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Upcoming Reunions

Class of 1966
Title: Class of '66 50th Year Reunion
Venue: Elks Lodge
Date: September 10th, 2016 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Address: 3821 Quest Ct. , Shingle Springs ,
Details: The reunion will be held on Saturday 10 September 2016 at the Shingle Springs Elks Lodge, the same location as 5 and 10 years ago. The schedule will be from 6 PM to 11 PM, those with earlier bedtimes will be excused. The reunion will be casual dress, though classmates who wish to dress up will be allowed entrance. A catered dinner will be served around 7-7:30ish, but the main objective of the evening is to encourage informal visiting and getting reacquainted with past friendships, and getting acquainted with those who were outside your circle of friends at Ponderosa.

The following day, Sunday the 11th, there will be a BBQ picnic at the Cameron Park Gazebo at the lake. The times will be from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Update: we actually have the Gazebo from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, which includes set-up and clean-up time, so classmates are welcome throughout that time period. However, lending a hand will be expected. :)

The reunion committee would like to know the interest in each of the two events, the evening reunion at the Elks Lodge, and the picnic the next day at the Cameron Park Gazebo. So, if you haven't already, please send an e-mail to: simpsongene212@yahoo.com to indicate which event(s), reunion|picnic, you wish to attend, and how many at each. Or, just respond to the e-mail I sent.

If you have a Facebook account, go check out:

The group is "Closed", so just ask to "Join".

Another addition to report this past week. 34 classmates have not responded to the initial e-mail, about half of them never will. But many on my "not responded" list will definitely attend, I stand by my projection of at least 50 classmates will attend, most with a spouse/guest. Some classmates do not have an e-mail address, and those have yet to be contacted. The Flyer and Registration forms will be mailed (e-mail and snail-mail) sometime after Jackie gets back next week.

(As of 5/7/2016)
Jack Anderson
Bill Arsenith
Dennis Baker
Bonnie (Bakken) Young
Carolyn (Baxter) Lingenfelter
Mickey Baxter
Linda (Boyd) Ellenbecker
Jackie (Brown) Baxter
Debbie (Carlson) Martinez
Mark Cloud
Lynda (Cook) Powell
Jim Copp
Randy Cunha
Nola (Dawson) Rumsey
Joe/John Devriend
Sharon (Dunlap) Denton
Vicki (Farrell) Shiba
Nancy (Faw) Carrera
Dennis Forni
Linda (Freeman) Kiln
Nancy Freeman
Joy (Hadsell) Ellison
Bev (Hunt) Bailey
Marshall Jenkins
Sandy (John) Hollister
Greg Larkins
Richard Lemming
Laura (Logan) Foltz
Robin Longworth
Sandy (Lovisotto) Renshaw
Larry McBride
Sherry (Mutchler) Quigley
Ken Oliver
Gayle (Petersen) Kearns
Luana (Phegley) Mortenson
Jan (Raymes) Frost
Leslie Rivers
Nick Rumsey
Bill Scott
Micki (Shaffer) Anderson
John "Spike" Shoaf
Gene Simpson
Lindee (Sizer) Rochelle
Sandy (Smith) Mancuso
Linda Thomson
Cliff Turner
Art Watanabe

Missing Classmates: those for whom we have no contact information.
Mike Benn (Not completely true. Registered on website May 2011, but does not reply to messages.)
Bobbie Bryan
Jim Campbell
Joe Casper
Carole Coleman
Dennis Cross
Bruce Dinsmoor
Pat Dunn
Lloyd Fox
Sharon Hardy
Stoney Henry
John Herold
Casey McKinley
Irma Miller
John Moeller
Larry Paulson
Dennis Synnes (Not completely true. Registered on website May 2011, but does not reply to messages.)
Richard Walters
Judy Winegard
Class of 1996
Title: Class of 1996 - 20th Reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: Undetermined
Details: Hello!! Welcome to what will most likely be the Ponderosa Class of 96 20th Reunion page. We do have a page on FB currently to connect the class. You will be able to capture all the reunion details on this page when they come to fruition if you do not use FB!


Past Reunions

Class of 2004
Title: Class of 2004 Reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: Undetermined
Class of 1983
Title: Class of 1983 Reunion- Ponderosa83.com
Event 1: Class Of '83 Pre-reunion Get Together
Venue: Sidebar Bistro
Date: September 13th, 2013 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Address: 4364 Town Center Blvd., Suite 124 , El Dorado Hills , , 95762
Details: Visit PONDEROSA83.com for details and to RSVP
Event 2: Class Of 1983 Reunion- Ponderosa83.com
Venue: Holiday Inn Express
Date: September 14th, 2013 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Address: Town Center , El Dorado Hills, CA
Details: Go to Ponderosa83.com for detailed information and to RSVP.
Also check out our Facebook Page: Ponderosa83.
Class of 1993
Title: Class of '93 - 20 Year Event
Venue: Cielo Estate
Date: July 27th, 2013 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Address: 3040 Ponderosa Rd , Shingle Springs , , 95682
Details: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=J9L2o-Dm4BkI-OVPzzvWrg74GZTwNGKUgPhPYg9l7iwC50dZm1bdtr8hZ-i&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b081988da7a3c03e3ee256487fa2c502f637cb
Class of 1969
Venue: Undetermined
Date: Undetermined
Details: It takes alot of time and planning so..........................lets just pick a class and join them....just have to make sure the class is close to our class year wise then they will understand, actually, we could ask them and it might just be ok.
Class of 1992
Title: 20 year Reunion for class of 1992
Venue: http://www.cieloestate.com/
Date: August 4th, 2012
Class of 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Title: Mega Reunion (on Facebook) PHS, ORHS and EDHS
Venue: El Dorado County Fairgrounds - Cost will be updated soon
Date: August 25th, 2012
Details: We are still working on all the details nut the day part will be a family fun day until around 5pm and then it will be adult themed with bands and music. We have a committee that meets monthly- would love more people - we are still gathering costs and will have a price soon. There will be vendors selling food, the event cost will include the fairgrounds (tables, chairs, shade tents, etc) a Mega Reunion t-shirt, some other gift, slide show, music, and more. There will be a $5 charge for all day bounce house, etc. for kids and other entertainment (there will be a flat rate for those with 4 or more children). More info to come soon. Send high school pictures to megareunionpics@yahoo.com be sure to state the year and high school and any other info for each picture. Next meeting June 11th at 11 am Cameron Park Round Table.
Class of 1981
Title: 30 Year Class Reunion
Venue: Placerville Elks Lodge - 3821 Quest Court - Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Date: August 6th, 2011
Class of 1966
Title: Ponderosa Class of 1966 Reunion
Venue: Elks Lodge at 3821 Quest Ct. That is the address, but, turn onto Pruduct Drive from Durock Road, the Lodge is the first building on the left. - Time: 6:00 PM - Bedtime (Joke!) - Cost: $40/person - Dinner Menu: Beef Tri-Tip, chicken, beans, green salad,
Date: September 10th, 2011
Details: A BBQ picnic is planned the next day. Location: Cameron Park Lake’s Gazebo area, 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Costs: Picnic $8/person. Reunion Book $7.50 for attendees. Reunion Book $10.00 for others. Reunion Photos on CD; $5.00 if mailed with Reunion Book. Reunion Photos on CD; $10.00 if mailed separately.
Class of 1966
Title: Ponderosa Class of 1966 Reunion
Venue: Elks Lodge in Shingle Springs
Date: September 10th, 2011
Details: A picnic is planned the next day. Location: Coloma or Cameron Park; TBD
Class of 1991
Title: 20th Reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: August 1st, 2011
Details: Peggy Ernst (Dawson) is coordinating the event - look for a Ponderosa class of 1991 reunion page
Class of 1974, 1975
Title: Reunion for class of 1975
Venue: Marriott Hotel, Sunrise Blvd., @Highway 50, Rancho Cordova , CA
Date: October 23rd, 2010
Class of 1990
Title: 20 Year Class Reunion
Venue: Serrano Country ClubEl Dorado Hills5005 Serrano ParkwayEl Dorado Hills, CA - 95762
Date: July 31st, 2010
Class of 1966
Title: Ponderosa Class of 1966 Reunion
Venue: Ponderosa Elks Club-or near there - In Shingle Springs - Also a picnic in Coloma the next day - Will be in late Sept. early October
Date: September 30th, 2011
Class of 1999
Title: Ponderosa Class of 1999 10 Year Reunion
Venue: Family Picnic Day at Henningsen Lotus Park in Lotus, Ca - - Dinner and Danicing in the evening at the Fountain Ampitheater in El Dorado Hills Town Center
Date: September 26th, 2009
Details: This is the link to the official announcement with all the details. http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=9818&post=41444&uid=58354797736#/topic.php?uid=58354797736&topic=9818 You can also call me at (530) 417-6496
Class of 1979
Title: 30 Year Reunion Bash
Venue: Sierra Banquet Center in Camino
Date: September 5th, 2009
Details: Send your check today to attend and let everyone else from 1979 know we are getting together. Send your check to Connie Williams at 7109 Ballygar Way, Elk Grove, Ca 95758. Make sure to include names attending, address,phone numbers and personal email so I can keep you updated on all the fun to come.
Class of 1989
Title: Class of 1989 20 year reunion
Venue: Chops Steak Seafood and Bar - 1117 11th Street - Sacramento, CA
Date: June 13th, 2009
Details: Hi everyone. I am helping Danielle (Ward) Madsen locate class members. We will be having an adult only evening event on Saturday; followed by a picnic on Sunday. The park has not yet been determined. Please let me know if you will be able to attend, and I will send you the evite. You can e-mail Dani Madsen at dwmadsen@hotmail.com for the evite. Or you can e-mail me at moonbeam1791@msn.com. Payment is $20/ attendee and needs to be received by May 22nd. Please e-mail me or Danielle for the address to send payment. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Class of 1972
Title: 40th Class Reunion
Venue: TBD
Date: August 1st, 2012
Details: TBD

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