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2007: 50th Anniv Dinner 50th Anniv at Mill  50th Anniv Berlin  2006 KO Tribute



An afternoon at a BBQ and WooSox Baseball Game - Father's Day, June 19, 2022.        

Click on link above for Rod's photos and the event wrap-up.


For our main event this summer, 58 members and guests will enjoy this game and BBQ on Sunday, June 19, 2022 (ballgame vs. Charlotte) starting 1:05 pm, at the brand new Red Sox minor league ballpark, Polar Park in Worcester.  This is a BBQ event for DEC Connection members and their guests with a ballgame included. This will be a fun afternoon with great food and entertainment, subsidized by The DEC Connection.  

The basics:

  • We will have a PRIVATE AREA at the ballpark.   It is nicer than your normal baseball seats. There will be tables and plenty of room to mingle.

  • BBQ Food: The price of the tickets includes all-you-can eat hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, mac & cheese, buttered popcorn, watermelon and berries, brownies, and water, tea, and lemonade.  Of course you can buy alcoholic beverages at their concessions.

  • Not just for members: You may invite non-members of all ages on guest tickets. 

  • In addition, we will have a raffle for free DEC memorabilia.

  • Tickets are $20 for each paid-up member and $30 for non-member/guests. DEC Connection is subsidizing the true cost of $41 per ticket.

The DEC Connection Board


Maynard's 150th Birthday Celebration


 - Founder's Day, Sept. 19, 2021 - Members tour the Mill, everyone can march in parade with DEC Connection in the afternoon (wearing your favorite DEC logo clothes if you still have some - if not go to www.decswag.com), followed by Maynard ceremonies, displays and events, and a private DEC Connection early dinner with fascinating guest speaker Ray Humphrey (VP Corp. Security and part-time James Bond) at the Maynard Elks Club.  Digital Memorabilia will be available to members by lottery.

For details, go to this web page.




The summer event this year was held at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Road, Westford, MA the afternoon of Friday, July 30, 2021, from 3-6 PM. 

Click on this link to see event photos.


Summer Italian Picnic hosted by Bob Alessio   

August 17, 2019, 2-6 PM 

Location: Bob's house is in Marlborough MA

Food catered and delicious!

Here's a link to the event page for summary and photos (thanks as usual to Rod Sutherland)


Summer BBQ Picnic at Barrie Hunter's home in Marlboro

Saturday afternoon, Aug 18th - 3 to 8 PM


The picnic was our big survey winner, so here it is!  We'd like to thank Barrie and Anne Hunter for hosting another of their popular lake picnics on August 18th. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, etc. were cooked on the grill in the backyard by master chef Jack Mileski.

Barrie and Anne's back yard has a lovely pond which we didn't get to enjoy due to the slightly inclement weather, but it still provided a lovely backdrop. 

Here's a link to the event page for summary and photos (thanks as usual to Rod Sutherland).


Our Premier Event of 2018: DEC Connection in the Mill Pub


When: Sunday, May 20, 2018  2:00 - 5:00 PM - Recap and



Summer 2017 Maynard-area Event at Kimball Farm       
The DECconnection summer event was held at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Road, Westford, MA the afternoon of Sunday, August 20th, from 1-4 PM.

Everyone enjoyed their great food and famous ice cream. DECconnection provided $10 to all paid-up registered members towards food, drinks, rides, games, ice cream, etc.

Back: Jack Mileski, Bob Alessio, Fred Isbell, Dale Gunn

Front: Joanne Andrews, Ava Schutzman, Nancy Kilty

Left: Ralph Dieter, Joe Mangiafico, Bob Alessio, Nancy Kilty

Right: Alberta Dieter, Serifina Mangiafico, Jack Mileski,

Steve Jablonski, Dale Gunn

Jack Mileski, Fred Isbell

John Sopka, Debra Martin


June 4, 2017: The Scottish Music Concert at 2 PM at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury (72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA) will be followed by a potluck supper at the home of one of our Board members who lives nearby. The orchestra members will be in attendance and are co-sponsoring the supper with DEC Connection.



Our Premier Event of 2016: DEC Connection Reunion BBQ and Tour of "Mill and Main"


When: Saturday, October 8, 2016  3:00 - 7:00 PM - Recap and



Sun. 5 June 2016 - Scottish Music and Dinner with DEC Connection friends
  The Strathspey & Reel Society had the honor of helping the Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, celebrate their 300th Anniversary by presenting a concert in the big tent on the grounds of the Inn at 72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA.  See photos at this page.


Summer 2015 Kimball Farms Party - Saturday June 13, 2015 in Westford MA  


Click here for summary and  photos.


Our SUMMER 2014 Member BBQ - Saturday July 19, 2014 in Marlboro MA 

    A great time was had by all!  Click here for summary and photos.




Our reunion for folks who worked in and closely with BOIS (Business & Office Information Systems, located at TTB in Nashua, the group that marketed ALL-IN-1 and other fine products), was terrific!  Over 30 attended and enjoyed the conversation and camraderie.   See photos and updates on new BOIS page.


Saturday, October 19, 2013: Luncheon at the Sudbury Senior Center with showing of Digital_Man/Digital_World  

On October 19, 2013, from 2-5 PM, 35 DECconnection members and friends gathered at the Sudbury Senior Center in Sudbury, MA for a wonderful afternoon. The DVD entitled Digital_Man/Digital_World was shown, after which refreshments and visiting was enjoyed by all. It was wonderful to have so many folks gather and to continually be dedicated to "the Digital culture". Many stories about personal experiences were shared. Digital Equipment Corporation continues to live on through our retirees.


Each attendee was given a glass mug that was part of the Gordon College festivities when the Ken Olsen Art and Science Building was opened for use. There were many left over from that event and Dan Tymann gave several to me for distribution among our DEC retirees.

Marilyn Goodrich (see photos below:) marilyngoodrich@comcast.net, 978 443-6865.  Thanks also to Doris Moore for taking 3 more photos at the reception following.


We all enjoyed the June 15th 2013 BBQ-Picnic at the Hunters' house in Marlboro.  See review and photos by using menu button above. 

Or you can "roll your own event" in your geography, and we will support you - see below.


Reunion With Your Peers: We welcome your proposals!

The Board is considering potential DEC Connection events for next year. One of those would be a Reunion of your peers defined and organized by you. Determine the peer group you would like to invite (by geography, building, affinity group [e.g. sales, engineering, manufacturing], years, etc.) Also choose the activity (e.g., a luncheon, dinner, cookouts, ball games, golf, boat rides, travel, music festivals, etc.). The Board of The DEC Connection will provide help choosing a site, determine the cost, negotiate with vendors, provide a portion of the funding, help with setup if Maynard area, name tags, selling tickets on our website, promoting, etc. This could be a small or large group. Members, send us your proposal at: info@DECconnection.org and we will be in contact with you.


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