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Email sent Feb 5, 2012
Dear Classmates,

Happy 2012!  This is the year for our 50th Mayflower 1962 Class Reunion.  We’ve been planning for almost 2 years
now, and we’re getting down to the wire!
We want to take this opportunity to provide you with some details about the main event and also remind you about
other information.
The main event will be held at Martin Friedrichs’ home on Saturday, June 30th, starting at 3:00 p.m.  Food and non-
alcoholic beverages will be served.  Feel free to bring wine or beer if you’d like.
The cost for the event will be approximately $25.00 per person (not more, may be less).   We will collect the money
at the party.

Please be sure to check out the 1962 Mayflower Class Reunion web site so you can find out about various
activities, hotel information, etc.        
http://www.friedrichs.us/mayflower.html

Although we are not asking anyone to make a firm commitment now, it would be very helpful for us to know your
‘best guess’ if you will be coming, and if you will be joined by any family members.  In particular, check out our web
page to make sure it matches your plans.     

We have numerous classmates traveling in from out of town.  If you’d be interested in hosting someone at your
home, please let us know ASAP as some folks are starting to make their travel plans.  Also, John Dawson, a
classmate living in Indianapolis, would be happy to meet anyone in Ohio or Indiana and convoy to New Rochelle.  If
interested, we can put you in touch with John.  Just let us know.

Please start to think about memorabilia you could bring to the event.  If you have your Mayflower autograph book,
photos of plays, etc., anything from our school days at Mayflower, please plan to bring and share.  It will be fun to
relive some of those memories.

Previously, we asked if you had any objection to our including your personal information (address, phone number,
email address) in our Classmate directory.  We’ve only had a few responses so to make life easier, we will assume
you are okay with our doing so UNLESS we hear otherwise from you.

We’ve included contact information below regarding certain reunion activities.  However, feel free to reach out to
anyone on the committee with questions, etc.

We will communicate further details over the coming months.  The countdown continues!


Role                                         Name                                       Phone # or email
Communications                     Judy Harris Gaynor                 954-943-1972 (FL)
Friday night activities             Nancy Nelson                          914-636-2618
Hotel information                    Nancy Nelson                            “      “      “
Main Event                              Martin Friedrichs                     914-632-8798
Saturday lunch at diner           Vicki Young Johnson             508-833-7855 (MA)
School tour                              Scott Perry                                973-224-1833 (NJ)
Sunday activities                     Vivian White Gilliam              use email below

Your 1962 Mayflower Class Reunion Organizing Committee

Mike Mark (aa671@yahoo.com)
Martin Friedrichs (marty.friedrichs@gmail.com)
Wendy Kotler Herzberg (mishafam@aol.com)
Nancy Nelson (Nancynelson35@msn.com)
Wanda Baskerville (Tealb4@aol.com)
Vicki Young Johnson (vikkij72@gmail.com)
Vivian White Gilliam (vivian@zf.jcu.cz)
Ellen Goldberg Hess (ellieweave@hotmail.com)
Scott Perry (Scotty.p1123@gmail.com)
Judy Harris Gaynor (jude705@gmail.com)


Minutes - Mayflower Reunion Call 04/09/2012

Attendees:  Mike Mark, Scott Perry, Wendy Kotler Herzberg, Nancy Nelson, Martin Friedrichs, Vicki Young Johnson,
Ellen Goldberg Hess, Judy Harris Gaynor

While waiting to start call, Judy mentioned that we heard from Louis Taylor, and he is planning to attend.  He
somehow found out about the reunion which was good.    

Martin then opened call, saying he didn’t have a formal agenda so anyone who had a subject to discuss should just
bring it up.

Scott started a discussion regarding a note Vicki had sent out earlier in the day regarding logistics for the
brunch/lunch.  How would it work for folks coming to the diner and meeting folks for the first time (i.e., those not
coming to the hotel get-together the night before)?  After talking about possibly changing venues because we
might have a lot of people show up and the diner is small, we decided to stick to the diner as it’s close to the
school for the tour and there are other places close by we could use as backup if the diner is mobbed.  We agreed
smaller tables are the way to go to allow for better conversation.  We will mark each table with a balloon or some
other item so as to identify where the groups are sitting and have an organizer at each table to act as a ‘host’.  It
was also agreed that Vicki would be at the front door to ‘shuffle’ folks to the various tables.  11:00 AM is the
planned time to meet at the diner.  Tour to follow possibly at 1:00 (Scott has to finalize time and where to meet)
though there was some discussion about changing the order but eating later rather than earlier would then
conflict with the 3:30 main event.

Judy brought up a few items:
        Mayflower Memories – make hard copies to hand out at event.  Everyone agreed to this, and Judy will
handle.  Could make a digital copy afterwards and send to all classmates.  
        In Memoriam – Judy drafted and will send to team.  Plan is to print and put into a frame to display at main
event.
        Directory – Judy started a ‘clean’ copy to hand out at reunion.  It was decided this will now be the master.  For
those who have not confirmed that we can share their information, we will create a separate page of these folks
and then delete that page when we print the directory.  Judy will maintain and make the copies.  Will also add a
‘version’ or date to the directory.

Martin mentioned he had copies of Life Magazine from the 1960’s and will display at the main event.  Martin also
said he will work to update the web site to reflect who is coming and who isn’t.  Judy had stated earlier that a few
folks had changed their minds about attending due to conflicts, etc.   

Ellen brought up the topic of name tags which she is willing to handle.  She thought having individual pictures
pulled from graduating class photos on the badge along with the person’s name would be a great way to
remember/identify folks.  Guests would also need a name tag.  Ellen will look into the cost of name tags.  Scott
suggested that for our classmates who have passed away, we make a name tag and put it by the memorial frame.  
Ellen also brought up the idea of playing music from the 60’s at the main event; she will look into that.

Nancy mentioned she was concerned that no one booked rooms at the Radisson as they are only holding the
rooms for a certain period of time.  Judy mentioned that one classmate asked about sharing a room to help defray
costs so we will note this in our next mailing.  Judy and Vicki mentioned they were booked at the Marriott but the
Marriott is not holding a group of rooms so hard to determine how many others may have booked there!  We also
know that some classmates will be staying with friends versus at a hotel.

Need to finalize who is coming as well as number of guests.  We should plan to send an email in May with a RSVP
date, coming ‘yes/no’ for both main event and lunch/brunch.  For those who don’t respond, we will probably have
to call to confirm if coming and whether bringing a guest.  Everyone will have to assist with making such calls.  
Mike said he would take a shot at drafting the next communication.

We reiterated the plan was to collect money at the main event.  Having folks send money ahead of time gets too
complicated.  If we are short a little money, we might have to cover that expense.  While we said in last email that
we won’t serve alcohol, we might agree to buy some beer.

Nancy asked Martin if he had any concern about seating at the main event, and he felt it was covered.     

It was suggested we should provide a few cell phone numbers to classmates in case they need to reach anyone.  
We can plan to do this as the event draws near.

Next meeting scheduled for 9:00 PM on Monday, May 7, 2012.



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