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1 lives in Alaska
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32 live in California
5 live in Colorado
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1 lives in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
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3 live in Iowa
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Debbie Ortiz
Yebo9@cox.net
602-448-4382

Loma Linda Grads
What:  Loma Linda Gathering
When:  Friday, November 4
Time:  6:30- Whenever
Where:  Poolside @ We-Ko-Pa
Contact:  Debbie Ortiz (Sherlock)
See you poolside to chat and reminisce 🎉🎉
 

TWO MONTHS AND COUNTING

As we draw nearer the to the CHS Class of 1972 50 Year Reunion work on developing a full and entertaining Main Event Program continues.  We have arranged for a four-piece band named State 48 Band (formerly known as Ironwood Band) that will be performing for 3 hours during and immediately following the main event dinner.  And for additional entertainment we have also arranged to have a Comedian named Arthur Belkind that will perform prior to the band (or possibly during the band breaks).  Impromptu dancing opportunities will also be available following the dinner.  An attractive Photo Backdrop will also be available for commemorative photographs of attendees and classmate groups.  A brief period of reintroductions, announcements and expressions of appreciation will precede the evening’s entertainment.  This promises to be a fabulous evening full of fun, socializing, entertainment, and getting re-acquainted with “old” friends and classmates!

 

ATTENTION ST. THOMAS CLASS OF 1968 GRADUATES!

If you attended St. Thomas the Apostle elementary school you are cordially invited to attend a casual “mini-reunion” of our grade school class to be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, at WKP Sports & Entertainment sports bar (“WKP”) located in We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.  We will meet in WKP at 5:30 that afternoon and "take over" an area of that venue just for us.  Of course, spouses or significant others are welcome.  Everyone will be on their own for ordering refreshments and snacks.  We will then visit and catch up for as long as we choose, following which you can go out to dinner and/or proceed to the reunion hospitality suite for more conversation and good times.  If you plan to attend this mini-reunion, please RSVP by texting or calling Janice Hennessey at (602) 689-9000 or Dan Malinski at (602) 292-1479.  Don’t miss this fun event and the opportunity to re-connect with friends and classmates that you have known most of your life!

  

Possible Alternative Accommodations

As previously reported, we have been told by We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort that it’s Hotel Rooms are completely booked for our upcoming Reunion weekend.  However, the Reunion Committee has been in contact with the Sales Director at the Inn at Eagle Mountain, a nice hotel in nearby Fountain Hills.  She has informed us that they have a limited number of rooms available for Saturday November 5.  The sales director has set aside a small number of rooms for our classmates at a reduced rate of $195.00 per night.  They also have a few luxury suites available for $205.00 per night.  The Inn at Eagle Mountain is located at 9800 N. Summer Hill Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, which is approximately 5 Miles from We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.  Unfortunately, the Inn at Eagle Mountain does not offer shuttle service to the casino.  If you are interested in booking a hotel room at Eagle Mountain, please call them at 855-988-4745 and mention “Camelback High School” to get the discounted rates.

THREE MONTHS AND COUNTING

We’re now only 3 months away from the 50th Reunion Celebration of the Camelback High School Class of 1972, and excitement is continuing to build as more and more classmates sign up to attend!  The reunion will take place on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. 2022 at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.  Friday, November 4 will feature "get-togethers" of the various elementary schools we attended.  The elementary school get-together invitations will be announced separately on the homepage of our class website. 

Following the grade school get-togethers, classmates and their guests who are registered to attend the reunion are invited to The Pharoah’s Hospitality Suite to enjoy snacks and refreshments, and to continue visiting and catching up.  Additional details concerning our reunion’s “main event” on Saturday, November 5 will be posted on the class website in the weeks to come. 

Important:  Please note that in order to attend any official reunion events (including the Pharoah’s Suite) you must be registered and credentialed for the reunion!  As explained in a previous announcement, your registration fee not only pays for your sit-down dinner on Saturday evening but helps us to cover all the other many expenses involved with our reunion.

Speaking of reunion expenses, we continue to generate them despite our best efforts to economize and keep costs down.  We ask that you please consider making a contribution over and above the price of attending the reunion (or, if you’ve already made a contribution, adding to it) to help cover expenses.  Thank you!

The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort continues to tell us that all their hotel rooms are booked up for our reunion weekend.  That said, for those of you who really want to stay at We-Ko-Pa the reunion committee recommends periodically contacting the resort directly to see if there have been any cancellations.  We were informed last week a classmate and spouse recently did so and were able to make a reservation for the reunion weekend.  For those of you who prefer to stay at a different property, please see the previous announcement listing some other local options.

Finally, a high school reunion is truly an occasion where “the more the merrier!”  For this reason, if there is a classmate that you would like to see at the Reunion, and who is not currently registered, it is time to start “twisting arms” and encourage them to register.  We’ve noticed that some classmates will sit on the fence about attending until someone takes the time to invite them to attend.  Please be that “someone” who takes the time!  Of the 297 "Found Classmates" we currently have 89 Classmates registered to attend and are hopeful to get 125 to 150 (or roughly 1/2) to attend.  If you want to know whether a specific classmate is registered for the reunion, go to the class website under “Classmate Profiles” and select the various “Attending ……” levels and a list of those registered for that event will be provided.

We look forward to seeing "you" at the Reunion in November!

 

If you are coming to our 50th Reunion and attended either Grade School Madison #1 or Madison #2 we would love to meet you all Friday my the pool at the resort from 6:00 pm to 6:30 during the NoHost cocktail hour.
Call Diane at 602-626-4457 for more details.

FOUR MONTHS AND COUNTING (Delayed)

This is a last-minute reminder that the extended “Early Bird” pricing will expire on July 15th. We hope all who want to take advantage of this discount have done, or will do, so by then.

The Hotel is sold out for the Reunion Weekend, but if you are still looking for accommodations at the We-Ko-Pa Resort, we encourage you to check back with them regularly for any possible cancelations or release of available rooms. We are waiting to hear back from the Hotel as to the possibility of a “Wait List” for rooms.

We would also ask that if any Classmate who has a room reservation at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and finds themselves unable to attend the Reunion, that they do not cancel their Room Reservation, as we have Classmates who would like to assume that Reservation. If you find yourself in that situation, please lets us know and we will work to get the Reservation reassigned.

At this time, we currently have 81 Classmates and 35 Guests registered for the CHS 50 Year Reunion. We are hoping to have over 100 Classmates in attendance for this Golden Anniversary Event. Please check the class website to see who will be attending the Reunion. You can access the list of attendees under Classmate Profiles on the home page of the website and click on the various Attending categories.

5 Months and Counting

We would like to remind those Classmates who have not Registered to attend the 50 Year Reunion of the June 15th Deadline for the Early Bird pricing.  Also, Hotel Rooms are filling up fast and if you need a reservation please make it soon, as availability and pricing discounts will not last much longer.

For those who want to know which Classmates have registered to attend the Reunion to date, you can go onto the Class Website and under “Classmate Profiles” you can click on the “Attending No-Host Cocktail Reception and Dinner (Early Bird) (11/05/22)” event to show a list of Classmates who have registered for that event.

An elegant 3-Course Dinner Menu has been developed with your choice of entrée including Steak, Chicken and Vegetarian selections.  The Reunion Dinner Menu with all the options and details is provided below.  The beautiful Courtyard venue will provide a private and relaxing setting for the Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner (photo below).

 

 

Camelback High School

Class of 1972 – 50th Reunion

Dinner Selection (Choice of Entree)

 

Salad-Baby Greens

Apple, Pear, Mango, Manchego Cheese served with Champagne Vinaigrette

 

New York Strip Steak

Sweet Corn Soft Polenta, Wilted Arugula & Spinach

 

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach, Peppers, Oaxaca Cheese, Avocado, Tomatillo Rice, Chipotle Sauce

 

Vegetarian

Ancient Grain Vegetable Cake (Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Vegetable, Roasted Tomato Sauce

 

Dessert

Chef’s Choice of Dessert

 

* ALL ENTREES INCLUDE, Baked Breads and Butter, Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea Selection

SAVE THE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT  

Fellow Classmates:

The Camelback High School Class of 1972 Reunion Committee is excited to announce that we are in the final stages of negotiating a location and date for our 50th Class Reunion celebration.  This event will be held at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Casino on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th 2022.

More information and details will be provided very soon, as they become available.

We hope you can join us on what promises to be, “An event to remember!”

Your Reunion Committee

P.S.   A two-question survey will be forthcoming to your email where you will be asked about your plans for attending this 50th Class Reunion event.  Please respond to this survey at your earliest opportunity.