Goddard Retirees Alumni Association
P.O. Box 163 Seabrook, MD 20703

August 2001                                             http://gewa.gsfc.nasa.gov/~graa                   17th Year of Publication


Aug 14, 200l       GRAA REGULAR LUNCHEON -ll:30 AM - PLS CALL 30l-937-7762 for reservations. NOTE: Alberta will be in Scotland so leave                              your luncheon reservation on the answering service. Missy will take messages and coordinate with Barney. DO MAKE                              RESERVATIONS

Sept. ll, 200l        GRAA REGULAR LUNCHEON - ll:30 AM - PLS CALL 30l-937-7762 for reservations. (NOTE: Due to high cost of crabs, app.                              $l50 bushel, the annual crab feast normally held at this September date requiring a cost of at least $30.00 per person, has been                              canceled)

Sept. 27- Oct. l    Branson, MO Tour - 5 days, 4 nights, $780 per person, covers travel, shows, motel, many meal. .2001 If you are interested, call                               GRAA. travel 301-937-7762 - Only 2 reservations left - full payment

l0/8-l2, 200l          NEW ENGLAND SAMPLER - Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine - Cost: $569 - $l00 dep. due now - Bal. Due 8/30/0l - Stop by                              GEWA store - pick up detailed flyer or call (Elaine ) 30l-286-8498 -

l0/9, 200l              GRAA REGULAR LUNCHEON - ll:30 AM - PLS CALL 30l-937-7762 for reservations.

l0/28 - ll/8/0l        THAILAND - r/t Airfare from Dulles airport to Bangkok, transportation by coach/boat/domestic air  2001 tickets/ticket for all                              shows/all meals/service of English-speaking guide/tax/gratuities. Enjoy sightseeing Grand Palace, famous temple, shopping                              (clothes/jewelry), Loykathong Festival. Price: Single $2000, Double $l800; Double w/one bed $l800. $200 Deposit due NOW :                              Balance in six payments. Final payment: 9/3/200l. For information pls call Pat at GEWA store - 30l-286-8565.

ll/l0 - ll/l3/0l        BAHAMAS - Price: $669 Dbl; $599 Tpl, $569 Quad - Deposit: $l50 - Final due 9/24/0l - Call GEWA 30l-286-8565 if interested.

Dec. l5, 200l       NEW YORK trip - Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio Music Hall - there will be time for Holiday shopping, sightseeing -                             Price: $l59 each, includes r/t bus transportation, ticket to show, Dinner at an upscale NY restaurant - DEPOSIT $75.00                             BALANCE DUE ll/27/0l. Pls call GEWA 30l-286-8565.

COMMENTS FROM GRAA'S JULY LUNCHEON BY MR. ROBERT HUTCHISON: Our July Luncheon saw a lively "coming together" of GRAA members hosting nineteen competitively selected undergrad and graduate honor students from fourteen states and Puerto Rico who are representing the current NASA GSFC Academy class of the Office of University Programs directed by Dr. Richard Fahey. Wanting to hear of the early days these future Goddard leaders (we hope!) were keen listeners in pre and post-lunch huddles with those who survived the dynamics, demands and excitement of GSFC's origin. With Academy background by David Lamb of the Academy, Bob Morrissey Emceeing for Dr. Pieper, Bob Hutchison encouraging others to add their recollections of the beginning of "The Big G"together with Barney and Bea's always tasteful food, a truly memorable time was had with these outstanding young people.

MAIL STUFFERS FOR JULY: Agnes Smith, Bob Wigand, Bob & Mary Wilson, Dick Tagler, Eloise Tarter and Elaine Montgomery.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Donations were received from Ellie Richards and Evelyn Baumann.


ERNEST B. BUSBORO of Virginia sent a note to let us know that he enjoys reading the Newsletters - also new address has been noted.


THOMAS MCKNIGHT: Received note from his niece that he died March 5, 200l at the age of 90.


                                                                    SPECIAL ADMITTANCE

                                                                TICKET TO G.R.A.A. LUNCH

                                                            You must be accompanied by a GRAA

                                                        member or GSFC employee with a badge.