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RETIREES -- Save the date!
As noted on the invitation, you'll need to RSVP by 11/23 to Pam Harrell (336 842-7743) or


to the Wachovia Old Gang website  heart This site was launched in 2009 for Wachovians who worked in W-Salem during the 60s, 70s, & 80s, but  Wachovians of other cities during that era are welcome!  If your name is not listed among the Employee profile names, contact Irma Comer @ . Please include when and where you worked for Wachoviakiss  Messages are generally responded to within 24 hours.


"When we are connected to others,
we become better people."
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture





Oct. 14:  Open the Photo Gallery link and find out which retiree celebrated their 90th birthday with a party.  heart


8/17/18:  Open the EVENTS link (top of home page) ---> and then the Young Frankenstein album  laugh






Oct. 16:  Please open the Go Fund Me page below and read about the house fire that destroyed the home of a Wachovian, and took the lives of many of her animals.  (Janice worked for Wachovia for approx 12 years -- most, or all of that time she was in payroll)

Sept 24, 2018:
Were you affected by the collapse of the Wachovia Corp. during the 2007 to 2011 time period? The Winston-Salem Journal would  like to talk to you about your experience, what financial and lifestyle adjustments you had to make, and how you're faring now. Contact Journal reporter Richard Craver at


Sept 18, 2018:  This fine group of retirees enjoyed good food and fellowship @ Fitz on Main today. <3  Pam Flynt, Wanda East, Patti Kiser and Phyllis Bristow.

  A kick off meeting for hosting a 2019 Old Gang reunion is taking place at an as yet undetermined date (the Sept 6 scheduled meeting wound up being cancelled).  For those of you who hope to be a part of this event, please log-on to the site and take the short poll (displayed on the right of the homepage) laugh


Aug. 31:  Log-on and click on the MESSAGE FORUM. Looking for an interactive dialogue for the Aug 31 entry from any retiree whose pension was decreased for xx period of time due to a mis-calculation on the part of the bank.

July 26, 2018
Veronica Black, Dave Cottterill, John Ferguson and Walt Leonard at Walt's SC home.   Thanks to Veronica for sharing this great picture.

July 26, 2018 - announcement from Beverly Robinson:

Our daughter, Dr. Carmen T. Robinson, is a Family Medicine Physician at the Novant Family Medicine office, 6301 Stadium Drive, Suite 500, Clemmons, NC 27012! We're so happy to have her here in North Carolina!

July 2018:

Quote  below is from Bill Bardin. The picture is Bill, with his motorcycle riding brother Bob Bardin.   (Bill is on left)
"At a time when there is so much hate and division, hopefully we can agree to ride together through respect for each other"


July 20:  Love this picture of retirees Jim Black, Russ Stephenson, E. Lindsey Reed (and his wife Virginia), and Kenton McCartney.  Picture was taken by me (Irma laugh)  We had a wonderful 2 hour visit in Lindsey's Raleigh home sharing all kinds of Wachovia stories.   (the one pic that included moi is too blurry to post crying )


Here's some new, yet OLD news.  Thanks to Bob Edwards for forwarding info on a 1991 race that involved a # of Wachovians.

Attachments: Runner Bob Edwards, and a group picture of Wachovians that ran in the Peachtree 10K, July 4th, 1991,

Bob provided the following comments:


. A bus load of Wachovia Runners from WS, and other cities, joined in with a group of Wachovians in Atlanta (1st Atlanta)

The best part of the race was when it was over. I have never been so darn hot in my life. There were over 40,000 runners! It took us 30 minutes to get to the starting line after the race started. We ran 6.2 miles across Atlanta and had to ride "Marta" back to the starting place. It was one heck of an event and we had fun. Don't remember the names of all Wachovians on the bus.


May 27:  Many thanks to Joe Thomas for sharing this photo, and caption. 

Enjoyed dinner with Bob and Sally McCoy last night at Farmington Country Club to celebrate (in advance) his 80th birthday. Very fortunate to have his friendship and advice over 25 years at Wachovia, FSVC and Hovde Private Equity Advisory Board. I hope to have his energy and intellect at 80!


  Congratulations to Diane Black on her recent retirement.  Diane joined the bank in 1984, and retired April 6 , 2018 from Investment Banking Mergers & Acquistions.


  (109 N. Main St., Kernersville)

  heart  In April 2013, I began an 'after WB job at a popular diner in downtown Kernersville,  Fitz on Main.  Fitz is a great (but small - very small) restaurant located  in beautiful downtown Kernersville.     My regular days are Mondays, Tues. Thurs & & Saturdays--but I fill in often on Wed & FridaysHours are 7am-1:30pm.  Bring yer cash coz we don't accept cards or checks.  You won't need much cash - the most expensive item on the menu is 5 bucks!    When you visit - and for those of you who don't know me - please introduce yourself.  And then be prepared for a photo op.  I've recently (March 2017)  started a Fitz on Main album in the Photo Gallery made up of Wachovia visitors. .  Open the link to find out who has enjoyed a Fitz experience!
heart Irma 
Check out this video filmed by WRAL/Raleigh
in May 2017:

(and check out the pics of the Wachovia/Fitz guests in the Photo Gallery link (top of home page)


To the left of the home page - under Member Functions - open the Notify Me link (you have to be logged on for the page to open). Once opened -  there's an instruction on what action you can take to be  notified when updates occur on the site.   i.e, you might want to receive an immediate notification when an employee is added to the In Memory section.   The info displayed is self-explanatory heart




:  Be sure to welcome new members....and/or watch for profile updates from existing members.   View the profile update box (right of home page) ..names displayed represent either a new member, or someone having updated their profile.  wink


winkPlease take a few minutes to review your profile for any changes that you might want to make.  heart