BREAKING NEWS: GWHS murals are in the news, locally and nationally. In the interest of education and preservation of our GWHS murals, I have created a webpage that I hope will help Save Our Murals. We must all work together to make sure our George Washington school, history, and art are saved from destructive forces.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENT -- Update (August 21, 2019)
Dan Yee wants to get the ball rolling early to inform our GWS'63 classmates of the upcoming 75th Birthday Party. So I will post the registration form and the menu on our class announcements page for all our classmates to see -- and download a registration form to send to Dan Yee (with the money). Spread the word to classmates who don't have access to Facebook (or a computer). Since the official registration date -- as designated by Dan Yee -- starts on Dec. 1, 2019 and ends on March 28, 2020 there's plenty of time to think about attending and arranging necessary plans. And -- I almost forgot to mention -- Dan says he has 50 lanyards for the first 50 who register. So click on the following link to get your registration form:
75th Birthday Party Registration form
Menu At Harbor Villa, SF
75 -- yes, that's next year (2020). Dan Yee wants to make sure we celebrate our journey towards making it to 75 years (an auspicious number in Chinese numerology) next year. Dan Yee sent me this email: "What date in April 2020 do you want us to have our GWHS celebration when we turn 75? There are 4 choices: April 4, 11, 18, or 25. Lunch at Harbor Villa Chinese Restaurant in Diamond Heights (SF) shopping center. Lots of parking. 7 course meal. Around $50-60. Let me know your choice of dates. I will book event next month (for our GW Class of '63). I will put down a deposit to make sure we have a place to celebrate (in Chinese style, with lots of good Chinese food)."
[Note: Dan Yee found out that he has to wait until December to book the place. Nevertheless, the April 4, 2020 is still the date for our 75 years celebration.]
Harbor Villa Restaurant, SF
So far it appears April 4 or 18 are most requested (best choices). April 11th is Easter weekend. If you have a preference, send me (Paul) or Dan Yee an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The volunteer committee (from 55th Reunion) seems to favor April 4th.
It's official -- Dan Yee just texted me -- April 4, 2020 is the date for the 75 Celebration! Mark it on your calendar -- next year!
Old ANNOUNCEMENT (Nov. 25, 2018) -- UPDATED April 7, 2019
Congratulations to Noah Griffin and Leslie Armstrong!
Your outstanding contributions to the Athletic Program at George Washington High School have merited your induction into the George Washington High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
The individuals to be inducted for the year 2019 are Leslie Armstrong 1963, Nancy Chicas 2005, O'Koyea Dickson 2008, Brenden Glapion 2011, Noah Griffin 1963, Jamie Hom 2011, Amanda Lassiter 1997, Tom Mora 2009, Chris Pratt 1991, Fletcher Stanford 1978, Dane Vande Guchte 2012, Jordan Wilson 2014, and Richard Kim (special recognition 1983 - present).
The official Awards Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Patio Espanol Restaurant in San Francisco at 2850 Alemany Blvd. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the no host social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame and Registration Form
Les Armstrong & Noah Griffin photos
Les Armstrong & Noah Griffin induction into Hall of Fame
OLD ANNOUNCEMENT (May 31, 2018)
Please check the Reunion page 55th Reunion for our recent reunion (April 28, 2018) at the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco.
OLD ANNOUNCEMENT (April 28, 2017):
Amazing how fast five years flies by these days, isn't it? Well, one year from today, we'll be holding our 55th class reunion at the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco. The hours will be from 12:00-4:00 PM. Hopefully, this is enough lead time for you to plan for it if you are interested in attending. As we've learned from the past that simple is best, how we plan to do the reunion this time is for those interested to send their reservations and payments to Raggy who will be in charge of finances. I will be sending out the reservation form to you sometime in the next 6 months.
The Reunion Team this time around consists of:
Paul Wigowsky, chairman - email@example.com
Raggy, finances - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wings Hom, our boots on the ground - email@example.com
I'll be handling all of the internet and phone communications with some help from Marilyn Lee. Any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone.
This may very well be our last one, and so let's make it a good one.
Note from our "Fearless Leader" (Sheldon Wong)
One of the great side benefits that I got to indulge in when I started doing the outreach to the class for our reunions was to spend a little time with you either in person or on the phone and hearing about some of your life stories. It seems as if every one of you has a story to tell, and I know that the rest of us would like to hear them. To that end, Paul Wigowsky has created a journal and a mechanism for you to write and post anything about you that you would care to share. Like what you've done since we graduated from GWHS as well as any backstories you'd like to share.
Check out Paul's Web Site -- Life Stories, Class Pictures, and much more.
As many of you know, I created a "Group" page on Facebook for our class with a much easier format to leave messages. This page is only open to our classmates and friends of the class. So, to be able to post on it, you either need for me to admit you, or we do the 'friend' thing and I can automatically add you to the list. Please check it out as we want to hear from you there as well. It's the only place that I can think of where it is a central point of contact just for us.NEW: Tribute to Those Who Served our Country (Armed Forces) from GWHS Class of 1963
See us at Facebook - GWHS Class of 1963. E-mail me if you have any questions.
VETERANS of GWHS (SF) Class of 1963
Presidential Proclamation -- Vietnam Veterans Day (March 29th)
Ever wonder who was at our Commencement on June 13, 1963? Our class members are listed at San Francisco Genealogy - George Washington High School:Students, Faculty, Alumni, History, and is mostly accurate.
Do you still have your 1963 Surveyor? For a digital copy, go to
www.archive.org/details/rsurvey63rmrich; courtesy of Kris Kimball (www.bellgameparty.com)
Surveyors are for sale as available; however, availability for any books between 1950 and 1980 are extremely limited. If you want to be informed, e-mail your request to
Executive Director Tammy Aramian.
Tammy's personal website is ARTAM Gallery of Design and Photography, and her photos from the 2013 reunion are on this page Class of Spring 1963's 50-year Reunion.
NEW & CONTINUING - Frank Dunnigan writes a monthly column on the Western Neighborhood Project website. This month (October 2010) he takes an east to west romp through the Richmond. Please take a look: Western Neighborhood Project and Upcoming Events
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