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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Latest update on OHS Reunion

Dear Aggies:

Big news, our website www.ondossagonaggies.com is now up and running. We are very proud of this new and hip site that remembers Ondossagon and promotes the All School Reunion.

A great big thank you to Mike Janes, who set the site up, and to Pam Noble Hawk, who has designed and is managing it. The web site gives everyone a whole new dimension to our school and to the reunion that hopefully will live on, long after the reunion is over.

If you go into the Reunion button on the site – all the updates will be posted, as soon as possible, with current information. We will eventually be having registration, souvenirs, the all school yearbook, and cookbook online to sign up for / purchase.

We have a contest running on the site to “name the event.” The links are easy to follow and we urge you to send in your suggestions.

Other fun things on the site include: Listen to the school song, write / read stories about old times, and see old photos. If you are on the home page, notice on the left side - the map. This shows where people are logging on from, and at the bottom of the page - click on “watch in real time” and you’ll see who is looking at the site at that time.

From this point on, we will not be sending out any more mass emails, as all the information, updates, and contact links will be on the website.

Do you want to help with a committee? Let us know. Terry is the contact person at torkkoconsulting@yahoo.com

We can assure you that we have very active committees, working hard - developing wonderful plans. The reunion will be an event to remember!

See you on the web at www.ondossagonaggies.com Feel free to forward this email on to everyone you know!

Jan Lumberg Kupczyk ’70 & Terry Torkko ‘67
Co – Chairs for the All School Reunion

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Reunion meeting minutes from 3/7/09

Co-Chairs: Jan Kupczyk and Terry Torkko

Steering Committee In Attendance: Ann Bannister Green, Paul Beeksma, Nikki Panasuk Gregoire, Nancy Pagac, Bill Radosevich, and Terry Torkko.

Others in Attendance: Bonnie Huff Anderson, Mary Ann Augustine Anderson, Ed Augustine, Stan Augustine, Fran Snippen Bizub, Bonita Buss, Donna Detle Farning, Caroline Johnson Green, Kerry Johnson Hll, Elmer Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Eva Lindahl Kacvinsky, George Koval, Mary Ann Tolliver Koval, Fran Perkovich Louma, Dee Smart Nemec, Kathy Stuber Pocernich, Myra Radosevich Snippen, Nancy Raspotnik Walker, and Marie Zurian

  • Jan welcomed everyone. Introductions were made by all indicating the year he or she graduated.

  • Jan gave a brief summary of how this reunion idea started and why.

    • The class of 1968 was having a reunion at the Avalon when some of them talked to her about helping to get an all-school reunion going.

  • Audience was informed of the plans that have been made so far for the reunion and what has been accomplished.

    • Donations received from different individuals. This was enough to pay for the Civic Center Rental.

    • Plans for possible food for the two nights

    • We have a tent for the Friday night fish boil

    • Mike Janes has developed a website—under construction

    • Intend to do a fundraiser for the Benoit school building

    • A database with all the students, faculty, staff, and friends of the school is being worked on

    • Paul Beeksma will be handling the music

  • What did we want to accomplish today?

    • Set up committees - Plans for the event were discussed and those attending were asked to join committees. Those attending broke into committees they were interested in and began planning.

      • Fundraising

      • Contact/Search

      • Registration
      • Yearbook

      • Nuts and Bolts (tents, chairs, transportation, parking, etc.)

      • Food and Cookbook

      • Decorating/hospitality/marketing/souvenirs

    • Committees meet and brainstorm - Each committee will recruit members if needed, and formulate plans for the event.

    • Have fun

  • Reminisced for the rest of the time

Myra, Kathy, Nancy

In this photo (above): Nancy, Marie, Bonnie, Myra,
Front – Dee, Caroline, Kathy and Nancy

Terry, Dee, and Kathy

In this photo (above): Nancy, Kathy, Cliff, Caroline, Dee and Terry

Ed A.

In this photo (above): Ed Augustine

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Agenda: Reunion Meeting 3/7/09

We need lots of help in many, many areas such as: chairpersons for all events, telephone contact people to call classes, callers to get the names and addresses of teachers, school bus drivers, cooks, staff etc. Those with expertise in fund raising, expertise & coordination for the All School Yearbook, coordinators of OHS recipes for a cook book , food organization people, persons to take care of registration- name tags, etc, organization people for porta potties, transportation, etc, etc, etc.

Agenda for Ondossagon School Reunion Meeting
March 7, 2008

I. Welcome
A. Brief History, why a reunion
B. Introduction of Steering Team

II. Schedule of Events for August, 2010 Reunion

III. What has been accomplished to date.
A. Civic Center Rental
B. Tent for Benoit
C. Food concepts for Friday/Saturday
D. Web site
E. Intent to do major fundraiser for Benoit school building
F. Class rosters being collected and put into data base (including all students in Grades 1-11 in 1990)
1. Teachers and school employees
2. Friends of the school
G. Music

IV. Work to be accomplished today
A. Need each of you to sign in with your contact information (Do at entrance door)
B. Formation of working committees
1. Fundraising for reunion expenses (Nikki comments)
2. All School Yearbook
3. Nuts and Bolts
a. Tents, chairs, transportation, parking, garbage, toilets, set up and tear down)
4. Food committee (both days)
a. fish boil Friday? Subcontract out?
b. meal stations at civic center Sat.
c. beverages
5. Souvenirs (hats, cups, shirts, etc) (Artistic, marketing people)
6. Class/school employee contacts including addresses, ph #’s, email addresses (Nancy comments)
7. Reservations/Registration /money collection
a .Use Pay pal ?
8. Decorating/hospitality both days (greeters, crowd control, information source)
9. Cookbook
10. Steering Team Responsibilities (Oversee all committees, plus the following):
Program committee (Let us know if you have expertise/ideas and want to help)
Let me (Terry) know if you have a strong desire to be on the Steering Team

C. Breakout session now for each committee (15 MINUTES)
1. Today list all names and contact info for each committee member)
2. Today, schedule a meeting for your committee (meet within the next 20 days)
3. Have fun
D. At first committee meeting
1. Appoint a committee chairperson or co chair people
2. Brainstorm, plan, and make suggestions
3. Schedule a second meeting, date, time, place
4. Send minutes to Steering committee liason within 10 days of meeting
5. Reminisce, have fun

Fundraising - Nicki Gregoire ngregoire [at] nsbashland.com
Class/school employee contacts - Nancy Pagac n_pagac [at] yahoo.com

All other committees (for now)
Terry Torkko
torkkoconsulting [at] yahoo.com


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