I want to help. What can I do?
The most important thing everyone in the class can do is to reach out to those you stay in touch with from the class and be sure they are aware of the reunion. Tell them the date, about this website, about the Facebook group, etc. Contact info for the committee appears at the bottom of this section. TIP: See a list of all Marshall Class of '88 alums you can reconnect with on Facebook by clicking http://bit.ly/gcm1988-search.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Yes! If you would like to promote your business to your classmates, there are sponsorship opportunities available. Exposure includes messaging on reunion emails, placement on the reunion website, messaging on the Facebook group, on-site banners, on-site sampling, etc. Sponsorships essentially underwrite the cost of the reunion to help reduce the per person admission fee or enhance the overall offering. For example, your sponsorship could underwrite the cost of a bar package or a specialty item giveaway. Sponsorships may also be anonymous. For more information, send an email to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a hotel room block for classmates?
Yes! Marshall 1988 HOTEL BLOCK: Take your reunion experience to the next level by staying at the reunion hotel! A discounted room block has been set up at the Sheraton Tysons Corner Center. To book your room click http://jmhs1988.reunited.com/hotel. Or, call the hotel directly at (703) 111-2222 and let the agent know you are with the George C. Marshall Class of 88 Reunion. There are only a limited number of rooms available for limited time at our discounted rate, book your room now.
What is the suggested reunion attire?
We like to call it, "Casual Chic." Think in terms of what you would wear to a nice restaurant or nightclub. The reunion is not a fashion showdown and you should not feel compelled to go out and buy a new outfit for the reunion. Be comfortable, be confident and wear what makes you feel good. General guidelines: Ball gown/tuxedo: Too dressy. Ripped Jeans/Shorts/T-shirts: too casual.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
If you are not staying in the reunion hotel block, we strongly suggest using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft to make your reunion experience as carefree as possible. For details on getting a FREE Uber ride to the reunion or reduced fare on LYFT, go to http://rideshare.reunited.com.
What else is happening on the reunion weekend?
Details about a possible informal gathering of classmates on Friday night will be announced.
What's included in the cost of my reunion admission ticket?
Your reunion admission covers a lot more than just what is being served at the event. Rolled into the admission are other fees from the venue such as facility rental, audio/visual rentals and fees, music, photography, professional reunion company management & staffing, souvenir name badge button, digital slide show presentation, gratuities and, of course, taxes!
What's up with the additional fees added to the reunion admission ticket at check-out?
The cost of hosting the Eventbrite reunion website and the processing of credit cards is not included in your reunion admission. As such, they are passed onto each attendee when a credit card is used as the payment method. The amount of these fees are a little less than 6% on top of the published cost of the reunion.
Can I avoid paying those additional fees?
Yes! Optional forms of payment with no fees include Personal Check and Venmo. To pay using one of these methods, please go to http://www.reunited.com/offlinepayment.
I want to submit photos for the reunion slideshow. How do I do that?
Slideshow submissions are accepted up to 14 days prior to the reunion. You are welcome to submit images from back in the day through today. Just be sure that either you or another member of the class is in the shot and that you only upload an image of a single photo, not multiple photos in one file. To submit your photo files, click http://bit.ly/gcm1988-uploads.
Is our class active on social media?
YES!! Visit the class Facebook group at http://bit.ly/gcm1988-fb. On Instagram and Twitter, use the hashtag #gcm1988 in your posts and they will automatically appear in the social media feed here on this page.
How can I contact the reunion committee with any questions?
Please go to http://bit.ly/reunited-contact. Your message will be forwarded to the reunion committee chairs and to Reunited.com. You can expect a response within 24-48 hours.