Needham High School
Class Of 1965
Welcome to the official website of the
Centennial Class of Needham High School, Class of 1965.
The reunion committee would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to our classmates who donated generously to offset some of the reunion weekend expenses. We are hopeful that donations will continue to come in to pay for additional expenses such as dinner for teachers. If you want to help pay for these additional expenses, please use the DONATE button on the right or mail in a check to the address shown on the right. Thank you also to those who are donating separately to our fund which is a gift to Needham High School as they purchase their reunion tickets.
Donations in memory of deceased classmates are especially nice and so noted. A list of all classmates who made donations appears in the box on the right in the order in which we received the donations.
.REUNION DATE AND VENUE
The 50th Reunion of the Needham High Class of 1965 will be held on September 25 – 27, 2015. The reunion party will be held in the James Hugh Powers Hall at the Needham Town Hall on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The location is beautiful and classy and a perfect location for the 50th reunion of the 100th class to graduate from Needham High School. We have posted photos of the space in the 50th Reunion photo gallery. Other reunion events are listed briefly below. There is more information in the Invitation that was sent out and on the Reunion Registration Form.
ALL REUNION EVENTS:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
World War II Museum: 10:00 a.m. at the World War II Museum in Natick, MA. Les McKechnie posted the details on the Message Forum on May 15, 2015.
9 Holes of Golf Join your classmates for 9 holes of golf at the beautiful & challenging Needham Golf Club. Tee times from 1– 2 p.m. Senior rate: $28 per person plus $9 per cart (walking permitted)..
Informal Meet and Greet: 7:00 pm. at the Needham Sheraton Bar; this event is free; no food will be provided so please eat before you arrive; cash bar.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
NEW!!! Fun Run: 7:00 a.m. Join Gary Campagna for an informal early morning 5K, (3.1 mile) walk/run, beginning at the Residence Inn, 80 B Street, Needham (located in the Business Center). Note: this will be over in time to return to your hotel, have breakfast, and attend the high school tour at 10:00.
Tour of Needham High School: 10:00 a.m. at the front entrance of the high school, now on Webster Street. This event is free.
Reunion Party: 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. at James Hugh Powers Hall at the Needham Town Hall. Hors d’oeuvres and an elegant dinner are included for a price of $95 per person. There will be a cash bar.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
Farewell Breakfast/Brunch:: 10:30 at Olin College in Needham. Cost will be around $10 per person, to be paid at the door.
The Reunion Committee has secured blocks of rooms at three local hotels for the nights of Thursday, 9/24 to Sunday 9/27 (Needham: Residence Inn & Sheraton; Dedham: Hilton). David Drake posted the details on the Message Forum on October 19, 2014.
MISSING CLASSMATES (Missing from our website, that is!)
We're still trying to get MORE of our classmates to register on this site, share their memories, their ideas for the reunion, and renew acquaintances. If you know of anyone who hasn't joined yet, please encourage them to sign up!
As you are aware, several of our classmates have died. The "In Memory" section shows their names; but in order to have a rose placed next to a name, someone must add a memory or other tribute for a given classmate. We encourage you to help place a rose next to each and every name on the list. In addition, many of the donations we have received are in memory of deceased classmates, Bill Reynolds and Eddie Sullivan. If we receive donations in memory of other classmates, we will add their names here.
• Janice Brooks 8/31
• Sheldon Cooper 9/4
• Virginia O'Neill (Hunt) 9/8
• Dorothy Baker 9/10
• Christopher Guiry 9/11
• Martha Gioia 9/12
• Steve Marini 9/12
• Mark C Johnson 9/15
• John Kimura 9/16
• Stephen H Morse 9/16
• Margaret Weekes (Allen) 9/17
• Stephen Gates 9/18
• James P. Maloney 9/18
• Marion Ohanian 9/20
• June King (McCue) 9/24
• Jean O'Neil 9/24
THIS DAY IN HISTORY