"We May Never Pass This Way Again…”
Westchester High School ~ Class of 1977 ~ 40th Class Reunion
Let’s make every minute of the weekend count! Indeed… we may never pass this way again!
Gettin’ the party started on...
Friday, September 29, 2017 ~ Saint Arnold Brewing Company “The Investors Pub”
2000 Lyons Ave ~ 713.686.9494
http://www.saintarnold.com **Free Parking
4:30 PM – private tour of the brewery
5-7 PM Wildcats ’77 Mixer
Meet up with Wildcats ’77 in a super-chilled environment of the private pub! All-you-can-drink Saint Arnold’s beer, root beer & pub snacks. Let’s get together without the crunch of time, the competition of music & some elbow room!
Wait! The night is young!
Make it a FULLY WILDCATS '77 WEEKEND by booking a dinner reservation for Friday (or early Saturday!) at a ’77 classmate-owned restaurant! Let 'em know that you are a Wildcat ’77 and they'll take EXTRA GREAT care of you!
"Inside the Loop"
Bistro Menil – Chef Greg Martin http://bistromenil.com
Lowbrow ~ Chef John Sheely http://lowbrowhouston.com
Clay’s Restaurant ~ Damian Seaback http://www.claysrestaurant.com
On Saturday evening, we return to one of the few venues still remaining from our youth…the scene of our Senior Prom! (for those who weren't at Led Zeppelin. Sorry, had to throw that in.)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 ~ Hyatt Regency, Downtown “The Window Box”
1200 Louisiana Street ~ 7:30 PM – 12 AM
Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar, DJ, Professional Photographers!
**Wildcats ’77 in the house! Party in the lobby bar till 2 AM!**
Ticket price inclusive of BOTH Friday & Saturday evening events.
**We highly suggest you attend BOTH EVENTS so that you don't miss someone whose schedule permitted only one or the other. And, believe us, the time will evaporate! Attending the full weekend will help to squeeze maximum time to visit with everyone!
CASH, CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS ONLY – NO CREDIT CARDS
$100 per person January 1-June 30, 2017 **Must be postmarked by June 30, 2017
$150 per person July 1-at the door
**NO REFUNDS; HOWEVER, TICKETS ARE TRANSFERRABLE SHOULD YOUR PLANS CHANGE**
**Parking Rate is $17 per day of event; or, $34 plus tax for overnight guests..
TOTALLY OPTIONAL, BUT IT WOULD BE SUPER SWEET IF...
...you are in a position to make a donation over & beyond ticket price to boost our cash flow, ensure our reunions are affordable for everyone, and provide free admission for our faculty & staff, we would be more than pleased to give all credit due you for the generousity of your company, or you personally, via marketing for and at our reunion!
Level 1: WILDCATS' MEOW $25 - $50
Level 2: WILDCAT CHAMPIONS $51 - $75
Level 3: WILDCAT HEROES $76 - $100
Level 4: WILDCAT LEGENDS $101 - $1MM
We will have a drawing for those who purchased a ticket prior to January 1, 2017. And a separate drawing for those who make an extra donation above and beyond your ticket!
Checks, Money Order or Cash to:
“WILDCATS 77” c/o Evelyn Clark
Vahle, Inc. / 1169 Brittmoore Road / Houston, Texas 77043
Need lodging? We've negotiated a reduced price on hotel rooms at the Hyatt @ $139 per night! + $34 overnight parking. HOWEVER, BOOK ASAP as we will be in competition with two larger ballrooms over the weekend! Suites are available for $350 and $550, but must be booked through our event coordinator, Rachel Montgomery firstname.lastname@example.org 713-375-4713.
***Sunday, October, 1, 2017***
For those lodging Saturday night at the Hyatt, or others who care to return to the hotel to join us, we have a table reserved for Sunday breakfast in the hotel restaurant, Shula's. Price is $16.95 per person. Come join us!
Faculty & Staff, NO CHARGE for you! Our treat! $40 for your guests, please. We need a committed RSVP from you BY June 30.
Classmates from other WHS classes, click on "Contact Us" on link to the left & we will add you as a guest to our class.
Kindly register on this website. This will never be shared publicly.
Scan photos of you & your friends from 1973-77 in high res. .jpg and send to us at email@example.com.
Do you or your company want to be part of our Prizes or Giveaways? Let's chat about how you might be able to contribute!
Here’s the WHS '77 Reunion Committee so far…and growing! We still need lots & lots of help! Come & join us!
Tom Bray ~ Amy Campbell ~ Ken Cauthen ~ Ruth Click ~ Jay Collins ~ Janet Combs ~ David Cook ~ Mark Grierson ~ Kathleen James Harrison ~ Suzi Kenyon Baumgardner ~ Chris Katapodis Treleaven ~ Philip Klein ~ Ann Lynde Cook ~ CeAnne McClure Jones ~ Cheryl Overton Spaans ~ Cindy Paul Meyers ~ Evelyn Schneider Clark ~ Bob Stanbery ~ Jenny Symon Nettles ~ Allison Taylor ~ Lauri White Ramsey
We're in short supply of volunteers for both Friday & Saturday events. So, how about it? Which volunteer opportunity (opportunities) sound GOOD???!!! (UPDATED 6/22)
We will need MANY MORE volunteers at both the brewery and hotel events. Can you help to work a shift at either brewery / hotel...or both? C'mon. It really is fun!
***Particularly those who haven't been to a reunion in eons, additionally our faculty/ teachers, normally love this opportunity because they have a head-start on putting faces with nametags before the lights go dim!
We will have smaller space in the Window Box ballroom, but we plan to include a small table for memorabilia. Do you have the resources to pull off leading this volunteer project?
We have a lead, but need a committed worker bee with a knack for decorations for both Friday & Saturday events.
Have other cool new ideas?
Sure! Hit us up! We'd love to hear 'em. But, just letting you know ahead, we are way low on volunteers these days. So, we may not have the manpower or resources to make it happen. If you have a new idea for either event, be willing to take it on!
Interested to LEAD our 45th reunion? This is a GREAT opportunity to participate alongside the current team. Many of us have worked together for decades, but it's time to retire! You'll get some great lessons learned & handover notes! Let us know your interest and c'mon & join us as a volunteer for our 40th!
Here's the deal... We can plan every tiny detail of this party. But, this is about classmates, not the details. We've done our best to locate classmates & former teachers & staff to invite them. However, when a friend receives a personal invitation from another, it's far more effective than anything we can possibly do to get 'em there. If you have already purchased a ticket, this little blurb is especially for you.
Please don't wait to reach out to old friends till last minute. Give them the opportunity if they have logistics to work out. They may need a little time to build courage. Or, to recognize personal or professional/ networking value in attending, so plant the seed of encouragement! Or, if it's a financial issue, perhaps you can help to sponsor an old friend to attend. Or, not unheard of at our age, friends...maybe they just need a ride & some help to get there. Please help to encourage the primary purpose of this party. To get our classmates together & celebrate!
UNCONFIRMED - Meaning, we mailed to address on file & it was not returned. But, unable to confirm if our information was correct. Request update on email, 1 telephone, birth date & confirmation on address.
Gregory "Greg" Gus Andrews
Kathleen "Kathe" M. Armstrong (Willming)
Christopher "Chris" Albert Ashburn
James "Jim" Irvin Beeman
Lori Diane Boswell (Stotland)
Lisa Ann Bowdoin
John H. Bres
Theodore "Ted" C. Brescia
Barry Scott Brunelle
Michael "Mike" David Buller
David J. Burke
Jeffrey "Jay" Burkhardt
Patricia Anne Campbell
William "Craig" Carnahan
Cynthia Elizabeth Castellanos (Pitman)
Donna J. Castelow
Roger C. Dillow
Scott Lee Dotson
Eugenia A. "Genie" Duvall (Short)
Jill K. Erwin
Gary L. Fickert
Scott A. Harris
Stephen Alan Hayes
Roger M. Hennington
Jamey Keith Higginbotham
Kent Richard Kadell
Richard Frank Kallus
Kathleen "Kathy" E. Kelley (Campbell)
Kathleen "Kathy" M. Kunec
Diane Lynn Landholt (Crusturner)
Michael Anthony Letsos
Carol Leverick (Watson)
Robert Patterson Livesay
Michael "Mike" E. McCrory
Linda S. McGlasson (Gump)
Mary Kathleen "Kackie" Minton (Pankratz)
Mark D. Molsberry
David J. Pierpoline
Leslie A. Ralson (Cotter)
Michael "Tony" A. Ranger
Kathleen "Kathy" A. Rasmussen (Call)
Stephen Michael Rasnick
Edward Graham Ricketts, Jr.
Albert "Parker" Riggs
Kenneth Norman Robertson II
Karen Lynn Schenkel (Kacir)
JeriAnne T. Schlute
Jack B. Slack
William "Jerry" Sparkman Jr.
Susan F. Strait (Wall)
Marianne Sutton (Sawyer)
Erik C. Van Os
David K. Wells
David C. Williams
MIA Classmates (Meaning, they've completely fallen off our radar.)
|Julio C.||Alvarez||12th grade yearbook|
|Pansy Sharon||Anderson||Johnson||Graduated 1977|
|Peter Keenan||Armstrong||Graduated 1977|
|Stormy Terese||Beal||Livings||Graduated 1977|
|Rosalinda||Benfield||12th grade yearbook|
|Blue||Blarry||11th grade yearbook|
|Scott||Brown||11th grade yearbook|
|Jean||Burnham||11th grade yearbook|
|Veronique Yvonne||Collin||Graduated 1977|
|Holly||Cooper||11th grade yearbook|
|Mark David||Cory||Graduated 1977|
|Michael Steven||Covington||Graduated 1977|
|Ken||Curry||11th grade yearbook|
|Maureen Lynn||Duffy||Graduated 1977|
|Kelly Lane||Dyal||Graduated 1977|
|Curtis Lloyd||Eaton||Graduated 1977|
|Diana Leigh||Edinger||Graduated 1977|
|Elizabeth "Lisa" Ann||Farr||Graduated 1977|
|Alfred E.||Floyd||12th grade yearbook|
|Adrien J.||Fournier||12th grade yearbook|
|Cindy Constance||Ford||Cole||Graduated 1977|
|Lynne Marie||Ford||Graduated 1977|
|Julio||Franco||12th grade yearbook|
|Nancy Eileen||Frank||Graduated 1977|
|David Donald||Frederick||Graduated 1977|
|Jerry Henry||French||Graduated 1977|
|Seth David||Fritz||Graduated 1977|
|Thomas "Mitch" Mitchell||Fruit||Graduated 1977|
|Robert "Bob" Perry||Gallant||Graduated 1977|
|Donald K.||Grant||Graduated 1977|
|Larry C.||Grant||Graduated 1977|
|Susan Clare||Greer||Thompson||Graduated 1977|
|Jeff Charles||Gutknecht||Graduated 1977|
|Darlene Martha||Haese||Graduated 1977|
|Patricia Joan "Joanie"||Harrison||Parker||Graduated 1977|
|Patricia "Pattie" Ann||Hay||Graduated 1977|
|Jessica Marie||Hayes||Graduated 1977|
|Jimmy||Headrick||11th grade yearbook|
|Kenneth Mack||Hodges, Jr.||Graduated 1977|
|Ron S.||Hughes||12th grade yearbook|
|Lily||Huang||12th grade yearbook|
|Wai Man "Lindsey"||Ip||Heh||Graduated 1977|
|Lynn C.||Jakle||Graduated 1977|
|Tommy Randolph||Jeffrey||Graduated 1977|
|Richard "Rick" Scott||Johnson||Graduated 1977|
|William "Brad" B.||Jupp, III||Graduated 1977|
|Albert||Keller||11th grade yearbook|
|Sarah Lucy||Kemp||12th grade yearbook|
|William Casey||Kiker||Graduated 1977|
|Elizabeth Sue||Knight||Graduated 1977|
|Sharon Leigh||Kohler||Green||Graduated 1977|
|Tom||Kuhn||11th grade yearbook|
|Maurice G.||Lorenz II||12th grade yearbook|
|Jayne||Manes||12th grade yearbook|
|Carmen||Medrano||12th grade yearbook|
|Brent||Menjia||11th grade yearbook|
|Jim||McNeils||11th grade yearbook|
|Michael Weldon||Miller||Graduated 1977|
|Amy Lynn||Moffitt||Graduated 1977|
|John||Montgomery||12th grade yearbook|
|Helen Marie||Neighbors||Graduated 1977|
|Melanie Kay||Neil||Graduated 1977|
|Kathy||Nelson||11th grade yearbook|
|Frances Lauren||Olinde||Graduated 1977|
|Brenda Dale||Parr||Graduated 1977|
|Steven C.||Parsons||12th grade yearbook|
|Robert "Mark" M.||Patteson||Graduated 1977|
|Bart||Payne||11th grade yearbook|
|Eddie V.||Peoples||12th grade yearbook|
|Melissa Ann||Perine||Graduated 1977|
|Debra "Debbie" Lynn||Prather||Brown||Graduated 1977|
|Brant||Posey||11th grade yearbook|
|Edward "Henry"||Pratka, III||Graduated 1977|
|Jimmy||Prince||11th grade yearbook|
|Rick||Pumphrey||11th grade yearbook|
|Virginia Ellen||Rall||Graduated 1977|
|Joie||Richardson||Giroir||11th grade yearbook|
|Robin G.||Robertson||12th grade yearbook|
|Angela||Rowe||Fesperman||11th grade yearbook|
|Jeff||Sandoz||11th grade yearbook|
|Linden A.||Seawright||Nowell||Graduated 1977|
|Bridget||Shannon||11th grade yearbook|
|Amy Elizabeth||Shepherd||Guthrie||Graduated 1977|
|Pamela "Pam" S.||Shirley||Graduated 1977|
|Juliet "Julie" G.||Shoup||Baker||Graduated 1977|
|Paula Kathleen||Shryne||Wilhelm||Graduated 1977|
|Michael "Scot"t||Simmons||Graduated 1977|
|Philip Shook||Stewart||Graduated 1977|
|Robert "Brian"||Striplin||Graduated 1977|
|Craig Lee||Taylor||Graduated 1977|
|Mark||Thurman||11th grade yearbook|
|Donald Edward||Vaughan||Graduated 1977|
|Thomas Dean||Vincent||Graduated 1977|
|John Thomas||Wicks||Graduated 1977|
|Jeannine||Whitmarsh||12th grade yearbook|
|Kelly||Wilkins||11th grade yearbook|
|Richard Quimby||Williams||Graduated 1977|
|Margaret||Wyche||12th grade yearbook|
|Russell David||Young||Graduated 1977|
|Yuka||Yoshino||11th grade yearbook|
|William||Youngblood||12th grade yearbook|
Additionally, we have attemped to contact our Staff & Faculty by mail, telephone and/ or email. We hope for confirmation on the following and/ or new contact information. Thanks for your help.
Sally Barber - mailed, not confirmed
Karla Lowerre - mailed, not confirmed
James McDonald - mailed, not confirmed
Claire Miller - mailed, not confirmed
Charles Rogers - returned mail
Chris Smith - returned mail
Kris Watson - mailed, not confirmed
Darryl Woodall - mailed, not confirmed
Ed Wood - mailed, not confirmed
Shannon Zapalac - returned mail
**NOTE: Westchester Alumni Association is interested to stay in touch with '77ers; however, our websites are not linked. WAA is a great organization which raises scholarships for graduating seniors of Westchester Academy of International Studies through donations, fundraisers, and memberships. They have been especially kind to the class of 1977 when receiving important news of classmates or faculty/staff & support marketing efforts for our reunions. To register with WAA, please go to www.westchesterwildcats.com and find your name under 1977.