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NEW FACES

Have you often wondered what happened to Mary, John, or Susie? Well, they are probably wondering the same thing about you!

Why not join us at the Alumni Association Annual Picnic? It is always held on the last Sunday in July at Lake Park. Just bring a salad or dessert for 12 and share in the fun. You will also be available to purchase In-and-Out Burgers as well.

If you are curious about your high school buddies, call your Class Connector to see if they have a current address or phone number. We have a very extensive data base at your disposal. The Class Connectors listed is located in the Newsletter each month.

At our last Alumni Board Meeting we voted to award four $1,000 scholarships to deserving students at HBHS. In the August Newsletter you will get to know more about these great students.

We also approved to purchase up to 15 Cauldrons for students who were not able to purchase them this year.

Remember, our annual fee is only $15 and you will receive four newsletters per year, plus a Directory of all members. The reuniting with an old friend is ...... priceless!

Sharon (Clegg Drubin) MacCallum

President

ALUMNI ASSOCATION

PRESIDENT HAS A NEW NAME

Sharon Drubin (Class of 1958) is now Sharon MacCallum. After 24 years of leading a carefree, frivolous single life, Sharon has finally settled down to the good, old-fashioned married life. She and David MacCallum were married on May 2nd in Fullerton. HBHS Alumni friends attended this joyous event. Her new husband, David, hails from North Carolina and is a retired engineer. You will be seeing more of him at our annual picnics and other functions.

REUNIONS FOR 2009

Here is information for Classes of 1949/1950, 1953, 1959, 1968/1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Check out the information below for each of these reunions!

CLASSES 1949 AND 1950

EXTRA--EXTRA--READ ALL ABOUT IT !!!

The classes of 1949 and 1950 are getting ready for their reunion on Friday, July 24, 2009. It will be held at 12:00 noon at the Hotel Huntington Beach, 7667 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach. The deadline for reservations has been extended - so if you haven't made yours yet - there's still time. Contact either Martha Stegen, (562) 430-1942 or Phyllis Derigo, (714) 772-0283 and let them know you're coming.

Don't forget the $25 reservation fee. Please make sure all your classmates know about this event - we've had many invitations returned with no forwarding address given.

CLASS OF 1953

The Class of 1953 will be meeting for lunch on Saturday, July 25, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Acapulco Restaurant located on Beach Boulevard, north of Garden Grove Boulevard. The cost is only $5.00 per person (yes – just $5) for a wonderful Mexican Buffet and will include soft drinks. The following day we will attend the HBHS Alumni Picnic at Lake Park in HB.

Please let us know by Saturday, May 30, whether you can attend. We will confirm your reservation and expect payment at the door. Please RSVP to Buddy Wymore, 58778 San Marino Drive, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, (760) 365-1832, email --

Dress will be casual so wear your shorts, sandals and sombreros. This will be a great time to catch up with those you missed at the 55

bsw4him@aol.com. th Reunion. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

SAVE THE DATE -- CLASS OF 1959

T

he Reunion Committee is busy planning their 50th for Saturday, July 25, 2009. It is going to be held at the Hotel Huntington Beach. Contact Beverly (Kuchenbecker) Herman at (714) 840-9826 or email her at bev747@aol.com for more information. In addition there is a web page for more information: www.classcreator.com/huntington-beach-ca-1959.

Help us find our missing friends – let us know if you know where the following people are. Thank you.

Gerald Leroy Anderson, Larry Deal Anderson, Hazel Pearl Arnold, Earl Dennis Bennett, Sheila Ann Bolton, Wendel Ray Bryant, Dennis Edward Campbell, Richard Grant Clifton, Gary Lee Cooper, Walter Phillip Corneto, Royce Edward Cox, Charlotte Lee Crittenden, Barbara Diane Ebell (Lind), Sandra Louise Fatino, Kenneth Ernest Fugate, Rian Harrison, James Arnold Hatfield, Carol Lucyle Herrin, Judy Hines (Young), James Vernon Hoops, Gloria Jean Horton (Kulbe), Bradley Douglas Hough, Gerald Ray Johnson, Ada Keith (Prejean), Bettie Marie Kirkland, Reeta Zoe Klatt (Sawyer), Robert John Lopez, Judy Manning (Clegg), Carl LaVerne Manson, John William Minor, John Harold Nelson, James Eugene Payton, Patrick Ramirez, Donna Jean Randall (Powell), Dennis Ray Sabers, David Dale Schmidt, Virginia Shigaki, Robert Burnham Stevens, James Keith Stowe, Alicia Isabel Valdez, Barbara Laverne Volk, Velda Emeline Ward, Barbara Anne White, Linda Kay Whitten, James Whittington and Craig Boyd Wyatt.

CLASSES 1968 AND 1969

We are working with Great Reunions - (800) 655-7971 - www.greatreunions.com. Our reunion dinner will be held at the Mesa Verde Country Club on Friday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. We have information about it posted on

Facebook.com, Classmates.com, and Reunions.com, as well as on Greatreunions.com. We are also encouraging people to organize "mini" reunions around their favorite high school activities (band, sports, clubs) on either Saturday or as part of their plans to attend the HBHS Alumni Picnic on Sunday, July 25. Feel free to contact Kristine Dillon at kedillon@mit.edu for more information.

30 YEARS – HERE WE COME!

The

CLASS OF 1979 is planning several fun-filled events on Saturday, July 25, 2009. It is very important to get all classmates to our new site at www.hb1979.com. Pass our website address on to any classmates you may know about. This will be a great way to communicate within our class.

CLASS OF 1989 - 20 YEAR REUNION

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Reception 7:00 p.m., Buffet Dinner 8:00 p.m.

Don the Beachcomber (formerly Kona/Sam's Seafood)

16278 South Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Buy your tickets and submit biography/current photo at

Submit jpeg photos for the slideshow to hbhs89@yahoo.com or paintballergpp27@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Stroup Slaven at hbhs89@yahoo.com. See you there!!

greatreunions.com. Tickets are $89 until July 3, then $99.

TEN YEAR REUNION - CLASS OF 1999

Danielle (Fuson) Porcho, Class Connector, invites the Class of 1999 to a Ten-Year Reunion on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Radisson, Newport Beach. Cost is $89 per person. Alumni may purchase tickets and stay informed by visiting

www.greatreunions.com or join the HBHS c/o 1999 Reunion Group on Facebook. Please pass the word to your former classmates.

THE CLASS REUNION

Every ten years, as summertime nears,

An announcement arrives in the mail,

A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;

Make plans to attend without fail.

I'll never forget the first time we met;

We tried so hard to impress.

We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,

And wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.

It was held at a fancy hotel.

We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined,

And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first

To achieve great fortune and fame.

Their spouses described their fine houses

And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, once had been lean,

Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.

The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,

And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.

No one had heard about the class nerd

Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;

Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain;

She married a shipping tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed 'most apt to succeed'

Was serving ten years in the pen,

While the one voted 'least' now was a priest;

Just shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys

Who seemed to have aged the least.

Another was given to the grad who had driven

The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture

Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.

Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini;

You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether

They impressed their classmates or not.

The mood informal, a whole lot more normal;

By this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;

We ate hamburgers, coleslaw, and beans.

Then most of us lay around in the shade,

In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fiftieth year, it was abundantly clear,

We were definitely over the hill.

Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,

And be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait; they've set the date;

Our sixtieth is coming, I'm told.

It should be a ball, they've rented a hall

At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;

My pacemaker's been turned up on high.

My wheelchair is oiled, my teeth have been boiled;

And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party

I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.

It'll be lots of fun; but I just hope that there's one

Other person who can make it that night.

- Author Unknown

HBHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATION IN THE HB JULY 4

TH PARADE

Attention Class Connectors: The Alumni Association is entering a Float in the 4th of July Parade to celebrate the 100

Do you think your Classmates would be interested in having a sign placed on the Float with your Class Graduation Year on it? The size of the sign should be about 15" x 20". There will be a donation fee of $25. This fee will help to defray the costs of entering the Parade. If you are interested, please call Nancy (Sutton) Dodson at (714) 846-3759, Aileen Manley at (714) 536-8519 or Rosemary Robinson at (714) 536-3512. The donation and signs are due no later than June 25

th Year of Huntington Beach High School. th . See you at the Parade!

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OPPORTUNITY CHANCE DRAWING!

The Alumni Association is seeking donations of items, services, or gift cards for the OPPORTUNITY CHANCE DRAWING! The drawing will be held at the Alumni Picnic on July 26

The proceeds go to help the Scholarship, Yearbook Programs and the Annual Picnic. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in helping, contact Karen Pedersen (Class of 1962) at (714) 964-2801, or email kpedersen@socal.rr.com, or send items to: 18781 Heavenwood Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.

Your help is most appreciative and will make our 2009 Picnic a success!

th at Lake Park from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

THANK YOU FOR HB BASKET LAST YEAR’S PICNIC

I wanted to thank the Alumni Association for the wonderful basket I received at the drawing last year. It was like Christmas! The basket included the following items with the HBHS Alumni logos: two shirts, a colorful HBHS Alumni blanket, and a black bag. Other HB mementos were coasters that have pictures of old HB and a ceramic tile picture of the tower at the high school. The numerous gift certificates were fun to spend over this past year. So, needless to say, I was happy with my memorabilia of HB. Thank you again. "GO OILERS". Sincerely, Betty (Vandeveer) Germain, Class of 1953.

NEW CLASS CONNECTORS

Please note we have three new Class Connectors for the Classes of 1979, 1980 and 1989. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact them. Michael O’Brien, Class of 1979 -- 714/726-9950 Martin Hernandez , Class of 1980 --

562/430-2160 Maria (Stroup) Slaven, Class of 1989 -- 949/597-0052 Welcome aboard Michael, Martin and Maria.

PICNIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Alumni Board is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s Picnic. There are many things that need to be done on the day of the picnic. If you can volunteer to help for an hour or two, it would be greatly appreciated.

Alumni Secretary Rosemary Robinson is collecting names of volunteers that would be available to help that day. Contact her at (714) 536-3512 or email her at

srobinson9@socal.rr.com, and she will put your name on the list.

GOING GREEN, SIGN UP NOW

Our goal is to send out 150 newsletters via email. Won’t you join the team? Save postage and save a tree or two! Sign up to receive your

Pipeline on-line. Email Patsy Emmert, Membership Coordinator, pemmert@socal.rr.com and she’ll add you to the email only list. You will receive your February Newsletter and HBHS Alumni Directory via "snail mail" once a year.

HBHS ALUMNI STORE

HBHS Throws

- At approximately 72" x 52", 100% cotton, and machine wash/dry these are a must-have for taking to the Alumni Football game, traveling in your motor home, tossing in your car or curling up with on a sofa. They are adorned with a picture of the tower in orange and black and the words to our Alma Mater woven in below. Only $35, plus shipping. A great gift for any occasion! HBHS Alumni T-Shirts - The T-shirts are white, pre-shrunk, 100% cotton. The back design is an oil derrick with "HB Oilers – Huntington Beach High School Alumni Association" lettering done in orange and black. On the front is a small oil derrick on the top left side saying "HB Oilers Alumni Association." Only large sizes are available. T-SHIRTS ARE NOW $5, plus shipping. Get yours today! HBHS Tote Bags - A heavy grade, canvas-type, black tote bag. It measures 12" x 14" with a black shoulder strap. On the front the tower is printed in orange with Huntington Beach High School Alumni Association circling the tower. On the back are the words to the Alma Mater in orange print. There is a cell phone and a water bottle holder on the sides. On the strap is a place for two pens or pencils. This is a great gift! You can carry around everything imaginable: lunch, books, papers, whatever you want. Plus you’ll be going GREEN at the same time. $10, plus shipping. You can get all three items for only $45. A $5 discount!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed, contact Sharon Lynn, (714) 964-5365 or email

ctrygal@verizon.net for all ordering details. Think about your future reunions. These would make great raffle prizes or gifts. Support our Alumni!

CLASS OF 1945 LUNCHEON

The next get together will be in August at Rosemary (McCormick) Robinson's home. Ladies from other classes are welcome. Please give Rosemary a call if you would like to join us. She can be reached at (714) 536-3512 or email her at

The class of 1945 ladies enjoyed a great luncheon at Joyce (Eckberg) O'Connell's last January. We were happy to have Betsy (Crow) Worthy join us. In April we met at Barbara (Harding) Kohlenberger's home for another delightful luncheon. srobinson9@socal.rr.com.

CONDOLENCES

IVAN NORMAN DAVIS, Class of 1938,

passed away on February 5, 2009. Our condolences to his nieces and nephews, Meryl Davis (Class of 1949), Sonny Foss (Class of 1956), Marie (Foss) Hafen (Class of 1958), Karen Foss (Class of 1961) and Jess Foss (Class of 1964) and his family and friends.

LANE ELWOOD COSTLE, Class of 1949

, passed away February 26, 2009 in Los Angeles. He served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited, and the NRA. Lane worked in the aircraft industry for 40 years and retired as Vice President of Northrop Grumman in 1995. He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Thomas and Pamela Chanda; one stepdaughter, Madonna Stansbuey; one stepson, Ralph Bartlett; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

DONALD JAMES ANDERSON, Class of 1951

, passed away on February 10, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Lillia. Don loved to attend the Class Reunions, loved to talk with everyone and was a friendly person. He was a great father to his three children: Edward, James and Janet Lynn. Above all, he would do everything to help his fellowmen, even strangers. He was married to two wonderful wives, Carroll Anderson who passed several years ago, and his second wife, Lillia – who had ten wonderful years with Don. He will be missed by all of his friends, family, and classmates.

VIOLET STEGEN BOWEN, Class of 1952

Condolences to

, passed away November 7, 2008. Our condolences to her brother and sister-in-law, Don and Martha Stegen, and her family and friends. KAREN BENVIE, Class of 1959, and PAMELA BENVIE McPHEE, Class of 1962 and her family and friends in the passing of their mother, Mary Rose Benvie, in April 2009.

WILLIAM "BILL" MASSEY, Class of 1959

, passed away in January 2009. Our condolences to his family and friends.

$$$ GENEROUS GIFTS $$$

We would like to give a big

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to the Alumni’s Scholarship, Graduation or Picnic funds when you renewed your membership or throughout the year.

Scholarships:

Elmer Combs, Richard Cusolito, Dorothy Deane, Larry Diamond, Nancy Fowler, Edward Haught, Mary Langston, Marilyn Lobner, David Manthei, Patricia Peters, Carol-Anne Roberts, Vince, Ross, Norman Ruggles, Gary Scott, Kelly Towers and Richard Wilson.

Graduation:

Jack and Jeanette Clapp, Edward Haught, Mary Keith, Marilyn Lobner, Carol-Anne Roberts, Gary Scott, and Richard Wilson

Picnic:

Robert and Annabelle Biscailuz, Von Carney, Jack and Jeanette Clapp, Richard Cusolito, Betty Dabney, J. B. Dowty, Elmer Goetsch, Patricia Hall, Edward Haught, Robert Hoff, Marilyn Lobner, Michael O’Brien, A. Reyes, Carol-Anne Roberts, Charles Shopfner, Carrie Jo Solberg, Gilbert Stegen, Gary Scott, Richard Wilson and Timothy Young.

We apologize to anyone who may have been left off our list, but please know that we greatly appreciate your donation. You can donate anytime to an Alumni Fund simply by sending your contribution to our Alumni Treasurer, Sharon Lynn, 8321 Cade Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646-3142.

MEMORIES FROM CLASSMATES

WHO GRADUATED IN THE 1930’s

Maxine Preston Inman, Class of 1930

I was born and raised in dear old Huntington Beach and dedicated to the High School, and send you a voice of gratitude for your effort in keeping HBHS history going.

Classmates from the 1930’s – do you remember the Senior Class Ditch Day, sailing from San Pedro to Catalina Island? Such an enjoyable time, especially for those of us who had never been to Catalina.

The all-out, especially arranged, formal dinner dance at the Virginia Hotel in Long Beach was attended by all seniors.

Watching the football and basketball games on the sidelines or in the bleachers were always memories of fun times!

, shares her thoughts of HB.

Thank you, Maxine, for your warm thoughts about Huntington Beach and the High School.

Herbert Glenn Preston, Class of 1933

I graduated from HBHS in 1933. Virginia Eileen Popp was from the Class of 1934, and we were married on June 6, 1937. We had two children; Brenda and her husband have two children and live in Indiana, and David lives on 16 acres in Somerville, Texas. I now live on their property in my own mobile home. I worked for the government for 31 years in the San Diego area. I retired in 1975.

In 1933 no Cauldrons were printed due to the Principal, Mr. Jones and Mr. Wager, Vice Principal. They said no money was available. In 1934 they printed a booklet like the Pipeline called the Spendthrift. The only person I recognized in the Pipeline was Tony Tovatt.

I just celebrated my 94

Old history also tells you that there were many Prestons that went to HBHS from 1914 into the 1940s. My health is OK, and I don’t use a cane, walker or wheelchair. I still have my driver’s license and drive my own car.

, sent in the following memories: th birthday. Virginia passed away right after her 87th birthday. We were just short of 64 years married.

Wow, Herbert! Good for you and thanks for sharing your memories!

CLASS CONNECTORS

 

To strengthen our connections, those listed below have agreed to be "contacts" for their class; they are likely to have information about classmates, reunions, etc. Please contact Rosemary Robinson at (714) 536-3512 if you would like to become a Class Connector. Her email address is: srobinson9@socal.rr.com.

Class

Name

Phone Number

1930-31

Ruby (Slate) Davis

949/305-8854

1932

1933

1934

1935

1936

1937

1938

Margie (Schmidt) Ordway

562/598-2006

1939

Billie Kennedy

714/960-3793

1940

Phyllis (Riley) Loughran

562/596-2979

1941

1942

LeRoy Jauman

562/630-4166

1943

Nadine (Peebles) Hanson

714/536-3180

1944

Alan Mitchell

562/592-4111

1945

Rosemary (McCormick) Robinson

714/536-3512

1946

Elaine (Henkey) Marshall

714/846-4531

1947

Arline (Huff) Howard

714/536-3449

1947

Claud Cook

714/893-1776

1948

1949

Martha (Dulin) Stegen

562/430-1942

1950

Phyllis (Amo) Derigo

714/772-0283

1950

Lois (Qualley) Freeman

714/960-4018

1951

Yvonne (Moats) McClenny

714/596-7742

1951

Deana (Murdy) Morris

714/537-1934

1952

Barbara (Cure) Kerr

714/636-4804

1952

Dave Phillips

714/536-7250

1953

Beverly (Seelig) Rosen

714/892-4737

1954

Barbara (Sennec) Reed

714/847-3713

1955

Sharon (Wakefield) Springer

714/892-3215

1956

Dorothy (Hobbs) Phillips

714/536-7250

1956

Diane (Rider) Wyllie

714/965-3681

1957

Jack Brown

805/772-3380

1958

Katheen (Toulouse) Turnbaugh

714/962-2288

1959

Aileen (Decker) Manley

714/536-8519

1959

Nancy (Dobson) Sutton

714/846-3759

1960

Gae (Gomes) Brummett

714/846-0559

1961

Janice (McMorries) Frahm

714/841-0026

1961

Cruz Jimenez

714/847-8459

1962

Ann Minnie

714/536-6809

1963

Sherri (Crissman) Long

949/635-9175

1964

Anita (Hermann) Balkee

714/378-1982

1964

Diane (Benge) Lenning

562/596-4825

1965

Mary (Lecrivain) Langston

714/847-3227

1966

Rick & Penny (Price) Ellis

714/374-1225

1966

Teri (Fidancé) Miles

714/960-8902