Gala Event II

Gala Event II

May 24-25, 1985

Sheraton Palace, 
San Francisco, CA

Schedule
Recap

Gala Event II napkin

 

Class of 1965
The Class of 1965

 

Gala Event II proved to be the BIGGEST Reunion Event to date. Over 800 AS and IS alums attended this amazing gathering.


Schedule

Friday, May 24th Saturday, May 25th
The Mabuhay Party The Main Event
6:00 P.M. TO 1:00 A.M.  RECEPTION 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. 
CASUAL DRESS DINNER DANCE 8:00 P.M. TO 1:00 A.M. 
NO-HOST BAR BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
DANCING LIVE MUSIC 


Recap

The event may best be described by the wonderful letter we received from ROBERT H. GEWALD, Class of '66.

Before too much time passes and I get caught up in the mundane affairs of everyday living, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for flying in my window for two all-to-brief nights last weekend and for escorting me to the never-never land of my youth.

I have never in all my 38 years and 19 days had so much fun.

Because my roots in the Philippines go back over 3 generations, I met and remet fathers, mothers, sons and daughters of the families my grandparents, parents, brother, sister and I have talked about for generations.  I met friends I never knew, who became my friends for life just because we attended the same school at some time in history.  The Johnson family is but one example.

I learned, through life-long family friends, more about my past and the past of my family.  I never knew that Mr. Schworer was planning to marry my father's sister before she died in Santo Thomas Prison in the Philippines.  Now I know, a little more, why these two families are so close; why I, as the #1 son of the Gewald family, was promised to marry Anne Schworer, the #1 daughter of the Schworer family.  I could go on and on with examples, but to do so would require pages and pages.

I lost over 19 years for those 2 nights.  All the boring things that must be done to make a living are now and will be to me, only a fleeting moment in history because I have my past, my youth and the life-long friends that you have reintroduced to me during the '85 Reunion.

Visit the next AISAAM gathering: Gala Event III in 1988.


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