Rockford East High - Class of 1976

Rockford East High - Class of 1976

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Many thanks to all involved. Best time I’ve had in 45 years!
I would like to thank the 45 Year Reunion committee for oraganizing and pulling off a great reunion. It was great to see familiar faces and share old stories along with catching up with everyone’s respective families/experiences. Thanks gang.
What are we doing to be COVID-safe at the reunion?
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

In the spirit of positivity, we are proceeding with planning our next reunion! We are hoping that by this time next year, that the Covid-19 pandemic will be a thing of the past and we can resume social gatherings.

We have the Lombardi Club reserved and request you INVITE other classmates to “Share,” "Like" and "Follow" this page. We need everyone's help to spread the word! Please private message Cindy Doyle Rungren if you have new contact information for yourself or a classmate.

Your reunion committee members are: Jeff Brodin, Chris Pemberton, Cindy Doyle Rungren, Linda Rakuc Spickler and Sue Salvi Buckwalter

Stay tuned to this page for further information. GO ERABS!
Erabs 74, 75 and 76

Marsha Hagney and her husband will be visiting from the Netherlands in October.

Tuesday, October 15th at Prairie Street Brewhouse at 5pm we have space reserved. Buy your own libations and/or dinner, greet fellow Erabs.

Please give me a heads up if you can make it. I will need to provide a close count so they have enough wait staff.

This event will not be rescheduled. Hope to see you there. Fingers crossed this will work for everyone's schedule.
Looking for carpenters or those with carpentry skills.
We need to redo the second floor "Wall of Fame".
Two summers ago, we took down all the pictures that were located outside the gym and we were told that they will soon go back up with a "Better" casing.
Well, has not happened. So, if you're interested in helping/planning this, please contact me at East. 815-229-2100.
We would like to work on it over Christmas break.
We will supply the wood, plastic, screws, etc.
We will need you or others, to measure and give us the best idea in which to do this.
Please forward this info to others who might be interested.
Thanks.
Terry Giardini
Stewart Boeselager, class of '76, passed away May 2. http://www.fitzgeraldfh.com/obituaries/Stewart-K-Boeselager?obId=3079237 #/obituaryInfo.
Hello alumni.
We here at East, are looking for those E-Rabs that have a carpentry background to help us with the Sports History hallway. (We would like to update the current display area)
If you have the time and the interest, please PM or call me at: 815-978-2424.
Thank you.
Terry A. Giardini Psy.D
Sp.Ed. Dept.
Rockford East High School
2929 Charles st.
Rockford, Il. 61108
A reminder...For those of you who are participating in the "Trophy" clean-up. Please be at East, by 12:30.
Enter on the east end of the school. This Thursday afternoon.Aug 10.

Dedicated to reuniting members of the Class of 1976.

Operating as usual

08/01/2023

A visit from my E-Rab buddy, Jay Sympson. He was traveling in his camper van from Northern WI and dropped in for breakfast! Be safe in your travels my friend and enjoy all that life has to offer! ❤️

07/28/2023

Bring back any memories?

04/24/2023
04/07/2023

Class of 1974 and 1975 eat your hearts out! 😂

01/07/2023

BREAKING NEWS: Police have caught 4 suspects who've been on the run from a high security prison since 1972!

01/01/2023

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

12/28/2022

What bands did you see?

12/21/2022

Anyone know if the booster club sells the E-Rab car decal that looks like the shape of a football?
One other question does anyone know where I locate a vintage E-rab football helmet bank given out by American Bank?

12/19/2022

Two E-Rab classmates having lunch at Oscars; Bruce LUNDINE and me. My husband and Bruce worked together at fka as Sundstrand.

12/07/2022

This pic is 4/5 of our 45th reunion committee taken about a year ago October ; missing is Linda Rakuc Spickler. The reason why this picture is so special, is today is Chris Pemberton and Cindy Doyle Rungren’s birthday. Yesterday, was Jeff Brodin’s birthday.

This brings me fond memories; Chris was my very best friend in grade school-we we’re inseparable. ❤️ Cindy, I have had the opportunity to work with her son and from that our friendship has grown. And as for Jeff, our friendship has grown these last few years because his brother Per Brodin is a great connector of people and we all now have lunch every year in Door County

Good friends and great E-Rabs Rockford East High - Class of 1976! Happy birthday to you all! ❤️

10/16/2022

Or earlier… 🤷🏼‍♂️

09/03/2022

“One Flew” Like the shirt Jack?

07/03/2022

76ers! And 56 and 79!

06/10/2022

Tuesday, marked the 82nd graduating class of Rockford East High. I hear it was a misty one in Swanson Stadium.

Saw this post…”Looking for extra tickets for graduation please.” Nothing seems to change.

What are your memories and pics of our Class of ‘76 graduation?

04/28/2022

Spring is upon us; that means prom time for current students. For the FUN of it, post your former prom pics! Include names.

02/13/2022

Just saw this posted on FB. Who are these young men? No names listed.

From the 1976 Argus: Rabs enjoy refreshments of cake and punch at Turnabout.

11/10/2021

Saw this on the East FB page. I’m just sharing, I don’t have any answers to your questions. Contact the email listed below.

10/23/2021

Tonight’s the Night and Oh, What a Night!
See you soon at the Lombardi! ❤️🖤

5:30-6:30pm: 🍹Social Hour

6:30-8pm: 🍽 Buffet Dinner

8:00-11pm: 🎶 💃 📀 🕺🏼🤳📸
Music, dancing, pictures/selfies,
reminiscing, socializing and fun!

9:00pm: “Party Crasher’s” of the E-Rab kind welcome! 🤠 🤫 😎

10/23/2021

Hey you E-Rabs…

10/23/2021

Just 1️⃣ more day and here’s the schedule of events ☝️more time:

>>>>>>>>>>>>TONIGHT

10/22/2021

2️⃣ more days and ✌️options below to kickoff our reunion festivities:

🏈🏈 Fri. 10/22 @ 7pm 🏈 🏈
Our East E-Rabs host the Boylan Titans at Swanson Stadium @ 7pm! It’s East’s final home & regular season game before playoffs begin, and it’s Senior Night. While we’re not officially gathering as a group at the game, you’re welcome to attend and enjoy some E-Rab Friday night lights fun—El Vevo! 📣

🤗 🤝👋 Friday 10/22 @ 8pm 👋 🤝 🤗
Informal gathering at:
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
200 Prairie St. Rockford 61107
LOWER LEVEL
Head to the lower level bar around 8pm and share some cheer with long ago classmates! 🍻 Can’t wait 2️⃣ see you! ✌️

10/20/2021

4️⃣ We spent four years together, and now our 45TH reunion is only 4️⃣ days away!
Here’s the plan for S A T U R D A Y Night!

5:30-6:30pm: 🍹Social Hour
(cash bar throughout the evening)

6:30-8pm: 🍽 Buffet Dinner
Catered by Schiro’s Restaurant & Lounge (Susie Soter-Schiro)

8:00-11pm: 🎶 💃 📀 🕺🏼🤳📸
Music, dancing, pictures/selfies,
reminiscing, socializing and fun!

9:00pm: Party Crashers! 🤠 🤫 😎
Can’t join us for dinner, but are available later? Or are you one of our older/younger EHS “sibling” classmates (‘75, ‘77, etc) and looking for a night out? You are welcome to crash the party at 9pm and celebrate with us too!

See you at the LOMBARDI CLUB IN 4️⃣…!

10/19/2021

It’s reunion week! 🙌 👍 👏 Here are some options to begin festivities before the main event on Sat. night:

🏈🏈 Fri. 10/22 @ 7pm 🏈 🏈
Our East E-Rabs host the Boylan Titans @ Swanson Stadium — varsity kickoff @ 7pm! This is East’s final home & regular season game before playoffs begin! It’s also East’s Senior Night, recognizing senior fall sports male & female athletes and band members prior to kickoff. While we’re not officially gathering as a group at the game, you are welcome to attend and enjoy some E-Rab football & halftime fun 📣 El Vevo!

🤗 🤝👋 Friday 10/22 @ 8pm 👋 🤝 🤗
Informal socializing at:
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
200 Prairie St. Rockford 61107
LOWER LEVEL
We will meet in the lower level bar starting around 8pm! No tickets, RSVP’s etc. required—just stop by and help kick off our 45th; everybody’s welcome! 🍻🍷🍹

Hope to see many of you Friday night!

10/19/2021

Sending our thanks to ELIZABETH AUSTIN for her donation at the “El Vivo” level 📣 We very much appreciate your generosity and will miss seeing you at the reunion! Our updated donor list appears below, and remember: TICKETS MAY STILL BE PURCHASED UNTIL 5:30PM CT ON WED., OCT. 20TH ⏰ ⏳

The following are the sponsorships to date:

“Spirit of ’76” ($250+)
Jeff Brodin
Cindy Doyle-Rungren
Frank & Julia Gallagher
David Griffith
Jeff Larson
John Newson

“East Red & Black” ($100+)
Ken Anderson
Anonymous donor 1
Anonymous donor 2
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
Michael Fleming
Dan Gilchrist
Doug Kimber
Bruce Lundine
Kevin O’Dell
Mark and Laurie Pellant
Linda Rakuc-Spickler
Bobby Rivera
Sue Salvi-Buckwalter
Bobbie Schlicher-Miceli
Tim Stein
Mike Stoner

“El Vivo” ($50+)
Anonymous classmate
Elizabeth Austin
Greg Kirrish
Nan Waugh-Zickert

Send your donation/sponsorship checks payable to East High Class of '76 Reunion to:
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
602 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

10/18/2021

⭐️ Our thanks to DOUG KIMBER for his generous donation at the “East Red & Black” level❗️We very much appreciate your gracious contribution and are pleased to add you to the list of donors below. Classmates you have overwhelmed us with your kind and giving E-Rab Spirit (of ‘76 of course 😉)!

🎟 🎟🎟TICKETS MAY STILL BE PURCHASED UNTIL 5:30PM CT ON WED., OCT20TH!🎟🎟🎟

The following are the sponsorships to date:

“Spirit of ’76” ($250+)
Jeff Brodin
Cindy Doyle-Rungren
Frank & Julia Gallagher
David Griffith
Jeff Larson
John Newson

“East Red & Black” ($100+)
Ken Anderson
Anonymous donor 1
Anonymous donor 2
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
Michael Fleming
Dan Gilchrist
Doug Kimber
Bruce Lundine
Kevin O’Dell
Mark and Laurie Pellant
Linda Rakuc-Spickler
Bobby Rivera
Sue Salvi-Buckwalter
Bobbie Schlicher-Miceli
Tim Stein
Mike Stoner

“El Vivo” ($50+)
Anonymous classmate
Greg Kirrish
Nan Waugh-Zickert

Send your donation/sponsorship checks payable to East High Class of '76 Reunion to:
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
602 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

10/15/2021

🚨We have yet another generous classmate who requested to remain Anonymous that has sent a donation at the “East Red & Black” level! Thank you so much; we are very grateful for your contribution ❤️🖤 An updated list of donors appears below, with our sincere thanks to all! 🥰

🎟🎟TICKETS MAY STILL BE PURCHASED🎟🎟
SCROLL TO THE EVENT SITE AND SELECT THE EVENTBRITE LINK!

The following are the sponsorships to date:

“Spirit of ’76” ($250+)
Jeff Brodin
Cindy Doyle-Rungren
Frank & Julia Gallagher
David Griffith
Jeff Larson
John Newson

“East Red & Black” ($100+)
Ken Anderson
Anonymous donor 1
Anonymous donor 2
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
Michael Fleming
Dan Gilchrist
Bruce Lundine
Kevin O’Dell
Mark and Laurie Pellant
Linda Rakuc-Spickler
Bobby Rivera
Sue Salvi-Buckwalter
Bobbie Schlicher-Miceli
Tim Stein
Mike Stoner

“El Vivo” ($50+)
Anonymous classmate
Greg Kirrish
Nan Waugh-Zickert

Send your donation/sponsorship checks payable to East High Class of '76 Reunion to:
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
602 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Rockford East High Class of 1976 45th Class Reunion 10/15/2021

🎟🎟🎟TICKET DEADLINE EXTENDED🎟🎟🎟
Still thinking about it?🤔 Come on—you know “It’s More Than a Feeling” that’s nudging you to see your E-Rab classmates again! Click ⬇️ and join the fun!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rockford-east-high-class-of-1976-45th-class-reunion-tickets-167068122251

Rockford East High Class of 1976 45th Class Reunion Please join your fellow E-Rabs for a night of friendship and memories. Dinner will be served, 70's music and lots of laughs.

10/11/2021

We would like to acknowledge another generous donation at the “East Red & Black” level by an individual who requested to remain anonymous; thank you so very much for your kindness ❤️🖤 An updated list of donors appears below—we are so grateful to everyone for the amazing response! 🥰

REMEMBER: please purchase your tickets by MON. OCT. 11th!

The following are the sponsorships to date:

“Spirit of ’76” ($250+)
Jeff Brodin
Cindy Doyle-Rundgren
Frank & Julia Gallagher
David Griffith
Jeff Larson
John Newson

“East Red & Black” ($100+)
Ken Anderson
Anonymous donor
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
Michael Fleming
Dan Gilchrist
Bruce Lundine
Kevin O’Dell
Mark and Laurie Pellant
Linda Rakuc-Spickler
Bobby Rivera
Sue Salvi-Buckwalter
Bobbie Schlicher-Miceli
Tim Stein
Mike Stoner

“El Vivo” ($50+)
Anonymous classmate
Greg Kirrish
Nan Waugh-Zickert

Send your donation/sponsorship checks payable to East High Class of '76 Reunion to:
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
602 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Rockford East High Class of 1976 45th Class Reunion 10/08/2021

So here’s the “Lowdown”: “Lido Shuffle” your way to our Eventbrite link below and get your reunion tickets today! Ticket deadline is MON., OCT. 11TH!

⭐️ inspired by Boz Scaggs performing at the Coronado Theatre tonight🤩 🎶🎤👏

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rockford-east-high-class-of-1976-45th-class-reunion-tickets-167068122251

Rockford East High Class of 1976 45th Class Reunion Please join your fellow E-Rabs for a night of friendship and memories. Dinner will be served, 70's music and lots of laughs.

10/06/2021

There’s still plenty of time to pull yourself together to look fabulous . . . but BUY YOUR TICKETS BY OCTOBER 11th‼️⏳⏱⌚️⏰

Rockford East High Class of 1976 45th Class Reunion 10/06/2021

Have you noticed the awesome “45” graphics below in all of our event posts? They were designed by our very own creative classmate, JEFF LARSON of Larson Design Group! Jeff very generously contributed his time and talent to create several designs to pull together our “45” theme that are not only being used in posts but more importantly at the event itself on nametags, banners, and a special reunion take home favor! We cannot thank Jeff enough for helping to advise the committee artistically and for his in-kind contributions, and we recognize Jeff as a generous donor at the “Spirit of 76” level!❤️🖤

And now, tap the link below to GET YOUR TICKETS so that you can see the theme displayed in person, paired with Cindy Doyle Rungren’s amazing centerpieces and other decor! Ticket deadline is Oct. 11th❗️

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rockford-east-high-class-of-1976-45th-class-reunion-tickets-167068122251

Rockford East High Class of 1976 45th Class Reunion Please join your fellow E-Rabs for a night of friendship and memories. Dinner will be served, 70's music and lots of laughs.

10/05/2021

“Rainy Days and Monday’s” (like today in Rockford) don’t get us down when there are welcome surprises in the mailbox 📬 ! Two more classmates have very kindly and generously sent donations for our 45th reunion: thank you JOHN NEWSON for your contribution at the “Spirit of 76” level, and thank you TIM STEIN for donating at the East Red & Black level ‼️ See the complete list of donors below - we are so grateful to you all ❤️🖤

REMEMBER: please purchase your tickets by MON. OCT. 11th!

The following are the sponsorships to date:

“Spirit of ’76” ($250+)
Jeff Brodin
Cindy Doyle-Rundgren
Frank & Julia Gallagher
David Griffith
John Newson

“East Red & Black” ($100+)
Ken Anderson
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
Michael Fleming
Dan Gilchrist
Bruce Lundine
Kevin O’Dell
Mark and Laurie Pellant
Linda Rakuc-Spickler
Bobby Rivera
Sue Salvi-Buckwalter
Bobbie Schlicher-Miceli
Tim Stein
Mike Stoner

“El Vivo” ($50+)
Anonymous classmate
Greg Kirrish
Nan Waugh-Zickert

Send your donation/sponsorship checks payable to East High Class of '76 Reunion to:
Chris Clikeman-Pemberton
602 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

THANK YOU ALL! ❤️🖤

10/02/2021

It will be
“Some Kind of Wonderful”
to see you at our 45th reunion - purchase your 🎟 today!

10/01/2021

It’s Homecoming weekend, E-Rabs!
East vs Guilford at Swanson Stadium @ 7pm 🏈
Go you E-Rabs!

09/30/2021

Do you still have your class ring? Show us on Oct. 23rd! Purchase 🎟 🎟 via Eventbrite by 10/11/21 ‼️

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2929 Charles Street
Rockford, IL
61108
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