3/21/13 at the Muni to continue planning the 45th Reunion. Busy night with basketball tourneys
but good attendance!
Classmates in Attendance:
Macgregor; Bonnie McCannell; Lucia Harmon; Jeff Walton; Jeff Lambert;
Chris Utz; Gigi Haglund; Janice Kellar; Judy Gerold; Bill Scheller;
Randy Lofgren; Steve Tibbetts
Updating the Class Data:
continue to make progress updating our class roster. Updated
printouts were passed out to the first 7 people at the meeting.
(ran out after that)
rate of updates is diminishing as the remaining parties are mostly those
with old or no information. We have only about six left that have
bad emails since last reunion. There are still about ten people
that attended the 40th that have not been in contact with us
during 2013. Anyone that has not been in contact since the last
reunion, but still has information in our files, has been classified as
than continue with just alphabetical searches, we decided to try to find
more people by asking everyone to pick a few acquaintances from the list
to locate. We actually got some new information from Steve
Tibbetts and Randy Lofgren when they called some people during the
meeting. Steve Tibbetts spoke to Jeff Rice; Randy spoke to Tracy
Howe and had a phone number for Bill O’Melia.
also checking if Sue Lepowsky is deceased. It was reported that
she may have died but we have no details.
are the tasks that were volunteered for individual searching:
Steve Thompson, Connie Busby, Jim Clemons,
Henning, Wayne Stonelake, John Stender
Debbie Abelson, Dave Ohlausen
Kris Young, Ken Luby, Barry Stensrud,
Greg Hamilton, Tury Hage
Bill O’Melia, Tracy Howe, Robin Zackariasen
(Even though she wasn’t present, was thoughtfully volunteered to
find): Pudge Linmann, Sue Lindelof
send any new updated information to
Jeff for real-time updating.
Classmates that are found can be encouraged to update their own info
from the web site at:
our current status:
Total of grads and others:
graduated with class in 1968)
Contact (Verified): 127
Verified in 2008 but no contact in 2013
(Unverified – reclassified since last meeting):
on file but not verified
(Unverified – includes above group):
Physical mail undeliverable
address or contact information
search committee is receiving a PDF file attachment that has the updated
class information as of 3/21/2013 in a separate email. It is
password protected and is for the purpose of helping with the search.
scrapped the idea of the search tool subscription. It seems that
there are too many internet based search companies that specialize in
business models which will do anything to try to trick users into
clicking buttons that will charge a credit card. We could not find
one that would do a subscription for 30 days and charge one price.
Everything was open ended and featured a multitude of “extras” with no
control to prevent extra charges. Too bad that so many business
make profits from mistakes and “less than ethical” practices.
not have access to a bulk mail permit through any of the committee, so
we will just do things via first class postage. Bonnie checked with
Jake Cadwallader and he no longer had bulk mail access. We will
do one last round of individual searches in the next couple weeks and
then do a physical mailing to all that are unverified as of that time.
Jeff Walton can do a mail merge from the database. Pat Bauer sent
a copy of the letter from the last reunion and we additionally need to
get a form together for people to reply to. The mailings will come
from the committee and be returned to Bonnie McCannell as the Class
Suggestions or Input:
noisy at the Muni, so if anyone has any input or suggestions regarding
the information in these notes or for the committee (in general), please
send an email and we can share with the committee.
April 25th at 6:30
Location: The Muni in Wayzata.