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Welcome to the Wagner announcement
newsletter, volume 99-3. This is a periodic newsletter of general
information items for members of the Wurtsmith/Wagner schools alumni directory.
San Antonio, Jul 27-29:
The large turnout for this gathering has produced a wealth of photos.
These can be seen at
New Orleans, Jun 24-27: This reunion also attracted a large crowd. Jimmy Pasch '84 and Patrice Palomares Lewis '89 have posted photos, and you can find links to their pages at http://www.whoa.org/reunions/99no/ . If you attended and have pictures you wish to share, please contact our admin team.
Our mini-reunions page
has added links and/or photos from the following events:
Several members of the
classes of 89-93 recently gathered in LA. Pictures from their
get-together appear at
Chicago/Milwaukee area residents: Sharon (Joey) Lopez 74 will be visiting Chicago, and perhaps Milwaukee, during the Labor Day weekend. She would be glad to get together with Falcons in the region. Anyone wishing to do so can contact her at Joey904@aol.com (suggest you mention "Wagner" in the subject line, as this is a shared account).
Here is a recent announcement from the leader of the 70-74 alumni chapter:
SARI SARI STORE: We are pleased to announce the opening of our online sari-sari store, http://www.whoa.org/sarisari/ . At this time, you can purchase copies of yearbooks and other publications, bumper stickers, and T-shirts. Other items will follow. Revenues from your purchases go to WHOA and your alumni groups. Some of these items will also be sold at reunion events. NOTE: If you got a bumper sticker at the San Antonio reunion and still need to pay for it, please send your check/money order ($4.50 for one sticker, $5 for two) to Debbie Wardick, 16285 W Tonto St Goodyear AZ 85338.
SPONSORSHIPS FOR MEMORABILIA: We recently announced on several mailing lists that sponsorships are available for San Antonio Guestbooks, and several people have expressed interest in this. We would like to extend this to other memorabilia in the future. Our pricing structure is not yet fixed, but we anticipate that donations in any amount would allow your name to be listed in a special section of the book, and for donations starting at $25, copies of business cards and more elaborate ads can be enclosed. Sponsorship will keep down the costs of memorabilia and can be a highly effective way for you to promote your business or organization. Please contact John Prunier if you are interested.
Yearbooks (http://www.whoa.org/yearbooks/): Completed WHS yearbooks for 74, 76, and 91 (the last ever!)
Class Pages (http://www.whoa.org/classes/): New pages: class of 72, Jeanne Lobb Blecker and Val Smith.
Updated pages: class of 69 page -- new items including graduation photo, http://www.whoa.org/69/
Florida News Articles (http://www.whoa.org/news): Cheryl Nelson Perron '59 helped two Florida area newspapers publish stories about the website; as a result, several more alumni have been located and added to our directory. The above website includes copies of both articles. Kudos to you, Cheryl!
Namesakes: Some (perhaps many) of us didn't give it much thought while we attended, but the names Wagner and Wurtsmith were more than school names. Each was first and foremost a person… a pilot who made the supreme sacrifice in service to his country… someone's husband, uncle, brother, or son. Recently, we were surprised and delighted to hear from relatives of both men. We hope that each will have more information to share about our school namesakes. Portions of their messages appear at the following sites:
Rick Wagner, Buzz Wagner's
first cousin once removed:
Greta Anne Wurtsmith, Paul
MEMORIAM ENTRIES: We have received confirmation of the passing of Simeona Lipscomb '67, Margurite Milke (taught French and Spanish, mid-1950s), and Donna McKeown (taught English 72-76, class of '76 sponsor/"mom"). If you would like to contribute any words in remembrance of these people, or anyone else listed on our memoriam page (http://www.whoa.org/memoriam), please contact the admin team.
NAME THE NEWSLETTER: We'd like to give this newsletter a title which reminds you of the school publications you used to read at Clark. Some have suggested using names like "Falcon Crier" or "Balut Courier." If you have a preference, or have others to suggest, please let us know.
ADMIN TEAM CHANGES: Joleen Ryan '76, Lena Davis Carlucci '75, and Karen Rogg '80 have joined the WHOA admin team. Joleen is involved with webpage and graphics design. Lena has assumed the lead role in maintaining our various mailing lists. Karen, who has spent countless hours scanning yearbooks and other items, is collecting pictures from the San Antonio Reunion for the contest and scrapbook. Let's send them our best wishes and thanks for volunteering their efforts toward the continued growth and prosperity of the website!
MISSING CLASS YEARS: The following is a list of people in our directory with unknown graduation years. We've also shown the sources of their existing information, in the hopes it may provide some clues. Please contact us if you recognize anyone and can provide their class year.
Blythe Blanchard Watkins -
- 65-72 assoc
CLOSING: Please feel free to pass along any information that you'd like to share in this newsletter. We'll do our best to accommodate you.
Don Detwiler '80
Please extend a hearty welcome to the following people who've been added to our directory during the past couple of months. If you recognize anyone and would like to contact them, you can locate their information on the webpage http://www.whoa.org/directory. If this ever-growing list proves to be too much for your computer or your patience, an alternative is to look up their information via the search page, http://www.whoa.org/search.
54: Bill Sides
Don Detwiler '80