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 Please join us once again as we gather as a Vanguard community to relive the happy memories of our youth on

 Friday, October 14, 2005 from 7:00 PM - ?

 At the final home of the Vanguard –

 Vanguard Hall

International Brotherhood of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Local Lodge 1487

50 W. Oakton Street - Des Plaines , IL

 Enter through the door on the West side of the building.

Ticket prices:

In advance: $15 – Advance ticket buyers receive a souvenir remembrance!

At door: $20

Featuring: Appetizer buffet, limited open bar (beer, wine and soft drinks), continuous video and audio presentations, fellowship, and lots of fun!

Feel free to B.Y.O.B if you would like. Cups,
ice and general mixers will be provided.

(Photo of 1961 Skokie Vanguard from
DesPlaines Vanguard Website,
Jay McGuffin- Webmaster)

To order tickets in advance, mail your check for $15
per person by October 1st to:

Bill O’Connell

915 Christa Ct.

Elk Grove Village , IL 60007

Be sure to include the name of each adult attending.
Lady alumni, please also give us your maiden name.

If you would like to volunteer to help in advance or on the day of the reunion, please reply to this e-mail. Can you help with decorating and set up? Bartending? Registration? Clean up? Food service? Your help will be much appreciated!

 Also, any goodies for our sweet table are gratefully encouraged and accepted!

To keep costs down, we are counting on all alumni to contact our Vanguard brothers and sisters who do not have Internet access (or who don’t regularly check their e-mail!) and let them know about this event. If you have a name and address of someone who would like an invitation snail-mailed to him or her, e-mail the address to Pat Rymer Sylvia at Encourage your friends who have changed their e-mail addresses to update their information by e-mailing our Webmaster, Jay McGuffin at

 We look forward to seeing you on October 14 th!

 The “Let’s Keep In Touch” Reunion Committee:

 Jim Grosso, Art Marks, Bill O’Connell,
Cathy O’Connell Letourneau, Toni O’Kelley Pope,
Pat Rymer Sylvia, Don Scheibenreif, Ray Smith