Updated August 26, 2015
EXACTLY WHEN WILL THIS EVENT TAKE PLACE?
The actual celebration party will take place the evening of Saturday, October 17, 2015. But there will be other, related events on Thursday, October 15, Friday, October 16 and Sunday, October 18. Information about these additional events appears elsewhere on this website (click here and here) and in our newsletter ("Memories").
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
At the Sheraton Agoura Hills Resort Hotel, in Agoura Hills, CA (at the far Northwestern edge of the San Fernando Valley). It is just 5 minutes from the Ventura (101) Freeway. The exact address is 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA. Click HERE for more hotel details.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The per-person cost is $99 for the Saturday evening event, which includes a multi-course, hot buffet dinner, wine, champagne, entertainment, music, dancing and refreshments. There will also be a no-host bar available. There is no cost for the Friday evening reception.
WILL THERE BE HOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE PEOPLE ARRIVING FROM OUT-OF-TOWN OR THOSE WANTING TO STAY AT THE VENUE FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS?
Yes. Although our previously-announced discounted rates are now sold out, you can still save up to $40/night at our onsite hotel, the Sheraton Agoura Hills Resort Hotel by booking via one of the online travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, etc. The hotel currently has both normal guest rooms and suites available. If you are interested in staying at our headquarters hotel (The Sheraton), we urge you to book a room asap, before the entire hotel is sold out. Other quality hotels in the same price range within a 10-minute drive of the Sheraton are: The Hampton Inn & Suites (818-597-0333) and the Homewood Suites by Hilton (818-865-1000).
WHY ARE YOU CALLING THIS EVENT A "FIFTY YEAR CELEBRATION" INSTEAD OF A REUNION?
We are planning something very, very special for our classmates...an event/weekend that goes far beyond the definition of a "reunion". This will definitely NOT be your father's 50-year reunion. We want to celebrate your achievements since graduation and not just spotlight memories from the past, but make new memories from this event, also. Watch for announcements leading up to the October celebration.
HOW CAN I KEEP TRACK OF UPDATES ABOUT THIS EVENT...SINCE IT IS STILL WEEKS AWAY?
Keep checking our GCHS65 website (www.gchs65.com) for more details as they are announced. We will also be sending announcements via our newsletter, "Memories", to everyone on our mailing lists. Past issues of the newsletter appear on our website, for your easy reference. And we will share announcements on our class official Facebook page (Click HERE)
I WANT TO BE THERE. HOW SOON SHOULD I RSVP? AND WHEN WILL OUR PAYMENTS BE DUE?
August 17, 2015 Update: If you haven't RSVP'd already, please do so immediately. We are almost completely out of space. Please officially RSVP by clicking HERE. Your check payments were due by Friday, August 14th, since we have to pay a large deposit to the hotel well in front of the event, plus deposits to vendors.
HOW DO I PAY FOR ADMISSION? BY CHECK?
Yes, simply send your check (for $99/person) to: Gloria Dorcy Watts-Cleveland65, P.O. Box 4604, West Hills, CA 91308. Make the check payable to: Cleveland65. Please send an e-mail (or phone if you don't have access to email)to Gloria (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know that you have put a check in the mail. And, if your last name has changed since graduation, please inform Gloria so we can correctly attribute your check.
WILL YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT? HOW ABOUT VIDEO?
Of course. We will have several roving photographers at the October 17th party, plus we will be shooting video. Plus we will have photography at all of our other events, also. The best of the photos will be published on this website within a week of the event, free for you to download and print. We will also post video on the site, plus on You Tube and other video sites. Additionally, we are encouraging all of you to take photos at the event and submit them to us to be included on the website. We want you to have GREAT memories of this once-in-a-lifetime event.. We will also be photographing everyone as they arrive in the registration area, in a posed photo suitable for your own walls and photo books. All of this is at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. You are free to download and print any images we provide on this website and other online destinations.
WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD FOR DINNER ON OCTOBER 17TH? IS IT GOING TO BE THE TYPICAL "RUBBER CHICKEN" QUALITY OF FOOD THAT IS USUALLY AT THESE KINDS OF REUNION EVENTS?
No, definitely not. We have taken extra steps to include a great menu of food selections that will have something for everyone's palate. We will also have food available for special dietary needs. More details soon.
I HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS FROM GCHS WITH WHOM I HAVE LOST CONTACT. HOW DO I KNOW IF THEY WILL BE ATTENDING?
On our website (www.gchs65.com) we have published an ongoing list of all people who RSVP to the event. It is updated DAILY.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE MAIN PARTY EVENT ON OCTOBER 17TH?
The simplest response is a quote from Committee Member Gloria Dorcy: "Party Wear". What that means is anything YOU feel is appropriate for the evening (we are talking about the big party event on the evening of October 17; most other events are fairly casual). That could be anything from "business casual" to a tuxedo to Hawaiian shirts to ??? Whatever makes you fully comfortable. The only exceptions are: no t-shirts, no torn jeans, no body thongs (LOL) and no Halloween costumes. You may want to look at the photos of our guests at the 2012 "65th Birthday Event" to get an idea of the range of clothing styles we've displayed recently. Those photos can be found on this website, under the tab entitled "The 65th Birthday Party in 2012".
IT WILL BE A LONG DRIVE FOR ME TO GET TO AGOURA HILLS. I'D LIKE TO CHECK ONTO THE POSSIBILITY OF CAR POOLING WITH OTHER GCHS65 PEOPLE WHO WILL BE ATTENDING. HOW CAN I DO THAT?
On the aforementioned website list of who has already RSVP'd to the event, we will be listing their current residence city for just that purpose...so people can find others living nearby who may want to car pool. These city indications will start posting in early September.
If you have additional questions about our 50th Event, at any time, please contact one of the following people on our Organizing Committee:
Dick Eyster (Events, People Search) 818-209-1640
Gloria Dorcy (Events, Payments) 818-577-5959
Dixie Reinhardt (People Search)
Jeff Davis (People Search)
Kristie Bechtold (People Search)
Pete Senoff (Website, Communications)