Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Our 45th Anniversary Reunion Coming Soon!

1973 - 2018


Are you READY for our next Gallaudet Reunion? 
You may say "Awww it is three years from now and we will wait later" 

NO NO NO! We will not wait...we are just beginning to think about it now!
Ron Gough, our chairperson is rolling his sleeves and will work together. Pretty soon we will 
receive questionnaires and send our feedback to him before he starts planning
the big exciting reunion in the "West"! 

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN! 



New Name of School...Honoring Our 73er: Marie Philip


Marie Jean Philip
Class of 1973
(1953-1997)

New Name for Pre-K-12th Grade Program:
  Marie Philip School (in Massachusetts)

TLC Announces New Name for PreK-12th Grade Program

Beginning Sept. 1, PreK-12th Grade Program Will Become Marie Philip School

On Wednesday, April 8 at an All School Assembly, Judy Vreeland, president and executive director of The Learning Center for the Deaf, and Peter Bailey, associate executive director and chief operations officer, announced that beginning September 1, 2015, the PreK-12th grade program would be named the Marie Philip School.

To read more...click HERE

 

Tribute to Marie Jean Philip

Teacher, Advocate, Friend

More about Marie: Click HERE

YouTube:



Trouble with this youtube? Click HERE


NOTE FROM CLASS OF 1973 PRESIDENT:
Many thanks to Kate Doering for posting this announcement in our Class of 1973 facebook! Isn't it exciting that the Learning Center for the Deaf in Mass honoring and naming our 73er: Marie Philip!
For those who have not joined the Class of 1973 facebook, click this link and click "JOIN"!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/13250747242/
Donna




Tentative Schedule for 73ers at DSA 2015!


Class of 1973 Gatherings at
Deaf Seniors of America Conference
Asheville, North Carolina- August 23-27, 2015 

Hello Class of 73 members!

We need to know if you're planning to attend the DSA conference in Asheville. There are a few names on the Class of 73 blog but there are more than 15 names on the DSA map. We do not want to miss or overlook any class member.

You can check the conference schedule and activities on DSA website or facebook. More than 900 people have registered and the conference schedule is filled with workshops, exhibits, and tours. If you want to go on tours, you will need to contact DSA and register for the specific tours.

Below is a tentative schedule for Class of 73.

We will meet at a designated place in the hotel daily to check on each other and address last minute changes or plans.

August 23: Sunday evening: Meet between 5 and 5: 30 for dinner at the Grove Park Inn (There are several dining options). Welcome by President Donna Leff

August 24 and 25: Monday and Tuesday morning breakfast at the hotel. (Between 7: 30 and 8) Time is tentative and we can decide later.

August 26: Wednesday morning: Gallaudet University Breakfast at the hotel

August 27: Thursday morning: Old Fashioned Country Style Breakfast (arranged by Glenda's family) This will be outside of the hotel. I need to know how many will be driving their own cars so that we have enough transportation.

For Lunch during the week we can decide at the hotel where to eat lunch. Grove Arcade which is about 2 miles from the hotel has a nice outdoor restaurant.

August 27: Thursday evening: Banquet and Gala at the hotel. 1920's theme. Dress up like 1920's and have fun!

August 28: Friday morning breakfast at hotel (tentative) as this will be check out morning. Will depend on how many will leave early or later.

Once I have a definite list of who will be going to the conference, I can communicate with you directly through email or texts. Please let Donna know if you are attending the conference.

Looking forward to seeing you in August!

Glenda Cable Zmijewski, Class of 73 Secretary

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Any of You Deciding to Go...?...

to
Deaf Seniors of America Asheville Conference
from August 23 to 27, 2015 ???

The list of 73ers who are going to the DSA Asheville Conference this coming August is LAST DATED on November 2014! If you ALREADY decided to go or registered and your name is NOT LISTED, email me right away and I will add you on the list!  Hope you all are going!!! See you there!
(Email: gallaudet.1973@gmail.com)

NOTE: I will contact the officers of Class of 73 and work together to make the gathering the more memorial one! Glenda promises you that we will have FUN!



Group of 73ers at Deaf Snowbirds Camping!


Location:  Pirate Cove Resorts in Needles, CA (Deaf Snowbirds)
Dates: March 22-29, 2015

Diane (Kelpenski) Holte, Gena Fischer, Sandra (Riley) Delong,  Gayle (Cavalier) Ellis, 
Sharon (Gordon) Hayes, Karen (Hansen) Whitworth and Larry Whitworth

Patty (Draxler) Krohn

Trisha and Connie in Peru!


Connie Gillette and Patricia "Trisha" Kidd Wilmore traveled in Peru in same group with Hands on Travel in December 2014.  Photos below were taken in Lima, Peru...group picture was taken at Machu Picchu.




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

GREAT NEWS! DSA Asheville 2015 Combo...


See the announcement! DSA 2015 combo ticket rate will not go higher! Yah! 

Glenda Cable Zmijewski is so eager to arrange the Class of 73 gathering at the DSA 2015 conference. Oh it is SEVEN (7) MONTHS from now! I can't wait what Glenda is planning for us!

Soon "Who is Going?" will be added in the Class of 1973 blog. Email me if you already bought the combo and are going: Gallaudet.1973@gmail.com. Once I get your name, you will be listed!

It'll be awesome to see you again...and to see you for the first time for a long time (that you have not been out for years)! 


See y'all this coming August!!!

Deaf '73 Bikers from California!

Ron Gough and Gena Fischer

Copied from Gallaudet Class of 1973 Facebook...Posted by Gena Fischer:
Bike Riding from Green River to Huntington Beach (33 miles one way) 
with a group of deaf cyclists (12 of us)


Our 73ers Are Retiring! (December & January)


CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Robert Hickey December 31st
Nona Balk January 22nd
Ronald Gough January 29th 


Hey...are there any more of you retiring last year or this year? Let us know! 
gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 
Thanks! 


Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy New Year to All 73ers!!!

Are you ready for the 2015 New Year?!!!

Send us your pictures, family news, exciting/special news and/or trips! 
We all love to know what you are doing or are planning to do! 

Email: gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 


Paul and Peggy Daniels in England and Ireland!

Copied from Happy Hands Deaf Seniors Newsletters...
Thanks to Peggy Daniels for sending us her travel news! 



73ers in Kansas During their Reunion!

Front Row: David Westerman, Aline Shaw, Paul Blicharz
Back Row: Don Shaw

"This was taken at Kansas City, Kansas last October 17th. 
We had a Deaf Community 2014 Ultreya/Reunion."
Sent by David Westerman

*Thanks to David Westerman for the picture...great to see our dear 73ers!*

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's Time for New Officers to Work Together!

After the new Class of 1973 officers were elected during the 40th Reunion at Gallaudet, 
there was an agreement to allow the old officers to gather any materials, history and/or reports 
and turn them over to the current officers when they are completed.

One year has passed...has any (old) officers have done yet? They will be in touch soon. 


Note from President Donna Leff:
See that picture in this post... Three Class of 1973 officers and the 45th Reunion chair are "pushing our pieces (duties) to the center to make a complete puzzle (to work fully together)" Smile!

I will be in touch with Glenda, our secretary and Shirley, our treasurer to start rolling our sleeves 
and work together to prepare our next gatherings! 

We are excited that Ron is willing to be our 45th Reunion Chair...we will work with him. You will receive questionnaires/surveys for our next reunion which will be held in the West. 

For our next mini-gathering next year at Deaf Seniors of America Asheville 2015, Glenda is volunteering to arrange the gathering. Keep your eyes open for this coming mini-gathering! 

If you have any questions or concerns of anything, please do send your email to gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 


Six (Seven) 73ers Were at the "Deaf" Cruise!


 Picture Credit: Marilyn Nixon


Message from Brian Kilpatrick:
 
This picture was taken at Royal Caribbean , Jewel of the Sea Cruise sponsored by Passages Deaf Travel  (DEAF Freedom Cruise 2014 -  Oct 25 - Nov 1).

We had a nice gathered breakfast together .

FRONT ROW: Larry and Karen Whitworth, Charles Martin
BACK ROW: Elaine (Paris) Bizzarri, Brian Kilpatrick, Marilyn Nixon

Note: After few days later Marilyn bumped Andy Duhon! Darn...he was not in this picture with the group!


Elaine (Paris) Bizzarri Is Found!


Elaine...
WELCOME "BACK" to our dear CLASS OF 1973! 
We will see you more as time comes by...also get together wherever we meet in future events!
Glad you are "found"! 


Hey...if you know of our "missing" 73ers who are listed under "Found...But" or "Lost" on the "Where Are You?" page (look above...one of 4 pages under the Class of 1973 picture in this blog), please ask the missing 73ers to get in touch with us at gallaudet.1973@gmail.com with the names and updated/current email addresses.  Thank you! 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DSA 2015 Conference...10 Months from Now!

Hello 73ers! See the announcement below! DSA 2015 combo ticket rate will not go higher! Yah!

FYI: Glenda Cable Zimijewski is so eager to arrange the Class of 73 gathering at the DSA 2015 conference. Oh it is 10 MONTHS from now! I can't wait what Glenda is planning for us!

Soon "Who is Going?" will be added in the Class of 1973 blog. Email me if you already bought the combo and are going: Gallaudet.1973@gmail.com   Once I get your name, it will be listed!

It'll be awesome to see you again...and to see you for the first time for a long time (that you have not been out for years)! See y'all next year in August (in 10 months)!!!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Deaf Quilters with Their Beautiful Quilt Work!


Message from Paula Jean Ammons:
Here is a picture of Shirley Fritz and me at the Deaf quilt retreat which I chaired this past week-end (September 19-21) in PA with 36 other quilters. It was nice to have time with Shirley.  It was a fun-filled event!


*Hey everyone in Class of '73...if you have any news, announcements or stories about you, please do send us your pictures, messages or articles/flyers if you are in them! Smile


Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Bye Texas...Hello Arizona!" 73ers Moving to Az!

Brian Kilpatrick, Karen and Larry Whitworth

It was taken for  Karen/Larry's small farewell (new Arizona resident)  reception in Houston, Texas
 last Saturday afternoon (on August 6).  Afterwards, we all went out eating  at the restaurant .
(Thanks to Brian for the picture and message)

Karen and Larry are moving to Arizona this weekend! 
We are happy to have more 73ers in Az...LOL!
Claudette and Donna

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SCAM! Our Gally Friends Were Hacked!


ATTENTION!!!

Most of you probably received emails from "Gallaudet"...
the subject of the email is "GALLAUDET-ALUMNI NAME & PICTURES FOR  2014" 

Please do not click and open the email. DELETE it right away! Click "Report Spam" to prevent it coming back to you again in future!!!


Also...Other subjects of the emails are:
"GALLAUDET 140TH ANNIVERSARY" (Notice the mistake of the number...it should be 150)
"HELLO ...I have GOOD NEWS for you" 
There may be more subjects coming to hack you! Please be very careful...if you feel it is not right, don't open! If you suspect that it is a scam, delete it.  It is better than being sorry that you did!






Three "73" Ladies in Riverside!

Sharon Hayes was traveling and stopping by to see Lilly and Gena in Riverside, California! 
Good to see three smiling faces! 

Great News from Raul, Our "73" Guy!


I got an email from Raul Brown...

Raul will retire on Friday, September 5th from Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) where he works for 25 years.

Wow...Raul has three weeks left to work!  Betcha Raul is ready for his big retirement!

We all say "Congratulations...Happy Retirement" to Raul!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Ron Stern, Our 73er is in the Local News!

New library opens at New Mexico School for the Deaf

Superintendent Ronald J. Stern, right, leads the New Mexico School for the Deaf’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday to mark the opening of the school’s new library and museum. 
Luke E. Montavon/The New Mexican

To read the article and see pictures, click HERE 


Many, many thanks to Dick Henley (TN) for sending this news. It is exciting to read anything about our 73ers! 



Sunday, August 17, 2014

73ers in California!

Hello 73ers...I was traveling in California down from San Francisco after my niece's wedding (the weekend of August 9)  . I had contacted several 73ers who live in that state and hoped to meet them. Fortunately, I met Ron Gough and Alice Kurs on my quick way back home in Arizona.

Ron Gough in Pasadena 

Alice Kurs in Riverside

Duve, Carlene "Candy", Gayle and Linda...Hopefully we will meet soon (in future!) It was really neat to get in touch with eachother and visit when we travel.  

Hey, everyone! Keep in touch and see you all in 2018 for our 45th Reunion in the "West"...maybe in California! Remember...Ron is willing to be the Chair! He is excited as well as I am too!

Donna Leff, President of Class of 1973
gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

73ers Meeting Other 73ers in Various Places!


Sharon and Elmer, her hubby are trekking across Western Canada from NC to Inuvik
Marilyn was in town for her nephew's wedding with Tracy, her partner and Marilyn's family...
Sharon and Marilyn got in touch and made an arrangement to meet eachother in Yukon!
Wasn't it awesome that Sharon and Marilyn met in Canada
while they live in USA!?

Donna is staying in Davis with her sister's family and her mother. After learning that there is
the FarWest Golfers Association of the Deaf golf tournament this week
in Roseville (near Sacremento) ...
Alvin and I went there where the golfers had the registration and meeting,
Wayne and David were there! I jumped with joy because I hadn't seen them in 41 years!
(The last time I saw them was the graduation at Gally!)
(as of August 4, 2014)