The culmination of a lot of hard work, we finally had our Reunion on
October 5. It looks like everyone had lots of fun, and I am happy that I
was one of the four people who put this thing together.
For more information on the Reunion, please check Facebook. There will be plenty of photos and other memories posted there.
We will have a big spread in Newsday in the coming weeks. Please look for that.
And finally, a tip of our collective hats to our old neighborhood, Rochdale Village. Living there put a definite stamp on our lives, and we can agree to disagree about everything, but one thing we can all agree with---
It seems that several people have just awakened from a slumber that seemingly began at the beginning of the year, and have discovered that we are having a Reunion on Oct. 5.
To those Rip Van Winkles: I am sorry, but the deadline has passed, passed you right by.
The deadline for getting us your payments was extended twice, and we can no longer add on any more time. September 15 was the absolute, drop-dead date for payments, and none--and I mean none--will be accepted at the door.
Things have been ordered, we have to tell the caterer this weekend the amount of people coming, and well, you had your chance.
One person on Facebook said that I was "threatening" people when I told them that the deadline had passed, but quite frankly, where have these people been the last nine of more months or so?
The committee is meeting this weekend to iron out the final details, and if you are an attendee, and want to have any input into the Reunion, please send me an email at email@example.com. I would be more than happy to present whatever you have to say to the committee.
So, for those who missed out, sorry, but you missed the boat.
OK, here is the final attendee list as of today, September 21, 2013. I hope you see yourself on this list. Arkin Lori Ashkenazy Debbie and Hymie Banks and Spieler Heide and Barbara Benson David and Mrs. Berman Jay Bernstein Eileen Blumberg Beth Blumenstein Larry Bokser Andrew Brandon Nancy Charney Gary Chelmow Marcy Cohen Lenore Cutler Arthur Dean Daveen Dobshinsky Allen and Edie Eagle Len Efran Howard Fagen Craig Fagen Brian Feiwus LoPresti Martha Field Lori Field Husband, Son, D-In Law Fishelman Joyce Fredericks Diane Gezzi Debbie Gezzi Laura Godnick (Staloff) Debbie Goland Lois Gold Billie Goldbeck* Dan Goldberg Larry Goldfisher Levy Michelle Goldman Fred Goldstein Schain Linda Goldstein Winokur Robin Gononsky Gerald Gorbacz-Daniel Hilda Greene Michael Greenstein Alan Grossman Gerald Gugick Arthur Heckelman Behar Sheryl Higgs Susan and Guest James-Jones Patricia Jones-Randall Diane Kalish Janet Kalish Kenny Kanter-Wenger Andrea Kanzer and Niecestro Caryn and Robert Kaplan Stew Kirsch Shayowtiz Fran and Barry Klein Hedy Kornhaber Joan Kronenberg Mindy and Guest Kurland Miriam and husband Kurzer Paulette Labow Alan Lapidus Cindy Lapka Carl and Phyllis Lapka Larry, Elena and Joshua Levenson Jeff Levy Drew Lobel Elliott Markowitz Jacobs Seena Mashin Grosseto Laure Mazur Joyce and Wayne Mazur Mitchell Meginsky Karen Mendel Ira Mintzer Barry and Debbie Mizrahi David Moskowitz Hal Neiman Laura Newstat Joyce Orzick Spiegel Teri Paige Billy Pernick Joe Perrick David Perry Susan Raskin Deborah Raskin Joe Reich David Reisch Bruce Rennert Steve Roemer Ira and Bonita Rose Helene Rosen Montesano Noreen Rosen Rosenblum Arlene Rosing Larry and Stefanie Rosoff Jerry Scherer Robert Scherlag Gary Schlussel Stephen Schlussel-Oppenheimer Barbara Schneider Wahrsager Miriam Schulman Larry Schuman Kline Roberta Schuman Labovsky Maxine Schwartz Arthur Schwartz Mara Schwartz Norm Seleznow Steve and Louise Sherman Marc Siegel Sanders Ellen Silberger Monte and Linda (Freitag) Slatnick Linda Smiley Margo Solow Michael Sprung-Werbel Debbie Srulawitz Pamela, Helen and Linda Starr Anita Starr Scarfone Janet Steinfeld Trudy Stolls Michele Trink Roffe Shelley and Saul Unknown Weinrib Karen and Debra Weinrib Mark Welovnick Stephen Williams Pamela Yatkowitz David Youngworth David
Yes, what you may have heard, or what perhaps you will read here for the first time, is correct.
Newsday, the Long Island newspaper, is covering our little get together.
They will send out a reporter to the Lynbrook location on Oct. 5, and there will be a story on the event that will run in their Saturday Part 2--generally geared to Baby Boomers--on a future Saturday.
They will be the only news organization there.
Here is a post from the Rochdale Reconnection Facebook site introducing the reporter to the Reunion attendees.
Cara Trager is writing a story about Rochdale Village and Long Island residents who once lived in RV. If you live or have lived on Long Island and are interested in being interviewed for the article or want to find out more about the story first, please send Cara your name, phone number(s) and the best times to reach you. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org I was interviewed by her yesterday, and we had a very nice conversation. If you are interested, contact her immediately. Thanks.
Today is the 17th of September, and as the days wind down in the summer of 2013, so does the amount of time we have before the Reunion.
We have 18 days to go before the biggest bash of the year is held in Lynbrook, Long Island.
If you are one of the approximately 150 who are going to this event, all I can say is "Thanks."
You knew that this would be something memorable, and you put your money where your mouth was and decided that this was a good investment.
For those who have not paid, you might have missed the boat here.
Yes, I know, $65 is a lot of money during these hard times, and many of us are not employed right now.
For others, you have conflicting schedules, or you live too far away to make the commute.
I understand, believe me I do, and I thank you for at least having interest in this event.
For those who are still sitting on the fence, time is a'wasting.
You must get your checks to the above address this week.
The P.O. Box is being closed on Saturday, so if you send your checks late in the week, they will come right back to you like a boomerang.
So if you have finally made the decision to attend, SEND YOUR CHECKS OUT TODAY.
Please send them to the above address ONLY.
I will check the Box each day this week, but we need a full head count ASAP.
I hate to be so somber and direct here, but we have been publicizing the Reunion for the entire year, and why it has taken some people so long to make a decision is beyond my, or the Committee's, comprehension.
If there is a problem, please let me know pronto. My email address is email@example.com.