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161 live in California
3 live in Colorado
1 lives in Florida
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1 lives in Idaho
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1 lives in Louisiana
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3 live in Missouri
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11 live in Washington
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2 location unknown
69 are deceased

SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL DINNER 3

 

The ’60 Class’ third annual dinner went very well.  Twenty-six (26) gathered in the Eugene O’Neill Room & Bar at the Crow Canyon Country Club on Saturday night, April 27, 2019.  Cocktails were served early, and a very nice dinner with wine followed.  Service was excellent.  Special thanks to Bob Chimienti ’60, Crow Canyon C. C. member and resident, who obtained from the Club our private room and complimentary wine for each table.

Lots of good conversation ensued, punctuated by laughs, stories and more than a few memories recalled by classmates now a year way from sixty (60) years since graduating from Bishop O’Dowd.  John Heagerty reported that the Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship Fund has now grown to just under $500,000, providing over $10,000 per year toward the education of deserving students who otherwise could not afford to attend O’Dowd.  Tax deductible contributions to the fund continue to be made, which now counts more than 90 donors ⏤ tops among endowed scholarships at Bishop O’Dowd, both in terms of dollars raised and donors participating. 

Some who couldn’t attend sent their best wishes, indicating they are planning to celebrate ‘60@60 with their classmates in 2020.  Included were longstanding ’60 Committee member Bob Orf ’60, who lives in Phoenix, AZ, and Bob Rivers ’60, who lives in Midlothian, VA.  Capturing what is a very special and enduring bond between ’60 Dragons, these two '60 classmates who live in different parts of the country did not  graduate with the class, due to family moves late in their high school years.  Yet both are still very much in touch with this ’60 Class.  Go Bobs!

Surveys will be taken among ’60 Classmates in coming months to determine timing and activities to be included in next year’s festivities.  One event, already scheduled, is Grand Reunion Day at O’Dowd, Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Introduced two years ago, Grand Reunion Day invites those classes celebrating fifth-years since their graduation to come to campus for lunch and a lively afternoon with fellow alumni.  ‘60@ 60, naturally, will be fêted by O’Dowd in a special way. 

John Heagerty, who wore his ’60 O’Dowd Junior Jacket (it still fits) to the dinner on Saturday night, asked all ’60 Classmates to bring their O’Dowd spirit & traditions to Grand Reunion Day next year, to convey to all O’Dowd graduates from the past sixty-five years, exactly what this remarkable and venerable ’60 Class has meant to the school.  What fun, and what a statement, if a lot of ’60 Dragons are there, including Bob Orf and Bob Rivers.  The year-long ’60 Class party only begins at O’Dowd; much more will be planned for 2020.

Dinner and after dinner conversations concluded just before 10pm, reflecting classmates who now keep their evenings a bit shorter.  So happy to see Jim Salber in good spirits, despite suffering the total loss of his house & home in last November’s terrible Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.  Jim told everyone that he feels better since the fire, actually experiencing freedom from “things” and an enhanced ability to enjoy the simpler, personal and more meaningful parts of life.  Good message for us all.