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Summer is officially upon us. More quickly than we will like, it will have passed. In the interim, the Rutgers Club of Lehigh Valley will celebrate its Fourth Annual Summer Send-Off for graduates of high schools in the Lehigh Valley who will join the ranks of the Scarlet Knights in September.
This year’s Send-Off will fete 28 students from 16 area high schools, one of whom will be the recipient of the RCLV Scholarship. The breakfast event will again take place at the Vintage Restaurant in the Club at Morgan Hill, 100 Clubhouse Drive, Easton, PA 18042 at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 21, 2012. As usual, Roger Latzgo will provide music and review the history of the Rutgers Alma Mater. Student ambassadors from the university will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions from the new students and their parents. Tales, true or nearly so, from our own members, will also introduce the students to the Rutgers culture and history.
This list of new students from our area includes Yessid Ceballos, Allentown Central Catholic High School; Jacqueline Aamoth, Liberty High School; Justice Bezyak, Jenna Koose, Carly Vanzino, Rebecca Vermeesch, Adenike Animasum and Calyn Ehid, Easton Area High School; Ashley Yehoda and Tahaa Shafi, Parkland High School; Amber Millets, Whitehall High School; Sabine Page and Travis Mintzer, Emmaus High School; Stephanie Enright, Bethlehem Catholic High School; Stacy Collado, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts; Carmen Masciantonio, Southern Lehigh High School; Kara Petrillo, Nazareth Area High School; David Grace, Northwestern Lehigh Jr.-Sr. High School; Jacquiline Lanchez, Pocono Mountain West High School; Alexis Rivera, East Stroudsburg Area High School; Neval Patel, Pleasant Valley High School; Dylan Rogers and Sekou Sako, Pocono Mountain East High School; Marcos Luna, Alexis Riffle, Jenelle Ramdeen, Daphne Charles and Su Ying Lee, Stroudsburg High School.
If the name of any of these students is familiar to you, a personal contact to encourage them to attend would be appropriate.
Your support in attending the Send-off is important to us and to the students. The cost of the breakfast is $18 per person. If you plan to join us, you can make reservations either online at http://Ralumni.com/lehighvalleysendoff or by sending a check payable to RCLV to John Partington at 5513 Covenant Court, Allentown, PA 18104.
See you on July 21!
The Rutgers Club of Lehigh Valley returns to the Brewworks-On-The-Green for a Final Friday Happy Hour celebrating, among other things, the close of the Lehigh Valley Alumni Clubs food drive challenge. Alumni clubs representing Purdue and Penn State have been invited to join us in an hour or two of food, drink and friendship brought about by the effort to solicit donations in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Beginning at 5:30 PM, the Happy Hour at the Brewworks -On-The-Green on the grounds of the Allentown Municipal Golf Course at 3400 Tilghman Street in Allentown will feature the usual $3.00 specials on well drinks, flagship beers and wine as well as $5.00 apps including Bavarian pretzels, BREWschetta, Wings and more.
Set aside an hour for your own pleasure and then pick up the phone and invite another member to join you for the evening. We may even get Roger to lead us in another round of “On The Banks Of The Old Raritan.”
No one will object if you bring along another donation for Second Harvest, even though the challenge is over. See you soon!!
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The Robert Marguccio Reunion Golf Tournament will tee-off at 8:30 AM at the Rutgers University Golf Course Busch Campus on Friday, May 11, 2012 as a part of Reunion Weekend. This shotgun tournament includes chances to win prizes including a brand new car!
Greens fees, carts, breakfast, lunch, beverages and alumni mementos are included in the cost of $110.00.
For anyone interested, Gary Katz (firstname.lastname@example.org) is willing to facilitate your participation in the event. Contact Gary as soon as possible because there is a capacity of 124 golfers for the event.
Tiger Woods is among those noted golfers who will not participate in this event. Are you the one willing to take his place?
Rutgers will again be highlighted at Lehigh University on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 PM when Evie Shockley presents a poetry reading as part of Lehigh’s “Forty Years of Undergraduate Women at Lehigh” celebration in Room 145 of the Zoellner Arts Center. While athletic teams from Rutgers periodically appear in the Lehigh Valley, this is a rare opportunity for us to experience the academic excellence of the university on display.
Ms Shockley, who has published the new black and half-red sea and has appeared in the Talisman, The Southern Review and other journals, co-edits jubilat and is a contributing editor to for Evening Will Come, a poetic journal. Ms. Shockley graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English and later earned a PhD in the same subject from Duke University.
No tickets are required for this free poetry reading. If you do plan to attend, the Rutgers Club would appreciate your sending a note to that effect to Erika Jones-Mosser at email@example.com so that we have some idea of how many people to expect at the reading.
We hope you’ll be able to find a free hour or so in your schedule to join us in what promises to be a relaxing, but still challenging evening.
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The historic and widely acclaimed Allentown Band will be in concert at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 37 South Fifth Street in Allentown, PA on Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 PM. For two hundred years, the band has been a musical focal point in the Lehigh Valley. At the same time, it has also performed in venues such as West Point and Carnegie Hal, as well as venues in Swizerland, Austria and France. Twice they were featured opn Charles Kuralt’s “Good Morning Americal.” In its heyday the band offered some 100 concerts a year. At present it performs about forty times a year.
While the musicians in the band play with a professional flair, most of them hold regular daytime jobs and come together as a group out of their love for music and a desire to maintain the Allentown Band tradition of excellence. The band was strongly impacted by John Phillip Sousa “The March King,” in its early days. One of its prime movers, cornet soloist Alburtis “Bert” Meyers, served as conductor of the band for fifty years. Its current conductor is Ronald Demkee.
The Rutgers Club invites you to join us for the March 18 concert which will feature the band along with harp soloist Frances Duffy and St. John’s Director of Music Stephen Williams on the organ. It promises to be an exciting afternoon. For more about the band, including the program planned for this concert, you are encouraged to log into www.allentownband.com.
If you are planning to join us at St. John’s, please email your intentions to Erika Jones-Mosser at firstname.lastname@example.org to help us plan to greet you. A suggested donation of $10.00 will be accepted at the entrance to the concert.
March 10 – Camden/Philadelphia area
On March 10, join Rutgers alumni and friends for the Annual St. Patrick’s RiverLINE Cultural Tour and explore the historic sites of many southern New Jersey towns along the Delaware River. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/7vejdkc.
It has been the usual practice of the Rutgers Club to hold a Final Friday Happy Hour each month. Aware that some of you might not be comfortable with the setting of a Happy Hour, for the month of February, 2012 we are going to try something different: Final Friday on Saturday Morning.
We plan to hold our get-together of friendship and foibles at a breakfast gathering on February 25 at 9:00 AM at the Foundry Restaurant in the Great Western Lehigh Valley Hotel at 300 Gateway Drive in Bethlehem. For those who may not be familiar with the location, it is just north of the Center Street exit of Route 22 which we are hoping will be bereft of its clogging weekday traffic.
The breakfast will be a buffet style spread with the customary eggs, meats, hot and cold cereals, sweet breads and beverages. The cost of the meal will be $10.00 per person.
Reservations for the event may be made by sending a check made payable to the RCLV to Erika Jones-Mosser at 7370 Pioneer Drive, Macungie, PA 18062. Your ticket request will be acknowledged and tickets will be distributed at the door of the Foundry by a club member in appropriate Rutgers Red. Ticket reservations should be sent to Erika by February 18.
We hope you join us in this change of pace meeting. Bring with you your thoughts about the club and its events and all the Rutgers memories that you can.
A View from the Bridge, a masterwork by one of America’s greatest theatrical talents, Arthur Miller, studies the theme that the greatest tragedy can often lie within the most common of lives. The one-man Greek chorus Miller has created serves to point out how lofty illusions often keep us from seeing our own monumental weaknesses that so often lead to fatal consequences.
The Rutgers Club has reserved a set of seats at the LaBuda Center on the campus of Desales University to experience the presentation of this drama by the cast of Act 1, the univerity’s incredibly talented student performance group. The seats are available for the matinee performance of the play on March 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM.
Tickets to join the club at DeSales are priced at $17.00 per person and can be reserved by sending a check for the appropriate amount to Erika Jones-Mosser at 7370 Pioneer Drive, Macungie, PA, 18062. To take advantage of our group rate, reservation must be sent to Erika by February 16, 2012. Your ticket requests will be acknowledged and tickets will be held for you in the lobby of the LaBuda Center by a member of the club who will be proudly sporting our Rutgers Red.
We encourage you to come out to share an afternoon of friendship with Lehigh Valley Rutgers alumni as well as scintillating theater production by Act 1!!
Rutgers wrestlers will enter the 2011-2012 campaign with five grapplers ranked in the top 20 in the national Intermat pre-season poll. Coach Scott Goodale’s 19th ranked squad will be led by the likes of Mario Mason who earned a 5th placed spot at 149 lbs. and Scott Winston who is ranked 6th at 165 lbs. Also in the top twenty are Joe Langel III at 125, Billy Ashnault at 141 and Gregory Zanetti at 174.
The matmen will open their season at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic on November 12. Their first home dual meet will take place at the RAC on December 2 when they host Old Dominion.
On January 20, at 7:00 PM the Scarlet Knights will invade Stabler Arena for what is expected to be an exciting match against a strong Lehigh University team. The Rutgers Club of Lehigh Valley invites alumni and friends from the area to join them in a show of support at the match.
A block of tickets for the event has been reserved by the club and will be available for purchase immediately. Ducats with the group will be available at $10. 00 per person and can be reserved by sending a check payable to “Rutgers Club of Lehigh Valley” to Erika Jones-Mosser at 7370 Pioneer Drive, Macungie, PA 18062. Since the number of tickets in the group is limited, an early response is suggested.
Tickets will be distributed at a pre-match Happy Hour at Starters Sports Bar on Route 378 south of Bethlehem or by a club representative at the gate at Stabler Arena. As usual for such affairs, we encourage all attendees to sport red Rutgers’ gear. Let’s get it on!