John H. Francis Polytechnic High School Class of 1966, Sun Valley, CA50 Year Reunion . 10/8/2016 . Sherman Oaks Courtyard Marriott
The class of Poly High School 1966 just celebrated a super 50th reunion, with more than 200 classmates in attendance, and we thank The Reunion Committee (TRC) for all their help! They were absolutely instrumental in every detail from the moment our committee was formed in May 2015 to the night of the reunion – October 8, 2016!
We took advantage of the “Green Reunion” option offered by TRC which meant that we could offer a lower ticket price to our classmates. It meant a lot of work for us, as our committee had to follow up on a list of nearly 1,000 classmates. (TRC sent out a “Save the Date” postcard initially, and then provided us with a data sheet listing all classmates with the most current addresses.) Fortunately, we had a committee of 12, so we divided the list, and went to work, calling and writing classmates for the next year. Although it was a lot of work, we think that the personal contact might have been instrumental in convincing more classmates to come!
The best part of working with TRC is that they had a game plan: they offered hotel options in our preferred geographical area, they set up a Facebook account for our class, handled the menu planning, the photographer, the DJ, and they registered all the classmates arriving for the big party. Best of all, they handled all the money!.
Initially, we worked with Liz, but Shelli handled the day-to-day questions during the many months before the reunion. She was almost always available, but if she was busy she returned calls in a timely fashion. Katie was also very helpful with our Facebook account, which incidentally was a huge success, and probably contributed greatly to our big turnout. Thank you!