Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Of all the Girls...

Gene Schurg sends this account of the retirement sendoff for Douglas McRaney:

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Originally uploaded by Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Pictures of the retirement luncheon for Douglas McRaney

It was a nice last day for Douglas. By 10:00 a.m. you couldn't even see her at her desk for all the roses that people sent her. She was so surprised that everyone thought so much of her.

The lunch was at the Bull and Bear Club, 21 floors above the James River. The club offers a great view and plenty of room for the 40-50 people in attendance. It was well attended by all the staff, new RDs, Roger Mermelstein representing the past RDs, Doug representing the foundation, Archie representing the NBD, and I represented the Volunteers. Craig was the emcee and each of us spoke of how much we
love Douglas and the impact she had on us and others like us. She was very moved.

Of course, all the men on bended knee sang "Wonderful Sig-Ep Girl" to her at the end.

Her son was able to join us and I believe this was the first fraternity function he has attended.

Overall, I think we gave a classy send off to a very special and classy woman who did so much for us.

I don't know what she will do with about 10 dozens of red roses when she gets home.

Fraternally,
Gene