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40th Class Reunion -- Summer 2019

** Save the Date: Summer 2019 **

Pictured L-R: Deb Smith Blakewood, LaRee Brosseau, Juanita Green Esch, Cindy Ruby Snider, Brenda Baranek-Christian, (back) Nancy Pegg Scott, (in chair) Doug Vonderohe

Reunion Committee Meeting 04-22-18

Attending: Nancy Pegg Scott, LaRee Brosseau, Cindy Ruby Snider, Deb Smith Blakewood, Juanita Esch Green, Vern White, Trooper, Beth Weber Tagaw

Summer 2019 is our 40th Reunion!

PEOPLE FINDERS: A lengthy summary (Please step it up folks, we’re not getting any younger! ) of what the Committee Members have been experiencing in their search for contact information. Some classmates have been easy to locate while others have been extremely elusive (kind of like retirement).

If you are aware of someone who we are looking for please forward their contact information to us so we can get them off of” THE LIST.” No one really likes being on anybody’s LIST, so lets get everyone off of it! Snail mail, email or a valid phone number also works. The contact information remains confidential and will not be made public.

JULY 27 and JULY 28, 2019, that’s next year in 2019 and not next month.

VENUES: Reminder that this event will take place next summer:

> Saturday Night Dinner July 27, 2019:

THE CEDARS...Brenda and LaRee conducted a site visit to The Cedars at Salmon Creek. The two of them had a great time, the restaurant probably not so much. The restaurant has changed hands recently and the food was excellent. The facility is undergoing renovation right now and everything has been scheduled for completion by the end of this summer. Due to the number of classmates attending it was decided that an outdoor “Garden Party” theme might be an option. More details to follow next meeting.

HEATHMAN...Next up is a site visit to the Heathman-Vancouver within a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for that report.

> Sunday Picnic/Potluck July 28, 2019:

Vancouver Lake Park has been chosen with Cindy taking the lead on organizing and executing a successful potluck. LaRee has submitted an application with Clark County to secure the entire park. The park has running water, electricity, grill/BBQ, and updated sidewalks and restrooms. Nancy and LaRee offered up their husbands as sacrificial “Grill Masters” to help kick things off. As more information become available the Committee will be seeking help and input. Cindy knows how to throw a party!

FINANCES: Things are looking up! Nancy reported donated seed money from Doug and Bonnie Jenson Hackbarth. Several Committee Members stepped up and donated funds for the deposits on the park and future dinner venue during the meeting.

If you or your company would be interested in donating funds, products or services to the 79 Reunion Activities Committee, please contact Nancy Pegg Scott. The rubber is hitting the road folks!

NEXT UP: Classmate Dwayne Cosner is your contact for the Annual “Mini Reunion” at

Brush Prairie Bar and Grill, Saturday, August 4, 2018. Starting at 6:00 pm. The address is

14925 NE Caples Road, Brush Prairie, WA 98606 See you there!

Next Meeting Sunday, August 12 at 1 pm, Location TBD

People Finding is our focus!

The goal of the BGHS 1979 40th Reunion Committed is to remove classmates from the “RU Missing” list and into our roster (secure, not shared, restricted access). Several on the Committed have learned about reunions only after and want others to avoid that "Dang, I wish I had known."

Save the Date : July 27-28, 2019 - 40th Reunion

Its friends like you that are going to help pull this off. Please reach out, on our behalf, and ask them to either contact members directly--or go to our website about for their choice for being contacted:

- Email address (preferred to save on postage)

- Street address

- Phone number (so LaRee or Brenda can call them directly)

- Website https://sites.google.com/view/bghs79/ru-missing

We have committee members who want to help.

LaRee Brosseau


(360) 263 5054, Collect calls gladly accepted

Brenda Baranek-Christian


(503) 312 6266

Cindy Ruby Snider


Alen Tucker


The information obtained will not be shared or made public and will be used only to notify classmates of upcoming events and important reunion information. Your privacy is important to us and we take all personal information seriously.

General updates are posted:

- Facebook: BGHS‘79 Reunion Activities

- Website www.bghs1979.com

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

-- The Committed

On 2/25/2018, the 40th Reunion Planners met to discuss People Finding plus research venues for both an evening dinner and a daytime picnic July 27-28, 2019.

You are invited to read the meeting minutes.

BGHS79 Classmates to find

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