Anniversary Year Class Reunions
The DLS Alumni Association invites Islanders to celebrate a high school reunion every five years. Class reunions offer a fun, social time with high school friends you see often and those you haven’t seen in years …
… to reminisce about high school activities, classes, and teachers; to laugh about the antics you enjoyed.
… to network with friends on a professional level, possibly opening up new opportunities.
… to get trusted referrals ~for example, a doctor, car mechanic, or plumber; to hear recommendations for grad school or trade unions.
… to truly connect with others in person rather than in the cyber world.
… to share stories about jobs and families, travel and pastimes, to see where classmates landed in life.
… to pray together ~in thanksgiving for Lasallian education, in remembrance of those who have died, in petition for future graces, in gratitude for DeLaSalle High School which continues to offer all graduates a welcoming, caring community.
Classmates are invited to form a reunion committee to plan in collaboration with the DLS Alumni Relations Office which will assist classmates with communication and event advertisement, preparations and organizing.
Make your reunion memorable! Become a member of your class reunion planning committee. You can help build enthusiasm, share event ideas, help raise funds for a class gift, reacquaint yourself with classmates, all the while having a great time.
If you are interested in joining your class reunion planning committee or to share suggestions and classmate updates, please contact Kathy Busch, 612-676-7687.
March 2021 Update
We are hopeful that by the summer of 2021, large groups can safely gather again. Those classes who missed their 2020 reunions could consider a 2021 event or pairing with a 2021 anniversary class.
DeLaSalle High School Reunion Weekend ~ August 5 – 7, 2021
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ~ Thursday, August 5, 5:15pm Social, 6:00pm Program; DeLaSalle High School
Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament ~ Friday, August 6, 1:00pm Shotgun Start, Scramble Format; Phalen Golf Course
Reunion Mass & Celebrations ~ Saturday, August 7, 4:00pm Mass, 5:00pm Social Hour, 6:00pm Class Reunions; DeLaSalle High School
As class event plans are formed and decisions made, we will post them under these class headings (click on heading).
The 50th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of ’71 will take place over Alumni Weekend, with Mass and a Social Mixer on Saturday, August 7th.
Forms for gathering Memory Book comments and photos will be sent out late-April.
Classmates Afolabi Runsewe, Ben Tucker, Dave Hauser, Portia (Thomas) Schandorf, and Vernon (Chico) Rowland invite you to join in the planning of your 25th anniversary reunion. The next meeting is May 1st.
If you would like to help plan this silver celebration, or to update your contact information, please contact Kathy Busch, DLS Advancement Office, 612-676-7687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classmates Tess Hauser Benson, Shavon Epps Barth, and Anne Lawless invite you to help with the details and join in the planning of your 20th anniversary reunion.
A reunion notice and planning invitation was emailed March 10th. Did you receive yours? Be sure the DeLaSalle Alumni Office has your current email address as most of the planning communications will be sent via email.
If you would like to join in the fun of planning a great reunion, or to send your contact information update, please contact Kathy Busch, DLS Advancement Office, 612-676-7687 or email@example.com.
LaVina Branscomb, Karrie Puckett, Linda Blair, and Makeda Toure invite you to join them in the planning of your reunion activities.
Use this class email address to contact or join the planning team: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are also invited to join “2011 DeLaSalle Class Reunion” on GroupMe.
Click here to join: https://groupme.com/join_group/65715598/qNXZASnD
And/or, drop by this Facebook page to share posts and updates.
2021 DeLaSalle Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament
Friday, August 6th
Phalen Park Golf Course
1:00pm Shotgun Start Scramble followed by Social Hour and Picnic Dinner
Planning is now underway for the 2021 Alumni & Friends golf outing.
We’re gathering sponsorships and raffle prizes to increase the event’s profits that are then distributed as alumni scholarship awards to current 11th graders to apply toward senior year tuition.
If you would like to sponsor a golf hole or a hole game, or to donate a spectacular raffle prize, please contact
Kathy Busch, email@example.com or 612-676-7687.
Islanders Are Everywhere!
Each spring, members of the DeLaSalle Advancement Office join the school president in visiting with alumni and friends in Arizona and Florida. These outreach efforts give us a chance to thank our supporters and share the good news of DeLaSalle, a story that still resonates for multiple generations. Each year, many alums and friends visit the school or attend school events. And each year, the DeLaSalle Office of Advancement travels to meet with alumni and friends as a sign of appreciation for their ongoing support. Advancement staff have the opportunity to update and thank our supporters, and attendees to those events find ways to support the school’s longevity and vitality. If you are in these areas and wish to attend an event, please contact Liz Hewitt.
The 2020 alumni and friends receptions were held on February 26 in Tonto Verde, AZ, February 28 in Tucson, AZ, and March 11 in Bonita Springs, FL.
Class Socials and Get-Togethers
Between anniversary reunion years, many DE classmates gather together annually at home picnics, local restaurants, and sports venues. Here is a list of upcoming social events. If you are interested in participating in an event or would like to organize one for your class, please contact Kathy Busch in the Alumni Relations Office, 612-676-7687. We’ll be happy to help you spread the word!
March 2021 Update
Due to the COVID pandemic, planned class social events have been canceled or postponed. As soon as it is safe to gather again in large groups, information about class socials will be posted here.