Committee

     

Combined  Class  Committee  (of  Today)   for  ~   1952 & 1953

The “Combined Committee” for our two classes has been in place for
a long time – with many members remaining active for most of those years.
Their ongoing and dedicated assistance is greatly appreciated by all of us.

Dave  &  Jan . . . Co-Chairmen  for  General Committee  1952  &  1953
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Our Combined CHS Class  of  1952  &  1953
had their last annual reunion luncheon on May 4,  2018.
it  was  the  65th  year  (for  1953)  –   since  our
Grand Rapids Central High School Graduation
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P L E A S E !
If you have knowledge of the death of one of our combined class members –
that we have not yet become aware of, – will you Please Contact the Webmaster.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of our diminishing numbers.

. thanks . . . . .
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Joyce   (Cain)   Gothman    ’52
moved  permanently  to  Florida  in  September,  2019
(See  Also … announcement   on   “Office  Notes”   page.) 

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dave Thompson  &  Jan  (Oppenhuizen)  Thompson  ’52/52
are  General Chairman  for the  Combined Class  of   1952  &  1953
14100  Thompson Dr.  –  Lowell, MI 49331  …   (616)  897-2533
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Other Contact Information can be seen in your  2018  Member  Directory
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Carol (Bogardus) Dodge ’53  Treasurer:  CHS  52 / 53
. Special  Events  Chief            (269 ) …  795 – 4234

Joyce (Cain) Gothman ’52 ..  Special Events Assistant         <   <   <

Mary (Towle) Forslund ’53 .. Special Events Assistant

Sally (Six) Mouthaan ’52 ..  Combined-Class Chaplain

Millie (VanderMaas) Noordyke ’53  .. Event Registration

. …..Pat (Barendse) Koetsier ’53 ..,,,       Event Registration

…… Carol (VanLoo) DeVries ’53  ..,,       Event Registration

. …..Mudge (McKamy) Virdin ’53   ,,      ..  Roving Greeter.

. …..Martha (Stannard) Lecuru ’53  .,,      . Roving Greeter.

Roger  Perham ’52  …..  ,,         Finance Advisor

Dick  Hoek ’53   …,,      ,,           G.R.P.S. Liaison

Don  Dunstan  ’53   … ,,      ,,        Spl. Projects

. …..Jack  Suess  (Stage Mgr.)  ’53   ..,,      Spl. Projects

. …..Jim & Betty (Larson) Anderson ’52/53   ..  Hospitality

. …..Dale & Jackie (Lore) VanderKlay ’52/53     .   Hospitality

…… Al  TenHoor   ’52 –   ..,,      ,,              ,,       Historic  Advisor

. …..Tom & Shirley (Humphrey) Klein ’52/53  – ..  Advisors

Helen (Hager) Harrison ’52    ….   Media Search

 .                   Here  is  where  our  WEB  INFORMATION  comes  from       
  LAST  WEBSITE  UPDATE     ….    12 – 10 – 2019       <  <  <

…… ( However  minor  some  of  the  changes  may  be  ) ……

Please Contact the Secretary if you experience difficulties with this website
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Right now,  our  CHS   Combined   Committee   is  taking  a  well  deserved  rest . . .  
until  we  begin  making  plans  for  our  75th   Reunion,  and  then  …   the   100 th 

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Personal Information can be found in the
1952  &  1953  Membership Directory  for  2018.

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Take  Your  Choice
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2019

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To all whose names and photos you see on this webpage
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heir loyalty – dedication –  and service to Central High
is greatly appreciated by members and faculty alike.
It’s possible there are others who should be recognized
and thanked, … that we are regretfully unaware of.


Going on  twenty years … since our  50th reunion.   We held an
annual luncheon  every year (15 of them) but after the May 4th 2018 Reunion
(concluding the 1953 – 65th year since graduation) … we have discontinued
our  “Annual Events”  for  ALL  Members.  (At least for the time being)

We are now encouraging informal small groups  of 6 – 8,
or whatever – to gather when they feel like it, for breakfast, lunch,
or even a greater festivity.  Your combined class secretary plans to continue
with record-keeping,  and of course  maintaining the class WEBSITE
that we have had on line since 2010.  Thanks to all who have helped
to build reunion events, and to the many who have attended them.
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Committee – Member Photos

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.      Secretary     ……….     Chaplain     ……….     Treasurer

           

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..                                      .                               .                                       Mudge McKamy

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Jackie (Lore) VanderKlay       …  …   


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Carol VanLoo

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Members of the CHS 52 / 53 Combined Class Committee
( ‘Helios’   photos   are   used    …    when  available)

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Come   2020   we  will  be  in  our    TENTH   YEAR
with  this   CHS  Website   for  the  combined  class  of
1952      &      1953
But  after  a  decade  of  meeting  the  needs  of  our  members
Mr.  Hecker  has  plans  to   begin  a  reduction  in  size  f0r  the  website
…   slowly  at  first,    –    but  by  removing  some  of  the items
the  staff  felt  were NOT  of  the  interest  they   might  have  been.
Certain  Date  Items   and   the  Musician’s  Birthdays   may be  among  the  first.
The   Jokes   …   people  seem  to  like,  …   Bottom-Of-The-Barrel    as  they  are.

 .      .       BOR:
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REMEMBER … almost anything you would like to know about
Central High – and our combined class  can be found somewhere on this website.
We encourage you to look it over occasionally in order to stay connected.
If you need further information, ….. contact the Secretary
(our Records Keeper) – for a  fast  solution  to  your  query.

If   you  have  a  keen  eye   
you  will  always  find  something   NEW  on  this  website.
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Have you looked at our “Class Members” page – and clicked on the list for
MISSING  &  DECEASED ?   –   If you are aware of a class member whose name should
be on either list – and is not – we would appreciate your letting us know.  Also, If  YOU  have
been overlooked in any way – please contact the Records Keeper so that our accuracy may
be maintained.  –  The Class Members page is in  Database Form,  and used
differently from the other pages. (It contains only  30  names  per page.)
(Notice tiny numbers that can take you to the  hidden  ‘next-page’.)
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Please  call  us  if  you  have  CHS  Information  to  report
or  have  a  Change  of  Address  we  should  know  about.


(616) .. 451-8855
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What  is  this  new  thing  they  call  “EMAIL”     
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OR,    ………….

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Run right down to the corner – to the nearest
Pay Phone  …  and call us from there !

( We even left the key in the coin box,  so you can get your nickel back )

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Small  Gatherings  of  Classmates  are  occurring  more  and  more
frequently  –  and this is encouraged by your general committee for CHS.
Some – gather for breakfast,  or lunch,  for a picnic,  or just to
be together for a while and talk over old times   (with now old friends.)
And; the word  “old”  is meant as a sincere achievement compliment !
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CLASS WEBSITE: ..  http://www.chs5253.com/

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