Notes From KM 67 Reunion Planning Committee Meeting 3/19/16


                                       Kent-Meridian Class of 1967 Planning Committee

                                         Meeting Notes from Saturday, March 19, 2016

  • Classmates Present:  Antonette (Kahoun) Benham, Steve Whitehead, Melody (Cain) Ickes, Kathy (Gregory) Pickard, Greg Bailey, Louse (Trumbull) Schmutzler, Francine (Conwell) Nelson, Linda (Knapp) Rogers, Sue (Moore) Newman, Leslie (Moon) Meisner, Larry Albert
  • Others volunteering to serve on the committee (but were unable to attend today) are: Dave Johnson, Monty Wilson, Chuck Joiner, Alyce (Slightem) Foster, Nancy (Behan) Roddy, Rod Bergquist, Karen (McMasters) Busey, Gwenann (Isles) Kroon, Jeanne (Stewart) Urquhart, Dennis Shanlian, Judy (Ducatt) Shurtleff, Cathy (Theer) Wilson, Tom Del Pozzi, Larry Peterson 
  1. Minutes accepted: Last meeting, January 9, 2016

  2. Financial Report:  

  • Primary account – $1843.16
  • Scholarship account – $660.48

  3. Event day selection – Information from Dave Johnson –

  • Jim Barrios is contact for Kent Event Center
  • Showare too small; Senior Center may be big enough
  • Other suggestions for sites included:
  • Barnaby’s – West Valley/Andover – may now be Renton Event Center
  • Fairwood Golf & Country Club
  • Kent Senior Center
  • Masonic Temple – too small
  • Renton Vo-Tech
  • Dave wants to know who would like to participate in reviewing venues to determine our 50th event location. Please, email or Facebook private message Dave.
  • Members indicating would like to participate in this were: Linda (Knapp) Rogers, Leslie (Moon) Meisner, Dennis Shanlian, Antonette (Kahoun) Benham, Greg Bailey, and  Jeanne (Stewart) Urquhart.
  • Susan Stroomer – The KM class of 1965held their 50th reunion at Meridian Valley Golf & Country Club – had a great time; suggested this be looked into as possible venue.

 4. Reunions Unlimited and The Event Company

  • Antonette recommends we not hire Reunions Unlimited & The Event Company – with all that was done for the 45th gathering, we can reach out ourselves
  • For the list, name, city, cell # and email
  • On the list – yes or no
  • Want to try to keep cost in neighborhood of 45th gathering – about $100 including spouses/guests  
  • 5.  Committees:
  • Music – Greg has it all done, using as background only
  • Door – check-in – maybe connect with other classes to see if they would like to provide in-kind assistance? Linda (Knapp) Rogers will check with her sister Theresa (Knapp) Zanassi. Needed for 2 nights – they help us, we in turn help them
  • MC – will be Larry Albert
  • 6. Event Schedule – items to be considered included:
  • Golf – Thursday or Friday – Friday was determined to be the best possible day;
  • For those interested would just golf, no tournament
  • Recommend hold before Friday night dinner if we have this
  • Arrange T times
  • Friday evening social hour – 7 PM; no host
  • Saturday main event – 6:30 PM – location TBD; have light snacks
  • Sunday – breakfast at Golden Steer – 9:00 AM, o-host
  • Welcome Committee Kathy (Gregory) Pickard – will need 4 people
  • Memorabilia – Melody (Cain) Ickes
  • Photography – Chuck Joiner 
  • 7. Other suggestions:
  • Invite teachers – contact school district – Sue (Moore) Newman , Steve Whitehead and Francine (Conwell) Nelson
  • Barbara Ewoldt Boling
  • Dock Stewart
  • Jim Cantrell
  • Joe Venera
  • Paul Highsmith
  • Next meeting:  June 11, 2016 – 12:00 lunch; meeting at 1:00

Adjourned at 2:10 PM

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