So, I'm not sure what possessed me (and I use possessed because I can't think of anything more severe), but a few weeks back I sent an email on facebook to my old high school. One of my major milestone reunions is coming up next year and I hadn't heard anything about what would be happening. I got a response from the new Director of Development...she was 2 years my senior while we were in high school.
In her initial email, she stated that she had been looking for someone to spearhead this venture...so, of course, I said I would do it (in all of my spare time)!! We set up a time to meet while I'd be home visiting my parents and all was well.
When I showed up at our meeting, she handed me an excel spreadsheet with the names and addresses of those same 157 of my classmates who I grew to know from high school. She asked if I could get updated contact information for all of them - not hard at all (yeah, ok). It was then suggested that I create a group on facebook because that was how she had gotten the most information when she planned things the year before.
A group was created and people were added. So far there are 106 out of our 157 classmates, which is quite good in only 2 days.
I then proceeded to email each person separately to ask them for an updated mailing and email address in order to update our class roster. Most people didn't have a problem sending me information and some were even thanking me for keeping track of everyone's information.
Until our Senior Class President responded to my message...
Hey! I thought as senior class president the reunion planning was my job and I had actually already spoken to (person at high school) as well about 3 months ago. So I was planning to organize this. If you're interested in doing it, that's great since I live in California now, but it's still kind of odd that you took the lead without asking anyone who was involved back in high school. I already had plans for the weekend and would like to be involved in most of the planning. So let me know what your thoughts are.
Still Stuck in High School
Seriously?!?! When I spoke with our contact in development, your name came up Senior Class President and she never even mentioned that you had expressed interest in doing any of this...
Maybe I should have just let things alone and forgot all about high school!!
What has been your experience with high school reunions?? Did you take an active role in planning, just attended, or said forget the whole thing and left your high school memories in the past??