Hello to all,
It is August and our big celebration is close. By now you know what’s planned and should be excited about all the possibilities. I will fill you in on some of the fine tuning that we have done.
As Time Goes By
We have 91 submissions including memories of most of our deceased members. While some of the pages for deceased members are full, we still have some space available on the pages for:
if you still want to send some memories, especially for Janet Casha. We could also use a recent picture for names marked with a * as well as Margaret Reilly Wolski and Judy Skowronski Kihn.
Only a few of you still owe me a picture of yourself, so please send them anyway you can, but do it soon! Our grand edit begins the second week of August.
The cost for our book will be $15 for books picked up at the reunion and $20 if the book has to be mailed. The address on the order form is the address that will be used for the delivery of the book. The deadline for ordering the book will be September 1, 2011. So please send your check for $15 or $20 along with your order form soon.
Dinner will begin at 6 PM at the Big Fish Seafood Bistro, 700 Town Center Drive (at the corner of Valley View and Town Center Drives) in Dearborn. Ruth Ann Stauder LeBay tells me we have 17 reservations in already and we bet you will be sending your reservation along this week. Those already planning to celebrate at our dinner include:
Just to review: the total price is $35 each and includes the three course dinner, tax, gratuity, and served in our own private space with a cash bar conveniently located close by. The restaurant will allow us to order from a special “Marygrove Reunion” menu of five selections, including one vegetarian, so everyone can make their choice that evening. Guests are definitely welcome. We ask you to reserve your place at our reunion dinner table by sending a check payable to Ruth for $35 at: Ruth LeBay, 2338 Chesapeake Ct., Troy MI 48098.
Contributions have started to come to the Alumni Office. We need to give the college some direction on how the funds are to be used. New ideas are still welcome but we must decide soon. If you have not already done so, please review the options I sent in April or use the link:
Gifts selected by recent years include donations to: Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, Urban Leader Scholarship, Nancy A. Geschke Writing Center, and the Institute for Detroit Studies. A new idea that has not received funding yet is the Women’s Center of Marygrove College. It is also possible that we could indicate our gift should be spent by the college in what they believe to be the area of greatest need.
Class of ’61 Creates
We can only guess what wonders you have created in the last 50 years. So bring some samples along. Saturday afternoon will provide the perfect opportunity to share and enjoy the creativity of our classmates. What creation(s) would you be willing to display at our reunion? What a unique way to discover and celebrate each other's gifts. Any and all talents are welcome –
So all the planning will soon come to an end and only the celebration will be left. That is starting to sound very good to me. I even made my plane reservations this weekend. I thank all of you for the many suggestions, searches, essays, pictures, memories, and endless offers of thanks and help. You have kept me on track. It is wonderful to see all these activities coming to a successful completion.