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Class of 1955 Reunion News  Class of 1955

GWHS Class of 1955
Our 60-
Year Reunion
Diamond Jubilee

 

NEW !  Class of '55 – Our 60th Reunion:   the 60 th  for  '55  NEW !

John C. Cox
jcox44@cox.net
703.250.5422
  703.250.5422

David Beach
David.Beach@verizon.net
>703.534.1550  703.534.1550

Peggy Barnett
pbarnett48@comcast.net
>571.248.0276
  571.248.0276

 

The Class of 1955 is now set to have our 60-yr Reunion.

It will be held SEPTEMBER 26th, 2015 at the Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC), #1 King Street, Alexandria, VA.

The gala celebration will begin at 5-pm sharp on Sat. September 26th with a...
Rocking Cocktail
Hospitality-Hour leading into a...
             Fan-tab-ulous
Buffet Dinner/Dance/Reminisce
and then... Party-On-Down until 9 pm.
There will also b
e door prizes.

Invitations details have now been mailed out twice to th0se of the  '55 Class for whom we have addresses.
All other GWHS Alumni and friends who would like to join
in the festivities are, as always, VERY--VERY welcome.

 

The following letter went out April 20, 2015 to all those
Class of '55 classmates for whom we had addresses.

 April 20, 2015

Dear Classmate and Friends:
The George Washington High School Class of 1955 wants to once again host a successful reunion, this time our 60th!  Since your Reunion Committee does not possess an Ouija board or crystal ball we need the support of all our fellow alumni.  If you have new information on any of our classmates, please let us know.   

On March 7, 2015 the committee had its initial meeting and a decision was made to explore the possibility of renting the Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC), 1 King Street, Alexandria, VA.  For your information – the boat club was originally constructed in July of 1880 as a place for boating enthusiasts and for social contacts.  The City of Alexandria has recently purchased the ODBC; it will be razed and rebuilt at the site of the former Beachcomber Restaurant (later Ye Olde Hunter’s Gun Shop).  Construction will probably not commence until 2017. 

On March 19, 2015 we met with ODBC officials and a rental agreement was signed for our reunion to be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 pm.  Our plans to date include a buffet dinner, use of the ODBC cash bar for beer and wine, with liquor being available at no charge except for any mixers required.  The reunion will be on the 2nd floor in the ballroom and we will have recorded music from the “Good Old Days” that we hope will bring back wonderful memories. 

The cost of attending the Reunion dinner will be $30.00 per person.  Please complete the attached form to send in along with your payment.  We are excited about this milestone in our lives and hope many of you will attend to help us celebrate the “Diamond Jubilee” commemorating our 60-Year Celebration.   

We look forward to hearing from you.  Eve if you are unable to attend the reunion, please complete the Registration Form to confirm we have your current information.

                                                                                                          John C. Cox


If you never received ANY notices, then it probably means we DON'T have an CURRENT address for you or we have an OLD address for you... SO... PLEASE SEND YOUR NEW INFO  to one of the three (John, Dave or Peggy) listed at top and bottom of this page.

NEW ADDRESSES: Please let u is know (via e-mail, snail mail, or telephone) if you have a new address or telephone number. Sometimes the post office will change street address even if you don’t move. Let us know when that happens, too. We also encourage classmates who have an e-mail address to let us know, and if willing to do so, have it published in the GWAA  E-Mail WebPage. This can put you in contact with a lot of your classmates.     It's a great way to communicate.

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For questions concerning status of GW'55 CLASSMATES:

For you to find the names of our '55 classmates WHO ARE ATTENDING THIS 2015 REUNION, 
AND FOR THOSE others (the FOUND, LOST and those who have PASSED) 
Click or tap on the THIS word
>>> 
ROSTER.

Also, if you can please help us locate ANY "lost" classmates
please forward any information you have about them to
:

ANY of the following...
John C. Cox   or   Peggy Barnett   or   David Beach

 

For questions concerning HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

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For those of you who might want over-night accommodations, the following hotel is recomended:
Holiday Inn, 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314,
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Historic District - IHG
www.ihg.com › Hotels› Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites › Alexandria Hotels.

(NOTE: THIS HOTEL  HAS A SHUTTLE TO:  DCA Airport & Oto ld Town)

 

Reagan National Airport (DCA) & Airport Metro Station Shuttle

 
 
  • From the Holiday Inn to DCA Airport:  
    Beginning at 5:05am and every 30 minutes thereafter until 10:35 pm.
     
  • From DCA to the Holiday Inn:
    Beginning at 5:15am minutes every 30 minutes (5:45am), at door numbers 5 and 9
    (located at the lower level by the baggage claim area).
     
  • Last Pick-up from DCA is approximately 10:45pm.
 
  King Street Shuttle  
 
  • From the Holiday Inn to King St.
    15 Minutes after the hour, every hour starting at approximately 2:15pm until 10:15pm.
     
  • From King St. to Hotel: Once an hour starting at 2:20pm until 10:20pm.
     
  • Pick-up and Drop-off points:  Corner of King St. and N. Fairfax St., in Old Town Alexandria.
 
 

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NOTE: THESE ROOMS BELOW HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN...  
I AM APPLYING FOR A FEW MORE.
PLEASE CALL ME FIRST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
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  We also PRE-booked SIX guaranteed rooms ..."Reserved Group Rate", for $99 for Sat. Sept. 26,
and if desired, $119 for Sunday Sept. 27, at the Holiday Inn, at 625 First Street, Alexandria, Va.
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS to secure the GW'55 Reserved Group Rate...

  1. FIRST,
    (Please Call Dave Beach 703-932-2707 703.534.1550 for information or explanation of a confirmation number.)

     

  2. Then, DIRECT  DIAL (Please Do NOT call or use any 800 numbers!) ----
    the
    ALEXANDRIA HOLIDAY INN RESERVATION DESK by dialing
     703-932-2707 703.548-6300.

  3. Then, (if you know) give them the Confirmation Number for your preferred room type. and...

  4. If the reservation desk clerk then asks YOU for a Group Name - reply is "GWHS REUNION"

  5. Lastly,  they will ask you to supply YOUR method of payment. (CHECK, CASH OR CREDIT CARD)

 
 

NOTE: THESE ROOMS HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN...
I AM APPLYING FOR A FEW MORE.
PLEASE CALL ME FIRST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

Reserved for GW'55 Reunion Attendees
 @ Group Rate*  $99 for Sat. 9-26-15, and if desired, $119 for Sun. 9-27-15
 (*does NOT include taxes and parking)

[Room Type]  

Confirmation #  

OCCUPANTS

[room w/ 1 KING size bed]

611 398 -27 TAKEN BY Maxine BERMAN Mehlhaff

[room w/ 1 KING size bed]

611 398 -29 TAKEN BY Dave & Angie Beach
    
[room w/ 2 Reg .  beds] 611 398 -30 TAKEN BY Peggy Barnett
[room w/ 2 Reg.  beds] 611 398 -34 TAKEN BY James & Maureen  Maigret
[room w/ 2 Reg.  beds] 611 398 -36 TAKEN BY John (Mack) &Betty Anderson
 [room w/ 2 Reg.  beds] 611 398 -38 TAKEN BY Stuart Kerxton
    
[room w/ 1 KING size bed] ? TAKEN BY Ron Florence
[room w/ 1 KING size bed] ? TAKEN BY Preston & Janet George
[room w/ 1 KING size bed] ? TAKEN BY William (Bill) & Phyllis Penn
[room w/ 1 KING size bed] ?

TAKEN BY Bim Perry & Aleithia MacCallum GW64

 [room w/ 1 KING size bed]

 ?

 TAKEN BY Judy GUNN Coughlin &  Peter COUGHLIN
[room w/ 1 KING size bed] ?

TAKEN BY Annie Mae Dowdy Rose & Bob  Rose

[room w/ 1 KING size bed] ?

TAKEN BY   Jean SENDLAK Pennell

     
    
 
  NOTE: THESE ROOMS HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN...
I AM APPLYING FOR A FEW MORE.
PLEASE CALL ME FIRST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
 
  *****************************************************************  
 

TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE REUNION BANQUET
PLEASE COPY, PRINT, FILL OUT AND MAIL IN THIS FORM

GWHS CLASS of 1955
   ~~   REUNION
2015      ~~    60
th REUNION
We ARE holdimg our "Diamond Jubilee" 60th - year REUNION of the GW Class of 1955.
NOT AT THANKSGIVING THIS TIME… BUT, EARLY THIS FALL!

It'll be held Sat. September 26, 2015 from 5pm till 9pm at the Old Dominion Boat Club - still at #1 KING St. @ the Potomac
and it will Include a Catered sit-down Dinner - Cash Bar - Music - Dancing - ALL FOR $30 each.
We previously mailed you a postcard in mid.-Feb. If you didn’t receive it, we PROBABLY don't have a correct or current address for you.
Since we will be sending out another more informative LETTER by mid-April.
PLEASE… let us know your correct postal and/or email address by contacting one of the following persons by phone, or email BY Apr.15, 2015.


             Sue Cox '55  JCox44@cox.net…703.250.5422  and/or  Peggy Barnett '56
PBarnett55@comcast.net……571.248.0276

<<------------------------------------------ Copy/Paste, Print info form BELOW -  Fill Out and Mail ----------------------------------------->>
CLASS of 1955 REUNION2015
R
EGISTRATION FORM


Name :____________________________________        (if GW) Class of 19_____
 
Email______________________________
 
Address_______________________________________Phone #______-______-_________

Guest Name :_________________________________       (if GW) Class of19_____
 
Email______________________________
 
Address_______________________________________Phone #______-______-_________

Enclosed Check in the AMOUNT of:  $_________ to pay for____ person(s) at  $30.00 per person.

Please make CHECK Payable To: GWHS '55 REUNION COMMITTEE - Class of 1955

Mail  To:    John & Sue Cox
                  11130 Chapel Rd
                  Fairfax Station, VA 
22039-1525

<<------------------------------------------ Copy/Paste, Print info form ABOVE -  Fill Out and Mail ----------------------------------------->>
 

John C. Cox
jcox44@cox.net
703.250.5422
  703.250.5422

David Beach
David.Beach@verizon.net
>703.534.1550  703.534.1550

Peggy Barnett
pbarnett48@comcast.net
>571.248.0276
  571.248.0276

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