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"! 


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

Marie Jean Philip
Class of 1973

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 HERE


Tribute to Marie Jean Philip

Teacher, Advocate, Friend

More about Marie: Click HERE


Trouble with this youtube? Click HERE

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"!

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...?...

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!

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, picture was taken at Machu Picchu.