TO: ALL LAHS AND
LUS ALUMNI, STAFF AND FACULTY
JUST 21 DAYS UNTIL THE 2007 LAHS REUNION AT CAMP DARBY ITALY. Still time to snag those airline tickets and join the fun!
Below is information on signing up for the Reunion Tours and the Friday Reception and the Saturday Dinner. You may pick and choose from the tours, but note that tours on Friday and Saturday conflict to varying degrees with
All alumni from all years, all past staff and faculty, and friends and family are invited. This reunion is only being publicized via email, so be sure to contact any of your compatriots who don't use email and let them know what's going on.
Through May 21 you can reach me at 626-359-2203 with questions, but after that I will be traveling and unavailable so please contact Steve Zglinicki, at Stephen.Zglinicki1@EUR.ARMY.MIL or calling from the
SIGN UP FOR THE REUNION FRIDAY RECEPTION AND SATURDAY DINNER
The Darby Community Club Manager Mike Monti has arranged a great Reception for us at 1730 hours following the graduation ceremony. We will have various finger foods, soft drinks, and maybe even Mike's famous Crab Dip if we get lucky! We are hoping that we will have a good representation of teachers, parents, and students who will come over to celebrate with us after the Graduation and we will all share stories and reflections about our years at Darby and our feelings about the school closing.
The reunion dinner is scheduled for 1900 Hours Saturday, and will include salad, pasta, roast chicken, roasted potatoes, veggies, dessert, water, wine and coffee. Mike will spin some oldies for us from his extensive collection, and if you feel moved to dance then go for it!
It is necessary for alumni and their guests to make advance reservations for the Reception and Dinner to ensure that there is enough food for all, and the total cost for both events including tip is $43 per person.
Call Dianne Pasco as soon as possible but no later than May 31 2007 at 011-39-050-54-7855 during Darby business hours or E-mail her at dianne.pascoe@EUR.ARMY.MIL to make reservations and pay in advance by credit card for the reception and dinner events.
SIGN UP FOR TOURS
Check the tour schedule below and call Margaret Robbins as soon as possible but no later than May 31 2007 at 011-39-050-54-7589 during Darby business hours or E-mail her at robbinm@EUR.ARMY.MIL to make tour reservations and pay in advance by credit card for the tours that you intend to join. The tours depart from the ITR office near the Sea Pines on Darby, and when you call be sure to tell Margaret if you need for the tour bus to pick you up at the Golf where it can stop if requested in advance to pickup/drop off participants. Alumni are staying at several hotels in Tirrenia, but plan to make your way to the Golf because the bus won't be able to stop at other hotels.
Tues 5 June - Wine Tasting trip to Castello Panaretta. Upon arrival at this 11th Century castle, you will receive a guided tour of the castle and wine cellars. You will then have the opportunity to taste some of the castle’s “Chianti Classico” wines accompanied by a light lunch of locally produced foods. Bus departs at 0830 and returns by 1700 hours. Cost is $20 for transportation plus €25.00 for lunch and wine tasting.
Wed 6 June - Cinque Terre Trip. Read any high-end travel magazine and you’re sure to come across an article on Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a remote piece of the Italian Riviera consisting of 5 villages connected by trails that hug the coastline. There are no museums in sight - just sky, sea and some great hiking. You can hike the entire trail in about 4 hours, but give yourself 5 to enjoy the incredible view and explore the villages. Trails are easy to follow with varying degrees of difficulty, but well worth your effort. You can always skip a leg of the hike (or all of them) by taking the train or water taxi to the next village. Pack a picnic lunch or grab a snack along the way. Don’t forget to wear sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. A €5.00 train re-boardable day ticket not included in the price. Cost is $35 for adults and $29 for children 3-10 years. Under 3 are free.
Thur 7 & 14 June -
Fri 8 & 15 June -
Fri 8 June– The final LAHS/LUS graduation is scheduled for Friday at 4:00pm, and there will be a reception following at 5:30pm for students, parents, faculty, and alumni.
Fri 8 & 15 June - Looking to spend Friday night on the town? Let us do the driving! Begin your evening with a dinner buffet (ladies eat for free ~ guys pay only 15.00) and dance the night away on the beach! Transportation cost is $15 per person. *For adults only. (Note that this is a disco in Marina de Pisa, so the music might be a little 'young' for some of us)
Sat 9 & 16 June -
Sat 9 June– Alternatively, relax and spend the morning and early afternoon at the beach soaking up the rays, then join your classmates in the afternoon at 4pm at the Community Center on base for some videos about growing up brat and also a clip of J Verna at this home in
Tues 12 June - Wine Tasting trip in San Miniato. You’ll enjoy your stay in Villa “La Selva” where today, the Masini family lives. You will receive a guided tour of the villa and the vineyards and then, have the opportunity to taste some of the area’s most prestigious wines accompanied by a light lunch of locally produced foods. Bus departs 0830 and returns by 1700 hours. Cost is $20 for transportation plus €24.00for lunch and wine tasting.
Wed 13 June - San Gimignano /
Sat 16 June -
The week before – Arrive, settle in, link up with your classmates, hit the beach, take ITR Tours, or rent a car and do
Fri June 8 – 1:00 PM – Our
Fri June 8 – 1:00 PM – While Group A is touring the Depot, Group B will be touring the High School, courtesy of Principal Cathy Magni. Then at about 1:45PM Groups A and B will swap tours.
Fri June 8 – 4:00PM – As in years past, this final LAHS/LUS Graduation will be held at the historic La Basilica di San Piero a Grado outside the East Gate. The church does not charge the school for use of the basilica, and voluntary donations to benefit the church will be accepted. As part of the graduation program there will be brief comments by Serge Sondak, Pat Kirylo, and Harry Heflin.
Fri June 8 – 5:30PM – A reception with light snacks for all Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Parents at the Community Club. There will be an open microphone for those who wish to share reflections about the school.
Fri June 8 – Evening -- Grab a bite to eat at one of the many facilities on base, or catch the movie at the theater. Then just wander around among the umbrella pines and remember the way we were.
Saturday June 9 – Morning and early afternoon. Just three words: THE AMERICAN BEACH
Saturday, June 9 – 4:00 PM – It's home video time at the Community Club, featuring some special LAHS and brat-related video clips, including visiting J Verna at his home in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Not to be missed, and the Club bar is open!
Saturday June 9 – 6:00 PM – A No-Host Happy Hour at the Community Club. Just purchase your Happiness at the bar.
Saturday June 9 – 7:00 PM Reunion Alumni Dinner, door prizes, presentation, and other festivities at the Community Club. Maybe even some music and dancing! Pat Kirylo '72 is coordinating the dinner and Chris Rockey '78 is putting together the PowerPoint LAHS memories slide show.
Week following – More beach, more tours, and more of everything that
FAX/SCAN/PHOTOGRAPH PASSPORT PAGES FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE
To initiate the security clearance that everyone needs to enter Camp Darby we need to provide an image of the first page of our passport well in advance and also advise them the period of time that we desire access to the base. This can present a bit of a challenge since passports are difficult to copy. Faxing works in a pinch, but it turns out to be much better to scan the passport or take a photo and send that via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An image size of 50k or even 640 x 480 resolution seems to be sufficient. After May 21 this email address will be forwarded to Steve Zglinicki at Stephen.Zglinicki1@EUR.ARMY.MIL and he will see if he can help with your clearance. But do it now, don't delay.
If you want to fax your passport, I'd recommend that you try to copy the front page using several settings of brightness, and then on the most legible resulting copy clearly print your name, passport number, and birthdate, and then fax that annotated copy to 815-301-1873. Also be sure to mention when you arrive and depart the Darby area since clearances are for a specific period. For late authorizations after May 21 this fax number will be forwarded directly to the proper individual at Darby, Mr. Alessandro Maccarini, Alessandro.Maccarini@EUR.ARMY.MIL and hopefully he will be able to process your access request in time.
To see your Darby access status, check the Who/Where link below.
LAHS Alumni Home Page
Who Has Signed Up and Where They Are Staying