Mega thanks to Joanne Lindsey Dickson (class of 1961) for letting our class have the main event at her beautiful home in South Pasadena. 50 Year Reunion Itinerary:
Friday, 5:00 PM
Pre-Reunion Reception at Mijares Mexican Restaurant
Saturday 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast at the SPHS cafeteria courtyard
Saturday 9:30 AM
Tour of the SPHS Campus by the Principal
Saturday 11:00 AM
South Pas Historical Museum / Meridian Iron Works
Saturday 5:30 PM
Main Event Dinner & Party at the Dickson Home
Food catered by Simply Elegant.
Sunday, 10:00 AM
Final Gathering with a Continental Breakfast at the Dickson Home
Art Hawkins wants you to know:
The reunion was AWESOME. Everything down to the last detail was well planned. I can't think of a single thing that could have been changed to make it more enjoyable. Even the date selected for Saturday's outdoor dinner had the perfect temperature for a most enjoyable evening.
The Reunion Committee can't be thanked enough for all their hard work that resulted in such a stellar event. The entire weekend was special but Saturday night was the icing on the cake. So much thought went into every detail including take home commemorative wine glasses and votive candle holders along with Tiger pencils. The spiral bound Memory Book complete with a Copa de Oro cover will be cherished and read. It was wonderful to reconnect with all that could make it and hear from them about their last half century. Those that couldn't attend missed a very special happening. Thanks again Reunion Committee you did one fantastic job!!!!!! Also thanks to all that attended, it wouldn't have been a success without such a large turnout.
Bob Bauman commented:
Congratulations to the committee on a perfect weekend it was a memory I will have forever.
From Eric Eliason
I'd like to echo what Kathy Melendy said. Also, to thank all for your kindness and best wishes. It was indeed a joyful occasion meeting so many classmates after 50-52 years. It certainly did not seem as though that many years had passed (it say's a lot about true friendships). Please accept my apology if I did not connect with you. I have missed you all over the many years that have passed and also of course some of my best buddies who are no longer with us.
Pat Nicholas opines;
Everyone on the Reunion Comittee did a great job. I enjoyed every minute of the reunion.
It was great fun seeing all of my classmates, at the same time it is a little sad in knowing that it will be the last time I see the majority of them. It is amazing how fast 50 years goes by.
Suzy Butzen speaks:
Our reunion was tremendously successful on every level, a HUGE THANK YOU for all the committies work, dedication and follow-through. OK so it may have been a bit cooler but we managed. My smile is still from ear to ear with the joy we shared over the weekend.
Seeing everyone in each setting was just so special that words don't do it justice. It was first class all the way. Anyone who opted not to come will surely regret it and certainly never want to miss another one. I am so happy that there are plans for more frequent gatherings. As age continues to catch up with us, it is probably wise not to let too many years go by without some gathering plans. If I can be of help, count me in!
I am reading every page of the book truly appreciating each tidbit of information. What a treasure! My husband Hal loved getting to know the golfers and many of the gals I have spoken of over the years.
The gratitude due all of you for making the event happen - down to the smallest detail - is overwhelming! THANK YOU barely scratches the surface!
I plan to visit our web site often and certainly do a better job of keeping up with "us". I hope we all do that!
Patricia Harvey emails:
I had so much fun, I wish we could do a get together every year. Reconnecting was better than I could have imagined. I'm really enjoying reading through everyone's page in the Memory Book. Again - thank you
Tom Corso (Class of 1960) emailed Gini:
I'm not real good at making a fuss about the medical problems I've been
having since the accident. I can tell you that you and Gil Kveen made the moving around less difficult so that I might enjoy much of the reunion. I would have missed so much due to high curbs or areas where there was no access at all. I will shout it to the rooftops that the committee from the Class of 59 has set the standard
for events to live up to from your reunion forward!
Shortly my Class of 1960 will be hosting a get-together that I'm sure will
use suggestions from those that were fortunate enough to be invited to
That Copa that arrived at the evening dinner is wonderful! The DVD of your final year at ESPEE was waiting here in Lakeside as an added bonus to the weekend's three day Party. Everytime I think I've mentioned every surprise from the weekend another one comes to mind that must be mentioned with a grateful heart. You folks are incredible! Both Rocky and I send our respects to you all and with our hope that the friendships renewed or created will go on forever. Until we meet again.