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 at Nick & Tom’s Restaurant & Bar at 11:30 A.M. on the first Thursday in Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. and Dec. Call Larry Panaro (922-6296). 

    Class of ’48 meets at Nick & Tom’s Restaurant & Bar at 11:30 A.M. on the first Thursday in Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. and Dec. 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 The Wellington (5156 North Bend Crossing off West Fork Rd.) 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 postpone celebrating its 65-year reunion until 2021. The class also meets on the last Thursday of the month at noon at Price Hill Chili. During the summer months of May-August, the class instead meets at noon at Aston Oaks for lunch and golf on the last Thursday of the month.  Call Ken Gilkey (941-3113) or Bill Backs (941-7045).

    Class of ’56
     meets at Werkhaus Pizza on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. Call Tom Sullivan (451-9164) or Tom Davoran (471-8817).

    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 on the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 A.M. For location or more information, contact Norb Guetle (451-1227 or njgii@outlook.com).
  • The 1960's

    Class of ’60 meets at The Pirates Den (3670 Werk Rd.) on the last Friday of the month at noon. Call Gus Becker (703-8051).

    Class of ’61
     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. Call Dan Aug (812-537-4581) or Mick Brady (706-1899).

    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 50-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 50-year reunion on the weekend of September 3, 2021. The class also meets for lunch at 11:00 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 meets the last Friday of the month at Price Hill Chili at Noon. Contact Chuck Hais (314-2258 or charles.hais@queencityadvisors.com).

    Class of ’71
    plans to host its 50-year reunion in the fall of 2021 with a golf outing at Aston Oaks on August 27, and another weekend-long event in September (TBD). Contact 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 
    is 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.
  • The 1990's

    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).
  • The 2000's

    Class of ’05 has rescheduled its 15-year reunion to the weekend of 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.