Reunion 1998 went off without a snag. Not exactly 1963 all over
again, but a reasonable facsimile. For more details and the pictures, check out
our class web site: www.Penncrest.com. If you prefer to search, instead of
going directly to the address, we can be found with the keywords "Penncrest"
and "Class of 1963." Someday another class will wonder why we own the name, and
we'll hope they never find out the reason is simply that no one else ever
wanted it. With the 35th under our collective belts, it's time to plan for the
We learned from this experience that Dick Hevner does a great job
of organizing music, food and location. He may show a little bias towards the
Towne House, but we can live with that. It appears that most of our class still
lives in very close proximity to Media. We also need more participation.
Frankly, it is really difficult to share the calling, mailing and other fun
times, but we must. Therefore, Dick and I are offering a few ideas for everyone
We need a few committees to organize the 40th. A five year lead
time is just perfect for getting ready. It's even practical for planning a 37th
reunion to start the new millennium. We'll be happy with one big committee or a
few small ones to do the following:
Pick a date, pick a place
Write for the newsletter
Food and Drink
Plan the entertainment
Arrange pre- and post- reunion activities
Manage the finances
Look for hotel and travel bargains
Please let us know if you can participate. You don't even have to
do these jobs, you can do whatever you want to do. This plea reminds me of the
line "Give me ten stout men...", actually we have the stout men, what we need
Paul Gibson has agreed to chair the "Locate the Lost" committee.
His perseverence and computer expertise are most welcome. While he searches for
the lost, he also needs to find some help from people in the Media area.
CaptFenny who some of us remember as Jay Fenwick will chair the
"Special Events" committee. He would like to plan a get together in either Las
Vegas or his home state of Arizona. The time frame would be June - August next
year. He needs to know your preferences so please email him directly at
CaptFenny@aol.com or CaptFenny@Penncrest.com.
He'll post the results on our web site.
Other lessons learned this time around were that we may need to
come up with a less expensive venue. Additionally, we need to look for better
handicap access. Financially we came up a few dollars short, and a few of us
have made up the difference and will add a couple of dollars to maintain our
class bank account. Another suggestion is that we might get people to sponsor
specific events at the next reunion. We actually have some potential here and
welcome any additional support. You name it and you can be the sponsor.
The class list was enclosed in the paper copy of the newsletter.
Your address will not be posted on our web site unless you want it there.
Please check your entry on the class list and send or post any corrections.
Note that email addresses are being posted. As we speak, Paul Gibson is
updating the list so we apologize if it isn't 100% up-to-date. The web class
list will always be a little ahead of the distributed list. If you need an
address or phone number, please call or email your request.
Many of you have been directly threatened regarding your
biographies. Write one, or one will be written for you. It may or may not be
flattering and will potentially involve you in international intrigue or just
the basic Washington kind. This is not the kind of gamble you want to take.