Tucson High School Class of 1981 Reunion Blog -- Welcome, Badgers!

This blog is set up to help you find out what is going on with TUCSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1981 30th REUNION that we have coming up in June of 2011 -- wow, 30 years! Who woulda thunk it, right? I don't think ANY of us are really that old! I know I am looking forward to seeing everyone, and sharing lots of OOO's and XXX's with all of you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sharing some sad news…

It’s Susan Ham here with a sad heart. I learned over the weekend that Jeannie’s high school-aged son, Diego, has died.

Please take a moment to say a prayer, or a moment of silence, for the family. I hope he is in peace. We’re sending you lots of love and hugs, Jeannie.

The Tucson High “Class of ‘81” has sent a sympathy card and made a donation for a scholarship fund at Salpointe established by the family.

Please send me an email if you wish for more information. Laurie has been keeping me updated by email. I just learned Malena will be attending the funeral.


And kindly subscribe to this blog. I’ll be updating with reunion news for a few more weeks (not everyone is on Facebook). I’m working on setting up our class website (to serve as a Class of ’81 “portal”) and migrating the blog over.

It’ll be another few weeks before I go “live” with www.tucsonhigh1981.com. And also in the works is uploading pictures from our photographer so everyone can order, setting up a "group photo sharing site", plus we’re putting together some multimedia video packets. I hope everyone had as much of a good time as I did!

Take care, peace and blessings and enjoy every moment right now.

Love from

Laurie, Malena & Susan

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2 days to go...

We get to meet up, finally!

Susan Ham here with a brief blog update. Please go through the old posts or the links on the side for information.

30th REUNION HAPPY HOUR is this Friday, June 10th at Maloney’s on 4th Avenue. It starts at 5 pm, cost is $15. Exact cash appreciated. Looks like we’re going to have a good amount of grads from various years!

A reminder -- the Dinner Dance has been closed since May 27th. There is NO CHANCE for anyone new to join us.

Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog. I will continue to update here with post-reunion news at least once a week for the the next month or so. Can't hijack Laurie's blog forever :0)

Go Badgers!

How to con
tact me, Malena and Laurie about the reunion:


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Almost there!

With the festivities less than 10 days away, it's now too late to get in on the dinner. Starr Pass had to have their numbers and money early, and that was all wrapped up as of yesterday.
But, if you still want to come to Happy Hour, please do, and invite all Badgers...all years are welcome.
Happy Hour at Maloney's Tavern starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The dinner at Starr Pass starts with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. the following evening, dinner at 7:00, and we have the facilities (with a DJ) until 11:00 that night.
Any other questions you might have should be answered by looking through earlier posts here, or on the Facebook "Classmates" page.
Malena, Susan and I are really looking forward to seeing everyone, and being able to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It has been a lot of work, but we know it'll be worth it!
See you there!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blazing IMPORTANT Tucson High Reunion News

Susan Ham here with Memorial Weekend warm wishes. I need to put my flag out (eek...too much reunion stuff on the brain). It's a lazy, BUT IMPORTANT blog post today.

So I'm just going to repeat what's posted over at Class Report

Reservations for dinner at Marriott Starr Pass June 11, 2011 is now CLOSED

As of Friday, May
27th, we have to close off any more dinner guests. Those of you who have already made arrangements with Laurie about payment/attending, you're okay.

RSVP here for Happy Hour, Class Report or on our Facebook page so we know you're coming. Or send me an email Susan.

ng exact cash please to Happy Hour. If you are going to the dinner, cost of Happy Hour is included.




CATCHING UP: 8 - 11 pm

PARTY ANIMALS: We'll figure it out!

The attire for the dinner is "dinner party" so whatever you feel comfortable and special in. The menu is Mediterranean inspired. If we don’t get a dinner choice from you, we’re picking Chicken for you.

The vibe will be grown up/lounge-like. Think LA-style
dress-up cocktail poolside party without the pool (or mega event budget with celebs LOL). We'll have a terrace and room with a view instead.

JW Marriott Starr Pass GROUP RATE discount deadline has passed, but I bet they will still honor the $112 ($126.62 with tax) per night. Call Marriott group reservations at 800-266-9432 and mention “Tucson High 1981"

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Monday, May 23, 2011


Oops, in case you missed the times for the events, the happy hour starts at 5:00 at Maloney's on Friday, June 10. We will be staking out plenty of space, get there when you can, and remember that you can pay for that at the door.

On Saturday, June 11, we will have cocktail hour from 6:00 to 7:00, and then move on to dinner. Starr Pass will not kick us out of there until 11:00, so plenty of time to schmooze and booze--if you need to party on after that...get a room! :)

Hope you are all ready to get dolled up and have some fun--I know I am!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Hour and Payment Deadline Update

Tucson High Class of 1981 – Quick Reunion Blog Update

Susan Ha
m here with a very brief blog update…not only do I have “reunion fatique” but I’m crazy busy with our online business. Here comes the shameless plug, and yes I’ll give a very good Badger Discount LOL -- Adrenaline Camera

A Happy Hour Reminder

If you are ONLY going to the June 10th Friday celebrations…then it’s $15. You can pay at-the-door (exact cash appreciated).

If you are going to the dinner also, then the Happy Hour is INCLUDED with what you’ve paid. THANKS FOR THE EARLY PAYMENTS…SERIOUSLY!!!

Dinner Payment Deadline
Laurie has set a NEW deadline of May 31st. Laurie’s on the East Coast and she has to pay the Marriott on that date. Plus, she’ll be enroute to Tucson and won’t be able to process payments once she hits Arizona soil. If you really want to come and need to work something out then please email Laurie via this blog.

No one kept in touch with anyone?

There’s still a little time to reach out to more lost Badgers, here’s how to get a hold of me if you find a classmateSusan

Oh, I can understand if you can’t afford to attend (you know, the economy). But just drop me a message, I’d like to hear from you, irregardless.

We’re on Facebook

Click here for 30th Reunion details hosted at classreport.org: Class Report

Save the dates:
June 10th Happy Hour at Maloney’s
June 11th Dinner Dance at JW Marriott Starr Pass

*** Group rate discount deadline has passed, but I bet they will still honor the $112 per night ***

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