Class Breakfast
June 13, 2009
Sandy's "Official" Recap

June 15, 2009 – via e-mail

The WHS Class of 1965 held their third breakfast get-together on Saturday, June 13th, at the Palace Restaurant.  There were 27 present:  Sandy (Allem) Butch, Rich Brown, Lynn (Conn) Shigo, Garry Earles, John & Mari Eisenhard, Len Feinberg, Cathy (Gall) Ortelli, Jerry Hower, Paul and Terri Krecker, Terry Lee, Mike and Linda Mattes, Pic (Medlar) Schoenek, Ro (Mentesana) Sweeney, Judy (Messick) Gebhardt, Bev (Neiser) Couch, Emil Ramirez, Jay and Sue Rutan, Gary Trigani, Mike Uhler, Rich Walters, Bill Weaver, and Elaine and Pat (Zackey) Ryan.

We welcomed seven “first timers” to this breakfast:  Rich Brown, Garry, Cathy, Pic, Judy, Emil, and Rich Walters.

After breakfast, we had a brief business meeting.  The first order was to decide on the timing for the 45th Reunion.  Between a vote at today’s breakfast and comments from e-mail responses we received, it was decided to hold the 45th Reunion on Saturday, September 18th 2010 at Louise Moore Park using Flynn’s as the caterer.  Sandy will make the reservation at Louise Moore Park (Lower Nazareth, Northampton County), and Pic will reserve the date with Flynn’s.

We then discussed again how to raise money to come up with an appropriate gift to Wilson High School for our 50th celebration.  Jay told us that the Class of 1963 presented the school with $10,000, which they used to purchase a universal gym to help in strength training for the athletes.  We had decided at the previous breakfast that our gift would be a monetary one in the form of a $10,000 scholarship to a member of the Class of 2015.

We discussed some ideas for fundraising at the March breakfast (see minutes of that meeting from my March 24th e-mail) and we briefly reviewed them again.  Jay also brought along a three-month calendar lottery for us to see.  It was decided that we should give serious thought to how we can make money and a final decision will be made at the next breakfast.

Our class made a contribution to the Salvation Army in memory of Mr. Cardell as requested in lieu of flowers in his obituary.  Gary Trigiani told us that he attended the viewing.  Our class dedicated our yearbook to Mr. Cardell and Gary took the book to show the family.  To his surprise, our yearbook dedication page was already opened and on display. 

Several classmates are in touch with former teachers.  We may try to get a few of them to come to the next breakfast, which will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at the Palace Restaurant at 9:00a.