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AHS Alumni Association 2006 Past Reunions

2006 Past Archived Reunions: All Yrs Holiday Golf 1946&1945 1951 1954 1956 1960 1961 1966 1976 1981 1986 1996 Walker
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Alumni Holiday Reunion last updated 11/20/2006

All AHS Alumni event was held Friday December 29, 2006

About 100 AHS Alumni turned out for this Holiday event in 2006.

All AHS Classes
Holiday Get Together
All AHS Alumni, significant others, friends, elves, whoever

Hosted mostly by late 1970's and early 1980's AHS Alumni. All AHS Class years are welcome.

Details: Just like last year! Lots of fun.

what: 12th annual AHS All Alumni HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER
who: All AHS Alum, significant others, friends, elves, whoever.
host: Hosted mostly by people from late 70s, early 80s classes.
were: Olde Main Brewing Co. on Main Street in Ames
how: Cash bar
when: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (if we can find an afterparty), Friday, Dec. 29, 2006

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Bill Nutty`77


1946 and 1945 Reunion updated 10/1/2005

1946 and 1945    was held September 15-17, 2006

AHS class of 1946 and 1945 60th and 61st Reunions

September 15, 16, and 17 2006.

The class of 1945 joined the class of 1946 in celebration of the 60th reunion of the 1946 class on September 15, 16 & 17, 2006.

AHS Class of 1945 graduation commencement class roster from an Ames Daily Tribune article dated May 22, 1945 *received diplomas in absentia

Thank you to the Ames Daily Tribune for this 1945 class roster.

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Contact:
Betty (Anderson) Foster
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Betty (Anderson) Foster `45


1951 Reunion last updated 8/22/2006

1951    was held September 17-19, 2006

AHS class of 1951

Celebrating 55 Years Reunion in 2006 !!

The AHS class of '51 55 year reunion was held Sep 17, 18, and 19, 2006

AHS Class of 1951 - 55 Year Reunion

Save the dates! September 17 to September 19, 2006, hope to see you there!

The 1951 AHS 55 year class reunion will be held September 17, 18 and 19, 2006 at the Quality Inns and Suites on east 13th Street in Ames. For further information contact Nancy Adams or Roger Deal.

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Contacts:
Roger Deal:
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Nancy Adams:
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Roger Deal`51


1954 Reunion last updated 9/22/2005

1954   was held October 1-4, 2006

AHS class of 1954

click here for the 52 year reunion photo

Celebrating our 52 Year CA Reunion in 2006 !!

The AHS class of '54 52 year golden+ reunion was held October 1-4, 2006 (3 nights) in Lake Tahoe, California

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Classmates and Friends
At the July 2004 Ames Senior High School reunion, Class of 1954, Karel and I agreed to organize the next ’54 Class reunion in California sometime in 2006.  We formed an organizing committee consisting of California alums and some other “volunteers” to decide on a date and place. 

The 1954 CA Reunion Committee consists of
Jerry and Karel (Harper) Hedrick Co-Chairman
Jack and Carol Anderson
Estil and Peggy Hoversten
Frank Judisch
Larry and Pat Knudsen
Barb (McLaughlin) Marr
Dave Opheim
Mary (Hosmer) Shahan
Jack and Ursula Steil
Marna (Adams) Stevens
Tom Winslow

The committee has done its job!

WHEN    –  October 1-4, 2006 (3 nights).
WHERE
–  Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, Lake Tahoe, California http://www.granlibakken.com/ .

Granlibakken offers accommodations in a tranquil mountain setting with all the wonders of the High Sierra at your doorstep.  The Lodge is secluded on 74 wooded acres and occupies a picturesque mountain valley.  Spectacular Lake Tahoe is minutes away.  The Lodge is rustic, comfortable, and tranquil as its Norwegian name implies – a hill sheltered by trees.  Granlibakken’s full American plan offers maximum flexibility and a variety of menu choices.  Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style; dinner may be buffet or banquet service.  Granlibakken’s executive chef, Ron Eber, has been satisfying Granlibakken guests for over 20 years with his sumptuous menus.  We have our choice of standard bedrooms or 2-3 bedroom townhouses.  Get together with 1 or 2 of your classmates and reserve a townhouse.  They have a common living room and kitchen and each bedroom has a separate bathroom.  See the floor plans on the Granlibakken web site.

The specifics of our arrangements with Granlibakken are the following:

Arrival Day/Date       Sunday, October 1, 2006; check-in 4 PM
Departure Day/Date
  Wednesday, October 4, 2006; check-out 11 AM
No. of nights
              3
No. of participants
     100

No. of rooms Granlibakken will guarantee a block of 50 rooms (bedrooms and rooms within townhouses until September 1, 2006 (1 month prior to arrival).  Reservations received after September 1 will be on space available.  Room type is guaranteed once deposit is received.  All participants must be registered at Granlibakken and participate in one of the following packages.

Package 1
Standard package for those housed at Granlibakken includes:
3 nights lodging (Sun/Mon/Tue)
3 full breakfasts
2 lunches (Mon/Tue)
3 dinners (Sun/Mon/Tue)
1.5 hours hosted hospitality
Use of gathering space and recreational facilites
20% tax and service

Bedrooms units and Rooms within a Townhouse
Double Occupancy: $462 per participant (total cost)
Single Occupancy: $642 per participant (total cost)

The above rates are based on $131 per person, per day, double occupancy, and $181 per person, per day, single occupancy including 20% tax and service.

Package 2
The off grounds fee is $278.40 for participants attending the reunion but not requiring lodging at Granlibakken i.e., staying elsewhere.

Registration:
Book your reunion packages directly with the Granlibakken reservations office - http://www.granlibakken.com/  or telephone 800-543-3221.  A $100 deposit per person is due at the time of booking with the balance due 14 days prior to arrival.

Whether traveling by car or plane (or even train – both Reno and Truckee are Amtrak stops), getting there is easy.  Granlibakken is located off Highway 89 about 15 miles south of Truckee which is on I-80.  The most convenient airport is Reno (45 minutes away) and Granlibakken offers its own shuttle service from the airport. 

Larry and Pat Knudsen have generously extended an invitation to a cocktail party in their Reno town house on Sunday, October 1, prior to check-in at Granlibakken.  According to Larry and Pat - They'd “be delighted to have folks visit our town house in Lakeridge Shores, which overlooks the valley to downtown Reno.  It has about 3000 sq. ft. - and handles thirsty people well.”  Specifics as to a time and how to get to their Reno town house will be sent later, but please schedule this event in your reunion plans.

As many of you likely know, the Lake Tahoe area is special.  The Lake Tahoe area has long been one of the most desirable recreational destinations in the world.  Year-round events and activities are rich in culture and action.  The geography of the lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains are unique and gorgeous.  There are activities galore, both active and passive, for your enjoyment.  Please visit the Granlibakken web site for additional information about the Lake Tahoe region or google Lake Tahoe to explore a multitude of activities and destination sites.

Come celebrate our 52nd Ames Senior High School reunion in California and, for many of us, our 70th birthdays.  We’ll have a great time in a great place!

Jerry and Karel (Harper) Hedrick
25280 Carlsbad Ave
Davis, CA 95616
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530 756 3483

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Jerry and Karel (Harper) Hedrick '54


1956 Reunion last updated 10/12/2005

1956    was held September 21-23, 2006

AHS class of 1956

Celebrates our 50 Year  Reunion in 2006 !!

The AHS class of '56 50 year golden reunion was held Sep 21-23, 2006

AHS Class of 1956 - 50 Year Reunion
Save the dates!
September 21, 22, 23, 2006, hope to see you there!

More information for the 50 year reunion will be updated later to this web site as plans evolve, so save these dates, and check back later.

The class of 1956 will hold our 50th reunion on September 21,22 and 23, 2006 with a get-together at Gateway Canter Hotel, cash bar and plenty of room to visit. With time on Friday, September 22 to visit the City Hall, our old High School, Reiman Gardens, Ada Hayden Park, Ames High School, one of the area golf courses or whatever. That evening we will gather at Hickory Hall for the evening meal and visiting. The morning of Saturday, September 23rd we will have brunch at the Scheman building. Watch for further information after the first of the year regarding your input for a booklet and a return form to let us know that you will be attending.

Please check the AHS Alumni Assoc. email database and make sure your own email is correct.

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Contacts:
Beverly E. (Ellingson) Canon:  b g c a n o n ( a t ) m s n . c o m ( replace (at) with @ )
 

Beverly E. (Ellingson) Canon`56


1960 Gathering last updated 6/30/2006

1960    was held July 27-30, 2006

AHS Ames High class of 1960 Gathering
Branson, Missouri

The AHS class of '60

Contact:
Gary Sutton :  8 5 8 - 4 5 9 - 6 9 3 9
   G a r y S u t t o n ( a t ) s a n . r r . c o m    ( replace (at) with @ )
Alice Paulson:  4 1 7 - 3 3 8 - 2 4 9 2   4 1 7 - 3 3 5 - 1 4 5 4 (cell)
 A l i c e P a u l s o n ( a t ) a o l . c o m

Contacts for Golf:
Sheila (Porter) Schreiber : 9 1 0 - 8 4 2 - 4 1 3 4
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Pat (Carney) Nauman     : 5 6 3 - 3 8 6 - 5 7 7 5
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Hotel:
Grand Plaza Hotel : 1- 8 0 0 - 8 5 0 - 6 6 4 6
245 North Wildwood Drive, Branson
www.bransongrandplaza.com     Code for group discount: AMES

Activities:
Variety of activities including:  Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Lost in the 50's show, Cirque, Spirit of the Dance, Ride the Ducks, etc.

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Alice Paulson`60


1961 Reunion last updated 1/14/2006

1961    was held September 22-24, 2006

AHS class of 1961

Celebrating 45 Years Reunion in 2006 !!

The AHS class of '61 45 year reunion was held Sep 22, 23, and 24, 2006

AHS Class of 1961 - 45 Year Reunion

Save the dates! Friday September 22 to Sunday September 24, 2006, hope to see you there!

Yes,
our 1961 AHS class reunion was held on September 22, 23 and 24, 2006.

Plans are yet to be finalized as to the activities, but we want to get the message out. We will be doing a mailing to all class mates to save the date, with final plans yet to be announced.

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Contacts:
Gary W. Clem:
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Gary W. Clem`61


1966 Reunion last updated 5/16/2007

1966   was held June 23-24, 2006

Update:  AHS Class of 1966 presents a nice gift to the Ames Education Foundation on 4/28/2007.

1966 AHS Alumni

AHS class of 1966 40th reunion is now History and a fantastic Memory

The class of '66 40 year reunion was held Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of June 2006.

AHS Class of 1966 -- 40th REUNION

This was a time to meet new friends, renew friendships, and just have a plain good time.

Go to   www.ameshi66.org   for comments, pictures and information on the class gift.

The class of ’66 is raising funds to replace the auditorium seats at Ames High School. The goal is $100,000, we have a long way to go but it can be done.

Thanks to the planning committee: Bill Beckman, Kathy Cooper, Dee Dreezen, Jim Hedden, Tim McKinley, Howard Randles, Bill Schoenenberger, Sharon (Bunce) Shone, Vicki (Voelker) Sivesind, Kathy Svec, Gail Sullivan, Dee Ann (Daley) and John Weiss (class of ’65), Dee (Gilreath) and Ed Wilson. There were many more, go to www.ameshi66.org for a more complete list.

Reunion Goals:
Our goal for this 40th reunion is to have at least 200 of our classmates attend (out of approximately 350 that graduated in 1966), as well as a large number of our classmates’ spouses/significant others/family. We came close, 130 alumni attended one or two days. In addition there were 70 guests.

The Committee hoped that:

  1. all participants will look forward to the reunion, enjoy it while there, and remember the experience with fondness and a smile,

  2. and, at the reunion, everyone will feel welcome, have lots of fun and feel included in the activities.

The consensus is that the class was most successful in the above two goals. Reconnection, new connections, what a grand way to know that you were a part of a great class.

Reunion Dates:
Friday, June 23, 2006 through Saturday June 24, with an “unofficial start date” of Thursday, June 22 for those who wish to play golf. 

Reunion Events:
Thursday:  Although not an “official reunion event,” it was agreed that it would be fun to offer a golf outing for those classmates and spouses who wish to arrive a day or two early and play a round of golf.

Friday Evening: An informal mixer at the Gateway Center with substantial hors d'oeuvres or buffet so that attendees can get dinner and stay for the evening to socialize. An “open bar” would be offered with attendees covering own drink costs.

Saturday morning: Optional Saturday morning (say 10:00 or 10:30 am) tour of AHS offered by Bill Ripp, if he is willing to do so. LARGEST GROUP TO GO ON THE TOUR ACCORDING TO BILL.

Saturday afternoon: No “official” reunion event – however - beginning +/- noon on Saturday, an informal gathering place will be designated so that those wishing to socialize would know where to find their classmates. Possibly the new “Olde Main” brewpub on Main Street in Ames. The OLD Main was great.

Saturday evening:  The “big” event in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union.  It will include a sit-down dinner (either buffet style or served at the table), a few short speeches of welcome and recognition, fun awards and/or a reunion game.  It was suggested that the cheerleaders could lead a cheer or two, the glee club could perform, etc.

Hope to provide dancing to either a good live band or music provided by a DJ and his/her music machine (as long as he/she knows and plays our music!) and (possibly) entertainment by a comedian, magician or other professional. This should be a fun gathering and include lots of opportunity for interaction and laughter.  The Echoes of Des Moines walked us down memory lane with a great range of music from the ‘60s.

Sunday morning:  Nothing.  Sleep late or get up for a leisurely breakfast.  (That tug-of-war, trivia bowl and pick-up basketball game will have to wait until we are 63 years old!)

Reunion Costs to Attendees
The goal is to keep the reunion such that virtually everyone in the class will be able to both afford to come. Suggesting $50 for the two primary reunion events, the Friday evening mixer and the Saturday evening dinner and dance, excluding drinks – though this fee is tentative at this time (January 2005).

Some of the class members may like to serve as “sponsors” of certain events, effectively subsidizing the costs so that the events are breakeven.

Miscellaneous Other:
Additional committee members are welcome. Send us a message via email to: Vicki (Voelker) Sivesind  s i v e s i n d ( a t ) i a s t a t e . e d u replace (at) with @

There will be a professional photographer to take pictures.

There will be an opportunity to contribute to a class gift.

Specific Volunteer Committees:
Committee members listed below would welcome other classmate volunteers as soon as possible.

General chairs:
Vicki Sivesind, Bill Beckman

Event Committees
(members need to handle, as appropriate for given event, planning, execution, program, entertainment, speakers/presentations):

Golf outing: Tim McKinley

Friday evening mixer: Dee Ann Weiss, Howard Randles, Jim Hedden, (entertainment), Bill Beckman

Saturday morning AHS tour: ??? (need volunteers)

Saturday afternoon “informal gathering”: ??? (need volunteers)

Saturday Evening dinner/dance/program: Jim Hedden (entertainment), Gail Sullivan, Kathy Cooper, Ed Wilson, Bill Beckman

Registration & tracking money: Vicki Sivesind; Dee Daley Weiss, Sharon Bunce Boen

Marketing & communication: Kathy Svec, Bill Schoenenberger (website)

Class gift/fundraising: Ed Wilson, Bill Beckman, Bill Schoenenberger

Reunion questionnaire & booklet: Sharon Bunce Boen, John Weiss (yes, he volunteered): What a book, almost as great as the yearbook.

Photography (incl. obtaining old photos for reunion displays): Dee Dreeszen

Nametags/mementos: Kathy Svec The badges were great, not only could see who it was, but how they looked.

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Contact:
William Schoenenberger  w j s c h o e n e n b e r g e r ( a t ) q w e s t . n e t replace (at) with @

William Schoenenberger '66


AHS Class of 1976 30-Year Green Reunion

AHS 1976
was held August 11 - August 12, 2006

This 1976 reunion post last updated on May 1, 2006 top
You SAVED the date, you marked your calendar, you made your plans, for ...

The Ames High School Class of 1976 30th Green Reunion.
Held Friday August 11 thru Saturday August 12, 2006

All photos taken at this 30 year reunion are located at http://1976.ahsalum.org

We have our very own official 1976 reunion website with photos, schedules of events, registration forms, biographies, and much more. Click here for more info on the 1976 Reunion.

1976.ahsalum.org

          

Sample postcard (above) mailed to all class of 1976 AHS Alumni November 2005. Click either one to see a larger image.  If you did not get this postcard November 2005, then please click the 'Contact us' button at the top of this page, and update your US mail address with the AHS Alumni Association. 

Contact:
Kim (Thompson) Wierson w i e r s o n 7 9 ( a t ) m c h s i . c o m  replace (at) with @

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Peggy (Byriel) Wierson '76


1981 Reunion last updated 1/24/2007

1981    was held June 23-25, 2006

AHS class of 1981 25th Silver Reunion

was held June 23-25, 2006

We have our very own 1981 AHS 25 year reunion web site. For more 1981 Ames High School Silver reunion info click here http://www.AmesHigh1981.com

UPDATE ! UPDATE ! UPDATE ! UPDATE ! UPDATE ! UPDATE !  UPDATE !  UPDATE !
AHS Class of ‘81 Experiences Collective  “Flashback” – June 23-25, 2006

Classmates and guests met in Ames this past June to celebrate our 25th (Silver) reunion: “Flashback.” Could we really be this old? As one of the onsite decorative banners quipped: “Definitely not oldies; certainly goodies!” Thanks for printing those signs, Hope Bockhoeven Arthur.

HERE’S HOW THE WEEKEND FLASHED BY:

FLASHBACK Friday, June 23: The big weekend opened with a casual gathering at Olde Main Brewing Company. Classmate Scott Griffen created this hotspot restaurant/pub/microbrewery in 2004. Over 115
AHSers enjoyed drinkables, eatables, and the best company we’ve enjoyed since at least five years ago.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: The reunion committee has been meeting monthly at Olde Main Brewing Co. since 2005 to plan this unique reunion for the entire class. Communication about reunion plans to classmates were handled via e-mail and snail-mail. Jodi Peterson Nelson once again finessed the entire mailing list, registration, payments, as well as database updates. Registration was facilitated with a website donated, designed, and updated by Jeff Mann. Thanks mainly to those two, the Class of ‘81 has entered the digital world—despite our pre-pc graduation date!

FLASHBACK Saturday Morn, June 24: Morning dawned with 1981 golfers joining the All-
AHS-Alumni Golf Tournament, held at Veenker Golf Course.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Very nice collaborative planning on Gary Gorman’s part.

FLASHBACK Saturday Eve, June 24: Classmates and guests hit the registration table for our big evening event at 6:30 p.m. (thanks to
AHS ‘80 grads Cathy Hunt Adams and Karen Folkman Belz for graciously welcoming and directing attendees – this was a reciprocated event as last year three 1981 grads handled the registration table for the 1980 class reunion event) The Saturday evening site has been around Ames since before we graduated: The Towers on the Iowa State campus. However, the Knapp Storms Dining Complex -- formally a cafeteria and commons for two of the dorms- - has been elegantly renovated since demolition of the two dormitories in 2005.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Reunion committee members first learned of potential for this new event site far before the demolition “spectacular.” We took a leap of faith to reserve the date, and were hosted by ISU Catering for a renovation-in-process committee meeting, and food tasting. We’ve heard so many positive comments from reunion attendees that it was the absolute right place to book. Ames is fortunate to have another large social space with such great amenities. Kudos to Lisa Miller Ailshie for finding this site.

FLASHBACK: Dinner was served on an artistic buffet arrangement adorned in orange and black, and topped off with a huge sheet cake sporting the Flashback logo. Thanks to Liz Nostawich Lunaburg (catering professional) the spread was to-die-for, and cost-effective for our group. The atmosphere was more than just
AHS colors; amazing decor focused on the music that we listened to and loved back in our day — all of which has proved it’s staying power with today’s generation (er, our KIDS!). We were lucky enough to secure the well-known local talent of Redz Band and the Sofa Kings to play those classic tunes on the outdoor patio. Classmates rocked out, and weren’t even phased by a couple passing summer rain showers (hey, it IS Iowa!).

BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Connie Kincsweski Johnson created some of the most meaningful decorations ever, forming candle holders out of CDs and cassette tapes. And for the outdoor arena she crafted paint-can-citronella-holders with holes that formed “AHS 81.” Then Ann Wessman graciously loaned her extensive (and exquisite) album collection ... We took the covers, placed them in plastic sleeves, and adorned the columns throughout the event space — for a simply awesome effect.

FLASHBACK: Jodi Peterson Nelson addressed us after dinner, to share the story about Jack Mendenhall’s Wrestling Scholarship, which had
nearly run out of funds (side note: Jodi’s son was honored with the 2006 Mendenhall Scholarship). Thanks to Jodi’s sincere love for the Mendenhall’s and her heartfelt speech, the scholarship has been revived.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES:  Classmate Dave Anderson of Ames Silversmithing donated an original-designed sterling silver necklace featuring a garnet, toward the Mendenhall scholarship effort. Teresa Albertson deftly handled the auction for this coveted item—in fact it was the best entertainment of the evening! --and garnered a winning $1,000 bid, bringing the total our class raised that weekend to keep the heartbeat of the Mendenhall scholarship going to $1,143.

FLASHBACK:  Deb Frye Tjelta added a beautiful tribute display to our deceased classmates, in support of the memorial classmates scholarship effort that we launched at this 25th reunion. Melissa Johnson McCormick crafted an amazing display of classmates, as well as AHS teachers.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES:  Through the generosity of our class, $1,687 was collected to begin a scholarship in the name of AHS Class of 1981.  David Hoover has taken the lead on this endeavor and is working diligently with the Ames Education Foundation.  Watch your mail and our website:  Ameshigh1981.com for new information.  Thanks to Jeff Mann for keeping this updated.

FLASHBACK:  Teresa Albertson solicited support from local establishments to give out prizes to various categories of people in attendance.  The categories ranged from those with the oldest children, to the person that traveled the least to get to the reunion.

UPDATE !  UPDATE !  UPDATE !  UPDATE ! UPDATE !  UPDATE ! UPDATE !  UPDATE !

I hope we saw you at the 25th reunion!

Interested classmates please email Lisa (Miller) Ailshie: l a i l s h i e ( a t ) i a s t a t e . e d u  replace (at) with @

We utilized email and the web for virtually ALL of our planning, inviting, and storytelling ... PLEASE update your email with the AHS Alumni database so we can reach you (for the next reunion maybe the 30th).

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Contact:
Lisa (Miller) Ailshie
l a i l s h i e ( a t ) i a s t a t e . e d u
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more contacts: www.AmesHigh1981.com

Lisa (Miller) Ailshie `81


1986 Reunion last updated 7/20/2006

AHS CLASS OF 1986
20 YEAR REUNION

1986    was held August 11-13 2006

Our 20th reunion was held August 11-13, registration information was sent after Memorial Day.

LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION STILL POSSIBLE BEFORE JULY 28, 2006!

REGISTRATION FORM
You can also download the registration form from this site, and return by mail along with payment before 28 July!

The schedule is as follows:

Friday August 11 - Reunion Kick-off

from 8:00 pm  Casual gathering at Ames' first brewpub,
Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St. Meet in the bar section. Cash bar


Saturday August 12 (several events)

11:00 am  Tour of  Ames High School AHS with Bill Ripp
Show your kids your high school!
See & hear about all of the changes since 1986.

1:00-4:00 pm Golf Outing & Family Pool Time
at Ames Golf and Country Club (AGCC),
5752 George Washington Carver Ave., North Ames
Free family access to the AGCC pool.
Snacks available at the Clubhouse.
Golf Tournament: 1:00pm tournament with prizes.
$35 seperate fee, includes cart and green fees.  
Contact Tim Severson directly to register
t s e v e r s o n ( a t ) s e v e r s o n i n s u r a n c e . c o m

7:00 pm - Midnight Evening Dinner and Dancing at AGCC
Enjoy a welcome cocktail, delicious Iowa prime rib dinner, music and dancing to 80s tunes and more!
Cash bar.  Attire: evening casual.


Sunday August 13 -
Family Picnic & Fun 

12:00-2:00 at Brookside Park - Maple Shelter 
Picnic lunch provided by Hickory Park, for adults and kids.  Kids eat free.  Clowns, bouncy castle and face painting for the kids!

Reunion Weekend Cost:  $55

REGISTER
LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION STILL POSSIBLE BEFORE JULY 28, 2006!

If you are interested in attending the reunion, but missed the registration deadline, please contact Cathy Stidwell or Willie Chieves before July 28th with your interest and we'll get you signed up!

BIOGRAPHY FORM
Regardless of if you are able to attend the reunion or not, we'd like your information!  We would prefer you send us the information by email.  Please download this BIO FORM, complete it and return by email to c a t h y s t i d w e l l ( a t ) y a h o o . c o m  ( replace (at) with @ )

PHOTOGRAPHS
Along with your bio form, we need photographs! Please email scanned / digital photos from high school and today i.e. high school photos of you and your friends, current pictures of you and your family.  Email to c a t h y s t i d w e l l ( a t ) y a h o o . c o m  ( replace (at) with @ ). We will put this information on our very own website, www.ahs1986.com.

You can continue checking this website www.ahsalum.org/reunion.html or www.ahs1986.com for more information.

Dont forget: You can get a discounted $69 rate from Grand Stay Hotels if booked online or call directly
and inform them that this is for the ''20th Ames High School Reunion.''  The website is www.grandstay.net.

    GrandStay Residential Suites - Ames
    1606 South Kellog Avenue
    Ames, Iowa 50010
    Phone: 515.232.8363
    Fax: 515.232.7751

Click here to find other hotels and other accommodations in Ames http://acvb.ames.ia.us/visitors/lodging.asp, please get your reservations now.

We Need Your Help:
We are still looking for reunion volunteers to help with a few things before and at the event.  If you are willing to help, please let one of us know!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Contact:
William Chives  g o w i l l i e  ( at )  h o t m a i l . c o m   replace (at) with @
Cathy Stidwell  c a t h y s t i d w e l l ( a t ) y a h o o . c o m  
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AHS Alumni Web email database:
View by class year, add, update, or search for an AHS email.

AHS Alumni database
Is your Mailing address current with the AHS alumni association? If you receive at least one AHSAA newsletter per year then it is current. If not, then please email your current address to the AHS Alumni Association. To receive all AHSAA newsletters click here to join AHSAA.

Catherine Stidwell '86


Ames High School - Class of 1996     1996 Reunion updated 10/30/2006

1996 was held July 14-15, 2006   


10 Year 1996 AHS Reunion, A Grand Success!
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Thank you graduates for making our 10 Year Reunion such a great success!!  We counted over 100 of us showing our faces that weekend.  That is a fantastic turnout.  Please stay tuned to our website: www.ahs96.net as it will be going under some major renovations over the next 6 months. We hope to have some photos posted shortly.  The new website will include a message board to connect with one another, a section to put together regional get-togethers, and post recent photos amongst other features.

If you are interested in a Memory Book from the reunion please contact Amalia Sollars.  The books are $7.00 (including shipping).

Soon we will be posting the committee for the next reunion.  If you are interested in assisting please  contact the committee convener when posted.

Last but not least, if you have not filled out an information form for our ongoing Memory Book, or if your address ever changes,  please do so at the www.ahs96.net website by downloading the "Reunion Booklet" form.  Then send it in. That will help a lot!

Again, thanks to all our volunteers!!!!!     (Amalia & Darci)

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AHS Class of 1996
10th Year Reunion was held July 14 & 15, 2006

We now have our very own 1996 AHS 10 year reunion web site. For more 1996 Ames High School reunion info click here http://www.ahs96.net

Missing Classmates
The following are names of returned, unopened invitations as of 6/1/2006.  If you know where they are or have a good address for them, please let us know (see contact info below) so we can see them in July! 

Laura E. Gunn
Kevin M. Anderson
Carrie A. Shultz
Sarah R. Chaplin
Paul Lueth
Abbe B. Shapiro
Travis M. White
Shawn M. Netolicky
Marcelo L Fagundes
Andre L Fagundes
Jason Sorenson
Jason M. Webb
Porshia T. Smith

Friday July 14
Friday Events will begin around 3pm including a tour of AHS and an informal social.

Saturday July 15
Saturday Events will include a family picnic and an evening program with buffet dinner & dance at the
Legends American Grill.

We would love to have more volunteers, if you would like to assist in our
AHS 10 year class reunion, please contact Amalia or Darci.

In the meantime, if you were with us in 8th grade, start looking for that puzzle piece from our art/grafitti project to bring with you next summer!

Contact:
Amalia (Smith) Sollars a m a l s o l l a r s (at) a o l . c o m  replace (at) with @ phone 2 1 0 - 3 4 1 - 5 6 5 7
Darci (Horton) Kellen c a t o r c i (at) h o t m a i l . c o m
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AHS Alumni Web email database
View by class year, add, update, or search for an AHS email.

AHS Alumni database
Is your Mailing address current with the AHS alumni association? If you receive at least one AHSAA newsletter per year then it is current. If not, then please email your current address to the AHS Alumni Association. To receive all AHSAA newsletters click here to join AHSAA.

Amalia (Smith) Sollars '96


Walker Reunion updated 4/18/2006

AHS Walker Reunion

All Years was held August 6, 2006

The Walker reunion was held on August 6, 2006.

Jack Smalling '58


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