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The DEC Connection is an association dedicated to preserving the unique culture of Digital Equipment Corporation by reuniting the Digital family through face-to-face events, intra-personal and group communications, and joint activities. We want to preserve Ken Olsen's cultural, technical and management legacies. We promote events of local ex-DEC clubs. Membership is open to all former employees and contractors - JOIN HERE!   To submit content, email webmaster.


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Reunions & Events

  • Sat 30 April 2016 - South Florida Casual Get-Together in Boynton Beach - 7:30-11 PM.

  • Sat 30 April 2016 - Greater Maynard Area - BBQ and Shredding Party sponsored by Legacy Financial Advisors in Westboro MA

from 10 AM - 2 PM  Join us for music, food, drinks and good company while we safely destroy your confidential documents. Bring family and friends. Nancy Kilty, DEC Connection president, will host participants from The DEC Connection. Please RSVP by email by Tuesday, April 26th to  Please provide your name and name of guests, email and phone number. There is no fee for this event. Location: Westborough Office Park, 1700 West Park Drive (Patio), Westborough MA


  • 5 June 2016 - Greater Maynard Area: 2 PM Scottish Music Concert, The Wayside Inn, Sudbury MA.  Optional Lunch or Dinner.

The 30th anniversary of DDITC (Discover Digital in the Caribbean) will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday October 15, 2016.   If interested in attending please contact Alex at

Featured Entrepreneur


Meet our featured member Entrepreneur, Michalene Kosinski, of Antiques and Collectibles Mall of New England.



The first PBS showing of Digital_Man/Digital_World was 21 Feb 2012 in Indianapolis - here is a link to the 57-minute video on their website to watch on your computer!


The DVD of Digital_Man/Digital_World is available from PBS; $24.95 plus ship.

Here is a link to shopPBS to purchase.


New Chapters
  • Southwest Florida - we have started up a southwest FL chapter.  Send your name and email and phone number to Sally Hering ( if you are interested in a get-together in the Naples area.
  • Washington, D.C. (DC, MD, VA, WV) DECconnection chapter? If you're interested please email new member Charlotte Cocke Conley at who will organize. If you know any ex-DECcies in this area please contact to ask them to contact Charlotte. thanks!
  • Central FL - an HP Retiree Group (for which we qualify as members) is being started at The Villages, meeting quarterly for lunch. Contact Judy Donohue, 352-603-3941,


click on link above for details

  • Rita Foley, 63, New York, 30 Mar 2016

  • Alice Tiennette Zenon-Loggins "Dancie", 59, Colorado Springs, 26 Mar 2016

  • Dale J. Roberts, 61, Chandler AZ, 23 Mar 2016

  • Glenn Foley, 65, Marlborough MA, 23 Feb 2016

  • Gino Berno, Macedon and Pittsford NY, 21 Feb 2016

  • Paul V. McGovern, 77, Ithaca NY, 20 Feb 2016

  • Lupe Jimenez Porter, 89, Phoenix AZ, 17 Feb 2016

  • Jean Neal, 86, of North Chelmsford MA, 31 Jan 2016

  • Mike English, 54, Colorado Springs, 26 Jan 2016

  • Bud (Hilton G.) LaCure, 78, Sudbury MA, 7 Aug 2015

  • John B. Wyatt, Jr., 70, Chapel Hill NC, 14 Jul 2015

HP Connection

  • Handy Reference Chart: info on Retiree Benefits, Stock Plan

  • DEC Retiree Benefits include the HP Employee Purchase Plan

  • Know someone who is leaving HP? Please pass the word to anyone leaving HP to use the HP Alumni Association's "ASAP Checklist" immediately. It has advice and mutual help -- developed by HPAA members -- on the many things you have to do before you lose access to HP's internal systems. Thanks to Curt Gowan for this info. Go to (HPAA membership not required.)

  • If you know someone who has been offered the HP U.S. Phased Retirement Program, please send them this link: This independent site has advice and reference info from HP alumni who have gone through previous retirement/layoff cycles. We also have an email list for updated information and moderated discussions. Thanks to Curt Gowan for this info.

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