The next luncheon will be Tuesday, January 14, 1997, at the RecCenter, 11:30 AM. Don't forget to call your reservations in to ALBERTA -- 301-937-6104, so that Barney can plan the meals. Also, don't forget to use the Admittance Ticket typed below for entrance to the RecCenter.
Our speaker for Jan. 14 will be Catherine Simkins acting Logistic Mgr. for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Code 490 who will share with us her travels in Japan.
SPECIAL ADMITTANCE TICKET|
TO GRAA LUNCHEON
January 14, 1997
You must be accompanied by a GSFC
employee or GRAA member with a badge
January 14 - Luncheon RecCenter|
February 11 - Luncheon RecCenter
April 24-28 - Branson Trip ($675-00)
May 18 - Six-Day Bermuda Cruise
September 3-10 - Alaska
December 11-15 - Branson Trip
*Reservations should be made now -- slots at this
price, going fast
CALL ALBERTA 3O1-937-6104 for info & reservations
Reservations are now being taken for a SUPER BOWL PARTY at the RecCenter on Sunday, January 26, 1997, 3:00 PM to ???. Cost of tickets - $35.00 each includes dinner/pools/open bar, etc. Reservations should be made by contacting Barney at 286-8440 ASAP - Only 100 will be sold.
Donations have been rec’d from the following: Bob Orff, A.R. Lawrence Dave Haykin, Paul Marcotte, & Ton Eng. This brings the number of donations received from 87 amounting to $2,057.38.
The fee payable to GEWA for use of the RecCenter for monthly meetings is being doubled from $25.00 to $50.00 per session, effective January 1997.
Bob & Mary Wilson, Milt & Helen Sing, Frank Wrigley, John Steckel, Rose McChesney, Wilma Chigas, Elaine Montgomery, Evall Schmitt, Eloise Tarter, Sully Costa, Bob Wigand & RVA (Roland Van Allen).
Frank Martin is a "new man" sporting Santa Claus whiskers and filling the truck with an avalanche of toys, gifts, etc. for his "clients" in VA, WVA & KY. His loyal helpers this year were: John Steckel, Tom Butash, Bob Wigand, John Quill, Bill Elsen, Roland Van Allen. Everyone wishes Frank continued- health and strength. He fulfills a great need -- his charity is the most direct and most efficient of any we've heard of. Simply put -- it's people-to-people in need.
"WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF" is scheduled for MAD's next production. DATES: 2/14, 2/15, 2/21. 2/22, 2/23, 2/28, & 3/1. Comment: Halsworth’ version should be totally disregarded. You are encouraged to see this "mature comedy" with venomous vapors -- in other words -- mature audience encouraged. Producer: Eliot Malumuth; Author: Edward Albee; Director: Erica Drzets
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE FRIDAY 1/10 & FRIDAY 1/17 - BLDG 8 LOBBY (GSFC) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (TICKETS WILL ALSO'BE AVAILABLE AT THE NEXT GRAA LUNCHEON 1/14/96 Tues.) COST OF TICKETS: Fridays/Saturdays $11.00 (Group of 8 or more $10.00) Sunday $9.00 (Group of 8 or more $8.00)
Our ad for an Editor/Typist was answered by several. However, Elaine Montgomery was first in line -- & now -- she's stuck with it. We all owe a vote of thanks to Mary Hammersley for her many years of devoted support -- often when both eyes were in bad condition. She's now depending on her restored vision in the one eye she thought was a goner. Good luck Mary -- good health. Looking forward to seeing you at some of our functions.
John Paulkovich died 11/24/96 - worked for NASA 36 years - assigned to the space power applications branch. Retired in January.
George Ernest (Ernie) Messina) died 12/6/96. Worked in the Planning Office of the old Fabrication Division.
Gwynne Roland Berry died 11/23/96. Gwynne worked in Personnel at Goddard prior to going to NASA HQs-
ROBERT ORFF "I've taken an assignment overseas & enjoy hearing the news of friends & coworkers from 'the good old days!' Best wishes for the holidays."
DAVE HAYKIN -- "I don't often come to GRAA luncheons but that doesn't mean that I've forgotten my erstwhile colleagues. Like most retirees are, I suspect, I'm busy and a 52-mile round trip does take a lot of time.
I see Nelson Spencer about every other week. He has that old twinkle in his eye but he is not very mobile and I don't think that he could manage a GRAA lunch. My guess is that he would appreciate your cards and notes: His address is in the GRAA Directory."
NOTE: Nelson Spencer
12013 Remington DR
Silver Spring, MD 20902
GEORGE WOODS -- "Hope all is well there Scruffy & I doing fine. Had
a nice quiet summer -- cut grass, kept a small garden. Went to Mass.
three times to see my daughter.
I miss the stuffing & the Appalachian Drive -- they were always fun to do. You all take care we will do the same here."
CAROLYN C. JONES "Thank you for the GRAA membership directory. It will be invaluable to me when communicating with old former employee friends. I appreciate all the hard work that went into making this publication available to me. Please extend my thanks to those who worked on this project."
IDA R. FULLER -- "I really appreciate receiving the GRAA Newsletter.
each month & would miss not getting it -- so want to notify you :that I
have moved. My hat is off to all those faithful volunteers who help
get the Newsletter out to all who look forward to getting it."
NOTE NEW ADDRESS #3435 S. Leisure World BLVD #85-2D
Silver Spring, MD 20906-1727
AL LAWRENCE -- "Many thanks for the Newsletter which I have enjoyed over the years. Also, the membership Directory.
I started with GSFC in May 1960 and was located in the Anacostia Naval Facility. I clearly recall moving to Bldg #1 at Greenbelt & having to walk a plank to get into the building which was still under construction.
Hope to visit and help with the mailroom stuffing, etc. Many Thanks."