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AHS Alumni Association 2011 Past Reunions

2011 Reunions: All Yrs Holiday 1951 1956 1961 1966 1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 2001
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Alumni Holiday Reunion last updated 09/30/2011 top

17th All Classes AHS Alumni Holiday Get Together

AHS Holiday Get Together
Was Held Friday December 30, 2011

All AHS Alumni, significant others, elves, friends, whoever

The ALL CLASS Get-Together was originally started by late 1970's and early 1980's AHS Alumni, but All AHS class years are encouraged and welcome. We would love to see representatives from every class.

The 2011 Ames High School Alumni Holiday Gathering / Reunion night will be Friday evening, December 30, 2011 at Olde Main Brewing Co. in downtown Ames. We basically take over the place. It's so simple. We set the date. You show up, buy your own food or drinks, and, if you're a big spender, for your friends. Then drink up (in moderation of course), chat, and get caught up. This has been a meaningful, wonderful reconnection for many people, and we've had classmates from New York, California, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and elsewhere attend. The holiday gathering got off the ground 17 years ago, in a small way and mostly involving the AHS Class of '77, but has become much more. "We started out with about 30 people a year, but in the last couple of years, this has really taken off," Beeman said. "I rely heavily on the this alumni site for email addresses - and beg people to update theirs -- and that helps. What really got this going, though, is the simple act of friends letting their friends know about it through personal email address books and phone calls. The alumni newsletter and the website also carry notices.

Why?

The idea for an informal All Classes AHS reunion came out of years of discussions among Perry Beeman, Julie (Anderson) Larson, Bill Nutty (all 3 from the AHS Class of '77) and others. The thought was to catch people while they were back in town for the holidays, and to have an informal, relaxing, annual fun gathering (i.e. reunion) for those of us who hate to wait five years for our own class gatherings to roll around. Finally, the trio of big talkers backed it up by actually planning an event.

See you at the next GREAT AHS Holiday Gathering!

The All Class AHS Holiday Gathering is normally held the Friday between Christmas and New Year's. If the holidays hit that day (like it did in 2009 and again in 2010) we will pick a different date, but this year it falls nicely between the two major holidays so we have scheduled the gathering for Friday December 30, 2011. Please help get the word out. Every year, we have hurt feelings because someone didn't didn't know about it. The more emails and phone calls, the better.

Stats:

Details: Just like last year! Lots and lots of fun and reminiscing and catching up and meeting new AHS Alum. Plus, you see your friends from other classes who you normally don't see at your own AHS class reunion because this is an ALL Class AHS gathering. About 100 AHS Alumni turned out for the 2006 AHS Holiday event, and a record 110 turned out in 2007 from the AHS classes of 1967 to 2003. Some scholars think it might have even been more. The foggy weather caused attendance to drop to 50 in 2008, there was a good turnout in 2009, 2010 wasn't the largest turnout we have ever had, but there was a respectible showing of about 60 AHS Alumni in 2010. Perry says a lot of younger classes are showing up now too and it is harder for him to know who the AHS grads are, so maybe it was more than 60 in 2010.

Disclaimer:

This is the age of disclaimers, and of course we have one too. This Get-Together is not sponsored by the AHSAA, or anyone else affilated with AHS.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Perry Beeman`77


1951 reunion updated 3/21/2011 top

AHS Class of 1951 60-Year Reunion

AHS 1951
Was Held September 18 - 20, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1951 60-year Diamond 60th AHS diamond reunion. Diamond png icon courtesy of LazyCrazy http://artdesigner.lv downloaded from iconspedia.com Reunion will be held the 18th, 19th, and 20th of September 2011!

To the AHS class of 1951: the AHS class of 1951 will be having there 60th class reunion September 18, 19, and 20, 2011.

Contact:

Roger Deal 1951 AHS Alum r d m p n g ( a t ) m i d i o w a ( d o t) n e t

To the AHS 1951 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Roger Deal '51


1956 reunion added 4/15/2011 top

AHS Class of 1956 55-Year Reunion

AHS 1956
Was Held September 15 - 17, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1956 55-year reunion will be held in Ames on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of September 2011 !

To the AHS class of 1956: the AHS class of 1956 will be having there 55th class reunion September 15, 16, and 17, 2011.

Contact:

Loren Larson 1956 AHS Alum l p l c l o n e ( a t ) a o l ( d o t ) com

To the AHS 1956 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Max Stover '56


1961 reunion added 10/16/2010 updated 8/31/2011 top

AHS Class of 1961 50-Year Gold Reunion

AHS 1961
Was Held September 16-18, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1961 50-year Gold reunion will be held the 16th, 17th, and 18th of Sep 2011!

To the AHS class of 1961: the AHS class of 1961 will be having there 50th Gold class reunion the 16th, 17th, & 18th of September 2011.

A lot more information about our Gold 1961 AHS 50-year class reunion such as newpaper articles about the 1961 State Champion baseball team + every classmates photo from the 1961 AHS Spirit + an entire Seventeen Dance Party TV show video from 1958 + much much more can be found here: www.ahsclass1961.com

Contact:

Gary W Clem 1961 AHS Alum c l e m g w ( a t ) a l m a c o ( d o t ) c o m

To the AHS 1961 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Gary Clem '61


1966 reunion updated 8/23/2010 top

AHS Class of 1966 45-Year Reunion

AHS 1966
Was Held September 16-18, 2011

We decided on new reunion dates a week earlier: 16, 17, 18 September, 2011. We discovered that the original dates are the same weekend as the ISU, UNI game at Ames. So the new dates for the 1966 reunion were September 16-18, 2011.

Photo

The AHS class of '66 is proud to announce a 45 year class reunion was held September 16, 17 and 18, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. The 45th 1966 AHS class reunion photo is below. To ZOOM, click the photo, wait for it to load, click one more time or click here
1966 AHS 45th Reunion Class Photo held Sep 2011

Thanks for saving the date for the Ames High School Class of 1966 45th class reunion. Sep 16-18, 2011. The 50th class reunion is here

We have our very own 1966 AHS reunion website with more information http://www.ahs66.org/ plus we our on facebook with photos, and even more information

1966 AHS 45-year reunion save-the-date logo

The 1966 reunion committee might contact 1966 classmates via email. Please check your email on this website and update it if it needs updating. Read the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Vicki (Voelker) Sivesind '66


1971 reunion updated 11/1/2010 top

AHS Class of 1971 40-Year Reunion

AHS 1971
Was Held July 22-23 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1971 40-year reunion was held the 22nd & 23rd of July 2011!

1969 Ames High School Yearbook Sophomore Homeroom 319 Chevy Demirel Chris Paulson Larry Loots screen shot AHS

AHS Class of 1971 Homeroom 319 Sophomore class photo from 1969 above. Click to ZOOM.

To the AHS class of 1971: the AHS class of 1971 had there 40th class reunion July 22 & 23, 2011.

Contact:

Pete Buck 1971 AHS Alum p g b 8 1 8 3 ( a t ) m a c ( d o t ) c o m

To the AHS 1971 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Pete Buck '71


1976 reunion updated 03/25/2011 top

AHS Class of 1976 35-Year Reunion

AHS 1976
Was Held July 29-30 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1976 35-Year reunion was held the 29th & 30th of July 2011

UPDATE

Great photos (yes, I looked at all of them and they are great!) from the 2011 35-year 1976 AHS reunion can be found here http://www.ahs76reunion.com/

PLUS

Find even more 35-year 1976 AHS reunion photos and comments on Facebook

PLUS

See previous 1976 AHS Alumni archived reunion photos from the 30, 25, 20 and 10th reunions

Even More UPDATES

The Reunion was a great time for all that attended! Below is a summary of the AHS 1976 Reunion events from the 1976 AHS Reunion Committee dated 8-5-2011

Ames High School class of 76 reunion held July 29-30 in Ames was wildly successful. The festivities began Friday night at DG's Tap on Main Street. Well over 100 people attended this very informal gathering with 25 or more folks closing the joint down at 2:00 a.m.

A smaller, though no less enthusiastic, group met at Ames High School the next morning at 11:00 as Bill Ripp from the Alumni Association and Ann Arbuckle, Executive Director of the Ames Education Foundation, lead us on a tour of our alma mater. Though the rail in the main lobby was still there it sure did not feel as comfortable to sit on as it did 35 years ago.

Everyone was impressed with the facility and could not believe how much it had changed and grown over the years. Mr. Ripp's memory was razor sharp as he updated us on old homeroom teachers and funny stories he had gathered over the years.

We held an afternoon picnic at Brookside Park for graduates and their families. We served hamburgers and all the fixin's with a variety of games and activities for everyone to play. Jeff Cardella brought his stereo so we could have 70's music playing in the background.

The highlight of the weekend was our dinner/program on Saturday night at the Hilton Garden Inn. The place was packed as everyone enjoyed a social hour before sitting down to a delicious meal. Before all the "old folks" could retire after dinner, the committee pulled out all the stops for an outstanding program that included a presentation by Kathy Svec (class of 66) and the Ames Historical Society that generated a lot of audience participation. The group howled with laughter at pictures of Ames in the 70's including Bee Vees, Kings Food Host, Sambos, Dog and Suds and the A&W Root Beer stands. Kathy could barely be heard over the laughter and comments the slide show provoked.

Next Jamie Simons and Ed Beaudry entertained the group with a hilarious skit entitled the Love of Chocolate. Next it was John Crawford and Barb Ellis-Holm turn to entertain us with a 70's music trivia contest that got several classmates singing and dancing as they answered questions for lottery ticket prizes. A special thanks goes out to John who's local printing company Alpha Copies supplied all our printer and banner needs.

Marsha Read-Olinghouse kept the fun going as she recited a poem about How We Don't Look Good Naked Anymore. It was pointed out that in high school we used to "skinny dip" and now we "chucky dunk".

Kevin Buck finished the evening's program with a monologue recapping 35 years and how we have grown and matured to become comfortable with who we are and with each other. Kevin had observed during the reunion how little conversation revolved around work and instead focused on what made us happy outside our careers. Just like in high school, before the days of Facebook, Twitter, smart phones and video streaming, all we had was each other. And that was good enough on cold winter nights or a warm summer evening in Ames, Iowa 35 years later.

Ames Hi Aims High

The AHS 76 Reunion Committee

Barb Ellis-Holm
Dave Jamison
George Toth
Jeff Cardella
Karen Allen Kerper
Marsha Read-Olinghouse
John Crawford

Please email to ahs76reunion (at) gmail (%20%20dot%20%20) com if you have an updated email address to share with us or for more 1976 reunion information ...

Contact:

Marsha (Read) Olinghouse 1976 AHS Alum marsha ( a t ) f u r n i t u r e for the office ( d o t ) c o m

Check back for additional updated information, or ...

Contact:
Vicki (Voelker) Sivesind 1966 AHS Alumna v i c k i . s i v e s i n d ( a t ) g m a i l ( d o t ) c o m

To the AHS 1976 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Marsha (Read) Olinghouse '76


1981 reunion updated 7/26/2010 top

AHS Class of 1981 30-Year Reunion

AHS 1981
Was Held June 24-26, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1981 hosted its 30th class reunion on June 24-26, 2011!

1981 AHS 30 Year Reunion logo To the AHS class of 1981: A dinner event was held on Saturday, June 25, 6 - 11 pm, at the Knapp-Storms Dining Complex on Iowa State University campus. Other activities are being planned for Friday night and Saturday.

For more information and to register, visit www.ames1981.com or contact Angela Bendorf Jamison

Detailed 1981 AHS reunion schedule of events can be found by clicking here

The 1981 AHS Facebook reunion page is here

Contact:

Angela (Bendorf) Jamison 1981 AHS Alum and chair of the planning committee a n g e l a ( a t ) c o m m u n i c o p i a P R ( d o t ) c o m or 9 1 9 - 5 2 3 - 5 9 9 1





To the AHS 1981 class: Please check your email on this website and update it if it needs updating. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Angela (Bendorf) Jamison '81


1986 reunion added 4/12/2011 top

AHS Class of 1986 25-Year Silver Reunion

AHS 1986
Was Held August 6, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1986 25-year Silver reunion was held the 6th of August 2011!

Facebook:

We have a Facebook event page for the 1986 AHS 25-year Silver reunion!! Click here for the 1986 AHS reunion Facebook page.

Contact:

Cathy Stidwell c a t h y s t i d w e l l ( a t ) y a h o o ( d o t ) c o m

To the AHS 1986 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Cathy Stidwell '86


1991 reunion added 8/8/2010 updated 4/27/2011 top

AHS Class of 1991 20-Year Reunion

AHS 1991
Was Held July 15-16, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 1991 20-year reunion was held July 15-16, 2011!

To the AHS class of 1991, Hello, I just wanted to let everyone know the class of 1991 AHS 20-year reunion, was held July 15-16, 2011 in Ames.

Update

Hi all! Just wanted to provide a few more details, so you know we are still out here! Our 1991 AHS reunion was held July 15-16, 2011 in Ames. We hung out at Olde Main in downtown Ames on Friday evening, toured Ames High School Saturday a.m. followed by a family picnic at Inis Grove, and then the main event on Saturday evening at Gateway Hotel. We are working on pricing details now, and will hopefully have registration information available soon. Just wanted to let you know a bit about what will be going on as I know people are probably starting to plans summer vacations, etc. I hope I saw you at the Reunion!

Yes we have our own 1991 AHS reunion website with reunion registration information

Click http://www.ameshigh1991.com to see the 1991 Reunion website. Please register soon. Oh, and don't forget to fill out your bio soon too.

Facebook

Click here to go to the very cool 1991 AHS reunion facebook page.

If you are in the AHS class of 1991, you might be in this Facebook photo (most likely you need to log into your facebook account to see this photo).

Contact:

Claire Haws 1991 AHS Alum s u n h a w s ( a t ) @ y a h o o ( d o t ) c o m

To the AHS 1991 class: Please check your email on this website and update it if it needs updating. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

Claire Haws '91


2001 reunion added 4/12/2011 updated 4/28/2011 top

AHS Class of 2001 10-Year Reunion

AHS 2001
Was Held August 12-13, 2011

The Ames High School Class of 2001 10-year reunion was held the 12th and 13th of August 2011!

Website

For even more information about the 2001 reunion, the AHS 2001 10-year reunion has their own website: ahsclassof01.com

Facebook

Click here to go an awesome 2001 AHS reunion facebook page.

If you are in the AHS class of 2001, you might be in this Facebook photo (you probably need to log into your facebook account to see this photo).

Please save the date for the Ames High School Class of 2001 reunion. This was a milestone reunion, it was only the second reunion ever for an AHS class graduating in the new century, I hope you attended!

Contact:

Julie Reger Masson or Lisa Corley Hydes (a special AHS 2001 10-year reunion email account just for you) a h s c l a s s o f 0 1 ( a t ) g m a i l ( d o t ) c o m

To the AHS 2001 class: Please check and update your email on this website. See the box below to find out how.
email current? Your AHS reunion committee wants to contact you via email, keep you informed + save postage. Update your email here: view add update search. If that didn't work click contact AHSAA

Postal mailing address current? If you receive neither a postcard or a newsletter, then we lost you, click here contact AHSAA , tell us your name, current mailing address, year of graduation + anything else you care to add.

Are you a member? If you received a AHSAA postcard in the Spring, then you are not a member. It is easy and inexpensive to join. Dues paying AHSAA members receive three (3) AHSAA newsletters per year?

lisa.hydes '01

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