Alumni eNewsletter: GUAA Chapters News and Events (Archives)

Alabama Chapter

New Officers are:
President: Shannon Reese, G-'00
Vice President: Elizabeth Hill, '69
Secretary: Jay L. Croft
Treasurer: F. Buford Gilliam, '74

Austin (TX) Chapter

Event: Gallaudet Day Celebration
Date: December 10
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Corral Restaurant, 3607 South Lamar Blvd, South Austin
Cost: $9.19 per peson for all you can eat buffet and 60 years old and over is $8.59 per person
RSVP: Dec. 8
Contact person: Jack Clifton, '80,
Note: Reminder: alumni will need to pay their annual membership dues of $10 which is due on Dec. 10. Those who is not able to attend, but want to pay their annual membership dues, they can send check payable to GUAA -Austin Chapter to Treasurer, Marilyn Nixon, '73, 2300 Laramie Trail, Austin, TX 78745

Connecticut Chapter

The chapter is pleased to award a $400 scholarship for the academic year of 2005-2006 to a student from the state of Connecticut currently enrolled at Gallaudet. The receipent is Alexandra Benjamin, a freshman. Congratulations, Alexandra!

Event: Holiday Gathering for GUAA CT Chapter and NTID Alumni Chapter
Date: December 11
Time: 11:00 am to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Timothy's Tavern, 743 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT
Cost: $28.00 per person
Menu: "Taverne Buffet" and "New England Buffet" including Ziti and Italian sausage, stuffed flounder florentine, sliced breast of stuffed chicken, fresh vegetable, wheat rice and, of course, ice cream with chocolate sauce dessert.
Contact person: Karen Vlach,'74, chair,
Note: Bring a Holiday grab bag (value up to $10)

Aloha State (Hawaii) Chapter

21 Gallaudet alumni and five children had an opportunity to listen to Gallaudet's Admissions Office Director Charity Reedy-Hines, '89 & G-'97, at Dave & Buster Ward Center on Monday, Nov. 21. Charity told all the marveloous news about Gallaudet University and its remarkable accomplishments.

Kentucky Chapter

New Officers:
President: Billy Lange, '91
Vice-President: Sarita Johnson Harkness, E-'94
Secretary: Amy Gulley Lange, E-'89
Treasurer: Roger Coyer, '74
Trustee: Archie Harris, '70
Trustee: Joe Buschmann, '68
Trustee: Arlen Finke, '67
Historian: Sarita Johnson Harkness E-'97
Past President: Carolyn Marshall Gulley, '60

Event: 33rd Anniversary of Gallaudet-Clerc banquet
Date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
Time: 6 p.m
Location: Kentucky School for the Deaf, Walker Hall Dining Room
Cost: $15.00 per person.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Deborah B. Meranski, '58
Theme: “Historical Perspective of Deaf Art: Who Painted It and Why?”.
Note: A reception will be in the parlor on the second floor of Jacobs Hall after the banquet. It will offer you a great opportunity to meet Dr. Deborah B. Meranski, the featured banquet speaker who is a Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University where she taught Art History/Museum Studies, as well as to socialize with your friends. Please buy your ticket as soon as possible. There will be no tickets sold at the door nor at the KSD Business Office. Contact Roger Coyer, '74, for more information about ticket at

Mississippi Chapter

Howard Palmer, '59, served as a chapter liason officer. He passed away on Oct. 30, 2005. His involvment will be much missed.

Tucson (Arizona) Chapter

Event: Annual Holiday Party
Date: Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: El Charro Café, 311 N. Court Ave. – Downtown Tucson

Two private cozy rooms for approximately 26 people are reserved. The bar is next to our rooms. You’ll enjoy the pleasant Mexican atmosphere and also, your own delicious menu selection (prices range: $6 to $15). Let’s meet at the bar first from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The rooms will open for us from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.. After eating, we can go back to the bar from 7 p.m. to ??

We will have our traditional “White Elephant” game. Please bring a nice or new gift worth approx. $10. Please have it gift-wrapped. For the person who has the “Gally Dog”, please bring it back to the game. To keep the game short, a couple could bring one gift instead of one for each.

Let’s wear Gallaudet tops or hats to the party to show our Bison spirits

Pay your membership dues of $10 to Brandon Decker at the restaurant.

Any of you who are not GUAA member could make a donation too. Other than having a blast, the purpose of the party is to raise money to support ASDB graduates attending Gallaudet University.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6 to Maureen Mazza, '80, at

Pacific Northwest (Oregon/Washington) Chapter

New Officers are:

President: Maureen Behrens, '90 & G-'94
Vice President: Renwick Dayton, '59
Secretary/Treasurer: Wendy Stanley, '93

Utah Beehive Chapter

Event: Christmas Party
Date: Dec. 10
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: George, '57 and Ruth Ann , '57, Wilding's Home, 4934 S. 2275 W, Roy, Utah
Note: There will be constests for right count of Christmas balls and most creative Santa hat. Bring one white elephant unsiex gift per person to the party.

Posted: 2 Dec 2005

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