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2018 Class Reunions

Class of 1948 ♦ 70-Year Reunion

DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018

  • TIME:  12:00pm - 3:00pm
    • 12:00pm - Punch Bowl
    • 1:00pm - Lunch
  • LOCATION: Bluff Banquet Center2035 28th St SE, Grand Rapids
  • RSVP BY: Friday, July 27 by contacting Dena Willis at (616) 574-6016

Class of 1956 ♦ 62-Year Reunion

DATE: Saturday, September 8, 2018

  • TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    • 11:00am - Coffee Hour
    • 12:00pm - Luncheon
  • LOCATION: James and Shirley Balk Center for Administrative Services
    • On the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School
    • 2400 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids
  • RSVP: By August 24 - REGISTER HERE
  • CONTACT: 

Class of 1958 ♦ 60-Year Reunion

DATE: Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • TIME: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    • 11:00am - Coffee Hour
    • 12:00pm - Luncheon
    • 2:00pm - Bus Tour 
    • 3:00pm - After Party
  • LOCATION: James and Shirley Balk Center for Administrative Services
    • On the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School
    • 2400 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids
  • RSVP: Friday, September 28 - REGISTER HERE
  • CONTACT: Ruth (Veltman) Ruiter, ruth.ruiter@gmail.com

East Christian Class of 1968 ♦ 50-Year Reunion

GOLF OUTING
DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • WHAT: 9 Holes of Golf
  • TIME: 2:00pm
  • LOCATION: Indian Trails Golf Course
  • RSVP/CONTACT: By Friday, September 7 by emailing BERK@CALVIN.EDU

 

STROLLING DINNER RECEPTION
DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • TIME: 6:00pm
  • LOCATION: James and Shirley Balk Center for Administrative Services
    • On the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School
    • 2400 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids
  • RSVP: Friday, Friday, August 17 - REGISTER HERE
  • CONTACTS:

 

WORSHIP SERVICE & HIGH SCHOOL TOUR
DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018

  • TIME: 10:00am
  • LOCATION: Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Arts and Worship
    • On the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School
    • 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids

Central Christian Class of 1968 ♦ 50-Year Reunion

DATE: Saturday, September 29, 2018

  • TIME: 4:30pm - 10:00pm 
    • 4:30pm - Bus Tour (departing from the Bluff Banquet Center) 
    • 6:00pm - Strolling Dinner
  • LOCATION: Bluff Banquet Center, 2035  28th St SE, Grand Rapids  
  • RSVP: By Friday, September 14 - REGISTER HERE  
  • CONTACT: Tina (Bakhuyzen) Droski, tina.droski@gmail.com  

Class of 1978 ♦ 40-Year Reunion

DATE: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Class of 1988 ♦ 30-Year Reunion

DATE: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Class of 1993 ♦ 25-Year Reunion

DATE: Friday, November 23, 2018

  • LOCATION: Luna, 64 Ionia Ave SW #100, Grand Rapids
  • CONTACT: Kris (VanderToorn) Helms, bagladychris@gmail.com

Class of 1998 ♦ 20-Year Reunion

DATE: Friday, November 23, 2018

Class of 2008 ♦ 10-Year Reunion

DATE: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Planning Class Reunions

The Development Office would be happy to assist you by providing:
  • class lists, including addresses and contact information
  • suggestions for setting up a class Facebook page
  • information on local venues and activities
  • tours of one or more of the school buildings
  • event information included on our website

GETTING STARTED

  1. Each class will need a planning committee. Are you interested in planning your class celebration? Contact Dena Willis, Development Associate, at 616-574-6016 or dwillis@grcs.org.
  2. Begin updating your class contact list (provided by the Development Office).  Encourage classmates to update information here.
  3. Set up a class Facebook page to get the word out and start engaging classmates.
  4. Determine the preferred type of event (picnic, casual gathering, formal dinner, etc.)
  5. Determine a date or time of year (fall, summer, etc.)
  6. Determine financing (bank account, budget, and reservation fees).

PLANNING THE CELEBRATION

  1. Choose and reserve a location.  Choose a style that you think will work best for your class. Reservations should be made as soon as possible!
  2. Plan the event, including the menu, entertainment, and decorations.
  3. Set the price per person, including anticipated costs for the venue, food, printed materials and postage, decorations, entertainment, and any other costs associated with the celebration (photo booth, memory book, novelty, prizes and/or awards).

GETTING THE WORD OUT

  1. Pass along the details of your celebration to the Development Office so they can be added to the Schools website.
  2. Post the details on your class Facebook page, and engage alumni with other posts such as memories or pictures from your school days.

AFTER THE REUNION

Pass along photos from the event to the Development Office for use on the Schools’ website, social media, or in other school related publications.

Have questions about alumni events or don’t see your class listed? Contact Dena Willis at 616-574-6016 or dwillis@grcs.org.

GET IN TOUCH


 

Lindsay Hart, Director of Advancement

Jana Hoglund, Director of Community Engagement

Dena Willis, Development Associate

GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN
SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

2400 Plymouth Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616-574-5500
Fax:  616-574-5510