Milne Alumni June Newsletter
June 15, 2012

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Milne Alumni Reunion Update
* Milne Alumni Reunion Individual Class Events
* Class of 1940 72nd Reunion!
* Milne Alumni Chorus Update
* Good News!
* Vote for Max A Pooch (by June 30, 2012!)
* Sad News

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Click here for reservations received so far. I will try to update this list weekly, so be sure to check back regularly! And if you haven't sent your reservation and check yet, please do so soon!! If you don't have your invitation and reservation forms, they are available here.


There will be a class of '62 50th reunion on Friday evening, (location to be finalized but likely not at the hotel); in addition some activities for the class of '62 are being planned for Saturday afternoon after the scheduled Milne tours and assembly (probably a Duck-tour of Albany and/or a roundtable gathering, probably at the hotel). Class members who have not already been contacted by someone from the reunion committee (Jana Hesser, Jan Surrey, Les Brody, Bill Kelsey, or Raffi Berberian) should contact Jana Hesser

The Class of 1949 welcomes members of other classes to attend their Friday, September 7, reunion luncheon, time/place TBA.


The Milne Class of 1940 will celebrate their 72nd year since graduation, as well as their 90th birthdays, at The Desmond, on Saturday, June 15, at 5 p.m. A small group will have a grand time!


From Richard Propp:

"Hello Everyone!

"We decided to have the next sing at my house at about 7 p.m. on June 25th, followed by refreshments. Please bring cookies, cheese etc. I will supply lemonade, cider, and seltzer.

"I am at 13 Marion Avenue, the 8th house in on the left from Western in Albany.

"We need to know who is attending and we will need to make phone calls. Please send me your phone numbers and let us know if you will attend. (Click here to send me an email.)

"With the help of Chuck Eson, Lynda Porter, Barbara Wolz Matson, and others, we have chosen the music we will sing on September 8. Chuck has it on CDs.

Share the FUN!"


Noah Jefferson Rhynhart, son of Roslyn Jefferson, '74, is graduating from Doane Stuart and has been accepted by Syracuse University, where he will be playing Division I soccer. Noah plans to major in biology and hopes to become a phyician. He also was selected as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. Congratulations to Noah...and Roslyn!

VOTE FOR MAX A POOCH (by June 30, 2012!)

The following is from Keith Sanderson, '63, Sidekick of Max A Pooch, the throwaway dog that barks for homeless dogs and barks against litter.

In an article in the April Edition of TAILS Magazine Max A Pooch was called "Canine Superhero to the Environment." He was featured as a guest at a fund-raising event for one of the largest and oldest animal shelters in the country and was named part of the Green Initiative Program by Lake County, IL.

One of the ways Max A Pooch is raising awareness is he is running on a unique two-plank platform for the Emerging Hero Dog category of the Hero Dog Awards competition. The two planks are summed up very easily in his slogan, "Love dogs, hate litter? Vote for Max A Pooch."

When Max A Pooch appears on radio, TV, print, blogs, web sites, in person (should it be in canine?), or his website, he is a reminder that people who discard pets and those who discard litter have a common trait... a lack of a sense of responsibility. The result is that annually more than 4 million cats and dogs are put down, and $11 billion is spent in the US to pick up litter.

Max A Pooch is best described by Animal Planet blogger David Mizejewski, who wrote, "AWESOME! Check out the video about a 'recycled' black lab that is now on a mission to recycle trash. I think this is such a clever and useful way to channel the lab's innate retrieving instinct for the greater good."

Each day Max A Pooch does what most humans won't. He picks up litter and puts it in its place. He demonstrates that reducing litter is so easy even A Pooch can do it. His story is especially poignant because Max was discarded like a piece of litter and ended up at an animal-control facility. If he hadn't been recycled (rescued) he would been killed and ended up at the bottom of a landfill with cans, bottles, and other useful things humans discard.

That's a powerful message. Google the words "max a pooch" and see all the places Max's message is seen. He is a hero for using his retriever talents to bring that message to countless humans. If you love dogs and hate litter, please vote for Max A Pooch and help gain a powerful platform from which he can deliver his message.


Please note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union and input from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware of someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is underlined, it represents a link to the obituary. Many obituaries are available free for a limited time only.

Frederick J. McCabe, husband of Bettie Jane FLANDERS McCabe, '47, passed away on May 1, 2012.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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