in the Spotlight!
PLHS FIGHTING POINTER FOOTBALL going to CIF playoffs again this
year! First playoff game is on Friday November 21st, 7pm, at Castle
School in Chula Vista.
PLHS Football Boosters cookbook looking for recipe contributions from
former Pointer players! Click: Football
Point Loma High School would like to
welcome the Pointer Tennis Boosters and Congratulate the 2008 CIF Boys
Division II Champions and the San Diego CIF Individual Champion!
This past year Pointer Tennis Team has become one of the elite tennis
teams in San Diego.
The Boys Team won San Diego CIF for the first time since 1966 and will be
looking to repeat this year with an extremely strong team. Team
member Zach Leslie also won the individual CIF as a sophomore and will be
returning to defend his title. Pointer Tennis will be going to the Ojai
tournament this year with a chance to win the fabled Griggs Cup which has
not been won by a San Diego High School Team. The girls tennis team in
2007 won the Division Title but lost in the CIF Semi-Finals. The 2008
Girls team is young and vastly improving and look to do some great things
in the near future.
Pointer Tennis Boosters are looking for your support and encourage you to
come out to watch the most talented tennis teams in San Diego. If you would like to know
more about Pointer Tennis or make a donation to the team go to: Pointer
Tax-Free IRA Contributions
CONSIDER GIVING A TAX-FREE IRA CONTRIBUTION TO
As a result of action by the House of Representatives,
Americans 70.5 years of age and older may make tax-free donations to
charity from IRA accounts through Dec. 31, 2009.
The legislation, part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of
2008, allows persons to transfer up to $100,000 per year without federal
tax. By going directly to a qualified public charity-such as the
Point Loma High School Foundation/Alumni Association-the money will not
be included in the IRA owner's income.
Current PLHSFAA projects include construction of a new Music facility on
campus, increasing the Bennie Edens Perpetual Scholarship Fund and adding
additional technology to classrooms
This really is a limited-time offer: the window will close at the
end of 2009. For anyone interested in establishing a permanent
legacy in the (Point Loma) community, this is the opportunity of a
lifetime to make the gift of a lifetime.
Some of today's retirees have more money in their IRA's than they need
for daily living expenses and long-term care. And experts estimate
heirs "may receive less than 50% of IRA assets once they pass
If you (or a family member) graduated from high school prior to the
mid-1950s, please consider a tax-free gift from your IRA. The PLHSFAA
would be pleased to assist you in designating your gift towards one of
our current projects or an area of your choice.
Only 80 left!! Be
a part of campus with a Pointer
Commemorative Brick! The new seat wall on
Chatsworth has a limited number of spaces left. More info: Pointer Brick
Homecoming 2008 was great fun. PLHS football beat University City High under the lights at
PLHS; Alumni toured the campus, enjoyed a BBQ dinner, reconnected with
friends, were entertained by the PLHS Marching Band, had a kazoo lesson
from Larry Zeiger, and made their mark marching in the HC parade; PL
Alumni even made the cover of the Peninsula Beacon. Beacon
all Homecoming pics: HC 2008 Pics
(The password is: Pups 58)
Reunion Chairs are beginning
to make plans for next year's reunions. Check Reunions for
updates. Please be sure your contact information is
current so they can find you! Go to Directory. And be sure to tell
In this issue you will find
several ways to help PLHSFAA as we assist reunion chairs, maintain alumni
records, and enhance the programs at PLHS. We are building
Pointer Pride for generations past, present and future. We know
times are tough financially, but do keep us in mind as you shop this Holiday season: Sign up for eScrip
and use the new eScrip Mall
where it costs you nothing to give to PLHSFAA. And if you are
not already a member or Lifetime Sustainer, please join our over 200 active,
500 Sustaining and 1300 Lifetime members. Donate
A very special THANK YOU to alumni Ed and Kathy Volle Brown,
and the Smoyer Family
for making Homecoming exciting and memorable through their generous
contributions toward the lights for the Football game!
DOG BITES -
Pointer Alumni news
Thomas, class of '65, was recently
honored at the San Diego Press Club annual banquet, receiving the Andy
Mace Award, given annually to a member for outstanding lifetime work
in the public relations field.
His career covers 35 years as a journalist, political press secretary and
senior corporate communications executive. Beginning in the late
60's as a feature writer for Copley News Service, Thomas eventually
covered politics before managing media relations for San Diego Mayor Pete
Wilson, California Governor George Deukmejian, Vice President George H.W.
Bush and two major companies. Thomas served as a guest lecturer in
the senior public relations management course at SDSU.
Scott Hopkins, 67
received three awards at the San Diego Press Club banquet:
In the Non-Daily Newspapers category, writing for the Chula Vista
Star-News): Second Place, Best Column; Second Place, Sports
Writing; Third Place, Feature Writing. (Scott is also the PLHSFAA
Support PLHSFAA -
You can do your Holiday shopping from
the comfort of home and be a "Secret Santa" to the PLHSFAA
using a new eScrip option-shop at the eScrip ONLINE
You don't need to register, don't have to fight the holiday mall crowds,
and online prices are the same as in stores, saving precious fuel and
time. Many retailers are also offering discounts and coupons
exclusively to eScrip shoppers. Your purchases are not tracked or
recorded by anyone other than your selected merchants.
Choose from literally hundreds of merchants, offering virtually every
conceivable product you are looking for. And they will return a
portion of your purchase price to the PLHSFAA. It's a win-win
situation for all!
Find out how easy it is! eScrip ONLINE
Can you help us find:
Louise Fader '84
Mary Jane Walcher '49/50?
Tom Jones '45
Karen Gassaway Reynolds '65
Laura Frame '74