Agenda: Southwest High 60th Reunion

September 30-October 2, 2022

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza at 770 West 47th Street.


Friday, September 30

Arrival/Check in at Sheraton Suites Hotel

Optional Special activities - 1-5 PM:

1:00 pm - Linda Waterhouse tour of the Missouri Valley Collection closed stack of the K.C. Public Library: “Record the History of our Class.” Our class has surplus funds from previous reunions. The library is assembling documents about each class for historical purposes. We are considering contributing those surplus funds to the library to help offset expenses and set a model for other classes. Meet at K.C. Public Library, 14 West 10th Street (10th & Baltimore). Questions:

1:00 pm - Hal Klee tour of the Good Ship Arabia: Around 1856 a "floating Walmart" paddlewheel riverboat sunk in the Missouri River. Thousands of items were not to be recovered until about 150 years later, buried about 60 feet under a corn field. Now a beautiful museum for you to travel back in time. Learn more: Hal Klee will be your travel guide. Meet in Sheraton lobby for 1 pm departure using carpools.

2:00 – 5:00 PM Registration/Hospitality in Summit Room (3rd floor). Hosted by Bonny McAllister.

6:00 pm Reception with open bar in Plaza Ballroom (1st floor)

7:00 pm Welcome Dinner served in Plaza Ballroom. Dress casual.

Jeff Hantover, Dinner Host

Jeanie Jakes, Class Memorial Speaker

Linda Waterhouse, Introduction of Steve Nolls, co-author, “Kansas City Houses: 1885-1938: A Celebration of Kansas City's Grand Homes"

Saturday, October 1

8:00 -10:30 am & 3:00 - 4:00 pm Registration/Hospitality, Summit Room on 3rd floor. Hosted by Bonny McAllister.

8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast and conversations in the hotel’s Gallery Room

10:00-11:30 am -- David Litwack and Greg Curtis discuss with classmates “How I Wrote My Memoir” in Plaza Ballroom

Noon -- Lunch on own. Meet in hotel lobby to form carpools to restaurants near Nelson Gallery:

      Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Avenue, 816-561-8000

      Café Sebastienne, Kemper Museum, 4420 Warwick Blvd. 816 457-6172

1:30-2:45 pm Private Tour of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Meet at the Bloch Entrance to the gallery.

3:15 - 4:45 pm John Shelton presentation: Architectural Walking Tour of Country Club Plaza in Belleview Room (3rd floor)

3:15-4:00 pm Linda Waterhouse and John Rollins: Discussion of proposed use of Surplus Class Funds from prior reunions to support the Kansas City Public Library. (See Friday 1:00 pm event.) In the Plaza Ballroom.

4:15-5:15 pm Mary Dailey Evey, RN, with a medical update on “10 Things that Happen to You After Age 78.” In the Plaza Ballroom.

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception with open bar and ‘60s music

6:30 pm Class Picture (on front steps of hotel?) If you would like to receive a copy, bring $15 cash or a check payable to “Tom Krekow”.

7:00 pm Reunion Banquet in Plaza Ballroom. Dressy casual, ‘60s attire optional.

8:00 pm Paul Pritchard: “The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve-a Gift of Our Class”

8:45 – 11:00 pm Networking, dancing, photo booth, and ‘60s-Era Rock ’N Roll Party

Sunday, October 2

8:00 -10:00 am Breakfast, conversations and farewells in the hotel’s Gallery Room

Important Note: Be sure to do a Covid self-test before joining us. It will probably be the last Southwest High School test you ever take!:>) Maybe ... Masking optional.

Southwest High School Song

Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Thou art strong and true,
Honor to thy name so hallowed
Pledge we now to you.

Southwest! Southwest!
Ever onward
Shall thy colors fly
Orange and Black to all are sacred
Radiant in the sky.

Every son and every daughter
Bears thy hallowed name,
Far above all others always
Thou shall bring us fame.

Southwest! Southwest!
We are faithful
Proud in victory's song,
May thy banner always lead us
On and ever on.