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Class of 2014
Thursday, August 29th, 2024 5:30-9:00pm
Warner Park Shelter, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.
Contact: aranlenon@gmail.com

Class of 2013
Friday, August 25th, 2023 from 6:00-10:00pm at the Great Dane downtown (on Doty Street)
Contact: Jesha Tichenor, hplogo@gmail.com

Class of 1998
Please join us for our 25th reunion evening on Friday, August 4th, 2023! It will begin at 6:30pm at a Madison Mallards baseball game. We've reserved the Johnson Financial Group Club Duck Blind, a private area. Tickets include a full buffet dinner and bottomless beverages. BUY TICKETS. There will be fireworks directly after the game (you may want to bring a blanket to sit on). Thanks to Chris Bruns, we were able to get a big discount on the ticket price. Tickets are $35 per classmate and $50 for additional guests. Closer to the event you will receive a personal link to your tickets by email. Families are welcome at the game. After that, we'll move over to an after-party at a TBD location. At this time, tickets do not include food or drinks at an after-party location, but we are still looking for a location and sponsors. If you are a classmate who would like to host or sponsor the after-party please let the reunion planning committee know. We are looking forward to a wonderful night of making new memories with old friends.

All Class Reunion
Saturday, July 15th, 2023 12:00-9:00pm
Warner Park Shelter, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.

  • Who should attend the event? Anyone who: attended East at any time (diploma not required!), attended a school in the East district at any time, attended Central High School, was supposed to attend East and wound up at a different high school, taught/teaches at any of the district schools.
  • Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Contact Jill Thompson Oelke, Tre Younger or John Younger for in-person payment. Venmo payments can be made to @Jill-Oelke.
  • Meat entrees, water, soda & beer provided. Meat: carnita meat, grilled chicken strips and brats (as well as buns and condiments). Beer: Two different Light beers and Spotted Cow on tap. BYOB if you don’t want beer.
  • Bring a chair and a dish to pass (nothing that needs to be heated)
  • 5 bands, each including at least one East alumni
  • Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146111802125534

Class of 2012
10th Reunion
November 11th, 2022, 5pm-Midnight, Harmony Bar
Contact: Wilder Deitz, wdeitz@gmail.com, (608) 239-0752

Class of 1972
50th Reunion
Friday, August 5th, 2022 from 5:00-10:00pm at Pooley's (informal gathering).  
Saturday, August 6th, 2022 - 18 hole golf at Bridges during the day, Official Reunion Celebration at Bridges from 5:00-11:00pm.
Contact: Linda Nellen, lindalnellen@gmail.com

Class of 1982
40th Reunion
Friday August 19, 2022
Informal Get Together
Pooley’s Sports Bar - 7:30pm to Close
5441 High Crossing Blvd
Madison, WI 53718
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Bridges Golf Course 
2702 Shopko Dr.
Madison, WI 53704
6:30pm - Midnight
$30 per person until August 1st; $40 Cash at the door. Cost includes beer, light appetizers and a band. Cash bar available. 
Contact Information: Donna Kopp-Borchert - dkoppeast82@gmail.com or checkout our class page at https://classreport.org/usa/wi/madison/ehs/1982/

Class of 2020 Celebration
A gathering on the practice field behind the East High School Field House on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 from 6-8pm.  Please bring your yearbooks and camping chair/blanket. Masks and social distancing of 6ft are required.  Please RSVP using this Google form by June 9th, 2021 to ensure we have enough cupcakes for everyone.

Class of 1971
50th Reunion
September 25th, 2021 at 7:00pm
Pooley’s Sports Bar and Event Center, 5441 High Crossing Blvd, Madison.
Cost is $10 at the door. Beer on tap and bottled water are included. Food and other drinks will be available for purchase inside the sports bar area of Pooley's.
FaceBook point of contact is Brian.Turcott.1971.

Class of 1980 and Class of 1981 - Joint 40th Reunion
August 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2021
Friday, August 20th, 2021 - Pre and post game tailgate party at the Willows Bar. Group activity is the Madison East versus Deforest football game. (COVID permitting). 
Saturday, August 21st, 2021 - The Bridges Golf Course clubhouse 6:00opm - Midnight.
Check the Class Facebook page or contact the Class Chair below for more information.
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 - Burrows Park 12:00-4:00pm
Class of 1981 Chair - Kathern Felton Paige, madisoneast1981@gmail.com, 608-241-0886
Class of 1981 Facebook page
Class of 1980 Chair - Jill Thompson Oelke, jilloelke@gmail.com
Class of 1980 Facebook page

All Years Reunion
The 9th Annual All Years Reunion (for anyone who ever attended East High School) was held on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at the Warner Park Shelter. Noon-8 pm
Facebook Link
Contact Information:
Jill Thompson Oelke - jilloelke@gmail.com

Class of 1969 50th year reunion 
Facebook Link
Friday, July 19th, 2019
2:00 p.m: Tour of East led by Dave Lanphear and Marianne Pogue. Meet at 4th St entrance.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Arena Bar Meet and greet. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Saturday July 20th, 2019
1:30pm: Golf at Bridges Golf Course. 40 tee spots starting at 1:30. Call golf course for reservations. 
6:00pm: Reunion Starts at Bridges until closing. If you want to eat dinner, please call and make reservations in advance so they know what to plan for. 
A $5 donation requested. Any old memorabilia is welcomed to display.
Contact Information:
Mark Habich                   mhabich@charter.net | 608-692-0408 (cell) | 608-833-6841 (home)
John Pogue                      jwpogue12@gmail.com | 608-221-0267
Sandra Olson Tripalin     tripalins@yahoo.com
Bettie Jones Hall             bhalljones@charter.net

Class of 1978
40th class reunion was held on September 22nd, 2018 at the Bridges Golf Course.
Contact Information:
Joan Martinelli Sergenian at joansergenian@gmail.com or 608-219-8949 or facebook page Madison East High School Class of 1978.

Class of 1998
The wonderful class of 1998 held their 20th reunion on Saturday, June 30th, 6pm-11pm
Old Sugar Distillery:931 E Main St #8, Madison, WI 53703
Contact Information:
Autumn Neugent at aneugent80@gmail.com with REUNION 2018 in the subject line.

Class of 1973
Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:00–10:00pm at Cherokee Country Club -  Sequoya Room
We are also going to tour the high school at 10:00am on 7/21/2018.
Please check out our Facebook Page for more information and be sure to request to become a member.
Madison East High School Class of 1973 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123977741120308
Contact information:
Terry Healy-Lemke – madisoneastclassof1973@gmail.com
We are utilizing Facebook and emails to communicate the reunion details this year.
Please send me an email if you would like a copy of the reunion invitation with all of the details.
We sent emails to everyone we had an email address for, however, we might not have your current email address.

Class of 1968
It is our 50 Year Reunion!  Friday, July 27, 2018
Optional 9 Hole Golf Scramble. Tee Times 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monona Golf Course, 111 East Dean Avenue, Madison
Contact Gary Spaeni gspaeni@aol.com or 608-259-0404
Informal gathering at 4:00 pm, Bridges Golf Course Bar/Restaurant,
2702 Shopko Drive, Madison
No reservation needed - hors d'oeuvres provided
Saturday, July 28, 2018, Tour of East High School at 10:00 am. Given by Don Vincent
No reservation needed - Meet at 9:50 am at Faculty Parking Lot on 4th St.
50th Reunion 4 pm - 10 pm
East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Madison
Dinner served 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Group Picture at 7:00 pm
Two Meat Buffet with Sides and Dessert
$5/person due by July 13, 2018
Make check payable to: East High School Class of 1968
Mail to: Debbie Runkel-Kalson, 2356 Stonehaven Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/154860617993591/?fref=gc&dti=154860617993591&hc_location=ufi
Contact Information:
Judy Hale – jjhale@wisc.edu
Debbie Runkel-Kalson - DebbieRunkel65@gmail.com

Class of 1957
Friday, July 18th @ 5 pm
The Bridges
2702 Shopko Drive
Madison, WI 53704
Those that would like to play cards come earlier...around 4 pm. We always have a good time with good friends and good food.   
Contact Information:
Dorothy Hughes Borchardt - dborchardt1@charter.net

Class of 1954
Our Yearly 1954 East High Class Reunion will be held each year on the second (2nd) Thursday of July.Avenue Bar
1128 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
608-257-6877
2 - 5 PM
Cash Bar
Order off the menu if desired

Class of 1943
Date... All future reunions will be held on the third Monday of July at 12:30pm
This year... July 21st.
Avenue Bar
1128 East Washington Ave.
Madison
Contact Information:
To reserve a spot, contact Betty Heltne Joachin - 608-249-7274
Deadline: July 1

Class of 2001
August 2006 - 5 year reunion (High Noon Saloon)
Contact Information:
Justin Gustafson - jgustafs@epicsystems.com
http://www.madisoneastclass2001.com/

Class of 2000
July 2005 - 5 year reunion

Class of 1995
November 2005 - 10 year reunion (Fyfe's Corner Bistro)
Contact Information:
Craig Karlen & Erin Peschel - purgolder95@yahoo.com

Class of 1991
October 2006 - 15 year reunion (Sports Pub 19)
Contact Information:
Karen Sample - 91Reunion@kism.net

Class of 1989
October 2005 - 16 year reunion (Pooleys)
Contact Information:
Lisa (Valenza) Sandmire Dahl - bobandlisa4@verizon.net
Robyn (Hudson) Motl - eastreunion1989@hotmail.com

Class of 1986
Sept. 2006 - 20 year reunion (Cherokee Country Club - Madison)
Contact Information:
Kris Mills (Quinlan) - kmills@matcmadison.edu

Class of 1976
July 2006 - 30 year reunion (Monona Terrace)
Contact Information:
Irma Smith - eastclassof1976@usa.com
http://classreport.com/usa/wi/madison/ehs/1976/

Class of 1975
July 2005 - 30 year reunion (Cherokee Country Club)
Contact Information:
Dennis Hilgendorf - dennisjhilgendorf@csfincorporated.com

Class of 1970
July 2005 - 35 year reunion (East Side Business Men's Assoc.)
Contact Information:
Loren Seagrave - 770-594-2898 or LorenSeagrave@aol.com
Mary Lou
Dave
Dan and Suzanne Knuteson - knuteson1@charter.net

Class of 1966
July 2006 - 40 year reunion (Bridges Golf Course)
Contact Information:
Julian & Mary Jo (Underhill) Beld - jbeld@tds.net
Gary & Darlene (Krenz) Johnson - lt47ret@charter.net
John & Jean (Olson) Looze - jklooze@wisc.edu

Class of 1960
August 2005 - 45 year reunion (Elks Club)
Contact Information:
Sharon Hougland
Ginny Johnson
Randi Matthews

Class of 1956
July 2006 - 50 year reunion (Ladies luncheon at the Elks Lodge, open house: Inez(Anderson) and Dave Baskerville, Formal activities at the East Side Business Men's Club)
Contact Information:
Mary Ann (Serstad) Martin wm5@sbcglobal.net
Iretta (Falch) Pullara

Class of 1940-60
November 2005 - 7-day Caribbean Cruise
Contact Information:
Jennifer

Class of 1946
July 2006 - 60 year reunion (Lunch at the Elks Club and Breakfast at the Maple Tree Restaurant in McFarland)
Contact Information:
Donna Monson Huggins

Class of 1945
August 2005 (Lunch at Elks Club and Brunch at Cherokee Country Club)
Contact Information:
Dorothy Schultz Baltes
Betty Waddell Leiser

Class of 1943
July 2005 (Float boat Cruise on Lake Monona and dinner at the West Side Business Men's Club)
Contact Information:
Betty Joachim
Ed and Carol Kehl
Jeanette Paul
Jim and Kathleen Stevens