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Hello good people. For those of you who who were unable to make it to MMC's 60th Anniversary celebrations and reunion this past weekend, here are some photos courtesy of Carol Jeffrey, who came in from Ontario to be here. Thanks Carol, and we wish you and all the out-of-towners a safe journey back home. I'll label them later, but for now see how many names you can remember ;)
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For those of you who may just now be awakening from a year-long nap, or are perhaps experiencing an ever-increasing number of "Senior's Moments", here is a friendly reminder that this Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, are the dates of Miles Macs 60th anniversary celebrations. It is not too late to sign up for the Friday night concert at the school and wine and cheese reception at Melrose C.C. There is also a great many displays and activities at the school on Saturday, as well as a beer garden at Melrose. That appears to be the activity of choice for members of the class of '74, so if you want to hook up with old mates, that is probably the place to do it. For more details on the weekend and how to register, consult the previous blog posting dated Feb. 23
Isla is back from what appears to be a successful trip to a California clinic for the liberation procedure for MS. Here is how she describes things, via Facebook...
"Well here I sit trying to find the words again, I feel really good, my head is clear and not foggy and I haven't had that feeling for a very long time, I am tired but it is a different tired; I guess you can't travel the miles we have travelled this last week and not feel tired. I think this is a new beginning for me and we have been given the odds of 50-90% improvements over time and those numbers are better than the 0% I was given before we left. The Clinic and staff there were wonderful and our driver Patrick was the best. Now the work begins and believe me I am up for it. Thank you all for your support and words of encouragement."
Miles Macdonell Collegiate Alumni Association
60th Anniversary Committee
Monday, June 11th, 2012 – Room #33
In attendance: Jim Smith, Chair, Ron Storozuk, Vivien Laurie, Donna Cudmore, Susan Tighe, Gord Fritzsche, Filippo Zimarino, Debb Brethauer, Carmen Dondo, Adam Johnston, Corinne Richardson and Maureen Silk as Recording Secretary.
Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m.
Discussion held regarding the tasks to be completed.
Filippo advised he did an interview with a reporter from The Winnipeg Sun, and it was published on June 8th in an insert that is distributed city-wide.
An ad will be in the Community News section of The Winnipeg Sun this week. It was decided to pay for an ad also.
Gord advised the event has been advertised on FAB 94.3 Radio and Vivien sent posters to each school in the River East Transcona School Division.
Ron is concerned about the low registration and asked when we should determine whether the second performance should still be scheduled. It was decided that we should wait until June 20th or 21st and see what the numbers are like. If necessary, current students will be invited to attend, free of charge, to fill up the Theatre.
Ron asked Jim to supply copies of the write-ups regarding the formation of the Scholarship Fund and how much has been given out to date to have on the table for alumni to peruse. It was decided that the Scholarship Table would be set up on the Friday night as well.
Wine & Cheese Reception
Maureen advised the Raffle License has been received. Maureen and Carmen will go shopping for supplies this week.
Maureen made up signs regarding the prices for liquor.
Darlyne would like to know the number of registrants by June 15th so she can shop for the food. She also requested that someone from the Alumni Committee sit at a table and collect money for the breakfasts that will be sold and Donna volunteered to do it.
Hot Dog Vendor
Susan will provide the Hot Dog Vendor with the number of registrants as of June 15th and he can determine what amount of supplies he will need.
Alumni of Distinction Wall
Vivien advised the invited guests will be served lunch in the Conference Room off the main office.
Filippo advised he will have a list of which years that hard copies are available and students will run and get them from one of the classrooms.
Donna had circulated copies of the signs to be used and a few minor changes were made. She will have them printed up at Staples using Ledger size paper (11 ½ x 17)
Gord circulated a draft copy of the programme and a few minor changes were suggested.
Discussion held regarding the amounts of money required for each cash box as a float. Maureen advised she can borrow three cash boxes and the school has two that can be used.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
A FOLLOW-UP MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY,
JUNE 25TH, 2012 IN ROOM #33
Just to let you all know that Isla Chartrand (Scarth) is off to California for liberation therapy, to help alleviate her MS symptoms. The clinic is the same one visited by Myron Petrow last year for his successful therapy and he has been a great source of inspiration and advice for Isla through this. Good luck Isla, and may you return in the very best of health!
Born In ‘74!
Melanie Jane Chisholm, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
Kevin Duran, Canadian Actor
Kate Moss, Model (Calvin Klein)
Steve Nash, Canadian born basketball star for NBA's Phoenix Suns
Kimbo Slice, mixed martial artist
Jenna Jameson, porn star
Victoria Beckham, Spice Girl Posh
Penelope Cruz, actress
Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, rocker
Steve-O, TV personality, Jackass star
Hilary Swank, actress
Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skier and Olympic gold medalist
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
Ryan Phillippe, actor
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot
Jimmy Fallon, actor and comedian
Chris Pronger, NHL defenceman (Team Canada Oly-1998)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)
Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
Meg White, drummer (The White Stripes)
Ryan Seacrest, television host
It Happened In '74
Inflation continued to spiral out of control around the world, reaching 11.3% in the USA and 12.6% in Canada, as the global recession deepened. The famous skeleton of "Lucy", who lived between 3 and 3.9 million years ago is discovered in Ethiopia . More and more smaller digital based consumer products appear in stores and the earliest forms of Word Processors appear which resemble a typewriter more than a computer. After the findings of the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.