2013: Potter Luncheon held Wed. April
17 at 76 Diner.
A good turn out for the Spring 2013 Luncheon.
Regrets received from many as a response to the
paper mail and email invitations. Most asked
to be kept informed even though they might not be
able to attend future gatherings.
Attending and pictured at the right clockwise from
the bottom: Frank McEvoy, `57; John Schneider,
`65; Claude Palczak, `53; Art Batty, `52; Jim
Panton, `53; Carlton Coulter, `35; Doug Davis, `69;
Ken Doran, `39; Bob Umholtz, `51; Paul Ward, `53;
Jack Higham, `57 (taking picture); Milan Krchniak,
53; Pete McManus, `54; and Fred Culbert, `65.
Click on the picture for a larger view.
around the table. Click on each for a larger
view. These pictures will eventually be moved
to the Photo Gallery and will be in the Albany
When asked his age, Carlton mused for a bit and
said, "In six weeks (mid-May) he would be 99!"
Ken said he was 95. Milan reported on
communications from those sending regrets.
Bob Sage, `55, responded with regrets and included
the following message for EEPs.
Hey Guys. Will still be far removed so won't
make the scheduled get together. Have a note,
however, that may be of interest to Club members who
are aviation buffs, may be interested, and/or are
snow birds who may be traveling up and down the east
On May 18th and 19th here in Virginia Beach the
Military Aviation Museum is holding our annual "Warbirds
Over the Beach" air show. This museum is the
world's largest collection of FLYABLE vintage
aircraft, and this show features our WW II birds.
Highlight should be the appearance of the world's
only airworthy "Mosquito" fighter/bomber from the
UK's Royal Air Force. Folks coming from all
over the world to see that beauty in the air.
When I use the presumptive "our" Museum, I'm a
volunteer docent at the Museum, and have been
involved for 4 years now. If any of the guys
should make it down this way for the show, (or at
any time for that matter!) would be more than happy
to give one and all a personal guided tour!
Anyone can just drop me a note on their schedule and
we'll make it happen. Also, recommend checking
out the "Military Aviation Museum" web site to see
what it is all about, and what is offered. [Editor's
note: Go to link at
regards to all, and in Fellowship, Bob
`54, also responded with regrets and included the
following message about his new blog:
To my large family, my
many friends and my two enemies,
Having finally succumbed to the twin demons of
ego and technology, I have started a
light-hearted weekly blog which will be updated
every Monday. The first post, about teaching
my dad how to carve, is contained within my new
When you click on the link above,*** it
should take you to the website's home page
which will explain everything. However, in the
interest of simplicity, I offer a brief summary
of the blog's intent, and content, below:
It is NOT my intention to teach the reader
how to carve. It is my intention to
comment generally about the quirkiness and
unpredictability of life by relating some
unusual and sometimes humorous moments from my
43 years of
chiseling and gouging.
I am doing this because I believe that we
woodcarvers have some grand stories to share
with the rest of the world. And, by telling a
few of my own stories, I hope to suggest some
useful ideas for surviving, and even
flourishing, in this increasingly perplexing
If you visit the website and
like what you see there, I hope that you will
return regularly and, equally important, that
you will forward this invitation to some friends
who might enjoy the ramblings of an old
Thank you, Gerry Holzman
PS: *** The various
search engines--Google, Yahoo, et al.--won't
pick up the website for a couple of weeks so if
you have trouble reaching the site, type it
into the website search box, not
the search engine box. The formal address
Next Albany Luncheon (Fall 2013) scheduled
for September 18, 2013. Location
tentative, to be announced later.
2013: Potter Albany Luncheon set for April 17,
2013 in Latham. The word has gone out by
email to about 42 guys and to about other 12 guys by
paper mail... The next luncheon will be Wednesday,
April 17, at the 76 Diner in Latham, NY. Let
Milan or me know by April 10, 2013, if you plan to
attend. If not attending, send along something
to let us what you are up to these days.
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