THIS IS SURRATTS FOUNDATION E-NOTICE
2004-10 OF OCTOBER 1, 2004
Here are some items that might be of interest:
1. PTSA INVITES ALUMNI TO SPECIAL MEETING. We received a nice
email from Patricia Smith-Brim, President of the PTSA at the
School. The PTSA is holding a special "Alumni Night" meeting on
Tuesday October 19, at 7 p.m., in the cafeteria at the School. The
PTSA is hoping that this meeting will be an opportunity to enable
alumni to visit the School and learn about the PTSA's current
projects. The Foundation also has been asked to provide an overview
of its activities at this meeting. All interested alumni are warmly
invited to attend this meeting, and to direct any questions about
the PTSA or the October 19 meeting to Patricia at 301-856-2401 or
On a related point, the PTSA encourages all Giant Food shoppers to
designate Surrattsville (and to re-designate it annually) as the
recipient school for the Giant Bonus Bucks program. The PTSA
received just over $400.00 last year through this great community
program sponsored by Giant. The Giant Bonus Bucks page is
http://www.giantfood.com/bonuscard_aplus_pin.cfm, and the
School's number is 00442.
2. SPECIAL WEB SITE FEATURE FOR FLORIDA HORNETS. At the suggestion
of Garvin Smith (60), the Foundation's webmaster, Mike Gifford (84),
has created a Florida Hornets mailing list on the web site at
www.surrattsville.org. It's called
firstname.lastname@example.org, and to subscribe to the
mailing list you simply send an email to
email@example.com and type subscribe
(without quotes) in the message body. Once you are subscribed you
can send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and everyone on the list will
receive the email message. Garvin thought this might be a nice way
for the Hornets who have relocated to the Sunshine State (sorry
about that!) to stay in touch, plan events of interest, and the
It will be interesting to see how this feature is used by the many
members of the greater Surrattsville family living in Florida.
(Hopefully there will be opportunities for golf-outings, snorkeling
trips and deep sea fishing expeditions after the initial hurricane
3. OVERVIEW OF JUNE 2005 EVENTS. We've had several requests from
folks who did not attend the Y2K events to provide the following
brief overview of each of the June 23 - 26, 2005 events:
Surrattstock II, (Thursday June 23, 2005, 7 - 11 p.m., Multipurpose
Room) - This event features reunited bands from the "Golden Era of
Live Music at Surratts" (roughly, 1960-1980). So far, Butler's
Orchard, Blue Southern and the Clinton All Star Orchestra are
scheduled to perform. (All three of these great Surrattsville bands
really wowed 'em at Surrattstock I.)
Class-Specific Events - Many Classes will hold Class-specific events
on Friday evening June 24, 2005, and/or Sunday afternoon June 26,
2004. Check-in with your Class's ORC (info on the web site at
www.surrattsville.org) to find out if your Class is planning an
All Classes/Faculty/Staff Picnic - School Open House (Saturday June
25, 2005, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - This event is the major event of the
weekend, giving alum and staffers from all eras an opportunity to
tour the "New School" and the "Old School", to eat great cook-out
food catered by Martin's Caterers, and to re-connect with old
friends and mentors. Each Class has a dedicated area in the New
School, a School History and Archives is on display, Alumni/Staff
Directories are for sale, "period music" is provided, a photographer
memorializes the event and creates a memory book, and an
extraordinary time is had by all. (Shuttle bus transportation
between the New School and the Old School is provided.)
Sock-Hop With The Hubcaps (Saturday June 25, 2005, 7 - 11 p.m.,
Multipurpose Room) - This event, with great entertainment provided
by the world famous Hubcaps (featuring Dale "Rocky" Simon (69) and
Jimi Simon (71)) is sure to bring back great memories of Teen Club
and Surratts dances.
(Tickets to all of the events are selling briskly, and are expected
to sell-out sooner than they did in 2000. A ticket order form is
reprinted below and can be printed from the web site at
4. MORE NEW SCHOOL/OLD SCHOOL TRIVIA. Adding to our treasury of
knowledge about the Old School/New School transition, I received
this email from Lana Cook Capps (67)" "Henry: I, too, graduated
from Surratts, Class of 1967 and our graduation was in the gym
also--like that of 1966. It was hot, crowded, etc., etc. Go
5. UPDATED ALUMNI/STAFF DIRECTORY PROCEEDING APACE. If you haven't
already done so, please send your updated Directory info to our
Alumni Directory Coordinator, Leslie St. Clair (70), at
email@example.com. Please send your updated info in the
format below, and please keep your "Updates" to 30 words or less.
Graduation Year (or years on
Full Name at Surratts:
Full Name Now:
City, State, Zip:
Leslie reminds us of this
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Directory is "starting from scratch" this
year, so even if you were included in the Y2K Directory, you need to
resubmit your info to Leslie to be included in the 2005 update.
6. HORNET ARTIST'S WORK FEATURED IN SHOWS. I received this email
from Harry Revis (56). "Hi Henry: One of my works, Cooliba 1, was
juried into The Art League "The Celebration Show" for the month of
September. The Art League is celebrating its 50th anniversary with
this "All-Media Membership Show" and Gala Celebration to be held on
October 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm (tickets required). The Art League
Gallery is located in The Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street,
Alexandria, VA. The Art League Gallery is open from 10 am-5 pm,
Monday through Saturday and Noon-5 pm, Sundays. The web page is
To extend "The Celebration Show" fifty pieces were selected by juror
Clifford Chieffo, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, Music and
Theater, Georgetown University, from the September show for a
special exhibit at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
October 8 to November 7. My piece was among those selected for this
special show. The opening reception for the "50 Pieces" show will
be at the Athenaeum on Sunday October 10, 2 to 5 pm. The Athenaeum
hours are Wednesday - Friday 11 am to 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday
from Noon to 4 pm. Tickets are required for the opening (I have 20
available) and would love to share this event with you.
Many thanks to all of you who have encouraged and promoted my
Congratulations to Harry on his latest shows!
7. CLASS OF 69 SEEKS INFO. Class of 69 ORC Mike Boyle is seeking
information especially email addresses on Class members (or
their family members). If you have any, please send it to Mike at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike asks that, even if you attended
one of the Class of 69 reunions in the past, you please send Mike an
update with your current address, phone, and e-mail so you can be
contacted for any future events.
8. 1984 YEARBOOK SOUGHT. Tracey Henry (84) is trying to locate a
copy of the 1984 yearbook. If you have any ideas for her, please
send her an email at
9. 1976 ORCs SEEK CLASSMATES. Class of 76 ORCs Evan and Cindy
Thompson Vutsinas are updating their info on their classmates. They
are asking that, even if you think they might have your current
info, you please send them an email at
email@example.com so they can confirm the info for their
files. Also, the Class plans to have a Class-specific dinner and
social at Mama Stella's restaurant in Clinton on Friday evening,
June 24th, 2005, so contact Evan and Cindy to get more details on
that special event.
10. CONGRATULATIONS GENERAL TRAVIS! I received this proud email
from Vicki Forsht Williams (65, and former Faculty): "Hi Henry: At
church yesterday I saw Tom Travis' (72) mother and she was beaming
all over because she was just back from Texas where she pinned her
son's Brigadier General pin on. He has had quite a distinguished
In fact, Tom is one of the Air Force's few pilot-physicians, and is
Commander of the 311th Human Systems Wing, Brooks City Base, TX.
The Wing is "the home of aerospace medicine". Tom previously was
Commander and Dean of the A.F. School of Aerospace Medicine.
(Tom's extraordinary A.F. bio can be googled easily.)
Congratulations to Tom on this great promotion, and thanks to him
for his service to our country!
11. HORNET PERFORMS AT KENNEDY CENTER. On September 13,
Surrattstock I and II performer John Previti (72) and his Mingus/Monk
Tribute jazz group performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington to
glowing reviews. A video of that performance, and a 2000 Kennedy
Center performance by John and his ensemble can be found at the link
below. Congratulations to John for this latest in a long and
distinguished series of great musical accomplishments!
12. CLASS OF 70/71 (AND SURROUNDING CLASSES) REUNION. Leslie St.
Clair (70), organizer of the Class of 70/71 (and surrounding
Classes) event being planned for Friday night June 24, 2005 is now
taking ticket orders. An order form is reprinted below and posted
on the web site at
www.surrattsville.org. Make sure to order your tickets for this
fun event before they sell-out.
13. 59 ALUM SEEKS CLASSMATES. Michael Darbie (59) is looking for
information on any of his classmates. Please contact him at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information of his classmates
or their family members.
I hope that the many of you who have had enough rain and heavy
weather to last a lifetime are getting some relief!
Best regards, Henry Smith (71),
KENNETH SCOTT ARNOLD (81) died of cancer on August 21, 2004.
Survivors include four children, Kristie, Kevin, Kirk and Kyle
Arnold, all of Churchton; his mother, Eda Brawner, and stepfather,
Paul Brawner, both of Clinton; his father, Richard Arnold of
Colonial Beach, Va.; and three sisters.
2004 FOUNDATION ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DONORS
Debbie Cox Marr (72)
Bob Marr (71)
Bill Harris (71), in Memory of Debbie Harris (71)
Jeanine Carroll Maclary (73), In Memory of James R. Carroll, Jr.
Vicky Simontacchi Young (57), In Memory of William J. (Bill) Burke
Ed Jaffe (65)
Paul Monaghan (59)
Melissa Gilcrest (69), In Memory of Allen M. Gilcrest (64)
Steve Profilet (71)
The Class of 1956
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