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Minutes for Meeting of June 23, 2015
Hello Class of '65 Bulldogs . . .Â Â Tuesday, June 23, 2015, we held our monthly 50th reunion planning meeting. Â Attendees included Barbara Camunez, Sharon Erwin, Freddy Lucero, Jim McKinney, Sammy Montoya, Kay Petracek, Lynn Richardson, Frank Simpson, Ralph Smith, Rita Triviz, Jerry and Charlotte Winans. Â It was so good to see the new faces at the meeting as well as the usual suspects.
Jim reported that about 60 payments have already been received in only the first few weeks and the pace is picking up.Â It looks like many classmates will be attending, so, please plan to attend and have the opportunity to see long lost friends.Â We are asking that everyone that plans to attend the reunion please send your payment now either by check or PayPal.Â Payment details can be seen by clicking on REUNIONS on our web site (be sure to scroll down the web page).Â
The search for classmates continues.Â The team searching for classmates now includes Susan Arnold Jesinsky, Ron Root, Phoebe Stages, Judy Larrick Soesbe, Kay Stevenson Petracek, Ralph Smith, John Pickett, Charlotte Murray Winans, Rita Triviz and many others.Â Of the 833 folks the Search Team is looking for, nearly 400 have been found and contacted.Â Of these, we are sad to report that over 80 classmates have passed.Â The Search Team members have found what they believe to be valid contact information for another 250.Â The leads are being followed up as the Search Team continues its work.Â The June newsletter will be accompanied by a list of those that have still have not been found.Â We are asking everyone to take a look at this much smaller list of names and inform us if you have any information about them.
Because we are expecting many classmates to attend, we have moved the Sunday Brunch from the WIA Building to what we grew up knowing as Court Junior High, now a Charter High School known as Alma dâï¿½ï¿½arte.Â This will give us more room for everyone and allow Lynn and her team of chefs to provide us with a scrumptious array of delicious foods including some yummy gluten free and low glycemic items.Â The Sunday Brunch is still planned to begin at 10:00 AM.Â Classmate Jeff Moore will provide musical entertainment during the brunch.
Stevie Steam Pack will meet with personnel at Picacho Hills to finalize the menu for our Saturday night gathering.
Rita Triviz has graciously volunteered to organize the LCHS Tour on Saturday afternoon.
Barbara Camunez has created great decorations for all three nights, which will be transported between the venue locations by Frank Simpson and Barbara.
We are including a memorial event at the Veteranâï¿½ï¿½s Park to honor our classmates who perished while serving in the military.Â The ceremony will be held Saturday morning, October 10. Â Classmates Eddie Gallegos and Sammy Montoya are working with City Commissioner Delores Archuleta to plan the ceremony and coordinate as necessary with the City of Las Cruces.Â A classmate has asked to pay for the event.
The badges and the Goody Bags are all progressing and in good hands with Rita, Jim and Jerry and Charlotte Winans.
Committee members will soon begin contacting those classmates that we have found to see if they plan to attend or not.
Kay Petracek and Jim McKinney will compose an updated newsletter by next week for distribution.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00 PM at the Main Street Bistro. Â We would love to have as many as possible in attendance.Â As attendees will tell anyone, yes, we work, but we have a lot of fun doing it!Â Come and join in the fun!