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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Alison Jones  6/23
•   JoAnn Huse (Ehlert)  6/16
•   Terry Moore (Moore)  6/15
•   Margaret Albrecht  6/12
•   Georgette Ormsby (Lewis)  6/11
•   Robert Conley  6/11
•   Kevin Rogers  6/10
•   Bonnie Gillen (Anderson)  6/8
•   Debbie Kjonaas (Nordling)  6/3
•   Don Rasch  6/3
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

5 live in Arizona
3 live in California
2 live in Colorado
5 live in Florida
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
97 live in Minnesota
2 live in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
1 lives in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
1 lives in South Carolina
2 live in South Dakota
3 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
6 live in Wisconsin
316 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAY 28, 2022 UPDATE

Greetings, members of the NSP Class of 1972 –

Plans are coming along for our 50-Year Reunion of the Class of 1972.  The event is Saturday, Aug 20, 2022, 2-7 pm, Casey Lake Park & Pavilion, 2089 17th Ave. N, No. St. Paul.  We’ll be able to spread out on the lawn, gather inside the pavilion (up to 200 capacity), enjoy covered patio spaces, and even a dock on the lake. (In this unpredictable Covid-era, we wanted to provide the oopportunity to spread out.) If it’s extra-hot this day, the pavilion is air conditioned. Find photos of this beautiful site on our website under “Casey Lake Park and Pavilion.”  Let's make our 50th a big and special gathering - if not now, when!?
 

N E W   D E T A I L S

FOOD AND BEVERAGES. ICE CREAM, TOO.
The popular, local Darn Good Foods food truck has been booked to offer classmates hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, polish sausage, French fries, and onion rings for sale

We've contracted with Fusion Events to provide beer, wine, and soft drinks for sale. We’ll provide bottled water at no cost.

Proprieter Al Obaidi Rihab's Ice Cream Truck will continually stop by, providing a range of delights for purchase

ADMISSION
A $20 admission charge will be collected at the door, but not in advance. And, we’ll not seek donations ahead of time as in the past. (Admission covers reunion expenses including facility rental, beverage service contract, decorations, signage, printing, ”office” supplies, and securing our Class of 1972 website and domain name well into the future for classmate connections.)

EARLY REUNION RSVP FOR PLANNING: YES, PROBABLY, UNSURE, NO
Please assist planning efforts such as budging and food and beverage planning by indicating your “early” plans regarding the reunion. Go to “Early Reunion RSVP Survey for Planning” on the website home page and complete the “survey.” Notify us of your plans, whether its "yes," "probably," "unsure," or "no." You must be a member - and first login -  to submit this form.

SO FAR, 50 PERCENT OF CLASSMAGES ACCOUNTED FOR
In just the past three months, 132 classmates visited our members-only reunion website, became members, created profiles, and began connecting with fellow classmates. We have email addresses for an additional 64 classmates. Also, 64 deceased classmates are now memorialized on the website (20 of you have already provided written remembrances.)  Taken together, 50 percent of our classmates have been accounted for.  With your assistance, we’ve got three more months to locate and connect with many more from our class.

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP ON THE WEBSITE?
If you’re receiving reunion emails but have not yet signed up (become a member), go to www.northstpaul1972.com, then to “Start” in the upper right corner, find your name, activate your account, and begin connecting with classmates.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD
While we know not everyone wants to be found, locating classmates after 50 years is a big challenge. Please help spread the word. Direct classmates you’re in contact with to our classmates-only website to sign up, using the process above. 

CLASSMATE TO CLASSMATE CONNECTIONS 
Connecting classmates to other classmates is so much more enjoyable when you post old and current photos, create a profile, share school memories, as well as remembrances of beloved, deceased classmates on our members-only Class of 1972 website. Please consider doing this – or contnue to add more content.

CONTACT US
Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions, suggestions, and ideas. Use the “Contact Us” feature on the website.

Hope to see you in August!

--Karyn Christiansen Proulx, Marian Coyne Mottaz, Jim Elert, Candy Norgard Petersen

 

 

FEBRUARY 20, 2022 UPDATE


Casey Lake Park Pavilion, site of August 20, 2022 reunion

Greetings, NSP Class of 1972 –

It’s been two weeks since we announced a August 20, 2022 Fifty-Year Reunion (Scroll down a bit further for these details) of the NSP Class of 1972.  There’s good new news to report since then. Here’s an update and some reminders:

BECOMING A MEMBER
On Feb. 6, with not a lot of tech knowledge, we launched
a members-only Class of 1972 website, announced details of a Summer 2022 gathering, and sent an email to all classmates with known emails. In less than two weeks, nearly 40 percent of this group has already “registered” (which means to simply sign-in with an email address and password) on this new members-only (www.northstpaul1972.com) website. Exceptional, thanks, but we’d love to have more of you participatel

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP 
Why would you want to become a member?

--It assures you will continue to receive updates as reunion planning progresses

--It provides you full access (just sign in) to announcements, to classmate profiles and photos, listing of Missing Classmates (we just need an email address to not be missing), listing of deceased classmates, see where classmates currently reside, and obtain the ability to connect with and private-message your classmates

--The website will remain operational for months and years to come, providing an ongoing hub for connecting and communicating as a group or individually

IF YOU'VE NOT YET BECOME A MEMBER  
If you’ve not registered, we encourage you to do so now. Go to JOIN HERE in the upper-right corner, find your name, and “become a member with an email address and password. This is your, shared website, you can make it come alive by providing content and communication and establishing your own connections with long-lost classmates.

CLASSMATE PROFILES
(sheriff, medical professional, teacher, pilot, paster, horse farm owner, military service, newspaper publisher, locomotive engineer) 

It’s already starting to take shape! Visit the “Classmate Profiles” section where it’s VERY fun to see what classmates have been up to over the past 50 years. If you haven’t already, please consider sharing even a little bit about your life, add a past and present photo or two, maybe share a school memory. Thanks!

MOST IMPORTANT! HELP FIND "MISSING CLASSMATES" 
They're only missing until we have an email adddress

The number one reason we started the process this early is to locate as many classmates as possible – with your help. It takes a village to locate former villagers. Under “Missing Classmates,” the website lists classmates’ names that are only “missing” because the planning committee does not yet have an email address for them. We are counting on you to visit this section where you’re likely to know a person, or two, or more on this list. PLEASE encourage those you are in contact with to visit the website, click on their name under “Missing Classmates,” register, they’ll no longer be “missing,” and they'll begin receiving reunion updates. Or, let the committee know by going to "Contact Us."

IN MEMORY: OUR DECEASED CLASSMATES 
Reunion committee members have undertaken the task of maintaining a list of deceased classmates over the many years. There are are 60 that we have knowledge of and we have been adding to this list due to sharing from you. This list can be found on the website under ”In Memory.”  It is a sobering experience to visit this site. You can inform us (there’s a form on the site) if you have additional details on listed classmates or if there are others to be added. We will continue to update “In Memory” over the months and years to come.

WHERE WE LIVE
Oregon, Nevada, California, Florida, Michigan, Texas, South Carolina

Another section of the website, "Where We Live," charts where classmates currently reside. The first 75-plus Class of 1972 website members already hail from 17 states.

MORE INFORMATION/PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Visit the website for continually updated information and scroll down for previous announcements. Questions? Let us know at "Contact Us."

--Karyn Christiansen Proulx, Marian Coyne Mottaz, Jim Elert, Candy Norgard Petersen

 

FEBRUARY 6, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENT

OUR 50-YEAR REUNION  
NORTH HIGH CLASS OF 1972

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022
2:00 to 7:00 pm

Casey Lake Park Pavilion & Park
2089 17th Ave. N, No. St. Paul, MN

REUNION DETAILS
We’re excited to announce that planning has begun for a 50-year reunion celebration of the North High Class of 1972!  The Saturday, August 20, 2022 event (save the date!) will be held at Casey Lake Park, the 33-acre crown jewel of the North St. Paul parks system. The park’s beautiful, new pavilion (up to 200-person capacity) and its two covered patio spaces have been reserved for the 2:00 to 7:00 pm. event.

As we (hopefully) continue to emerge from the Covid era, the indoor pavilion, outdooor covered patios, and the spacious surrounding grounds – including lake front, fishing pier, expansive lawn and hillside - offer ample space to spread out, relax, and socialize in large and small groups with classmates. More details will follow but expect a fun, casual, indoor-outdoor experience with food trucks and beverage service to keep us plenty happy. We’ll continue to share more details about the reunion including how to RSVP, a nominal fee to cover expenses, and additional event features.

LOCATION
Images of the pavilion and park site:
Casey Lake Park and Pavilion

WHAT YOU’LL WANT TO DO
1) Get the Class of 1972 reunion date on your calendar!

2) “Sign-up” now on the reunion website (more details below). We created a website which will become your link to further reunion updates, and also allow you to immediately begin privately message other classmates. There will be more content to come, including an area for photos/videos, and posting a list of classmates no longer with us, and list of classmates we're still trying to find. The website will remain active (for years) following the reunion and continue to connect classmates in the years to come. 

3) Please encourage fellow classmates to visit the website and sign up – let's all work together to make sure everyone has the opportunity to attend. We have been working hard to obtain and maintain email addresses for classmates. At this time, we have contact information for 162 classmates – but there are so many more! 

WEBSITE. SIGN-UP. GETTING STARTED
Go to our website: www.northstpaul1972.com
1) For those receiving this initial email, we’ve already “listed” you. But, before you can access content on the website for the first time, you need to go to “Sign in” in the upper-right hand corner.  “Join” the website with your email address and password. Click on “Classmate Profiles,” find and click on your name, and follow the instructions. You don't have to, but write a little something about your past 50 years, and consider adding a photo or two.

2) If you’re visiting www.nostpaul1972.com and you are not yet “listed,” go to the upper-right corner and click on “JOIN HERE.” Scroll to the bottom of the page’s list of classmates and click on “If your name needs to be added, please Contact Us.”

Please feel free to go to “Contact Us” on the drop-down menu on the left to contact the reunion committee. As we move forward, positive feedback and your reunion ideas will help us further develop the event and make us aware of questions that need to be answered in further updates. You can also use this feature to provide us with names and email addresses of classmates you’re in contact with who are not yet on our list.

So, let’s get together - if not for the 50th, when!?  We’ve received positive comments about the initial concept for this summer’s reunion. We look forward to learning your ideas for how to make it a success. We're excited! Thanks in advance for your interest and your help in creating a memorable and meaningful gathering of the Class of 1972 on August 20, 2022.  Initial members of the reunion planning committee are:

Karyn (Christiansen) Proulx
Marian (Coyne) Mottaz
Jim Elert
Candy (Norgard) Petersen