Jan/Feb 2022 Update

Dear Classmates, we’re writing with our fifth update regarding the plans for the 50th West High Reunion. With only six months to go before our 50th reunion, our plans are starting to take shape.

  1. Join us for an informal Zoom gathering on Sunday, February 20th, between 5-6 PM CST.

If you’re free, please join us at: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/92364129296
About 20 classmates gathered on Zoom on December 19th—a great way to connect classmates that had not seen each other for almost 5 decades!

  1. Check out the recent updates about our classmates

These classmates have signed up since our last update: Mark Hambrecht, Pamela (Bloch) Flynn, Dave Waisman, Shirley (Moore) Bild, Janet Zitzer, Mike Sinha, Carol (Smith) Olson, Mary Stark-Iverson, Sherry (Guimond) Pender Auker and Laura Berger. Read about them at: https://myevent.com/westhighclassof72/classmates 

  1. Our class email list continues to grow

We now have 342 email addresses, 100 have signed up on the MyEvent website, and most of those have added a profile. Please check out our “missing” classmates at: https://myevent.com/westhighclassof72/missing-classmates and send us any information that you might have: westhighclassof72@gmail.com

  1. Consider donating to the reunion: We have received over $ 2683.49 from 23 donors to help pay the planning costs (e.g., website, postage, supplies) and keep the event affordable for all to be able to attend. To donate, go to: https://myevent.com/westhighclassof72/donation.
  1. Keep in Touch: There are several ways for you to keep in touch as the reunion approaches:

Please keep in touch and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions—or if you’d like to join us in our monthly planning meetings.

We hope to see you on Sunday, February 20th!  

Your 50th reunion planning committee: Betsy (Payton) Duren, Bob Emmerich, Ellen (Roenneburg) Emmitt, Laurie Levin, Bob Lucas, Sue (Greene) Meyer, Linda (Connelly) Peterson, Bear Phillips, Kate (L’Heureux) Remington, Pat Remington, Ginny Rohlich, Sandy Rotter, and Ken Saiki.


Please register on our reunion website (https://myevent.com/westhighclassof72). We will use this website to communicate about the reunion, and for people to pay for the costs of the event. To register, simply follow these four simple steps:

  1. Go to “Menu” in the upper right corner and select “Classmates” and click on “” It will ask you for your first and last name, an email address, and a secure Password. Please note that emails and contact information won’t be shared publicly.
  2. Once registered you will be asked for optional contact information. If you give a city location, it will show on the map on the “Where Are They Now”
  3. To help connect with your classmates, please answer the four questions about your:
    1. Work life,
    2. Family,
    3. What you are doing today, and
    4. What is on your bucket list?
  4. Finally, upload a “now” photo (headshot). After you finish registering, we will upload a “then” photo using your headshot from the West 1972 Yearbook.