Reunion Committee

 The 30th Reunion Planning Committee would like to thank the following people:

Greg Ellston - for his invaluable guidance, knowledge, storage space and connections
Joe Scopelite - for resurrecting Greer Cavagnaro
Emme (Ables) Siegall - for her handwritten Thank You note which inspired this website
Rick Schweig - for digitizing historical CHS and Wydown Yearbooks
Mark Rambeau - for his initiative and skill in completing the Senior Yearbook Picture project
Maude (Lloyd) Hales - for her creativity and artistry in creating the 30th Reunion Invitation
David Pocost/Commercial Letter - for printing and mailing the 30th Reunion postcards
Nancy (Elbert) Tankersley - for producing the video slideshow for the 30th Reunion
Rick Schweig - for a portion of the 10th Reunion slideshow pictures
Linda Epp - for the 20th Reunion slideshow pictures
Marianne Baer - for a portion of the 25th Reunion slideshow pictures
Sanjay Jain - for a portion of the 25th Reunion slideshow pictures
Jennie (Treeger) Peters - for a portion of the 25th Reunion slideshow pictures
Laurie (Gralnick) Skolnick - for contributing the idea of attending the Cardinals baseball game
Linda Epp - for organizing the Cardinals ballgame event and ordering all the tickets
Tim Balk - for serving as Treasurer of the CHS Class of 1979 Fund
Nancy (Elbert) Tankersley - for researching venues and menus
Sarah Turley - for generously hosting the Saturday afternoon Open House
Linda Epp - for providing a unique perspective on the issues challenging the Committee
Carl Pohle - for his counsel and wisdom on the issues challenging the Committee
Andy Wahl - volunteer webmaster - thanks to Ellen McDonald for leading the way!
Marianne Bear & David Pocost - the founding organizers of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee


 The 30th Reunion Committee recognizes and commends Mark Rambeau for his leadership of the Yearbook Senior Pictures scanning project.  Thank you, Mark.  Project completed: 02-19-2009


The 30th Reunion Committee recognizes and commends Nancy (Elbert) Tankersley for being the Creative Director of the 30th Reunion Video Slideshow.  Her artistic vision for the project and technical skills resulted in a masterful video production which makes Iron Man 2 look as amateurish as Spider-Man 3. [A shout out to our friend and classmate, Eric Heffron]


The 30th Reunion Committee recognizes and commends Maude (Lloyd) Hales for her design of the invitation postcard used for our 30th Reunion.


Marianne Baer

I can't believe it is already over! What a fun, fabulous, fantastic weekend!
It was a joy to see everyone who attended and we missed those of you who would have liked to have been here but couldn't!!!

I was truly sorry I didn't find a way to publicly thank all the committee members for their hard work so here goes... forgive me if I forget someone.

We cannot thank ANDY WAHL enough! If you all only knew how many hours he spent on the website and all the details and communicating with almost every one of you! He attended every meeting and was a pleasure to work with! AMAZING!!!! How could he lose so much weight eating that many pounds of M&M's?

Linda Epp for taking charge of the baseball tickets and all the fabulous decorations at the 7 Gables.

Carl Pohle for taking charge of arranging Cardwells.

TIm Balk for being an incredibly efficient treasurer, meeting planner/attender and volunteer.

Nancy Elbert Tankersley for being and incredible organizer/party planner and big help keep us focused on chores at hand. Also a BIG hand for putting the DVD together. That took MANY hours!

Sarah Turley for the incredible party at her house on Saturday where we got to see Carl Kinsky!

Rick Schweig, who still uses real film, for scanning a million photos from all of our past for the DVD and taking photos at the events.

David Pocost and Commercial Letter, Inc for printing the poster and postcards. I am so grateful for his support and willingness to participate.

Lynnsie Balk Kantor for doing whatever we assigned her to do!

Maude Lloyd Hales for designing the postcard.

Marianne for doing those very few things that Andy didn't find time to do!

We only had a few surprise guests, Seth Felman and David Shapiro and Ellen George who drove over 3 hours from Kansas City area to get to the Seven Gables...
There were lots of people in from nearby but tons came from California, Portland, DC area, Boston, Colorado...wow!
Please tell us your favorite new memories and funny stories.

Thanks to you all the reunion went smoothly!

Marianne


A chronological HISTORY of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee

The first meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 at 7:00PM.  It was hosted by Marianne Baer and David Pocost at their home in Glendale.  Incredibly delicious English toffee.

The second meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at 7:15PM.  It was hosted by Greg Ellston, at his home in Clayton.  The number of participants on the Planning Committee has increased, and the event / venue options for the Reunion were narrowed down to a short list of finalists.  Good meeting, great English toffee.

The third meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at 6:30PM.  It was hosted by Sarah Turley and her daughter Tatyana, at their new home in Ladue.  Officers of the 30th Reunion Committee were elected: Marianne Baer-Captain, Tim Balk-Treasurer.  A real treat were the white chocolate brownies.

The fourth meeting of the 30th Reunion Committee was held Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:30PM.  It was hosted by Nancy Tankersley at her home in Clayton.  Wine was served.  There were no fights.

The fifth meeting of the 30th Reunion Committee was held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 11:00AM.  It was hosted by Andy Wahl at his home in Ladue.  The one calculator was sufficient.

The sixth meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 7:00PM.  It was hosted by Marianne Baer and David Pocost at their home in Glendale.  The event venues were finalized.  Everyone was dressed so nicely.

 A special (seventh) meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 10:45AM.  It was held in the Molly Darcys restaurant of Seven Gables Inn, Clayton.  The committee reviewed the Seven Gables Inn contract.  Great view and a tall, cool drink of water.

The eighth meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 7:00PM.  It was hosted by Marianne Baer and David Pocost at their home in Glendale.  Greg Ellston and Rick Schweig were special guests.  They were there to help (eat the gooey brownies and uncracked English toffee).  Oh, so good.

The ninth meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 7:00PM.  It was hosted by Marianne Baer and David Pocost at their home in Glendale.  The home-made cake with lemon frosting was very good.  The carrot sticks were fresh and crisp.  The M&Ms were well sorted.  Everyone missed the nuts.

The tenth and final meeting of the 30th Reunion Planning Committee was held on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 7:00PM.  It was hosted by Tim Balk at his man-cave mansion in Ladue.  All remaining financial issues were resolved and the Class Fund was replenished.  Capping off the success of our 30th Reunion, the Committee was treated to a most memorable, double-thick with embedded whole almonds, milk chocolated covered (top and bottom) Enstrom's Toffee - a gift from Claire McDonald.  Thank you, Claire.