Class of 1972
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Submitted by Vanessa Fox
Welcoming speech for 50th Birthday Party - rewritten for the web
As the database guy for the class reunion committee I would like to thank everyone that came to the Class 50th birthday party. It was such a pleasure to speak with many of you over the past 6 months or so. I am sure that you all had that same experience of first seeing 50 year old strangers that looked vaguely like classmates and then once you started a conversation it quickly seemed like 32 years ago.
The reunion was a short lived moment in time and a great way to reacquaint ourselves with our old friends and to make new friends out of mere acquaintances. The class website is our electronic community which allows us to stay friends and to network for years to come. Pictures from the reunion, stories of our classmates as well as a current database that allows us to stay in contact with friends is our electronic alumni community.
If you move or change email addresses, please let me know. All of us need to do our part to keep it current for it to remain relevant.
As the database and web guy I am the most visible Committee member, but there were many great classmates and spouses of classmates that helped in countless ways. I want to thank a wonderful Committee of dedicated classmates that without them this would not have been possible.
In particular, I would like to single out:
As a market researcher, I crunch lots of statistics so here is some trivial information about the current geographic breakdown of the class:
With our class 50th Birthday Party we have launched the Class of 1972 Memorial Scholarship.
A couple of years ago several of us from around the country had talked about setting up a scholarship in memory of Lester when it became apparent that he was going to pass on. However, this year we also lost Gail Kaizerman, who was a wonderful vivacious classmate, and that was a tremendous blow to all of us. Then we looked back at other wonderful classmates that also passed away too soon: Melissa Urann, Sandra Orel, Alan Saganov, Denise Copeland, Martin Davis, Douglas C Ferguson, Robin Halberts, Barbara Lee Lerner, Kevin Richardson and Donna Strachman and realized we each have our own special fond memories of classmates and that the memorial scholarship is a great way to keep our memories of our departed classmates alive.
The mission statement of this scholarship is that it will be offered each year to the Sharon High School senior going to college that has most overcome hardship to be where they are at graduation. We will develop a scholarship review committee and Sharon High will provide us with candidates each February for consideration.
The Class of 1972 has a non-profit federal ID number. Donations that you may want to provide over the years are tax deductible. We will acknowledge the donations with any message you might want to say on the Scholarship page. In addition, we will provide a write up each year in the website of the deserving Sharon High senior that wins the scholarship.
Database and website guy
c/o SHS '72 Class Reunion Committee