Do u know that George will not run again too? He will retire at the
end of this year. Good timing
HAPPY RETIREMENT to CONNIE!
Message from Donna:
Just after the Class of '73 reunion, Connie had a broken elbow! Bless her! Now she has ongoing physical and occupational therapies. Hope she will be fully recovered before she is out on trips!
Web Streaming for Gallaudet University Charter Day Festival
On April 8, 2014, Gallaudet University will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a campus-wide Charter Day Festival. The morning Opening Ceremony will be delayed-streamed from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and can be viewed via this link:
The opening of the Gallaudet University Museum exhibition Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond will be streamed live starting at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Click on this link to view the grand opening ceremony: http://webcast.gallaudet.edu/?id=173
For more information, a schedule of events, and a gallery of images
Wow, three months have passed since we saw the last post with the highlights on November 11, 2013!
There are few exciting news going on with our dear 73ers in last 3 months. Why don't you all send your picture and/or brief news/announcement to me? Once I get them, I will gather and post what I have in this blog!
I already have few pictures...one picture from Gena Fischer and one announcement from Connie Gillett! I won't show any pictures or tell what the announcement is (you may already know) until I am "ready"!
Find your pictures and/or type whatever you want to share (at least 4 to 6 sentences) now!
Gallaudet Class of 1973 Highlights of our 40th Reunion and A Bit of
*Only nine months of
planning and working on the 40th Anniversary Reunion.
*42 of our 73ers came..eight
spouses came along and joined 73ers, so the total was 50! Yah!
*Three Days of 40th
Reunion: Welcome Back Gathering on
Thursday night, Lunch Gathering on Friday, Volleyball Game and Bash
Party on Friday
night, Class Picture and Parade on
Saturday, and last Banquet on Saturday night.
*Gene Duve holds our
banner of Class of 1973 from our 25th Anniversary and carries it
with him to the 30th, 35th and 40th reunions!
He is willing to hold it for the 45th and 50th reunions!
*There were no shuttle bus
services on Friday
night after 9 pm and
on Saturday morning until 10
am! Many thanks to several 73ers who offered some of us who
stayed in Hotel Garden Inn rides! Bless them!
*Jenny McKenzie decided at
the very last minute, and showed up for the class picture and parade!
*Three 73ers (from the
reunion) STILL have their Class of 1973 Jersey: Dennis Berrigan, Ron Gough and
*Three 73ers slept in the
DORM on Gallaudet campus! It was like they were back in the past!
*Three 73ers fell down and
hurt a bit…one 73er fell on each day! Glad they are okay!
*Kathryn Nitrai came to
her first reunion since graduation in 1973!
*Peggy Daniels, Connie
Gillett, Mary Sue Boxer and Dick Moore have attended ALL the reunions!
*Mary Sue Boxer was the
treasurer of our Class of 1973 since graduation-for 40 years in a row! Thank
you Mary Sue!
*Connie Gillett managed
registration and the banquet to help the reunion go smooth! Thank you Connie!
*New Officers of our Class
of 1973: Donna Leff, President; Glenda Zmijewski, Secretary; Shirley Fritz,
*Last…Gene Duve, Connie
Gillett and Mary Sue Boxer…thank you for serving on previous Class of 1973
Comments from 73ers:
*I had a ball seeing
everyone! We all looked great and we aged gracefully too.
*Very enjoyable and
memorable time meeting with all 73ers. Look forward to meeting up for the
45th and 50th reunion.
*I enjoyed the
camaraderie, the being together, the sharing of past and present in our lives.
We are truly blessed to be members of the Class of '73.
*The reunion gave us a
chance to renew and treasure our friendship, and create a stronger '73 bond.
*I am glad that I decided
to participate in this reunion. Not only meeting old classmates, but also
meeting students at Gally. They look great. As for us, I found that even if we
are getting "old," we surely keep ourselves young at heart. For me it
is even more wonderful. I feel that we love life.
*Cheer and PAH to
Gallaudet '73 Gang 40th Union! During the Gallaudet Homecoming
weekend, Gally '73 Gang had the best collection of antique friends. Memories
are the threads that hold together the patchwork of friendship. Don't count the
years....count the memories til the next 50th reunion.
*I am glad I made it to
the 40th and my goal is to make it to the 45th in the west and the 50th!
*Thank you for everything
you are doing, and yes, what a schedule that I am not used for 4 days.
BUT I enjoyed every minute at Gally.
*It sure was a fun-filled
weekend. Thank you all making this reunion successful.
Paula Jean Ammons
Carlene Black Pedersen
Julie Elaine Roy
And… “THANK YOU”
from many 73ers!
THANKS to these
73ers for sending pictures/videos:
Paula Jean Ammons
(Their pictures will be coming out in collages soon)
Comments from 73ers who didn’t come:
*Looks like you guys
had a fun time. I was stuck here in Minnesota teaching. Couldn't get away from
those responsibilities. Barry Siebert
* You all looked so
great! I am so sorry that I couldn't be with you all. Hopefully I will
see you next ten years of class reunion.Thanks again.Keep in touch!Chanda Winesburg
*Please do keep in touch
with me though I have not see most of you for years. The memories linger on!!
*Although I missed
most of the '73ers event, I want to compliment you on ur great work. Many
said they really enjoyed themselves. Thanks for doing this!!! with hard hugs MJ *FABULOUS!!! Really enjoyed all the videos. Nice to see familiar faces - Thanks for helping me feel I was "there"! Nancy Kelly-Jones
THANK YOU! Looking forward to seeing you all in five and/or ten years! You will receive emails regarding the 45th and 50th reunions from the new Class of 1973 officers in a month or two President Donna Leff