September 25th, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting Those in attendance: Kay Burns Bannick, Gary Bannick, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Gerald Seger, Laura Zamastil McLaughlin, Dave May, Jim Hagerman, Julie Cook Burgin, Bob Burgin, Bob Barnard, Wanda Steitz Lunn, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Linda Stumpff Rutherford, Carroll Johnson St. John, Jan Pettit Kuda, Janet Gardner Powers, Jim Koenighain, Pat Beardsley Seger, Terry Kemme, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
After a thank you to committee members from Terri, we made two lists. The first highlighting what went well with the weekend events and the second reviewing things that we could have done differently. Both lists were a combination of committee and classmate comments.
What went well: ·there was something to do for everyone ·people felt welcomed ·meet and greet was very open ·getting to visit with former teachers was great ·the slide show at Jefferson was good ·Mark Hunter had a great presentation ·many positive comments on facebook ·over 300 new hits on the webpage ·the Clarion was a good venue with enough room ·had a lot of fun at the potluck
What could have been done differently:
·eliminate background music ·enlarge printing on name tags ·photographers did not get enough close up shots – (many great pictures were taken by classmates with more to be up-loaded soon) ·set up more photo ops for all schools
Terri shared the financial status. As of 9/25/17 we have $1,465.24 in our account. We do not believe that there are any outstanding bills. We continued discussion on how we could use the remaining money. Two ideas were donating money to help hurricane victims, or to Jefferson H.S. for their new electronic sign. No decision was made. Further discussion to follow. A discussion was started about having another reunion. General consensus was that it would be a good idea to have another reunion in the next few years. The set-up would resemble the meet and greet. More discussion will follow. Julie has set up a breakfast reservation for our class at Tommy's on Edgewood Road. All class members are welcome on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Come join us on October 25, at 9:00. The committee would like to meet again in the Spring of 2018. The web page will continue to be up and running. Ideas and comments from any classmate are always welcome. Sue Kadlec Rocarek
September 5th, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting Those in Attendance: Bob Burgin, Gerald Seger, Dave May, Laura Zamastil McLaughlin, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Janet Gardner Powers, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Larry Nelson, Jan Pettit Kuda, Wanda Steitz Lunn, Bob Barnard, Julie Cook Burgin, John Sullivan, Tim Fowler, Linda Stumpff Rutherford, Sue Kadlec Rocarek, Kay Burns Bannick, Gary Bannick, Carroll Johnson St. John, Jim Koenighain.
Julie shared the current numbers of classmates attending the various reunion activities. Meet and Greet: 182 have signed up with the potential of up to 250 attending; Golf outing: 21; Jefferson tour: 84; City bus tour: 53 ; Clarion dinner:200; and Potuck: 75.
Tim reported that we have 20 former teachers attending the meet and greet. They include staff from Jefferson and Wilson and even a few elementary teachers.
Terri shared the current financial report. As of 9/5/17 we have $13,331.59 in our account. We have an outstanding balance at the Clarion for approximately $7,000 and there will also be rental fees for the meet and greet that will need to be paid.
Gerald had Jay Cassill give an update on the food for the meet and greet. Jay will be providing brats and burgers along with various side dishes. The food will be cooked and served outside. A tent will be set up in the event of bad weather. -Bill Stepanek, one of our bartenders, also led a discussion on beverages needed for Friday.
Wanda brought the IPOD containing the music for both evenings. Jan K. will be checking to see if it is compatible to the Clarion system.
Other Discussions were held concerning:
Dinner cancelations: No decisions were needed at this time.
Snack food for the meet and greet: It was decided that snacks were not needed because side dishes were being served with the burgers and brats.
Left over money: No decisions can be made till after the reunion.
Buying a commemorative brick for Veterans memorial: Jim will be taking care of this for us. The $35 is due in February so the brick will be ready for Memorial Day. The next meeting will be held September 25, 2017, 7:00 pm at Seger's large building.
August 8, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting Those in Attendance: Linda Stumpff Rutherford, Bob Burgin, Jan Pettit Kuda, Janet Gardner Powers, Tim Fowler, Bob Barnard,Dave May, Laura Zamastil McLaughlin, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Wanda Steitz Lunn, Caroll Johnson St.John, Gerald Seger, Gary Bannick, Kay Burns Bannick, Joe Kessler, Terry Kemme, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
Terri shared the current financial status. As of 8/8/17 we have $12,711.80. Upcoming expenses will be approximately $6000. This includes final payment for the Clarion room rental and the fee for attendees at the banquet. Other expenses will include rentals for the meet and greet.
Bob gave an update on registration numbers. Current numbers include: 167 for the meet and greet, 21 for the golf outing, 78 for the tour at Jefferson, 50 for the city bus tour, 182 for the dinner and 68 for the potluck. Bob added that they continue to receive new forms daily. We will continue to accept registrations until August 31.
Wanda handed out a list of songs included on the playlist for Friday and Saturday. Julie and Bob's son will be providing a sound system for Friday night. We talked about the need for a microphone Friday night. No decision was made.
Jan P, Jan K and Laura reviewed what the dining, memorial, and registration tables will include. The memorial tables will be in the dining room and the registration table will be in the hall.
Gerald gave an update on the meet and greet. As soon as we have a final count, tables and chairs will be reserved to rent. Two porta-potties will also be rented. He also has people ready to help park cars and tend bar. Brats and burgers will be served outside while a separate table for “munchies” will be inside. Dave has contributed cups and napkins and Terri will purchase plates. Gerald also shared that he would like to have the veterans tribute on Friday. It was suggested that the tribute might be done both nights.
Tim confirmed that the golf outing is set. People will meet at Jones Course. A lunch will be included in the $35 fee.
Tim and Terri will co-emcee the dinner on Saturday. Tim requested any stories or anecdotes that he could share at the dinner.
Tim will be contacting former Jefferson teachers and inviting them to the meet and greet.
Jan P. is getting information on memorial bricks for veterans.
Linda donated 200 nametags and markers for the meet and greet.
Volunteers were set up to work at the registration table and greet classmates. At this time, Julie, Caroll, Jan P, Jim (?) Kay and Sue will help with registration while the remaining members will be greeters.
Next meeting will be: Tuesday, September 5 at Seger's, 1865 Edgewood Dr. NW. The meeting will begin at 7:00.
June 20, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting Those in Attendance: Dave May, Bob Barnard, Joe Kessler, Janet Gardner Powers, Julie Cook Burgin, Wanda Steitz Lunn, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Laura Zamastil McLaughlin, Caroll Johnson St.John, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Gerald Seger, Pat Beardsley Seger, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
Julie gave us an update on the 28 registration forms that have been returned. 40 people have signed up for the meet and greet, 5 for the golf outing, 20 individuals for the tour of Jefferson, 18 for the city bus tour, 39 for the dinner at the Clarion and 16 for the potluck on Sunday. Julie also shared that around $500 has been donated to the J Hawk account. That brings our total to $5,064.66 as of 6/20/17.
We had a discussion about buying souvenirs for the event. We decided that souvenirs will not be purchased.
Tim will contact former Jefferson teachers and invite them to the meet and greet.
Julie will post a periodic countdown to the reunion on Facebook. Also, Wanda will post pictures of personal memorabilia to encourage others to bring their items to the event.
Terri confirmed that we have a photographer coming both Friday and Saturday nights. Gerald has purchased a large banner that can be used as a photo backdrop for groups or individuals on Friday.
Other ideas were also discussed.
Terri shared that she has mailed 97 registration forms via US mail. Some have been returned.
Jay Cassill has offered to cook burgers and brats for the meet and greet. The committee voted to accept his offer. A tent will be located outside and will include tables and chairs.
The next meeting will be Tuesday,August 8 at 7:00 at Seger's 1865 Edgewood Dr. NW.
Have you mailed your registration yet?
May 22, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Those in attendance: Jim Koeninghain, Carol Johnson St. John, Janet Gardner Powers, Jan Pettit Kuda, Tim Fowler, Jim Hagerman, Joe Kessler, Pat Beardsley Seger, Pam Mains Slaton, Wanda Steitz Lunn, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Laura Zamastil McLaughlin, Linda Stumpff Rutherford, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Terry Kemme, Julie Cook Burgin, Bob Burgin, Gerald Seger, Gary Bannick, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
Terri shared the current financial status. As of 5/22/17 we have $ 3,430.40. Some expected upcoming expenses include, final payment for Clarion room rental, postage, banners, class souvenirs.
Gary gave an update on contact information. We stand at 458 with a possibility of two or three new additions.
Tim updated us on the walking tour at Jefferson. The tour will begin at 10:00 Saturday morning. Tentative meeting place will be at the Fine Arts building. We had a discussion about combining the tour with the slide presentation. Wanda has offered to make the $200 donation to The History Center for the slide presentation. Further information is needed before we can make the final decision.
Tim shared that the golf venue has been changed to Jones Golf Course. The $35 fee can be paid at the event Saturday morning. Shotgun or Tee times will be announced later.
Laura is working on decorations for the two large tables we will be using for registration and display at the Clarion.
Linda shared information on the banners/placards that will be used at the Clarion. Sizes will be determined later.
Plans for the veterans' memorial and memorial for deceased classmates remain the same.
Wanda volunteered her husband to put together a 60's - 70's music play list. The music can be used both Friday and Saturday. Jan is checking with the Clarion about their sound system.
Jan shared that the doors at the Clarion will open at 5:30 on Saturday. Dinner will be at 6:30.
We are still urging classmates to bring any form of memorabilia to share. Tables will be available to showcase these items both evenings.
Terri reported that she has located a photographer. The fee for her service will be a donation to Camp Courageous.
Laura and Jan are working on favors/souvenirs for the event. Several ideas were presented.
We previewed and revised the registration form. Gary will be sending the forms out June 1.
Other: Tim suggested that we try to contact any Jefferson teachers we had and invite them to the Meet and Greet.
Next meeting will be Tuesday, June 20, at 7:00 at Seger's 1865 Edgewood Dr. NW
April 25, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Those in Attendance: Jim Koeninghain, Pat Beardsley Seger, Jan Pettit Kuda, Carol Johnson St. John, Laura Zamastil McLaughlin, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Jim Hagerman, Dave May, Gerald Seger, Joe Kessler, Linda Stumpff Rutherford, Sue Kadlec Rocarek, Terry Kemme, Kay Burns Bannick, Gary Bannick
Terri shared the current financial status. As of 4/25/2017 we have $2,988.16. We are still accepting contributions at: Linn Area Credit Union 3015 Blairs Ferry Road Cedar Rapids IA 52407. The account is named “Jefferson J Hawk 67”.
Gary gave us an update on contact information. We have currently accounted for 459 classmates.
Terri shared additional information on the walking tour of Jefferson. Chris Dean, Activities Director/Associate Principal will be available to lead a tour of the building on Saturday morning.
Gerald updated information on the meet and greet. Insurance will be purchased for the Friday night event. It was decided that a security guard will not be needed, but volunteers will be needed to help park cars. Also, an area will be set up for a bonfire. Gerald also said that he will provide tables, chairs and a banner.
Terri gave new information on the potluck. Table service will now be provided for the picnic by the committee. Classmates will still be asked to bring a beverage and a covered dish.
Linda shared that Jones golf course will be open for the 2017 season. We will ask Tim to check into that and see if we want to change the venue from Twin Pines.
Jan reported on the meeting she and Janet had with the Clarion staff about decorations. The hotel shared the table decorations they have available. It was decided that additional items such as balloons, streamers and flowers will be added. The hotel also offered to decorate the tables. Laura has joined the committee and will help with decorating.
A memorial for all veterans will set up for the meet and greet. Gerald and Jim K. will be working on different parts of this.
We discussed the music for both Friday and Saturday. We decided that quieter background music would be best for Friday night. Emmett Omar is unable to attend the reunion resulting in a need for a DJ Saturday night.
Gary nominated and we passed a motion to have Terri and Tim be co-emcees for the dinner on Saturday.
A photographer has not been located. We will continue to discuss possibilities.
We will ask classmates to bring pictures and memorabilia to share. Tables will be set up to showcase these items.
Reservation forms will be electronically sent to those classmates that have provided e-mails. All other forms will be sent by U.S. mail. Forms will be sent June 1 with an August 1 return deadline.
We are still generating ideas about a class gift.
The meet and greet will be set up to start at 6:00
Jan will contact the hotel about times for the dinner at the Clarion and it was decided that we need further discussion on the slide show presentation.
Next meeting will be: Monday, May 22 at 7:00, Seger's, 1865 Edgewood Dr. NW (this is a new location - it is the site of the meet and greet)
Committee members working during the March 20th meeting.
March 20, 2017 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting Those in Attendance: Caroll Johnson St. John, Janet Gardner Powers, Jan Pettit Kuda, Julie Cook Burgin, Gary Bannick, Kay Burns Bannick, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Lila Igram Thompson, Tim Fowler, Pat Beardsley Seger, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Linda Stumpff Rutherford, Laura Zamistil McClaughlin, John Sullivan, Dan Hanover, Joel Kessler, Jim Koeninghain, Bob Burgin, Pat Wieneke, Gerald Seger, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
Julie shared our current financial status. As of 3/21/17 we have $2,043.16 in our account. We are still accepting contributions at Linn Area Credit Union, 3015 Blairs Ferry Road Cedar Rapids IA 52402. The account is under the name, Jefferson J Hawk 67.
Gary updated us on contact information. We have currently contacted 457 classmates. That is 76% of our class. There are 80 deceased class members and 144 classmates we can not locate.
Nancy reported her findings on the bus tour. The tour(s) will take place Saturday afternoon, originating at Jefferson. The first tour would begin at 12:30 and last about 1 and ½ hours. A second bus could be added, if needed. The bus tour would be $5.00 per person.
Tim is checking to see if a Jefferson administrator would be available for a walking tour of the building Saturday morning.
Mark Hunter, a local historian, will lead the bus tour. Nancy also spoke with him about narrating a slide presentation Saturday evening at the dinner.
Tim confirmed plans for the golf tournament. It will be held Friday morning at 8:30 with a shotgun start. Price is $35.00 and will include lunch and a beverage. The outing is at Twin Pines Golf Course.
Jan shared information about the dinner Saturday night at the Clarion. Cost will be $35.00 per person for a buffet dinner. The price includes coffee or tea, tax and gratuity. A cash bar will also be available. Casual Attire
A block of rooms have also been set aside. Rooms will be available for $100.80. This price includes all taxes and fees.
Gerald reviewed information for the meet and greet. Items discussed: Parking- valet parking was discussed. Food- no decision was made. Beverages – to be provided. Music- John said he could set up a sound system and provide music.
Terri confirmed the reservation for the potluck. It will be held at Morgan Creek Park on Sunday beginning at noon. Classmates will be asked to bring a covered dish, beverage and table service.
Jan and Janet will be meeting with Clarion representatives this week. They will check out the decorations the hotel has to offer. Ideas for decorating will be discussed at next months meeting.
Terri will contact Dean Nezerka about the possibility of him taking pictures during the reunion. Other: ·Gary shared a draft of the registration form ·We will be purchasing clip-on name tag holders for our picture ID's. ·We will not be purchasing/selling T shirts The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 25. The meeting will be held at Seger Engineering and Automotive 3211 F Ave. NW at 7:00PM.
October 10, 2016 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting Those in Attendance: Gerald Seger, Pat Beardsley Seger, Mary Baker Lauderdale, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Jim Koeninghain, Sue Kadlec Rocarek, Laura Zamistil McClaughlin, Jan Pettit Kuda, Janet Gardner Powers, Tim Fowler, Lila Igram Thompson, Bob Burgin, Julie Cook Burgin, Gary Bannick, Kay Burns Bannick
Gary gave us an update on locating classmates. We have contacted 322 classmates, there are 77 deceased class members and 200 people we have not contacted.
Gary also reviewed the survey that was sent to classmates concerning reunion preferences. The response was very good. There was a 65% return. We will use this information to guide us in making decisions for the event. See survey below.
Gary contacted Gary Wade about taking photographs at the reunion. Gary declined, citing that he would like to have time to enjoy the reunion and visit with classmates.
Gerald reported on information about the setup for the Friday night meet and greet. His property will be able to accommodate parking for more than 250 cars. He also looked into the rental of table and chairs. The tables will seat eight people. The rental cost is $1 per chair.
There was also a brief discussion on beverages for the meet and greet. A variety will be available.
Jim and Nancy reported their findings for lanyards. A distributor has been determined for both the lanyard and plastic protector needed for the picture/name tags. Jim also gave out information on T-shirts. He has located a local company that can furnish them for us.
Janet brought up the idea of a class gift. There was a short discussion but nothing was decided. More discussion to follow. After analyzing survey results, Tim will set up tee times at Ellis Golf course for Friday (September 16) afternoon.
Terri shared our current financial status. We received numerous contributions since our last meeting and our current balance is $2,493.00. Our Jefferson J Hawk account is at Linn Area Credit Union, 3015 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids IA 52402.
The survey indicated an interest in having a potluck. Morgan Creek Park has been selected for that event. The potluck will be Sunday, September 17, at 12:00.
It was decided that invitations will be sent out June 1st 2017. We will ask that they be returned by August 1st. Reminders that the invitations are coming will be sent prior to the mailing.
The next meeting will be at 7:00 pm, Monday March 20, 2017 at Seger Engineering and Automotive 3211 F Ave. NW.
August 2, 2016 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Those in Attendance: Gerald Seger, Dave May, Jim Koenigham, Julie Cook Burgin, Gary Bannick, Kay Burns Bannick, Carol Johnson St. Johns, Sue Kadlec Rocarek, Pat Beardsley Seger, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Jan Pettit Kuda, Nancy Doonan McCracken
Gary gave us an update on finding classmates. We have contacted 309 classmates, there are 77 deceased class members and 214 people we have not accounted for.
In September, Terri plans on sending a letter/email to our contacts with a list of people we have not located. Hopefully, working together we can locate more people.
Additional contributions have been made to our J Hawk account. As of 8/2/16 we have $1,140.00. Checks payable to: Jefferson J Hawk Class of 67 can be sent to Linn Area Credit Union 3015 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids IA 52402. Thank you notes will be sent to those making a contribution.
Gerald volunteered to work on a veteran’s memorial honoring all classmates that served our country.
Jim volunteered to work on a memory board to honor our deceased classmates.
We discussed having a memory table at the Friday night meet and greet. Classmates would be asked to bring pictures, news clippings, programs, mementos, etc. to share.
Pat has volunteered to hand write envelopes for the invitations being mailed out. Other invitations will be sent via email.
Gary Wade has shown interest in taking pictures at the reunion. Gary Bannick will contact him to get further information.
Gerald had some thoughts about the Friday night meet and greet. He will be looking into: tables and chairs, food and beverages, music, parking and decorations. Decisions on many of these things cannot be finalized until we find out how many will be attending. Looking to the future: ·Advertising: Terri will place more adds in the Penny Saver ·Name tags: Jim has scanned our graduation pictures from the yearbook. They will be used for nametags. ·Class gift: Nancy and Jim will both look into prices for lanyards. Also a DVD with pictures from the party was discussed. ·Registration table: Carol and Linda Johnson Hecklsmiller have volunteered to help. ·Greeters: Nancy, Terri, Julie, Kay and Sue have volunteered. ·Door prizes: Do we want them and what would work.
The next meeting will be at Gerald Segers, 3211 F Ave NW on Monday, October 10 at 7:30.
June 7, 2016 Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Those in Attendance: Gerald Seger, Terry Sweet, Bob Burgin, Julie Cook Burgin, Dave May, Jim Gongwer, Laura Zamistil McClaughlin, Jim Hagerman,Tim Fowler, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Pat Beardsley Seger, Sue Kadlec Rocarek.
The meeting began with kudos to Gary Bannick for the countless hours he has volunteered to the organization. His time spent contacting classmates and collecting information is truly appreciated by our entire committee.
We shared some different strategies we have been using to contact people. Terri has had success with both Facebook and White Pages. Terri then passed out postcards with contact information on them. They will be mailed to classmates we still need to contact. Hopefully we will be able to get in touch with some classmates that we have not reached yet.
Jim Hagerman reminded us of our account at Linn Area. Anyone can make a contribution by check, payable to: Jefferson J Hawk Class of 67 in care of: Linn Area Credit Union 3015 Blairs Ferry Road Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Our balance is $866.00 at the present time.
Jim Koenigham put together a flyer with tear off tabs containing reunion information. We will all help distribute these to local businesses.
Gerald has volunteered to put together a memorial center for deceased classmates. He also suggested that we have a tribute honoring all veterans.
Gerald had a suggestion for our Friday night meet and greet. He has a large building off of Edgewood Road that he would be willing to let us use. The committee visited the building after the meeting and decided that it would be a good choice for the meet and greet.
The Saturday night dinner will still be held at the Clarion.
Unfinished business: Gary has a concern that people might hesitate to respond to his phone calls because of his 402 area code. Some people have told him that they would have answered sooner if the caller ID showed an eastern Iowa 319 area code.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday August 2, 2016 at Gerald Seger's 3211 F Avenue NW at 7:00.
April 19, 2016
Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Those in attendance: Terr Cumberlin Nekvinda, Jan Pettit Kuda, Janet Gardner Powers, Julie Cook Burgin, Bob Burgin, Nancy Doonan McCrackin, Lila Igram Thompson, Laura Zamastil McClaughlin, Jim Koenighain, Bob Barnard, Gerald Seger, Tim Flower, Gary Bannick, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
It has been determined that there are 605 people to invite to our reunion. As of April 19, 2016, 302 have been identified. Of those, 227 have been contacted, another 12 people were contacted but do not want to attend, and 64 people are deceased. We will continue to search for classmates through different media. Gary supplied a new list of names to call and Terri plans to run another announcement in the Milestones of the Gazette. Lila will check with the Gazette about a special section of the paper that runs reunion information. The website: cedarrapidsjeffersonclassof1967.weebly.com will continue to have updates.
Jan gave an update on the hotel: Food for the Friday night meet and greet will be purchased from the hotel. The amount of food and space needed for the event will be decided after an attendance number has been set.
At this point we have $345.00 in our reunion account. Contributions can be made by check payable to: Jefferson J Hawk Class of 67.
Checks should be mailed to Linn Area Credit Union, 3015 Blairs Ferry Road N.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Tim reported on the golf outing: The event has been set up at Ellis Golf Course for Friday, September 15. The cost will be approximately $35 and will include 18 holes of golf, food and drink. Start time will be at 8:00.
Nancy reported on the city tour and slide presentation: Nancy spoke with Mark Hunter who supplied the following information. The bus trip will be a 90-minute tour of the city. They usually use school buses that will cost $22 per hour for the bus, plus mileage. Two trips could be set up depending on the amount of people that sign up.
The slide presentation will cost $200 for a 45-60 minute show. A time for the presentation will be determined at a later date.
Lila will contact Jefferson to find out about a school tour.
Terri shared two forms that the class of 1965 used for their reunion. One was an invitation and the other a registration form to sign up for specific events. She also shared an initial letter to go out to classmates that we have located seeking help in finding other classmates.
Tim made a request for pictures. Any photos from elementary through high school would be appreciated. Terri concluded the meeting by reemphasizing the importance of continuing with making contacts. Through Gary's guidance we have made great progress but need to continue. New lists of classmates will be sent out periodically.
The next meeting will be held on June 7, at 7:00 at Linn Area Credit Union, 3700 Edgewood Road S.W.
January 5, 2016
Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Those in attendance: Pat Wilson Wright, Bob Barnard, Jim Koenighain, Jan Pettit Kuda, Jan Gardner Powers, Tim Fowler, Jim Hagerman, Laura Zamistil McClaughlin, Julie Cook Burgin, Bob Burgin, Gary Bannick, and Terri Cumberlin Nekinda
Jan Kuda reported that our reservation with the Clarion Hotel is finalized. The date for our 50th Class Reunion is September 15th-17th, 2017. 25 rooms have been reserved. There is handicap accessibility. We have reserved the largest space and it can be reduced if our numbers warrant it. The hotel will provide hors d’oeuvres for Friday evening’s “Meet and Greet.” A cash bar will be available. The hotel has some decorations that we can use. We have up to 90 days to cancel without a penalty.
Tim Fowler reported that he is working on finding the best deal for our golf outing/tournament that will take place on Friday morning/afternoon. He has one quote already.
Jim Hagerman, our financial adviser and Treasurer, reported that an account with the Linn Area Credit Union has been established. The account name is; Jefferson JHawk 67. We would welcome your donations as we have only $100.00 which started our account. Please send your donations to the Linn Area Credit Union 3700 Edgewood Rd. S.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404. Jim Hagerman and Terri Nekvinda will have the authority to sign checks. Quoting Jim Hagerman, “We want to be very transparent.”
Terri Nekvinda reported that an announcement about our class reunion was placed in the Milestones. Gary Bannick said that he received a few phone call from that article.
Gary Bannick reported that we have contacts for 154 people so far from our class of 1967. We have a great start, but have a long way to go. Gary also shared the web page that he started for our class of 1967. Here is the web page, http://cedarrapidsjeffersonclassof1967.weebly.com/ we invite you to check out our website or facebook page Jefferson J Hawks 1967, which Julie Burgin created.
We went through a list of names that Gary Bannick gave us to divide up so we could make contacts. The person in parenthesis is a committee member. This is our second list of 45 names to make a connection and collect contact information:
Jay Barnes (Terri) Terry Rasmussen (Terri) Linda Steyne Walleck (Terri) Jon Claus (Terri) Jill Cholpsky (Terri) Carol Bell Butschi (Terri) Sharon Fritz Dunn (Terri) Carl Burgett (Jim) Jim Fault (Jim) Dan Goettsch (Jim) Wayne Phillips (Jim) Joyce Lacy Clark (Jan P.) im Kalina (Jan) Lynn Holland (Jan K.) Dan McNeil (Jan K) Rick Gatewood (Bob) James Pimlot (Bob) Bob Caffrey (Bob) Joel Kessler (Julie) Roger Hoeppner (Pat) John Horak (Pat) Sheila Tharp Koss (Pat) Merla StraitRosekrans (Pat) Dennis Schrekengast (Pat) Paula Witten Sharpe Lemon (Pat) Linda Lerch Sweeting ((Pat) Linda Tollefson Hauber (Pat) Linda Bena (Pat) Don Cottrell (Pat) Dennis Day (Pat) Don Briggs (Pat) John Jones (Tim) J Mike Kennedy (Tim) Gerald Seger (Tim) Rick Seger (Tim) Terry Sweet (Tim) John Nemec (Tim) Gary Anderly (Tim) Larry Balvin (Tim) Mike Gunder (Tim) Larry Cope (Tim) Mike David (Tim) RitaAlmiral Gillespie Burgman ( Tim) Brenda Becicha (Gary) Doug Wilford (Gary)
We talked about having Emmitt Omar to take care of the music for our reunion. Our next meeting will be April 12th at 7:00 p.m. Place TBA
November 10, 2015
Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Those in attendance: Gary Bannick, Laura Zamistal McLaughlin. Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Bob Burgin,Julie Cook Burgin, Janet Gardner Powers, Jan Pettit Kuda, Nancy Doonan McCracken, Sue Kadlec Rocarek
2. Terri shared a cost breakdown of the class reunion for the class of 1965. This was held at the Clarion Hotel in June.
3. Considerations of other venues/times for reunion were discussed.
4. Lila spoke with Randy Jones (1966). Their class is considering a combination reunion with 1965 and our class. The 1965 class already had their reunion in June.
5. Laura and Nancy both attended reunion activities at the Double Tree Hotel. The costs were considerably higher and the hotel is not located on the west side. It was decided not to pursue that option.
6. Jan reported on the information she received from the Clarion Hotel: Rooms for out of town classmates will be $72.00, banquet room rental was quoted at $650.00 for 100-150 people, $950.00 for 175-275, and $1,425.00 for 300-400. An additional 19% service charge and 7% tax would also be added. It was decided to book a banquet room at the Clarion for September 15th 16th 2017. No deposit is due till 2017.
7. Tim Fowler will be looking into setting up a golf outing for the Friday afternoon, September 15th.
8. Gary will send an inquiry email to see if classmates have any additional ideas for activities.
To date, activities include:
September 15th * Golf outing on Friday afternoon, * Meet and greet at the Clarion Friday evening
September 16th * Dinner and slide show presentation at the Clarion Saturday evening, * Bus tour of the city and tour of Jefferson High Saturday afternoon. (Nancy is checking with Mark Hunter on the details and cost of the bus tour and slide show.)
September 17th * Potluck lunch Sunday (Booking a venue for the potluck cannot made sooner than one year in advance.)
Jim Hagerman will be setting up a non-profit account for our reunion at Linn Area Credit Union. He added that any individual who wants to donate money can make checks payable to: Jefferson Class of 1967.
Bob and Julie volunteered to be in charge of registration. Future forms and money can be sent to: 3118 Bayberry Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Misc. thoughts and ideas: * Janet suggested we use postcards to contact people who don't have email.
* Gary volunteered to compile an online book featuring biographies of class members. He will send out information in upcoming emails.
* Classmates.com was suggested as a good site to find people.
* We are all encouraged to keep spreading the word and continue to contact people. A possible “calling party” might be set up at a later time.
The next meeting will be Tuesday January 5, 2016 at Sykora Bakery, 73 16th Ave. SW at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting ended at 8:30.
Respectfully submitted, Sue Rocarek
September 22, 2015
Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Ladd Library -CRPL
Those in attendance: Margaret Pena Meir, Tim Fowler,Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda, Julie Cook Burgin, Bob Burgin, Lila Igram Thompson, Janet Gardner Powers, Jan Pettit Kuda, Caroll Johnson St. John, Sue Kadlec Rocarek, John Sullivan and Gary Bannick by Skype.
A treasurer and secretary have been named. Jim Hagerman has agreed to become treasurer and Sue Rocarek has agreed to be secretary.
Lila shared information on renting a barn or green space. Dwight Hughes no longer rents out his barn. Other barns were too costly. Using green space at Ellis Park is not feasible because of numerous restrictions.
Terri checked on getting an ad in the Milestones to help find classmates. The cost, that would include a class logo and 50 words would be $29. Placing ads in Tid Bits and the Penny Saver were also discussed.
Tentative dates, September 15, 16, and 17, 2017, were discussed for the reunion.
The Clarion Hotel was named as a possible venue. Jan Kuda is checking with the hotel.
A variety of activities were discussed. The most popular ideas were:
* golf outing on Saturday afternoon * meet and greet at the hotel on Friday evening * dinner at the hotel on Saturday evening * bus tour of the city Saturday afternoon * potluck meal on Sunday
Ticket prices of $40 or $50 were discussed. The bus tour would be an additional $10.
Attendance at the October 2, 2015 football game was encouraged to help promote the reunion. Bob Lahman has sent out information for that event. (See Attachment)
The meeting ended at 9:00
The next meeting will be at the Ladd Library on Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Sue Rocarek
August 6, 2015
Jefferson High School Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting
We had a great meeting tonight for our first planning session for the 50th class reunion. In attendance were Bob and Julie Burgin, Tim Fowler, Lila Igram Thompson, Carroll Johnson St.John, Sue Kadlec Rocarek, Jan Pettit Kuda, Jan Gardner Powers, John Vavra, and Gary and Kay Bannick who attended on skype.
Lots of great ideas are being investigated. This will be a reunion you won't want to miss. Gary Bannick is our contact person. We are asking that everyone from the Jefferson class of 1967 spread the word to have classmates please contact Gary Bannick firstname.lastname@example.org to send him your contact information name (first name, maiden if appropriate and current last name), phone #, cell phone #, address, and email address. We are trying to recreate our complete class list. We would like to be able to invite everyone to our 50th Class Reunuion. Please help us spread the word. Thank you, Terri Cumberlin Nekvinda. It's a party 50 years in the making.