Monsanto & Solutia Retirees Breakfast Meetings, 2005 - 2006
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18 attended this morning's breakfast meeting -
Chuck Carty, Neil Robinson, Joe Manni, Dave Crispin, John Mitchell, Sal Previtera, Jim Speakman, Jay Yucis, Phil Tomeo,
Doug Horner, Sam Baker, Lee Griffin, John Workman, Matt Jackson, Ralph Johnson, Jessie James, Angelo Coco, and Tom Wilson.
4/26/06 - Gunnar Fox, Chuck Carty, Bob Wurst
Neil Robinson, George Watts, Bob Hammond
Bob Muhlbaier, Quint Pflasterer, Joe Manni
John Retkovis jr.,
March 22nd 2006- We had 17 people attend this month's breakfast. Welcome to first timer Bill Shrader. It has been a long
time since most of us have seen him. We hope that you can make it to more meetings. Other attendees were - Sam Baker,
Matt Jackson, John Mitchell, John Workman, Jim Speakman, Dave Crispin, Quint Pflasterer, Jessie James, Milt Beebe,
Neil Robinson, Bob Jones, Ralph Johnson, Phil Tomeo, Chuck Carty, Russ Shivler, and Lee Griffin.
February 22nd 2006 - 23 people attended this morning's meeting, including first timer Joe Manni. For many of us, it had been
quite awhile since we had last seen Joe. We hope to see of him at future meeting. Other attendees were -
Russ Shivler, Phil Tomeo, John Mitchell, Joe Garrozo, Sam Baker, Dave Crispin, Jessie James, Quint Pflasterer,
Ralph Johnson, Jim Speakman, Doc Holiday, Bob Wurst, Lee Griffin, Dan Kinner, Bob Hammond, Jay Yucis, Angelo Coco,
Bob Muhlbaier, Jim Wigglesworth,Wayne Bentley, Tom Wilson, and Sal Prevatera.
Here are some photos from today -
January 25th 2006 22 people attended this morning's breakfast. They were -
Russ Shivler, Phil Tomeo, John Mitchell, Chuck Carty, Joe Garrozo, Sam Baker, Bob West, Dave Crispin, Jessie James,
Quint Pflasterer, Ralph Johnson, Neil Robinson, Jim Speakman, John Workman, Doc Holiday, Bob Wurst, Lee Griffin, Doug Horner,
Dan Kinner, John Dyess, Cliff Mooney and Bob Hammond.
Here are some photos from today -
Ralph Johnson and his wife Edna went on a trip to Australia and New Zealand last year. Here are some photos from their trip.
They met a koala and a kangaroo, and Ralph learned how to shear a sheep.
December 28th 2005- Happy Holidays! We had a great get together at today's breakfast with 22 attending, including 8 first
timers to our breakfast. Five of those first timers still work at the plant - John Reck, Joe Andrepont, John Heritage, Alex Marshall and
Dan Kiner (who brought his son Dan). They brought us up to date on things happening there. The other first timers to our breakfast were
real old timers - Bob Hammond, Bob Enick and Lee Griffin. It was really great to meet with those fellows again and talk about the
old times in the plant. Thanks to all of those who turned out to help make this breakfast meeting a great success.
Those also attending this meeting - Russ Shivler, Phil Tomeo, John Mitchell, Jay Yucis, Tom Wilson, Chuck Carty, Joe Garrozo,
Sal Prevatra, Sam Baker, Leon Barber, Joe Sorbello, Jim Wigglesworth, and Bob West.
November 23rd 2005- We had 19 people attend this month's breakfast meeting. Welcome to first timer Russell Shiveler. Other attendees were -
Jim Speakman, John Workman, Phil Tomeo, Ralph Johnson, Tom Wilson, Joe Garrozo, Chuck Carty, Sal Prevatra,
Dave Crispin, Jim Wigglesworth, Quint Pflasterer, Bob Wurst, Joe Ficara, Doug Horner, Frankie Sorbello, Ted Barrett, Leon Barber,
and Sam Baker.
October 26th 2005 - We had 21 people attend today's breakfast meeting. Welcome to the 5 First
Timers who attended today too. It was great meeting and talking with those fellows that we hadn't seen in so long.
We were a very noisey bunch again and there were a dozen or more conversations going on at once.
We had a good breakfast and we were able to catch up on what people have been doing.
People who attended were - Jim Speakman, John Workman, Phil Tomeo, Ralph Johnson,
Tom Wilson, Hal Thomason, Jay Yucis, Angelo Coco, Bob Muhlbaier, Joe Garrozo, George Watts, Chuck Carty, Neil Robinson,
Sal Prevatra, Dave Crispin, Jessie James, Quint Pflasterer, Bob West, Terry Gregory and Sam Baker.
Photos from 10/26/05 meeting
Sal's Heavy Chevy
5/25/05 - 15 people attended this rainy breakfast meeting.
Here are some photos from Leon Barber showing how he is spending his retirement.
Here at Belleplain State Forest, Leon combines two of
his favorite passtimes - camping and astronomy
Leon & wife Helen in Key West. He likes having a lot of time for
Spending Winter months down south isn't bad either
Summer months are filled with fun. Here at Avalon NJ with youngest
grandson Jordan, where the family camps during the Summer.
Monsanto flashback! Click image for larger view
4/27/05 - 20 people attended this month's breakfast. Most of the retired attendees have been keeping
very busy, and they don't know how they ever had time to even go to work at the plant!
Most of the conversations were about what everyone is doing now.
Chuck Carty spent Feb 24th to March 6th at the Royal Lahinia Hotel in Maui with wife Carol and daughter Heather.
Here are a few photos from their trip.
3/29/05 - Our 3rd breakfast meeting at the Harrison House was a great success.
We had a great turnout with 30 employees coming to talk to old friends, some we hadn't seen in a long time.
Lots of loud talking was going on and Harrison House sent an employee to tell us to quiet down twice!
Check out the photos from March's breakfast and info below about what past employees are up to