Monday, November 7, 2016

Possible Date for our 45th Anniversary Reunion: March 19-23 2018





Hi, 73 ers

Just wanted to inform that I have been working on planning our Class of 1973’s 45th Reunion.

Please check Sedona’s website: visitsedonna.com. That is where the reunion be held..

I am looking at the date for the reunion is March 19 to 23 which is weekday. Usually, the rates for hotels 
are low on weekdays.  Also the weather will be cool (temp 60 to 72). The rate during weekdays would be 
ranged from $99 to $169 per night.  All hotels/ inns reservation won’t be available until July 2017. ’ll try to
find a great discount for the hotels/inn rates, based on how many of us will attend. Will keep you posted
via FB class of 73.

So let’s save the date.

Once we make a hotel or Inn reservation, then I will check with various activities such as Hot Air Balloon, 
Off Road Jeep Ride, Hiking, Dining, kayaking, and many mores.

If you have any questions or ideas, please send an email me at rsgough@aol.com.

Best, Ron Gough

Thanks to VP! Our Meeting about SEDONA!

We discussed and prepared for our 45th Anniversary Reunion in Sedona! 
We'll get together before the DSA 2017 Houston. We will tell you about the exciting plans there
when we will meet for our Class of 1973 gathering during the DSA conference.  
Questions about the reunion? Ask Ron!

Hello David Gallaway! "Once Lost, Now Found!"



Message from Ron: 
Two weeks ago David Gallaway stopped by my home and stayed for a few nights. It was good to see him.  He retired from Naval Base in Washington last year. Currently, he enjoys traveling.


Message from Donna: 
DAVID! You were listed in "LOST" list in the Class of 1973 Blog! Glad you are FOUND by Ron Gough! We need your email address!  Send it to: gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

FOUND At Last! Welcome Mike!

Gena Fischer: 
Great to see my long lost classmate, Mike Clifton, after 47 years 
at DeafNation World Expo in Las Vegas
July 2016 

Note from President: 
Hope Mike will join us at either or both DSA 2017 Houston or
our Class of '73 45th Reunion in Sedona, Az! 

Mini '73 Gathering in the Southwest California

FUN Gathering at Mission Inn in Riverside, California 

Front row :
Claudette (Lessard) Ortega, Mary Ann (Rose) Sultan, Gena Fischer, Karen (Thompson) Lerman.
Back row:
Lily Miller and Chanda Winesburg

Warning about Pokemon Go

Thanks to Jenny McKenzie for this information...Please read below:

A friend sent me the following info, and I'm forwarding it to you.
Jenny
I just learned about Pokemon....


If you download the Pokemon Go app on your personal device, you may want to think twice 
about your privacy settings because Pokémon Go and its creator, Niantic, can now:

.             Read all your e-mail 
.             Send e-mail as you 
.             Access all your Google drive documents (including deleting them) 
.             Look at your search history and your maps navigation history 
.             Access any private photos you may have stored 

This advisory has been generated to increase cybersecurity awareness and minimize the 
compromise of personal data.

Have a great day!
 
 
 
 
Note from President:
 
What is Pokemon Go? Here is the description:
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. Wikipedia

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Announcement from 45th Anniversary Reunion Chairperson!


NOTE from President Donna Leff:

You may already notice the new tab "Who Is Going To Sedona?" added to the top...
If you already make a decision to go to our Gallaudet 45th Anniversary Reunion in Spring 2018, we are thrilled and let us know so your name will be listed.  Make sure you will let us know by March 2017 so Ron can make an arrangement/agreement with the hotel/B&B. You have nine months to think and decide!
I can't WAIT for this next wonderful reunion! Betcha you do the same as well! Smile!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rest In Peace: Jim Inwood '68 1944-2016

(Our Class of '73 Jeanine Daniels Inwood's Husband)

*Thanks to Gayle Ellis for this information*



James Howard Inwood, 71, of Milton, WI passed away early on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his home.  Jim was born on May 25, 1944 in Evergreen Park, IL to the late Howard and Esther (Lusk) Inwood.  At the age of 8, Jim lost his hearing after suffering spinal meningitis.  He attended Grayslake High School in Grayslake, IL, graduating in 1962.  Jim then attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Physical Education.  He would also meet Jeanine Ann Daniels while attending Gallaudet and they would get married on August 6, 1971 in Brighton, WI.  Jim worked from 1968 to 1979 at Renwood Country Club in Round Lake, IL as a Superintendent of Greens.  It was then that Jim and Jeanie moved to Wisconsin where Jim worked for the Caterpillar Plant in Edgerton until 1983, then continued his education at Blackhawk Technical College and UW-Whitewater.  In 1986, he started working as a Letter Carrier for the Janesville Post Office until his retirement in 2013, having all his fellow employees become his extended family.  Jim and Jeanie also worked as Sign Language Instructors for 41 years at local Technical Colleges.  Jim was a member of the Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf and the Midwest Deaf Golf Association.  He loved watching all the Illinois sports teams: life long Bears fan, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and even the Fighting Illini teams.  He was an avid golfer, model train collector, bird watcher and feeder, boater and fisherman, and loved nothing more than sitting around a fire with his family.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Jeanine Inwood; 3 children: Jacqueline Inwood, Jeffrey Inwood, Jay (Ashley Thompson) Inwood; 4 grandchildren: Madison, Rowan, and Ryker Inwood, Cooper Inwood; 2 sisters: Mary Ann (Max) Cisne, Nancy (Jeremy) Street; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 7 PM at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton on Monday, May 23, 2016, with Fr. Christopher Klusman officiating and signing.  Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 4 PM until the start of the services.  Interpreters and signers will be present for the visitation and services. 

Link:
http://www.gazettextra.com/20160520/james-howard-inwood-milton-wi 

Deaf Snow Birds: Class of 73ers in North Arizona!

***Thanks to Brian Kilpatrick for the news and pictures!***
We enjoyed being with the camp group for the first time.  Besides of that, we went to a few sites (city, ghost town and National parks, etc.).  Glad that the weather was cool and nice.

1. Deaf Snowbirds flyer  with the date

2.  April 5 Verde Canyon Railroad Ride
     Gene Fischer and Brian Kilpatrick
     waiting to board the group in First class train ride
 



































3.  April 7  Sedona ATV Logo
     Brian K
     The group  in half way ride for the rest stop
 




































 
                                                                                                                           4. April 8  Farewell BBQ Dinner - Group of 7
       Gene Fischer
       Diane ( Kelpenski) Holte
       Larry Whitworth
       Patty (Draxler) Krohn
       Karen (Hansen) Whitworth
       Brian Kilpatrick
       Sharon (Gordon) Hayes








Note from Ron Gough, 45th Anniversary Reunion Chairperson



Copied from Gallaudet Class of 73 Facebook:

Hi, 73ers ... I did not forget you in regard of our 45th Reunion in Sedona, Arizona in Spring 2018. Will post more information later.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Greetings from our dear 73ers...

As of January 1, 2016
(10 am AZ time)



***If you want to send any greetings/pictures for all 73ers to read/see in this blog, go ahead and send them to this address: gallaudet.1973@gmail.com   I will put them together and add them in this post. The more you send, the longer this post grows!  Don't you think it'll be fun to see many greetings/pictures?!
Smile!


Happy 2016


Happy New Year! 

Happy 2019...? See the cartoon below!



Note from Paul (Peggy Daniels' husband)

Did we jump three years?!?  Did my wife miss her 45th Gallaudet class reunion?  Feels like Rip Van Winkle, ha!
 

***Many thanks to Peggy and Paul Daniels for sending this cartoon to share with us! ***

Reminder: Our 45th Class of 1973 Reunion!

Who? Class of 1973ers
Where? Arizona
When? 2018


Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015!


73ers Gathering in Missouri!

Left to Right: David Westerman, Connie Gillett and Tom Rodgers
Olathe Deaf Club on December 8, 2015


Rest In Peace: Thomas "Tom" Blick


*Thanks to Jeri Lynn Rebecca Koche for this information...also thanks to Bob Hickey for the short notice about Tom's death.

Memorial Gathering will be held today. (Friday, December 18)

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  and  7:00Pm – 9:00 PM
Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc.
9705 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236

Memorial Mass
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
10:00 AM
St. Ignatius Catholic Church Historic Chapel
Hickory, MD

Inurnment
Following Services
St. Ignatius Cemetery


 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Reminder! Our 45th Anniversary Reunion in the "West"!

Our 45th Anniversary Reunion chairperson, Ron Gough is beginning 
to roll his sleeves and preparing it real soon! 
He will meet the Class of '73 president sometimes in this coming December! 
Once 2016 arrives, it will be TWO years to go! Exciting! 


From Canada To the South of America!

Kathy joined her Canadian friend driving all the way down to the 
South and visiting several people in Phoenix...met Donna for a day. Fun! 
Then Kathy flew to Austin to spend time with Marilyn. Lucky she met several 73ers there! 
She enjoyed the warm weather and was having a blast time! 
She plans to come back again and join us for the Class of 1973 
45th Celebration in 2018 in Sedona, Arizona!