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Happy Birthday, October Falcons!!

&

Welcome Fall!

Carolyn Tupper Griffith - October 7

Norma Camarillo Markos - October 7

Julianne Nickel Preston - October 8

Sharon Wright Hahn - October 9

Teresa Weber - October 12

Jack Wilkerson - October 14

Alan McKee - October 17

Thomasine Engisch Mariola - October 19

David Gretz - October 21

Bonnie MacDonald - October 22

Susan Beguin - October 23

Gene Dees - October 23

Michael Howland - October 23

Ann Williams - October 24

Gary Tucker - October 25

James Moreno - October 25

Gary Patterson - October 27

Mike Clevenger - October 28

Susan Dane Isaac - October 29

John Irwin - October 30

 

 


 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS FOR THE REUNION WEEKEND

This is just a reminder that reservations for the Atrium Hotel must be made by 9/30/22 to get the block rate of $159.  The phone number for reservations is 949-833-2770.

The Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach block of room expired on 9/23/22.  


 

 

As of today, September 30, we have 78 reservations for the Reunion Event on Saturday, October 22, 2022.  This is a good number, but it would be great to have a few more people sign up!

We have 3 weeks before the Reunion, so for those of you who haven't yet made up your mind about coming, don't wait until it's too late!  Although we don't like to be doom and gloom about things, we're all getting up there in age and worry that they may NOT be that many more reunions ahead for us.

We know we all still enjoy a fun party.  What could be better than being at a party with lots of good food, fun, and laughs, catching up, and sharing memories with our dearest and oldest friends!!

So take a leap of faith that going to this Reunion could be the best decision you've made in a long time, everything will work out, and you will have a great time!

Just make your reservation.

HAVE NO REGRETS!

CLASS OF 1966 56TH REUNION

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022

5 PM TO 9 PM

NEWPORT BEACH TENNIS CLUB

 

YOU CAN MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ON THE WEBSITE

OR

FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM AND SEND IT WITH YOUR CHECK TO BARBARA ADDINGTON (ADDRESS ON

FORM) /000/6/4/4/31446/userfiles/file/SAV_56th_Reunion_Info_8_23_22(1).pdf

Here's a list of those attending so far:

  1. Allan, Alicia Rubadue (2)
  2. Beguin, Susan (1)
  3. Daigle, Joe (1)
  4. Dailey, Libby Heise (1)
  5. Davis, Kris Howlett (1)
  6. Foote, Vicki Reno (2)
  7. Foster, Susan Murphy (2)
  8. Furry, Suzi (1)
  9. Gaylord, Julie Galkin (1)
  10. Gorham, Terry & Jeannette (Martin) (2)
  11. Graff, Brad (2)
  12. Gretz, David (2)
  13. Grund, Vida Burgess (1)
  14. Hizar, Barbara Addington (1)
  15. Huffman, Barbara Sieple (1)
  16. Jordan, Howard (1)
  17. Keith, Estrellita Rilea (1)
  18. Krug, Randy (2)
  19. Lear, Regina Prentice (2)
  20. Leja, Ken (2)
  21. McKee, Alan (2)
  22. Mauck, Suzanne Robinson (2)
  23. Merrick, Phyllis (Waite) (1)
  24. Parde, Andrea Fulenwider (2)
  25. Partin, Jackye Maxwell (1)
  26. Paul, Nancy Ryan (1)
  27. Payne, John (2)
  28. Pletcher, Paula DiLuigi (2)
  29. Randazzo, Judy Francia (2)
  30. Rodevich, Mike (1)
  31. Rodgers, Chris (1)
  32. Rohm, Robert (2)
  33. Salceda, David (2)
  34. Salinas, Martha Campbell (1)
  35. Savoy, Joe (2)
  36. Simmons, Suellen Mages
  37. Smiley, Glenn (2)
  38. Stewart, Scotty (1)
  39. Tapp, Rose Nygren (2)
  40. Tomlin, Patricia Cameron (1)
  41. Tippie, Chuck & Pat (Beals) (2)
  42. Truslow, Steven (1)
  43. Tupper, Carolyn Griffith (2)
  44. Utley, Louise (Helen) (1)
  45. Vaught, John & Melody (Rains) (2)
  46. Wall, Cheryl Bixby (1)
  47. Warren, Peggy (1)
  48. Williams, Ann (1)
  49. Wright, Larry (2)
  50. Wright, Sharon Hahn (2)
  51. Yeager, Suzanne Winters (2)

 

IMPORTANT CHANGE TO OUR FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT

As some of you might have surmised, based on some recent website posts, we've had a setback regarding the venue that we had lined up for our Friday night event.  Long story short, despite a lot of back and forth with the new restaurant owner who took over Original Mike's, we're not going to be able to have our event there for a variety of reasons.  We are especially disappointed to lose that venue option since we already had Jay Summers' (Class of '65) Blues Band lined up to provide some great music for us.

 

We have spent the last few weeks frantically searching for another venue that we could reserve for our event but have sadly come up short.  Finding a venue where we could reserve space for our group proved to be much more difficult than we could have imagined in this post-pandemic world we’re living in.  All of them had hefty deposits and guarantees that we just couldn’t commit to.

 

Fortunately, we are still having a Friday Night “Meet and Greet” on October 21, at 5:00 PM at the SOL Mexican Cocina (formerly known as El Torito Grill), 1910 Main Street, Irvine 92614 (MacArthur/Main) close to the John Wayne Airport.  Website Link:  https://solcocina.com/locations/irvine/.  Our group will be meeting on the patio at 5:00 PM.  Because a guarantee was required, we were unable to reserve an area for our group, but the patio area holds 75 so we should have room for the 40 RSVP’s who have already responded that they will be attending.   If you want to guarantee seating for dinner, call 949-975-1220 for a reservation.  Reservations may also be made on OpenTable.com.  You may request inside seating or on the patio. 

 

Thanks for your understanding.   We look forward to seeing many of you soon!

 


 

 

 

****** News Flash *******

 

NEW DOOR PRIZES WE JUST GOT IN!!

 

 $100 gift card from BJs Brewhouse
Two $25 gift cards BJs Brewhouse
Two $100 gift cards Flemings
Bag of 500 golf ball tees

YOU, TOO, CAN BE A WINNER ......

JUST MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR OUR DINNER ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022  

If you have any door prizes to donate, contact Steve Truslow at 951-522-0048 or stevenjt817@gmail.com

 

HERE IS JUST A SAMPLING OF OTHER DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN OUT.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 


 

SAV CLASS of 1966 56th REUNION  INFORMATION

NOW is the time to make your reservation for the 56th Class Reunion Celebration Dinner on Saturday, October 22, 2022!!  This event is exclusive to the SAV Class of 1966 and their guest.  

Location:  Newport Beach Tennis Club, 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. https://nbtennis.com

Time:  5:00 PM to 9 PM

Cost:  $85 per person

All Reservations must be received by 10/17/22.  No walk-ins accepted the day of the event.  

The evening includes a cocktail hour with appetizers, a full-course buffet dinner with dessert & beverages, no-host bar, photos, door prizes and an abundance of fun memories!  Our event location will be outside by the pool, under a covered patio with heaters.  Dress is casual, bring a sweater or light jacket too.  Tickets for the dinner are $85 per person which is the same as as we had for our 50th Reunion Dinner.  

The Committee would appreciate you making your reservation ASAP for planning purposes.  The Class of 1966 website enables you to see which classmates have made a reservation to attend the 56th reunion.  Your name on that list will encourage others who are considering attending to make their own reservations in order to see you.

Options for making your reservations:

  • Option 1: Go to the top of the webpage and click on "56th Reunion," then follow the prompts to make your reservation.  The website will allow you to make your payment either by credit card or check.  Instructions on who to make your check payable to and where to mail it are also included. If you have any problem making your reservation on the website, email Paula at pldiluigi@gmail.com.  
  • Option 2:  You may also mail in your reservation by downloading and completing the attached reservation form and mailing it along with your check to the address listed on the form. Instruction on who to make the check out to are also included on the form.  Click on the link to download the form: /000/6/4/4/31446/userfiles/file/SAV_56th_Dinner_Reservation_form.pdf

Any other questions about reservations for the dinner?  Contact Paula at pldiluigi@gmail.com.

We are currently planning other weekend events that include a Thursday Golf Event, a Friday Pre-Reunion Get-together and a Sunday Brunch.  These 3 activities are also listed on the reservation webpage (under "Option 1").  If you think you want to attend any or all of these, please indicate by checking their boxes.  At this time, we are just trying to get an estimate of attendance.  No payment is required for these at this time.  



HOTEL INFORMATION


We have blocks of rooms reserved with the following TWO hotels for anyone needing hotel accommodations during the reunion weekend.

Hotel # 1:        The Atrium Hotel at the Orange County Airport, 18700 McArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

                        Website:  https://www.atriumhotel.com/

                        Phone:  949-833-2770

Upon making your reservation, please indicate you are with the “Santa Ana Valley Class of 1966 High School Reunion.”  Reservations must be made by 9/30/22 to get the group rate of $159.

Guaranteed room rate for our group is $159 per night (regular $170).  The group rate applies to the dates 10/20/22 to 10/24/22 (Thursday to Monday). 

The hotel was renovated in 2020-21 and includes complimentary wireless high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast, pool with cabanas and recently renovated fitness center.

Parking rate per day is $18.00 per day (regular $24)

Reservations for the Atrium Hotel must be made by 9/30/22 to get the group rate of $159

 

Hotel # 2:        Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA  92660  

(when making your reservation, make sure to indicate it's for the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport)

                        Website: www.hyatt.com

                        Phone: 949-975-1234

Upon making reservation, please indicate you are with “The Santa Ana Valley High School Class Reunion.”  Reservations must be made by 9/23/22 to get the group rate of $189.

Guaranteed room rate for our group is $189 per night for a standard room.   The group rate applies to the dates 10/21/22 to 10/23/22 (Friday to Sunday).

The hotel has a full-service restaurant and also includes:

  • Complimentary round-trip transportation from OC/John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Complimentary basic wireless internet access in guest room
  • Complimentary in-room safe, in-room refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker
  • Complimentary access to pool and fitness center
  • Self-parking $25 per day per car with unlimited in/out privileges
Reservations for the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach must be made by 9/23/22 to get the group rate of $189

 

Both hotels are within close proximity to the Newport Beach Tennis Club and John Wayne Airport.  

Questions about hotels??  please email John Vaught at rjohn31@yahoo.com or Paula Pletcher DiLuigi at pldiluigi@gmail.com

 



OTHER REUNION EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022, "CALLING ALL GOLFERS"......anyone who would like to play a round of golf with former classmates should contact John Vaught @ 949-533-9628Location:  Strawberry Farms Golf Course, Irvine | Time:  10 AM. | Green Fees:  TBD, once John knows how many players, he will be able to find out the discounted cost per person and will advise those who have signed up.  Reservations must be made for this event by Monday, October 1.   If you plan to attend  this event, please indicate during registration process so we have a sense of the numbers attending. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2022 PRE-REUNION "MEET AND GREET" ....This is an opportunity to get together with classmates ahead of the Saturday night dinner.  Meet at 5:00 PM at the SOL Mexican Cocina (formerly El Torito Grill), 1910 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 (MacArthur & Main) close to the John Wayne Airport.  Our group will be out on the patio.  If you wish to guarantee seating for dinner, call 949-975-1220 for a reservation.  You may request inside seating or on the patio.  

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022,  NO-HOST BRUNCH AT MORENO'S RESTAURANT, 4328 E Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA. Time:  10 AM to 1:00 PM.  More details to come about menu choices and cost.  We will be seated on the outside patio courtyard.  If you wish to attend  this event, please indicate during the registration process so we have a sense of the numbers attending.  

 

Thanks so much for your patience in waiting for our reunion to actually happen!  Planning any event during these strange times has been very challenging, and we almost gave up.  Fortunately, things eventually came together, and we're excited now that it's actually going to take place!  We hope everyone is as excited as we are to finally be able to come together to celebrate!  We will continue to work behind the scenes to make this Reunion as good as it can possibly be.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your 56th Reunion Committee:  Paula (Pletcher) DiLuigi, Melody (Rains) Vaught, Thomasine (Engisch) Mariola, Suzi Furry, Barbara (Hizar) Addington, Libby (Dailey) Heise, Jackye (Partin) Maxwell, John Vaught, Steve Truslow and Glenn Smiley



 

 

OUR LIST OF ATTENDEES IS GROWING!!

 

WE NOW HAVE 77 RESERVATIONS!!

We have Classmates traveling from quite a distance...

including.....

Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Oklahoma, 

Indiana, Texas, Washington, Hawaii and Italy!!

 

Here is how you can view who is attending the Reunion Celebration Dinner

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 5PM to 9 PM

Newport Beach Tennis Club, Newport Beach

 

CLICK ON "CLASSMATE PROFILES" AT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN

ON THE NEXT SCREEN, CLICK ON THE CIRCLE "ATTENDING CELEBRATION DINNER ..."

SCROLL DOWN THAT PAGE, AND YOU CAN SEE AN UPDATED LIST OF EVERY CLASSMATE THAT HAS MADE THEIR RESERVATION


 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR SPREADING THE WORD.......

We want to make sure that the word gets out about our 56th Reunion Celebration Dinner on October 22, 2022, and we don't miss anyone who might be interested in attending!!

If you have friends who are '66 classmates who aren't plugged into the SAV website, please reach out to them and let them know about the 56th Reunion Celebration Dinner.  Also, If you can send their email and/or mailing address to pldiluigi@gmail.com, that would be helpful so we can send them all the details.

One more thing...don't assume if someone is registered on the website that they know about the Reunion as there are many who are registered but are not active and don't check the notifications that go out.  If you have any '66 Classmate friends that you haven't spoken to in a while (and might fit into this category),  please reach out to them to make sure they're aware we're having a reunion in October!

Thanks helping us make our next Reunion the best it can be and for SPREADING THE WORD!


 

 

 

Looking for Door Prizes

We're gladly accepting any donations for door prizes for our

Saturday Dinner Celebration on October 22, 2022

 

Please contact Steve Truslow at 951-522-0048 or stevenjt817@gmail.com if you have anything to donate. 

Steve can also give you some good tips about getting items donated from local businesses.  

The following link is a letter to provide to any business who might be willing to donate:  /000/6/4/4/31446/userfiles/file/Door_prize_donation_ltr.docx

 

 

  

 

  Just kidding - As cute as this puppy, we don't want live animals wink


 

 

 

 

Hank The Tank  - Our Hero!!

 

Read about Hank's Special Day as a Hayward Firefighter........

https://www.ktvu.com/news/toddler-suffering-from-cancer-becomes-hayward-firefighter-for-a-day

 

Thanks for sharing this video with us, Bill!    Since Hank was diagnosed, we've been so inspired by Hank's bravery and resilience in fighting this terrible disease.   

 


 

 

WHAT IS MEMBER CHATTER???

 

MEMBER CHATTER .....A PLACE TO SHARE YOUR RANDOM THOUGHTS

HEAR STORIES FROM YOUR CLASSMATES ABOUT THEIR...

 Hobbies

Interests

Travels

Food & Wine (lots of that)

Memories

Jokes

And all sorts of other things..............

 

Anyone can post in it.   "Member Chatter" can be accessed by clicking

on "Member Chatter" on the left hand column of your screen

 


 

 

Finding Missing Classmates

 

In spite of making tremendous progess in tracking down classmates to join the website, we still have MANY, MANY missing people as can be seen by checking out the "Missing Classmates" link on the left side of the screen.  

If you have any information about anyone on the 'Missing Classmates" list, please let us know by messaging Paula Pletcher DiLuigi with whatever information you might have.  If you are in communication with anyone on this list, it would be WONDERFUL if you would reach out to them and encourage them to join.  Please let any 1966 classmate know that they can go directly to the website, www.66savalleyfalcons.com to register. 

 


 

Welcome to the SAV Class of 1966 Website!

Welcome Santa Ana Valley 1966 classmates!  This website is a private website and ONLY accessible by SAV 1966 classmates.  

 

The website started in January 2016 with the primary goal of getting everyone to reconnect, reminisce, and just be friendly and supportive to each other as well as to let everyone know about the 50th Reunion that was held in September 2016.  Even though now our 50th Reunion Celebration has ended, we hope everyone will continue to enjoy staying connected on this website.  We know you'll thoroughly enjoy reconnecting and seeing what everyone has been doing the past 50 years. In addition, there are lots of photos that have been posted by classmates, including many from our very successful 50th Reunion weekend.  

 

If you are a SAV 1966 classmate, just go to the sign in box and click on “Join.”  The next page that pops up will be a complete list of 1966 classmates.  Find your name and click on it, and the program will then guide you through the rest of the registering process.  There are no individual subscription fees to join.  Once again, the website is totally private and secure and no information is shared by any other entities.   You can share as much or as little information about yourself as you wish. 

 

Please check out the "Missing Classmates" link on the left side of the screen.  If you are aware of the whereabouts of anyone included on that list, please let them know and encourage them to sign up on the website.

 

We encourage all SAV 1966 Classmates to join!  You won't regret it!

 

"Finding a lost friend is like finding a lost treasure"

 


 


 

 

 

 

Tell us (or brag) about your weddings, kids, grandkids, retirement, hobbies, travel, etc.!!  

Post all of this on your Personal Profile, What's News or General Member Chatter.  

If you want to share photos about your family, pets, vacations, etc., you can post them on your profile page, What's News, or in the "photo gallery" (on the left side) of the home page.

 

We all love getting news and updates! 

 

 

 


 

WE WANT TO SEE  YOUR PHOTOS!!

 
 
It's easy to add your own photos,
just click on the “Photo Gallery” Link on the top right of your screen,
then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page
 

heartWE LOVE TO SEE EVERYONE'S PHOTOSheart


 

 

 

Just a reminder that you have an option on your profile settings to allow (or not allow) classmates to make comments on your profile page

If you you're not sure about how you initially established your profile settings, you can do the following to check:

  • Click on the Person Icon in the upper right hand corner of the Home page
  • Click on "Edit Profile"
  • Under "Classmate comments" check to see if the box if checked*  
  • If you make any changes, make sure you click on the box at the bottom of the page "save changes"

*There have been some classmates who didn't realize they had inadvertently set their profile settings so no comments could be made.  You always have the option to delete a comment on your profile page if you don't like something that is said.

 

  


   

WHO'S ONLINE NOW


No registered users are online right now.

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Linda Luce (Ferdinand)  10/4
•   Chris Rodgers  9/29
•   Paula Pletcher (DiLuigi)  9/20
•   Mark Larson  9/18
•   Larry James Wright  9/8
•   Diane La Femina (Pfeffer)  8/30
•   Kenneth Leja  8/27
•   Pat Tomlin (Cameron)  8/24
•   Michael Howland  8/22
•   Robert Steve Faulkner  8/14
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

3 live in Alabama
12 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
204 live in California
9 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
5 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
3 live in Hawaii
10 live in Idaho
1 lives in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
2 live in Kansas
3 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
5 live in Nevada
2 live in New Mexico
7 live in North Carolina
3 live in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
18 live in Oregon
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
16 live in Texas
4 live in Utah
2 live in Virginia
13 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
226 location unknown

SUPPORT MY CLASS WEBSITE


Help pay for our class website costs

IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Tamara Lea Flockton  2011
•   Robert W Wolfgang  2008
•   Daniel Lynne Roberts  2019
•   Patricia Amaro (Wojtal)  2008
•   Dale Richard Brown  2020
•   Richard Doty  2014
•   Arlene Meyer  2022
•   Keith Wright  2021
•   Joseph Pulsipher  2002
•   Robert Lewis Scheetz  2021
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56TH REUNION


Contribute to the 56th Reunion expenses. Money will also go toward classmates that are struggling financially that may want to attend.

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