Date of Chartering Oct 15, 1999
Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy
President Gregory Goehner
Chapter Chaplain Father Jerry O’Donnell
The San Diego Chapter of Legatus held its chartering event on March 15, 1999. The celebrant was San Diego Bishop Robert H. Brom, and the event was attended by Legatus founder Tom Monaghan.
The first president and founder of the San Diego Chapter was Mike Farguson. The distinguished honor roll of former chapter presidents includes: Don Dewhurst (charter president), Dan Mulvihill, Dick Lyles, Chuck LiMandri, Derek Dalton, Patrick Park, and Don Rez.
The late Monsignor James Gilifillan from Mary Star of the Sea Parish was the chapter’s first chaplain. Monsignor Eamonn Lyng followed him. The current chaplain is Fr. Jerry O’Donnell from All Hallows Catholic Church in La Jolla, California.
Although the majority of San Diego Chapter monthly meetings are held at the La Jolla Country Club, members enjoy traveling to other venues for the annual summer social as well as the chapter’s Christmas party. The summer social is often located on the beach at beautiful San Diego, while the Christmas party usually takes place at a member’s home.
The San Diego Chapter is proud to boast that, as of this publication, its current roster includes 61 loyal members. Chapter member Chuck LiMandri is honored to have served on the Legatus’ Board of Governors since 2010.