05 February 2019

The Class of '69 Invites All Lancers to Manitou Springs, CO

Lakenheath High School
RAF Lakenheath, UK

All Class Reunion hosted by the Class of 1969

Dates: September 19-22, 2019
Location: Manitou Springs, Colorado

Lots of reunion information is on The Dayroom Years

Visit lhs69.classquest.com to register

30 September 2018

Hermosa Beach Gathering 2018

All Lakenheath Alumni are invited to an informal gathering in Hermosa Beach, California, on October 25-29, 2018. We have the beach cottage at the Sea Sprite Motel rented for four nights (Thursday through Sunday). We ask each person to chip in $75 for food, drinks, and beach cottage rental. You are welcome to attend all or part of the weekend, or just an afternoon/evening (day trippers should chip in a little $ and/or bring something to share).

What:  Lakenheath Alumni Beach Gathering

Where: Sea Sprite Motel, 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA
When:  Thursday, October 25 through Monday, October 29, 2018

Who:  All Lakenheath H.S. Alumni (whether you graduated or not)

Call the Sea Sprite directly to reserve your room (310-376-6933). Mention that you are with the Lakenheath Reunion for a discount. This is a dive hotel, but it is relatively affordable and the location is great--right on the beach. If you are flying in, LAX is only 7 miles away.

We usually hit the pub on Thursday night, have a simple dinner on Friday night, then barbecue on Saturday and Sunday. This is a low-key opportunity to hang out with others and/or do your own thing. Bike, walk or jog on the Strand. See a show at the Comedy and Magic Club (a block away) or play golf at the Westchester Golf Course (10 miles away). We have two golfers signed up and they'd love to get two more for a foursome.

Grab a few of your friends and join us! Email lakenheath77(at)gmail(dot)com for more information.

Who's In:
Louise Arbogast '79
Gene Boyd '77
Susan Calloway Taylor '78
Lisa de la Cruz '77
Carol de Runtz '78
Meg Costello Armstrong '75 & Barry Armstrong
Dennis Eskridge '78 and Laura Eskridge
Tom Miguel '76 and Carolyn Dernbach
Kelly Russell '77 and Tim Down
Brigid Wall Gordan '78
Portia Webb '80

23 February 2018

Austin Reunion 2018

Lakenheath High School is having an all-class reunion in Austin, Texas on June 22-24, 2018. That's right - all classes are invited! Grab a few friends and c'mon down.

Who's in:
Cindy Alva '77 & Dave Hansen
Barry & Meg Costello '75 Armstrong
Nikki Blackburn Alston '91 & Kenneth Alston
Dean Baines '77
Brandon Benton '88
Matt '87 & Sarah Brooks
Micki (Ruiz) Broll '91 & Chris Broll
Kristi Blackburn Brown '90 & Andy Brown
Susan Calloway Taylor '78
Paul Campbell '90
Matt  Carmichael '77 & Grace (Brown) '76 Carmichael
Chris Cool Hubbard and Gary Hubbard '75
Eric Davis '79
Mike Davis '79
Lisa de la Cruz '77
Sandy (Dombrowski) Barker '89
Susan (Dombrowski) Harwood '90
Duane & Debra Grim-Emerick '90
Dennis '78 & Laura Eskridge
Holt Evans '78
Teel Evans '79 & Michael Taylor
Sharon Fielding Hill '87 and hubby
Kimberly Ford Duncan '76
Greg Gillenwaters '83
Carol Guerra Knight '78
Sam Herrera
Kelly Jackson Blumberg '87
Kelly '86 & Cathy Kleifges
David Kuck '79
Jill Leaders Elizondo '84
Brian Ledell
Bob Lopes '79
Angelina Lubecki Macias ‘91
Mike Mason '77
Robert Maxwell '86
Tracey Michaud '76
Tom Miguel '76 & Carolyn Dernbach
Carey Miller Ronning '90
Carrie Morris Epps '81
Bekky Muscher-Hodges '92 & Matthew Hodges
Karl Peterman '89 (on Saturday at Banger's)
Pete Phillips '87
Glen & Pam Roberson '76
Jacki Rivero (Ibarra) '95 & Ray Rivero '93
Kelly Russell '77
Randy Russell '77
Michael Simmons '77
Kevin Solomon '75
Rudy Thornton '79
Larry '77 & Fran Stell
Carol Skvorak '78
Lenora Simon Shealy & Pat Shealy '75
Bryan Sharp '79 (on Saturday at Banger's)
Romie Trevino '77
David & Sherry Emerson Stroh '75
Scott Thomson & Irene Garza
Eddie Tipton '72
David Weiser '78
Portia Webb '80
Rick Zarder '77
Bryan Stroman '86 (hopefully)
and assorted significant others and spouses.

Friday night - June 22, 2018
Lone Star Riverboat Cruise
Cost: $30 per person - includes unlimited non-alcoholic drinks
Address: 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boarding begins at 6:30 pm

We will bring some adult beverages, or bring your own (no glass beer bottles please).

To book a place on the cruise - PayPal - Use the "send money to friends and family" option. Send to lakenheath77(at)gmail(dot)com. Or send an email to that address for other methods of payment.

More information on the cruise at the Lone Star web site: Lone Star Riverboat

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Tour of the Texas State Capitol
Meet at the Capitol at 1:00 pm. Tours leave from inside the South Foyer outside the tour guides office in the Capitol. The tour is approximately 30 minutes.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Meet up at Banger's, an easy 15 minute walk from the Holiday Inn.

If you have any questions, feel free to email lakenheath77(at)gmail(dot)com.

See you in Austin!

29 April 2017

Lakenheath HS Reunion Las Vegas 2017

The Lakenheath High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating our 40th in Las Vegas!

When:   Friday - Sunday, 28 - 30 July 2017
              (But come early and stay late! Some of us will arrive 27 July and depart 31 July)

Where:  Mandalay Bay, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV

Who:    All Lakenheath High School alumni are welcome to attend

We have reserved a large suite to serve as the 'Day Room' for this reunion. It will be available Friday late afternoon and evening (from 5:00 pm on), all day Saturday, and Saturday evening after the dinner/dance. Drinks, snacks, yearbooks and plenty of reminiscing. Stop by Sunday morning before 10:00 am for hugs and good-byes. If you're staying on until Monday, plan to hang out with us Sunday afternoon by the pool at the Luxor.

On Saturday night, we plan to have a buffet dinner and dancing in the Claddagh Room at Hennessy's Tavern. Hennessy's is on Fremont Street in "downtown" Las Vegas. It's fun place to walk around and enjoy the street performers, or even get your hair curled (seriously!).

The cost for this reunion is $110.00 for access to the Day Room and the Dinner/Dance. See the PayPal button at the top right for options. If you don't want to use PayPal, e-mail me for registration information: lakenheath77(at)gmail(dot)com.


If you want to stay at the Mandalay Bay:
The hotel charges a nightly room fee of $160, 13.38% tax, and $39.68 (tax included) per night daily resort fee. This rate applies to Thursday 7/27 through Saturday 7/29. The rate for Sunday 7/30 and Monday 7/31 is $150.
You can book over the phone through the Room Reservations department at 1-877-632-9001. You must provide the reservation agent with our group code, GLAK0717MB to access the rates and book within our block. The group name is "Lakenheath High School Reunion."
Or use this link to book: https://aws.passkey.com/go/glak0717mb
Reserve by 1600 Pacific Time on JUNE 26, 2017 to get the rates shown above.
NOTE: You don't have to stay at the Mandalay Bay to attend this reunion. The Luxor is right next door, and the Excalibur is within walking distance. If you have an AmEx Platinum card, the Delano is a great deal thanks to all the AmEx benefits. Here's a map to help you see what's around:

Please email lakenheath77(at)gmail.com if you have questions or comments. See you in Vegas, baby. Vegas!

23 October 2016

Lancer Gathering in Hermosa Beach 2016

Hello Lakenheath Lancers!

It is our fourth year gathering at the Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach, California. The dates are 27 October (Thursday) through 31 October (Monday). We've got a good thing going on! It's not too late to join us--just send an e-mail to Kelly at lakenheath77(at)gmail(dot)com.

Here's our list of attendees for this year:

Dave Adams '79
Diane Angus '78
Louise Arbogast '79 & Cindy Strasters '77
Gene Boyd '77
Blake Canedy '78
Meg Costello Armstrong '75 (& Barry Armstrong)
Linda Day Madril '76
Marcos de la Cruz '79
Lisa de la Cruz (uncertain - held back multiple times)
Carol de Runtz '78
Zo de Runtz Re '79
Kelly Furr "79 and Vince Cervantes '79
Jane Gibbons Owen '78
Mark Hall '80 (and Elizabeth Chaney Hall)
Margie Leal-Sotelo '74
Tom Miguel '76 (and Carolyn Miguel)
Ron Myrick '79
Pete Pramis '78 (and Ann Pramis)
Kelly Russell '77 (and Tim Down)
Rudy Thornton '79
Bridget Wall Gordan '78
Anthony Webb '77
Portia Webb '78
Lisa York '79

...and hopefully Cathy Hanson '80 (work can wait, right?).

19 July 2016

LHS Beach Gathering 2016

All Lakenheath Lancer alumni are welcome to join our gathering in Hermosa Beach, CA, October 27 - 31, 2016. 

We'll hang out at the beach, walk up to the pubs and generally have a great time. There's no registration fee for this event, but we do ask for a donation to help cover food and drinks.

Call the Sea Sprite directly to reserve your room (310-376-6933). Mention that you are with the Lakenheath Reunion for a 15% discount. This is a dive hotel, but it is affordable and the location is great--right on the beach.

We have the Beach Cottage reserved as a central gathering place. This is a low-key opportunity to hang out with others and/or do your own thing. Bike on the beach, see a show at the Comedy and Magic Club (a block away) or play golf at the Westchester Golf Course (10 miles away). Grab a few of your friends and join us!

07 April 2015

Lakenheath Lancer Gathering in San Antonio - April 2015

Lancers from the 70's had a great time in San Antonio over the weekend of 4-5 April. You can see the photos here.

04 November 2013

Lakenheath HS Reunion 2013

JC Clemons rocks his readers.

JC working on letting everyone know what a great time we had. The Carols--Knight and Day--in the house.

Carolyn, Carol, JC, Gene, Bridget

Carolyn, Carol, Ann and Pete on the beach

I want that shot!

I want that shot too!

The Strand, Hermosa Beach

Bridget's smile - then and now

Bridget on the left, Carolyn on the right (bottom photo in the yearbook)

Blake, Cathy, Darryl


Kelly's room got TP'd

JC, Louise, Carolyn, Cindy, Rudy, Lisa, Blake, Bridget, Carol


Louise and Lisa

Cindy, Blake, Louise, Lisa, Bridget, Carol

24 October 2013

Lakenheath Reunion 2013

The Lakenheath HS Reunion 2013 is in Hermosa Beach, CA ~ 31 Oct 2013 - 3 Nov 2013.  Attendees are as follows:

Dave Adams '79
Louise Arbogast '79
Michael Black '80
Gene Boyd '77
Darryl Bryant '80
Blake (McBride) Canady '78
JC Clemmons '77
Meg Costello Armstrong '75
Carol De Runtz Day '78
Linda Day Madril '76
Lisa de la Cruz '77
Marcos de la Cruz '79
Carol Guerra Knight '78
Cathy Hanson '81
Joel Hile '76
Carolyn Hovanec Lalos '78
Terry Nix '77
Pete Pramis '78
Kelly Russell '77
Cindy Strasters '77
Rudy Thornton '79
Kerry VanCura '86
Bridget Wall Gordan '78
Portia Webb '80

If you're an LHS alum (even if you didn't graduate), and you'd like to join us, please e-mail lakenheath77@gmail.com.  Cheers!

01 May 2013

Lakenheath High School Reunion 2013: Southern California

The facts must be faced, so here are the facts.  Southern California is expensive.  It's an expensive place to live, to drive, to eat, and for all I know, even the funeral homes charge more here.  There's a reason there has never been a Lakenheath High School reunion in Los Angeles.  This place is bloody expensive.

Yet, the inexorable call of the Pacific woos us and seeks to pacify our woes.  Where else can one plan a reunion at the end of October and feel reasonably assured that the weather will be good?  (That's a rhetorical question, so pipe down with your saucy answer.)

Here's the deal:  We found a cute, funky dive right on the beach.  It's got a pool and grills and everything we need to have a swell time.

The Dates:  Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3, 2013.

The Place:  The Sea Sprite Motel, 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, California, 90254.  Here's a link to their web site.

The Sea Sprite is about 7 miles south of LAX.

How to Reserve a Room:  Call 310-376-6933.  Reserve your room, then mail a check (50% deposit) within the next ten days. They will let you know what amount you need to send.  Mention "Lakenheath Reunion" to receive a 15% discount.

Room Number Information--Part 1:  The 'Beach House' location has been reserved.  The building to the north of the Beach House has two lower rooms (#21, #22) and two upper rooms (#27, #28) facing the sand.  The lower rooms have a patio area that is contiguous with the Beach House, so it would be great to have this additional real estate.  This building has additional rooms with limited/no views (#20, #23, #25, #26-34).

Room Number Information--Part 2:  The main building is in an "L" shape, and the short part of the "L" has two rooms with windows onto the sand: #1 and #5.  These rooms have a kitchen area, fridge and microwave (well, #1 does...that's the one I looked at.  Might want to confirm same is true for #5).  The long part of the "L" has rooms overlooking the sand with the patio and the pool in the foreground.  Call and ask for more information on these.

Thursday, October 31, 2013:  Arrival.  Check in. Molloy's Irish Pub is close by, though I haven't checked it out yet.  It's All Hallows Eve, and the sprites and spirits will show up accordingly.

Friday, November 1:  If you didn't show up yesterday, we have been waiting for you and will be happy to greet you today.  Settle in, hug your friends, get acquainted with new ones.  Dinner plans are under construction.

Saturday, November 2:  See above.

Sunday, November 3:  Parting is such sweet sorrow, said Mr. Shakespeare.  But Lancers will continue to find each other all over the world, and we expect the joy will continue in 2014.

Please send an e-mail to lakenheath77@gmail.com if you plan to attend.  At this point, there is no registration fee to attend this reunion.  However, we are looking into the possibility of a group dinner at a restaurant on Saturday night (there's a place right next to the motel), so we may be asking you to send a check for that.  We'll do our best to keep the costs down.

Let me know if you have questions or comments.  See you soon, I hope.


19 May 2012

LHS Reunion 2012

LHS Reunion 2012 4-8 October 2012 Marriott Downtown Atlanta 160 Spring Street NW Details are on Facebook. Not a member of Facebook? Leave a comment here and we will get the details to you.

25 November 2009

We raised just over $850 to help with TJ Morin's burial costs. RIP TJ---you will be missed.

04 August 2008

LHS Reunion 2008 in the STL

Here are a few photos from the reunion:

Valerie Rogers, Lisa de la Cruz, Sean Spicka, Phil Mason, Mike Mason

Scott Harville, Mike Jester

Phil Mason, Scott Harville, Rick Zarder

Lisa de la Cruz, Marcos de la Cruz

Mike Mason, Dean Baines, Scott Harville, Rick Zarder, JC Clemons

Rick Zarder, Dave Jester, Scott Harville & son

Valerie Rogers

Lisa de la Cruz, Jeanine Courtney, Kelly Russell

JC Clemons

Mike Mason, Kelly Russell, Dean Baines, Scott Harville, Rick Zarder, JC Clemons, Lisa de la Cruz

Mike Mason, Phil Mason, Scott Harville, Rick Zarder

28 February 2008

2008 Reunion in St. Louis

News from Phil Mason '78: "We are looking at July 31 - August 3, 2008, at The Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, MO. The hotel rate will be $129.00 per night.

The Cardinals will be in town and I am putting together several entertainment options for all of us to chose from once we are there. I have already booked one of the ballrooms on Friday night for dinner and dancing. I will, with input from all of you, put together the baddest ass collection of songs that should keep you dancing throughout the night.

What I need from each of you is to send this out to all former students regardless of the year they graduated or went to Lakenheath. The hotel has blocked only 30 rooms and will add to that on a first come first serve basis. I am putting the contract together and will have the booking code in the next couple of days."

As I get more information, I'll post it here. -Kelly

13 October 2007

More Reunion Photos

Finally - some brains in DC!

Kim Zeier, Donna Lopez Powers, Denise Herrera, Cathy Gray, Lee Herrera

Cathy Gray Hillman, her husband Jim, and JC Clemons.

Lee Herrera and Denise Herrera Habicht

21 August 2007

Reunion Photos

Robert Mattingly and Steve Reed
Willie Powell and Anthony Webb
The Class of '77

Denise Herrera, Sean Spicka, Becky Tolley
The "Blood Sweat and Tears" Planning Committee: Kelly Russell, Donna Lopez Powers, Denise Herrera Habicht, Lee Herrera
Phil Mason, Karen Ruster, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Dave Jester

The Class of '78

The Class of '77 celebrates!