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save the date!
 

August 8, 20/20

Seeing clearly at 75

 

 

More scenes/memories from our collective 70th Birthday Celebration in 2015 can be found here.  

For our collective 75th Birthday celebration (honoring all members of the class, not just those born in 1945) set for Saturday, August 8, 2020,  we’re keeping things uncomplicated. We will be gathering at the same location as we did for our 70th -- the gardens of the Marriott University Park Hotel. 

Count on plenty of fun, better food, the joy of connecting with many friends you likely haven’t seen for years,  probably some enthusiastic music and lots of nostalgia.

Here's the back story:

Friday. April 12th,  the Reunion Committee gathered for lunch at Delice Bakery and Cafe.  Forgive me, but I cannot pass up the rather obvious opportunity to rate the food “Deliceious.”

The fine food fueled a unanimous final decision to organize a collective 75th Birthday fete like we did for our collective 70th.  In fact, to keep things really simple, we agreed to return to the University Park Marriott’s patio garden and party tent, with quick access to air conditioning should that be necessary.

The space has been reserved. Here are a few details.

The date:  Saturday, August 8, 2020

Time: 6 p.m.-ish: (subject to adjustment)

Food: The Marriott has a new chef.  The Marriott crew is well aware that there have been a few complaints from us about the quality of food. They have promised to fix that this time around, and meet with our Foodies team beforehand to set an appropriate menu etc.

Other details will be posted here as they unfold.  For now, please save the date: August 8, 2020.  And, if you had concerns about food quality in the past, please join the team that will ensure improvements for our collective 75th.

So, make plans to join us August 8, 2020, in the gardens and party tent at Marriott University Park in Salt Lake City.

Incidentally, while we have not yet established the all-inclusive fee for the evening, we're determined to make affordable for all--in the $30 to $40 range.

 

 OLYMPUS'63SKYLINE 

CLASS MEMORIAL BRICK.

The "Memory Wall" in the new Olympus High School includes a brick paying tribute to our class. The prose is a reduction of suggestions from several people in the class:   

1963

A Titanic class

nearly a thousand

when we began here

The journey is yet

our inspiration and

our reward

 

 

PROFILE OF THE CLASS OF 1963

 

We were the blasting caps of the Baby Boom, born as World War II ended in Europe and Japan. We came of age the year Martin Luther King proclaimed "I had a dream...," when President John Fitzgerald  Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, as the “conflict” in Vietnam edged into war, and when the rousing refrains of Peter, Paul and Mary gave way as the more free-wheeling lyrics of John, Paul, Ringo and George ushered in a raucous decade of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.”

In a kinder, gentler time the graduating classes of 1963 at Olympus and Skyline High Schools were united as Olympus sophomores in the largest entering high school class (more than 900 strong) ever assembled in Utah.  

We disassembled somewhat in the Fall of ‘62 when some 200 of us opted to establish new traditions as the members of the first graduating class of the newly-opened Skyline.

Now, we formally reunite every five years or so (as we did for our 50th Reunion in August of 2013) and as we did less formally for dinner on the first Saturday of August in 2014, 2015, 2016,  but the second Saturday this year for our 55th Reunion August 10-11, 2018 at the Cottonwood Club and other sites in metro Salt Lake City.  The registration form for the 55th Reunion here: http://www.oly-sky63.com/Register.htm   

 As you may know, many of us from Copenhagen, Denmark to Korea and in nearly every state in the U.S. have been talking together online or getting together in smaller groups for good food and conversation since 2002. This “will `likely go on until we die.” 
 
Another classmate put it this way::  “It’s like a time machine, with a ‘click’, you're able to go back decades, visit old acquaintances and establish new friendships with people you didn’t know at all, but now wish you had. There's a huge difference between then and now: now, we're more open, honest, caring, empathetic and sharing.”
 
This is the website everyone who was ever a part of the Class of 1963 at Olympus and Skyline High Schools (www.Oly-Sky63.com). Hundreds of photographs are here. You are encouraged to publish your own photos here on your own pages or in the "Galleries" section where you will find photos from all of the recent reunions as well as of our days together way back when. Before the old Olympus returned to the dust from whence it came, John Telford and Paul Bjorn photographed the old school (it looked pretty spiffy actually).  They too are posted to this site under "Galleries." 

Incidentally, if you see a camera icon next to a classmate’s name on the roster, it indicates he/she has posted photographs. Just click on the “name” and all the pictures that person posted will appear. 

The bottom line is this: if you haven’t visited the main Olympus and Skyline site and devoted at least 45 minutes to checking-out your friends and add your own personal reflections, you are missing out. Spend some time here.

If you know the email addresses of classmates who have not yet subscribed to the site, be sure to invite them using the invitation box in the bottom right-hand corner of this page.  Simply paste or type in our missing classmate's email address.  The system will take care of the rest. 

 

KEEP REUNIONS AFFORDABLE TO ALL
CONTRIBUTE TO THE REUNION FUND RIGHT NOW

In 2003, 2008,  2013 and every year since many class members contributed far more than the required participation fees.  Thank you to them. Donations over and above standard reunion fees have been used to underwrite the general costs of the reunion and thereby ensuring that individual fees are affordable to all. 

This proud tradition is being sustained in the run-up to our 55th Reunion August 10-11, 2018 in Salt Lake City. The list of classmates who have contributed to the general reunion fund can be found here: http://www.oly-sky63.com/class_custom4.cfm. Please donate whatever you can, whenever you can, to help keep our class events affordable to all.

Please make your check payable to the   Olympus Skyline Class of 1963  (memo: Donation Reunion Fund) and mail it to :

 

Olympus-Skyline Class of 63
P.O. Box  712013
Salt Lake City, Utah 84171