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1 lives in Saskatchewan (Canada)
262 live in USA
4 live in Canada
2 live in Colombia
1 lives in Ecuador
28 live in Panama
1 lives in Spain
145 location unknown
37 are deceased

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Welcome to the Balboa High Class Of 1968 web site. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

21 March 2017

Our 16 March post generated several quick replies. Please note the following clarifications and recommendations:

  • The chart included in our previous postings is misleading, so we want to clarify the schedule before any of you are compromised. Below is the Reunion calendar showing ONLY check-in and check-out dates at the four (4) different venues. We are prepared for your arrivals as early as 25 January and will wave goodbye as late as 5 February.

BHS CLASS OF 1968

50TH REUNION - PANAMA

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2018

Thursday, January 25          *check-in - Amador

Friday, January 26               *check in - Amador

Sunday, January 28             *check out - Amador

                                             *check in - Cubita Resort, Chitre

Tuesday, January 30            *check out - Cubita Resort, Chitre

                                              *check in - Bijao Beach Resort

Thursday, February 1           *check out - Bijao

                                             *check in - Wyndham Albrook

Sunday, February 4              *check out - Wyndham Albrook

                                                            or

Monday, February 5             *check out - Wyndham Albrook

  • As related in our previous post, we expect to provide you with hotel/resort data before the end of this month. Data will include websites, POCs, phone numbers and/or email addresses, room selections, rates, inclusions and exclusions, and terms and conditions. You will need to contact those venues directly to make your reservations and payments.
  • If you are a single party and wish to room with another classmate, we suggest that you coordinate amongst yourselves prior to making your reservations.

    There are several tours, special events and free days not shown on the calendar above. It will be a chock-full and exciting schedule!

  • Your inquiries and comments should be sent to the Panama Reunion email address, which is 1968bulldogs@gmail.com. Do NOT reply to the Class email address.

16 March 2017

Howdy, Folks!

We thought it time to post a brief update to all Bulldogs on the continuing preparations for our 50th Reunion in Panama.

Prior to end of March, your Board and Program Coordinator expect to post the procedures and contacts for each attendee to register at the four (4) Reunion hotels and resorts. Info will include rates and terms and conditions. We expect that the cutoff date for reservations at all venues will be 31 July 2017, which allows four (4) months for you to “get your act together”. However, rooms and rates are on a “first come – first served” basis, so plan on registering promptly.

Remember to make and/or confirm your flight reservations to and from Panama, taking into account whether you plan to come early or stay later to enjoy more of the homeland and its people. Valid passports are a must!

Below you will find a current roster of the confirmed attendees and the number in their party. For those who have not yet responded to our mailings or are sitting on the fence, we hope that the names on the roster will entice you to join in the celebration. For those who wish to be removed from the list, we’ll miss you; for those who would like to add their names, welcome aboard!

 

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

# PARTY

1

Watson Espener

Cecilia

1

2

Johnstone Cagle

Kathleen

2

3

Craig Risberg

Kristin

3

4

Howley Bell-Smith

Sue

2

5

Fernandez Villareal

Sylvia

1

6

Scanlan

Sharon

2

7

Moses

Johnny

2

8

Stabler Meyer

Frances

2

9

LeFebvre

Jim

1

10

McNeese Bouche

Janette

1

11

Wainio

Richard

2

12

Taylor

Barbara

1

13

Barnes Minden

Vicki

2

14

Seddon

John

2

15

Walton

Martha

1

16

Albritton

Wayne

2

17

Bishop

Dave

2

18

Churchville

Vicki

1

19

Goldfein Sklar

Deborah

2

20

Harwell Grant

Lee

2

21

Hirsch Mickelson Yasser

Candy

1

22

Nusbaum

Keith

2

23

Borell

Jim

2

24

Laird Perkins

Sandra

2

25

Pies Biddle

Nancy

2

26

Naar

Stephen

1

27

Murphy

James "Jim"

1

28

Mitten Fettler

Chris

1

29

Mills

Alan

1

30

Fall

Becky

1

31

Brown Crescioni

Cathy

1

32

Boostrom

Paul

2

33

Smith Flynn

Terri

1

34

Hunt Watkins

Janet

1

35

Leszcz How

Madalaine

2

36

Marczak

Drew

2

37

Rodriguez Cedeno

Maggie

2

38

Greig

Dean

2

39

Webber

Marcela

1

40

Alfaro

Fernando

2

41

Bernhardt Rodriguez

Lori

1

42

Rathgeber Crump

Donna

1

43

Melanson Wells

Kathy

2

44

Boughner

Valerie

1

45

Atwell

Don

2

46

Hughes

Lance

1

47

Helman Durrant

Sandy

1

48

Ballenger

Duncan

1

49

Sellens

Larry

2

50

Fernandez

Kurt

2

51

McCarren

Ed

2

52

Morales

Lars

2

53

Prince Rose

Patricia

1

54

Markun England

Meredith

1

55 Koepke Corrigan Taffy 1

We anticipate that future notices containing Reunion specifics will be sent to registered attendees only.

As a reminder, listed below are the proposed Venues/Locations/Dates of events:

VENUE

LOCATION

DATES

Country Inn & Suites

Amador

26 - 27 - 28 January

Cubita Resort

Chitre

29 - 30 January

Bijao Resort

Bijao Beach

31 January

Wyndham Hotel

Albrook

2 - 3 - 4 - 5 February

Development of and arrangements for tours and special events continue. Details will be forthcoming. The Trolling 69ers and Shorty & Slim are confirmed for the Blow-Out Graduation Dance on Saturday night, 3 February (that’s 2018, folks). We might recreate the 1968 Sadie Hawkins Dance in deference to Bob Hughes, put up to play L’il Abner 50 years ago. It’ll be a chance for all those gals (you know who you are) to right the wrong they done so many years ago!

As always, send your comments and suggestions to: 1968bulldogs@gmail.com.

For prior emails regarding the 50th Reunion in Panama, please click on 50th Class Reunion - Panama on the left panel.

9 November 2016

Bulldogs:

A truly engaging and adventurous PANAMA REUNION 2018 continues to take shape. We want you to have an update of the current schedule as well as some of the venues, details and events to assist in your planning and budgeting.

VENUE

LOCATION

DATES

Country Inn & Suites

Amador

26 - 27 - 28 January

Cubita Resort

Chitre

29 - 30 January

Bijao Resort

Bijao Beach

31 January - 1 February

Wyndham Hotel

Albrook

2 - 3 - 4 - 5 February

Of critical importance to deciding upon this schedule is the associated expense. The table provided below includes room, board, local transportation and guides and some group activities; it does not include air travel or incidentals such as extra meals, liquor, special events, purchases, etc.

EXPENSE

QTY

UNIT

UNIT $

TOTAL $

Hotel & meals

12/11

Day/Night

$120

$1440-1320

Tips/fees/other

10

Day

$15

$150

Transportation

1

Person

$100

$100

Guides

1

Person

$50

$50

Entertainment

1

Person

$120

$120

 

 

 

 

 

Current Estimate

 

 

 

$1860-1740

We are currently estimating a total cost of $2,000 to $2,250 per person for the Panama Reunion 2018, with the same exclusions as mentioned above.

For those who wish to reduce the expense of attending the Reunion, an option is to delay their arrival date or advance their exit date. Do bear in mind that those dates include multiple events, including our open-air dance party scheduled for Saturday, 3 February.

Note that these costs are still approximate, but we want each of you to use them as a guideline with which to make a firm commitment to attend. Know that we will strive to keep costs down as the arrangements evolve.

Room rates are based upon double occupancy. Additional charges will apply for extra room guests, suites or other special hotel facilities.

We will provide final hotel and resort rates and contact information in the near future, with the objective that each of you will contact and pay for your room(s) directly with the hotel / resort operator. A Group identification code will be provided to insure that you book and receive the special rates for the Reunion. Cut-off dates will be provided; it is imperative that you reserve prior to those dates. Reservations made after those dates may not be available or may not be eligible for the special rates. Each hotel / resort may require payment of a reservation fee to hold the room and rate. We will also advise you of further cut-off date(s) to receive a full refund.

Special tours and activities are still under evaluation and their costs are not yet confirmed in this estimate. Tours may include the Ron Abuelo distillery, a partial Canal transit, an Atlantic-side tour (Panama Railroad/Gatun Locks/Portobelo) and a walking tour of Casco Viejo. Special activities may include chiva parrandera, golf, fishing, and other favorites (pedicure/manicure/spa?).

Each of you is welcome to expand upon this schedule, either arriving at an earlier date or remaining after the 5th of February. Trina can assist you with special requests prior to or after the Reunion dates.​ The Chiriquí Highlands, the San Blas and Perlas Islands and other wonders of Panama are readily accessible and affordable.

We maintain a list of those who responded to our initial outreach; including those who indicated a firm desire to attend (Claro que si) and those who thought that they might attend (Quizás). Well, it's time to confirm those intentions so that we can make definitive reservations at the various locales and events. The Reunion email address is: 1968bulldogs@gmail.com.

​Now you know what to include in your wish list to Santa for this coming Christmas (and the next)!

Saludos a todos,

50th Reunion Committee - Panama     

 

 

 

Panama Canal Expansion Program Update – July 2015 (4 minute VIDEO)
A well done explanation of the Canal expansion. Forwarded by Peggy Hale Huff. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmEiwOQRb28&feature=player_embedded

Balboa High School Class of 1968

If you moved away and/or finished at another school but would have been in the BHS Class of 68, you are WELCOME here!  Just "CONTACT US" (on left side bar) and request that we add your name (if it isn't already on the classmates list) so you can join us.  If you are in touch with classmates who have not joined our website, please ask them to join!  We have e-mail addresses for less than one fourth of our class so many classmates may not even be aware that we have the website.

To help you get started, please click on "First Time Visitor Information" on left column for information about how to log in, how to load photos/videos, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

BHS YEARBOOKS 1911 - 1998

The University of Florida has scanned almost every yearbook from Balboa High School beginning with 1911 and ending with 1998.  On the sidebar to your left is a link you can click on to access the site.  It is amazing!  Enjoy!

PRIVACY NOTICE: All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) entered into this website will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed. Your contact information is private: your street address, e-mail address, and phone number cannot be seen by the classmates unless you grant permission on your Profile. When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your Profile. Unless you explicitly grant your permission, your email address is not visible, although an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your Profile page. Note, however, if you send a message to someone through their Profile page, the Classmate will see your email address so that they can respond.


MEMBERSHIP DISCLAIMER: This is a private site for our Class only. Classmates that did not graduate with the class, or that graduated from other years may be admitted on a case by case basis. All membership, regardless of graduating year, will be granted or denied, at the discretion of the site administrators. All memberships may be revoked at the discretion of the site administrators. The privacy and security of all registered members will be considered a priority for the purpose of invitations, admittance, denials and revocations.