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    DHS CLASS OF '68



  SEPTEMBER 28, 29, 30, 2018


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1)   Are you planning on attending the 50th Reunion?

Yes No

Upcoming Planning Committee Meetings

When:  4pm, Saturday, July 7th

Where: Judy Hick's work site

Clean Water Services,

16580 SW 85th Ave, Tigard, OR 

Who:  All Classmates!!! We need help planning the Reunion.

Just show up, everyone can contribute. Big or small jobs.

It doesn't matter how much time you have to give. Just 

show up and support the work to be done. Spend time with

classmates you haven't seen for a long time. Have FUN!!! 

Information about the Reunion is at:

  • Questions/Ideas: if you have any questions or ideas 

          please send them to DiAnne ( 

          or Judy (

May Meeting Minutes

  1. Review of the Minutes from 4/7/2018, one change made and then minutes were accepted
  2. Finance: No bills submitted
  3. Updates from:
  1. Judy Hicks-West, Chair Update Registration
    • Update on the visit to The Dalles with Terry Cole on May 4th
      • Visited the Chamber of Commerce and confirmed that they will provide gift bags for our classmates who attend the Reunion.
      • Then they visited The Chronicle to determine the cost of an ad and to ask about having a story written. For one 4x4 insertion it is $66.00, plus $12 for same ad in the Reminder. We are thinking June 10 (early bird registration rate cut off date is June 15) and Aug 19 (for final registration deadline of Aug 31st). Judy will order the ads and will bring a receipt for reimbursement to the following meeting.
      • They visited Freebridge Brewery, on 2nd St, which is where the Class of ’64 had their whole Reunion.
      • They also visited River Tap, which would require renting the whole restaurant.
      • The Baldwin also isn’t a possibility as the patio is their only possibility and they close the patio after Labor Day.
      • They then went to the Clock Tower, they have no floor charge. We could be be on the patio or the larger room if the scheduled band isn’t too large. The gratuity isn’t too large. They have many food and beverage choices.
      • Lastly, they visited the Country Club and met with the Rachel, who is Restaurant Manager. She agreed to red napkins with black tablecloths and two cakes, carrotand chocolate. She agreed to the No-host at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30.
      • They met with Sonja Peterson Talatzko , Terry Goff-Lindsay, Monty Malcolm, Donna DeMauro and her fiancé while they are in town.
  2. Mike Bartell, Chair Update Friday Night Activities
    • Mike Contacted Matt Morgan, DHS Athletic Director,  who responded to several questions Mike asked:
      • It will be Homecoming.  I suggest that we introduce/recognize your group at the beginning of the game.
      • Admission will be free for you and your classmates.  Regular admission prices document is attached.
      • Kick off will be 7:00 pm
      • We can absolutely reserve a section just for your group.  Please let me know how many will be attending.
      • We can introduce you and recognize you all out on the field!
      • Maybe take a snap and throw the ball to the official or do the coin toss? 
      • Urness Motors donates vehicles that take the Homecoming Court around the track to the front of the grandstands.  I am thinking that we can do the same for your group (depending on numbers) during pre-game.
      • We look forward to having you here
    • How fun is this going to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Terry Cole Woodhams, Chair Update Saturday Evening Dinner
  • At the Country Club there are hooks to hold the banners
  • There will be another road-trip to The Dalles to check out what is available to borrow from The Dalles High/Wahtonka museum to use as decorations for the banquet
  • Terry will contact Ed Drury about music during the Reunion
  1. DiAnne Fentress-Rowe, General Reunion Planning Committee Update
    • The Reunion Planning Committee has come to the point where a small group of 4 or 5 people can no longer hold it all together.  During this meeting the Planning Committee made several decisions regarding reframing and downsizing the Reunion Weekend.
    • Data Base Updates were made to the data base.
  2. Review of Budget – No changes since our last meeting
  3. Teresa Goff-Lindsay has volunteered to take on the task of organizing the Memory Book. The Questionnaire will be sent out with the Registration form electronically then via snail mail if we don’t have email addresses. When the forms are returned,  DiAnne will scan them and send them to Teresa in the Netherlands.  She will send the final document back to DiAnne to be printed and available at the Reunion.
  4. Registration Packets (including the Memory Book questions) will be sent out in early May . Packets will be sent to all classmates for whom we have addresses (email first then mailing address).  We will also need to add  an “In Remembrance” page to the Memory Book, along with the schedule of events for the Reunion.
  5. Review of the Planning Calendar
    • May
      • Phone Tree. Our idea is set up a phone tree across the US to telephone everyone who has not yet returned their Registration Packet (if we have their phone number). If we don’t have volunteers then we will have to call a couple of classmates to ask if they will volunteer for this important job.
    • June
      • Re-send Registration and Memory Book packets to those who have not yet responded
    • July
      • Last sending of Registration and Memory Book packet to anyone not yet responded
    • August
      • Aug 31th is the last day to Register for the Reunion
      • Phone Tree Again???
    • September 1st
      • Details, details, details, details, details…..
  6. Other things to do:
    • Get prizes
      • Trivia Contest – scratch off lottery tickets, most winning table wins Powerball ticket to split     Budget $50.00
      • Dinner Contests – gifts will be the table decorations (12)

12 categories of questions

  • Signs, signs and more signs
    • Big signs in The Dalles Judy and Terry will talk to Shilo and Cousins about putting up “Welcome Class of 1968”.  They will ask the Granada to put it up on Marquee and they will also ask the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Smaller signs in Country Club.
  1.    How will we know when tasks have been completed?
  2.    New Business
    • We have a list of Faculty who still live in The Dalles, we will now invite them to the Granada instead of the picnic since we are no longer having a picnic.  Invitations will be sent to them using our Dalles High School Class of 1968 stationary, we are bit sure who will do this work yet.
    • After much discussion, and for a variety of reasons, the Planning Committee agreed to change the activities that had originally been planned for the Reunion. The new agenda for the Reunion is:
      • Friday Night: Meet at the newly remodeled Granada Theater for Registration and Hearty buffet from 6:30 to 11pm. At 7pm at Wahtonka football field our class will be honored in several ways before and during the DHS Homecoming game which starts.  After the game come back to the Granada for more food and Jim Slusher’s famous Trivia.  A no-host bar will be available all evening at the Granada. There will be no charge to get into the football game. There is a $25 charge for the evening at the Granada.
      • Saturday during the day a variety of activities will e available for classmates to do on their own. At 5pm classmates will meet on the steps of DHS for our 50th Reunion Class Picture, then off to the Country Club at 5:30 for the no-host social hour. The dinner and Program will begin at 6:30. Cost of the program and dinner is $65.00
      • Sunday will start at 11:30 where Wendy Palmer Patterson will lead us in a Remembrance of classmates who have passed at the Sorosis Shelter.
      • At 12:30 there will be a no-host lunch at a location to be determined.
  3.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:20



Thanks to Judy Hicks we have a Class Facebook page!

Please go to:

                        The Dalles High School entrance.jpg


A big Thank You to those who have sent Donations in already.  Classmates please donate whatever you can to help the Planning Committee put together a memorable and worthy Reunion.

Funds you donate will help accommplish these and other tasks:

create scholarhips for classmates to attend

purchase postage stamps and printing for mailings 

printing and decorations for Reunion 

keep this website up and running into the future.

Please send donations to:

Karen Jolliffe

1801 35th

San Francisco, CA 94122






You may have noticed our Classmates who have passed before us are now listed in the Classmate Profile Tab. They are listed with three *** next to their name. The Classmates page lists only peers who graduated with us, some students, such as Alice Parsonsmoved away before graduation so her name is on listed on this page.

If you click on a listed name you will be taken to a page with a scroll. You can write stories, memories, "tall tales", poems, etc. on their scroll.  There you can say anything you would like to say about that person, to that person or things you would like others to know about that person. It is a chance, as a class and as individuals, to share our thoughts and feelings about those classmates who have gone before.


Please review the list of "Missing Classmates" tab as we make changes when we update the Data Base. If you know how to contact any of these classmates please let them know we want to include them in our Reunion Planning and please send their contact information to DiAnne,, Thank You.





Our Goal is to have at least 70% of our Classmates participate in some part of our 50th Reunion Celebration. Please help us reach this Goal.


The Schedule of Events for Reunion Weekend

School Class of 1968 50th Reunion

Friday Schedule

September 28th, 2018

6:00-11:00 pm Registration Check-in and Gathering for Buffet and No-Host Bar at the newly renovated Granada Theater. Step back in time with movies, musis and memories of our days growing up as we reconnect with our classmates.  

7:00-9:00 or so The Dalles High Homecoming game vs the Gladstone Gladiators will be played at Wahtonka field. A special seating section is reserved for our class and and our class will be honored on the field before the game begins! No charge for our class!!

9::-11:00 Back to the Granada for Jim Slusher's famous Trivia Contests and more opportunity to connect with old friends

Saturday Schedule

September 29, 2018

1:30 – 5 pm Classmates on their own, suggested activities:

  • Maryhill Art Museum visit (fee)
  • Wine tasting with Sam Swick Wines (fee)
  • Tour of The Dalles High School
  • Tour of the Museum for The Dalles High/Wahtonka District 9
  • Tour of the Discovery Center (fee)
  • Walking tour of downtown The Dalles and collecting special charms
  • Tour of the Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead (fee

5:00 pm  50th Reunion Class Picture, DHS High Steps

5:30 pm  Social Hour, The Dalles Country Club

6:30 pm Dinner and Program,  The Dalles Country Club

Sunday Schedule

September 30th, 2018

11:00 am Memorial for Classmates, Sorosis Park Shelter with Wendy Palmer Patterson

12:30 pm Lunch On You Own, TBD

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1)   Do you have suggestions or ideas to make our 50th Reunion even more meaningful? If so, please share. The Planning Committee is seeking input to help plan a memorable weekend. Thank you.





DiAnne Fentress-Rowe: