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Evanston Twp High School
Class Of 1964

Update from the Reunion Committee


The Reunion Committee recently sent an informational letter to all of our classmates for whom we have mailing addresses.  In case you did not receive the letter, it is posted below for your viewing.  Please note that we are seeking your feedback as to WHEN and WHERE we should hold our next reunion.  Thanks for your input and continued support.


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Dear Fellow Classmates,

It’s been a little over a year since approximately 250 classmates made their way back to Evanston for our 50th Reunion. What fun it was to see people reconnecting with grade-school friends, spending time talking to classmates they never knew before, and taking lots of pictures which gave us great memories for viewing on our website.  Thanks to all of you who attended our reunion, helped with the planning process, and made donations that were critical to funding our reunion – all of which were needed to make the events become a reality.

We want to remind everyone to join our website.  67% of our “Found” classmates have already joined.  Going forward, the website will be our main source of communication.  You don’t have to be an active website participant, but allow us to send you occasional emails with updated information on what’s being posted on the website.  To join, please go to and follow the prompts.  If you have trouble joining, contact Fred Brostoff, Webmaster, at or his new assistant, Art Hallstrom, at

50th Reunion Books are still available for $10, so let us know if you want one sent to you.  Please send a check made out to “ETHS Class of 1964 Reunion” to Pat Richey Wanzenberg, 1854 Woodbine Court, Marco Island, Florida, 34145, and we will get one out to you.

One of the best things that came out of the Reunion was the creation of the Class of 1964 Jack Rakove History Scholarship at ETHS.  Jack, a history professor at Stanford University and a Pulitzer Prize winner, was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the high school last winter.  Buzz about it grew over our website, and work was started to establish the award.  Donations from ’64 classmates came in from all over the country, and the first $1,000 award was made to a student in May.  There is more information on our website.  If you want to make a donation, you can do it on the ETHS website ( or by check.  If you want to send a check, make it payable to “ETHS Alumni Association” and note “Jack Rakove Award” on the memo line.  Mail it to the ETHS Alumni Association, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.  If you want to honor or memorialize someone, include that information with your check. We thank all of you who have previously given, but we invite everyone to consider making a first or second donation which will help us reach our goal of $25,000+ by the end of the year.   We have received over $20,000 since March.

We have had some discussion about doing a 55th Reunion.  If you have not been involved in one of our five previous reunions, you don’t know how much work goes into planning and staging one.  If you want to come to a 55th, we will need to involve more classmates to help us with the planning.  Please let us know if you are interested.

As for what to do if we have another reunion, we want hear from you.  A number of classes have made their 55th a “Destination Reunion” at a location not in the Chicago area.  If we do that, we need local classmates living in a destination area to handle the event logistics while being supported by many of us who have worked on previous reunions to handle much of the administrative end, i.e. Database, Mailings, Reservations, Nametags, Website, etc.  The “local destination” committee would only work on the actual event plans and hotel options.


  • Do you want to go to a 55th (2019) or a 60th (2024) Reunion?

  • Do you want the reunion to be in Evanston? If so, what you want to do?

  • Would you like to go to a “destination” reunion? If so, where?

  • Would you be willing to work on your local "destination"?  Does your "destination" have a small group of classmates that would be willing to work to set up all the logistics?

Please send your comments to Kathy Miehls, 3320 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL, 60201 or at

As for going forward, Kathy Dalgety Miehls has agreed to take over Judy and Pat’s job as a Reunion Co-Chair while looking for a Co-Chair which will be decided after knowing where and when we will hold our next reunion.  Judy is wrapping up all the loose ends from the 50th and starting on the job transition to Kathy.

We look forward to hearing your comments.  Thank you in advance.

Your Reunion Committee


 in honor of Jack Rakove - Thanksgiving Update

We’re thankful this season – and we’re getting closer!

Our class is now within  $4,463

of reaching the $25,000 goal to endow the CLASS OF ’64 JACK RAKOVE AWARD


Please consider joining this meaningful group effort.

 Make a tax-deductible donation before year’s end.

Many thanks to our most recent donor:

Sally Goodis

in honor of Jack and Helen Rakove

for their generosity toward my parents Mitzi and Joe Goodis

To read about the award, to make a gift, and to see a complete list of donors and dedications, click on the Rakove Award link at the left. You can honor or memorialize a friend or loved one with your donation.

Please consider joining this meaningful group effort by making a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year, To read about the award, to make a gift, and to see a complete list of donors and dedications, click on the Rakove Award link at the left. You can honor or memorialize a friend or loved one with your donation.

Photos of the Class of 1964 50th Reunion are available for viewing.  Click on the "50th Reunion Photo Gallery" link on the left.

For your viewing enjoyment, here are a few ETHS memories:

Also, we've posted some memorable 1960s songs/videos on the "50th Reunion - Class of '64" page and on the "ETHS 1964 Photo Galleries" page.  If you have a favorite 60's song or video that you'd like to see posted, send your request to the Website Administrator.

IMPORTANT:  Your participation is necessary in creating a successful high school website. At this time, we’re asking you to participate by creating your online CLASSMATE PROFILE (see "Edit Profile" on the menu board at left) and spread the word by referring a classmate or two to our website. Questions, comments, or problems? Use the "Contact Us" link on the upper left side of any page to send an e-mail to our Website Administrator.