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Jules E. Mastbaum Alumni Association (JEMAA)

P.O. Box 655

Ocean City,  New Jersey 08226-0655

Jemaa1971@aol.com

        Welcome to our website hosted by Classcreator.com. This site is user friendly and we encourage you to use all aspects of the site to update your information and to keep in touch with your fellow classmates.   You can post information on your life events that you would like to share with your classmates and photos you would like to share.  IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOURSELF LISTED IN THE CLASSMATES DATABASE, please advise and we will make sure you are entered.

     JEMAA is a group of former students from Jules E. Mastbaum AVTS, 3116 Frankford Avenue (corner Clementine Street), Philadelphia, PA. 19134, who seek to promote fellowship among our membership, publish a newsletter, arrange fund raisers to support gifts of monetary awards to deserving students at graduation, assist our school on various projects not supported by the Board of Education, support the faculty and students to improve the level of education at our alma mater. 

     We are a non-profit association and, as such, exempt from Federal Income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, therefore, contributions to the association are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

     Through the years, JEMAA has made many donations to our alma mater.  To name just a few: varsity football helmets, new uniforms for the cheerleaders, a new banner for the gym honoring the 1989 girls Volleyball Championship, a plaque dedicating the gym honoring Ralph “Bones” Schneider, a Sports Hall of Fame plaque to honor students who were All-Public in their sport, from funds donated by the 1977 class (a reunion), a new trophy case, a donation for painting the cafeteria for a Martin Luther King Service Day, a new flag for the auditorium, and on numerous occasions made donations to assist students with travel expenses to various competitions. 

     We have also assisted graduating seniors through the years with monetary gifts (currently totaling over $54,000.00) toward their continuing education.

     To support these endeavors, we have several fund raisers each year:

  • Alumni Basketball game held in the early spring in the Ralph Bones Schneider Gym with participants from Mastbaum basketball teams of the past.  This event earns cash for the Ralph Schneider Graduation Award.
  • All-Class Reunion at the Shore (Wildwood, NJ) in late spring, supporting our graduation funds.
  • All-Class Dinner-Dance in the fall, also supporting our graduation funds.

     We encourage you to have your class reunion at either the Shore Reunion or the Dinner Dance.  JEMAA does all the work (hall, food, drinks, DJ) all you have to do is purchase a ticket and show up!  We will reserve tables for your class to ensure they are all seated together.

  • We also gather annually for Alumni Day where you have a chance to "go back in time" and visit your old alma mater.  We meet at The Thinker, from which you can take a tour of the school to see the trades being currently taught at our alma mater.  We also gather for light snacks "up on the roof" where you can reminisce about those days during lunch when the girls danced up a storm (usually trying to get the guys attention) and the guys played basketball.

     Please keep an eye on the JEMAA EVENTS tab for the dates and times of these events.

     While we are not a large organization, we strive to assist the school and the students however we can and  .... we do this through your annual membership dues and donations to the various graduation funds

     We thank you for your continued support!

JEMAA MEMBERSHIP

     Active membership is open to all interested former students  of Mastbaum (you need not to have graduated) ....   and to all past and present faculty at the school.

     If you would like to support us by joining, please go to JEMAA MEMBERSHIP

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hello Everyone:

     The Executive Board of the Jules E Mastbaum Alumni Association is asking your patience and understanding during this time of transition.  With the passing of Barbara E (Walker) LaRue, Jan. '59 we have some major changes to undertake. For many years Barbara has been the Editor-in-chief of the alumni newsletter "The Baum" and the process of printing, folding, labeling and getting ready for the post office has all been done at her house in Willow Grove, PA.  We now have to move this process down to Mastbaum to the alumni room at the school, so during this time of transition we will not be able to send out the Summer Issue of The Baum on time.  We will not have access to the room at school during the summer months while school is out.  The school will reopen in August at which time we plan on getting things back up and running, we will be needing some help from you, the alumni.  We will need some help with the process of folding, labeling and getting ready for the post office.  If you live in the area of the school and can spare a few hours helping please let me know by contacting me by email at Jemaa1971@aol.com your help will be greatly appreciated.  We will very likely have to make adjustments to when we send out the newsletters or possibly to how many we send out during the year.  Again we are asking for your patience and understanding during this process. 

Thank you,

Doug Smart, Jun'71

President

Jules E Mastbaum Alumni Association


We Need Your Help

 

     Your Alumni Association can really use some help, we are very few in number and we are all getting older.  We need some of the younger alumni, particularly those who graduated in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s to get involved in the Executive Board and attend our monthly meetings (however any alumni who would like to help will not be turned away).  We need help planning our annual events or suggestions of other types of events that may help us to raise the funds we need to continue doing what we do for our school and the Graduation Awards for the students attending now.  Your help is always needed and appreciated.  Attendance has been dwindling at our annual events over the last few years (Shore Reunion and Dinner Dance) and we need to figure out how to turn this around since these are the two big fund raisers we hold.

If you have any suggestions please come out to an Executive Board meeting and let’s talk about it.  Our Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Fox Chase Library at 501 Rhawn St, they begin at 6:45 pm and last about an hour (no meetings in January, February, July,August, November or December). 


 


WORDS TO JULES E MASTBAUM ALMA MATER (MUSIC ABOVE)

HAIL TO THEE, PRAISE TO THEE,

SCHOOL OF RED AND BLUE.

TO THY NAME AND THY FAME

WE'LL BE EVER TRUE.

EVER TOWARD OUR GOALS WE'LL LABOR,

SONS AND DAUGHTERS TOO.

EVER FORWARD, NEVER WAVER,

'TIL OUR TASK IS THROUGH

HAIL TO THEE, PRAISE TO THEE.

LOVE AND HONOR TOO.

PRIDE IN THEE, LOYAL-TY, ALL TO MASTBAUM DUE.

FROM THY PORTALS WE WILL VENTURE, TRAINED IN HAND AND MIND,

READY FOR LIFE'S GREAT ADVENTURE,

WORK WITH ALL MANKIND.

MISSING CLASSMATES


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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Charles Bolger (1976)  7/20
•   Amalfi Carmen) Ramirez (Finnerty) (1967)  7/20
•   Harold Anderson (1976)  7/17
•   Jamaal Robinson (Robinson) (2002)  7/15
•   Michelle-Lynn Stewart (Stewart) (1989)  7/13
•   Jessica Luckers (1999)  7/11
•   Marie Riley (Mangiola) (1973)  7/10
•   Andrew Lynch (2009)  7/8
•   Barbara Bucia (Biedrzycki) (1974)  7/7
•   Kirsten Smith (2012)  7/6
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Barbara Beideman-(Erwin) (1959)  7/20
•   George W Berenguer (2004)  7/20
•   Lillian Burton (Jones) (1976)  7/20
•   Aneida Martinez (Rivera) (1977)  7/20
•   Cynthia Martinez (2010)  7/20
•   Kathleen Paczewski (Camac) (1998)  7/20
•   Russell Kershaw (1959)  7/21
•   Dianne Kessleski-(Gaynor) (1968)  7/21
•   Eddie Martinez (1993)  7/21
•   Lori Uhl-(Parcheta) (1980)  7/21
•   Darcella Glinkowski (1988)  7/22
•   S. Jane Hoinkis (Lehew) (1963)  7/22
•   Bernard Obenski (1958)  7/22
•   Elmer Zimmerman (1970)  7/22
•   Jose Crespo (1968)  7/23
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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alabama
13 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
20 live in California
5 live in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
26 live in Delaware
68 live in Florida
5 live in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
1 lives in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
2 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Maine
20 live in Maryland
3 live in Massachusetts
2 live in Minnesota
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in New Hampshire
174 live in New Jersey
6 live in New York
13 live in North Carolina
5 live in Ohio
933 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in Puerto Rico
10 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
15 live in Texas
20 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
4 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Afghanistan
22,504 location unknown