra couple of bodies or more between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. will help get the dining room in order for the kids to set tables after school dismisses.

We need to have the kitchen manned, floor supervisors in place, coffee brewed, the carry-out station manned, and the cashiers table ready to go by 3:45 p.m. as the seniors begin arriving early for the 4:00 p.m. early bird special.

The heaviest traffic will come between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., so if you can’t get out of work early, just get out fast and lend a hand. By 6:30 or so the early crew has been working for 6 hours, so they are happy to get a break.

If you can’t get out fast, don’t sweat it. Take your time, bring your family for a late meal and plan to stay for clean-up. Between 8:30 and 10:30, we completely tear down the gym, Vercelli Hall, the main hallway and the kitchen. We vacuum every inch, set up chairs in Vercelli for weekend Mass, scrub the entire gym and kitchen, and put things back in order. If we have some fresh dads it all goes smoothly–If we don’t, the guys that arrived before noon are dragging along until midnight to get things cleaned up.

So, if you can help out, please let us know – simply email and let us know when you would be available and where you would like to help out. By emailing you will help Dennis Goebel and Tom Rudofski know where we need extra help and where we can expect to be covered. If you do not get a chance to email but area available to help, just show up – we always can use an extra hand somewhere.


Membership Meeting date change for November

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

The general membership Meeting date has been changed to November 19th to accommodate the Thanksgiving Holiday. See everyone there at 730 pm in lower Zeph Hall.