Why Hire a Professional Reunion Planner

The National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) is a non-profit organization, formed in 1986.

The mission of NARM is to develop an association of professional reunion managers which adhere to strict industry standards and a code of ethics to ensure the highest quality of service.

Members are admitted to NARM only after meeting stringent requirements.

The National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) is “The Voice of the Reunion Industry.” Collectively, the members of NARM produce the majority of professionally planned reunions in the United States. Comprised of independent companies across the country, NARM members are at the forefront, recognizing trends and adapting to the ever-changing high school reunion planning industry.

What can a professional reunion planner do for my reunion planning committee?

Professional high school class reunion planners take the hassle out of planning a reunion, allowing the class reunion committee to take the credit and have fun. Professional reunion planners know how to find high school classmates, the most difficult task of planning a high school reunion, and regularly update the class database.

Professional reunion planners handle all the money transactions for the reunion, including paying the upfront costs which can easily total more than $1,000 before any money is collected from classmates for the event.  By signing all contracts and agreeing to required venue minimums, reunion planners take on the financial liability of the reunion.  This means no committee member or classmate is financially responsible.

Reunion planners also provide one place of contact for consistent and up-to-date information about the reunion.

Members of NARM follow strict industry standards, adhering to a Code of Ethics. Professional high school class reunion planners have strong contacts with hotels, banquet facilities, caterers, DJs, photographers, and more. Best of all, the committee still maintains the decision-making power while working with a professional class reunion planner.

There are no upfront costs to the committee for using a professional reunion planner, although there may be a deposit. The reunion planner incorporates a nominal fee into the overall ticket price. The services provided by professional reunion planners include:

  • locating high school alumni
  • paying up-front costs
  • organizing events
  • preparing and mailing announcements and registrations
  • web sites with secured on-line registration, email and fax
  • coordinating registrations and confirmations
  • credit card processing, deposit, bill paying
  • music and photography
  • memory books
  • name badges
  • contacting local media, the school and alumni association
  • staffing events
  • liability insurance, and more!

There are other services that each individual reunion planner provides accordingly to each individual reunion need.

I’m starting the process of planning a high school class reunion, where can I find someone to help me?

Planning your high school reunion has never been easier. All it takes is a call to a NARM member reunion planner. NARM member reunion planners are located across the country and can be found through this website, reunions.com. Just click on “Find a Reunion Planner” and you’re sure to find a NARM member in your area.

With the experience and contacts of a professional reunion planner, planning your high school reunion will be easy, stress-free, and fun!

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