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Bowen High School
Class of 1968

 

Welcome to all members of Bowen's class of 1968!

Reunion to be held August 11, 2018 at the East Bank Club in Chicago, IL

This site was created to re-connect with our classmates from         James H. Bowen's class of 1968 (even those who will not be attending the 50th reunion in 2018).  Our other goal is to make this site a scrapbook of memories for all classmates.

Important:  Read the instructions for First Time Visitors, start your profile, and edit your contact information

Help Wanted:  Enthusiastic individuals interested in donating their time and talents to putting on the best 50th year reunion the class of 1968 has ever had!  You don't have to live in Chicago to participate.  Contact us and let us know what you'd be interested in doing. 

We are also looking for help in finding our missing classmates! Click on the link to missing classmates on the left of this page and you will see whose email addresses need to be found!

Next Planning Meeting:   Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 10.  Place and time TBD.
 

How to Contact Us:  Use the Bowen Class of 1968 Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/387785831291857/)  or email us by clicking "contact us" on the left column of this page!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**** . Change Important Hotel Information: Please call

Important Contact Information:

HOLIDAY INN CHICAGO MART PLAZA RIVER NORTH
350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL. 60654
Contact: 855-268-0372
Event: Bowen ’68 Reunion

Do not call the general number. Use this one.

We have a block of 20 rooms and if we fill that block up, the sales manager will see about getting more rooms assigned to us at that low rate.

Rates: $169.00 (Net rates) per room, per night, plus current occupancy tax at 17.4%.
The hotel has rooms with a king size bed and two double beds. They can block between 10-20 rooms per night. The room block is held until 30 days prior to the arrival date. At that time, rooms not used will be released for general sale. We will continue to accept reservations from guests after this date based on room & rate availability. No attrition or cancellation policy.
Check In Time: 3:00pm, Check Out Time: 12:00pm
Airport Shuttle: Go Airport Express, 1-800-654-7871. www. airportexpress.com
Parking: Is available in the parking lot adjacent to the hotel on a space availability basis to registered guests. Currently the cost is $41.00 (self-parking) per day, per auto/van with in and out privileges. This fee is subject to change without notice.
Located in the popular River North neighborhood of Chicago, a few highlights of the facilities are:
*Merchants Café
*Merchants Market, a “grab and go” shop featuring sandwiches, snacks, coffee & sundries.
*Complimentary Hi-Speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
*Complimentary Refrigerator’s
*Attached Food Court and retail area in the Merchandise Mart.
*Heated Indoor Pool.
*24-hour Fitness Center and sauna.
*Cityscape Bar with skyline view

Working on a trivia sheet. Any question with an answer would be appreciated. Such as, what was the room number of study hall? Thanks.  Please contact Carol Schultz Mora

Hotel, other events, etc.

MPORTANT: If you need a hotel for the reunion, 10-20 rooms are being blocked out at the Holiday Inn across from the East Bank Club. If you want to use another hotel, make arrangement soon as soon as possible** after September 1, 2017 because even though it's a year away, hotels get booked up fast. I personally work with bookings.com. Here are the details so far:

HOLIDAY INN CHICAGO MART PLAZA RIVER NORTH
350 West Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL. 60654
Contact: Samantha Fernandes
Direct: | Hotel: 312.836.5000 | Fax: 312.836.0007

Event: Bowen ’68 Reunion
Rates: $169.00 (Net rates) per room, per night, plus current occupancy tax at 17.4%.
The hotel has rooms with a king size bed and two double beds. They can block between 10-20 rooms per night. The room block is held until 30 days prior to the arrival date. At that time, rooms not used will be released for general sale. We will continue to accept reservations from guests after this date based on room & rate availability. No attrition or cancellation policy.

TENTATIVE OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES:

The following are being considered or planned:

A south side event Friday afternoon planned by Carol Mora which will include a tour of Bowen

An informal meet and greet time Friday evening either at a suite in the Holiday Inn or we'll all agree to meet up somewhere

Janice Gagerman has arranged with the White Sox to block out some seats at the Sunday game on August 12.  This will be open to classmates and their friends and families.  There will be an additional charge for this (cost of tickets) and for the south side event (to cover bus rental).

We have not worked out the final cost of the main event.  We will do everything possible to minimize costs.  Right now it looks like it will cost between $90 to $100/person.  If anyone has any "hookups" for photographers, balloons, printing, materials for place settings, etc. please contact us!

 

If you click on class profiles, you'll see the names of everyone in our class.  If you see someone who hasn't joined yet, and you know the email address you can click on a link you'll sleight away and invite that person to join!

It would be great if our site were filled with as many pictures as possible!  Please feel upload all the pictures you want to your profile page!  Also we would love it if you can scan and share any pictures you've saved of past reunions, proms, games, groups of friends hanging out back in the day and send them to bowen1968reunion@gmail.com.  These will be posted in the general picture galleries on the site as well as any captions you want and your photo credit.  If you have any pictures of our classmates who have passed we will put them on their pages and everyone will get a notification!