Class of 1972 Reunion

What: Class of 1972 40th Reunion
Where: Prairie du Chien
When: LABOR day weekend!
Comments to: Class 1972 Guestbook

Host Hotel: AmericInn
Other Motels: List
Meeting Location: See Below
Social Studies: See Below



The time is now and it won't be long, Reunion 2012 is going strong! We have a great group of guys coming, including: O'Brien, Schubring, Bates, Brooks, Leyden, Dudek, Greider, Corr, Roseliep, O'Neil, O'Malley, Nillen, Barnett, Luke, Dunn, Lipke, Perlmutter, Lee, Hannon, Sedgewick, Williamson, Gallagher, Gore, Ratermann, Behrendt, Rathford, Alegra, Hashka.

The hotel is ready, the plans are in place, Jimmy has the golf under control, and all that's left is for us to have a great time!

The Dinner Saturday night will be at the Angus at 6:30pm. The salad bar, a vegetable, and potato will be included with your choice of one of the following:

1. OUR FAMOUS SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB cooked to perfection and served with AuJus
2. JUMBO SHRIMP served citrus grilled or golden fried
3. PORTABELLA CHICKEN BREAST topped with creamy parmesan sauce
4. FRESH GRILLED SALMON topped with fresh cut mango salsa

The price would be 19.99 plus tax and gratuity, so figure around $26.00. Please bring cash and expect to pay at the restaurant. There's no need to pre order or pay until the time of the event.

If you have any last minute questions, ask Lipke! See you all soon!
Peace.. Larry
Friday: Golf 10am.
Meet n greet 5:30 at hotel. BYOB and special speaker!

Saturday: Golf 10am.
Hospitality room open 11am till ???
Burgers at Pete's for lunch. Terrorize downtown PDC
Cocktails at 5:30 Black Angus - cash bar (talk chas into buying!)
Dinner 6:30 Black Angus - choice of entree $25-30 each
Meeting/presentations at hotel 8:30 - special speaker(s)
Scavenger hunt 9:30pm - try to find remnants of Spit n Whistle...

Sunday: Golf 10am (wonder how many will actually show up?)
Hospitality room open 11am till ???
Pikes Peak picnic and Frisbee toss 12pm bring coolers/food
Optional activity - hike to buffs and slide down hill on dinning hall trays/cardboard
Mississippi river sunset cruise - 5:30 bring coolers
Dinner at?? Chill in hospitality room

Brunch 11am
Ease on outta town

Since we have decided to hold our reunion over Labor Day weekend in PDC, we need to get going on booking our rooms and events sooner rather than later. I urge all those that are coming to make your reservations for golf and rooms soon. The area is going to be very busy with end of summer activities. In talking to various hotels, they are all expecting a sellout weekend and, as such, I have not been able to negotiate any discounts on rooms. Travel will be very busy as well so make your plans early. I will be going to PDC about 4/17 to spend a night and make additional/final arrangements and will report to you again after that. In the meantime, please see the hotel and golf info below and take action asap....first come first served!

Golf info:
JIm Behrendt has graciously (if that term can be applied to him!!) agreed to handle all golf activities for the weekend. Please contact Jim directly if you'd like to sign up for some antics on the greens. Email him at or, if you need to call him, use: 847-894-0873

Hotel Info:
I have negotiated to have 20 rooms on hold at the AmericInn Hotel right off downtown near the river. This will be the "Host" hotel and serve as the primary hang out during our stay.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
130 S Main, Prairie du Chien, WI
(608)326-7878  (NOTE: Hotel direct line)
44 rooms, indoor pool, full-enhanced breakfast, suites, high speed wireless internet

We have 20 rooms on hold until the end of July and then any that are left will be released to the general public. They were the last 20 rooms they had and are of various kinds and prices. See below for types and rates:

(1)King   159.90
(1)King with massage chair  169.90
(4)King Whirlpool   179.90
(3)Two queens   159.90
(2)Grand Master Suite   209.90
(7)Select Comfort King    169.90
(2)One Queen    149.90

Please call the hotel directly and tell them you are with the Campion 40th Reunion group for that weekend!! Rooms are on hold for Aug 31 and Sept 1. You may book additional nights as you please. If you have any issues please contact me and I'll assist.

Here is a link for additional hotels in the area if you can't get when you want or need different/cheaper're on your own.

I am planning to have some sort of dinner/catered event Saturday night as the focus or our get together... please get ready to tell all your outrageous lies, half truths, and urban legend stories during this time! I'll have more info on events and times as we get closer to the event.

If you are planning on coming, please email me back directly so I have an idea what to expect and plan for...again, the sooner the better but no later than early July. Surely, with all your life experiences and superb education at Campion, you can plan ahead that far!

Can't wait to see you all and have a great time together again!!

Best Regards,

Hi Knights-here's the quick golf overview.

Unofficial game plan -If you are interested and your schedule allows for a Friday afternoon round let me know please and we all figure something out.

Official game plan

SAT/SUN tee times start about 10am both days.

Saturday will be a scramble aka best ball. If you don' know what a scramble is- you have until September to learn.

I will put together foursomes accordingly:

1) IQ and Hair.

2) Race color and creed.

3) Drinking capacity.

4) Where you sat in study hall.

5) Handicap (if you have one and if not give me your average score for 9 or 18 holes) if you don't know what a handicap is you have until September to learn.

Sunday we can all play a regular round. I can put together foursomes with the above criteria or you can get a foursome together just let me know.

Bottom line:

Please advise me if playing FRI, SAT and or SUN.

Please advise handicap or average score.

Please advise if you have or are part of a twosome, threesome or foursome for Sunday or don't care.

Down the road I'll advise times and teams/foursomes for Saturday and Sunday.


Pay fees individually as you show up for a round.

For those of you traveling light.. If you might need rental clubs contact PDCCC direct they have usually 4-5 sets- 2 are lefty available for rental. If in a pinch PDCCC says we can use other players clubs which most courses do not allow. We thank them.

PDCCC is about 5 miles south of uptown PDC.

Prairie du Chien Country Club
38485 US Highway 18
Prairie du Chien, WI 53826

If you don't know how to golf, you have until September to learn.

The Irreverendt Behrendt

Gentlemen (Rowdies),

In responce to Warren's question about wives attending...I will be attending. I will scout around for some things to do for anyone who will not be golfing, like myself, such as a tour of the Villa Louis, a trip to Pikes Peak, a shopping trip to the Cannery, setting up a tempory hospital at the hotel for those injured while golfing and drinking and keeping jail watch over Chas! Attached are a few pics from my last trip to PdC. See you there!

Jan O'Malley

Planning Team:
 Larry Dunn - General Manager
 James Behrendt - Golf Manager
 Jan O'Malley - Wives ( Events Manager