Reunion MTG Notes

CLASS OF 1973

45TH REUNION PLANNING

HAS BEGUN!!!

SECOND MEETING

THIRD MEETING

FOURTH MEETING

 

Fifth Meeting

     The 5th meeting of the 45th Reunion Committee was Saturday August 26th at Coop’s Corner (formerly, Randy’s Chill & Grille). In attendance were; Richard Green, Rhonda Upton, Carla Green, , Suzie Kaiser, Mark Bach, Shirlene Davis and Kurt Bauer. Unable to attend were; Randy Landstrom, Bill Haeffner and Terry Kotschwar.

     The committee decided to recognize some of the accomplishments that were achieved by our class to coincide with our 45th Reunion. We want to invite all alumni from the Class of ’73 to attend the upcoming Northeast Home-Coming Football game (Thursday, Sept. 7th). The committee has decided to organize a recognition of our Class of 73’s State Football Championship 45 years ago this Fall. Committee member and former player, Terry Kotschwar is in the process of locating and inviting his fellow teammates to attend and be recognized during the game.

     An important part of that State Championship was the total support of the ROCKET NATION; Pep Club, Cheerleaders, Band members and the entire student body were all part of Northeast’s “LAST” State Football Championship. That’s right! Our senior class was the last time the Rockets won State in Football.

     Also discussed was the planning of activities for our alumni to participate in during our Reunion weekend. Here are some possibilities:

• Reserving Tee Times for those who would like to golf with old friends.

• A guided tour of Northeast High and group picture in front of the New Rocket on display by the main entrance. If you missed out on the tour 4 years ago, you’ll be amazed to see the changes to the school and the New Rocket out front.

• A tour of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. (If no events are scheduled and available that weekend)

• A Coffee and Donut, Brunch, Sunday, June 24th @ Bethany Park inside the enclosed shelter. Tentative time 10 am – 12:30 pm

     The Committee is also planning activities for the Reunion’s Saturday night event at Holmes Golf Course. Our goal is for everyone to participate and have fun. We want you to enjoy yourself during the Reunion weekend.

     Once again, if you have any suggestions or comments, Please, email: mbach55@hotmail.com This is YOUR Reunion and opinions matter! No set date has been scheduled for the next meeting but we’ll keep everyone informed.

Sixth Meeting

Saturday December 2nd, the 6th meeting of the 45th Reunion Committee was held at SPIKE’S. In attendance were; Richard Green, Rhonda Upton, Carla Green, Mark Bach, Randy Landstrom, Terry Kotschwar and Shirlene Davis. Unable to attend were; Bill Haeffner, Suzie Kaiser and Kurt Bauer.

A special “Thank You” from the members of the Reunion Committee is extended in appreciation to those who attended the Rocket Homecoming football game Sept. 7th. Also, “Thanks” to the NE Athletic Dept. for recognizing our Senior Class’s State Football Championship by being part of the Pre-game activities. It was a lot of fun.

This meeting was called to order to review details for the Reunion and discuss possible changes, also to determine a date for classmates to attend a Northeast Home Basketball game.

A continuation of our 45th Reunion activities, the Committee is inviting all ’73 alumni to attend a Northeast home basketball game (Saturday, January 27, @ 7:00pm in the NE Main Gym). The Rockets will be hosting Bellevue West, so, join us and rekindle your ROCKET Spirit and support our alma mater by cheering on the current Rockets as they pursue their dreams of winning a State Title. We had an amazing Senior Class and the most important part of our State Championship Basket Ball season was the total support of the “ROCKET NATION” so, let’s recognize our ’73 Championship Team and celebrate one of the amazing accomplishments by our classmates by attending this game as part of our 45th Reunion activities.

 After the game, we invite everyone to extend their evening and congregate at Sportscasters. (70th & Adams)

As always, if you have any suggestions or comments, Please, email: mbach55@hotmail.com  I appreciate all comments, pro or con.

March 24th has been scheduled for the next meeting with an undetermined agenda in preparation for the Reunion, but we’ll keep everyone informed.

“Once a Rocket, Always a Rocket”

Seventh Meeting

           The Reunion Committee held its Seventh meeting on Saturday 3-24-2018 at Brewsky’s. In attendance were; Richard Green, Rhonda Upton, Carla Green, Suzie Kaiser, Terry Kotschwar, Shirlene Davis and Mark Bach. Unable to attend were; Bill Haeffner, Randy Landstrom and Kurt Bauer. We were also joined by our good friend Chuck Waldron.

          We’re entering the home stretch with only 3 months until our Reunion, so during this meeting we reviewed a list items and the small details needed for the Reunion weekend. The committee members are eager to take on these responsibilities, so we can provide a fun experience for everyone attending.

          April 21st will be our next scheduled meeting. We’ll review our preparations for the Reunion and at that time we’ll send another class email keep everyone informed.

          As always, if you have any suggestions or comments, Please, email: mbach55@hotmail.com  I appreciate all comments, pro or con.

“Once a Rocket, Always a Rocket”

 

Eighth Meeting

Committee meeting #8 was Saturday 4-21-2018 at Lancaster’s Lounge. In attendance; Richard Green, Rhonda Upton, Carla Green, Suzie Kaiser, Shirlene Davis, Kurt Bauer and Mark Bach. Unable to attend were; Terry Kotschwar, Randy Landstrom and Bill Haeffner. We were also joined by our good friends Beth and Bill Franzen along with Chuck Waldron.

With only 2 months until the Reunion, we reviewed our list of items needed and finalized the few purchases required.

A class email will be sent out officially inviting our fellow classmates to the Reunion. More specific information of times and places and a RSVP request is included in the email.

We had a great discussion on Name Tags with a final decision by the committee of providing “peel and stick” name tags.

Chuck Waldron volunteered to be the contact for a Golf outing. Thank You, Chuck!

Beth Franzen will be donating a couple items for the Raffle. Thank You, Beth!

Mark will contact Lincoln JournalStar and try to place an article about the Reunion in the Neighborhood Extra.

 

Our final official committee meeting prior to the Reunion is planned for May 26th @ 5:30 at Mark Bach’s house.

Once again, if you have any suggestions or comments, Please, email: mbach55@hotmail.com

I appreciate all comments, pro or con.

“Once a Rocket, Always a Rocket”