SHAWNEE MISSION EAST HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1969
" HOME OF THE LANCERS "
The SME Class of 1969 Website
50th Anniversary Class Reunion
September 5-6-7-8 2019
Thursday, September 5
7:00 - 9:45 The Jazzhaus, 926 Mass St., in beautiful downtown Lawrence, Ks. 66044, 785-749-3320. An incarnation of the legendary Lonny Fame and the Belltones click here for a link to the History of the Belltones (Mike Herzmark, John Bagby, Pete Martin, Rick Sherman, Rick Caplan, Norm Weinberg, Eric Bikales, Rick McNeely, Greg Tamblyn, and perhaps others) will play songs from a time and place when we all could get up and dance much better. No charge, no cover ... thank you, Rick McNeely!
Rooms in Lawrence have been reserved at Springhill Suites by Marriott, One Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, Ks., 66044, 785-841-2700. A room rate of $99 ends on July 17th. Mention the SME group when registering, or ask for Ben in the sales department.
Friday, September 6
10:00 - 3:00ish St. Andrews Golf Club, 11099 W. 135th St. Overland Park, 913-890-1650. Best ball/scramble format. You can book in as an individual, a couple, or even a foursome. We had such a good time at the 45th ... don't want to miss out on the fun and the camaraderie again. If you'd like to play, you'll need to let Debbie Korth Schissler at email@example.com know and also this must be paid in advance by August 20th. Please arrive by 9:30 for groupings and warmups. The cost is $64 which includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, 2 drink tickets, and one meal.
6:09 - when the fun ends Brewbakers Bar and Grill, 9482 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, 913-322-2739. This kicks off at 6:09 (for thematic effect!) Come as you are … the food, drink, and frivolity is at your own expense. It’s only a few blocks west of 95th and I-435, and also has a large outdoor seating area, with plenty of indoor seating for what will be an expected large crowd.
Saturday, September 7
9:00 AM coffee: Einstein Bros. Bagels at the Village, 6970 Mission Rd., 913-906-8728
10:30 AM - 12:30 School Tour: The SME archivist, Beth Fowler will again give a school tour. Meet at the gym doors in the south parking lot. This could/should take approximately two hours.
12:30 - 2:30 Trolly Tour Ride Gather at the front circle drive of the school for a fun couple of hours of touring the familiar sights and sounds of the old hood. Food and drink are allowed on the trolly. The charge is $5.95/person. If you're interested, please contact Susie Jackson Whitfield at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations as space is limited. Contact Susie as well if you're interested in volunteering.
2:30 - 3:45 Classmate Storytime TED-type talks in the SME Library. Arrive by 2:15 for refreshments and a good seat. You are invited to join in, listen to, and to be amazed and encouraged. We'll listen to 5 of our exceptional classmates share their stories of life and adventure, and what happened to make them who they are. Perhaps their stories will inspire us for the next segment of our own journeys of life. We're inviting the current staff, teachers, and students of SME as well, as they might want to know how it used to be, and what they can learn from us about their own lives. Contact Bob Mendelsohn for more information at email@example.com.
6:09 - 11:00: Milburn Country Club, 7501 W. 69th St. Overland Park, 913-432-0490. When we were scouring the city for an event facility and realized Milburn CC was on 69th St., well I seemed like a fit. In fact 69th St. literally ends at Milburn, you literally can’t miss it. I also want to stress that Milburn Country Club will be a cash bar only ... literally. No credit cards, only cash. They do reciprocate with other clubs, and if that's something you'd utilize, please call them at 913-432-0490 beforehand to confirm. They'll be plenty of music.
What you get for your registration fees:
Your registration buys you admittance to the main event: Milburn Country Club on Saturday night. It's the event that helps to funds many other events and all of the expenses of the weekend. It'll be an evening of fun, a fabulous multi-course buffet dinner, music, dance, a chance to stroll down the memory lane of SME memorabilia, a unique 50th Reunion souvenir available only with registration, being included in a class picture, as well as other surprises that so many have worked very hard to put together for you. We hope that if you're attending events, you'll certainly not want to miss Saturday night! (note: cash bar details below) The cost of the other events is detailed below as well. Also please see the recap of the Share program. Thanks to so many of you that have already sent in Share donation checks!
Registration cost is $59/each or $100/couple on or before August 5th.
Sunday, September 8
10:00 AM: Brunch at YaYa's Bistro, 7021 W. 135th, Leawood, 913-345-1111. There's plenty of outdoor seating for all that attend.
We have arranged a block of 15 rooms at the Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf, Overland Park, Ks., 66210, 913-451-8000 (or Marriott Reservations 1-800-228-9290) for the nights of Friday, September 6, 2019, and Saturday, September 7, 2019. The group rate is $129.00/night for “run of the house” rooms plus local taxes (18.10% presently). Please ask for rooms in the “Shawnee Mission East reunion block” when booking. The cut-off date for this special rate is August 16, 2019.
from Rick Caplan
REGISTER FOR THE REUNION!
Below, please find the registration instructions, an updated schedule of events, and a description of the SME school program our committee has chosen to support. We're honoring the age-old tradition of writing a check, addressing an envelope, licking a stamp, and finding a mailbox.
I want to stress that Saturday night at Milburn Country Club will be a cash bar only ... literally. No credit cards, only cash. They do reciprocate with other country clubs, and if that's something you'd utilize, please call them at 913-432-0490 to confirm.
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