The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter—Green Bay/Appleton—was spearheaded by Deacon Jim Asmuth, the retired president of a sizable tissue manufacturer. Asmuth had been attending Milwaukee Chapter meetings and desired to launch a new chapter closer to home, 100 miles to the north. The founding chapter board consisted of Asmuth, Bill Raaths (who became chapter president) and his wife Natalie, Mike a MORE
On June 29, 2000, Legatus’ Northern New Jersey Chapter achieved history as the first chapter to be launched and chartered at its first meeting. Twenty-six couples attended the historic event and were invested as charter members of what was then called the Morris County Chapter. The chapter meets on a Wednesday or Thursday early in the month at 6:30 p.m. for Mass, followed by cocktails, dinne MORE
Twenty-five member-couples gathered at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on June 10, 2002, in Vienna, Virginia, for the Northern Virginia Chapter’s chartering ceremony. The Mass and induction were led by Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, bishop of Arlington, Virginia, who was joined at the altar by a legion of priests, all pastors or representatives of the diocese. Following the Mass and charterin MORE
The Northwest Chicago, chapter of Legatus is in the process of formation. Respectively we are grateful to His Excellency, Bishop David Malloy and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Northwest Chicago and surrounding areas. We are eager to welcome those who have an interest to learn more about Legatus and consider joining an organization that combines a unique blending of our Catho MORE
The Oklahoma City chapter of Legatus chartered on December 10, 2014. It became the first formal Legatus chapter in the state of Oklahoma. We are grateful to His Excellency, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and his blessing of our efforts to grow Legatus in Oklahoma City and its surrounding area. And we are eager to welcome those who have an interest to learn more about Legatus and consider joining a MORE
On May 11, 2016, Legatus’ Omaha Chapter celebrated the 15-year anniversary of its inaugural pre-meeting of May 8, 2001. Michael Dahir and his wife Mary Jo were the “stem-winders” for the chapter, which chartered on December 12, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Thus Omaha became the 28th chapter to be welcomed into the Legatus family. Omaha Archbishop Eldon F. Curtiss and Legatus found MORE
When it comes to the Golden State, Legatus is colored orange—as in Orange County, that is, which boasts four chapters: Orange County, Orange Coast, San Juan Capistrano, and the newest, the Orange Canyons Chapter. When Orange Canyons chartered with 41 CEO members on November 18, 2011, it became Legatus’ latest chapter and its latest success story. Orange Canyons set a Legatus record for the MORE
The founding members of Orange Coast Chapter had a vision in 1996 to launch a chapter focused on the importance of each individual member-couple and intentionally created a culture of spiritual engagement and community building. Today, the chapter continues to foster these same principles. When asked what makes their chapter so special, the Orange Coast members say: “Everyone in the chap MORE
Tim and Susan Strader accepted the challenge to organize Legatus’ Orange County Chapter in 1989. They worked with a dedicated group, including founding chaplain Monsignor Bill McLaughlin and founding members Roger and Gail Kirwan, Ken and Barbara Strottman, Carl and Margaret Karcher, and others. The early leaders took on the responsibilities of board officers and planned the programs for the fir MORE
In early 1990, William (Bill) and Joanne Brown were approached to explore the possibility of starting a Legatus chapter in Orlando, Florida. By May 1990, the first Orlando Chapter meeting was held, and Bill Brown was named president.  By fall Fr.Robert Webster signed on as the first Chaplain and nurtured the spiritual lives of members for six years. Succeeding Chaplains included Fr. John McCor MORE