Spring 2014 Alumni Newsletter


The spring rugby season has come and gone, with success in Charleston, and around the country with alumni playing in New York, Washington DC, Chapel Hill, and more. Before you head off for vacations, kick back and enjoy the weekend: here’s your alumni newsletter…
  • Alumni Match Recap
  • Alternate weekend: Chicago – September 7
  • Non-Profit Filing Status
  • Pullovers – Get Yours Today!
  • Alumni Notes
  • Team Support
Alumni Match 2014
Thanks to everyone who came down for the alumni game back in February. The full match report can be read here with pictures here.
While the game may have been a run-away for the alumni, it’s heartening to see the club rebuilding and showing promise for the future.
Inaugural Alternate Weekend: Chicago
One alumni weekend just isn’t enough: join us this fall up in Chicago as we kick off our alternate weekend on September 7.
Logan Honeycutt has done a great job putting together a great program for the weekend, so I hope you can join us – the tentative schedule is:
  • Friday Afternoon: Sight seeing- Boat Tour/Sears Tower Etc.
  • Friday Evening: Poker Tournament
  • Saturday Afternoon: Cubs Game
  • Saturday Evening: Booze Trolley Bar Crawl
  • Sunday Morning: Brunch/Recovery
Sign up and complete the Google docs survey here.
Joining us in Chicago? Hit Reply and Let me know!
Non-profit Filing Status
Our main focus for the summer off-season is to get the club registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. This will be a substantial undertaking, with Jeff Seidel working with me on this issue. It is however critical to our future growth.
This status will help us attract more funding from current and new supporters and achieve the goals of our roadmap. Our aim is for the filing to be complete by the end of the year, and status before next alumni weekend. Approximate costs associated with this project are $1,000 and we will seek to raise these funds as specific donations for the filing.
Rugby/Golf Pullovers
Get your gear restocked with a CofC rugby pullover! Jeff has put together a design with our club crest, that is great for either rugby warmups, golf, and more. They’re going to be ordered soon, so get your order in to Jeff: seideljj9@gmail.com and tell your friends/significant others/families. Pullovers will be $55 (including shipping) and help build our club reserves to invest in the team. Designs are attached below.
Alumni Notes
Brendan McSherry is currently living in Hoboken NJ and has avoided no less than three accidental pregnancies.
Lawson Ballard will be heading to Philly this summer to help coach (honorary) The University of South Carolina in the College Rugby Championship 7’s tournament. Watch him on NBC Sports!
Chris McMullin is living/working in Philadelphia, PA as an attorney for the firm Kent/McBride, P.C. He and his wife, Brie, are expecting their first baby this June. Congrats Chris and Brie!
Ryan Murray is a 2nd Lt in the United States Marine Corps undergoing his first deployment in Okinawa.
Joey Ingham is getting married to Julianne Weddel in September.
Christian Massimilo is playing for NYAC hoping to become first CofC USA eagle.
David Bethel living in his homeland working as the Operations Director at Stingray Island.
Dan O’Harra left his job as project manager with the Medical University of South Carolina to to get back into real estate. He will be working with fellow alum Brian Beatty. Keep them in mind for your real estate transactions – business and referrals will result in money contributed back to the club.
Andy Evans and his wife Katy are expecting their second child in September.
Rob James is currently living in Baltimore, Maryland. He works for Toll Brothers Inc. as an Assistant Project manager overseeing the Arundel Forest Development.
Dan Markovich, is a 2nd Lt in the Marines, based at Quantico. His son, who just turned 4, is being fed a high protein diet to build him into the next pacific islander/American US Eagles player. Next year he will be getting married to Kimi Parkhill. Dan adds:
“I know i’m not alone when I say playing Rugby at C of C was the best experience of my life. Truly a brotherhood without equal. I’ll give praise where praise is due. College of Charleston was a beautiful school which had everything one could hope for, but when I think of my College experience, I think only of playing Rugby in the rain and being forced to drink a  shot out of Sam Cook’s belly button. Some memories are better than others. Keep pushing brothers and I look forward to alumni weekend every year. Oorah Gentleman!”
Team Support
Thank you to the 40+ guys who have paid dues this year. There’s still few of you who I’m sure would like to join our peers and become paid-up members. The link of the site will take you to our PayPal page – I can take credit cards over the phone if that’s easier!
Thanks for the help of everyone pushing to keep growing our club, and for the support of our alumni. Hope to see a lot of you in Chicago!
All the best,
Rupert Munro ’10
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