George Washington High School
Los Angeles, California
Class of 1955

Held Its 55 Year Reunion

Saturday, November 6, 2010
at the
Irvine Marriott Hotel
Invitation Letter

Dear GWHS Class of 1955 Alumni:

Our April letter to you indicated we were exploring holding a 55th GWHS Reunion this fall. Your response to the idea has been so supportive that we have now made arrangements to hold the event at the Irvine Marriott Hotel on Saturday night, November 6th 2010. The hotel's address is 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612, phone (949) 553 0100.

Our focus is on both the 1955 winter class Valiants and the summer class Conquistadores, as we called ourselves 55 years ago. Come and renew old friendships, and relive the days when we were at GWHS. Since this may be our last chance to get together as a class, you may want to give attending this event careful consideration. The check-in and name tag process will occur between 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the GWHS registration table off the main lobby. When entering the hotel, walk to the left of the lobby and look for our table which will be just outside of the Banquet Room where our Reunion will be held. During that time, guests will assemble in the hotel's main Banquet Room and make their seat selection at one of the round tables of 8. A no-host bar will be set up by 6:00 pm in the same Banquet Room. Dinner is planned to start at approximately 7:00 pm followed by announcements and comments by a few of our classmates regarding our days on Denker Avenue. Bob Carroll will provide his recorded music from the 50s, as he had done for our 50th Reunion. There will be plenty of opportunity to make personal contact with your fellow classmates before closing the event at 11:00 pm.

The cost for the 55th Reunion is the same $65.00 per attendee that existed five years ago for the 50th Reunion at the Long Beach Hyatt Regency. The hotel also charges for guests parking in their lot at a rate of $8.00 per car, which if you are staying at the hotel Saturday night, is $15 for 24 hours of parking. You are welcome to bring a companion or come as a single. Your reservation at the event is secured by sending a $65 per attendee check, payable to one of our classmates, Steve Sheaffer. His address is 1198 Edward Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, noting that his e-mail address is listed at the bottom of the letter. Provide your e-mail preferably (or mailing address) with your check and we will promptly confirm receipt of your payment. Due to limited availability of seating, reservations are on a first come first served basis, and no refunds will be available.

The Marriott Hotel has blocked a limited number of standard rooms at a special group rate of $109 plus 10% tax. Call Marriott Irvine at (800)-228-9290 and state that you desire the George Washington High School group rate, which will give you up to 5 guests per standard room (note that the Marriott has an October 29th cutoff date for this rate).

As stated in last April's initial letter, you can view our 50th and 55th GWHS Reunion information on this website. In addition, once you have entered your information on this website's Registry, you can use the User Name and Password provided you to enter our secure website, which is at On this secure website, you can see all of the information entered by classmates (their name, contact information, and comments regarding interest in attending this 55th Reunion).

Since our present mailing list is only a fraction of the GWHS Class of 1955, please share this information with other classmates you are in contact with.


Gerry Valenta Faucett,
Steve Sheaffer,

Comment from your web host: I do not know why we should be assuming this is our last reunion. - C. J. Herget

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