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Colerain High School Alumni Association

Graduation     Planning your own class reunion can be a rewarding and fulfilling activity. The committee brings together individuals who have much in common in order to present an event that can bring excitement and joy into the lives of people with whom you shared a common experience. Your committee is composed of folks who come from the same background, who are all in about the same age group, who had teachers they remember, and who might have been friends and acquaintances years ago.  So find out how much fun it can be.

Reunion Planning Timeline

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 Hunting for Classmates
Form a committee, choose a secretary, treasurer, facilities contact, graphics artist, publicist, etc. until everyone has a title.    Determine a date for the reunion that is available to everyone on the committee.  Start a treasury. 12 months Contact the alumni association, ask for their information about your classmates.  Also, check any published alumni directory. 
Select a site for the reunion. 
Assemble your roster from the alumni database, annuals, commencement announcements, and all other sources available.  List all classmates, men and women, by their surnames.
11 months Search the Internet for those who have identified themselves as your classmates in high school registries. 

If yours is a renewed committee, obtain the records of any prior planners also.

Mail the initial letter to the class.  Announce the date and place (but not necessarily the price) of the reunion, have them verify their addresses  and seek their help in locating your classmates and alumni from other classes. Ask that if the letter reached someone with the same name, but not your classmate, they contact you. Continue to mail initial letters to newly found classmates. 10 months Access student  rosters from other classes of your school to find siblings of your missing classmates by common addresses.

Ask your committee and anyone else who attended your school for their recollections of missing classmates and their families.  Parents may still be living at the same place they did when their children were in school. 

Choose a firm to print the "Memory book", a booklet containing photos of your classmates at the reunion, a directory, list of decedents, etc. 
 
Decide if you want a disk jockey or a band.  Choose and engage the person or group of your choice.
9 months Telephone classmates who did not respond to the initial letter, personally invite them to the reunion and fill out the letter with information from the phone conversation. Continue to do so as new classmates are found and fail to respond to the letter.

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