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Date Posted: 08:19:16 04/01/11 Fri
Author: Judi Grey Smith
Subject: Re: Our 50th Reunion
In reply to: Phil Faherty 's message, "Re: Our 50th Reunion" on 09:25:42 03/31/11 Thu

OKAY, I'm in! I'm hoping Gordon jumps on the bandwagon too.. I will get some local pricing for several options, lay them out & we can decide. With the several options we have for what folks want, I think we can have a great party while keeping costs "down".
Thank you, Larry for all your encouragement over the years for this to happen & now the CC offer. (I'll ship you a homemade chicken pot pie thank you! Ha! Ha!)
I agree with several folks though that one hotel locally could be the central location for the weekend & we can arrange tour pickups, etc from there. We have so many hotels/motels in Westborough now & each one trying to outdo the other, this may be to our advantage. By the way, the Doubletree is the "old" Marriot on the hill at 495 for those wondering WHERE it is located. I DO think we can get an "in the range of" pricing this far ahead as they do it for weddings.
I have always put together & printed (wherever I was working)"the booklet" with all the questionnaires with either Gordon or Charlie drawing the cover. In the past, it has always been a hit BUT now that all is electronic & I don't pretend to be a whiz at this stuff, do we still want to know how many kids, do you look like your dog, etc that we don't already get on the website?? We could probably put together a picture album (electronically) after the event.
A big question is, I don't remember who has the bank book but there is probably no money in "our" account as we have always kept the cost pretty close to the bone at previous reunions. I will let you know if there are deposits necessary that I can not cover & we can discuss how that's gonna' go.
So Sue, we can be in touch (you're not that far away) & I hope we hear from a few others close by to do some legwork, as I KNOW John, Larry & Charlie would be on it if they were closer as they have in the past. I'm pretty sure we can rely on Karen T. to help, as well.
So with a little support, I think you can consider the Westboro High School Class of 1963 50th Reunion at the very least "in process".
In all sincerity, this is NOT MY ballgame, but we need to start saying "we are doing this" instead of "we should do this". We ARE doing this, folks!!!
P.S. I'm going to start with an estimate of 35-40 people just so I have a figure to work with. Ruth, do you think this is a feasible? Don't forget, not all current enthusiasm is met with a commitment in the end.

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[> [> [> Re: Our 50th Reunion -- Ruth K, 14:10:09 04/01/11 Fri [1]

Judi, Thanks for jumping in with so many good ideas and, as always, volunteering for the hard work involved in planning. Right now I have 40 on the email list, but I hope this number goes up substantially as we make a big drive to rally the troops. And I do think we should invite friends from nearby classes at WHS, especially some who still live in Westboro or nearby and stay active, like Paula Haynes Skog (her class did a reunion recently, I read on Facebook). I'm hoping we get 75 or more people including spouses and guests. We can do this! And I want a chicken pot pie, too!

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[> [> [> Re: Our 50th Reunion -- Joanna Whittemore D'Andrea, 15:58:03 04/01/11 Fri [1]

Some wonderful ideas, Judy! Your suggestion of a booklet - photo (How else will we know eachother?!), brieF bio info - could include as little or as much as you choose-is a great one, and I like the suggestion of a photo page following the event!
Thanks to those who live close by for stepping up to volunteer. Yes, this IS underway!
Joanna

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