Hale Class of '75 - 50th Class
Rangers for Life!
Greetings, Class of '75!
I've been asked to chair the 50th Reunion
celebration. I have agreed with the stipulation that
our past committee members continue to help us plan
for what I believe will be an E.P.I.C. 50th!
So, before I share much, let me pause and say a
word of thanks to everyone who has served down
through the years. You guys built a great platform
for us, and we promise to not let you down! We still
need your wisdom and support to help us. Also, we
can't have a committee without Mike Goodman. I will
be reaching out to Mike soon to ask him to continue
to serve on our 50th Committee.
So, a few things. We are punting on trying to
hold a make-up for our 45th. Our focus is on the
50th. Let me share a few things now, and I promise
First, our working theme is Rangers For Life!
You'll see and hear a lot about this in the coming
weeks. I try and make things simple, so here is my
acrostic for our E.P.I.C. 50th. These are our
initial driving principles...
1. E stands for Excellence which is our standard.
We hold an epic celebration that will set the bar
for future 50-year reunions! We will use our
50th to remember, honor, and rejoice in how blessed
we were to be Hale Rangers.
Our Past by honoring those who paved the way for us
and remembering those Rangers who are no longer with
us. And we will celebrate our class wins! We have 3
state championship teams that we will honor
throughout our 50th year.
Our Present by honoring what we as classmates
have and are accomplishing. We are going to tell our
Our Future by leaving behind a legacy for the
next generation of Rangers and enacting a Rangers
for Life network providing support and comradery for
the rest of our lives.
2. P stands for Politics and the pandemic are
off-limits. Friends stay friends. The way to
stay friends is to avoid what ruins friendships. The
first person I recruited for the new committee never
votes the way I do! Who cares? She loves Hale, and
so do I.
3. I stands for Inclusive of everyone. I
have no interest in a party of the cool. Letís
expand the tent.
4. C stands for Connect and Reconnect with
every Ranger classmate. No Ranger goes into the
future alone! We use our 50th to rebuild a bond that
will last our lifetimes. (This is my ultimate goal!)
Finally, though, I want us to consider how
5. We give back. Letís make a difference.
Let's find ways to help HHS students today
experience what we experienced.
Every classmate leaves an event feeling
honored, loved, and connected.
We will start the official celebration on or
around Memorial Day 2024 and run it through June
2025. The idea is to mirror our Senior Year with
events in the Tulsa area and across the country,
wherever our classmates are. So, if we hold an event
here in Tulsa, classmates in Chicago might gather
together similarly. We will connect worldwide with
our classmates through local chapters and Zoom
Any class can put on a party. Letís make a
difference and throw a party doing it. Letís use our
50th Reunion as High School Seniors to set the stage
for our Senior years by building a Rangers For Life
network of support.
I look forward to the journey to our 50th. The
party is going to start very soon! Let's make it
I am a Ranger For Life,
I look forward to hearing back from you and meeting
up soon to pick your brain.