Minutes Meeting of 40th Reunion Organizing Committee for the Class of 73
June 29, 2013
Attenedees: Mary Herron, Cynthia Hogan George Ruiz Gerald Schilab, Sylvester Thomas, Louis Ybarra
Treasurer - Gerald Schilhab 10 couples had paid and committee if we're able to get the minimum of 40 couples our expenditures should be covered. He need to get commitment count from Internet as well as
Gerald ask to have Phillip phone him that the counts and monies be consolidated.
Golf Tournament - Louis Ybarra 10 men had signed up his expectation is to have 40 players. Louis ask that the next time we put a notification in the paper to make mention of the tournament, talk with Mega reunion organizers have them advertise the event also with his name and contact info.
Decorations- Mary Herron Mary has set a budget of 200 dollars to arrange the facility she has created a
banner and did to talk with Philip and or Claude regarding pictures that she would like to use as center
pieces for tables. She currently looking for volunteers to help Cynthia Hogan volunteer Mary will contact another person she hopes will help.
Outreach and Phone banking - Sylvester Thomas Sylvester reported that he emailed multiple time to
members on Classmates.com today there are 96 members that have not acknowledge there mail.
Six verbal yes to coming.
Gerald confirmed the musical entertainment he also spoke with Jeff Cano regarding BIG BIG flat screen
which he has one, wanted to know if a Projections screen would work.
Name tags preparations was discussed one volunteer Cynthia Hogan
Welcome, invocation, Intro MC, moment of silence,recognition of guest(address to members)?, recognition certain points of members* who traveled the farthest, most grandchildren, marriage length, others, open mic
We'll have to consider how to maneuver Claude photo time and setup
Members said they had tried reaching you by email but was having problems mail was coming not being accepted
May 11, 2013
Our 8th meeting was held at Hungry's Thirstys
Philip D. Vasquez
We finalized the invitations, entertainment, logistics etc.
Next meeting is July 13
Our 7th organizing meeting was held at Hungry Thirsty's.
Joe Louis Ybarra
Discussion included review of Program and Committee Chairs.
Program and Inviation P. Vasquez
Name Tags P. Vasquez
Invocation S. Thomas
Outreach to recpricol classes S. Thomas
Special Guests C. Padilla
Golf Joe Louis Ybarra
Decorations Mary James Herron
Entertainment Jeff Cano
Tour of School Jeff Cano
Photo and video Services -Claude Cash (www.Shot-In-Texas.com)
It was discssed how important it was for all to prepay the reunion so we could beable to plan on expenditures.
We spoke of advertising in the program for services and contributions. Claude Cash photographic services will be advertised and he will also have a table should he desire.
Philip Vasquez paid the $500 rental for the Hall.
Next meeting is Saturday May 11.
March 9, 2013
Meeting held with Slyvester Thomas, Philip Vasquez and Charles Davis Participating.
We reviewed place (Club Westerner), caterer (Mumphords).
It was stressed that we needed to get more classmates to sign up with website and all have been invited to apply.
It was pointed out that a joint class and joint school, Stroman Victoria High and St. Joe Golf Tournament the morning of the 20th ar Riverside Golf Course. Look for page on Golf Tournament on Web Site.
All are encouraged to click on "Donate" button and prepay for reunion or send check to Gerald Shihab.
$30.00 each or $50.00 per couple.
You are invited to invite guests as well. Guests are also $30.00 each or $50.00 per couple.
Payments can be made by Check to:
Stromand High School Senior Class of 1973
C/O Gerald Shilhab
1308 Tipton Road
Victoria, Texas 77901
January 12, 2013 Planning Meeting
Theme " The Way We Were",
$30.00 per person $50.00 couple
Gerald Schilab event treasurer, entertainment provided DJ,
Claude Cash event photographer(pending discussion with Philip)
Mary Herron decorations (venue) with volunteers
Philip: Venue Procured: Club Westerner, golf event, reflections speakers, reconfirm MC, Dann Cuellar
Gerald: school tour, entertainment,yearbook photo scanning, existing contact list
Sylvester: ongoing communications Classmates.com and Facebook, invite of VHS 73 graduates happy hour
Point of note. Caterer: Mumphords
Thanks to our guests, Ronnie Herron and Louis Ybarra
All were encouraged to have our classmates register witht he website www.stroman73.com
ext meeting planned for Feb. 9.
December 15, 2012
Phillip Vasquez S. ARJUMAND MUBAARAK Sylvester Thomas
Agenda item: Budget, Location of Event ( PUMP House, OAK ROOM, OFFICERS CLUB, Formal /informal
(Theme) The Way We Were/ We May Not Pass This Way Again
What might we do to create a high level enthusiasm
Phillip: venues cost and availability, updating of web site
ARJUMAND: entertainment, decorations of venue
Sylvester: contact Linda P picture scans and classmates info database. Claude Cash photographer
post reunion on Claasmate.com
It was emphasize that communication would be a key too planning, execution and eventual success.
Meetings will be held every second Saturday of each month at Thirsty Jacks
On Friday Oct. 5, 2012 the first meeting for the organizing committee for the Class of '73 was held at Hungry's and Thirsty's at 7 pm.
Present at the meeting were:
Philip D. Vasquez
Charles L. Davis
Elvira (Delia) Gonzales
Sylvester Ellis Jr.
The discussion was for a celebration of the 40th anniversary of our graduation from Stroman High School.
It was noted that a "Stroman High School Mega Reunion" is planned for next summer on July 20, 2013 (confirmed) and that it would be best to have our reunion function to coincide with the "Mega Reunion". Therefore it was proposed and accepted that our function to be scheduled on the Friday evening preceding the "Mega Reunion" in the evening of July 19th.
Theme: "The Way We Were", reminiscing about how we were, things we did, fashions we wore.
Several locations were discussed.
Foster Field Officers Club
Stroman High school gym but withdrawn as the realization that no alcohol would be allowed
(possibly we can arrange a tour of the school, before the Friday reception.
Former teachers (if living)
Memorial will be observed for our departed classmates. It was suggested that names of those past be complied and emailed to me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussions were to have the following:
Attire "Dressy Chic"
Pre-Dinner Reception - "Meet & Greet"
3-6 Students will speak and talk about our class, their memories and Stroman.
An outline of subjects to be addressed will be provided for a guideline on what to cover.
Guest Speaker - classmate or community/business leader.
ABC News Correspondent and '73 graduate Dann "Danny" Cuellar has agreed to MC the event.
DJ – (play music from graduating year)
Hire professional photographer
Place disposable cameras at each table for candid shots.
Collect cameras at end of event and place on a website for all to view.
Souvenir Booklet with ads to off- set expenses.
Approach Doug Hazelwood to provide the artwork.
Give attendees a momento (paperweight, coffee mug, etc.
Have Video of school pictures and activities (can use pictures from class mates and yearbook) playing in the background. Also, show "then and now" photos.
and enter your information, website will be build over the coming weeks.
Email all information on classmates, emails, contact infromation to Philip Vasquez email@example.com