and Alumni Association
Dear Pointer Supporter,
hard to believe that 2007 is almost over. We would like to take this
opportunity to thank everyone who has supported PLHS and the PLHSFAA with
their time, energy, and donations. There is much yet to be
accomplished this school year and with your continued support we can do
so much for PLHS.
In this issue you will find information (and links) about:
~The Bennie Edens Tribute sign and Scholarship Fund
~Madrigal Singers Class of 65-67 reunion and donation
~New Pointer Dog Mascot Suit debut at the Q!
~Sail Alumni Regatta
~A recap of the Band and Football Team accomplishments
Wishing you a wonderful winter holiday season filled with good health and
Kim Melhorn Jessop '73
Executive Director PLHSFAA
Edens Tribute Sign and Scholarship Fund
Thank you to every one who has contributed to the
campaign to pay Tribute to Coach Bennie Edens with signage and a
We have nearly reached our goal for the signs. And at this time,
the Scholarship fund has received donations that will provide multiple
Scholarships for the next couple of years. If we can reach our goal
to raise enough for an endowment it will ensure scholarships in Coach
Edens' name for many years to come. More about the Bennie Edens Fund.
Update: Bennie celebrated his
82nd birthday on December 7th. His health is failing, but hopes are
high that he will spend the Holidays at home after several weeks at PL
Convalescent Hospital. Pointer alumni have responded with donations
to the sign and scholarship fund and with wonderful stories about their
experiences with Coach on the football field and off.
Coach Bennie has received hundreds of email well-wishes from Pointer
alumni and friends. Bill Settles reads them all to him.
Bennie an email.
Read the article about the special relationship
between Coach Edens and his former QB Bill Settles '66 that appeared in
the December 15th Union Tribune.
Many thanks to John Freeman '69 for his energy and enthusiasm in bringing
this campaign together, and to Bill Settles for his friendship to Bennie
and his continued updates to us.
Donate to the Tribute/Scholarship fund for Coach Edens
Class Gifts to PLHSFAA
Our Alumni continue to amaze us with their
generosity. If your reunion class would like some ideas for a class
gift, contact the PLHSFAA
ALUMNI MADRIGALS STILL MAKING MUSIC AFTER 40 YEARs!
For a small group of PLHS Madrigal Singers, their devotion to
an excellent teacher has lasted over 40 years. Dr. Lewis Phelps,
former Choir and Madrigal director at PLHS, joined his students from
'65-'67 at a weekend party held at the home of alumni Glenn Thomas '68
and his wife Judith. After the event an $800 donation was made to the
planned new PLHSFAA
Music Center in honor of Dr. Phelps by the Madrigal
Singers of 1966, '67, and '68.
The group planned for months to spend the weekend singing music
from their favorite high school performances. Music was forwarded
all over the country via internet; i-tunes were downloaded for practice
and the group came together in an 'invite chat room' as they planned for
Read more about the Madrigal Music Weekend
NEW POINTER DOG MASCOT MAKES HIS DEBUT AT THE Q!
The Class of 1967 raised funds at
their class reunion to give the gift of a new Pointer Dog Mascot suit to
PLHS through the PLHSFAA. Affectionately named "Bennie"
for Coach Edens, the new mascot was crafted by Pointer Alum Connie Panek
and Alumni spouse Leah Ellington.
Read the Beacon Article.
Many thanks to Jim Sills and Marcy McCann who spearheaded this effort on
behalf of the Class of 67.
SAIL: Alumni Regatta Fundraiser December 23rd, 1pm
PLHS Sail team
will hold an alumni regatta open to all sailors. Boats (FJs) will
be supplied by SDYC. Meet in the SDYC junior area at 1pm. Entry fee
$25 and includes regatta and dinner. (Dinner only is $15.)
More info on Alumni Sail Regatta
BAND: Makes history by going to Southern Cal
The PLHS Vanguard Marching Band placed 7th in the SCSBOA Division IIIA
Championship tournament in Long
Beach on December 1st!
The 2006-2007 PL Band CD "When Words Leave Off" is available
for sale. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dally and Brandon Zedaker display band award.
Thank you Coach Hastings, the coaching staff, and especially our
VARSITY FOOTBALL PLAYERS for an OUTSTANDING season and the incredible
opportunity to go to the Q for the third straight year for the Division
III Championship game! The outcome of that game may not have been what we
hoped for, but the team did a tremendous job getting us there. WAY
up with our Alumni
Chris Reutinger '64:
A Hollywood Studio
violinist for the last 32 years, Chris has been coaching High School
Tennis for 12 years. The last 2 years at St. Bonavenure High (Ventura) the Girls
Tennis team won back to back league championships and back to back CIF
Div. 5 Finals Championship games. Chris lives in Camarillo, CA
with his wife Phyllis and 2 dogs Alice and Cooper.
The American Medical Association (AMA) awarded Kristin Bell, MD, an
internist at the San Diego VA Medical Center, with a top award recently
for her leadership in pain management for veteran patients. The Dr.
William Beaumont Award in Medicine is awarded to a distinguished younger
physician for his or her work in medical sciences. Dr. Bell is a
primary care physician who practices seven half-days a week helping
veterans manage a variety of medical conditions, many of which involve
chronic pain. Her work, including the development of an innovative
acupuncture clinic for veterans, has earned her recognition from both
patients and colleagues. In addition, Dr Bell is an assistant
clinical professor of medicine at the University
of California at San Diego
the year by making a difference at PLHS
Please consider making a year-end contribution to
the PLHSFAA. Go to Donate to find out more about the programs
that will benefit from your support.
contribution WILL make a difference at PLHS.
accept donations of appreciated stock. Contact Kim at the PLHSFAA
office for more information. Office
The PLHSFAA is a nonprofit corporation (501c3) and your contribution is
tax deductible as permitted by law. Please contact your tax advisor
for more information.
Janet Stewart Stockdale '42
Robert John Clough '43
Homer Broome '49
Jack Gross '47
are still being accepted to the Larry Zeiger Recognition Fund.
Donations will be used to place an appropriate tribute to Larry's service
to PLHS on campus. Additional money will fund a Larry Zeiger
More information at: Zeiger Recognition
is FREE money to PLHS!
shop at Vons or Albertson's, PLEASE take a moment to register for
eScrip. It is easy (if you have any problems we will help!) and
once you are signed up there is nothing more you need to do except shop
as usual. The funds add up quickly and PLHSFAA reaps the benefit at
zero cost, or effort, to you.
Go to: eScrip and sign up now.
Or contact Pat Baker at 619 223-9363 for assistance.
this is your first eUpdate:
if this is the first issue of eUpdate you have received please go to Alumni Directory and read about our secure online
directory. Click through to Register/Update and enter your name and
grad year. Follow
instructions to receive your personal registration code by email.
Once you have accessed your record in the online directory you will see
the information we have for you in our alumni database. You may
make changes, updates, and set your privacy preferences.
And tell your Pointer friends and family (alumni
only) to go to the online directory and request their registration code
so they can update their information and stay in touch with PLHS and
their reunion activities.
Once a Pointer,
Always a Pointer!