Thursday, October 17, 2013

As expected, the 50th reunion came and went in a heartbeat. All the reports coming my way say that a wonderful time was had by...EVERYONE!  I would like to recognize these classmates for their contributions to the success of our reunion:

The entire weekend's venue was put together by Sue Hunter. Sue did a wonderful job in organizing what we saw as a seamless celebration of our 50th.  

Bill Kouri spent many days and dollars looking for and finding classmates.

Warren & Joanne Shifini selflessly spent time and money providing me a '63 Lycurgean, lists of names to add to the hunt and notes to Classmates.com members about the reunion.

Linda Joseph Duncan provided floral arrangements and party accessories.

Judy Phillips Wallace provided the pizza for the Friday night party.

Carol Holroyd McLendon helped to organize the Friday pizza party and clean-up.

Bill Ashdown , class of '61, provided his DJ services for our Saturday night dinner/dance.

Carol Hunter Stewart, class of '61, (Sue's sister) and her husband manned the registration table Friday and Saturday.

Steve Lambright provided those awesome photos of life on campus back in the day. 


Thank you,
Bud






Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The 50 year class reunion is fast approaching. 38 days hence we will be basking in the beautiful sunshine and dry air of Cathedral City at The Doral Desert Princess. While we are still looking for 95 classmates, we have found and accounted for 226. You can view all the Lost/Found/InMemory/Attending pages here - http://wchs63reunion.com/

Signed up to attend The Reunion so far, we have 67 classmates with another dozen lurking in the wings keeping us all in suspense. Sue Hunter has made all the arrangements and says there is a little wiggle room for unexpected folks, but try not to be one of those, please.

You may know that we started a Flickr page, Classmates Now, and classmates are encouraged to send in a current selfie that can be posted there. In jest, I posed this as a place to reveal yourself as you are now to ease the shock of the big expose at the reunion. I am truly, in awe of the utter handsomeness, character, and poise of all who dared.

This reunion is something to cherish. Join in the fun and make the most of it.

Bud

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The West Covina High School class of 1963 Reunion is only 68 days away. 72% of the class has been accounted for and nearly 70 have already signed up for the dinner/dance during the 3 day gathering at the Doral Desert Princess in Cathedral City, Oct 4th - 6th. Any classmate who wants to attend and hasn't signed up yet can do so by sending a check ($40 per person) to ;

Sue Hunter
28963 Isleta Court
Cathedral City, CA 92234

 The class website can be visited at www.wchs63reunion.com 
(Be sure to click on the buttons atop the website to view all the pages.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The last classmate found to date, Loajean Brailey Young, gets us up to the 62% in classmates accounted for from WCHS '63. Loajean is 156th of the 319 we identify with our class. Not every one of the 319 classmates we have searched for graduated with the class, but were with us most of those years.

With 4 1/2 months until the reunion we have slowed way down in finding people on the lost list. Word of mouth and curiosity have got to kick in as I think it did with Loajean. We are well into 2013, our 50th year since graduation so lost folks just might start wondering about good old West Covina Hi and what happened to all those bright young faces.

Today, I took a count of those committed to attending the reunion dinner and came up with 47 classmates. Still lots of folks who haven't decided if they're going. That makes it tough on Sue Hunter who has to deal with the country club banquet room manager.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It has been awhile since the last post. Have had some chores that needed doing.

I wanted to share with the class the sad news that Ernie Ewegen lost his battle with cancer last month. His brother, John was clearing out Ernie's phone messages when he heard mine about the class reunuion. John was so kind in letting us know about Ernie's passing so that we could honor him "In Memory" on our class website.

On a happier note, we have found another classmate. Thanks to Laura Wine Paster sending in a phone number she had we were able to do a reverse lookup and get an address for Linda Guerrero, now Linda Grensted. Bill Kouri, ace detective, vacationing in Encinitas where the reverse lookup showed Linda went by and left a note. Linda, arriving home from exotic faraway places, found the note and called Bill.

So the list of classmates to find "dwindles" to 134. We've still got a lot of work to do.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

We have surpassed the halfway mark in accounting for classmates. Sadly, it was by posting three more classmates "In Memory":

Valerie Goodell
Terry Kiley
Diana Lile

RIP

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Just found Carole Tyner Bergeron. Also Linda Plesetz Hennings sent her email in to be put on the group email list. We have accounted for 156 classmates so 3 more puts us over the halfway point.

Sue Hunter tells me the call for dinner/dance money has checks arriving at a high rate. She asked that it be made clear that the $40 ea., posted on the website, was for each person, so a couple would be $80. 

I am going to assume that we can create a list of those paid and call it "Attending - Confirmed" or some such. Keep an eye out for the list. I will probably post the list in our private group emailing and the private group blog. So if you read this and haven't gotten in your email address to me you might want to now.