If you took pictures during any of the recent Class of 1979′s 35th Reunion Events, please share them with me so I can post them here on our class website! I have a few pictures I took at the Ice Breaker, School Tours and the Dinner Banquet, and have created a Photo Gallery for each event:
Friday Night Ice Breaker at The Sunset Grill in Sylvan Beach:
Saturday High School Tour:
Saturday Middle School Tour:
Saturday Evening Dinner Banquet at Delta Lake Inn, Rome:
Remember, if you are planning on coming to the 35th Reunion Dinner, you need to make reservations no later than July 18th. There will be no “at the door” payments accepted, advance paid reservations will only be accepted. You can make your reservation payment online by CLICKING HERE.
Due to very low responses to the 35th Reunion Dinner Banquet at Delta Lake Inn, we have had to cancel the DJ entertainment. Our reservations have not been sufficient enough to generate the money we need to pay for the DJ, and at the current rate of responses, we highly doubt we will be able to meet the minimum number to cover that cost.
We don’t want to wait until the last minute and not give him a chance to book another event, so we are canceling the DJ services now.
A couple weeks ago, I sent out an email looking for a classmate to design the cover artwork for the new Class Directory being printed for the 35th Reunion. To date, I have received no replies of interest.
If no one steps forward, our only option is to just re-label the 30th Reunion Class Directory cover to apply for the current 35th Reunion. Fortunately, I still have the original artwork files for this cover, and can make this change easily, but I was hoping for something new for this year’s edition….
I have worked on our class site most of the afternoon & evening today, and I think I have just about everything updated for the 35th Reunion in August. All of the information pages are relatively complete, and will be updated as things change.
You can find information about all the 35th Reunion Events and updated attendance lists on this website. The attendance lists will be updated regularly once reservation forms start coming in to me….
Shortly, I will look into online registration and payment options, so you can register and pay via PayPal, but I have to do a little research on how to do that from this newer website….
Today, you should receive an email about the plans for our 35th Reunion. The reunion committee is working on finalizing the plans for our reunion weekend over the next few days, and at that time, I will update this website with all the information about our upcoming 35th Reunion.
For now, the plans are:
Friday, August 1st:
7pm: Ice Breaker Event at The Sunset Grill in Sylvan Beach
Saturday, August 2nd:
11am-3pm: Family Style Picnic at Forest Park & Tours of the High School & Middle School
6pm-11pm: Dinner Banquet at Delta Lake Inn, at Delta Dam, north of Rome.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion! Look for your information & reservation package in the mail soon!
Our final planning meeting for the 2013 Annual Gathering (34th Reunion) is on Tuesday, July 30th at 6pm at The Sunset Grill in Sylvan Beach. Any member of the class is welcome to attend this planning meeting for our event coming on August 10th.
Well, 2012 is fast coming to a close, and I will have to admit to being a bit lax on getting together with the Class Reunion Planning Committee to set a date for our 2013 Annual Event.
Therefore, I am making an executive decision that we maintain the same schedule as we have used in the past, and stick with the second Saturday of August for our annual reunion gathering. For 2013, this will be August 10th. We will also keep with the same location, Don VanDresar’s “Sunset Grill” in Sylvan Beach, as it has worked out well for the previous years.
Look for more detailed information in the spring as the planning committee gets together to finalize the plans and costs for our annual event.
Two different sad items have come to my attention regarding members of our class in the past week. I figured I would share them both with you all through this forum:
Last week, Lorie & Paul Russo (Lorie George) suffered a devastating house fire in Camden last weekend. I have not found any details published in the Rome Sentinel, and have not yet seen the Queen Central News for information, but from what I have heard through second hand sources, the house was a total loss.
The second item is the passing of one of our classmates: Regina VandenBosch, in Rochester on Monday, October 15th. Her online obituary can be found here:
This brings the total number of classmates we have confirmed to have passed to 8. May we all remember and pray for those we have lost over the years….