Well now that we've finally recovered from our birthday party and processed all the Thanksgiving turkey, it's time for a a little bit of paperwork.
First of all, your reunion committee is already thinking about our 45 year reunion! Let us know if you have any ideas or would like to help with the planning. There's not a lot of heavy lifting and the planning meetings are fun!
More good news, we've set up a Google Photo page to share pictures form the Birthday Party! Feel free to upload your own pictures to share.
The Class of '77 Birthday Party is almost here. The planning Committee has been working hard and we are sure this will be a weekend to remember.
It's still not too late to join us, although time is running short. See the links below if you want to join the fun.
A few other notes about the weekend:
Dress code for the weekend is beach casual, although Bill Harris has been warned that Speedos will not be accepted.
No need to bring tickets to any of the events, we have a list of everyone attending. (Hey, we know everybody anyway!)
The weekend kicks off Friday night with Heather performing at Jerry's Seafood from 6 to 9 pm. Pick up your itinerary for the weekend during Heather's show. (Rumor has it they there may be even a surprise guest appearnce.)
If anyone is thinking about the bike ride Saturday morning but unsure if they can afford it, let us know. George Limpert has generously offered to provide financial assistance to any would be bikers.
The boat ride is BYOB. Please bring some snacks to share. There are still a few spots left on the boat, so reserve your seat now! If the bay is too rough, we will tour the canal.
All you golfers, Dave Kelly has some surprises for you, including a way to lower your team score before you even tee off.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Lewes this weekend!
Your Class Reunion Committee
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:
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.
Linda Aungst Zickafoose
Sue Berryhill Trotman
Pam Cook Arzinger
Heather Douthit Vidal
Kay Drozdowski McMahon
Patricia Grant Tomsic
Karen Hargrove Bundy
Marilynn Krytsis Bartley
Karen Lloyd Hoeschel
Maureen Macy McClelland
Kelly Maguigan Wellborn
Susan May Harris
Mary Pat Mills Bloom
Terry Reed Neale
Karen Shukaitis Harris
Jaqui Sullivan Aby
Karen Swift Topal
Theresa Thomas Reilly
Betty Thorton Dunn
Renee Tuturo Hauserman
Beth Vanderdecker Gallagher
Denise Walls Budischak
Austine White Enderle
Becky White Petlicki
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!
Let's Go Biking!
We've just added a sign up page for the Bike Tour being organized by George Limpert.
(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
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
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
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!