I was contacted by Rick last year, about chairing the Granada Hills H.S. Class of 66 committee. I was reluctant at first. I informed Rick I had many things on my plate and wouldn’t have time to attend to the many challenges of setting up a 50 year class reunion. After several emails and discussions, Rick convinced me I was the right person for the job. He assured me the Reunion Committee has been doing this for many years and have all the resources necessary to handle my concerns. I learned they have this very efficient search engine saving time and energy. They handled contacting people who have changed names, residences, cities, states and countries.
I attended the class reunion (Class of 65) the year prior and was very impressed with the venue, food, music, bar and service.
The Reunion Community arranged with the hotel, to have a block of rooms at discounted rates for out of town travelers/guests.
Since I was now the chairperson, I was responsible for making certain decisions that could effect the outcome. I felt I was on a positive footing, through the guidance of the Reunion Committee. I believe in K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid). I decided to duplicate the class of 65 reunion. It had great reviews, everyone enjoyed themselves. I had such a good time, I didn’t want to change anything! Why fix it if it isn’t broken.
It was easy to keep in touch via phone or email with the Reunion Committee and their talented staff. They took care of most everything, making my job a no-brainer.
I had a fellow classmates to work with, which made my job even easier. I didn’t feel I needed to check on many things because I trusted the Reunion Committee’s experience, Having attended several previous reunions over the years, I had a good feeling on how this one would turn out.
All things came together the night of our reunion like pieces of a puzzle. The Reunion Committee took great care making sure everything was on schedule.
The Reunion Committee personnel took care of staffing the reception and sign-in desk, the photographer, D.J. and financial arrangements.
From our cocktail hour, music (DJ Frank) dancing, photographs to dinner (excellent food), made this night a night to remember.
During the evening I received many compliments from fellow classmates and guests. That appreciation, shall be directed to the experienced staff of the Reunion Committee and the talented personnel of the Sheraton Hotel, Agoura Hills. Thank you very much for a job well done. I hope that all future class reunions will be handled by The Reunion Committee. My advice to anyone planning a class reunion, please talk to them first. I know the Reunion Committee can handle your very first 10 year reunion, or senior’s, having there 50th. They’ll take good care of you.
Ron La Grassa