The next event planned is August 31, 2014 -- click on "West Coast Mini 2014" at left!
The 50th Reunion of the B-CC Class of 1962 has already happened. But here's the original announcement, which provides a good description of the events and how they were organized. And below that is the original announcement for the first West-Coast Mini-Event, held September 2013:
Go ahead - push the button! Our "no problem" refund policy lets you buy a ticket now and cancel later if you must. There will be a full refund of $99 per ticket anytime up until one week before the event, that is, until midnight on Saturday November 10. Unfortunately we can't refund the $5.94 processing fee. If you reserve a room at the Hyatt, please check with the hotel for their room cancellation policy.
RSVP today for this truly once in a lifetime event: meeting up with your classmates and touring your high school from a HALF CENTURY AGO! Nostalgia will be in the air on Friday night when we meet at the Hyatt Bar for our first get together. Beginning at 4PM the conversations will start. Smaller groups of Jr High school friends, Track teams, Wrestling folks, Chorus members can get together to laugh and share stories. Contact your friends to confirm that they will be there.
Saturday morning we will meet at 10AM at BCC for a tour of the newly renovated school, followed by coffee and doughnuts in the atrium. Although the familiar facade stands, the corridors of BCC hold impressive changes from 50 years ago. Imagine a full dance studio? Meet back at the Hyatt at 1:30 for a walking tour of Bethesda led by a member of the Historical Society.
Saturday night at 6PM at the Hyatt is the big event. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and carving stations accompanied by music of the 50's and 60's will be the backdrop for catching up, sharing stories, laughing, and even making new friends. Several teachers have been invited to share in the experience. Ms Nancy Gallagher has already accepted and more names will be available soon. Also, a photographer will be present to take posed and candid shots of our wonderful time. These photos can be purchased at the dinner, so bring your check book.
Sunday morning we can recap, share email addresses and begin plans for the 60th! This event will be held in the Daily Grill of the Hyatt for a cash brunch at any convenient time. The reunion committee will be on hand to say good bye and thank everyone for their enthusiasm and participation. Will we have any volunteers to start the plans for next time?
Reunion Buffet Dinner
Bethesda , MD 20813
West-Coast Mini-Event 2013
When: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Noon to 5:00 pm
Where: Richard Lane is hosting this event at his home in Hillsborough CA
just south of San Francisco and only a few miles from the SF Airport.
Did you know there are 75 Class of 1962 B-CC alums living in the western states - 34 in California alone? It's a long way to Bethesda from there, and some of us didn't make it to the 50th Reunion in November. So for those who didn’t make the main event in Bethesda,we're having a "make up" (but it’s not a test)! AND, for those who did attend last November, here’s a chance to meet again.
For those who live in the west, here’s your chance to get together without a major trip back east. And for those who live farther away, it’s a great excuse to visit sunny California.
Note from Richard:
Locals can bring something to eat—snacks or finger food we can enjoy while visiting. Non-locals shouldn't feel obligated--if you can make it to the party, your presence will be a great contribution. I'd like to ask each attendee to contribute $10 toward drinks and refreshments, but it’s definitely not a $99 ticket.
If you plan to attend, please either post your intention on the Message Board or send an email to Ken Lavine, Linnea Dayton (Brown), or me via this website. We'll email you back with more particulars later. Let us know of any special dietary or other needs you might have. And please let us know as soon as you can whether you plan to come. We don't want anything to stand in the way of people coming, though, even at the last minute.