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2018 Mini-Reunion

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Annual Irvin Alumni Ruidoso Rendezvous.....

An Established & Growing Tradition! October 15-18, 2018

Group Photo of 2017 Mini-Reunion

Last Call for the Annual Irvin Rendezvous

Annual Irvin Alumni Ruidoso Rendezvous..... An Established & Growing Tradition!

October 15-18, 2018

WHAT: Annual Irvin Ruidoso Rendezvous  (Ruidoso, NM)

WHEN: 3rd week of October each year (arrive Monday afternoon & depart Thursday morning)

WHO: * Multi-year Irvin graduates (So far, most grads who usually attend are from classes 1961-1968.) Also, friends of Irvin graduates are welcome.

 * Please check the list below to see who we're anticipating can probably return this year.... especially if your name has a YES, a YES? or a MAYBE beside it.  And please update your status (or provide any corrections) if it has changed with a reply to Pam or Bryson.  If you plan to return this year but you're not yet on the list below, please make sure we add your name so we have a name badge for you.  While some of you have said you'll not be able to make it this time, many expressed last year their intent to return. 

NO EVENT REGISTRATION necessary (Lodging reservation & amenities are on your-own).

HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Inn of the Mountain Gods (800-545-9011) although some people arrange other nearby lodging.

NOTE:  If you choose to lodge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, use their phone reservations, NOT their web site which erroneously claims "no vacancies." (800-545-9011)  Since this is “off-season” they should have lots of rooms available at a reasonable price (since the prices are so reasonable, there is not a special rate for attendess).

TYPICAL POPULAR ACTIVITY CHOICES:

* All-attendees are invited to an evening rendezvous starting at 5PM at Wendell's Lounge in the Inn of the Mountain Gods each day (Cash bar & informal attire... Enjoy dinner at the Inn (the Gathering of Nations Buffet, Wendell’s Restaurant, Broken Arrow Tap House or order from the Wendell’s Lounge menu.) or one of the great restaurants in Ruidoso.

* Multiple restaurants & coffee shops at Inn of the Mountain Gods & throughout Ruidoso.

* 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, zip-line across the lake, 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.  The Lodge in Cloudcroft has an awesome lunch menu.

* 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.

VISIT BRYSON'S WEB SITE irvin61.com to review the many attractions in and near Ruidoso.  From the Home page, choose "Irvin Annual Rendezvous"

 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.

We are looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks! 

Pam (Davis) Cotten ~ class '62 (Fredericksburg, TX) pgcotten@gmail.com 

Bryson McCool ~ class '61 (Las Cruces, NM) brymccool@gmail.com   

Jim ('66) and Rita Arket YES

John Austin (’62)

John ('67) and Tish (Amy '67) Blankenship YES

Monica ('62) and Alvin Bruns YES

Dick and Brenda Bruns YES

Paul Caigoy ('65) & Margo  MAYBE

Bill ('63) & Patty (Laugherty) ('63) Coberly YES

Glenda (Miller) ('65) & Dan Collins YES

Marston & Pam (Davis) ('62) Cotten YES

Lynn ('62) and Jackie De Arman

Joyce DeSantis (’61) MAYBE

Mike ('63) & Gwen Dickson YES

Jim Dunlap ('63)  YES

Dennis and Linda ('62) (Campbell) Ferdinand YES

Sylvia (Fernandez '63) & Jon LaFoy

Wayne (’62) & Mary Weir (’64) Gailbreath  YES

Kathy Gammon ('64)  YES

Phyllis Gill  ('62)  YES??

Karen (Williams) ('63) & Milton Godwin  MAYBE

Glenn ('66) & Marge Gonzalez YES

Ruth ('62) and Larry Hamilton YES??

Mary Hellberg (’66) YES

Jim ('62) and Linda (Thompson) ('62) Harris YES

Joe ('65) and Marsha ('67) (O'Leary) Hendrus YES

Klaus ('63) and Anita Hille  YES

Jim Holland ('66) and Sandi       

Frank James ('63)  YES

Ernie Jiron ('63) and Martha Jiron  YES??

Arves Jones YES

Lynda Gail Jones ('65) MAYBE

"Suzie ""Z"" (Rogers) Kastrin ('62)  Suzie now goes by name: Lily Elizabeth Rogers.

Pam Shenk Landis ('66)  

Wendy Marcus ('66)  

Beth (Burrough) Maxwell (’66)

Bob ('65) & Annette McCaughtry YES

Bryson ('61) & Chris (Laffler) ('65) McCool YES

Vikki McCoy ('66)

Mary (Cushing) McKenzie  ('63) MAYBE 

Steve ('65) and Joie (Davis) ('67) McCrae YES

Gary ('68) & Mary (Knight) McGarr (faculty)   YES?? 

Angela Lammert McRae ('66)

Mike ('62) & Janet Nichols YES??

Mary Murray Orella ('63) YES

Barry ('65) and Gayle Poole  

Dianne ('66) (Blaylock) and Randy Reynolds YES

Nugent Robinson ('66) and MaryAnne Robinson

Clark ('63) and Sue Schadle

John Schmidt ('66) and Liz Jensen  YES??

Jane Hays Smith ('66)

Detlev Steklis ('63) and Sylvia Gee  YES

Robert Swennes (’63) YES

Marty Vass Townsend NO

Jim Vaughn ('63)  YES

Jim ('61) & Mary White

Gary ('65) and Carol ('65 Robinson) Wills YES

Genny (Peters '65) Baird

John ('61) and Sandi Shaw

Jerry Barrett ('66)

Merriellen Bonem (’61)

LaVonne (Deans '61) Griffin

                                              _______________________________________

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: 2018 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 MountainGods 1-800-545-9011 but some people arrange other nearbylodging. * You will need to reserve your lodging on your own. But we will list below, some of the most popular options. Use Inn of Mountain Gods 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 MountainGods 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 nearbycountryside, as friends’ shared interests get them together (Please see the irvin61.com website (“Annual Irvin Rendezvous”) for images of some of the many nearby attractions) * Evening attractions in Ruidoso invite dancing at "Win/Place/Show" Nightclubin town, or Inn of MountainGods 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 mountaintradition is our/your 2018 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 '62 (Fredericksburg, TX) pgcotten@gmail.com Bryson McCool ~ class '61 (Las Cruces, NM) brymccool@gmail.com

Classmates by Chance ... Reunited by Choice

For a larger version of this photo and the names of classmates pictured please click on this link, or go to the Reunion Page.

 

The 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion is over ... but we will help you make the Memories last.