Reunion Planning Hints/Help

An open letter to Bradford Alumni Class Reunion Chairpersons

Congratulations!  You and your committee have taken on the project of planning your class reunion.  Some of you may have done this many times and need little advice or help from us.  For those who are taking on this project for the first time, we are here for you.  Once your Reunion information is firm, please complete the Class Reunion Worksheet and mail it to our Reunions Coordinator (listed below), so we may post your Reunion Event on our website and get back to you with word on who has been assigned as the Alumni Board Liaisonfor your event.  If anyone on your committee would be interested in becoming an Alumni Association board member, we would welcome you.  If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Cheryl Pileski Hannah - KBHSAA Reunions Coordinator, 262-694-0244

Mailing address:

KBHSAA, Inc. - ATTN:  Reunions    w    PO Box 56    w    Kenosha, WI  53141

Financial assistance is available.  The Bradford Alumni Association will provide financial assistance for all reunions, limited to once every 5 years, provided you meet the requirements shown below for the option you choose.  We also ask that you give us a copy of your reunion book or a list of classmates you have found.  Oftentimes we are contacted by people trying to contact a former classmate, and this helps us.

Option 1:  One-half of the postage for the first mailing, to a maximum of $100, after you send the original receipt for stamps purchased and a copy of all the materials you mailed to your classmates.  We require that you include one of the following in the packets sent out to your classmates:  An Invitation to Join the Alumni or a Bradford Alumni T-Shirt Order Form

Option 2:  One-half the cost of registering your domain name, to a maximum of $100, for creation of your class year’s website.  For ease of use and extensive features, we recommend the following host server:  http://www.classcreator.com/index.cfm/?M=M1159803, which includes our Alumni Promo Code M1159803 (the Alumni Association receives credit for referring any new site).  We require that you include a link to the Alumni Association’s website Home Page and would also like to suggest you advertise our Alumni T-Shirts using this link 

The Alumni Association publishes a biannual Newsletter.  We will be happy to include information on your upcoming reunion in the spring edition.  If you would like to send an article and a few pictures after your reunion, we will make every effort to include them in the fall edition.  The deadlines for article submission are March 15 (spring edition) and September 15 (fall edition).

Following are some ideas and general information:

  1. To locate classmates, use:  www.whitepages.com, your Facebook contacts or Google your classmate.
  2. You may use the computers at the library and ask for help at the Information Desk.
  3. Check the City Directory and out-of-town phone books, also available at the library.
  4. Check the local phone book for the same last name you are looking for – you may find a relative who knows where your classmate now resides or who may pass along a message, asking the classmate to contact you.
  5. Contact the KBHSAA Reunions Coordinator (listed above) if you would like a list of your classmates who are paid members of the Alumni Association.
  6. Once you return the Class Reunion Worksheet to our Reunions Coordinator (address above), we will assist you with getting your Reunion information published in the Kenosha News.  The Reunions Coordinator will provide you with the name & contact information for the Alumni Board member assigned to serve as Liaison to your Reunion Committee.
  7. If you are interested in using the Alumni tax exempt number for purchasing reunion supplies, please contact our Reunions Coordinator.
  8. After putting aside some money to start up your next reunion, please consider a donation to the Bradford Alumni Scholarship Fund.  We select deserving seniors for scholarships, and your class will be noted as a donor.

Good Luck and Happy Reunion!