"applicon-reunion" Posting Archive January 25, 2011 19:12 EST

February 25, 2009: Invitation (example)

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 22:02:00 -0500
To: bill_maclean@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@west-point.org>
Subject: Applicon 40th Reunion

Dear Bill,

2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Applicon's founding, and we're planning a reunion to celebrate this milestone.

When: Friday, September 25, 2009 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Where: One of the hotels in Burlington, Massachusetts; details to follow
What: Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, a few surprises, and plenty of time to renew acquaintances with old friends

We'll keep you informed of planning progress via e-mail and a website (under construction), including details regarding venue, ticket information, room reservations, etc.

In the meantime, you can help our efforts by taking a moment now to reply with some information:

1. For planning purposes, we need an approximate head count for the event. Please indicate your level of interest in attending Applicon's 40th reunion:

___ I plan to attend. Number attending: ___ [you, spouse, guest(s)]
___ I'm interested, but can't commit now. Please keep me on your mailing list.
___ I'm unable to attend.

2. Please update your contact information, even if you're unable to attend:

Name: Bill MacLean
Address: 31 Locust Avenue Lexington MA 02421-5816
Telephone: H:(781) 861-9621
E-mail: bill_maclean@west-point.org

3. Please forward this message to other Applicon alums with whom you're in touch and ask them to send their current e-mail address to info@appliconreunion.com

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Bill MacLean for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


March 8, 2009: First update

Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:09:00 -0500
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th Reunion Update

We've received an enthusiastic response to our announcement of Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion. Over just 10 days, we've received responses from approximately 120 alumni for whom we have e-addresses. At present:

54 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is 73)
47 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
9 unable to attend

While replies continue to trickle in, your reunion committee is busy making this event the best it can be:

- Our new website -- http://www.appliconreunion.com/ -- will serve as a focal point for reunion planning.

- Research is underway to identify the most comfortable, cost-effective venue for our event.

- A snail-mail campaign is planned for late March to reach alumni for whom we don't have e-addresses.

We need your help, too:

- Help us spread the word about the Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion on September 25.

- Visit http://www.appliconreunion.com/ often for updates on progress, prices, and registration process.

- Send e-mail to info@appliconreunion.com if you have information about how to reach missing alumni.

We welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

Thank you!

Dan Sliski and Debbie Howe for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


March 15, 2009: Second update

Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:02:18 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th Reunion Update

Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion is on track to be the best and biggest ever. At present:

71 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is now 98)
78 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
11 unable to attend

Here's what's happening now:

- Our website www.appliconreunion.com continues to generate interest in the Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion event planned for September 25. Please continue to spread the word and check the website for updates on progress. We welcome your e-mail to info@appliconreunion.com if you have information about how to reach missing alumni.

- Several respondents have expressed an interest in communicating with other Applicon alumni. To facilitate this, we plan to create an online Applicon forum. Watch your inbox for an invitation to join. Joining the online group is optional, and members need not participate in discussions. It's entirely up to you.

- Within the next few weeks, your reunion committee will launch a snail-mail campaign to reach alumni for whom we don't have e-addresses. You can help reduce printing and postage costs by encouraging missing alumni to submit their contact info and level of interest in this event at the "help us" page at www.appliconreunion.com .

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

Thank you!

Fontaine Richardson for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


March 20, 2009: Third update

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:41:55 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: New Applicon discussion group; Send e-mail to alumni

Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion is on track to be the best and biggest ever. At present:

81 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is now 111)
80 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
14 unable to attend

To help you reacquaint yourself with other Applicon alumni before our reunion on September 25, we're promoting two new features at the Applicon Reunion website:

- Applicon Discussion Group
- Alumni E-Mail Generator

Renewing old friendships and acquaintances is fun and easy at our new Applicon Alumni Discussion Group at Yahoo! If you choose to become a member of this group, you will have instant access to:

- Shared message archives
- Photos and photo albums
- Group event calendars
- Member polls and shared links

To become a member of the Applicon Alumni Discussion Group -- or to subscribe as an e-mail participant -- visit the Applicon Reunion website ( www.appliconreunion.com ) and click "Discussion Group" in the menu on the left side of the home page. Remember, joining the online Applicon Alumni Group is optional, and members need not participate in discussions. It's entirely up to you.

Another new feature available at www.appliconreunion.com is a mechanism that enables you to send an e-mail message to any Applicon alum for whom we have a working e-address. The recipient's e-address is not revealed to the sender, so everyone's privacy is protected. To send an e-mail message to an Applicon buddy, visit www.appliconreunion.com and click "E-Mail Alumni" in the menu area.

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

Thank you!

Tom Genova for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


March 30, 2009: Fourth update

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:56:32 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon reunion, newsletters, photos, and other things

Thanks to your help and support, Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion remains on track to be the best and biggest ever. At present:

94 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is now 127)
96 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
15 unable to attend

Within the next 30 days or so, we will be launching a snail-mail campaign to target Applicon alumni for whom we have no e-addresses. In the meantime, we enourage you to continue to spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known at the Applicon Reunion website:

http://www.appliconreunion.com

Memorabilia at our online Applicon Alumni Discussion Group continues to attract attention. As of today, there are 14 issues of Applicon's employee newsletter ("The Tablet") available for viewing, along with dozens of vintage photographs. Please feel free to add your own photos and Applicon memorabilia that you'd like to share with others.

If you're already a member of the Applicon Alumni Discussion Group, you can view these ancient newsletters and photos by going to the group's homepage, logging in with your Yahoo! username and password, and selecting "Photos" and "Links" from the menu on the left side of the homepage. The group's homepage is located here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AppliconAlumni

To become a member of the Applicon Alumni Discussion Group -- or to subscribe as an e-mail participant -- visit the Applicon Reunion website ( www.appliconreunion.com ) and click "Discussion Group" in the menu on the left side of the homepage. Remember, joining the online Applicon Alumni Group is optional, and members need not participate in discussions. It's entirely up to you.

If you have good-quality hardcopy photos or 35mm slides of people from Applicon's olden days -- or copies of "The Tablet" that are missing from our online collection -- you can snail-mail them to us for conversion to digital format. We promise to return them to you promptly. Please send your photos and newsletters to:

Applicon Reunion Committee
P.O. Box 4094
Westford, MA 01886-0034

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

Thank you!

Debbie Howe for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


Postcard delivered Week of April 27


May 5, 2009: Fifth update

Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 20:43:14 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th-Anniversary Reunion, September 25, 2009

Thanks to your help and support, the response to Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion has already exceeded expectations. At present:

119 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is now 157)
124 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
21 unable to attend

Lists: http://www.appliconreunion.com/lists.html

Last week, we launched a snail-mail campaign to target Applicon alumni for whom we have no e-addresses. Replies have started to arrive, and we're very encouraged by the strength of the response and the small amount of undeliverable mail returned by the US Postal Service.

While it's likely that more than 200 Applicon alumni and guests will attend the reunion on Friday, September 25, we encourage you to continue to spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known via the Applicon Reunion website: http://www.appliconreunion.com

Your reunion committee's next task is to identify and secure a suitable venue for this event. We are looking at facilities in the Burlington, Mass., area with enough tables and chairs to enable attendees to sit comfortably as they chat and enjoy food from a casual buffet and beverages from a cash bar. Our objective is to provide an environment that is conducive to discussion, with quality food at a reasonable price.

One more thing ... We'd like to share old Applicon photos with reunion attendees, and we need your help. If you have good-quality hardcopy photographs or 35mm slides of people from Applicon, please snail-mail them to us for reproduction. We promise to return them to you promptly. Please send your photos and slides to:

Applicon Reunion Committee
P.O. Box 4094
Westford, MA 01886-0034

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

Thank you!

Tom Genova for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


May 30, 2009: Sixth update

Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 01:43:07 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Venue, Applicon 40th: Cafe Escadrille, Burlington, Mass.

Do the math, and we think you'll conclude that more than 250 people will attend the Applicon 40th-anniversary reunion on September 25. At present:

138 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is now 177)
137 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
26 unable to attend

Thanks to your help and support, the response to Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion has already exceeded expectations, but please continue to spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known at the Applicon Reunion website:
http://www.appliconreunion.com

For more than a month, your reunion committee has been working to identify and secure a suitable venue for this event. Today, we're pleased to report that we have selected Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, Massachusetts, as the best place to host our reunion. Cafe Escadrille's new function facility will provide us with a comfortable environment that is conducive to renewing old acquaintances, with plenty of quality food available to attendees throughout the evening.

If you're curious to know what's on the menu for our get-together, here's a sneak preview:

- Cheese, fruit, and crackers
- Vegetables crudite with assorted dips
- Salad bar with fresh mixed greens, red onions, cukes, tomatoes, mixed pickles
- Marinated-vegetables salad, pasta salad, potato salad, olives, dressings, rolls, butter
- Steamship round of beef carved to order; served with silver dollar rolls, condiments
- Roast turkey breast carved to order; served with pan gravy, mashed potato, butternut squash
- Assorted cookies and brownies with sliced fruit
- Fresh-brewed Columbian coffee, tea, and decaf service

The cost to attend the Applicon 40th-anniversary reunion is $65 per person and includes venue, appetizers, salad bar, buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, gratuities, taxes, two carvers, three bartenders, and other event-related expenses. Beverages will be available at cash bars throughout the evening.

You can find out more about Cafe Escadrille and their new function facility here:
http://www.cafeescadrille.com/pages/functions.html

Mid-June we'll open and announce pages at reunion website to accept registration, and payment via your choice of either credit card (using secure server) or snail-mailed check.

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

Thank you!

Dan Sliski for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


June 13, 2009: Seventh update

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:13:38 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Register now to attend Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion

If you're among the 185 people already planning to attend the Applicon 40th-anniversary reunion on September 25, it's time to register and pay for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Check out all the new information at our website and register to attend here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

Make sure you complete the entire registration form with care; some of the info you provide will appear verbatim in OVERSIZE type on your badge at the reunion. You can pay by credit card or check. You will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail within 24 hours of registration.

Thanks to your help and support, the response to Applicon's 40th-anniversary reunion has already exceeded expectations. At present:

145 plan to attend (including guests, total headcount is now 185)
142 are interested, but can't yet commit to attend
29 unable to attend

While it's likely that more than 250 Applicon alumni and guests will attend our reunion on Friday, September 25, we encourage you to continue to spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known via the Applicon Reunion website:

http://www.appliconreunion.com

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

See you in September!

Thank you,

Bill MacLean for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


June 23, 2009: Eighth update

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 00:09:38 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Register to attend Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion

Thanks to all who have registered to attend Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion Friday, September 25. If you plan to attend, but haven't registered, it's time:

1. Check out website http://www.appliconreunion.com/

2. Register to attend: http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

Please complete registration form with care: some of the info you provide will appear verbatim in OVERSIZE type on your badge at the reunion. You can pay by credit card or check. You'll receive confirmation of registration and payment via e-mail within 24 hours.

Response lists now: http://www.appliconreunion.com/lists.html

Registered to attend: 34 (head count = 44)
Plan to attend, not registered: 116 (head count = 148)
Interested, not registered: 140 (each entered as head count = 1)
Can't attend: 29
Missing: 660

Given above, it's likely more than 250 Applicon alumni and guests will attend. Still, more than 600 alumni are missing...perhaps unaware of reunion. Please spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known via the Applicon Reunion website: http://www.appliconreunion.com

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

See you in September!

Thank you,

Fontaine Richardson, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


June 29, 2009: Ninth update

Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 01:47:27 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion and FedCup Golf Tournament

Good progress thus far, fellow Applicon alums, but there are still hundreds of you from whom we've not heard regarding your registration to attend Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion on Friday, September 25, at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, Massachusetts.

If you plan to attend, but haven't registered, it's time to act:

1. Event details here: http://www.appliconreunion.com/details1.html

2. Register to attend: http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

3. Who's attending: http://www.appliconreunion.com/lists.html

Registered to attend: 48 (headcount = 59)
Plan to attend, not registered: 106 (headcount = 137)
Interested, not registered: 144 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 35
Missing: 649

If you're attending the Applicon reunion, you may also be interested in participating in this year's FedCup Golf Tournament, organized by Joanie Nevins.

For the last four years, a small but loyal band of Applicon alumni has participated in a golf tournament called the FedCup to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Foundation in memory of Don Feddersen who was taken from us in 2005. This year, we are hoping our numbers will grow by planning to hold the 5th Annual FedCup on the day of our reunion, Friday, September 25th.

We plan to play at either Granite Links in Quincy or RedTail in Devens, Massachusetts, each about 40 minutes from Burlington. In order to book a venue, we need to know how many golfers will participate. Assume the cost per golfer will be about $100, and we ask for a $50 donation to Dana Farber in addition. The only prizes we offer are:

1. Winner's name engraved on the FedCup (yes, we have a real trophy donated by Steve Cheheyl and already bearing the names of Dave Miller, Bob MacCormack, Cathy Feddersen, and Tom Genova as past winners) and

2. A really good feeling that you have done something to support Don's memory and may be contributing the actual money that finally delivers a cure for the cancer that took Don and affects so many lives every year.

If you are interested in this year's FedCup Golf Tournament, please let us know by indicating your interest in an e-mail to: <fedcup@kalido.com> [ mailto:fedcup@kalido.com ]

Once we have an idea of how many folks might be interested in golf, we will get back to the group with specific details.

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the best reunion ever.

See you in September!

Thank you,

Tom Genova, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


July 5, 2009: Tenth update

Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2009 21:25:06 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion and Volunteer Opportunity

Registrations continue for the Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion, September 25. See reunion website for event details, lists of who's attending, and registration: http://www.appliconreunion.com/

Here's where we're at:

Registered to attend: 54 (headcount = 67)
Plan to attend, not registered: 101 (headcount = 130)
Interested, not registered: 141 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 38
Missing: 649

Given the high number of missing Applicon alums, we are asking for volunteers to help us locate people who are incommunicado. The process is simple:

1. If you volunteer, we will assign 10 missing alums to you.

2. Spend a few minutes to research the whereabouts of each missing alum.

3. Report back to the reunion committee with your findings.

If you can spare a few minutes to help us, please send a quick e-mail message to info@appliconreunion.com and include the word "Volunteer" in the subject line. In return, you'll receive a list of 10 missing Applicon alums with links to online tools that can help you find missing people.

You may also be interested in these recent enhancements to our website:

1. Golfers can find info about the FedCup Golf Tournament here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/fedcup.html

2. You can explore vintage copies of "The Tablet" employee newsletter here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/tablets.html

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the best reunion ever.

See you in September!

Thank you,

Debbie Howe, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


July 19, 2009: Eleventh update

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 08:35:38 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th-Anniversary Reunion & FedCup Golf Tournament

As you know, Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion is scheduled for Friday, September 25, at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, Massachusetts. With about 10 weeks remaining before the event, here's our current status:

Registered to attend: 62 (headcount = 77)
Plan to attend, not registered: 95 (headcount = 123)
Interested, not registered: 146 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 46
Missing: 639

See website for event details, lists of who's attending, and registration: http://www.appliconreunion.com/

Thanks to the efforts of several volunteers, the number of missing Applicon alums is slowing ratcheting down, and the number of people who now know about our reunion plans is on the rise. Still, we're unable to communicate with almost 640 Applicon alumni. Can you spare an hour of your time to help us locate people who remain incommunicado? The process is simple:

1. If you volunteer, we will assign 10 missing alums to you.

2. Spend a few minutes to research the whereabouts of each missing alum.

3. Report back to the reunion committee with your findings.

If you can spare a few minutes to help us, please send a quick e-mail message to info@appliconreunion.com and include the word "Volunteer" in the subject line. In return, you'll receive a list of 10 missing Applicon alums with links to online tools that can help you find missing people.

Also want to remind you that this year's FedCup Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place on the day of our reunion, Friday, September 25th. The tournament is organized by Joanie Nevins, and you can find more information here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/fedcup.html

If you are interested in this year's FedCup Golf Tournament, please let us know by indicating your interest in an e-mail to:

fedcup@kalido.com

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the best reunion ever.

Hope to see you in September!

Thank you,

Bill MacLean, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


July 26, 2009: Twelfth update

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 23:48:58 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Applicon 40th; FedCup Golf Tournament

Nine weeks remain until Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion Friday, September 25, at Cafe Escadrille, Burlington, Mass. Status:

Registered to attend: 77 (headcount = 97)
Plan to attend, not registered: 81 (headcount = 105)
Interested, not registered: 145 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 50
Missing: 637

Plan to attend, but haven't registered? Now's the time. See website for event details, lists of who's attending, and registration: http://www.appliconreunion.com/

Thanks to efforts of volunteers,

Mike Butler
Bruce Frederick
Tom Gehman
John Kenney
Ralph Mayer
Don McKillop
Teri Muskavitch
Owen O'Neil
Barbara Purchia
Laura Rizzari Roberts
Mei-Ching Tzeng

the number of missing Applicon alums is ratcheting down, and the number of people who now know about our reunion plans is on the rise. Still, we're unable to communicate with more than 600 Applicon alumni. Can you spare an hour of your time to help us locate people who remain incommunicado? The process is simple:

1. If you volunteer, we will assign 10 missing alums to you.

2. Spend a few minutes to research the whereabouts of each missing alum.

3. Report back to the reunion committee with your findings.

If yes, please send a quick e-mail message to <info@appliconreunion.com>.  Include the word "Volunteer" in the subject line. In return, you'll receive a list of 10 missing Applicon alums with links to online tools that can help you find missing people.
______________________________________________________________

This year's FedCup Golf Tournament--annual, in memory of Don Feddersen--is scheduled for day of reunion, September 25. Joannie Nevins is organizer. More information: http://www.appliconreunion.com/fedcup.html

Interested? Let Joannie know by e-mail to <fedcup@kalido.com>.

See you in September!

Fontaine Richardson, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


August 4, 2009: Thirteenth update

Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 07:48:23 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: 112 registered to attend Applicon 40th-Anniversary Reunion

Thanks to your help and support, the response to Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion has been excellent. If you plan to attend, but haven't registered, now's the time. At present:

Registered to attend: 87 (headcount = 112)
Plan to attend, not registered: 77 (headcount = 99)
Interested, not registered: 142 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 57
Missing: 624

It's likely that more than 200 Applicon alumni and guests will attend our reunion on Friday, September 25. We encourage you to continue to spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known at the Applicon Reunion website:

http://www.appliconreunion.com

Contact/interest form: http://appliconreunion.com/form_columns.html

As you know, we recently made issues of "The Tablet" employee newsletter available online. Since then, we've had reports that our "missing" list is incomplete, i.e., some Applicon employees mentioned in "The Tablet" never made it onto our reunion invitation list.

If you're perusing those old newsletters and happen to identify an Applicon alum who escaped our attention, please send e-mail to <info@appliconreunion.com> and let us know who we overlooked. You can gain access to "The Tablet" newsletters here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/tablets.html

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the biggest and best reunion ever.

Hope to see you in September!

Thank you,

Dan Sliski for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


August 13, 2009: Fourteenth update

Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:12:08 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Update: Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion, September 25

Thanks to all who have registered to attend Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion Friday, September 25. If you plan to attend, but haven't registered, it's time.

See website for event details, lists of who's attending, and registration: http://www.appliconreunion.com/

Please complete registration form with care. Some of the information you provide will appear verbatim on your badge at the reunion. You can pay by credit card or check. You'll receive confirmation of registration and payment via e-mail within 24 hours.

Response lists now: http://www.appliconreunion.com/lists.html

Registered to attend: 93 (head count = 117)
Plan to attend, not registered: 75 (head count = 97)
Interested, not registered: 148 (each entered as head count = 1)
Can't attend: 60
Missing: 616

It's likely more than 250 Applicon alumni and guests will attend. Still, more than 600 alumni are missing...perhaps unaware of reunion. Please spread the word and ask missing alumni to make themselves known via the contact information/interest form at website: http://appliconreunion.com/form_columns.html

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

See you in September!

Thank you,

Bill MacLean, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


August 20, 2009: Fifteenth update

Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:40:24 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Update: Applicon 40th Anniversary Reunion, September 25

Five weeks remain until Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion Friday, September 25, at Cafe Escadrille, Burlington, Mass. Reunion menu at end.

Status:
Registered to attend: 101 (head count = 126)
Plan to attend, not registered: 72 (head count = 93)
Interested, not registered: 150 (each entered as head count = 1)
Can't attend: 65
Missing: 605

Do you plan to attend, but haven't registered? Now's the time. See website for event details, lists of who's attending ("Alumni Lists"), and registration form: http://www.appliconreunion.com/

Please complete registration form with care. Some of the information you provide will appear verbatim on your badge at the reunion. You can pay by credit card or check. You'll receive confirmation of registration and payment via e-mail within 24 hours.

It's likely more than 250 Applicon alumni and guests will attend. Still, more than 600 alumni are missing...perhaps unaware of reunion. Please spread the word: ask missing alumni to make themselves known using the contact information/interest form accessible via "Help Us" link on website homepage.

As always, we welcome your involvement and appreciate any suggestions you have to help make this the best reunion ever.

See you in September!

Thank you,

Tom Genova, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski
___________________________________________________________________

Menu:
- Cheese, fruit, and crackers
- Vegetables crudite with assorted dips
- Salad bar with fresh mixed greens, red onions, cukes, tomatoes, mixed pickles
- Marinated-vegetables salad, pasta salad, potato salad, olives, dressings, rolls, butter
- Steamship round of beef carved to order; served with silver dollar rolls, condiments
- Roast turkey breast carved to order; served with pan gravy, mashed potato, butternut squash
- Assorted cookies and brownies with sliced fruit
- Fresh-brewed Columbian coffee, tea, and decaf service

You can find out more about Cafe Escadrille and their new function facility here:
http://www.cafeescadrille.com/pages/functions.html
___________________________________________________________________

This is the fifteenth Applicon 40th update. You can view all updates here:
http://www.appliconreunion.com/updates.htm


August 24, 2009: Sixteenth update

Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:22:59 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: New "Memories" section added to Applicon Reunion website

With only one month to go before our reunion on September 25, we're anticipating a last-minute rush of registrations. If you're planning to attend and haven't yet registered, please take a minute to do so here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

We're forecasting more than 200 Applicon alumni and their guests to attend the reunion. Here's where things stand today:

Registered to attend: 107 (headcount = 132)
Plan to attend, not registered: 67 (headcount = 87)
Interested, not registered: 147 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 69
Missing: 603

In the mood for some nostalgia? Take a look at the new "Memories" section we've added to the Applicon Reunion website:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/memories.html

You'll find an easy-to-navigate photo album with almost 100 pics of Applicon alums and links to product-demonstration videos from Applicon's early years.

If you have old Applicon photos or 35mm slides to share, please snail- mail them to:

Applicon Reunion Committee
P.O. Box 4094
Westford, MA 01886

Your photographs will be returned to you promptly via U.S. Postal Service or at the reunion in Burlington.

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the biggest and best reunion ever. Your e-mail messages are always welcome at:

info@appliconreunion.com

See you in September!

Thank you,

Debbie Howe for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


September 2, 2009: Seventeenth update

Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:29:35 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Only three weeks until Applicon's 40th Reunion!

Only three weeks to go before our reunion, September 25. If you're planning to attend, but haven't yet registered, please take a minute to do so here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

We're expecting more than 200 Applicon alumni and guests to attend. Here's where things stand today:

Registered to attend: 133 (headcount = 161)
Plan to attend, not registered: 46 (headcount = 57)
Interested, not registered: 98 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 121
Missing: 604

If you've already registered, please verify you're on the list of registrants presented here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/registered.html

While you're at the website, take a look at some of the extracurricular stuff there. For example:

1. Golfers can find info about the FedCup Golf Tournament here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/fedcup.html

2. You can explore vintage copies of "The Tablet" employee newsletter here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/tablets.html

3. In a nostalgic mood? Check out vintage Applicon pics and videos here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/memories.html

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the biggest and best reunion ever. Your e-mail messages are always welcome:

info@appliconreunion.com

See you at Cafe Escadrille, Burlington, September 25!

Thank you,

Fontaine Richardson, for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


September 9, 2009: Eighteenth update

Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 23:59:16 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: September 21 is deadline to register for Applicon's 40th Reunion

If you're planning to attend Applicon's 40th Reunion, but haven't yet registered, please do so before midnight Monday, September 21:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

We expect more than 200 Applicon alumni and their guests will attend the reunion. Here's where things stand now:

Registered to attend: 150 (headcount = 180)
Plan to attend, not registered: 33 (headcount = 41)
Interested, not registered: 92 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 129
Missing: 600

If you've already registered, please make sure you're on the list of registrants presented here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/registered.html

As we approach the final two weeks leading up to our event on September 25, note the following:

--> Updated info about the FedCup Golf Tournament is presented here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/fedcup.html

--> Take your digital camera to the reunion; we'll explain how to share pics later.

--> Dress code will be "casual" for all reunion attendees.

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the biggest and best reunion ever. Your e-mail messages are always welcome at:

info@appliconreunion.com

See you at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington on September 25!

Thank you,

Dan Sliski for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


September 17, 2009: Nineteenth update

Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:57:36 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Final 4 days to register for Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion

If you're planning to attend Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion and haven't yet registered, please do so before midnight on Monday, September 21:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

Here's where things stand today:

Registered to attend: 166 (headcount = 200)
Plan to attend, not registered: 21 (headcount = 25)
Interested, not registered: 58 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 169
Missing: 593

If you've already registered, make sure you're on the official list of registrants presented here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/registered.html

As we approach the final days leading up to our event on September 25, note the following:

--> We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at the reunion; please register ASAP.

--> Direct last-minute questions to Reunion Committee telephone: 978-710-0101

--> Take your digital camera to the reunion; we'll explain how to share pics later.

--> Dress code is "casual" for all reunion attendees.

--> Use the Function Facility Parking Entrance at Cafe Escadrille. Info here:

http://www.cafeescadrille.com/pages/Directions.html

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the biggest and best reunion ever. Your e-mail messages are always welcome at:

info@appliconreunion.com

Hope to see you at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington on September 25!

Thank you,

Bill MacLean for the reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


September 20, 2009: Twentieth update

Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 21:36:52 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Last chance to register for Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion

As was commonly said 40 years ago, "Be there or be square."

If you're planning to attend Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion and haven't yet registered, please do so before midnight on Monday, September 21:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/register1.html

Here's where things stand today:

Registered to attend: 174 (headcount = 208)
Plan to attend, not registered: 18 (headcount = 21)
Interested, not registered: 57 (each entered as headcount = 1)
Can't attend: 170
Missing: 589

If you've already registered, make sure you're on the official list of registrants presented here:

http://www.appliconreunion.com/registered.html

As we approach the final days leading up to our event on September 25, note the following:

--> We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at the reunion; please register ASAP.

--> Direct last-minute questions to Reunion Committee telephone: 978-710-0101

--> Take your digital camera to the reunion; we'll explain how to share pics later.

--> Use the Function Facility Parking Entrance at Cafe Escadrille. Info here:

http://www.cafeescadrille.com/pages/Directions.html

Dress code for all reunion attendees is "casual." If you're not quite sure what that means, or if you need suggestions about what to wear, look here:

http://www.dresscodeguide.com/

As always, we welcome your involvement in planning Applicon's 40th Anniversary Reunion and appreciate your suggestions to make this the biggest and best reunion ever. Your e-mail messages are always welcome at:

info@appliconreunion.com

See you at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington on September 25!

Thank you,

Reunion Committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


September 22, 2009: Twenty-first update, to registrants

Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:54:16 -0400
To: [mail merge]
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion happens this Friday!

This Friday, more than 200 alumni and their guests will attend Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, Massachusetts. Here's what you need to know about this exciting event:

- Our reunion will start at 7:00 p.m., and we'll wrap things up at 11:00 p.m. Late-night reveling can continue in the adjacent Cafe Escadrille restaurant and cocktail lounge.

- Dress code: casual.

- When you arrive, use the Function Facility Parking Entrance at Cafe Escadrille. Please stop to get your badge -- and your guest's badge if applicable -- as you enter the Escadrille's Function Facility.

- Please wear your badge when you enter the function room. A tripod-mounted camera will take photos to be shared with Applicon alums who are unable to attend.

- If you own a digital camera, please take it (with fully charged battery) to the reunion and snap some candids. We'll explain how to share your pics later.

- Direct last-minute questions to the Applicon Reunion Committee: 978-710-0101

Need more info? You can find additional information at these websites:

- Registered Applicon alums and guests --> http://www.appliconreunion.com/registered.html

- Directions to Cafe Escadrille --> http://www.cafeescadrille.com/pages/Directions.html
As usual, your e-mail messages, comments, and questions are always welcome at:

info@appliconreunion.com

Looking forward to seeing you at Cafe Escadrille in Burlington on Friday!

Your reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


September 28, 2009: Twenty-second update

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 01:13:17 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: Photos from Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion

Thank you so much for being part of Applicon's 40th-Anniversary Reunion!

If you snapped some digital photos during our event last evening -- and would like to share them with other Applicon alumni -- please send a quick e-mail message info@appliconreunion.com and we will reply with easy upload instructions.

In the meantime, you're welcome to view reunion photos that have already been uploaded. You can also download any photo(s) you want. To download, simply select the photo you want and click the "ALL SIZES" icon above the photo to get whatever size you prefer.

Applicon reunion photos are available here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/applicon/sets/

[For slideshow of all photos, click on Slideshow button at upper right on webpage, or use direct link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/applicon/show/ ]

In the coming weeks and months ahead, we will be refocusing the Applicon Reunion website to serve as a repository of information for alumni. Please continue to direct missing Applicon alums to www.appliconreunion.com to ensure we have up-to-date contact info for as many people as possible.

As usual, your e-mail messages, comments, and questions are always welcome at:

info@appliconreunion.com

We look forward to seeing your photos soon!

Your reunion committee:

Tom Genova
Debbie Howe
Bill MacLean
Fontaine Richardson
Dan Sliski


November 3, 2009: RIP: Gavin Clowe

Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 09:26:11 -0500
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Applicon Reunion <info@appliconreunion.com>
Subject: applicon-reunion: RIP: Gavin Clowe
Cc: lschroeder73@verizon.net (Laura Schroeder)

http://www.wickedlocal.com/lexington/news/obituaries/x1312010113/Gavin-D-Clowe

Gavin D. Clowe
Mon Nov 02, 2009, 04:53 PM EST

Lexington, Mass. - Gavin D. Clowe of Lexington, died Nov. 1, 2009, four months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma. Was predeceased by his wife Susan (Luongo) Clowe in 1975. Father of Jennifer S. Clowe and her husband James McCann of Jersey City, NJ, and Laura C. Schroeder and her husband Michael of Lexington. Brother of Olney Clowe of Honeoye Falls, NY, Brian Clowe of Edmond, OK, and Allen Clowe of Corning, NY. Nephew of Margaret Troll of Painted Post, NY. Grandfather of Delphine, Susannah, and Frederic McCann, and Charles, Theodore, and Anna Laura Schroeder. Graduated from MIT in 1969, member of Alpha Tau Omega and MIT soccer team. Since retiring in 2000, competed in table tennis tournaments across the Northeast. Was named Sportsman of the Year 2009 by the Eastern Massachusetts Senior Softball League. Coached Lexington Little League. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Road, Lexington, from 1-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Private interment New Town Cemetery, Sudbury.
Visit online at www.douglassfh.com, or call 781-862-1800.


December 2, 2009: RIP: Jim Mitchell

Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:32:49 -0500
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@west-point.org>
Subject: applicon-reunion: RIP: Jim Mitchell
Cc: David Mitchell <davidmitch@me.com>

Jim's son, David, this morning said Jim succumbed to complications resulting from myelofibrosis diagnosed several years ago. Working from home, Jim remained active in business over past two years, until summer '09.

David related his father's strength of character in facing death, exceptional professional care he received especially from Holy Family Hospital, attendance at bedside by family in Jim's last days.

At 10:53 AM 12/2/2009, David Mitchell wrote:
James F. Mitchell, 63, of Windham, N.H. passed away Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Holy Family Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lowell and was the son of Margaret (Salem) Mitchell and the late John Mitchell.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Pamela A. (Dowling) Mitchell; his son, David J. Mitchell and his wife Julia of Littleton; his daughter, Kathryn D. Lane and her husband David of Deerfield, N.H.; brother, John Mitchell and his wife Jennifer of Dracut; sisters, Margaret McDevitt and her husband William of Lowell and Ann Maciejewski and her husband Edward of Seabrook, N.H.; sister in law Patricia Ferreira and her husband Edward of Seabrook, N.H. and his grandchildren, Andrew and Tyler Mitchell and Matthew Lane. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

By the request of Jim and his family funeral services were private. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Holy Family Hospital Foundation, In Memory of James Mitchell, 70 East Street, Methuen, MA 01844-9947. Arrangements were entrusted to the Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St. Methuen.

At 10:46 AM 11/23/2009, Dick Tringale wrote:
Hi Bill
I got this email from my daughter who works at Aspect Technology.

Jim was a great guy to know and to work with. I will miss him.

When things got bad at work, he would always say, "Don't worry, it's only a movie."
_________________________________

To all Aspect

I'm deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Jim Mitchell last Friday after a lengthy and courageous fight against failing health. Jim is a colleague and friend to many of you and respected by all who knew him. He was a founder of Davox and has been a member of the executive team for all of that time.

Many of us will have wonderful memories of Jim and we will all remember him fondly. Funeral arrangements for Jim will be private at the request of his family and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jim to:

Holy Family Hospital Foundation

In Memory of James Mitchell
70 East Street
Methuen, MA 01844-9947

If you would like to send correspondence to Jim's family, please send to the following address:

David J. Mitchell
319 Littleton Road
Suite 300
Westford, MA 01886


June 21, 2010: RIP: Tom Whalen

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:37:00 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@west-point.org>
Subject: applicon-reunion: RIP: Tom Whalen

From: Pat Whalen <prwhalen@maine.rr.com>
Date: June 21, 2010 8:42:39 PM EDT
To: [...]

Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great sorrow and regret that I tell you that Tom Whalen died on June 8th, 2010. We will love and miss him forever. He was one in a million.

Pat and family.


June 21, 2010: MORE: RIP: Tom Whalen

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:05:00 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@west-point.org>
Subject: MORE: RIP: Tom Whalen
Cc: Pat Whalen <prwhalen@maine.rr.com>

Thanks to Jerry Mitchell, Jim O'Donnell, and Al Moutlton for providing links to additional information below.

Tom at Applicon 40th, September 25, 2009:

--Bill

1. Boston Globe, June 10: Death Notice and "Guest Book":

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=143470767
or
http://tinyurl.com/2agek9d

Thomas Henry Whalen

WHALEN, Thomas Henry Passed away peacefully June 8, 2010 in York Hospital with many family and friends around him. He was born July 22, 1936 in Auburndale, MA son of the late William and Gertrude (O'Toole) Whalen and was a Sacred Heart Newton Center Graduate, Boston College class of 1959 graduate. A U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant in Infantry, Lived in Maynard, MA 35 years and raised 6 children where he began his career at D.E.C. and continued throughout the technology industry achieving many sales awards and accolades. Chair of School Committee, Booster Club member, Youth Hockey Board, as well as St. Bridget's Finance Committee. He lived last 15 plus years in York, ME after summering here since 1969 and worked with the York Chamber of Commerce and current Director of the York Community Food Pantry. He was a recipient of numerous awards including this years Elks Distinguished Citizenship Awards Elks Lodge 2788 and the Paul Harris Fellow Award for the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He is survived by a sister Gertrude Elizabeth (Betty) McGowan of Clinton, MA, and a brother James Evan Whalen of California. He was predeceased by his brother William of Lincoln, MA. Devoted Husband for over 50 years to Patricia R. Manning his Soulmate, Best friend and eternal partner. Father and Mentor to Thomas Henry Jr., wife Tina and son Ian of Hudson, MA, Christopher Patrick, wife Leanne and daughter Jillian, son Liam of Bolton, MA, Maureen Monsen, husband David and daughters Danielle and Meghan and Great Grandson Colin of York, ME, Brendan James, wife Jessica and sons Aidan and Evan of Barrington, NH, Kevin Manning, wife Melissa and sons Dylan and Ty of Stow, MA, Brian Michael, wife Jessica of Worcester, MA, as well as a few special extended family members and many nieces and nephews. Loving Husband, Proud B.C. Fan and lifetime Irishman! Calling hours for Tom will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 11th in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., YORK, MAINE. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12th in St. Christopher's Church, 4 Barrell Lane, York, Maine. Burial will be held in the First Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the York Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 243 York, ME 03909.

2. York Weekly, June 11: Remembrance:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100611-NEWS-6110408
or
http://tinyurl.com/2blk9ky

Tom Whalen, face of York food pantry, remembered

By Joanne Terrasi
news@seacoastonline.com
June 11, 2010 2:00 AM

YORK, Maine Friends said he was a kind, compassionate man who would never let anyone go hungry, cared individually for people and gave help with the utmost respect.

York resident Tom Whalen, best known for his work as director of the York Community Food Pantry, died Tuesday at the age of 73 from cardio-pulmonary fibrosis.

The food pantry is one of the programs under the auspices of the York Community Service Association, which provides social service programs to people in need. The YCSA is funded by proceeds from the York Community Thrift Shop, another YCSA program. Whalen was the face of the pantry initiative.

Reached Thursday, Whalen's son, Christopher, said in the last few days, he has been stopped everywhere by people saying, "Are you Chris? What a great man your dad was."

"He was an unbelievable man. He had six kids and made each one of us feel special," Chris said.

Whalen is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and his wife of 50 years, Pat.

York resident Tom Carnicelli, former YCSA president, said Pat was involved in bookkeeping for the pantry, coordinated events to show appreciation to the many volunteers, and was "very important to running the show."

Whalen had a large staff of volunteers, many of whom are retired senior citizens. Carnicelli said Whalen made them feel good about what they were doing.

Former food pantry co-director and volunteer Francis Koerschner said Whalen was always smiling and he embodied caring.

"He leaves such a legacy that it feels like he is still alive," she said.

Marianne Quinn, also a former pantry co-director, said Whalen was surrounded by women at the pantry and as a result, was frequently the butt of well-meaning jokes, which "he took in good nature," she said.

"He will be missed by a lot of people," said Lorna Ryan, YCSA's family service director.

Ryan worked closely with Whalen in the community and said he "cared individually" about all of the organization's clients. Those clients have been "devastated" to hear of his passing, she added.

Two years ago, when Whalen became director of the pantry, the program merged with the YCSA, according to Paul Salacain, president of the YCSA board of directors. Salacain said Whalen went out of his way to "make things happen."

"He continued in such a way that people recognized the pantry as a kind of brand," Salacain said.

Carnicelli said Whalen was "skillful and competent in getting cash donations and food from various organizations" and kept the pantry well stocked.

"He managed to get donations and his picture in the paper almost every week," Carnicelli said.

The thing that impressed Carnicelli the most about Whalen was "he did a tremendous amount of good in a matter-of-fact way."

"He just did it. That's Tom Whalen," he said.

Calling hours for Whalen will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Road, York. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Christopher Church, York.


August 17, 2010: RIP: Lily Badger

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:11:18 -0400
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@west-point.org>
Subject: applicon-reunion: RIP: Lily Badger

From: Joan Nevins <joan.nevins@kalido.com>
To: [...]
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:49:10 -0400
Subject: Very sad news

I just got a call a few minutes ago from Alan Badger, Lily's husband telling me that Lily passed away this morning. She was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with pancreatic cancer and succumbed to that early today. As we all know, she was an amazing person and a huge part of the Applicon experience.

For those of you that are around, there will be services this week. Check the paper for exact details but Alan indicated that the wake would be Weds from 4-8 at the Lane funeral home in Winchester and the funeral on Thursday at 10AM at St Mary's church...

Death notice, Boston Globe today:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=144751455

Lily L. (Aguilar) Badger

BADGER, Lily L. (Aguilar) A resident of Winchester for forty years, August 16, 2010, Age 73. Loving wife of Al Badger. Devoted mother of James Badger and his wife Ellen of Winchester and Patrick Badger of Groveland. Cherished Grandmother of Jeffrey, Benjamin and Aidan. Dear sister of Jose` Aguilar and his wife Nancy of Framingham. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Born in Tela, Honduras, raised and educated on a Banana Plantation, Lily was fluent in English and Spanish. Her father died when she was seventeen so she worked to support the family. In 1960 at the age of twenty-three she was transferred to Boston from Central America to work as a legal secretary for the United Fruit Company. In 1961 she met her husband Al Badger from Nahant and they were married. In 1962 she gave birth to her first child James and in 1967 her second son Patrick. She brought her mother here from Honduras in 1963 and her brother here in 1966. In 1975 Lily was promoted to Executive Secretary to the CEO of United Fruit Company where she worked until 1977. She then worked as an Executive Secretary for a Computer Company retiring in 2006. She enjoyed bridge, poker, sailing, the beach, St. John in the Virgin Islands, The Boston Red Sox, the Celtic's, traveling to Spain, Italy, Rome and enjoyed Rock Concerts. She transcribed Braille for the National Braille press. Member of St. Mary's Church in Winchester since 1970. She enjoyed spending times with her three grandsons. Funeral from The Lane Funeral Home 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9 A.M. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church 155 Washington St. Winchester at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 4-8 P.M. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. The family has requested that donation's be made in Lily's Memory to: The Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458-2597 or to MGH Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For directions and on line condolences please visit www.lanefuneral.com


December 15, 2010: RIP: Mike Sipsey

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:11:38 -0500
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@alum.mit.edu>
Subject: applicon-reunion: RIP: Mike Sipsey

http://www.eagletribune.com/obituaries/x1199043384/Michael-L-Sipsey-64

The Eagle Tribune Thu Dec 02, 2010

December 2, 2010
Michael L. Sipsey, 64

NORTH ANDOVER [Mass.]

Michael L. Sipsey, 64, formerly of North Andover, died in the home of his sister in Holden on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, M. Sharon (Tobin) Sipsey; two sons, Michael F. Sipsey and his wife Kelley of Methuen and William Sipsey and his wife Sandra of Lawrence; a daughter, Alexandra Sipsey of Windermere, Fla.; three grandchildren, Michael P., Rebecca A. and Samantha P. Sipsey of Methuen; a brother, William Sipsey and his wife Lisa of Lincoln, Vt.; a sister, Elizabeth Coughlan of Holden, with whom he lived; two uncles, an aunt and two nephews and a niece. He was born and raised in Lawrence the son of William J. and Dorothy I. (McNulty) Sipsey and has lived in Holden the past year.

Mr. Sipsey graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended Merrimack College, U.S.C. and Wharton School of Business. Mr. Sipsey served in the U.S. Army as a CW2 Helicopter Pilot in the 7/17 Air Calvary during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor for Heroism, as well as Air Medals 3 thru 14. Mr. Sipsey retired as a managing partner for Capstone Global Group, having spent most of his career working abroad in the high tech field in Europe and Egypt.

ARRANGEMENTS: At Mr. Sipsey's request, there are no calling hours. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. www.milesfuneralhome.com.
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Note and photo from Mike, September 2009:

Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:37:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Your Fax: [Applicon 40th, September 25]
From: Michael Sipsey <mlsipsey@gmail.com>
To: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@west-point.org>

Bill,

Received your message and kind remarks - thank you.

I will not be there, as I am sailing the Maine coast on a 42' ketch.

We are moored at Rockland for the evening, and will return no sooner than next Sunday.
As this is the last sail of the year, one must take advantage of personnel availability and
weather - I'm sure you understand.

I am sending along a picture that you may want to place on the post reunion web site.
Caption: Sipsey couldn't attend but says, "HELLO."

Look forward to seeing you later this year.

Best Regards,

Mike


January 3, 2011: RIP: Taffy Holland

Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 19:00:12 -0500
To: applicon-reunion@west-point.org
From: Bill MacLean <bill_maclean@alum.mit.edu>
Subject: applicon-reunion: RIP: Taffy Holland

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theday/obituary.aspx?n=taffy-k-holland&pid=147518052



Old Lyme [Conn.] -

Taffy K. (McCulloch) Holland, 84, died on Dec. 18, 2010, after an eight month illness.

She was born May 22, 1926, in New York City, the daughter of Warren S. McCulloch and Rook "Ruth" (Metzger) McCulloch.

She is survived by her son, Nicholas Holland and his wife, Debe, of Winchester, Mass.; daughter, Anna Holland of Old Lyme; brothers, David McCulloch and George Duncan of Old Lyme; sister, Mary Jean Vasiloff of Old Lyme; grandchildren, Lily, Sam, Wes, Aliya, and Mayana Holland; nieces, Katherine De Los Santos and Katherine Holland; and nephews, Matthew McCulloch, Paul McCulloch, Robb McCulloch, Christ Vasiloff, and Lars Holland.

She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Holland and her nephew, Anthony Vasiloff.

Taffy grew up primarily in Old Lyme, but spent summers in Sparta, N.J., and her high school years in Hinsdale, Ill. and New York City. She graduated from Tufts University and did graduate work at Columbia University. After college, she married Alfred C. Holland and resided for many years in Lincoln, Mass. where she raised her three children. Taffy co-founded a child care center before beginning a career working for a variety of emerging industries including medical research and computer automated design. She retired while working as a contract technical writer for Pfizer in Groton.

Taffy was an ardent reader, walker, dog lover, gardener, and artist. After retirement, she took sculpture classes at the Lyme Arts Academy and became friends with many of her fellow students. She was a great supporter of open spaces in Old Lyme and was a current member of the Old Lyme Conservation Commission. Above all, Taffy will be remembered for her endless capacity for friendship and love.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock AR 72202 or at www.heifer.org

Published in The Day [New London, Conn.] on January 2, 2011