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Class of '68 Reunion News, No. 3 August 25, 2001

The Reunion Committee met on Sunday August 19th, 2001 to review the options for time and place for the reunion.

The most desirable choices for a venue, unfortunately, are all booked for October of 2002.  So, the committee decided to take a survey and get your input prior to making a final decision.  It's critical to the decision making process that you be involved and express your opinion.  The goal is to get as big a turnout as possible.

Many venues have been looked at as possibilities with an eye to the quality of the setting, the amenities included, the quality of the food and beverage service, per person cost, and availability.  Some sites offer one thing, some not.  But, basically, the per-person cost is likely to be around $50.00 to $60.00 for the evening.

For your reference, previous survey results were as follows:

1st Choice - October - 45 in favor

2nd Choice - May - 32 in favor (NOTE - It has been determined that May is not a viable possibility since this is a prime season for weddings and other events and the prices go up and availability goes down.)

3rd Choice - March - 27 in favor

As you'll see from the survey table below, the options come down to venue vs. date.  We can still make October 2002 but not at a preferred venue.  Or, at one of the preferred sites, we could either move it up to March 2002 or delay the event until March 2003 (our 35th graduation anniversary).  Many people have expressed a desire to hold the reunion sooner rather than later.

Please fill out the survey and return it within 10 days to:
Judy Earnest
622 Monroe Ave
Glenside, PA 19038


Several of you have sent in membership contributions to join the Association - THANK YOU! Every little bit helps.

If you live in the Abington area and can spare some volunteer time, the Association is in dire need of help.  Even a couple hours a week would be welcome.  The Association maintains databases for all graduating classes and it is a constant process of updating.  This is especially true when classes like ours start planning a reunion and make a push to locate classmates.  Some of the long-time volunteers are in their late 70s and early 80s and are getting a bit weary of, in some cases, working 20 or 30 hours a week on Association business.  Help out if you can.

The AHS Alumni Association web site is: http://www.abington.k12.pa.us/.

You can email the Association at: alumni@Abington.k12.pa.us


The Class of '68 Reunion web page is: http://edmullen.net/index.php On this site you can find statistics about the class database, links to classmates' web pages, news about the reunion progress, contact information, an In Memoriam page, and more.

If you have a story to tell about finding an old (using the term advisedly!) friend and you want to share it, please do.  Just email it to Ed Mullen and we'll include it in the Reunion Web site.

Classmates.Com - You can register on this site for our high school and class.  About 100 or so classmates are registered and you must might find there someone you'd like to talk with again.  However, sending mass email using the site is not very convenient.  So, we don't do that very regularly.

The best way to stay up to date is to make sure Ed Mullen has your email address.  Checking the Reunion Web site periodically is also a great idea - the site is updated at least weekly.


Reunion business - Judy Earnest, 622 Monroe Ave, Glenside, PA 19038;  Phone:  215-885-7626; Email:  Alleuia327@aol.com

Newsletter, web site, database updates - Email Ed

October 5, 2002 Holiday Inn, Ft. Washington.    The previous reunion was held here.  Described as "zero ambiance."  Not a bad venue but not as good as the other choices in terms of amenities and quality of decor and food service.  About $50 per person.  One thing going for this venue is the on-site hotel for out-of-town visitors.  But there are plenty of places to stay near any of these venues.
October 19, 2002
March 2003
October 2003
March 2, 2002 Jefferson Inn (near Norristown).  Described as "absolutely beautiful" with excellent food service.  Includes hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, 1 hour open bar followed by cash bar.  Approximately $60 per person including bartender and DJ fees.
March 9, 2002
March 16, 2002
March 2003
October 2003
March 9, 2002 Brook Side Manor  Lower Bucks County near turnpike, 95, NE Philadelphia, and Huntingdon  Valley.  "Ambiance is beautiful."  Total cost is $56.70 including dinner hors d'oeuvres, open bar and DJ, tax and tip.  This venue is offering us an excellent package and price because the owner is one of our classmates neighbors.
March 23, 2002
March 2003
October 2003

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