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WHERE WE LIVE


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3 live in Alaska
5 live in Arizona
14 live in California
2 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Hawaii
6 live in Idaho
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
141 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
6 live in Texas
1 lives in Virginia
34 live in Washington
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Costa Rica
1 lives in Mexico
1 lives in Thailand
196 location unknown

JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 55.8%


A:   247   Joined
B:   196   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

8/1/2022          REUNION TICKET PRICING UPDATE

As of the end of July, the "early bird" pricing of reunion tickets has ended.  With the beginning of August, the new price is $60, still a great deal.  The Class of 1970 and the Class of 1972 in the same venue with similar menus had tickets priced at $70 and $90, respectively.  

We'll be posting more information about the events of the reunion as we get a bit closer but don't hesitate to reach out if a question pops up.  Stay cool out there and have a great rest of your summer.

7/2/2022          REUNION UPDATES

Hello Everyone and happy Fourth of July weekend!

Now that we've rounded the corner into July, it's time to send out a few reminders regarding the reunion.

1.  TICKETS:  There is one month remaining to buy your reunion tickets at the $50 level before the price goes up to $60 on August 1.  You can make that purchase HERE.

2.  GOLF, NINE HOLE SCRAMBLE:  This is going to be a blast, a fun, low-key mixer for all skill levels  We've had really strong interest and sign ups but there are still several spaces remaining.  A few spouses are participating so bring yours, too.  Fill out this form to be on the list and to find out more details.  For people coming from out of town, there are clubs to rent at the Charbonneau pro shop.    

3.  FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:  The Friday night before the reunion, the Lake Oswego High School varsity football team will have a home game, playing  Beaverton's Mountainside High.  In late August or early September, we'll send out a survey to see how many of you are interested in attending:  the athletic director of the high school has offered to reserve seating for our class.  Tickets will be available at the gate for a jaw-dropping $6.

4.  LOST LAKERS UPDATE:   There will be just one last mailing for our Lost Lakers search.  All told, we've been able to account for just over a quarter of all of the people (about 250) we've been looking for.  Considering that we haven't seen or heard from many of these folks since we graduated, we are happy with the results.  Sadly, we've added a few listings to the 'In Memory' listings.  On the positive side, we have new sign ups and several tickets sales from recently found classmates.

That's it for now.  Buy your tickets, have some fun golfing with old and new friends, try to remember the old football fight songs, and celebrate finding missing classmates.  Meanwhile, fire up the barbeques and have a happy 4th!

We're looking forward to seeing you in September,

Your Reunion Committee 

6/23/2022       ARE YOU UNSURE ABOUT ATTENDING THE 50+1 REUNION?

Summer has finally arrived, bringing our reunion that much closer.  Activity on the class site is spiking, indicating a lot of interest.  Now is a great time to move over to the reunion page and purchase your ticket - and one for your spouse or guest!

Are you on the fence, pondering whether to attend the upcoming 50+1 reunion? We found the following article which explores some great reasons for attending a 50-year high school reunion.  If you find yourself wondering whether to go or not, please have a look through this. It’s a very well-written and thought-provoking read.

We hope to see your name on the “bought a ticket” list and see you at the reunion in September!

https://sixtyandme.com/dont-want-to-attend-your-50th-high-school-reunion-5-reasons-to-go/

Enjoy the great weather and summer fun, 

       Your Reunion Committee

3/14/2022        50+1 Reunion Donation Update

Last week we put out the call for donations to lower the ticket prices for the 50+1 Reunion coming up this fall.  Thank you very, very much to those who have  generously responded.

We do have a ways to go before we can significantly reduce the ticket price, though.  So far, about 5% of the 228 people on the class site have donated. 

We totally understand that not everyone is in a position to donate money toward this goal.  If, however, you can, please do consider donating.  Let's not let the cost of a ticket be the reason anyone would miss the reunion.

Here's the quick link to make a donation:  donate here.

Have a great week, everyone. 

Your Reunion Committee:  Barry, Peggy, Teri, Judith, Janeane, Barb, Cheryl, and Nancy

  

3/7/2022           CALL FOR DONATIONS:

REDUCE THE 50+1 YEAR REUNION TICKET PRICE

To help lower the cost of tickets for the upcoming reunion and make our "50+1" the best-attended reunion ever, we are asking for your donations.

Donations now will help lower the cost of individual tickets so that everyone who wants to will be able to attend.  Please help if you can. 

If life has treated you particularly well, an extra-generous donation will be much appreciated.  BUT, a $10 donation is every bit as welcome as a $500 donation.

Follow this link to the class web site Donation Manager for more information and to make a donation.

Thank you to the following people who have donated since our 40 year reunion.  Their support has kept the web site going and allowed us to pay the deposit on the venue for the upcoming event: 

Kathleen (Boyle) Alley, Al Arthur, Steve Barton, Cindy (Beach) Beck, Kathy (Bowen-Jones) Williams, Pat Bowman, Barry Foster, Gerd Hoeren, Tom & Laurie (Mullen) Groves, Neil Jaques,
Judith Kenny, Dan and Peggy (Meece) Sigler, Teri Smits, Tracey and Nancy (Pruitt) Spear, Patty (Jameson) Stemmle, Ronn Woolley, Erik Zerones, Denise Ziegler

Sincerely,

Your Reunion Committee

Barry, Peggy, Teri, Judith, Barb, Janeane, Cheryl, and Nancy

3/3/2022    50+1 Year Reunion Page opens

We've launched the first edition of the 50+1 Reunion Page on the Class of 1971 web site.  You'll see the tab for the link on the upper left column of this page or click here.

Plans are marching forward and we're getting excited!

2/21/2022  FIND THOSE MISSING CLASSMATES for the reunion September 17, 2022!

As we head toward our 50 year reunion this fall, let's make a big push to find as many of our missing classmates as possible.  The list of missing is about half of the graduating class.  Most of us have friends we still know from high school and maybe some of them haven't signed up on the class web site yet.  Please encourage them to do so and to come to the reunion.  If each of us can get a few old pals to sign up, we'll really liven up the party:  the more the merrier. 

Where are these people??  Let's find 'em.

*** Click on this link to update your profile on the site, too, as we gear up for the reunion. *** 

Thanks for your efforts!

1/15/2022     ** MARK YOUR CALENDARS **

Our 50 year class reunion will be held at

 Oswego Lake Country Club

 Saturday, September 17, 2022.

The reunion committee investigated a dozen or so possible venues and caterers for the reunion.  For different reasons, the country club won out. Even with us planning a year out, event spaces and caterers booked up very early.  So many events, especially weddings, were postponed this past year and a half and have since been booked all through next year and beyond. 

Oswego Lake Country Club is a beautiful venue with nice spaces inside and out.  The food and drink set up will be great.  The plan is for generous appetizers for stand-up eating to facilitate mingling and catching up with old friends, as well as places to sit and eat and chat. 

Details will be finalized after the first of the year.  There will be lots of opportunities for anyone who would like to pitch in with various aspects of planning.  We'll hope to have everyone be very creative in finding as many of our "lost" classmates as possible.  Let's have the best attendance possible.  The 50th is the Grand Hurrah of all Reunions!  There will be other get-togethers but #50 is the biggie.

We'll keep you posted as soon as things unfold by February or March when planning will kick into high gear.  Meanwhile, have a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year.

 

9/4/2021 NEW CLASS WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR

As of today, I will be stepping aside as site administrator.  I’m happy to announce that BARRY FOSTER will be taking over!  A big thanks to Barry for taking this on.  I have no doubt he'll do a fantastic job.

Nancy Pruitt

8/13/2021  REUNION UPDATE

A small group of classmates who first volunteered to help with the reunion met via Zoom recently to get the ball rolling.  We're investigating venues in LO and as soon as we get some choices narrowed down (dates and availability), we'll reach out for as much consensus as we can get.  Right now, we're looking at the second half of August to the first half of September 2022 for our targeted date (except not Labor Day weekend).  Very soon after that, we'll open it up for many more volunteers to nail down all the tasks that will need to happen to make the reunion successful.  Thanks to all who have offered to help:  we'll reach out soon!

5/31/2021

Hello LOHS Class of 1971 Alumni!

What a crazy year this has been!  When we should have been happily planning a fun get together to celebrate our 50 year high school graduation, we've had massive uncertainties regarding Covid-19 and the changing limitations around it.

Now that things are opening up, reunion venues, caterers, airlines, hotels, and car rentals are in huge demand and going fast.  Everyone wants to travel to see friends, family and just get out of Dodge.  So many people we've heard from in our class already have conflicts with any dates in the goal time period.

So, after much consideration of all of the above, we've made the decision to postpone our 50-year reunion to next year.  This will allow us time to plan well and to make this reunion exactly what we want;  the venue, food, dates, everything.  This new schedule will give all of us classmates a proper heads up, allowing the maximum number of people to attend, which really is the whole point.

Now that we have some time for planning, please consider suggesting ideas or activities you'd like to see incorporated into the celebration and consider joining the planning committee to make it happen.

We know some people will be disappointed and some people will be relieved.  These are unprecedented times that call for a flexible approach.  Though our official reunion will be next year, this certainly doesn't prevent anyone from getting together to reminisce this year.

Cheers to you all!

The 50th Reunion Committee for the LOHS Class of 1971.

04-13-2021

Here's a 50th Reunion update, fellow Lakers:

Out of 400+ LOHS ’71 grads, and 210 in this alumni group, 57 of you answered the 50th Reunion Survey. Thank you!  The Survey is still open so jump in there and share your thoughts! The opinions (below) were pretty decisive, but due to COVID, we’re no closer to definite plans. 

No one knows what the COVID restrictions will be in September. On Friday, April 9th, Clackamas County restrictions moved backwards to High Risk, reducing restaurants to 25%/50 person capacity and outdoor venues to 15%/75 person capacity. Unless COVID is fully behind us, we will follow the Oregon Health Authority guidelines which at this time require masks and social distancing at all gatherings.

50th Reunion SURVEY RESULTS

  1. Will you attend a 50th reunion in September 2021?   

YES  35 grads/62%                         NO   3 grads/5%                                          UNDECIDED  19 grads/33%

  1. Do you intend to have had COVID vaccines by mid-August?

YES   52 grads/91%                        NO   5 grads/9%

  1. Would you prefer a formal/indoor or casual/outdoor main event?

INDOOR   1 grad/2%                     OUTDOOR   42 grads/79%          NO PREF   10 grads/19%

  1. Would you prefer one evening event or a few events over multiple days?

ONE EVE 40 grads/78%                MULTI-DAY   11 grads/22%

  1. Would you like to include spouses/significant others or just grads?

SPOUSES   34 grads/67%              GRADS   17 grads/33%

  1. Would the cost of the Reunion influence your decision to attend?

YES   4 grads/7%                            NO   49 grads/93%

       COMMENTS leaned to suggestions for casual, outdoors, easy, time to connect; some classmates

       suggested waiting until 2022 to (hopefully) alleviate concerns about COVID and not needing masks

       as we struggle to recognize each other anyway.

 

Based on your input and current COVID unknowns, we’ve decided to wait a while longer before deciding. Rather than putting effort into a big event that may be cancelled, we’ll plan to keep it simple, outdoors, and a relaxed time to get together… something that a group of us can put together, if we decide to have a Reunion in September 2021.  Thank you to those of you who offered to help organize!

Thanks so much!

Your Reunion Committee volunteers