Rowdy & Live 4evah!!!

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A big THANK YOU to everyone for attending the reunion and making it a night to remember! (Sounds like a prom theme, huh?! LOL) It’s been so powerfully moving to read classmates’ expressions of LHS/’85 pride! Here are a few excerpts:

“…Very enamored with the energy and enduring sense of community and diversity that is Lowell '85.” ~ Robin Shaw;

“…I love that even if we didn't know each other very well, or, even at all, back in the 1980s, that now in 2015 we are all totally ok walking up to each other and starting conversations based graduating with the class of 1985.” ~ Avril Swan;

“…Our class is definitely an exceptional group of people. I felt it back in the day and I definitely felt it in the air last night.” ~ Marilyn Yu;

“…Lowell will always be the place that set the foundation of my future, and I will always have a fondness for it forever more.” ~ Eva Moy;

“…There was a warm comfort that night being at a place with 150+ people that grew up with you.” ~ Lois Hoganes;

“…Friday would've been a pretty short evening for me if I'd confined my interactions as severely (and regrettably) as I did in HS. But what a gracious, welcoming lot you all are! So much poise, serenity and happiness in that room… it was a pleasure to see that. I had many lovely conversations and was thrilled to learn more about who you all are today… what a terrific bunch of people!” ~ Bruce Bielawa

It is crystal clear that the ROWDY & LIVE energy + community + fondness +smiles + laughter + camaraderie + friendship + comfort + connection + respect + grace + serenity + happiness = LOVE! We all share love for our class and our classmates/teachers! LHS CLASS OF ’85 ROCKS! blush

Please know that the kind remarks of recognition for organizing are very much appreciated. However, it is never a party unless there are PEOPLE at the gig! Thank YOU all so much for bringing your rowdy and live selves from all ends of the earth to reunite! I think I can speak for Geralyn Chin, Sabrina Gee Shin, Marilyn, and Sharon in saying that it has been our privilege and pleasure to help organize events for our awesome class…then… and now! As always, we couldn't have done it without the contributions from many others. A big thank you to: Lisa Yap and Noreen Quimson for creating centerpieces and photo booth props, Leslie Laurence for decorating photo booth frames, Rosina Tong and Anna Lee for working the registration table, Anne Marie Garner and Stephanie Fishkin Dark for contributing to the memory board, Orpheus S. L. Crutchfield for doing outreach & any general tasks night of like herding folks at 9 for the welcome & opening windows, and Mr. G Stephen Granucci/Ms.G Linda Grondahl/Ms. Bird/Mr. Baker for guiding and believing in us!

A special shout-out to Chris Saguisag and Nelson Wong for their outstanding support throughout the planning process! They were my “right and left hand men” from day one, immediately posting any reunion updates on our class website (www.lowell85.com) and Facebook that I sent them and constantly using creative ways to hype the class online. They are truly unsung heroes—we couldn’t have done it without them! In addition to being the social media team, they also somehow became the "go-to" photographers for the evening so were busy snapping shots all night long! Their work didn’t stop there; they've posted their dynamic shots on FB, and in time, Nels will post them on the class site. It’s been fun working with them and I have really appreciated their reliability and enthusiasm! Thanks a mil’, guys!

The final thank you goes to Terry Abad @ the Lowell Alumni Association! In addition to providing the class list and “lost list”, Terry/the LAA paid for the invitation mailing, sent e-mail blasts, and maintained our reunion page and finances on the Givezooks ticket site. (The LAA even absorbed most of the credit card fee so it wouldn’t be passed on to students or the class.) Throughout the eight months, he’s answered countless e-mails from me regarding various reunion items and he’s been very prompt in responding and nothing but supportive. Our class owes him and the LAA a debt of gratitude. Thank you so much, Terry! Please support the LAA if you can and at the very least, please update your contact information with the LAA (http://www.lowellalumni.org/contact/address-change) so you will receive future reunion announcements. (If you have never updated your information with them, you will remain on the “LOST LIST” even if we’ve found you/you attended this reunion.)

Take care, ‘85ers, and see you at the next reunion where we will all create more cherished memories!

Rowdy & Live 4evah!!!

Lee

Thank You!

Reunion DecorationsThank you to everybody from the Class of 1985 who made it out to our 30 year reunion! Can you believe so much time has passed?  Didn't we all look great? Look for photos from the reunion on this site coming soon. Or check out the Facebook group to see photos posted from fellow classmates.

Reunion Friday 9/25

12011272_10153083122691232_3267126536672149030_nHi everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion!

Friday, September 25, 2015
7-11 PM

The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Between Dana and Ellsworth
Concrete building with stairs in the middle of the block
http://berkeleycityclub.com/directions/

Street and several offsite parking lots available
Six blocks from Berkeley BART

Two reminders:

• There is an A's vs. Giants game in Oakland on Friday at 7:05pm. Please plan accordingly.

• There is NO PARKING at the Berkeley City Club, but there are plenty of paid lots in the nearby surrounding area. Come with a parking plan and cash. We found this link that may be helpful to you:https://www.parkme.com/map?lat=37.867567&lng=-122.262800

See you Friday!

REMINDER: 30-Year Reunion

Please join us for the

Lowell High Class of ‘85 – 30-Year Reunion

Friday, September 25, 2015 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Ticket sales are now closed.

Tickets are non-refundable and WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

Hors d’oeuvres and No Host Bar

The Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA  94704

Directions: http://berkeleycityclub.com/directions/ (Street and several offsite parking lots available)

Local Lodging: http://www.visitberkeley.com/stay

Six blocks from Berkeley BART

Join the reunion Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowellhigh85/

Stay in touch with the Lowell Alumni Association! http://www.lowellalumni.org

30 Year Reunion Date: September 25, 2015

SAVE THE DATE—FRI., SEPT. 25, 2015!

"Rowdy & Live Class of '85" 30 Year Reunion

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Venue: Berkeley City Club http://berkeleycityclub.com/ballroom/

Stay tuned for details!

Invitations will be mailed courtesy of the Lowell Alumni Association. Please make sure your contact information is current: http://www.lowellalumni.org/contact/address-change

Spread the word and invite classmates to join the Facebook group and/or visit the class website: http://www.lowell85.com.

Thanks! ‚Äč

See you in September!

25 Year Reunion Video

Kevin Pardo's video of the 25 Year Reunion at Lowell campus taken in 2010. Where will the 30 Year Reunion be held? The planning committee is working hard to solidify the date, time and place of the reunion so visit the web site regularly or join the Lowell Class of 1985 Reunion Facebook group to get updated information as it becomes available. If you are interested in being part of the planning committee, let us know.