Dear Friends,

Wow! What an amazing time it was at our 30 year reunion, and if I do say so myself the alumni of Southeast High School Class of 1981 have aged to perfection. Everyone looked great! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to attend, and it is our hope that the reunion met your expectations. It was obvious that time does not effect long term friendships as everyone seemed to enjoy reconnecting like it was only yesterday when we saw each other last. For those classmates who were unable to attend you were truly missed, and we look forward to seeing you at our 35 year reunion.

Over the weeks to come I will be communicating with you to inform you of when formal pictures and memory books from the 30 year reunion will be available. In addition, I encourage everyone to visit our web site as it will be updated routinely to included pictures from this reunion as well as past gatherings. Keep in mind that if you have any favorite pictures you can add them as well to the website (contact Randy Ford). Classmates Randy Ford & Mike Hancock are responsible for this amazing site, and we thank them for giving us this tool to remain current. Also, over the next few weeks there will be new information added to the website including instructions on how to purchase formal pictures (From the 30 Year), memory books (Past & Present Reunions), and an incredible DVD created by Randy Ford which tells our story and has 30+ years of memories from the class of 1981.

Finally, I want to thank the committee members for all their hard work, and dedication to the success of our past and present reunions. It is because of them it is all possible, and we have already begun discussing plans for our 35 year reunion. So many of you have already inquired, and we welcome your feedback so that we can continue to make our reunions successful. As always I encourage everyone to stay in touch, and feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions or just want to catch up.

Don Slate

Cell 941-374-2469

THANK YOU! Wow, I can truly say that Saturday night (8/19/06) was an absolutely incredible evening! On behalf of the reunion committee I would like to extend our gratitude for your attendance, and it is our hope that each of you had a wonderful time catching up with old friends. I would also like to add that the Class of 1981 never looked so good. We must have some good genes as we seem to be like a fine wine and really do get better with age. It was truly a pleasure seeing so many of you attend the reunion, especially classmates who traveled a great distance to join us. Over the next 5 years I will be attempting to provide you with routine email updates on class activities so that the 30-year reunion can also be a huge success.
For those of you who could not attend Saturday night, I can assure you that you were certainly missed, and we look forward to seeing you next time.
Finally, over the next few weeks, pictures taken by committee members will be posted on the website for viewing, and feel free to post your own personal pictures too. Remember to visit this website routinely, to provide us with personal information updates. As always take care, and remember to stay in touch!
Don Slate