YHS 1971 Reunion

The Yorktown ’71 50th-Year High School Reunion Is Postponed

Dear Classmates:

You’ve followed the same grim news as we have. The Delta variant has not let up to anywhere near the extent we had hoped for a few weeks ago. Hence your committee has reluctantly determined that we must postpone the reunion we had long scheduled for Oct. 9. As we stated during our previous, more upbeat, message, if the health and safety situation imposed by COVID called for holding a reunion in which everyone must wear masks, we would instead postpone it.

The new plan, now arranged with the Knights of Columbus and our other contractors, is to hold the event on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The same Saturday morning tour of the school and Friday night bar meet-up will be similarly rescheduled.

We do feel bad about those of you who invested in airfare, and we hope the airlines will give you credit since the change in schedule is COVID-based. For those of you who sent in checks, please trust us to maintain careful records and keep the money in our account (though if you have special circumstances or know you can’t attend the newly scheduled June 11 event, we’re happy to arrange individual refunds).

These are troubled times we live in. (The YHS class of ’70 also just rescheduled, again choosing a date a week earlier than our planned event next June.) But under the new arrangement, we feel confident we can all look forward to the more normal, and joyful, event we all deserve.

–Your YHS ‘71 Reunion Committee

**We will be updating the details regularly. Keep coming back for more stuff.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2022

WHERE: Knights of Columbus in Arclington

WHY: Because we still like you and want to see you again

WHAT: Dinner, bar service, deejay music and photographer, 7 pm – 11 pm.
    Suggested dress: Business casual
    A Friday bar scene is TBA.
    We are arranging for Arlington hotel rooms.

For you out-of-towners, a Saturday morning tour of the new school building is being arranged.

WELCOME: Any member of the YHS Class of '71, plus interested spouses and friends, especially those from surrounding classes!

COST: The price is $90/person before May 1, 2022 and $100/person after. Make checks out to YHS71 Reunion, mail to 11728 Flemish Mill Ct., Oakton, Va., 22124.

ALSO: Yes, spouses and pals from surrounding classes are welcome!

**IN THE MEANTIME: Calling all members of the Yorktown Class of 71! Join us in creating a unique online collection of classmates’ memories of our time in high school. See details on The History Chip, founded by our classmate Jean McGavin, here. The Reunion Planning Committee hopes you'll participate in this project.

Whether or not you can come, please send a current photo and a few words on what you’ve been up to for the past half-century (education, jobs, partners, kids, grandkids, reflections). Email your profile to Gregg Hoagland at hoagy12000@yahoo.com, for later posting on the reunion website or fill in the form on the reunion web site.

QUESTIONS? Contact anyone on the virtual Reunion Committee

Randy Mayes (RMayes0131@aol.com) is handling email questions

Phil Brown (ppbrown@cox.net) is handling email notifications

Your Committee Members - We are looking for volunteers

Website coordinator: Archie Warnock (warnock@awcubed.com)

Facebook coordinator: Wes Traher (wtraher@aol.com)

Note: Please update your email address with the reunion committee for our 50th reunion. It'll be here before you know it!

It's been far too long, and only a few of us are getting younger!