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Creative reunion programming ideas

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Creative reunion programming ideas

  1. 1. Creative Reunion Ideas
  2. 2. Things to consider – big and small <ul><li>Do you want to do a booklet? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to participate in the Sunday morning interfaith memorial service or plan one just for your class? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to initiate an outreach plan to build enthusiasm for reunion? </li></ul>Pg.
  3. 3. Creative Reunion Ideas <ul><li>Taste of the Valley Saturday night dinner - must be held off campus, but a huge hit with food from restaurant favorites in the Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>Margaritas and Manicures </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday cocktail reception at the Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>MoHos at the Movies: Friday movie night on the green behind the Rockies. Screened “Dirty Dancing” and had concession stand </li></ul><ul><li>Midnight M&Cs </li></ul><ul><li>Book-author event with Jill Kerr Conway speaking and signing books afterward. Profits went to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Edwina Cruise doing her Mrs. Plum program </li></ul>Pg.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Make Your Own Nametag station with decorating materials such as stickers, glitter, feathers, markers. Great ice breaker, especially alums with children. </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos of everyone as they arrive, then post them near the bell desk, clearly labeled with the name. That way you could see what classmates looked like and not have it be such a shock when them in person. It also helped as people arrived in shifts to see who was already her so you could look them up. It was a huge hit. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodie bags for each classmate which included a mug, a beautiful leather bookmark, a baked good from a classmate, all the instructions for the weekend, the costume and a few other bobbles. </li></ul>Pg.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Live updates to class Facebook page during reunion of who has arrived, what’s going on </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual elfing to encourage classmates to come to reunion </li></ul><ul><li>Common read for the class that at reunion has a lecture about it or a back-to-class session </li></ul><ul><li>Bagpipes playing for a class to walk to the site of its memorial service for its classmates that plays during and after the service of remembrance </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar Day for 50 th Reunion (culmination of 2 year project) </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that Vinnie Ferraro does. </li></ul>Pg.

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