Dreux American High School
Alumni Association Newsletter

January 2019    
Board of Directors
Charles Brantley '68
Vice President
Nonna Mann Carlson '64
Jim Adams '66
Jayne Findley Hunter '65
Alumni Affairs
Vicki Key '67
Board Member
Willy Brewer Taylor '65
Board Member
Sally Downing
Thomas '64
Board Member
Rebecca Huddleston Pelletier '63
Immediate Past President
Paul Krausman '64

Reunion Coordinators
Shari Murphy Koziol '64
Marilyn Hutto Turner '62 


I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that 2019 holds lots of new adventures for you!  One special adventure that we hope you will definitely consider is the All Class/All School Dreux American High School Reunion scheduled for April 5-7, 2019 in San Antonio, TX?     
Note: Because we have a reunion coming up, I may send out a few more short deadline reminder emails than usual, so please bear with me on that and hopefully you will not unsubscribe or report the emails as "spam".  We want to make sure you are always in the loop for future newsletters.   
By the way, we recently did a post card mailing for Reunion 2019.  If you did not receive a postcard that probably means I don't have your current postal address.  Some of you have forwarded your new address to me, but others may not have.  The mailings that we do every couple of years are really helpful in keeping our alumni database as current as possible.  If you have moved over the last several years and have not sent me your new address, it would be wonderful if you would send me your current information. 
Featured in this Newsletter:

Update on Reunion 2019 - includes info on how to register/book hotel rooms, etc
Information on our featured Reunion Speaker - Bob Slay '65 
Alumni Spotlight - Tom Carlucci '66
Alumni Recently Found - some recently found alumni
In Memoriam - List of former classmates/faculty who recently passed
Alumni Bio Survey - Coming Soon!
Volunteer Opportunities
January is a great time to pay 2019 dues and support our efforts  
Hope to see you in San Antonio!

  Vicki Key '67
  Lubbock, TX

Registration  NOW for the 2019 Reunion!

                                Dreux AHS All School/All Class Reunion 
                                  April 5-7, 2019
                          Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk
                                                   San Antonio, TX

As reported in the June newsletter, the next Dreux AHS Reunion will be held in San Antonio, Texas!  The host hotel is the Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk. The Reunion is for EVERYONE who attended Dreux or was associated with Dreux AHS!  

Reunion Registration Fees
   (Full Registration includes all events unless otherwise noted)
Full Registration (if register & pay BY 1/31/2019)                     - $225 per person 
Full Registration (if register & pay ON OR AFTER 2/1/2019)   - $250 per person 
If you cannot attend the entire Reunion, partial registration fees are available.
There are two ways to Register!!
1.  You can register and pay your registration fee using a credit card (This link takes you to the Dreux website where you can pay using PayPal)  
2.  You can pay by check by completing a registration form and mailing in your check to our Treasurer, Jim Adams '66.  Information on where to send the check is on the Registration form. Click here to access the Registration Form.

For those bringing a spouse/guest, you will need to register each person individually/separately.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Registration Form is to be used ONLY if paying by check. It is a "fillable' PDF form, which means you should be able to download the form, type in your information, save it, and then print it out to mail in.  Once you access the form, be sure you "Highlight Existing Fields" if you don't see the light blue fields that need to be completed.

To complete the form online, you MUST use Adobe Reader to complete the form. If you do not have Adobe Reader it can be downloaded for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/  It is BEST to use Internet Explorer to access the form.  If you use Firefox as your browser, you will need to click on "Open with a Different Viewer" in the top right corner and select "Open with Adobe Reader".  If you use a Mac, be sure it doesn't access the form using the default viewer that comes with a MAC.  You may need to use a computer to complete the form rather than an ipad or phone.


The Hotel Room Rates will be:  $159.99 + tax per night for a single/double/quad
TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS: You can make your Hotel Reservations by accessing this link. Hotel Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 or calling the hotel directly at 210-270-7799 and refer to our Group # 2341228.   If calling, you MUST use this group number in order to get the rates listed above.   

The cut-off date to receive the special group rates at the Hotel is Saturday, March 2, 2019 or when the room block has sold out, whichever comes first, so make your reservations early!  

*NOTE: The group rates listed above are in effect from April 3rd through April 7th in case you would like to come a few days early to take advantage of all that San Antonio has to offer. 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 Time Location 
  (for those that may arrive early)     
DAHS Board Meeting 4:00 PM TBD
KICKBACK - Cocktails/Snacks 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Hotel - 2nd Floor
Pre-Reunion Dinner (Dutch Treat) 
7:00 PM Paesanos - Riverwalk 
Teen Club Opens 10:00 PM - TBD Frio I 
Friday, April 5, 2019 Time Location
Drury QUIKSTART Breakfast 6:00 am - 9:00 am Hotel - 2nd Floor
Reunion Registration in Teen Club 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Frio I 
KICKBACK - Cocktails/Snacks 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hotel - 2nd Floor
WESTERN DINNER DANCE 7:00 pm - 11:00pm Buckhorn Museum
Teen Club Opens 10:00 pm - TBD Frio I 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Drury QUIKSTART Breakfast 6:00 am - 9:00 am Hotel - 2nd Floor
Teen Club Opens 8:00 AM Frio I 
Reunion Registration in Teen Club 8:00 AM As Needed
Business Meeting - All Alumni 10:am - 11:am TBD
Noon - 1:30pm 
Frio II 
     (Bob Slay '65-Speaker)        
On Your Own To Tour San Antonio Noon - 5:30 pm  
KICKBACK - Cocktails/Snacks 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hotel - 2nd Floor
Group/Class Pictures 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm TBD
FIESTA DINNER DANCE 6:30pm - 11:00 pm Frio II & III
Sunday, April 7, 2019 Time Location
Drury QUIKSTART Breakfast 6:00am-10:00 am Hotel - 2nd Floor
Teen Club Opens 7:00 AM Frio I 
NOTE:  This is a tentative schedule of activities and is subject to change. We will update information as it is confirmed on the Dreux website. 
** Box lunches will be available for purchase for the Lunch/Presentation on Saturday; this cost is not included in the registration fee; Please place your order and pay when you check in to Reunion Registration on-site.
Col Robert Slay, MD '65


Bob Slay is a practicing emergency physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and is a board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He was a consultant in Emergency Medicine to the Surgeon General, an international consultant, and is published in numerous textbooks of Emergency Medicine.

Bob retired as a decorated Colonel from the U.S. Army Medical Corps, where he served as a physician member of the elite anti-terrorist Delta Force during the "Desert One" hostage rescue attempt.

He has written for and acted in multiple national television shows, including recurrent appearances on "Untold Stories of the ER" and does medical stand-up ER comedy as hobby and as "Funny ER Doctor" on You Tube. He is the author of the best-selling book, "The Battle Buddy Diet".

Bob is a 1965 graduate of Dreux American High School and has attended the last couple of Dreux Reunions.


Tom Carlucci '66
  • Discharged from U.S. Navy in 1973 as a Disabled Veteran.
  • 1974-75 Correctional Officer @ max security prison, Texas Dept of Corrections, Sugarland, Texas
  • Moved to San Antonio, TX
  • Various odd jobs until in 1980 moved to California & started my own photography business
  • Carlucci Photography - weddings portraits (10 years), some newspaper photography, LA Coroner contract photographer
  • Married & divorced in California
  • Mother diagnosed w cancer, so I closed photography business in 1990 & returned to Texas
  • Worked for USPS as a Letter Carrier
  • In 2000, my mother passed away. I took care of my dad until he passed away 2 yrs later
  • My military disability was causing me a great deal of pain, so I worked as a taxi driver, a job where I could sit most of the day
  • In 2010 my disability and the pain got so bad I had to start using a power chair (motorized wheelchair).
  • I am rated at 70% disability and live alone with two cats, Pookie and Samantha (both girls - my daughters - lol)
That's about all the highlights.
Tom has registered for the 2019 Dreux Reunion and it will be his first time to attend.   


Below are some of our Dreux alums that have been located since the last newsletter in June..  We are always looking for others so if you see someone that is listed on our "Location Unknown" list on the Dreux website and you have information or perhaps even helpful clues on them, please let me know. 

Paula Whitehead '65
Versailles, KY
Eileen "Tina" Batt '64 Sherman Oaks, CA
Thomas Dobbs '64 Hixson, TN
Betty Jean Brunelle '63 McAlester, OK

Sadly, we discovered the loss of several alumni as well as faculty/staff over the last six months.  Some passed fairly recently, but there were others who passed over the last couple of years and we just became aware of their passing. I was able to locate obituaries on several of those listed below and can be accessed in the "In Memoriam" section of our Dreux website.

Selma Esnault (July 2015)
William B. Lee (Feb 2018)


Arthur "Kit" Weathers '61   (Dec 2018)
Barry Richard Baker '63    (Dec 2016)
Thomas E. Morgan '63      (Oct 2018)
Jim Smrcka '63                  (Aug 2018)
Phil Bickley '64                  (April 2018)
David Daniels '64              (June 2018)
William Heckathorn '64     (Date unknown)
Kathryn Gene Lofgren '64 (Oct 2018)
Ricki Kilanski '65               (June 2018)
Joanne Lesher '65            (Sept 2018)
Raymond E. Whirty '67     (June 2017)
Pauline Adamson '67        (June 2018)
Doug Sailer '69                 (Mar 2018)

Our sincere condolences to all their families and friends! 

Thank you to those who have sent in bios for the Alumni Spotlight and Faculty/Staff Spotlight feature of the Newsletter.  But I need MORE!  If you would  like to send in a bio on yourself, that would be great!  DON'T BE SHY!!  It can be as short or as long as you would like, but basically I am looking for the following information: 

What you did after you left Dreux, i.e. schools attended, military 
What you do/did for a living
Where all have you lived after Dreux
Tell us about your family, hobbies and any community involvement 
Talk about any special memories you have from your time at Dreux
I would also need a "Now" head shot photo (jpg) of you as well.  
I hope to hear from everybody!  Send your bios and "Now" photo to Vicki Key at VickiK3275@aol.com.    
Watch for a ALUMNI SURVEY to be emailed out soon!   
I will be sending out a survey soon that can perhaps be substituted for a bio.  It is an effort to collect fun facts about each of our alumni that can possibly be used in future newsletters and could even help us in finding more alumni.  



Here are some possible volunteer opportunities:
Should there be a vacancy on the DAHS Alumni Association Board of Directors, would you be interested in serving on the Board at some point?  Time commitment is fairly minimal, mostly input through emails or conference calls, but could include helping with the reunion postcard mailings and coming to the reunions a day early to attend the board meeting.

Would you like to help during the 2019 Reunion in San Antonio, i.e. help with
duties such as working a shift at the registration desk, working a shift in hospitality set up/clean up, set up/decorate for dinner dance.   
Would you like to help make phone calls to 1) get email addresses on those for whom we do not have email addresses or their email addresses are no longer valid or 2) follow up on leads to locate new alumni? This has been successful in the past, but we could always use more help!   
Let us know if you are interested!  


January is a great time to pay dues since they are based on a calendar year! Remember that you can pay dues by using your credit card if you prefer not to pay  by check!  Dues are $40/yr and you can pay for one year or multiple years.  
Just visit our Dreux AHS website at www.dreuxalumni.org and click on the Dues/Donations button and you will see the Dues menu for PayPal.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can send your Dues payment to our Treasurer:

Jim Adams '66
188 Lexie Lane 
Palmyra, VA 22963 

Dues paying members will receive a copy of our current Dreux AHS Alumni Directory via email. 

NOTE:  I am currently doing a major update to our Alumni Directory as a result of many returns from our postcard mailing.  Once that is completed, a current directory will be send to all dues paying members.So your patience is appreciated!

I have updated the Dreux website to reflect those that have already paid dues for 2019.  So if you aren't sure if you have paid for 2019, you can go to the Dues section of the website and check the list.
As always, we GREATLY appreciate any and all support! Your support is what keeps our  association going and helps fund the costs to find former classmates, maintain the database, website, newsletters, reunion costs, etc.  We can't do it without you!    

If your contact information has changed (i.e. email address, postal address, area code or telephone number) and you haven't notified me, please email that information to Vicki Key.  I want to be sure that your contact information is correct in the Dreux AHS Alumni Directory! 

The Dreux American High School Group page on Facebook now has 576 members and is still growing.  It's been a lot of fun!  Former friends are reconnecting, uploading photos from Dreux, and having general discussions about the time spent at Dreux.  We also do New Find Alerts when we locate former classmates that have not yet been found as well as Sad News Alerts when we discover that a former classmate has passed.   
I have the group as a closed group so that only those people associated with Dreux are involved.  If you are interested in joining us, just use the "request to join" feature on the Group Page or send me a friend request and I would be happy to add you!

If you are on Facebook and have not already joined the group, here is the link to our page so you can request to join:  Dreux American High School Group Page 


Missed a prior Dreux AHS Newsletter?
  You can view them on the Dreux website 

In case you missed receiving any of the past Dreux AHS Newsletters for whatever reason, they are archived and available to view on our Dreux AHS website.  Just click on the link on the front page of the website (www.dreuxalumni.org) to access them. 

PLEASE remember that you can always opt out of receiving the newsletter if you would like, but PLEASE do not tag or report it as SPAM.  That really hurts our ability to continue to do these newsletters using Constant Contact and there are many people who enjoy getting them. We certainly hope you don't opt out, but it is certainly your choice.  I try not to overwhelm everybody with them, but keep in mind that just prior to Reunions, we may do them more than we normally do.  THANKS!
Dreux American High School was open from 1960-1967.  The first graduating class was 1961.  The school closed in January of 1967. We have a very active Alumni Association.  There h There have been 9 major reunions over the past 23 years, the last being held in May of 2017 in Charleston, SC. 

Vicki Key
Dreux American High School Alumni Association