Germantown High School * Philadelphia, PA. * Class of 1957

News From Linda

15 July, 2003

Note: more condensed message was sent to some of you already via since they only permit 2000 character messages. Am sending to all I have personal email addresses for as bcc: copies.

GHS Class'57 reunion planning is in full swing.
Please answer questions below:

1- Are you interested in actively helping to plan next year's reunion?

Can you attend the first meeting which will be Chaired by Seymour Hoffman?

It will be during dinner (dutch treat) at Adams Mark Hotel Applebys restaurant on City Line Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA at 7 pm, Tuesday August 5, 2003. Please RSVP pronto to Linda Kosmin Langford at or phone her at 610-647-8394, since she needs to let the restaurant know how many will attend. If you cannot make this meeting, we still want to hear from you as to what committee activity you would like to support (e.g., phone squad; research; booklet prep; reservations; newsletter prep; mass mailings; publicity; entertainment; invitation prep; awards/prizes; event photos/videos; reunion follow-up survey; other suggestions.

2- Seed money donations are welcome to help defray costs for flyers, mailings/postage, reunion facility deposit(s), reunion booklet, classmate mementos, etc? Seymour has GHS Class '57 PNC non-profit bank account established with $200 in account, but anticipates needing much more Contributions by check can be sent payable to: Germantown High School Class '57..mailed to: Sandi Berger, 2865 S. Eagle Rd, # 321, Newtown, PA 18940-1546 .All contributions greatly appreciated.

3- Please send Linda answers to following by July 31, 2003 so she can tally & present report at August 5 meeting. Do you PREFER:

(1) lunch, brunch, dinner;

(2) Saturday or Sunday;

(3) hotel restaurant; restaurant alone; Delaware River boat dinner cruise; other suggestions;

(4) Reunion in 2004--late September; early October; late October; early November;

(5) Are you planning on attending alone or with significant other?;

(6) type of classmate memento
(e.g., a GHS coffee cup; GHS keychain; etc).please suggest other options;

(7) At reunion, would you like to see small gifts/prizes awarded to person who traveled furthest, had most grandchildren, fame, etc.OR skip this type of reunion activitiy?

(8) meal cost ;

(9) other comments.

4- Each Classmate attending reunion will receive a reunion booklet with contact information of Classmates.

If we do not have your yearbook June 1957 picture.please send us one from that era.also, would be nifty to add your current photo to GHS57 Web site and reunion email us current photo of yourself as well. Also, please send current for that booklet. A brief biog sketch via email to Linda or hardcopy sent to Sandi's Newtown address in item 2 above.

Thanks for your prior input. Any additional info you can supply in response to this inquiry will be helpful in planning a terrific reunion event.


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Special Thanks to Lois Addison for Scanning Yearbook Photos &
Special Thanks to Katherina Kripl Bonner for sending Lois Her Copy of the Yearbook.

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