REUNIONS

Whether you are planning a simple family picnic or a formal event, your best chance for success is early planning.  Here are some suggestions of things to consider:

DETERMINING THE DATE

Look for dates that may draw more classmates to your reunion such as Homecoming Weekend in September, the Alumni Basketball Tournament in November, or the Grand Gala in February. Also, be aware of dates, such as holiday weekends, that may impact your classmate’s availability.

IDEAS FROM PAST CLASS REUNIONS

  • Arrange a buffet dinner with DJ and dancing
  • Organize a backyard or local park barbeque that may or may not include children
  • Coordinate an informal event at a local restaurant or bar
  • Include an activity to tie in with the event – afternoon golf outing before the dinner
  • Tour the school or attend a high school sporting event – RLHS has memorabilia from most years that can be displayed during the tour or used at your event

FINDING YOUR CLASSMATES

To access your class information on file, contact Krista Long, Development and Alumni Relations, at via email at klong@racinelutheran.org or 262.637.6538. Other ways to gather contact data could include: using social media or the internet to search for those you cannot find, perusing the local phone book because classmates’ parents may still live in the area, or asking other classmates for contact information of their best friends in the class. Make sure to update your roster as you locate classmates. Ask for their full names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. To make future reunion planning easier, email a copy of your updated class roster to the school at the above email address.

EVENT LOCATION

Banquet Halls (for larger groups):

  • Fountain Banquet Hall – 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant, WI 53177 (262.884.4855)
  • Infusinos – 3201 Rapids Dr., Racine, WI 53404 (262.635.0220)
  • Mike & Angelos – 6214 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406 (262.886.1906)
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott – 7111 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406 (262.886.6100)
  • Roma Lodge – 7130 Spring St., Racine, WI 53406 (262.886.3610)
  • The Hickory Hall – 5844 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI 53402 (262.583.1036)
  • Racine Country Club – 2801 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI  53404 (262.637.8537 or Jeni Johnson ’90 at jjohnson@racinecountryclub.com)
  • The Branch at 1501 – 1501 Washington Ave., Racine, WI  53403 (Kristina 262.751.1775)

Restaurants (with separate Banquet/Party rooms):

  • Buckets Pub – 2031 Lathrop Ave., Racine, WI 53405 (262.633.8951 -Banquet room has a private entrance and bar with dedicated bartender, and will customize menu to accommodate any size, taste, or budget. Complete audio visual package available and FREE of any additional charges.)
  • Reef Point Brew House – 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine, WI 53403 (262.898.7333)
  • Summit – 6825 Washington Ave., Racine, WI (262.886.9866)

LODGING

  • Comfort Inn – 1154 Prairie Dr., Racine, WI 53406 (262.886.6055)
  • Fairfield Inn – 6421 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406 (262.886.5000)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Harbourwalk– 223 Gas Light Cir., Racine, WI 53403 (262.632.7777)
  • Lochnaiar InnOwner: Sandra Johnson, Class of ‘68 – 1121 Lake Ave., Racine, WI 53403 (262.633.3300)
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott – 7111 Washington Ave., Racine, WI 53406 (262.886.6100)
  • Super 8 Racine – 1150 Oakes Rd., Racine, WI 53406 (262.884.0486)

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

  • Ives Grove Golf Course – 14101 Washington Ave., Sturtevant, WI 53177 (262.878.3714)
  • Johnson Park Golf Course – 6200 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53406 (262.637.2840)
  • Petrifying Springs Golf Course – 4909 7th St., Kenosha, WI 53144 (262.697.4653)
  • Shoop Park Golf Course – 4510 Lighthouse Dr., Racine, WI 53402 (262.681.9714)
  • Washington Park Golf Course – 2801 12th St., Racine, WI 53403 (262.635.0118)

DJs IN THE AREA

  • CSB EntertainmentOwner: Chad Bongiovanni, Class of ’90 (262.639.7977) www.csbdj.com
  • GTR Entertainment LLC – (262.497. 1344) www.gtrentertainment.com
  • Rush Entertainment Dj & Lighting Service – (262.930.0731) www.racinedj.com

PROMOTE YOUR EVENT

We can publicize the date(s) and your contact information on the RLHS website (www.RacineLutheran.org) and on the Racine Lutheran Alumni Facebook page.

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER

  • Assign someone as event photographer to share reunion moments on social media and with each other
  • Create an event program (speakers, tributes, etc)
  • Put together a reunion / memories booklet
  • Door prizes  or raffle – or contests (who came the farthest, etc.)
  • Deceased classmates tribute
  • Class gift or donation to RLHS – buy a Walk of Faith brick or sponsor an item for the school

Once a Sader, always a Sader!