2023 Class Picnic
As we planned to after our 50th class reunion and before we were derailed by Covid, we have scheduled an informal gathering for MT '65 classmates on the second Saturday in August.
We received a letter of gratitude from the most recent recipient of a $600 scholarship awarded to a MT grad attending Clover Park Technical College - Ms. Julia Orozco. Another $600 scholarship will be awarded for the winter quarter. How rewarding to see your collective generosity benefit a fellow Mount Tahoma grad. THANK YOU!
Good News! We have achieved our endowment goals for BOTH the Clover Park Endowment ($12k) and the Bates Technical College Endowment Funds ($10k). To think that you achieved these goals in the midst of a world-wide pandemic, without the benefit of gatherings and fundraisers is astonishing! You have demonstrated vision and generosity. THANK YOU! Given the current financial climate and uncertainty in the world, the interest that is accruing on the respective endowments will be slower than we anticipated. Most likely, the $600 scholarships from the endowments will not be awarded until the end of 2023. The money is still safe - and will be paying dividends in perpetuity.
That said, there is $1,900.00 in a Named Scholarship at Clover Park. Those funds will be awarded in $600 scholarships this year; perhaps in the fall and winter. If you would like to donate to a Named Scholarship for either Clover Park or Bates, please mail a check, (indicating that it is for the Named Scholarship) and put Mount Tahoma, and your class year in the notes portion of your check. Those addresses are:
Clover Park Technical College Foundation
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
1101 S. Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
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 (email@example.com) for our web site and Julie Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
AUGUST 13, 2016 GATHERING
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
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.