I hope all is going well and your Christmas plans are coming together smoothly.
By now, many of you have heard that a Tecumseh reunion is being planned for
2011. What you may or may not know is the scope of the plan and how it is coming
The date of the reunion is the weekend of July 23, 2011. At the moment, we
have a number of venues on hold for now, but it was originally booked for the
Links of Kent (old Country View Golf Club on Indian Creek Road), which was the
venue for Class of 76's 30th anniversary reunion, four years ago.
The Links will hold a good number of people, however the overwhelming response
we have received so far from the little effort put forth so far suggests that
our upcoming reunion could very easily outgrow a number of potential venues.
This will be one of the priority topics to be discussed at our first meeting.
We have a proposed schedule that will be discussed and decided upon at the
meeting. As well, bookings and deposits must be made early in the year, in order
that we may secure the optimum location and start laying out our plans for our
Other ideas are being bandied about, but until they are discussed and decided upon, it would not be prudent to go into them.
We need people to track down contact information!
We have some phone numbers and some addresses of some people. We have hunches or leads on others. What we NEED is valid email addresses! This newsletter will be the primary vehicle for communicating with our reunion group, so valid email addresses are essential.
If you find yourself talking to someone who went to Tecumseh in the 70's, PLEASE ask for their email address above all else. You can direct them to our website for registration, however without their email address, it is nearly impossible for us to communicate with them in an effective and efficient manner.
So far, our reunion committee consists of the following people:
Michael Alexander - Class of 74
Cindy Waddick (Bonvarlez) - Class of 76
Betty Oldershaw (Bridgen) - Class of 71
Jay Brodie - Class of 1980 (attended Tecumseh during the 70's)
Cherie Hill (Campbell) - Class of 74
Sue Cummings (Walczak) - Class of 76
Arvil Kelly (Farmer) - Class of 73
Chris Foster - Class of 80
Dan Foster - Class of 76
Leo Girard - Staff
Paul Halinaty - Class of 76
Patty Stewardson (Hinnegan) - Class of 80
Jim King - Class of 81
David Macdonald - Class of 73
Brad Martin - Class of 80
Will McGarvey - Class of 71
Pat Montgomery (Oliphant) - Class of 77
Scott Primeau - Class of 76
Andy Ramsz - Class of 73
Bob Ripley - Class of 71
Randa Speller (Rossini) - Class of 72
Deb Bonnell (Springer) - Class of 77
Maxine Stevens - Staff
Cheri Emrich (Travis) - Class of 76
JoAnn Vincent (McCready) - Class of 76
Sue Eagleson (Walkom) - Class of 76
Not all people on the list above will be attending meetings. For many, their current location make travel to meetings impractical. Some will be active in attending meetings and others will be working behind the scenes to get other very important things done.
The website at www.Tecumsehreunion.com is coming together nicely. It has been transformed from a website that once housed the contents of the class of 76 reunion to one that will eventually carry the contents of all yearbooks from the entire decade of the 70's as well as many other photos, anecdotes, biographies and trivia.
We hope to have the website in a somewhat functional condition by the first of the year, but photos will be added as they are available and as we have time to add them. Please remember that everyone involved in this effort is volunteering their time and effort, so things happen as time allows for them.
Please check the list of alumni and staff here and check to make sure your
contact information is correct and up to date. As well, please check the list to
see if there is anyone else on the list for whom you can provide contact
information. You can update contact information by clicking the name of the
person on the list and selecting the "update information" link on the info page.
There is much more to be said about this, but as time goes on you will learn to be thankful for small mercies, such as me cutting my newsletters off and saving words for the next one.
All the best!