DHS Class of 1970 Reunion
Committee L to R
Ruth Morkin, Nancy Hopwood Black, Steve Derebey, Bette Wallerstein Lombard, Rick Emery, Karen Goodman, Wayne Spath, Jan Alonzi Barnes
Welcome to the website for the Deerfield High School Class of 1970!
As you know, our 50th Reunion is fast approaching and this site will give you all of the information you need to plan your attendance!
Cruise the site. There are pictures, a "memorial" page to honor those classmates who are no longer with us, a forum you can communicate with fellow classmates, a page where you can sign up and pay for the weekend, and much more!
To begin, go to the "Classmates" tab on the left and click on it. There you will find a link to create a "profile". Complete all of the sections which are "starred" and you will then have full access to the rest of the site.
If you have any problems getting signed on, please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you navigate the process.
The Reunion Committee met on Sunday evening, November 24th, 2019, and reviewed plans for the 50th reunion coming up next August 28th and 29th. We have had 62 of our classmates register on the website and a number have already sent in their reservations for the event and made hotel reservations with the Marriott Suites. We sent out an e-mail to all those classmates for which we had e-mail addresses and received a number of positive responses.
We encourage everyone to reach out to those classmates who might be on your personal e-mail or mail distribution lists and let them know the address of the website www.DHS1970.com or the Facebook site.
We discussed the format of the Saturday evening function and wanted to emphasize that it will be CASUAL attire and there will be NO sit-down dinner. There will be a number of casual “food stations” set up with a number of different offerings for food and drink. The bar will be a cash bar and if we end up having background music at all, it will be by a DJ playing “70s” selections so that people may concentrate on personal conversations and catching up with old friends. Due to the size of the venue we are limited to 160 attendees. As a reference point, we had 180 classmates attend our 40th reunion in 2010. We have contacted a photographer who will take a group photo, which will be available for purchase if you desire, and who will also take individual photos if you desire.
We all want this to be a relaxed and informal evening where we can all have fun and enjoy each other’s company rather than a big formal event. That is the feedback we have gotten from those who have contacted us so far and we want to make this a special evening to rekindle relationships and allow old friends to re-connect.
So, to summarize:
When: August 28th and 29th, 2020
Where: The main event will be held at the Marriott Hotel and Suites, 2 Parkway North, Deerfield, IL 60015
Cost: The event fee is a flat $100 if you make your reservation by April 1st, 2020. After that date the fee will be $125. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! We are space limited to 160 participants, so please reserve at your earliest convenience if you want to attend! You may pay on the website by clicking on the link that says “Buy Tickets”. If you would like to save the $7 processing fee collected by the site, you may send your check for $100 directly to our class Treasurer, Wayne Spath, Class of 1970, 19 Clover Lane, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
There will be a Friday evening informal event but the venue has not yet been selected. Watch this site for further information.
Hotel: The Marriott Suites has given us a special rate of $109 per night for our event. This price includes wi-fi and a full hot breakfast each morning. You should contact the hotel directly to make reservations. The number is 847-405-9666 and tell them you are with the DHS Class of 1970.
Make your reservations early so you don’t miss out. This is going to be a very fun and relaxed event and we would like to see as many of our classmates as possible! If you have any suggestions or comments please leave a message on the website or on the Facebook page and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Your 50th Reunion Committee
Steve Derebey and Rick Emery, Co-Chairs
Ruth Morkin, Bette Wallerstein Lombard, Lori Garlin Gold, Nancy Hopwood Black, Deb Bauer, Jan Alonzi Barnes, Karen Goodman, Wayne Spath, Diane Firestone, Joann Dardick.