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Evanston Twp High School
Class Of 1964



We want to remind all of our ETHS Class of '64 classmates of the importance of keeping us informed of your current contact information.  If you should move or add a second home, please update your contact infomation in your classmate profile (see link on left side of this page), so we can keep our classmate database up to date and assure that you will continue to receive information from us about future reunions and other Class of '64 events.

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Also, as further detailed in the letter below (Update from the Reunion Committee), please send your suggestions for our next class reunion to Kathy Miehls at her email address:


Class of 1964


The 2016 winner of the
Class of 1964 Jack Rakove Award
in History and Social Science
is Paula Camaya.

Student athlete and active in theater during her four years at ETHS, including 11 productions. Paula was also active in Evanston Children’s Theater, Wildkit Therapeutic Theater Workshop, and was Co-founder of the ETHS DREAMers club. She currently attends Loyola University Chicago studying history and sociology. Potentially, she may transfer to the College of Education at Loyola to pursue a career in teaching.

Are you planning to make a tax-deductible donation before year’s end?
Please consider joining your classmates who together have generously donated $26,562 so far.

Our most recent donors are:
Jessica (Jean) Witkin Zeller
Jessica wrote, “My gift is dedicated to the memory of my late brother Michael Witkin, Class of ’61, and to my smart parents Doris and Marty Witkin, who had the foresight to move us from Rogers Park to Evanston so that we could have a first-class education!"

John C. Rasmussen

Cynthia (Huber) and Philip Major

Steve Johnson

Thank you, Jessica, John, Cindy and Philip, and Steve!

With cash awards having been given to deserving students for two years, we are now just $3,438 away from the $30,000 needed to endow the award with the Evanston Community Foundation, which will ensure a $1,000 award in perpetuity. To encourage classmates to help reach this goal, an Anonymous Donor is willing to match, dollar-for-dollar, ANY contribution to the Rakove Award up to $1,719 (being half the amount needed to get to $30,000). For example, the donor will match a $100 contribution by providing another $100.

 This generous offer expires on Dec. 31, 2016.

If you haven't yet given  or will give again to help us reach the goal, please consider doing so now.

We are confident our generous and spirited class can make our class award live on in perpetuity! Gifts of cash and stock are deductible, as are bequests in wills and trusts.
To read about the award, to contribute any amount, and to see a complete list of donors and their dedications, click on the Rakove Award link at the left. You can honor or memorialize a friend or loved one with your donation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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 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.

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 do 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

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.