Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Class of '85 Reunion Plans Announced -- Oct 16-17

Go ahead and mark your calendars for our 30-Year Reunion!

After several months of work by our Reunion Planning Committee, I'm pleased to announce that we now have most of the plans set.

Friday, October 16
Those classmates who want to attend the Richmond Raider football game are encouraged to sit together.  We will be recognized during halftime.  At this time we do not know if it is Homecoming yet.  More details to come.

Whether one attends the game, stays through halftime or remains through the Raider game's end, we will meet upstairs at the Hudson Brothers Deli in uptown Rockingham to enjoy an 80s music band, hors d'oeuvres, etc. Approximately 7pm until midnight.  Casual dress.

Saturday, October 17
That evening we go "back to the future" by returning to the site of our very first reunion in 1990:  The Rockingham Moose Lodge.  We'll have heavy hors d'oeuvres, a live DJ, a photographer, dancing, a program, door prizes, recognitions, etc., and lots of fun catching up with the very best class to ever graduate from Richmond Senior High School. :)  Tentatively the start time is 6:30pm and the end time is 1am.  Dressy casual recommended.

Cost:  This will be finalized very soon, but we're aiming for $30-$35 per person, which is less than half of what the cost was at our 25-year reunion in 2010 and about the same as what the cost was in 1990 or 1995.  The exact amount will be determined during the Reunion Planning Committee's next call on February 8th.  By February 8th we will also have the online payment system up and running, and provide a mailing address for those who want to mail in their early RSVPs.  Classmates who delay in RSVPing (after July 1) or wait until the last minute to RSVP (after October 1) will face a slightly higher charge on account of caterer and other related costs.

Meanwhile, please mark your calendars, spread the word, get us email addresses and mailing addresses of classmates whom we haven't heard from in awhile or who may have moved since the last reunion, etc.

Watch this site and our Facebook page for further details in the weeks ahead.

Go Raiders! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

30-Year Class of 1985 Reunion Planning Call Tonight!

Whether you've been on the Richmond Senior High Class of 1985 Reunion Planning Committee in the past or not, so long as you're a member of the graduating class you are invited to join in on a conference call on Sunday, January 11th, at 7:30pm.  That's TONIGHT! This will be the first call of the new year.

Here are the instructions for the conference call: Call (712) 775-7035 and then when it asks for your Participant Access Code number, type in 100118 and then type the pound sign (#).  If anyone has any problems logging in, then email Class President Wayne Goodwin at gwaynegoodwin@gmail.com or call cell phone (910) 997-1301.

On the call we will receive updates from classmates about the planned reunion weekend, events, discuss particulars like estimated costs per classmate (and guest), and other details.  We will also discuss ideas from committee members and take next steps in the planning process.  The call will last no more than one hour, with a goal of concluding within 45 minutes.

Just think:  We're approximately nine (9) months away from our 30th-Year Class Reunion!