Tully Alumni News

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     The Tully Alumni Association was organized in 1897 with the intent to gather annually and to maintain a Directory. The first Alumni Banquet was held in 1898 at the Hotel Slayton. Up until the 1940's the annual banquet was held at various restaurants or civic club locations in the area. Then until the late 1970's the event was held at the High School. There was about a 10 year period when there was no annual event. In the 1990's, a 1937 Alumnus, Nellie Gordon, who was also a retired school secretary at Tully, got together with a few others and re-organized the annual get-together. The directory continues to be updated and printed annually and the most recent edition (2017) is available for purchase at our online store (click here to go to store).
  • Upcoming 2018 TCS Annual Reunion News
  • 2017 TCS Annual Reunion Luncheon
  • 2017 Alumni Directory now available!
  • 2016 Tully Alumni Reunion
  • Tully School Yearbook Transcriptions, 1801-1972 (pdf file opens in another window/tab)
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      2018 Tully Alumni Reunion News

         This year's alumni event will be held Saturday, August 18th at Orchard Vali Golf Club at Noon. All classes are encouraged to attend. Those classes being honored end in "8" and recognized classes end in "3". The Class of 1968 will be the host class.
      Planning meetings will be held on these dates at these venues:
  • April 6th meeting will be held at the LaFayette Inn at 12noon
  • May 31st, June 28th & August 2nd meetings will be held at the Orchard Vali Golf Club at 12noon
  •      Please call the historical society at (315) 696-4681 if you care to attend any of these, as reservations made ahead are helpful. New input and ideas are welcome. It's nice to see old friends and acquaintances.

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      2017 Tully Alumni Reunion

         On August 12th, 2017, the TCS Annual Reunion Luncheon was held at the Orchard Vali Golf Club in LaFayette, NY. Class attendees and their guests totaled 150.
      Alumni attendees were broken down as follows:
    • Class of 1957 (11)
    • Class of 1967 (23)
    • Class of 1977 (17)
    • Recognized Classes of 1962, 1972 & 1982 (6-8/class)

         Irene Gorney Pearson (Class of 1941) was the oldest TCS Alumni to attend. Warren Christopherson (Class of 1942) was there to celebrate his 75th year since graduation. Several regular attendees and guests enjoyed meeting and greeting friends and acquaintances from the past.
         Retired teacher, Ernie Southworth, was honored for his dedication of 40 years teaching Social Studies/History, the vast majority of those years at Tully High School. His students referred to him as their leader, teacher, advisor, and most of all - Friend. He made learning interesting.
         Two daughters, and his son accompanied him to the event.
         Other retired staff members who attended were: Betty Ketcham, Sandra Haynes, Dorothy Kelley, Lorrie Spaulding, and Judy Kendall Conklin.

    Pictures of the 2017 Alumni Reunion Luncheon
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      2016 Tully Alumni Reunion

         On Saturday, August 13, 2016, the TCS Alumni held their annual reunion luncheon at the Orchard Vali Golf Club in LaFayette, NY. This years' honorees were the classes: 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006 & 2016.
         Class of 1966 who attended their 50th Reunion:
    • Marshall Aungier
    • Brian Avery
    • Mark Beebe
    • Margo Cardner
    • BJ Church
    • Geri Clapper
    • Sharon Clay
    • Linda Cole
    • Phil Craw
    • Rich Flanagan
    • Len Foster
    • Mary Sue Gilcher
    • Judy Gilfilian
    • Karen Gilfilian
    • Tom Herlihey
    • Bill Larkin
    • Patsy Leonard
    • Marcia Micklo
    • Eileen Smith
    • Rick Snavlin
    • Gary Strong
    • Terry Walberger
    • Wayne Sim (not pictured)
    • Will Dunn (missing)
         Class Historian: Terry Walberger Sherman
         Contact us with any news or if you move at: tjstaurus@yahoo.com
    Thanks to Rich Flanagan for sending us the pictures. (Click to enlarge)
    Class of 1966, 50th Reunion (1) Class of 1966, 50th Reunion (2)

    Video shown at the 2016 TCS Alumni Class Reunion

         Rich Flanagan, graduate of the Class of 1966, presented this memorial video created by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Tornatore.
         If you'd like to see the 2016 Alumni Luncheon Program click here. The program is in pdf format and will open in a new window / tab.

    This is a very large, high-quality video file and may take some time to load.

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