Your committee should have the skills to patiently review voluminous records, communicate using the telephone, handle large amounts of information, write effectively, design well, and plan a big party. It is not necessary that each member of the committee possess all such skills, but the leader needs to know who is adept in any particular capacity. Of course, all should be able to work in a cooperative manner. The following occupations would make the ideal committee: Bank Teller Folks who work in banks and other financial institutions like to have everything straight, but still possess the communication skills to deal with people about a sensitive issue, their money. Being trustworthy anyway, perhaps this person could serve as your treasurer.
Genealogist People who enjoy this hobby understand the necessity of patiently searching public records for clues leading to the identification and location of an individual. They know where the documents are, what they mean, and how to use them. Depending on the size and location of your class and school, you may search several different sources to find your missing classmates. Genealogist tend to be a bit serious, so don't put them in charge of entertainment.
Gossip Columnist Some people somehow know all about everyone else. They are a fountain of knowledge about who is married to who, when and why divorced, their children, and even their parents. They love to make phone calls, but will probably avoid anything tedious, such as record searching. Adhesive postage stamps are a blessing because now they can stamp envelopes and talk at the same time.
Graphic Designer Have your own uniquely designed stationery, souvenirs, signs, program, and memory book. Individuals with these artistic skills can be in charge of decorating the room for the reunion also. Sometimes artistic people react emotionally to almost anything.
Wedding Planner - Convention Planner You need someone familiar with hotel and other facility catering departments. These experience individuals are not overwhelmed by a maitre d' and his phony European accent. All communication with the facility should be through this committee member.
Computer Operator - We had reunions before we had computers, but it was a lot of work. Your database can be used for mailing labels, form letters, deposit tickets, name tags, record searching, and more. Be sure and have enough memory and processing power.
Astronauts - Avoid them. Exclude individuals who are so taken with themselves they can only direct others, but carefully avoid doing any work themselves. This category includes doctors, attorneys, professors, etc. Unless you are an astronaut, as the leader, it's OK.
Planning a reunion is almost always LOADS OF FUN, but sometimes a committee member is boisterous, tries to control others, fails their assignments, or somehow impedes the work of the committee. Early on, announce that to continue to have a continuously fresh approach to planning the reunion, makeup of the committee will be rotated. Then instead of setting a date for the next meeting at the conclusion of a your planning session, explain that for personal reasons, you need to call them individually later. If the success of the reunion depends on you excluding someone, you will just do it, but that's what comes of being a leader, or an astronaut.