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v Class of 53 Rock & Roll 65TH Reunion Celebration

  • When: Thursday, June 21st,2018

  • Place : VFW Hall - 136 Chambers St. ( This is the location where Fermin’s Memorial was held.) El Cajon,Ca.92020

  • Phone No: 619-447-0356

  • Time: 12 to 4 p.m.

  • Cost: $25

  • Lunch will include Fabulous Buffet Lunch and Entertainment by the "RHINESTONE GRANNIES".

  • No host bar!

  • Send RSVP and Check to: Don Callard, 2201 El Amigo Road,Del Mar, CA 92014 (Phone: 858-792-5662

  • RSVP Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2018

  • Click here to see flier

v  Class of '53 Luncheon   - Following is the luncheon schedule for 2018:

  • January 8
  • March 12
  • May 14
  • July 9
  • September 10
  • November 12

The lunches will be at 11:00am, at the Brothers Family Restaurant.  This is the same location that we have been at for quite some time. Start the New Year out right with a lot of fun and good camaraderie. As most of us have already hit 80 (give or take a few) in 2016, come and reminisce about old times. Our numbers are dwindling and the love and support we give each other is very rewarding.

5150 Waring Road
San Diego, CA. (Allied Gardens)

Click here for their website

Click here for map and directions

v Kearny Komet Dinner - All Kearny Komet's are welcome. We plan to get together the second Thursday of every month. You are allowed to hug and kiss, to a point. It's really to keep our family going. Most of us have known each other and/or have been together for many years so may as well stay together a while longer. Now you won't have to ask, "Hey whatever happened to ole what's his name?" Most likely "Ole what's his name" will be at the dinner. Anyway, just a little get together so we can enjoy each others company. If you have any questions, you can email Jerry Pondelicek at

DATES:     February 8
                 April 12
                 May 10
                 June 14
                 August 9
                 October 11
                 December 13

TIME:       5:30 to 7:30 PM

PLACE:    Casa Machado-Patio Area 3750 John J Montgomery Dr San Diego, Ca. 92123

v 2018 Distinguished Kearny Komets Hall of Fame Awards Dinner -

           DATE:  Saturday, June 23rd

           PLACE:  Kearny High School Auditorium, 19564 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111

           TIME:  Doors Open at 3:00pm - Presentation of Inductees 4:00pm to 6:30 pm

Light buffet in Kearny cafeteria following the presentation.

2018 Inductees

Dr. Vicky Phares 1978
Dr. Patricia Feeley Addesso 1973
Teri Armbruster Hansen 1974
Rear Adm. Robert Hunter Anderson 1974
Dr. Robert W. Graeff 1971
Morris R. Akers 1957
Rick Corlett-Kearny Faculty
Dorothy Jean Worthy – Kearny Faculty

TICKETS: $30.00 per person, if purchased by March 24, 2017. Tickets are $35.00 after March 24th or at the door the evening of the event. Ticket includes the awards presentation, light buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, AND great company.


v KHS Alumni Association Golf Tournament -

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 3, 2017, for the 21st Annual Kearny Alumni Ray Brokaw Memorial Golf Outing. This year we'll be playing at Miramar MC Air Station, 3550 Anderson Ave, San Diego, CA 92145. Since we began, we’ve been lucky enough to raise almost $70,000 dollars for the Kearny Alumni Scholarship Fund.  Please save the date and the attached flyer to send your reservation and confirmation. Don't forget, if you don't play and would like to help, you can sponsor a hole or make a donation to the scholarship fund. We have many who don't golf, but always join us for the lunch and the raffle. We look forward to seeing everyone. For further information contact Larry Shepard at 619.442.1485 or email at

v KHS Alumni Association - Anyone from our class of '53 that are interested in participating in the Kearny High School Alumni Association should attend the meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Kearny. New meeting location is in the room on the north side of the library at Kearny High School. The July and August meetings are off campus.  If you have any questions about the alumni association, go to their website at The July and August meetings are off campus.. The locations for these meetings are usually at Taft Middle School. There is no meeting in December

v Kearny All Classes Picnic - The 2017 picnic is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 7th, 9am to 4pm..  This years picnic will again be held at Admiral Backer Field. Click here for map. The Class of 53 will furnish some food for members of our class. Of course,  you are welcome to bring your favorite dish if you wish. If you live out of town or decide to come at the last minute, you won't have to worry about bringing food. You might also want to bring your own chair and a small cooler with your favorite beverage....please, no glass containers. 

Date:  Saturday August 4, 2018
Time:  11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Place: Linda Vista Recreation Center
          7064 Levant Street  San Diego, CA 92111

Fundraiser for the youth programs at the Linda Vista Recreation Center.  All money raised is donated directly to the recreation center.  Over the past 9 years, we have donated over $49,000 to the youth programs!
We are always looking for volunteers in the following capacities:
* Pre-Event Fundraising:  Helping to request raffle items for the opportunity (raffle) drawing or securing monetary donations to help to put on the event from local or corporate businesses.
* Pre-Event Planning:  Offer suggestions on new activities you would like to see at the  event.  Bands, or any type of entertainer (comedian, spoken word, jugglers, etc.) who will volunteer their time are welcome.  We also want to offer children/teenagers an opportunity to perform on stage if they have a talent they would like to share with us.
* Face painting:  For a couple of hours on the day of the event.
*  Kitchen Duties:  Helping to make food plates for a couple of hours on the day of the event.
Setup/Breakdown:  Setting up and clean up on the day of the event.
We want to make our 10th annual event the best one ever!  We hope that you all will visit our Linda Vista Family Reunion Facebook and Like and Share the posts to spread the word about the upcoming event.
Please text Lori Appling-Walker at 858-213-5706 to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

v Contact Information Changes

v General News

  • The Third Annual Komet Car Show will be Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 9am to 2:00pm in the Kearny High School parking lot.  For more information contact Dixie Brown at Click here to see flier and get registration form.

v Obituaries

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