First, a huge thanks to everyone who sent information, helped, offered help, and has done so much to pull this reunion together in a short time. It’s been a lot of work — and fun — reconnecting with everyone across the country, and the world! Your time and effort is appreciated. Thanks also to everyone who sent separate emails. Some notes of interest:
Contact info: We’re up to 110+ current email addresses. I’ll be sending a separate email, listing all classmates for whom we don’t have information. Scan the list, and bring us up to date if you have current information for anyone on it. Thanks again, Karl for your continued help on this.
Location for the Main Reunion Party: Thanks to Dave Southwell, his connections, and his time, our Reunion party will be held at Kent Country Club, Saturday night, October 20, 2007. It’s a perfect site for hosting our 25th Reunion — the setting will be especially gorgeous in October. Thanks to everyone who sent ideas and suggestions to me … they’ll be kept in the “brainstorm database” for future events!
Web Site: Paul Moore, Karl Baltutat, and I have been discussing building a web site, to update everyone for this and future reunions. In addition, the site would allow updates for your contact information as it changes, find information on our class, and access photos, RSS feeds, calendars, events, and posts. Paul put together an example of this in about 15 minutes, at http://fhc1982.wordpress.com . Imagine what he can do it 16 minutes. Thanks, Paul!
Photographer: I’ve contacted a photographer for the Reunion party — he seems perfect. He will not charge us for the class photo; only for prints ordered individually by those who want them ($15 for each 8×10″ photo.) He does a great job announcing the photo shoot procedure, herding alumni for class photos, and handing slips out for ID purposes. He’s a friendly guy, and people respond well to him.
Bio Books: Once again, Jill Collins Lang has agreed to put together Bio Books for the class. To keep our main ticket prices down, there will be a separate, nominal charge for the books to cover materials and postage. We’ll be sending out a .pdf and Excel form for the Bio Book soon. Thanks, Jill!
Greeter: Debi Mlnarik Olsen has once again graciously agreed to greet us all at the door on Reunion night. And take our money. Thanks, Debi!
Golf Outing: Dave Southwell has offered to arrange a golf outing Friday, or Sunday afternoon, at Thousand Oaks. If there is enough interest, Dave will go ahead and arrange this event, and send information for tee times and costs. This would be a great addition to our Reunion tradition if people are interested — let us know when you can.
Wrap Up: Thanks again, to everyone. This is coming together perfectly, and will be a fantastic time — as always. I’ll be sending additional emails soon, listing the current Reunion Committee (spots still open! :-), Missing Classmates List, and a .pdf / Excel form for the Bio Books. Talk to you soon – can’t wait to see everyone in the Fall !
Class President, ’79 – ’82
Most Balding Grad, ’87
Still Having Kids and Asking Why, ’07
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