Connection Chapter event in Raleigh NC
Carolinas DEC Connection Chapter Reunion Dinner
Raleigh NC at The Prestonwood Country Club on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
event was a smashing success! Organizer supreme Zul Abbany and friends
did a great job finding local ex-DECcies with whom to meet and reminisce
about our "good old days". The original room for 24 was oversubscribed
and fortunately Zul was able to upgrade to one accommodating 40 attendees.
Here are some comments and photos from the evening. A great time was
had by all! Thanks also to Phyllis Moss and Joe Harris for assisting Zul,
and to Jill Braser for taking and sharing these photos.
Attendees included ex-DECcies and their guests: Zul Abbany, Tim Rafferty,
Carey Barnes, Ray Wheeler, Doug Koenig, Phyllis Moss, Ralph James, Dolores
Leonard, Peter Flack, Martha Arnum, Jill Braser, David Wallace, Samir Abed,
Joe Harris, Linda Briley. John Fisher, Ron McGrath, Larry Cox, Mel Denis,
Fred Knight, Terry Startsman, Don Casey, Don Click, Mark Landers, Jim
Damchak, Wilfredo Leon and Ben Miller.
Hey Zul, You did a great job making the reunion a wonderful success. No
one realizes how much time and effort went into this event. Thank you
for all your hard work. Have a great day. Mel Denis
Hi Zul, Phyllis, Joe: My daughter, Karen and I enjoyed the DEC reunion
at Prestonwood. The ambiance, delicious food and meeting former DEC
employees was most pleasurable. I appreciate your coordination for this
event. Look forward to the next one. Until next time....Martha Arnum
Wonderful event! Thanks, Zul! Doug Koenig
Hello all, Had such a great time last night! Thank you Zul for
organizing this successful event. Here are a fews pics from the reunion.
I didn't start taking pictures until the end of the evening. Too busy
talking to everyone :). I hope others took some to share. It was great
to see you all and to reconnect! Jill Braser
Dear Ex DEC Employees, First, let me thank you all collectively and
individually, for making our Reunion a great success. On all counts, the
ambiance, the food, the mingling amongst each other, the sharing of
stories and albums, and even re uniting after so many years was as if we
had never left DEC. Many of us were able to pick up from where we left
off some 14 years ago. For myself, not having worked in NC, or for that
matter in the USA, it was a great pleasure to meet fellow DECees and
recognize some of the names that we all worked with in head office. The
training that we got at DEC and the bonding with fellow employees that
was built over the years will stay with us till our final days. As I
went around the tables, many of you want to have another reunion and a
bigger , better, reunion. I suggest that we should target to have one in
the Summer of 2015, probably a Sunday event , so that it would give
people an opportunity to drive from a few hours out and give enough time
to get back. - Zul
Cost is $25.00 per person. Includes a full buffet, gratuity and soft drinks.
The buffet has a salad bar, a fruit bar, 3 hot entrees, carving table,
vegetables and a full dessert table. Alcohol is extra.
Contact Zul Abbany, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call him at 919-612-3416 to sign up for this event, or to be on the
mailing list. Helping organize are Phyllis Moss email@example.com and
Joe Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolinas Chapter, headquartered in Raleigh NC, is up and running!
They had their first event on 15 October - a really nice dinner party hosted
by Zul Abbany and his team from Stromasys, Inc. Here are the comments
from participating members, and the photos sent by Amanda Underwood.
Thanks to Zul and Amanda for their generosity and for a great job!
The first meeting of the Carolinas chapter of
the DEC Connection was held on October 15, 2009 at the Prestonwood Country
Club in Cary, North Carolina. The event was hosted by Zul Abbany, a former
Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Digital Equipment Corp. in Canada.
All of the attendees had a wonderful time, and the Carolinas chapter plans
to get together for more networking and reminiscing very soon.
Some of the Rave Reviews:
- Zul and Ron - thank you again for our 'yummies'
tonight and for the gathering. We had a lot of reminiscing and laughs -
can't wait to do this again. It's truly amazing all the journeys we've
had and the people that we've all known. - Manon (Thibodeau) Angelo
- Thanks, Zul for the evening and everyone
for the enjoyable stories and memories. Keep in touch.- Greg Tarsa
- It was great meeting all of you last
night. It never ceases to amaze me to find out all the great people that
made up the Digital family. Zul & Ron thanks for a great dinner and
wine. -Peter Sola
- What a great evening! It was wonderful
meeting all of you. As I spent my DEC career in the field, last evening
was reminiscent of a visit to 3M Country (Maynard, Merrimack, and
Marlboro). Zul & Ron thank you for your hospitality. - Joe Harris
- Thank you for the wonderful dinner and
wine. Beautiful location! It was great to meet everyone and share DEC
stories. - Phyllis Moss
- It was indeed a fabulous evening. Thanks
a million to Ava and Zul for orchestrating a memorable evening. - Ron
- Just a note to add my thanks to Zul and
also to Ava, Ron, and Amanda for generously hosting a group of old
DECies. It was a real pleasure to meet each of you and to reminisce
about a great organization and a wonderful place to work. Zul, thanks
again for the meal and for pulling the meeting together and Ron, thanks
for the wine. - Jay Andrews