Canal record

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Title:
Canal record
Uniform Title:
Canal record (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Abbreviated Title:
Canal rec. (St. Petersbg. Fla.)
Physical Description:
v. : ill. , ports. ; 22-28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Panama Canal Society of Florida
Publisher:
Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
Place of Publication:
St. Petersburg, Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
five issues yearly
quarterly
completely irregular

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Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
periodical   ( marcgt )

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General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 10, no. 4 (Nov. 1976); title from cover.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 13942509
lccn - sn 86040906
issn - 0528-0001
ocm13942509
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ddc - 972
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AA00010871:00234


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VOL. 43


DECEMBER 2009


NO. 4














OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE FOR 2008-2010
Mr. Tom Wilder
President
(352) 694-2211 (evenings)
Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin
1st Vice President
(352) 726-8804
Mr. Tom Spence
2nd Vice President
(352) 684-7771
Ms. Shirley Avery
Director
(813) 831-4114
Ms. Pamela (Scott) Reid
Director
(407) 375-5407
Mr. Mike Coffey
Director
(813) 948-3007
Mrs. Bliss (Morris) Connerton
Director-At-Large
(214) 697-0034
Mr. Robert Russell, Jr.
Past President
(813) 633-8916
Mr. James J. O'Donnell
Legislative Representative
(727) 894-2478
Mr. Chris Wilder
Sergeant-at Arms
(352) 207-6755
Mr. Jim Parthenais
Treasurer
(727) 892-9994
Mrs. Cheryl Russell
Chaplain
(813) 633-8916
Mrs. Nancy Van Siclen
Office Manager/Secretary
(727) 391-4359 (Office)
(727) 319-8593 (Fax)
Ms. Jacque (Crowell) Vowell
Editor
(386) 451-4779 (evenings)
Mr. Bill McLaughlin
Historian
(352) 726-8804

Mr. Chris Wilder
Web Master
(352) 207-6755


CONTENTS
President's M essage................................. ......................................................... 1
Office Manager/Secretary's Message..............................................
E editor's C orner................... ........... .... ......................................................... 2
Early Registration Drawing Information..............................................2
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Special Package............................ .......................2
Proposed Bylaw Changes............................ ....... ........ ...................... 3
February 2010 Carnavalito........................ ................................4
February 2010 Carnavalito Registration Form......................................................5
Lucille A bernathy............................... .... .................................................... 6
March Panama Canal Society Annual Picnic............................. ......................6
M em bership N ew s....................................... ......................................................7
Septem ber Luncheon Pictures............................................................. ............ 8
Synopsis of Minutes (Executive Board Meetings / General Membership Meeting..... 11
L legislative R ep ort............................................................................. ....................11
Your Reporter Says:


Arkansas.......................... 12
California......................... 14
Europe............................. 15
FL Central Florida............. 15
FL Ocala.......................... 16
FL Pensacola..................... 18


FL Space Coast................21 North Carolina..................26
FL Tallahassee.................22 Northwest....................28
FL Tampa..........................23 Panama........................29
Georgia.......................24 South Carolina..................31
Louisiana.........................26 TX Dallas........................32
Mississippi........................26 TX San Antonio.................34


Reunion Candid Pictures........................... ...... .... .....................35, 50
C ongratu lations......................... ............................................ ....................36
Twelve Days of Christmas on the Isthmus................................ ..........................38
W ed din g s...................................................................... .........................................39
Births....................................................... .............. 40
W ith D eep Sorrow ...................................... ...................................................... 41
O bituary D isclaim er................................................. ............................................45
L cooking B ack ................ .............. .......................................... .....................45, 51
L letters to the E ditor......................................................................... ......................46
Panama Canal Museum............................. .................................... 52
A nnouncem ents........................................................................ .........................54
Advertisements..................... ................ .....................................56
Membership Application Form............................... ............................... 59
Panama Canal Society Merchandise Form...................... ............................60
Ownership Form s....... ....................... ......... ..........................inside back cover

Cover: "Christmas courtesy of the Crane Hercules and Dredging Division, Gamboa, Canal
Zone. This old photo was sent by Marie Gibson to Bill McLaughlin, Panama Canal Society
Historian. This is actually a photo that was on a Christmas card. Marie Gibson said her husband
and his men made this in the Aids to Navigation Shop at Dredging Division. It was a very large
board with a lighted poinsettia with approximately 5,000 red, white, and green lights.


The Society office will be closed from Saturday, December 19, 2009
and will reopen for business on Monday, January 4, 2010.

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 10 Calif. Potluck Luncheon, Laguna Woods Village, Calif.,
Clubhouse 1. For information contact David Lane at
lanedavid1(cox.net or call (615) 665-2857.


February 5-6




March


Carnavalito, Holiday Inn, 8298 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, Fla.
Contact Bob and Fran Morrissey at (321) 639-9092 or Donita
McConaughey at (321) 259-0504. See page 4 for information.

PCS West Coast Annual Picnic and General Meeting, Anderson
Park, Shelter #8 at Tarpon Springs, Fla. Contact Tom Spence (352)
684-7771. See page 6.


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PRESDE/N/S MESSGE

Hello everyone.
Kathy, Samantha, Brittney,
~- ~ Chris and I wish everyone a Merry
Christmas, Happy Solstice, Happy
Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Happy
Holidays and a Happy New Year!!
This politically correct greeting
Tom ider was intended for all Zonians and not
l-om \\ ildcr
intended for any other reason than
expressed. Please note that by accepting this greeting, you
have also accepted the following terms: This greeting is sub-
ject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable
with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no prom-
ise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for
her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law,
and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish
is warranted to perform as expected within the usual applica-
tion of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the
issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes
first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or
issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
I hope this holiday greeting has put a smile on your face
and reminds each of you to take the time from your busy
schedule to remember what is important: faith, family, and
friends.
Sincerely,

Tom Wilder, President
President 2008-2010


OFFICE MANAGER/
SECRETARY MESSAGE

We wish all Society members and
their families a very Merry Christmas.
This year has gone by very quickly and as
usual we are getting ready for another
wonderful reunion. Nancy Van Siclen
In the last issue of the Canal Record, the Society placed
several notices reminding the membership that dues for 2010
were due before December 31, 2009. We have placed these
notices for several years, and it sure seems to be working well
for our members. It seems that many of you have decided to
send in your dues in October and November instead of wait-
ing for the end of the year when we are all busy with holiday
preparations.
Please remember that the membership renewal for 2010 is
$40.00. If you are planning on giving a New Membership for
a Christmas or Birthday gift the membership fee is $50.00.
You can either send a check or visit the Society website at
www.pancanalsociety.org and complete the membership
application on the website.
Please remember that if you are planning on attending the
2010 Reunion you must pay your 2010 dues BEFORE send-
ing in your Reunion Registration. If you forget to pay your
dues and send in the Reunion paperwork, your paperwork
will be delayed until your dues are paid.
We wish each of you a very safe and happy holiday sea-
son.
Nancy Van Siclen, Office Manager/Secretary
(727-391-4359;1-866-726-2262)
Email: office(@pancanalsociety.org


Panama Canal Society, Inc.
ZONE (A Not-For-Profit Organization)

4 I"To preserve American Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships" S s
6 ( 7985 113th Street, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4787
0 w- The Canal Record (ISSN 0528-0001) is published quarterly in
\ 4(. March, June, October, and December /
SPeriodicals postage paid at Largo, Florida, and additional entry for
March, June, October and December issues.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Canal Record, 7985 113th Street, Suite 334,
Seminole, Florida 33772-4787
The membership fee is $40.00 annually.
The Annual Directory is published once a year.
Panama Canal Society, Inc., reserves the right to refuse to print anything derogatory or of a controversial nature,
including any advertising not in the best interests of the Panama Canal Society, whose sole aim is to Preserve American
Ideals and Canal Zone Friendships. Single copies for sale at $5.00 each (postage is included) to members only.
All photographs and correspondence sent to the Panama Canal Society, Inc., will become the property of the
Society and will be retained in the Society files and archives.
Panama Canal Society, Inc., assumes no responsibility for advertisements placed in the Canal Record.

(727) 391-4359, 1-866-PANCANAL (866-726-2262) (Toll free), FAX (727) 319-8593
E-Mail: office(@pancanalsociety.org Web site: http://www.pancanalsociety.org/
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday
editor(@pancanalsociety.org

Printed by North Florida Graphics, 19566 SE Institution Dr., Blountstown, FL 32424




EDITOR'S CORNER


I would like to introduce you to our
newest reporters, C. Britton and Ruth
(McArthur) (BHS '83) Coffman,. Britton
and Ruth will be reporters for the Canal
Record "Younger Generation". This column
will be dedicated to news items from CHS
and BHS classmates from 1980 1999. You
Jacque Vowell can contact Britton and Ruth at bcoff-
man@(ibalboatrading.com.
Obituary submissions are accepted only from family
members. We will accept online Funeral obituaries or news-
paper obituaries if family submissions have not been received
by the Canal Record deadlines. Obituary pictures may be
emailed to editor@pancanalsociety.org or mailed to the
Panama Canal Society office. Emailed pictures must be sub-
mitted in ajpeg or tiff format in 300 DPI or higher.
As always, if you have any questions about how to submit
articles or pictures to the Canal Record, I am only a phone
call or email away.
The Area Reporters and I would like to thank the membe-
ship for supporting the Canal Record with their news and
pictures that have been sent throughout the year. We wish the
membership a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas and
may 2010 be filled with much joy and laughter.
Jacque (Crowell) Vowell
387-676-5140 evenings
email: editor(@pancanalsociety.org


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MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
REGISTER EARLY FOR THE 2010
REUNION AND FOR THEIR HOTEL
ROOM.

REUNION REGISTRATION AND
HOTEL RESERVATION FORMS
RECEIVED BY JANUARY 31, 2010,
WILL BE INCLUDED IN A DRAWING
TO TAKE PLACE AT CARNIVALITO ON
FEBRUARY 6, 2010.

THE WINNER OF THIS DRAWING
WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY
TWO-NIGHT STAY (KING OR QUEEN
ROOM) AT THE ROSEN SHINGLE
CREEK RESORT DURING THE 2010
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY REUNION.


PRIZE IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND
ONLY VALID FOR THE PERSON
WINNING THE DRAWING.


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ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK RESORT

2010 Special Package 5 nights for 4

STAY 4 NIGHTS AND GET THE 4TH OF JULY FREE!!!


Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is offering a special package to Panama Canal Society
members who book their rooms through the Society for the 2010 Annual Reunion. Stay
4 nights and get the 4th of July FREE!

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is also offering discounts to Panama Canal Society mem-
bers who register with the Society for the reunion and stay at the Rosen Shingle Creek
Resort during the Annual Reunion in 2010.

25% discount in Osceola for buffet
25% discount in Calla Bella and Land Remembered (specific times apply)
10% discount in the Deli
10% discount at Cat-Tails





TO: Executive Board, Panama Canal Society, Inc.
THRU: President, Panama Canal Society, Inc.
FROM: Chairperson, Bylaws Committee

SUBJECT: Proposed Changes to: Article V Sec. 2 Nomination Procedures, Paragraph C and Article VI Duties
of Officers, Sec.1 President, Paragraph G, Section 5 Treasurer, Paragraphs A and C, Sec. 4 Office
Manager/Secretary (new) Paragraph N.

According to Article XV Amendments, Sec. 1 Method of Amending Bylaws, Sec. H, Paragraph 1.

1. If a proposed Amendment is adopted by the Society's members and an error in its context is discovered, the Bylaws
Committee shall publish the required corrections in the Canal Record for information and consideration of the
Society's members.
a. Society members who have an objection to the Amendment corrections must submit, within 30 days of the
Canal Records mailing, their objections in writing addressed to the Chairperson, Bylaws Committee.
b. If the Bylaws Committee receives 25 or more objections to the Amendment corrections, the corrections must
be processed as a new Proposed Amendment for adoption or rejection by the Society's members.
c. If less than 25 objections to the corrections are received by the Bylaws Committee, it will be assumed that the
majority of the Society members approve the corrections as part of the Society's Bylaws.

Proposed Corrections (in bold)
Article V Nominations and Election of Officers, Sec. 2 Nomination Procedures:

Paragraph C The Nominating Committee shall canvass the membership and select a slate of worthy candidates, giving
due consideration to all eligible incumbent officers, and shall, as a matter of information and with no limitation placed on
the number of nominees for each office, present the slate of officer nominees to the Executive Board at its November meet-
ing preceding the election of officers.

Change: Since the Executive Board now only meets every other month and there is no Executive Board meeting in
November. Paragraph C should now read as follows:

The Nominating Committee shall canvass the membership and select a slate of worthy candidates, giving due considera-
tion to all eligible incumbent officers, and shall, as a matter of information and with no limitation placed on the number of
nominees for each office, present the slate of officer nominees to the Executive Board by no later than mid-November
prior to the December general membership meeting preceding the election.

Article VI Duties of Officers

Change: In a previous bylaw change in 2002 when the Secretary and Treasurer duties were separated, the authorization of
the Secretary to counter-sign checks was inadvertently omitted from the revised Article VI. This authorization needs to be
reinstated into the bylaws under the Duties of Officers.

Sec. President: Paragraph G: Shall countersign all checks with the treasurer or office manager/secretary.

Sec. 4, Office Manager / Secretary, (add a new paragraph):
N. The Office Manger / Secretary shall have the authority to countersign checks for disbursement with the counter-
signature of the president."

Sec. 5, Treasurer: Paragraph A: Serving in an advisory capacity, the treasurer shall be responsible for providing
general oversight and administrative review for all financial matters concerning the Society, and, in conjunction with the
office manager/secretary, for reporting in a timely manner all financial matters of a consequential nature to the president
and the Executive Board and shall have the authority to countersign checks with the president.

Sec. 5, Treasurer: Paragraph C: delete the current phrase: countersigning of checks with the president. It
should now read: "The treasurer shall oversee and be ultimately responsible for the recording, accounting for, and report-
ing of all financial transactions; evaluating performance and actual accounting results against the approved budget; and rec-
ommending adjustments where needed to the budget; assuring that the fixed assets and properties of the Society are prop-
erly safeguarded and accounted for; providing continuous review of the Society's cash resources, and recommending to the
Executive Board measures to properly manage these funds; recommending investment alternatives and strategies to the
Executive Board for consideration, and assuring implementation of the board's decision; and serving as the board's liaison
with the Society's official auditor."

Respectively submitted,
William P. McLaughlin, Chairperson, Bylaws Committee
































CARNAVALITO DRIVING DIRECTIONS

8298 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32940
1-95, Exit 191
Orlando: Go West on State Hwy 408 (East West .
Expy) Drive. Take ramp and go South on State
Hwy 417 (Central Florida Greeneway Drive).
Take ramp and go East on State Hwy 528 (Bee.
Line Expy). Take ramp and go South East on 1-95 i
Drive 13.9 miless. At Exit 191 take ramp to
County Hwy 509 (Wickham Rd).
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Or take 1-95 South, to Exit 191 (Wickham Rd).
Turn left onto Wickham Rd going under the over- wam d N
pass, hotel entrance is at the next signal on the e0
left.

Tampa: go East on 1-4 (US Hwy 92). At Exit 28
take ramp and go East on State Hwy 528 (Bee
Line Expy). Take ramp and go Southeast on 1-95. 'i
At Exit 191 take ramp to County Hwy 509 iH
(Wickham Rd).


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SPACE COAST HOSTING
PRE-CARNAVALITO GET-TOGETHER







FEBRUARY 5, 2010
LOCATION: Royal Crown Room, Holiday Inn and Conference Center
Space Coast Group will again be hosting a get-together in the Holiday Inn's Crown Royal Room, begin-
ning at 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2010
We will provide beer, wine, sodas, and food until it runs out.
Please feel free to bring a dish to share.
Hotel Bar/Lounge will have an extended Happy Hour with some drink specials.
Please join us for a fun-filled evening.
This was a fabulous event last February and we hope to make it even greater this year.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please call Bob and Frances Morrissey at (321) 639-9092;
Donita McConaughey at (321) 259-0504.








Ir lCARNAVALITO

FEBRUARY 5-6, 2010

DINNER/DANCE: Please join us on the east coast in Melbourne, Florida, on February 6, 2010, for Camavalito 2010.
Everyone is invited to an evening of fun, food, and dancing at the Holiday Inn (formerly Imperial's Hotel and Conference
Center). Music will be provided by Frances Lindh Morrissey (BHS'62), who played at the Continental Hotel in Panama
and, through the years, was influenced by Lucho, his style, and his music. Socializing with a cash bar begins at 6:00 pm
with a short meeting beginning at 7:00 pm with dinner and dancing shortly thereafter. Dinner/dance registration will begin
at 5:00 pm.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: There are a limited number of standard rooms (one king or two queens) available at the
Holiday Inn for this event at the special rate of $105.00 plus taxes. There are also a limited number of Junior Suites (one
king with a double pullout sofa) at the special rate of $125.00 plus taxes. When making reservations, please mention that
you are with the Panama Canal Society. You must call the Holiday Inn directly at (321) 255-0077 to make your hotel
reservations. The hotel is now accepting your reservations. The hotel is located at 8298 N. Wickham Road (1-95, Exit 191
Wickham Road), Melbourne, FL 32940. REMEMBER, rooms are limited so make your reservations early. The hotel
cutoff date will be January 21, 2010, at our special rate. Also, any additional nights (before or after February 5-7) are at
the same special rate.

COST: $40.00 per person which includes a combination plated sit-down dinner and entertainment (tax and gratuities
included). Dinner is Center Cut Sirloin and Chicken Francaise (both entrees) including house salad, penne alfredo, green
beans almandine, fresh baked rolls with butter, key lime pie, iced tea, and coffee. The deadline to send in your
Carnavalito registration form is January 29. 2010, to Panama Canal Society, Inc., 7985 113th Street, Suite 334,
Seminole, Florida 33772-4787.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please call Bob and Frances Morrissey at (321) 639-9092, morob(@cfl.rr.com;
Donita McConaughey at (321) 259-0504, panmack(aol.com. See page 6 for directions and other information.
Committee members also include Bill and Pat Benny, Janet and Norman Watkins and Fred Watkins.

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PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY CARNAVALITO
REGISTRATION FORM
FEBRUARY 6, 2010


SMember Name:

I Telephone #:

Please make reservations for $40.00 each.

Names of Guests (Please Print)
11. _5.

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13. 7.

I4. 8.

I Total enclosed: $

Make checks payable to Panama Canal Society, Inc. and mail to Panama Canal Society, Inc.,
7985 113th Street, Suite 334, Seminole, Florida 33772-4787

I DEADLINE TO SEND IN CARNAVALITO REGISTRATION FORM IS JANUARY 29, 2010.
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SPECIAL GIFT FROM THE ESTATE OF Mrs. LUCILLE ABERNATHY


On August 9, 2009, Lucille Abernathy, a member of the
Panama Canal Society passed away. Lucille was a member
of the Society for many, many years and a volunteer during
several of the Society reunions.

The Society is very grateful to Lucille for thinking of us
in her lifetime and after she had passed away.

The Panama Canal Society was notified by her estate
lawyer that Lucille remembered us in her will and graciously
left the Society a wonderful cash donation that will be saved
for a "rainy day".


Panama Canal Society. Inc.


Annual Picnic Jl March 20, 2010




The Panama Canal Society will hold its Annual Picnic at 11:30
a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Shelter #8 in A.L.
Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs, FL. NY 0 V

Anderson Park is located 7/10th of a mile north of Klosterman
Rd., or 9/10th of a mile south of Tarpon Springs/Keystone Rd.,
on the east side of U.S. Highway 19.1

Shelter #8 has ample parking space and is close to restrooms,
with a wide view of Lake Tarpon.
ANDERSON PARK: LAKE
Everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish to share ANDERSON PARK TARPON
and your own soft drinks. (The Park does not allow alcoholic
beverages on the premises.) To avoid having too many of one
type of dish, we suggest that you bring dishes as follows:
Those with last names beginning with A through F, osranR
Desserts, G through L Vegetable, Rice or Pasta dish, M
through Q Meat dish, R through Z Salad or Fruit dish.
The Society will provide plastic plates, utensils, cups, hamburgers, hotdogs and buns. This year we will be featuring
plain, chili, cheese, and kraut dogs as well. Bring your appetite!

Bingo, games and great door prizes are on the agenda. Come and join fellow members for an enjoyable spring afternoon
in Anderson Park. Picnic begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at 12:00 noon. A short business meeting will be held after
lunch.

For more information contact Tom and Cecilia Spence at (352) 684-7771.







MEMBERSHIP NEWS


Greetings fellow members!

During our recent Annual Meeting many of you expressed concern at declining attendance at the Reunion and our
overall declining membership. While our economy has had some impact on Reunion attendance, our membership has
unfortunately been declining for years. The graph below illustrates how our membership has declined by 26% over the
past fifteen years.


Year Members
1995 4506
1996 4273
1997 4233
1998 4067
1999 4052
2000 3878
2001 3975
2002 3976
2003 3888
2004 3730
2005 3688
2006 3563
2007 3572
2008 3543
2009 3338


As we all know, Membership is critical to the survival of any organization. If current trends continue the Panama
Canal Society and the quality of our reunions will surely suffer. What if you decide to attend your next big class reunion
only to find sparse attendance at a low budget hotel with no events? That would be unfortunate. To address this issue
the Board recently voted to establish a Membership Committee in an effort to grow and retain membership. This moti-
vated and proactive committee is seeking ways to add value and benefits to your membership.
So, why is our membership declining so rapidly? It's obvious we have an aging senior membership but that is not
the crux of the problem. We have many "potential" members who do not maintain their annual membership in the
Society or have simply not joined. If our Society is going to survive we need your help in maintaining your member-
ship on an annual basis as well as encouraging others to do the same. When you think about it, $40 per year is less than
taking a family of four to dinner or to a movie. In exchange, membership provides four Canal Records per year with
pictures, news events and stories from fellow Zonians, an Annual Directory, and participation in annual reunions and
regional events as you perpetuate lasting friendships and memories from the Canal Zone.
In the coming months the Society Board and Membership Committee will be looking at ways to add value and ben-
efits to your membership. Some of the things we're working on now:

1. A more robust and interactive website. Our Webmaster Chris Wilder is in the final stages of a server upgrade
that will expand our capabilities, make our website more interactive, and allow us to better communicate with
our membership. More details to follow and you can check us out at pancanalsociety.org.
2. Communication, sponsorship, and participation at regional events across the nation. If you have an event
scheduled, please bring it to our attention. We're looking for ways to support you.
3. Membership options to allow benefits and recognition for multi-year memberships.
4. Incentives and support for mini-reunions held during our Annual Reunion.
5. An official Facebook page and Linked-In Group to help members connect.
6. Have an idea or suggestion? Feel free to email us at suggestions(@pancanalsociety.org.

I look forward to updating you on our progress in the months ahead. In the meantime I ask for your help in encour-
aging membership in the Panama Canal Society so that we may prosper and continue to preserve American ideals and
Canal Zone friendships.

Mike Coffey, Chairperson
Membership Committee


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Ocala, Fla.


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PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY, INC.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
SEMINOLE, FLORIDA
JUNE 13, 2009

Actions taken:
Approved the April Executive Board minutes.
Approved expenditures for the period April 17, 2009 to
June 12, 2009 in the amount of $27,593.84
Approved 17 new members.


PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY, INC.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK RESORT
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
JULY 3, 2009

Significant Actions taken:
Approved the May Meeting minutes as written.
Approved the May financial statement for audit.
SWOT exercise for members.

Please review the full versions of the minutes of these meet-
ings by visiting the Panama Canal Society website at
http://www.pancanalsociety.org.


LEGISLATIVE REPORT

On September 29th, OPM announced 2010 FEHBP
Premiums will increase an average of 8.8
percent. Federal Employees Health
Benefits Program (FEHBP) premium
increase of 8.8 percent for 2010 will be dif-
ficult for federal annuitants to shoulder in a
year when no cost-of-living adjustment
Jim O'Donnell (COLA) is expected and when the federal
employee pay raise is anticipated to be min-
imal.

Federal Unions are also troubled that the share paid by
employees and retirees in the program's most popular plan
(Blue Cross/Blue Shield Standard option) will jump by 12.4
percent for family plans and 15.1 percent for self-only cover-
age. "A 12-percent increase in our program's most popular
plan is bad enough. What's worse is that this comes at a time
when some in Congress effectively want to end the FEHBP
and enroll federal workers in an exchange system."

Prior to the upcoming "Open Season," November 9, 2009
through December 14, 2009, OPM will mail annuitants
detailed information about costs and benefits in FEHBP and
about the Dental and Vision plans, now in their fourth year.
Availability of dental and vision plans, along with their pre-
miums and benefits will vary, are not dependent upon enroll-
ment in the FEHBP, and unlike the health insurance plans,
enrollees will pay the full cost of any elected option.


Retired federal employees won major victories as part of the
fiscal year 2010 Defense Authorization Conference Report
(111-166). Passed October 8th by the House, the legislation
will allow federal agencies to re-employ federal retirees on a
limited, part-time basis without offset of annuity; permit
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) workers to
initially credit half, and later all, of their unused sick leave
toward retirement; and provide for retirement equity for
Federal employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Territories.
Senate approval is expected shortly.

In the press statement, NARFE President Margaret L.
Baptiste said, "During the past several years, NARFE has
played a leading role, along with other federal and postal
employee organizations, in overcoming several obstacles to
pass these needed civil service improvements. For example,
absent NARFE's persistence, bipartisan legislation (S. 629)
sponsored by Senators Susan Collins, R-ME, Herb Kohl, D-
WI, and George Voinovich, R-OH, to allow federal retirees to
be re-employed by the government would not have been
included in the final Defense bill. Many Federal retirees con-
tinue to make critical contributions to our safety and well-
being during this time of national need and when workforce
shortages have deprived some agencies of employees with
critical and specialized skills. This is a victory for active and
retired federal employees."

The Senate Finance Committee met on Tuesday, October
13th, to conduct a committee vote on its pending health care
overhaul bill, "America's Healthy Future Act of 2009."
During the Finance Committee's televised markup, NARFE
has opposed amendments proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley,
R-IA, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR. As originally introduced
the Grassley amendment would have required federal
employees enrolled in the FEHBP to switch to state
"exchanges" once operational. Modified to limit the manda-
tory switch to Members of Congress and their staff, the
amendment was adopted by unanimous consent. Despite
NARFE's seemingly successful opposition at the Committee
stage, the original Grassley amendment could be offered at
any later stage in the legislative process.

Sen. Wyden's amendment, withdrawn before consideration,
would allow certain low-income non-federal civilians into the
FEHBP without a separate risk pool. While NARFE supports
access to comprehensive health care for all Americans, we
insist that proposals to open the FEHBP to non-federal civil-
ians must have separate risk pools to avoid unanticipated pre-
mium increases. NARFE opposed the Wyden amendment
and must continue to notify our Senators of that fact.


Jim O'Donnell, Legislative Representitive


2010 Membership Dues

of $40 are due

by December 31, 2009.







YOUR REPORTER SAYS


AL Allen Cotton
AZ Nancy Eide
Diane French
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Lynn Harp
CA Helen Aanstoos-Hay and Isaac Hay
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Europe Mary Lou Pascavage
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Emerald Coast Edwin Armbruster
Ocala Grace Shadeck
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SARKANSAS


We have sad news to report this
issue. Our past president Mike Horoda
died on August 19. Our heartfelt sym-
pathy goes out to Henrietta and her
family.
Gretta Vowell has spent three
Betty Dunning weeks in Arizona helping her daughter
Ali and grandson Liam relocate to Hotevilla, a Hopi Indian
Village. Ali will be teaching 8th graders this year.
Doug and Camille Gibbs are home and busy getting her
brother's house cleaned and on the market and all the legal
things that go along with a family member who has died.
Camille's brother died in May in Tennessee after a long ill-
ness, so they travel back and forth from their house to his.
Our daughter Cheryl Lowery is back teaching as it is
September. She reports that she has a good class. Japan has
lots of new places to see and explore and they've been to a
few. Her husband Mark climbed Mt. Fuji but Cheryl stayed
home. I don't think he used the word enjoyable but he cer-
tainly wanted and liked the challenge.
Freda Stohrer's granddaughter Eileen Grench who fin-
ished 3rd in Women's Sabre competing for Panama in the
Pan-American Games in July in El Salvador is currently in
training with the national team in Madrid, Spain.

Betty Dunning, Reporter
(479) 633-0612
email: bdunning3@iatt.net

MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER
EARLY FOR THE 2010 REUNION AND FOR THEIR
HOTEL ROOM. REUNION REGISTRATION AND
HOTEL RESERVATION FORMS RECEIVED BY
JANUARY 31, 2010, WILL BE INCLUDED IN A
DRAWING TO TAKE PLACE AT CARNIVALITO
ON FEBRUARY 6, 2010. See page 2 for details.


This reporter (Lynn Dunning
Harp) and her three children,
Samantha, Jess N. and Cheryl, went
to Panama for six weeks this summer.
Husband Jess joined us for two
weeks. We stayed in Las Guias for
most of the time, near the beach. We
enjoyed visiting the areas nearby--
Lynn Harp Santa Clara, Coronado, and El Valle.
While visiting the El Valle zoo, we ended up talking to this
lady and her two granddaughters; come to find out this was
Cindy Fearon, Keith's wife! Once back in town, the Fearons
threw a barbecue inviting us, Kenny Fearon, Ted Fahy,
Bobby Fahy and a few others.
While in town we stayed at the Country Inn & Suites and
the Panama Vacation quarters. The Country Inn & Suites was
a great place to stay. We had a room overlooking the canal
and loved sitting on the balcony watching the ships go by.
The parakeets and toucans flying from tree to tree were such
a treat to watch. We enjoyed a walk from the end of the cause-
way back to the hotel one evening. That took an hour. I had
ridden my bike there as a kid, but never walked it. We also
rented the 4-man bicycle, which was fun.


Overlooking the Canal at Country Inn & Suites






The Panama Vacation Quarters (PVQ) also is highly rec-
ommended for anyone going to Panama. This is a beautiful,
comfortable place to stay. There are two "bohios" out back to
rela at, and a pool. There are monkeys, toucans and, of
course, nekees.
We were able to visit Old Panama, Church of the Golden
Altar and Casco Viejo. Gamboa, where we took a tour of the
lake and Monkey Island, and Summit Gardens. We drove
around all the old "Canal Zone" town sites, went to Taboga,
took a partial transit, did lots of shopping and we enjoyed lots
of good food!


We spent some time with Arthur (Torito) and Tamara
(Matheney) Sherry and daughter Victoria. Arthur's dad Art
Sherry arrived the night before we left so we were able to
meet up for a short visit!


Jess N. Harp, Jess Harp, Cheryl Harp, Lynn Harp,
Samantha Harp, Arthur Sherry, Victoria Sherry, and
Tamara Sherry.

My cousin Eileen Grench visited with us for four days.
She was in Panama to touch base with her Fencing associa-
tion for Panama. She is now fencing for Panama.
/ lllllllll l Ig"'


Jess, Samantha, Jess N., Lynn and Cheryl Harp, Old
Panama.


Lynn and Cheryl Harp making partial transit, Miraflores

We ran into lots of people while we were there. Bob
Medinger and wife Nikki threw a party while we were stay-
ing at the PVQ. Kassie Sprague Taylor, husband Al and
family, Al and Marsha (Makibbin) Sprague, Janice
(Kunkel) and Rick Dubek, Bill LeBrun, and Lew and Sue
Stabler. The kids from all families from both groups had a
great time swimming and hanging out.
Another time while at the PVQ, Debra Boyle and family
were having a get-together and Yvonne Cooper and a few
others were there. From the PVQ there is a nice hike up
Ancon Hill. What a view, we did this several times.
I ran into Art Mokray at the post office. The kids and I
were on our way to the Atlantic side to the Bananas Resort.
He helped me with the driving instructions!


Eileen Grench and Samantha Harp at El Barko, Causeway

There was so much to do and we were fortunate enough
to stay long enough to do a lot! It was rainy season so every-
thing was green and beautiful. The Napoli was wonderful, old
one and new one. The yucca frita was delicious as were the
patacones, corvina, seafood, empanadas; I don't think we ate
anything that wasn't enjoyed.
Anyone living in Arkansas and who has any news, please
contact my mother Betty Dunning or myself. We would love
to hear from you with your news.

Lynn (Dunning) Harp, Reporter
(479) 271-8055
email: Irharp@cox.net

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CALIFORNIA


Here it is the end of summer
and it is almost 95 degrees out-
side. By the time this issue rolls
off the press we'll be stoking
logs in the woodstove, wishing
it was still hot outside or that we
Isaac and Helen Hay were in Panama! And speaking
of Panama, how nice to see and hear from you dear friends
scattered all over the place. The highlight of our latest con-
nection was a visit from the Big Dish and the Little Dish (as
they were called back at BHS in the '60s) aka brothers John
and Frank Disharoon.
They flew into San Francisco from Florida to see a San
Francisco Giants game at the former Candlestick Park (they
didn't win that game either). John (BHS'68) and Frank
(BHS'65) are both happily retired. John is a retired school
teacher and Frank from maintenance from the county schools.
They originally hailed from Los Rios and are now living in
St. Pete. John is still working behind the scenes as a reporter
for the live sports announcers, a task he loves since he is real-
ly into sports. He also has a hobby of collecting watches; real-
ly, really expensive watches! Isaac and I kinda sighed as we
admired our little affordable but reliable Timexes. While we
were meeting Lance Hughes at his apartment in San
Francisco, Tom Slice was walking into the lobby of the
Ramada Inn where he knew the Disharoons were going to
meet us all. Since the Dishes didn't remember what Tom
looked like, he was able to wander in there doing a bajun rant
about "those watchamacallits from Panama."
U imm


Isaac Hay, John Disharoon, Frank Disharoon, Tom Slice,
and Lance Hughes, San Francisco.

Being gentlemen, the Dishes patiently kept their mouths
shut while this character went on. Then Tom let on who he
was and they laughed in relief and it was all handshakes and
camaraderie after that. Lance, with his city familiarity, sug-
gested we have dinner at the Stinking Rose, which is Italian
with lots of garlic thus the "stinking" in the name. We had a
fine meal together in a booth and did a lot of catching up.
John says to keep your eyes out for an up-and-coming foot-
ball player at the U of Florida (Gators) named Riley Cooper,
who happened to be in John's class back when the kid was in
the fourth grade. Tom Slice is off from his firefighter/para-


medic job recovering from shoulder surgery on June 30th.
Lance Hughes is planning his annual three months Dry
Season visit to see his mom Marina in Gamboa and also hit
the surf and catch some waves. He loves Panama but says he
can never give up his happy life in the city, especially fol-
lowing all the live music shows he so loves.


(L-R): Tom Slice, John Disharoon, Frank Disharoon,
Helen Aanstoos-Hay, Isaac Hay, and Lance Hughes at the
Stinking Rose.

Jane Cochrane and I have been busy planning the next
Panama picnic, this year being held in Sebastopol on October
3rd. While making contacts for this event we heard Dave
Judson and his wife had a trip to Texas in October to visit
their kids. Dave was a freshman through junior at CHS and
lived in Ft. Gulick (1958-1961) while his dad was stationed
there. Dave remarked about all his fond C.Z. memories. And
sweet they are...
Nola Swain-Boyer missed the picnic to attend the USC-
Cal game that day. John Millar just got back from Idaho
where they celebrated the BHS class of '65 reunion. He said
he had a great time.
In September Isaac and I headed down to Shell Beach to
visit his sister Zella, husband Jim Harrison, and Isaac Hay,
Sr., who is now living with Zella and Jim. In his 80s now, he
has slowed down a bit. During our visit we also visited with
good friends James and Norris (she's from Macarona,
Panama and he's from New York). Zella, Jim, James and
Norris had spent all morning picking grapes to make wine.
James is Italian and we hear he makes some tasty brew.

-, ,
INUE.. .: ,M .....;-


Norris Bentivegna, Isaac Hay, James Bentivegna and
daughter Nancy Bentivegna unloading grapes.






Well, that winds up this report. Keep on keeping in touch,
I love hearing from you all.

Helen Aanstoos-Hay and Isaac Hay, Reporters
(707) 887-1015
email: haanstoos66(comcast.net




EUROPE


They just keep coming...Welcome
Gizell Ryerson to the Kaiserslautern,
Germany, area!
Mary Lou Manuel and Mimi Azcarraga
Pascavage-Croft celebrated their 25th wedding anniver-
sary in August. They hosted an Italian dinner and plenty of us
helped them celebrate. In attendance were friends Sadith
Aguilera-DeLaGuardia, Marjorie Egger, Robert
Careless, Tom Snider, Kristen Snider, Bob and Patricia
Sprague, Ken Croft and Mary Lou Pascavage-Croft, and
special guest Seco Herrerano.


Mimi and Manual Azcarraga


Ken Croft and I go way back...to kindergarten and
through to high school. Our lives took different paths after the
Canal Zone and have come full circle. So now here we are in
Germany together. We were married in a private ceremony on
AEro Island, Denmark, on September 19.


Mary Lou Pascavage and Ken Croft


The Azcarragas hosted an evening of reliving great mem-
ories with Mindy and Robert Dollar during their visit to
Germany. Lots of good stories were told by Robert Careless,
Maureen Husum, and Ken Croft. And everyone was sur-
prised to find out that Robert and Ken were cousins. There
wasn't enough wine here in Germany so I heard they headed
to France as well!! Mindy, Robert and Islay met up with
Mimi and Manual to tour the Alsace wine region. I am sure
we will be seeing Mindy and Robert again real soon!


Dollars visit Germany


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share some
news; after a long and brave battle with cancer, Ms. Laura
Ann (Gregg) Roa passed away on September 17 (see With
Deep Sorrow). Her determination and courage was an exam-
ple to us all. We will miss her deeply. She will live on through
the lives she has touched. Her gift of kindness and the love
for children has left its mark on students, teachers, col-
leagues, friends, SHAPE and the DoDEA community.

Mary Lou Pascavage-Croft, Reporter
(49) 6371-404566
email: maryloupasc(gmail.com




FLORIDA


Central


Hi to all. It seems that this deadline
came really fast. I hope everyone has had
a great summer and fall.
A note from June Barlow Riesz Dawn Gressang
about a cruise she and others took said, "We had a group for
the Panama Canal Museum fund-raiser go on a cruise and
arrived in Rome on May 4th, having left from Fort
Lauderdale. We all had a wonderful group shot by being
allowed to visit the Captain's Bridge and then after being
picked up in Rome, a great luncheon at a town outside of
Rome called Tarquinia. The people in the luncheon photo
were being wined and dined. The lunch was en route to
Rome, including the half-day guided tour of Etruscan






Necropolis and Museum in Tarquinia. A three-course lunch at
Le Due Orfanelle was given by Travelleaders for the group.
It was a wonderful experience for all. Ports visited were
Punta Delgada, Azores; Lisbon, Portugal; Cadiz, Spain;
Malaga, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; and Marseilles, France.
n~ w I... :n.....


Panama Canal Museum Cruise

T^Tpzy


"In the group photo, beginning on the left of the table are
Jim Bradley, Bev McGowan, Jim Bradley, Penny
Pennington Graham, June Riesz and others. On the right
side of the table is Diane Bradley followed by the Egolf fam-
ily and other passengers. Also included is a picture of part of
the group enjoying the Captain's Bridge on the ship Solstice. "
This reporter and her sisters, Jacque Vowell and Pam
Crowell, and Janet Stuart and her daughter Lindsey went to
a "Hippie Fest" in Daytona Beach, Fla., in August. What fun!
Jacque made a ring of flowers for everyone's hair and we had
tie-dyed shirts and loads of beads and Peace Sign jewelry and
Pam gave everyone small flowers that we stuck on our
cheeks! There was a concert too, and we all danced in the
aisle.


Please keep me informed of your comings and goings! I
love to hear from you!

Dawn Gressang, Reporter
(386) 441-6595
email: dawnthedancer()aol.com



Ocala

Wishing all of you a very Blessed
and Merry Christmas and a Wonderful
and Happy New 2010!!
The General Membership meeting
in conjunction with the Ocala H -
Grace Shadeck
Ditchdiggers' gathering took place on
September 12 at the Ocala Elks Lodge. How great it was to
see 50 PCS members, two guests, Claire Dyer and Helen
Holland, and our youngest visitor, Haley Garretson (2/2
years old) attend this function. Many traveled near and far for
the get-together: Gilbert "Gibby" Freund (Beverly Hills);
Joan Arndt, Betty Blanchette, Dave and Barbara Aycock,
Bill and Geri Foster (Dunnellon); Fran and Dick Clinton
(Lady Lake); John Balschun, Ruth Conlan, Dianne and
Jerry Cox, Don and Tish Dertien, Nancy and Gary Flora,
Joseph Maravilla, Dona Helmerichs, Leo Krziza, Irene
McCracken, Anne "Rusty" LoFranco, Juanita
McConaughey, Leo Shadeck, Albert and Aura Wilder,
Kathy Wilder, Brittney Wilder (Ocala). The others were:
Ken and Bitsy Atkinson (Winter Haven); Shirley Avery,
Mickler Bentley, Chris Wilder (Tampa); Mike Coffey
(Lutz); Katherine Egolf (Pinellas Park); Pete and Marje
Foster (Palm Harbor); Patrick Mahoney (Homosassa); Bob
and Kathie McConaughey (Merritt Island); Bill and
Margaret McLaughlin (Floral City); Bob and Cheryl
Russell (Sun City Center); Tom and Cecilia Spence (Spring
Hill); Nancy Van Siclen (Seminole); and last but not least
Jacque Vowell (Holly Hill).
*4 .... i


Gilbert "Gil
"Norm" Cox.


I NlllBBihZ I -V /
Karen (friend), Janet Stuart, Jacque Vowell, Pam Crowell
and Dawn Gressang.


y" Freund, Pat Mahoney, and Jerry


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Ken and Bitsy (Frensley) Atkinson


Betty Blanchette and Joan Arndt


After an ample delicious lunch, the meeting was called to
order by Tom Wilder, President of the Panama Canal Society
and the Ocala Ditchdiggers. At the end of the meeting, a very
entertaining film titled Red, White and Blue Team was shown.
This enjoyable documentary depicted the young aquatic
swimmers/divers from the Canal Zone exhibiting their excel-
lent diving skills by diving off of various heights starting with
the basic swimming pool wall, diving boards (graduating to
some boards that were at least 40 to 50 feet high), and pro-
gressing to different areas of the Canal. The young boys and
girls showed off their dexterity, gracefulness, and ease as they
dove off the Miraflores Gates, the floating crane Hercules,
the ship's railings as it transited the Canal, and even swim-
ming through the Canal along the side of the huge liner ships.
Many thanks to the PC Society for donating multiple door
prizes; the winners were delighted with their prizes. Muchas
gracias to Margaret McLaughlin who donated a lovely floral
arrangement and to Kathy Egolf, Executive Vice President of
the PC Museum, for bringing a variety of items from the
museum including DVDs of the Red, White and Blue Team.
Finally, thanks to Diane Cox and Jacque Vowell for taking
many pictures of the PC Society members.
How many families do we know that consists of four gen-
erations? Barbara Aycock sent me a beautiful picture of such
a family. Congratulations to Great Grandmother Barbara
Aycock, Grandmother Karen Richey, Mother Brandi
Purvis, and four-month-old Kyndall Sage Purvis.


Brandi Purvis, Karen Riche3 holding granddaiighter
Kyndall Sage Purvis, and Barbara Aycock.

Juanita McConaughey sent me a very nice write-up on her
granddaughter Erin Christy McConaughey, who graduated
from West Point on May 23, 2009. Juanita wrote that she flew
to upstate New York with her daughter-in-law Donita
McConaughey the Thursday before. On Friday, there was a
parade of all the cadets with the graduates marching in first.
It was a very impressive ceremony with hundreds of cadets
marching in perfect cadence. On Saturday, graduation day,
the Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates gave his speech
and then presented the diplomas to the graduates. When the
commencement was over, all the graduates threw their hats in
the air and many children hurried around collecting as many
as they could as they were allowed to keep the hats. Later on
Juanita and family walked around the grounds which were
beautiful and immaculately kept. They climbed up a long hill
where Erin received her 1 st Lieutenant bars. The top of the
hill was the site of an old fort with a circular view of the sur-
rounding area. A Major Bushman and Erin's father Will
McConaughey pinned on her bars. Afterwards they visited a
cemetery on West Point grounds where many military per-
sonnel are interred including General Goethals whose name
is familiar to all Canal Zonians.


Major Bushman, Erin Christy McConaughey and her moth-
er Melody McConaughey, after pinning ceremony.






















tLrn IlCL onaugnei, A-snie lle? L onaugne). ill
McConaughey, and Lucas McConaughey at General
Goethals tombstone.

During the first week of August Betty Blanchette had
many family members who visited the Dunnellon-Ocala area.
She wrote that her grandson Jan-Michael Blanchette, his
wife Lizzi and their two sons, Jean Paul and Michael
Joseph, traveled from Panama to visit her and family mem-
bers. They took the time to see Disney World and Sea World.
Her daughter Paula DaCosta and her husband Greg, with
their two little girls, Hannah and Gabriela, plus Paula's son
Russell Hummer came for the family get-together.
Additionally, Betty's grandson Christian Blanchette flew
down from the D.C. area, and another grandson Billy Foster,
Jr. and his girlfriend Amanda Martinez came to the reunion.
Lastly, Betty's daughter Mary and her husband Ray Shuey
joined the group. Many gatherings took place at Geri and Bill
Foster's house, Robert and Donna Blanchette's house as
well as Betty's home. Betty said it was simply great having
all of them at the family reunion.


Our feature person for the Canal
Record is Donald "Don" Dertien.

What brought you to Panama:
USN Military orders to Panama Canal
Company.
Years in the Canal Zone: July
1966 to December 1976.
SKey Events: Credited with raising
and clearing the SHOZAN MARU in
Don Dertien
February 1968. The guys that were the
prime movers were: Bert Powell (diver from the Industrial
Division), Dick Sergeant (Port Captain of Balboa), Bob
Lowrey (assistant chief of the Dredging Division), and
Julian Hearne (the Chief). I, also, was involved in two pilot
work stoppages at the Canal--I wasn't proud of this!
What do you miss most: Seeing the ships going through
the Canal.
Accomplishments since Panama: Nothing! Actually from
1977 to 2006, I assisted widows and widowers with their
paperwork records.
Don says he and his wife Tish had dinner with Vivian
Simmons in San Antonio, Texas, while visiting their son
Paul Dertien in August 2009.


Don Dertien, Vivian
Antonio.


Back (L-R): Geri Foster, Jan-Michael Blanchette, Betty
Blanchette, Russell Hammer, Robert Blanchette. Front:
Lizzi Blanchette holding Mickey Blanchette, and JP
Blanchette.


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Simmons, and Tish Dertien, San


Volunteers are needed for future issues of the Canal
Record. Please notify me if interested. Muchas gracias.

Grace Shadeck, Reporter
(352) 347-4141
email: lvgs6171@embarqmail.com


Pensacola

Nothing too much has happened
since my last article but we've been
having pretty good weather--much
needed rain and a few cold front
days. Fall is finally here and we will
not miss the unbearable heat with
cooler weather just around the cor-
ner. Barbara Vose-Kulig






Darla started her "part-time" teaching job in Special
Education in August--on her very first day she was called in
to the office and was offered a "full-time" position!! She was
at a loss for words, but accepted the job without a blink of an
eye. With all the recent cutbacks she thought she would never
see a permanent teaching position again--we're so very proud
of her. Special Ed is a specialized field of teaching and she
loves it.
Our grandson Jonathan (10) is playing football this year
again. Because of his height and weight he was moved up
with the older students, but he loves it and can be as aggres-
sive and tough as he wants to be.
In August Deb, Louie and Barb Dedeaux drove to FSU
in Tallahassee to spend the day with their son and grandson J.
He invited them to tour the FSU Campus and they were total-
ly awed by the FSU football stadium, especially Lou! They
had a great time talking and having a quick lunch before
heading back to Pensacola.


J and Deb Dedeaux, FSU Stadium


Lou, J and Barbara Dedeaux


Our granddaughter Isabella (5) started "real" school in
August (Kindergarten). She rides the bus with her brother
Bobby (8) and totally loves it. They both say school is "awe-
some"--imagine kids who love school! Their mom Dawn
now has time on her hands (first time in eight years). We have
lots of time now to hang out--go shopping and out to lunch.
The Egolf family reunion was held in Orange Beach, Fla.,
from September 12-19, 2009. Family traveled from
Washington State, Vermont, Houston, Tampa Bay, and
Pensacola. It had been 20 years since the entire family had
been able to get together, so it was a welcome nostalgic event.


Egoll, Dedeaux, Clement and Vaughn Fainly Reuniion

They stayed in five separate condos, visiting from condo
to condo. In the evenings one family was selected to host a
dinner in their respective condo. The first night a Welcome
typical barbeque of hamburgers and hot dogs was hosted by
Carol and Orrin Clement. Then there was American (Flank
Steak); Italian (Lasagna); Mexican (elaborate Fajitas);
Southern (Fried Chicken); and to top it all off, a cook-off
competition featuring ribs and briskets. Dan Hopson (Orrin
and Carol's son-in-law) and Bobby Heard (Mary Ruth and
Steve Vaughn's son-in-law) competed with both winning in
a draw--both were too delicious to choose a favorite. The last
night was leftovers from all the other meals.
Most of their leisure time was spent relaxing on the white,
sandy beach; a trip to Foley Alabama Tanger Outlet, and
catching up on family news with those who live so far away.
Barb said they really enjoyed reminiscing about the good old
CZ days and wishing they could relive them all over again--
but, as we all know, you can't go back. But with all the fan-
tastic memories, going forward has been great too--mar-
riages, children, and grandchildren!


Katherine Egolf, George Egolf, Debbie (Egolf) Lane,
Buckeye Swearingen, Barbara Dedeaux, and Louis
Dedeaux.

Family and friends who attended were: Katherine Egolf;
George and Bobby (Williams) Egolf; Debbie (Egolf) Lane;
Louie, Barb (Egolf), Jon and Deb Dedeaux; Orrin, Carol,
Candace and Casey Clement; Dan and Carrie (Clement)
Hopson with children Ellie and Pierce; Dawn (Clement)
and son Noah Hodges; Caleb "Cub" Clement; Steve and
Mary Ruth (Clement) Vaughn; Bobby and Megan (Vaughn)
Heard; Drew, Diana and Kayla Vaughn; Buckeye
Swearingen; Helen Holland, and Clare Dyer. If you ask
them, they will all agree--a great time was had by all!






















Buckeye Swearingen, George Egoll, iand I.ouie Dedeaux


Debbie (Egolf) Lane, George Egolf, and Bobbie (Williams)
Egolf.

In August Bob, Dawn, Isabella and Bobby Vose along
with Dawn's family (14 family members total ranging in ages
from 3 months to 60+) traveled on the Disney Wonder cruise
for four nights and five days. They left from Port Canaveral
on August 1st and docked in Nassau and Castaway Cay
(Disney's private island). After docking in Orlando, they
stayed at the Harbour Lakes Marriott Vacation Club for three
days--visited Disney's Magic Kingdom and Sea World. After
that they stayed at the Sea World Residence Inn for two days.
The hardest part of the trip was having to make the journey
back (at least for the kids). When it was time to leave the ship,
Isabella wouldn't stop crying--she didn't want to go and
asked Dawn, "Why can't they just clean the ship and let us
back on?" Everyone said the entire trip was awesome. I asked
Bob about the "comida" on the ship and he said it was amaz-
ing and extravagant (food ALL the time). He found out there
was a Latin chef on board and asked her if she knew how to
make empanadas--lo and behold, she did! She made them
empanadas that Bob said were to die for (of course, not as
tasty as Mom's).


Isabella Vose, Dawn Vose, Captain Jack Sparrow, Bob Vose
and Bobby Vose.

Dawn said the trip was so relaxing--the kids had their
things to do with supervision and the adults relaxed as they
wanted to. Keith and I are thinking about a cruise and I def-
initely want to go Disney!!
In September we received an unexpected package--a huge
box of beautiful avocados from Herb and Pam Spector--we
really enjoyed them. They are well deserving for a box of
homemade goodies from the Kulig family.
How times does fly when you're having the best time of
your life--Keith and I will celebrate six years of marriage
bliss in October--it seems just like yesterday we were dating.
Halloween is just around the comer. It's one of my special
holiday times to bake, decorate and have everyone over for a
family dinner. I'm going to make my fantastic Arroz con
Pollo in my huge Panama market rice pot--delicioso!
Keith is doing such a great job with the yard--green and
beautiful as can be. I think his riding lawn mower is his
favorite toy (aside from his golf clubs)! His vegetable garden
has produced the most beautiful and delectable peppers (all
colors and varieties)--he definitely has a huge green thumb.
He is still enjoying his golf game--goes to the driving range,
plays in local tournaments, and goes out to the course with
Louie Dedeaux.
Thanksgiving is going to be at Dawn and Bob's again this
year. We all really enjoy getting together and devouring tom
turkey.
Our son Brent and granddaughter Crystal (5) who live in
Houston are coming for Xmas this year--we're beside our-
selves with excitement. Crystal called and asked me--


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"Grandma, does Santa know where you live?" She was so
afraid he wouldn't be able to find her (out of the mouths of
babes)! We have a lot of extra shopping and decorating to do.
Santa's coming to our house this year for the first time in
many years!!
If you have any news for my next article, no matter how
small, please call or send to me. Hasta luego.
Barbara M. (Hall) Vose-Kulig, Reporter
(850) 474-6341
email: czbarbv(cox.net


Space Coast

Received the following note from
Frank (Mooney) Stabler. "I enjoyed
the well-planned 50th Class Reunion
of BHS'59!! It was great to see every-
one and to spend time with lifelong
friends since childhood: Henry
Barker, Bill Brunner, Johnny Janice G; Scott
Kimball, Mundo Valentin, and
Stanley Wilson. My niece Nikki Meyer (BHS'87) and me
racing ha! Years ago it was motorcycles. How life has
changed. My daughter Monika Gray attended the reunion
with me and kept me in line. It was great to see everyone!
Coielo suave!"


In August Canal area friends of Valerie DePiper
Boughner gathered together to provide moral and fiscal sup-
port as she prepared for her participation in the November 1st
ING New York City Marathon, running on Team for Kids, a
running-based fitness program for children.
Dennis and Peggy Huff of Merritt Island hosted the fund-
raising event at their home, where the group enjoyed a cov-
ered dish luncheon, swimming, shuffleboard and a variety of
board games. Jim and Pam Reid provided a special
"Panama-style" treat--raspados! Ed Ohman brought his offi-
cial lifeguard whistle.


Jim Reid, raspado man


Monika Gray with her father Frank Stabler


Nikki Meyer and uncle Frank Stabler


Val Boughner and Ed Ohman







Also attending the event were Jim Boughner, Ron, Fran
and Nikki Meyer and nieces Abigail and Allison Gray; Bob
and Kathie McConaughey and their grandchildren Zachary,
Noah, Jennifer and Kathryn Parkhurst; Joan Ohman, Les
Croft; Pam Theriot; Randy and JoElla Deakins; Janet
Watkins; Natalie and Kendall McClenahan; Tom and
Nancy Grimison; and Bill Benny. Contributing but unable
to attend were Barbara Marshall, Beth Brandenburg, and
Jane Huff.
Anyone who ever lived in Pedro Miguel remembers the
swamp that was a constant source of recreation for all the kids
who lived in 'Peter Miguel. My dad Ted Scott sponsored
famous iguana hunts in his spare time during 1948. All the
boys were eager to hold an iguana, but it couldn't entice a
curious little girl (me) to even touch them!

Janice G Scott, Reporter
(321) 783-4316
email: pcsociety ()cfl.rr.com



Tallahassee

Greetings from the beautiful city z
of Tallahassee, a wee bit of the
Canal Zone relocated. Summertime
here in Tallahassee for the most part
is a quiet time of the year mainly
due to the fact that FSU and FAMU
are, with the exception of a small
summer school program, out for the Skip Ro le3
summer and there is no football, basketball, baseball, or any
other large crowd gathering events, so most of us steal a
weekend here and there to go to the mountains, the beach, or
travel out of town to visit with friends and relatives. Since
this deadline came a bit earlier than I had told everyone here,
most were not prepared and have not had time to send in any
good stories. However, I did manage to get ahold of a few
people and got a few good stories.
Tom Robertson has returned from Idaho and Montana
where he has been doing some extensive field observations of
wolves in both Idaho and Yellowstone while working a con-
tract for the state of Idaho in Boise. He plans to head back to
Yellowstone via Bozeman, Mont., this winter for further pho-
tographic work in northern Yellowstone. He hopes to contin-
ue his flying out of Gardiner, Mont., and eventually hopes to
do some volunteer work with the various research efforts that
are ongoing in Yellowstone, if and when he ever gets com-
fortable with the backcountry flying. Being a southern boy
from the Zone, he indicated that he does surprisingly well in
the cold but really has to bundle up. He also feels that he will
be on first-name basis with a number of wolves and at least
one bear, since he keeps encountering them over and over.


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Tom Robertson's wolf he named Castaway

Joe Wood writes that the Panama Canal Museum's Board
of Trustees held its fall meeting on September 21 and 22 on
the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Earlier
in the year the university and the museum agreed to enter into
a partnership arrangement that would provide for the preser-
vation and digitization of the museum's collection. The meet-
ing in September allowed board members and UF officials an
opportunity to discuss in greater detail the terms and condi-
tions of the partnership and gave museum members the
chance to see firsthand the impressive resources available at
UF for the preservation of documents and other items. Joe
says that "partnering with UF will assure that the history of
the American Era in Panama will be preserved in ways that
our small museum never would be able to do. Digitizing our
collection and making it available for public access on UF's
world wide web will allow anyone who has an interest in the
Panama Canal, the Canal Zone or U.S. history in Panama to
enjoy the collection indefinitely." Joe also mentioned that he
and Bev were invited by UF President Bernie Machen to sit
in the President's box at a recent football game at UF as rep-
resentatives of the museum. President Machen expressed a lot
of interest in the museum and was pleased that UF and the
museum would be partners in preserving our history.
Bev and I recently took a trip to Huntsville, Ala., to visit
with our daughter Adriane, who recently moved up there.
While there we toured the beautiful Guntersville State Park,
where she plans on getting married next year to Ron Bolen
Jr., a BHS'88 graduate. Though it was a somewhat rainy
weekend, the mountains and rolling hills were still delightful
to see. On Sunday night, Bev and I along with Ron and
Adriane, his parents Ron and Darlene, and Don and Beverly
George Keller all got together for a scrumptious dinner at the
29 Grill Restaurant. We had asked Ralph and Bayse Shuey
to join us, but Ralph wound up spending the afternoon and
evening in the emergency room with stomach problems.


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Matthew Friedel, our grandson, has been selected to be
the starting QB for the first-string freshman team at Lake
Nona High School, Orlando, Fla. Matthew has worked hard
to show the coach that he can do the job, and do it he has.
Thanks to his father and mother, Brian and Renee Rowley
Friedel, Matt has been involved in soccer, little league base-
ball, Jr. High football, and lacrosse sports since he was in
grade school. His coach says he shows a lot of promise for the
future, and so do the girls. His mother Renee is the school
photographer and has been doing a bangup job with all the
sports events.


Ron Bolen and Adri


Beverly Rowley, Ron Bolen, and Adriene Rowley


Matthew Friedel, starting quarterback

Skip Rowley, Reporter
(850) 422-2151
email: SRowley26icomcast.net


Standing (L-R): Don Keller, Bev Rowley, Ron Sr. and
Darlene Bolen. Seated (L-R): Beverly George Keller and
Skip Rowley.


Ron Bolen, Adriane Rowley, Beverly Rowley, Beverly
George Keller, and Don Keller.


Tampa


I had an unexpected trip to Panama
this past July to bury my brother
Richard Livingston. Ignoring all the .
signs and symptoms of heart disease,
he died at the age of 62 while swim-
ming in the Pacific Ocean. What a way
to go if you have to go so early. Three Sarah
Livingston-Schlicht
of us Livingstons were able to make it Lvngston-Shi
to the funeral: Teresa Hellkenn, Alexander Livingston, and
myself. Rick's Panamanian wife's family dug the grave! We
stood around in the hot Panama sun while they labored to
make it long enough for a 6'2" United States Marine.






While I was in Panama in July, Marcy Nita welcomed
me to her beautiful home in Mariato. Old friends who go back
a long way, we hadn't seen each other in about 25 years!
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The Balboa Church of Christ Biannual Reunion was held
in June in Savannah, Ga. With the exception of Clark
Brandenburg (Brandy), Jean and Andrea Brandenburg of
Zephyrhills, most everyone else were former military person-
nel. The Brandenburgs are standing to the left of the preach-
er who is wearing the large brim hat.


Balboa Church of Christ Biannual Reunion


Local zonies got together for the Rough Riders 5th annu-
al Toga Party at the Centro Asuriano in Ybor City, Tampa.
Seen here are Noreen Hanson, Roy Reyes and his girlfriend
Janet Gefre, Deb Foster, and Susie McCullough Burke.




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Rough Riders Annual Toga Pary


Michelle (Hutchings) Humphrey just got back from a
quick trip to Panama to visit her mom, Vally Hutchings.
While there, she was able to get up to the beach at Rio Mar
and visit with Scott Williams, Jackie Kerr, and Andy
Hirsh. She reports that Rio Mar is seeing a lot of changes
with the new condos going up.

2010 RENEWAL DUES

of $40 ARE DUE BY

DECEMBER 31, 2009.


Sarah Livingston-Schlicht, Reporter
(813) 657-8441
email: sarahs(tampabay.rr.com




GEORGIA


Received a note from Al Graham
of Macon, Ga., with a photo of him in
Panama with friends from the class of
BHS'51. The friends are Ramon
June Stevenson Morales, former Panama Ambassador to
the U.N., Pat Walker Flynn, and Elias
Entebi, Panama businessman. The photo was taken at
Friday's Restaurant. Al was in Panama in July to help his son
and wife to pack up and return to the United States, and while
there also visited his granddaughters, Lorraine and Melissa,
who will remain in Panama. While in Panama, Al also went
to Miraflores Locks and Old Panama. I'm sure Al was
amazed at the many changes Panama has to offer since he
retired and moved to Macon, Ga.


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Ramon Morales, Pat Walker Flynn, Elias Entebi, and Al
Graham.






Also heard from Cissy and Gary Collins telling me they
received a surprise phone call from former Gamboa resident
and good friend, Darlene (Tuttle) Garrett, and her husband
Jack who had driven up from Florida. They had dinner
together and spent the night with Cissy and Gary before
going on to Colorado. Joining them for dinner was their
daughter Jillian Collins Walker (BHS'84) and her husband
Richard and daughter McKenna at Plates on the Square.
Darlene's son Troy was unable to join with them. Troy and
Jillian played together at the Balboa softball field while
Darlene and Cissy sat in the stands and visited. Troy lives in
Colorado where he works for an airline company.
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Back: Gary and Cissy Collins, Darlene and Jack Garrett.
Front: Jillian and McKenna Walker.

They received a second unexpected phone call in August
from Sarah Finkelstein, who was visiting son Joe, daughter-
in-law LuAnn and grandsons, Patrick and Cole, in Acworth,
Ga. Sarah suggested meeting for lunch somewhere between
their two locations, so settled on Jim and Nick's barbecue
restaurant in Hiram, Ga. Sarah contacted Frances (Sis)
Medinger in Conyers who was able to join them. Cissy says
it was a fun 2'2 hours of trying to get a word in edgewise as
they all had so much to tell each other. They all want to get
together in three or four months rather than twelve, as so
much can happen in a year's time.


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Back: Frances "Sis" Medinger and Cissy Collins. Front:
Sarah Finkelstein and Gary Collins.


Ray and Pat Burda sent me their news about visiting
some Zonian friends in Washington state. They visited with
Tammy and Neil Doherty (BHS'67) and attended the wed-
ding of their beautiful daughter Lindsey. Mr. Doherty's sister
Joan (BHS'60) and her husband Bill were also there as well
as Lindsey's brother Neil with his wife Hilary. The wedding
was held at a picturesque vineyard overlooking Lake Chelan,
Wash., where the setting and the weather were perfect. After
the wedding, Ray and Pat stopped at East Wenatchee, Wash.,
and stayed a few nights visiting with Donald MacLean, who
worked in the Power Branch, Electrical Division of the PCC.
Don is the father of Donella MacLean Vogel and father-in-
law of Louis Vogel, Jr. Ray and Pat said they had a wonder-
ful trip and enjoyed the beauty of the majestic Cascade
Mountains of Washington and the always scenic beauty of
Seattle and surrounding Puget Sound. Unfortunately, on their
return home to Georgia, they were greeted with five days of
steady rain. Oh well, at least the drought in Georgia is offi-
cially over.


Tammy Doherty, Neil Doherty, Lindsey Doherty, and Neil
Doherty.

My next big trip will be back to Panama in February 2010
for a 7-day Southern Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean,
which actually sails round-trip out of Colon. Jan and Don
Ponder will be joining my husband and me on this cruise,
along with several other Zonians so it should be a fun trip.
After the cruise my husband and I, along with Jan and Don,
will spend a few days driving up to the Interior of Panama,
visiting El Valle, Pedasi and David as well as the Volcan. Our
first stop after the cruise will be to spend two nights in El
Valle at a wonderful B&B in El Valle that my daughter Lori
Snow stayed at earlier this year and said it was very nice and
well worth the stay. I hope to remember my camera to take
lots of photos for the next issue of the Canal Record.
Joan Coffey Rienks sent me a little note about their sum-
mer visitors. They had a wonderful summer with visits from
grandson Shane and Harry's daughter Katrina Herring and
her two girls, Catherine and Sofia. Shane was with them for
five or six weeks and Trina and the girls one week it was
incredible! They went tubing down the Cartecay River and
Harry, Trina and the girls down the Coosawatte, had picnics,
went to the gold museum and panned for gold in Dahlonaga.

















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Joan Colfe) Reinks, Shane Reinks-Michaloski, Calherine
and Sofia Herring, Harry Rienks, and Trina Herring.

Joan says for all those wonderful friends who prayed for
Shane, thank you from the bottom of their hearts. As you can
see from the attached picture, he is doing beautifully, grow-
ing like a weed and making them all very proud. She says she
knows it is because of your prayers!!
Ray Underwood sent me news of the wedding of his
niece Hillary Underwood in Orlando, Fla. She is the daugh-
ter of his brother Ken. (See Weddings).

June Rowley Stevenson, Reporter
(770) 995-7537
email: panamajune(ibellsouth.net




LOUISIANA

Sharon Creque of Baton Rouge
is planning a Carnival cruise with
friends and family in December 2010
to celebrate her 55th birthday. She
Patt Roberson works at the state capitol in the attorney
general's office.

Patt Foster Roberson, Reporter
(225) 774-7761
email: pattrpani@yahoo.com




MISSISSIPPI

Sandra Roth-Roffy of Greenville
writes about the reunion of her BHS
Class of 1964 held in Park City, Utah, in
September. From the class of 351, 55 _, -' ',.
attended with spouses which brought the Patt Roberson
total to about 75. "An exceptional turnout," Sandra said,
adding that her BHS class was so big that graduation was held
in an airport hangar.


Park City had beautiful weather. It's a ski resort at an alti-
tude of 7,000 feet. Sandra lives in the Mississippi Delta, alti-
tude 0, so it took a bit of acclimating. Some had nosebleeds
and headaches, were tired and draggy for the first day or so,
but she said it was worth it and urges others to attend their
class reunions wherever they are held.

Patt Foster Roberson, Reporter
(225) 774-7761
email: pattrpan@iyahoo.com




NORTH

CAROLINA

Fall is in the air as I write this arti-
cle from North Carolina, or perhaps I
should say rainy season has arrived
as we are now into our second week
of everyday rain! Most of my leaves are already on the
ground and it is still September.
Our big event for the summer was the annual picnic. We
had a small but congenial group with a few first-timers to the
picnic. Tom Judge and his friend Phyllis Cochrane drove up
from Greenville, S.C. with George Garcia, the S.C.
Reporter. George has attended our Christmas party for the last
two years but this was his first picnic. I, for one, am so glad
he came as he brought the most delicious brownies and toll
house cookies. Phyllis brought yummy cookies also. Tom had
come to one of our earlier Christmas parties and it was good
to see him again. Also new this year were George Cockle
(BHS'47) and brother of Dale Cockle (CHS'54), and Lois
Calloway from Tallahassee. Lois has a summer home in
Brevard and they were doing some "fixing up." We were glad
to have them. Others enjoying the picnic were "K" and Bob
Rodgers, Dick and Lynn Cunningham (our museum
expert), Malcolm and Jean Stone, Ron Angermuller and
yours truly, Pat Hunt. Ron and Pat Nessler usually come to
the picnic and this year was no exception. Unfortunately we
had a last-minute change to our picnic area due to the huge
number of people at Jackson Park that day, and they couldn't
find us! We were right across the road but the hundreds of
high school track runners were in between!




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"K" Rodgers and Jean Stone






















LOIs fanoway ana i.eorge coclue


"K" Rodgers spent three weeks in Escazu, Costa Rica, in
late July visiting her son and daughter-in-law Darren and
Alicia Knapp and grandchildren Corinne, age 6, Noelle, 4',
and Marshall, age 2. Escazu is near San Jos6 where Darren
is employed by RealLinx. It was a fun-filled three weeks of
"grandmothering" as they visited zoos, waterfalls and flower
gardens, and even spent a couple days at the beautiful Punta
Leona Beach resort. The only downside were the mosquitoes
in the bedroom but Grandma "K" came to the rescue with
constructing beautiful pink princess netting tents to sleep in!
Ah, the joys of being a grandma! I think Bob hosted three
parties while she was gone. Oops! Just kidding, he was very
lonely with just the dogs and cats, goats and sheep, etc., etc.,
to keep him company! "K"'s daughter Lori Knapp (BHS'86)
is a winemaker for Lolonis Winery in Redwood Valley, Calif.,
and lives in nearby Santa Rosa.
'.___________________


Back: Darren Knapp holding Marshall, and Alicia Knapp.
Front: Noelle and Corinne Knapp, La Paz Gardens.


Lori Knapp


Malcolm and Jean Stone have been on the go since
September but I will have to get all the details for the next
issue. I know there were some reunions involved concerning
"all the ships at sea"! Over the summer they were able to ride
on "Thomas, the Engine" in Bryson City, N.C. It was such
fun!! Oh wait--they were only able to do that because daugh-
ter Lynn and husband Scott brought granddaughters Julie
and Carolyn from Maryland to take them on the ride. I don't
think they allow senior citizens to ride unaccompanied! Lynn
was training to run in the Marine Corps Marathon in the D.C.
area in the early fall. Son David and his wife Michelle and
children Amanda and Josh were transferred to Boiling
AFB, D.C., and are now living in Stafford, Va. Much closer
to grandma and granddad Stone--and probably a little warmer
in the winter!
Tom Hanna was hoping to be back from Florida for the
picnic but didn't quite make it. He continues working on the
house here every few months and we are hoping that he and
Elaine Vestal will be here for the Christmas party, which is
scheduled for Saturday, December 12th, at 2:30 PM at
O'Charley's Restaurant in Hendersonville. Don't know if you
will have your record before that date but if anyone is in this
area at that time we would love to have you join us.
I missed the fabulous annual Octoberfest gathering with
Willy and Wilma Nowotny this year mainly because,
according to Willy, last year was the final Festt" he was hav-
ing! Now, IF he changed his mind and IF I was invited, and
IF I had a great time, I will report it in the next issue.
I understand from Linnea Angermuller that Dick and
Lila Cheville are writing a book about Just Cause and would
like to hear about interesting happenings to include. Their
address is in the Canal Record Annual Directory and I am
sure they would appreciate any information you might have.


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This was a short report so unless I get some last minute
news I will sign off for now. Keep your news coming or I will
never have a shot at the Pulitzer!

Pat Hunt, Reporter
(828) 696-3995
email: pathunt01@bellsouth.net




NORTHWEST


Welcome Fall! As the days grow
shorter and the temperatures cooler, we
must bid adieu to one of the best, albeit
hot, summers the Northwest has expe-
rienced in many years. Though I am an
"original" Owen Street girl from
Barbara Litchford Balboa, the heat really did me in. I am
relishing the cooler temperatures; however, I'm not ready for
the cool, rainy weather that will be upon us shortly.
In my last article I forgot to mention the "rifa" that was
held at our Northwest Picnic in The Dalles, Ore. The winner
was awarded $250.00 toward the price of their hotel room at
the 2010 Panama Canal Society Reunion. Congratulations to
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell McDougal.


Connie Ebdon, Lowell McDougal, Barbara McDougal,
and Suzanne Kleefkens.

This summer Carl Slattery of Zephyrhills, Fla., visited
with Tom and Carmen (Valencia) (CHS'65) Matthews at
their home in Olympia, Wash., during the month of July. The
highlight of the trip was a week of fishing at the Wendego
Lodge on Tranquille Lake in British Columbia.


Anne Grimm is about to have her next book, a collection
of fantasy short stories, published by Xlibris. Her first eight
books have been published by AuthorHouse--two of them
have been about living in Panama.
Anne also reports that she has been in contact with Rollin
Nott, son of Atlantic-siders Gene and Lil Nott; where Rollin
passed on the sad news of his parents' passing--Lil on May 7,
2008, and Gene on May 11, 2008. Rollin has also been in
poor health of late; however, once he is well, Anne is going
to work with him on getting Lil's second book published.
I was finally able to get Bebe (Nehring) DeNike to do her
homework; here is her essay "What I Did on Summer
Vacation"...
"OK, so it wasn't vacation for the whole summer, but
there was a lot of summer in Seattle. The hot, hot tempera-
tures and so little rain thrilled this Owen Street Girl for sure.
I was supposed to have written some of this down for earlier
Record editions, but you know how time flies.
"In May we joined Kathie and Bob McConaughey in
Capitola, Calif., where we spent a few days enjoying the lit-
tle resort town where my nephew Cliff Livingston is co-
owner of Cava Wine Bar. Cliff and his wife Feliz and her par-
ents were terrific hosts showing us all the hot spots in town.
The town is beautiful and a must-see for any Zonians travel-
ing nearby. We spent hours cruising the shops, watching the
surfers catching waves right from the city park and enjoying
food and drinks from the decks of the restaurants overlooking
the sandbar. We walked the Boardwalk at Santa Cruz, rode
the most amazing wooden roller coaster and laughed till we
had tears in our eyes on the bumper cars.
"On the drive back we detoured to Coos Bay, Ore., to visit
Coco Sutton and Mike Hoyt. Their multilevel unique home
is tucked back in the woods with incredible views. Even
though we weren't sure of our arrival time, Coco had a meal
ready for us when we did get there. Combining Oregonian
and Panamanian influences, we dined on venison tacos and
beef steak. Of course we complimented the fare with a local
wine. Mike is an avid hunter and their living room is adorned
with just a few of his trophies. Our stay was way too short
since we had to get back to Seattle the next day, but we are
meeting them again in Eugene in October.


Carl flattery ana lorn iviatthews. Iranquille LaKe


Coco Sutton and Mike Hoyt, Coos Bay, Ore.






























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"July found us in Merritt Island to visit sisters Kathie
McConaughey, Bonnie Tudor and Annette Nehring and
then to Orlando for the Annual Reunion. My broken foot did-
n't slow me down a bit thanks to my Chiva Scooter. The
Annual Big Ping Ding is never long enough to see everyone
you want to see, but we did our best and had a fantastic time.
"We actually stayed in Seattle in August, getting ready for
Bebe's Big Birthday Bash. The event even enticed fellow
Zonians to find Seattle on the map and get here. The soiree
was held at the Tulalip Casino Resort north of Seattle. (Just
pronounce that any way you want to--Dennis did). Bonnie
(Coki) Chevalier (BHS'76) came from Reno and Dennis
Gilbert (BHS'69) flew in from Virginia. Barry Greer
(CHS'69) from Austin, Texas, and Warren Patton (BHS'69)
of Bremerton, Wash., came to the resort the night before the
big party to pre-funk with us. Barry and Warren then contin-
ued on their motor home trek around the state. The Birthday
Bash itself was a smash with a VIP Suite in the MPulse
Lounge. Those who could dance did so to the tunes spun by
an awesome DJ, and for the rest of us, we found plenty of
food, drinks and slot machines to keep us entertained. As we
know, all good things come to an end and the warm summer
nights have become another memory. But the good news is,
next year I will be even younger and have another big birth-
day party!"


MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER
EARLY FOR THE 2010 REUNION AND FOR
THEIR HOTEL ROOM. REUNION REGISTRA-
TION AND HOTEL RESERVATION FORMS
RECEIVED BY JANUARY 31, 2010, WILL BE
INCLUDED IN A DRAWING TO TAKE PLACE
AT CARNIVALITO ON FEBRUARY 6, 2010.

SEE PAGE 2 FOR DETAILS.


Janice Nehring, Behe INehring) DeNike. Dennis Gilbert.
and Bonnie Chevalier (Barbara Litchford's head in back),
Tulalip Casino Resort.

Here's hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving
and has a wonderful holiday season.

Barbara (Greene) Litchford, Reporter
(206) 334-3359
email: NWRecord(aol.com




PANAMA


Saludos de Homestead. This issue
finds me again in Florida, this time to
help my daughter Jenilee Szymanski
pack up her household goods. What a
mess...and a lot of work. My sister
Anna Opel Dottie (Miller) Meissner flew in
from Tampa to help with this major undertaking. We have
been able to squeeze a little fun into our "mission" and joined
Ivan and Lisa Klasovsky and their friend from Vera Beach,
Dawn Fogerty, for dinner at the Samurai (Benihana)
Restaurant in Pinecrest where Sophia was intent on learning
how to mnater chnnqti1ck


Anna Opel, Jenilee and Sophia Szymanski, and Dottie
Meissner.

In Panama, before departing, my husband Carl and I
joined the "gang" at the Elks Club for a BBQ in honor of the
volunteer sailors from the USS Jarrett, from its home port of







San Diego, who while in Panama were going to perform
some community relations work on the Helen Keller School
for the Blind, one of the Elks Club's charities. As is the stan-
dard, the Elks Club provided the meats for grilling and mem-
bers provided the side dishes so there were a wide variety of
menu selections. The club was packed and the food was plen-
ty.

A ... .


Well, now it's time for the rest of the news....
Belinda Byrd hosted a surprise 60th birthday party for
her husband Ron Byrd on Saturday, August 8, at Los
Camisonas Restaurant. The festivities included a musical,
orchestra, murga, and a paella dinner. Guests included Ed and
Barbara (Ryan) Stanford who flew in from Texas to cele-
brate with Ron, Charlie and Julieta Morris, Roberto and
Rosemary Ocafia, Rudy and Miriam Duarte, Kika and
Marta Gonzalez, Manuel Corredera and wife, Pedro
Martinez, wife and children, Pedro and Jackeline Pinilla
and daughter, Ricardo Garcia De Paredes and wife,
Eustacio Garcia De Paredes and wife, Colombia Garcia
De Paredes, Frank Ferro and wife, Luis and Angelica
Dominguez, Yeyita Vega, Emperatriz de Gaytan, Nelva
Soto, Anabella and Titito, and Rosada Henne.
.' .-& :-, dar~ aI~L~ '. "


Volunteer sailors from the USS Jarrett at the Elks Club

A few weeks later we again joined "the gang" at the Elks
for the Great Chili Cook Off, one which my husband Carl
entered, along with 15 others. The competition was tough but
Carl's chili came out number 1, and took the prize. He found
out that day that I really don't care for chili!!


Ed Sanford, Barbara Sanford, Belinda Byrd, and Ron
Byrd.

Lew and Sue (Lessiack) Stabler, along with their son
Timmy, joined Tito Stabler and Kandace Perez for dinner
at the Miraflores Locks Restaurant where Tito had just pro-
posed marriage to Kandace (see Congratulations). There was
much retelling of the evening's amazing event.


Carl Opel and Art Mokray


I'll cover a little news from Panama before I move on to
the rest of the news, which is going to be slim as the time
frame from the last input was short.
Panama suffered another horrific bus accident on August
13, a triple vehicle collision which resulted in 24 dead and 17
injured. Most of the bus victims were from Pacora which
took a toll on the community, and all of Panama. In May the
Florida State University took over the former CZ College
facilities in La Boca, turned them over to the International
Maritime University of Panama and moved their facilities to
the City of Knowledge in Fort Clayton. As of September it
was announced that the former U.S. Embassy Building on
Avenida Balboa will be demolished and replaced by new
Panamanian Government buildings, and which some claim is
a loss to historic landmarks since it was built in the early
1940s.

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Stabler dinner party at Miraflores Locks Restaurant

In August Mel Oller's granddaughter Gaby and grand-
sons Jonathan and Max flew in from Delaware to visit
Panama. Here they are pictured at the Melia Hotel in Colon
and also had a great time in several other places in Panama.












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PANAMA

CANAL

SOCIETY
June 30 July 4, 2010 U II N
Orlando, Florida RE UNION


2010 ANNUAL REUNION REGISTRATION PACKET

Reunion Coordinators Bill McLaughlin and Mike Coffey

VOLUNTEER CHAIRPERSONS


Reunion Registration
Hotel Reservations
Information/Secretary
Annual Business Meeting
Annual Luncheon
Ticket Sales
Golf Tournament
Vendors
Bingo
Dances
After Hours Night Club Dances
Security
Class and Mini Reunions
Despedida Lottery
Despedida
Seminars/Corporate Sponsors
Event Decorations
Owl Show
Transportation
DEADLINE DATES


Tom and Cecilia Spence
Betty LeDoux-Morris
Nancy Van Siclen
Tom Wilder
Kathy Wilder and Cheryl Russell
Jim Parthenais and Bliss (Morris) Connerton
Margot Jordan
Nancy Van Siclen, Bill McLaughlin, Mike Coffey
Jim O'Donnell and Chris Wilder
Bill McLaughlin and Mike Coffey
Shirley Avery
Allison McLaughlin
Jim Parthenais
Pam Reid
Margaret McLaughlin
Bob Russell
Margaret McLaughlin
Chris Wilder
Bill McLaughlin and Mike Coffey
FOR 2010 REUNION


BAILEY PANAMENO DANCE CLASS JUNE 1, 2010
GOLF JUNE 1, 2010
HOTEL RESERVATIONS MAY 1, 2010
HOTEL CANCELLATIONS 72 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS MAY 15, 2010
REFUND DEADLINES JUNE 15, 2010 (TICKETS, GOLF, VENDORS)
SCOOTER RENTALS JUNE 1, 2010
TICKET PURCHASES JUNE 1, 2010
TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS JUNE 25, 2010
VENDOR APPLICATIONS MAY 15, 2010

MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER EARLY FOR THE 2010 REUNION AND FOR
THEIR HOTEL ROOM. REUNION REGISTRATION AND HOTEL RESERVATION FORMS
RECEIVED BY JANUARY 31, 2010, WILL BE INCLUDED IN A DRAWING TO TAKE PLACE AT
CARNIVALITO ON FEBRUARY 6, 2010. THE WINNER OF THIS DRAWING WILL RECEIVE A
COMPLIMENTARY TWO-NIGHT STAY (KING OR QUEEN ROOM) AT THE ROSEN SHINGLE
CREEK RESORT DURING THE 2010 PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY REUNION. PRIZE IS NON-
TRANSFERABLE AND ONLY VALID FOR THE PERSON WINNING THE DRAWING.




**PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INFORMATION IN THIS PACKET PRIOR TO REGISTERING*
NOTICES CONCERNING REUNION ACTIVITIES


MEMBERSHIP
All persons who are eligible to join the Society and plan
to attend the reunion must be enrolled as a member
before May 15, 2010, in order for the applicant to be
approved for membership in sufficient time to attend the
reunion. The annual membership fee of $40.00 and the
administrative fee of $10.00 for new members must be
remitted with the membership application form. The
Reservation, Order and Payment Form will be accepted
from only those members who have paid their 2010
annual dues. New or reinstated members must com-
plete and submit the membership application form
found in the back pages of the Canal Record and must
pay the $10.00 administrative fee. To obtain an applica-
tion or assistance, the Society office may be contacted
at our toll-free number (1-866-726-2262) for those out-
side the local calling area and at (727) 391-4359 for
those within the local calling area. New members and
renewals can be done on-line at the Society's web site
http://www.Dancanalsociety.org "Membership" link.

DEADLINES
The deadline for registering for the Annual Luncheon,
Dance Tickets and the Golf Tournament is June 1.
2010. The deadline for receipt of hotel room reserva-
tions is May 1. 2010, or until such time as the room
block is full and rooms are no longer available.
Members are cautioned to get their reservation and tick-
et requests in early since available hotel rooms and
event tickets have been known to sell out well in
advance of established deadlines. Note: All rooms
and Suites are on a first come first served basis.
Once these Rooms / Suites are full, we cannot
accept further reservations. We will have a waiting
list, but please plan accordingly.

TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE VARIOUS
REUNION ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE MAILED IN
ADVANCE, but instead will be held at the Society's
reunion registration area for pickup by the member dur-
ing registration operating hours. Please make it a point
to pick up your registration packet early when arriving at
the hotel.

Requests for ticket refunds will not be honored if
received after June 15, 2010, unless there are exten-
uating circumstances. Hotel reservations must be
cancelled at least 72 hours in advance in order not
to lose the first night's guarantee deposit. Contact
the Lodging Chairperson or Society office to either
change arrival or departure dates or to cancel your
hotel reservations.

REUNION REGISTRATION (Gatlin Ballroom A-1)
All members and their family members or guests are
required to register with the Society in order to attend
the Reunion; and a non-refundable $7.00 registration
fee per member and registered guest 18 years of age
or older must be paid. For those choosing to do so,
reunion registration can also be accomplished online at


the Society's website http://www.pancanalsociety.org
at the "Reunion" link.

IDENTIFICATION
Only registered Reunion guests with the Panama Canal
Society will be able to attend Society events. Proper
identification (name badge) will be provided to each
registered guest at Registration and must be worn to
gain access to dances, vendors and meetings. You will
receive a 10% discount at the Deli and Cat-Tails food
outlets all day and a 25% discount in the Osceola buf-
fet, Calla Bella and Land Remembered restaurants dur-
ing specific times by wearing your name badge.

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON
(Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club and Sandlake
Signature Ballroom)
Margot Jordon will again be hosting the 30th Annual
Society Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 1, 2010, on
the 18 hole, par 72, Championship (7228 yards) golf
course at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2010. The entry fee of
$85.00 includes range balls, greens fees, golf cart,
luncheon, awards, and lots of door prizes. The field will
be limited to 120 players so send in your registration
form early. Unless advised by the committee, consider
yourself registered as no confirmation will be sent out.
Players are encouraged to invite no more than two
guests to the Awards Luncheon. Guests are eligible for
favors and door prizes.

Based on the wonderful turnout we had last year, we will
continue to do only a 2-person scramble again this year.
Handicaps for each team will be adjusted based on the
Scramble Handicap System used by the PGA. Players
who do not select a partner at registration will be
assigned to a compatible group based on age and
handicap.

The awards luncheon will be a buffet consisting of BBQ
ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato
salad and dessert.

Foursomes and tee assignments will be posted on
Wednesday afternoon prior to the tournament in the
Society's Information Area. Collared shirts and soft
cleats are required. NO DENIM PANTS, SHORTS OR
COOLERS ARE PERMITTED.

THE GOLF REGISTRATION FORM IS INCLUDED
WITHIN THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY REUNION
REGISTRATION FORM AND IS POSTED ON THE
SOCIETY WEB SITE www.pancanalsociety.org AND
WILL INCLUDE THE PRICE OF GOLF WITH LUNCH
AND PRICE OF THE LUNCHEON FOR A GUEST.
IF YOU NEED A COPY OF THE GOLF REGISTRA-
TION FORMS, PLEASE CALL THE SOCIETY OFFICE
AT 727-391-4359 (LOCAL) OR TOLL FREE 1-866-726-
2262 AND ONE WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU.






THURSDAY NIGHT "OWL SHOW"
(Sandlake Signature Ballroom, 2nd Level)
Most every Zonian remembers the Owl Shows and
Saturday matinees at Diablo and Margarita Theaters.
We are planning on continuing with our 4th Annual Owl
Show at this year's reunion. The Owl Show will be held
on Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. There is no charge and
everyone is welcome to attend.

ZONIANS CAN DANCE DANCE COMPETITION
(Gatlin E)
With the increasing interest in TV shows such as
Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, America's Got
Talent, the Panama Canal Society is keeping up with
the times and will host a DANCE CONTEST that will be
held on Thursday, July 1, 2010. So, grab your partner or
your group and enter the contest! Each couple or group
may select an Era in which to dance, and will be judged
within their era. PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES
AND SHOW THAT "ZONIANS CAN DANCE!!!" The
competition will be held on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, see page N in this
reunion registration package.

CLASS AND MINI-REUNIONS
(Wekiwa Second Level Meeting Rooms)
Members desiring to hold a class or mini-reunion while
at the Annual Reunion must coordinate with and receive
advance approval from Class and Mini-Reunion
Chairperson Jim Parthenais at 727-892-9994, or
email him at minireunions(@pancanalsociety.org.
THE HOTEL WILL NOT ACCEPT REQUESTS, NOR
WILL HOTEL PERSONNEL DISCUSS ANY
ARRANGEMENTS, UNTIL THE ADVANCE
APPROVAL PROCESS IS COMPLETE. Class and
mini-reunions requiring hotel suites or special lodging
arrangements will be referred to the Society's Lodging
Chairperson. Coordinators for class and mini-reunions
are responsible for assuring that their participants are
advised of the policies and procedures regarding the
payment of membership dues and registration fees
required in order to attend Society reunion activities. In
order for Society personnel to be able to assist and
respond to inquiries during the Reunion, class and mini-
reunion schedules of events or notices should be post-
ed at the Society's Information desk and are, by hotel
policy, not to be posted anywhere else in the hotel.

REUNION VENDORS
(Gatlin B)
To reserve a table in the Society vending area, vendors
must have paid (1) their 2010 membership dues, (2)
their $7.00 reunion registration fee and (3) the $100.00
vendor fee. Vendors requiring electricity will be charged
according to the amount of outlets and amperage need-
ed. Pricing for electrical hookup is addressed in the
Vendor Application. Vendors must have their table appli-
cation approved by the Society. Assignments of vendor
space are made in the same order that requests are
received and are subject to space availability. The


Society reserves the right to make judgments on items
offered for sale and may prohibit the sale of any items
that are deemed objectionable or inappropriate.
Vendors will be required to sign a hold harmless clause
that denies any Society responsibility or liability for
items sold by reunion vendors. Deadline for Vendor
Applications is May 15. 2010.

Vendor applications may be obtained, as well as
inquiries made, by contacting the Society office by tele-
phone at (727) 391-4359; 1-866-726-2262 or by e-mail
at office(apancanalsociety.org. Printable Vendor
Applications are also available on the Society's website,
http://www.pancanalsociety.org.

INFORMATION AND SECRETARY
(Gatlin Ballroom Registration Desk #1)
The Information and Secretary desk is staffed during
posted operating hours to disseminate information and
provide assistance to reunion attendees. It is the focal
point for information and directions for all reunion activ-
ities, including mini-reunions, hotel services, area
restaurants and attractions, and serves as a message
center through maintenance of a bulletin board for use
by reunion attendees. It is also the center for "LOST
AND FOUND" articles, for the sale of Society license
plates, decals, Canal Records and other Society related
items. Members wishing to conduct Society business
or having membership-related matters to discuss are
also welcome to visit the Office Manager / Secretary
during posted operating hours.

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
(Sandlake Signature Ballroom Second Level)
All members are encouraged to attend the Annual
Business Meeting that will be held on Friday. July 2,
2010. Although all Society meetings are important, the
Annual meeting is probably the most important meeting
of the year for members. This is the meeting where our
national and international members attending the
reunion can listen to Society business and participate in
discussions. Please plan to attend this meeting! As a
bonus, there are always great door prizes donated by
the Reunion Vendors, to include two free round-trip tick-
ets and tour packages to Panama from Miami.






ANNUAL LUNCHEON
(Gatlin Ballroom C & D)
Once again we are planning to provide an exciting
agenda for all attending the annual luncheon. At the
time of this printing, we have not finalized this year's
program. Detailed information for our Annual Luncheon
Program will be in the March Canal Record.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is June 1. 2010,
and a limit of 10 tickets per member will be imposed due
to limited seating availability. The ballroom will open at
11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.
Seating will be at tables of 10 persons and will be
assigned in the order that ticket requests are received.
Seating assignment preferences, as well as special
seating arrangements to accommodate special needs,
should be listed on the ticket order form and will be hon-
ored to the best extent possible.

Diners must indicate on the order form their choice of
Spit Roasted Chicken with Rice Pilaf and Southern
Style Green Beans or Roast Sirloin Beef with Garlic
Smashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach in Brioche.
Also both meals will be served with La La Rosa Salad,
Chocolate Raspberry Fusion, and Coffee and Tea
Service.

Luncheon tickets WILL NOT be sold at the reunion.
Entrance into the luncheon by ticket holders only will be
strictly enforced. Entrance to listen or observe the spe-
cial program only will not be allowed.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES
(Gatlin Ballroom C & D)
Dance ticket requests will be filled in the order of receipt
until the allowed maximum capacity for the ball-
room is reached. Both dances will begin at 8:30 p.m.
and end at 2:00 a.m. The Friday night "PanaZonian
Dance" will feature Tito Mouynes y Conjunto. Dress is
casual. Large purses, bags or backpacks will not be
allowed into the ballroom.

The Saturday night dance will once again feature the
incomparable "Frankie Pretto and the Parranda Band;"
and dress is semi-formal, with no shorts or no jeans
permitted. Large purses, bags or backpacks will
not be allowed into the ballroom.

Children must be at least 12 years of age to attend
these dances.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT "AFTER HOURS
NIGHT CLUB DANCES"
(Gatlin Ballroom E)
Dance ticket requests will be filled in the order of receipt
until allowable room capacity is met. Both dances
will begin at 11:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 a.m. Attire is
casual. Children must be at least 15 years of age to
attend these dances.


BINGO
(Gatlin Ballroom A-4)
"Bingo Jim" O'Donnell will once again host his popu-
lar, free-of-charge bingo games on Friday from 2:00 pm.
- 5:00 pm., and Saturday from 3:00 pm 5:00 pm with
lots of fun and prizes to be won.

DESPEDIDA
(Gatlin Ballroom C & D)
Say farewell to your friends at the Despedida which will
be held on Sunday. July 4. 2010. The doors will open
at 9:30 a.m. Come early and get a good seat.

The Folkloric Dancers, Sentimiento Panameno, will per-
form for your entertainment and pleasure at 10:00 a.m.
The dance group will be available afterwards for photo-
graphs.

What a great way to say your good-byes to your friends.
Come to the Despedida and experience a little bit of
Panama!

DESPEDIDA LOTTERY
(Gatlin Registration Foyer)
Despedida 2010 will also feature the drawing of the 8th
Annual Despedida Lottery to liven up the always color-
ful and entertaining closing ceremony on Sunday morn-
ing. Tickets are priced at $1.00 and are available at the
Despedida Lottery table located near the Registration /
Information area. ALL of the monies collected will be
distributed to the three lucky prize winners.

A WORD OF CAUTION YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT
THE DESPEDIDA IN ORDER TO WIN. NO REFUNDS.

4TH OF JULY FAMILY FUN EXTRAVAGANZA
(Conway)
Three hours of family fun and entertainment including:
music & line dancing, Black Jack, Texas Hold 'em, crab
and horse racing; etc. for ages 3 to 103 for Sunday
afternoon. Stay tuned for updates in the next issue of
the Canal Record and at www.pancanalsociety.org.

MOTORIZED SCOOTERS
Make reservations by June 1. 2010

In response to numerous complaints in past years con-
cerning the difficulty encountered by individuals moving
about the rather expansive reunion facility, arrange-
ments are being made for a local supplier to make avail-
able motorized scooters at a special reunion daily rental
rate.

Call Walker Mobility at 1-888-726-6837. They are
offering free delivery and pick up and the daily rate
for scooters is $30. Members need to contact the
supplier directly and make reservations by June 1.
2010.




NOTICES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS


,W Reservations will be accepted from ONLY
Z Society members who have paid their
U 2010 membership dues and the $7.00
Reunion registration fee is required for
0 everyone 18 years of age or older.

SReservations, and subsequent changes to
reservations, may be made ONLY with the
W Society's Lodging Chairperson. The host
Z hotel will not deal directly with reunion
LU
0 attendees on reservation requests at
the Society's special rates. The
Society's special reunion rate of
$121.00/$250.00/$350.00 plus tax is avail-
able to registered members beginning June 28
through July 7, 2010.

Except in special circumstances, only one
guest room / suite reservation per member will
be permitted at the Society's special reunion
rate; and the reserving member must occu-
py the room.

Rooms will be reserved in the same order as
reservation requests are received and
approved, and will be done so until all avail-
able guest rooms / suites are filled. Rooms
will be assigned by the hotel when members
check in.

Reservation forms that are placed in a pend-
ing status due to non-payment of fees or lack
of information will lose their priority; and a new
priority date will be assigned when the form is
complete. The Society will make every effort
possible to expeditiously advise those appli-
cants who could not be placed and to offer
alternative lodging arrangements.


SReservations must be received by May 1,
M 2010, at the Society Office.
O
STo reserve a guest room or suite, the
o Society's Reservation, Order and Payment
SForm on pages G and H must be completed
Sin its entirety, either printed in black ink or
Styped, and accompanied by one night's
U hotel deposit plus 12.5% resort and sales
w tax (payable to Rosen Shingle Creek
W Resort). The form should be submitted to
2 the Panama Canal Society, and received in
O
0 the Society Office at 7985 113th Street,
W Suite 334, Seminole, Fl 33772-4787 no
.. later than May 1, 2010.

O There are a limited number of "Accessible"
z rooms available for assignment to persons
LL having "special needs," which will be
O assigned in the same order that reservation
z requests are received and approved.
y Requests should be noted in the space
u) provided in the hotel reservation section of
2 the Reservation, Order and Payment Form.
m In order to better accommodate you,
) please specify the needs for which you
require an Accessible room.
u) Members will lose their first night's deposit
Z and the remainder of their reservation will
0 be cancelled, if they:
a. Fail to cancel or amend their reser-
* vation at least 72 hours before arrival
0. date, or
- b. Fail to check into the hotel on the first
, night for which the reservation was
UJ made
O Please Note: No more than five per-
I sons are permitted to occupy a single
hotel room.

Note: Upon check-in, the hotel will recon-
firm your departure date. Any adjustments
to the departure date can be made then.
After the departure date adjustments are
made, shortened lengths of stay, thereafter,
will result in a $50.00 administrative fee.
There is no smoking in any hotel guest
room or suite. Guests violating this restric-
tion will be assessed a $500 penalty charge
on their credit cards.


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0 The 2010 Panama Canal Society Reunion will be
Held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in
0 Orlando. Rosen Shingle Creek Resort features
O spacious King or Queen Double accommodations
O themed with a blend of natural charm with a
Spanish-revival feel and a jewel tone color palette
to create an elegant and functional setting.
Accommodations are warm, inviting and comfortable.
All Rosen Shingle Creek Resort rooms feature ameni-
ties that include plush Creek Sleeper beds, 32" flat
screen TV, small refrigerator, high-speed Internet capa-
bilities, coffee maker, hair dryers, elegant furnishings
and Egyptian cotton sheets to make your stay unforget-
table. There are larger Hospitality Parlor Suites for
class/mini-reunions and Executive Parlor and Grand
Parlor Suites for large families.
Pricing for guest rooms and suites is as follows:

Guest Rooms Double Queen or Single King
are $121.00 plus 12.5% resort and sales tax
for a total of $136.13.
2 Bay Hospitality Suite $250.00 plus 12.5%
resort and sales tax. (For class/mini-reunions)
for a total of $281.25
3 Bay Hospitality Suite $350.00 plus 12.5%
resort and sales tax. (For class/mini-reunions)
for a total of $393.75
Executive Parlor Suites $250.00 plus
12.5% resort and sales tax for a total of
$281.25
Grand Parlor Suites $350.00 plus 12.5%
resort and sales tax for a total of $393.75

Add-on guest rooms for Executive and
Grand Parlor Suites will be charged the addi-
tional Guest Room rate.

If you are going to hold a guest room or
suite with a check, the check total should
include the cost of one night plus the
12.5% resort and sales tax, i.e. Guest Room
$136.13, Hospitality/Executive Suite
$281.25 or Grand Suite $393.75.

A diagram of the layouts of each of the room types
is provided to help you with your room selection.

In order to expedite the room check-in process, we
are asking that you provide us with an estimated
time of your arrival and whether you are driving or
flying to Orlando. Everyone's cooperation in this
regard would be appreciated.


NOTE: HOTEL CHECK-IN IS 3:00 P.M.


2010 Annual Reunion of the Panama Canal Society
Z will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort from
0 June 30 through July 4, 2010; and all members and
1" their registered guests are eligible to attend. Due to
the magnitude of incomplete or erroneously com-
i pleted registration forms being received for reunion
)- activities, it has been necessary for the Executive
W Board to adopt a policy that provides for these reg-
Sistration forms to be placed in a pending file and not
Z processed until correct or complete data, as well as
O the proper amount of fees, are supplied by the appli-
3 cant. When put aside, the registration form will lose
U) its priority status and a new priority date will be
g assigned when the registration form is finally com-
I pleted properly and the correct monies received.
:3 PLEASE, to avoid delays in processing your reg-
Sistration form and not affect your original receipt
2 date for ticket and lodging priority, remit the cor-
Srect amount of money and be sure that all nec-
O essary information is supplied and correctly
L stated.

O CONTACTS
- Questions concerning the reunion should be direct-
ed to the Reunion Coordinators, Bill McLaughlin,
I, at (352) 726-8804 or Mike Coffey, at (813) 948-
WO 3007 or via email at reunioncoordinator@pan-
C3 canalsociety.org. Questions concerning the hotel
W reservations should be directed to the Hotel
W Lodging Chairperson, Betty LeDoux-Morris, via
email at zonianbk(aol.com or call (727) 934-2781.
PARKING
There is complimentary overnight self-parking for
hotel guests attending the reunion; however, non-
hotel guests will be charged a self-parking fee of $8.00
daily. If you are a day visitor and plan to use valet park-
ing, the cost is $15.00 per day. If you are a registered
hotel guest and plan to use valet parking, the cost is
$18.00 per day.
DISCOUNTS
Also, don't forget to ask for your Panama Canal
Society discount when purchasing food at hotel food
outlets (beverages not included). Your Reunion Name
Badge is proof of entitlement. So, be sure to have it
with you! Special drink prices are provided to members
at the Society reunion locations/events.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The Panama Canal Society has arranged for a dis-
counted rate for airport transportation from the Orlando
International Airport to the Resort with Eventions of
Florida. This exclusive round-trip shuttle service is $35
per person (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL) if you make reser-
vations prior to April 30 or $45 per person after April 30.
The rate includes driver gratuity and the service will pro-
vide nonstop direct transportation for all reunion atten-
dees/guests to the Resort. Registration will officially
close on Friday, June 25, 2010. See page Q for regis-
tration form and more information. Please read the
form thoroughly, especially the information about
cancellations.





2010 REUNION
RESERVATION, ORDER AND PAYMENT FORM
Complete both pages, and submit intact.

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PLEASE PRINT CLEARLYAND USE BLACK INK WHEN COMPLETING FORM. Receipt Sequence Number:_

THIS FORM WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL 2010 ANNUAL DUES ARE PAID, COMPLETE INFORMATION
IS PROVIDED AND CORRECT FEES ARE SUBMITTED. NEW OR REINSTATED MEMBERS SHOULD REFER
TO THE GENERAL COMMENTS IN THESE YELLOW PAGES AND ATTACH A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION,
WITH THE APPROPRIATE FEES, FOUND IN THE BACK OF THIS ISSUE. SUBMIT A SEPARATE CHECK TO
PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES.

MEMBER NAME
ADDRESS
CITY STATE ZIP
E-MAIL ADDRESS TELEPHONE NO.
ACTIVITY QUANTITY FEE TOTAL VALUE
REUNION REGISTRATION FEE x $7.00= $
ANNUAL LUNCHEON x $30.00= $
ANNUAL BALL (Saturday) (No Jeans/No Shorts) x $15.00= $
"AFTER HOURS NIGHT CLUB DANCE" (Friday) x $10.00= $
"AFTER HOURS NIGHT CLUB DANCE" (Saturday) x $10.00= $
PANAZONIAN DANCE (Friday) x $15.00= $
GOLF TOURNAMENT PLAYERS x $85.00= $
GOLF LUNCHEON GUESTS x $33.00= $
TOTAL FEES $
Payment by check or money order: Make payable to "Panama Canal Society, Inc."
Checks must be drawn on U.S. Banks, and Money Orders must be payable at U.S. Institutions.


Payment by credit card (ONLY Visa or MasterCard):

Credit Card Number:


Exp. Date


Member/Card Holder Signature:


Visa I MasterCard (Circle one)


MAIL FORM IN ITS ENTIRETY WITH PAYMENT TO
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY, INC., 7985 113th STREET, SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FL 33772-4787

Continue below for additional information required to complete Reunion Registration, to purchase Annual
Luncheon tickets, to register for the Golf Tournament, and to secure your Hotel Reservations. Complete those parts
pertaining to your request.

REUNION REGISTRATION: List each name (including member's) AS YOU WANT IT PRINTED ON THE NAME BADGES
and provide age of each attendee. List name of each family member or guest being registered by the member and
include $7.00 for each person 18 years of age or older. Please make sure you list all registered names so they can
receive their name badges.


NAME


AGE NAME


AGE


6.
7.


New Members or Reinstatements MUST attach a completed membership application




ANNUAL LUNCHEON


List names of attendees and indicate choice of Spit Roasted Chicken (C) or Roast Sirloin Beef (M) by circling one.


Special seating requests:


Mor C 6.
MorC 7.
MorC 8.
MorC 9.
Mor C10.


M or
Mor
M or
M or
M or


GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION: Deadline is June 1, 2010 (See Page B for instructions)


Name (Please Print) Pho

Scramble Teams:
Please confirm with both players before submitting.


Name


ne Number: Email:
*Mandatory** **Mandatory**


Age On
7/1/10


"Mandatory**
Hdcp or Avg
18-hole score


If you would like to play with another scramble team, list them below after confirming that they are playing.


Cost: Golf and Awards Luncheon: $85.00 per person Non-Golfing Luncheon Guests: $33.00 per person
(NO UNPAID GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE LUNCHEON BUFFET)
Luncheon Guest Names

# Golfers # Luncheon Guests Total amount submitted:

HOTEL RESERVATION: CHECK-IN AT 3:00 P.M. CHECK-OUT AT 11:00 A.M.

ARRIVAL DATE: DEPARTURE DATE:
Estimated Time of Arrival: P.M. /A.M. (Circle one)
Are you arriving by Airplane or by Car ?

TYPE OF ROOM REQUESTED GUEST ROOM ADD-ONS TO SUITES ARE EXTRA. PRICES SHOWN
INCLUDE THE RESORT AND SALES TAX. (NOTE: THERE IS NO SMOKING IN ANY HOTEL GUEST ROOM
OR SUITE)


No Preference
Standard King ($136.13)
Queen Double ($136.13)
Accessible King Room ($136.13)

Names of other room occupants.


Accessible Queen Room
Executive Parlor Suite
2 Bay Hospitality Suite
3 Bay Hospitality Suite
Grand Parlor Suite

2.
4.


($136.13)
($281.25)
($281.25)
($393.75)
($393.75)


SPECIAL NEEDS REQUESTS:


HOTEL RESERVATION GUARANTEE: One Night's Deposit (Room/Suite Rate + Resort and Sales Tax)
Check enclosed $ (Payable to: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort) or


Credit Card Number:
Circle: AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Other (Specify)


Exp. Date


Member/Cardholder Signature:




Z Refer to the map provided in these
o Yellow Pages for directions to Rosen
< Shingle Creek Resort.
W When you arrive at the hotel (CHECK-
O IN AT 3:00 P.M.), proceed to hotel reg-
u.LL
Z istration in order to check into your
S room.
9 Review the hours of operation for
Z reunion registration and other events
W in these Yellow pages. Once you
arrive at the reunion, a reunion infor-
-j
M mation package will be provided to
L. you at the Panama Canal Society's
_j registration desk in the Convention
WJ Center. Registration and other event
hours will also be posted on the in-
house television monitors, which may be
viewed from the comfort of your hotel
room or from a monitor in the Convention
Center or hotel lobby.
Proceed at your earliest convenience after
your arrival to the reunion registration area
in the Convention Center to obtain your
name badge, information packet, and pre-
ordered event tickets. At registration, a
volunteer will review with you what is in
your envelope and you will be required to
sign the envelope acknowledging that you
received the contents and that your order
is correct. Reunion event tickets are NOT
PRE-MAILED. Furthermore, only the pri-
mary person registering for the reunion
may pick up the name badges and tickets
from the registration room. Be certain that
all of your guests are registered for the
reunion. PLEASE NOTE THAT DANCE
TICKETS PURCHASED AT THE REUNION
WILL BE AT THE RATE OF $20.00 FOR THE
PANAZONIAN DANCE AND ANNUAL BALL.
THEREFORE, ADVANCE PURCHASE IS
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

If you are attending a class reunion, infor-
mation regarding your class reunion event
will be posted at the Information/Secretary
desk bulletin board. This is IF your class
reunion chairperson has furnished us with
this information. In the event he/she has
not, we will do all that we can to assist you
in locating your class reunion activities.


DON'T FORGET to ask for your 10% or 25%
Panama Canal Society discount when pur-
chasing food at hotel outlets. These dis-
counts vary and are for certain restaurants,
so please read the Yellow Pages under
Identification for more information. Your
Reunion Name Badge is proof of entitle-
ment. So, be sure to have it with you!
REMEMBER, your Society membership
must be current to register for the Panama
Canal Society Reunion, obtain a hotel room
at our special rate and purchase Society
event tickets.
IMPORTANT NOTES: The consumption of
alcoholic beverages on hotel property and
at Society functions, to include dances, is
limited to beverages purchased at the hotel
bars. In accordance with state law, the con-
sumption of guest-supplied alcoholic bev-
erages is permitted only within the con-
fines of the guest's room. No bottled alco-
hol will be carried into Society functions.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages by
underage individuals will not be permitted
nor tolerated, and will be dealt with in the
harshest sense possible. Beverages are
not permitted on the dance floors at any
time.
In accordance with State Law, smoking is
prohibited inside Rosen Shingle Creek
Resort. Also, smoking is not permitted in
guest rooms or suites. Guests violating
this restriction will be charged a $500
penalty by the hotel and the charge will be
put on the guest's credit card.

The theme for the 2010 Reunion Dances is
"VIVA PANAMA!".




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Registration
5:30 p.m. 8:0(
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Information/Secretary
5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Gatlin Registration Desk #1

29th Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament
Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Course and
Clubhouse
CHECK IN: 7:00 a.m.
SHOTGUN START: 7:30 a.m.
Golf Luncheon: Immediately after tourna-
ment play Sandlake (Level 2)

Reunion Clubhouse
10:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m.
Conway

Vendors
9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Gatlin B

Panama Canal Museum
9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Gatlin A2 & A3

Registration & Dance Ticket Sales
10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Gatlin Ballroom Al

Despedida Lottery Ticket Sales
10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Gatlin Ballroom Foyer

Information/Secretary
10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Gatlin Registration Desk #1

Zonians Can Dance Dance Contest
8:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.
Gatlin El E3

Thursday Night Owl Show
10:00 p.m. Midnight Sandlake (Level 2)


PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 2010 Reunion Schedule of Events
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SALES) Conway

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0 p.m. 2 10:00 a.m. (Members only
Al ul. Sandlake (Level 2)


Cultural Seminar
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Wekiwa 4 & 5 (Level 2)

Vendors
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Gatlin B

Panama Canal Museum
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Gatlin A2 & A3

Registration & Dance Ticket Sales
1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Gatlin Ballroom Al

Despedida Lottery Ticket Sales
1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Gatlin Ballroom Foyer

Information/Secretary
1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Gatlin Registration Desk #1

Bingo
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE!
Gatlin A4

Panamanian Folkloric Dance Class
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
St Johns 30 & 31 (Level 2)

PanaZonian Dance
8:30 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
Gatlin C & D

After Hours Night Club Dance
11:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m.
Gatlin El E3


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PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 2010 Reunion Schedule of Events
Reunion Clubhouse I Vendors
10:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
Conway Gatlin B


SVendors
" 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
-_ Gatlin B

) Panama Canal Museum
9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Gatlin A2 & A3
Annual Luncheon
DOORS OPEN 11:30 a.m.
LUNCH 12:00 noon
Gatlin C and D
4th of July Pool Side Party
1:00 5:00 p.m.
Rosen Shingle Creek Pool
Cultural Seminar
2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Wekiwa 4 & 5 (Level 2)

Registration & Dance Ticket Sales
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Gatlin Ballroom Al

Despedida Lottery Ticket Sales
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Gatlin Ballroom Foyer

Information/Secretary
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Gatlin Registration Desk #1

Bingo
3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE!
Gatlin A4

Religious Service
Catholic Mass 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. -
Wekiwa 4 & 5 (Level 2)

Family Viva Panama Dance Time
6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Gatlin El E3

Annual Ball
8:30 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
Gatlin C & D

After Hours Night Club Dance
11:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m.
Gatlin El E3


Panama Canal Museum
9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
Gatlin Ballroom A2 & A3


Despedida
All Society Members and Guests are
invited
Farewell to Friends
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Dance Performance begins at 10:00 a.m.
Gatlin Ballroom C & D

4th Of July Family Fun Extravaganza
4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Conway

NOTES:
Please check with the Information Desk
andlor our bulletin board at the reunion for
other scheduled events, class and mini-
reunions and last-minute changes.

The Despedida Lottery drawing will be
held on Sunday at Despedida.

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.


ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK
RESORT

2010 Special Package

5 nights for 4

STAY 4 NIGHTS AND GET
THE 4TH OF JULY FREE!!!

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is offering a
special package to Panama Canal Society
members who book their rooms through
the Society for the 2010 Annual Reunion.
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- tion to have our reunion. It is nestled along
t historic Shingle Creek, headwaters of the
Everglades, and has nature trails, inviting
" swimming pools and tropical foliage to offer a
serene environment, perfect for relaxation.
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LU Shingle Creek Resort are: An 18-hole, par 72,
0 7,228 yard championship golf course on site,
2 designed by David Harman; a full-service,
L 13.000 square foot Spa, featuring nine treat-
g ment rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center
. with cardiovascular equipment, free weights
UJ and televisions; four pools zero entry family
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3 pool, kiddies wading pool, lap pool, and a quiet
Z lounging pool conveniently located by the Cat-
- Tails Pool Bar & Grill; two Jacuzzis; two lighted
) tennis courts; basketballs available; nature
Z trails; access to guided canoe trips (seasonal);
W fishing, horseback riding nearby; Kids Swamp
O Camp which includes a computer center and a
W variety of play stations located across from the
video game room; and on-site shopping,
including women's and men's apparel, Florida
Arts Gallery and Pro Shop.

If dining is your pleasure, there are over nine
venues to choose from, including: (1) A Land
Remembered a steak house named after the
novel by Patrick Smith, (2) Cala Bella and Bella's
Bar- this is a fine dining Italian Bistro, (3) Caf6
Osceola & Osceola Bar a buffet restaurant (open
for breakfast, lunch and dinner) serving a buffet
and a la carte menu, (4) 18 Monroe Street Deli a
24-hour deli and market, offering a variety of items
from a quick snack to a quick-to-order meal. (5)
Smooth Java Coffee Bar- a coffee, smoothies and
juice bar, serving Starbuck's coffee and an assort-
ment of pastries and snacks, (6) Head Waters
Lounge Lobby lounge bar which is centrally locat-
ed and a perfect meeting place, (7) Cat-Tails Pool


Bar & Grill is adjacent to the pools and serves a
range of food and beverage items in a relaxed out-
door setting, (8) Creek Ice Creamery serves a
variety of treats, and (9) Room Service- 24-hour
full-service dining.

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is situated on 230
acres of land in the heart of Orlando. It is within
one mile of the Orange County Convention Center;
ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport;
ten minutes (4 miles) from the Universal Orlando
theme park and Wet 'n Wild; within minutes to
SeaWorld; within ten to fifteen minutes to Disney
World; within fifteen minutes to all major shopping
venues like the Mall of Millennia, Florida Mall and
Premium Outlets; five minutes from world-class
shopping at Pointe Orlando; less than an hour
from the Atlantic Ocean; forty-five minutes from
Cape Canaveral; and a 90-minute drive from the
Gulf Coast.

We have held our last three Reunions at the
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and they were well
attended with most attendees vowing to return
again this year. The guest rooms are beautiful and
very comfortable. The Creek Sleeper definitely
gives you a good night's sleep. We will be located
in the Gatlin Ballroom area (first level of the
Convention Center) with some activities located on
the second level above the ballrooms. The dis-
tance from your guest room to the Gatlin Ballroom
is a good walk, but is all under one roof. Bring your
walking shoes or rent a scooter if you have diffi-
culty in walking long distances. Elevators and
escalators are available in the Convention Center.
Special drink prices will be offered to our
members throughout Society sponsored events.


Sodas
Beer Domestic
Wine
Mixed Drinks
Beer (12 oz. Draft)


$2.00
$3.75
$4.00
$4.75
$3.00




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With the increasing interest in TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, America's Got
Talent, the Panama Canal Society is keeping up with the times and will host a DANCE CONTEST that will be
held on Thursday, July 1, 2010. So, grab your partner or your group and enter the contest! Each couple or
group may select an Era in which to dance, and will be judged within their era.

PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES AND SHOW THAT "ZONIANS CAN DANCE!!!"

"Auditions" will take place during the afternoon on Thursday before our very experienced Contest
Committee. You pick your partner, you pick your music. (We ask that you limit it to 3-4 minutes) Each
couple/group will be judged on the basis of originality, technique, costume and talent. The winners
from each era of the audition round will then return to the Thursday night dance at which time they
will be judged by the Panama Canal Society members in attendance at the dance.

Following the dance contest on Thursday night, a DJ dance will continue through the evening with a vari-
ety of music from the eras through the night.

SHOW OFF YOUR TALENT AND REPRESENT YOUR ERA IN A BIG WAY!!!

Please complete the form below and return it with your Reunion Registration form. You will be advised via
email as to the time that you will audition. Contact: Betty LeDoux-Morris at Zonianbk@aol.com.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010


Partner Name:

Names of Group Members (not to exceed 6 people)


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Music for Competition (What song and era)
We will have a DJ playing the music.


SDance to which you will compete:
(Flappers, Viennese, Waltz, Jitterbug, Bebop, Rock, etc.

SPlease note: If there is not sufficient participation in this event, it is subject to cancellation. You will be notified.


MAIL FORM IN ITS ENTIRETY TO:
PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY, INC., 7985 113th STREET, SUITE 334, SEMINOLE, FLORIDA 33772-4787
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BAILEY PANAMENO CLASS
Friday, July 2, 2010
Sentimiento Panama, the Panamanian dance group
that has performed for the Panama Canal Society for
many years at our Despedida, will once again be
teaching unique dance steps used in the "typical"
dances from Panama during the reunion. You will also
learn the historical significance behind the different
dances. Beginners are welcome! You don't need to
be an accomplished dancer to participate. Join us to
refresh your dancing skills or learn to dance "Tipico" .
style for the first time. Cost for this class is $15.00 per
person or $25.00 per couple. Class will be held on
Friday, July 2, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. in the
St. John's Meeting Rooms 30 and 31. Pre-registration
is necessary and a minimum of 6 participants is ": -
required to conduct the class. In the event there are
not enough participants to hold the class, your fee will
be promptly refunded to you. Complete your registra-
tion now. You don't want to miss this opportunity.

DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2010

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Beginners are welcome
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$15 per person / $25 per couple
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Transportation
Reservation Form
Deluxe Round Trip airport transportation available through
EVENTIONS OF FLORIDA

2010 RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Round Trip $45.00
One Way $25.00
*Rates include being met by a friendly, uniformed staffer in baggage claim, assistance with luggage
to vehicle, DIRECT transportation between the Orlando International Airport and Rosen Shingle
Creek, driver gratuity and fuel surcharge.

EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE:
Make your reservation by Friday, April 30, 2010 to take advantage of the
early bird discounted rate of $35 round trip and $20 one way!


Three Ways to Register and Payment Information:
S Mail transportation registration form and payment (credit card-Visa, MasterCard or
American Express only; check or money order in US dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank)
to Eventions of Florida, 4302 Henderson Blvd, Suite 107, Tampa, FL 33629
S Fax completed registration form to (813) 315-6379
S Registration online at www.panamacanal.eventbrite.com

*You will receive a confirmation within 3 business days of receipt of your reservation form via email
orfax, whichever is provided.

Reservation Policy:
Registration will officially close on Friday, June 25, 2010.
After this date, please contact Eventions of Florida directly to make shuttle
arrangements or advise us of any flight changes.
Please, no phone reservations.
Only one credit card per reservation form.
Contact Ali Brown, Panama Canal Transportation Coordinator, at 813.600.5763 or
ali(eventionsfl.com with any questions or special requests.




PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY- 2010 ANNUAL REUNION
Transportation Reservation Form

Please type or print clearly all fields are required to process registration:
LEAD PASSENGER INFORMATION:
First Name: Last Name:
Home #: Fax #:
Cell #: Email:
ADDITIONAL GUEST INFO:
FIRST NAME: LAST NAME:


LAST NAME:

LAST NAME:


ARRIVAL INFORMATION:
Arrival Date
Airline

DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
Departure Date
Airline


Arrival Time
Flight #: Originating City.
Flight #: Connecting City

Departure Time
Flight #:


PAYMENT INFORMATION
Round Trip Before 4/30 -
Round Trip After 4/30 -
One Way Before 4/30 -
One Way After 4/30 -


$35 per person inclusive
$45 per person inclusive
$20 per person inclusive
$25 per person inclusive


X
X
X
X
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= Total Due:
= Total Due:
= Total Due:
= Total Due:


TOTAL PAYMENT DUE:


Payment Method: Check# OVisa
Card Number:
Printed Name
of Cardholder:
Card Billing
Address:
City S
Cardholder's
Signature:


OMasterCard
Expiration Date:


itate


DAmerican Express


Zip


ANY SPECIAL NEEDS i.e. TRAVELING WITH A WHEELCHAIR, AIRLINE WHEELCHAIR ASSISTANCE,
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE, CHILD CAR SEAT PLEASE DESCRIBE BELOW:


OCancellation Policy (check here to accept)
Eventions of Florida reserves the right to cancel all reserved airport transportation due to lack of participation, safety concerns, civil
unrest, terrorism or acts of God (including severe weather). If airport transportation is canceled due to any of these reasons, all Panama
Canal Society registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund if Eventions of Florida cannot accommodate the guests on alter-
nate transportation.
*Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm, June 25, 2010, a refund will be issued less a $5.00 service
charge
*No cancellations accepted after 5:00pm, June 25, 2010
DWaiver and Indemnity (check here to accept)
EVENTIONS OF FLORIDA is not responsible for accidents; any mishap due to alcohol or drug abuse by any Panama Canal Society
guest; disasters; government regulation or advisory; death; injury; illness; fire; disruption; delays; modifications or cancellations caused
by weather conditions; or any mechanical or electrical difficulties; strikes; lockouts; acts or threats or terrorism; civil disorder; acts of
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Mel (Little) and Teddy Henter hosted a Comida Tipico
dinner at their house in Mahagual for the Naval volunteers
who worked at the Helen Keller School for the Blind clean-
ing and painting, and then joined the Henters for dinner after-
wards. The menu included empanadas, seviche, filete on the
grill, baked corvina, yellow rice and veggies, and flan for
dessert and, of course, beer and wine. Other guests included
their daughter Elizabeth, her friend Laura, and Trina Clark.
Friends from high school (BHS'94 and BHS'95) got
together at Anyse Matheney's house in Miramar, Fla., to cel-
ebrate her daughter Anastasia's fourth birthday. The theme
of the party was Disney's Little Mermaid.


Nayda (Nieves) Hawkins, Noelle (Farnsworth) Marquez,
Anyse Matheney, Jill (Hauser) Cabezas, and Jenilee
Szymanski.

Doug Webster and Ronnie Evers, both BHS'64, ran into
Nina Brown at Niko's Cafe in Balboa and spent a few hours
talking about Curundu and mutual childhood friends. Doug
used to be a restaurateur but now is into real estate. If you
ever ate the wonderful food at the old Outback, Don Shula's
Steakhouse in El Dorado, and over at the Elks--that was
Doug's doing (and with a couple of partners). Ronnie Evers
was visiting Panama and is thinking of returning here perma-
nently.


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The Panazonian community was again saddened by the
passing of another one of its members: Rose Failla
Hannaman--I will miss my St. Mary's church mate and
friend.
So ends another report--till next time. Hasta la vista!!

Anna Opel, Reporter
011 (507) 262-1001
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SOUTH

CAROLINA

Pictures from the Panama Canal
Society of South Carolina luncheon
held on July 25 at Mimi's Restaurant in George Garcia
Greenville, SC.


Bernie Kakuske, Dr. Eugene "Gene" Bondurant, Brooksie
Rentz, and Chuck Rentz.

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June Stevenson, Pat Hunt, Vicki Howe, and
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Jeanette Morris, Bernie Kakuske, and Dr. Eugene
Bondurant.


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TEXAS


Dallas

"Octoberfest," the Texas State
Fair, and the fantastic new Dallas
Cowboy Stadium is promoted
daily--Autumn is coming soon to
North Texas. Fall in Dallas is won-
derful, finally some temperate Linda Morris
weather.
It's football season and in Texas that means the stadium
lights in every school are burning bright every Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday night. At the first football game for sev-
enth graders at Lone Star Stadium, Joel (BHS'84) and Robin
Scott's triplets were playing. Son Cameron is the kicker on
the "A" team and daughter McKenna is one of the team's
cheerleaders. Paige keeps the pace going with cheers and
school spirit and interest in soccer and basketball. Joel con-
tinues his work with the Piano police and Robin is the princi-
pal at Stafford Middle School (grades 6, 7 and 8) in the Frisco
school district. They live in nearby Pilot's Point. Joel's par-
ents, Pat and William "Scottie" Scott, live in nearby
Livingston, Texas. They continue traveling around the coun-
try in the RV doing mobile missionary work. How great is
that!

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museum exhibit room present the showing of Red, White and
Blue Champions, a GRS Sportlight Series featuring Coach
Henry Greiser's 1939 CZ swimmers. Museum President Joe
Wood was in the process of obtaining permission from
Paramount pictures when Jim Kenealy sent cousin Jeanne a
copy. Marguerite "Babe" (Flynn) Kessler and twin
Marilyn "Sissy" Flynn were part of the Red, White and Blue
Troupe swimmers. The screening of the film was shown in
the Museum area during the reunion. Free! what a deal!!
Edie Farrell spent eight glorious days in Anchorage,
Alaska, attending the wedding of Sarah Murphy, her daugh-
ter Kelly Farrell's stepdaughter. Sarah has graduated from
Harvard and has accepted her internship in Anchorage. Edie
Said, "The bride was lovely, the wedding celebration fantas-
tic and the cool weather heaven."
Cameron and Rickenna Scott Dr. Tim and Barbara (Bloemer) Ellington have built
and are settled in their retirement ranch in Quinland, Texas.
SThey ride their horses daily, grow personal vegetables, raise
Chickens, fatten cows for sale. They love every moment of
country living. Daughter Laura is in pre-med studies at Johns
Hopkins and son Matt is studying at Texas Western in Dallas.
Bob and Linda Morris arrived for a visit in Los Angeles
in style aboard the Norwegian Star on the British Columbia
and U.S. West Coast cruise. A trip to the Grammy museum
and the Getty museum was new and highly recommended.
Then it was off to the grand desert timeshare for fun in Las
A. Vegas. Sister Maria keeps Linda company while Bob plays
S I. Texas Hold'em. This is a yearly trek for the Morrises and one
that is anticipated long in advance.

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Laura Braunstein (niece), Linda Morris, and sister Maria
Alcalde-Thomas at Getty Museum.
McKenna Scott on top
Wishing everyone a very Merry Holiday season.
The Morris gang was there also to see Drew
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San Antonio

Howdy from the great state of
Texas! I feel like I just wrote a
newsletter for the Canal Record. Time
just seems to fly by and I don't get as
much accomplished as I used to. al.
Somehow I believe that many of us Paula
experience that feeling. Kuyoth-Ayers
I received an e-mail from Gary Melant who's from
Robinson, Texas, reminding me that he used to hang out with
my sister Lynn Kuyoth-Lynch and myself many moons ago.
I am sure that many of those times were spent at one of the
beaches. What wonderful memories! He said he had been
talking to Nancy Brady about any happenings in the San
Antonio area. I referred him to Bobby Medinger as he had
organized the May '08 and May '09 mini-reunions. Well, it
appears that Steve Gilbert had a gathering at his house on
September 5th in San Antonio. Billy Bell, Chuck Soukup,
Valerie Krueger, Jim and Lina Norris, Debbie Dekle, Tom
and Jim Young, Nancy Brady, and Barkley Hayes were in
attendance along with Ron Cortez, empanadas, and seviche.
Gary said they had a "blast." Sounds like one of those great
zonie parties.
Randy and I drove to Houston, Texas, on August 29th for
the Grand Opening of our son Dr. Michael Martin's chiro-
practic office. It has been a dream that he has worked on for
many years. It was wonderful to see how his dream has come
to fruition. We received the grand tour of the office and met
his business partner, Dr. Michael Strang. At the end of their
open house we celebrated with a champagne toast and cake.
Randy flew out to North Carolina on September 9th for
his birthday. I gave him a ticket to go and spend time with his
family and friends. While he was there he was able to have
dinner with Frank and Betsy Foster Barbeau. They had a
great time talking about Panama and family. Betsy and Frank
enjoyed their visit to Panama so much that they would like to
move back after they retire. I know that so many of us feel
that way.
After I dropped Randy off at the airport in San Antonio, I
picked up my sister Amy Kuyoth-Rote and we headed off to
the 9/12 March on Washington, D.C. It was an incredible
experience. We stayed with some friends of mine in D.C. who
dropped us off at the metro. The car was pretty full by the
time it came to the third stop where we were standing with
quite a few people. By the time we got to 13th Street to dis-
embark, the metro car was packed. I laughed and asked when
was the last time one had been in a vehicle with fogged-up
windows--as there were so many of us packed in the car that
the windows were steamed up. When we walked up the stairs
to the street, it was truly amazing. It was a sea of people. We
found our friends from Uvalde, Texas, and proceeded down
to the Capitol steps. We sat on the steps until the speakers had
finished. It was such an empowering event and we were so
glad that we had made the trip.

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After the march we moseyed our way home with a stop in
Birmingham, Ala., to see Linda and Paul Boostrom. Linda
has started back to school and has taken on the new job of
Department Chair of Special Education. She is busy trying to
keep her kiddos and all the paperwork in order. Paul has been
working on the house, but stopped long enough to entertain
us with stories, and prepared a wonderful meal--as always.
Anna, their daughter, stopped by for dinner and stayed until
the late hours playing Mexican train dominoes with us.
Aaron came home late from culinary school and joined the
foray. We had a wonderful time!
Aaron invited Amy, Paul and myself to enjoy lunch at the
culinary school's Bistro. We could hardly wait to go! It was a
wonderful experience. We were served by Birmingham's up-
and-coming chefs and watched over by Aaron to make sure
that our meal was perfect. And it was! It was so great that
Amy and I ordered dinner to go. Aaron gave us the "cook's
tour" of the facilities. It was impressive! The pumpkin tart
was fantastic! Amy and I can hardly wait for Aaron to open
his own restaurant. We'll be the first ones at the door!


Aaron and Paul Boostrom in culinary school Bistro
Aaron and Paul Boostrom in culinary school Bistro






The son of Scott and Amy Kuyoth Rote, Mikal Kuyoth-
Rote, is in the Navy and currently assigned to the assault ship
USS New York. He was selected to represent the Navy in the
color guard formation (flag bearer) at the 9/11 memorial pre-
ceding the New York Yankees baseball game at Yankee
Stadium in New York. What an honor! In three weeks the ship
will be making its way to New York City to be commissioned
into the United States Naval fleet. There is a weeklong cele-
bration for this commissioning in New York City.
We are going to Panama November 1st to stay with Ana
and Rob Boyer in La Boca. Just down the street from where
I grew up! While there we will be visiting with Vicki


Sizemore and Ed Wardlow. We have also planned a trip to
the Volcan. We enjoyed our stay at Janet Tilley and Glenn
Lee's Cielito Sur B&B so much that we just had to go again!
Can hardly wait!
Looking forward to hearing from other Zonies. Would
love to know what is going on in your lives and gatherings.
Any news is welcome. Calls, e-mails, or snail mail welcome.
Abrazos,

Paula Kuyoth-Ayers, Reporter
(830) 632-9498
email: pkayers@rocketmail.com


ANNUAL REUNION CANDID PICTURES


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Bill Brunner and Gerard McKenna


John "Little Mo" Morris, Carol Dimpfl Kourany, and
Scott.


Back L-R: Leo Constantine, Lois (Scheidigg) Andress, Lou
Dedeaux. Front L-R: Bobbi (Williams) Gooden and John
Hatgi.







CONGRATULATIONS


HUTCHINGS GLOWACKI

Allen David Hutchings, son of Alba Hutchings III
(Buddy) and Sarah Livingston-Schlicht has become
engaged to Miss Natalie Glowacki. Allen is a National
Certified Crane Operator handling 100-ton cranes in West
Central Florida. Natalie is an educator currently teaching 5th
grade in Brandon, Fla.
Nuptials will take place aboard the Carnival ship
Inspiration on January 16, 2010. Both families will join them
for a five-day wedding cruise celebration to Grand Cayman
and Cozumel.


Kandace Perez and Tito Stabler


DR. MICHAEL MARTIN
OPENS CLINIC

Dr. Michael Martin, son of Randy and Paula (Kuyoth)
Ayers and grandson of Paul and Jane Kuyoth, and Dr.
Michael Strang (Houston, Texas) recently opened their new
business, Clear Lake Complete Chiropractic, in Houston,
Texas. This was a lifelong dream for both of these doctors.
Their grand opening celebration was held on August 29,
2009, with refreshments and free massage therapy services by
a local therapist. There were quite a few participants attend-
ing. Their business offers full-service chiropractics and health
education services. At the close of the celebration, there was
a champagne toast to complete the ceremonies.


Allen David Hutchings and Natalie Glowacki


STABLER PEREZ

Tito Stabler of Gainesville, Fla., son of Lew and Sue
(Lessiack) Stabler, brought his girlfriend, Kandace Perez,
home to Panama for a weeklong visit in August. While they
were here, he proposed to her at the Miraflores Locks
Restaurant on August 16, which was the fourth anniversary of
their first date.
As far as proposals go, it was pretty spectacular. By pre-
arrangement Tito got down on one knee with his ring just as
a ship in the locks passed the restaurant, blowing its deep
horns and displaying from the railing of its wheelhouse a big
white sign painted with red letters that said, "KANDACE,
WILL YOU MARRY ME?" Soon after the big moment, Sue
and Lew and their son Timmy joined the happy couple for
dinner and much retelling of the evening's amazing event.


or. Michael Strang and Dr. Michael Martin

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RICHARD E. DeTORE,
CENTENARIAN

To celebrate Richard E. DeTore's 100th birthday in
August, Mr. DeTore's seven children and their families gath-
ered in Seminole, Fla. The children came from near and far
away and are in age from oldest to youngest--Richard H.
DeTore, Priest, Los Angeles, Calif.; Charles E. DeTore,
retired PC Industrial Div., Chesapeake, Va.; Gerarde C.
DeTore, retired USAF and Transitions Optical, Seminole,
Fla.; Jon P. DeTore, "Jungle Jon" Butterflies, St. Petersburg,
Fla.; Nan A. DeTore, Teacher's Assistant, St. Petersburg,
Fla.; Kathleen G. DeTore, Nurse, Red Bluff, Calif.; and Joe
M. DeTore, Sales, Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. DeTore first went to the Canal Zone in the '30s as a
member of the U.S. Army Air Forces and lived in tents on
France Field until quarters became available at Albrook Field
on the Pacific side. He met his future bride, Miss Gwendolyn
McKeown, at the Balboa swimming pool where he regularly
swam with the Red, White & Blue Troupe and taught swim-
ming.
After leaving the Army and the Canal Zone he went back
to his home in Philadelphia, married Gwendolyn and they had
their first four children (all boys--they really wanted a girl).
Moving back to the Canal Zone in 1946, he went to work
with the U.S. Navy Dept. as a fuel gauger at the Gatun Tank
Farm. Their next child, a girl, was born on April Fools' Day-
-must have been the Chagres water. Another girl and a boy
were born in the Canal Zone before Mr. DeTore retired from
the U.S. Navy Dept. and moved to St. Petersburg in 1968.


helped Trinity defeat the 2008 defending champions, Tampa
Cambridge, 10-6 in ten innings.
Jack (17) is the son of John P. Corrigan IV (BHS'80)
and Marti Bell-Corrigan (BHS'81). Paternal grandparents
are Jack Corrigan (BHS'54) and Gloria (Ely) Corrigan
(BHS'59) of Deltona and maternal grandparents are William
"Dick" Bell and Amelia (Tourino) Bell of Debary, Fla.


John P. "Jack" Corrigan V


NICHOLE LAUREN GREY


Nichole Lauren Grey, daughter of Lisa (Bonk) Grey,
graduated with the first graduating class of Wiregrass Ranch
High School, Wesley Chapel, Fla., on May 31, 2009. She will
attend the University of South Florida in the Fall.
Nichole is the granddaughter of JoAnn Massengill of
Zephyrhills, Fla., and Phillip Bonk of the Republic of
Panama.


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C. DeTore, Richard E. DeTore, Jon P. DeTore, Nan A.
DeTore, Kathleen G. DeTore, and Joe M. DeTore.


JACK CORRIGAN, STARTING
CATCHER, FLA. STATE CLASS IA

John P. Corrigan V, known simply as Jack to family and
friends, was the starting catcher for Trinity Christian
Academy of Deltona, Fla., when they won the Florida State
Class 1A baseball championship on May 21, 2009, in Port St.
Lucie, Fla. His two-run double and excellent defensive play


Nichole Lauren Grey and Lisa (Bonk) Grey






IAN HERRING IN TOP 3%

Dr. Ian Herring, BHS Class of'84, finished 164th of 458
finishers in the grueling Shenandoah Mountain 100 Labor
Day bike endurance race. The Shenandoah Mountain 100 is
one of eight races in the National Ultra Endurance Series,
where competitors ride 100 miles, climbing 14,000 feet (in
altitude). This was Ian's 3rd year competing in this race,
improving each time. Out of 550 starters, he finished in the
top three percent to which he said jokingly "perhaps this
proves that we (men) improve with age."
Ian and his family live in Blacksburg, Va., where he teach-
es Veterinarian Ophthalmology at Virginia Tech. His wife
Erin practices at a small animal clinic in Blacksburg animal
clinic. She did volunteer work at the race, and with their three
children, were on hand to cheer dad at the finish line. Dr. In
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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
ON THE ISTHMUS

*sung to the tune of Twelve Days of Christmas



On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
g ...pico feo in a mango tree
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
". ...two crocodiles

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...three kinkajous

SOn the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...four screaming buzzards

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
... five coconuts

SOn the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...six gato solos

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...seven golden frogs

S," wOn the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...eight boa constrictors

One the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...nine armadillos

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...ten green iguanas

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...eleven traipsing tapirs

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
...twelve fat conejos







WEDDINGS


BLOUNT FINNEMAN

Thomas J. Finneman (CHS'74) and Rochelle Blount
were united in marriage on May 29, 2009, in an outdoor cer-
emony at the Ezell House in Mobile, Ala. The bride is the
daughter of the late Edward C. Blount and Virginia W.
Blount of Mobile, Ala., both formerly of Gatun and
Margarita, Canal Zone. The groom is the son of the late
Theodore and Patricia Cicero Finneman of Dothan, Ala.,
formerly of Gatun, Canal Zone.
Rochelle was given away by her brother Edward C.
Blount, Jr. (CHS'76). The best man was George Cruz
(CHS'73) and Tom's brother David Finneman was a
groomsman. Colin Blount, Rochelle's nephew, was the ring
bearer. Lucy Blount-Rhyne (CHS'75) and Nancy Blount
Olijynk, sisters of the bride, served as bridesmaids.
Samantha LaPorta was the flower girl. Tom's brother Joe
Finneman wrote and sang "Take My Hand" as the bride was
escorted by her brother.
The reception was held at the Ezell House following a
beautiful early evening ceremony where the weather was per-
fect! Guests were treated with singing by the wonderful tal-
ents of Joe Finneman, Carter Blount, and George Cruz. The
wedding was attended by close family and friends including
Zonians Tom and Kathy Wilder; D, Terry, and Samantha
LaPorta; Russell, Leslie, Jenny, and Aislyn Gillespie; Jon
and Deb Dedeaux; Tom Gabriel; Ed Overstreet; George
Cruz; Suzanne Steele Fleming and daughter Erin; and Rod
Snyder. Family included Joe, Tricia, and Sydney
Finneman; Dave, Marsha, Patrick, and Matthew
Finneman; Larry Finneman and girlfriend Diane; Virginia
Blount; Ed, Shannon, Carter, Kaitlyn, and Colin Blount;
Steve and Lucy Rhyne; Ted and Nancy Olijynk; Fred and
Carolyn Highley. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrat-
ing this joyous event!
Rochelle and Tom went to Jamaica for their honeymoon
and reside in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Rochelle is a fourth-grade
teacher in Weston, Fla., and Tom works for Homeland
Security.


UNDERWOOD TANTON

Hillary Underwood, niece of Ray Underwood, was
married on April 18, 2009, to Michael Tanton at the Grand
Floridian Wedding Chapel at Disney World. Parents of the
bride are Kenneth L. Underwood and Kathy Kelleher and
the parents of the groom are Dr. and Mrs. Tanton of
Baltimore, Md.
Hillary and Michael are both employed by the U.S. State
Department and will move to their new home in Athens,
Greece, in October 2009. Hillary is also a graduate of Duke
University.


Michael Tanton and Hillary Underwood


Rochelle Blount and Thomas Finneman


Ken, Paul, and Ray Underwood







BIRTHS
Effective with the March 1993 edition, baby pictures must
include parents or grandparents.

EMILY ALIDA DALSTROM

Emily Alida Dahlstrom was born Sunday, March 29,
2009, at 4:35 PM. She has as her proud parents, Katy and
Rick Dahlstrom of Aviano, Italy. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz.
and was 21/2 inches long.
Emily started a life of traveling when she returned to the
USA this past summer to visit her great-grandparents, grand-
narent irnncles mnntq and comiinnm


Underwood wedding party


DE ST GERMAIN HOLLOWAY

On September 19, 2009, under the guise of a housewarm-
ing party at Jody de St. Germain and Dianne Holloway's
lovely new home in Allen, Texas, 50 guests were called into
the living room to toast their new home. A surprise announce-
ment was made that Jody and Dianne were to be married that
night!!
Twenty minutes later, the beautiful bride made her way
down the circular stairway and back to the excited guests
spewing from the living room and kitchen. After a 20-minute
ceremony, the reception and party continued with a cham-
pagne toast, cutting of the wedding cake and cigars on the
patio. A charming DJ provided music and of course the 15
Zonians in attendance were the first and last on the dance
floor.


de St. Germain Holloway wedding/housewarming group


Katy Dahlstrom holding Emily Alida and Rick Dahlstrom


LOKKEN GUNN WALTON

Bonnie (Gunn) and Arnold Abellera announce the birth
of their first grandchild Lokken Gunn Walton, son of
Lillian Abellera and William Walton. Great-grandpa
Landen H. Gunn helped celebrate Lokken's arrival when he
visited Tallahassee shortly after Lokken's birth.
Lokken was born September 15, 2009, weighed 7 lbs. 12
oz. and was 20/4 inches long at birth. He is enjoying the ben-
efits of nearby grandparents, uncles and visiting family mem-
bers.


Bonnie Abellera, Lillian Abellera holding Lokken, and
Landen Gunn.







7e DEE7; P sORROw


Lucille (Ritter) Abernathy, 93,
of Cynthiana, Ky., passed away on
August 2, 2009. Lucille was born on
April 4, 1916, in Pendleton County,
Ky., and attended schools in
Falmouth. Upon graduation from high
school, Lou enrolled in the business
college in Cincinnati, Ohio. After
obtaining her business degree she
worked in Williamstown, Ky., where she met Prentice
Abernathy and after a whirlwind romance they became
engaged and she traveled to the Panama Canal Zone where
they were married on November 19, 1943, in the Balboa
Union Church.
They resided in the Canal Zone for thirty years. After their
marriage, Lou was hired by the Commissary Division as a
buyer and worked in different positions until retirement. Lou
retired in 1973 and moved to Miami with Prentice and they
lived there until Prentice's death on October 4, 1984. After
staying in Miami a few years after her husband's death, Lou
moved to Clearwater, Fla., and lived there until 2004 when
she moved back to Falmouth, Ky., for good (she always spent
the summer in Falmouth and the winter in Clearwater). Her
first winter was a doozy with all "that white stuff" covering
everything. Lou loved to travel and visited over forty coun-
tries and all fifty states at least once.
Lou was an active member of the Panama Canal Society
and worked many of the Reunions, only missing the yearly
gathering when her health began to fade. She was also an avid
supporter of the Panama Canal Museum. Lou was a member
of the Falmouth United Methodist Church and was a
Kentucky Colonel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a
brother, and a sister. She is survived by her brother, William
(Margaret) Ritter, Jr., of Falmouth; sisters, Virgilene Ritter
Moore, Mildred Ritter Showalter, both of Falmouth, and
Hazel Ritter Hamm of Richmond, Ind.; and a host of nieces,
nephews, and friends.


i William Joseph Campbell, Lt.
Col., USA (Ret.), passed away
August 19, 2009 at his home in
Hertford, N.C. Bill was born on July
25, 1945 in Richmond Hill, N.Y., to
Alice Heath Campbell and William
B. Campbell, and grew up in
Argentina, Venezuela and on Long
Island in New York. He graduated
from Brown University in 1968 with
a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interatiional Relations.
Bill enlisted in the United States Army in July 1968 and
was commissioned as a military intelligence officer on June
20, 1969. His exceptionally meritorious service included
overseas tours of duty in Vietnam, Germany and South
Korea. Early in his career, he served in intelligence staff offi-


cer positions at brigade through corps echelons. He distin-
guished himself by taking care of soldiers, as Commander,
Company A 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, in Saigon,
Vietnam; as an Inspector General for the worldwide-oriented
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and as
Deputy Commander, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade,
Seoul, South Korea. Following his military retirement from
the Defense Intelligence Agency in February 1994, he was
employed continuously by the U.S. defense industry through
2008, usually in support of U.S. Forces Korea. Besides his
family and friends, Bill enjoyed golf, small boat sailing and
worldwide travel. He was a member of the Panama Canal
Society.
Bill is survived by his wife, Kathleen McConaghy
Campbell, and his sister, Ann Rowan of Cutchogue, N.Y.
Beloved survivors include three sons, three daughters, four
grandsons, three granddaughters and one great-granddaugh-
ter. Bill will be missed by many.


Kathryne Faye Brewer Hamlin, 91, died September 1,
2009, in Carthage, N.C. She was born on November 29, 1917
in Vass, N.C. She graduated from Flora MacDonald College
(now Andrews Presbyterian College) with an education
degree.
She left Moore County in the early '50s to accept an early
childhood elementary teaching position in the Canal Zone.
There she met and married Eugene Hamlin. They were mar-
ried forty seven years before his death. While in the Canal
Zone, Mrs. Hamlin was active in the Order of the Eastern Star
and their charities, and her work-associated activities that she
enjoyed. She taught first grade in the Canal Zone for twenty
six years before she and her husband returned to Moore
County to live out their retirement in the family home in
Carthage. She was a member of the Panama Canal Society.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law: Thelma Ritter
Brewer and Phyllis Apperson Brewer, both of Moore County;
three nieces; and five nephews.


Rose Failla Hannaman was born on March 30, 1919, in
Madera, Calif., and passed away on August 15, 2009, in
Fresno, Calif. She grew up in Madera and graduated from
Madera High School in 1936. She worked for the U.S.
Government and was given assignments in the United States,
Europe, and in the Canal Zone, where she met her husband
John Hannaman.
John and Rose had a very happy marriage and they shared
their passion for the ocean and deep-sea fishing. Because they
loved Panama so much they decided to retire in the country
after their retirement. Both of them were recognized for
breaking world records in several saltwater fishing cate-
gories. Those who knew them without doubt remember many
anecdotes of their adventures aboard the Sun Star and later
the Nautilus. The latter was a boat made for fishing but this
would not stop Rose whenever she was on board from mak-






ing sure all was orderly and in keeping with good manners,
like everything of hers: elegant and classy, using tablecloths,
following proper etiquette, and even getting them to spiffy up
for dinner.
Rose was an active member of the Inter-American
Women's Club, becoming one of its Presidents. This club
always had a special place in her heart. She was a member of
the Panama Canal Society. She was also a member of the
National League of American Pen Women's Club, and was
also one of its Presidents. She was active in Who's New and
in the Canal Zone College Club.


Eunice N. Hansen, 87, passed
away on September 22, 2009, in
Sandy, Utah. She was born January
23, 1922 in Sheridan, Wyo., to
William O. C. Bartenhagen and J.
Eleanor Purkey. Eunice grew up in
Sheridan, graduating from Sheridan
High School in 1940. She married E.
Don Hansen on February 14, 1942, later solemnized in the
Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Following her marriage to Don she lived for 31 years in
countries throughout the world including Haiti, Panama,
Bolivia (twice), Nigeria, India (twice), Sri Lanka, and
Honduras, while serving in numerous positions in the LDS
Church. Eunice was a gifted artist, painting both landscapes
and portraits. She is remembered fondly for her gracious hos-
pitality and kindness and is honored as a mother, grandmoth-
er, and great-grandmother.
Eunice is survived by sons Ronald Fillmore (Jeanne) and
Edwin Hansen (Cyndy), daughter Cheryl Linton (Dennis),
ten grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband, Don, and daughter, Donice.


Robert "Bob" M. Johnson, 78, passed away January 9,
2009, at University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y Bob was born in
April 1931 in Panama to parents, Welton and Lois
McCullough Johnson. He attended Canal Zone schools and
graduated from Balboa High School in 1948. He received a
Bachelor's Degree in 1952 from Syracuse University.
Bob returned to the Canal Zone with his sweetheart Cindy
to be married in St. Luke's Church in Ancon in 1953. He
spent nine years as a Petroleum Geologist in Venezuela. He
later retired from the Fleet Bank in 1991 in Camden, N.Y
Bob is survived by his wife Cindy; daughters Sharon
Lamdrigian, Camillius, N.Y., and Katheleen Platte, Florence,
N.Y.; sons Michael, Madison, Ala., Christopher, Glen Ridge,
N.Y, Daniel, Snyder, N.Y, Andrew, Ardmore, Okla.; 17
grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Lt. Gen. (R) Walter P. Leber, USAR, 90, of Palm City,
Fla., died August 3, 2009, at Sandhill Cove, Palm City. Born
in St. Louis, Mo., he had lived in Palm City and was a Florida
resident for 37 years since coming from Washington, D.C. He
attended college at the Missouri School of Mines and
majored in petroleum engineering.


He served 35 years in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
His assignments included World War II, serving in Europe,
Korea and Vietnam, civil works in the North Pacific and the
Ohio River basin and command of the Ballistic Missile
Defense Program. In 1967 he was appointed Governor of the
Panama Canal Zone and President of the Panama Canal
Company. After retiring from active service with the rank of
Lieutenant General, he joined the Harza Engineering
Company and as vice-president, he had been responsible for
directing projects in Iran, the Middle East, China and
Argentina, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the
Crossroads Yacht Club, the Society of American Military
Engineers and was a member of and a valuable resource in
the construction of the new sanctuary for The Episcopal
Church of the Advent. He will be remembered for his out-
standing leadership, loyalty, camaraderie with all who knew
him and his laugh.
Survivors include a son, Randolph "Randy" Leber, of
University Place, Wash.; a daughter, Bonnie Dehlinger, of
Coral Springs, Fla., and five grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Bernice J. Leber, in 1996 and a son,
Kevin Leber.


William E. LeDoux, 55, passed
away August 25, 2009, at Yale New
Haven Hospital, Conn. Bill battled an
eight-month stay in the hospital in
2009 following a diverticulitis attack
which resulted in the loss of his leg.
Keeping his usual sense of humor, Bill
overcame the loss of his leg and was
scheduled for some required follow-
up surgery due to the contraction of
VRE. During the course of the testing, he encountered some
internal organ problems resulting in his death.
Bill was born May 12, 1954 in Boston, Mass., but was
raised in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone; graduating from
Cristobal High School in 1972. He was an avid swimmer,
played football, and was a member of the CHS ROTC. After
graduation, Bill served his country in the U.S. Army until
1978. Bill and his wife Althea were married in 1981, resided
in Mansfield Center, Conn., and had celebrated their 28th
anniversary just prior to his death. He was a member of the
Panama Canal Society.
Bill was predeceased by his mother and father, Betty and
Warren LeDoux, and is survived by his wife, Althea; daugh-
ter, Jessica; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Kay (LeDoux)
and Kenny Morris, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and stepmother,
Kay LeDoux of DeLand, Fla.


Forrest Bruce Malcolm, 74, died July 24, 2009. He was
born in Fort Snelling, Minn., on July 4, 1935, first son of
three to Bernard and Mildred Malcolm. Born deaf, he attend-
ed schools for the deaf in Illinois and Missouri. In 1950 the
family moved to Seattle where he attended John Marshall Jr.
High and Lincoln High School.
The family then moved to the Panama Canal Zone where
he graduated from Balboa High School in 1955 and attended






junior college. He always retained a love of his life in
Panama. Returning to Seattle, he completed more training at
a trade school and became an electrical draftsman. He worked
for 25 years at Lloyd Controls, Inc. He married and had three
children. Although deaf, he easily made friends with hearing
and the Deaf wherever he went. He was a member of the
Panama Canal Society.
He is survived by his three children, Gary, Pamela, and
David, two grandchildren; and two brothers, Thomas (Betty)
and Michael (Nadine). He will be missed by his family and
many friends.


William J. M. Monsanto, Col. USAR (Ret.), 86, passed
away September 13, 2009. Bill was born in the Ancon
Hospital in the Canal Zone on January 7, 1923. He was a
graduate of the Balboa High School Class of 1940 and Canal
Zone Junior College Class of 1942.
He graduated from the University of California, served in
the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, where he was
captured and held as a POW in Germany. Bill was an
accountant/auditor for the State of California and was active
in the Army Reserves until his retirement as a Colonel. He
was an active member of the Orange County Shrine Club,
Santa Ana Elks Lodge 794, National Sojourners, O.C. Grand
Jury Association and CSEA.
Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; sons Bill
and Steve; daughters-in-law Rose and Dee Dee; four grand-
children; two great-grandchildren; and his sister, Beatrice
Monsanto Rhyne, of Kerrville, Texas.


Lynn Marie Myers, 56, of Tampa, Fla., passed away
September 16, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa after a
brief illness. Lynn was born in Ancon, Canal Zone, in the
Republic of Panama on July 8, 1953. She attended St. Mary's
Parochial School, Balboa High School, Canal Zone College,
and Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas, where she
graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical
Therapy. She resided in Tampa, Fla., where she dedicated her
career to providing therapeutic care to her patients and those
in need.
Forever a Zonian, generous to all and always seeing the
good in others, Lynn established eternal friendships through
her fellowship. She was Queen of the 1971 Panama Canal
Zone Cayuco Race champion N.I.C., enjoyed golf, music,
and was an avid supporter of her son's academic and
extracurricular activities, coordinating and supporting middle
and high school band activities. Lynn's legacy will live on in
the recipients of her donated organs, which she adamantly
made clear was her wish.
She was preceded in death by her father, DeWitt Earl
Myers and her mother, Alice Fairbrother Myers. She is sur-
vived by her son, Kevin D. Myers of Tampa, Fla.; brother,
Gary C. Myers of Spring Hill, Fla.; sister, Mary Alice
Albritton of Alachua, Fla.; and brother, Paul DeWitt Myers of
High Springs, Fla.; and innumerable friends and extended
family who will miss her.


Michael Thomas Nehring, 59, passed away on
November 29, 2008, after a hard battle with cancer. Michael
was born in Summit, N.J., and moved to Panama when he
was seven years old. He graduated from Balboa High School
in 1967 and joined the U.S. Navy. After two tours in Vietnam
on the riverboats, he returned to Panama and attended Canal
Zone College.
He went on to earn his Master's Degree in Epidemiology
and worked several jobs in that field during his career. At the
time of his death, Michael had just retired as a Consumer
Safety Officer with the Food and Drug Administration.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and
Dorothy Nehring. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ana
(Vieto) Nehring (BHS'70); and seven brothers and sisters,
Kathie (Bob) McConaughey, Bonnie (Nehring) Tudor, Janice
Nehring, Patrick (Shelly) Nehring, Bebe (Bill) DeNike,
Annette Ruth, and Tim (Lily) Nehring.


Lt. Col. Henry Lee Phillips, 77, of Oviedo, Fla., died at
his home on September 8, 2009, after a three-year struggle
with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Ayer, Mass., on
July 19, 1932, and was raised in the Panama Canal Zone, and
graduated from Balboa High School in 1950. He entered the
U.S. Army in 1952 and served on military poats in the U.S.,
Korea, Germany, Vietnam, and Panama. He retired and
moved to Oviedo in 1972.
He completed his Bachelor's degree at UCF, volunteered
his services with the UCF baseball team, the American Red
Cross, and the Oviedo City Council. He was a member of the
Panama Canal Society. He was predeceased by his son Lee.
He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Jane, and sons
John and Christopher, and four grandchildren.


Dr. Patricia Kennedy Rickels, 82, of Lafayette, La.,
passed away September 15, 2009. She was born in
Kemmerer, Wyo., on February 12, 1927. She grew up in
Montana, Alaska and the Panama Canal Zone. She arrived in
the Canal Zone in 1942 with her brothers, where she joined
her parents on the Atlantic Side, living in Gulick Heights. Her
father, Wesley Kennedy, worked for the Army Corps of
Engineers. She attended Cristobal High School, graduating in
1944 as Charlotte Patricia Kennedy. She then attended CZJC
for two years (1944-1946) living in Curundu then Balboa.
She left the Canal Zone in 1946 to attend the University
of Washington in Seattle, Wash., where she received a B.A.
from the University of Washington in 1948. She returned to
the Canal Zone for summer vacations while attending UW.
The family including brothers Al (BHS'47) and Ed (BHS'54)
moved several times, living in Gulick, Curundu, Ft. Davis,
and Curundu Heights between 1941 and 1950. She later
earned an M.A. from LSU in 1951, and a Ph.D. in English
from LSU in 1961. She also did post-doctoral work at
Southern University in 1967-68 in Black history and litera-
ture.
In 1957, she came to UL-Lafayette as an instructor in
English and in 1958 she married Dr. Milton Rickels. They
were collaborators until his death in 1998. Beginning in the
1960s, she was deeply involved in civil rights, and continued






her involvement in the struggle for racial justice throughout
her life. She was the founder of the Louisiana Human
Relations Council in 1965, and served as its secretary from
1983 until her final illness. She received the Human Relations
Council Award as Humanitarian of the Year in 1975. As a
scholar she established a national reputation in the fields of
American folklore and African-American literature, and had
published many articles and essays.
Other important honors Dr. Rickels received during her
career included the Amoco Foundation Award for
Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in 1980. She was a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washington, and a
Danforth Fellow. She retired from UL-Lafayette at the end of
the Spring 2007 semester, after 50 years of service to the uni-
versity as a faculty member and administrator. One of the last
projects Dr. Pat participated in was a documentary on her for-
mer colleague and friend, John Kennedy Toole, author of the
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces.
She was also preceded in death by her only child Gordon
Rickels who was killed in an auto accident in 1983. She is
survived by a brother, Ed Kennedy; two nephews, a niece,
and an aunt, Francis Etzwiler.


Laura G. Roa passed away on
September 17, 2009, of cancer at the
age of 52 in Baton Rouge, La. She was
born in the Panama Canal Zone,
Republic of Panama on August 9, 1957.
She graduated from Cristobal High
School in 1975. She received a BA
from LSU and Master's in English
Literature also from LSU. She taught
for several years in the Baton Rouge area before being hired
by the Dept. of Defense Schools.
She taught for many years in Panama for the U.S. Army
before being transferred to SHAPE NATO Base in Belgium.
She was qualified to teach History, English, Spanish and
French. She was a member of the Panama Canal Society.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Gregg
(retired teacher, Cristobal High School, Coco Solo) and her
sister, Marian Lynn (Gregg) Brown of Zachary. She is sur-
vived by her children, Ann-Marie, John and Thomas Roa, and
her former husband, Juan Carlos Roa, of Florida. She is also
survived by her mother, Marian Gregg (retired nurse, Coco
Solo Hospital), her sisters, Nancy Gregg and Helen Brown
(Jeffrey) of Zachary, Gail Weien (Dr. Robert) of Colorado
Springs, and brother Eugene Gregg (Melinda) of Germany,
and numerous nieces and nephews.


Thomas N. Stewart, 83, died
November 13, 2008, in Panama, Ill.
Tom was born in Ancon, Canal Zone,
on September 26, 1925, the son of
Charles W. Stewart and Bernadine
(Haslip) Stewart. He grew up on the
Atlantic side and attended high school
in Cristobal and in New Bern, N.C. One
of his fondest memories, as a teenager,


was swimming in the seawater pool at the Hotel Washington
in Colon. Tom often spoke of his days as a Boy Scout and
marveled at the opportunities Panama's tropical life offered a
scout in the 1930s. He earned his Eagle Scout status, an
accomplishment he held dear his whole life. He joined the
U.S. Navy Reserves at the beginning of WWII and was acti-
vated and served in the Pacific as an airborne Radio
Transmitter from 1941-1945. After WWII, he returned to the
Canal Zone and became a firefighter and served until he
retired as a lieutenant on the Fire Department in 1975. Tom
served as a firefighter on the Atlantic side and also on the
Pacific side as a firefighter and officer working in Cocoli,
Pedro Miguel and Balboa during his 30-year career with the
Panama Canal Company.
In November of 1958, he married Margaret Simpson and
adopted her three daughters, Susan, Audrey, and Jan
Simpson. The Stewarts lived in Gavilan Area, Ancon (the
Fishbowl), and in Balboa. Tom and Margaret enjoyed many
years as members of the American Legion Club, Post No. 1,
in Amador where Tom served three times as Post
Commander. They spent many hours organizing Christmas
parties for the Bella Vista Children's Home (Panamanian
orphanage) sponsored by the American Legion.
When he retired in 1975, they purchased a motor home
and traveled the U.S. for three years until they bought a home
in Panama, Ill., in 1978. From 1978 to 1999 Tom and
Margaret enjoyed gardening, music, camping and grandchil-
dren. His curiosity and insatiable thirst for knowledge led him
to become a lifelong, avid reader. He and Margaret were mar-
ried for 41 years until her death in 1999.
He remarried and continued living in Illinois for nine
years in which time he was very active as a Shriner and a
Mason. He attained the position of Worshipful Master at the
Masonic Lodge 861 in Sorento, Ill., and was very active in
the Hillsboro Hermon Chapter of Eastern Star where he held
the position of Worthy Patron. He was a member of the
Panama Methodist Church (Illinois) and was the President of
the Administrative Council as well as a Lay Speaker. He
developed and managed the Meals on Wheels program in
Panama, Ill. He was a member of the Panama Canal Society.
In 2005, after an absence of 30 years, Tom was able to
realize a longtime quest when he returned to Panama for a
weeklong visit. Tom and Jean, joined by family members and
friends, spent time touring Panama and visiting areas on both
sides of the Isthmus. He became the tour guide and crossed
the Isthmus on the Panama Railroad to Colon, the Hotel
Washington, Old Cristobal High School, and his boyhood
home. He continued on the Pacific side by visiting Pedro
Miguel, Balboa, Panama City and of course the beautiful
beaches of Panama. The highlight of that trip was paying a
visit to the Balboa Fire Station where the bomberso" warm-
ly welcomed him.
Tom is survived by his second wife, Jean Stewart of
Panama, Ill.; his three daughters, Susan (Cain) Duhon
(Bernard) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Audrey Carlson of
Indianola, Iowa, and Jan Green, of Gridley, Calif. He is also
survived by his two stepdaughters, Marilyn Slagel of
Panama, Ill., and Gina Kimme (Norman) of Donnellson, Ill.;
eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.






Evelyn Marie Wilde (nee Petersen), 81, of St..
Petersburg Beach, Fla., passed away September 12, 2009, of
colon cancer. She was born on July 31, 1928, in Cotati, Calif.,
and was a winter resident of the area for 20 years and perma-
nently moved to St. Petersburg Beach in 2008.
She always dreamt of faraway lands. After graduating
from San Francisco State College she joined the U.S. Foreign
Service and was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Salonika,
Greece. In 1953 she was sent to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul,
Afghanistan. Upon marrying Gifford Wilde, she resigned
from the diplomatic life and moved to Ukich, Calif., and
became a teacher.
In 1959 she and Gifford moved to Agana, Guam, and then
in 1961 to the Canal Zone. Evelyn taught sixth grade at
Ancon Elementary School until Curundu Junior High School
opened. There she was first a social studies teacher and then


a guidance counselor. After retiring from the Canal Zone
School System, she worked for Central Texas College at Fort
Clayton. Evelyn loved teaching and treasured all of her stu-
dents and colleagues.
Evelyn belonged to the Redeemer Lutheran Church in
Balboa, was a member of the Diablo Heights Photography
Club, Phi Delta Phi, the American Women's Club, the
University Women's Club, Our Savior Lutheran Church in St.
Petersburg, and the Panama Canal Society. She and Gifford
had a house at Coronado and greatly enjoyed entertaining
their friends there. The beach was one of her passions.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gifford; her
son, Bradley Wilde; her daughter, Wendy and her husband
Tim Anderson; four grandchildren; and her friends and fami-
ly in Santa Rosa, Calif.


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LOOKING BACK

JAMBOREE 1953






LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

MEDINGER-FISH
SECOND ANNUAL ZONIAN PARTY


The Medinger-Fish Second Annual Zonian Party was held
in New Braunfels, Texas, in May. It rained--Panama style--
long and hard. The diehards who weathered the downpour
were Val Krueger, Ann Hutchinson, Al Pasamante, Glenn
Seeley, Keith Cotton, Bill Bright, John Husum and sister
Janet, Pat and Cheryl Williams, Steve Gilbert, Louie
Archuletta, Terri Corbit, Bob and Clois Carlin, Debbie
Horter, the Morris Clan (Carlton, Bliss, and Victoria), and
Joe and Bridget Dolan were drenched but had good compa-
ny and lotsa food.


rn Morris, Suianne Dolan, and Glenn Seele3


Bliss (Morris) Connerton, John Husum, Keith Cotton,
and Charlie Reiss.

Give the gift that lasts all year,
a membership
to the Panama Canal Society


Colin Creel, Louie Archuletta, and John Connerton


























WITE-WATER RAFTING

Over the Memorial Day weekend Paul Westmoreland,
Lisa Corrigan, Sue (Mitten) Corrigan, Diane (Roscoe)
Murphy, Debbie Wertz and Liz (Hanna) Neal drove to
Ducktown, Tenn., for a white-water rafting adventure.
The rafting was challenging, cold and hard work and we
all felt so accomplished to finish the trip--certainly not an
excursion for the fainthearted. Most of the rapids we rode
were level 4 and 5. It was a great time for all of us.


John (Connerton and Terri Corbit


Bill Bright and Bliss (Morris) Connerton


Paul Westmoreland, Lisa Corrigan, Sue Corrigan, Diane
Murphy, Debbie Wertz, and Liz Neal.

Diane Murphy
Tallahassee, Fla.
MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER
EARLY FOR THE 2010 REUNION AND FOR THEIR
HOTEL ROOM. REUNION REGISTRATION AND
HOTEL RESERVATION FORMS RECEIVED BY
JANUARY 31, 2010, WILL BE INCLUDED IN A
DRAWING TO TAKE PLACE AT CARNIVALITO
ON FEBRUARY 6, 2010. SEE PAGE 2 FOR
DETAILS.






FOUR GENERATIONS OF RILEYS

The Riley clan got together at the home of Jim and Marie
Riley in Lake Mary, Fla., in August for the annual Fantasy
Football Draft. A great time was had by all. It was so won-
derful to spend time with the family, especially grandson
Jake who is two-and-a-half years old, and throws the ball just
like his grandfather.


Back (L-R): James Riley, Jeff Riley, Jim Riley, Sr., Jim
Riley, Jr., Chris Riley. Middle (L-R): Marie Riley, Angie
Riley. Front: Jake Riley.
James W. Riley, Jr.
Lake Mary, Fla.



LOBSTER SEASON IN FLORIDA

Rene Paarup opened his home and boat in Pompano
Beach, Fla., for us this lobster season. Me (Greg Gramlich),
my pa Larry Gramlich (New Port Richey, Fla.), John
Frank, Sr. (Port St. Lucie), and Jeff Strub (Fort Lauderdale,
Fla.), all invaded his home for the weekend. Rene played cap-
tain, cook, maid and bartender. He put us on the lobster spots
and caught us a dolphin just to make sure dinner was diversi-
fied. Rene's hospitality was truly Zonian, I think only my
mom spoils me more.


Lobster Fishing Party


The older guys told plenty of stories about the good lob-
ster and fish days in Panama. John Frank, Sr. wouldn't tell us
his age but he did say he once shook hands with a civil war
veteran (and that's no fish story).

Greg Gramlich
St. Petersburg, Fla.




NEWS FROM COLORADO

CHS'68 high school classmates Peter Baas and Barbara
Geddes Tung enjoyed catching up at the September 2009
United States Air Force Academy Parents' Weekend in
Colorado Springs, Colo. Their daughters, Cadet First Class
Lauren Baas (senior) and Cadet Third Class Kalyn Tung
(sophomore) are not only in the same Cadet Squadron--21
Blackjacks--but the girls room right next door to each other
and play on the same ultimate Frisbee team.


CIC Lauren Baas, Peter Baas, Barbara (Geddes) Tung,
and C3C Kalyn Tung.


Barbara Geddes Tung
Denver, Colo.


PEDRO MIGUEL

My town of Pedro Miguel is located on the East bank of
the Panama Canal a few hundred feet or so from the Locks.
Our town was quite small with way less than a hundred
houses. All government quarters of the Panama Canal
Company. In those few blocks we had everything anyone
could need to live a complete life doctors, theaters, bowling,
gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, elementary school, police
and fire departments and most of all our locks where we
could sit on the side of the Canal and watch the world go by.
Ships of all sizes and nations.
We kids all pitched in to help build and staff "bomb shel-
ters" and other Civil Defense activities during the war we






helped the GI's launch barrage balloons sited in our back-
yards, and ran through the heavy smoke as practice "alerts"
took place.
No one could have asked for more We Canal Zone Brats
were fortunate and proud to be part of the Panama Canal
Zone in the many years we lived there.
My town Pedro Miguel, Canal Zone.

John E. Schmidt Jr.
Tallahassee, Fla.



JOFFREY BOUND

Written by Jeff Mores of the Benton County Daily Record

At the tender age of 15, Meryl Engelke of Rogers, Ark.
is packing her bags and heading to the world-renowned
Joffrey Ballet School in New York City on a full scholarship.


Meryl Engelke


Meryl Engelke was just 5 years old when her mother,
Judy Engelke, excitedly announced she'd signed her daughter
up for ballet lessons.


"She told me I'd be taking ballet once a week," Meryl, now
15, remembered. "I'd never told her I wanted to take ballet,
but I really did. I wanted to be a princess and a ballerina, like
a lot of little girls, I guess."
The princess-and-castles thing faded pretty quickly; the bal-
let did not. A decade later, Engelke is one week from embark-
ing on an opportunity most aspiring dancers in the world only
dream about.
A matter of hours after stepping off the stage from her final
performance with the Classical Ballet Academy in
Bentonville on Saturday evening, Engelke will pack her bags
for the Big Apple. At the tender age of 15, Engelke accepted
a scholarship to the legendary Joffrey Ballet School, a world-
renowned ballet training center in New York City's
Greenwich Village.
Engelke will train with 76 other hand-picked dancers from
around the world. In addition, Joffrey is paying Engelke's
housing and tuition in full, even though she's among the three
youngest dancers in the incoming class.
"There's one girl who's 14 and one other who's 15," Engelke
said. "Most of them are 18 and up."
But not Engelke, who has been training and teaching at the
Classical Ballet Academy here since 2004.
"I think about it all the time," Engelke said about walking
onto the Joffrey campus later this week. "I really can't believe
it. It's like a dream come true. I feel like something's going to
happen where I find out it's not even real."
It's very real, though.
Last week, Engelke's mother, who will be living with her in
New York, moved in. She's getting things situated in their
Greenwich Village apartment and adjusting to her new job in
the offices of the Joffrey Ballet School.
Even at an early age, Engelke showed a gift for ballet,
according to Catherine Kyle, artistic director of the Classical
Ballet School, located at 1106 N.W. 10th St.
"When she was a little girl, doing her first Nutcracker with
us here, she had such a spark. You could just see she had a
gift, even at that age," Kyle said. "When her mother called to
tell me about the scholarship, I was in tears on the phone."
Engelke has continued to turn heads ever since. At age 10,
she traveled to Chicago to compete in the Youth American
Grand Prix, which she won, despite the fact it was her first
dance competition. Engelke has attended several prominent
summer intensive, including the Tulsa Ballet Pointe to the
Future in 2005, the Joffrey Elite Escole in San Antonio in
2006, Walnut Hill Academy in Natick, Mass., in 2007 and the
Joffrey Ballet School summer intensive in New York City in
2008 and 2009.
"When she won at the YAGP in Chicago, I must have
jumped 40 feet out of my seat," Kyle said. "I'd known she had
a special gift, but to go to a competition like that and know
others are seeing it, too. It's like your own child."
The Joffrey Ballet School has seen it the past two years. As
part of the institution's summer-long intensive programs,
Engelke passed her evaluation, earning acceptance into the
Joffrey's training center. But she was just 14 and the family
wasn't in a position to take on the expense of enrollment and
housing in New York City. The Rogers teen, however,
impressed the Joffrey so much this past summer that it
offered to cover her living and tuition expenses in full.






"When I'm dancing, it's like I go somewhere else," Engelke
said. "My favorite part is being on stage. I love that feeling.
It's not like I'm really thinking about anything. It just kind of
happens."
"She's always had a couple of very special gifts," Kyle
explained. "She's such a performer can translate academic
into something beautiful. And she has great memory. You can
show her something once, no matter how complex and
involved, and she remembers it. She's so natural. Some of that
is the part you can't teach. You either have it or you don't.
Meryl definitely has it."
The most difficult part of the transition from life in north-
west Arkansas to life in New York City, according to Engelke,
will be leaving her father and siblings behind. She and her
mother plan to make weekend visits to Rogers now and then,
but she'll be involved with a very rigorous schedule and pro-
gram all necessary in attaining her goal of dancing profes-
sionally.
"I like being new places, so I'm really looking forward to
it," Engelke said. "There will be some nervousness, but this is
what I love and what I've been working toward for so long. I
knew when I was a little girl I wanted to be a ballerina and
I'm actually getting to do that. I realize this is an opportunity
not many people ever get."


CHANCE MEETING


ANNUAL REUNION
CANDID PICTURES


Bill LeDoux (CHS'72), his wife Althea and Betty Kay
LeDoux-Morris (CHS'78) at the 2009 Reunion in Orlando.
This was Bill's first reunion since 1992.


Chaco Smail, Milton Short, and Alfred Creque


Carol Beall Fritz, Joan Ohman, Liz Beall, Richard Beall,
Beth Brandenburg, Donna Helmerichs, and Susan
Helmerichs Duncan at the Panama Canal Museum.


BIRTHDAY HUG


Cindy Short and Cathy (Mclntire) Spafford


Delores "Dee" Suisman and godson




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PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM
7985 113th Street, Suite 100
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone:727-394-9338 Fax:727-394-2737
Email: pancanalmuseumeaaol.com
Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org


Early Results of the UF/PCM Partnership
The Museum's Board of Trustees held its third meeting
of the year on September 21 and 22 in the George A.
Smathers Library at the University of Florida. In joint
working sessions with University ollicials, the museum
and UF agreed on the terms of a partnership agreement
that establishes the foundation for a collaborativet tfrtlo to
preserve the history of the United Slates in Panama.
A major undertaking will be to permanently preserve and
digitize items from the museum's collection in order to
make them available for public access on the internet.
Listed here is a web address of some items from our
collection already digitized by the University of
Florida: http://www.u lb.uill.erdu utdct.c- pcm&ii:li:hbball.
For other Panama-related websites at UF, visit:
http:/' w' '. w ujhb. iql.edu/tIjtic/?c=pcmn.


oliwn dunng a hreak in ithe dLcutsson of ih parincrdhp of th, nimseumn
.md UF a.r Chuck Hunmmer, JI', I'r"tk'int lilt-nrtus ('aidJ). Paul
Glassbun, PCM Irtiasurur, Kathy EgifI. PCM Eecutive Vice President;
Philip \illi.uis UI' I lu'ctr. Center tor Latin American Studies; oe
Wood, PCM President; Paul Ortiz, Ut Ir toirr. Samuel Proctor Oral
1 hstir) lr I~m; .and ludith Russell, LP Dean ofibraries
Our next project will be to digitize BHS and CHS
yearbooks for years ending in 5 or 0, for distribution at
next year's annual Panama Canal Society Reunion. The
museum will be seeking donations from the respective
classes to help defray the cost of digitizing those books.
More information will be available as we get a cearer
picture of the costs involved.


Visit the Museum's New Website
PanamaCanalMuseum. org
The Panama Canal Museum's new website now presents
more of the history documented by the museum and
more information about the museum.
Panama Canal Museum is on Facebook. Sign up for
Facebook to connect with Panama Canal Museum.
Panama Canal Museum is using lwilter. Twitter is a free
service hat lets you keep in touch with people through
the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple
question: What are you doing? Join today to start receiv-
ing the museum's tweets.

Speaker's Bureau
Our speaker's bureau of trained speakers who live in
different areas of the country continues to provide
presentations about the Panama Canal to schools and to
civic and community organizations Members of the
speaker's bureau have lectured to students in classes from
elementary to college; spoken at meetings of the Retired
Executive Advisory Panel, Military Officers Association,
American Society of Civil Engineers, Veterans Administra-
tion, National Association, of Retired Federal Employees,
Daughters of the American Revolution. Society of
American Military Engineers. and presented programs
for libraries, retirement centers, civic organizations, and
cruise ships sailing to Panama.

The Speaker's Bureau is a vital program of the Panama
Canal Museum to disseminate knowledge of our Ameri-
can history to the community as well as to students. We
would be pleased to have more former Zonians involved
in giving presentations throughout the country. Their
rich experiences would be appreciated by those with
interest in the history of the Panama Canal.




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PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday -Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


More Schools and School Districts Receive
Museum in a Trunk
During the past year through a combination of donation,
and sponsorships from grants; Zonian families, individuals
and graduating classes; and organizations, ten Panama
Canal Museum teaching trunks have been placed in school
districts in Florida; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Greenville,
South Carolina; and Washington. D.C. The reception by
school superintendents, principals, teachers, and students
has been exceptional.
Filled with nine inbirucliinal DVDs; three PowerPoint
presentations; music; artifacts, including a piece of rail tie
from the Panama Railroad C'ompan. and a mola from the
Kuna Indians; books; maps; and lesson plans with activities
for students from grade school to high school, each Museum
in a Trunk enables teachers to provide for the students
exciting learning experiences about the Panama Canal. The
lesson plans and activities are designed to foster discussions
in math, science, engineering, and social studies.


The Ambassador of Panama to the United States, Jaime Aleman,
center, is flanked by the Panamanian dancers who performed at the
Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Washington, D.C., when a trunk
nponioredd bi the museum'% Board of Ti us~ee was presented to the
school

The Ambassador of Panama to the United States participated
in a recent presentation in Washington, D.C. Guests also
included the Curriculum Superintendent of the District of
Columbia schools, the Education Curator of the Panama
Canal Museum, and a group of dancers and musicians from
Panama who performed. The next day the Grufolpawa
dancers, as they were called, were scheduled to perform at a
festival to kick off the National Hispanic Month at the
Smithsonian.
We are planning to expand the Museum in a Irunk program
in the coming year to districts in more areas of the country
as we receive additional donations and sponsorships.


Kalika Novoa, P( .\1' Education Curator; Gerry DeTore, museum
Trustee and speaker's bureau member; and Kathy Egolf, PCM's
Executive Vice President, are shown at the museum's table at the
Annual Conference of the Florida Chapter of the American Society
of Ciil Engineers in August. Gerry was the featured speaker at the
well attended conference.





JANUARY 25, 2010 Panama Canal Museum Cruise
Special eleven-night cruise on a brand new ship. Visit
panamacanalmuseuin.org for more cruise info.
APRIL 10,2010 Space Coast Bunco V for PCM
Grab your friends and head on over to the 5th Annual
Space Coast Bunco Fundraiser. Prizes! Snacks! Fun!
You can e-mail director@panamacanalmuseum.org or call
us at 727-394-9338for more information.



Jean Medinger McGuire, Reporter/ Edlior
(727) 804-5000 1 Museum (727) 394-9338
email: jean@mcguirepro.com







4* ANNOUNCEMENTS 4
MINIREUNIONS@PANCANALSOCIETY.ORG

BHS CLASS OF 1950 LET'S GO TO PANAMA!!
60TH REUNION BHS CLASS OF 1958
REUNION IN PANAMA
We will have a reunion dinner on Friday, July 2, REUNION IN PANAMA
2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort as part of the Those interested in going for a mini-reunion
annual Panama Canal Society Reunion, which will be in April 14, 2010, please contact:
held June 30-July 4, in Orlando. Our usual Hospitality
Suite, hosted by the Classes of '49 and '50, will be open Sue Halvosa
Thursday, July 1 through Saturday, July 3, a great place shalvosa@netscape.net
to sit and visit and partake of an open bar and refresh- Tel: (770) 880-3152
ments.
For further information, contact Shirley O'Connor
at (817) 642-0569, or panamasso(@aol.com. BHS CLASS OF 1960


BHS/CHS CLASSES OF 1955 Planning has begun for our 50th Class Reunion to be
held in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society
55TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION Annual Reunion at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Golf
Club in Orlando, Fla., from June 30-July 4, 2010. Let's
We will have our reunion during the period of June 30 make this one even better than the last one!!! Details to
to July 4, 2010, in conjunction with the Panama Canal follow.
Society Reunion at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in
Orlando, Fla. Our hospitality room will be open Thursday, RSVP to: Carolyn Holmes Morris at
July 1, through Saturday, July 3, and will feature food and carolynbhs60(aol.com
beverages and time for recalling the good old days and or give a call at 706-592-5705
catching up on one another's current lives. A banquet will
be held on Friday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.
More detailed information will be forthcoming via
emails and mailings as complete plans are firmed up. To
give us your commitment to attend or to get more infor- CHS CLASS OF 1960
mation, please contact your school/class representative: 50TH CLASS REUNION

BHS Contacts: Bob Zumbado
BS Contacts: Bob Zumbado Our 50th class reunion will be held in conjunction
bobmarz(S).aol.com .
bobmarz -aol.com with the annual Panama Canal Society Reunion in
11416 Carabelee Circle
SC C Orlando, Fla., at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The
Orlando, FL 32825
Orlando, L 282dates for the 2010 reunion are June 30-July 4, 2010. It will
ST be here before you know it so please mark your calendars
Joan Toscar
JnToscar and tell any classmates who you are in contact with!!
Toscar37513(@)bellsouth.net
Toscar3753bells .net Your committee is hard at work on plans for a fun time
905 Teaberry Lane
905 Teaberry ane and will keep you updated as we go along. We are look-
Port Orange, FL 32127
ing for addresses/telephone numbers/email for John
Petersen, Brenda Murray (Clarke), Georgia Smith
CHS Contact: Joan Kozar-Murphy
SCoac: Joan Koa (Sumrall), and Dee Pearce (Beckstrom).
MURKOZ(i@aol.com Contacts are:
Contacts are:
11837 Washington Place
Trinity, FL 34655
unity, FL 34655 Joni (Page) Smith Mike Barfield
(813) 996-7188 (478) 922-6302
jonipageiiaol.com llbchs60@cox.net
HAVING A CLASS OR MINI REUNION?
Jim Will
CONTACT (949) 361-8878
jimwill444@yahoo.com
MINIREUNIONS(aPANCANALSOCIETY.ORG







BHS CLASS 1970 BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL

Vicki Sizemore is hosting the CLASS OF 1980
"Party in Panama" from June 23-
27, 2010. At the last class reunion The Balboa High School Class of 1980 will be cele-
in Panama, BHS'70 drank the rating our 30th High School Reunion in conjunction with
Balboa Yacht Club out of beer, I the Panama Canal Society Reunion June 30-July 4, 2010,
have been assured this time they at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Fla. For
will double their stock!! If you are interested in going to more information please visit the web site:
Panama in 2010, contact Vicki. www.bhs80cz.com, join the facebook group: Balboa
High School Class of 1980, or email:
Vicki Sizemore maxgatoblanco@hotmail.com grimison()bhs80cz.com.

Our famous Florida contingent will set up the state-
side class reunion in conjunction with the 2010 Panama BHS 1990
Canal Society Reunion. Contact Rudy or Jacque.
Rudy Crespo twistedrlc@yahoo.com 20TH REUNION
Jacque Vowell vowellja@aol.com Our 20th class reunion will be held in conjunction
with the Panama Canal Society Reunion at the Rosen
Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., June 30 July 4,
CHS CLASS OF 1970 2010. A pool side Cabana has been reserved for Friday,
July 2, 2010. For the latest reunion details e-mail Kevin
Plans for our 40th class Steil at kevin@steiltech.com or check out the facebook
reunion to be held in Panama are Balboa High School Class of 1990 event.
taking shape nicely. Please mark
March 13-19, 2010, on your calen-
dars. Let's make this a reunion to BHS CLASS 1961
remember...so let's get the word out to any and all class-
mates and/or friends. Panama and Dry Season...HERE Please send your CURRENT e-mail addresses
WE COME!! To keep up on the latest information please to George Garcia at bhs50th(@live.com
send current addresses and e-mails and any other contact
information for yourself and others to:

Jane (Gabriel) Huff ANNUAL REPORT ON
janehuff(~,hotmail.com
jane(32hot49 om EYEGLASS COLLECTION
(321) 449-9665
It's Christmas time and some of you are giving a price-
CHS CLASS OF 1975 less gift to a person you will never meet. A gift that no
longer has any value to you. That gift is a pair of eye-
Our 35th class reunion is planning to be held during glasses.
the Panama Canal Society's 2010 Annual Reunion in During 2009 you donated 65 pairs of glasses along
Orlando, Fla. Please contact either David Evans or Scott with loose lenses and other accessories. They came in
Parker if you plan to attend. We are also gathering con- from Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma,
tact information on classmates if you have updated email Tennessee, and two APOs overseas.
addresses. This year's collection brings the total to 2,559 since
the project began in 1992. That represents 2,559 grateful
David Evans Scott Parker .
David Evans Scott Parker individuals in Latin America who now have your gift the
devans7671@(aol.com barucomcast.net
devans767aol.om barucomcast.net gift of sight. Give yourself a big hug for your thoughtful-
(817) 915-5030 A .


SPACE COAST BUNCO V
Space Coast Bunco V, an annual fund-raiser for the
Panama Canal Museum will be held on April 17, 2010 at
the Dog 'n Bone Pub in Cocoa Village, Fla. An optional
covered dish luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed
by bunco at 1 p.m. SCB V is open to anyone who would
like to participate. Contact Peggy Huff at
phuff@cfl.rr.comor (321) 455-1649.


nMao alln generosIty.
Do remember that the person who sends in the 3,000th
pair of glasses will be rewarded with a one-year Panama
Canal Society membership renewal and congratulations
printed in the Canal Record.
Please keep those glasses coming. Send to your
Louisiana-Mississippi Reporter:

Patt Foster Roberson
2801 Allen Court
Baker, LA 70714-2253


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BOOKS ;
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7985 113th Street, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4787
(727) 391-4359 1-866-726-2262
MERCHANDISE ORDER FORM
Society License Plate: $5.00 (Tax included)
Society Decal: $2.00 (Tax included)
Canal Record: $5.00 (Postage included)

Mailing Address of Purchaser:


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City State Zip Code




Society License Plate: $5.00 (Tax included)

Qty. License Plates




Society Decal: $2.00 (Tax included)

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UNITEDSTATES Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
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Phone: (727) 391-4359

1-866-PANCANAL (866-726-2262) (Toll free)

FAX (727) 319-8593

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday


E-Mail: office(pancanalsociety.org


Web site: http://www.pancanalsociety.org


E-mail: editor(i),ancanalsocietv.org


The Society office will be closed from Saturday, December 19, 2009

and will reopen for business on Monday, January 4. 2010.




DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING

ADS, ARTICLES, NEWS OR PHOTOS FOR EACH CANAL RECORD


MARCH 2010 Canal Record Deadline January 8, 2010

JUNE 2010 Canal Record Deadline April 2, 2010

OCTOBER 2010 Canal Record Deadline July 30, 2010

DECEMBER 2010 Canal Record Deadline September 24, 2010



FUTURE ANNUAL REUNION DATES


June 30, 2010 July 4, 2010 Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Golf Club





PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY, INC
(ISSN 0528-0001)
7985 113th Street, Suite 334
Seminole, Florida 33772-4787


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2010 Renewal

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