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Corvallis High School
Class Of 1965
ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHS 60s Annual Gathering

“Forming, renewing, building and maintaining friendships (in Changing Times)”

 

We could not meet in 2020 and 2021 but are moving forward with hopeful hearts toward events in 2022!  We want to see you ALL this year!

As we all know, prices for everything have increased significantly since our last event in 2019 but our venues (Corvallis Parks and Recreation, The Corvallis Club and New Morning Bakery) have graciously held to their original quotes for the 2020 event (which was not held) and some generous anonymous classmate donors have come forward so we are able to offer this year’s events at or below what we could in 2019.  A BIG thank you to everyone!

Our 3rd Annual ALL 60s CHS Multi-Class Gathering with the classes of ‘60 -‘69 and those who identify with members of those classes is currently scheduled for August 26-28, 2022.  The two main events will primarily be held outside due to current incident rate increases in COVID-19 but do stay tuned in by checking your class website or Facebook page for updates.

Also check this website:  www.chs65.info  in the Home Page Announcements section. You do not need to log in to this website to see the All 60’s information.

There are several Facebook Pages where updates will be posted.  

The primary page is “Corvallis High School ‘60’s Annual Gathering” hosted by Bob Hansen. Please visit (and “Like” it!) to let your friends find it. 

Nancy Butler Neary also posts on related Facebook pages so if you are a member, you can check there, too: "Corvallis HS 1967 and Friends" and "CHS Ladies of the 60's".

Please, please help us get the word out by sharing with all your Spartan friends who are not on Facebook or the class websites.

Also, please update your contact information with your class website managers so you stay informed about this event! 

Also please check out the marquee of the Whiteside Theatre from August 7-13th!  The All 60’s Annual Reunion will be featured with a link to the www.chs65.info website!

We hope to have PSAs on the radio and in the Gazette Times/Albany Democrat Herald newspaper.

Here is a link to the Visit Corvallis website:  https://visitcorvallis.com/

This website provides lists of places to stay, dine and visit during your stay.  It is a great resource for Corvallis and the area in COVID-19 times. 

Current Plans for the Annual CHS 60s Gathering, August 26-28, 2022

Who:   All those “who walked the halls of CHS during the 60s” or identify with them

 

What-1:  Friday, August 26th Nostalgic Gathering, Tour and Matinee at the Whiteside Theatre

Address361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333

Friday afternoon from 2-5 pm join us for a tour of the renovated historic Whiteside Theatre and private showing of the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman (1967), an iconic film of our generation.  There will be popcorn, coke products plus sparkling water, ginger ale, root beer and 7-up!  Be there by 2 pm for tours and movie, about 3 pm for just the movie.

Friday afternoon from 2-5 pm join us for a tour of the renovated historic Whiteside Theatre and showing of the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman (1967), an iconic film of our generation.  There may be popcorn! 

This event is still developing so if you are interested, please RSVP below with contact information so we can keep you informed.

Admission 25 cents/person, this “retro” price is offered thanks to a generous donation from a classmate! Coordinated by Bob Hansen. 

The website currently states that masking (KN95) is strongly encouraged but not required.

Come and enjoy the movie then meet with family/friends for dinner before moving on to:

 

What-2:  Friday, August 26th Gathering at the Corvallis Club   

Address1850 SW Whiteside Dr, Corvallis, OR 97333 

Friday, August 26th a casual-dress after-dinner evening event from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the newly remodeled Corvallis Club (formerly the Corvallis Country Club).  Follow signs at the parking lot for entrance to the newly developed patio area to the left of the main entrance to the clubhouse.   

Wearing Vintage Spartan or other 60s clothing is always a plus.  Most of the action will be outside, so dress for the weather of the day and bring a sweater or light jacket “just in case”. 

This is an after-dinner event so plan to join with friends/family for dinner on your own in Corvallis then come to the Corvallis Club afterwards.  There will be sweet and savory nibbles (fruit, veggies, hummus, shrimp ceviche, mixed berry bites, white chocolate macadamia cookies, brownies) and water provided.  There will be a cash bar for other beverages.

Live music will be provided on the patio by our classmate Jim Hibbs (’65)!

Cost is $20/person plus cash bar.

What-3:  Saturday, August 27th Picnic at the Rotary Shelter (closest to the river) at Willamette Park

Address1350 SE Goodnight Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333 (look for a small green park sign off Highway 99W as you are southbound)

Saturday, August 27th a casual picnic at the beautiful Rotary Shelter at Willamette Park.  We have the shelter from 8-4 and you are welcome to come at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and visiting (or come earlier and help set up).  There are new permanent ADA-accessible restrooms close to the Rotary Shelter.

catered picnic lunch with assorted sandwiches (ham and Swiss, turkey and cheddar, vegetarian), salads (Greek, fruit and potato), cookies and water will be available from 11-1 to those registering in advance (though if there is enough food, you are welcome to pay and partake onsite). 

Please bring any other beverages you prefer as well. 

Costs for the catered lunch is $10/person.

Other options are bringing takeout from a Corvallis restaurant/grocery store or your favorite dishes from home.

This is a busy park in the summertime with a lot of river float traffic!  There is ADA parking right by the shelter but if you come later and cannot find a parking spot close enough for you to walk, please call 541-760-1073 and we will make every effort to help you get from where you are to the Rotary Shelter and back.

 

Please Register by August 10

We would be grateful to hear from you by or before August 10 if at all possible.  We need to provide final numbers to the Whiteside Theatre, Corvallis Club and New Morning by August 20.  We anticipate that some may not know if they will attend until the last minute, especially this year.  When you decide, even if it is just days before the gathering, please register.   But don’t let the lack of pre-registration keep you or anyone else you know from coming even if it is the “day of.”  We really want to see you!   

Please email Judy Hennings Butler at butlerj47@comcast.net  with the registration information asked for on the last page of this announcement.   Alternatively, you may print the page, add your information and mail it to: 

CHS Multi-Class Gathering, c/o Judy Butler, 2679 SW 45th St., Corvallis OR  97333-1334

 

Small Adventures Events

There are several interesting events in the planning stages for small groups during the weekend!  If you are interested in any of the events, please contact Tami Oberson Markham (’65) at tamara.markham@gmail.com.  We will also be sending further details later via emails to the class representatives and will post updates on class websites and Facebook pages.

Several self-guided walking tours around campus, the historic areas of Corvallis, a downtown Alley Art Walk and a walk highlighting the Downtown Murals are available.

The Visit Corvallis website planning tab has self-guided tours of the Downtown Corvallis Alley Art Walk and the Corvallis Murals Scavenger Hunt at https://www.visitcorvallis.com/planning as well as information on the https://www.visitcorvallis.com/downtown-corvallis home page with links to the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath and the new Corvallis Museum, Saturday Farmers’ Market (9-11 on 1st street between Jackson and Monroe) and so much more!

They also have printouts of the many historic district home tours in their office in the alley between SW 2nd and 3rd and Madison and Monroe.  Copies will also be available at the Corvallis Club and Willamette Park events.

OSU has changed a lot recently!  There are some interesting self-guided walking tours available of the trees, quiet spaces and cultural centers on campus at https://counseling.oregonstate.edu/main/nature-resources ; also

https://precollege.oregonstate.edu/sites/precollege.oregonstate.edu/files/osu_self_guided_tour_and_map.pdf.

Other possibilities are:

Friday morning walk from 10:30-12:30 in the Fitton Green Natural Area.  Free.  Jane Schneider is leading. Please email Tami if you are interested so she can provide more details.

Free tour of the Feichter House from 10-4 (each Saturday through September 24th) and exploration of the Finley Wildlife Refuge.  If enough people are interested, a group can carpool from the picnic at Willamette Park after lunch and visiting.  Please email Tami for details.

Other Friday and Saturday options are touring the new Corvallis Museum downtown or the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath, exploring Farmers Market from 9-1 downtown on Saturday on the Riverfront, and perhaps and easy bike ride through campus to the covered bridge by the Fairgrounds.

Some classes will be planning additional events in conjunction with the All-60s and these may be on Sunday the 28th

As a last reminder, volunteers to help with sign in at the beginning of each event are most welcome!

 

Thank you!  Go Spartans!  And Be Safe!

Now continue to last page for Registration Form!

 

REGISTER HERE for CHS ALL-60s Annual Gathering Events August 26-28, 2022

___________# people who will attend the Friday afternoon event at the Whiteside Theatre (25 cents at door)

___________# people who will attend the Friday night event at the Corvallis Club @ $20/person

___________# people who will attend the Saturday Picnic at Willamette Park with provided catered lunch @ $10/person. Water provided, please bring any other beverages you prefer.

___________# people who will attend the Saturday Picnic and bring their own lunch and beverage (no charge)

 

Names (and CHS affiliation, if applicable) of those attending:

_____________________________________________________________________________

Preferred Contact information (this is important as we want to be able to reach you if there are any last-minute changes!) 

_______________________________________________

 

For the All-60s events, payment will be accepted at the door.  You are welcome to send a check in advance if that is more convenient for you though.

$20/person     for those only wishing to attend the Friday evening event at the Country Club

$10/person     for those only wishing to attend the Saturday Picnic with catered lunch

no charge        for those only wishing to attend the Saturday Picnic & bring their own lunch.

You can make a check out to: CHS 60s Annual Gathering and mail it to Judy Hennings Butler, 2679 SW 45th St., Corvallis, OR  97333. Or wait and pay at the door!

 

Would you like to volunteer to help at set up and registration for any events?  All are welcome!

Email butlerj47@comcast.net or add your name to this registration form:

______________________________________________



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