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21st All Classes AHS Alumni Holiday Get Together

AHS Holiday Get Together
Was Held Saturday December 26, 2015

All AHS Alumni Holiday Reunion post created Jan 9, 2015, updated Jan 10, 2015 top

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.

View awesome All AHS All Classes Holiday Gathering photos by clicking here: All Ames High School Holiday Gatherings.
Check out the Facebook page for the AHS Holiday Gathering.

A 21st anniversary message from Perry Beeman:

All Classes Holiday Get Together marks 21st Anniversary on December 26, 2015, the day after Christmas 2015

What started as the Ames High School Class of '77's desire to hold informal gatherings in addition to formal reunions led to an all-classes reunion in Ames every holiday season. Perry Beeman and Julie (Anderson) Larson of the Class of '77 set up the original evening gathering in 1994. They quickly decided to invite all Ames High School grads.​ Many Ames High grads don't want to wait until a formal reunion rolls around to chat, and this was a way to cater to those back for the holidays. The idea was to keep it simple: show up, buy your own refreshments​, no tickets, no fees, no fuss. Along the way, fellow Ames High​ grads Bill Nutty and Heidi Conis helped build the turnout, which now often is bigger than some formal reunions. "We began with 30 or so, mostly from '77, but it continued to build," Beeman said. "Let's just say I gained a lot of Facebook friends when word got around I was one of the organizers."

In 2013, a crowd of 150 or so represented AHS​ classes from 1972 to 2008. Typically, the event occurs the Friday between the holidays, or whichever Friday seems to make the most sense. For convenience and tradition, the gathering has remained at Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St., which is big enough to handle a large crowd and has a full menu. Details are always at www.ameshigh.org a year in advance. Still confused? Email Beeman at perrybeeman@gmail.com.

This year's gathering is Saturday Dec 26, 2015. We'll look forward to seeing you. Please invite your classmates.

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 does this year in 2015 (and like it did in 2009 and again in 2010 and 2011) we pick a different date, but this year date.

The 2015 Ames High School Alumni Holiday Gathering / Reunion night will be Saturday evening, December 26, 2015 at Olde Main Brewing Co. in downtown Ames. We normally take over the place. It's 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 and we encourage soda pop or water), 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 18 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.

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.

Photos

2013 All AHS Holiday Gathering Photos are below. Click the arrow on the photo to see more photos,
or click the photo itself to see more details.
2013 All AHS Holiday Gathering

2014 All AHS Holiday Gathering Photos are below. Click the arrow on the photo to see more photos,
or click the photo itself to see more details.
All class All Alumni AHS 2014 Holiday Gathering 2014-12-26

Stats thru 2015

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 there were more than 60 classmates at the gatherings in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The 2013 All Holiday Gathering had the 2nd largest attendence at 150+ alum, the AHS classes of 2008 and 1998 had big reunions the previous summer, so they both opted to also have Holiday mini-reunions over the holidays and piggy-backed onto our 2013 event (see photos on this page), this was great! There were approximately 20 from 2008 and 20 from 1998, which bumped up our attendence by 40. The 2014 Holiday Get-together (see photos on this page), had a tie for the 3rd largest turnout at 110+ and the 2015 Holiday Gathering broke the all time attendance record. Perry bought 160 name tags the day of the gathering, all nametages were gone by 9pm. 200+ attended this fun 2015 gathering, the most ever! AHS classes attended from AHS 1960 all the way to AHS 2014 (Bill and Tracy Nutty's daughter attended from the AHS class of 2014) !!

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. We just want to see all our great friends from AHS again.

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


1950 reunion added Apr 1, 2015, updated May 8, 2015 top

AHS Class of 1950 65-Year Sky Blue Reunion

AHS 1950
was held May 27-29, 2015

You saved the date, and marked your calendars. You made your plans, and after 65 years you reconnected at ...

The Ames High School Class of 1950 65th Sky Blue Reunion was held May 27-29, 2015

Reunion Summary from Bob Buck

The Ames High School class of 1950 held their 65th year reunion May 27,28, and 29th, 2015. The first afternoon and evening were at Bob Taylor's son's lake place, NE of Ames for a barbecued supper. An afternoon slide show presentation by Margaret Vance, of the Ames Historical Society, and an evening dinner at the Gateway Hotel followed the second day, with a buffet breakfast there the 3rd day closing the reunion. 34 classmates, plus spouses attended.

1950 AHS 65th Reunion Photo from May 2015

2015-05-29 1950 Ames High School 65-year reunion group photo Ames Iowa
Click above photo from the AHS 65th Class of 1950 reunion or click here to see AHS 1950 classmates and names of those who attended.
Taken May 29, 2015.

First row Lucille (Erickson) Hoffman, Winnie (Stein) Johnson, Ruth (Dahl) Allbert, Bev (Ott) Guyan, Liz (Martin) Watson, Dorothy (Parsons) Schory, Darlene (Roberson) Arnold.
Second row Dewey Fitch, Norton Mezvinsky, John Midgorden, John Brayton, Mary (Hayenga) Olson, Jane (Allen) McCoy, Patricia (Morrissey) Kvidera, Gary Carr.
Third row Don King, Mary (Rierson) Amick, Margaret (Getz) Vance, Charles Arnold, Dick Schory.
Fourth row Dean Obrecht, Art Schanche, Bob Taylor, Jim Champlin, Anne (Knuths) Buck, Reiny Freidrich.
Top row Alan Abbott, George Robinson, Ken Rowe, Bob Griffin, Bob Buck.
Not pictured O'Dale Brue and Alice (Kirwin) Woody.

The 1950 AHS 65-year reunion was a blast.

1950 AHS 60th Reunion Photo from 2010

Ames High School Class of 1950 60 year reunion
Click the above photo from the 60th AHS Class of 1950 reunion or click here to see the names of the classmates who attended.
Taken on May 18, 2010. The 1950 AHS 60-year reunion was a blast, the 65th was even better.

Update 4/1/2015 from Bob Buck

Yes, we are having our 65th class reunion May 27-29. We have a total of 46 signed up with 34 being classmates. We expect a few more. This is out of a class with about 98 still living. I am the contact person. We will send you a photo of our class afterwards.

Letter to the 1950 AHS Class about the 65th Class Reuion

November 25, 2014

Ames High Class of 1950 - 65 Year Reunion

May 27th, 28th, 29th, (Wed., Thur., Fri.) 2015

We will be holding our last reunion this spring. In a survey by e-mail, the response was positive for another reunion, if God be willing. So this is what we have planned.

Schedule of Events

I. WEDNESDAY, 27TH, @ JEFF TAYLOR’S (BOB’S SON) lake property in his NEW BARN, WITH REST ROOMS.

2:00 to 9:00 PM Casual social, open house with drinks & snacks and Bob Taylor's gift of a catered BBQ meal about 5:30.

Directions: Drive north on Hwy 69 (Grand Avenue) and go past the old Hallets gravel pit (now Ada Haden park). From it's entry, go north for 2.4 miles to the Gilbert road, 170th street, (there is a sign for Gilbert, Sopers Mill, and Hort Farm) turn right or East and proceed for almost two miles and you are there. You will see the large dark stained barn and you will be welcomed.

2. THURSDAY, 28th, @ GATEWAY CENTER HOTEL, MEADOWS ROOM

10:00 AM TO 10:00 PM social time all day, same hotel and room as our last reunion.

Lunch is on your own. They have a nice restaurant & there's always Hickory Park! At 2:30 PM a program by Margaret Vance from the Ames Historical Society entitled, The Ames of Our Youth. Social time before & after. At 4:00 we must break, so they can get the room ready for our plated meal while we get ready for photos. At 5:30 PM meet in the hallway for a photo with a smile. 6:00 PM back in the Meadows for a plated meal, memorial, short program and visit.

3. FRIDAY, 29TH, @ GATEWAY CENTER HOTEL, MEADOWS ROOM

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM breakfast and farewell

BOOK EARLY: Room availability can be difficult in Ames due to the many events being held here. One can always cancel for a refund. GATEWAY 515-292-8600 is holding rooms for our group for $109 and BEST WESTERN, 1-800-780-7234 (across the road) for $99 for king & $109 for two queens, both with a complimentary hot breakfast. There is a Holiday Inn Conf. Center just south, but their room rates were high with few vacancies. We have a list of other motels in Ames on the enclosed map.

Thank you for passing this information along to fellow 1950 AHS classmates, the turnout was great!

Contacts:

Bob Buck 1950 AHS Alumni r o b u c k 1 ( a t ) a o l ( d o t ) c o m
The 1950 Ames High School reunion committee might contact 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?

Bob Buck '50


AHS Class of 1955 60-Year Diamond White Reunion

AHS 1955
was held September 13-15, 2015

1955 AHS reunion post created Jan 9, 2015, updated Sep 15, 2015 top
Ames Tribune article about the 60th reunion

Save the date, mark your calendar, make your plans, for ...

The Ames High School Class of 1955 60th Diamond White Reunion
was held Sunday thru Tuesday September 13-15, 2015

ISU hosted Iowa in football on Saturday September 12th (For the record, Iowa won, but it was tied 17 to 17 till the last 4 min of the game) and the 60th reunion committee figured lots of people would clear out after that game, so we started our grand 60th reunion the next day on Sunday the 13th of September 2015.

Please pass this great news about your reunion to fellow AHS classmates!

Contacts:

Leah Bowman l e a h b 5 5 [at] e a r t h l i n k (dot) %20 n e t ← click email then replace _at_ with @ and (dot) with . and remove all spaces

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?

Leah Bowman '55


AHS Class of 1960 55-Year Emerald Green Reunion

AHS 1960
was held August 6-8, 2015

1960 reunion added May 8, 2015, updated September 25, 2015 top
Save the date, mark your calendar, make your plans, after 55 years it is time for ...

The Ames High School Class of 1960 55th Emerald Green Reunion
which was held August 6-8, 2015

AHS Class of 1960 Ames High School 55th class reunion
Click the above 55th reunion class photo or
Click here for a much larger version of this photo.

1960 55th Class Post Reunion Summary Report and Letter from Dallas Rust.
Congratulations to the class of 1960

From $0 to $10,000+ in 45 Days
by Dallas (Wall) Rust, Class of 1960

It started with a conversation a few days before our 55th Ames High Class of 1960 Reunion. Meeting places had been reserved, hotel rooms booked, food ordered, invitations sent, reservations and money collected. It was time to sit back and relax until the Reunion and then … The words uttered were, “Hey, Dallas, has our class ever given back to the school as a class?” I responded with my own question, “You mean as in money?” And so it began... No, the Class of 1960 had never donated any money other than giving the Alumni Association a smattering of left-over money from past reunions. Our class was always delighted if/when we found that we might have enough money left over after a reunion to apply toward stamps for the next reunion. We have had a reunion every 5 years since we graduated. Our goal (other than to have a fantastic time reminiscing and re-connecting with classmates) was to keep expenses down and not charge anything more than absolutely necessary. Therefore, there never was any extra We started talking about the fact that Ames High shaped so many of our lives and provided us with an invaluable education. It seemed strange that we hadn’t thought of giving as a class before. The classmate then stunned me by saying, “I’d be willing to match up to $5,000 donated to the Ames Education Foundation.

WOW!! This was an opportunity that couldn’t be wasted. I quickly met with Annie Arbuckle of the Ames Education Foundation to find out how we could orchestrate this since there were just 3 days left before the Reunion. She made it very easy.

After announcing the challenge at the Reunion and sending emails to our class email list, the money started arriving. Some classmates gave $20, some $25, some $30, some $40, some $50, some $100, some $250, some $300, and some $500. Slowly it started adding up. Each week I sent an update to the class on how much money we had received and coupled it with the donated amount. When we got to the $6,000 mark I was very proud; at $7,000 I was very happy; at $8,000 I was giddy; at $9,000 I was amazed. Then when we were close to the $10,000 challenge, I started getting worried. Could we really get to $10,000? I had already received the $5,000 check from our classmate. Could we really match his $5,000?? In the mail the “final day of giving”, there were checks enough to put us over our challenge. I was ecstatic! We raised a total $10,560.

Reunions are a time to reflect on occurances and people that were important to us at a time in our lives when we are growing, maturing, and learning life lessons. Ames High School had a huge influence on the people in my class. The physical building, the teachers, the classmates, the curriculum—all meshed together into an exciting experience that provided us with the background to be whatever it was we were to become. What better way to give back to that institution which did so much to shape our lives than to contribute to the Ames Education Yes, $0 to $10,000+ seems extraordinary, but it was easy because Ames Hi Aims High!
--

Letter to the 1960 AHS Class about and before the 55th Class Reuion

Hello AHS Class of 1960

Time for celebration! We have actually achieved getting to the amazing benchmark of our 55th Ames High School Reunion. Where have all the years gone? Come, mix, mingle, talk, and find out what has happened in people's lives. It's pretty darn interesting!!! And on top of it all, enjoy the drinks, food, and ambiance of the delightful Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. (Reservations: 1-800-FOR-AMES)

On Thursday evening, August 6th, classmates will gather at the Olde Main Brewing Company on Main Street for sandwiches and drinks and talk, talk, talk.

On Friday evening August 7th, the first "planned" event will start at 5:00 PM at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. There will be appetizers available to fill your tummy while you get what you want from the cash bar. If you want to hang out in the meeting room all evening, that’s fine. If you’re still hungry after appetizers, you can get with fellow classmates and have dinner at one of Ames’s many fine restaurants. We are trying to plan a Saturday morning meeting at the Ames Historical Society and a tour of the "history" floor of the Octagon, both in downtown Ames. The newly renovated library is in the same area and is a must- see! Remember the Story Time Theater? It's still there!

The banquet will be Saturday August 8, 2015 in the evening at the Gateway, again. Cash bar will open at 5:00 PM, dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Rather than a formal program, many classmates wanted a chance to share stories, ask each other questions, and play the "remember when" game.

Sunday August 9, 2015 in the morning will be informal breakfasts at different places in Ames, since most motel/hotels in Ames have free breakfasts with rooms.

Thursday evening at Olde Main Brewery ________yes _______no -- no charge

Friday evening at Gateway Hotel _________yes _______no -- $20 per person

Saturday evening at Gateway Hotel ________yes ________no -- $45 per person

Please send your check to Gary Groat, 2119 Hayes, Ames, IA 50010 by July 5, 2015.

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If you haven't already emailed the following information to Dallas (d w r u s t 1 @ g m a i l . c o m), please email it to her or fill out the form below and mail or email (g a r y s u t t o n @ s a n . r r . c o m) to Gary Sutton, 1865 Caminito Ascua, La Jolla, CA 92037 by June 1, 2015.

Name:
Address:
Preferred Phone #:
Email address:
Information about what you are doing now. If retired, you might want to remind us what you did before retirement.
Any memories you want to share.
Any pictures you want to attach.


PS Thanks to all of you who have sent donations for postage, paper, and room-booking expenses. This letter wouldn't be getting to you without those donations. OUR AHS 1960 CLASS ROCKS!!!!

Looking forward to a super reunion!!!!

Popular Songs 55 Years Ago in 1960:

1. Theme from "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith
2. It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
3. Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
4. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
5. Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers

A gallon of (leaded) gas in the United States in 1960 cost only 31 cents! That sounds like an incredible bargain until you factor in inflation.

Please pass this great 1960 reunion news along to fellow 1960 Ames High School classmates!

Contact:

Dallas Wall Rust 1960 AHS Alum drust [ at ] mchsi ( d o t ) com ← click email then replace [at] with @ and (dot) with .
The 1960 AHS reunion committee might contact 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?

Dallas Wall Rust '60


AHS Class of 1965 50-Year Gold Reunion

AHS 1965
September 17 - 20, 2015

1965 AHS reunion post created March 30, 2015, updated March 30, 2015 top

The Ames High School Class of 1965's 50th Gold Reunion
was held Thursday September 17 to Sunday September 20, 2015. Mark your calendar.

Registration

Register for the 50th reunion here

For those that are still on the fence about attending your reunion please read the following: here.

Facebook

Click this Facebook link, then click like, and you will become a member of the Ames High School Class of 1965 Facebook group and will have access to even more valuable information about the 1965 AHS reunion. There are already almost 100 members.

Schedule of Events for the 1965 AHS 50th Reunion

Click here for the schedule

Contacts:

AHS 1965 reunion committee AmesHighClassOf1965 (at) yahoo (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .

1965 Reunion Poem

OH NO!!!
AHS class of 1965

The postman brought the letter
Right to my door.
My reunion is coming
Need I say anything more?

My reunion is coming
And I don’t know what to say.
My weight and chins have doubled
I changed in such a big way.

Some goals of our youth
Didn't go quite as planned,
And time drifted by
Like small grains of beach sand.

We all have some wrinkles
And some hair that is gray
But oh, what the heck,
Who cares anyway?

So I head to the party,
“it doesn't matter, I say.
We all must have changed
In a similar way.

I pause at the door,
But there's been some mistake.
Did I do something wrong?
Did I get the wrong date?

But some faces seem familiar
So I continue to stare,
Do I enter the room?
Oh no, do I dare.

Great friends do I find
All changed just like me.
All continue to strive
To be the best they can be.

So much work a reunion
But it can be so much fun.
Our thanks to the committee
For all they have done

1965 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1965

1) Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
2) Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
3) Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
4) We Five - You Were On My Mind
5) Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

Top 100 songs of 1965 here.

1965 in sports

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?

'65


AHS Class of 1975 40-Year Ruby Red Reunion

AHS 1975
was held July 31 to August 2, 2015

1975 AHS reunion post created March 27, 2015, updated March 30, 2015 and again August 30, 2015top

The good news is, YES! There was a 40-year reunion, held the weekend of Friday July 31, Saturday August 1, and Sunday August 2, 2015. You marked your calendar. and YES, it was big news, and yes, it was a fun amazingly good time!!

Ames High School Class of 1975

The Ames High School Class of 1975's 40th Ruby Red Reunion
was held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd, 2015

1971 1972 Echo Yearbook Central Junior High School (Future AHS 1975)

1971 1972 Echo Yearbook. Click above for 9th grade Central Jr High portraits of 1975 AHS classmates

Registration

We hope you all clicked ameshighclassof75.classquest.com to register for the 40th! Don't wait another minute. I'm sure it was the highlight of your year.

Who

Click here to see who has signed up for the 40th. Was your name on this list?

For those that are still on the fence about attending your reunion please read the following and maybe you will change your mind and go go go. here.

Facebook

Click this Facebook link, then click join, and you will become a member of the Ames High School Class of 1975 Facebook group and will have access to even more valuable information about the 1975 AHS reunion. There are already 130 members. You can converse with your long lost 1975 AHS classmates, whom you maybe have not seen, or conversed with in possibly 40 years. Isn't technology grand? And speaking of Grand, when is the last time you drove down Grand Ave in Ames, IA? Another reason to plan on attending the 40th AHS reunion. Didn't graduate with the 1975 AHS class, but spent quality time with the 1975 AHS grads, and consider us your real class, then join the FB group, or call us, or email, and let us know your address and we will send you an invite.

Schedule of Events 1975 AHS 40th Reunion

FRIDAY Evening 6 p.m. July 31, 2015 - Reconnect

Meet at Bandshell Park to greet each other and hear vintage rock. Plus a special greeting from the band! Walk downtown for dinner later!

SATURDAY Afternoon, August 1, 2015 AHS - Tour

1 p.m. Saturday
Tour of Ames High School
1921 Ames High Dr, Ames, IA 50010
Ames High School Ames Iowa Logo Bill Ripp Ames High School Alumni Association Ames Iowa Mr. Bill Ripp will conduct the tour and share what's old, what's new, and what's in the future for good 'ol Ames High School.
Come to see how AHS has changed in 40 years! Co-touring with the AHS class of 1985.

SATURDAY Evening, August 1, 2015 - Dinner / Program

6 p.m. - closing
dinner plate of food Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames, IA.
The main event of the weekend - have dinner, meet classmates and friends, take photos, catch up, reminisce.

SUNDAY Morning / Afternoon, August 2, 2015 - Good-byes in the Park

Help wanted:

A planning committee has formed, but if would like to help (and we would love for you to help) with the planning or with the event itself, or if you have any ideas how you can help, please let us know (email any of the contacts below), we don't want to exclude anyone from any of the fun. If you graduated from Ames High School in 1976, or you missed it by "that much", and almost graduated in '75, or your parents moved you away from beautiful Ames, Iowa before you could graduate and you feel connected in any way to the AHS class of 1975, then yes, you are invited to attend the 40th reunion. Contact us and we will send you and invite.

Contacts:

Nancy (Phipps) Bayerle nancy.bayerle (at) gmail (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .
Mike Swan misclone (at) hotmail (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .

1975 Nostalgia

Top 5 songs from 1975

1) Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
2) Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
3) Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom
4) Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
5) Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You

Top 100 songs of 1975 here.

SNL created in 1975.

1975 in sports

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?

Nancy (Phipps) Bayerle '75


AHS Class of 1980 35-Year Coral Reunion

AHS 1980
was held June 26-27, 2015

1980 AHS reunion post created Jan 9, 2015 and updated Jan 10, 2015 top
You saved the date, marked your calendars, made your plans, after 35 years we had an amazing time at ...

The amazing, stupendous, spectacular, Ames High School Class of 1980 35th Coral Reunion was held Friday June 26th and Saturday June 27th 2015

1980 Ames High School 35-Year Reunion Planning Committee, Scheman Bldg, Ames, Iowa 2015-06-27 1980 Ames High School Spirit yearbook cover

**** This reunion is open to the AHS Classes of 1979 1980 and 1981 -- Be sure to invite your friends

Click www.ameshigh1980.com to register, create a self-bio, and to see your classmates photos and for more information on this great 35th reunion!!

Please pass along this reunion news to fellow AHS classmates from 1979 1980 and 1981!

Contacts:

"Kathy (Smithson) Vannoy 1980 AHS Alumna" ahs1980kathyvannoy [at] gmail (dot) com ← click email then replace _at_ with @ and (dot) with .

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?

Kathy (Smithson) Vannoy '80


AHS Class of 1985 30-Year Green Reunion

AHS 1985
was held July 31 - August 2, 2015

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SAVE the date, mark your calendar, make your plans, for ...

The Ames High School Class of 1985 30th Green Reunion.
To be held Friday thru Sunday July 31 to August 2, 2015

img1138 Ames High School Class of 1985 reunion sign July 9 2005 1985 AHS 20th reunion Ames IA

Pass this great news along to any and all 1985 classmates! The Ames High School Class of 1985 30-year reunion will be the event of the decade!

All reservations have been made for the reunion and a caterer scheduled, so we are READY to GO !!!

Schedule of Events

Friday night July 31, 2015 informal gathering downtown Ames, IA.

Saturday August 1, 2015 a golf outing at Coldwater Golf Links

Saturday August 1, 2015 1pm Tour of AHS. Tourguide: our beloved Bill Ripp. Co-tour with the AHS class of 1975

Saturday evening August 1, 2015, dinner at the Coldwater Golf Links outdoor pavilion from 7pm-11pm.

We are still considering whether to have a 30th reunion picnic on Sunday.

No costs have been finalized yet.

Facebook

Click here or search for and join the Facebook group "Ames High Class of 1985", for more info about the 30th reunion. Currently, this is a closed group so contact Amy at her email below and she will send you and invite if you have trouble joining.

Photos

20-year and 25-year reunion photos are here, or click images below

IMG_0362 2010-08-14 AHS 1985 25th reunion AHS 1985 25th reunion Lori Peterson Kim (Zenor) Sheila Swenson Brenda Pedigo Lori Birdseye Gene Jenson Roni Sue Eckroad Aug 14, 2010 7-26 PM img1138 Ames High School Class of 1985 reunion sign July 9 2005 1985 AHS 20th reunion Ames IA

Contact:

Contact Amy for more information. Amy Healey amykhealey (at) hotmail (dot) com ← click email then replace _at_ with @ and (dot) with .

Please update your email on this site (see box below) so we can keep you updated on the reunion.

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?

Amy Healey '85


AHS Class of 2005 10-Year Silver Reunion

AHS 2005
June 12-13, 2015

2005 reunion added Jan 9, 2015, updated Jan 21, 2015 top
Hello Ames High School Class of 2005, save the date, mark your calendar, make your plans, its time for ...

The Ames High School Class of 2005 10th Silver Reunion to be held June 12-13, 2015

Click http://ameshs2005.classquest.com/ to register, create a self-bio, and to see your classmates photos and for more information on this great AHS class of 2005 10th Silver Reunion !!

Click Facebook for even more information.

Events

There will be a gathering on the evening of Friday, June 12, 2015, with more activities on Saturday, June 13, 2013.

FRIDAY NIGHT, June 12, 2015
Meet and Greet

7 p.m. to whenever
small pitcher of beer image Kick things off Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at Olde Main with dinner and refreshments (pay on your own)!
Location:
Olde Main Brewing Co
316 Main St, Ames, IA 50010

SATURDAY, June 13, 2015
2005 AHS Picnic

11 a.m. to around 4 p.m. (rain or shine)
dinner plate of food Moore Park, Big Bluestem Shelter, for fun and conversation with your classmates.

Big Bluestem Shelter, Moore Memorial Park, 3050 Northridge Pkwy, Ames IA.


Please pass this exciting info along to fellow 2005 classmates! What a jubilee this will be! The Ames High School Class of 2005 10-year reunion will be the event of the decade!

Contact:
Elizabeth "Libby" Utesch 2005 LibbyUtesch (at) gmail (dot) com ← click email then replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .
The 2005 AHS reunion committee might contact 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?

AHS Elizabeth "Libby" Utesch '05

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