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: email@example.com.
THE RAKOVE AWARD
OUR CLASS HAS GIVEN MORE THAN $27,000 TO ITS AWARD FUND!
2016 student winner to be named in May
We are thrilled to announce that the Class of 1964/Rakove Award has now received a total of $27,587 in donations! This means that, after the distributions of $1,000 to the 2015 Awardee and $1,000 to the upcoming 2016 Awardee, the fund will have $25,000 in capital! New donors, and classmates who have increased their gifts, enabled us to reach this objective.
THANK YOU to our most recent donors!
Stephen B. Gerth, in memory of my mother Jacqueline "Jackie" Gerth (Oct. 4, 1921 - Dec. 10, 2015), ETHS alumnus and ETHS math teacher 1963-69. May the love of learning she fostered in her students, and her love of ETHS, forever endure.
Finally, we continue to encourage contributions from any of our classmates who haven't yet donated. The ETHS business office recently told us that, because of current market conditions, we must have $30,000 in capital in order for the Evanston Community Foundation to guarantee $1,000 in distributable annual proceeds in perpetuity. We are confident that our generous and spirited class can come up with an additional $3,000. Gifts of cash and stock and deductible, as are bequests in wills and trusts.
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.
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 www.eths1964.com and follow the prompts. If you have trouble joining, contact Fred Brostoff, Webmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org or his assistant, Art Hallstrom, at email@example.com.
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.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU AND GET YOUR FEEDBACK. WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.