About Us

Our Mission

Each year St. Monica Dads’ Club elects a new board to lead the charge for fundraising, sweat equity and many other events that support the community and school. It’s always a lively group driven by solidarity, sarcasm, and relentless dedication SMS Dads’ Club.

Financial Support65%
Sweat Equity35%

The 2018/19 Board

Pat Elko | President

Pat is in his 8th year with the Dads’ Club. He’s a dedicated, detailed, and devoted leader. He has previously served the Dads’ Club as Gala Chair, Sergeant at Arms, and Pot of Gold Chair. Pat also serves as Troop Committee Chair for the Boy Scout troop and Assistant Cub Master in the SMS pack. Pat is a proud Air Force Veteran.

Russ Oonk | Vice President

Russ is a 5 year Dads’ Club veteran, He is one of the coaches for the SMS girls basketball, volleyball, and softball teams. He has served as Gala Chair, Gala Sponsorship Chair, and was the Golf Tournament Chair for 2 years. In his abundant free time he also volunteers with Veterans organizations, golfs, roots for the ASU Sun Devils (fork em) and runs an aviation company.

Jim Buckley | Treasurer

Jim is in his 18 year as a St Monica School parent and father of four St. Monica graduates (soon to be five). Jim’s service with the Dads’ Club began as a Mass counting captain (when there was such a thing). He is one our few members who served under the tutelage of John Lucido in sausage preparation at the Spaghetti dinner.

He has also served as our wine pull chair (when there was such a thing). He regularly lectors at Sunday Mass and served 4 years on the St Monica Parish Finance Council. He is a past president of the Transportation Club of Dallas-Fort Worth and also of the North Texas Roundtable of Supply Chain Professionals.

Ricky Evin Wood| Deputy Treasurer

Ricky has been a member of the Dad’s Club for 4 years. He’s been so great as the Gala/Autumnfest Raffle Chair he has done it twice! He was also the first Dads’ Club Hall of Fame Chair. When Ricky is not auditing the Treasurer’s ledger he’s rooting for his Alma Mater’s Texas A&M & Villanova University.

Vaughn Hester | Sergeant at Arms

Mr. Hester is from long standing Catholic lineage. His family has been part of the St. Monica community for 8 years and has been involved in the Dad’s Club for 7 years. He has volunteered and contributed manpower, time and finances to a number of activities including Gala. Mr. Hester has been a coach for various sports. Mr. Hester is a partner in an International Finance Firm.

Brian Jacot | Secretary

Brian has been a member of the Dads’ Club for 3 years.  He has served as Raffle Chair, Pot of Gold Chair, and lead Pastafarian.  Brian also coaches T-ball and soccer. When he’s not filling everyone’s spam folders and Facebook feeds he keeps busy with his three daughters. Brian is a proud Army Veteran, Indiana Hoosier, Eagle Scout, and avid cigar and whiskey connoisseur.