Hello everyone, I hope you and your families are well!
We had a mini, plan B 45 Year Reunion Happy Hour on Saturday 10/3/2020. It was a good time, probably around 30 people attended at Brookside Restaurant & Bar in Rancho Cordova (Thanks to them for allowing us to put it on there, it worked out great!). Thank you for coming out. If you took any pictures you can post them under the 45 year reunion module to the left. In case you don't know we had to cancel the big 45 year reunion we had planned because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
A BIG THANK YOU to the classmates who volunteered their time, energy and money over the past year and a half who worked on the 45 Year Reunion. Thank You: Tom Pollock for stepping up and taking the lead and putting a team together. He contacted me about doing a 45 year reunion and I said I don't have the patience for leading it and we need someone to step up and be the lead and he got right on it. Karen Teel (Treasure, organizer, spread sheeter, etc.) Karen has helped out on every reunion she's great! Judy Gelein, thanks for coming back and helping out you have a lot of experience putting on these events. Duane Fidel what can I say, he's a legend, a Marauder and he's still in good/fair shape. Carmen Scheurer (Sherman) she made a great "In Memory" picture frames of classmates who have passed away, getting a DJ and for doing the decorations. Lori Mason (Jossart) for helping with decorations. Jana Dodge (Pellegrini), our contact for Brookside.....and Ricky Slama (me) for keeping the website updated and being Ricky! All of these classmates put the "L" in Lancer to put the event on for all the other Cordova Lancers out there. Everyone really looked forward to putting on the reunion but things happened that are out of our hands.
As we move on from 2020 and the 45 year reunion is in the rear view mirror the future is ahead of us! "Dare I say the best is yet to come!" Hell Yeah!* Get ready for 2025 and the 50 year Class of 1975 reunion! An epic, memorial, life changing event. No classmate from 1975 has ever experienced anything like that before. It'll be here before you know it. Everyone stay well and plan for that! So start saving your money make a plan for coming back home. I hear from so many classmates who wanted to attend a reunion but they can't pull the trigger on going and miss out, the 50th will be a milestone event you won't want to miss, like seeing Ancient Rome and the Colosseum. Maybe a little exaggeration on my part, but it will be a fun weekend it always is.
If you're new to the website and the internet and wonder why "no one has ever called me and invited me to a reunion," sign up under classmate profiles and keep your email address updated. It's 2020 we don't know where you live now.
50th Reunion and website donations
In Memory Updates (updated 12/05/2020)
As time marches on classmates pass away. I'm sad to inform everyone of another classmate passing away. I received an email from Silvia Fleming that her husband and classmate John Fleming had passed away on 11/24/2017. Cary Petersen passed away on 11/13/2020. We just saw him at the 45th reunion. I'll update as I hear any news. On (9/13/2020) Sacbee obituaries has Andy A. Russ passing on 9/2/2020. I just found out yesterday that Sandy Forsberg (Farley) passed away in 2016. Last year Sandie McElliot (Sadler/Jessup) passed away 11/12/2019. Joann Bonomo (Brandle) passed away 10/25/2019. Nancy Forsman (Stock) passed away on 7/21/2019. Jim Green (Vickie Denny wife) passed away on 6/22/2019. He was a good guy. I knew him since the 10th grade. Julia Chatt (Scott) passed away 4/22/2019 and Dennis Wright passed away in January, 2019 from melanoma. Everyone too young, too soon. You can see the other classmates names in the In Memory area of the website.
Rancho Cordova news 10/6/2020
Well that's it for now. The pool is still at 86 degrees and it's time to take a dip and start happy hour plus I need to go shopping for my 28 year anniversary to Cheryl on Thursday, I got me new softball bat being delivered tommorrow, can't wait to use it.
Sorry, I need to update the "about us" tab.