CLASSES OF 1973 & 1974 REUNION:
May 9-12, 2013 in New Smyrna Beach, FL
(a beach house has been rented - room is available!)
For more information, contact Janet Chittum Sosnowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (843) 795-6963.
The reunion is on facebook!
Find the event listed as Classes of '73 and '74 REUNION!! Lake Highland Prep
Is it time for your class reunion?
Below are step by step guidelines to help you.
Of course, if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Heather Cabaniss in the Alumni Office at 407-206-1900 ext. 3342.
Class reunion planning checklist:
- Contact the Alumni Office to see if anyone has begun planning your reunion.
- Reach out to local classmates and form a committee if you wish.
- Contact the Alumni Office for a class list which will include email addresses, etc.
- Ask the Alumni Office to set up ClassCreator for your class.
- Set the date, reserve the venue and email your class.
- Brainstorm and assign tasks if you have a committee.
- Set up a Facebook account to announce your reunion and direct classmates to the ClassCreator site.
How do I form a reunion committee?
A core group of local alumni typically form the most productive reunion committees. Assign one person as the primary contact to communicate with both the school and your classmates. Assign one person to serve as the “treasurer”. This individual will keep track of monies should you decide to go with a ticketed event. Assign one person to be in charge of Facebook & ClassCreator pages. This can be the same individual as the primary contact person to keep things simple.
Who pays for our reunion?
Good question. Class reunions are self-supporting events. They are planned, executed and paid for by the classmates who participate. Lake Highland pays for alumni reunion parties and events in which all
graduating classes are invited. An example of the latter would be the Annual All Alumni Christmas Party or the All Alumni Homecoming Tailgate reception.
What is a milestone reunion?
A milestone reunion is a reunion gathering that marks every five or 10 years after your graduation. Another interchangeable term for a milestone reunion is a class reunion. Your milestone or class reunion may be your 10th reunion, your 15th, 20th, etc.
When will we hold our class reunion?
At Lake Highland, milestone class reunions are usually held in the fall during the LHP Homecoming weekend. Traditionally, classes meet on Friday at the All Alumni Tailgate Reception at the President’s home. The Tailgate is held right before the LHPA Barbeque and Homecoming football game. At the big game, alumni enjoy complimentary VIP sideline seating in the alumni tent on the field. Also, Saturday night is set aside for milestone class parties during this weekend.
Other popular times for individual class reunions are during Thanksgiving weekend or Christmas when classmates are in town visiting family. The Class of 2001 held their ten year reunion the Saturday after Thanksgiving and had a tremendous turnout. Or, you could organize a class reunion dinner to be held right before the Annual Alumni Christmas Reunion Party. This would provide private time just for your class, as well the opportunity to visit and network with alumni from other graduating classes after your dinner. The dinner could be Dutch treat, or you could organize a ticketed event.
What type of venue should we consider when planning the class reunion?
Luckily your alma mater is in Orlando, providing you and your committee with lots
of options. The Class of 2001 celebrated their ten year reunion at a popular Winter Park restaurant. The organizers arranged for appetizers and beverages to be covered by a ticket for a nominal fee. The ticket included a set number of beverages and appetizers per person, as well as raffle prizes during the evening.
The Class of 1991 celebrated their twentieth in a private room at the Orlando Country Club. Tickets were sold online via ClassCreator and included open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Class reunions may also be held in the home of a classmate. The Class of 1996 held a casual 15 year reunion in the local home of a classmate. The relaxed atmosphere provided ample time to catch up with one another.
Finally, you may choose to organize a non-ticketed event in which registration is not required. In this scenario, an RSVP is collected simply to provide the restaurant with a seating number for your reservation. Upon arrival, each classmate is responsible to pay for his or her meal at the dinner.
Word to the wise:
if you are charging a ticket fee, make sure this fee covers all
food, beverages AND gratuity per person. Always ask the restaurant or country club if you will be assessed a room fee to hold your event in a private area of the venue. If you are assessed a room fee, build this cost into the per person ticket cost. Some venues will waive the room fee if asked.
If you need suggestions or recommendations for venues, contact Mrs. Cabaniss in the Alumni Office at 407-206-1900 ext. 3342 or at email@example.com.