DTW/SOAP 7th Annual Reunion 6/22 and 6/23 2011


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The 7th Annual DTW/SOAP Reunion moved this year from Orlando Florida to Brighton Michigan. We gathered at the Courtyard Marriott with 33 attendees, and the two days were a rousing success. In addition to Michiganders, some others traveled from Florida, South Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico and Ohio. All were on their own during the day to pursue golf, shopping, strolling through a beautiful nearby park, driving to Frankenmuth (known for the fried chicken and year round Christmas store) or just relaxing and enjoying our beautiful rain!!

The first night, we had an informal dinner at a local Irish pub, then returned to the hotel to imbibe and compare stories of our illustrious careers. Our formal (no dress code) dinner was held at a beautiful restaurant and supplemented with individual photographs taken (gratis) by a professional photographer, including an entire group photo. After a fantastic meal, we again returned to our hotel to continue with our storytelling.

We are all looking forward to another enjoyable reunion next year. We welcome all DTW area personnel to join us next year. For further information contact Jim Holtsclaw, 248-305-5967, jholtsclaw@earthlink.net, or Bob Ervin, (248) 538-8336, rervin@comcast.net

Comments from a couple of attendees:

Got home (ABQ) at high noon. 100F with 3% humidity.Quite a change from Brighton.
You guys put on a fantastic reunion. That is the way they all should be. A bunch of old guys getting together to eat dead cow , drink refreshing beverages, and tell truth. All joking aside, you put on a fine reunion and I feel honored that I was invited.

Thanks, Don Moore

On the gauges most of the way home,with heavy rain and fog. Thanks for your hospitality but sorry we missed the dinner. It was an enjoyable,
yet abbreviated visit and we look forward to future events. We both know,thru past experience, when we're with traffic control types , were among friends.

Aloha...........Don and Ginny Muncy

Group Photo

Socializing at dinner

More folks at dinner

Debbie Ervin and Marion Russell

Gordon Heritage, Jim Holtsclaw and Tom Jones

Tom and Barbara Jones

Hank Anderson , Bob Ervin, Rick Dawson and Tom Jones

Rick Dawson, Mary Jane Dawson, and John Hoelscher

Barbara Lott and Connie Anderson

Marlene Wallerstedt, and Connie Anderson

Colleen and Dorothy Goslin

Ginny and Don Muncy

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