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July 2024 Update












Happy Birthday to these classmates born in July::

Carolann Gormley Quier - July 21

Warren Stein - July 24

Tina Karonias Ward - July 28






July Awareness Causes

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.. 


July  Holidays

Independence Day  - July 4

Bastille Day - July 14 

Start of the Summer Olympics - July 26





NEW - Classmate Madonna Weaver Zullo died peacefully on June 8, 2024. We extend our prayers and sincere sympathy to Madonna's family  To read her complete obituary, please click HERE.  May she rest in peace.





Classmate joe simonetta announces a new tedx talk and a new book


Joe Simonetta has  just published a new book and gave a related TEDx Talk. Both are particularly relevant for the troubled times in which we live.


1. The TEDx event was April 22, 2024, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The theme for the evening talks was Odyssey (Journey). There were seven speakers. I was the last. Each spoke on their personal journey. I spoke in summary on HUMANITY’S JOURNEY. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/49QigNKARNw (The talk is subtitled. If not, click on CC at the bottom of the screen for subtitles.)


2. NEW BOOK: Be Healthy. Be Kind. Respect the Environment. What We do to Others, We do to Ourselves.

In my last two books, I am trying a new concept: books that look like children’s books but they are for adults (colorful covers, bigger size, interesting and larger fonts, lots of illustrations, easy to read, serious message). Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CZ4CBWLZ





   Celebrate America on the 4th of July!!!