Class of 1995 20 Year Reunion to be held Summer 2015

Just in the planning stages but the Class of 1995 will celebrate their 20th next summer.  Contact Amy Huber for details.

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The Class of ’74 is planning a fall reunion

Becky Foley wants all class members to know that their 40th Reunion will be held during Rocky’s Homecoming Festivities,  September 19/20, 2014.  Details to follow.

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Hall of Fame Contributors

Financial and in kind contributions make possible improvements and updates to the Hall of Fame and the following should be recognized for their generosity:

Fred and Cindy Lucasik

Jeff Edwards ’68

Sarah Miers ’05

The Class of ’63

The Class of ’69 ($1,000)

Contributions should be made though the Booster Club and marked “Hall of Fame.”

Thank you for your support.  Ed and Rick

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Thank You Reunion Tour Guides

During reunions, classes often request tours of “The Rock” and the following have have served as tour guides.  Thank you for your time and effort.

 

Stu Adams ’67

Andy Campbell

Judy Elliott ’70

Shelia Gusse

Rhoda Humphries ’56

Ed Lillis

Doug Miers ’80

Sarah Miers ’05

If you are planning a reunion and would like to schedule a tour, just contact me.

Rick

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News from the Alumni Association

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORIGINS

A group met today with the goal of reactivating the Alumni Association that was started some time back by Kevin Nolan.  Initially a group met at the Science/Math Academy and organizational ideas were discussed.  The group stopped meeting but the seeds had been planted.

GOALS

Nothing is “etched in stone” but the current goals revolve around creating a sense of community among our alumni while actively supporting District 41 and its students.  It was agreed that this goal should be pursued with as much spirit and fun as possible.

RATIONALE

Many worthwhile support groups exist in District 41.  There are a great many things that could be done to better support the District.   Many alumni would gladly volunteer to do something supportive, but don’t know what needs exist or how to go about it.  We also believe that alumni/friends would benefit greatly in spirit by engaging in supportive activities.  Hopefully the Alumni Association can bridge this gap between existing needs and supportive activities.

ORGANIZATION

Right now the Alumni Association is loosely organized.  Anyone who wants to participate is welcome.  Currently we don’t solicit funds on our behalf as there are several existing groups that do an outstanding job of that already.  In some respects, the current Alumni Association serves as a “guidepost” directing potential contributors to the Booster Club, the Educational Foundation, RIMA, or Development.  See the above pull down menu for more information on these groups.   Contributions to these groups are tax deductible and we can’t think of  any worthwhile endeavor that they don’t already support.  We seek to avoid duplicity and want to promote cooperation as much as possible.   The Alumni Association intends to work in unison and not infringe upon existing groups.

CURRENT AND POSSIBLE FUTURE ACTIVITIES

*  Promotion/support and clearing house for class reunions

*  Promotion and maintenance of the Booster Club Brick Project in front of the Field House.

*  Organization and promotion of an Alumni Homecoming….this is in the very early planning stages.  This might create some excitement and serve as a catalyst for some classes to start their own reunions.  Former teachers/coaches could be invited to return and perhaps have a tailgate and/or post game gathering.  It was agreed that the old post football/basketball games gatherings were greatly missed.

*  Alumni/Friends recognition for the newly reconstituted Hall of Fame.   Many alums don’t know that there is a nomination process to honor alums for their accomplishments.  Currently the Educational Foundation handles this.

*  Alumni profiles that contain success stories of graduates who could inspire current students

*  Halls of Fame…the athletic version has pretty much been updated, but nothing exists to honor Fine Arts.  In addition to the above Hall of Fame is there any interest in establishing a Post High School Athletic Hall of Fame for those who have achieved successes after leaving “The Rock.”

WHAT’S NEXT?

We need people to become involved.  Don’t be afraid to make new suggestions or voice opinions.  Attend future meetings or at the very least, stay connected.  Watch for notices on the various online venues.  GO  ROCKS!

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The Class of ’69 Reunion is coming soon!

The weekend of August 22-23, 2014 is the chosen date for our next reunion.  Friday night doings will take place at Jumer’s with the Saturday night location to be announced.  A Saturday golf outing is being organized along with a tour of “The Rock” that same morning.  Here’s the Invitation 45th 8-22-2014 with the details.

 

Does anyone have grade/jr high/high school pictures we could use in a slideshow?  I have plenty from Washington but we need more variety.  Don’t be shy about contributing.  Contact me and I’ll get you details.  Rick

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The Class of ’79 Reunion is being planned!

This in from Susan Tobin Schneider….

 

The Class of ’79 35th Class Reunion is Saturday 10/11/14 at the Plumbers & Pipefitters. More details to follow. We have sent out Save the Date cards to our classmates and will be posting a list of those we can’t find soon. Susan Tobin Schneider

 

Contact via Facebook…<RIHS Class of 1979>

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The Class of ’89 Reunion news

The Class of ’89 wants classmates to know that their reunion is scheduled for the weekend of  September 5&6, 2014.

 

Visit their Facebook site…Rocky Class of ’89 for details or their website.

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Watchtowers from the past are now online.

The Alumni Association has been busy.  You will soon be able to view editions of the “Watchtower” starting with 1911 through 1987 online by clicking on the ARCHIVES link.  Issues from 1988-2009 (minus 2002) are available at a very reasonable price through the Journalism Department @ $15.00 each.  Contact Sarah Miers or Connie Schwab in the Bookstore

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Class of ’67 Activities

This holiday season is busy for the ’67 Rocks as they are involved with the Salvation Army volunteering as Bell Ringers at bucket locations throughout the Quad Cities.

The Class is also taking a group vacation to the Dominican Republic this April.  See the Facebook site for contacts/details.

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