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Summer Reunion/Covid Update
We DO NOT have the second Saturday in August reserved at Meadow Park for our reunion. Pierce County was recently rolled back to phase 2 because of the increase in covid cases. Under phase 2, there is a maximum of 15 people at gatherings and venues have an indoor maximum of 25% capacity. We share Meadow Park when we are there with golfers and other customers.  So, even if Pierce County goes to phase 3 (maximum of 50 at gatherings and 50% maximum capacity) by August, this "shared status" makes it unlikely Meadow Park would let us reserve the evening as we get more than 50 people ourselves.



CPTC Scholarship Endowment Fund Update 

We are just a little over $3,000 away from establishing this fund. The Class of '65 has raised $3050! In first place in the class competition is the $4,958 raised by the Class of '66. In third place is the Class of '62 with $582. Grand total: $8945! When you sit down to make your end-of-year charitable donations, please include this fund AND be sure to include Class of 1965 with your information. Go T-Birds!

An enduring trade school scholarship fund for MT grads currently resides at Clover Park Technical College. Plans include adding a fund at Bates Technical College and ultimately a fund manager that will allow scholarships to be used at any trade school. Credit goes to the Class of '66 for doing the heavy lifting. We will continue to have a donation jar at our annual August gatherings at Meadow Park.

Donations can be made online, by cash or check, or via planned giving. Donations will be confidential, known only to the CPTC Foundation, who will provide tax receipts. Online: www.cptc.edu/MtTahomaGives

Cash/Check: CPTC Foundation, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (please write Mt. Tahoma in the memo line, including your class).

For securities transfers, IRA contributions or RMD’s, please contact CPTC Foundation at 253-589-6089. Contributions are tax deductible.

Federal Tax ID: 91-1565219


 Looking Back

Ladies Only Event
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fabulous! Lunch at the Market Place Grill and fun shop hopping.
'65 Ladies: Sue Brown, Connie Swanson, Penny Drost, Wendy Stephens,
April Larson and Paula Robinson

One Terrific Mom, One Terrific Day!
The "Arlington Kids" plus three MT '65 Kids brought lunch to Mildred Dudley on Feb.15. Oh, the stories. We laughed and laughed.
Arlington Kids: Gary Meier, Robbie Welch, Dennis Dudley, Julie Johnson and Penny Drost.
Mount Tahoma '65 Kids: Paula Robinson, April Larson and Bob Taylor.


MT '65 Ladies Luncheon
A step back in time: 
Olive Branch Victorian Tea Room and Restaurant

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kathy Faker, Wendy Stephens, Paula Robinson, Julie Johnson, Linda Smith
April Larson, Cathy Hanly, Julie Rush, Robbie Welch, Penny Drost

It was such a wonderful event, we decided to bring the MT 65 ladies together to catch up and stroll down memory lane at least three times a year - Spring, Fall and Winter - saving summer for our annual August mini reunion at Meadow Park. We have had two 70th birthday parties, our first ladies luncheon, a picnic gathering hosted by Pat and Patti (Corcoran) Conner and our first mini runion at Medowpark since our 50th Class Reunion in 2015. If you want to add an event to our "stay in touch" calendar, let Penny Drost know (drostpe@msn.com) for our web site and Julie Johnson (mamajules47@gmail.com) for our Facebook page.





Craig Kerr, Brian Meidinger, Terry Elsdon ('64), Julie Johnson Elsdon,
Paula Robinson, Penny Drost, Dick Pedlar,
Mike Devereaux, Linda Smith, Robbie Welch, Rudy Font

Happy 70th Birthday to Us!
Tuesday, Aug. 22. 2017
Farrelli's at Point Ruston

Photos from August 12, 2017 Event are on Facebook
Mount Tahoma Class of 1965





Thank you to hosts Pat and Patti (Corcoran) Conner

Sid Harr ('66) poses with the girls now including Paula Robinson and Wendy Stephens

Friends since Arlington Elementary School: Robbie Welch, Julie Johnson, Penny Drost and Gary Mitchell


Lynn Herth and Pat Spencer

Gary Mitchell, Rudy Font, Harlan Holcomb, Ed Pauschert

Gary Mitchell, Jon Mowry, Patti Corcoran

Robbie Welch and George Ferris

Pat Conner and Bob Taylor

Special Guest Star Sid Harr, Class of '66 and Linda Smith

T-Bird Class of 1865 
Guess who!


50th Reunion – Saturday, August 15, 2015

Check out the photo gallery  "50thReunionPhotos"

Click here for:  A special tribute video.


Friday, August 14, 2015
Tour of new Mount Tahoma arranged by Julie Johnson Elsdon and led
by her daughter Kari-Ellen. What a great kick-off for our reunion!

"We're the class with all the drive, Mount Tahoma '65!"
Winner of the class pep assembly competition all three years!!!


July 5, 2014, Lunch at Dukes 


Robbie Welch, Dennis Dudley, Bonnie Nichols, Julie Johnson, Penny Drost, Bob Taylor, Jon Mowry, April Larson, Linda Keith, Paula Robinson. Plus Robbie's mom Betty, sister Barbee, and Bonnie's sister-in-law Chris.


Gathering of MT '65 ladies August 2012 and July 2013

2012 (top photo):Suzi Feldman, Julie Johnson, April Larson, Robbie Welch, Cheryl Battson, Julie Rush, Jan Berg, Penny Drost, Judy Johnson and Beth Aalbue. In 2013, Jeanette Hansen, Linda Keith, Deborah Meeds  and Paula Robinson joined Penny, April, Cheryl and Jan.


Gathering of MT '65



•   Joe Cozine Jr  6/6
•   Jim Hargrove Jr  5/6
•   Kathy Faker (McCormack)  4/19
•   John Ellingson  12/27
•   Sheryl Jones (Rytkonen)  12/6
•   Paula Robinson (Varner)  7/21
•   Dick Klapstein  4/20
•   Norm(Bud) Schultz  4/19
•   Terry Peters (Clayton)  1/17
•   Sherrie Holmes  11/25
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alaska
10 live in Arizona
7 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
4 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Illinois
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
4 live in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Texas
103 live in Washington
1 lives in British Columbia
299 location unknown


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