THIRD ANNUAL 2012 KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT BANQUET
The fourth annual Keys & Sword Award Benefit at the Marriott Frenchman's
Reef Beach Resort on St. Thomas on Saturday, February 11, 2012 honored
the Dowling Family Foundation, Louis de Lyrot and the late Gerard Nicholson.
The 2012 Keys and Sword Award was presented by Bishop Bevard to the
William C. Dowling Family Foundation in memory of William C. Dowling,
Jr. represented by: John D. Evans, Jr, Esq, Trustee with a portrait collage of his life —
longtime parishioner and benefactor of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and School.
A special recognition Certificates of Appreciation was presented by Bishop Bevard to:
Mrs. Aracely Nicholson, widow and family in memory of Gerard R. Nicholson with a
portrait collage of his life — longtime parishoner and supporter of Saints
Peter and Paul Cathedral, School and Cathedral restoration.
Louis De Lyrot CEO Cardow Jewelers — longtime parishioner of Saints Peter and
Paul Cathedral, catholic charities support and contributions.
John Evans thanked Bishop Bevard on behalf of the Dowling Family Foundation.
Portrait collage — Gerard Nicholson
Bishop Bevard read the inscription on the plaque awarded to
Aracely Nicholson in honor of her late husband, Gerard.
FIFTH ANNUAL 2014 KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT — Saturday, February 1, 2014
On behalf of His Excellency, Bishop Herbert A. Bevard, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of
St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and The Very Reverend Monsignor Jerome Feudjio,
Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, you are cordially invited to the fifth annual
Keys and Sword Award Benefit on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at The Marriott Frenchman’s
Reef Hotel and Resort.
The proceeds from this elegant “white tie” affair will benefit the restoration of our
167-year old Mother Church, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. We are grateful for the
continued support from our parishioners, friends of the Diocese and the Virgin Islands
business community and it is our pleasure to announce that we are in the final phase
of the restoration!
KEYS AND SWORD HISTORY
Bishop Bevard launched this premier event to recognize individuals and friends for their
extraordinary contributions and selfless dedication to the Cathedral and the Diocese of
St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. This accolade celebrates those among us with attributes
of vision and character that rise above the norm through their past and present service
to the Church.
THE 2014 KEYS AND SWORD HONOREES
Bishop Bevard will present the 2014 Keys and Sword Award to Mr. Athneil C. Ottley,
President of Ottley Communications and Mr. Jean A. Dragin, President of Jean
Dragin Enterprises. Both honorees are long-time supporters of the restoration effort
as well as other notable projects for our Diocese.
Mr. Athneil C. Ottley, President of Ottley Communications
Athniel C. (Addie) Ottley was born November 19, 1941, one of eleven children,
his father was Post-Master of Charlotte Amalie until his death in 1981.
Addie completed his high-school studies at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School.
Following graduation, he enrolled in the RCA Institute of Technology in New York
majoring in Electronics and subsequently attended Indiana Institute of Technology
majoring in Electronics and Engineering.
Married to the lovely Mary Simmons in December, 1975, Addie says “Mary has been
my guiding light ever since that lucky day”.
His commitment as a Catholic and parishioner of the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
has never wavered. He has been actively involved as a staunch supporter of the
Cathedral restoration project. Addie not only donated his time and talent, but also
philanthrophic support to the Diocese of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
Today, Addie is the owner and Manager of WSTA Radio where he is host of
“The Morning Show” now in its 43rd year. He is the host of “Face to Face”
on WTJX – the local PBS television station. Also, Addie is a former US Virgin Islands
Senator, Lieutenant Governor and two-time president of the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Jean A. Dragin, President of Jean Dragin Enterprise
In 1965 at the age of 26, Jean came to St. Thomas to visit his aunt and Doctor of Theology,
Josette Rey. Thus, began his 48 years of loving dedicated service within the Catholic
Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands
A devout Catholic, Jean Dragin, was born in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. In 1968,
three years after his visit, Jean decided to return to St. Thomas and reside permanently.
It was not long before Jean’s industrious work ethic, loyalty, and vision executed with
exceptional skill and talent in engineering, construction and maintenance became well
known in the Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese. Additionally, his engineering
acumen became well known to the secular Virgin Islands business communities.
Join His Excellency, Bishop Herbert A. Bevard on Saturday, February 1, 2014 as we pay
tribute to our brothers in Christ!
Information for purchasing Tickets, Ad Packages and making Patron Contributions:
Tickets are $150.00 per person and can be purchased from K & S Committee members
(listed below) and from all Catholic church offices in the Territory.
(Reminder that $90.00 of the ticket cost is tax deductible.) Table seating is limited to eight (8)
per table. Dietary restrictions in food preparation is available and should be given
to the person you purchased your ticket(s) from.
Ad Packages are 100% tax deductible. An Advertising Agreement is enclosed with each ad
packet for your selection. All Ads are published in color and available in four sizes:
Full Page – Half Page - Quarter Page – Business Card
Patron Contributions are accepted from $1 up to $299 and 100% tax deductible. The program
booklet will list only the name of the patron–not the dollar amount.
Tickets, Ad packages and Patron contributions are available at all Church offices and from committee
ST. THOMAS CHURCH OFFICES AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS (CM)
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral – Office Hours 8:00 A.M. to 5:00P.M.
The Very Rev. Msgr. Jerome Feudjio, Rector, Cathedral Office (340) 774-0201
Bernadine Barnes, Business Mgr., Cathedral Office (Main Street) – (340) 774-0201,
CM: Charlotte Banks, Mary Griffin, Esonia Hassel, Lillia King, Alrid Lockhart, Gilbert Pinney,
Marina Salem, Joselyn Williams, Gail Schulterbrandt and Karen Swan
St. Anne Chapel (Carenage) Frenchtown – Office Hours- 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Rev. Msgr. Antonio Verzosa, Church Office (340) 714-1101
Marianne Magras, Secretary, Church Office (340) 714-1101, Fax: (340) 714-5231
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) - Office Hours 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.(Tuesday - Friday)
Rev. Eduardo Santiago-Ortiz, Pastor, (340) 774-0885
Keya Chongasing, Office Mgr. (340) 774-0885, Fax: (340) 774-5896
Holy Family Church – Office Hours 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Very Rev. Neil Scantlebury, Pastor, (340) 775-1650
Allison Charles, Secretary, Church Office – (340) 775-1650, Fax: (340) 775-1750
CM: Jean Dragin, and Alicia Douté
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) - ST. JOHN – Office Hours 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Rev. Anthony Abraham, Pastor, Church Office – (340) 776-6339
Simonia Dagou, Administrative. Assistant, (340) 776-6339, Fax: (340) 693-7685
ST: CROIX CHURCH OFFICES
Holy Cross Church/Sacred Heart Chapel – Office Hours 9:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Rev. John Juszczak, C.Ss.R., Pastor¸ (340) 773-7564
Serena Anduze, Secretary, Church Office – (340) 773-7564, Fax: (340) 713-9149
St. Patrick Church – Office Hours 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Rev. E. Patrick Lynch, C.Ss.R., Pastor, (340) 772-0138
Bernadine V. Christmas, Secretary, Church Office – (340) 772-0138, Fax: (340)772-0142
St. Joseph Church - Office Hours 8:00A.M. to 2:00 P.M.,
Rev. John Mark, Pastor, (340) 692-2005
Victoria Diez-Soto, Business Mgr., Church Office - (340) 692-2005, Fax: (340) 692-2748
St. Ann Church – Office Hours 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.(Tuesday through Friday)
Rev. Msgr. Michael Kosak, P.A., Pastor, (340) 778-0484
Maria Jones, Secretary, Church Office – (340) 778-0484, Fax: (340) 779-3151
For further information regarding this event, please feel free to contact Executive Committee Members:
Charlotte Banks and Lillia King at (340) 774-3166, Ext. 213.
The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef has reserved a block of rooms, with special rates per night,
for guests attending this event.
Resort View: $ 389.00 single/double (plus 15% tax and gratuity)
Extra Guest charge $ 40.00 per guest per night
Please reserve your room ASAP by contacting Charlotte Banks at the Chancery Office
340-774-3166, ext. 213 or cell 312-504-6330. This special rate is good for three days before
and three days after the event to persons attending the Keys and Sword Award Benefit.
This is a great time to invite family and friends off island as well as throughout the Territory
to join us in St Thomas for this wonderful event and enjoy a great get away.
(Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 10%)
in effect at the time of check in. Currently, Bellman and Housekeeping gratuities
are 5% of group room rate, per night. Additionally, the Resort Fee of $30 per room
per day will be activated on all individual guest accounts to be paid at checkout.)
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SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014!
We look forward to welcoming you at our Fifth Annual Keys and Sword Award Benefit!
BLESSINGS TO ALL!