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October 25, 2007

















March 22, 2007

Chapter 1776 is the name of the original Chapter of the Digital Retirees Association (DRA).  It was based in Sudbury MA and meetings were held quarterly, with a speaker from the community.

As the DRA opened up to become the DEC Connection, Chapter 1776 phased out as the same individuals who set up meetings were now involved as Board Members for the DEC Connection.


WED., NOVEMBER 5, 2008 - 2-4 PM - The DEC Connection Annual Meeting & Chapter 1776 get-together in Sudbury

Reports from Board: Pres, Treas, Membership
Guest Speaker:  BobTrocchi - Dedication of the Ken Olsen Science Center
   -some great video clips from event/40th anniversary will be shown
Future Direction for DECconnection
Networking Hour

Where: Sudbury Senior Center, Fairbank Community Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. Phone number of the Fairbank Community Center Senior Center is (978) 443-3055.

Chapter 1776 Membership Meetings

Digital Retirees Association Chapter 1776 had a meeting on October 25, 2007 at the Sudbury Senior Center.  Guest Speaker was Dan Tymann, Executive Vice President for Advancement, Communications and Technology from Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Dan talked about the groundbreaking event for the Ken Olsen Arts and Science Center at Gordon College which took place on June 18, 2006. During his presentation, Dan played portions of the DVD that was prepared in advance of the event for the purpose of being part of the Tribute to Ken Olsen program, which was held in the campus Chapel. Many of the people at this meeting (Oct. 25) had not been able to attend the event on June 18, so they were especially delighted to learn about the very special tribute made to Ken Olsen. Dan brought many "Tribute to Ken Olsen" mugs as gifts. Plus copies of the DVD were available.

We were honored to have 2 hp-REM (Hewlett Packard -Retired Employees of Massachusetts) Board of Directors present. The event was well attended and people were most impressed with the guest speaker, Dan Tymann.

After a short break, Bob Moore, President, talked about the process of voting on a new name for our organization. This was a very successful meeting.

Marilyn Goodrich, Chairperson, Chapter 1776


The Chapter 1776 Regular Membership meeting took place on Thursday, March 22nd, from 2:30-5:00.

Speaker: Ms. Ginny Dow, Manager of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Ms. Cheryl Laundry, Diabetes Nurse Educator for Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA

Subject: Preventive measures for inherited genetic medical diseases/problems.

Business Topics:

  • Treasury balance quick update

  • Donation to KOSC, Gordon College

  • 50th Anniversary Reunion planning, May 24th

  • 50th Anniversary Grand Reunion concept

  • Organizational direction and Overview

Click here to read minutes of this meeting.

October 26, 2006 The Chapter 1776 Regular Membership meeting took place on Thursday, October 26th.

Speaker: Ms. Patricia Sousa, Senior Director of Radiology for Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA

Topics: Ms. Patricia Sousa, filling in for Pres/CEO Christine Schuster, talked about the new Medical Centers in the MetroWest (Boston) area and instructed how to use these centers.

We also had a lively discussion about how to broaden our membership to meet the needs of new people joining our group.

Click here to read minutes of this meeting.

Where: Sudbury Senior Center, Fairbank Community Center, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776




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