Word of mouth made our previous reunions, Vegas 2008 and 2013, a great success so feel free to pass the word around! Focus years are '85 - '90, as always, all Zwei alumni including any folks affiliated with Zwei High are welcome. Yes, the class of '88 welcomes all...whether you graduated at Zwei or were from Pirmasens and had lots of fellow ZAHS classmates....you are welcome.




 

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July 31st, 2017
---SAVE THE DATE---
It's a simplified reunion this time around. One (1!) planned event on Friday July 13th, 2018. Check out the information on our 'Details of Events' page for the main event details along with a suggested hotel and other fun things to do for the weekend. Registration opens 02/15/18.







 
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June 18th, 2013
Good news - reunion registration remains open. :)
Our venues are not pressing us for final numbers just yet so we decided to allow payments to remain open as long as possible . Once final numbers are requested from our venues, a 24 hour courtesy notice will be emailed to you. There have been many last minute sign-ups so it's not too late for you, yet. Keep in mind, once registration is closed, only those who have paid in advance will receive name tags which will grant them access to the venues for our events. Those who have not registered will not be allowed to attend, nor will any payments be taken during the reunion weekend. We would hate to have to turn any alumni away as there are no means to process your payment at the door.
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February 13, 2013
Registration is now open!!!
And the good news is....registration costs are the same as our reunion in 2008.
 
Registration deadlines & costs:
    02/15/13 - 03/15/13 -  Early $185pp
    03/16/13 -  04/30/13 - Regular $200pp
    05/01/13 -  06/01/13 -  Late $225pp
   
*Please note PayPal does charge us a small service fee which is not included in the prices above.
 
 
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February 10th, 2013
Our ZAHS Reunion 2013 RSVP page has been activated. This is a new RSVP form as of 2/10/2013 so if you have previously RSVP'd please do so again on our RSVP page. Please RSVP accordingly. We realize it's exciting but we need an accurate guest count!
 
'Early Bird' registration will begin soon as our Friday night venue has been contracted! We encourage all attendees to participate in 'early bird' registration as it will only last a short period of time. Once registration opens so will our 'paid partygoers' page. All attendees who have filled out their registration form and paid their registration costs will be listed on this page. The more people that register....the more people will register. So plan to take advantage of the 'early bird' registration and start that ball rolling!
 
Also, keep in mind this reunion site is your official source for reunion information. Links may be posted to FaceBook for your convenience but bookmark this page so you can always have the latest information at your fingertips.
 
 
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February 10th, 2013
Planet Hollywood it is!
We are excited to announce Planet Hollywood has been selected as our ZAHS Reunion 2013 hotel. Just like last time, we have reserved a block of rooms under "ZAHS Reunion". We encourage all attendees to stay at PH as well as make reservations within our block of rooms. Doing this will allow our group perks we wouldn't have otherwise...such as a hospitality suite!!! Yes, we realize discounted rates pop up. If you find a better rate book it and send us an email, include your confirmation number. Please be advised we have a limited number of rooms in our block, so plan ahead! 
 
Block room rates:
Thursday 7/11/2013 - $87
Friday 7/12/2013 - $119
Saturday 7/13/2013 - $135
Sunday 7/14/2013 - $79
*Great news is these rates are comparable to 2008's reunion!
 
Click on the link to reserve your room (ZAHS Reunion Block) or simply call the reservations block number at (877) 244-9474 and provide our ZAHS Reunion code: VM3ZAH3. Please note when booking your room through the block link above that Thursday and Sunday nights are optional.
 
 
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February, 2012
It's reunion time again...
July 12th -14th, 2013
Las Vegas!!!
July 20th, 2008
Reunion Slideshows!

The 1998 Orlando and 2000 Vegas reunion slideshow's are now posted on the Z Gallery page.  Enjoy!
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Wow!  What an AMAZING weekend...  The entire committee is overwhelmed with how many "Thank You's" and the amount of positive feedback we have received in the past few days.  The weekend far surpassed even our own expectations! 

We'd love to share all your photographs - especially with those alumni who were unable to attend!!!  Please upload them to your favorite online digital photo service (i.e. Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish) and reply to this email with your photo album link(s).  Please write your name and year in the subject line so I can use that as the link on our own website.  Also, if you'd like to pick a few (10 or so) of your favorite photos and email them directly to me (preferably in a zip file) Curt Pair has offered to make a ZAHS Reunion 2008 Slideshow for us through his production company.  Please write "ZAHS Reunion Slideshow Photos" in the subject line for this separate email:  (Jenifer (Jen) Elwell-Kruger)

Matthew Vaagsland's (the reunion photographer) pictures are ready too...so check out the Z Gallery page to view them.

Thanks for the memories....


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July 7th, 2008

A few last minute details:

Las Vegas Monorail (Link)

Free Trams:
There are two free trams in Vegas, one running through the gardens between The Mirage and Treasure Island, the second running from Excalibur to the Mandalay Bay (southbound) and the Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur (northbound).
The latter is particularly useful as it is a fair trek along the strip between those hotels. You also get some fantastic views of the Sphinx at the front of the Luxor!


Jaywalking:
When you are walking around the strip, use the crosswalks. Jay-walking in Vegas carries a $150+ fine. And when you're at the crosswalks, wait for the "Walk" light and don't step too far off the curb while you wait. The locals really fly down Sands, Flamingo, and other streets that cross the Strip and the traffic lanes are close to the curbs. (The pedestrian bridges at Flamingo and Tropicana are helpful in this respect.)  Numerous posts in Las Vegas newsgroups have said that car/pedestrian accidents around the Strip happen a lot more often than the Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to admit. And often the people driving the car are themselves visitors with a rental who are sight-seeing while driving. FYI, you can actually be arrested for jaywalking if you resist the citation, and if you end up going to trial and are convicted, it’s a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum $1,000 fine and six months in jail. You could even be assessed court costs. Whether walking or driving, be extra careful around the Strip!
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Hi Everyone,
Vaagsland Foto (Matthew Vaagsland - our reunion photographer) has scheduled our event: "Zweibrucken High" on Pictage, the place to view, share, enjoy and purchase your photo memories and is giving a
$5.00 Gift Credit to ALL pre-registered guests.  Whether you attend the reunion or not you can still pre-register to view the reunion photos at a later date, and save money should you decide to purchase any.  When you pre-register you will automatically receive your credit via email.  The gift credit can be used to purchase professional prints and other photo products on Pictage. 

$5.00 Gift Credit : (Link)
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July 2nd, 2008

Hello Trojans!

Yep, you got it, the Las Vegas reunion is less than 2 weeks away!  So, get packing!

Here are a few things you should know before you come:

*If you'll be in Vegas on Thursday night and are looking for something cool to do, check this out ~ Class of 88's Danny Mulcahy has reserved an area for us at the “The House of Blues Foundation Room” atop Mandalay Bay!  As a member, he has graciously made the arrangements for our group to enjoy this upscale private venue with an incredible view of the strip.  He's getting us in, but we're each responsible for our own food and beverages as this is a ‘Non-Reunion Event’.  Dress code is strictly enforced (Business Casual): Fashionable attire is required - no ball caps, no tennis shoes, no hiking boots, no athletic attire, no baggy jeans, no bandanas, no hoodies, no sandals, men: no shorts, no blue jeans, or tank tops.  OK folks, this means you need to get dressed to the 9’s; so, no looking ‘sloppy’!!!  Check out the web site (Link).  Also, there is a guest list for the HOB Foundation Room for our group and your ‘invitation’ will be your reunion name tag.

*If you take a taxi from the airport to a hotel on the strip, DON'T take the ‘tunnel route’.  This will cost $10-$15 more.  DO take Paradise Road.  Here are a few more helpful hits about Vegas: (Link)

*Once you are settled in Las Vegas please pick up your ZAHS Reunion Welcome Package at the Z Suite (New YorkNew York:  Manhattan Room 599)!!!  (Link)

*The Hofbrauhaus is offering a coupon for a FREE BEER by signing up for a free subscription to their bi-monthly “HB Good Times” newsletter!  (Link)

*The ZAHS 2008 website is filled with a wealth of information about the reunion.  If you have unanswered questions please feel free to contact any reunion committee member! (Link)

We’ll see you soon!

ZAHS 2008 Reunion Committee
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June 2nd, 2008
Registration for the reunion has 'officially' closed.  If you should have any questions regarding registration please contact KIM.  We will do our best to accommodate any extra individuals if our vendors allow, but can make NO guarantees.  There are still a few 'pay by mail' people to be posted to the 'Paid Partygoers' list.  So stay tuned!

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June 1st, 2008
Today is the LAST day to register for the Las Vegas Reunion!!!
If you're paying by mail please make sure it is postmarked by tomorrow (6/2/08).

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May 27th, 2008
Las Vegas: Seven deadly sins, one convenient location.”
Las Vegas: Free liquor, but the water will cost you.”
Las Vegas: How cool is that?”
Las Vegas: Come with luggage, leave with baggage.”
Las Vegas: Taking advantage of human weakness since 1905.”
Las Vegas: Because you never outgrew recess.”
Las Vegas: Playground of the Hollywood ‘B’ List.”
Las Vegas: The next best thing to paradise.”
Las Vegas: Hell’s warm up act.”
Las Vegas: Never a lull moment.”
Las Vegas: Go ahead, we won’t tell.”
"Las Vegas: The city that keeps secrets.”
Las Vegas: Where inhibitions are not tolerated.”
Las Vegas: Everything your mom warned you about.”
"Las Vegas: It’s all about you.”
Las Vegas: It’s your thing.  Do what you want to do.”
Las Vegas: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you will lie.”
Las Vegas: Where memories are made that may be difficult to remember.”
Las Vegas: Enough said.”
"Las Vegas: You can’t take it with you…so spend it here.”
Las Vegas: What happens here can still be cured with penicillin.”
The newest slogan the city is entertaining:  “Your Vegas is Showing.” *Registration closes June 1st, 2008 - 6 DAYS AWAY!!!
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May 19th, 2008

***Registration for the ZAHS Las Vegas Reunion ends June 1st, 2008 -- less than 2 weeks away!***


My class reunion’s coming
And I don’t know what to do.
My weight and chins have doubled
Since the years of “White & Blue”...

I look into the mirror and
Good grief, how can this be?
Grey hair, false teeth, thick glasses,
It’s my mother’s face I see!

But I head out to the party,
No sense moping, I decide.
I’ll just have to grin and bear it,
As what counts is deep inside!

I walk into the banquet hall
And stop, there’s some mistake.
Not a single classmate do I find,
Did I confuse the date?

Still the faces seem “familiar”
As each one I keenly stare at…
Well it truly is my classmates…
And they look exactly like their parents!

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May 15th, 2008
"Video" Yearbooks
Here is the link for video reviews of several
Zweibrucken American High School yearbooks on
YouTube. 
Picture Shows
For A Good Laugh...
"Evolution of Dance"
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May 12th, 2008

It took a lot of work, but we finally convinced the U.S. Government to issue checks to everyone so they'll have money to play with in Las Vegas!  They wouldn't agree to call them "ZAHS Stimulating, Titillating, Exciting, Reunion Checks" like we requested, but hey, we'll take what we can get!  So, put those checks to good use and register soon!

We found you but we are still looking for others!  Just because the reunion is only 2 months away doesn’t mean we’ve stopped searching.  Do your part by visiting the lost and found page on the site.  If you recognize any names and know where a classmate can be reached then please forward them the reunion website link so they don’t miss the opportunity to attend the Vegas reunion.

* 06/01/200/ – LAST DAY TO REGISTER!*

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May 5th, 2008

Hello Trojans!

We are currently in the last registration period - which closes in less than 4 weeks!  There are close to 150 alumni already registered for the reunion weekend which is so exciting --  with over 300 ‘yes’ RSVP’s this means there are still a bunch of people that still need to register!!!   

The committee has received tons of feedback regarding our reunion plans and the website.  With this feedback we have also fielded a lot of questions.  The same few questions, actually.  So, we thought we’d set the record straight on some FAQ’s….you can also check out the FAQ page on the website...in the meantime, here are a few of the most asked:

  1. Can I bring my spouse and friends?   

Of course!   

  1. When will I receive my reunion tickets? 

There are no physical reunion tickets.  All paid participants are listed on the ‘paid partygoers’ page of the website as their confirmation.  You will receive a Welcome Packet in Las Vegas with wristbands that will serve as your event admission tickets.

  1. Can I purchase tickets at the door?   

No, sorry.  So, get online and buy your tickets now!  67 days left (and counting) until we all meet again in Vegas…

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April 28th, 2008

Achtung!  Achtung!

Wie spat ist es? 
What time is it you ask?
It’s time to register for the reunion! 

Fair Warning!  You have only 2 days left until ‘Regular Registration’ closes!  Yep, April 30th 2008 is the last day of ‘Regular Registration’.  There is a short ‘Late Registration’ period but it will cost you more $money$ – which, of course, might be better utilized playing Blackjack! 

*Did you know you can buy your tickets with a credit card on our website?  Don’t worry; we also accept checks via snail mail too!  
*If you purchase, or have purchased, your reunion tickets before April 30th, 2008 you have an equal chance to become the ‘Reunion King’ or ‘Reunion Queen’ in our Z Raffle and best of all it gives you a shot at winning the ‘Grand Prize’!

Class Reunion

It was my class reunion, and all through the house,
I checked in each mirror and begged my poor spouse
To say I looked great, that my chin wasn't double,
And he lied through false teeth, just to stay out of trouble.
Said that 'neath my thick glasses, my eyes hadn't changed,
And I had the same figure, it was just a mite rearranged.
He said my skin was still silky, although looser in drape,
Not so much like smooth satin, but more like silk crepe.
I swallowed his words hook, sinker and line
And went to my reunion feeling just fine.
Somehow I'd expected my classmates to stay
As young as they were in those long-ago days.
Their lives were so interesting, but like me, through the years,
They'd added gray to their hair, or pounds to their rears.
So we shared a few memories and retold some class jokes,
We were eighteen in spirit, though we looked like our folks.
We laughed until morning, and were quite the sight
As we rolled back the years, and were young for the night.

Guten Tag! 

 

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April 20th, 2008

What is green, covered with stickers, and filled with brat memorabilia?

Operation Footlocker!

Operation Footlocker, also called Opfoot, has been requested and is currently reserved for our reunion! What exactly is Operation Footlocker?  In a nutshell, it is a traveling museum of written memories and memorabilia donated by military brats to share with others of a like background.  It is a grassroots effort to celebrate the shared cultural identity of military brats.  Most military households have an old beat up trunk, well, Opfoot IS that old beat up trunk filled with brat history.  It doesn’t travel with just one person from destination to destination; instead it travels on its own to brat reunions, air shows, parades, military events, and military bases as a mobile memory project.  Some items in the footlocker include t-shirts, written memories, photographs, and other objects from an event in a brat’s history.  Each item means something special to someone and it is what they wanted to share with other brats as well as others interested in a brats life. 

*REMINDER #1: ’Regular Registration’ ends April 30th, 2008 – This is less than 10 days away!
*REMINDER #2:  All alumni that are currently registered AND those that register before the April 30th, ‘regular registration,’ deadline will have an equal chance to become the ‘Reunion King’ or the ‘Reunion Queen’ in our “Z Raffle”!!!  Come join in on the lighthearted atmosphere of the reunion and laugh at who receives the 'crown's' this time around in Vegas from our simple raffle/draw event – the winners get a super cool prize announced exclusively to those joining us in Las Vegas!
*REMINDER #3: Don’t forget to email Francie King your pictures for the slideshows: zwei@knology.net and Toby Tolson to RSVP for golf: tobytolson@yahoo.com. 

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April 14th, 2008

***The Z Raffle (Draw)***

Did you miss out on that ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to be crowned the Prom Queen?
Did your buddy get the Homecoming King title that you felt you deserved?
Did you want to be on ANY ballot but it just didn’t happen?


Well, guess what, there’s a new opportunity awaiting you in Las Vegas!!!  All alumni that are currently registered AND those that register before the April 30th, ‘regular registration,’ deadline will have an equal chance to become the ‘Reunion King’ or the ‘Reunion Queen’ in our “Z Raffle”!!!

This honor will bestow you with a gorgeous memento sash, amazing matching crowns, and best of all – a super cool prize announced exclusively to those joining us in Las Vegas.  We’re requesting your attendance and you just might want to satisfy your curiosity to see who will be the Reunion King and Queen…. OK, or just wish for Kings and Queens at the poker table…either way, you’ll have a bunch of fun so come join in on the lighthearted atmosphere of the reunion and laugh at who receives the 'crown's' this time around in Vegas from our simple raffle/draw event!


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April 7th, 2008

Airline tickets to Las Vegas: 
$49-$350+

Registration for ZAHS multi-year reunion:  $185-$225

Nightly room rates at the NYNY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas:  $89-$159

The opportunity to attend your 20 (+/-) year high school reunion, with your closest friends and those you haven’t seen in years,  in ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’:   PRICELESS

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March 30th, 2008
We are excited to announce that fellow alum Francie King is creating several slideshows for our reunion weekend!  She would like to represent a variety of different people, groups, and years in her slideshows and this will only be possible with your help.  She is requesting all Trojans submit some of their own personal photos.  So, if you could please take a few minutes to dig through all those old pictures, dust them off, and email your favorites to her (zwei@knology.net) that would be awesome!  Fran will be producing several different slideshows for our reunion and they include: one for each of our ‘past reunions’ (Orlando 1998, Las Vegas 2000, New Orleans 2002, & other reunions) as well as an all encompassing slideshow from all our years at Zwei (aka “The Zwei Slideshow”).   If you don’t have a scanner at your house or work, you can take old prints to most discount/drug stores and use their photo machines to scan the pictures onto a CD and then email them to her.  Please label the pictures with names and the approximate year they were taken.  Also, please be sure to include your name as well as your graduation year in your email to Fran.  She will be working hard to get the ‘past reunions’ slideshows posted to the website before our Las Vegas reunion this summer.  ‘The Zwei Slideshow’ will be broadcast at one of our reunion events – TBA.  Please submit all photos for the ‘past reunions’ slideshows by May 15th and for the ‘The Zwei Slideshow’ by June 15th.  Again, Fran’s goal is to represent as many fellow Trojans as possible so please take a few minutes to submit all those fun Zwei photos (hey, this also includes alumni who are unable to attend the reunion too…)!  Check out the 'Z Gallery' page for more information. 
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March 27th, 2008

*2008 ZAHS Las Vegas Open*

Bring your clubs!
Vegas offers up some of the best courses around and we’re going to lose our balls on one - golf balls that is.  Toby Tolson has generously offered to organize the golf outing.  Be sure to check out the new Z Golf page of the website for more information. 
Questions? Email: Toby Tolson

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March 20th, 2008
It has become necessary to add additional rooms to the ZAHS Reunion 2008 block at NYNY. (YAY!)  As anticipated, the rates are slightly higher than what was offered previously but they are in line for what we originally had contracted with the hotel
(The early bird gets the worm!).  Please keep in mind the rates are still better than what is currently available online directly through NYNY itself.  So, fair warning, book now through the ZAHS reunion link on our registration page! 
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February 27, 2008
We are excited to announce Matthew Vaagsland, (Vaagsland Studios), husband of Zwei Alumni Brandon (Zahl) Vaagsland, will be providing his professional photography services at our reunion.  After the reunion he will upload all photos to Pictage.com.  This website will allow you to purchase prints as well as order a memory book from our event.  He has offered to design a memory book for our group and you’ll also be able to design one of your own.  We will have a group photo as well as class photos at one of our events too (tba).  A great big thanks goes out to Matt for offering his professional services that would otherwise be costly for our group!  Hey, keep in mind that Matt will be attending the reunion with his wife and we still want him to have a good time!
Once the reunion is over we will post links our site (Z Gallery page) to other photo websites for which you have uploaded your own pictures (sites such as Kodakgallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish etc.). 
We’re still exploring other options on how everyone can share their own personal pictures after the reunion so please feel free to email any reunion committee member for comments and/or suggestions on the website photo page.  Check out the 'Z Gallery' page for more information.
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February 1st, 2008
Early Registration is now closed.  A total of 74 (+ 9 'pay by mail' to be added soon) ZAHS alumni participated in early registration.  The registration period was only open for a short time and the numbers are AMAZING!!!  Regular registration is now in effect.  Please feel free to contact your reunion committee with any questions you may have.  
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January 31st, 2008
We've added a new page to the site.  Check out "Memory Strasse"!  We'd like you to share little snippets of your memories from Zwei.
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January 28th, 2007
A last minute reminder was sent out today for early registration.  The reminder is shown below...Please let your class representative know if you did not receive it!
Please, please, please!  - If you would like to be removed from our reunion broadcast email list simply let us know by sending us an email and writing 'remove' in the subject line...if you report us as spam then all other alumni using your server/ip will be unable to receive future reunion  registration emails from us!!!


*Trojan Reminder*

January 31st, 2008 is the last day of ‘Early Registration’ for our Las Vegas reunion.  Check out who is attending by visiting the ‘Paid Partygoers’ page of our website.  As of today, 1/27/08, ‘48’ people have already taken advantage of the early registration period.  Don’t delay or you will pay – more money!

See you in Vegas!

ZAHS Reunion Committee 

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January 11th, 2008

Here is the 2nd mass e-mail that was just sent out for registration.  If you did  not receive it this means we don't have a current e-mail address for you. E-mail your class representative with your current contact information. 

The ‘Early Bird’ registration deadline is fast approaching.  Please note the last day to make a payment for early registration is January 31st.  You can check out who has already confirmed (registered & paid) for the reunion by visiting the website’s ‘paid partygoers’ page. 

10/01/07 - 01/31/08 - Early registration -     $185.00
02/01/08 - 04/30/08 – Regular registration - $200.00
05/01/0806/01/08 – Late registration -      $225.00

Again, we do encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early.  There has been an overwhelming response to the website as you can tell from the ‘RSVP’ page & ‘Guestbook’ page alone.  Some of our venues have number capacities so please don’t wait…or you might be too late!  Registering early helps out the planning committee as well as gives you the best price deal available.  Please keep in mind there will be no tickets available for purchase at the door.  Deadlines are just that.  You will not be allowed into any events without your ‘ticket’ (wristband) and ID.  ‘Tickets’ will be given to you upon arrival in Las Vegas

We encourage all attendees to stay at NYNY as well as make reservations within our ‘block’ of rooms.  If you make your hotel reservations by phone please state ‘ZAHS Reunion’ - doing this will allow our group perks we wouldn’t have otherwise.  We realize sometimes discounted rates may pop up on the internet prior to our reunion but please realize we have negotiated the best prices possible with NYNY taking into consideration our extras/perks and hope you realize that staying within our ‘block’ helps our entire reunion group.  This being said, if you find a better rate, great, book it and then inform the hotel you are with the ‘ZAHS Reunion’ group.  The following rates have been guaranteed by NYNY:  (You can call NYNY to make a reservation 1.866.815.4365 or use their link on the registration page.  Please be advised we have a limited number of rooms for our block, so plan ahead.)

Thursday    7/10/2008 -   $80.00
Friday        7/11/2008 -   $120.00
Saturday    7/12/2008 -   $120.00
Sunday       7/13/2008 -   $80.00

Please spread the word – the more the merrier - share this information with all the Zwei Alumni you know! 

Register now so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

Viva Las Vegas!!!
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December 2007

Happy Holidays!
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December 4th, 2007

A new page has been added to the website.  The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page is now available.  It was designed to answer a variety questions you may have been wondering about prior to our reunion.  Should you have a question you'd like to see added and answered please feel free to e-mail us!


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November 22, 2007

Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!
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November 7, 2007

Back by popular demand we have decided to re-post the RSVP responses!  Please keep in mind these are RSVP's and they are NOT confirmed/registered attendees!  Please see the "paid partygoers" page for attendants who have registered and paid for the reunion.
FYI - Early registration has begun!

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October 31st, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Class of '88 - Check out this Video Yearbook intro clip!!  The audio quality is poor - so crank the volume!!!  (click here)
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October 26th, 2007

We need a volunteer for a really big project...a memory book or a memory DVD of our reunion and additional Zwei stuff.  If you are interested please e-mail one of the committee members on the 'Contact Us' page of the website so we can pass along more information to you.
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October 24, 2007

This video will bring back memories from high school up to the present.  We hope to see you in Vegas to cut a rug!!!

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October 10th, 2007
We have secured new rates with the NYNY Hotel & Casino:
July 10th - $80.00
July 11th - $120.00
July 12th - $120.00
July 13th - $80.00
Please be advised there is a cap on our block of rooms so book early!!!
**Currently NYNY is having trouble booking our rooms for next July.  Please be patient while they sort out the glitches in their reservations system.  We will post another message once they are able to accommodate us again.**
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October 9th, 2007

  Here is the mass e-mail that was just sent out for registration.  If you did  not receive it this means we don't have a current e-mail address for you. E-mail your class representative with your current contact information.  The RSVP pages have been replaced with the registration pages.

Do you want to get together once more for a toast & prost?

Wouldn’t it be nice to tell your favorite teacher how much they influenced you?

Aren’t you just the wee bit curious about old friends?

You could answer all these questions and more at your high school reunion……

WOW!  The website launched in September of 2006.  Where did the past year go?  Better yet where did the past 20 years go???!!!  If you haven’t already figured it out - registration for the reunion starts today!!   We do encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early.  There has been an overwhelming response to the website as you can tell from the ‘RSVP’ page & ‘Guestbook’ page alone.  Some of our venues have number capacities so please don’t wait…or you might be too late!  Registering early helps out the planning committee as well as gives you the best price deal available.  Please keep in mind there will be no tickets available for purchase at the door.  Deadlines are just that.  You will not be allowed into any events without your ‘ticket’ and ID.  ‘Tickets’ will be given to you upon arrival in Las Vegas. 

We encourage all attendees to stay at NYNY as well as make reservations within our ‘block’ of rooms.  If you make your hotel reservations by phone please state ‘ZAHS Reunion’ - doing this will allow our group perks we wouldn’t have otherwise.  We realize sometimes discounted rates may pop up on the internet prior to our reunion but please realize we have negotiated the best prices possible with NYNY taking into consideration our extras/perks and hope you realize that staying within our ‘block’ helps our entire reunion group.  This being said, if you find a better rate, great, book it and then inform the hotel you are with the ‘ZAHS Reunion’ group.  The following rates have been guaranteed by NYNY:  (You can call NYNY to make a reservation 1-888-696-9877 or use their link on the registration page.  Please be advised we have a limited number of rooms for our block, so plan ahead.)

Thursday    7/10/2008 -   $109.00    *Currently $80*
Friday        7/11/2008 -   $159.00     *Currently $120*
Saturday    7/12/2008 -   $159.00     *Currently $120*
Sunday       7/13/2008 -   $109.00     *Currently $80*

***Newsflash:  As of today (10/09) on the NYNY Hotel & Casino website there are GREAT rates available - even better than our contracted rate...these rates will not last long!!!***

We will be posting our hospitality suite room number and staffed hours on the website prior to the reunion to help you plan your arrival time into Las Vegas.  We will even be available on Thursday afternoon for attendees arriving early.  There are no planned social events for Thursday night; however, we will post a place we can all plan on meeting that night for those early arrivals.

Please spread the word – the more the merrier - share this information with all the Zwei Alumni you know!  Register now so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

10/01/07 - 01/31/08 - Early registration -     $185.00 per person
02/01/08 - 04/30/08 – Regular registration - $200.00 per person
05/01/08 - 06/01/08 – Late registration -      $225.00 per person

Viva Las Vegas!!!
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October 1st, 2007

Reunion registration has been pushed back!!! 
NYNY Hotel & Casino is unable to take our group reservations until the middle of October - at the earliest.  We have decided to hold off on registration until the hotel can accommadate us with rates for the entire month of July 2008.  They expect rates to be available within the first two weeks of October.  We will send out a mass e-mail when the registration page is up and running.  Sorry for the delay!
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September 27th, 2007

Hi Everyone! Please keep in mind that, yes, someone can e-mail you through the website but this does NOT mean they have your e-mail address. (However, if you respond to any incoming messages through the site then they will have your e-mail information.) So, please ignore any e-mails through this website from people you don't know, unless, of course, it's from the reunion committee!!! There is information posted on the message board regarding scam and spam artists. Unfortunately, bad people troll the internet too so please be careful when posting any personal information and keep in mind that your reunion committee does NOT give out any personal information to others...this includes to fellow alumni.
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September 3rd, 2007


Happy Labor Day! 



* Registration is just a month away!!!  On October 1st, 2007 we will be sending out a mass e-mail which will include the registration link.  You can also just click on the registration page on the website when registration begins.  Reunion package prices and other important information will be included in this e-mail.  A complete list of reunion specifics is located on the 'Details of Events' page on our website.  

* Once  you register your name will be placed on the 'Paid Partygoers' page.  The earlier you register the better 'deal' you will get.  Plus, registering early motivates others to do so.... which is great for reunion attendance!!


* We're still trying to locate lost fellow Trojans.  Please let Jacque know how you discovered our site....go into the 'Reunion Committee' message board to let her know....


* We know many of you might have received duplicate e-mails for the RSVP.  Sorry!  We're trying to cover all our bases while keeping our e-mails to a minimum.  We're also doing our best to reduce the chance of duplicates.
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July 28, 2007

The last batch of RSVP e-mails has been sent.  Again, if you did not receive one please make sure your personal information is up to date via your class contact. 

Also, by popular demand we have decided to post the RSVP responses....so, check out the 'RSVP Response' page to see who's planning to attend so far.  This page is constantly being updated!!!  Please remember this is an RSVP only - this is not a list of registered attendees.  When registration begins in October registered attendees can be found on the 'Paid Partygoers' page. 
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July 17th, 2007

Recently a batch of broadcast e-mails was sent to Alumni requesting their RSVPs for the reunion.  By 7/31/07  another (even larger) batch of e-mails will be sent.   If by 7/31/07  you have not received an RSVP e-mail it means we don't have your current information.  Please RSVP as well as update your personal information with your class contact. 


Also, you can view the current tallies for the reunion on the RSVP page.  In less than a week there has been a tremendous response and the majority of Alumni have not even received their own personal RSVP e-mail yet!! 


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July 12, 2007

Hi Zwei Alumni!

We are trying to get an idea of how many people will be attending the reunion next year.  Please take a moment to RSVP (click on the RSVP page) for the ZAHS Reunion.  Registration will begin in October.  Package information is now available on the Details of Events page.  Please make sure we have your current e-mail address.  Thank you so much for your time.
The ZAHS Reunion Committee 2008


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July 4th, 2007
Happy Independence Day!
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June 30th, 2007
The reunion committee would like to recognize all the ZAHS Alumni and staff who have been gracious enough to donate toward  the website and especially enable us to put deposits on our event functions for Vegas next year.  These folks are listed on the 'Class Sponsors' page.  Please know, we truly appreciate your support.  Every dollar helps.  Again, Thank You!

Also, July 11-13th, 2008 reunion dates are now final!   So...it's time to round up those missing ZAHS Alumni so we can take them off our 'Lost & Found' page!

Registration for the reunion is aimed to begin October 1st.


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Happy Father's Day!
June 17th, 2007
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May 28th, 2007

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May 21st, 2007

If you have a music request from the '80's (or whatever year you graduated)  to be played while browsing our website please e-mail it to me in .mp3 format or .midi format (no larger than 5 meg). 

jen4zahs2008@comcast.net
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May 13th, 2007


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May 9th, 2007
Valerie Goodwin has offered her time to be the class contact for '85.  Daniel Sewell has also offered to help locate '85 alumni.  Please check out the 'Lost & Found' page for 85's missing list.


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April 23rd, 2007
Check out the newest webpage on our site.  "News Feeds" offers some great information!
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April 8th, 2007

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!
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March 29th, 2007
Check out the newest page on the website...the "Alumni Map"!  Hosted by frappr.com; the friendly, community mapper.   The ZAHS 2008 map will allow us to view where everyone lives as well as upload a picture and a few comments.  Check it out!
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March 17th, 2007 ~ Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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March 15, 2007

The non-profit organization Brats Without Borders is proud to update you on the latest news about
 
The BRATS FILM TOUR – Our Journey Home!"
 
As most of you already know,
“BRATS:  Our Journey Home” is the first documentary about growing up BRAT.  (For a preview, visit our website at www.bratsfilm.com).  Earlier this month, we won the Southern Lens Award and Best Documentary at the Beaufort Film Festival, and author Pat Conroy called with his congratulations!
 
We'll be featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" in a couple weeks - probably the 24th or 25th of this month - check www.npr.org to see the time it will play in your area.  We've also been invited to screen on South Carolina Public TV's "Southern Lens Series" later this year.
 
In April, the Month of the Military Child, the Armed Forces Network TV will broadcast the film worldwide to bases outside the U.S.  Please tell your friends and family members overseas!  Please see our website for details.
 
We kicked off our BRATS FILM TOUR at the Marines' Memorial Club in February and from now until the end of June, we're visitng towns and cities across America.  Please check the website for dates, times, and locations.
 
 
If you can’t wait for the tour, “BRATS:  Our Journey Home” is available for purchase at the web site.


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March 9th, 2007

The tentative dates for the "Big Party in Vegas" are July 10-13, 2008!  The contracts are in the final stages and we hope to start "early-bird" registration as early as this summer!!  We can't wait to share all the details with you....  We're excited about all the continued support and are looking forward to seeing all of you soon. 
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                        March 1st, 2007

 We have finally launched the Lost and Found Page!
 Check It Out!
Your help is needed to find as many Zwei High Alumni as possible.  



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February 10th, 2007

We are extremely excited to share Mr. and Mrs. Carter's 50th wedding anniversary announcement.  As you know, Sgt. & Mrs. Carter were well loved and legends at good ole' Zwei High.   If you'd like to send them a card please feel free to mail it (along with a stamped card/envelope) to our reunion post office box which we can then address and forward to the Carters.
ZAHS Reunion, Post Office Box 781864, San Antonio, TX  78278-1864

FYI ~ Your reunion committee has started contract talks with the NYNY hotel and the next step will be to talk with the Hofbrauhaus restaurant.  It is a long process but we will keep you posted on the details as they are finalized.


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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


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December 4th, 2006
Your reunion contacts wish everyone Happy Holidays and a fantastic 2007! 
Please remember to check the message boards as there are sometimes items from your reunion coordinators posted there too. 
How about submitting some great Holiday photos everyone?
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October 26th, 2006
We're still trying to locate many classmates so if you don't mind passing along our website address we'd sure appreciate it.  We'll try to provide a monthly update on the "What's New" page so you can check in here first.  The plans (as of now) are to try to get the "Lost & Found" page up and running by March.  We will also (hopefully) have started the contract process for our vendors out in Vegas right around that time.  When specific vendors and dates have been agreed upon we will announce it here as well as send you an e-mail from the address you provided by signing our guestbook or submitting a then & now profile.  Please keep e-mail addresses up to date by e-mailing Jacque on the "Contact Us" page.  If you have any suggestions, ideas, etc. for our site please let us know.  We're all enjoying it and hope you are too.
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September 21st, 2006
2 new class contacts!!
Michele Byers Wright ~ 1986
Erin Zauner ~ 1990
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September 3rd, 2006
A few notes since the website launch a week ago.... 
The number of visits and posts to the website was amazing!!  What a great response from Zwei High classmates in just 7 days.  Go Trojans!!!  The guest book entries alone have totaled over 100.  The message boards have come to life too.  If this keeps up...Watch out Vegas!!!
The RSVP page isn't "gone"  it's just not active right now.  We've saved your responses so far but want to activate it later to give us a more accurate count.  When the RSVP page is active again we will e-mail everyone.  Please make sure we have your up to date personal information either by submitting it through the "then & now" page or by sending Jacque an e-mail through the "contact us" page.  This is important so we can contact you when there is big news!!!
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We need a few class contacts....
Hey...are you interested in being a class contact for a year that is not yet represented?  E-mail us through the website on the "contact us" page.  We'd love to hear from other classes....where are you '86, '90, & other years classmates? 
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August 27 -September 1st, 2006
Whats new?

This site for starters!!

The website debut is this week and we're glad you're here.
This is where you will find all the new site information as it is added, changed, and updated.

Keep in mind, this is your site.  You will find plenty of opportunities to share stories, share pictures, leave messages, and give your feedback.
So, Bookmark it! 
Come see how time has aged us.  Let's find out who grew up, who never did, got richer, is still single, or has been married forever...let's see who survived the jungle.  Whatever the case, we are all survivors.
Please make sure to sign the "Guest Book" and update your information on the "Then & Now" page.
Reunion events are "in the works" and you can locate them on the "Details of Events" page.  We want everyone to be aware that planning our class reunion is still in the preliminary stages.  In order for our reunion to be a great success we wanted everyone to enjoy the website as soon as possible to get the word out there.