60 Year Reunion
Our 60 Year Reunion plans are being finalized now. It will be held on the last weekend of September but we need a head count for the Holiday Inn by April 1st! Take a take a minute to express your preferences by completing the 60 Year Reunion Survey to help us get an accurate head count, menu choice(s), etc. Additional information will be posted on our BLOG page as we complete our plans.
"60 Year Reunion" planning advances
Planning Committee 2023:
Carol Wells Huck
2023 Winter Luncheon, February 11th, Pal Joey's Batavia
Hawthorne's Backyard, March 14th
Initial Classmate email: March 21
WCCHS Class of 1963 - 60 Year Reunion
Dates: September 29-30, 2023; please bear with us as full details evolve
Homecoming Game with all reunion celebrants Friday September 29th; WCCHS Alumni Tent will be available for all: one classmate has a daughter-in-law celebrating her 30 year reunion too. Know of any others?
Class of 1963 Reunion Dinner September 30th - Carol Stream Holiday Inn (details to be posted); current plan is for a buffet dinner $35pp
A limited number of rooms have been blocked by the Carol Stream Holiday Inn, 150 S. Gary Ave, 1-630-665-3000 front desk (mention Wego Class of 1963 reunion for discount). https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/carol-stream/csril/hoteldetail
In addition to an Invitation Summary we've created a Reunion Survey to gather more details about your plan to attend and your preferences, or your decline.
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Reconnect during our 60th year since graduation.
First up: Winter Luncheon
We're back! Join us at 12:30pm Saturday February 11, 2023
on the Fox at Pal Joey's, 31 N. River Street, Batavia
As in the past we'll enjoy a buffet with Pan Pizza, House Romaine Salad, Pasta Marinara,
Cola/Diet Cola/Lemonade. $15 pp. Cash bar.
We've reserved the private dining room that seats 20-25; there is plenty of overflow space in the bar area. Since our 2018 class reunion we've had personal good times and bad times, lost several classmates and lived through covid. Now, let's simply enjoy an afternoon to meet face-to-face while comparing grand children (great-grand children?), pictures, share stories and celebrate the start of another year in this world we love.
We will consider and get feedback on several other potential 60th year events:
WeGo 2023 Homecoming
Change in Website Provider
Square, parent company to our website provider Weebly, is now transfering accounts to work under the umbrella "Squareup.com". Should be an interesting time and learning experience for the webmasters. We're told we will now have access to additional apps and features that could be used to enhance our site and will be exploring those in the coming months. For now, we've created our new Square account and are working to assure ourselves and our classmates that wego1963.com continues to load and work exactly the same as when it was just a Weebly site. Let us know if you have trouble logging in or browsing our class website after the Squareup switch is thrown on October 6th. Thanks, Your webmasters....
To Do or Not To Do
60 Year Reunion? Over the last year and a half several early notices were published after wego1963 received questions from classmates. As members of the planning committee for both our 50 and 55 year reunions we know it takes months to plan. Presuming a June 2023 date let's decide Yes or No. From there we publish results and may need to form a committee and sort through the options. To get the ball rolling please log in to your account then go to our Reunion '23 survey.
Re-written Taking Pulse paragraph to reflect TO call for a joint class lunch or dinner date, etc TBD. This will go on the Home page above the Smith notice. Also requires an new recent site changes note.
Taking the Pulse
Conversations are underway to consider a Class of 1963 gathering similar to our annual winter luncheon. Indoors or out? Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring? Day or night? In combination with the Class of 1964? Tom Overton, Reunion Committee Chair, has already sent emails seeking feedback. Tom has also posed the question about planning a 60 year reunion. Check the Class Gathering page and pass along your thoughts please.
This is the draft paragraph for possible use when further work on reunion is initiated
60 year Class of 1963 Reunion? Yes, it's early, but your thoughts will help. Shall a Planning Committee be formed? Moving forward would you be interested in a combined reunion with the Class of 1964? Tom Overton has taken the initiative once again and would like some feedback. We published Tom's initial thoughts January 7, 2021 now adding text of his April 6th email.
Have a look around, check the images below for some of our site pages plus a few external sites of interest, then pass along any pictures or thoughts you want to share with classmates.
WCCHS striving for a safe and inclusive learning environment is currently in Stage 1: Expanded Remote E-Learning - with plans for
Stage 2: In-person 1/3 Model (December 1st)
4th Monthly Co63 ZOOM Meeting!
We hope you'll be able to join us October 17th at 2:00 PM Central.
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10/5/2020 - Added another update (link) to our Cascade Theater page.
9/23/2020 - Added another picture to our Roundhouse page.
9/20/2020 - Archived the Olde North Pancake House.