June 15, 2010

40th Reunion Activities This Weekend!!!

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Well our 40th Anniversary Weekend of activities has finally arrived!  We are having a number of last minute RSVPs and payments so if you are still thinking about coming it is not too late.  As of today, June 15th it looks like we will have approximately 130 at the reunion on Saturday night, which while we would have liked everyone to be there, we know many could not make it or through all our efforts we have not been able to locate every classmate as yet.  Of course the committee went to great efforts using on-line and off-line methods to do so but given the 20 years since our last reunion a very big task!

I want to thank the entire Planning Committee for all the work that has been done over the last year in getting ready for our 40th.  Without their incredible efforts the events would not have been able to be put together.  Please take the time to individually thank the committee members this weekend.

If you have not replied to the fun Poll that has been put together please do so by Thursday night, June 17th.  You can find the link at www.gpn1970.com/3/poll.htm in the Poll section of the website.

We kept the price per person at $75 due to hearing that some classmates had just now heard about the events and did not realize there had been a deadline.  Thanks to all of you that submitted your payments already as there are several expenses such as the Yacht Club that we had to pay in advance.

We are going to be doing a bit of fundraising Saturday night for the Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Schools.  This is an incredible opportunity to have each dollar matched by three in support of technology at Grosse Pointe North so even just a few dollars will go a long way.  We will be presenting a check to the foundation after the reunion.  See my blog post from April 21, 2010 for more details.

If you are on Facebook be sure to become a fan of the GPN1970 Charter Class of 1970 Facebook Page as it a great place to send and receive messages.  I also post news and information to the site from the GPN1970 Charter Class of 1970 Twitter Account.  We also have a LinkedIn account and listserv so do stay connected for future activities.

As we look past this weekend our Planning Committee is going to stay together to continue to find missing classmates.  If you would like to help we sure would welcome it.  We are already looking ahead to our 50th Reunion and are planning at this time on doing a joint party with Grosse Pointe South High School.

Please keep your Classmate Profiles up-to-date and if you have not filled out one please do as we are using this as our main database to get a hold of everyone.  In only takes a few minutes and this becomes our living "Program Book" for each of us to catch up on new events and activities of other classmates.

Finally, plan on having a great time this weekend!  Please come to the Friday Night Get Together, the Tour of Grosse Pointe North High School, and the Sunday Class Picnic as well as the Reunion on Saturday night as they will all be great events to have a blast from the past!

Take care and if you are traveling to Grosse Pointe please fly and drive safely!

Ed

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