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03/24/18 12:20 AM #1    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Friday 03.23.2018 -- Reunion Update

When making reservations (at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Staten Island), please know that money down is needed if code SAH is used

b. all rooms are $139 + tax (upto dbl occupancy)

c. reservation dates are Sept. 17, 18, 19; individual responsible for booking their own room

d. dinner is set at Lorenzo's (next store at Hilton Inn) for Tues. Sept.18. Individual is responsible for making their own reservation under code SAH. Price is $45.00 per head ++ minus $200 deposit ALREADY PAID.

e. ANY problems ; 1st contact Briana in group sales at hotel. 2nd contact me immediately or 928.899.1366

PLEASE we need to start getting numbers in our reservation. I will send you immediately a pd. registration card upon receipt of the $75 registration fee.




03/26/18 12:44 PM #2    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

March 26, Monday -- 25 weeks from today we will be checking in to the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1120 South Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10314, phone 718.704.1600 to begin our 55yr Reunion. SEE LAST MESSAGE AND E-MAIL FOR PRICES, ETC.

Our dinner at Lorenzo's restaurant (same number--just asked to be transferred) is on Tuesday night. Checking out promotions for trip around Statue of Liberty. Please begin making your reservations. Keep you posted.

04/06/18 01:59 PM #3    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Hi again. Today is April 6. So far 6Alumni and their guests have made reservations at the Hampton Inn for Sept.17, 18, 19 under our special rate (Use code: SAH). Congrats to those 6 -- you know who you are.


04/16/18 11:00 AM #4    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)


1. Lorrenzo's cannot take your payment for Reunion Dinner

2. $45 Dinner Option has been changed to $43++ because I gave them a $200 deposit.

3. Just call and give them the number in your party.

4. The $200 deposit was paid for in part with your $75 per head registration fee.Table give-aways come out of that, as well as, banners, food and drink for hospitality roomand "Meet-n-Greet" on 1st nite.

5. Lastly contact Jackie R., Eileen D., Janice Rao, or Me, for any and all further info.

Hope to see you all there. (18 weeks and counting)

Barbara Ecker                             

05/09/18 01:21 PM #5    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Just added survey--- Scroll down on left side of page to "HOTEL & REGISTRATION". Survey is only 4 questions. Click on it. Please answer questions as promptly as you are able so we may solidify the intent of all allumni.smiley

05/14/18 11:05 PM #6    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Haven't seen any new posts or comments lately. Have made some good strides. You girls need to contact each other more. In less than 2 weeks our time down to the Reunion is only 12 weeks. 3 months is not a lot of time for me (or anyone, I believe) to order items, get tours, do dinner, find alumni --- from 2500 miles away. For me, your speed in signing up, etc. helps me trmendously... and has helped me tremendously already. THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

05/21/18 03:08 PM #7    


Jacqueline Rock

Thank you for all you are doing!  You are the best!

05/24/18 11:03 PM #8    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

About HANDICAPPED and ASSISTED hotels rooms and other needful situations:

I have now heard this at least 3 times in some form or another---

"I can't go or won't go or am afraid to attend this Reunion". "I'm not the person I used to be"; "I can't walk anymore". " I shake too much". "What is everyone going to say? I'm so embarrassed".

Let me tell you something:

1. We are all close to the same age;

2. None of us are able to be on our own IN THE SAME MANNER we used to be;


4. My handicaps are:

     A. I have only one leg now,

     B. I must walk with a walker or a cane,

     C. I can no longer dance,

     D. I have Errosive Osteo-arthritis (bone spurs pop up between the bones in my joints stopping me from bending the joints);

     E. Therefore, I always have some sort of pain, somewhere;

     F. I use a handicapped bathroom;

     G. I have type-2 Diabetes, which also means I have neuropothy;


By the Grace and Love of God--

a. I am setting up this reunion,

b. I am getting on a plane,

c. I am travelling 2500 miles,

d. I am packing my own luggage, arranging my own way to & from w/ extra handicapped equipment,

e. and there exist other handicaps with which I deal on a daily basis---

If I hear one more time that you are not coming to the reunion because of a handicap -- I WILL SCREAM.

Now- calmly, all those who are veering away from the survey, or are thinking a second time about attending-- LET'S GET THIS REGISTRATION DONE. I would like to see everyone for a last time.

Wouldn't you ??!!




05/28/18 08:31 AM #9    


Jacqueline Rock

I am humbled by your grit.  Yes you have inspiried me.  Let's do it!

06/08/18 10:53 PM #10    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

I want to say I'm sorry for the comment I made on this site last week concrning handicapped availability to places and items.  I meant no disrespect. Being handicapped myself I felt I had the leeway to comment. BUT, after reading the post I decided I was being too quick to judge. Please forgive me. 


06/18/18 08:38 PM #11    


Jacqueline Rock

My dear friend


You are unconditionally cherished and loved.


No worries


Thank you for all you do.

07/31/18 09:29 PM #12    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Hi Everyone,

   Six short weeks from now is the Reunion. You all have read for weeks about what is needed for you to attend (the reservations, the dinner, the registration fee, the dates the silent auction items, etc.). Now is the time to get it done if you're going. 

   Please send in the following:

    1. make your hotel reservations

    2. arrange your transportation

    3. send in your registration fee ($75. per head)

    4. buy, pick out, or make your donation item for the Silent AUCTION.

    5. pack your clothes, AND "Come on around, Come on around  -- That special N.Y. town !!

Come on around, Come on around -- that New Reunion Sound.

Will we see you there??

I need to know!!


08/14/18 06:01 PM #13    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Well, now that we are all pretty set on who's coming to the reunion (more are still and always welcome), here are definite plans thus far.

1. Monday, Sept. 17 from noon on:

   A. check in to Hampton Inn & Suites (1120 South Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.)

   B. Register or show Registration Paid card at lobby table with Banner above it

   C. 7p.m. Meet & Greet in Barbara Ecker's suite. This includes free 'deli' food, beer, wine, soda. Ends about 10p.m.

2. Tuesday, Sept.18 -- Morning and afternoon free to do what you like --- SO FAR.

Next  message will include a survey.

    A. Dinner at 7:30 at Lorenzo's (Hilton Inn 

, next door). $45 per head with 3 choices of entree, appetizer, and dessert, soft drinks included.

    B. At dinner Silent Auction to be closed, 1/2 & 1/2 auction results given out, give aways to be given away.

    C. Exchanges of any kind for each other. Music memories on tape and perhaps live.

3. Wednesday, Sept. 19 -- Farewell breakfast one day early because a few alumni have made me aware they need to leave on Wednesday.

    A. In Lobby area set off from public,

    B. Any unfinished business taken care of

    C. Last photo together, exchanges among us.

4. Rest of  Wednesday free FOR NOW

5. Thursday morning -- Breakfast and noon check out

6. Tuesday &/or Wednesday day -- proposed water trip around Statue of Liberty AND trip to Ellis Island to investigate ancesters. Entire trip = 4 hours

Please answer new survey named "New Reunion Info" !! It is located at the top of the left side titles of pages to see (IN YELLOW)


09/12/18 07:32 PM #14    


Carol Jean** Cook (Kissane)

We are booked to tour SAH on Wednesday, September 19th at 11 A.M.   Eileen, Janice and I will drive our group.


09/13/18 05:45 AM #15    

Nancy Sheridan (Kojima)

Hi, Carol Jean:  Do you mean that you will drive the entire group?  That would be wonderful.  I'd love to see the school.  What a great idea!  Nancy

09/14/18 11:11 AM #16    


Carol Jean** Cook (Kissane)


      I have a minivan so  I can drive up to 7.  Eileen can take 4 or 5.  Janice is leaving us after the tour but will transport to SAH.  I believe we're on;y 11.  So, we have it covered.   Looking forward to seeing you!


10/01/18 12:18 AM #17    


Barbara Ecker (Ecker)

Reunion was great.Photos from 6 throw away cameras ready (I don't know where the 7th one went.) Will post and contact individually the focus of the photos. My plan is to make a movie or a slide show with music for all those who attended. For anyone else who wants the collage of photos there will be a small charge to defray cost of developing photos. More info to come. Thanks everyone. I really enjoyed it. Hope you did too.


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