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TASA Newsletter–7/4/2011

Author: Paula Austin/Monday, July 04, 2011/Categories: TASA Email Newsletters

Hi TASer!

     It's the middle of summer and I hope you are doing well!

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    AGAIN.PLEASE NOTE:  If you want to comment on this update PLEASE DON'T HIT THE REPLY BUTTON!  Send your comments to: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.net only.  Thank you!

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     Time to update you about:

     1.  How many on the Tehran American School Assn.

(TASA) lists?

    2.  Finds/reconnections.

    3.  TASA web site and TASA Facebook page.

    4.  Transcript or teaching certification information.   

    5.  Seattle TAS Dinner, July 30.

6.  Next reunion.

    7.  TASer to be co-host on July 21 and July 28 BRATCON radio shows.

    8.  OVERSEAS BRATS silver anniversary gathering.
9.  Book on Iran by Ashley Dartnell'76, called, "Farangi Girl."

    10.  2012 TASA Newsletter.   

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       1.  How many on the Tehran American School Assn.

(TASA) lists?

       Email list = 1,137

       Regular mailing list = 1,127

       Current members of TASA = 120

      2.  Finds/reconnections.

      Mark Rauber'72

      John Day (74-77)'79

      Vicki Shannon Makar (72-74)'79

      Sheryl Day (74-77)'85

      Virginia Goudarzi (in Iran 76-79)

     3.  TASA web site and TASA Facebook page.

      TASA still has our web site at:  www.tasassociation.com AND a Facebook page. 
Both are courtesy of Paula Austin Watson'77.

4. Transcript or teaching certification information.

    Please contact  Judy L. Knott, Program Analyst-EA and NESA, Office of
Overseas Schools, Phone (202) 261-8211, email knottjl2@state.gov

    5. Seattle TAS Dinner, July 30.

      Dinner scheduled for Saturday, July 30 from, 5 - 10 p.m. at the Hotel Nexus,
2140 N. Northgate Way, Seattle, WA.  Cost was $40 per person.  Visit with
Debbie Hoyle'79 at:  olivoyle@msn.com .  She's on Facebook, too.

     6.  Next reunion.

     TASers seem to want a central location and like the idea of every three years. 
That would mean the next reunion would happen in 2013.  Still need to listen more.

     7. TASer to be co-host on July 21 and July 28 BRATCON radio shows.

     TAS's (& TASA's) Joe Condrill will be BRATCON ("Brat Connection)
radio's co-host for the above two shows.

     The July 21 show will feature the Department of Defense Dependents Schools
(DoDDS) teachers' reunion happening live at that time (TAS Faculty member Denny
Hilgar usually attends these) and the July 28 show will talk about reunions.

     Listen to both one hour programs at 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m.
at:  www.voiceamerica/channel/246 .   Call in and say hello on the July 28 show
at: 866-472-5788 or 480-553-5738.

    8.  OVERSEAS BRATS silver anniversary gathering.

     It's happening October 20-23, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites in
Bloomington, MN, a suburb of the Minneapolis area.  These annual national
happenings are fun and meaningful.  Presently TASers Joe Condrill'73 and
Gail Porter Firman'77 are registered.  Darlene Hines (TAS Faculty 76-78) and
Janet Gustke'79 are planning on coming.  How about you? Email Joe
at: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.net .

9.  Book on Iran by Ashley Dartnell'76, called, "Farangi Girl."

    "Farangi Girl" is available on Amazon UK and can be shipped to the U.S. at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Farangi-Girl-Parties-Princes-Growing/dp/1444714694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305796287&sr=1-1 http://www.tworoadsbooks.com/index.php/books/farangi-girl-ashley-dartnell/

    10.  2012 TASA Newsletter.

     Wanted:  Your articles, pictures, memoirs, etc. of TAS, Tehran or Iran.
I'm sure you have quite a few! J  Or current news about YOU. J
Needed for the 2012 TASA Newsletter.  Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2011.

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     Check on your membership status!   That's what keeps TASA running

and things happening for YOU!
     Have a terrific day!

                         Joe

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