The Reunion Committee is very pleased with our 60-Year Reunion Luncheon and if we judge the success of this gathering by the smiles and general conviviality of the attendees, it would seem that attending classmates agree with that assessment.
The facilities were perfect with everyone located in one room. It was easy to mix and mingle – the primary purpose of a group in our age bracket. The food was good (albeit a little spendy) and we believe that the service was acceptable.
Our turnout was essentially equal to every reunion held since the 25-Year Reunion (with the exception of the 50-Year event). And this is during a period over which we have lost 169 of our classmates. Interestingly we had several classmates who had never attended a class reunion. This was our second consecutive "do-it-yourself" reunion and it was a definite improvement over the last one.
Now we must look to the future of our class gatherings as we all face age and health limitations. About 28 classmates cancelled this time after expressing their desire to attend. We know that health issues contributed to some of these cancellations.
We will try to develop a survey to guide our future plans. Issues to consider: frequency of reunions, desired month, additional activities, location, etc. More to come on this subject.
The committee is pleased with your expressions of appreciation. If any of you wish to help us plan the next gathering, please contact Bill Koons at firstname.lastname@example.org or Darrell Bangerter at email@example.com.
If you, or your companion, are suffering due to health issues, please know that we care and that we wish you a rapid recovery.
Darrell Bangerter for the Reunion Committee