2020 Reunion News -- Cancelled

The 2020 Reunion, originally scheduled for Sept. 26, has been cancelled. The following note was posted to the Facebook page by Jay Smith & the Reunion Committee on July 2.

Good Afternoon Fellow Classmates and Friends. I am posting to announce that the Reunion Committee has met and the decision has been made to cancel our 45th Reunion, which was planned for September 26th. Due to the uncertainty of the current Covid-19 Pandemic. Our age group and the fact that some of us have health issues that place us at a higher risk. If things work out, We will try to reschedule for September 2021.

We have also come up with some ideas of smaller gatherings next year and possibly each year till our 50th in 2025. One of the best so far is a Northwest Park function in April or May of 2021. Other options are restaurants with large outdoor seating areas. If anyone has an idea to contribute just let us know.

We will be sending out a "Save the Thought" card with the plans. It will also have the link to Jim Witherspoons online doc to update your information. For those of you who know others that are not here on the Face Book Group, be sure and let them know to get their contact info updated soon. Please everyone stay in touch for new updates. We are past ready to see all you great people so we can talk about old times and new.

Here is the link to update your contact info. It is a secure document and your data is only for the Reunion Committee. Even if your info is still the same, please use the form and refresh our list so we know it is current. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScf3ShqEJc1-2BIuo…/viewform

Also check out our web page. It is being updated with all kinds of great info. Including news of the Scholarships We have been awarding to current McCallum Grads in memory of the Class of 75 friends that have passed on. This was our third year to do this.

Mac '75 Scholarship Info

May 2020 Scholarship News

Four Scholarships to be Awarded to 2020 Mac Graduates
Your MAC '75 Scholarship Trustees are figuring the scores now for the top four, 2020 graduate scholarships!  Can you believe we are offering $750 each? Thanks to our generous classmates, we have been increasing our scholarships each year. The students and the educators have been so excited about our class being involved and giving back after 45 years. It is truly amazing.
We accept donations toward the scholarship fund all year long. Every penny goes towards the scholarships. Our trustee group of 17 donate time, resources and funds to make this happen.
If anyone would like to contribute, please send funds to our treasurer:
Celia Amey.
1009 Pine Creek
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Thank you from all of us to YOU!


2019 News

Scholarship Team
We will be meeting mid September to coordinate efforts for the 2020 Senior Class MAC '75 Legacy Scholarship recipients.  Please notify Rhonda Rose @ 512-266-1086 or RRSURGICAL1@AOL.COM  if you are interested in this endeavor.  In the first year (2018) we were able to award 4 scholarships for $250 each.  Second year we were able to hand out 4 scholarships @ $500   We have heard back from these students and they were still thankful for our confidence in them and their future.  It was a lot of fun roaming the halls after we awarded the scholarship certificates to each student.  MANY photo ops.


20/20 Reunion News:

We will be meeting at Dart Bowl on Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. to start tossing around more concrete ideas!

Jay Smith and others have secured our spot at Balcones Country Club, Sept. 26, 2020 for the 45th Annual Meetup of the MAC KNIGHTS of 1975.

We might revive our Tiaras?,  '70s clothes? Cafeteria goodies?  Who knows!    Please mark you calendars to attend the reunion...  There is a surprise or two for ya!


2018 News

The current Mac 75 Legacy Scholarship committee has been meeting for over a year now.  We started our funding efforts because of the generous donation from the 40th reunion Committee.  We felt as a class, we should be facilitating MAC student futures and promoting our own wonderful class in the process.  We also wanted to honor our deceased classmates.  So the following developed.
After the 40th reunion in 2015, our class not only gifted funds to the MAC performing band to go to Carnegie hall that year, we offered a scholarship to the MAC Boosters. (President was our classmate's son  Brandon Faught!)  In addition we gifted funds to the general teacher account to purchase needed supplies in the classroom.
This year, the scholarships were opened up to the  graduating seniors and we worked with AVID.  Advanced via Individual Determination program, a college preparation program open to students in grades 9th, 10th and 11th.  This is an academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success.  Students had to submit a resume and complete a general application.  We had 10 applicants in 2018.   Because of the donations towards our MAC '75 LegacyProgram... we were able to offer 4 scholarships.  4 seniors who are entering higher learning institutions for Nursing, AthleticTraining/Counseling, Government/Marketing and Electrical Engineering.
Representatives of the scholarship committee were able to meet with the students directly in class to surprise them with the awards. We regaled them with tales of the '70s.  I'm not sure they understood all the references but they were amused & appreciative.  They still have the bowling class at Dart Bowl and we learned the same chemistry teacher is still teaching!  We toured the school again and even got caught up in the halls at class change.  (It hasn't changed any!) 
Thank you so much for the time and effort this committee has spent making sure the donations towards the scholarships were well spent on determined applicants.  We will be back at it again very soon to push towards next years scholarships.  If you are so inclined, please take a moment and contribute to this wonderful cause.  
Currently, checks can be sent to Celia Amey 1009 Pine Creek DrivePflugerville, TX 78660
In the future, we will have additional options for donation submissions.
Again,  such an honor to work with these classmates to continue making a difference in the lives of our fellow MAC legacies. What an honor and a privilege to continue this endeavor!  You can't even imagine what a difference we are making.
Best Regards,
Your 2018 MAC '75 Legacy Committee,
Rhonda Rose
Jim Witherspoon
Jay Smith
Norma Hofstad Jost
Sylvia Herrera
Robert Ligon
Brenda Spencer Wohlfarth
Stacy Koeninger White
Celia Vasquez Amey
Becky Oliver Burkett
Jeff Evins
Sharla Greene Masso
Laurel Scott

Update Your Contact Info!
If you have changed mailing address or email address or contact telephone number since 2015 reunion, please let Rhonda know so we can stay current. She has received about 12 updates since she asked last. If you are unsure if you updated, resend again.  Promises are made on her grandchildren's head that the list will only be used for reunion purposes.
Rhonda Rose
4453 Eck Lane, Austin Texas 78734