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Beverly High School Class of 1960

Newsletter Page

Information on Newsletters, Invitations & Status Reports, Over Time

[Note: Some Mailings May Not Be Mentioned Here]

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Our two major newsletters were the 2005 and 2010 issues of BHS 1960 Connections, the official Newsletter for BHS Class of 1960. These were eight (8) pages each, with photos, on orange paper. Both can be read here on this page in their entirety (see below).


  STATUS REPORTS, NEWSLETTERS, INVITATIONS

      Read 1st & 2nd Issues of BHS 1960 Connections <=== 05/30/14
      April 2014 Electronic Newsletter, Committee & Webmaster <=== 05/30/14
      June 2013 Hard Copy Newsletter, Webmaster
      May 2011 Hard Copy Newsletter, From Reunion Committee
      January 2011 Electronic Newsletter, From Webmaster
      May 2010 - 50th Event Schedule From Committee
      Feb 2010 - 50th Update From Committee
      Nov 2009 - "Heads-Up" From Committee
      June 2009 Status Report, From Webmaster
      January 2007 Electronic Newsletter
      July 2006 Electronic/Hard Copy Newsletter
      February 2005 Electronic Newsletter


CONNECTIONS BACKSTORIES:

  1st - June 2005
  2nd - June 2010

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BHS 1960 Connections
Official Newsletter for BHS Class of 1960

All members of the BHS Class of '60 are entitled to a free copy of BHS 1960 Connections. This includes people who were in our class at any point along the way. There were a total of two issues produced, June 2005 and June 2010.

IMPORTANT: If you are eligible for a free BHS 1960 Connections, and you did not receive a hard copy of the 2nd issue in June, 2010, please Contact the Webmaster.

There are no more hard copies of the original June 2005 issue. That one was offset printed, so we cannot reproduce a hard copy version of it. However, you can view it in its entirety below, left.


 
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Newsletters & Status Reports
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Electronic Newsletter April 2014 w/BHS Alumni Breakfast Ticket Order Form Attached ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From W. F. Nisbet, Webmaster & Communications
With Message From Bill Stanley, Co-chair, Reunion Committee

Purpose - Part 1:   (1) The Reunion Committee announced there will be a 55th reunion in August 2015 (next year), and includes a link to details about the venue; and (2) attached was the announcement and ticket order form for the 2014 BHS Alumni Breakfast (this year).

Purpose - Part 2:   News and information from me, Bill Nisbet, regarding our website, and communication issues for BHS '60. The Official BHS Alumni Breakfast announcement and ticket order form was attached, also.

 
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NEWSLETTER LINKS

2015 Reunion Venue - Woodman's Essex Room
Our BHS '60 Official Website
BHS Yearbooks Are Now Online
Our First Alumni Breakfast in 2010 - Typical
Read 1st & 2nd Issues of BHS 1960 Connections
2014 Alumni Breakfast Form as JPEG
Contact Info for Address Updates, Questions, Comments, Problems


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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Hard Copy Newsletter June 2013 w/BHS Alumni Breakfast Ticket Order Form Attached ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From W. F. Nisbet, Webmaster & Communications

Purpose: (1) to contact everyone in our BHS ’60 database using the United States Postal Service (USPS) address we have for you, to make sure the names and addresses of all our classmates in the database are accurate. The only way this can be done is to “exercise” them with an annual mass mailing like this one with “Address Service Requested” on the envelope. Unfortunately, this had not been done since 2011. A report from the postal service happens when an address is “bad,” either giving me the new address or informing me that they are Unable to Forward (UTF). There is no other way to verify 330+ USPS addresses.

(2)The other reason is to make certain everyone in our class without an email address received a copy of the 2013 BHS Annual Alumni Breakfast announcement/ticket order form (2nd page of this newsletter). Everyone with an a known email address, specifically 198 total, was sent a copy of this notice/order form. Those without an email address did not hear anything from us since 2011. I really dislike the idea of ignoring about 40% of our class.

 
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Result: This exercise resulted in almost two dozen address corrections, including some email addresses for whom I had none. I learned of that two of our classmates died within the past three years. Somehow this was not noticed by my loyal observers who normally tell me of these things. One classmate is now "missing," but I contacted his cousin who will pass on my message. I expect a resoulution of this any day now.

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ hard copy Newsletter May 2011 - Ticket Information for 3 Events ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From Your BHS Class of 1960 Reunion Committee
1) BHS '60 is invited to three more events in August 2011
2) Almost Exclusively Email Communication From Now On

[This newsletter is from the Reunion Committee. It consists of three pages. Click on each thumbnail below to expand each page. It was mailed out the last week in May 2011. If you did not receive your copy by the first week in June, we may not have your correct USPS address; if no newsletter please notify Bill Nisbet, Communications.]

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Electronic Newsletter January 2011 - "Save That Date" Heads-Up for 2011 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From W. F. Nisbet, Webmaster & Communications
BHS '60 is invited to four (4) events in 2011

At present, the following information was emailed to the 59% of our classmates for whom I have a valid email address. I can reach a total of 332 classmates by US mail, so 137 classmates have not read the following, an example of why I need your email address to keep everyone in the loop.

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(1) ==> Saturday, February 26, 2011 <== (1)
49th Annual Beverly-Florida Reunion
Clearwater Country Club
Clearwater Florida

Latest Announcement                 RSVP Form

2008 Photos       2009 Photos       2010 Photos

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(2) ==> Friday August 5, 2011 <== (2)
BHS Class of 1961 50th Reunion
Tupper Hall, Endicott College
Beverly Massachusetts

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According to Joe Pickering, BHS '61 reunion committee liaison person to me, in answer to my query on clarification of the statement on the official reunion notice where it says, "All friends of the class are welcome," he said, "Yes. The Friday night reunion affair that will be held at Tupper Manor at Endicott College on August 5th is open to "friends" and the Class of 1960 would certainly qualify. The cost will be $65.00/ PP and will include a buffet dinner and era appropriate music. There will be a cash bar. Stated hours are 6:30 - 11:00 PM (if anyone can still stay up that late)." I will be posting a ticket order form as soon as I have one in hand.

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(3) ==> Saturday August 6, 2011 <== (3)
Casual Night 2011
American Legion Spear Post #331
Beverly Massachusetts

At this time, admission price is not yet decided. BHS '61 is the host this year. Classes invited are BHS '60, '61, and '62.
See pictures from 2010 when BHS '60 was host.

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(4) ==> Sunday August 7, 2011 <== (4)
BHS Alumni Breakfast 2011
Danversport Yacht Club
Danvers Massachusetts

There are no further details available at this time. My best guess is that it will be just like it was in 2010, our (BHS '60's) first year to attend. The price per person then was $18, and started at 10:00 in the morning. It is a fun time, and worth attending.
See pictures from 2010, the first year BHS '60 was eligible for this event.

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ May 2010 - Final Version of Reunion Week Events~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From Your Reunion Committee

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May 2010:     "Reunion Week Information & Ticket Orders"
This is the final word from the BHS Class of 1960 reunion committee on our upcoming 50th reunion in August 2010. It was by USPS 1st class mail to everyone for whom we had a valid mailing address. This told everyone the date, times and locations for our 50th Reunion itself, "Casual Night," and the "Beverly High Alumni Breakfast" for which we were eligible to attend for the first time. Attached were a 50th Reunion ticket reservation form and a "BHS Alumni Breakfast" ticket order form. Tickets for our reunion were reserved, meaning they were waiting for you when you showed up, while the tickets for the Alumni Breakfast were physically mailed back to the purchaser. Also, a short description of Beverly Homecoming was included. That is a two week event held every year, and "our" three event things-to-attend took place during the last Homecoming weekend.

Thanks to several recent mailings (see below) there were no "Unable to Forward (UTF)" or "Not Deliverable as Addressed" returns. The only way USPS addresses can be verified and corrected is by sending out hard copy to everyone twice a year or more.

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ February 2010 - Status Report~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From Your Reunion Committee

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11/04/09:     "Class Related Events For Fiftieth Reunion"
This is the initial word from the BHS Class of 1960 reunion committee on our upcoming 50th reunion in the year 2010. It was sent to everyone by USPS 1st class mail. This told our class that there was going to be 50th reunion, and that there will two other related events making it a three function weekend at the end of Beverly Homecoming. Thanks to the previous mailing (see next item below), there were not too many Unable to Forward (UTF) returns.

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ November 2009 - Reunion "Heads Up"~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
From Your Reunion Committee

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11/04/09:     "Class Related Events For Fiftieth Reunion"
This is the intial word from the BHS Class of 1960 reunion committee on our upcoming 50th reunion in the year 2010. It was sent to everyone by USPS 1st class mail. This told our class that there was going to be 50th reunion, and that there will two other related events making it a three function weekend at the end of Beverly Homecoming. Thanks to the previous mailing (see next item below), there were not too many Unable to Forward (UTF) returns.

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07/03/09:     BHS Class of 1960 Status Report, June 2009, & "Casual Night" Invitation
These were sent to everyone by USPS 1st class mail. The last were mailed out on Monday, June 15th, all marked "Address Correction Requested." So far there are about two dozen returns marked "Return to Sender," "Unable to Forward," and the like. This is less than I really expected. I was able to resolve all but four of them. Those four [were] listed on the " Newly Lost Classmates List". These were newly missing classmates, and were shortly be added to our "Missing Classmates" page.

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Only four newly lost classmates out of an initial mailing of approximately 325 shows a surprisingly small amount of known bad USPS addresses. This does not mean the database is 99% accurate, though, because there will be recipients that are not the person we think is living at a given address. If that unknown person does not write "Not at This Address" or the like on the envelope and return it to the postal service, we will not know we have another bad address. We don't have a baseline for this, so logically, there is no way to know how often this happens. In the past, we have sent stuff to the correctly named person, but not the one in our class with the same name.

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06/13/09:     BHS Class of 1960 Status Report, June 2009, & "Casual Night" Invitation

By this coming Monday, June 15th, the mailing will be complete for the BHS Class of 1960 Status Report, June 2009. Not since the invitations for our 2005 45th reunion were sent out has there been a USPS mailing to everyone for whom we have an address. One benefit of this is that all addresses will be "exercised." Because the envelopes say, "Address Correction Requested," I will be getting Address Change Notifications back, and returns. If your newsletter is returned to me, then your name will show up on this list. If you have not received yours by June 24, 2009, please let me know. If automatic email does not work on your computer, please Contact the Webmaster here. This notification date has been pushed ahead from the one in the announcement below.

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05/23/09:     BHS Class of 1960 Status Report, June 2009, & "Casual Night" Invitation

Sometime next week, about 325 copies of the BHS Class of 1960 Status Report, June 2009 will be sent to everyone with a known United States Postal Service (USPS address). One page is an invitation to our BHS '60 class, for Casual Night. [This will open in a new window - no need to click Back Arrow.]. Two other pages comprise a status report on BHS '60 affairs, not fancy and not really a newsletter, just information to bring everyone up to date.

If you do not receive your copy by June 15, 2009, probably meaning I do not have your correct USPS mail address, please Let Me Know. If automatic email does not work on your computer, please Contact the Webmaster here.

Please note, no BHS Class of 1960 funds were used to produce and mail this report. From a record keeping standpoint, the coming mailing next week is of major benefit because it will "exercise" all the USPS addresses in our database, a great test of the accuracy of our records. It is important that we have everyone's correct USPS addresses for the 50th reunion invitations next year.

The last USPS mailing was to select BHS '60 classmates in January, 2007. It was a hard copy version of "BHS Class of 1960 Electronic News Letter January 2007" (see next topic below for details). Recipients were BHS '60 members without a known email address. The last full and complete USPS mailing made to every classmate was on 06/08/05. This was the orange, 8 Page, Vol 1 Issue 1 of our fancy "BHS 1960 Connections Newsletter" (see entry below on that date).

See Official "Casual Night" Invitation
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01/13/07:     Electronic News Letter

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Today the BHS Class of 1960 Electronic News Letter January 2007 was sent to everyone with a valid email address, a total of 158 at this moment, coincidentally equal to the number of hardcopies of the last electronic newsletter send out back in July '06 (see below). I will be researching the email address rejects,

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and will send it again if I learn of a newer email address. The main topic of this electronic newsletter was an announcement for the upcoming 45th annual Beverly-Florida Reunion. Attached were an official invitation and a RSVP form, both Microsoft Word documents; all from Terri Mikszenas, President of the Beverly-Florida Reunion Association. If you did not receive yours, meaning I do not have your correct email address, and would like it sent, please Let Me Know. Also, if you did receive the newsletter but for some reason you cannot read MS Word documents, simply Let Me Know, and I will send you plain text versions of the official invitation and the RSVP form. FYI, the previous electronic news letter was emailed around July, 2006 (see below). If automatic email does not work on your computer, please Contact the Webmaster here.

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ July 2006 Electronic & hard copy Newsletter ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

07/14/06:     hard copy Version of the Electronic News Letter

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Today about 158 hard copy versions of the BHS Class of 1960 Electronic News Letter v2 July 2006 were prepped to sent to everyone who does not have an email address. If someone does not receive theirs, then we probably do not have the correct mailing address for that person. You see the problem here, right? In one has no email address, implying no computer, and the snail mail address is wrong, then that person will not hear from us all, and logically won't be reading this announcement, either. If you are reading this, however, and would like it resent, please Let Us Know. If automatic email does not work on your computer, please Contact the Webmaster here.

Click on Image to enlarge This hard copy version of the July 2006 Electronic Newsletter should not be confused with our official BHS Class of 1960 newsletter, BHS 1960 Connections (the orange one with photos). The former are being mailed out over several days, starting Saturday, July 15.

No class funds were used for this operation, apart from the cost of a half-hundred envelopes. Our classmates are now split about 50-50 on email addresses - have (161) vs have-not (158) email.

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07/02/06:     Electronic News Letter

Today the BHS Class of 1960 Electronic News Letter July 2006 was sent to everyone with a known email address. If you did not receive yours and would like it resent, please Let Us Know. If automatic email does not work on your computer, please Contact the Webmaster here. FYI, the previous electronic news letter, BHS Class of 1960 Electronic Newsletter [Feb '05] , was emailed around February 19, 2005, almost 18 months ago (see next item below).

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ June 2005 BHS 1960 Connections 1st Issue of Official Newsletter ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

06/08/05:     BHS 1960 Connections 8 Page Vol 1 Issue 1 Newsletter in the Mail!

Click on Image to Enlarge - This is Volume 1 Issue 1 BHS 1960 Connections Your newsletter was put in the mail on Monday, June 6, 2005. Several members of the reunion committee got together on Saturday the 4th to stuff the envelopes. A good time was had by all. We were impressed by the major amount of work done by Primilla (Bailey) Young, Editor. She lives in Virginia, so was not at the Saturday meeting. Isn't this electronic age amazing? Edited in Virginia, printed in Beverly. Jimmy Jacques BHS '59, the printer and owner of J & E Graphics in the Cummings Center, did a fantastic job, and due to unusual circumstances actually made a house call. Many thanks to those involved in this enterprise, with a special thanks to Primilla and Jimmy.

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05/26/05:     hard copy Newsletter Progress Report II

Quality Offset Printing

Our hard copy newsletter was delivered to Jimmy Jacques BHS '59, the printer, today at 10:00 AM. This will be printed using "old school" technology, as Jimmy likes to say. I do believe the overall impression one will get from the final product is a sense that it was commercially printed, which it is, of course. I think he is going to do a superb job, due his dedication to his work.

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04/24/05:     hard copy Newsletter Progress Report

Primilla (Bailey) Young is in the process of selecting some of the so-called "Memory Book" submissions made by some of our classmates back in 2001. She is in the process of contacting the appropriate classmates for updates and corrections prior to printing. For example, one classmate expressed a wish to have grandchildren back in 2001; four years later she has some. Prim will be doing the same for certain biographies some of our classmates posted on the Beverly High Alumni Class of 1960 Page. This is on the Beverly High Alumni website, not our Class of 1960 website.

Please send your stories, updates and corrections to Primilla (Bailey) Young. If automatic email does not work on your system, Prim's email address is queenprim25@gmail.com.

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02/19/05:     Electronic News Letter

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BHS Class of 1960 will definitely have a 45th reunion this year. A hard copy newsletter, eventually would be called BHS 1960 Connections is still in the works. Soliciting ideas for content and personal contributions to same. How to contact BHS Class of 1960. Announcing the 43rd annual Beverly-Florida reunion. Announcing the 2005 Sports Hall of Fame induction. Request for help in locating "lost" classmates, and in keeping names and addresses up to date. Information on how to post a short biography on the Beverly High Alumni website.
 

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BHS 1960 Connections Second Issue HISTORY
(As the Second Issue was Being Developed)


10/12/09:     Message From the Editor

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Hello Classmates,

By now, hopefully, you have learned that we will have our 50th (can you believe it?) class reunion next Aug. Part of preparing for that reunion will be the publication of the 2nd issue of BHS 60 Connections. Serving as the editor of that publication, I am soliciting articles from classmates. The articles can be a short bio (what's been happening in your life since graduation); perhaps a poem or reflections on life. I'd also like to hear what was your favorite song during our high school years; your favorite movie; your favorite teacher (and why); your favorite place to hang out during high school; and a special highlight of your three years at BHS. Please send me any of the information requested above to Prim Young, Editor. If automatic email does not work on your system, my email address is queenprim25@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Prim (Bailey) Young, Editor

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The second issue of BHS 1960 Connections is in the works, pending submissions
from our classmates - if you have something to say, please send it in.


Do you have anything to share with your BHS '60 Classmates? The Connection editor, Prim (Bailey) Young, is looking for newsletter contributions. See details below.

We intend to mail a free hard copy newsletter to every classmate, including those for whom we have an email address. On June 6, 2005, Vol 1 Issue 1 of BHS 1960 Connections was sent out by first class mail. If you did not receive yours in the mail by the end of June, 2005, please Contact the Webmaster, as this probably means we do not have your correct mailing address. Thanks. Before that, on April 18, 2005, the reunion invitations were sent out by first class mail. If you did not receive yours in the mail by the end of April, 2005, please Contact the Webmaster, as this probably means we do not have your correct mailing address. Thanks.

Please send Newsletter submittals, articles, notices, etc. to Andrea (Raymond) Stackpole or Primilla (Bailey) Young for consideration, if you have something to share with your fellow classmates. If automatic email does not work on your system, Prim's email address is queenprim25@gmail.com. Andrea's suggestions, to prime the pump here:


Significant events in your life since 1960?
Family---children---grandchildren?
Travel to interesting places?
Career choices/changes?
Plans for retirement?


Prim says, "I would suggest guidelines such as: please submit [articles, other copy] as a word document; straight copy (no formatting) other than paragraphing; use 11 pt New Times Roman. My experience with the church newsletters I prepared was that putting the document together was faster and easier if I received straight copy. I am aware many people use computers and like to format, etc.; and when this takes off, there will be as many different styles as there are people who submit the articles. If submissions are all uniform, then copy editor's task is easier. Of course, we would welcome from author's for particular formatting ideas."

Comments about this Website itself will still be posted on the Comments From Your Classmates Page.


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