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Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Upcoming Reunions

All Classes
Title: Class of 1953 65th Reunion
Venue: Holiday Inn & Suites
Date: September 21st, 2018
(ending September 21st, 2018)
Address: 150 S Gary Ave. , Carol Stream , , 60188
Class of 1968
Title: Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion!
Event: Class Of 1968 - 50th Reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: September 21st, 2018
(ending September 21st, 2018)
Details: Details to follow. Please contact hilltopper68@hotmail.com for more information.
Class of 1978
Title: Class of 1978 40th Reunion
Venue: Glen Oak Country Club - The Lodge
Date: September 22nd, 2018
Details: Please join Facebook Group:
Glenbard West Class of 1978
Class of 1987
Title: Class of 1987 - 30th Reunion
Event 1: Northside Bar And Grill Gathering
Venue: Northside Bar and Grill
Date: October 6th, 2017 7:00pm
(ending October 6th, 2017 12:00am)
Address: 499 Pennsylvania Ave , Glen Ellyn , , 60137
Details: Friday Night: 7PM -9PM Northside Bar and Grill - (499 Pennsylvania Ave - Across from the fire station downtown.) back deck reserved as a gathering point. (yes, it’s covered for you fair-weather fans - located across the street from the fire station downtown). Food and drinks are on your own. We’ll gather and make a walking plan around G.E. Bars
Event 2: Jeff Buccola Bloody Mary Bar
Venue: Jeff and Heather Buccola's Home
Date: October 7th, 2017 11:00am - 1:30pm
RSVP By: October 7th, 2017
Address: 564 Taylor Ave , Glen Ellyn , , 60137
Details: Pre-Game at Buccola's house
Event 3: Class Of 1987 - 30th Reunion
Venue: Otto's Bar and Grill
Date: October 7th, 2017 8:00pm
(ending October 8th, 2017 12:00am)
RSVP By: October 7th, 2017
Address: 433 Crescent Blvd , Lombard , , 60148
Details: Agenda:

Friday Night: 7PM -9PM Northside Bar and Grill - (499 Pennsylvania Ave - Across from the fire station downtown.) back deck reserved as a gathering point. (yes, it’s covered for you fair-weather fans - located across the street from the fire station downtown). Food and drinks are on your own. We’ll gather and make a walking plan around G.E. Bars

Saturday: 11 AM - Gametime - Heather Laing Buccola and Jeff Buccola have opened their home for a Bloody Mary and Beer Bar. 564 Taylor Ave, just down from Sims’ parents house (they still live there so they will likely be joining us) No Surges, TP, or Realestate sign stealing please, but stair diving is OK. Park legally! Remember, we are OLD now and should be role-models (yeah...right, Jager)

1:30 - 4 PM (ish) - GW HITTERS VICTORY!. Mindy Christopherson Formento will be providing me information tomorrow regarding hosted tours of the new Biester Gym and possibly other areas of the school during the game. More information to forthcoming.

8 PM to Close - OPEN BAR AT OTTOS BAR AND GRILL. - 433 Crescent Blvd. Lombard. Open bar until we hit $2500. Then you’re on your own. Robert Humphreys and Scott Jager will be connecting to their systems and running tunes and a video from the 20th. We will have a table with all 4 yearbooks, old football programs and Name Tags. I’m a going cheap, so write your name on the name tag so we know who you (and your spouse) are. I will also have a sign-in book so you can update your contact information.

Many of us (myself included) have grown fatter and balder in the last 30 years, and are unrecognizable from the olden days! Pizza and Food will be available for order there. UBER OR ANOTHER WAY TO GET AROUND IS RECOMMENDED.

Hotel Information Reminder: Crowne Plaza Lombard. 1250 Roosevelt Road. $109/night. Get the late check-out. Contact Christine Stanek with questions RE: Glenbard West Class of 1987 Reunion​​​ Re: Scott Jager
Direct Line: 630-613-1236​​​​​​​
Email: cstanek@cpglenellyn.com​​​​​​

Class of 1962
Title: Class of 1962 reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: October 6th, 2017 7:00pm
(ending October 6th, 2017)
RSVP By: October 2nd, 2017
Details: Blackberry market Friday 7pm $15
Glen Oak CC Saturday 5:30pm $65
Nice casual dress.
Contact Charles-doyle@att.net for reservations
Class of 1972
Title: Glenbard West Class of '72 Reunion 2017
Venue: Emmett's Brewing Company
Date: October 7th, 2017 7:00pm
(ending October 8th, 2017 12:00pm)
RSVP By: October 6th, 2017
Address: 121 W Front St , Wheaton , , 60187
Details: Greetings Glenbard West ‘72 Classmates!

As promised, we have details on our 45th reunion event scheduled for homecoming weekend this fall.

Where: Emmett’s Brewery Company
121 W. Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 7:00pm - Midnight!

Cost: $30.00/person

This will be a cash bar and hor d’oeurves will be served. We have reserved a room just off the front patio at Emmett’s, a popular new restaurant on Front Street in Wheaton. During the evening, (any time before 10PM, we can meander down to Kilwin's, owned by class president Bill (Zukowski) Barrett, for a dip of ice cream on a cone or dish. (www.kilwins.com/wheaton)


Anyone for golf?

For those that may have an interest in playing golf, Jim Guenther has volunteered to arrange tee times Friday afternoon, October 6, at the Village Links in Glen Ellyn. Please email him at dpjgunner@aol.com if you'd like to join a team.


Homecoming Parade

The 2017 Homecoming Parade will kick off at 10am down Main Street in Glen Ellyn. Although the Class of '72 will not have a float this year, if there are a group of alumni that would like to attend the parade together, please contact Kathy Treland at shebanth@aol.com
Class of 1956
Title: Glenbard West Class of 1956 60th Class Reunion
Venue: Friday:Cocktails and socializing
Date: October 7th, 2016
(ending October 7th, 2016)
Address: Saturday night: Cocktails, dinner & socializing , Glen Ellyn ,
Details: We intend to have cocktails, finger-foods and a social on Friday night at the Raintree Club House in Glen Ellyn. We will host a cocktail hour, dinner and socializing period at the Crowne Plazza on Saturday night. The plans are being developed, but save Friday and Saturday night (October 7 & 8) for our 60th Class Reunion. Details will be announced as they are confirmed. Anyone interested contact John "Jay" Biemeck at johnbiemeck@aol.com.
Class of 1966
Title: class of 1966 50th class reunion
Venue: glen oak c.c.
Date: October 7th, 2016
(ending October 7th, 2016)

Past Reunions

Class of 1995
Title: Glenbard West Class of 1995
Venue: Shannons/Cosley Park
Date: October 2nd, 2015
(ending October 3rd, 2015)
Address: http://glenbardwest95.com/
Details: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
7:00 pm
Shannon’s Irish Pub
428 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Class of 1995 has reserved Shannon’s for a casual gathering. No tickets required.

Homecoming Parade
10:00 am – Place TBA

Glenbard West vs. Hinsdale Central Homecoming Football Game
1:30 pm – Duchon Field
Seating Area TBA

7:00 – 11:00 pm
Cosley Zoo
1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187
Come “party with the animals” on Saturday, October 3rd at Cosley Zoo. Class of 1995 has rented out the entire zoo. There will be Augustino’s subs, Barone’s pizzas, drinks, auction, and music. The $60 ticket price includes food, wine, beer, and soft drinks. Adults only, please.

For further information, please contact:

NOTE: Tickets purchased before 7/31/15 are $60. Tickets purchased after 7/31/15 will be $70. All tickets must be purchased in advance. We unfortunately cannot sell tickets at the door. Sorry.
Class of 1954
Title: Class of 1954 Reunion
Venue: Lake Ellyn Boat House
Date: September 21st, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Class of 1959
Title: Class of 1959 -
Venue: Undetermined
Date: September 26th, 2014
(ending September 27th, 2014)
Details: See website for additional details - Glenbard1959. com or contact margie_stoll@yahoo.com
Class of 1974
Title: Glenbard West Class of '74 - 40th Reunion 2014
Event 1: Golf Outing - Class Of '74 Reunion
Venue: Village Links Golf Course
Date: October 17th, 2014
Address: 485 Winchell Way , Glen Ellyn , , 60137
Details: Golf at Village Links $49/player for 18 holes with a cart - starting time undetermined - late morning/early afternoon? Then, hang out at Reserve 22, socialize with classmates
Also see Glenbard West Class of 1974 group on Facebook for event details as they develop
Event 2: Bottle & Bottega Friday Night
Venue: Bottle and Bottega
Date: October 17th, 2014 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Address: 498 Crescent Ave , Glen Ellyn , , 60137
Details: Sip and Paint and Socialize - register at Bottle and Bottega website:
Click on the calendar - October 17th 2014 event for details of the
GWHS Class of '74 Reunion
Register online
Event 3: Glenbard West Class Of '74 - 40th Reunion 2014
Venue: Holiday Inn Carol Stream (Wheaton)
Date: October 18th, 2014 6:30pm - 11:59pm
Address: 150 Gary Ave , Carol Stream , , 60188
Details: Saturday evening event, still setting up details
Also see Glenbard West Class of 1974 group on Facebook for event details as they develop
Class of 1973
Title: Class of 1973 Reunion
Venue: Holiday Inn Carol Stream
Date: October 12th, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Details: Sign up on the class web site. Www.glenbardwest73.com
All Classes
Title: Class of 1978 35th Reunion
Venue: Friday Otto's/Saturday Game/Tap House
Date: October 11th, 2013 7:00pm
(ending October 11th, 2013)
Details: Friday:
7:00 PM - ??
Otto's Bar
433 W. Crescent Boulevard - Lombard

Saturday, October 12
12:00 - 1:30 PM
North Side Sports Bar & Grill before the game
499 Pennsylvania Avenue - Glen Ellyn

1:30 - 3:30 PM
Glenbard West Football Game
Meet in west end zone of field (opposite side of scoreboard)

4:00 - 7:00 PM
Glawe's House for beverages & snacks
685 Prairie Avenue - Glen Ellyn

7:30 PM - ??
Tap House Grill
411 N. Main Street - Glen Ellyn
Meet in Center Room

**Note: There is no cost for the reunion! No commitment to attend in advance or to send in any checks. All purchases at Otto's and Tap House will be on your own. We made it easy for everyone in hopes that more will attend.

There are a block of rooms reserved for Friday and Saturday night at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Carol Stream (150 S. Gary Avenue) at a rate of $84.95 per night. To book a room, call the front desk directly at 630-665-3000 or email reservations at reservations@hicarolstream.com, or go to their website (http://www.holidayinn.com/chi-carol) and enter the group code of GLE. If calling or emailing, be sure to ask for the Glenbard West Class of 1978 Reunion rate of $84.95 per night. This special rate is available until September 27th.

Note:The Holiday Inn will provide complimentary transportation on both Friday and Saturday night if at least 5 people book rooms.
Class of 1988
Title: GW Class of '88 25th reunion
Event 1: Gw Class Of '88 25th Reunion
Venue: Lake Ellyn Boathouse
Date: October 11th, 2013 5:00pm - 10:30pm
RSVP By: October 1st, 2013
Details: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th:
Casual get together with music, snacks, pizza, soda & coffee (beer and wine available for purchase)
Cost $25/per person, mail by 10/1 or $35 CASH at the door.
Send your check payable to "GW Class of '88". Mail to:
Alison Brandt, 36W525 Wild Rose Road, St. Charles, Il 60174.

Cost covers facilities, non-alcoholic drinks, pizza, permits, rentals and snacks. There will be a CASH BAR. Capacity of 100-120, so please RSVP to me by 10/1.
Event 2: Gw Class Of '88 25th Reunion, Saturday Events
Venue: Undetermined
Date: October 12th, 2013
Details: Friday/Saturday events available through school and town:
GW Class of 1988 25th Reunion = Saturday, October 12th, 2013 (GW vs. Proviso West)

Details to follow, here are some activities to plug into:
Friday, 10/11
Pep-ralley 6 pm ...
Bonfire immediately following pep-ralley, about 7:30 pm - 9 pm
(You can participate in these while at the Boathouse if you choose)

Saturday, 10/12
Pancake breakfast 7 am to 10 am (location? GW football event, on their website)
Parade (time TBA)
School tours at 11 & 12 am (you can do this on your own, no need for groups)
Varsity football game - 1:30
(possible meet up in town after game with smaller groups for dinner before night social gathering at Wyndham L Lounge)
Saturday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Gather at The L Lounge at the Wyndham Lisle/Naperville, with classmates and friends. Cash bar, big venue - great place for a large group to gather. No expected cost to come - just buy what you eat or drink. Bar closes at 2 am.
Class of 1983
Title: Class of 1983 Reunion
Venue: The Gun Club at Glen Oak Country Club
Date: October 12th, 2013 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Details: The Glenbard West Class of 83 Class reunion is right around the corner. If you are planning on attending, please register today!
For more details and to Register, click on the link below. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7658375407
Class of 1968
Title: Class 0f 1968 45th Reunion
Event 1: Contact Us At Hilltopper68@hotmail.com
Venue: Undetermined
Date: October 5th, 2013
Event 2: Casual Gathering At Ki's Restaurant
Venue: Ki's Restaurant
Date: October 11th, 2013 8:00pm
Address: North Avenue , Glendale Heights ,
Details: Contact Nancy Grant Reid
Event 3: Class 0f 1968 45th Reunion
Venue: Glen Oak County Club
Date: October 12th, 2013 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Details: Casual - No jeans (Glen Oak Policy)
Questions - Call Nancy Grant Reid (423)367-3332
Class of 1953, 1955
Title: Class of '54 reunion
Venue: Boat House
Date: September 21st, 2014 12:00pm
Details: The Class of '54 reunion will be at the Boat House, September 21st, noonish to 5PMish. Please let Dick Inskeep know if you'll be there, he needs a total count to plan for goodies.
Curt beezbevington@yahoo.com
Class of 1967
Title: 45th Class Reunion
Venue: Wheaton VFW - Corner of Papworth and Geneva Rds, in Wheaton, IL
Date: October 6th, 2012
Details: Checks should be sent to: Jan (Gambini) Lootens 0S613 Joliet St. West Chicago, IL Please send by 9/15/12
Class of 1962
Title: 50th Reunion
Venue: Oct. 5. Northside Sports Bar and Grill 7pm - - Oct. 6 Augustinos 6|30pm
Date: October 6th, 2012
Details: Glen Ellyn Historical Society. 3pm Oct. 5 parade 10 am Oct. 6 GBW Tours
Class of 1972
Title: Class of '72 40th Reunion
Venue: Rockwood Tap House, Lombard IL
Date: October 6th, 2012
Details: Lots planned for Oct 5-6! Help us find classmates and encourage them to attend - it will be a great weekend!
Class of 1962
Title: 50th reunion class of 1962
Venue: Oct 5, Augustino's - Oct 6, Hyatt Lisle
Date: October 6th, 2012
Details: I would like to attend both weekend reunion events. Please provide registration and payment instructions. Thanks to committee.
Class of 1957
Title: Homecoming
Venue: Lake Ellyn Boathouse
Date: October 5th, 2012
Details: go to our class web site: www.glenbard1957.org
Class of 1972
Title: Class of '72 40th Reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: October 6th, 2012
Details: We are working on the details for a fun reunion weekend - Friday night casual event in Glen Ellyn, Saturday Parade, Tour of GW, Football Game, Pub Crawl, Saturday Evening Casual Reunion Party
Class of 1971
Title: Glenbard West 40th Class Reunion
Venue: Go to www.glenbardwestclassof1971.com for more information. - Holiday Inn & Suites - 150 S Gary Ave - Carol Stream, IL
Date: October 1st, 2011
Details: Cash bar and photo booth begin @7pm Buffet Dinner @ 8pm Music by Class of '69 Band, "Grope" @ 10pm
Class of 1981
Title: 30th Class Reunion
Venue: Ellyn's Tap and Grill, Baker Hill Shopping Center - Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn
Date: October 1st, 2011
Details: Also informal gathering Friday, 9/30 at Brunswick Bowl, North Ave. & Schmale Rd.; times TBA; in addition - planning golf outing and other various activities for Saturday, 10/1. Will post more information as it becomes available.
Class of 1966
Title: 45th class reunion
Venue: classmates the comittee is now planning our 45th reunion the dates are sept30 and oct 1 2011 Friday night will be at the tap house grill on G.E. main st and sat. night yet to be determied
Date: September 30th, 2011
Details: please send us your email address so we can update you on the info as it becomes available.Send to Chris Cook Wilson at SeaCWilson@aol.com. Also your home address so we can send you mailings and enter you into our address book.
Class of 1960
Title: 50th Reunion Glenbard Class of 1960
Venue: Reunion Central the Crowne Plaza Hotel - 1250 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL - FRIDAY 6:30-11:30pm Wheaton Bowl - Saturday 6:30-11:30pm Crowne Plaza - Sunday Brunch Crowne Plaza
Date: October 1st, 2010
Details: See our class WEBSITE for details. www.glenbard1960.com Also, list of Who's Coming and Recent Pictures.
All Classes
Title: Glenbard All Class Reunion
Venue: River Palms Resort and Casino, Laughlin, NV
Date: February 15th, 2011
Details: Rooms are $27.99 for Riverview Rooms. Please contact Geri Dicks 760-568-6412 or GranyGeri@aol.com for more information
Class of 1980
Title: 30th Reunion
Venue: We are still in the planning stages for our Reunion this coming October, 2010.
Date: October 1st, 2010
Class of 1960
Title: Glenbard 1960
Venue: Glenbard West - see www.glenbard1960.com
Date: October 1st, 2010
Class of 1999
Title: Class of 1999
Venue: Sept 25th: Sante Fe' Down Town Glen Ellyn Sept 26th: Spoon Down Town Chicago Note: See below for Details.
Date: September 25th, 2009
Details: As a part of the Glenbard West Reunion committee we are contacting you to invite you to the 10 year reunion of class of 1999! DATES: Friday, September 25, 2009 * 9:00pm Santa Fe Restaurant, Downtown Glen Ellyn $2.00/person (Cash bar) Saturday, September 26, 2009 * 8:00pm Spoon, Downtown Chicago $40.00/person (Includes beer, wine, top-shelf liquors, appetizers) Please RSVP to this event by: September 16, 2009 By contacting a member of the reunion team by emailing: gbw1999hsreunion@gmail.com. Sincerely, Alissa Leoni King Heather Sullivan-Schroeder Mike Crokin Michelle Barber Christina Pasdiora Vande Werken Andrew Killham
Class of 1988
Title: Reunion Reception
Venue: Doubletree / Esplanade, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515. - The hotel is convenient to Routes 88 and 355, just east of 53, and about 10 minutes from downtown Glen Ellyn.
Date: September 27th, 2008
Details: The reception will be held from 7-12 on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. We'll have a great buffet, and DJ, it will be a cash bar. There are rooms reserved at a discounted rate of $105, call the Doubltree at 630/971-2000 to make your reservations now, they'll only hold the rooms until Sept. 3rd only. Friday night we'll have a casual get together at The Bank Restaurant and Bar, 123 W. Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Visit www.thebankwheaton.com to see the location. We'll be gathering on the lower level. No cost to attend, just pay for what you eat or drink. We expect to be there from 6 - midnight, hope to see you there. We're working on information for the parade, homecoming game, and a school tour - we'll post the details as they unfold. We're working on a memory CD that will be available - thanks to Jen Clark and Sean Farney for their work on this. Please send pictures to 907 S. Gables Blvd, Wheaton, IL 60189, or e-mail them to mhdjrd@earthlink.net. There's no charge to send pictures, the more the merrier! A CD is preferred, but if you need to send hard copies we'll attempt to convert the images. Please list who is photographed, and the year the picture was taken. Although every attempt will be made to return your photos, no guarantees can be made. See you soon!

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