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Invitation to Alumni Get-Together 2011

This is to inform you that the Events Committee was able to get better terms for our get-together in Niagara Falls, Canada by changing the date from the third to the fourth week in June. Our get-together will take place on June 24-26, 2011, at:
Michael’s Inn by the Falls on the Rive 5599 River Road Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 3HR Tel Number: 800-263-9390 Web-site: www.michaelsinn.com
Lori is our contact at the Hotel and Schneller Group is the name to use for special pricing.
If you have any questions, please call Rafik El-Far 416-536-6031 Canada
Here is a tentative Agenda. Please feel free to let me know if you want any other issues discussed
WELCOME Aziz Shalaby
1. Schneller Hymn Basil Rischmaui
2. Invocation Lamya Haddad
3. Treasurers Report John Naim
4. Volunteering Elias Abd-Elmassih
5. Forming Committees Group
a. Events Committee
b. Fundraising Committee
c. Nominating Committee
6. Keynote Speaker To be announced
7. Remembering Schneller Nicolas Neaimi
8. Group Participation Group
9. Adjournment
See you in Niagara falls
Aziz ’61 tel 360-260-3070

Vancouver, WA 2/23/2011
I am happy to inform you that our get-together this year 2011 is scheduled to be in Niagara Falls, Canada, June 17-19, 2011. Please contact Rafik El-Far at 416-536-6031, Toronto, Canada, regarding accommodation.
Last year’s get-together took place in Stuttgart and Erpfingen, Germany. Alumni and friends commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Schneller Schools in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. The celebrations included speeches and presentations by prominent personalities with emotional and financial ties to the Schneller Schools.
The Alumni visited the grave of Aboona Hermann Schneller in Erpfingen, They paid their respects and admiration to a very influential man in our lives. They celebrated with the municipality of Erpfingen the life of Hermann Schneller. They sang Arabic and German songs, they danced to the music and they left behind lots of hugs, laughs and beautiful memories. We expect, that one of our future get-togethers, will be one year in Erpfingen, Germany.
Special thanks to Eva and Basil Rischmaui for providing the delicious food and coordinating the get-together. Many thanks go to Richard Fagher, for donating the dinner, at the municipality, in Erpfingen. A big gratitude is due to Nicolas Neaimi who donated the wreath at Aboona’s grave, and led the Association’s activities. A big hug and appreciation are in order for all those who attended from Lebanon, Germany, Canada, America, Austria and England.
The Lutheran Board for Mission Support disbursed US$56,000 to the School for daily operations, computers and the science laboratory. Thanks to all who cared.
I am looking forward, to sharing with you, in Niagara Falls, bread, laughs and memories. Please come and bring your children with you.
Aziz B Shalaby ‘61,
16205 SE Evergreen Hwy,
Vancouver, WA, USA
Tel.: 360-260-3070
Schneller School Name in Arabic
Johann Ludwig Schneller Schule

Education for Peace since 1860