Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's almost here

We are one week away. Bob Greene, director of Serra's alumni affairs, has stated that the Class of 1960 has responded in a very big way as its 50th reunion beckons on Oct. 22-23. According to Greene, the class will have at least 60 alums in attendance at their banquet in Burlingame. As he put it, "You guys are on fire." Well, maybe not on fire, but certainly sizzling, in a manner of speaking. That total, by the way, does include spouses, partners, significant others, etc. This should be a good one. See you all there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's now six months away

Yep, that's right. The Serra Class of 1960 reunion is just six short months away, on the weekend of Oct. 22-24. The reunion committee again met at Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City today and shared information on missing alums. We intend to provide as much contact info as we can to Bob Greene in the Serra alumni office so that he and his people can get the word out. They are especially interested in determining how many rooms to reserve at the hotel where the Oct. 23 banquet will be held. Bob can be reached at The night before, Oct. 22, our class will be honored during a Serra football game. That same Friday morning at 9 a.m., Red Moroney has reserved space for six foursomes at the Peninsula Golf @ Country Club, located just a few blocks west of the Serra campus. For a spot in one of those groups, you can contact Red at For more information, John Horgan can be e-mailed at

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Next meeting is scheduled

The next meeting of Serra's Class of 1960 reunion committee is set for 1 p.m. April 14 at Harry's Hofbrau near Five Points in Redwood City. The purpose of the meeting is to compare notes regarding "missing" alums, consider activities on the reunion weekend of Oct. 22-24 and discuss other matters of interest. Any members of the Class of 1960 are invited to attend the gathering. For more information, contact John Horgan by e-mail at

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Where are those missing alums?

The Serra 50th reunion committee continues to track down classmates who, for one reason or another, remain elusive. The job has been made considerably easier through the use of the Internet, a technological breakthrough undreamed-of during the 1950s. The committee _ Gene Mellor, Steve Difu, Pete Cocconi, John Turner, Red Moroney, Terry Griffin, George Fulvio, Mich Calegari, Rene White, Bert Figone, Pat Battaglia, John Horgan and a cast of thousands, well, at least a handful on a good day _ met again on Jan. 7 at Harry's Hofbrau near Five Points in Redwood City and shared notes, recommendations and opinions. Some of the outcomes included these determinations regarding the reunion (set for the weekend of Oct. 22-24): Spouses/partners will be welcome but not required; hotel/dinner reservations will be handled by Serra's alumni office (Bob Greene is the boss there); eventual donations, whether to the late Jim McGinnis' life work, Serra itself or anything else, will be entirely voluntary; a golf outing remains to be set up; another committee gathering will be held early in May. Stay in touch. You can contact John Horgan at Again, e-mail is the preferred method of communication.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The date has been established

The Serra Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th reunion on the weekend of Oct. 22-24 in 2010. The main event, a banquet, will be held at the Hilton SFO Hotel on the Burlingame bayfront on Saturday, Oct. 23. The night before, the class members will be honored during a Serra football game vs. St. Ignatius in San Mateo. The reunion committee is examining other possible events (a golf outing, informal barbeque, etc.) that weekend as well. A primary mission of the committee right now is a diligent search for so-called "lost" alumni. They aren't really lost, per se. It's just that we don't know where they are, at least for now. But progress has been excellent. Every day, we turn up (bad choice of words) more of our former colleagues. Sadly, at least 25 of our classmates are no longer living. The latest to pass was Jim McGinnis. His life's work, the Institute for Peace and Justice in St. Louis, will be one of the beneficiaries of the reunion event next year. Jim's widow has been notified of the decision. But more on that later. Once again, please don't hesitate to contact John Horgan at for updates. Communication via e-mail is, by far, the preferred mode of contact.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's one year away

The 50th reunion of Serra High School's Class of 1960 is one year away. The Class of 1959 celebrated its half-century observation Saturday night at a Burlingame hotel. The turnout was terrific. There were a lot of memories in that room. A committee from the Class of 1960 is currently planning much the same thing. The event will be held during Serra's homecoming weekend in October of 2010. As you can imagine, we are seeking members of our class to keep them informed about what's coming up. You can contact the committee and John Horgan by e-mail at or via this blog. There is also a Facebook account under John Horgan's name. By all means, let us know you are out there and interested in next year's reunion.