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West Ottawa High School Reunions

Past Reunions:

Classes of 1987, 1988, and 1989 WOHS Class Reunion
Location: Brew Merchant
Details: Purchase your tickets here! https://wohsclassof1988.myevent.com/page.php?groupingID=online_payment
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1987, 1988, 1989
Event Details
West Ottawa Class of 1968 50th Reunion
Location: Holland Fish and Game Club
Details: West Ottawa Class of 1968, 50th Class Reunion.
August 25, 2018
Holland Fish and Game Club
Starting at 5:30PM
Dinner: 7:00PM
Cost: $40.00
Please RSVP to your invitation that was mailed to you , before July 21st
Questions : contact wo.1968info@yahoo.com

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our 50th Reunion!

Please reply ASAP . This will help your planning committee better prepare for this event
When: Saturday, August 25th, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1968
Event Details
Class of 1973 45th Reunion
Location: BAM! in Holland MI
Details: 45th Reunion!
Friday night Ice Breaker July 27th
Rob & Patsy Resseguie Fishnick will be your hosts
Saturday morning Golf outing July 28
Rick Van Der Meulen will be your host
More details to follow
Tickets/Registration available on the website and
update your info :-)
questions/comments wohs73@gmail.com
When: Saturday, July 28th, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
Class of 1978 40th Reunion
Details: Dear Fellow Class of '78 Alum!
It's hard to grasp 40 years is coming up since we all gathered on the 50 yard line to receive the prize we had just spent 12+ years toiling for. While we all know it’s coming, it still seems too soon.... The past 40 years have gone by at warp speed. Each of us on the reunion committee have been meeting for the past several months and we seem to echo the same shock and dismay that we are here at this point....NOT wanting to believe it, but here it is!

As we look over our shoulders at the past”40”, we all have the same response, “What a wild ride!!!”
We keep hearing the same sentiment from all our class mates we reach out to, we're all trying to slow down a bit, stop blinking so much and trying to take in all that comes along these days...not just because we don't/can't move faster than a snail’s pace, but because we're all older and truthfully, wiser having weathered the storms of life, climbed a few mountains and learned how to survive. I think all of us in the class of '78 realized more of what we've missed then we care or dare to say. Each one of us are feeling the accomplishment that we have indeed become out parents!...lol...just kidding! That we've all left a legacy of love.

SO, on the events of our grand celebration, We plan on starting off on Friday evening,
June 15th 2018 at 6pm. We will start with a meet & re-acquaint cocktail party hosted by Scott (Whitey) and Bonnie Kamphuis at Kamphuis Blueberry farm. Bring a dish to pass (casual) food, but the main dish (meat) will be provided. For insurance and such, this is a BYOB gathering! BRING YOUR MUSIC for the fun. Shenanigans and merry making will not only be expected, but encouraged!

On Saturday Morning, June 16th 2018, we will have a golf scrabble at Winding Creek Golf for those interested.

June 16th 2018 Saturday evening, we are being hosted at Dutch Village Pavilion, full (cash) bar and WOW what a spread of catered delicacies we all grew up on and still love to this day! Dancing to music till sun up! We HOPE to have the old group of our talented players back to rock us through the night. Rocky, Jeff, Steve, Bryan, Guy, Ken and anyone who wants to join in!

We want to make special note that this reunion marks 40 years and we are all very much aware of the passing of more and more of our lifelong friends and class mates. It's rather sobering as we look back and remember our childhood. We were all invincible. We were all care free and didn't really think to far ahead to life, what would come or where we would be today. Life is short, and now more than ever, we are hauntingly aware that we are at the mercy of time.

As such, all of us on the reunion committee have taken great care in spending time remembering our class mates who have gone on before us way to soon. We know that each of us are feeling the loss of our friends and we are planning on a special memorial table....we need to remember and pay homage to our friends! If you have any input, or think we may have missed any class mate PLEASE contact us and let us know.

West Ottawa HS, Class of 78 40th Reunion Agenda

332 Students, planning for 225 attendances

· Cost: $30/person to make it affordable for all to attend.
· Cash bar with licensed bar tender. Dutch Village. “confirmed”
· Dutch Village is providing the bar tender and insurance. “confirmed”
· We will purchase beverages through them. They will make it affordable.

· June 15: Evening. Bonfire at Kamphuis Blueberry Barn.
· Bring a dish to pass, chairs, beverage. We will donate “TP” :)
· Per letter...Has this changed to catering and cash bar? Cost per person?

June 16: 8am-noon. Golf. Winding Creek @$40-45/person includes cart.
Scrabble or best ball. Contests for: longest putt, longest drive and closest to pin in 2.

June 16: 6pm, Dutch Village “Het Terras”. There will be seating for up to 200 by event.
Set up may begin 5-6pm Catering by Hog Wild.

Peggy Hansen & Deb Diepenhorst are heading up the planning. Let's all work together as to not forget anyone! Should we go page-by-page through the icons and match up people so we don't miss anyone that has passed?

Hoping to book that fabulous 1978 Boy Band: Rocky, Jeff, Guy, Mike, Ken, and Brian.
Dutch Village has given the “go-ahead” for a band and has electrical outlets available.

New Businesses:
Awards at reunion: Farthest traveled, most grandkids, married the longest, Great grand kids, who still attends WO daily and etc....

your dedicated Class of '78 reunion committee!
When: Friday, June 15th, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1978
Event Details
Class of 2006 10 Year Reunion
Location: Park Theatre
Details: Each class member is allowed a "plus one." Both class members and plus ones must purchase separate tickets. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-ottawa-class-of-2006-reunion-tickets-25491846800
When: Saturday, July 16th, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 2006
Event Details
60th Birthday Bash
Location: BAM!
Details: $15.00 each
Prepay with PayPal
5 p.m.
Casual Dinner Buffet
When: Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
WOHS Class of 1969 45th Reunion
Location: BAM!
When: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Invited Classes: 1969
Event Details
WOHS Class of 1988 25th Class Reunion--Location Change!
Location: Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant
Details: www.wohsclassof1988 to purchase your ticket. Tickets cannot be sold at the door. Heavy Appetizers and Cash Bar. We would love to see you!
When: Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1988
Event Details
WOHS Class of 1988 25th Class Reunion
Location: Park Theatre Downtown Holland
When: Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1988
Event Details
Class of 1968, 45th Class Reunion
Location: Grand Haven Golf Club
Details: Hold this Date!! September 14, 2013. More details to follow
When: Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1968
Event Details
25 Year Reunion
Location: Park Theater - Downtown Holland
Details: Please join us for our 25th reunion celebration! Featuring ~ Appetizers by Salt & Pepper DJ Cash Bar Pictures & Memories Fun! Fun! Fun! Cost: $25 per person Please RSVP to this evite by October 1st Please include maiden and married name and of course full name of your guest! Send payment to confirm your RSVP (checks made out to "WOHS Class of 1987") to: Taressa Sprick 14145 Georgian Bay Drive Holland, MI 49424 ***IMPORTANT! We could not send this to people who are not on Facebook and so we need email addresses!! This evite is setup to allow you to include others so please add as many people as you can!! Please use maiden names so we can tell who we have covered :) Friday Oct 12 is WO's homecoming football game v East Kentwood @ 7pm. There will be tailgating all around the football field (same ole field!). We will be set up at Macatawa Bay (our middle school) on the East side of the building. Grab some food and a blanket and join us! Tailgating fun starts at 5pm. Let us know if you will be coming so that we can be on the lookout for you.
When: Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Invited Classes: 1987
Event Details
40th Reunion
Location: Butternut Event Center
Details: Friday Night Ice-Breaker - 7:00 p.m. Northland Lanes - bowling and shoe rental are free! Classes & Teachers of '71, '72, '74, '75 invited to attend!
Saturday Golf Outing - 8:30 a.m. Crestview Borculo - WO Alumni invited to attend - Rick VanDer Meulen will be your host
questions? wohs73@gmail.com
When: Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
WOHS Class of 2002 Reunion
Location: The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI
Details: Check out our website for all our reunion info at: http://wohsclassof2002.wordpress.com/
When: Saturday, July 21st, 2012
Invited Classes: 2002
Event Details
Location: The Armory, downtown Holland
When: Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Invited Classes: 2001
Event Details
35th class reunion
Location: Boatwerks Restaurant - 216 Van Raalte Avenue - Holland, MI 49423-3154 - (616) 396-0600 - www.boatwerksrestaurant.com
Details: 6pm dinner- make your own reservations 8pm social time out on the NW corner of the deck Attire: Black and white Cost: dutch treat/self pay/bring your credit cards:)
When: Saturday, July 9th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1976
Event Details
20 Year Reunion
Location: Butternut Event Center, 977 Butternut Drive. Advance registration please.
Details: Full details at www.ErieBlueStar.com/reunion.html. The latest updates at www.Facebook.com/WOHS1991 too.
When: Friday, July 15th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1991
Event Details
WOHS Class of 2000 - 10 Year Reunion
Location: DoubleTree Holland
Details: To RSVP & Purchase Tickets: http://wohs200010yearreunion.eventbrite.com
When: Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Invited Classes: 2000
Event Details
Class of 1985 - 25th Class Reunion
Location: Butternut Event Center - Holland, MI 49424
Details: Save the Date! This is one that you won't want to miss! Price includes dinner, soft drinks, and entertainment. Cash bar.
When: Saturday, October 9th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1985
Event Details
West Ottawa Class of 1965 45th Reunion
Location: Elks Lodge - 569 E. 24th St. - Holland, MI 49423
Details: $25 per person or $45 a couple
When: Saturday, August 14th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1965
Event Details
20 year class reunion
Location: Butternut Event Center
When: Friday, August 6th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1990
Event Details
10 Year Reunion
Location: S&Sol Night Club TIKI BAR - 176 East Lakewood Blvd. - Holland, MI 49424
Details: includes food/cocktails details TBA Dress code: Club Attire
When: Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Invited Classes: 1999
Event Details
West Ottawa Class of 2000 - 10 Year Reunion
Location: TDB
Details: Plans are in the works for the 10 year class reunion. If you have any questions, please email me. Stay tuned for futher information. Carrie Allgaier WOHS 2000 Class Treasurer
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 2000
Event Details
WOHS Class of 1969 40th Reunion
Location: The West Ottawa High School class of 1969 will be holding their 40th reunion on Saturday, October 24th at the Holland Elks Lodge. It will be a casual evening with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The cost will be $15 per person and checks may be sent to
Details: Here’s an update on our class reunion responses. We are getting more names every day, and everyone seems to be interested in locating fellow classmates! Please convince people to update their profiles in the reunion website. http://www.classreport.org/usa/mi/holland/wohs/1969 I am working on a slide show for our home page, as well as one to show at the reunion and need any old photos you may have that would reflect our school years. You can either email them to me, or mail them so I can scan them and send them back to you. Also, if you have any recent photo of yourself, I can put it in your profile next to your senior picture. There are a couple of senior photos we did not have, so I copied the one from our junior yearbook.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1969
Event Details
30th Reunion for Class of 1980
Location: The Yacht Basin - 1862 Ottawa Beach Road - Holland MI
Details: Advance Notice: The Class of 1980 will be having their 30th reunion on July 24, 2010. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend. The Yacht Basin is a new facility located on the same property as the Hatch Restaurant was located some years ago. Lots of details are still in the planning stages., but the date and place are now fixed.
When: Saturday, July 24th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1980
Event Details
West OttawaClass of 89 20 Year Reunion
Location: see blog
Details: Hi Classmates! We are ready to unveil the info for our 20th Class Reunion. The reunion website has a list of MIAs. If you have info on those on the MIA list please help by forwarding me their contact information. We are very excited to host this event for our class. It will certainly be a great time! Please click on the link provided to view our reunion website. http://woclassof89.blogspot.com/ Please email if you WILL be attending and the number of guest (including you) in your party. If you know you will not be attending, could you let me know also? In addition, please note we do have a deadline for ticket transactions. Thanks! Michelle Fairbanks - Van Denend
When: Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1989
Event Details
WOHS Class of 1990~ 20 year reunion
Details: We are in the planning stages of the reunion, please contact us if you are interested in helping!
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1990
Event Details
30 Year Class Reunion
Location: The Elks Club on 24th St in Holland MI - We are planning a 30 year class reunion for Aug 29, 2009. We believe this is going to be a really fun night. - - For the first time, we are having a live band, "Natchez Trace" They are great. Check them out
Details: We are planning a 30 year class reunion for Aug 29, 2009. We believe this is going to be a really fun night. For the first time, we are having a live band, "Natchez Trace" They are great. Check them out at: www.natcheztrace.us. We are having a buffet style meal with beef, chicken, and all the extras. The commitee has been working really hard at keeping costs down so that everyone who wants to attend can afford it. We have even had someone who will annonomously pay for someone who wants to attend but can't afford it. We really have a great group of classmates. If that is you and you want to attend, please see my email below and this will all stay confidential. We look forward to having a very memorable night on Aug. 29, 2009. Thanks and see you in August. Kris Watts (Buesing)
When: Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1979
Event Details
20 Year Class Reunion
Location: TBD
When: Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1989
Event Details
45th Reunion Class of 64
Location: Grand Haven Country Club - Grand Haven, MI
Details: Spouses welcomed and this is going to be an informal gathering, socializing and catching up on 45 years............
When: Saturday, July 25th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1964
Event Details
11 Year Reunion
When: Saturday, November 29th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1997
Event Details
Class of 78 30 year Reunion!!!
Location: 149 Lakeshore Dr. N. - Holland, MI 49424
Details: It's finally here ... West Ottawa - Class of 78 it's your 30 Year Reunion - Saturday August 30, 2008! Can you believe it, where ever has the time gone? Join us for an afternoon/evening of fun, hours of exploring the past and the present. Your "invitation" with all the event details is attached for your consideration and hopefully use. All you need do is simply: · Print the invitation · Cut on the line where indicated · Return the RSVP slip with your check to the address provided We anticipate a great turn out having had the pleasure of chatting with you while gathering your contact information. To contribute to this visual adventure into the past please bring a dish to pass and B.Y.O.B. We will furnish the pig, pop and water. We truly hope you can make it; we'd love to see you! If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of us...
When: Saturday, August 30th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1978
Event Details

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