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E-Notice 2004-10

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Hello Hornets:

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, 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  It's called, and to subscribe to the mailing list you simply send an email to and type subscribe (without quotes) in the message body.  Once you are subscribed you can send an email to 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 like.

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 clean-up parties!)

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 to find out if your Class is planning an event.

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 Hornets!!! Lana"

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  Please send your updated info in the format below, and please keep your "Updates" to 30 words or less.

Graduation Year (or years on faculty/staff):
Full Name at Surratts:
Full Name Now:
Street Address:
City, State, Zip:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Email Address:

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 located at:
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 artwork, Harry,"

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  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 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 career.  Vicki"

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  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 301-274-4074 or 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.


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. (74)
Vicky Simontacchi Young (57), In Memory of William J. (Bill) Burke (57)
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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