Photos courtesy of classmates as listed:

Front row: Cut off, ?,  Chris Adair, Barb Bernhardt, Holly Stephen, Linda Dehlinger
Middle row: Suzanne Orlando, ?, ? Dan Distler, ?, ?, ?, Miss Binger
Back row: ?, ?, Bob Boneberg, ?, Lou Fessard, ?, Tim Burns, Laura Cox, Diane Wagner

 Leanne Sanders      


 Kathy Maier Johnson      Click to View My Album


Randi Maxson


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Cris Hicks-Usta



 Jackie Worrell



   3108 N 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22201-5202

  Phone: 703.525.0931 / Fax: 703.525.0931


  a sponsored project of Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)  

November 18, 2009

 Williamsville High School Class of 1969

c/o Christine Hicks-Usta and the Class Reunion Committee

 Dear Classmates,

 Thanks you so much for the WHS Class of 1969 donation of $500, received in yesterday’s mail, and for the Class’s sponsorship and staffing of a Bikes for the World bike collection in concert with our 40th year class reunion in July.    

 The generous financial gift will go toward strengthening Bikes for the World’s ability to collect,  prepare, and donate/ship good-quality used bicycles to community development programs empowering the poor in Africa and the Caribbean Basin.   Just as an example, currently we are in the early stages of negotiating with Women for Women International, an award-winning international program, to deliver bikes for individual transportation and transport of agricultural produce to market, in southern Sudan.  The initial shipment of bikes, spare parts, and tools is expected to benefit approximately 400 women, directly increasing their incomes and benefiting their families.  

 As noted in an earlier message, the 150 bikes collected in Williamsville in July, and trucked back to Northern Virginia, subsequently went along with some 300 others to the Women Prisoners Support Organisation ( , a recognized non-profit program in Uganda, which supports women upon completion of their sentences and as they seek to re-enter society on a productive basis.   

 I want to reiterate and put on paper what I’ve heard in several individual conversations, and experienced myself, that including an event where classmates could work together, connecting in ways different from what was possible elsewhere, and provide a service to the immediate and greater community, was a most rewarding and satisfying activity and complement to the other Reunion events (and this is no criticism of the great gatherings on Friday at Mr. Bill’s and on Saturday at the Ramada!!).  That the benefited charity was the one which I have the privilege of directing made it even more personally meaningful, but I sense most classmates who participated feel similarly.   Thank you for generating this idea and carrying it to fruition. 

 All the best, may we “reune” many times more, looking forward to seeing many of you at Class events in two, five, or ten years.


Keith Oberg,  Director,   Bikes for the World

 Tel-fax 703-525-0931,

 "A bicycle can get someone from poverty to self-sufficiency."




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