NHS 72 – News #4

Springfield North High Class of 72
June 3, 2021
Class of 1972 50th Reunion Planning

News - NHS 72

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Planning we had a Zoom reunion committee meeting on Thursday. In no particular order those in attendance were:

  • Deborah Miller-Baldwin
  • Sherry Brumage-Payne
  • Joyce Ware-Brannick
  • Darrel Baker

Information we have so far:

  • The date for the reunion is August 20, 2022

Choosing a venue:

Here is where we are. We had a meeting with a potential venue for our reunion. Deborah Miller-Baldwin and I met with a representative of the Courtyard by Marriott. We realized we need more information in order to make a good decision. We need to get an estimate of who is coming. This will help us know what size venue we are looking for. How much food we need, types of food, and the cost per person. We are trying to keep the cost down and still provide a quality experience. Of the venues we have looked at this one stands out for several reasons.

  • We will get special pricing for a block of rooms.
    • Since many of you are going to be coming from out of town. You will get a special price if we book the Grand Ballroom.
  • It is in close proximity of our revitalized downtown.
    • Restaurants
    • Stores
    • Local Entertainment
  • It is an upscale venue.
    • One of our classmates just stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott last week. He gave them a great review.

We need to know:

If you could email me the answers I would appreciate it. That way I will have a record of what you would like.

  1. Are you coming to the reunion?
  2. Are you bringing someone to the reunion?
  3. Do you need a Hotel Room?
  4. Do you or your guest require a special menu?
  5. Please send me anything else you think I might need to know.

Memorial Tree:

We are researching this, it was brought up that maybe we could plant a tree on the new Springfield High School grounds.

Finding our Classmates:

I have added a new designation on the Classmate List. Sherry Brumage-Payne helped me add those of you on Facebook but have not verified your mailing address. This will greatly reduce the people that we have to find. Thank you Sherry! If you want to correct your information in the database you can still do that by contacting me. I am sure by now you have my email, phone number or you can contact me through this webpage.

We are trying to reach all our classmates. This is our 50th reunion and is a big one! Please reach out to your contact list. We can make this the largest reunion yet. Once we get all the information set for the reunion, we are going to start calling the phone numbers we have on record. We have also discussed a letter mailing. We are also going to research putting an ad in the Springfield News – Sun.

As a side note, I want you to understand this site does not contain any of your personal information, well, other than your name. I have never stored your information here.

So far these are the classmates we have found:

  • 142 – Classmates with a good email and a verified address, or are on Facebook.
  • 2 – Classmates that have asked not to be contacted.
  • 58 – Classmates who are deceased.

If you have not already, go to the classmates list. Please make sure your name is spelled correctly and is in the correct color. If you have not done these things, please click the button.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the next reunion!

19 thoughts on “NHS 72 – News #4”

  1. Nancy (Benkert) Rakestraw- Behnken

    I will be attending definitely and no special requests needed. Also will eat anything lol; and thx for update.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      I have added your information to the spreadsheet. Thanks for replying and I am looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

    1. Hi Joyce,
      I have added your information to the spreadsheet and noted that you will need a room. Thanks for replying and I am looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

  2. Nannette Lambert

    Yes I will attending the reunion. I will be by myself and will not require a room. Diet is vegetarian.

    1. Hi Nannette,
      I have added your information to the spreadsheet and noted that you will need a vegetarian dinner. Thanks for replying and I am looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

  3. Yes, I plan to attend
    probably will not bring a guest
    will not need a hotel room
    no special diet
    And just a thought, last time, a band was hired, maybe an unnecessary expense. I have a substantial collection of music from our era that could be played instead. Of course, have the classmates play a few numbers.

    1. Hi Nathan,
      I have added your information to the spreadsheet. I will make sure that I pass your comment on to the committee. Thanks for replying, I am looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

  4. Sandra Curtice-Justice

    I intend to come–will not be bringing anyone else. No special diet for the main meal as long as it’s balanced as far as carbs, protein, etc. I do not eat sugar sweetened desserts. I can get by without dessert, but it would be nice to have a sugar free one. Most caterers probably just don’t make the effort, but all they have to do is substitute splenda for the sugar. Unsweetened fruit would work, too.

    1. Hi Sandi,
      I have added your information to the spreadsheet. I will make sure that I pass your comment on to the committee. I am sure that we can provide “NO” sugar options! Thanks for replying, I am looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

  5. Kathy Wittke Myers

    Good Morning! I plan to attend, bringing my husband Jim as guest. A hotel room is needed, but no special dietary issues exist. I like Nathan’s suggestion about music: Thanks!

  6. Hi Kathy,
    I have added your information to the spreadsheet and noted that you will need a room. Thanks for replying and I am looking forward to seeing you at the reunion. I will also pass your comments on to the reunion committee as a vote for Nathans suggestion.

  7. Dick Peairs
    I am planning on attending, no guest, no special menu requirements, I will likely stay at the venue (family in town all have cats, I’m allergic to cats).

    1. Hi Dick,
      I must have been asleep at the wheel. I usually get an email telling me that I received a comment. For some reason that did not happen. I have marked your record as coming. Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion!

  8. Lori Miller Young

    Chuck and I will be attending. No need for a room or special dietary meal. Thanks for all the hard work being done by the committee!

  9. Pete stathopoulos I think I already responded but staying with family I’ll have my wife Angela as guest, wanted to go to brewery and venue. Diet if it doesn’t move I’ll eat it! 🤠

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