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TASA Newsletter–10/10/2012

Author: Paula Austin/Wednesday, October 10, 2012/Categories: TASA Email Newsletters

TASA Newsletter–10/10/2012

Hi TAS Friend!

     Hope you are well!

     Fall is here!

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      A reminder:  To respond to this email PLEASE email Joe directly at: joeosbpres@sbcglobal.netDon't hit the reply button!  It will delay responding to your email.  Thanks!

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      In this update:

      1.  The TAS lists.  How many are there of us?

      2.  Ken 'Bubba' Key (74-78)'82

      3.  Recent finds/reconnections.

      4.  How can we help you?

      5.  2013 Reunion.

      6.  New TASA Vice President, Julie Secord Williams.

      7.  TAS Class of 1962 '50th anniversary' reunion.

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      1.  The  TAS lists.  How many are there of us?

      *In TAS's history (1954-December 1978) there were an estimated 15-25,000 students, faculty & administration associated with the school.

      *On Facebook (as of 10/10/12):

       Tehran American School = 1,110 members.

       You know you went to the Tehran American School when..... = 739 members.

       TAS Happy Hour = 380 members.

       The American School, Tehran, Iran = 326 members.

       Tehran American School Association = 525 'like' it.

      *With the Tehran American School Association (TASA):

        On the email list = 1,092.

        Regular mailing list = 1,130.

        Current paid members of TASA = 148.

        2.  Ken 'Bubba' Key (74-78)'82.

        His sister Deborah Key Bostwick (74-75) shared that Ken died of a heart attack in April 2012 at the age of 47.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Deborah, the Keys, their family and friends.

        3.  Recent finds/reconnections.

        Gunilda Ensminger Jacobs (61-63)'66

        4.  How can we help you?

        5.   2013 Reunion.

        I'm pleased to announce the 2013 Reunion Committee:

        David Escamilla'75

        Rock (Bob) Kayser'73

        Eydie Shoptaugh Mellin'77

        Karen Dutcher Babounakis'77

        Julie Secord Williams'81

        Mark Kaufmann'81

        Lisa Rettig Hunzinger'81

        Michael Brenegan'76.5

       Already we've had one conference call and have exchanged many emails.  We still have some ground to cover before we announce when/where the next reunion will be, but it will be in the summer of 2013.  We hope to announce the location and dates in November or December.  A lot of work is going into the planning for our 2013 TAS only reunion, so please stay tuned!

       6.  New TASA Vice President, Julie Secord Williams'81.

       Over the years, Julie has been a member and attended a couple of the reunions.  At the 2010 TASA reunion in the DC area, she played a major role, providing her home for a wonderful afternoon BBQ party.  With the 2013 reunion, Julie has taken a major lead role in coordinating things.  Too, a reality is that Joe will not be here forever to keep TASA going.  With all these things in mind, it made sense to offer - and Julie accepted - the position of Vice President of the Tehran American School Association.  Congratulations, Julie!

     7.  TAS Class of 1962 '50th anniversary' reunion.

     Pam & Tony Gudish, Richard & Anne Clement, Brenda Bruner & Pam, Larry & Jody D'Alessandro, Joyce Wesley Koeneman, Nancy & Don Hicks, Bob & Julie Redwine, Bill & Jo Ann Burgi, and Charlie Sharp met at the Argosy Resort and Casino, Sept. 12-16 in Kansas City.  They visited the WWI Museum, the Steamboat Arabia Museum, and had a wonderful and authentic Persian meal, complete with a belly dancer, reports Joyce Wesley Koeneman.

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www.overseasbrats.com/Teheran_American_School_Association_Membership.html .

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For those joining: Past newsletters will be sent you, while the supplies last.  Those who join the Booster or Patron membership levels will ALSO receive the most recent printed directory (2011), while supplies last.

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       Have a terrific day!

                        Joe Condrill

                        Tehran American School Assn.

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