Class of 1960 Virtual Reunion Creates New Connections

Class of 1960 Virtual Reunion Creates New Connections

When the Class of 1960’s 60th Reunion was cancelled in 2020, we began publishing a Virtual Reunion website at https://wichitaeastclassof1960.com. This website contains 430 stories written by and about our classmates as well as more than 1000 photos. New content is published several times each week. Stories range from memories of East High to stories classmates write about their lives and times. As of today, the website has had 3,878 visitors who viewed 47,637 items.

 

In January 2020, we began holding monthly Zoom sessions. A total of 28 classmates have participated so far. They Zoomed in from all parts of the U.S., including, in one case, a hospital room in Arizona. Participants have been a diverse group who did not necessarily know each other in high school.

 

Besides these two activities, we maintain communications with class members through monthly email newsletters to 150 classmates who use email, semi-annual Messengers that contain stories from the website and are mailed to 442 classmates for whom we have functioning USPS addresses, and occasional postcards.

 

The Virtual Reunion team of Marilyn Bellert, Diane Zinn, and Fred Elder continue to enjoy working on the 1960 Virtual Reunion projects. Many of our classmates observe that they have gotten to know more people and learned more about them from reading the website than would be possible at weekend reunion activities.