Church Notes

Church Notes

Class Notes for Alumni of the Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing

As with everything else in this changing economy, the space allotted within this wonderful magazine for Church Notes has been downsized. That’s okay, because we can still be kept up to date with the information I receive–just in a briefer format.

Homecoming a Big Success
Thirty-six alumnae from 1942-1976 attended Homecoming this year.

Eleven members of the class of 1959 were there to celebrate their 50th! All of the “Golden Girls” enjoyed their gold Mardi Gras beads and gold gift bags, which included a poem and a “Golden Glitter” scratch-off, donated by the Maryland Lottery. I heard of one $5 winner and would love to know if anyone else was even luckier!

Margie Beggs Turner, CHH ’59 made a Homecoming Memory Book for each of her fellow classmates and donated a copy to the Archives. It was quite a labor of love and very special tribute to 50 years of memories. Thank you, Margie.

A raffle generated $275 to help offset Homecoming costs. Thanks to all who donated and congratulations to the winners.

Class of 1969 Celebrates 40th & Launches FacebookGroup
Barbara Zelenka Spink, CHH ’69 reported that 16 members of her class enjoyed dinner at Liberatore’s in September. She has posted pictures from her reunion as well as Homecoming on a new Facebook group. Go to “Church Home & Hospital School of Nursing” on Facebook to see the pictures and reconnect with some alumni.

Good Samaritan Opens Church Home & Hospital Unit
On October 28, 2009, CHH alumnae gathered at Good Samaritan Hospital to share in the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newest unit dedicated to Church Home & Hospital nurses and staff. The manager of the new unit, Cathy Mickelwright Rossetti, CHH ’70, was on hand to greet visitors and assist with tours.

Thanks for the Archive Donations
Mildred Rogers, JHH ’67, who worked at Church Home for many years, donated a copy of her book, Poe Died Here. She collaborated with writer Fred Wehr on the project.

Linda Knoche Clarke, CHH ’64, donated a memory book she made for 45th reunion this past summer. The workmanship is nothing short of a professional publication!

Thank you, Mildred and Linda, for these valuable additions to the CHH collection.


  • The CHH cap can be obtained from Kay’s Caps by requesting School #33. Orders can be placed by phone (516-791-8500) or by mail (Kay’s Caps, PO Box 818, Valley Stream, NY 11582).
  • CHH pins and rings are available from Vince Fino, 9650 Belair Road, Perry Hall, MD 21236, 410-256-9555.
  • Transcripts can be obtained from Aniese Gentry at Quinlan Storage (formerly Chart One Storage) in Jessup at 888-416-5353 (ext. 7550 or 3907).
  • Send any address changes or notice of deceased members to:

Deb Kennedy
1990 Gulfstream Court
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Ph: 410-893-2421
[email protected]

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