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TASA Newsletter–7/31/2012

Author: Paula Austin/Tuesday, July 31, 2012/Categories: TASA Email Newsletters

Hi TAS Friend!

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To respond to this email, PLEASE email:

joeosbpres@sbcglobal.netDon't hit the reply button here.

It will delay a response to you.  Thanks!

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    Hope your summer is going well!

    In this update:
    1.  The TAS lists.  How many are there of us?
    2.  TAS finds/reconnections.
    3.  How can we help you?
    4. Vonda Harding (TAS Parent in the'60s).
    5.  2013 TASA reunion committee report.
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    1.  The TAS lists.  How many are there of us? 

    *In TAS's history (1954-December 1978) there were an estimated 15-25,000 students, faculty & administration associated with the school.

     As of 7/31/12:
     *On Facebook:
Tehran American School = 1,069 members.
You know you went to the Tehran American School when. = 722 members.
TAS Happy Hour = 366 members.
The American School, Tehran Iran = 316 members.
Tehran American School Association = 490 'like' it.

     *With the Tehran American School Association (TASA):
On the email list = 1,100
Regular mailing list = 1,129
Current paid members of TASA = 142

   2. Recent finds/reconnections
    Chris Sheffler (62'65)'69
    Pouran Afraie (78)'84

  3.  How can we help you?

  4. Vonda Harding (TAS Parent in the'60s).
     Vonda Harding, mother of Ray'68 and mother-in-law to Cindy Johnson'69 died on May 7, 2012 in Salina, KS.  Cindy shared that Vonda had been in declining health.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hardings, their family and friends.

   5.  2013 TASA reunion committee report.
The three cities that have been referenced most by you (the members) are Dallas, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas.         
    In October the reunion committee will be announced, they will define the terms of the request for proposal that will then be provided to convention and visitors bureauss in the areas you have selected. The resulting proposals will be reviewed by the committee and a location selected on its merits.
There are many things to take into consideration such as destinations that can be supportive of our group; hotel rates (as an example, hotels in Las Vegas raise their rates dramatically for Friday and Saturday nights), distance from the airport, cost of food, and keep in mind that sometimes the attractions can be a distraction.
     For those of you who have not yet responded please let us know your preference for location by Sept 15th and whether you have an interest in serving on the 2013 TASA Reunion Committee please email Julie Secord Williams at Julie@williamsrealty.us or call her at 703-244-0084.
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      Join/Renew with TASA at:    Go to:  www.overseasbrats.com/Teheran_American_School_Association_Membership.html
      Payment via PayPal now possible - thanks to OVERSEAS BRATS.
      For those joining:   Past newsletters will be sent you, while the supplies last.  Those who join the Booster & Patron membership levels will ALSO receive the most recent printed directory (2011), while supplies last.                                  
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      Have a terrific day!
                      Joe Condrill
                      Tehran American School Assn.

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