Official "SAVE THE DATE" notification. There is going to be a 55th
class reunion. Please go to the master reunion page for further
Please note the 54th reunion menu change. The Registration Form
has been updated to show the new dinner items as "Salad, Chicken &
Pasta. See you there.
There's going to be another reunion available for anyone who wants to
come, regardless of how far you have to come. Save Sunday October 1,
2017. Details will follow.
There is no longer a Warwick Veteran's Memorial HIGH SCHOOL.
Aldrich and Gorton junior high schools are now closed. The old
high school is now a monster junior high school. All the high
school students were divided up and half of them went to Tollgate and
half to Pilgrim.
We had too many students in 1963 ... and, now, we
have too few to warrant all the school buildings. Lord knows how
many students are in each class at the high schools.
Sadly, we have lost more of our classmates and some of our classmates
have lost loved spouses and other family members. As usual, we try
to keep up with these sadnesses and communicate our condolences on your
behalf to the families. Donna Zaccagnini is really good at this.
And ... to nobody's surprise, the website is still not perfect.
There are reasons ... but you wouldn't care so there's no need to go
into it. Let's just say that it's being worked on (once in a
Anyway, that's the newest info.
Planning is underway for another of the yearly get-togethers. Save
the date of Sept. 10th,2016
We are announcing the party for this year ... "the 70th Birthday Party".
Life is becoming very precious as we all are learning. Please come
and celebrate and catch up with old friends. No time like the
present, "they" say!!!
Not a good news week ... we have lost two classmates in the last ten
days, Stan Butterworth and Barbara Gremour. Don't delay that phone
call you've been meaning to make or send that card you've been meaning
Summer Cookout at Buttonwoods. In a continuing effort to keep
classmates in touch with each other, the committee tries to present some
sort of summertime function for any classmate who is around, available
and who wishes to attend.
This year, there's a free cookout with food,
music and assorted fun activities. Yes ... FREE, like it won't
cost attendees any money.
It will be held at the Buttonwoods Casino. Click here for
details and directions ...
Also, some bad news. We have just recently lost David Rothfuss
(Pilgrim) to a brief illnes. He had resided in Coventry.
having trouble implementing reCaptcha on the FEEDBACK Page ... but I'll
get it. PROMISE!
I'm working on the website. Charlie has been receiving bogus info
from the "FEEDBACK" page. There have been over 1,000 change
requests with junk data. To fix this problem, I'm going to use the
"reCaptcha" protection programming from GOOGLE.
There is no charge for the code and this thing works very well.
What it does is to make it impossible for any computer to interact with
this page. So if you are human and want to send us classmate data
updates ... you can. Naughty computers run by bad people using "WEBBOTS"
(malicious programs) will hit a dead end and fail to send anything to
take up Charlie's time, or mess up our records.
We have approximately 125 people who have sent the registration form and
fee in to Donna. This basically assures that we will have all the
money we need to run this bash. This is quite a good place to be
in considering the total cost for this 50th party.
So, if you
haven't sent your registration ... get on it. This is the 50th
anniversary of your high school graduation. We are no longer high
schoolers ... we are older men and women. We probably will meet
people we have never previously met ... we could make some NEW friends.
You still have time, but get it done, okay?
Oh, and we've found a few more people and learned that another of our
class has left us.
That's all for now. See you at the reunion !
We are pleased to let you know that we have received a reasonable
number of reservations. We'd like more to arrive soon.
said, we know that lots of you are kinda doggin' it about committing for
one reason or another and ... that's somewhat understandable.
We ask you to remember that your cost is for the ENTIRE weekend ...
all three functions. There has been a little confusion regarding
this and a couple of people have asked if they could pay for only
Please, please be assured that the price decided upon was as
reasonable as humanly possible in order to cover all costs.
Since the last news item (below), there have been quite a few reunion
committee meetings and a lot of data base and planning work has been
done. Also, focus groups were created and lists of people to call
were created for each of us. These lists included names of people
who shared activities and/or teams or clubs we were part of in school.
Those calls will most likely have been completed by the upcoming
So, at this time, the planning for the reunion is complete.
The data base is as current as possible at this moment. The
reunion reservation forms have been printed. Our next committee
meeting ( or, the stuff 'n' send 'em meeting ) will be
at 2:00 p.m. this coming Saturday, July 13th. Just about
everyone is coming to help with addressing envelopes using the mailing
labels created from the data base and printed. We will be
including the most recent list of "missing" with a plea for your help if
you happen to know where somebody on that list is currently located.
Then, we're gonna eat and party. And, since the meeting
is at Bonnet Shores, we'll probably do some beaching ... assuming the
bugs aren't REALLY hungry.
That's all for now. Keep an eye on this page. Maybe
there'll be new news for you.
Every Wednesday the Warwick Senior Softball League plays games at City
Park. Yesterday, I was able to get there to play for the 1st time
this year. I'm please to tell you that, from the class of 1963,
John Archibald and I were on the same team. A friend showed up to
watch ... none other than Bob Hocking. Also on the team, but from
the class of 1962, were Peter Castriotta and Mike Neari. Others
also from Warwick were on other teams. What a nice feeling came
from seeing all those guys.
The makeup of the reunion committee is complete. We have signed
contracts for the main hotel site, we have contracted the band,
who we know you'll enjoy ... they play "our" music". We also have
a sock hop planned. DJ Jim Bruckshaw will provide spin "our" disks
so we can do all the dances that were the rage in 1963.
have valid addresses for over 65% of our mates. Sadly, we've lost
69 and can't find 156. The committee has spent a lot of time
hunting down the missing. There have been many phone calls made to
verify information. All in all, if most of you come, we should
have an absolutely fabulous time "reconnecting".
There will be monthly meetings from now on until the big weekend so
that all the event details can be worked out, mailings be made and lists
Work on updating the site in preparation for the 50th reunion is
underway. You an get info on Face Book, too. Just go to
We have lost additional classmates. While this page has not been
updated in some time, if you want to review the list of classmates who
have left us, go to the deceased classmates page.
We were informed today by Lorraine (DeSilva) Botts
that we've lost another classmate.
The obituary of George P. Barker (Pilgrim)
was in today's Providence Journal. A sympathy card will
be sent to her family.
Charlie Kernick has volunteered to assume the duties associated with the
maintenance of the class database. As of October 1st 2010, the
information you enter into the "Feedback" page will be sent to Charlie
and be used to update the filing system.
Lorraine (DeSilva) Botts will
forward all the info she gathers to Charlie as well.
Mike Agresti will continue to publish the web site ... and since we
are beginning the work associated with our 50 year reunion, there will
be an increased effort to keep you informed and give you a better
opportunity to express your opinions and suggestions regarding
activities that will be offered as things to do.
|As of this date, the updated tally of our
638 Total Classmates
330 Accurate addresses
4 Do not wish to be
||We were informed by Lorraine (DeSilva) Botts
that we've lost another classmate, Robert E. "Bob" Fish (Pilgrim). A sympathy card was
be sent to her family.
|We were informed by Lorraine (DeSilva) Botts
that we've lost another classmate, Sandra E. Greenwood (Pilgrim).
A sympathy card was
be sent to her family.