Decatur High School

  Class of 1974

Page last edited:  May 09, 2014


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Welcome to the DHS Class of 1974 Website...

It is getting that time again!  Discussions have started on the 40th reunion page on Facebook.

Let us know what your thoughts are for planning this event, and be sure we have your current contact information. 

If you are not a member of Facebook, let me know, and I will post pertinent updates here.

40th Reunion Planning Updates. . . . 

~~~> You can follow the ongoing 40th Reunion discussion topics on Facebook at:!/groups/185136811674580/


04/23/2014:  Click HERE to see the details of the class golf outing Saturday, August 30th at Point Mallard.

03/06/2014:  Eight class members met to continue our reunion planning (Annette, Brenda, Calvin, Jeanne, Jim, Kathy, Susan and Toni).  We have discussed options for a scholarship that we could provide in memory of our deceased classmates.  Jeanne said everything is in place for Decatur High School to maintain it so there would be no overhead involved, and no gift is too small.  There is still talk of extending the evening activities beyond 10pm, but that has not been verified, in additional to possibly having a photographer, if you want pictures with your spouse or a group of friends made.  It may also be possible to tour DHS on one of the two days, if we wish to pursue that (let us know your thoughts).  Clothing was brought up again - as decided earlier, jeans will be permitted.  We are encouraging everyone to want to feel comfortable.  We will look into getting a block of rooms reserved for out-of-towners at one of the local hotels, and the two MOST IMPORTANT...  SPREAD THE WORD - we need to reach as many as we can.  Get email, phone, address, whatever.. so we have a way to contact, and BEGIN SENDING IN YOUR MONEY to Susan Lamb (see 2/15 entry, below) in order for us to continue to finalize the events.

02/17/2014:  Reunion Saturday August 30th, 6-10 PM at Decatur Country Club. We are talking about trying to extend it until maybe 11 or 12 pm. Picnic Sunday August 31st, 12-3 PM @ Wolverine Park Pavilion.

02/15/2014:  Here is the menu for the reunion... Chicken Marsala, roast beef and gravy, green beans almandine, oven roasted red potatoes, spinach casserole, rice pilaf and a cheese tray.  We estimated the cost for everything for the whole shooting match will be $50 per person. Susan Lamb will be taking care of the registration.  Please send your check or MO to her at 810 Island Way ‪#‎C,‬ Decatur, AL 35601.  She can also be reached at 256-353-2097 or 714-654-5532. Email:

11/14/2013:  OK folks, Calvin, Toni, and I were the only ones to make the planned meeting today at Mellow Mushroom. In addition to talking about old times, we referred back to some notes on the 30th Reunion, and came up with the following:

1) Suggest Saturday night event be held from 6-10pm whereas we had it from 7-11pm last time.
2) Same hors d'oeuvres we had last time - will need to get a cost for these.
3) Have a DJ to play 1965-75 era music from 7 to 9pm. Cost is estimated at $175/hr.
4) No shorts (same as before), but jeans will be allowed.
5) Do we want to have a Sunday event? Suggestions have been a picnic or booking the Memphis Belle for a short river cruise (need cost appraisals).
6) Admission for 30th Reunion was $60/couple and $30/single; will attempt to keep it the same, but this is subject to change depending on events and costs.

In case you have not read, we do have at least $300 left over from the 30th Reunion to apply as a deposit towards the $600 required by the Decatur Country Club - again this DOES NOT include food or bar drinks.

What we need now from EACH OF YOU is input. Please do not read this and not reply in some fashion. Either comment here, send me a message on FB, or to my email. If you know of anyone that is not yet a member of this group, or is not on FB, then alert them to these items. Also, we will use FB and email to conduct notifications to alleviate postal costs. Please be sure we have current email for anyone you know; check DHS74_Email.htm for the most current listings.


10/29/2013:  After some discussion, a couple of dates were kicked around on Facebook, and the consensus seemed to favor August 30, 2014 (Labor Day weekend) with the venue being the Decatur Country Club once again.  We will need to arrange to have a $300 deposit to them by the end of the year if possible.

March 2014

The class wishes to express our most sincere sympathy to Billy Steed and family at the recent passing of his father, William E. "Billy" Steed, Jr.

 Class E-mail Listing ===>    Last Update: 05/02/2014 


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Missing Classmates

Deceased Classmates  Updated: April 17, 2014



DHS74 Website Archive

  Prior year entries


30th Reunion Email Regrets

30th Reunion Comments


30th Reunion Pictures

30th Reunion - Sunday, at the school


For those of you who are no longer living in the area, here's our alma mater the way it appeared in 2004: DHS-in-2004

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