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Highlights of the 7th Planning Meeting
held Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 12:00 noon
at Sharon Chamberlain's Office.
Provided by Dan Nelson
and Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
(Posted July 17th, 2010)

Our meeting of July 16th, 2010, held at Sharon Chamberlain's Office, had the following individuals present:

    • Kathy Druckenbrod Kruger
    • Barb Feiler Powers
    • Sue Ferris Carter
    • Jeff Hansen
    • Lynn Hogan Case
    • Barb Jallings Albrecht
    • Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
    • Sandy Lyons Gardner
    • R. Dan Nelson
    • Jeanne O'Neill Skilton
    • Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain

    Agenda items included:

    • Review of the number of Registrants Friday night, Saturday night - Dan and Jeanne agree on numbers which are reported on the "Who's Coming" web page.
    • Financial Report and projected expenditures - Jeanne provided a detailed account of collections and expenditures covering:
      • Coliseum Bar
      • Madison Club
      • Name Tags
      • Directories
      • Future Newsletters (offer online in the future?)
      • Opportunity for Ad in Football program - Committee voted No because of the expense.
    • Friday night event (Winnie/Jeanne S.)
      • Set up, Greeters, Welcome table, Name tags, Directories, Signs, Video display, Decorations, Games/Entertainment.
      • Re-discuss food options - Committee agreed something should be provided. $500.00 was approved for snacks on Friday evening.
      • Call for any other unfinished business? - None
    • Saturday night event (Jeanne M./ Sharon)
      • Final food choices
        • Cookies - Committee tested and terminated cookies.
        • Ice Cream - Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint, Strawberry or New York Cherry - What's ever available.
        • Set up, Greeters, Welcome table, Name tags, Directories, Sign, Video display, Video distribution, House Books table
      • Call for any other unfinished business - None
    • House Book Update Report (Jeff) - Jeff gave a detailed report covering all contingencies.
    • Directory Report (Dan for Elaine & Jean Bass) Proof has been approved and the directory is being printed.
    • What to do in Madison Info (Lynn C.) - Lynn reported on updates and will have copies available Friday evening along with with 25 Chamber of Commerce booklets and maps.
    • Remembrance Book (Sandy) Both Fri. and Sat. - Finished Book was passed around for all the see. Nice job Sandy.
    • Who's Here Sign (written report from Barb Bailey - Signs are being developed.
    • Last Minute registrations or changes - will be communicated to the committee via email.
    • Thanks to Sharon for this great space in which to meet, eat, and plan. We are indeed appreciative.

    HAPPY 50TH!!!

Highlights of the 6th Planning Meeting
held Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 12:00 noon
at the Coliseum Bar.
Provided by Dan Nelson
and Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
(Posted June 6th, 2010)

Our meeting of June 4th, 2010, held at the Coliseum Bar, 232 East Olin Avenue had the following individuals present:

  • Patti Parent Callaway
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Sue Ferris Carter
  • Jeanne O'Neill Skilton
  • Barb Wedell Bailey
  • Lynn Hogan Case
  • Barb Feiler Powers
  • Sandy Lyons Gardner
  • Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
  • Kathy Druckenbrod Kruger
  • Barb Jallings Albrecht
  • R. Dan Nelson

Agenda items included:

  • Registration update - Friday & Saturday total of 131 registered. Donations total is $580.00
  • Current financial report - Current balance is $6,145.00. The following will need moneys.
    • Directories
    • Name Tags
    • Madison Club
    • Coliseum Bar
    • Other supplies?
  • Name Tag update - Barb Jallings Albrecht presented prototypes of several designs.
    Large print, easy to see. Gathered feedback and will proceed with production.
  • Memorial display update - Sandy Lyons Gardner presented prototype of three ring binder concept
    of both classmates and faculty.
  • What to do in Madison information/ Chamber of Commerce info. - Lynn Hogan Case presented an updated version which will appear on the website.
  • House photo albums by Tom Rich - Jeff presented actual booklets assembled by Tom
    and explained corrections needed and identified questions still needing clarification which he and Dan will
    pursue. Tom's presence was approved by committee.
  • Friday night at Coliseum Bar (Michael Klinkhammer, contact person)
    • Welcome Table - Name Tags, Directories discussed and arranged.
    • Food Options - Food is available for individual purchase at the Coliseum Bar and Restaurant.
    • Decorations - The Coliseum Bar will use the West colors with table cloths.
    • Signage (Including "Who's Here") will be handled by Barb Wedell Bailey.
  • Saturday night at Madison Club (Amy Perry, contact person)
    • Welcome/Greeters at entrances to be determined.
    • Welcome/Registration table - Name Tags, Directories assigned.
    • Food Selections and set up - Drink Tickets - Ice Cream Flavor selections discussed.
    • Any money collected at event? No
    • Dan's DVD of the website media materials will be available free
    • Video set up and microphone will be arranged by Dan.
    • Seating set up may include circular and rectangular tables.
    • Decorations other than table flowers. None
    • Signs downstairs & on food will be provided by the Madison Club.
  • Next meeting - Friday, July 16th, 2010 at noon again at Sharon Chamberlain's office at Chamberlain Research, 660 John Nolen Drive. Thanks to Sharon for this great space.

Planning Committee

Highlights of the 5th Planning Meeting
Provided by Dan Nelson
and Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
(Posted April 29th, 2010)

Our meeting of April 29th, 2010, held at Sharon Chamberlain's Office, had the following individuals present:

  • Winnie Chapman Baker
  • Ginger Crownhart Brenneis
  • Sue Ferris Carter
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Barb Jallings Albrecht
  • Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
  • Sandy Lyons Gardner
  • R. Dan Nelson
  • Jeanne O'Neill Skilton
  • Patti Parent Callaway
  • Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain
  • Barb Wedell Bailey

Agenda Items Included:

  • Report on Registration - Dan N. - We have a total of 94 paid participants which does not include 4 Friday only participants. Of the 94 paid participants 58 are classmates and 36 are spouses or guests.
  • Report on Bank Balance & Donations - Jeanne M. - $4,000.00
  • Friday Night Venue - After extensive investigating regarding size, parking convenience, noise levels, food support, service, costs, availability, and handicap accessibility a unanimous decision was made by the committee to have our Friday night venue at Luedtkes Coliseum Bar at 232 East Olin Avenue, in Madison.
  • Report on Name Tags - Barb A. - Barb displayed two large name tag prototypes with the smaller of the two winning the most favor with the committee. The prime objective being ease of reading and recognition of the included Senior photograph. She will make some adjustments for our next meeting.
  • Activities Sheet Update - Lynn C. - Lynn seeks input in the form of additional suggestions and resource to incorporate into the document.
  • Report on Directory - Elaine P. - The development of the new 2010 Directory is moving ahead nicely. Where Elaine has not received Directory Form input she will print the information as it is listed in our database.
  • Report from Tom Rich (House Photos), His space needs - Jeff H. will bring an example of Tom's work to our next meeting.
  • Saturday Menu Selection - Sharon C., Jeanne M. - This will be a main agenda item at our next meeting.
  • Videographer offer to consider - Jeanne M. - Not supported favorably by the committee.
  • Program Considerations & Discussion - Dan N. - It is believed that what individuals want at this reunion is a relaxed, comfortable, environment in which they can visit, dialoging, and focusing on one another.
  • Decorations and Displays - Sandy, Barb P. Gail - Decorations will be provided by both establishments and displays will be an agenda item at the next meeting.
  • Postcard reminders & sending date - A prototype will be created for mailing during the month of May.
  • Next meeting date - Our next meeting date will be Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 12:00 noon at the Coliseum Bar, 232 East Olin Avenue.

Highlights of the 4th Planning Meeting
Provided by Dan Nelson
and Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
(Posted February 9th, 2010)

Our meeting of February 8th, 2010, held at the Madison Club had the following individuals present:

  • Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
  • Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain
  • Barb Wedell Bailey
  • Patti Parent Callaway
  • Sue Ferris Carter
  • Jeff Hansen
  • R. Dan Nelson
  • Update on Website - Dan Nelson - Our website now contains all of our Reunion event videos, slideshows, photos, yearbook contents, senior photos and has grown from 20 MB to 350 MB. Additions and expansions include:
    • 50th Reunion Menu Item Created - Everything 50th Reunion will appear here.
      • Planning Committee Notes - Highlights of the Planning Committee Meetings
      • Registration Form - Print it out, complete it and send it in with your check(s).
      • Who's Coming - List of classmates, spouses/guests who have registered.
      • Accomodations - Map and Links to accommodations, near the Madison Club.
      • Things To Do With Free Time - Suggested activities you may find entertaining.
      • Follow Up Photos and Videos - Photo & video highlights of the 50th Reunion.
    • Current News Additions
      • Article in St. Norbert;s February 2010 e-newsletter concerning Jim Hodgson and family.
      • Passing of Leo Barnes - Guidance Counselor.
    • Newsletter - "60 Minutes - Most recent issue, September 2009, added.
    • Photos added to Photos Early Days, Photos Recent Days, Photos New Ash Street.
    • Remembrances - John St. Germain - Classmate, Leo Barnes - Guidance Counselor
    • Guestbook - New entries have been added.
  • Discussion of Friday Night Options - Basically more investigating regarding size, parking convenience, noise levels, food support and service, etc., needs to be done before a final determination can be made.
    • Inn on the Park
    • Local Tavern
    • Brocach Irish Pub
    • Badger Tavern
    • New Places
  • Discussion on Letter/Registration Form to be sent out - Suggestions were made and discussed. Jeanne will develop a Registration Form, a copy of which will appear on the website as soon as possible. Also, Jeanne will provide Dan with a list of Registered individuals to be placed on the "Who's Coming" page of the website, as soon as possible
  • The Committee also discussed food selection and took a tour to view the rooms at the Madison Club we will be using.
  • Other discussions included: Set Up, Name Tags (Keep them large), and the Directory which is being updated by Elaine Statz Penpek who has received 107 Directory Information Forms from classmates.
  • Next meeting date
    • It was decided our next meeting will be held in April.
    • The next meeting location will probably be at one of the establishments that can support our Friday night venue.

Any questions may be directed to Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren.

Phone (608) 256-9333

Email Jeanne

Highlights of the 3rd Planning Meeting
Provided by Dan Nelson
and Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
(Posted August 4th, 2009)

Our meeting of August 3rd, 2009 had the following individuals present:

  • Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
  • Ginger Crownhart Brenneis
  • Dan Nelson
  • Lynn Hogan Case
  • Jeanne O'Neill Skilton
  • Gail Belgen Askey
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Patti Parent Callaway
  • Sandy Lyons Gardner
  • Barb Jallings Albrecht
  • Barb Feiler Powers
  • Report on Brick Donation to The Ash Street Project
    • Sue Ferris Carter mailed in our $250 donation for a brick representing the class of 1960.
    • The brick will read as follows:
      West High School
      Class of 1960
      Celebrating
      50 years
      1960 - 2010
    • The brick will be installed during the Summer of 2010.
  • Options for down payment due The Madison Club.
    • We need to secure our use of the Madison Club for August 7th, 2010 with a $2000 security deposit.
    • We will be using two rooms at $100 per room.
    • It was agreed upon by the Planning Committee to set the fee for the 50th Reunion at $60.00 per individual.
    • To assist in raising the $2000 deposit, many committee members volunteered to prepay their fee (checks made payable to: The Class of 1960). When the funds are available ($60 x 34 individuals = $2,040) Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren will pay the Madison Club.
    • Our current balance in our checking account is $468 which will be needed for the September newsletter production and postage.
  • Moving Class of 1960 Funds from Anchor Bank to Town Bank and adding an additional signer.
    • Jeannie has checked on establishing a small use checking account with Town Bank. The committee approved moving our account to Town Bank.
    • Gail Belgen Askey volunteered to be the additional signer.
  • Options for Friday Night Venue
    • Barb Feiler discussed the Monona Community Center - $300 fee plus $100 if we use their kitchen. Capacity for 200 individuals. Fireman's Park Shelter is $50. Dream Park Shelter isn't as big and can't be booked until after January 1st of 2010.
    • Barb Feiler Powers discussed the Elks Club, which is available August 6th, 2010 - $350 fee. Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren discussed the Local Tavern, very loud, & parking problem. Brothers, Zanders, the Avenue Bar, and the Door Creek Club House near Cottage Grove were also discussed.
    • Jeanne O'Neill Skilton discussed the Hilton $250.
    • Jeff brought up the University of Wisconsin Camp Randall facility and will check on it as well as the Inn On The Park Bar.
    • It was decided by the committee to not be in a hurry concerning the Friday night location. Because of the current economic condition it isn't certain who will be in business in August 2010, and there are plans for a few new establishments to become available by then. Other options will also be looked into.
    • Patti Parent Callaway will check with the Stadium Bar. Look at Patti's results as a (pdf) (25.1 KB)
  • Lynn Hogan Case presented a list of suggested free time opportunities for people to go to and see.
    • Places To Go - Places To See. Click here for a Look at Lynn's List as a (pdf) (36 KB)
    • Other additional suggestions included the Memorial Union Cafeteria Brunch, Babcock Hall Saturday morning Ice Cream, the Oveture Center Roof Top Garden, and Paisans.
  • Report on Class of '59 Reunion events
    • What worked and what didn't work.
    • Numerous beneficial points were made and considered such as name tags: size, color, style.
  • Suggestions for September Newsletter Content
    • Elaine Statz Penpek always does a wonderful job and will again be in charge of the September Newsletter.
    • Dan presented Elaine's proposed 50th Reunion Directory Information Form which will be included with the Newsletter. It was suggested the Reunion days (6th and 7th) be included with the month (August) in the opening paragraph and clarification added to the "Additional Information" section at the bottom of the form.
    • Click here for a look at the proposed Directory Information Form (pdf) (80 KB) that will accompany the September newsletter to update our database and assemble a new directory.
    • Any questions or further comments can be emailed to Elaine.
  • Possible Specific Committees needed for our events include:
    • Newsletter - Elaine Statz Penpek, Jean Dudley Bass, and Dan Nelson
    • Directory - Elaine Statz Penpek, Jean Dudley Bass, and Dan Nelson
    • Website - Dan Nelson and Ray Schaeffer
    • Madison Events Info - Lynn Hogan Case
    • Registration (Welcome)
    • Name Tags - Sandy Lyons Gardner and Barb Jallings Albrecht Volunteered.
    • Signage
    • Decorations
    • Photos/Video Presentation - Dan Nelson volunteered.
    • Memorabilia - to be included in photos/video presentation by Dan.
    • Friday Night (Welcome, Food)
    • Saturday Night (Set up, Food)
  • Next meeting date
    • It was decided no additional meeting will be necessary this calendar year.
    • The next meeting location will be at The Madison Club in 2010.

Any questions may be directed to Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren.

Phone (608) 256-9333

Email Jeanne

Thanks go to Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain for providing the great meeting facility and to Jeanne O'Neill Skilton for providing the scrumptious lunch.

Any questions may be directed to Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren.

Phone (608) 256-9333

Email Jeanne

Click here for the Directory Information Form (pdf) (80 KB) that will accompany the September newsletter to update our database and assemble a new directory. You may fill this form out on line by clicking on it and following the instructions on the form or you may print this form, complete it, and mail it to:

Elaine Penpek
P.O. Box 241
Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Highlights of the 2nd Planning Meeting
Provided by Dan Nelson
and Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
(Posted June 1, 2009)

Our meeting of June 1st, 2009 had the following individuals present:

  • Jeanne Lorimer Adams Moren
  • Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain
  • Sue Ferris Carter
  • Barb Jallings Albrecht
  • Barb Feiler Powers
  • Lynn Hogan Case
  • Jeanne O'Neill Skilton
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Dan Nelson
  • Reports on venues for a Friday evening drop in (100 people?).
    • Shorewood community Center - Jeff Hansen (reported)
    • Great Dane Hilldale - Jeff Hansen (reported)
    • Great Dane Fitchburg - Jeff Hansen (reported)

    It was decided more alternatives will be investigated. Jeanne O'Neill Skilton will inquire about Friday evening arrangement possibilities at the Hilton when discussing setting aside blocks of rooms for our reunion.

    Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain will further explore the Local Tavern.

    Barb Feiler Powers will check on Monona Community Center.

    Barb Jallings Albrecht will check on Paisans.

  • Reports on venues for Saturday evening event with Food Stations and available space (150-175 people?).
    • Madison Club - Sharon Reynolds Chamberlain (reported)
    • Overture Center - Jean Lormer Moren (reported)
    • Edgewater - Gail Belgen Askey (obtained the information)
    • Monona Terrace - Barb Jallings Albecht (reported)

    It was decided the Madison Club would best meet our needs and will host our 50th Reunion Saturday evening event.

  • Decision on Dates
    • August 6th & 7th, 2010 will be the dates of the Friday night and Saturday night events.

    Sue Ferris will contact The Ash Street Project to submit our $200 brick on behalf of the Class of 1960.

  • Our next meeting will be held Monday, August 3rd at noon, again at Sharon Chamberlain's office at Chamberlain Research, 660 John Nolen Drive. Thanks to Sharon, again, for this great space.
  • Any questions about other things that were discussed can be directed to me, Jeanne Moren.

Phone (608) 256-9333

Email Jeanne

Reunion Committee Members

Highlights of the Initial Planning Meeting
Held May 3, 2009
(Posted May 4, 2009)
Highlights Provided by
Jeanne Moren and Jeff Hansen

Our meeting of May 3rd had 7 of us present. They were:

  • Sharon Chamberlain
  • Jean Moren
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Barb Jallings
  • Sue Ferris Carter
  • Gail Askey
  • Gail Phippen
Intial assignments:
  • Check out a venue for a Fri. nite drop in (100 people?).
    • Shorewood community Center - Jeff Hansen (checking)
    • Great Dane Hilldale - Jeff Hansen (checking)
    • The neighborhood Bar (downtown) - (Jeff Hansen checking)
  • Check out a venue for Sat. nite with Food Stations and available space (150-175 people?).
    • Madison Club - Sharon Chamberlain (checking)
    • Overture Center - Jean Moren (checking)
    • Edgewater - Gail Askey (checking)
    • Monona Terrace - Barb Albrecht (checking)
  • Dates to be explored.
    • 1st choice - August 6th & 7th, 2010
    • 2nd choice - June 25th & 26th, 2010
  • No one was in favor of 3rd day having a scheduled event. 3 days stretches things out too long.
  • Jean Bass has volunteered to work on production of a directory with Elaine P.
  • Elaine will produce a Newsletter in Sept. to announce the date/place and ask for updated directory info.
  • Tom Rich has already photographed all of our homes in 1960 which can be used as we see fit.
  • Dan has already scanned all yearbook pictures which can be used as we see fit.
  • Barb Jallings has volunteered to work on Nametags (possibly needing help from Dan Nelson)
  • Ladies luncheon was tabled until we have a date.
  • Jeanne O’Neil has volunteered to look into Hotel Room blocking. Tabled until we have a place and date.
  • Dan & Ray have volunteered to man the website
  • No one volunteered to head up putting display of photos, memorabilia, etc. together yet. Should be a small committee unto itself.
  • People will email the results of their inquiries to Jeanne Moren as soon as they have them within the next 2 weeks.
  • We will invite more classmates to be a part of the next planning meeting. Our next meeting will be held Monday, June 1st at noon, again at Sharon Chamberlain's office at Chamberlain Research, 660 John Nolen Drive. Thanks to Sharon for this great space.
  • Lots yet to be decided but we have a start.
  • Any questions about other things that were discussed can be directed to me, Jeanne Moren.

Click here for a History of Our Reunion Events (pdf) (36 KB)

Jeanne Lorimer Moren
100 Wisconsin Av #1104
Madison WI 53703
Phone (608) 256-9333

Email Jeanne

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