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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WRHS 60TH CLASS REUNION REGISTRATION FORMS

The Registration Forms were mailed out this week. If you do not receive one, please let us know (use Contact Us on left column of Home Page).

I will be posting a copy of the form on the web site and also emailing a copy to all the classsmates who have a recorded email address on the Web Site. We are already getting a great response for the 60th Reunion and look forward to a fantastic time in June. Hope to see you there. Please help us locate and enroll missing classmates in the Web Site. Also, encourage classmates to attend the 60th REUNION (may be the last big one, who knows?).

  posted by:  Bill Hart, Web Administrator. 2/23/19

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                                     Additional Web Site Address Added 

A much easier web address has been added to the Web Site:     willrogers1959.com   

The original address of classcreator.com/Tulsa-Oklahoma-Will-Rogers-1959/  will continue to work also. 

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THE WILL ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF "59" REUNION

COMMITTEE INVITES YOU TO OUR 60TH CLASS REUNION.

OUR THEME: Memories and Magical Moments from Time Past

WHEN:    JUNE 14th - 16th, 2019

WHERE:   DOUBLE TREE HOTEL, TULSA,  61st and YALE

                   https://www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/6123201/doubletree-by-hilton-tulsa-warren-place-tulsa-ok/

                 Rooms per night:  $99 plus tax,   Phone: 877-455-1058

                (You must reserve room yourself)

REUNION DINNERS & HOSPITALITY SUIT:  COST: $65.00 PER PERSON by MAY 1ST,

AFTER MAY 1, REGISTRATION $75.00, DEAD LINE FOR REGISTRATION MAY 15TH

COST INCLUDES: Friday evening mixer with heavy hor d'oeuveres and special guest. Saturday evening banquet, entertainment and music. Meet and Greet Hospitality Suit, Snacks and non-alcholic berverages.

Lots of time for visiting old friends and talking about old days. 

Optional Activities and cost for Saturday:

Tour of old and new Tulsa - $42.00 per person. Tour will last 4 hours with last 1 1/2 hours at the Gathering Place. Tour starts at 10am from Double Tree Hotel. Tour will be a drive by and update of old and new Tulsa, Will Rogers High School, Route 66, Downtown Tulsa, and a visit to The Gathering Place Park.

Gathering Place, a new 100-acre riverfront park in Tulsa, was designed as an inclusive green space where residents and visitors alike can relax and engage with one another. The expansive park makes use of more than 6 million gallons of water and 80 species of trees. Attractions included multi-story fireplaces, a 5-acre adventure playground, mist mountain water feature, boathouse, sensory garden, skate and bike parks,sports courts, natural trails, and a reading tree*. The park cost more than $400 million to build, most of it privately funded, and a good chunk of that from Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser. It took 4 years to build. * The reading tree was inspired by the oldest cottonwood tree at Gathering Place. A challenge was accepted by Tulsa students and completed of reading 2 million books by the time the park opened in September, 2018. Not surprising, Gathering Place was receently named the best new attraction in the country by USA TODAY.   

        Related Links:       https://www.gatheringplace.org

Golf Outing at newly rebuilt LaFortune Par 3 - $26.00 person.

The golf outing will be held at the Par 3 LaFortune Park golf course 5501 S. Yale Ave. Starting at 9:00 Saturday morning, June 15, 2019. The green fee is $26.00 which includes a golf cart. Rental clubs will be available for those that need them. The course was totally remodeled in 2008, at a cost of 4 million dollars, new greens, fairways, bunkers, cart paths. The location is less than a mile from the reunion hotel, should you need transportation please advise Bill Warren 918-628-0757. The golf round should not take over 3 hours, come out, enjoy the companionship, and remember that they never put a golf course on an ugly spot. 

        Related Links:       http://www.lafortuneparkgolf.com/

Hospitality Suite open Friday afternoon 14th and Saturday all day the 15th.

Links of THINGS TO DO IN THE TULSA AREA    http://www.visittulsa.com/things-to-do/

REUNION REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY:

1. MAILING THE REGISTRATION FORM AND A CHECK PAYMENT USING THE REGISTRATION FORM BEING MAILED OUT IN FEBUARY, 2019.

OR BY

2. PRE-REGISTRATION VIA THE WILLROGERS1959.COM WEB SITE HOME PAGE (LEFT COLUMN) AND MAILING A CHECK PAYMENT by May 1st, 2019 made out to Will Rogers H.S. Class '59

C/O JEAN HAMMONS, 10921 EAST 83RD STREET, TULSA, OK 74133. 

DONATION CENTER

Contributions are still greatly appreciated to support the 60th Reunion and the Web Site expenses outlined in our Donation Center (left column on the Home Page). For every $10 donation, you will be entered in a raffle for a Surprise Memorabilia Box from the 50th class reunion. Drawing to be held at our 60th Reunion. Please make checks payable to Will Rogers H. S. Class '59, c/o Jean (Waldo) Hammons, 10921 E. 83rd Street, Tulsa, OK 74133.

Posted 11/4/2018  Bill Hart

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This is a bit old but I doubt many classmates are aware of it!
October 9, 2017 Will Rogers High School, one of the most iconic art deco structures in Tulsa, was recently named in a list of “The Most Beautiful High Schools in Every State in America” by Architectural Digest.  It comes 10 years after the high school was named to the National Registry of Historical Places, and 75 years after it was featured in Time and Life magazines as the home of “progressive education.”     from Richard Hack
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                                      CLASSMATES I NEED YOUR HELP !!!

We simplified the Web Site enrollment process by pre-enrolling all un-enrolled classmates with valid email addresses and sent them personal emails with the new web site address willrogers1959.com, their email address, and a personal temporary password. They can complete their enrollment by merely logging on to the web site.  Many have yet to log on and therefore can not update their profile or see and respond to your comments and messages posted in the web site.

You can help me by sending an email outside the web site encouraging them to finish enrolling. Go to their web site Profile Page and under their Profile Photo use the "Send A Private Email" and send your private email encouraging them to finish their enrollment process.

If anyone needs to have their email address that we used to pre-enroll them or the temporary password re-sent to them, or need assistance in logging on to the website, please contact me at 480-215-2921. 

THANKS !!!  Bill Hart-Web Site Administrator  Updated: 11/4/2018

 PRE-ENROLLED CLASSMATES WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED ENROLLMENT AS YET:

Allan Dan  
Alloway Jackie Reichman
Baird Ed  
Ball Judy Thomas
Barrick-Gray Suzan Bianco
Bartlett Brenda McKinzie
Bates Sam  
Beustring Glenn  
Bowyer Don  
Briggs Gloria Barry
Briscoe Jane Nilson
Brown Bill  
Bryant-Page Sandra  
Bullock Janice Goins
Burgess Jane Lemkin
Burt Wayne  
Butler Elizabeth  
Carmichael-Gilliland Donna Hobbs
Cheatham Glen  
Christensen Carole Jemison
Chronister Jim  
Coger Roger  
Counts Richard  
Crowe Richard  
Davis Sandra Andries
Dedmon Beverly Washburn
Densmore Sam  
Doerr Jo Rita Cisco
Duncan Carol Kennedy
Earl Gene  
Emmons Ron  
England Laurie  
Ensign Paul  
Evans Johnnie  
Foster Glenda Grove
Frasier Jim  
Gaddy Elaine Lewellen
Gibson-Carr Janice Dixon
Graber John  
Haag Gary  
Hall-Maddox Kay Melton
Harrell Regena Broeffle
Herron Buck  
Hettwer Paul  
Hixson Annabelle Tomlinson
Holloway Mary Lee Allen
Holloway Shirley Hunter
Hoot Susan Hodgson
Hughes Paula Goree
Jolley Gary  
Kearby Jeanne Savage
Kidd Vernon  
Klotz Judi Church
Knack Sally Harriston
Lampson Mary Aylor
LeFan Paula Stover
Lloyd Mike  
Love Betty Lamb
Mackey Alice Holeman
Madeira Tony  
Mahaffey Robert  
Martin Lindalee Jackson
Martin Stephanie Garrison
Mathis Andy  
May Janice McDowell
May Jim  
McHenry Kay Hanna
McKee Phyllis Evans
Metz Dora Thomas
Morris Jane Wiltshire
Morris Mary Hackler
Neal Sarah Riddle
Oldham Sherry Shaw
Owen LaVerna Linthicum
Pearson Ray  
Perryman Jane Hurst
Porterfield Zack  
Potts, Bobby Class of '58
Protzman Kay Adams
Range Bob  
Rife Carol Barrow
Robertson Trish Kilby
Rose Bob  
Ross Darlene Heinlein
Russell Ron  
Scheer Jim  
Shepherd Sharalea St. John
Smith Byron  
Smith Larry  
Smithee Daphne Harrington
Snedden Sally Johnson
Storey Ellie Emmons
Tackett Adrian  
Thomas Dan  
Thomas Jim Ellen Melon - Nipps
Tomlinson Jerry  
Trumbull Edward  
Turney Karen Tarr
VanAtten Judy McKitterick
Wallace Ronnie  
Wallace George  
Weber Richard  
Whisler Rita Thomas
Whitaker Tom  
Williams Linda Doering
Wilson Joanne Moore
Yarrington John  

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