Happy Birthday, October Falcons!!
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
FILL OUT THE ATTACHED FORM AND SEND IT WITH YOUR CHECK TO BARBARA ADDINGTON (ADDRESS ON
Here's a list of those attending so far:
- Allan, Alicia Rubadue (2)
- Beguin, Susan (1)
- Daigle, Joe (1)
- Dailey, Libby Heise (1)
- Davis, Kris Howlett (1)
- Foote, Vicki Reno (2)
- Foster, Susan Murphy (2)
- Furry, Suzi (1)
- Gaylord, Julie Galkin (1)
- Gorham, Terry & Jeannette (Martin) (2)
- Graff, Brad (2)
- Gretz, David (2)
- Grund, Vida Burgess (1)
- Hizar, Barbara Addington (1)
- Huffman, Barbara Sieple (1)
- Jordan, Howard (1)
- Keith, Estrellita Rilea (1)
- Krug, Randy (2)
- Lear, Regina Prentice (2)
- Leja, Ken (2)
- McKee, Alan (2)
- Mauck, Suzanne Robinson (2)
- Merrick, Phyllis (Waite) (1)
- Parde, Andrea Fulenwider (2)
- Partin, Jackye Maxwell (1)
- Paul, Nancy Ryan (1)
- Payne, John (2)
- Pletcher, Paula DiLuigi (2)
- Randazzo, Judy Francia (2)
- Rodevich, Mike (1)
- Rodgers, Chris (1)
- Rohm, Robert (2)
- Salceda, David (2)
- Salinas, Martha Campbell (1)
- Savoy, Joe (2)
- Simmons, Suellen Mages
- Smiley, Glenn (2)
- Stewart, Scotty (1)
- Tapp, Rose Nygren (2)
- Tomlin, Patricia Cameron (1)
- Tippie, Chuck & Pat (Beals) (2)
- Truslow, Steven (1)
- Tupper, Carolyn Griffith (2)
- Utley, Louise (Helen) (1)
- Vaught, John & Melody (Rains) (2)
- Wall, Cheryl Bixby (1)
- Warren, Peggy (1)
- Williams, Ann (1)
- Wright, Larry (2)
- Wright, Sharon Hahn (2)
- 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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE IS JUST A SAMPLING OF OTHER DOOR PRIZES TO BE GIVEN OUT.......
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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)
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)
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
Both hotels are within close proximity to the Newport Beach Tennis Club and John Wayne Airport.
Questions about hotels?? please email John Vaught at email@example.com or Paula Pletcher DiLuigi at firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022, "CALLING ALL GOLFERS"......anyone who would like to play a round of golf with former classmates should contact John Vaught @ 949-533-9628. Location: 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...
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Hank The Tank - Our Hero!!
Read about Hank's Special Day as a Hayward Firefighter........
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...
Food & Wine (lots of that)
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
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 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!!
WE LOVE TO SEE EVERYONE'S PHOTOS
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.