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2014 VTI Gathering

What a fine time we "all" had - Saturday August 16, 2014 -

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Here's some "Links" to You Tube videos from the 2014 Gathering -

Valpo Tech - 2014 Gathering - Openings + Interviews + Etc -


Start Raw Footage - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Opening Mark Thompson - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Dale Smiley - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Walt Breitinger - 2014 VTI Gathering August 14, 2014

Elias Crim - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Lowell Katz & Introductions - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014


Group Photo - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Kit Kimes Interview - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Noel Moss Interview - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Randy Kaeding - 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014

Bob & Ronda Bolner 2014 VTI Gathering August 16, 2014



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LOCATION: Valparaiso Technical Institute                                                                                                                               Dodge Hall                                                                                                                                                      1150 West Lincolnway                                                                                                                                        Valparaiso, IN


DATE / TIME: Saturday - August 16, 2014  
                        10:30 AM - 16:30 (Note:  All times are CDT - Valpo Time)

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A G E N D A

10:30 AM - 
Opening welcome Gene Mellenthin 

On Going Display and Presentation - Andy Finick will have an old ham equipment demonstration in the Lower Lab Area -–

On Going Display and Presentation - Marvin Boetcher Special Event Station K9Q in the Lower Lab Area of Dodge Hall -–

On Going Display Presentation - Lee Hite has volunteered to do a Power-point presentation on the "Jack Gray Museum" in Dodge Hall – 

On Going Display and Presentation Gene Mellenthin will have the history of Dodge Hall Building presentation in Dodge Hall  -–

Update on Dodge Hall - Walt Breitinger

Community Involvement - Elias Crimm & Hilda Demuth-Lutze

Valpo Tech Alumni Association update  - 

Lowell Katz – Digital Radio -


12:00 Noon 
Lunch

1:00
Group photo

1:30
Doug David & Aron Katz - demonstration of "Flying Machines" in the parking lot -

Tours

Displays

Interviews (Video Taped) 

Open dialog with former VTI instructors and staff

Round table discussions

4:30
Closing

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LOGISTICS
With the anticipation of warm Indiana weather, a "tent" will help shed the sun - plus plenty of "cold water" will be available - for your convenience -

Please bring a "Lawn Chair" -
 
FEE
To off-set the expenses for this year's Gathering a modest fee of $20.00 is needed (includes lunch) -
 
FOOD
Hilda Demuth-Lutze will again this year be handling the  arrangements for "Lunch" -
The plan is to have an "American Picnic" complete with BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, and cole slaw -
Hilda needs to know how many to expect by August 4th -


LODGING

Gene Melenthin has arranged for a reduced rate with                                                                                    Country  Inn & Suites                                                                                                                                   2020 LaPorte Ave                                                                                                                                  Valparaiso IN 46383

(219) 476-0000

 http://www.countryinns.com/valparaiso-hotel-in-46383/invalpar/

Special rate $82.00 + Tax                                                                                                                   King/Queen Standard  

Dates:  Aug. 15 & 16, 2014 Cutoff: August 1, 2014


This rate includes a hot breakfast each day -                                                                                                   Hotel features a heated indoor pool and hot tub + fitness room + coin operated laundry -                                          All our guest rooms include at least one 32” flat screen TV + mini fridge +  microwave oven - Complimentary High Speed Internet Access is available in the guest rooms and public areas -

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Special Event

140th Anniversary "Dodge Institute"
70th Anniversary "Valparaiso Technical Institute" -

In 1874 G. A. Dodge established the “Northern Indiana Normal School” -
Dodge was employed as telegrapher of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad and saw opportunity in better educating future telegraphers -

Reorganized by Dodge and F. R. Lunbeck in 1891, the school flourished and became the largest telegraph and railway instruction institution in the United States -

Later it became known as “The Dodge Institute of Telegraphy” -

As radio entered the scene, training in "wireless" communication was added to the curriculum of the institute -

Dr. J. B. Hershman purchased the “Dodge Institute” in 1939 -
He renamed it "Valparaiso Technical Institute" in 1944 -


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Updated - January 22, 2015

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M Thompson,
Jan 13, 2015, 6:10 AM
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