October 11, 2019
25 days left
until our reunion.
Hey Rams!
Things are shaping up for a great time in Lewes the weekend of October 11 through 13 (four weeks to go!). Unfortunately, some of our classmates feel they can't afford to join in the fun. If you would like to help a classmate with some of the costs or offset some of our costs, we've set up a donation page:

https://tinyurl.com/JDHS77Donations

P.S., if anyone wants to sponsor or partially sponsor some of our events, drop us a note at JDHSRams77.gmail.com
Hey, who's coming?
(Updated September 13th)
Only 4 weeks until the big weekend in Lewes!
 
Here's a list of everyone who have signed up for the gala Birthday Party. We've got 71 people (including non-JDHS spouses and friends) coming and there still is room for more.
Gary Allegretto 
Linda Aungst Zickafoose
Sue Berryhill Trotman
Steve Cilento 
Pam Cook Arzinger
Heather Douthit Vidal
Kay Drozdowski McMahon
Patricia Grant Tomsic
Karen Hargrove Bundy
Bill Harris 
Steve Jones 
David Kelly 
Marilynn Krytsis Bartley
Loreen Leedy 
George Limpert 
Karen Lloyd Hoeschel
Maureen Macy McClelland
Kelly Maguigan Wellborn
Susan May Harris
John McQuaid 
Jody Miller 
Mary Pat Mills Bloom
Duane Pietschmann 
Craig Prettyman 
Terry Reed Neale
Laraine Ryan 
Ronald Saxton 
Paul Schechinger 
Robin Schweizer 
Ronald Seale 
Karen Shukaitis Harris
Janine Smith 
Jaqui Sullivan Aby
David Swanson 
Karen Swift Topal
Theresa Thomas Reilly
Betty Thorton Dunn
Jim Turner 
Renee Tuturo Hauserman
Beth  Vanderdecker Gallagher
Lynn Vester 
Richard Wagner 
Denise Walls Budischak
Rob Ward 
Austine White Enderle
Becky White Petlicki
Andrew Williamson 

 
Hey Rams! 

If you've already signed up for one or more events  for out BIG 60th BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IN LEWES, keep an eye on your mail box for  a handy, dandy summary of all the events scheduled for the weekend. Print out and save so you won't miss a single minute of fun.

And if you haven't signed up for an event yet, send us an email at JDHSRAMS77@gmail.com and request a copy. Once you see all the fun we have crammed into one weekend, you'll be sure to want to join us!
 
 
Hey Rams!
Let's Go Biking!

We've just added a sign up page for the Bike Tour being organized by George Limpert.

https://tinyurl.com/TourDuRam

There is no fee to sign up, although you will need a bike. Details are in the linked page.

This is an all skills event and no neon-colored spandex riding attire is required.

 
Hey Rams!

Duane has re-mastered our official Class Birthday Party theme song- now in High Fidelity, 4D, THX, surrond Sound and Smell-O-Vision! 



Duane wil be signing autographs after dinner! (No truth to the rumor that Duane will be joining Ringo Starr's latest tour.}
 
I'd like to come, but I have nothing to wear!

Don't worry, ther's no dress code for any event over the weekend!

Dress casually, dress to impress, dress however the mood strikes you (but JDHS varisty jackets are always acceptable fashion!)

You do need to wear shoes and a shirt for dinner- don't blame us, it's a state law!

 
Hey Rams!

60th BirthdayParty Update- August 20th.

Time's quickly running out to reserve your room at the Hotel Rodney, or join the golf outing, or enjoy a mellow cruise on the Delaware Bay and especially the partake in the gala 60th Birthday dinner!

What's that Bucky, you say you want to join the fun but aren't sure how to sign up? Cheer up, we've put together a video to show you how to sign up on line.

Remember, it's so simple, even Duane can do it!

https://youtu.be/PZXeuc1WMXE
Hey Rams!

60th Birthday Party UPDATE- August 5

We've just added details, incuding how to buy tickets, for the Class Cruise on Saturday.
https://tinyurl.com/JDHSRamsCruise

Rooms at the Hotel Rodney are going fast- ony 4 rooms left.
https://www.hotelrodneydelaware.com/.

Dave Kelly is pissed.
https://www.facebook.com/andy.williamson.9465/videos/10220259880713608/

Help keep Dave's sanity and sign up for golfing at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jdhs-class-of-77-60th-birthday-party-golf-outing-tickets-65141397674

And remember, an RSVP does not guarantee a ticket to the Birthday Dinner on October 12th. Order you tickets at:
https://tinyurl.com/JDHS77BirthdayDinner

BTW, we want everyone to come. If you need some assistance with the cost of the events, drop us an email at JDHSRams77@gmail.com and let's see what we can do.

 
Hey, Rams!
 
Your reunion committee is working hard to make sure this will be the best 60th Birthday Party you've every shared with your classmates!
 
Here are some updates!
 
It's still not too late to sign up for the gala Birthday Dinner on October 12th at The Wheelhouse. (I've seen pitcures of the venue and it looks spectacular! The link to sign up for your tickets is:
(By the way, if you've already RSVP'ed that you are coming, you still need to to sign up for your dinner tickets.)
 
If your brothers, sisters, and friends from other classes are jealous of our great parties, let them know they can come join us, too!
 
Oh, a favorite from our 40th Reunion will be returning- the Photo Booth!
 
Rooms at the Hotel Rodney are filling up fast, only about 5 rooms are left. You don't have to stay at the Hotel Rodney, but a bunch of your classmates are planning post-gala activities their and it will be easier to crawl down the hallway to your room when you are ready for bed. The link for the Hotel Rodney website is
http://www.hotelrodneydelaware.com/.
Mention you are with the John Dickinson Class of 1977 for a discounted room rate.
 
Dave Kelly is busy putting together a fun, all skill-level golf tournament on Friday, with a special gift for the first 24 entrants (it's guaranteed to add 10 yards to your tee shots!). SIgn up now to assure your spot at: 
 
We're putting the final touches on some other activities for the weekend, including a performance by Heather Douthit, a tour of Dogfish Head Brewery, a cruise on the Delaware Bay, and a bike tour of Cape Henlopen, Lewes and Rehoboth led by George Limpert. Oh, and before we leave on Sunday, we're gathering for a farewell breakfast at the Lewes Diner. Instructions for reserving your spot for any and all of these events will be coming out shortly.
 
And Rob Ward promises that the special Ram 'Em, Slam 'Em will be perfected in time for the party!
 
Your Class Reunion Committee
 
 
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RESERVE THE DATE!

October 11-13, 2019

 
JDHS Class of 1977
60th Birthday Party

 
Mark your calendars for the JDHS Class of '77
60th Birthday Weekend in Lewes, Delaware!

You may recall that we had a great turnout on our 50th Birthday weekend in the Poconos.  As a result, we are going to do it again for our 60th Birthday, this time in Lewes, DE.  (We are also taking suggestions for where to hold our 70th Birthday weekend - but we have some time to figure that out)!

The Class of '77 has a reputation to uphold as the most active Dickinson class.  Let's keep up the good work and keep in touch with old friends by participating in this weekend-long event.

An event page and RSVP link are available in the list to the left.


Here's what is in the works:

 -- Mark the Date!
        Friday, October 11 through Saturday, October 13, 2019
 -- Overnight Accomodations:
      We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hotel Rodney. Mention the Dickinson Birthday Party for discounted room rates. But hurry, rooms are going fast!
 www.hotelrodneydelaware.com

 -- Friday:
       Morning Golf.  We will be playing at Mulligan's Pointe golf course.  The cost is an amazingly low $50 per person. All skill levels are welcome and we guarantee that it will be one of the most memorable expereiences of your life! The first 24 golfers to sign up will get a Duane-a-riffic sleeve of golf balls! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jdhs-class-of-77-60th-birthday-party-golf-outing-tickets-65141397674
       Evening Music and Drinks.  Jerry's Seafood from 7 pm to 10 pm.  Heather Vidal (Douthit) will be playing.  There are food options there, or you can eat on your own before going there. 

 -- Saturday:
          Morning:  George Limpert is willing to lead an easy flat slow 20 bike ride historial tour of Rehoboth Beach and Cape Henlopen and their roles in WWII defense, using rental bikes from Rehoboth.
       Afternoon.  We are investigating options for one or more of the following:  a boat tour, a walking tour of historic Lewes, naps, or a tour of Dogfish Head Brewery (followed by a nap).
       Evening.  Birthday Dinner at the Wheelhouse in Lewes. ($65 per person) Buy your tickets to the dinner at this website:  http://tinyurl.com/JDHS77BirthdayDinner

        After Hours.  Party back at the Hotel Rodney.

 -- Sunday:
         Breakfast.  The Lewes Diner's famous Sunday Brunch!
        
 
We hope you join us as we spend
a weekend reminiscing with
old friends and toasting our
collective 60th birthdays!

Regards,
Andy Williamson
John Dickinson High School
Class of 1977, President for Life


 
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Who else but the class of 77 would turn a one night event into a three day weekend?  Thank you to Mr. Lee for the Dickinson tour, Terry Reed for the Skyline tour, Billy Caldwell and Gary Allegretto for pulling together the Pre-party on Friday, Dave Kelly for the golf outing,
the Four Points Sheraton for putting up with our nonsense,
and the folks that pulled together the brunch at Deerpark. 
Thank you to Tony Goland for sponsoring the Photo Booth
so we have all these uninhibited photos of us! 


Many thanks to the folks that donated tickets or money to
help other classmates attend.   We had a turnout of over 150 and
other classes can't imagine how we pull it off!


There are photos posted under the "View-Post Photos"
in the album for the 40th Reunion.  

Also, if you had fun at the 40th, but didn't get to visit with everyone,
another gathering is in the works. 
In 2019 we will be turning 60!
If you would like to turn a corner into a new decade
with people who turned the corner into adulthood with you,
start planning on a (possible) fall gathering in 2019 to celebrate!


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