OUR GOLDEN REUNION
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF B-CC’s CLASS OF 1961
DEADLINE FOR YOUR REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER
(The photo above was
taken at the 40th Reunion in 2001. On the left Eric
Seline and Patti McLaughlin won the dance contest.)
We have had a wonderful
response from many of you who have already registered
for reunion events. Even if you have registered, please
don’t toss this email before you read it, because
we have added important new information, so you
might want to keep it for reference. We also
want to encourage you not to wait for the September
14 cut-off date to respond. You will save us a
lot of angst and time by registering NOW. Scroll
down in this email for a registration form. Forms are
also available on the class website at www.webstoriches.net/bcc/bcc61.htm
Reunion Main Events
14, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Open House, Marriott Suites
Dress is casual.
Light fare and cash bar, so please make your own dinner
plans—remembering that the Mighty Mo is available at
the Marriott. Please make your room reservation ASAP.
Mention B-CC Class of ’61 reunion to get our special
rate on rooms and parking. Parking on Friday night,
both for those staying at the Marriott and those coming
for the evening will be covered. However, hotel
guests will be charged the half-price fee
($6) for all other nights of your stay.
15, 6 p.m. to midnight
Congressional Country Club
About 10 minutes from the
Marriott. Music by our very own Wombats. Hosted bar.
Valet parking. Once again, our host is classmate Marvin
McIntyre. See dinner choices on reservation form below.
As dressy as you want to make it. Please note that
jackets are required for men.
16, noon to 6 p.m.
or shine) at Smokey Glen Farm Park
Dress is casual. Covered,
open-sided barn, but bring rain gear if it seems to
be required. BBQ chicken and ribs with all the
fixins’. Hosted bar. No pets. No BYOB,
please. About 30 minutes from the Marriott.
Plenty of free parking available.
will receive ONE pin-on picture badge
for the weekend. You will receive it at registration at
whichever event you first join us. PLEASE bring
the badge with you to all subsequent events, but please
check-in at the registration desk for
all events. There will be blank badges
for your guests to fill out.
This just in: The Antique
Classic Car Show, Saturday October 15, from 11
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For all you antique
car aficianados, there's another 50th anniversary
celebration. The Antique and Classic Car Show
will be at the Rockville Civic Center Park. Live
music and more than 500 automobiles. Admission
is free. Cars for sale before the show at 8:30
a.m. (Rain date Oct. 22) The address is 602
Edmonton Drive, Rockville www.rockvillemd.gov/events
New Event: Rock Creek Forest Reunion Lunch,
Saturday October 15, at 11:45 a.m. at Bethesda Democracy
. Classmates who attended
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, or lived in Rock
Creek Forest are invited to a reunion lunch. The
Hot Shoppe Mighty Mo will be served. Guests are welcome.
The price is $31 per person with complementary event
parking. To sign up, or for information, contact
Nancy Kody Gerber, email@example.com,
Tour of the “new” B-CC Saturday, October
15, meet at 9:50 a.m
. Our tour is scheduled
to start at 10 a.m. promptly, and lasts about 90 minutes.
We will in the front lobby – the one with the
huge murals in it. If you are planning to be
part of the tour, please contact Judi Druskin Goozh, firstname.lastname@example.org;
and give her your name and number of people attending.
B-CC is still located at 4301
East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Baccalaureate Revisited, Sunday October 16, 12:15-12:45
pm. at Smokey Glen.
will be conducted apart from the main event in an area
of the picnic grounds set aside for those who want to
participate. If you are interested, contact Judy
or The Reverend Richard Douglas, email@example.com;
A note about the Booklet: Although
it is past the cut-off date for sending in bios and
pictures, it is not too late to order your copy of our
50th Reunion Booklet. Jan Kearney is toiling away
on assembling the wonderful booklet to commemorate our
Golden Reunion. She tells us: “It's a labor
of love, and this time I'm going all out. We’ll
have many more bios/photos of classmates than ever before.
Although creating the booklet is hard work, it is such
a pleasure and a privilege to read the stories
and see the photos of friends from the past. Even
if you are not planning to attend the reunion (c'mon
are you sure???), please order a copy
of the booklet so you can learn about the lives of your
classmates since those teenage years at B-CC.”
A new treat: Reunion DVD -
Classmate Carol Wilson Pattison is planning a special
treat for classmates. Carol and her camera will circulate
at all three events. These candid shots, plus
some old photos from our archives and a background of
‘50s rock ‘n roll will be available shortly after the
What terrific keepsakes. Years from now you
can look at the booklet and watch the DVD. Even
if you didn’t send in a bio or aren’t coming to events,
consider ordering these items. Already sent in
your form? You can still submit another form to
order additional items or attend more events.
See you in October!
Some of you have requested that the music be "toned
down a notch." We're working with the band on
the sound system to do just that, but please remember
that this is rock 'n roll – the music of our generation. As
there will be tables in the back room this time,
we suggest that those of you who particularly
want a quieter spot should opt for a table in that area.
But rest assured that the music will be neither
continous nor ear-splitting. There will be "quiet"
time before and during dinner and one half-hour break
between two 1-hour sets.
Musicians and Vocalists Take Note:
For those of you who play an instrument or sing, the
band encourages your participation – something
many of you have done in the past. If you're
interested, please contact John Dunton at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call him at 617-571-4872.
Help us Find Missing Classmates
Eis (Sysyn), Elizabeth "SuSu" -- Forrest,
Karen -- Ganser, Jurgen -- Giles, Shirley -- Gonzales
Rogelio -- Martin, Carolyn -- Sanders, Elizabeth -- Sheeley,
Robert -- Swindell, Constance.
you have information that can help find them.
Please let us know if you change your address,
telephone number, or email address.
On the class website www.webstoriches.net/bcc/bcc61.htm
there's a list of those who've indicated (some with registration
forms, and some only with intent) that they will be joining
us. For more specific information about who is coming
to which event, email us.
We appreciate the donations that classmates
have made. It all adds up, no matter how large or
small the donation. The money donated helps to defray
reunion costs, and helps pay for printing and postage costs
during the year. You may make a donation by sending
a check made out Smith Barney, mailed to
Sandy Badian Weiss, 9509 Windcroft Way, Potomac, MD 20854,
or you may make a donation when you submit your reuinion
Please check the events you plan to attend, the number
in your party, and if you want a copy of the very best,
most jam-packed booklet yet as well as our very own
reunion DVD. The cut-off date is September
14th. To help the reunion committee
keep their sanity and from being swamped with forms
on the last day, we would appreciate receiving your
forms as early as possible.
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B-CC CLASS OF 1961 50th REUNION
Please check the events you plan to attend,
your dinner selections, and calculate your costs.
___October 14, Meet and Greet, $24
_____ # Attending, My cost_________
___October 15, Dinner Dance, $115 _____
# Attending, My cost__________
#_______ Medallions of chicken stuffed
with vegetables & mushrooms
#_______ Braised boneless beef short rib
in red wine sauce
#________Other needs (specify)_________
___ Ocober 16, Picnic, $37 each _____
# Attending, My cost________
___ Veggie burgers requested, otherwise chicken and
____ Booklet, $20 (if you pick
it up at the reunion)
___ Booklet, $26 (if you're NOT
attending, and we mail it to you)
Booklets, My cost_________
___DVD, $5 (to be mailed after reunion)
____ # DVDs, My cost___________
___Donation to help defray costs
Donation Amount: ____________
Please add up all costs and enclose check made out
to "Smith Barney". We can also accept
Visa and MasterCard (charges will be made to Heavenly
Days, classmate Linda Buel's business).
#:_________________________________ (VISA or MasterCard
DATE:___________ # ON BACK:__________
NAME AS IT APPEARS ON THE CARD:____________________________________________
If mailing this form, with check or credit
card information, please mail to: Sandy Badian Weiss,
9509 Windcroft Way, Potomac, MD
If emailing this form (only for credit card
payment), send all information requested with name as
it appears on card to: email@example.com.