CHS63 Reunion, Friday, Aug 12th

It’s official! The Charleston High School Class of 1963 will meet in a Conversational Class Reunion on Friday, August 12, 2016, 6-9 pm at the Charleston Marriott. The event will feature a reception atmosphere with low music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Fact is we’ll be in the Hawk’s Next Room located right beside the hotel’s Brick Salt Restaurant and Bar.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet, greet and renew friendships during this CHS All-Class Reunion weekend.

ONLINE: buy your tickets online via PayPal or credit card by clicking the following:

MAIL: or download the 2016 CHS63 Reservations document located in the lower right of our main page and mail it along with your check ($35 per person) to: CHS 63 Reunion c/o Tom Crouser, 235 Dutch Road, Charleston, WV 25302. 

CHS ALL-CLASS REUNION: Reservations may be made for the 2016 CHS ALL-CLASS dinner-dance on Saturday, April 13th by downloading the 2016 All-Class Reservations documents located in the lower right of our main page and following the directions therein.

Either way, go ahead and get it done now. And we’ll see you Friday, August 12, 2016!

 

2016 All-Class Registration Available

The August 13, 2016 CHS All-Class Registration is available now on this site. See the bottom of the right hand navigation bar (Download Ticket Info). You may download the form, fill it in and mail to the Charleston Civic Center (address on form). Cost of tickets is $50 per person. Note: a separate registration will be required of any CHS Class of 63 activity. This form is for the Saturday night event at the Charleston Civic Center only.

Be sure to include Class Year on the registration as indicated as this will dictate the number of seats for each class that will be available. Word from the committee is that last minute requests to sit with a specific year can not be honored as this would take up someone else’s seat. So be sure to indicate your class year. All unassigned attendees will be assigned to separate seating is our understanding.

Coming soon: On-line registration and payment. Will let you know as soon as available. Anticipated in February. Also look for Class of 63 email and survey to be released soon.

Additionally: a block of hotels will be announced by the All-Class Reunion Committee probably by February. Again, we will notify all who are registered on this site.

Questions? Might not have answers but feel free to contact Tom Crouser, tom@crouser.com or phone (304) 541-3714. Leave message and I’ll call you back if I can’t answer.

Save the Date, Aug 12-13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016 is the date of the 2016 Charleston High School All-Class Reunion. That hopefully means the Class of 1963 will have an event on Friday, August 12, 2016 honoring our 53rd which is now less than one year away. So, SAVE THE DATE. Your reunion committee is gearing up and you’ll be hearing from us. But mark your calendar now. Remember, we all have only one opportunity to celebrate our 53rd! Don’t miss it.

CHS 63: 50th Reunion Events

Thursday, Aug 8th, 6:30 pm

Meet us at Bricksalt in the Charleston Marriott for a “Meet and Greet and Cash Bar.” The Bricksalt is the new name for the Whitewater Grill, which has undergone extensive renovation as part of the Marriott’s $8 million upgrade. We have the room right next to the bar for reconnecting, chatting, spreading rumors and whatever. Dress is sports casual at this cash bar event. Just show up, no reservations are required.

Friday, Aug 9th, 6:30 pm CHS 63 Class Reunion

Dress is professional casual or however you wish. Starts at 6:30 pm in the Charleston Marriott’s Pavilion Room (access from the third floor) with hors d’oeuvre and plenty of room to easily renew acquaintances. DJ Super Duper Charlie Cooper will play our kinda music in the background so we may also chat. For those who want to prove they’ve “still got it,” there will be a small dance floor where you may “break a leg” if you wish. Literally.

Oh yeah, be sure to be on time because we have one early surprise for you!
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Classmates Attending (July 23rd)

Following is a list of CLASSMATES ONLY who are planning to attend the 50th Class Reunion as of July 23rd. Reunion is Friday, August 9th at the Charleston Marriott. List is sorted by current last name:

Eugene (Butch) Bailes; Larry Ballard; Alix (Stone) Berlien; Alan Bernstein; Chuck Boggs; Rise (Cook) Boggs; Ann (McMaster) Busby; Barbara (Lloyd) Carlton; Doc Carter; Jim Clark; Charlie Clay; Sue (Jacobs) Clay; Bob Connor; Tom Crouser; Raymond Davis; Jamal (Cassem) Dillard; John Englert; Deborah (Anderson) Faber; Carl (Buddy) Continue reading

Where do we live 50 years later?

While there’s certainly been an out-migration of classmates from West Virginia during the past 50 years; the vast majority still live closer to home rather than further away. At least that’s according to our classmate database which is being updated almost daily as we find new addresses.

united-states-mapSmallerSpecifically, 47% of classmates with addresses on our list still have West Virginia mailing addresses. Next highest is Florida with 9%. We have no way of knowing, however, how many moved to Florida and worked or who retired in West Virginia and then moved to Florida.

A full 61% of us live within common driving distance to Charleston. We count addresses in the states of Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland in addition to West Virginia for this total.
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CHS ’63 Reunion: Charleston Marriott

Charleston Marriott's Pavilion

Charleston Marriott Pavilion Room

The Charleston Marriott has been chosen as the site for the Charleston High School Class of 1963 Reunion on August 9, 2013. The Charleston Marriott is in the heart of Reunion Action as it is directly across from the Civic Center, the location of the All-Class Reunion Activities on Saturday night, August 10, 2013. It’s also directly across the street from the Charleston Town Center Mall and within walking distance of most downtown hotels. Located next to the Marriott is the Embassy Suites hotel.

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Please Register Now

Registering on this site helps keep your contact information up to date and allows us to send you occasional reunion news. Most importantly it allows YOU to update your contact information at will. Note: registering for this site does not register you for reunion event(s). Tickets are not yet available but we will let you know when they are if you are registered. There is no cost or obligation to register.

To Register, click on “Register Here” tab in the top horizontal navigation bar. To change your contact information once registered, login in and then click on “Your Profile” on the top horizontal navigation bar.

PROCESS: After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email with your computer generated-password within a few moments. You need this in order to login. You need to login in order to do cool stuff like download music. Suggestion: copy the password from the email and paste it into the login box instead of trying to retype. Then login and go to “Your Profile” and change your password to whatever you would like.

IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY REGISTERING, please email the contact information below to tom@crouser.com and we will add your information manually. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion. Finally, if you want to talk to a human about all this, please call (304) 965-7100 and ask for assistance on the Reunion Website. They’ll know what you are talking about.

Welcome! CHS Class of 1963

This is your official Charleston High School Class of 1963 reunion committee website. From here you will be able to manage your contact information so we can keep you informed on our reunion activities and other news you will need for Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, 2013. For now, the Class of 63 will have a special event on Friday evening, August 9th and then will join the CHS All-Class Reunion for festivities at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday evening, August 10th. Please bookmark us as one of your favorites right now in order to return easily.