It all started with the Class of 1923...

Elder’s first graduating class consisted of six men and two women who will forever be remembered as the first members of an exceptionally loyal and supportive group of individuals called Elder Alumni. Today, one can find an Elder grad living in any of the 50 United States as well as in 22 foreign countries around the world!

This page contains a listing of those classes which gather on a regular basis. Whether it be monthly or quarterly meals or just getting together for drinks and camaraderie, the Elder Spirit remains alive and well within the alumni community.

List of 8 items.

  • The 1940's

    Class of ’46 meets for lunch at Ron’s Roost on the first Monday of the month at noon. If a holiday falls on that day, the meeting will be held on the following Tuesday.

    Class of 47
    meets every Wednesday to attend 8:30 A.M. Mass at St. Lawrence and then eat breakfast at Price Hill Chili. Call Larry Panaro (922-6296). 

    Class of ’48 meets every Wednesday to attend 8:30 A.M. Mass at St. Lawrence and then eat breakfast at Price Hill Chili. Call Butch Rowekamp (922-4285).

    Class of ’49 meets the fourth Friday of every month at 11:30 A.M. at Nick & Tom’s Restaurant & Bar. Call Glenn Laib (467-2765).
  • The 1950's

    Class of ’50 meets on the third Friday of Jan., Apr., Jul., and Oct. at noon. Contact Ken Koppmeier (741-4488 or kkopp32@yahoo.com).

    Class of ’51 
    meets at 11:30 A.M. at Price Hill Chili for lunch on the first Wednesday of the month. Contact Gus Bonno (451-4147 or abjbonno@gmail.com). 

    Class of ’52
     meets at Aston Oaks Club on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 A.M. Call Don Griffin (574-1235) or Chuck Finn (941-4831). 

    Class of ’53
     meets at Champions Grille on the first Thursday of every month at noon. Contact Tom Malone (922-7305 or TM5138@aol.com).

    Class of ’54
     meets at Aston Oaks on the third Friday of every month at noon. Call Don Huber (467-1920). 

    Class of 55
    will celebrate its belated 65-year reunion on September 16, 2021.  The class also meets on the last Thursday of the month at noon at Price Hill Chili. Call Ken Gilkey (941-3113) or Bill Backs (941-7045).

    Class of ’56
    will celebrate its 65-year reunion on September 11 and 19. The class also meets at Werkhaus Pizza on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. Call Tom Sullivan (451-9164) or Tom Davoran (Grandview1-8817).

    Class of ’57
    meets for lunch at Nick & Tom’s Restaurant on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 P.M. Call Paul Brogan (467-1334).

    Class of ’58
     meets at Price Hill Chili on the second Tuesday of every month at noon. Contact Jim Heisel (451-4926 or jim.heisel@gmail.com).

    Class of 59
    meets at Chandler's on Cleves Warsaw on the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 A.M. Contact Norb Guetle (451-1227 or njgii@outlook.com).
  • The 1960's

    Class of ’60 will celebrate its belated 60-year reunion on September 11. The class also meets at The Pirates Den (3670 Werk Rd.) on the last Friday of the month at noon. Contact Gus Becker (703-8051 or garybecker6@gmail.com).

    Class of ’61
    will celebrate its 60-year reunion throughout the fall of 2021 by hosting a golf outing at Aston Oaks on September 30, Mass, brunch, and dinner/dance on October1, and attending a home Elder football game on October 2. Other events are still in the works. The class also hosts various events and “Steeple Chase” Masses throughout the year. Contact Jim Stanton (922-9260 or jstan@cinci.rr.com).

    Class of ’62
    meets at Price Hill Chili on the second Friday of the month at noon. Contact Dan Aug (812-537-4581 or caug70@hotmail.com) or Mick Brady (706-1899 or mbrady@fuse.net).

    Class of ’63
    meets for lunch at Noon at Jim & Jack’s on the following dates in 2021: Mar. 5, May 7, Jul. 9, Sep. 10, and Nov. 5. Contact Nick Hahn (706-1185 or nick.hahn@zoomtown.com).

    Class of 64
     meets for lunch the third Wednesday of each month at noon at Jim & Jack's Restaurant. Contact Bob Schaefer (373-5018 or sbosxn2@aol.com). 

    Class of 65
    will celebrate its postponed 55-year reunion on the weekend of September 3, 2021. The class also meets the second Wednesday of the month at noon at Jim & Jack's. Call Russ Brogan (471-4444) or Dave Moorman (382-9614).

    Class of 66
    will celebrate its 55-year reunion on the weekend of September 3, 2021. The class also meets for breakfast at 9:00 A.M. on the first Wednesday of every month at Jim & Jack’s on the River. Contact Terry McLaughlin at terry@espeyandassociates.com

    Class of ’67
    meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. at Jim & Jack's Restaurant, as well as the first Wednesday of every month for 8:30 A.M. Mass at St. Lawrence Church followed by breakfast at Price Hill Chili. Contact Den Grawe (375-0992 or dengrawe@gmail.com) or Mike Maley (535-4653). Those interested in contributing to the Mike Witt Memorial Scholarship should contact Elder directly. 

    Class of ’68 hosts various gatherings throughout the year, including lunches, dinners, and golf outings. For more information or to be added to the class email distribution list, contact Larry Frey (739-6904 or LDF535@msn.com) or Rick Voss (706-1719 or rickvoss@fuse.net).

    Class of ’69
     meets the last Tuesday of every month except for Nov. and Dec. at Price Hill Chili at noon. Contact Tim Eagan (922-4339 or popspatch@gmail.com), Tom Holtmann (451-5587 or tjholtmann@gmail.com) or Bruce Barth (941-4645 or brucebarth@juno.com).
  • The 1970's

    Class of 70 will celebrate its postponed 50-year reunion throughout the fall of 2021 alongside the Class of '71, including:
    • August 27 ... golf and dinner at Aston Oaks
    • September 17 ... Reds game in Handlebar Room
    • September 19 ... Purple & White Senior Alumni Mass & Dinner
    • October 8 ... Elder home football game
    • October 9 ... Jim & Jack's on the River
    Contact Kevin Rogers (987-6203 or kevin45002@yahoo.com) or Bill Nolan (518-3088 or bbbsap@aol.com). The class also meets the last Friday of the month at Jim & Jack's on the River at Noon. Contact Chuck Hais (314-2258 or charles.hais@queencityadvisors.com).

    Class of ’71
    will celebrate its 50-year reunion throughout the fall of 2021 alongside the Class of '70, including:
    • August 27 ... golf and dinner at Aston Oaks
    • September 17 ... Reds game in Handlebar Room
    • September 19 ... Purple & White Senior Alumni Mass & Dinner
    • October 8 ... Elder home football game
    • October 9 ... Jim & Jack's on the River
    Contact Dale Welsh (607-1227 or dwelsh@hillandgriffith.com) or Guy Cagney (312-7900 or guy.cagney@cbws.com).

    Class of 
    72 meets the last Wednesday of the month (Jan.-Oct. only) at Price Hill Chili at 6:00 P.M. Can't make the meeting? Join us on our Facebook page (Elder Class of '72) to watch the meeting LIVE! The class has also established the Class of 1972 Scholarship Endowment to help young men in need gain the same educational opportunities we had at Elder. Contact Ron Coffaro (257-3651 or rjc2517@gmail.com) or call the school for more information or to contribute.

    Class of 73 
    meets the last Thursday of every month at Noon at Jim & Jack's. The class is also working toward establishing a permanent scholarship at Elder. To contribute to the fund or for more information about class activities, contact Satch Coletta (378-2908 or ilids2@cinci.rr.com).

    Class of 
    7meets the third Monday of every month at Price Hill Chili at 7:30 P.M. Email John Voellmecke (jvpanther@gmail.com). The class also has a Facebook group; search Elder High School - Class of 1974.

    Class of 75
    is accepting donations in order to establish a permanent Class of 1975 Scholarship at Elder. Email Greg Meyers (gregwmeyers@gmail.com) or call the Alumni Office for more information.

    Class of 76
    will celebrate its 45-year reunion on the weekend of October 8, 2021. The class is also accepting donations in order to establish a permanent Class of 1976 Scholarship at Elder. Contact Bill O'Conner (235-4679 or drbill5@fuse.net) or the Alumni Office for more information.

    Class of 
    79 is proud to announce the establishment of the new permanent Class of 1979 Scholarship at Elder!  Please contact the school to learn how you can provide support.
  • The 1980's

    Class of ’81 will celebrate its 40-year reunion on the weekend of October 2, 2021. Email Mickey Morand at mickeyeld@aol.com, Tim Kellard at tim.kellard1960@gmail.com, or Doug Kayse at Doug.Kayse@gentherm.com.

    Class of ’83 is working toward updating its contact list. Class members are asked to email their contact information to either Dave Humphrey at davehumphrey87@gmail.com or Rick Warman at rwarman3@gmail.com. Those without email may instead call or text Dave at 513-505-0212.
  • The 1990's

    Class of ’90 will celebrate its postponed 30-year reunion on the weekend of September 11, 2021, in conjunction with the Class of 1991. Contact Dan Driehaus (325-8100 or ddriehaus@driehausins.com).

    Class of ’91 will celebrate its 30-year reunion on the weekend of September 11, 2021, in conjunction with the Class of 1990. Contact Max Hofmeyer (374-8424 or max.hofmeyer@yahoo.com).

    Class of 94 has a Facebook page! Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ElderHS1994/ to join!

    Class of ’95 will celebrate its postponed 25-year reunion on the weekend of September 3, 2021. Contact Brian Conners (519-0385 or conners_b@ohlsd.org).

    Class of ’96 will celebrate its 25-year reunion on the weekend of September 3, 2021. Contact Mike Moeddel (289-0130 or moeddelm@gmail.com).
  • The 2000's

    Class of ’05 will celebrate its postponed 15-year reunion to the weekend of September 30-October 2, 2021. Contact Paul Heidemann (535-7212 or paulheidemann24@gmail.com).

    Class of ’06
    will celebrate its 15-year reunion on the weekend of September 11, 2021. Contact Cory Renzenbrink (503-5451 or renzenbrink.cory@gmail.com).
  • The 2010's

    Class of ’16 will celebrate its 5-year reunion on the weekend of October 15, 2021. Email Austin James at austinjames49@gmail.com.