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11/21/13 02:05 PM #1    

Cheryl Shapiro (Adams)

Welcome to the New Trier West High School Class Of 1969 forums. Please press "Post Response" to participate in the discussion.

12/02/13 07:01 PM #2    

Cheryl Shapiro (Adams)

Welcome to the Message Forum. All are welcome to post anything here.

02/03/14 05:48 PM #3    

Cheryl Shapiro (Adams)

In today's world so many spam emails are sent daily that many people and/or email service providers have resorted to very high level spam filtering. This unfortunately means that sometimes messages sent from your web site to your Classmates, and even messages from one Classmate to another, can be marked as spam and therefore never read.

There are four measures you can take to combat this problem.

  1. Have your Classmates check their spam or junk email folders to see if emails are going there.
  2. You, the Site Administrator, should personally whitelist the email address noreply@classcreator.net.
  3. Blast email your Class List and ask your Classmates to also whitelist noreply@classcreator.net.
  4. Ask your Classmates if they subscribe to any third party email filtering services, such as spamarrest.com. If so, they need to add noreply@classcreator.net as a safe sender.

FYI: "Whitelist" is the general term for allowing an email to come through from a specific email address every time, regardless of the content contained within the email. Whitelist is also sometimes referred to as a "Safe List" or an "Approved Senders List." If you and your Classmates whitelist noreply@classcreator.net, messages that may not ordinarily get through will now be received and read every time.

Please note the Class Creator system does not send spam mail of any kind to your Classmates. And when we email you directly, the Site Administrators, we will only send you messages we think are important to the business of running your class web site. Thus you and your Classmates can whitelist noreply@classcreator.net with confidence that spam email will never be sent by us. Taking these measures will help ensure that all Classmates participating in your site can freely communicate without losing legitimate messages to spam filtering technology.

02/07/14 03:17 PM #4    

Cheryl Shapiro (Adams)

We are looking to connect with our teachers. If you are in touch with one or more of NTW69 teachers, please send me their e-mail if you have it. Otherwise, please invite them to the reunion. We don't want to charge anything for the faculty to attend. They already gifted us with tools and wisdom and knowledge. 

Thanks for your help.


02/08/14 11:54 AM #5    

Deborah Klein (Brown)

Hi Cheryl,

I don't have an e mail for Adrienne Lawerence, but she is on FB. You could send her a message.

02/08/14 02:58 PM #6    

Cheryl Shapiro (Adams)

Hi Debbie,

I just sent a FB message to Mrs. Lawrence. Hope you are surviving winter ok.


02/08/14 09:25 PM #7    


Roula/Nikkii Faklis (Baker)

Hi Cheryl,

I've been in contact with Nanci Kees Babigian since high school!  Her email address is Nancibabigian@verizon.net, and she's also on facebook as Nanci Babigian. 



02/08/14 10:24 PM #8    

Cheryl Shapiro (Adams)

Thanks, Nikki!


05/16/14 02:45 PM #9    

Suzanne Sluizer


I haven't been in touch with him for quite a while, but Bill Nolte used to live in Eau Claire Wisconsin and ran a bar there. The last time I checked, he was still there.

Suzanne Sluizer

05/20/14 09:21 AM #10    

Pamela Drell

Thanks, Suzanne!


07/06/14 11:09 PM #11    

Kevin O'Callaghan

To Pam Drell:

I don't know who-all to thank for organizing, but a big THANKS to all who helped! I thought it was more fun than the 40th!

07/07/14 09:12 AM #12    

Gregg W. Fox

Yes, great job! Thanks to all on the committee, except of course to that Rosen guy who I am sure did next to nothing.  ;-)



07/07/14 10:51 AM #13    


Phillip B. Rosen

YES, I concur 110%.  The committee did a dandy job and the gathering was a great success.  The weather, food and rooftop made TRAX an excellent choice of venue.

As for the 50th, I nominate Gregg Fox to lead us into the next 50 years as the head of the yet to be formed "Class of '69 50th Reunion" committee.  He, along with his chosen members will no doubt plan a event that will be so fantastic and well attended, it'll be known as the social event of 2019.  Gregg, thank you in advance for all of your hard work and efforts.

07/07/14 04:53 PM #14    

Brad A. Brailsford

Reunions: Back in July of 2009 I attended my first HS reunion, the 40th for our NTW class of 1969. That was a fun and engaging evening, full of laughs and good memories. Naturally I had high expectations for the 45th reunion, but... it was underwhelming and way overpriced considering the $120.00 mandatory "donation" for my guest and I. Unlike our 40th, this event included only a static marginal buffet, cash-only bar and indifferent service by TRAX. I did enjoy chatting with a few of my former classmates... however, this evening devolved into an oddly cliquish party, reminiscent of High School :~[

07/07/14 09:01 PM #15    


Martin S. (Marty) Block

Thanks everyone for a fun evening and birthday. I hope everyone can make the big " 50".Trax's was ok, but let's find a different venue. Anyway, the best part is always the people. Stay in touch.  Marty  

07/08/14 09:45 AM #16    

Gregg W. Fox

Sorry Phil, but my schedule is a bit tight, so I won't be able to help out as you suggested.  This whole retirement thing is just too damn exhausting.

07/08/14 03:42 PM #17    

Pamela Drell

Hi Brad,

Thank you for your message about the reunion.  I am really sorry that the event was more costly and less enjoyable than you anticipated .  Would you like to share your ideas and help plan the next one so that it will be enjoyable for everyone who attends?

07/08/14 05:28 PM #18    


Hooper R. Jones

Hi Pam.  Although I was unable to make the 45th, I want to thank you and the committee for your continued efforts at keeping the Class of '69 together.  I had a great time at the 40th and look forward to #50......a number I can definitely relate to as I recall some derivation of 50 being written in bold, red pen on the top of more than one of my chemistry tests!

07/09/14 04:34 PM #19    

Allan Johnson

I agree with Pam that we should get Brad more involved with preparations for the 50th.  How much money do we need as seed money?  I think a $5000 donation would help get it going.  Maybe Brad could chair the 50th to bring it some fresh ideas?

07/10/14 11:13 AM #20    


Phillip B. Rosen

Gregg,  retirement is NO excuse. Early planning will no doubt be essential.  I suggest a good night's sleep and a lot of coffee. Five (5) years will fly by before you know it.  Thank you again in advance for your excellent efforts!!

07/10/14 05:31 PM #21    

Gregg W. Fox

Phil, what exactly is it that you are smoking?

07/11/14 12:18 PM #22    


Phillip B. Rosen

I plead the fifth (5th)!

07/11/14 03:47 PM #23    

Brad A. Brailsford

Hello All,

I'll be glad to help advise and plan the next reunion, keep me in your loop.

Let's consider (in brief) what elements made the 40 so enjoyable. Hackneys provided ample space and attentive service. At Hackneys, our group had the run of a private conference room, a frequently refreshed and rotating buffet and a reasonably priced wet bar with friendly staff. When we entered TRAX the hostess was so focused on her cell phone she didn't even acknowledge us until I tapped the front desk. When I said we were here for the NTW class reunion she just pointed to an obscure door in back and continued texting. The buffet at TRAX was set up, left unattended and open to the elements for the duration. When the plastic plates were gone, I mentioned that to the bartender who said "I don't have any up here, you need to talk to someone downstairs." And after spending $120.00, TRAX charged us $11.00 for a bland house wine in a small plastic cup and $3.00 for a simple softdrink, really! The annoying and random traffic from other TRAX patrons, drifting thru our party and sampling the buffet, was also disconcerting.

Long story short; Hackneys good choice, TRAX not so good.

Also missing from the 45th were copies of our year books and the very tasteful memorial / tribute to our lost classmates.

Stay well everyone, hope we all maintain our good health and continue to thrive.


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