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ZOOM Gathering January 2021
Our 2020 Zoom Reunion was such a success that we’re going to keep these gatherings going. So stay tuned for news of the next Schutz alumni Zoom! It’s a wonderful way to keep in touch with old friends, make new friends, get involved, and hear about the lives of our amazing alumni.
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November 2020 – President’s Message
I’d like to be wishing you a happy new year, but we’re not quite there yet. No doubt we will all be glad to see this year of 2020 come to an end and look to a better year in 2021.
What’s new? I’ll start with what we have been missing now for over two years – our reunions every other year – the last one being our gathering in Portland, Oregon in July 2018. Our plan was to gather at the beach in North Carolina in May of this year, but then came the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns of last spring. Some 45 people registered for the week-long vacation-reunion sharing beach houses (fun!) but we of course had to cancel. We took a wait-and-watch posture on how things would develop, particularly the timing of a COVID vaccine. It now looks like we’ll have that added protection by next spring, but it will come too late to proceed with the reunion, re-register and book the needed housing. The earliest we can think of rescheduling is fall 2021, with housing availability difficulty and costs selecting a summer timeframe for the beach, but then there is the matter of hurricane season, which typically roars into September and the early fall. So, it looks like we’ll … Read more …
2020 Schutz Reunion ZOOM
In this extraordinary year, the Schutz community has felt its own disruptions, including the cancellation of our highly anticipated Emerald Isle reunion with no certainty about rescheduling. Like many others all over the world, we felt the need to reconnect with each other, so the board called a Zoom reunion and annual meeting of the clan for Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Over 40 participants joined the meeting from all over the U.S. and even internationally. For our very distanced community it was a time of joy to see and speak with our gracefully aging compadres, as one participant put it.
Host and SASAF vice president Caroline Kurtz brought the chatter to order, outlined the agenda, and asked technical host Tim Martin to share some Zoom netiquette guidelines. Then she invited participants one at a time to share pandemic and other life stories. You can see a recording of the video here. A common thread was how wonderful it was to be “together” again and to hear from old friends.
Following the meet and greet session, which ended all too soon but actually took much longer than expected, president Paul Clark conducted the required annual SASAF meeting, which can also be viewed on the recorded Zoom session here. The minutes of SASAF meetings are posted online after they have …. read more
Did You Know?
that Max Dennis passed away in September of this year?
F. B. Sands has shared some stories?
that Helen Baird Branyon has passed away?
that Schutzites can easily be reunited with a little help?
Read all about it here …
that we have posted Yearbooks, Newsletters and more from the past?
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