Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc.

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2021 Reunion Banquet

  • August 21, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN 55731
  • 7


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Members attending the banquet, but not the reunion.


Register using this page if you are attending only the banquet (not the entire reunion). Click here to register for both the reunion and banquet.

Join us for the association's banquet on Saturday, August 21st at Grand Ely Lodge. The event will feature a dinner, keynote speaker, and auction. Registration for the banquet does not include other activities at the reunion. 

This year the cost will be $49 for adults and $35 for youth under 18. Registration closes August 1st.

There will be no walk-in registration for the banquet. We are currently allocating 10 spots for those not attending the reunion, more space may be added later as permits.

In order to register for this event you must enter the email address associated to your membership. If you need your membership record updated with your email address, please contact us.

(If you need assistance registering, please contact us.)

Registering guests and family

Bringing family members? After filling out the primary registration form click the "Add guest" button at the bottom of the page to add additional registrants. (All family members must be registered to attend.)

Frequently asked questions

When should we arrive?

Plan to arrive at 5pm. We ask that you do not come before this time. Should the planned arrival time change, we'll send an email.

Can I bring my children?

Yes. Children must be registered in advance as your guests.

What will we be eating?

During registration you will have the option of selecting Prime Rib, Walleye, Wild Mushroom Ravioli (vegetarian), or specify a dietary restriction. If you have a dietary restriction, please note it so we can work with our caterer. 

Will walk in registration be available?

No. We are not able to accommodate those who do not register in advance for either the dinner or evening activities.

How do I donate an item for the auction at the banquet?

We ask that you bring the item with you to the reunion and provide it during check in. Please contact us in advance with a description and photo of the item.

If you are unable to bring the item with you or are not attending the reunion, please contact us for the auction coordinator's shipping address (please do not send to our PO Box).

When is the next reunion?

After 2021, the next reunion will not be until 2023.

What precautions are being taken for COVID-19?

Northern Tier and other reunion venues are required to follow county and state health department guidelines. These precautions may include extra hand washing, dining outside, social distancing, and wearing face coverings when applicable.

While the CDC strongly recommends anyone eligible get vaccinated for COVID-19, being vaccinated is not required.

Registration policies

  • Registration Policy: The primary participant must be a member of the SAA in good standing (learn how to become a member). If you are not a member now, you must join before registering. For planning purposes, all participants must be registered for the reunion in advance. Members should register participating family members and significant others as guests. This year there will be no walk-in registration for the reunion or banquet.
  • Payment Policy: Payment must be received at time of registration. Registrations not paid within 15 minutes are automatically cancelled. 
  • Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled before July 25th, 2021 will receive an 85% refund. Cancellation requests received on or after July 26th, 2021 are not refundable.
  • This year there will be no walk-in registration for the reunion or banquet.
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