Volume 4, Number 9,
MSO WEB SITE - http://www.pearyhs.org/
CLARKE’S RETIREMENT: Don’t
forget to submit anything you may have that can be included in a memory
book that is being compiled for Mr. Clarke by his colleagues at Richard
Montgomery. The deadline for
submissions of materials is May 30th.
Details are posted on the website in the Staff Information Section.
The latest info can be found on the MSO website.
Here are the dates of 2000’s reunions: Classes of 1963-65 begins
August 11 (3-days of activity), Class of 1970 July 29, Class of 1975
August 5, and 1980 August 19-20. Get
your reservations in now and check the “missing persons” lists online.
Classes of 1963-65 “early bird” special rates has come and gone.
Get your payment in by June 30 for the regular discount.
Beginning July 1 you will have to pay full price.
Plus, still accepting ads for their reunion booklet—contact Gale
Senseman Privette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class of 1980 has added a Sunday Picnic, August 20, to be held at Seneca
Creek State Park (Clopper Road, Gaithersburg) for those who survive the
prior evening’s big event.
Please include the Casteel family in your thoughts and prayers.
3-1/2-month old, Matthew Casteel, passed away on April 15 and is
the son of Brenda Casteel and nephew of Patrick Casteel (1983), Jeff
McDonald, Donna Burke, and Robert Casteel (1980).
The “MSO” now has more than 2,700 alumni aboard in its listings since
August 1996. Thanks for
spreading the word and for your continued financial support of its
operation. To date, we have
received financial support from 15% of our alumni online.
statistical purposes, we still need the number of graduates from the
following class years: 1963, 1967, 1970, and 1977, 1978.
OF 1974: Sandy Swarr Craford
is your new Online Coordinator.
OF 1976 and 1977:
Many of you were e-mailed an informal survey regarding the idea of
celebrating a joint reunion the fall of 2001 or mid-winter 2001-2002 in
Las Vegas. As you’re aware,
there was an unusual “closeness” between the two graduating years.
There would be many group flight and lodging discounts available to
us for this (regular airfares currently vary from about $218-290 round
trip from BWI). Many members
of both classes, for some reason, are now scattered all over the
country... in the mid-west, west coast, Pacific NW, and south.
Besides, lots of you keep passing through here every month too!
About 250 of you online have not responded and we’d like to have
are welcomed too, as Vegas is a much-more family-oriented city than its
historical reputation suggests and it welcomes large groups.
Plus you can take day trips to California or see the Grand Canyon
and Hoover Dam... drive one hour one way to go skiing, or an hour the
other way to get sunburned at Lake Mead if you want to get away from the
city lights and casinos.... visit Star Trek: The Experience or go see
Siegfried & Roy, Wayne Newton or any of the numerous Las Vegas shows,
or simply view the city and dine atop the Stratosphere Tower (and do the
roller coaster that’s on top, outside of it... if you dare).
Drive to the Little Ale’In or see if you can get into Area 51
(ha-good luck). You won’t
be able to miss 13 of the world’s largest 15 hotels either.
For those of you who fly, privately, you can fly into the North Las
Vegas Airport to avoid the traffic at McCarran International.
it’s just an informal survey at this point and we’re in-touch with the
organizers of the reunions for both classes, plus two of us from 1976 and
1977 are already here and have the resources for group rates for anything
you want to do here (in addition to travel and lodging)... so it’s a
wait-and-see what you guys think before any plans are made.
It “could” be opened-up to any Peary alumni as well, if they
wish, just for an opportunity to take a vacation here under the discounted
rates we can secure. So, give
us your feedback. Click the
link from the main page of the website to send us your comments.
Thanks to those who have already responded and those who have
offered to assist in such an endeavor (many alums from other classes
reside here and hopefully wouldn’t mind helping out as well).
As of this writing, the consensus is 79% YEA and 21% NAY.
deadline for the next issue of the Midnight Sun Online is Saturday May 20.
Use the “Submit an Article” button on the website to let your
classmates know what you’ve been up to!
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