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60 Year Reunion Announcement!

Glenbard West Class of 1962 - 60th reunion September 23-24, 2022

Friday,  September  23,  2022

Glen Ellyn, Illinois  

Sixty years - where did the time go! The reunion will be held on September 23 and 24, 2022. Chuck Doyle has worked his magic again and a great weekend has been planned. Didn't hear from Chuck yet? Contact him at the email address provided below.

On Friday Sept 23 there will be the homecoming pep rally and bonfire. Our reunion will begin by meeting on Friday September 23 at the very popular Blackberry Market in Glen Ellyn on the corner of Hillside Av and Main St. at 6pm.

On Saturday Sept 24 there will be the usual homecoming parade, pancake breakfast, school tours and football game. Then we will meet at 6pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the corner of Finley Rd and Roosevelt Rd in Lombard. The Crowne Plaza is also offering a block of 10 rooms for $115 each night. For reservations call 630-629-6000 and mention our group.

Thanks to Ken Bush, we have a site ready to go for registration and payment for the GBW 60th Reunion. The site was constructed through Ken’s alma mater West Point. Access this site directly at the More Information link below.

Please us this site if you can. It is a secure site and will enable easier book keeping for our team. Lastly, be sure to pass along our plans to your classmates that you have stayed in touch with.

Click on "Click here for reunion documents" below for a list of people who have indicated they likely will be coming to the 60th reunion.
 

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Event Contact: Charles Doyle


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Class News

3/30/2022
60th Reunion - Update your profile.
If you created a profile some time ago, update it. If you don't have a profile, create one. Having problems? Contact Norm Aulabaugh 608 879-2841 or email Norm at [email protected] Poke ar . . .  Continued

3/7/2017
55th Class Reunion will be held October 6-7, 2017
The Class of 62 gathering will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Glen Oak Country Club. If you haven't been contacted and want more details about this special weekend, send an ema . . .  Continued

3/24/2016
Our 55th class class reunion could take place in 2017!
Anyone interested? . . .  Continued

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  Sixtieth Reunion Norman Aulabaugh

  The reunion is on. Mark your calendar.

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  Reunion books are in the mail to those w

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  Great Reunion! Really enjoyed seeing all

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  The best reunion joke I know. While tra

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  Hello to my former classmates. Fifty yea

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Today's Featured Biography

 

 
William Van Plew


•1962-1966 – Illinois Wesleyan University,
Bloomington, IL
Major: Fine Art/Commercial Art (BFA).
Fraternity: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), Alpha
Chapter - Pledge Trainer/Historian.
•July 30, 1966 - Married Karen A. Carsten of
Chicago, IL (college sweetheart/art major).
Psychiatric Nurse - 26 years.
Widowed – November 24, 2011. Married 45
years.
•January, 1967- December, 1969 – Served in
United States Army.
o Trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky(basic)/Fort
Benjamin Harrison, Indiana (journalism)
o 1967-1968 – Fort Jackson, SC – Information
Specialist.
o 1969 – Republic of Vietnam, 69th Signal
Battalion, Tan Son Nhut Airbase, Saigon.
Information Specialist/Military
Correspondent.

•Children/Grandchildren
o Lisa Marie (Ryan) Van Plew-Cid. Born March
7, 1969. Artist & Art Teacher.
NIU graduate (BS-education).
Julian, 5 Viviana, 1
o Juliana Leigh (Don) Sweet. Born November
5, 1971. Homemaker.
Alexandria, 21 Brittney, 18.
o Kristen Joy (Scott) Poniatowski. Born
August 13, 1974. Youth Counselor
/Caseworker. NIU/Roosevelt Univ. graduate
(BS-education/MS-social work).
o Jonathan William Van Plew. Born January
9,1979.Computer Supply Buyer.
NIU graduate (BS-business/marketing)
Jonathan William, Jr., 4
• Career
o Reporter/Editor/Photographer,Press
Publications, 1970-1974
o Executive Director, Milton Township
Committee On Youth, 1974-1979
o Associate Director of Development, Good
Shepherd Hospital, 1979-1981
o Director of Development Resources,
Evangelical Health Systems, 1981-1990
o Campaign Director, Naper Settlement
Museum Village, 1990-1991
o Development Officer, Illinois Humanities
Council, 1992-1993
o Director of Development/Marketing,
Plymouth Place Senior Living, 1994-1998
o Campaign Director/Operations Director,
United Way Suburban Chicago/Metro
Chicago, 1998-2004
o Development Manager,Delnor Health System
Foundation, 2004-2011
o Retired – May, 2011.

• Hobbies/Past Times
o Photography, Sailing, Fishing, Genealogy,
Scrapbooking, spending time with family
and friends at family cottage in
Michigan, Grandfathering.


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