Welcome Great Bridge High School Wildcats

Welcome Great Bridge High School Class of 1981

Hi Bryan,
I graduated from great bridge in1981. I was a member of the football team and would like my kids to see our game films. Please advise.

Hi. Kevin Graham here. Class of 81. I am saddened seeing the loss of many of my friends. Where has the time gone. My thoughts go out to their families especially Mrs Mastracco. She and her family where a class act. Hope all else are well.

Looking For Our 30th Reunion Information

Class of 1981 - The flag the Pam (Sivels) Godfrey is holding was to be presented to the GBHS Principal on Home Coming night. Please be advised, we just received word that due to added events during half-time, our flag presentation cannot be done and will be rescheduled at another home football game TBA.
Ida (Jacobs) Lee will keep us informed on the new date. FYI – This Flag was flown over the Capital building this year on our 30th High School graduation DATE.

First batch of pictures are up, click here

REUNION ATTIRE: Casual attire................. I know some of you will attend dressed to impress but the official dress will be CASUAL ATTIRE............ Everybody that plans to attend the reunion please sign in (even if you haven't paid yet) just click here.
Click here to add or vote for your favorite songs to be played at the reunion.
Click here for the GBHS Class Reunion PDF Flyer with details.
Click here for the Cruise to No-Where PDF Flyer with details.

Here are a couple of other things the committee wants to make sure everyone knows.
- The 16th of July will be the cutoff date for receiving payments.
- No payments will be accepted at the door.
- Reminder there will be cash bars on Friday night and Saturday night.
- There will be a raffle on Saturday night for over $2500.00 in Gifts and services. Raffle tickets will be available the night of the reunion. YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT to WIN.

Minutes from April 9, 2011 Meeting (From IDA JACOBS LEE)
Persons in Attendance:
Pam Sivels-Godfrey, Paula & Shannon Lynch, Melvin Wilson, Bryan Rusnak, Leslie Nelson Carpenter, John Clark, Regina Harper-Foreman, Robin R. Anderson, Terry Allbritton, Ida Jacobs Lee, Sharon Wyatt-Todd – class of ’82 rep.
Discussion/Decisions Made:
• Terry Allbritton gave a report that the preliminary deposit has been received for the Wyndham Hotel.
• Melvin Wilson has a link to Bryan Rusnak’s Website and will add Sharon Wyatt-Todd to our contact list.
• Paula Hood will assume the responsibility of getting poster created.
• Ida Jacobs Lee requested that all committee members assist her in locating former Teachers and Administrators.
• Melvin Wilson will locate Mrs. Warren on facebook. (UPDATE) Mrs Warren will not be able to attend .... Mel.
• Ida Jacobs Lee will try and contact all teachers still in the school system.
• Bryan Rusnak will create a page for classmates to make a playlist for the D.J.
• Pam Sivels-Godfrey and Melvin Wilson shared progress on calling and locating classmates. (UPDATE) Pam and I need your help! Please talk with people you know about the reunion. THANKS.
• Terry Allbritton suggested that we try and get donations for door prizes.
• Melvin Wilson is donating a chess set for the reunion.
• John Clark agreed to manage the door prizes. He also agreed to speak with Craig Davis about a donation.
• Bryan Rusnak agreed to try and get in contact with Alveta Ewell for some complimentary advertisement.
• Regina Harper-Foreman agreed to contact the Clipper for complimentary advertisement.
• Ida Jacobs Lee will post reunion information on Pilot on Line and will contact Richie Babb who manages the Chesapeake Public Schools’ website to post reunion info.
• Bryan offered a suggestion to create a display for posting information from classmates who could not attend.
• Ida Jacobs Lee presented a preliminary program for July 23.
• Terry Allbritton agreed to contact the hotel for a final head-count date.
• Paula Hood Lynch made a suggestion for decorations and was going to get a price on a banner.
• Robin R. Anderson suggested that we change the time of our next meeting to accommodate more classmates.
• Melvin Wilson offered some ideas for souvenirs.
• Ida Jacobs will have sample shirts and hats at next meeting and will get the D.J.’s email address.
• Our next meeting will be at Big Woody’s in Chesapeake on May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Here is the information I have from Melvin Wilson (passed along from the reunion committee):

Great Bridge High School Class of 1981 30th Reunion
Good folks of Great Bridge: here is a rundown on the 1981 Class Reunion events. (OPEN TO CLASS OF 80 & 82)
22 July 2011 Meet and Greet
23 July 2011 Class Reunion
22 -24 OCT, Cruise to No-Where
Friday Night starting at 6:30PM: Reunion Meet and Greet - Big Woody's Bar & Grill in Chesapeake. PAY AS YOU GO for meals and drinks.

*****Class Reunion******Saturday July 23 2011 Starting at 6:30PM
Location: Wyndham Virginia Beach Ocean Front– 57th St and Atlantic Ave | Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 - 757 428-7025.
Price is $65 per person you can start making payments now to Lisa Perkins.
Check/Money Order – address for Lisa is:
Lisa Perkins / 1238 Fordyce Dr. / Chesapeake VA 23322 / Phone: 757 620 3633.
PAY PAL users you can send it to lisaperk@cox.net. VERY QUICK AND EASY WAY TO PAY I did it and she got it in less than a minute. If paying via pay pal, please email Lisa with the names of people attending / mailing/email address and your phone #.

Click here for the GBHS Class Reunion PDF Flyer with details.

*****22 OCT 4:30PM - 24 OCT 8:00AM Cruise to No-Where**********
This cruise is getting better and better each and every day.
The class cruise Vacation Planner is: Manny Valdes – Carnival Cruise Lines (800) 819-3902 ext. 85386.
Group Name: Great Bridge Alumni or mention Ida Jacobs or Jill Lee who is the class Point of Contact for this event. Also you can contact Melvin Wilson at Melalexwil@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Click here for the Cruise to No-Where PDF Flyer with details.

NEXT CLASS REUNION MEETING IS: 9 April 2011, 11:00AM @ Pollard’s Chicken: Chesapeake
717 Battlefield Blvd S # 9 Chesapeake, VA 23322-5462
Phone # (757) 482-3200 . Everyone is invited.

Hello Classmates of 1981 We had a meeting today to discuss our 30th year reunion. We came up with a couple of dates for the reunion. July 23, 2011, and/or Sept 17, 2011. We would like to book the Wyndam at 57th Street in Va. Beach. We need to have a rough count of how many people would be able to attend either/or weekend. We need to know by February 20, 2011. Prices were talked about. It really all depends on the amount of people and the date. The figure we came up with is roughly $80.00 per person. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, bar, dancing and reconnecting with old friends. We also discuss including the class of 80, and 82. The more people, the cheaper it will be for everyone. Our next meeting will be a Woodies in Great Bridge on March either 11 or 12th. As soon as I know more information I will pass it on. Please plan to meet us up there...the more the merrier. Also was mentioned, in Oct a cruise to nowhere, leaving out of Norfolk. Check back here or the Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/l/c9995YE6nN3wmSNc50scLCjniIA for more details.

WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT WE NEED EVERYBODY TO RESPOND ASAP, you can email me or leave a response on the Facebook site!

I also need everyone to check the email list to check if your email address is correct. I sent an email to everyone on the list and almost half were returned. If you don't want your email address listed let me know but at least give me an address so I can contact you with updates.

Great Bridge High School Class of 1981
Good People of the Class of 1981. It’s time for our 30th Reunion. We need anyone and everyone who would be interested in help planning, to meet in Great Bridge on the 12th of FEB.
Location will be Pollard’s Chicken 717 Battlefield Blvd S Chesapeake, VA 23322 - FEB 12th at 1400 or 2PM for all you non-Military personnel. The meeting will not last over 1 hour - 15 minutes and 39 seconds. So please be on time. Please pass this word on to everyone you know. God Bless and we will see your there.

This is the information I have at the moment:
It seems there are two groups planning a reunion, Robin Newnam, Nicole (Kriss) Walsh, Roz (Thrasher) Hughes have started posting messages on Facebook looking at May 21, 2011 and are open to and looking for suggestions. Howard J Schmidt mentioned one being planned on Homecoming Weekend in Oct. but I don't have any information as to who is planning that one.
I have started a list of people who have contacted me here who are willing to help and would be glad to pass that along to who ever wants it.
Anyone with information can pass it to me and I will post it here to help keep everyone updated.

Well, it's getting to be about time for out 30th Reunion. We need anyone and everyone who would interested in planning, helping and attending to spread the word to every one you can. You can also contact me, another great place to look seems to be Facebook, there are a lot of our classmates there. I went to the the Class of 80's (and friends) gathering on Friday and they had a really good turn out. So, are we going to let them beat our class spirit?
Lets get the ball rolling...

My name is Doni Masters Riley (went by Donna in school) I would love to hear from any classmates of mine from classes of '79 thru '81. A few in particular are Leslie Foutz Waller Williams (class of '79 and Annette Walsh Mills (class of '81) and Linda Lovelace (class of "80 I think). My email is countrygirlforever1961@yahoo.com or medic4life4you@yahoo.com. I have a Myspace site at www.myspace.com/Medic4Life if you'd like to join my friends list.

I was looking at you class of 81 page It looks good. I was in the class but moved away just before 9th grade. My father was in the navy. I live in upstate New York. Seeing the names brings me back. I miss the south I am bringing my son down to Virginia next week for vacation and to show him where I grew up. Just thought I would drop a note.
Fred Whitmarsh Jr.

Ok, we need the help from everybody. We would like to know how many would be interested in a 25 year reunion and if so any ideas of what and where.
My last email with Huntley she said "I called several people and got the well I'd be interested in coming but not planning; got frustrated and then busy. I talked to Mrs. Bernard and she said to wait till 30 yr; people tend to be more interested. I've also talked to a couple people in classes before and after us. What would you think if we did a 2 or 3 year combo reunion?"
You can email me your comments or ideas. Thanks

Hi everybody, this site is for our class and I need help with ideas for this site.
Have pictures, movies or story you would like to see?

The email, news, and pictures links listed below and to the left are for our class information only. The Memorium, thoughts and links pages are for the entire site.

I haven't heard from anybody in a while and was wandering if anybody was still interested in anything being added here. Send ideas or comments to

Keep in contact with other classmates with the E-mail List
There has been a few e-mail addresses changed so check for the current address.

Find out what's going on, up-coming events, news or messages for and form others

Photo Album  *NEW Pictures*

Thoughts to reflect on . . .

Interesting links to other sites.

I am still in the process of updating this site, so if I do not get your request up when you send it please be patient.