Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Back in the 60's Again
"45th Reunion"August 16, 2014
Marriott Residence Inn in Idaho Falls
635 West Broadway
Taylor Crossing Room
Mixer at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Check your mailThe invitations are in the mail and the replies are starting to come in. Don't miss out on a great event. If your address has changed, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make the update.
Golf anyone?Bryce is putting together some time on the golf course to work up an appetite before the evening festivities; if you are interested in joining, let him know.
Suggestions and volunteers welcomeDrop us a line if you would like to be involved or have ideas for other pre-event opportunities to enjoy with friends who will understand life can still be pretty groovy when your back in the 60s again!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
How does time go by so quickly? It may be snowing outside, but summer will be here again before we know it. The RHS Class of 1969 Reunion Committee, co-chaired by Connie Lufkin Briggs and Dean Mortimer, has started making plans for our 45th reunion. Save the date of Saturday, August 16, 2014, and come enjoy the evening at the Marriott - Residence Inn in Idaho Falls.
So watch for updates, drop us a note with any suggestions or thoughts, leave a blogspot comment, or email email@example.com. Short on words? Photos are welcome too. If you have moved in the past five years, please send your new contact information. See you soon.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
If you have photos from the 40th that you are willing to share, please don't wait another 10 years! Technology makes it easier now so just email the photos attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front Row: Cheryl (G.) P, Lois (H.) H., Cheryl (H.) M., Deb (J.) R, Cheryl (M.) R.
Middle Row: Rhonda (L.) J, Brenda (D.) W., Maureen (E.) S., Susan (F.) M., Jean (G.) A., Ruth Ann (P.) G., Cheryl (T.) P
Front Row: Marlene (Y.) S, Scott F., Julie (B.) J., Teresa & Brent W.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Terrall Hanson offered an invocation thanking God for our meal as we began our celebration. There was expressed gratitude for the opportunity to gather in fellowship and a request that our friendships may be strengthened and our lives brightened.
The buffet of Prime rib and salmon was delicious and the conversation around the table enchanting and renewing.
Mike Byrne and LaNae Poulter as co-chairs presented fun awards followed by honoring two members of the Class of 1969 as our 40th Anniversary Class Heroes: Robert W. Nelson and Calvin Sullenger. Nominations are welcome for honorees for the 45th Anniversary (see details below in "Awards and Hereos" posting).
Following a reminder that contrary to tradition, the Class of 1969 has not yet given a gift to Rigby High School, the opportunity to contribute to a matching grant was extended to all (see details below in "Matching Grant Opportunity" posting).
If anyone has reunion photos they would like to share on the blogspot, please email them as attachments to email@example.com.
Classmates were encouraged to keep contact information up-to-date by registering on the High School Website (www.alumniclass.com/rigby/login)
- Most Grandchildren - Peggy Sellers Peterson (30+)
- Most Great Grandchildren - Gene Farmer (1)
- Traveled the greatest distance to get here - Boyd Dial (from Michigan)
- Doesn't have an email address - Calvin Archibald
- Grayest hair and proud of it - Kurt Jones
- Least hair and proud of it - Robert Ball
- Married longest to the same spouse - Pam Jenson Harris
- Lived in the most cities since graduating - David Edlefsen
- Still a student - Sharyn Park Crouch
- Most root canals - Bryce Hanson
- Most changed - Mike Later
- Least changed - John Miller
The Class of 69’s 40th Anniversary Class Heroes
In addition to the normal fun awards that are presented at a class reunion, your co-chairs for this 40 year reunion decided to add a little more serious award. After 40 years away from High School almost all of us have had to live through certain times that are very rough and have had to respond to challenges that we did not anticipate. We have been faced with situations that took a lot of effort just to pull through. One of our classmates was killed in action in Vietnam while working to save fellow soldiers who had been wounded. That is certainly at the highest level of heroism and is easy to understand and appreciate. We gratefully acknowledge it. In addition, we think that there have been much less public and silent moments of valor, and we decided to have an award to celebrate these various types of heroism and memorialize them.
This award is not meant to say that this person or that person has been the biggest hero of the last 40 years- that would be an impossible task- rather it is an award that just demonstrates the courage of fellow classmates and to use those classmates as an example of many other acts of everyday courage that many of our other classmates exhibit.
Because, we believe that there are so many of our classmates that deserve this award, we would encourage you to nominate others for our next class reunion and provide a story that we can share together then. The two heroes that we selected to start this process are both deceased. That however is certainly not a criterion for your submission. Please provide your nominations to either LaNae or Mike or directly to Connie or Dean, co-chairs for our next reunion.
Some of our fellow classmates have contributed so that we will be able to make two $500 donations to the Jefferson County School District 251’s Foundation. The only stipulation is that the recipients of these funds are made aware that the help they have received is in honor of these two individuals and that they be provided with the following brief tribute to them.
The 40th Anniversary Class Heroes are:
Robert W. Nelson
Our classmate Bob Nelson was born on February 15, 1951. After graduating, he enlisted in the Army and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on January 12, 1970. Bob served on a helicopter crew and saw plenty of combat action. On the 29th day of September 1970 his helicopter was flying over Binh Duong, South Vietnam, when it was shot down by hostile fire. Bob died as a result of the injuries received in that crash. We are honored to call Bob our classmate and will be forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country.
Calvin C. Sullenger
Our classmate Calvin Sullenger was born on July 24, 1950. Calvin suffered from severe illness from birth that left him very frail and with obvious physical abnormalities. Unfortunately, kids can be cruel and Calvin often was the target of vicious teasing and jests. Calvin bore this cruelty with remarkable courage and only rarely lost his “cool.” He always had a big smile for everyone. When you needed a volunteer to help with a class project or event, you could always count on Calvin to help to the very best of his abilities. Studies came hard for Calvin, but his attitude was he just had to work a little harder and a little longer to understand it, so he always worked longer and harder. He may not have been the valedictorian of our class but that wasn’t because any one tried harder. He really earned his diploma. Calvin passed away from his many infirmities on the 21st day of May 1970. We are sorry if we ever added to Calvin’s suffering. While we may not have known it when we graduated in 1969, we are older now in 2009 and recognize Calvin as a real hero.
An anonymous donor has offered to match donations from the RHS Class of '69 to the Jefferson County School District #251 Education Foundation at a ratio of 2:1. For example, for every $2,000 donated, an additional $1,000 up to a maximum of $10,000. Thus if the combined donations from classmates can reach $20,000, it will result in a $30,000 donation to the Foundation. Classmates donations may be made directly to the Foundation with the accompanying notation that "this contribution is from a RHS Class of 69 Member and Qualifies for a Matching Grant." Mailing address: Jefferson County School District #251 Education Foundation, Attn: Mike Poston, 201 Idaho Avenue, Rigby ID 83442-1413 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The following are my words of wisdom:
“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009