Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970

Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970

Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970
Ongoing Go-to resource for 50th Reunion scheduled for 2020.

Operating as usual

20/12/2022
Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 10/12/2022

A great group of ‘70 HS classmates broke bread for the Holidays!
Lots of laughs, love, food & drinks!
Happiest of Birthdays Augie Iacovitti, Joanie & Mark Nicolette🎂🥳🎄

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 04/11/2022

(1966) Duffy Freshman rules and orientation for Class of 1970… quality compromised but so are we after 54+years!
Compliments of Alum Jerry Hart! Enjoy!

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 01/10/2022

Great time had by all at Class of 70 turns 70!

13/07/2022

Golf & Soirée (evening gathering)

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 22/06/2022

The celebration continues with Class of 70 turning 70! Rozanne Hargrave Wrobel Ron LaDuca Cathy Nash Cipolla Ron Zito Lynette Leone Joan Nicolette Maureen Kellick Cheryl Conti Iacovitti August

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 30/05/2022

How about a blast from 66 & 67 to wrap up your Holiday weekend?
How many can you identify?

23/04/2022

Celebrating yet another landmark 70th birthday with alum Rozanne Hargrave Wrobel. WNY Local alums Augie Iacovitti , Ron Zito and Cathy Nash-Cipolla in attendance.
Photo credit Cheryl Shaner-Conti (Carlo).

15/02/2022

We are a generation that will never come back…

A generation that walked to school and then walked back.
A generation that did their homework alone to get out asap to play in the street.
A generation that spent all their free time in the streets with their Friends.
A generation that played hide and seek when dark.
A generation that made mud cakes.
A generation that collected sports cards.
A generation that found, collected and washed & returned empty coke bottles to the local grocery store for 5 cents each, then bought a Mountain Dew and candy bar with the money.
A generation that made paper toys with their bare hands.
A generation who bought vinyl albums to play on record players.
A generation that collected photos and albums of clippings of their life experiences as a Kid.
A generation that played board games and cards on rainy days.
A generation whose TV went off at midnight after playing the National Anthem.
A generation that had parents who were there.
A generation that laughed under the covers in bed, so parents didn’t know we were still awake.
A generation that is passing and unfortunately it will never return no matter how hard we try. I loved Growing up when I did - it was the best of times.

05/01/2022

New Year 2022 resolution: Keep HS friends close! with Maureen Kellick, Augie Iacovitti & Ron Zito

17/12/2021

Merry Christmas Alums!🎄🙏🏼

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 16/12/2021

…aaaannd, that’s a wrap!
Some members of Reunion Committee met to culminate Reunion two years in the planning… Stay tuned for Zoom gatherings to keep the momentum going!
Blessings & Happy Holidays to all our friends and families!

14/12/2021

The Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970 legacy gift that will keep giving….

14/11/2021

Reconnected with this out of State former Duffy classmate (1966-1968) at WNY wedding last eve. “Defected” to NWHS

08/11/2021

The Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970 was pleased to present Library Executive Director Meghan Brauer with a check for the purchase of children’s books and program accessories. The donation represents a heartfelt legacy from the class, and in memoriam to class member Margee Netzer-Zito. Check presented by 1970 Class Committee member Ron Zito.

04/11/2021

Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970 Reunion Committee met to “close the books” on our successful event with a positive budget dollar balance.
Committee voted to donate surplus dollars to the Niagara County/Wilson Community Library who will, in turn, purchase BIG books for “Margee’s Magical Reading Room”.
The original Reunion committee member Margee Netzer-Zito, who passed in 2020, conducted weekly Children’s Reading Activities at the library.
Following a major renovation project completed in 2021, the Library’s children’s reading program section was dedicated to honor the 1970 Alumnus.

28/10/2021

Nostalgia… rewind September 2018
Preliminary gathering to forming 2020 Reunion Committee
Sadly, our Margee Netzer-Zito passed before celebration came to fruition…
Do you recognize first draft members?

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 18/10/2021

Who’s the lucky guy to enjoy “drive by” visit with these Madonna lovelies!
Mary Ellen Sullivan Nelson, Cathy Nash-Cipolla, Lynette Leone, Roxanne Cardone, Joanne Catalfamo-Kinney & Ron Zito

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 27/09/2021

"Celebrate good Times!!!"

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 26/09/2021

"Oh, what a night!!"
(more pics to come)

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 25/09/2021

Friday mingle! “Reunited and it feels so good”🎼

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 24/09/2021
24/09/2021

Here we go!

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 10/09/2021

Reunion Golf Event

Hey All. Hope all is well. Attached are the assigned foursomes, team names, shirt colors and related golf information. I also included a memo to familiarize yourself with the Niagara Frontier Golf Club and an itinerary for the golf event. Please have your foursome ready and plan on having a great day. When you arrive at Frontier please report to the registration table to check in. Looking forward to seeing each of you. Thank you for your participation.
Ron
ADD: If you have not already paid in advance please pay at the registration table.

03/09/2021

Let's Party Like Its 2019!🎊

Days are counting down to our long awaited Reunion Gathering.
50 years is a lot to celebrate & thankfully, a lot to celebrate for…

As of this writing 80 Alumni have committed to our Reunion on Sept. 25th.
We’re delighted to announce that Niagara Falls Country Club (NFCC) has given us an additional two weeks, until Sept 14th to provide attendee numbers. If you know of any Alumni who are still on the fence or forgot to send in their response information please have them do so. They won’t want to miss the fun!
Sadly, many of our original 283 classmates have left us, or are unable to attend this landmark gathering. Those attending are looking forward to a night of conversation, catching up, looking back & lots of laughter as we enjoy an evening of music, food & drink with good friends.

Some helpful information as we move toward our Reunion weekend…
Covid Protocols - As with most event gatherings, NFCC requests masks only IF you are not fully vaccinated.
Masks & hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the event room for your use as well.
Thank you fellow Alumni in advance for following basic Covid protocols.

Parking - Upon entering Mountain View Drive please use the second driveway & parking area on your left. Event parking is directly in front of the Escarpment Room where our Reunion will be held. Overflow parking is directly across the street.

Dress Code is business casual. (Duffy beanies optional)

FYI - There is a Happy Hour Friday evening Sept. 24th, starting at 5 PM, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, Lake Road, Youngstown.
All are welcome including spouses, etc.
Donated beer while it lasts. After that its BYOB & food. Please come & join us!

Safe journey to all as you travel to be “Reunited & It Feels So Good”

Your Friends on the Committee

26/08/2021

Dear Friends

As you plan the coming 'countdown' to the reunion event on September 24/25 - couple thoughts:

HOTEL PARTNERS!
* our original invitation included the list of Niagara Falls Hotel partners - might be good to remind alumni that they would be offered a discount when booking at:

QUALITY INN / Antonio's Banquet
7708 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls
(716) 283-0621
and
Wingate by Wyndham
333 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls
(716) 295-4000

(Owner Frank Strangio is NCHS alumni offering special discount when you mention you're in town for the Class of 1970 Reunion)

IT'S GOING TO BE A SPECIAL EVENT!
The Saturday event will be a wonderful night - overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The Committee has arranged a beautiful room and outdoor terrace.
Do remind alumni: Cocktails at 6:00 / Champagne Toast at 7PM
might want to make mention of Casual Dress ('classy casual?)

Can't wait!
Maureen

19/08/2021

September 25th rolling out to be a great time to renew old friendships & memories!!! Join us!!!

13/08/2021

Dear Fellow Alumni,
As outlined on the back of the Reunion Invitation, we are organizing a golf day and happy hour to follow to be held Friday Sept 24, 2021. Please reach out to me via email with any questions and if you’d like to be a part of it: [email protected]
Golf Date: Friday, September 24,2021 Golf and Happy Hour are open to all Alumni, spouses and significant others.-
Place: Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Rd, Youngstown NY 14074
Times: Registration begins at 11:30 am; Lunch at noon; Shot Gun Tee Off at 1:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 (Includes lunch, golf, cart and commemorative glove)
Skills Competition: Usual on-course events with prizes
Golf Gloves: Ron Zito has designed a 50th Reunion golf glove in memory of his late wife & your Madonna classmate, Margee. Gloves are being donated by Ron and myself to all players. Please email me with: glove size, men’s or ladies, left or right hand. Due to the nature of this special order, please email me (Ron L.) by August 25th. Whatever size you order is the size you will receive.
Payment: Send checks to Ron LaDuca, 400 Oneida Street, Lewiston, NY 14092 or Venmo to Ronald-LaDuca-1. Space is limited to the first 32 golfers.
Player Flights: 4 person teams
• Birkenheur – for those more pious players
• Chryzanowski – for detainees
• Norton – for the rowdy bunch
• Lentine – for those whose game ???
• Daktari – In Memory of Ron Hess and his flying chair bottoms
• Weather Outside – temperature of the day?
• Bob Seger – the rambling gambling men
• Jacinta Guild – only one Madonna lady so far. Need three more ladies or Bill Warren will have to join this flight
*****Once the golfing field is complete, I will be sending out an email with all Flight and other information. This should give all time to arm yourselves with golfing insults.
*****Flight players will be asked to wear shirt colors designated for their Flight. I haven’t decided yet what to do with the Lentine Flight???
HAPPY HOUR: After-golf Happy Hour begins at 5:00 pm. Happy Hour is open to all golfers, non-golfers, spouses, etc Class of 1970. Come out for the pre-reunion evening and welcome the golfers as they return from the Helen Keller Classic. Leo George is donating the beer. Cocktails and food can be purchased.
DON’T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR RESPONSE CARDS AND PAYMENT FOR OUR REUNION ON Saturday, September 25th.

07/08/2021

Dear Fellow Alumni,
At our reunion committee meeting this past week, we decided to keep a means of communication open so that all are apprised of our reunion weekend developments. It was decided that emails to all alumni would be sent with developments and items of interest, as well as idea requests as they come up.
We will also use this page – Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970 – to duplicate the above, hoping that we can reach as many alumni as possible. We encourage you to pass along reunion information to those you are still in contact with.
Planning is going well for our evening at The Niagara Falls Country Club. A reception table will greet you as you arrive where you will sign in and pick up your name tag. Then, proceed to meet your classmates, grab an adult beverage 😉 and enjoy the picturesque vistas of Lewiston, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto.
A Memorial Board will also be in place for you to remember & pay respects to those classmates who are no longer with us.
Rozanne Hargrave Wrobel and DiCamillo’s Bakery have donated a sweets table for us, as well as others donating to the evening.
The DJ has been contracted. We are requesting your ideas for songs for his playlist. Rumor has it that Karaoke may be involved - probably in the final hours so nobody remembers...
The committee would also like your ideas as to what you would like to see/do that evening. Some ideas put forth are: funniest memory(s), dance with who you wanted to date but never did - we don’t judge, number of times in rehab, most body parts repaired/replaced, best/most unusual hobby, spot-light dances, etc.
We will also be sending out an email and Facebook item with up-to-dated information on our golf event, Friday Sept 24th at Frontier Golf Club.
This reunion belongs to all classmates of Madonna & Duffy Class of 1970. The committee has tried to organize what we feel to be in the best interests of all. It has now been a two-year endeavor. Please help us with suggestions regarding the above by emailing either: Augie Iacovitti at [email protected] or Ron Zito at [email protected].
Also, PLEASE SEND IN YOUR RESPONSE CARDS WITH PAYMENT ASAP but no later that Sept 1st. No reservations or payment at the door.
It has been 51 years since we graduated on that June day in 1970. In the past seventeen months, a pandemic has gripped the world, something many of us would never have believed a few short years ago. Many of our dear classmates have passed on in those years. “We may never pass this way again!”
Please join us in making our reunion the best it can be!!! Looking forward to seeing you.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Reunion Committee,
Rozanne Hargrave Wrobel, Augie Iacovitti, Ron Zito
Co-Chair Persons

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 02/08/2021

Thank you Alum Maureen Kellick for the memories!

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 29/07/2021

Don’t miss the opportunity to renew old friendships & memories ❤️
Join us this September 25th

16/07/2021

What were some of your favorite tunes cruising through Duffy-Madonna? 🎙🕺

Photos from Duffy-Madonna Class of 1970's post 24/06/2021

Kicked off mailing tonight!! Check your mail soon!

19/06/2021

More details to follow!⛳️

09/06/2021

Yahoo! It’s a go with no bars held!
Information letter to follow - save the date!

18/04/2021

Dear Fellow Alumni,
The genesis of this email is to keep you apprised of our upcoming 50th Duffy-Madonna Reunion for the Class of 1970. At the cancellation of our 2020 event, we booked Saturday, September 25, 2021 for our new date.

The venue remains the same, Niagara Falls Country Club, as does what we had originally planned. In the Reunion Committee's various communications within the past month, we thought it best to update you with the following guidelines, as set forth by New York State:

• As mentioned above, our reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Our date is secure.
• Current NYS guidelines for social engagements / functions, etc. have a capacity limit of 150 persons. The guidelines may loosen / tighten as conditions fluctuate. This limit includes any NFCC staff working our event.
• Attendees must show proof of recent negative COVID test results or proof of immunization.
• Attendees must wear masks, at all times, except when seated and eating and drinking.
• Ceremonial and socially-distanced dancing will be allowed in designated areas only.
It is our thought that any of the above could cause us to, again, cancel our reunion. We feel we did not wait 50 years to have a reunion under these, or more stringent circumstances.

We have set June 15th as the date to decide if our reunion is a go, or not, depending on the lifting of various guidelines. We agree it is the considerate thing to do for those that may need to make travel and accommodation arrangements. If the decision is to march forward with our reunion, the Committee will immediately send out another email, with invitations to follow.

Conversely, an email will be sent letting you know that the reunion has been canceled. Regardless, whether or not we go forward with the formal event, we will also plan to gather informally that weekend with COVID-compliant events.
**[also please see an email sent you simultaneously with attendance query]

Respectfully submitted,
on behalf of the Reunion Committee,
Rozanne Hargrave Wrobel, Augie Iacovitti, Ron Zito

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