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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Margaret Y. Killebrew (Sharp)  8/16
•   James Ellis  8/24
•   Charlie A. Harris  8/29
•   Cheryl Diane Williams Carter  8/29
•   Janet D. Edwards  9/6
•   Marshall Pettis  9/11
•   Harold E. Thomas  9/13

2018 REUNION DUES/FEES PAY BY CREDIT CARD



Pay proc. fee in adv PLUS AMT you will pay for Reunion. Ex: You want to pay $40. $40 x 6% to determine proc. fee= $2.40 round up to even $3. Add $3 fee onto $40= $43 AMT put in.

2018 REUNION DUES/FEES PAY BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER



Pay $40 Check/M.O to reserve your spot OR Pay ANY amt. full or partial payment. NO PROCESSING FEE FOR CHECKS/M.O.

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Robert L. Walker  6/22
•   Lawrence D. Cleaves  5/30
•   Willie Ruth Thomas (McGhee)  5/24
•   James Ellis  5/23
•   Keith Robinson  4/16
•   Arthur J. McLemore  3/23
•   Arnetta Mims (Morris Btw '65/'66)  2/24
•   Edward M. Becton Jr.  2/4
•   Sandra L. Griffin (Watkins)  2/2
•   Natolyn A. Williams (Herron)  2/2
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IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Robert Lee Calico  2018
•   Andrew L. Houston Jr. (Houston)  2017
•   Clara Morrison (Taylor Btw '64/'65)  2017
•   William H. Wright Jr.  2017
•   James H. Beard Jr.  2017
•   Dorothy J. Littleton (Moore)  2016
•   Dorothy Lee Gordon (Davis)  2016
•   Frank T. Pope  2016
•   Ernest R. Johnson  2016
•   Eddie L. Boyland  2016
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 22.5%


A:   82   Joined
B:   282   Not Joined

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


    NOTICE!!! SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OMITTED TRIBUTE TO AUGUST BIRTHDAY BABIES!!!   

 

 BTW Tribe '65 Warriors

Procrastinators...

AUGUST 1 Deadline

   REUNION X - OCT 2018

"Done Come and Went" 

            B U T

"It ain't over 'til it's over!"

 

If you are a bona fide BTW '65 Warrior, and you have declared "YOU ARE SITTING THIS ONE OUT," -- here is your very last chance on us." We are not getting younger, we are in the midst of our "late fall" or even "early winter" years.

Take a moment to reflect...Now kick that negativity, doubt, apathy or just plain malaise, straight to the curb! The BTW Tribe '65 Reunion Planning Committee is begging you!!! We don't care what's happened between '65 and now.  It's YOU God has chosen as those of us blessed to remain!  God is good and Great!

So now "drop dat check" in the mail today, while there is yet time and vigor. "The NEXT  TIME" may just be too late. Since Reunion 2015, 17 known classmates have "crossed the bar," the most recent -- Thomas Barfield, who passed this week with intentions to join us for Reunion X. May God rest his soul.

 -- GET YOUR MONEY ($175/CLASSMATE, $250/CLASSMATE & GUEST) in the mail like YESTERDAY.  IN the city, call a committee member to arrange a pickup!!

MAIL CHECKS TO:  BTW '65, PO Box 752541, Memphis TN 38175 
Need to check your balance, please contact:
Margaret Killebrew Sharp, Secretary, at 901-751-8349.

Reunion 2018 Heritage-Community “Give Back”

Ad Campaign: July 11-September 11
 
***** ~ SPECIAL ALERT ~ *****
New "Diamond" Level Ad Category : $100
(Full Double-Page Layout): 8 1/2 x 11 in Landscape
All classmates, attending reunion, who submit ads at this level will receive special recognition during our Saturday, Reunion Heritage Gala.  All classmates (whether attending reunion or not), who submit ads at this level will be listed in Reunion 2018 Commemorative Booklet as "Diamond Level Solicitors."
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Celebrating, Commemorating and Remembering...  

$50 - Whole Page ( 5 1/2 x 8 in)      $30 - Half Page

$20 - 1/4 Page    $15 - Business Card

 Pay tribute or salute Alma Mater, fellow classmates, business, community  or  family “Trailblazers: Past and Present” – who also are “…WHO WE ARE…” ALL CLASSMATES ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN AD CAMPAIGN. Even if you are not attending Reunion X 2018, (…and we would love to have you join us), here is EACH AND EVERY TRIBE ’65 WARRIOR’S OPPORTUNITY TO “GIVE BACK TO THE FUTURE OF OUR OL’ ‘HOOD.” A portion of proceeds will be donated to a (501c3), inner-city after-school, tutoring/reading and college prep program selected by the Reunion X-MLK50 2018 Planning Committee. This program serves children, free-of-charge, from pre-Kindergarten to High School and is based out of a “feeder community to BTW Middle/High School.” Salute your “TRAILBLAZER” today! THANKS BTW TRIBE ’65 WARRIORS!

“We ARE tops!We (Always) Lead, Others follow!”

Help us "Give Back!" - Write your check today or solicit on behalf of YOUR CLASS! (You may also submit graphics/picture(s) to btwtribe65@gmail.com)

Mail to: BTW '65, PO Box 752541, Memphis TN 38175

Got questions??? Contact Ruth McGhee @ this website OR call/text: 901-612-9243, or email: btwtribe65@gmail.com

OR Arthur "Mutt" McLemore @ 901-268-2710

OR Edward Becton @ 901-237-9093

IN-CITY AD REPORT DATES:  SAT, AUG 18 & SAT, SEPT 15,

2-4 PM, JASON'S DELI- 3437 POPLAR AT HIGHLAND 

*TENTATIVE REUNION ITINERARY
Friday, October 12 ~ Casual 
Tribe '65 Powwow/Evening Reception
Ol' School WDIA/WLOK DJ "Mack" (Arthur McLemore)
Fun, Frivolity, "Rearview Mirror "- Reunions Past, Games, and "Dare to Dance"
Saturday, October 13 -  7 P.M.  ~ Evening Gala: Dressy
"Saluting MLK50, Ancestry, Legacy & Heritage"
~ (African Attire) ~
 
* Saturday (Day time): "Free Style" -- On Your Own
Sunday, October 14 - A.M. ~ BTW Tribe '65 Worships Together
Church Location TBA
​Farewell Dutch Lunch (immediately following church service) - Location TBA
 
Reunion Lodging Information... King $169, Queen $149...complimentary evening "Happy Hour,"  Breakfast, nice restaurants within walking distance...safe/free parking and more.
ONLINE RESERVATION ASSISTANCE: 1-800-560-7782; DIRECT PHONE RESERVATIONS: 1-800-445-8667.          LOCAL PHONE: 901-312-2160.  BOOKING NOW!!! (NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO INITIALLY BOOK.  MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

 ​Lodging Reservation Deadline Extended to Sept. 4th in under "Booker T. Washington '65" room block.

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TO ALL THE AUGUST BABIES...

INCLUDING NORMA WOODS RICH, WHO, THOUGH BORN AUGUST 5TH (AND IS PAST), WILL BE CELEBRATING THE WHOLE MONTH, AS SHE USUALLY DOES!

 

                                      BTW Tribe Backtrack -- 

"Hello Stranger" -- Barbara Lewis

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            "Just Ask the Lonely" -- Four Tops -- 1965

         

 

 

BTW Tribe '65 Jazz Lounge Returns

So where did jazz come from? Ask the late B.B. King and Eric Clapton on this rendition of "The Thrill is Gone

(To enjoy, click on arrow. Play only one at a time)

  

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"Everywhere we go, People wanna' know...Who we are...Where we come from!

We are the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty Warriors!"

Time is ticking.  The clock is "tocking" at about 60 days! 'til  C E L E B R A T I O N time.  Fifty-three years...Some we saw at the 50th...Some will be celebrating their first Tribe gathering since we walked out of BTW's doors.  Doesn't matter...it's just the way we do it -- "One school, One Tribe, One Love."  Miss Reunion X -- it's on you.  Join us for Reunion X, the fun and camaraderie is ours to enjoy together! Neither "tomorrows" nor "reunions" are promised.  Lord's will, we will capture time for a few days in October to remember once again, to regale once again, to relive one 'mo gin! Send your check today -- and don't forget Ad Campaign, running July 11-September 11.

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BTW Tribe '65 Reunion Planning Committee

Arlene Claxton Willis, Reunion X Chairperson  - 901-289-8184

​Philander Moore Jr., Reunion X Co-Chairperson -  901-219-7814

Margaret Killebrew Sharp, Secy. - 901-751-8349

Marshall Pettis, Treas. - 901-489-2565

Edward "Bec" Becton, Spec. Projects - 901-237-9093

Arthur "Mutt" McLemore, Spec. Projects - 901-268-2710

      Willie Ruth Thomas McGhee, Budget/Finance Reconciliation - 901-612-9243