Mini-Reunion Post-Flu Update
          Mini XXIII was officially canceled because of the swine flu, but about a third of those whose names are listed below were there - either because they didn't get the word (Joe and Tink Bolster were enroute by train, via Colorado to see children, and learned of the cancellation only on their arrival at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio) or because they couldn't resist the attraction of the program the XXIII Committee laid out for us.  Some, too, were in the area anyway.  See the photo on the home page of most of those who were there, standing in front of the Alamo.
          In any case, the XXIII Committee, Dave and Lois Smith, Bill Healy and Ted McAlister, did a wonderful job of resurrecting most of the program for the benefit of the twelve classmates and ten spouses who attended (indicated by asterisks on the list below).   No flu cases have been reported among the 22.  They were most appreciatve of the hospitable welcome and fine service they received - and fascinated by what they saw and learned about that part of the great state of Texas.
          Now - on to Boston and Mini-Reunion XXIV, June 10-13, 2010.

5/20/09 -- Mini XXIII was canceled, but these happy classmates and spouses (and a few who didn't make it in this photo) got to San Antonio and found a warm and friendly welcome, led by host Dave Smith on the left and Lois Smith, fifth from right.  The setting is the Alamo, just across the street from the wonderful Menger Hotel, headquarters for the Mini.  For more on the Mini-Reunion and who was there, go to the Reunions Page and click on Mini XXIII. 


Princeton University Class of 1952
San Antonio Mini-Reunion XXIII
April 30 – May 3, 2009

As of April 7th the following Classmates have registered to attend the San Antonio Mini-Reunion XXIII. The Hotel Menger still has rooms available and we will extend the special discount registration price until April 22, 2009. If you have any questions or change in plans please call Dave Smith at (281) 493-2586 or e-mail at Looking forward to seeing you on April 30th in San Antonio.
The San Antonio Mini-Reunion Committee

*Baldwin, Ray & Eleanor
Baumgartner, Donavin & Marilyn
*Bolster, Joe & Tink
Boyer, David & Lydia
*Culin, Walt & Carol
Dodge, Arden
Dodge-Weaver, Kim
Dosdall, Tom & Annella
Eby, Bob & Connie
*Edsall, Robert
Flinn, Bob & Sally
Handelman, Joe and Sue
*Harper, Charles & Margaret
*Healey, Bill and Celia
Hildum, Priscilla
Janover, Bitsy and Laura
Johnston, Bob & Nancy
Lamperti, Bob & Clara
Liebes, Sidney & Linda
*Loper, Barry & Jean
Lowry, John & Jean
*Malehorn, Don & Carol
Masi, Joe & JoAnne
Master, Jay & Jeanne
*McAlister, Ted
McCabe, Warren
McLean, Roger & Latie
Mills, Alex
Mueller, Jr. Paul & Jane
Nicholson, Ted & Betty
Peak, John & Ernie
Peters, Florence L. (Pete)
*Rogers, Steve & Kent
*Saunders, Hal & Carol
Schaefer, Charlie & Nina
Seavey, Bill
*Smith, David & Lois
Way, Genevieve
Weber, John & Sally
(68) 04/07/09



Princeton University Class of 1952




January 26, 2009


Dear Classmates:


Enclosed is the schedule of events, the registration form, hotel information and area map for the San Antonio, Texas 2009 mini-reunion beginning Thursday evening April 30th through Sunday morning May 3, 2009. We ask that you return your registration form and check to us by April 20, 2009.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: The Historic Menger Hotel at 204 Alamo Plaza, across the street from The Alamo, is our headquarters. The hotel has given us a special rate of $137.00 plus local taxes per night for either single or double occupancy for reservations made prior to March 30, 2009. These rates will apply three days before and three days after the mini-reunion based on availability. For reservations call 1-800-345-9285. Be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Princeton Class of 1952 Mini-Reunion. We have a limited number of rooms booked at this special rate that will be released after March 30, 2009 so we urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible.


TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING: Taxi fare from the San Antonio Airport to The Menger Hotel at 204 Alamo Plaza (8.89 miles) is $25.00 for a couple and $15.00 for a single person. Shuttle buses run from the airport to the hotel but make numerous stops. Taxi fare from the San Antonio railroad station to the Menger Hotel (0.73 miles) is $15.00 for a couple and $10.00 for a single person. If you want more information to arrange transportation we can furnish a telephone number and an email address. Valet parking at The Menger is $25.00 plus 8.125% tax per day. There are various city lots around the hotel from $5.00 - $18.00 a day.


We will have air conditioned buses to transport everyone from The Menger Hotel to all events on Friday and Saturday. The cost is included in the individual events.


CLIMATE – DRESS: San Antonio weather is delightful and temperatures range from mid 60’s to 80’s. Bring umbrellas for possible April showers. The Menger Hotel and the buses are all air conditioned so a sweater, jacket or shawl might be a consideration. We have suggested the appropriate dress for each event on the schedule.


CANCELLATION:  In case there is a need to cancel your reservation we will refund your total fee if we are notified by April 10, 2009. Telephone Dave Smith at (281) 493-2586 or e-mail



If you have any questions please write or call any member of the Committee.

Dr. William V. Healey
8823 Lost Woods
San Antonio, TX 78240         
Phone: (210) 699-3448          
Theodore E. McAlister
2530 Harry Wurzbach Road 
Apartment # 1306 
San Antonio, TX 78218
Phone: (210) 482-0237
David K. Smith
611 West Forest Dr.
Houston, TX 77079          
Ph.: (281) 493-2586





Thursday, April 30, 2009

3:00 – 6:00 P.M.                    Registration – Hotel Menger Lobby

6:00 – 7:00 P.M.                    Welcome Cocktails – Hotel Menger Ball Room

7:00 -  9:30 P.M.                    Dinner and Welcome Program Menger Ball Room

                                                (Sport jackets)

Friday, May 1, 2009

7:30 – 8:30 A.M.                    Continental Breakfast Buffet Hotel Menger

9:00 A.M.                               Meet in Lobby of Hotel Menger and walk to The Alamo

9:15 – 10:45 A.M.                  Welcome Program and tour of The Alamo

11:00 A.M.                             Meet at the Menger - load buses for Fort Sam Houston

11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.       Visit U.S. Army Medical Department Museum and the Quadrangle

1:00 – 1:45 P.M.                    River Barge Cruise and Box Lunch

2:00 P.M.                                Buses return to the Menger Hotel

2:00 – 4:00 P.M.                    Free time – Visit Riverwalk Mall

4:45 P.M.                                Meet in lobby of Menger Hotel – board buses to Don Strange Ranch  (Western dress)

6:00 P.M.                                Arrive at Don Strange Ranch - Cocktails

7:00 – 9:00 P.M.                    Barbecue Dinner and Western Music

9:00 P.M.                                Buses leave for the Menger Hotel


Saturday, May 2, 2009

8:00 – 9:00 A.M.                    Continental Breakfast Buffet Hotel Menger

9:45 A.M.                               Meet in lobby of Hotel Menger and load buses for the Institute of Texan Cultures

10:00 – 12:00 noon                 Tour of the Institute of Texan Cultures

12:15 P.M.                              Buses load for lunch at Mi Tierra Mexican Cafe

1:00 – 2:00 P.M.                    Lunch at Mi Tierra Mexican Café – (George’s Special)

2:00 – 3:30 P.M                     Visit: "The Mercado” (Mexican Market)

3:30 – 5:00 P.M.                    Board Buses – Tour the Spanish Missions Concepcion and San Jose      

5:30 P.M.                                Buses return to the Menger Hotel

6:30 - 7:30 P.M.                     Cocktails in the Menger Hotel Ball Room (Class Jacket)

7:30 – 9:30 P.M.                    Class Dinner in Menger Hotel Ball Room – Class Announcements from Class President, Steve Rogers -  Medical Programs of the Future


Sunday, May 3, 2009

7:30 – 10:00 A.M.                  Good-bye Buffet Breakfast in the Menger Hotel







Registration for Mini XXIII at San Antonio, Texas


Alumnus/Associate Information                                Guest Information



Last Name:____________________________        Last Name____________________


First Name:____________________________        First Name____________________


Badge first name:_______________________        Badge first name_______________


Other Guest(s) with badge names:__________________________________________


General information




City:_____________________________   State:_______________  Zip:____________


Phone:___________________________    Email:_______________________________


Menger Hotel:___________________        Other accommodations ________________

(Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Menger Hotel)


Special Needs: ___________________________________________________________


I/we will participate in the following Mini Reunion Activities:


Basic Registration Fee: ______ people at $40.00 per person =      $ __________


Thursday: April 30, 2009 - Registration, reception and dinner with classmates in the Menger Hotel Ball Room:


          Number attending                                                         


          ___________ people each at $80.00 per person =      $_________


Friday: May 1, 2009Complimentary continental breakfast at the Menger.

Tour of The Alamo, Bus tour and visit to Fort Sam Houston, US Army Medical Department Museum and "The Quadrangle”, River barge cruise and box lunch, Barbecue dinner at the Don Strange Ranch


            Number attending


            ___________ people each at $ 225.00 per person =    $_________


Saturday: May 2, 2009Complimentary continental breakfast at the Menger, Buses to the Institute of Texan Cultures, lunch at Mi Tierra Mexican Café, visit "The Mercado”, visit to the Spanish Missions Concepcion  and San Jose. Cocktails and Princeton Class of 1952 dinner in the Menger Hotel Ball Room.


            Number attending


            ______________people each at $ 160.00 per person =           $_________


Sunday: May 3, 2009Good–bye Buffet Breakfast in the Menger Hotel.


            Number attending


          ____________people each at $ 22.00 per person =         $_________


Total Registration and Activities:  (All activities)         

(1 person = $527.00) or (2 persons = $1,054.00)                       $_________


Less Early Registration Discount of $25.00 Per Person – Deadline April 1, 2009.


          ____________people each at $25.00 per person = Less $________


                                      GRAND TOTAL DUE                         $________


Please make check payable to: PRINCETON ’52 MINI REUNION XXIII and mail Registration Form and check to:

David K. Smith, 611 West Forest Drive, Houston, Texas 77079-6915


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