Couldn’t Help it Had to Post it!


This actually took place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars; then insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.  In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.’

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and WON!  (Stay with me.)

Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, in which it had warranted that the  cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them  against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable ‘fire’ and was obligated to pay the claim.
Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the ‘fires’.

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!!

With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
This true story won First Place in last year’s Criminal Lawyers Awards contest.

Corcl Memories From Camp Howard!

This is what the “little kids” got to do at Camp Howard for one of their many activities this summer.  It was all captured by “Drone Campers” under the direction of Drone Pilot, Mark Lee also known as the Director of CYO Swimming and Track & Field!  Great job, Mark! #cyocamphoward, #sistersblog

Champions of Faith Testimonial with Ken Potter

Ken Potter is a staff member at Jesuit High School and has been the Varsity Football Coach for over 30 years.  With several State Championships under his belt he is an accomplished football coach.  I appreciate Ken Potter for the gentle, Christ like manner in which he presents himself.  Humble and kind with an altruistic demeanor describes Ken in my opinion.  He is alway a joy to be around.

Thank you, Ken, for your many years of support for CYO and Camp Howard and for taking the time to help us out with this testimonial!

Champions of Faith Testimonial with Ed Kluss

Ed Kluss is the CYO/Camp Howard Executive Board President.  He has done an outstanding job representing our organization with Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of Portland and in so many other ways during his service in this role.  Thank you, Ed, for helping us out with this Champions of Faith Testimonial!  We are grateful to you.


Champions of Faith Testimonial With Michelle Garcia

Michelle Garcia and her husband Michael have been supporters of CYO/Camp Howard in a variety of roles.  Michelle has served most recently on our Capital Campaign Committee while her husband, Michael served on the Executive Board for several years including three years as Chairman.  Thank you, Michelle for stepping up and creating this testimonial for our annual fundraiser!  We are grateful to you.


A New Sister of St Mary of Oregon! Sr. Thanh Pham

Sr. Thanh Pham, asked to join our religious community this summer after discerning this decision for a year.  Sr. Thanh Asked the Sisters this morning to help her and teach her as she learns to live religious life.  During the ceremony Sr. Thanh received the white novice veil and added “Sister” to her name!  It was a joyous occasion for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon!

sr Charlene Herinckx, superior general of the community, welcomed Sr. Thanh to the novitiate.