Welcome to Reunion Planning. I've culled information from a number of sources to build this page. There is no set recipe for a reunion, but the information you find here will get you started on your own journey to a successful reunion.
One Year -- Establish a reunion committee composed of classmates that live in Delta and the Delta regional area.
Nine Months -- Send out "Save the Date" invitations and include a missing classmate list asking people to respond if they have information about missing classmates.
Six Months -- Mail reunion registration materials.
This is the group that will make or break the reunion. Depending on the workload, you can either assign subcommittees or individuals to the differing planning areas. At a minium, you will need folks responsible for the following areas:
Chairman: This person is in charge of directing the efforts of all the committee and sub committee members.
Finances: The person in charge of finances and will take care of reunion finances. Will establish a bank account for the reunion, receive money, disburse money, and keep track of accounts.
Locating Classmates: This person is in charge of tracking down all classmates. They will be responsible for mailing information to classmates, advertising in the local newspapers for missing classmates, soliciting biographies, making name tags, and putting together the "Reunion Information Book."
Venues: In charge of arranging facilities for the reunion. Most reunions have facilitiy requirements for Friday and Saturday nights--some classes arrange an actvity on Sunday. Typically, the Friday night get-together is more informal while Saturday night takes on a more formal structure.
Entertainment: Entertainment includes speakers, bands, awards, acknowledgements, decorations, programs, parade, and school tours.
Mementos: The mementos person will arrange for class keepsakes, awards, t-shirts, and cds/dvds.
Web Site: This person will put together the class web pages on the DHS Alumni Site. They will maintain a classmates' email distribution list.
Meetings: The reunion committee will meet once a month, possibly twice the month before the reunion.