December 6, 2017

Website contract  renewed for 5 years to get us through the next reunion.  our current balance in the bank is now $34.60

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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November 1, 2017

The Website contract will expire on 1/1/2018.  At this time we do not have enought money to renew our contract at the most efficient rate.  The donation page has been reactivated in hopes that we can get ahead of the bill.

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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July 20, 2017

The Reunion has been postponed until 2022.  We were not having enough support for a 45th Reunion.  Monies that have been donated will be reimbursed.  Letters will be sent to all class members on file.

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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May 13, 2017

Added hotel accomodation page to the website.  sent email to existing list, posted a FB notice to get more attention

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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January 10, 2017

Donation page updated for reunion goal, visitor count zeroed... was 19192 !!

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972


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January 7, 2017

Began resetting this Website to be a Reunion Site.  Poll added, titles revised.  Not complete at this time

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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October 20, 2016

Updated "Help us Find list"

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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April 20, 2016

Talk has begun of our next reunion.  An email was sent to our current list, and several were returned as unkown address.  A plea was posted on Facebook for classmates to send us their current emails.  Also a Poll was placed on the Main Page of this site, so you may vote for the next reunion

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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June 6, 2015

When we first started planning for our 40 year reunion, one of the things that was done was to create a bank account for collecting donations and paying for necessities.  Since the reunion, the account has been used for donations that go toward keeping the Website up and running.

The bank where we have our Class account began charging a fee last year if there was no activity.  To avoid the charge, I have been trying to go by and withdraw $5 and then deposit it right back. 

The bank has now decided to charge a monthly fee for an account not having a minimum balance of $2500, plus $3 a month for the statement.  With these changes, I intend to close out the account, which has a balance of $258.

I will keep this money in a secure location, and have it available for the next reunion, or whatever the Class decides to use it for.  The Web site is paid up for 3 years, so we wont need the money for that, at this time.

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972

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December 8, 2014

Donations exceeded the goal for 3 year Website fee.  I paid for 3 years, and have set aside the remaining donations as seed money for our next reunion. 

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November 9, 2014

updated the donation goal to reflect a 3 year fee goal

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December 6, 2013

Website fees paid, donation page updated.

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November 17,  2013

donation page updated to reflect annual registration and transaction fees

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December 27, 2012
site changed from reunion site to class site. upgraded package to provide more space for pictures.  revised donation page, with explanation. the hit counter was reset to "0".  we had 5275 hits for the reunion site.

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November 3
all attendees should have recieved and e-mail with instructions on getting a copy of the CD put together by our photographer.  If you have not recieved the e-mail, go to the contact us page on this website and supply your mailing address.  ONLY IF YOU DID NOT GET THE E-MAIL , PLEASE

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October 30, 2012
The Reunion was a Huge success.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  I am going to try and make this a "Home Site" for the Class of 72.  Continue to spread the word of this site, so that we can continue to grow, and keep up with what has happened to all our classmates.

.....more later, John.



October 25th update
ONE MORE DAY....If you havent RSVP'd, come on anyway, we would love to see you.

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October 23rd update.  The donation page and ticket page will be shut down due to the time it takes to get the money transferred.  We will accept payment at the door.  Also, the greens at the CC have been reseeded and will not be mown before Saturday.  The decision to play or not will be made Saturday morning.

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October 4th Update               The Reunion is now only 22 days away, just 3 weeks.

Have you  RSVP’d yet? 

We had asked that all RSVP’s be complete by the end of September.  If you did not “git-r-done”, PLEASE  RSVP, ASAP, so that food and seating can be arranged.

Have you sent in your payment yet? 

As of today, payments have been received for less than 50% of the RSVP’s.

We would prefer all payments be made by October 15th so that expenses can be taken care of prior to the event.  There are two ways to pay.  You can pay with your credit card on the Website under “Advance Tickets”.  Or you can send your check to:

Lutcher Stark Reunion
1407 Green Avenue, Box 298
Orange Texas, 77630

DO NOT PUT "PO" IN FRONT OF THE BOX -- IT IS NOT A POST OFFICE BOX


If you can’t make payment before the event, don’t let that keep you from coming, but please try to prepay.

In other news, all of the Event times have been confirmed now, as listed on the website.

 

Friday Social – 7pm to 10pm – 71 RSVP’s

Saturday Shangri-la tour – 9am to 11am – 20 RSVP’s

Saturday Lunch on the Drag – 11:30am to ??

Saturday Golf – 12:30pm draw, 1pm Scramble -- 16 RSVP’s

Saturday Walk the Halls – 1:30pm  to ?? – 39 RSVP’s

Saturday Dinner and Dance – 6:30pm to 12am – 104 RSVP’s

 

In addition, the Class of 71 is holding a Memorial for Steve Ramsey, Saturday at 4:00pm. Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, on Hwy 87 between Orange and Bridge City

 

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9/27/12 UPDATE
Walk the halls has been approved !!
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9/26/12 UPDATE


We have enough interest in Shangri-la to have a guided tour.  Our tour starts at 9:00am on Saturday.  Tour price is $5 per person, to be paid directly to Shangri-La at the time of the tour.  The tour will take approximately 2 hours.

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9/23/12 UPDATE

Time is running out for the special rate and guranteed rooms at the Hampton.  the 26th is the last day to get the discount.  After that they will not hold the block of rooms for us.  We would like all RSVP's by September 30th so food, seating, decorations etc can be made.  We also need your "ticket" money ASAP in order to pay for those items.  See the Advanced Tickets tab for details on how to pay.

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9/8/12 UPDATE

We now have the entire CC for Friday night....All Classes are welcome.  If you are in town Friday night, come on by for a short get together.  See the details under Events.

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9/3/12 UPDATE


We have added the ability to pay for your reservation on line. Go to the Advance Tickets tab and follow the instructions.

Due to transaction fees associated with this method, online reservations will be $45 per person, instead of $40.

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September Newsletter


Wow !  Time is drawing near, less than 2 months to go.

As of today, 96 classmates are on our distribution lists, and 80 have confirmed their addresses with us

We still need information for many of our classmates. (the list is on the website).  Help us spread the word!

We are pleased with response from our fellow 71 and 73 classmates as well, we have several RSVP's from you.

 

We are going to need final numbers by the end of this month (September) in order to plan food, seating, decorations and such. 


 

If you have not RSVP'd yet, please do.  if your plans are not final, but you think you may be attending, you can select "not sure"

on the RSVP form on the Website, that will help as well

 

RSVP's so far:
  • Social -- 50
  • Golf -- 12
  • Shangri-la -- 9
  • Walk the Halls -- 29
  • Main Event -- 91

We want to also let ya'll know that the LCM classes of 70-75 are having their reunion the same weekend.  We have extended an invitation to them to join us on Tthe Drag" for lunch on Saturday..  Many of us have freinds that went to LCM, so this should be a great way to re-connect with them too.

Ticket money is starting to come in and we appreciate that!  Price is $40 per person and can be mailed to:

Stark High1972
1407 Green Ave Box 298
Orange, Texas
USA   77630

*remember, DO NOT put PO in front of the Box number, it is not at the Post Office !!

There have been some new additions made to the Memorial Page, if anyone can provide more details, please do so, so that we may pass that on.

Reminder -- the last day to take advantage of our room rates at the Hampton Inn is September 26th.  The rate is $85 and can be reserved using the link on our website, or mentioning Stark High 1972 Reunion if you call direct.  Of course you may stay at any place of your choice.
 

get ready for a good time !!

Pam, John, and Jenny

 

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Posted to LCM FB page on 8/31

Greetings from the Lutcher Stark Class of 1972.
  As it turns out, we are sponsoring a 40th Reunion, (including 71-73) the same weekend as the 70-75 LCM Reunion this October.  One of our events is having lunch on “The Drag.”  Most of us remember the fun times we had circling MacArthur drive on Friday and Saturday nights, parking at various places to watch the races, and just a place to hang out with friends.  The idea is to go get a lunch from your favorite place (Sorry, Burger King, Ames, Zacks are gone) and meet at the old Sears parking lot to eat, and once again hang out with friends.  We would like to extend an invitation to our fellow 70’s classes from LCM, to join us.  There is not a scheduled time, but I suspect we would start gathering around 11:30 or so, and stay as long as people are there. Sonic is still there (with a drive thru now!), Subway, Papa Johns Pizza, Whataburger, Dairy Queen, and of course Der Weinerschitzel. So grab a lunch and come join the party !

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August Newsletter

We have now surpassed 3300 "hits" on our Reunion Website.....FANTASTIC !

 

As of today, 93 classmates are on our distribution lists, and 78 have confirmed their addresses with us

We still need information for over 100 of classmates. (the list is on the website).  Help us spread the word!

We are pleased with response from our fellow 71 and 73 classmates as well, we have over 25 RSVP's from you.

 

We are going to need some final numbers of those coming pretty soon, so that all the goodies can be arranged.

So, if you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so.
 
RSVP's so far:
  • Social -- 45
  • Golf -- 11
  • Shangri-la -- 10
  • Walk the Halls -- 24
  • Main Event -- 76

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July Newsletter
 

We have now surpassed 2700 "hits" on our Reunion Website.....FANTASTIC !
  • As of today, 87 classmates are on our distribution lists, and 71 have confirmed their addresses with us
  • We still need information for over 100 of classmates. (the list is on the website).  Help us spread the word!
  • We are pleased with response from our fellow 71 and 73 classmates as well, we have 21 RSVP's from you.
  • We have a total of 51 "yes" RSVP's
Even though it seems there is plenty of time left, we are going to need some final numbers of those coming pretty soon, so that all the goodies can be arranged.
So, if you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so.

Another thing we would like to remind you is that we have a special rate at the Hampton Inn in Orange.  The cutoff for getting that rate is September 26th.
A direct link to our hotel reservations is on the Website under the Travelers Tab

We are accepting Reunion reservations at this time. Price is $40 per person and can be sent to:

Stark High Reunion
1407 Green Ave, Box 298
Orange, Texas  77630

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June Newsletter
 

If you haven't been to the website lately, you need to check it out.  We have had over 2300 "hits"
  • As of today, 82 classmates are on our distribution lists, but only 57 have confirmed their addresses with us
  • We still have no contact information for many or our classmates. (the list is on the website).  Help us spread the word!
  • We are getting a good response from our fellow 71 and 73 classmates as well.
  • We have a total of 46 "yes" RSVP's   (i know it is still 4 months out, but let us know as soon as you can, for planning)
We are accepting reservations at this time. see the website for price and mailing address.
 

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May Newsletter
 

If you haven't been to the website lately, you need to check it out.  We have had over 1800 "hits"
 
  • I forgot to mention in our last newsletter that we have a DJ lined up for the event.
  • with that, we have added a DJ request page.  You can leave songs that you would like to hear from the DJ (the requests wont appear until i go in and edit the page)
  • as of today, 80 classmates are on our distribution lists, but only 56 have confirmed their addresses with us
  • we still have no contact information for many or our classmates. (the list is on the website).  Help us spread the word!
  • we are getting a good response from our fellow 71 and 73 classmates as well.
  • we have a total of 36 "yes" RSVP's   (i know it is still 5 months out, but let us know as soon as you can, for planning)
  • we are accepting reservations at this time. see the website for price and mailing address.

If your name is on the Help Us Find list, and you received this letter, please reply here to confirm your contact information.

 

 

6/6/15

When we first started planning for our 40 year reunion, one of the things that was done was to create a bank account for collecting donations and paying for necessities.  Since the reunion, the account has been used for donations that go toward keeping the Website up and running.

The bank where we have our Class account began charging a fee last year if there was no activity.  To avoid the charge, I have been trying to go by and withdraw $5 and then deposit it right back. 

The bank has now decided to charge a monthly fee for an account not having a minimum balance of $2500, plus $3 a month for the statement.  With these changes, I intend to close out the account, which has a balance of $258.

I will keep this money in a secure location, and have it available for the next reunion, or whatever the Class decides to use it for.  The Web site is paid up for 3 years, so we wont need the money for that, at this time.

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972
April 14, 2016

Talk of another reunion is beginning.  A note was sent via Facebook groups to make class members aware of this website.  I will soon look into getting another back set up for our monies, and have it linked to this site.
April 20, 2016

Sent out emails regarding the possiblity of a 45 year reunion.  Several emails were undeliverable due to out of service addresses.  A post was put on our Facebook site to ask all who did not reciee the letter to send us their updated addresses.  Also, there was a Poll added to the front page of this website, to vote for when you would like the next reunion.

John C. Christian
Stark High 1972