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Cleveland Heights High School
Class Of 1974 (and special guests)

THE REUNION IS ONLY ABOUT FOUR (4) MONTHS AWAY

20-22 September 2024

The 50th Reunion is around the corner.   

The Planning Committee has been working for over a year to make this a Weekend to Remember.  We are all pretty psyched about what we have planned. 

We are thrilled that the Early Registration response has been so encouraging.  Although our preferential (below market) pricing was set to expire tomorrow, May 8, due to a recent generous contribution of yet another classmate , we have extended the date one last time, to June 20. 

For those who are concerned that Saturday night will be a sit down, rubber chicken, plated experience, fuhgeddaboudit!  We’ve got you covered.  No one leaves hungry.  The plan is a buffet or a room Full of food stations with a wide variety of cuisine.

Music, food lighting, incredible décor, an emcee, free raffle (a chance to win thousands of Marriott points, wine and other gifts), conversations, and adult beverages, giveaways, dancing, breakfast, a tour of Heights,and more all for $74.  We have also planned a meaningful and uplifting opportunity to remember classmates who have passed that will rival the floating lantern service at the 35th. 

One of our classmates called me with a really insightful observation. She didn’t attend multiple reunions as she figured she sees her friends already and didn’t really mix at Heights with others.  She reluctantly ended up going to the 40th.   She walked in the room and sat down at a table of folks she didn’t know all that well at Heights.  She was blown away by the life stories of many of the other graduates.  The older we get, the more we recognize that we are all novels; individuals who are far more diverse and interesting than you might expect.  The takeaway: don’t hesitate to start a conversation with at least one person you didn’t know well.  It can make for an enriching and memorable evening. 

Speaking of interesting stories, we would love to gather your comments for use over the weekend either as part of a game, reading material, or a remembrance.  We will only use your name if you are comfortable with us doing so.  If you’d like to participate, shoot us one or two paragraphs about any of the following:

  1. A summary of what you’ve been up to over the last 50 years and title it “The Last Fifty Years”;
  2. The most interesting and beautiful places you have traveled to; title it “Places I Have Been”;
  3. A funny or particularly meaningful recollection of your time at Heights, junior high, or elementary school; title it “Recollections”;

When submitting your comments, please let us know if you would prefer that we not use your name.  Unless we hear from you to the contrary, we will assume it's ok to identify you.

Talk soon.

Who is Coming And How To Register

As you will see from the list of registrants to date we will have a really nice turnout.  Directly to your left, in the column below the pic of JFK, is a button for See Who Will Be at the 50th. Click on the link and you will be taken to a partial list of the Registrants (not including the Plus One Guests of the Registrants).  Although the list is already long, we anticipate that the numbers are likely to go significantly higher by the event.  But the favorable pricing won't as detailed below.

To register for the Reunion, look to the column to the left of this message.  Directly under the pic of JFK are the words 50th Reunion.  Simply click on the words and you will be taken to the registration page.  

The response from those wishing to stay at the hotel has been overwhelming so we have had to increase the Room Block at the Marriott twice.  

Currently, the Early Bird Advance Registration Ticket Price of only $74 (including the credit card charges) will not last forever.  We believe that this is perhaps the most affordable reunion of any Heights class in years and is directly due to the incredible generosity of a number of classmates.  One classmate asked if it was a deposit to hold their spot.  No actually, it is the whole price and is actually less than the cost of the dinner. 

The pricing was scheduled to expire on 15 April but we are fortunate that we have been able to extend it to 20 June.  

If your name is on the list of Registrants, thank you and we can't wait to hang out.  If you have yet to register, please sign up. If you know of friends and classmates that may not even be aware of the celebration, please let them know.   Of course, check out our Reunion Facebook page for all the great pics and content (Thank You Caroline (Canning Galanty) for putting it all together). Link at bottom of page.  

Now would be a great time to make sure we have your current email address, phone number, address, and cell.  Make sure your profile and details on this site are correct, and/or shoot us an email broutman@merchatgould.com.

Also, if you know the contact information for any faculty or administrators from '74 that you would like to see invited (and comped of course), just let us know.

The Committee

 

Welcome to the Cleveland Heights High Class Of 1974 web site. This site was originally set up for the 35th Reunion at Punderson State Park.  It has now become so much more: a gathering place for classmates to share stories, memories, photos, and contact info.  Registration for this SITE is open to any '74 Heights grad or an invited guest and is FREE.

 

HOW TO REGISTER TO USE THIS WEB SITE

It's easy to register for this site:

1.    Check the list of "Classmate Profiles" on the left hand column of this page;

2.    Click on your name and complete the site registration.  Just about everyone should be listed (even though maiden names and last names might be inverted).

When you sign up to use the site, you will have to go through Four or Five Steps (no, this isn't a chemical dependency treatment program).

3.     If your name is already in the database of the site, Step 1 will ask you to "JOIN HERE."  Use that block, not the "send invite" area below it.  If your name is not in the database, write me an email and I will add you broutman@merchantgould.com.

4.     Step 2 will ask a bunch of questions.  This is actually an important screen.  I would allow classmates to view things, but that's up to you.  However, one of the options at the bottom must be checked or search engines and the public can see your profile.  So, I would suggest that you make sure to check the option that reads:

 
Profile Visibility:  
  Block the general public and search engines from accessing your Profile details. Note: Checking this option allows only fellow Classmates participating in this site to view your Profile details. Leaving this box unchecked will allow the public to view your Profile details.

 

You can answer the other questions if you want.

5.     Step 3 gives you the opportunity to add a picture if you want.

6.     Step 4 gives you the opportunity to learn of profile changes of classmates if you want.

Then you can view your profile live.

Only about 1/2 of our class are in the system.  Please call those you know who might be interested in being listed, or send us their phone number or email address and we  will contact them.  If you can't register for the site for any reason, give Brent a call at 612.703.5063 or write him at broutman@merchantgould.com.

 

THE IN MEMORY PAGE

Finally, a note on the "In Memory" page.  The names that appear on the page were provided by the Alumni Association, appeared in prior reunion programs, or have been given to us by classmates.  Our humblest apologies for any errors that might appear.  If errors are spotted, please let us know and we will promptly remove the names.  We will also notify the Association when this process is through so that they have the most complete and correct list going forward.

 CLASS PICTURES

 If you have a class picture (one that shows you and your classmates e.g. Mrs. Morgan's First Grade Class at Taylor), scan it, let us know and email it to us (broutman@merchantgould.com).  We are uploading the pictures to the web site and organizing them by junior high, so, if you went to Belvoir, your class pictures would be on the Pics Wiley Elem page, or if you went to Boulevard, the pictures would appear on the Pics Roosevelt Elem page.  If you went to Taylor, the students went either to Wiley or Roosevelt depending on where they lived so the pictures will be placed in both the Wiley and Roosevelt pages.  This way, everyone can enjoy the photos.  If you can identify the names of the persons in the photo for us, that would be great.  . 

If you have candid photos taken of classmates, send those along and we will add them to the Misc Pics Page.  If you have compromising photos of classmates (especially of me), send them to me just for fun (I won't upload them) ;). 

 QUESTIONS

Anyway, welcome.  Write me if you have any questions broutman@merchantgould.com or call us 612.703.5063.  Take care.  Brent

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