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40th SMS Reunion

July 8, 2009
by vciotti
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Hard to believe it's been 40 years since pioneers like SMS and Meditech started this industry in 1969, but "tempus fugit!" In honor of SMS' 40th anniversary, we are holding a reunion bash this November. I guess we should be magnanimous and allow any old "Magicians" from Meditech come, but I fear we won't understand their Boston accents. So, if you spent any quality time in King of Prussia, SMS' home in the 70's, here's the details:

  • Who — Originally intended for SMS-ers who worked in King of Prussia during the 70s, we've broadened the invites to include "Malvernians" from the 80s that can stand hearing about the good old days at 650 Park Avenue...

  • What — SMS' 40th Reunion will consist of:

    • A cash bar
    • Sit-down dinner with 4 entrée choices: Chicken, Mahi-Mahi, Prime Rib, Vegetarian
    • Some entertainment (TBD — not sure who will embarrass whom yet...)
    • Dancing to music from those wonderful 70s played by an SMS DJ (Ben Gay will be provided...)
  • When — Saturday, November 7, 2009

    • 5:00pm - 7:00pm — Appetizers & Cash Bar
    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm — Dinner
    • 9:00pm - 11:00pm — Dancing & Entertainment
  • Where — Based on a review of property damage insurance, we picked the

    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    260 Mall Boulevard
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
    610-265-7500 (damn — that's close: we were 265-7600!)

    We've got a discounted rate of $99, so mention be sure to mention the "SMS 40 Year Reunion."

  • Why — There has been a series of sad emails about former colleagues passing away lately, so we better kick our heels while we still can. Who knows, with this "Great Recession," this may also be the last time we can afford to get together...

  • How Much — RSVP by sending a check made payable to "Anthony Sammartino - SMS Reunion" for $65 per person (that's $130 for a couple in case your math is as bad as the old Controllers report...), and either on the memo line of the check or on a separate sheet of paper indicate your meal preferences: Chicken, Mahi-Mahi, Prime Rib, Vegetarian (or cash bar only...) and mail it to:

    Tony Sammartino
    1379 Branch Hill Court
    Apopka, FL 32712-2410

  • Once Tony receives your check and preferences, he'll email confirmation to you.

So let's start those emails and checks humming! 40 years - are we really that old?? Then let's celebrate!!!

Vincent Ciotti, Principal
H.I.S. Professionals, LLC
21 Centaurus Ranch Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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