February 12, 2024.
A reminder on how to sign up and pay for attending the "65th Reunion" to be held on March 13, 2024 at Mijares Mexican Restaurant:

Send a check for $50 per person, made payable to David Cantrell, to PHS Class of 1957, c/o David Cantrell, 31255 Via Mariposa Court, Bonsall, CA 92003.  You can put "PHS Class Reunion" on the memo line.

As mentioned previously, hotel arrangements are up to classmates.  I am staying at Howard Johnson Pasadena, 1599 E. Colorado Blvd. (across from PCC), (626) 808-4500.  Currently they have 10 king-size-bed rooms and 13 two-queen-size-bed rooms available.  Prices are $132 + tax on Tuesday night and $140 + tax for Wednesday night, all probably subject to change.  Free parking.  Continental breakfast.

The class website lists those planning to attend (including those already paid) and considering attending.  Currently we have 18 classmates and 7 guests paid for a total of 25.  This list will be updated as the reunion date approaches.  We have to get to 50 total to secure the banquet room.

We will try mightily to make arrangements for a social gathering for early arrivals (Tuesday evening) and a departure buffet breakfast (Thursday morning).

January 27, 2024 Reunion Plan.
  The following was sent by e-mail to classmates.

Dear Classmates,  Our first objective was to determine whether there would be sufficient interest to proceed with reunion planning.  E-mails to 245 classmates have resulted in 75 responses (31%), with 34 classmates planning to attend, 12 hoping to attend, and 29 unable to attend.  So there is some amount of interest.

We have not been able to make satisfactory arrangements at any major hotel in Pasadena for both hotel rooms and a banquet facility.  They want contracts and guaranteed up-front, non-refundable deposits to secure an arrangement.  We cannot support that.

So we plan the following.  We selected Wednesday, March 13, 2024 for the reunion dinner.  A more informal reunion this time.  And better now than later.  We have selected a restaurant in Pasadena, Mijares Mexican Restaurant at 145 Palmetto Dr., that has a banquet room for 100.  The "Traditional  Buffet Mexicano" dinner consisting of three entree items (steak picado, achiote chicken, and salmon) will be selected, including all appropriate side dishes and coffee, tea, or soda .  Price is $50 per person.  Alcoholic drinks are no-host.  We will have the facility from 3:30 PM to 8:00  PM for early socializing, dinner, and departure socializing.  Hotel accommodations, if needed, are up to individual choice.  A suggestion is Howard Johnson's (1599 E. Colorado Blvd. across from PCC) but other hotels and motels are also possible.  For those staying overnight, we can probably make arrangements for a departure breakfast.

There will be no Memory Book.  However, casual photos taken at the reunion will be assembled into a digital format (PDF) and made available to all by an e-mail attachment.  No printing or postal mailing.

To reserve your seat, please send a check for $50 per person made payable to "PHS Class of 1957" to PHS Class of 1957, c/o Dave Cantrell, 31255 Via Mariposa Court, Bonsall, CA 92003.

Thanks for your participation.  We look forward to once again renewing friendships with our fellow classmates.   Please visit the website (link below) for reunion updates.

December 16, 2023 Update.
  We sent a second e-mail following up with reunion planning.  We have received
responses from 53 classmates out of 246 e-mails sent to classmates (159 have no e-mail addresses).  Thank you to those who responded.  Twenty classmates plan to attend the reunion, 11 are considering attending, and 22 will not attend.  The goal of the second e-mail, hopefully, is to obtain additional support from classmates to warrant further efforts in planning the reunion.  At this point, interest in another reunion seems low.  Perhaps not surprising, given the age of classmates and the difficulties with traveling. 

We will wait until the first of next year to reassess interest in another reunion, based on additional responses from classmates.  Since quite a bit of effort is involved negotiating for venues, including favorable prices for hotel rooms and banquet facilities and arranging for a Memory Book and preparing a reunion handout, low interest will not make this worthwhile.

We plan to make a postal mailing to classmates without e-mail to solicit their  response.  We have adequate funds in our class treasury to support this.

We will follow-up at the first of the year with the results favoring another possible reunion.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.