Reunion Meeting Minutes

First Meeting of the 40th Reunion Committee - June 4, 2008

The first planning meeting for the 40th reunion was held on June, 4, 2008 at June Kannigiser-Leaman home. The meeting was attended by June Kannigiser-Leaman, Walt Leaman (SHS 66), Mike Lynch, Neena Mohnani, Karen Pinder-Sisson, Bonnie Rogers and Tom Griffey.

The committee discussed when the reunion should be held. The tentative dates are July 24 to July 26, 2009 or July 31 to August 2, 2009. Based on pass hurricane season we should not have to worry about a storm during the reunion. Data show that from 1851 to 2007 Southeast Florida has had 0 strikes in July and only 5 in August. The committee was also hope to reduce the number of conflicts arising from the start of school.

The committee also discussed where the reunion should be held. The committee has contact a number of hotels including Bahia Mar, Double Tree Hilton, Embassy Suites, Pier 66 Hyatt and Seminole Hard Rock. By the next meeting the committee will contact a few more hotels including the Yankee Trader and the Hilton on Fort Lauderdale Beach. At the next meeting the committee will select two or three hotels so we can make the final selection in July. The one thing that is without doubt is the prices of food and rooms have gone up. The committee will do everything possible to keep the cost of the reunion down.

In addition to the Friday Night Reception and the Saturday Night Dinner and Dance the committee discussed other possible actives for Saturday and Sunday. One possible is a Golf Outing. Another possibility is a tour of Stranahan. If you would be interested in the Golf Outing and/or tour of Stranahan please let us know. And if you have ideas for group actives please let the Committee know.

The most importance item discussed was contacting classmates from the class of 1969. We have 875 classmates listed in the database but have contact information for fewer than 400 dragons. Most of the information has not been updated in over 5 years so the number of classmates we will be able to contact will be less. Please help us by e-mailing the Committee if any of your information has changed. You can also fill out the Registration Form.

The next meeting is planed for June 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM. If you would like to attend please contact the Committee.  If you are unable to attend but would like to help out please contact the Committee and we will find some for you to do.