Reunions

The Class of June, 1953 meets for a luncheon each June & December at Chadwick’s Restaurant in Bay Ridge
Contact Bob Casale for details:
RobertFCasale@aol.com (516) 759-0939

 

Class of 1968
50th Reunion
Rex Manor
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6PM
Cost is $100.00 PP
Contact Lorraine Carlsen Knudson
fthamilton68@comcast.net
Please send your email address along with any other classmates’ info you may have.

Class of 1978
40th Reunion
Friday, September 28, 2018 from 7 to 10PM
Dyker Beach Golf Course
1030 86th Street, Brooklyn (7th Avenue)
Cost is $125 PP and includes:
 Cocktail Hour
 Open Bar (house liquor included, top shelf will be additional cash bar)
 Buffet dinner with coffee, tea and dessert
 Dancing to a DJ spinning tunes of the ‘70s and today!
Mail your check (payable to Cash or Jamie McLaughlin) to:
Jamie Checkett McLaughlin
244 Riveredge Drive
Chatham, NJ 07928
Contact the reunion committee for a registration form:
 Jamie Checkett McLaughlin, MCL244@verizon.net Cell: (973) 941-7529
 Timothy McNellis, tfmcnellis@aol.com Cell: (732) 674-9153
 Tricia Molloy, tricia@triciamolloy.com Cell: (404) 583-3243
 Jeannette Ross Mahoney, jlmahoney@cox.net Cell: (602) 670-9715
 *Peter McCarthy, ptmacmac@optonline.net Cell: (917) 576-1623
*If anyone is interested in adding a round of golf to this fun and historic day, please contact Peter ASAP

 


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NOTES ON REUNION PLANNING

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If you suddenly realized that it’s been 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 or 50 years since you graduated you might be wondering, What’s up with the reunion? Quite often other classmates are thinking the same thing but no one has taken the first step to plan the party, just waiting and hoping someone else will take the lead and mail you an invitation once all the plans have been set.

But if plans aren’t already underway and you’re itching to get the ball rolling, there’s no better place to start than with the alumni association. Keeping classmates in touch with one another is part of our mission. Contact us if you need to reach out to fellow grads who are members. We’re also here to offer planning guidance and to help publicize your event. The FHHS Alumni Association DOES NOT run class reunions. They must be arranged by members of the individual graduating classes.

The technology that exists today makes reunion planning easier than ever. Many websites offer advice. The one we like the best is Class Reunion Planning 101: http://www.reunionclass.com/  They have a comprehensive step-by-step guide that will make your head spin! Read it all – but use only the parts that make sense for what kind of reunion you want. Not everyone has the time to sign up national corporate sponsors or to design a website like our friends at Kokomo High School, Class of 1986: http://kokomo1986.com/ but you might pick up tips from them, too.

However you proceed, it is strongly recommended that no one plan a reunion without a trusty committee. Make a pledge not to let egos get in the way or to take things personally. This is supposed to be fun. The enthusiasm of the committee will spread exponentially and ensure a successful event. Use your email contacts, Facebook friends, flyers in supermarkets, etc. to reach out to classmates to form the committee and, once plans are in the works, to sell tickets to your event.

The process may seem daunting at times, but once the big day has arrived and you feel the hugs from old friends, hear the laughter and see the smiles, the years apart will melt away and you’ll be glad you didn’t sit around waiting for an invitation that never arrived.

 

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