Association Update: October 15, 2017
Tucson • 2018 Reunion • New Officers
We had a great time in Tucson, and wish more of you could have been there to join us. At the Saturday business meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida was chosen for our 2018 event, tentatively planned for October 12–14. Donna Richardson and Linda Parlock have volunteered to chair this event. More details will be posted when finalized.
We also have new officers coming on board January 1, 2018. Joe and Belinda Hobbs have agreed to assume co-responsibility for the Secretary and Treasurer positions, relieving Arlene 'Perlie' Elliott and Jon Proctor, after 10 years of service to the organization. Meanwhile, Jon will maintain the website until a transition can be accomplished at a later date. For those not in attendance at Tucson, look for a mailing by month’s end with more details about the handover of power!
This year’s web page - http://twdcs.org/TUS-Reunion-page.html - will be updated with reunion photos as soon as they come rolling in from attendees; stay tuned, and send Jon any you might not previously have submitted.
Send us your pictures!
Jim Spaeth has just written his first book, a non-fiction memoir! For further information, see his blog at: www.retiredtwaguy.blogspot.com
August 17, 2017 - Alums Tom Heebink and John McGlade posed for the camera at Croatia on an Adriatic Sea Cruise.
August 2017 - Dual alums (!) Sandy and Carol Ann King enjoying a Silver Star Bike Cruise in Utah.
July 29 2017 - Mert and Juanita Nason enjoying a visit at Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
July 25, 2017 - Mert and fellow retired TWAer Ed Hunter on the Pickleball court at Stone Harbor.
July 15, 2017 - The DCS - Danbury Commuting Society - has been around since the
dawn of our program. Several members gathered at The Hub and Spoke in Black Rock (Bridgeport), Connecticut, for Sunday brunch.
Midge and Tom Brown
Tom Brown and Jennifer Larssen
Don and Linda Fleming
Allan Johnson and Mike Hagan. (Apologies to our friend Larry Losio, who escaped the camera's eye.)
June 25, 2017 - Alum affiliate Mike Mudge, and his wife Debbie, enjoyed dinner with
Jon Proctor at Trinity Beach, Sandpoint, Idaho.
June 14, 2017 - Svein Husevold's one-year-old granddaughter, Audrey, celebrated her first birthday with excellent taste in coasters!
May 30, 2017 - Tucson reunion festivity coordinators Evelyn Spath-Mercado and Jennifer Larssen met with Lodge on the Desert catering management people, finalizing our party and dinner menu items. See reunion details at the TUS-Reunion-page
May 2017 - Tom Heebink and Mert Nason enjoyed lunch on the square in Princeton, New Jersey.
May 2017 - Working as volunteers at the St. Martins Soup Kitchen in Gaithersburg, Maryland recently, Max Billinger (Class 70-2) and his wife Ruth Harris Billinger (TWA flight attendant 1969 to 1989) were pleasantly surprised to learn that fellow soup kitchen volunteer, C.C. Bronder English (Class 75-X), had also been a DCS in a previous life. That led to a lively exchange of colorful TWA experiences, some of which were possibly true.
We just received this snapshot of Tony Procaccino during his DCS days, and created a member page for him. Do you have similar pics? Send them to Jon for posting.
October 9, 2016 - Although the DCS (Danbury Commuting Society) picnic in Kent, Connecticut was rained out, it didn't stop alums from dinner together, hosted by Tom and Midge Brown at their Danbury abode. Left to Right: Don and Linda Fleming, Jan Golon, Midge, Diane Kennedy, Mike Hagan and Tom. Well done!
September 23, 2016 - At an Anthem, Arizona Country Club gathering, L to R: Gil Bernal, Roger Gustafson, Yvonne & Steve Dolby, Vicki Gustafson and friends
Jim and Susan Speichinger.
March 3, 2016 - Terry Andersoon-Wood joined Svein Husevold and his friends for a day of skiing at the Lutsen Mountains in Minnesota.
October 18, 2015 - Answering the call for more pictures, Geoff Shrewsbury sent in this image, taken during an open house at the JFK Flight Center with adorable granddaughter Dezarae. Geoff still wears his TWA uniform well! For more of his member photos, click here.
August 16, 2015 - John McGlade walks his lovely daughter, Devin,
down the aisle. Congratulations, John and family!
Spring 2015 - Don and Linda Fleming, right, with daughter Rebecca and
granddaughter Milena, visit the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation & Space
Museum, McMinnville, Oregon.
June 2015 - Bennie Clay holds a 130-pound Black Marlin that he
caught and released while fishing off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
May 19, 2015 - Tom and Midge Brown joined Mike Hagan for lunch
at St Mary, Missouri.
March 26, 2015 - Carol Ann and Sandy King enjoyed time together with
Midge and Tom Brown, in Columbia, South Carolina.
March 2015 - Mert Nason, with granddaughter Brooklyn Nason, after she won double gold-medals in her debut ice skating competition. Congratulations, Brooklyn!
February 28, 2015 - Hank Krueger and grandson Nathaniel Martin getting ready
for a University of Kansas Jayhawk's basketball game at the Allen Fieldhouse,
February 19, 2015 - Congratulations to Rocky Dollarhide, who was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, for practicing and promoting safe aircraft flight operations for more than 50 consecutive years. Posing at the presentation are Denny Mangus, Rick Rowe, Arlene Elliott and Rocky.
TWA Seniors Skyliner Newsletter
Our group made the back cover of the current issue!
To join the TWA Seniors group, click here for more informtion.
June 14, 2013 - Jon Proctor, Nancy Nix and Barbara & Bill Burgner
met for lunch at Seasons 52 in Orlando.
Thanksgiving 2012 -Carole "Smaltzy" McLaughlin and Janet Anding
in the City of Brotherly Love, posing in front of "The Thinker."
June 21, 2012 - Tom Donahue celebrates his 75th birthday
on a glacier in Alaska's Denali National Park. Congratulations, Tom!
June 20, 2012 - Kirk Pehlman and his wife Dorothy visited
Jon Proctor in Sandpoint, Idaho.
TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road
Our $500 donation to the TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road in Kansas City was presented to Museum Director Pam Blaschum (center) during an open house, by DCS Alumni Association Treasurer Arlene Elliott and Alum Joe Ballweg.
More information in the Museum is available at:
Are you planning to hook up with other DCSs soon? If so, get a picture and e-mail it to Jon Proctor, so we can post it. Meanwhile, check out the Members in the News page to see who has rendezvouzed recently.
LOOKING FOR PHOTOS AND MEMORIES
Do we have your class photo? Sadly, the complete set of pictures was lost many years ago. Please dig deep and help us fill in the holes. We won't rest until all the classes are epresented!
We also have a few question marks (?) where people in the pictures have not been identified; let us know if you can provide names.
In addition, we would welcome your old photos, stories, memories, amusing anecdotes, etc., so that we can post more DCS memories on our Member Pages. If you are computer-savvy and can scan and e-mail your photos, please do so and send them to us. If not, consider letting us borrow them; they’ll be scanned and returned to you post-haste.
Finally, we are linking photos on our In Memoriam page. If you have snapshots of any of those fine DCSs we've lost, please send them as well.