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We invite groups who are working on Class Reunions to submit information about your project... We will post your information along with links to email your contact person(s).  If you have your own web page, we will be happy to also include a link to your web site for your classmates. 

Consider this when planning your reunion: Some reunions are held whenever the former classmates can get together, so if you missed your "every fifth-year reunion" check into having one on an off-year.  The Annual Northeast Alumni Association Dinner-Dance has a  large ballroom each October and has been a wonderful place for smaller groups who can't muster enough for a large reunion of their class.  Keep checking this page for the date and location.  Also, consider joining in with other class years reunions, or inviting other classes to your reunion.  This is being done now and is a factor in having enough people to enjoy a larger crowd, nicer location, and lower prices.

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Class of '46
The class of 1946 has been meeting once a month  at 12:00 noon on the 1st Thursday of each month at The Home Town Buffet, 40 Hwy & Noland Rd. in Independence.  The meeting room is reserved just for us.  Hope to see you there.  For more info call Billie Adkins Betts-Tate at 816 836-4177 or Fred Royal at 816 373-8743

Class of '47
"Come lunch with the '47 Bunch!"  If you're a member of the Class of '47 and not aware that they meet the last Friday of each month at 1:00 PM, you are cordially invited to join them.  For info, call Duane Seaman at 816-833-5758.  Don't sit at home, come join the Bunch for Lunch!

 Class of '51  For more info:  Louella (Cangelose) Catalano at loucat@kc.rr.com

Class of '54    Photos from 50th Reunion
Click on "2009 Reunion Celebration" link for more updated information on the opening page of this website.

Class of '55      Photos From 50th Reunion       

Class of '56
   Photos From 50th Reunion
Members of the class of 1956 have been meeting at Chappell's Restaurant in North Kansas City at 11:30 AM on the fourth Tuesday of each month   and are asking that anyone from that class (or other close years) that would like to join them for lunch on those days, please show up or call Roy  Beaty at 816-444-9294, e-mail at roysandybeaty@aol.com and get connected with your NE friends and classmates.

Class of '57 - Any questions call:Elaine Morlan Miller 816-373-0182  Email...rmiller401@comcast.net
Bernie Hartley 816-353-8037  Email...suber65@aol.com

Class of '58 - For more info call Jane Morgan at 816-781-3730 or Louise Welker at 816-468-7221

Class of '59 - 50-year reunion has been scheduled for September 25, 26, and 27, 2009 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, MO.  '59 classmates please mark your calendars.  More info will be mailed in early 2009.
Click on "2009 Reunion Celebration" link for more updated information on the opening page of this website.

Gals of '59 gather bi-annually at 11:30 AM at Clancy's in Blue Springs. Clancy's is located west of I-70 and Highway 7 on the South Outer Road in Blue Springs, MO.  We will be having our meetings on the second Saturday of January and the second Saturday of July regularly; always the same place and same time.  Come join in the fun and call us if you have questions. Please call Lou Rew (816-229-9230) or Judy Terry (816-461-7400).

Class of '61  Contacts: Dean Buffa, 816-221-3261 deanbuffa@juno.com - Jim Paul, 816-913-2495 or 660-668-4844 - Chi Chi Graves, 816-587-1419 - Sharon Spero, 816-529-4959 speshrt@aol.com.

Class of 1962 Contact: Christy (Stumpf) Chester 1-800-821-3626

Class of '66   www.groups.yahoo.com/groups/Vikings-1966

Class of '67  Mike Martin, Phone#: 816-224-2560 or mike@martins.net.  You may also contact Steve Cooley 816-781-3506 or way-cool@swbell.net

Class of '68  For further information, contact, Everett "Jake" Jacobs at esjacobskc@kc.rr.com

Class of '69 View Class of 1969 website
Hello NE class of 69 classmates,
Another five years have passed and next year we will be celebrating our 40th class reunion. Can you believe it has been 40 years?
We have learned so much about what works and doesn't work for these reunions. We hope you have enjoyed our successes and we hope you forgive us our ideas that have not been successful.
This reunion date has not yet been set, but we have taken a look at what has worked in the past and have a game plan.
1.We are looking at the 3rd weekend of July or the 1st weekend of August 2009.
2.We feel that the Friday night gathering has been very successful and plan to repeat.
3.We will again try to keep the cost to a minimal so to include everyone interested in coming to the Saturday evening dinner/dance.
4.At the Saturday night dinner dance we think that people come to talk, reminisce and dance. We want to create an atmosphere conducive to that. We will have music playing for those dancers on a stereo/PA system. No DJ, no band. That way people interested in talking will enjoy that opportunity.
5. We have decided to not have the Sunday picnic.(attendance has been poor)
6. We will have a photograph done
7. We will try to communicate and send information via email (instead of the USPS) to save on postage.
8. We will have a memory book. Larry Mullikin has again graciously offered to do our printing of that memory book. The memory book has been very successful and we hope this year more people send us information to include. (even if they are unable to attend)

So what we need you to do is:
1. Send us your updated information and any fellow classmate you may have.
2. Put that date on your calendar, and please plan on coming.

I am amazed at the number of people we have lost and the older we get the fewer there will be of us.We grew up in a community, and in this day and age community is a thing of the past. People live next door to each other and rarely even see each other. Do not assume I have your correct info or anyone else', people change email addresses often.

We hope that you take the time and opportunity to join us. In order to have these opportunities we need participation. We know it's impossible to commit at this early date BUT if we had a general jest as to numbers we can start the planning process.

We will need help finding people and we will need people to sign up for committees when the time warrants it. Please pass this information on to others and PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS (BOTH EMAIL AND STREET) AND PHONE NUMBER ASAP) You will save us so much time and trouble trying to find you.

Thank you!
Your NE class of 69 classmates: Martha Baird, Sally Crane and Gloria Vogt
Click on "2009 Reunion Celebration" link for more updated information on the opening page of this website.

Class of '78 -
Mary (Brocato) Bowman
mbowman515@yahoo.com
816-453-9932
or
Cindy (Kitchel) Lasala
cindylasala@peoplepc.com
913-706-1679

Class of '79 - The class of 1979 is having their reunion this Sept 19, 2009. The location is "Paul & Jacks"  at 1808 Clay Street, North Kansas City. For more information contact, David Francis at neviking79@kc.rr.com
Click on "2009 Reunion Celebration" link for more updated information on the opening page of this website.

Class of '84 - The Class of 1984 is having their 25 year reunion on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at The Granfalloon (on the Plaza), 608 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. The party starts at 6:00 p.m. The will be a buffet and cash bar. Group photo will be taken and copy purchased separately. The cost is $18.00 per person in advance and your guest welcome. The cost at the door is $25/person, cash only.  Contact Charla Taibi Lee at 816-868-3120 or email: themrsljl@wmconnect.com for more information and reservations.
Click on "2009 Reunion Celebration" link for more updated information on the opening page of this website.

Class of '86  Please contact any of the following Committee Members:  Lynne Newton, lynnenewton@hotmail.com 323-876-4032; Tynetta (Zachary) Butler, 816-694-7020; Lisa (Scardino) Tinoco, 816-813-5999; Sheila Johnson, 816-210-2439; Paula (Kincaid) Hughes, 816-674-6330; Bridgette (Anderson) Dawkins, 816-223-7084; or Wendy (Hughes) Haw

Class of 198920 Year Reunion will be held September 18-20, 2009.  Please e-mail your current address, phone numbers and e-mail address to kevinandshellym@juno.com.  Also, forward any contact information on any classmate you are still in contact.  Please do not assume we have your current information.  Please visit and register at our class website at www.northeast89.com.  We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to seeing you in 09.

Shelly Martin (Hendren) 816)224-2658
Click on "2009 Reunion Celebration" link for more updated information on the opening page of this website.

 

Laughlin All-Years Reunion

Welcome to the Northeast All-years Reunion in Laughlin, NV web page! We very cordially invite you to join us for a very enjoyable reunion at a very low cost. This page is here for information, to provide a place for the NE alumni to leave and send messages, and to find out how to get to this continuing Northeast event.

February 22-February 27th, 2009 are the dates for the 12th Annual Northeast All-Years Reunion in Laughlin, NV.  We'll be meeting at the Riverside Resort again, so please put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend one of the neatest reunions that all Northeast Vikings can enjoy. We welcome ALL NE alums to come and soak up some sun and enjoy themselves!

Besides being in a warmer climate, the Riverside has hosted this group for the past ten reunions and we have a good working relationship with the staff. We have tried to find an alternative location each year that may have more attractions, entertainment, cheaper prices for the same or better accommodations, etc., but have not found anything better for our group.  We had a meeting of all attending at this last reunion and the consensus was to keep it in Laughlin because we like the Riverside and we can accommodate the alumni coming from the west coast and the southwest, as well as those from all over the country.

Gaming is not part of our reunion, but both we and the Resort know that some will gamble and some will not be interested, so we use their hospitality and lower room rates, and other discounts, to enjoy the benefits for our alumni.

Click to the right of the photo of Laughlin above to see photos from the February 2008 reunion.

You Can Now Fly Direct to Laughlin from Selected Cities. Click on "Links to Other Pages" just below this page.

The cost for all the events; Hospitality Room (always open with snacks and drinks), Tuesday Welcoming Breakfast, Monday Continental Breakfast on the Patio, Thursday Farewell Dinner/Dance, will be a tiered fee. As an incentive to those who register early,  $75.00 each for those registering between September 1st, 2008 and January 1st, 2009; and $80.00 each for those who wait until the last two months to register.  The Riverside room rates will be $35.00 per night during the week from Sunday night thru Thursday night (February 22-February 27th, 2009), with 12:00 noon checkout on February 27th, 2009. Rooms with a river view will be a bit more, and staying over before and/or after the reunion are higher, so check the rates out for rooms on the River Side and rates before or after the reunion.  To get these rates and other free perks, you must give the CODE to the reservations agent.  THE CODE IS C/NEALU.

Laughlin is about 95 miles south of Las Vegas (about a 2-hour drive). If you fly into Las Vegas and rent a car, there are some very good rates in the month of February from KC and other locations. Many drive from the east and most from the west, but they all love to pull into the parking lot at the Riverside for this enjoyable week. There is also bus service daily to and from Las Vegas.  Some come early to this reunion and some stay longer to soak up some of the atmosphere before heading to cooler places. Be advised that if you do this, the costs will be a bit higher for rooms. Our contract is for the nights of Sunday through Thursday only. The Riverside is usually a high-occupancy hotel, so if you are considering coming early or staying over after the reunion, please check with the hotel on their room availability and prices when you make your reservations beforehand.


This reunion is for
ALL YEARS CLASSES, so no matter when you attended Northeast, or for how long (you are an alumni if you attended NE for any period of time), you are welcome to attend and bring along your friends, because that is what reunions are for.  So get your group together and try it out. Many of the "regular All-Years Reunion attendees" came out on a lark, out of curiosity, and have been returning every year since.

Check the Riverside's webpage and look over the rooms and other facilities.

Room registration can begin anytime now and we want everyone to be able to get rooms in the hotel and this can be locked in with registration very early, like NOW! The early birds can call and reserve rooms requesting to be close to friends, there are 1,404 non-smoking and smoking rooms available, handicap equipped rooms, even rooms that allow pets! For information on reserving your room, call the Riverside at its toll-free number, 1-800-227-3849. Tell them you are with the “NE Alumni Reunion” group, give the code “C/NEALU”, verify the $35.00 cost per night room rate and be sure to get your confirmation number. We must have the headcount for the meals and banquet to the hotel by February 12th, 2009, so that will be our cut-off date (we are not heartless, so if you find you CAN make it at the last  3 or 4 days before 2/22/09, give a call and tell us the good news and we'll reserve your place in the events). Check with us about our policy on no-shows or those who cancel their reservations.

Please use the reservation form found in the blue links above or below, along with your check, to secure your attendance at these reunion events.  Don't forget to use the discounts for early registration discussed above!

Here's agenda for our 2009 Reunion:
We gather on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009, starting about 3:00 PM, opening the Hospitality Room (room 498 in the South Tower), which has a large patio-balcony attached, overlooking the Colorado River. This is where we conduct the Welcoming Party, with drinks and munchies, and the Continental Breakfast on Monday morning! As alumni from various parts of the country arrive, we keep the party going so that we can talk, enjoy the warm weather, catch up on what each other have been doing over the past year(s), show pictures, look through those old yearbooks, (so don't forget to bring them along) plan events, check on golf tee times (for those who can't pass up the opportunity to play on one of the 5 or 6 local courses), take side trips to Oatman or Lake Havasu, AZ, etc. The hotel's showroom has entertainment and we can get group rates if enough want to see the show. (See Tuesday) The other hotels in Laughlin have showrooms, also, and several have very fine entertainment, too. The shows are much cheaper in Laughlin than in the Neon City to the north.

The Reunion Agenda by Day:

Sunday, February 22nd   We gather on Sunday, starting about 3:00 PM in the hospitality room for another great reunion when alumni begin to arrive. The Theme for this reunion is "Hollywood." Upon arrival SUNDAY AFTERNOON, which is Room 498 in the South Tower, you will be welcomed with light snacks, and drinks on the large patio, meet with the other alumni, and plan events for the week.  By popular demand, the "Silent Auction" will be included once again in our reunion.  These are items folks who attend each year have either made themselves or purchased to donate to this auction and are mostly keyed to Northeast Viking memorabilia.  Delicious food items can also show up!

Monday, February 23rd  is another casual breakfast, a Continental Breakfast on the large patio. This was a first in 2002 and has become an annual event.  
A caravan trip to old mining town Oatman, AZ will take place after the breakfast.  Lots of visiting and settling in will still be going on, reminiscing "the good-old-days"  There may be another Jet Boat River Cruise to Havasu City and return this time.  It was very popular and we will investigate the price and date for 2009 and add this to the reunion events if enough folks are interested.  So indicate on the reservation form if there is interest and we’ll take it from there.

Tuesday, February 24th we host an 8:30 AM Welcoming Breakfast which will be in the 2nd Floor Harbor Room. This is a great time to join friends, classmates, meet new alumni, and use as a meeting point for the week's events. After the breakfast, we usually get our photo taking in, with groups, individually, or candidly. Most show up in Purple & White, so it looks just like a pep rally in the old school days, but casual is the uniform of the day, every day.  Tuesday evening “The Oakridge Boys” are performing at the Riverside Hotel.  Tickets are $36.50 each.  Several of us attended this outstanding performance in 2008.  This year we are fortunate they are performing on Tuesday.  We are not doing reservations as a group.  You will need to book reservations  for this at the same time you book your hotel room.  Ask the reservations agent to transfer you to the booking agent for the Oakridge Boys.  Enjoy the rest of the week by taking side trips with friends, groups, or people you meet at the reunion; golfing, hiking, shopping, taking a riverboat ride, talking, planning, reminiscing, and renewing old friendships in the hospitality room and large patio balcony.  There are two classic & antique automobile showrooms at the Riverside, an almost new 34-lane bowling alley, a large outlet mall just across the street, six first-run movie theaters, sports book, bingo, other games in a very large non-smoking casino, located in the bottom of the South Tower, which is all non-smoking and also has a very nice & inexpensive deli and snack bar.

Wednesday, February 25th, is a day to do things away from the hotel on your own, swim (2 pools at the hotel), golf, take a riverboat ride, visit the local attractions, etc.  The Hospitality Room is still open and those who didn't get enough interaction with their former friends and classmates.  There will be CARD BINGO at 2 to 4 p.m. in the Mirror Room, on the second floor If you haven't played it (nickels only), you may be surprised how easy it is and fun, too.  This is a good day to take the Jet Boat to Havasu, see the famous London Bridge, have lunch and jetboat back.  Indicate on the reservation form if you may be interested and we will get the necessary information to you.
In the evening we have our ANNUAL MEXICAN DINNER, hosted by Archie McGee.  The cost is additional, depending upon what one orders.  (It is very inexpensive).

Thursday, February 26th; Join groups touring old ghost towns, gold mines and several day trip outings to local events. But save the evening for the Main Event!  The fabulous Dinner and Dance, with music from 40s, 50s and 60s proms, banquet dances, or any serious dancing or listening.  The music always brings back pleasant memories of our days at Northeast. Ask those who have attended and they will verify this "Farewell" Dinner/Dance is a night to remember.  Tonights menu will be a “surf and turf” dinner.  Finalization of the Silent Auction will be at 4:30 p.m., with the DINNER DANCE and cash bar at 5:30 p.m.  "The Line-dancing Class of 2009" will demonstrate what they have learned, and there will be a "comedy routine" by Fred Piraro given at intermission time.

Friday Noon, February 27:  is check-out time, unless you have made other arrangements.  Time to head for the next destination and make your farewells to all your reunion friends until next year! 

Don't miss this wonderful reunion and the warm weather; just make this your vacation and renew old acquaintances. Plan to come join us for a very relaxing and enjoyable week. Check the links below to see pictures of the rooms at the Riverside, other attractions and events.

Look at the Guestbook/Message Board (Who’s Gonna Be There) below to see who's coming to this event and leave messages for others, ask reasonable questions concerning the Laughlin Reunion, and use it to communicate with your friends & former classmates. Send us an e-mail message by clicking on the blue envelope just above the hit counter at the bottom of this page.

SO...get going with the reservations; fill out the Reservation Form linked to the right of the photo of Laughlin at the top of this page, send it along with your check, and we'll expect to see you there in the warm days of February and early March in Laughlin!! "Try it, you'll LOVE  it."


 

Check these sites for Laughlin and other info about this reunion. Use the blue envelope below (click on it) to send us an e-mail message or requests for directions, other information, etc.
 
bullet All-Years Photos from 2008 Reunion
bullet NE All-Years Reunion 2009 Reservation Form
bullet Who's Going in 2009 ?

Use these links to find things to do in Laughlin. Use the blue envelope below (click on it) to send us an e-mail message
 
bullet Riverside Resort
bullet Laughlin Events, Map, City Sites
bullet Related Laughlin Activities

Click on the envelope below to send an email to Dick Lutjin...

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