August 28, 2022
13 days left
until our reunion.
ECHO, Vol. 1970
 
70 is the New 50 Reunion is Less Than a Month Away
 
The SLP Class of 1970 once delayed 50 + 2 reunion is almost here.  Sunday, August 28th at the ROC in St. Louis Park (3700 Monterey Drive) from 4-9 pm will be when 200 or so classmates will gather for a great time of story-telling, food and drink and picture taking.  The greatest hits from 1969 and 1970 will be playing in the background and there will be plenty of room for dancing if anyone is able and willing.  There will be tables with memorabilia from the good old days at Park High along with a Wayne Klayman video memorial tribute to classmates who have passed away.

If you haven’t registered and paid for the reunion, there is still time.  The cost until August 21st is $35 (Venmo or check).  After that date it is $40 cash at the door.  Also, please note the bar is cash only.

Here is the schedule of events:


1.     4:00 pm – Let the reunion begin.
2.     5:00 pm – Brief (and we mean brief) program.
3.     5:30-7:30 pm – SLP Picnic in the Park provided by Chuckwagon.  Everyone will receive a food ticket good for your choice of a hamburger or grilled chicken breast with sides of coleslaw and watermelon.  A variety of chips will be available.  And, of course, there will be cake for dessert.
4.     7:30 pm – Elementary school pictures will be taken (on the bleachers).  We will list the times for each school so please look and listen.
5.     9:00 pm – Time to go.  We have to clean up and move everything out by 10:00 pm so we hope you will have had enough good memories by 9:00 pm.

Things to know:

1.     There is plenty of parking on the east side of the SLP Rec Center and limited parking on the west side. 
​2.     Enter on the north side of the ROC (the entrance will be clearly marked by the orange carpet).  This is the only entrance.  Name tags will be there where you check in and pay at the door if that is what you are doing (please make our lives easier by paying and registering in advance).
3.     All other entrances will be pointing you to the north entrance.
4.     There are plenty of rest rooms inside the Rec Center that we can use.
5.     There is plenty of room to feel comfortable and safe.  This is an outdoor facility with a cover.
6.     There is still time to register.  Just go to www.slp70.com for all the details.  Send your checks to Doug Nagle at 20145 Cottagewood Avenue, Excelsior, MN 55331.
7.     NO ONE will be turned away because of financial problems.  Just reply to slp70reunioninfo@gmail.com and we will discreetly find a way to help you out.
8.    We have waited a LONG, LONG time to make this happen.  There have been plenty of ups and downs.  But here we are, just a few weeks away from finally seeing old friends and making new ones.  We hope to see you all.  Until August 28th, stay healthy and well. 


St. Louis Park High School Echo
7/24/22
 
70 IS THE NEW 50 REUNION PUSHES FOR 225

The SLP Class of 1970 Reunion Committee met on Thursday to go over plans for the upcoming, once delayed, 50
th (plus 2) reunion.  The reunion is set for Sunday afternoon, August 28th, at the ROC next to the St. Louis Park outdoor swimming pool.  The hours are 4-9 pm with food being served from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Co-Chair Doug Nagle reported that as of the meeting almost 200 classmates and guests had already paid.  Others have registered and said they planned to attend but have not yet paid.  Some of these classmates have indicated they would pay at the door.  The goal is now to reach 225 in attendance.

Committee members are hoping that they hit that 225 number (if not more).  They are urging everyone who is “on the fence” about attending to jump off that fence and register and pay.  From now until August 21
st, the cost is $35 (Venmo or check).  After that date, it’s $40 (cash only) at the door.  Everyone is welcome and if anyone needs help with the fee, they are urged to reply to this address, slp70reunioninfo@gmail.com.

For more information, classmates should go to the reunion website at www.slp70.com


SLP Class of 1970 Classmates:

In just 7 weeks.  In just 49 days.  That’s all the time left before we finally get the opportunity to get together for our “70 is the New 50” reunion.  August 28th at the ROC next to the St. Louis Park Rec Pool from 4-9 pm.  As usual for our class, the turnout is very good and getting better every day.  As of Friday,  we have close to 200 classmates and guests who have already paid.  We want you to join us.  Everyone is welcome.  All you have to do is register and now send $35 before August 21st (Venmo or check) or after that pay $40 (cash only) at the door.   Every detail you need to know can be found on our website, www.slp70.com.

The ROC is an outdoor venue with a cover.  There is plenty (and we mean plenty) of space for everyone to feel comfortable and safe.

Please remember that EVERYONE is WELCOME.  If, for any reason, you think that you can’t attend because of financial reasons. THINK AGAIN!  We want you to join us.  Just send an email to slp70reunioninfo@gmail.com and we will discreetly find a way to make it possible for you to attend.  We really do want to see you.

So, let’s go over this again.  Go to the website, register completely, pay, and get ready to have a really great time.  It’s as simple as that.  See you on August 28th!  Stay healthy and well.
 
Doug Nagle and Steve Waldman
SLP Class of 1970 Reunion Co-Chairs
 


Just a Few Reminders…

Our “70 is the New 50” reunion is less than two months away.  August 28th from 4-9 pm at the ROC next to the St. Louis Park Rec. Center.  We hope all of you are planning to attend and we want to save you $$ on your registration fee.  If you pay by July 15th by Venmo or check, the cost is only $25.  After July 15th and before August 21st, the price goes up to $35 and after that the price is $40 (cash only) at the door.

Some of you who have registered as coming have not yet paid.  Checks should be made out to SLP Class of 1970 and sent to Doug Nagle at 20145 Cottagewood Avenue, Excelsior, MN 55331.

And, for those of you who plan to attend and have not yet registered or paid, why not?  Please go to our website at https://slp70.com/3/events.htm for all the details.

Classmates are registering daily.  Our numbers are growing.  Keep checking your emails and looking at our website.  For those needing a hotel, please check the website for details on the Courtyard Minneapolis West.  The last day to book is August 2nd.

Finally, we want EVERYONE TO KNOW that NO ONE will be turned away for financial reasons.  We know that funds for some might be a little tight right now.  But we want you to know that you are welcome and wanted to attend our reunion.  Just reply to this email, slp70reunioninfo@gmail.com and we will discreetly find a way to help you out.  Please. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


ROOMS

Have we got rooms for you!  We have arranged for special pricing at the Courtyard Minneapolis West for Friday, August 26th thru Sunday, August 28th.  Prices range from $109 to $119/night.  The Courtyard is located at 9980 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55426. 

**This offer is good for reservations made by Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Call or Email – Dennis Laufersweiler – Sales Manager at Email: dlaufer@csmcorp.net or Phone: 952-367-5082.** 

Book your group rate for our class.  Here is the link to make your reservations:  Book your group rate for SLP Class of 1970 If you have any questions, please let us know.  We expect quite a few out of towners to attend based on the early registrations.  Our numbers are growing daily.  This is great news as we have always had great attendance in the past. 

Sunday, August 28th will be here sooner than we think, especially since we will have waited almost 2 full years to celebrate our 50th reunion.  The ROC, located next to the St. Louis Park Rec Center, will be the perfect outdoor location for us to reconnect safely.  There’s plenty of room to move around and we won’t have to worry about rain (it wouldn’t rain on our reunion anyway) because the ROC is covered.  The reunion is from 4:00-9:00 pm and the food truck will be serving food from 5:30-7:30.  The cash bar is open all during the reunion.

We hope you are ALL planning to attend.  We ask EVERYONE, attending or not, to fill out the registration form completely at https://slp70.com/3/custom_form_5.htm.  Your payment should be done at the same time.  We have kept our costs down.  Pay before August 21st and the cost is $35.00.  Pay by Venmo or check made out to SLP Class of 1970.  Checks should go to Doug Nagle at 20145 Cottagewood Avenue, Excelsior, MN 55431.  After that, it is $40.00 at the door, cash only.  You can also make donations to our scholarship fund which has been providing scholarship money for SLP graduates for 22 years. 

Please keep checking your emails, our website and Facebook page regularly.  We will only communicate these ways.  There will be no mailings.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Sunday, August 28th.  Please contact us with any questions. Take care and stay healthy.

Doug and Steve – St. Louis Park Class of 1970 Co-Chairs


Reunion Memorabilia Needed

It’s been 52 years since we graduated from Park High.  We want to help everyone remember what we looked like, what we did and maybe who we did things with.  We want to all walk down memory lane at our “70 is the New 50” reunion on Sunday, August 28th.  But, to do that, we will need your help.
 
We are looking for anything that brings back memories from our time in St. Louis Park schools that you are willing to share at the reunion.  We will have a memorabilia section that we hope to fill with pictures from dances, activities, or from work.  Homecoming buttons, t-shirts from the “times”, newspaper articles.  Almost anything you can think of that will make you say, “Wow, I remember that” or “Geez, I forgot about that.”
 
If you have anything you would like to share, please contact Marcia Brucciani at marciabrucciani@yahoo.com and we will make arrangements to display your item at the reunion and return it safely to you at the end of the evening.  So, check your closets, check your garage, check your scrapbooks and photo albums and see if there is anything you have that will help us out.
 
And, when you are done, don’t forget to go to www.slp70.com and register for the reunion at the ROC next to the St. Louis Park Rec Center.

So, we hope you will join us.  Our once delayed reunion will be safe and fun.  And, it will be so much better if you will join us on our walk down memory lane and remember the times we spent at Park High.  We will even provide an orange carpet for you to walk on.  We hope to hear from you soon.
 
Doug and Steve – St. Louis Park Class of 1970 Reunion Co-Chairs



Your Reunion Committee ZOOMS you best wishes!
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Reunion Planning Committee Members:

Steve Waldman, Peter Dansky, Bob Lawson, Marcia Brucciani, Jim Seim, Connie Savitt Sandler, Mark Setterholm, Mona Johnson Gliniany, Beth Kimball, Doug Nagle, Charlie Bell, Danny Goldman, Sam Stern, Joey Dubbe Beattie, Gary Chambers, Sharee Marcus, and Eric Ramberg
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