THE 50th WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT……….

  • HERE COMES THE 55th IN 2027!!

45th Rio Reunion Cancelled…..All tickets have been refunded….Now setting sights on 2022

Read about our get together at the Candlerock Lounge Friday Night September 8, 2017 below

Back in 2012 our 40th reunion was a hit. With over 200 attendees, the reunion committee was inspired, feeling everyone would be up for another big event in 2017. But ticket sales to our 45th reunion this September 9th were far below the break-even point to pay for our venue at the Croatian Cultural Center.

While some classmates were enthusiastic about the 45th from the beginning, it was not enough. With just weeks to go, we felt that even a significant last-minute surge of ticket sales would not help.

We became victims of our own enthusiasm and miscalculated the level of interest for this event. Some classmates told us they are more interested in simply reconnecting with each other, than to dine and be entertained at a fancy venue. Some mentioned the $95 ticket price was too high, making it harder to pay for those who wanted to bring someone. Others just said, "Out of town," or "Too soon," or "We'll wait for the 50th."

We attempted to scale down the venue, or to find an entirely different location at a reduced ticket price. But at this late date, there were no acceptable alternatives. The committee finally agreed that it was better to cancel now and build interest in a 50th, than to disappoint reunion-goers with an inferior last-minute 45th. We agreed to forfeit our deposit at the Croatian Cultural Center and cancel the 45th entirely. If you already bought your ticket, or were intending to, please accept our apologies.
Rio Reunion Committee

CORE COMMITTEE:
David Long: davelong9050@comcast.net
Gail Patrice (Fuqua): gpatrice@winfirst.com
Jody Bryan (Paddock): jodybryan@sbcglobal.net
Susan Crane (Austin): susan@partysacramento.com
Ken Magri: ken.magri@yahoo.com


CONTACT COMMITTEE:
Jim Lynn: jimlynn916@gmail.com
Ross Hutchings: rosevillehutch@yahoo.com 
Kay Keller: kababe@aol.com
Hugh Williams:
hugh@fallrivermills.com
Betty Alvarez- Watt: saucybettyboop@aol.com
Rhonda Riker (Heath): rikerwoman@sbcglobal.net
Donna Gallagher (Schauer): donnagallagher@sbcglobal.net

COME TO THE CANDLEROCK LOUNGE ON SEPTEMBER 8TH AT 6PM FOR A MINI-REUNION

Because we already paid for the Candlerock Lounge at Country Club Lanes, let's take advantage. Come Friday night, September 8th, from 6-9 pm. What we originally planned as a "pre-reunion event "will now be our only event, think of it as a kind of consolation prize and come drink with us.

The reunion committee will now work toward seeking your input, and creating a 50th reunion event that is more affordable, and one which everyone can get excited about. Please send your observations and suggestions to either Dave at davelong9050@comcast.net or Ken at Ken.Magri@yahoo.com.

Come join us for a consolation event at the Candlerock Lounge!

Free, with a no-host bar, everyone 21 and older is invited

The Candlerock Lounge is located inside Country Club Lanes, at 2600 Watt Avenue. Even if you weren't interested in the reunion, stop by on the 8th and let’s re-connect with us.
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