Welcome to the Lane Tech Class of 1975 Website
We will be using this site as a place where classmates can reconnect and stay in touch. Please check this site periodically for future reunion news and also be sure to keep your contact information up to date.
Join fellow Laneites at Wrigley Field on May 22nd when the Cubs play the Phillies. Click here to purchase tickets
Must purchase by May 8th.
For those who liked the cookies at the reunion you can now enjoy this "Taste of Lane" at home. We had a bakery make them for us using this recipe.
Lane Tech Class of 1975
The FAQs you’ve waited 40 years to hear*
*(Well, not quite, since we didn’t have FAQs back then.
But here’s the reunion information you need to know.)
WHEN IS IT?
- Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
WHERE IS IT?
- At the Lane building, for a school tour in the morning, and
- At the Irish American Heritage Center Erin Room (4th Floor), 4626 N. Knox Ave, Chicago, for reception, dinner. Parking is free and handicap access is available via the North parking lot. Yes, there's an elevator to the 4th floor!
- 10 a.m. sharp for the tour (meet at Entrance M; enter from the parking lot in the back of the building)
- 6-10 p.m. for the reception and dinner.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$60.00 which includes food and reunion booklet. Cash bar.
WHY IS IT CALLED ‘A TASTE OF LANE?
The menu items will feature some of the Lane-inspired foods you remember, including genuine Hero’s submarine sandwiches, Pete’s pizza, Lane cafeteria style cookies,and other goodies including some form of vegetable (not a Lane menu option as nutritious items weren’t a priority back then. Also, we regret to inform you that the 90 percent sawdust hamburgers are no longer available or permitted under 21st century health codes.)
TELL ME ABOUT THE TOUR AGAIN?
This is the first time our class is afforded an opportunity as a group to see the school, which includes many renovations yet very familiar artifacts from our most formative years. The tour is graciously conducted by Lane history teacher and Lane art mural historian, Katherine Nester. (Note: No food fights permitted during the lunchroom visit.)
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- If you have not yet registered on the site, click on “First Time Visitors” at the top of the page and follow the instructions.
- If you are already registered on the site, click on “Reunion Registration” at the top of the page to register. Be sure to complete the profile section to have your narrative included in the reunion booklet.
Registration Deadline: Sept. 30.
HOW DO I PAY?
Payment can be made when you register using PayPal, credit card (via PayPal) and checks. Details are provided when you go the the "Reunion Registration" tab at the top of the page.
CAN I STILL ATTEND IF I DIDN’T GRADUATE EXACTLY IN ’75 OR LEFT TO SOME OTHER SCHOOL?
By all means. If you spent even a minute in those hallowed halls with us, you made an impact on someone’s life. And some of our class members who left to other schools indeed became quite accomplished in life, such as former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.** All are welcome.
I DIDN’T INVENT A NEW NUCLEAR REACTOR AFTER ALL. WILL I BE EMBARRASSED?
By no means. We’re proud of you just for being who you are, wherever life has taken you. And some dreams are just as well left unrealized (for example, Mr. Martwick did invent a nuclear reactor and got a patent on it. It worked by first setting off a nuclear bomb, and…)
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
As the first class with four-year girls, and guys who had to deal with those miserable demographics, the Class of ’75 will forever be among Lane’s greatest. And your classmates really want to see you! Whoever thought we’d be older than Mr. Marko someday (but still not as old as Ms. Syzmanski)? We’ll also take a solemn moment to honor and remember those whom we’ve lost.
The reunion committee (all volunteers) has diligently and conscientiously worked to put together a simple, inexpensive reunion designed to give classmates a chance to see the school once again and maximize the amount of time spent with old friends.
WHAT IF I HAVE SOME SPECIFIC NEEDS NOT ADDRESSED HERE?
Totally understandable. Feel free to contact Kevin Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DID IT GET TO BE 40 YEARS?
Who knows? But let’s celebrate now before it gets to be 50.
**Unable to attend this year.