1984 Branham Bruins
20 Year Reunion Newsletter

February 1, 2004 (updated 2/5/04)

We have a DATE and PLACE - Mark Your Calendars
It's been a long time in the works, but we have finally selected a date and location for our 20 year reunion!!!

Saturday, August 14th, 2004 (7 - 12 PM)
Park Plaza, San Jose Airport
1355 North Fourth Street

You may purchase your tickets now!
We have enlisted the services of Class Encounters to manage our reunion.  You can call now and order tickets for the reunion, or wait for the invitations that will be mailed within the next month.  Class Encounters can be reached at (800) 445-2527
$67 p/person prior to May 14th
$70 p/person after May 14th
$85 at the door

General Reunion Information
The 20 Year Reunion is going to be the perfect opportunity to catch up with all your friends and we are doing everything possible to create a casual, entertaining atmosphere for all of you.  Plenty of indoor space and an outdoor patio setting around a beautiful swimming pool will provide a wonderful, informal place to chat with your friends.  Food menus are still under construction but will also be casual with a central food buffet and specialty foods served regularly around the room by hotel staff thus allowing you to roam around instead of being stuck at a table. 

There are a block of rooms available at the hotel for a discounted rate of $69 p/night.  Please contact the hotel at (408) 453-5340 and tell them you will be attending the Class of '84 Branham Reunion on August 14th.

Don't miss the invitations - You or your friends!!
Ticket prices and invitations are being worked on right now, they will be mailed out in February.  Make sure you and your friends are first to receive the invitations!  If you have not already provided your mailing address to us, please visit this website (http://www.84Bruins.com).  The invitations will provide much more detail about the party and will give you everything you need to make sure you don't miss the fun.   

People still MISSING!
We are still looking for people!  The more we find now, the cheaper this reunion will be for everyone!  Please look at the list below, or keep tabs on the most recent updates of who we have not found yet at http://www.84Bruins.com/20YR_Missing.htm.  The people we have listed as missing have not been found yet, or have not supplied complete mailing addresses to us.  If you received this via email and your name is on the missing list, please be sure to send in your complete mailing address and we'll remove you from the missing.  Make sure you get your friends to register at our website!!!

Raffle prizes
We will be conducting a raffle and giving away various prizes to the winners.  Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Future Reunions fund which we established after the 10 Year Reunion.  This money will be used to subsidize future reunions and provides us with start-up money for deposits that are required to set these events up.  If you have any prizes you can contribute to this event, please contact us immediately: Info@84Bruins.com.  Check with the company you work for and see if they are willing to donate to your class!  We have form letters available for you to solicit donations from local businesses, please contact us at Info@84Bruins.com if you would like a copy. 

Do you have any photographs we can borrow?
We are working on memory books and slide shows.  If you have photos from high school or from the 10 Year Reunion that you would be willing to share with us, please contact us immediately: Info@84Bruins.com.  We will return the photos.  It is important that you put your name and address on the back of each photo you submit.

your 20 Year Reunion Committee:

Cheryl (Zittle) Badaracco
Kristine (Korte) Ellithorpe
Chris Escobar
Suzanne (Skora) Groat
Carolyn (Padro) Nelson
Ken Pauley
Kevin Sidensol
Julie (Sorensen) Reddig
Lisa (Caldwell) Rivera
Michaela (Boyd) Wells

274 Missing as of 2/5/2003


  The reunion committee is utilizing email as a low cost, effective means of communication to the Branham Alumni.  We will also us US Postal Mail as needed.  We will keep communications to a minimum as we don't wish to overload people with mail. 

All address, phone and email address information will be kept confidential and will only be used to inform the alumni of class related information.  Should you wish to no longer receive this information from the committee, please contact us via email: Info@84Bruins.com .