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As Illinois reopens following the pandemic, we hope for a return to normal. To allow efforts to progress a bit more, we are shifting the Class of '70 reunion from August to October.

The Show Will Go On - Virtual Reunion

October 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm. 

By invitation only, your ID will be checked at the entrance.  Ask to be added to our class email list so you will receive the Zoom link.

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New Save the Date!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

After careful consideration, we are postponing our Class Reunion until 2021.


Same place: DoubleTree by Hilton, 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL

We need your current email address so we can stay in contact with further updates!

Please let us know you have visited us here and received this new information by emailing us at [email protected]

love, your committee

IMPORTANT UPDATE: PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS!

May 1970: Anticipation . . . excitement . . . worry . . . anxiety. . . fear . . . tears . . . budget concerns . . . thoughts about friendships . . . so many questions . . . hope for the future . . . May 2020: You get the picture.


The Reunion Committee has been meeting behind the scenes, talking to our venue contacts, and following news reports and health guidelines.

Saturday, May 16th we met by Zoom to make some important decisions, and perhaps new plans. You may have already started to hear murmurings! We made the difficult decision to postpone our 50-Year reunion celebration to 2021... same place, different date.... stay tuned.


You will be getting official notification by mail, by email, and here on Facebook as soon as details come together.


If you have any immediate questions, please email us at [email protected] and keep reading this thread for the details. Make sure we have your current contact information.


Google Forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTzvusX8GuO0uenX4LmHv_YiQIZLleIRGdYgisfBKNV-LYOw/viewform



The Clock is ticking - 6 months til Reunion


April 1, 2020

NEWS TO COME... We started this post but did not realize at the time that it would be an April Fool message...


Remembering the 45-Year Reunion Celebration


December 1, 2019

Join the RHS Class of 70 FACEBOOK group page to share high school memories.



What? Snow on the ground

November 1, 2019

Hard to believe — but last week just before  Halloween, the Reunion Committee awoke (Separately — not together! We like each other, but not THAT much) to SNOW ON THE GROUND in Chicago!

If that’s not a rude awakening that time is flying, that life will be getting busier, and it must be time to buy a Early Bird reunion ticket— we don’t know what is.

Something's Happening Here

but what it is ain't exactly clear... READ ON

Save the Date - October 11, 2020

October 1, 2019

The stars have aligned!

The orbits of the planets and the phases of the moon are in synch!

Our horoscopes say good times await!

And — best of all — the time is right to share the long-awaited details of our Grand and Golden 50-Year Reunion Celebration!!

All we need now is YOU! Please read, respond, and spread the word. 

An Easy Way to Help

August 3, 2019

Copy, print, post, send or share our flyer reunion announcement wherever you can! You never know where there might be a Rough Rider connection lurking . . . I think we’ve all got some stories of coincidences like that to tell!

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