Friday, September 16, 2016

Saturday, September 17th, Southwest Yacht Club


The day has come.  The Project didn't turn out to be the design originally imagined, but it seems to have created something useful anyway.  The final video features some photos of the school, of the Opening Day of the Ocean Beach Pier, of the 1966 World Surfing Championships, and some of our classmates whose photos and hometowns are on their Facebook pages.

If you click on this link, it will take you to the video. The video can be downloaded (but it is large), so I'd suggest bookmarking the web location instead to save room on your computer.

If you click on this link, it will take you to the Google Photo Album containing the photos in the video.  The photos can be individually downloaded to your computer.

I also found a couple of videos which are interesting history.

Hope you enjoy the results of the Project, and that I see you at the Reunion.

Gregory Fearon

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10th, PLHS Class of 1966 Photo Sharing Project

What Photo reminds you of our Senior Year?

Find a photo, and send it to me in an email with the a short explanation of why it reminds you of our lives in 1966.  I'd like to post it to our Facebook page, and to our Google blog.  We're not all connected in the same way, and this project is an attempt to share our experience to an even larger group of our classmates.  And it will make an interesting video at the Reunion.

And if you haven't registered for the Reunion, click on to do so now!!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17th, San Diego


Over a million dollars worth of scholarships were announced last night in a ceremony in the Point Loma High School Gymnasium.  Representative of local organizations recognized student achievements in academic, athletic, and community participation.  Included for the first time, were students who announced the amount of academic or athletic scholarships awarded from schools they planned to attend.

The Class of 1966 Pointer Sisters and Brothers selected nine more students, and were pleased to see them selected for numerous other awards.  In one of the most touching moments of the evening, Judy Hagar Schon, mentioning that the Pointer Sisters had been meeting monthly after 50 years in social gatherings, said "Remember that you can all stay friends even after all these years".  

Acknowledging the academic quality and highest standards exhibited by the Sister and Brother awardees, John Davis, presenter for the Pointer Brothers said, “Our folks were recognized by lots of others as among the best.”

John and Judy Hagar Schon, 1966 recipients of the Class Citizenship Award, also gave out the award to this year’s selections.  To each of the two recipients, they provided a $500 scholarship in honor of the upcoming 50th Reunion of the 1966 Class on September 17th at the Southwestern Yacht Club.

To see the photos I took last night, click on:  PLHS Award Ceremony

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PLHS Scholarships Awards Ceremony, June 15, 2016


Tomorrow evening, in the PLHS Gym, the Pointer Brothers and Sisters will once again join other donors to award scholarships to selected graduating seniors at Point Loma High School.  While I'm there, I hope to begin the project I volunteered to undertake for our 50th Reunion coming up on September 17th.  Described as a slide show of old photos playing on a screen during the Reunion (not to be confused with the Memory Book which is also being produced), I'm going to explore the idea of changing it.  I think that most of us are going to be talking, and trying to connect with other old friends, and won't have much time to absorb what comes up on a screen.

I'm thinking of using this Google Blog to tell the stories and display the photos between now and the Reunion.  Personally, I think that the occasion of reunions ought to be the opportunity to ponder lots of things about those school years.  If I can get a couple dozen of those ideas presented in the blog between now and the Reunion, I think the Reunion communication environment will have been enhanced and supported.  And I think we'll all have a lot of fun adding our two cents into the topical conversations.

 So what about it?  Are there classmates out there who have something to say, and photos to share?

 To see the photos I took on Wednesday, June 15th in Ocean Beach, click on: Wednesday, June 15th  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October 15th, PLHS Reunion

Mike Russell, Keith Darracq, Alex McDougall, and Blaine Roberts.


The PLHS 45th Anniversary Reunion was held tonight at Nick's at the Pier, and those in attendance had a great time.  My reluctance to take flash photos in the evening light probably doomed a large photo video, but I have some hopes that the several other attendees with cameras caught enough to make an enjoyable collage of our classmates.  I'll post them as I get them to a Picasa album, and send you al a link to it.

Imagine ninety faces whose eyes and smiles haven't changed much in 45 years, now beaming back from bodies which have, but are still holding up.  Small clusters of 4-6 spread all over an upstairs bar sitting our standing with drinks and hors d'oeuvres (a little slow in arriving - sorry), and re-visiting old stories and new rumors.  Will Point Loma really close?  Fortunately, english lit teacher and baseball coach Kermeen (Punkie) Fristrom and his wife were there to straighten us out again.  Though some reorganization may occur in the junior high schools in the area, PLHS will stay the same design and open.

In the end, the comments all seem to include the agreement at some point in the evening that we had a pretty good education.  Sadly, most also agreed that schools in recent years would not be given the same grades.  Many thanks were given to the Reunion organizers for an excellent evening, and all seemed to be encouraging a more robust effort for the 50th.  At least three classmates volunteered to join the Reunion Committee.

Here is a link to the few photos I took: Oct 15th, PLHS Reunion


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Homecoming Game at PLHS


This evening, I went to the PLHS Homecoming game.  Kim Melhorn, our favorite Alumni coordinator,  stood near the front gate with a Pointer sign she had made today, greeting alums and letting them know there would be a parade at half-time, and that they were invited to participate.  I took the opportunity to check in with her about the Reunion, and then went off to see if I could capture the game in photos.

Here's the result. Hope you enjoy it.

PLHS Homecoming Game, Oct 14th, 2011


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Reunion RSVPs


With all the different ways in which we're trying to get ahold of members of the PLHS Class of 1966, I'm using this post on this blog to keep track of who is coming and who might be coming.  

The Reunion is planned for the Saturday (Oct 15th) after the Friday Homecoming (14th), at Nick's at the Pier, 5083 Santa Monica Blvd, Ocean Beach.  We'll be setting up around 4pm, opening at 5pm, and closing down at 10pm.  We're trying to make sure we know who all is coming, so we can have a proper name tags and make sure folks get together.  There will be a $10 cover charge to cover our facility, hors d'oeuvres, and DJ costs (60's music), but you'll be responsible for paying for your own drinks. 

By the way, if you're going to the Homecoming, be sure to call the Financial Office at the School (talk to Mara) to get tickets held at the will call.  I recently got a emailed update from the Alumni org which reminded us that it sometimes sells out.  I tried to buy tickets online, but was unable to find out how, so I called and Mara helped me reserve them.  The number is (619) 223-3121, ext. 1112.

The same email says that the Class of 69 is holding their 60's birthday party at Nick's at the same time we'll be there.  I have spoken with Vickie Cocke (their coordinator), and we're working together to make sure we all have fun.  They'll be using the smaller dining area, and we'll be in the larger bar area.  We're going to collaborate on music and signs and communication with Nick's.
And it will give us another reason for why we're not recognizing each other.  

Names (Yearbook names)
Becky Adams
Kim Allen
Kathy Anderson
Beverly Barnise
Sue Bergen
Gretchen Bitterlin
Kay Bradley
Dave Brenha
Charles Brooks
Don Clark
John Cleator
Doug Coffey
Paula Collier
Keith Darracq
George Dauphine
John Donnelley
Gregory Fearon
Candace Gibson
Frank Gormlie
Judy Hagar
Mike Halbert
Linda Ham
Richard Hogan
Edith Heller
Wiliam Jones
William Joyce
Patrick Keilch
Judy Kercher
Joanruth Kingsbury
Louise Kirtland
Bob Knight
Cindy Lambert
Gaye Lingley
Jim Loebel
Karon May
Jerry Owen
Charles Park
Bill Paul
Chrissie Pendleton
Diane Podhradsky
Terri Orwig
Susan Price
Terry Reeves
Molly Robertson
David Robinson
Larry Rogers
Kathy Russell
Joan Schwartz
Roger Showley
Sally Sikes
Bill Sommer
Ron Soucy
Laura Tibbals
Ray Treppa
Bob Ward
Herbie Webster
Ann Wetherill
Ann Wilson
Diane Wood
Steve Zivolich

Mark Cable
Kame Richards
Gary Stone
Gary Thurber
Josh Weinman

To learn more, there are groups on Facebook where you can post comments full of info, and respond to those who post there.  Each group also has an event page where there might be additional comments.  Please explore as I tried to use every tool I could to get the word out, and invite all of us to talk.

Fortunately, our Reunion Committee and many Pointer Sisters are contacting their friends in our class to make sure they know.  If you know of anyone not on the confirmed list who you suspect is coming, or you suspect may not know, please feel free to  contact them for us.