The MCHS 2015 ’60s Reunion may be the last MCHS ’60s event of this size and scope

A number of people have mentioned a point, about the organizing of reunions, that is well worth passing along for the organizers of future MCHS reunions – by which, I mean reunions of ’70s and ’80s grads.

We owe many thanks to Peter Mearns for looking after the banking transactions required for the MCHS '60s Reunion. He met me in Long Branch at a TD bank in the building where he does locksmith & security work, and which by coincidence is a place where I occasionally do some banking. Jaan Pill photo

We owe many thanks to Peter Mearns and Diana Redden for looking after the banking transactions required for the MCHS ’60s Reunion. Peter Mearns met with Jaan Pill on Sept. 28, 2015 in Long Branch at a TD bank in the building, a recently constructed condo, where Peter does locksmith and security work, and which by coincidence is a place where Jaan occasionally does his banking. Jaan Pill photo

When organizing a reunion, it would be great to have one person, from each graduation year, take on the responsibility of reaching out to as many people as possible, from their graduation year.

This approach was used for the Y2K Reunion, held in Montreal, and was very effective.

For this reunion (the MCHS  ’60s Reunion), we’ve adopted an informal system, whereby members of the organizing team have made a point of reaching out to people in their graduation year.

Peter Mearns, of Bolton Lock & Security Ltd. (his company) in front of the TD Canada Trust branch at Long Branch Ave. and lake Shore Blvd. West in Long Branch in South Etobicoke. Jaan Pill photo

Peter Mearns of Bolton Lock & Security Ltd. (his company) in front of the TD Canada Trust branch at Long Branch Ave. and lake Shore Blvd. West in Long Branch in South Etobicoke. Jaan Pill photo

Also, some alumni, outside of the organizing team, have taken the initiative to contact others in their graduation year. Their initiative has led to some good results – increased registration. We owe thanks to every person who has helped us ensure that we have a good turnout for the reunion.

As the song goes: This Could Be the Last Time

The current reunion will likely be the last time a group of MCHS ’60s grads will have the opportunity to meet at a gathering of this size.

Peter Mearns preparing cheques for the reunion. All cheques are counter-signed by Peter Mearns and Jaan Pill. Jaan Pill photo

Peter Mearns preparing cheques for the reunion. All cheques are counter-signed by Peter Mearns and Jaan Pill. Jaan Pill photo

We are delighted that this reunion we will have a good turnout. We will also make a point of sharing highlights from the reunion online later, so that people can participate through social media, even if they are not able to attend in person.

 

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