Yo, y’all! We’re coming up on some serious deadlines here for our 60th Homecoming (aka 60th Reunion), and we want to be sure everyone is on board.
In order to get the super-low $60 per person registration rate for the reunion event, you need to register by October 1; after that date, the rate is $100 per person. If you find you can’t make it, your money will be refunded.
The group rate the Lodge on the Desert is giving us for rooms expires on October 7th.
The dates for the event are Wednesday evening, November 7th, through whenever on Friday, November 9th.
The dress is resort casual.
The photographer will be all of us, via a free photo sharing app that is quite wonderful. Ask me for downloading instructions and I will shoot them to you.
Reply to this note (Cconniff62@gmail.com) or call me (520-299-2126) if you need forms or copies of anything or have any questions.
And, finally, take a minute to browse the website. Go to www.THS1958.com, and you can contact classmates, check the list of people who are attending this event, look at the bios and pictures (and add or change your own) and let us know what you’ve been up to lately. Inquiring minds want to know!
This is going to be way too much fun! Can’t wait to see you all!
Carol (Woodman) Conniff
P.S. To update your info, click on Contact Classmates, and then Update My Info, fill out the form and submit it. Easy peasy!
09-06-2018 - 60th HOMECOMING!
Shhhhhh. Can you hear it? That’s the sound of September whooshing by, at the end of which your Homecoming registration fee goes from $60 a head to $100. Not that $100 isn’t a really good deal……………but $60 is, like, I mean, sooo much better, don’t you think? I’m bad at math, but that feels like a 40% discount to me, and at that price, I’d certainly buy that sweater I’ve been eyeing at the mall. And don’t forget: if you can’t make it, your registration fee will be refunded. Also, the group booking rate at the Lodge goes away after October 7th, so if you haven’t reserved a room, now would be a good time.
I’ve also noticed that not many of you who have already registered have as yet downloaded the photo sharing app—I know it’s early days yet, but the sooner you get on the project, the more time you’ll have to round up a random grandchild or neighbor kid to shake his/her head sadly, sigh deeply and do it for you. There will be help for you in the hospitality suite, but that’s leaving it a little late. It won’t actually activate until 5pm on November 7th, but you’ll be ready by golly!
And speaking of the hospitality suite, it will be open from three o’clock on Wednesday until after the meet and greet, all day Thursday, and all day Friday after breakfast at Cielos. If you’re staying at the hotel, you can check your bags with the concierge after you check out, and mosey over to visit with the hardy souls who are still hanging out. Locals are also encouraged to drag this thing out as long as humanly possible.
Hit “reply” if you need:
- A registration form (you really need this, trust me)
- An event schedule
- Photo app download instructions
- Hotel information
and I will send you whatever you request. Except money. You’re on your own in that department. I am also unable to water your plants or baby sit your dog. If you’d like me to snail mail the info, give me your address, and I will snap to it. I aim to please. C’mon, let’s go! You’ll be glad you did, I promise!
There’s a list on the website of classmates who have registered. If you don’t see who you’re looking for there, call ‘em and nag ‘em until they give up.
Carol Woodman Conniff
60th Homecoming Central
07-23-2018 - 60th HOMECOMING!
Okay, old Badgers! If you have a smart phone (iPhone or Android), good news! Our photo sharing app for the 60th Homecoming is up and running! Well, not running, but up. It won’t start running until the event starts at 5pm on the 7th of November, but you can download the app now, and be that much ahead of the game. And for those of you who share my technophobia, this will give you time to enlist the aid of a grandchild or random neighborhood kid to walk you through the setup process. Or, you can wait until the event, and there will be people there who can help you. Less of a crunch, though, if you do it beforehand. Below are step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. You may not need them, though. My husband, not a techie at all, got through it with flying colors, and with no instructions and no millennial standing by, so there’s hope for all of us. There’s also a video available, so let me know if you need it and I’ll send it to you. Here are the deets:
Download the FREE Veri app from the app store, iTunes store, or Google Play and tap “open”
Select “Get Started”
Enter your phone number. You’ll receive a verification code
Next page, enter the code into the app
Next page, enter whatever name you’d like to be visible with your photos—aliases are fine
Next page, add a photo—a current “selfie” or any picture from the photo file on your phone—Your car? Your cat? It matters not. Make yourself happy
“Enable notifications” page allows you to enable or “skip this, remind me later”. If you enable, it will notify you when photo sharing begins.
Next page allows you to enable the location, as above
When you chose “enable location”, you will be prompted to select “Got It”
Then tap to find your event, enter the event code ths60, and select “Join”
AND YOU’RE IN! Once the event begins, any pictures or videos you take will be shared until it’s over, unless you tap the auto share button at the bottom of the screen to turn it off. When you want to share again, tap the auto share button again to turn the app back on. For those of you unable to attend, you can still download the app, and it will be almost like you’re here! (We still wish you’d come, though.)
All photos anyone with the app takes during the event will instantly appear on your phone; you may save the ones you wish to keep to your photo file at any time during the event, or email or text them, or all three. The ones you have not saved will automatically be deleted from your phone at some point after the event. All the pictures taken, however, will be uploaded to the ths1958 web site. As soon as we figure out how………we’re counting on our techie alums to give us some guidance on that one.
So have fun with it! Take lots of pictures! Why not? It’s free!
Carol Woodman Conniff
P. S. If you haven’t yet registered, what on earth are you waiting for? Hit ‘reply’[email email@example.com] and I’ll send you a registration form. Or call me at 520-299-2126. Don’t forget—if you pay and are unable to attend, you’ll get your money back. But you won’t have nearly as much fun—and neither will we. I’d draw my sad face here, but I’m not sufficiently computer literate. Use your imagination.