Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Look'n Good

From the feed back classmates have given it looks like we're going to have an awesome turnout!!!!

Remember, no tickets (cover). Pass on any information to fellow classmate and encourage them to come. We try our best to contact everyone but sometime it's just not possible to do so.

The reunion is being held at The Log Cabin on Friday (7/3/15) night. Planned start time is 8pm to allow our class a little more freedom after the dinner rush. More info to come on any pre party happy hours.....

Rich McIntosh

Friday, February 20, 2015

25th Reunion UPDATE

We have received a lot of feed back and suggestions in regards to our, GHS Class of 1990, 25th Class Reunion. This has resulted in a few changes from the 20th Reunion. Applying these changes should provide a reunion classmate want. Reviewing the response from classmates. Many plan to attend and it looks to be a very promising turn out. 

Here’s a breakdown of the changes:

  • No Entertainment (DJ) The Log Cabin has it’s own music available. This will save the class about $900 or ($9 per person in a ticket price)
  • No venue fee. The Log Cabin will not require a deposit and will not impose a minimum party fee. Instead, The Log Cabin will offer their menu for individual purchase. This will save the class $800-$1200 or ($8-$12 per person ticket price)
  • No Class Memento or Class Books. These types of items will be available for order at the reunion for individual purchase.

This means NO TICKETS!!!! It will not cost classmates a dime to attend the reunion. The venue is free. Food and drink is on you. 

Also, if anyone wants to organize other events before or after as done before. Please do.

Rich McIntosh

Thursday, February 5, 2015

25th Reunion

Hello GHS 1990 Classmates, 

Wow, its hard to believe that this June will be 25 years since we graduated from GHS. 

There was talk 5 years ago at our 20th reunion that many would attend a 25th reunion. Also, others that couldn’t attend the 20th have inquired about the possibility of a 25th reunion. Here’s the following up with this initial interest.

The 25th reunion party will be held at the Log Cabin in Gladstone on Friday the 3rd of July, 2015. Saturdays have traditionally been reserved for such an event but I doubt many would be interested in attending on the 4th of July. Other weekends where considered but the 4th weekend was chosen to allow for greater participation from those that no longer call the Upper Peninsula their home and allow more to participate.

To proceed now. A tentative head count needs to be done. This will allow for final preparations of the party and calculating the admission price. The target for admission ($) would be less than the 20th. Possibly in the area of $15-$20. The biggest contributing factor of lower admission prices is based on not having a DJ (i.e. entertainment). Several attendees of the 20th communicated they would rather not have had the noise allowing for easier conversations with classmates.

Please contact via (message on facebook or blog, email, or phone text) if you plan to attend. Confirming your attendance is very important to the planning process.

Thank you, 
Rich McIntosh, CRB

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blisters 4 Boobs

Kerri Martin Edwards is out there making a difference. The last 4 years she has participated in the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk. In these events she has walked 240 miles and raised over $12,000... The monies raised come from donations and fundraising events (tutu's, shirts, brat stands, happy hours, on and on....)

And most of us like boobies... win win....

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Packed Full Summer

The big guy in the Woodson jersey is Sara's husband, Bill Hawker.

Sara's daughter Hannah.
Wow, some people have been busy "Pack'n" it all in this summer.... Sara Karnitz Hawker's family has certainly hit the big time.. :) Bill, Sara's husband, and Hannah, Sara's daughter, have spots in the Sunday Night Football in America promo for the up coming Packer vs. Saints game...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

One Classy of 1990 Lady...

I remember this summer at the reunion a lot of classmates expressing concern for Yvette. Well, she's a tough girl and a lot of us have been lucky enough to interact with her on facebook and other mediums. I know many of you are still afraid of the naked lady machine so this is for you....

A blog has been created for friends and family of Yvette's to check-in on her from time to time.. you can leave a message or just find out how things are going... 

Also, as you can imagine the fight Yvette is enduring is not only emotionally and physically draining, but economically as well.. There is an area on the blog for donations. It never has to me much.. it all adds up. Personally, I don't know how she can do it all.. and just thinking of her family coming up on the holidays I can't bear to imagine how difficult it will be.. I know she can and will make it all happen, but it would sure be nice to make it a little easier on her.. after the last couple of years I think she's earned a break...

Thank you for taking the time to read my gooble-de-goop... and please take the time to check in on an old dear friend....

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New New Gym

New New Gym, originally uploaded by Rich on the Road.

Matt Houle has been nice enough to give our class a tour of the new
high school..

The new gym is super cool..

Friday, July 2, 2010

Just Hours Until Kick Off

It's been two decades in the making but our 20 year Gladstone High School reunion is finally here.. I've been seeing lots of classmates around town the last couple of days. Sounds like everyone is pretty excited.

Just a quick reminder.. Tonight, we are meeting up at Gibbys around 7 pm. and of course tomorrow things kick off around 6:30pm at the Bluff Golf Course. (we are going to have a class photo at 7 pm).

Any questions... Please let me know... (507-358-1044, Rich)

Stay tuned for updated of all of the festivities.....

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Reunion Update

Hello GHS Class of 1990 Alumni,
Wow, in 9 days we will be celebrating our 20 year high school class reunion.... It’s been great reconnecting with some many of you.. I know we are going to have a great weekend!! 
Here’s some quick tidbits for the reunion weekend!!
Friday - July, 2nd
Class Social @ Gibby’s 7:00 pm. If your in town and attending the reunion or not it would be great to see you Friday night.
Prior to Gibby’s Kelly Brunette - Wolfe will be hosing a little “informal” get together at her mom’s house @ 5938 Rivers 22nd Road, Gladstone. (North Bluff) I’m going... hope that doesn’t hurt attendance too much...
Saturday - July, 3rd
New High School Tour @ 10:30 am. Meet at the flag pole. After the tour, classmates and their families are welcome to meet up at Kids Kingdom in Gladstone. Again just a casual meeting point for us to hangout, maybe we can even have a BBQ lunch.. Candice Maki has a home across from the park and I’m renting one next to hers. Everyone is welcome.
GHS Class of 1990 High School Reunion @ The Bluff Golf Course (not the Terrace Inn) 6:30 pm. We will have a DJ, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.. We encourage you to pay in advance ($25 per person) either via PayPal or by check mailed to Jill Zumbrock - Stasler. However, payment can be made at the door. 
Kwik Points
  • There has been some enquires about “dress code” for the reunion. The answer, none.. Please wear something you feel comfortable in.. If it’s a jacket and tie or shorts and a Hawaiian Shirt.. be yourself....
  • Kerri will have class reunion T-Shirts but to ensure getting one contact her ASAP!!!
  • In this entire process we have avoided mailing anything. If you know someone that is not aware of the reunion please tell them about it... Everyone is welcome, no one was left out intentionally.. 
  • No paper tickets have been issued. If you paid we know (you name is on a list). Sorry, if there has been any confusion about this..
  • Never too late to get those questionnaires in for the memory book.. Lot of great stories in there..
Contact Info
Again, it’s not too late to join in.....
Rich McIntosh, Not our Class President... Just a dude looking to P-A-R-T-Y...


Smarty Pants

The Government Picks a Winner...

Way to go Alan!!!!

The Prez...

See you at the reunion Mr. Prezedent....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Star Track

We did have some fast women in our class!!!

Are You Track'n?

I forgot what a track star Candice Maki was... Probably all those years being chased home from James T. Jones from the boyz...

Candice, you where like Clark Kent... Take off the Cooolieooo's and you had super human speed.....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ahhhh Homecoming

Wow Sara, was that a wig?

Oh'ya... Swanny is in there with his 110 camera... I miss Swanny... That dirt little old man...

Tossing The Pigskin

Scott Kelly hits Garin Greibel over the middle for a big gainer.... as the Gladstone BRAVES beat the Marquette REDMAN 22/19....

Reunion Weekend Update

Reunion weekend update....

Kerri has arranged for us to tour the New High School on Saturday @ 10:30 am.. All you need to do is meet at the New High School Flag Pole. Families welcome... (yep they moved the high school) The Spirit Shop will be open if you want to buy some Braves Gear...

Also, after the tour, families are welcome to meet at Kids Kingdom. This would give our families an opportunity to mingle and let the kids blow off some steam. Candice Maki and I  have houses across from Kids Kingdom so we can offer a place to relax too. Maybe we can BBQ or something.. No big plan..

Reunion T-Shirts..... They're $10 each and we need your order by Friday, June 18th.. Sorry for the short notice.. Send an email to Kerrikerriedwards@charter.net with size and qty if your interested.. 

We will continue to update the blog and fb page... and if you have any questions now or the weekend of the reunion you can call or email me 507-358-1044 mcintoshr@yahoo.com..

Oh'ya... Bas Wolff is coming all the way from The Netherlands.. Dude, that's like 4500 miles!!! and he was the first to buy a ticket online.... 

And lastly... If you haven't bought your ticket please do so. This will help give us a better idea of how many are coming allowing us to finalize arrangements.. Remember our Paypal Site or send a Check to Jill Zumbrock (payable Gladstone Class of 1990)..

Jill Strasler (Zumbrock) 
7466 S. Lake Bluff 0.5 Dr. 
Gladstone, MI 49837

See you soon.....
Rich McIntosh

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Note on Invitations

I just want to drop a quick note about how classmates are being notified of the reunion. 
Mailed invitations are not being sent out. A few classmates may get something in the mail only because the organizers of this event didn’t have an email or phone number to contact the classmate.
Please keep in mind that it’s been 20 years and there is not a big book of records that someone has been updating with everyones contact information since 1990.  Also, our class does not have the resources ($$$) to hire a service to find everyone. 
It is not the intention of the people involved in organizing this event to leave anyone out (even Joyce). Unfortunately, some classmates have not been directly notified of the reunion but it’s the hope of the organizers enough information has been put out there for classmates to make arrangement to attend the reunion. If you know someone in our class that has not been contacted, please assure them they are included. Basically, if you attended GHS with a graduation maturity year of 1990 your welcome and if you don’t know, you’re welcome too.
Just the fact that I’m involved should prove options are limited. Most of the work has been done by a very few of our classmates that really cares about you and they have done a great job over the last year in their spare time.
Please pass on any information to our fellow classmates that you can. Our class has a facebook page, a blog, and announcements have been posted in the Daily Press. 
Thank you to everyone that has supported this effort to get together. I think we are going to have a great weekend. I hope to see everyone July 2nd at Gibby’s and/or July 3rd at the Bluff.
Rich McIntosh - Not your class President... I’m just the dude that dated your sister....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Who's Bought Their Tickets?

Rob Spreitzer
Shawn Davis
Garin Grebal
Jen Smith
Amy Beaver
Jill Zumbrock
Amy Odgers
Debbie Trotter
Tracy Nussear
Nicole Creten
Jennifer Harding
Jennifer Swazay
Barbie Cotton
Michelle Knauf
Sara Hawker
Kelly  Wolfe
Kim Streichert
Tonya Train
Todd Kutzera
Aric Bostwick
Ann Hammock
Mike Salmi
Israel Chouinard
Angie Fargen
Jennifer Nelson
Jeremy Phillips
Stacy Christiansen
Richard McIntosh
Bas Wolff - First to Pay!!!!

Not a bad start.... If you haven't paid please do so ASAP.... We need the numbers to complete the arrangements... and we are poor.... we need the dough....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Only 30 Days Left!!!

Hi Everyone!  Hope you're enjoying the long Memorial Day Weekend!!
It's hard to believe that we've been out of school for nearly 20 years, let alone that the reunion is less than 6 weeks away!!!
We wanted to give everyone an update on what the plans are for the reunion.  
Friday          July 2          7:30 pm     We are planning an "informal" gathering @ Gibby's in Gladstone
Saturday    July  3          9am              There has been some interest in doing the Firecracker run.   There was a bit more interest when we thought the run was a 5K - but we found out it was a 5 Mile.....
                     July  3        to be determined      Tour of the "New" high school
                     July 3           6:30pm    ~              Reunion get together at the Terrace Bluff Golf Course. There will be a variety of buffet styled hot and cold appetizers available.   There will be a DJ as well as a cash bar.  
We are putting together a "Memory Book" about where everyone has been and what they've been doing.  You'll find an attachment with a questionnaire for us to do this at the end of this email.  Please be assured that NONE of this information will be used for anything other than the booklet that we are handing out at the reunion.  It will not be used as public information nor will it be placed on the internet.  Please fill this out and email it back by June 12th.  
We are also planning on getting some T-shirts made.  There seems to be a decent amount of interest in this, which will keep our cost relatively cheap.  The more we order, the more cheaper they are to purchase.  Please let me know if you'd like one - and the size.  I need the money - before I order them ~ so I can have them ordered, made and picked up before the reunion.  I will try to have a picture posted - so you can see them.   It looks like the cost will be about $10 a piece.   Please keep in mind - this is all for fun.  None of this stuff is making money for the class.
We're open to suggestions for the T-shirt.  Thinking about something like "Once a Brave, always a Brave....GHS Class of 1990 ~ 20 years later"  Please send suggestions!
Thanks and have a great day!!
Please Registar ASAP to help with planning and cash flow.. We have a PayPal site or you can mail a check to Jill Zumbrock.. Info can be found in the upper right corner of this page or by emailing me at mcintosh@yahoo.com.. ($25 per person)
A class questionnaire can be found on this page.. 
Also we need help finding the following classmates..
Shelly LaFave
Gerry Brunette
Terri Roman
Kevin Konyn
Troy Potier
Thanks.... Rich

Gladstone High School Class of 1990 Questionnaire

First Name
Last Name
Maiden Name
Birth Date
Mailing Address
Zip Code
Telephone Number
E-Mail Address

If you move before our next reunion and forget to let us know, what one person is most likely to know how to contact you? Include Name, address, phone number and e-mail address. (This information will not be published anywhere) Don't forget, the easy way to keep your info up-todate is email Rich McIntosh @ mcintoshr@yahoo.com We may put your e-mail address and contact information in the printed Memory Book but we will not put any information online, facebook, blogs, etc. Do you authorize for your contact information to be printed in the Memory Book?

Do you plan on attending the reunion?
Name of Spouse/Significant Other?
Where did you meet your spouse/significant other? Tell us a bit about them.
What is the year you got together or married?
Go ahead, tell us a bit about your kids! You know... how many, their names, ages and the one thing
you tend to brag about them when given the chance. Well, now is your chance!
No kids? How about that favorite niece, nephew, aunt, friend, etc... that makes you smile?
Any grandchildren? Tell us.
Don't forget to tell us about your pets (We have some real animal lovers out there!)
What is your current occupation?
What is the most interesting job you have held?
Where have you lived since graduation?
What is the most interesting place that you have traveled to?
How many miles will you travel to attend the reunion?
What do you like to do in your spare time? Your hobbies, interests, etc... (Being a couch potato does not count!)
What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment since high school? Feel free to brag here if you like!
If you could go back, what is one thing you would do different?
What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew in high school?
What was the color and make of car you drove in high school?
Where did you work in high school?
What do you miss most about high school?
Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
What was the best party (or party spot) in high school?
Do you have a favorite memory?
What was your favorite song in high school?
What is your favorite song now?
Where was your favorite place to hang out in high school?
Where is it now?
Do you have a most embarrassing moment you would like to share?

We have touched on a few fun topics; if there is something else you would like to share about your life these past 20 years, please add it here!

This is your opportunity to get involved in the planning of our next reunion as well as give feedback and suggestions to the next brave group that decides to take on the challenge! (These answers will not be published in the Memory Book) Would you like to be a part in helping plan our next reunion...

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire. Hope to see you July 3rd, 2010 @ The
Bluff Country Club..

More reunion information can be found with the following links and emails.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

90 Days.. Class of 90..

That's right.... Just 90 days until our BIG 20th Class Reunion...

Kerri has set up a PayPal link right here on our blog for you to part with $25 per person for an evening of Entertainment, Snacks, and the Coveted Mystery Memento... and for those of you afraid of the man knowing your credit card number you can still mail a check to Jill Zumbrock..

Things are shaping up... If you know of anyone that hasn't been contacted please have them forward their info to Kerri or myself (info is on the right hand side of the blog)...

So don't forget.. Saturday July 3rd...

Rich McIntosh, Least likely to ever be involved with this - Class of 1990.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Where are They Now????

James Chenier’s Summary

Automotive and Heavy Duty Executive with experience in coaching colleagues, clients and students to higher levels of performance.

It is my belief that change begins by understanding the real business issues and behavioral dynamics, then executing strategy development and real business results.

I believe that real break-throughs and leaders are created when we put determining the "why" before acting on the "how". My belief is that you can teach old organizations new tricks but you first have to discover why they're so enamored with the old ones.

Forever grateful for and committed to mentoring, coaching and higher education, I dedicate my time and resources to the two institutions of higher automotive learning from which I graduated - Ferris State University (BS) and Northwood University (MBA).

James Chenier’s Specialties:

Mentoring and coaching of professionals and college students, parts sales optimization, service department operation optimization, sales management and coaching, fixed operations coaching, work-out and break through meeting facilitation, collaboration with dealer and distributor executive management and councils, parts pricing, parts marketing and merchandising, application of menu pricing concepts, leadership and high potential development.

Here's the link... www.linkedin.com/pub/james-chenier/5/150/5a6

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Picture Page...

Hello all!

We would like to create a DVD of memories for our reunion-and we need your help! If you have some fantastic pictures you would like to share, please either email them to me at candicedenoo@yahoo.com or snail mail them to me if you do not have access to a scanner. If US mail is your preference, email me for my home address.

Please pass this message on to anyone who is not on Facebook and is attending the reunion. Thanks!

You can go as far back in the "way-back" machine as you would like when it comes to these pics. I know I have some doozies from 6th grade I cannot leave out! ;)

Have fun digging through your pics.  I look forward to creating this DVD for you all!!

Candice Maki-Denoo

Riverland Dance...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Top Secret Training "Foot"age

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Kerri Martin Edwards found some footage of Rich McIntosh training for a little beach time during reunion... Tic Toc, Tic Toc.... July 3rd will be here before you know it..... Are you ready to squeeze into a banana hammock?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

You've Been Googled

As we go through our list of classmates gathering current contact info... It's funny what you find... Here's a few Googles... We will be updating this from time to time... Yes, we will find YOU!!!!

Amy Beaver 
James Chenier
Penny Iverson
Kerri Martin
Rich McIntosh
Rob Spreitzer
Craig Van Drese
Mark Wyman

This is just meant in jest... If you don't want the information given on this list, let us know and we will take it off..

PS... Shut up Wyman...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Missing Classmates

We need your help!! 

Currently, these are our classmates that we don't have an email, phone number or address for... If you have this info please replay to this message or email me directly.. mcintoshr@yahoo.com.

We have also set up a class facebook page... Gladstone High School - Class of 1990

And... we have a date for the reunion of Saturday July 3rd at the Bluff... Thank you to everyone that responded to Kerri's survey!! It was very helpful...

We all realize, no matter the date that some classmates will not be able to attend..

Our hope is that providing a date almost a year in advance... people that want to attend can make plans to do so.. also, it's the typical weekend that prior class have chosen.. Most (not all) agree the the 4th of July weekend: 1.) Nets the most attendees 2.) Fits most attendees plans.. 3.) It's actually nice in the UP at that time of year...

Alan Dementer, I think Escanaba?
Amanda Ogren
Brent Blickham
Brian Segar, Im offering a free drink for any info!!! Maybe 2 drinks..
Cory Corwin
Craig Robbins
Dan VanBrocklin, Wyman?
Dennis Moberg, I think Menomonee?
Gerald Brunette
Jackie Sweeny
Jeff Segar
Jennifer Ostlund, Stephanie can you help?
Jim Chenier, I think Detroit?
Kevin Konyn
Kevin Sexton
Kim Nelson
Margie Plouff
Matt Bellgowan
Michelle Plouff
Mike Ayers
Nate Troutt, The UP? Saw his personal add on Yahoo personals...
Rob McKenzie
Rob Stade
Robert Demmon
Scott Smith
Shane Coleman
Stacy Christiensen
Terri Roman
Todd Kutzera, I think Cleveland OHIO?
Tom Meyer
Troy Pottier
Vicki Lee

Thanks for you help... We are hoping to see as many of you as possible!!!!

Rich McIntosh

Monday, September 21, 2009

Group Photo From The 10 Year

Thank you to all that made it to the Class of 1990 ten year reunion!!! Hopefully everyone in this pic and more can make it to the twentieth on JULY 3, 2010 at The Bluff Country Club...

The Bluff Country Club

Alan Dementer Awarded The Bronze Star

Amazing the things you find out about your classmates.. Congratulations Alan!!! Hope to see you in July and shake your hand..

The day started out badly for Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Dementer while he served with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment near Nasiriyah, Iraq. And it never got any better.
By the end of that day, March 26, 2003, Dementer would end up with shrapnel in his shoulder and leg, but his actions taking care of wounded Marines would earn him the Bronze Star with “V.”
Dementer’s morning began with a call to evacuate some wounded Marines. As he was preparing to leave, the Navy corpsman found that his rifle wasn’t working properly so he had to scramble to borrow another.
After a couple more trips to treat more wounded through the day, Dementer and a few fellow corpsmen, who were based in Camp Lejeune, N.C., settled in for a quiet evening in their tent.
The unit’s armorer sat working on Dementer’s rifle when mortar rounds started to hit their position.
“All of a sudden, one hit next to the tent and shrapnel hit near the chief,” he said, “and we hit the deck.”
The sailors left the unprotected tent and found themselves in the thick of an enemy attack. “Two trucks were on fire,” he said. “Tracers were flying everywhere.”
Mortars, bullets and rocket-propelled grenades were hitting in the camp.
“Marines were yelling ‘corpsman up’ in a 360-degree radius,” said Dementer, a 13-year Navy veteran. “They were hit all over the place.”
Dementer and the other corpsmen responded to the calls.
“There were so few of us (corpsmen) … [we decided] to bring them to us,” he said about the wounded.
Almost immediately, a nearby machine gun position was hit with what Dementer believes was an rocket-propelled grenade.
One corpsman went to pull the wounded to safety. Dementer went to get his medical supply bag, which was kept in a nearby ambulance.
“I overshot the ambulance,” he said. “Then a mortar landed in the middle of the courtyard not 25 yards away. Shrapnel broke the concrete … and knocked me square over on my back.”
Small pieces of shrapnel had embedded in his shoulder and leg.
“I didn’t realize I was hit,” said the Gladstone, Mich., native. “I rolled over and scooted back.” Grabbing his bag, he made his way back to the other corpsmen.
A wounded gunnery sergeant then came over to their position and said his Marines were pinned down next to the south wall.
“I said ‘Roger that,’ and grabbed my medic bag with extra bandages and took off to the south wall,” he said.
Dementer stopped to patch up one or two wounded Marines, he said, before making it to the wall. There, a lieutenant waited to hoist him to the other side, which was under direct enemy fire.
“There was a couple second lull in the fire,” Dementer said, “and I jumped over the wall.”
He treated six wounded Marines on that side of the wall, eventually evacuating them to the battalion aid station, and was credited with helping 31 wounded Marines that night.

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