Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gertrude "Gertie" Galloway...Watch the video! Interesting!

 Gertrude Scott Galloway


Trouble with the video? Click this link: http://youtu.be/YGyMFWwFOd8

Copied from Gallaudet Class of 1973 facebook:
Carlene Pederson: Beautiful, rich deaf cultural story abt GU history!
(dated: July 12, 2014)


Click below to read about Gertie!
http://www.gallaudet.edu/150/celebrate/visionary_leaders/gertrude_galloway.html


Gertie...thank you for sharing your story! 


Friday, July 11, 2014

Latest Update with 73ers at Gally!


Gallaudet's 150th Anniversary and Reunion just began this week! 

Right now there are several 73ers celebrating and spending time with alumnus, friends and families:
Brian Kilpatrick
Robert Hickey
Gayle Ellis
Jeanie Inwood
Mary Sue Boxer
Charles Martin
Mary Pollard (Macner)
Susan "Sue" Bungard (Zvosec)
John Morris 

Hope these 7ers will bump eachother, socialize together and eat together while they are there!

We, of course, are looking forward to seeing PICTURES of them! 

If anyone of you (not listed here) happen to be at Gally for a visit or change your mind to attend there, please contact Brian Kilpatrick, the main contact person at



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Our '73er: Paula Ammons and Her Pictures!


  Photo of me at Quilt Retreat in Rushville, NY by the frozen 
Canandaigua Lake last March - it snowed unexpectedly!!!

My quilt blocks - "Bali Sea Star" (not completed)

My first snowshoe experience - love it!

As a tea lover, I attended a May tea luncheon gathering at 
Melinda (Chapel) Padden '74 at her gazebo.
   Other 74ers - Hazel (Jones) Rinas, Arlene (Marsh) Kuschmider,
Brenda Sue (Underwood) Pickering and  '71er Kathleen (Russell) Setzer were there.



Paula, thank you for sharing your pictures! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

More Catching Up with our 73ers!

Connie with Nancy Pepoki (left)
at Connie's Retirement Party
May 2014


Marilyn and Dick 
at Texas School for the Deaf Class of 2014 Commencement
(Dick's nephew, Brandon Henry graduated there)
June 2014


Donna and Nona at the Patio
of Nona's New Condo
June 2014


Hey our dear '73ers, do you have any picture you want to share with us!? 
Send it to:  gallaudet.1973@gmail.com   Thanks! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Class of '73 Future Gatherings

As of June 9, 2014

Most of us, '73ers want to get together again in future! 

So far as we discussed and planned our next gatherings 
in our 40th Gallaudet Homecoming/Class of 1973 meeting are:

***
150th Anniversary at Gallaudet: July 9 to 13, 2014
in Washington, DC
***
Deaf Seniors of America 2015 Asheville: August 23-27, 2015
in North Carolina 
***
 Deaf Seniors of America 2017 Houston:  April 2-9, 2017
in Texas
***
45th Anniversary Class of 1973 in 2018
somewhere in the West
***
50th Anniversary Class of 1973 in 2023
at Gallaudet in Washington DC
(Don't miss this special gathering! Be sure to not to make plans in October 2023 
and save a vacation to spend a whole weekend with us!!!)
***

You will receive emails regarding the upcoming events and start from that point to make plans! 
Questions? Please send your email to: gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 

Thank you! 


Our Dear Past '73 Secretary, Connie Gillett is Retired!

Connie Gillett with Rep George Miller, CA 
"33 Years Service"

Message from Connie: 
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!


Catching Up with our '73ers!

The photo was taken at Furance Creek Ranch in Death Valley (Deaf Snowbirds) on Feb. 8th, 2014 

 
Larry Whitworth,  Karen (Hanson) Whitworth, Sharon (Gordon) Hayes, 
and Gena Fischer (missing- Chanda Winesberg)

Thanks to Gena for this picture! 

Hey our dear '73ers, do you have any picture you want to share with us!? 
Send it to:  gallaudet.1973@gmail.com   Thanks!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gallaudet Reunion: July 9-13, 2014...Who's Going?

 Below you will find the full schedule of Gallaudet Reunion...

Will any of you going there? Please email and say "Yes"...
I will post your name on the "Who's Going to the 2014 Summer Reunion? on the next post. 
Email: gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 







Click HERE to open the Gallaudet University Reunion and register online

Click HERE to open the Gallaudet Reunion page (full schedule)





Monday, April 7, 2014

Gallaudet University Charter Day Festival: April 8





Gallaudet University - Celebrating 150 years 

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: http://webcast.gallaudet.edu/?id=172 

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 
on the sesquicentennial celebration see:


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What's Up with Our 73ers Now?

Hello everyone!

Happy 2014! 

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! 
Send pictures, stories, news and/or announcement 
to this address:
gallaudet.1973@gmail.com 

Can't wait to get what you send! 

 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Highlights of Our 40th Reunion and Comments from 73ers




Gallaudet Class of 1973 Highlights of our 40th Reunion and A Bit of History:



*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 Kathryn Nyitrai

*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, Treasurer

*Last…Gene Duve, Connie Gillett and Mary Sue Boxer…thank you for serving on previous Class of 1973 board. 




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 
Nona Balk
Peggy Daniels
Myron Greenstone
Dick Henley
Dianne Hodgins
Brian Kilpatrick 
Claudette Orgeto
Carlene Black Pedersen
Julie Elaine Roy
Kathy Thomas
Glenda Zmijewski

And… “THANK YOU”
from many 73ers! 





THANKS to these 73ers for sending pictures/videos:

Kathryn Nyitrai

Paula Jean Ammons

Brian Kilpatrick

Connie Gillett

(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!! Mike Clifton
*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