Denfeld Reunion Tutorial/FAQ
Organizing your class reunion is a rewarding,
but also challenging, endeavor. There are several ways the Denfeld
Alumni Association can help, but with roughly a dozen reunions happening
each summer, its role in each is obviously quite limited.
The following list of frequently asked questions
has been developed to assist reunion organizers in their planning.
Who has a list of my classmates and their
Ultimately, class officers are responsible for
maintaining address lists or delegating the responsibility. The
alumni association does have lists for some classes, but those lists
have been provided by class officers and are not updated by the
Claudia Anderson, secretary to Denfeld’s
principal, also has some class lists on file.
If I have an address list for my class,
how can I share it with the alumni association?
You can e-mail electronic files to webeditor @
denfeldalumni.com or mail a printed list to Denfeld Alumni Association,
4405 W. Fourth St., Duluth MN 55807-1494. Electronic files are preferred.
What is the best format for an address
The alumni association’s lists are composed
in Microsoft Office Excel files. If you are creating a new list,
and have the Microsoft Office Excel program on your computer, please
contact the alumni association to receive a template for starting
If you have a list in another format, the alumni
association will do its best to transfer the list to Microsoft Office
Excel and format it properly so classes with upcoming reunions can
be added to the mailing list for the Denfeld Alumni News,
the association’s biannual newsletter.
How do I share reunion information with
the alumni association?
Contact the Web editor by e-mailing webeditor
What are the critical reunion details
There is plenty of room on DenfeldAlumni.com to
share extensive details, but the Denfeld Alumni News can
seldom fit more than 35 words about each reunion. Make sure to mention
the date of the event, the location, and contact information for
finding more details.
A typical newsletter blurb looks like this:
“The class of 19XX will hold its XX-year reunion on (date
here) at (location here). For more info, contact (name here) at
(telephone and e-mail here) or visit (web address here).”
How do I link my reunion Web site to the
alumni association’s Web site?
When you send your reunion details to the alumni
association, your reunion will be added to the Events
page on DenfeldAlumni.com. If you have a reunion website (or a
general Web site for your class) the event listing on DenfeldAlumni.com
will link to that Web site.
What if my class doesn’t have a
If you want to create one, the alumni association
can help you, for a fee. If you don’t want to create one,
the alumni association will create a simple page for reunion details
at no cost.
To learn how to create your own class Web site
from a template, using a subdomain of DenfeldAlumni.com, contact
Cory Fechner by e-mailing cory @ corinteractive.com or calling (612)
987-4568. This service allows you to edit your own pages, add photo
albums, a message board, etc., for a setup fee of $200 and an annual
hosting fee of $120 per year.
If you don’t want to setup a website, but
would like to have extensive information about your reunion on a
free page on DenfeldAlumni.com, simply e-mail the information to
webeditor @ denfeldalumni.com.
Can the alumni association set up online
registration for my reunion?
The alumni association does not create databases
for online reunion registration. However, registration forms can
be made available on DenfeldAlumni.com for classmates to print and
mail to reunion organizers.
If your class has a registration form it would
like uploaded online, send it as an attachment to webeditor @ denfeldalumni.com.
For an example, see the class
of 1997’s registration form for its 10-year reunion.
Who can I contact about scheduling a tour
of the school for my class’s reunion?
To organize a tour of Denfeld, contact Janice
Kramer (janis.kramer @ duluth.k12.mn.us). If the tour is scheduled
for a Friday afternoon or evening there will be no charge. If the
tour is scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday there will be a charge
of $100 per hour.
What are some popular reunion venues?
Clyde Iron Works | (218) 727-1150
Mr. D’s Bar & Grill, West Duluth | (218)
Buffalo House Junction, Midway Township | (218) 624-9901
American Legion Post 71, West Duluth | (218) 628-1495
Black Woods Banquet and Conference Center, Proctor | (218) 624-3454
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center | (218) 722-5573