Be sure to visit and JOIN our UA69 Facebook group!

Membership is limited to classmates and their family members, teachers, and special friends form other classes.

Timely news and photos are posted here, and UA69ers can carry on conversations!

    
June 15 is the "deadline" for UA69 reunion reservations, but that doesn't mean it's too late to send in your form and check.

We set the deadline for today in order to get a good idea of the number of people attending each event, so we know how much food to order at Moretti's, how many chairs to set up for the Memorial, and so forth. It doesn't mean that if your check hasn't arrived, you can't come, obviously!

IMPORTANT: However, if you do want to come to any of the reunion events but have not yet sent in your form and check, please call or text me at 614-565-4353 or email me at ellenclark@gmail.com and let me know:

-- Which events you want to attend, even if they are not paid parties (need headcount)

-- Whether you are bringing a guest to any event(s) (need headcount).

--The total amount of the check you'll end up sending. (I can't just add up the totals without your form and check, because some people have added in donations in addition to payment for events).

Then, please send in your form and check as soon as you can. Thank you!

   

Your reunion invitation should arrive the week of June 3. Please note that there are errors on the GOLD RESERVATION FORM. I sent everyone an email about it, and I apologize for the confusion.

All the information about the scheduled events described in the white invitation, front and back, is accurate; however, the gold reservation form has errors.

CLICK HERE to see the corrected reservation form (page 3) and either print it out and return it to me with your check, or send the original gold one (with goofs) to me and use the schedule on the white invitation. I hope this makes sense.

QUESTIONS? Email me at ellenclark@gmail.com.

  
    
 
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BUY YOUR SHIRTS AND HATS NOW!
For this reunion, you can order from a selection of shirts and hats at The Awesome Company. Just make your selection, pay, and choose delivery or pickup - all ONLINE. This company's mission is to increase employment for autistic individuals, so when we order, we are supporting a company with a cause. Thank you to Sharon Bonnie and Diane Adair for their time and work on this committee. SEE SHIRTS AND HATS HERE.
      
2024 REUNION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
ALL WEEK, UP TO AND INCLUDING THE 4TH OF JULY
All week FLOAT BUILDING


Each day's
work time TBD

Jim Long's Home
4330 Mountview Road
Upper Arlington OH 43221
MAP

Because the 4th of July falls on Thursday, we'll need classmates to work on the float during the week preceding the 4th. This means that it may need to be done by those who live locally.

The Class of 1969 has won the "Best Reunion Float" award four times: 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019. It'd be great if we could also win an award for our 55-year reunion float!

The 2024 UACA parade theme is UA/CA: Back in Black and Gold, and the logo is above.

Please plan to come to Jim's house and help put our float together, and then either ride on it or walk alongside it during the parade on Thursday, July 4.

Beer and snacks to energize the UA69ers will be provided!

Please email Gay Leeka with questions.

     
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
5:00 pm REUNION KICKOFF PARTY

YOGI'S BAR & GRILL
1126 West Henderson Road
Columbus OH 43220
(Northwest corner of Kenny and Henderson)
MAP

COST: Cash bar. Purchase your own food.

Super casual. Drop in and hang out. No advance reservations or payment. Yogi's is reserving both inside and outside spaces for us. (Contact: Brad)

Please email Ellen Isaly with questions.

    

THURSDAY, JULY 4
8:30 am 4TH OF JULY PARADE

We'll gather on the Northwest Boulevard side of Kingsdale no later than 8:30 am and climb onto our haywagon float. The parade begins at 9:00 am, and we'll ride down Northwst Boulevard to North Star Road.

Please email Gay Leeka with questions.

5:30 pm UACA PARTY IN THE PARK
This event is sponsored by the UA Civic Association.

Enjoy a picnic at Northam Park, with live music leading up to the fireworks. Float awards are presented during this event. Tables are available to be reserved, if you wish. Please read about the event here and then reserve a table when they are made available.

10:00 pm FIREWORKS
  
Northam Park - fireworks begin at 10:00 pm.
    
FRIDAY, JULY 5
8:00 am GOLF OUTING

Safari Golf
4853 West Powell Road (by the Zoo)
Powell OH 43065
MAP

COST: $125 per golfer

First Tee Time at 8:00 sharp; others to follow every 8 minutes. The event will include the following:

18 holes of Golf

2 Drink Tickets

Lunch to follow, consisting of: All Beef Hot Dogs and Grilled Hamburgers, Kettle Chips, BBQ Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Ice Water, and Ice Tea

Hole In one prizes:
      Hole 1 - $25,000
      Hole 8- Omaha Steaks for a year, a Bushnell Rangefinder & Speaker Package, or a $500 Mastercard Gift Card

The 1st place Team will receive their money back.

Please email Ken Pfeifer to let him know you're planning to play. DEADLINE for signup is June 15.

9:00 - 11:00 am JONES OPEN HOUSE

Jones Middle School
2100 Arlington Avenue
Upper Arlington OH 43221
MAP

Celebrating 100 years! Drop by and visit with other Jones alums. See historical displays and photos commemorating the Jones history.

12:30 - 3:00 pm UA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE

Upper Arlington High School
1625 Zollinger Road
Upper Arlington OH 43221
MAP

Open House sponsored by the Upper Arlington Alumni Association.Tour the fabulous new UA high school and campus, and visit with other alumni. Visit the Class of 1969 Memorial Tree near the baseball diamonds.

2:00 pm UAAA AWARDS CEREMONY

During the UAAA Open House, the UA Alumni Association will present honors to the Outstanding Alumnus and Distinguished Alumnus.

Faculty members will be inducted into the Educator Hall of Fame.

Ceremony begins at 2:00 pm in the auditorium.

   
SATURDAY, JULY 6
9-11 am UA69 PICKLEBALL GAMES
Paddle Taps
535 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard
Worthington OH 43085
MAP

Three courts and a dedicated party room have been reserved for the UA69 first-time-ever Pickleball Games.

No admission fee. Water and soft drinks at no charge. Cash bar. Purchase your own food, if desired.

UA69ers who are participating: Jane Cunningham, David Bruck, John Winkel, John Lucas, Gary Baird, Jeff Snyder, Bob Wiseman, Debbi Wood, Craig Heselton, Dick Dunkel, Geoff Schmidt, Dave Kienzle, Jeff Torrence, Jan Rosenfield, Craig Anderson

     
12:00 pm PICNIC AND MUSIC JAM

Home of Vickie Murphy
1536 Bendelow Drive
Columbus OH 43228
MAP

Vickie Murphy and her husband, Dan Davis (Grandview ‘69), have invited the class to their home for a potluck lunch. All musicians in the class are encouraged to bring instruments and play a variety of music.

Please bring a side dish or dessert, a chair, and whatever alcoholic beverages you wish. The Class of 1969 will supply paper products, water, ground beef and buns for burgers (grilled by Chef Dan Davis), and other basics.

Professional photographer present.

Please email Vickie with questions, or to volunteer to help with setup and cleanup.

6:00 pm REUNION DINNER PARTY

Moretti's of Arlington
2124 Tremont Center
Upper Arlington OH 43221
MAP

COST: $30 per person.

Pre-paid reservation includes dinner. We'll have both indoor and outdoor space, and the Street Realty offices will be open to us as well. Sue Jones' UA69 video from 2014 will be playing in a couple of locations.

Cash bar. Casual attire. Professional photographer present

Please email Scott Street or Cyndy McLane Street with questions.

If you wish to volunteer to work a shift at the Welcome table and hand out name tags, please email Sharon Bonnie or Diane Adair.

SUNDAY, JULY 7
1:00 pm MEMORIAL CEREMONY

First Community Church: Burkhart Chapel
1320 Cambridge Boulevard
Columbus OH 43212
MAP

During this event, we celebrate the lives of our deceased classmates, seen here on our UA69.com In Memoriam page. Lyn Skillman Mitchell and her committee have invited our classmates' families to join us as we celebrate their lives and our lasting friendship and remembrance.

The Rev. Jim Long and The Rev. Wil Verhoff will offer thoughts and remembrances. Vicki Downs, Kate Hauk, Vickie Murphy and Jeff Putnam will provide live music.

Lyn is preparing a large poster with photos and names of our deceased classmates. FCC was selected because of Jim's connections there, and also it was the childhood church home of many UA69ers, who will also enjoy touring the building.

Bottled water and light snacks provided. Professional photographer present.

Please email Lyn Skillman with questions.

   
2024 DONORS TO THE
UA69 FRIENDSHIP FUND AND GENERAL FUND
These generous UA69ers have made donations to this year's Friendship Fund and General Fund. We truly appreciate you!
    
Dennis Anderholm
Chuck Anderson
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Gary Baird
Jay Ball
Nancy Bonifield
Allen Carnes
Bill Clark
Anne Crotty
Jane Cunningham
Deb Deam
Pam Dorton
Vicki Downs
Dave Eschliman
Anita Evans
Jeanne Favret
George Frecker
Tom Grehl
Dean Grinch
Connie Haddad
Kathy Hart
Craig Heckman
Birti Hardie
Steve Holloway
Joellen Huddy
Ellen Isaly
Bruce Johnson
Clarke Johnson
Evan Jones
Kristy Kable
Janet Kiplinger
Beth Lawless
Gay Leeka
Carol Linberg
Jim Long
John Lucas
Karen Ludwig
Cyndy McLane
Mike Miely
Barb Minton
Tish Mintzer
Jay Moffitt
Vickie Murphy
Ed Niple
Nancy Nutter
Debbie Phillips
Steve Polk
Harry Reinhart
Ed Rhine
Judith Roof
Judi Ryan
Geoff Schmidt
Donna Sell
Doug Sheffield
Pam Shuey
Lyn Skillman
Sherry Sopp
Nikki Spretnak
Greg Stoner
Mike Stoyak
Scott Street
Anne Taylor
Jeff Torrence
Wil Verhoff
Duke Wick
John Wheatley
Jim Whiteman
 (Linda Whiteman's brother, in her honor)
John Williams
Bob Wiseman
Susie Wiseman
 
PLEASE HELP!!!
We are searching for contact information for several classmates. Please check the Lost Classmates List and see if you can help us locate these UA69ers. Thank you!
Please visit the Directory page, select the first letter of your last name in high school, and scroll to your entry. If anything is incorrect, please complete this form.

 

  

 

 

 

  

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