Our Golden 50th Reunion will be held --October 6-8, 2006 
This page updated Thursday October 05, 2006.

Your reunion committee co-chairpersons are:
Pat CURRAN,
Anne (Andy) BRIGGS Shine – or at 800-247-8602
Pete Latimer - at 301-410-263-4538
Martha Duke – at 410-770-5665

SEE CURRENT REUNION ATTENDEE LIST

SEE CURRENT LOST LIST

Our 50th class reunion is coming up fast---October 6-8, 2006 (Columbus Day weekend). Here is up-to-date information on our plans and preparations for this gala event.

SCHEDULE OCTOBER 6-8TH 2006

GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’56  
50TH REUNION

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

·        Registration    3-5 p.m.

·        Hospitality Room Open 5 to 11 p.m. Light Refreshments Served

·        Dinner (on your own - See listing for recommended restaurants)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

·        Registration 8:30 –10 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.

·        GW School Tour  11 a.m.

·        Art on the Avenue in Del Ray 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (on your own) - Dash Bus #AT 10 goes to and from King Street Metro Station)

·        Hospitality Room open 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. and after dinner

·        Cocktail Reception in the Courtyard 5:30 – 7 p.m.

·        Dinner and Dancing 7. – 11 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

·        Brunch, Landini Brothers Restaurant (open bar)  11 a.m.   115 King Street, Alexandria (Take the free “DashAbout” shuttle, see enclosed schedule)
 



Place: The Hilton Alexandria, 1767 King Street, 22314. The hotel is located at the corner of King St. and Commonwealth Avenue, staring up at the Masonic Temple, across the street from the King St. Metro Station, and one block from the train station. The Metro can get you there from Reagan National Airport in just six minutes. Metro service in the D.C. area is excellent and may preclude the need for a car. The hotel garage is convenient, but $20 per day to park at the hotel, unlimited ins and outs.  MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!

Registration: A desk will be set up in the lobby from 3-5pm on Friday, 8:30-10am, and again from 3-5 on Saturday. Your info packets will have schedules, area info and class information. (Bring an id card in case anyone doubts you are old enough to be in the class of ’56…….or old enough to drink!)

Hospitality Suite: We expect to have a suite on the upper floor which will be open from 5-11 on Friday, and from noon to 5:30 on Saturday, and after the dinner dance. Stop by and visit with friends before or after your unscheduled meals, tours, events, etc. Basic refreshments will be available.

Gala: Cocktails will start at 5:30 on the terrace, followed by dinner at 7 P.M. in the main ballroom, and dancing from 8:30-11:30.

Costs: The Gala will cost $95 per person, which includes a cocktail reception, dinner, including some wine, and a live band for dancing after dinner. Room costs at the hotel for 30 blocked rooms (until Sept. 6) are at a special rate of $155 per night (Friday and Saturday), and the rate should hold beyond our reserved block of 30 if you order early and specify the class affiliation. The hotel contact information: 703-837-0440 or 1-800-hiltons or -.

PAYMENT FOR THE GALA IS REQUESTED BY JULY 1ST. This will vastly enhance our planning and cost control. Payment should be made to GWHS Class of ’56 Reunion, and mailed to Mary Daniel Darr, 8200 Briar Creek Dr, Annandale, VA 22003.

Special Tour: We have arranged for a tour of the newly renovated GW on Saturday morning at 11am. This should be fun, and afterwards, there is an “Art on the Avenue” “happening” down Mt. Vernon Ave. in the currently ‘hot’ Delray area. We will also try to have information on other area events in your registration packages. In the meantime take a look at Alexandria’s website .

Sunday Brunch: Sunday morning there will be an informal gathering, for those who choose to attend, at Landini Brothers Restaurant, one of Alexandria’s finest restaurants, on lower King Street.

Information Sheet:
Enclosed is an information sheet for you to complete for our new directory. Please complete and return it ASAP, WHETHER OR NOT YOU EXPECT TO ATTEND. This will be our easiest way to know that you have actually received this correspondence without having to fund additional mailings. If you cannot attend, we can still make the directory available to you for an exorbitant price. (Well, maybe not exorbitant….that was just to encourage you to come and pick it up in person.) Instructions for return mail are on bottom of the sheet.

Lost Classmates: 250 classmates have been found and we are hoping for a large turnout, but, attached is a list of the folks that we have not found yet. If you have any information about any of them, please let us know. We would really like to get the word to as many classmates as we possibly can.

Memorabilia: We would love to have any mementos, pictures, programs, or other memorabilia which you may have, and would be willing to let us display. They would, of course, be returned upon conclusion of the event.

Summary: We, the planning group, believe we are going to have a really special weekend. The schedule will have some special events as noted above, and Alexandria……today’s Alexandria……has changed a lot and will put on its own interesting show. The schedule will leave time to wander around town, have lunch or dinner (Friday) with old friends, or, just do what we are all looking forward to the most…..meet old friends and acquaintances and share a few laughs and memories.

Three Requests:
Please plan to join us. Please mark the calendar today, fill out the info sheet and make your hotel reservations. Please let any one of the committee members know if you have questions, comments or suggestions. We look forward to seeing everyone in October!

Sincerely, Your reunion committee Pat CURRAN,
  Anne (Andy) BRIGGS Shine – or at 800-247-8602
Pete Latimer - at 301-410-263-4538
Martha Duke – at 410-770-566

The Hilton Alexandria, 1767 King Street, 22314
Tel: +1-703-837-0440    Fax: +1-703-837-0454

Go here for the Hilton Old Town Reservation Request Form in PDF

Last Day to make HILTON Reservations is: Wednesday, September 06, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Total

Date

10/05/06

10/06/06

10/07/06

10/08/06

10/09/06

10/10/06

10/11/06

Agreed

0

20

30

0

0

0

0

50

Added

0

10

10

0

0

0

0

20

Total

0

30

40

0

0

0

 

70

Pick Up

0

24

35

0

0

0

0

-50

Available

0

6

5

0

0

0

0

11

Bookings as of 08-23-06

 

REUNION ATTENDEE LIST
This is as of August 10, 2006.

Here is the current list of 1956 classmates who are planning to attend our 50th Reunion in October 2006.     Besides these 78 classmates, here will also be 47 spouses/guests, whom I have not named on this list. 

Females are alphabetized by maiden name but married names are included.

  1. ASHBURN Rodriguez, Barbara
  2. ATTILIIS, Frank
  3. BEASLEY Kenyon, Carol
  4. BERRY Cale, Mary Catherine
  5. BORTON, John (Terry)
  6. BOWLING, Elizabeth/Liz
  7. BRANSCOM McArdle, Donis
  8. BRIGGS Shine, Anne (Andy)
  9. BRITT Strobel, Mary Ann
  10. BURROWS, Roy
  11. CHASZAR Cosentino, Julia
  12. COBURN, George
  13. CROCKETT, Oliver (Buddy)
  14. CURRAN, Pat
  15. DANIEL Darr, Mary
  16. DeLANCEY, Merle
  17. DiJOSEPH Ferrera, Laura
  18. DITTMER, Tom
  19. DUKE Britt, Martha
  20. DUNN, Charles (Buddy)
  21. FITTON Stodgel, Joan
  22. FRUTCHEY, Robert
  23. FURMAN Hendrix, Rilda
  24. GIPE Jurgensmeier, Edna
  25. GODFREY Minnich, Joan
  26. GOLDSTEIN Smith, Gloria
  1. GREENLEAF Harper, Phoebe
  2. HALL Robinson, Shirley
  3. HART Cumbo, Barbara
  4. HENDERSON Coburn, Frances
  5. HERR Folk, Mary Anne
  6. HERRON Jordan, Lou
  7. HILL, Charlie
  8. JOHNSON Hawley, Gaye (Lynn)
  9. KAMPE Beach, Kay
  10. KENNEDY Rowzee, Jean
  11. LATIMER, Pete
  12. LONDON Exelbert, Trudy
  13. LUNCEFORD Simmons, Janet
  14. MADISON Durand, Betty
  15. McCURDEY, Newton (Pete)
  16. MESNIG Greenwaldt, Nancy
  17. MILLER Goldman, Barbara
  18. MILLS, Thomas
  19. MOORE Walbaum, Molly
  20. MORGAN, Robert
  21. MUDD Kemp, Joyce Ann
  22. MURPHY Severson, Patsy
  23. NACHMAN Buckman, Lois
  24. NEWMAN, Rachel
  25. NOVAK Potter, Joan
  26. PADGETT McMurdo, Jane
  1. PITT, James
  2. POLLARD Morris, Patricia
  3. POOLE, Raymond (Skip)
  4. RENNER, Edward
  5. RITENOUR, Paul
  6. SEVERSON, Arthur (Sonny)
  7. SHAFFER, Dale
  8. SILCOX, Gordon
  9. SMITH Moran, Joan
  10. SMITH, Wilbur
  11. STEPHENS Kelleher, Janice
  12. SULLIVAN James, Jacqueline (Jackie)
  13. SUTLER Hundley, Faye
  14. TOMALIN, Michael
  15. VITALE Baggott, Janice
  16. WASHBURN Cooke, Phyllis
  17. WEADON, Tom
  18. WHITE FitzGerald, Ellen
  19. WHITE, Jerry
  20. WILL, Frederick
  21. WILLIAMS, Bernard
  22. WILLIAMS Owen, Mary Etta
  23. WINSLETT Rider, Carol (Jackie)
  24. WOOD, Herbert
  25. WOOD Southard, Marilyn
  26. WOOLF Stokols, Elaine
   

Here is our 1956 LOST list.
If you are aware of the LOCATION (address, email or phone #) of any of these classmates,
please send the information to me -  
Pat CURRAN
 

  1. BARTLETT, Robert W.
  2. BEALS, Alan P., Jr.
  3. BLUMENTHAL Hilmer, Grit
  4. BODE, Hans Ragnar
  5. BRYDEN Ortega, Mary Ann
  6. BURCH, Juanita Joan
  7. CARL, Donald Raymond
  8. CLEARY, William G.
  9. COMPTON, John McClung
  10. CUNNINGHAM, William D.
  11. DAVIDSON, Nancy Faye
  12. DAVIDSON, William Walter
  13. DAVIS, Rebecca Daphine 
  14. DeBOER, Nancy Dolores
  15. FLEEGER, Louis Lincoln II
  16. GORDON, Bartley Brooks
  17. GRANBERRY Bishop, Diana D.
  1. HANSON Marchitelli, Melanie G.
  2. HOLLIS, Ronald Craig
  3. HOUSUM Peebler, Nancy
  4. HUBBARD Florence, Joan
  5. KIRTLEY Smith, Janet I.
  6. KOON, Robert Davis
  7. LEWIS, John Bayard
  8. MAJOR, William L.
  9. MATTHEWS, William M.
  10. MEYER, Howard Christian
  11. MILLER, Robert
  12. MILLER, Wendy A.
  13. MOORE Brady, R. Darlene
  14. MUNDAY Roberts, Barbara
  15. MUTO Williams, Catherine
  16. NOTTINGHAM, John D.
  17. PADGETT, Robert Lee
  1. PAGE, Joanne
  2. PARKS, Lois Beverly
  3. PAYNE, Franklin E., Jr.
  4. PETTIT, Francis E.
  5. PLOTZKY, Deanna Judith
  6. PRIDGEN, Stella
  7. RILEY, Richard Thomas
  8. SANDRONE, Dorothy Mae
  9. SEELEY, Robert Hugh
  10. SMITH, Henry Howard
  11. STEWART Schram, Janice S.
  12. TAYLOR, Thomas Wesley
  13. TRENT, Marilyn
  14. VIERLING, Sharron Dillard
  15. YARBOROUGH Pless, Phyllis
  16. ZIMMERMAN, Warren/Buddy

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This page updated Thursday October 05, 2006.