Alumni August Newsletter
Alumni and Supporters,
From Janis PAUL Jacobs, '70: "The Milne class of 1970 celebrated their 40th high school reunion over the weekend of July 23, 2010. After 40 years, classmates from all over the country and Canada reunited and reconnected. Members of the class of 1970 traveled from Oregon, Washington State, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, New York City, Quebec, North Carolina, Virginia, and, of course, New York State and locally.
"Throughout the weekend, we shared our meaningful recollections and relived so many special memories. Friday night, we met in the Chat's Lounge at the Marriott Hotel Wolf Road. Saturday morning, we enjoyed a brunch at Milne, heard a short lecture of the history of Milne, and experienced a wonderful tour of our great school. Saturday night, the celebration continued at Colonie Golf & Country Club, where we enjoyed a delicious dinner and shared more of our memories. Coach Bob Lewis joined us Saturday evening, which truly was a treat! Sunday morning, for those who chose to attend, we had breakfast at the Marriott and said our final goodbyes, with promises to keep in touch and NOT wait another 20 years for a reunion.
"Our six years at Milne played a huge part in shaping us, and we returned to remember the youth we were. We all formed a special bond during our years there. And attending our fabulous reunion just proved how solid that bond has remained. We toasted our memories, the students, athletes, and friends of the Milne Class of 1970. We also honored and remembered those who taught us and encouraged us. We remembered old friends...those with us now, those who could not make it, and those who are no longer with us.
"We were reunited for a time...reliving our past. We toasted our younger selves, our plans, our promises, our dreams... and may we always remember the words of our Alma Mater...'We shall be joined in heart...Never be far apart...On altered trails embark.. Each to each endeared!'"
Pictures of our reunion weekend can be found by
clicking (or copying and pasting) this link: http://janispauljacobsphotosite.shutterfly.com/pictures/532.
Frank has been involved in community work and charities all his life and is presently active in forming a new national organization, the ODAR National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Advisory Council (NLGTBAC), which is to be a part of the NLGBTAC, an umbrella group for all employees of the Social Security Administration that was established on November 17, 2009, by the Commissioner of Social Security. The NLGTBAC is a government-approved organization to assure fair and equal treatment of the Council's members and those they represent in the federal government. After the initial national officers were elected, Frank was asked by the first elected National Chair to serve as his personal mentor. He was appointed to and currently serves as Chair of the National Leadership Committee of NLGTBAC.
3, 2010, Frank was appointed to represent the ODAR LGBT Steering
Committee on the fiscal year 2011 ODAR Diversity
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.
Col. John Spencer STYCOS, brother of Helen S. STYCOS Read, '57, passed away on July 12, 2010.
Jack FREELE, '71, passed away on July 27, 2010.
Kathlyn R. MELLEN,
mother of John MELLEN, '65; Susan MELLEN, '66; Janet
Lynne MELLEN, '67; and Linda Ann MELLEN, '70, passed away
on July 29, 2010.
Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.
Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61
For contact information, see the Milne Alumni homepage: www.albany.edu/~milne/