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EHS73 35TH Year Reunion Committee Meeting
June 24, 2008
Kathy Strukel’s house
I didn’t notice until I was half way home but someone left their socks in my car (nice pink and white ones).
I not sure but they may be Stan’s --- I think Eddie’s feet are too big.
As you can see from above just about EVERYONE showed up! So many showed up that the small wine glasses were broken out in an attempt to make sure everyone got some. But it soon became apparent that this strategy wouldn’t work because the bottle was flying around the table so often and fast that nothing else could get accomplished. Still no wine for Jane! She’s maintaining her abstinence (and still walking with Janet). Janet was not abstaining – possibly because Stan was there too??
· I got to the meeting a little late and it was standing room only, but there was no shortage of people willing to volunteer me their chair because no one else wanted to take the notes and I insisted that I needed to sit in order to provide that service since I need good blood-flow to that part of my anatomy that does the thinking (or so I’ve been told).
Stan has consented to be the Master
of Ceremonies – he said he’s already the Master of His Domain so this should be
a cinch. Notice (from the Attendees List) that both Stan AND Janet were at this
meeting. Is it because this is the last committee meeting before the reunion,
or is it because Janet and I seem to be going steady? (I forgot to bring her
High school key back tonight.)
We asked for volunteers for manning
the registration table and suddenly almost everyone had to go find the
bathroom. Those of us who remained in the room took advantage of this and spent
a lot of effort on the schedule. (It took a lot of effort to keep them from
seeing the schedule.)
REGISTRATION TABLE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
7:00PM – 7:30PM
7:30PM – 8:00PM
(Wasn’t than nice of Janet and Kathy to volunteer their husbands?)
8:00PM – 8:30PM
8:30PM - ???
Whoever we can wrangle if necessary. We figure most people will get there by then so we’ll leave the nametags at the table and hope they will take their own picture.
· We have someone lined up to take pictures for us on Saturday night.
o The plan is to try to get a picture of each person with their nametag on as they register so we can identify them in the other pictures taken throughout the night.
o We are also going to do group pictures by Jr. High (West Side (the Best Side – hey, no one else would do the minutes!), North Side, Pierre Moran, and Brookdale)
o Stan will also announce that the photographer will take pictures of any other groups that want to pose for a picture
· Cindy (finally) had a report on the pole. She said the pole was stilted and inexpressive… I think “wooden” is the term she used. She said that the constraints of the pole were not rigid enough but, while this has been a challenge, she enjoys a difficult project now and then.
· We will have a list of attendees at the table for people to check and see who is supposed to show up.
· Janet will make questionnaire cards which will be available at the registration table (in her spare time at work, of course).
· Stan will print some Name/Address sheets so we can collect address and e-mail changes (in HIS spare time at work)
· Billy is going to run a 50/50 drawing (at the reunion, NOT in his spare time at work)
· Nancy is going to bring checks to pay the band and the photographer and a roll of quarters for Cindy
· The band is going to start setting up around 5:15PM or so(?) and start playing around 6:30PM until about 11:00PM with a few breaks
· Cindy will be there at 6:00PM and will get set up at the registration table <grin>
· Craig will set up the screen show and get it running around 6:00 – 6:30
· The consensus is that we’re pretty sure that we think we probably have everything covered that we can think of. .. as far as we can tell.
Word of the day:
senior moment (noun)
sen-ior mo-ment (plural Sen-ior mo-ments)
senior person's memory lapse: a temporary lapse in
· We also talked about who was going to the Friday night party. It ought to be a good time although we’re not sure where to park. Billy suggested using a taxi – but ask for a clean car and a good driver, and if they give you any grief tell them Billy said so (he must use taxis a lot). Janet asked me to pick her up at 6:30 (eat your heart out, Stan).
The meeting was adjourned,
the puppy was returned to Kathy, and we all left (but some without their
socks!), secure in the feeling of a job well done and with the knowledge that we
did our best with what we had to ensure a successful outcome. We had a lot of
laughs, some spirited discussions, and a few disagreements but we always kept
our goal in focus and pulled together to get the job done.
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