Reunion Resources


We have decided to offer a section on reunion planning. This section is meant to improve the reunion experience while making it easier for alumni committees to put together good multi-featured reunions. If we can persuade reunion committees to communicate to us both pre- and post-reunion, we can pool ideas from the experiences of reunion committees and also perhaps persuade businesses to provide better rates in anticipation of having more than one class use their venues and services. We're especially interested in enticing more reunion attendance from distantly domiciled alumni, enticing them with reunions that give them plenty of opportunity to mix with their classmates and enjoy the new as well as the old in Seattle. A feature we're most interested in facilitating is the use of a well-located hotel center for out-of-towners so that they can choose to stay at reduced rates where they will find classmates.

QAHSAA Benefits and Terms

The Queen Anne High School Alumni Association, formed the year the school closed and still having Board meetings every month, can help reunion committees in several ways. Here's the basic deal:

1. We can provide a reunion committee our current mailing list for their class, provided they in return give us all of their updated information that might be different from what we have. (Such lists are to be used for no other purpose than organizing reunions.)

2. Each committee can use our bulk mailing permit, provided they follow our guidleines.

3. We would like one of the alumni association members to be able to sell QA merchandise at their event with the proceeds of such sales going to the Alumni Association. (These funds are used mainly to provide yearly scholarships and produce the newsletter mailed out to over 12,000 alumni.)

4. We will hold any "left over" funds (at no interest) in our account to be saved for that class's next reunion committee.

Sample Weekend

The Class of 1952 reunion schedule, covering four (4!) days, boded well for a good reunion experience for '52 alumni. (The 3-day suggested reunion below is not the '52 reunion schedule.)

Use of a hotel center, group sight-seeing adventures, and perhaps group transportation may greatly enrich a reunion. For example, we're aware of a hotel located at the foot of Queen Anne near Seattle Center, which is, of course, close to the Space Needle, the monorail to downtown, and Lake Union. This hotel would cut room rates over 30% for our alumni groups. Other hotels may do so as well. Here's a sample reunion weekend.


Reception at host hotel. No-host bar in small meeting room. Snack trays. Reunion committee greeters present to provide schedules, name tags, remembrance books, etc. Dinner-on-your-own at hotel or other restaurant.


Breakfast at hotel or at some such as the Swedish Club on Dexter Ave (view over Lake Union). Group transportation provided for those without cars.

Boat tour starting from Lake Union or Elliott Bay. Group transportation then provided back to hotel. Free afternoon for visiting Seattle Center, taking monorail downtown, etc.

Reunion dinner at retaurant in Queen Anne vicinity or perhaps at the Swedish Center. Displays of Queen Anne memorabilia, photos, etc. Program. Dancing. Professional photographer present for individual and group photos.


Brunch at Swedish Club, Hiram's at the locks or ?. Transportation to former Queen Anne High School for tour of the building. Group photo in front of old school. Picnic with box lunch at Gasworks Park (or?).

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