Dear Fellow Classmates and Alumni,
It was exactly one year ago today, October 13, 2018, that we celebrated our Irvin High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion! Please take a few minutes to click on YOUR 5OTH REUNION GALLERY in the top ribbon. There are quite a few pictures of our memorable event and you can download any or all of them and save, print or share. And a big Thank You again to Arthur S. Metcalfe, Jr. for all of his work on the Gallery!!
Your Reunion Committee
2018 CLASS OF 1968 REUNION SCHEDULE OCTOBER 11 - 14, 2018
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018:
-Hospitality Suite Open Noon Until 5 PM.
-Reception and Jam Session at Donna and Chip's CJC Ranch, Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Round trip transportation is available from the Radisson.
Please join us on Thursday evening for food, refreshments fun and MUSIC!!! Donna and Chip will be hosting this event at their beautiful ranch, The CJC Ranch, in Santa Teresa. Several musicians from Irvin will be performing along with other musicians from the El Paso area. This will be an event you do not want to miss. Here's the google maps link to the JCJ Ranch: https://goo.gl/maps/9NYdxnQkX1o
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018:
-Hospitality Suite Open Noon - 6:00 PM
-Winery Tour and Tasting at LaVina Winery and Lunch at La Posta de Mesilla in Old Mesilla. Round trip transportation is available from the Radisson.
-Casino Night Friday October 12, 2018
Depart Hotel at 5:00 PM. Round trip transportation is available from the Radisson.
Happy Hour from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
A Choice of Two Restaurants for your dining pleasure:
VENTANAS BAR AND GRILL. Sit down to favorites from the Border Menu with Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas, Tacos or Choose from Specials such as Steak Tampiquena. They also offer a wide selection of Soups, Salads and Sandwiches.
JACKPOT GRILL. Offers the best selection of Hamburgers in the Southwest!
CASINO GAMES. Sunland Park Casino showcases a vast selection of the most exciting and popular Slots, Video Poker and Electronic Table Games in the Southwest.
WE WILL DEPART THE CASINO AT 10:00 PM BACK TO HOTEL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018:
-Hospitality Suite Open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
-Golf Tournament (Optional). Details to Follow Soon
-School Tour--Time and Details to Follow Soon
-Mixer & Cocktail Reception
-Dinner and Dance
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018:
-Brunch at Radisson-Optional
Attention all Class of 1968 Alumni: Now that we have passed our 50th Reunion, we are officially invited to join the Annual Irvin Alumni Ruidoso Rendezvous. A highlight of this growing tradition is detailed below. A complete document with details for the Rendezvous is located on the Ruidoso Rendezvous Tab above. See you all there!!!!!
Annual Irvin Alumni Ruidoso Rendezvous..... An Established & Growing Tradition!
October 14-17, 2019
HISTORY: In October of 2013, about 15 Irvin alumni & friends met informally at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM. Just an informal gathering to relax and enjoy each others' company. It was SO enjoyable, we all decided to make this an October habit, and each year we have grown in numbers to the 60+ classmates from graduating classes 1961-1971! Each year some of our most enthusiastic "newbies" are those who recently celebrated their 50th high school reunion. But many folks don't wait for 50 years to get with old friends; and it's fun to see younger & older Irvin siblings in the group, as well as spouses from various Irvin graduating classes and beyond. No restrictive schedule or pre-planned events (other than the 5:00pm Happy Hour each evening), and no necessary event registration (but your own lodging reservation is on-your-own).
FORECAST: 2019 will surely see at least as many of you as attended previous Ruidoso mini's, and maybe more. Although many of us attend every year, some people have to miss a year here or there..... and new participants keep joining the fun. So once you're on our email list you will receive 2 or 3 updates of the current year's attendees.
Although you can wait to decide until the a day or two before Oct 15..... Between now and "Cinco de Mayo" May 5th, just send us a quick YES! reply so we can get a "starter" list (or a MAYBE if you're not yet sure). We will then soon send you an updated list of "YES's" and "MAYBEs".
HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Inn of the Mountain Gods 1-800-545-9011 but some people arrange other nearby lodging. * You will need to reserve your lodging on your own. Use Inn of MountainGods phone reservations, NOT their web site which erroneously claims "no vacancies".
TYPICAL POPULAR ACTIVITY CHOICES:
* All-attendees invited to evening rendezvous at 5PM at Wendell's Lounge in the Inn of the Mountain Gods each day (informal)
* Throughout the day, unplanned rendezvous opportunities for small spontaneous groups or pairs (or individuals soaking in the peaceful mountain solitude & serenity)...... your choice ... hotel golf course, paddle boats, hiking trail, exercise gym, indoor pool & hot tub
* Day-trips to Tourist Attractions around Ruidoso and nearby countryside, as friends’ shared interests get them together
* Evening attractions in Ruidoso invite dancing at "Win/Place/Show" Nightclub in town, or Inn of Mountain Gods restaurants & coffee shops or casino fun ..... Or fun social gatherings in hotel hospitality rooms of various classmates later in the evening.
Steeped in a growing autumn mountain tradition is our/your 2019 annual "Ruidoso Rendevouz"! Always the 3rd week of October. Just a couple of hours or so from the El Paso International Airport but eons from the usual day-to-day "hamster wheels" back home. If you can stay all three evenings (Monday-Wednesday), that's the best! Let us hear from you! You can always change your mind later.😊
Pam (Davis) Cotten--Class of '62 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryson McCool--Class of '61 email@example.com
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