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FRANCONIA COLLEGE LAS VEGAS 2002 POLKA FEST

Where: Las Vegas    When: 1/15/02 through 1/18/02

Congregating At Bally's, Las Vegas
1-800-634-3434 or $59.00 per night on Orbitz.com

January 15th
3:00 – 6:00 Hospitality Room of Winston Watnik at Bally’s
7:00 – 12:00am Opening Night Dinner – Chinese at Lilly Langtry’s and $2.00 tables at the Nugget anyone?

January 16th
12:00 am – 8:00am Craps, Black Jack, Poker, Whiskey and Floozies and Fast Men
8:00 am – 11:00am Sleep (optional)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Walking Tour of the Strip
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Bailing Alumni Out of Jail and Guided Tour of the Famous EconoLodge Las Vegas
6:00 – whenever – FCLV Polka Fest 2002 Beauty Pageant and Buffet Dinner

January 17th
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Michael Brackney Tour of Hoover Dam
6:00 pm – whenever Closing Ceremony and Award Dinner

January 18th
Breakfast and Farewell to Vegas….

Contact Helen Miksits at grumblefish@hotmail.com for e-mail updates and Vegas contact information.


TIME CAPSULE DOINGS
Date Posted: 08/26/2001
Author: Mark

Another Franconia First, folks!

The BURIAL of the FCY2K TIME CAPSULE

will be taking place

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH ON THE TOP OF MT. AGASSIZ, BETHLEHEM
JUMP OFF POINT: 12:15 PM AT THE BASE OF THE ROAD UP THE MOUNTAIN.

The as-ever-written-in-soapstone-plan for the event is:
A hole will already have been dug, a base of crushed stone will already have been put into it. We’ll be placing the Capsule in the hole, wrapping it in Blueboard and plastic, shoveling in more crushed stone, and topping it off with a shoveling of soil. 

And of course the celebratory toasts, reflections, and meditations throughout the various stages of the ritual.

We expect the whole thing will take a few hours.
 

REALLY IMPORTANT:
Stan Harrison, owner/steward/resident of the top of the mountain and our Capsule-host, does not allow - and REALLY dislikes - general vehicular traffic on the road up. So . . .
DON’T DRIVE UP IN YOUR OWN CAR.
If you do come, meet us at the bottom of the drive at about 12:15; we’ll carpool it up;
PLEASE RESPECT THIS ABSOLUTELY
(‘cause if the road don’t get ya, Stan will.)

If you want to walk it, it will take 30-50 minutes (depending on your condition and how often and how long you stop to toast something on the way up. The road’s a little less than a mile long, dirt, gravel, partial blacktop. . . and pretty steep in places) 

If you do come:
bring a shovel (we’ll truck it up), a refreshment, and think about weather on the top of Agassiz in mid-September.

Speaking of WEATHER:
If bad weather precludes the Time Capsule burial on Saturday, we do it on Sunday. 
If Sunday’s weather doesn’t allow it, we pick a new date.

If you’re planning on coming, or need directions, get in touch with Marilinne marilinne@hotmail.com




MOFO Special Event - Saturday, September 8th at 11am
Rappahannock River Campground - Fredericksburg, VA

The Mid-Atlantic Organization of Franconia Obdurates invite interested parties to attend the next MOFO meeting, Saturday, September 8th, as we go tubing on the Rappahannock River. Here's the website for directions and info: http://www.canoecamp.com/

Their tubing trip features class I and II rapids, takes about 4 hours, and costs $13.50 per person. For $2.00 they'll send along an extra tube for your medium or large cooler. Shuttle leaves at 12:30pm. Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations Required 1-800-784-PADL. Bring an unflattering bathing suit.

As far as the actual Mid-Atlantic Gathering, we're leaning towards a pot-luck brunch in October or November. Meanwhile, come float down a river without a paddle with the rest of us MOFOs. Direct questions to Michael Brackney.
 




Northern California Franconia College 
Still At Risk Eccentrics Alumni Tribe (NCFCSAREAT):
The nicest bunch of alumni west of the Mississippi whose primary purpose is to solidify our junta, takeover other unsuspecting FC alumni regions, fold them into our secret Western United States At Risk Group and to make them do our bidding. Contact Helen at grumblefish@hotmail.com

Photographic evidence of the conspiracy.
New! Photos from the October 7th Spamarama

Next Event: October 7th at 6:00 PM, Oakland, at the home of Mark G. Contact Helen for details.

We are attempting to get a hold of footage produced by Mark Shapiro at the reunion.  Watersnake in Coney Valley will be shown and hopefully Skip Lau's production of 'Leon on Leon' will be available.

Mark G. has graciously opened his home to us. This will be a Potluck Affair.  Bring whatever you want to eat and share with others and bring whatever libation makes you happy.  Coffee and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

If you are flying in from another part of the state (or country) and need any assistance contact Helen at grumblefish@hotmail.com or at (925) 933-1224.  We will be more than happy to assist.

Contact either me or Miki at mikiminzer@aol.com for directions to this magical evening of fun and delight for the whole family.
 



Providence, Rhode Island: Sunday, November 12th

Ocean State, Bay State & the Nutmeg State -- Mini-Bash

On Sunday, November 12th, I am hosting a small reunion at my home in Providence. If you could not make the August Reunion in Franconia, or if you would just like to reprise that weekend then please join us on November 12th. Please bring your photo album from the Reunion and anything else that you would like to share. I have the videos of Leon and the Poetry Reading.

We will have a main dish and salad. You are welcome to bring side dishes, beverages, and desserts. Please e-mail me for directions to my home. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Adelina Azevedo Axelrod, '73-'78
Adelina_Axelrod@Brown.edu
 



December 2, 2000  --  Soho, New York City

PARTY II - PARTY II - PARTY II - PARTY II - PARTY II 

1st Franconia Family of Fun Part II: NJ, NY, DE, CT, PA & MA

Time: Early evening!

email or phone for address/directions
bloom@randybloom.com - Randy
(609) 683-7500 - Winston's work number

1st Annual Franconia Family of Fun College Alumni Christmas Party

Bring Latka's

Scheduled to take place at Randy's. Randy lives downtown NYC in a really cool loft. City folk are expected to arrive early and stay late. If you have to make overnight plans, call your travel agent.

It's a more upscale kind of thing, with tasty tidbits provided by a New York caterer. If you would like a copy of Mark's four hour long Franconia reunion home movie, then bring two blank tapes with you and he will make you a copy.

A contribution of twenty bucks for food and drink per person will be accepted.

Entire families are welcome so long as the kids are over thirty.

Randy and Winston, bloom@randybloom.com  watnik@earthling.net



 
 
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