A recap of the reunion dinner from Rusty Shunk -
Although we had less than half the people this weekend than we had at our 50th, it was a good time. Friday at Se-Wy-Co, 83 people pre-registered; Saturday at Silver Creek, 109. The Reunion Committee did it again!! if you were unable to attend, you were missed!!!
We honored David Waltz who was our first Alumnus of Distinction in 2015, the three members of the class in the Athletic Hall of Fame (Jack Eckenrode, Norm Koch, and Charlie Marcon—Charlie attended Friday night), and announced that Peter Ochs will be our second Alumnus of Distinction as of January. See the separate news article on the web page. Peter flew in from California to receive recognition from the class. We also honored Susan Jaxheimer Scholl for her 40 years of service to the reunion committee. Other members of the committee are Judie Clause Johnson, Dolly Berger Ackerman, and Barbara Zweifel Scherer,
Barb Zweifel Scherer offered a tribute to Joanne Yochum Horvath, who served on the Reunion Committee (of which there are now only four members). I spoke on behalf of Ned Huber and announced the opportunity to make a contribution to the LHS Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund in Ned’s name, since Ned conceived and led our 50th Reunion effort to raise $11,000. Donors may send contributions to honor Ned (or any other classmate) directly to Liberty HS.
We also passed a resolution that declares our intention to donate all monies left in the class account when we stop having reunions to the LHS Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund or any other Liberty cause as appropriate at the time.
Barb Zamadics Martin, who manages the class website, demonstrated some of the features of the page for those in attendance.. Charlie Eichenberg is our webmaster. for member profiles. If you haven’t registered, please hop on http://lhs1961.net, go to the top of the homepage and sign in as a new member. We are the only class to have our own website. It’s free. The cost to develop the site was covered by class funds.
And remember, too, all the directory information is in and easily accessible on the website along with stories and photos, many by Tom Haupert, whose 50th images we used in a power point slide show. Sadly, we have lost at least 136 classmates (about 17%) according to the records we have.
Good conversations, good food, good vintage music again this year by DJ Brian Engler, and specially imprinted red M&Ms mixed in with blue ones as our favor. Good times.