Class of 1969 Reunion Meeting Notes
February 27, 2019, 7pm, at Rood's Tire Center
Thank you Sandy for writing up meeting notes
Those attending included: Loren Rood, Keith Nienhueser, Mike Sutton, Linda Berlage, Dennis Contratto, Gwen Stone, Duane Ahlberg, Steve Mattoon, Sandy White and Jim Copley. Gerald Thompson and Dean Walmsley joined the meeting electronically.
We discussed the list of classmates with no contact information, and how/who would reach out to try to get their information before the next meeting. JIM will contact the local media with information about dates, and continue to get the word out on social media. The class reunion e-mail address is SidneyHS1969@gmail.com (password available upon request). Please talk the reunion up among fellow classmates and help get their contact information to us if they are not already receiving reunion details.
We decided Dude's would be the venue for Saturday evening activities. Some of the committee would like to do a site visit. LOREN and DUANE will contact Dude's to confirm the SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 date asap. Final menu choices and costs will be determined soon so that information can be included on the registration form. Some classmates have requested that dancing be available. The decision of having a DJ to provide music for dancing OR using a CD or streaming service will be considered.
A block of hotel rooms has not yet been set up. It was noted that the America's Best Motel is just across the street from Dude's and would be convenient. We will advise people to use Google for lodging availability and pricing at if other lodging is desired.
People from the St. Pat's 1969 Class have expressed interest in attending the reunion. They have not planned one of their own and it was the consensus of our planning committee to combine reunions for St. Pat’s graduates who would like to attend. They will be invited via a contact person from their class.
STEVE will look into donating the monies collected at the last reunion as a donation to the school, (about $700?) to the Sidney Public Schools Foundation designated for scholarships.
We decided to have Outlaw's Catering provide food for the Friday evening event at Mattoon's. The final menu, to include BBQ beef, will be determined at a future meeting. LOREN will secure the FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 date with Shawn at Outlaw's asap. Steve will reserve the shelter house at the park in the event of inclement weather. Tables, chairs, bathroom facilities need to be determined. This can be a Bring Your Own Beverage event.
JIM is going to work on a Google form for registration. We might want people to include some personal information so a booklet can be put together. Keith brought a booklet from his wife's reunion that was very nicely done...and lots of work.
Lot’s of out of towners have asked about how they might help. Suggestions discussed previously include: Memory book, memorial table, nostalgia boards or photo collages, pictures, souvenirs, name tags.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 20. Same time and place, Rood’s Tire Center at 7:00 p.m.