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PROFILE UPDATES


•   George Ballaseux (1984)  2/27
•   Kersten Joel Eggers (1984)  2/25
•   Audrey Curry (Curry) (2014)  2/24
•   Kevin Gutierrez (2014)  2/24
•   Gregory Wm. Simmons (1969)  2/23
•   Dwight MacDonald (1975)  2/22
•   Thomas Roth (Roth) (1974)  2/22
•   Ron Rosano (Rosano) (1978)  2/22
•   Christopher B. Vogel (Wondolowski) (1963)  2/20
•   Julie Banning (Allen) (1963)  2/19
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WHERE WE LIVE


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13 live in Alabama
20 live in Alaska
119 live in Arizona
6 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
19,624 live in California
162 live in Colorado
29 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
27 live in District Of Columbia
86 live in Florida
41 live in Georgia
1 lives in Guam
65 live in Hawaii
56 live in Idaho
47 live in Illinois
16 live in Indiana
9 live in Iowa
17 live in Kansas
13 live in Kentucky
12 live in Louisiana
10 live in Maine
33 live in Maryland
71 live in Massachusetts
23 live in Michigan
33 live in Minnesota
4 live in Mississippi
14 live in Missouri
20 live in Montana
5 live in Nebraska
118 live in Nevada
11 live in New Hampshire
18 live in New Jersey
32 live in New Mexico
183 live in New York
46 live in North Carolina
4 live in North Dakota
19 live in Ohio
9 live in Oklahoma
285 live in Oregon
39 live in Pennsylvania
6 live in Rhode Island
9 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
24 live in Tennessee
111 live in Texas
53 live in Utah
9 live in Vermont
66 live in Virginia
288 live in Washington
5 live in West Virginia
17 live in Wisconsin
10 live in Wyoming
6 live in Alberta
8 live in British Columbia
3 live in Ontario
6 live in Australia
2 live in Austria
1 lives in Chile
2 live in China
3 live in Colombia
2 live in Denmark
4 live in France
14 live in Germany
1 lives in Guatemala
1 lives in Hong Kong
1 lives in Iceland
1 lives in India
5 live in Israel
5 live in Italy
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Luxembourg
4 live in Mexico
2 live in Morocco
3 live in Netherlands
2 live in New Zealand
3 live in Norway
1 lives in Philippines
2 live in Portugal
1 lives in Russian Federation
2 live in South Africa
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Sweden
6 live in Switzerland
1 lives in Tanzania
1 lives in Thailand
1 lives in United Arab Emirates
21 live in United Kingdom
1 lives in Viet Nam
3,013 location unknown
1,043 are deceased

 

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YOU'RE INVITED TO THE AVENUE OF GIANTS 2024 BANQUET
Friday, March 8, 2024 5:30-8:30 pm
McInnis Club Restaurant
San Rafael, CA
$80/person Purchase Tickets Here

Honoring 2024 and 2023 Inductees:
 
Kathleen Adams '75
Matt Doyle '05*
Christine Cavanagh Paquette '84
 
Wendy Ng '75
Ronnie Singh '00
Dilys Walker '78

(2021) Ellen Davis '67
(2018) Sarah Kelly Oehler '91

* unable to attend

Go to the Avenue of Giants Bio page for more details.

SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS FOR 2024 ARE OPEN

Our goal is to raise more each year...the Alumni fundraising focus will be on scholarships and you are the ones who make a difference. Donations must be submitted by March 1, 2024 so that we will know how much and how many scholarships we can offer.There is no doubt that there are many needy students at Redwood who appreciate the opportunities that a scholarship will give them to pursue their dreams with further education. We welcome donations in memory of one of the dear teachers we have lost such as Al Endriss, Gary Holbrook... on in honor of a favorite teacher, a dear friend...

Thank you again for your generosity! Donor List

DONATE NOW ONLINE   through the Redwood Foundation

or by check using the  ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FORM

Mail **check made out to Redwood Foundation/Alumni to:
Redwood Foundation
c/o Redwood High School
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur CA 94939

GIVE AS AN INDIVIDUAL or AS AN ALUMNI BUSINESS

  • All donors will be listed on the Alumni website and if you wish, your business can be listed on the Alumni website with a live link to your website or email address.
  • Alumni businesses who would like more exposure to the Redwood community can also become part of the Redwood High School Foundation Community Partner Program.

REDWOOD ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 2024 INDUCTEES
The RAHOF selection committee is pleased to announce the following 2024 inductees to the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame.  *Bios and Pics coming soon on  Alumni web site. 2024 selections will be inducted at next RAHOF Banquet, Spring 2025.

Athlete Category:
- Cooper Helfet '07 LaCrosse, Football
- Dwight MacDonald '75  Water Polo, Wrestling, Baseball 
- Jim Jones '79  Baseball
- Brian Matthews '92  Swimming, Water Polo
Coach Category;  David Kirchoff  1980-'93; Rugby
Team Category '69 Track & Field, Mile Relay Team: Tom Estudillo, Todd Norris, Tom Poppin, Robin Williams

REUNIONS ARE STILL HAPPENING...

Class of '14 (10th). Date TBD, November 2024 Class Contacts: Christina Canady, Geneva Gondak

If you would like help planning reunions for your class or have information about your reunion, please contact us. 2024 REUNIONS... Classes of '64, '74. '84, '94, '04, and '14, might want to form committees with class officers or other interested parties. You can reach us at reunions@redwoodalumni.org and we can help you get started and send you the class database, and post your information!  More DETAILS ON REUNION PAGE

FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL
RED PAGES SPOTLIGHT
CARTELLIGENT

David Shaprio '94
Cartelligent.com 415-331-4270 2700 Bridgeway Sausalito, CA 94965


David Shapiro founded Cartelligent in 2000 shortly after graduating from college at UCSB.
Cartelligent was born because he knew the key to a great car buying experience was putting the
client first. Read more.

ALUMNI RED PAGES... CLICK HERE

Please support small businesses and services, especially Alumni businesses! If you would like to be listed, please contact Ted Wray at jtedwray@gmail.com or info@redwoodalumni.org We will list your name, grad year, and a link to your website, email, or phone. Be sure to mention Redwood Alumni Red Pages when you do business.

WHAT'S ON WITH ALUMNI AND STAFF?
Liz Lauter, retired art teacher, is particpating in an art show Nourish Your Roots at the SFJCC through April 2024. Check out her beautiful ceramic work here.

Gerry Warburg '72, author of Saving Point Reyes will be speaking on March 6, 12-1:30 pm at McInnis Club Restaurant as part of the Marin Coalition. Details and registration here.
Karen Meadows, retired art teacher has openings in her March 9 mixed media workshop at the ICB studios in Sausalito. Visit her website.
Jeb Harrison '73 and the Treble Makers play 
damn near every Saturday at Marin Coffee Roasters in San Anselmo from 10:30 AM to 12:30PM!

TURNING BACK TIME

We may be setting our clocks back an hour on November 4th, but this photo will set you back 65 years! Redwood really was built in the middle of a marsh with its only entrance on Williams Avenue.There was no quad, amphitheater, back parking lot, CEA, Moody fields, swimming pool or other athletic facilities, and certainly no technology...some of you will remember film strips and reel to reel movies in the classroom? And black boards with chalk and erasers? And a library reference room with a card catalog and filled with encyclopedia?


Aerial View of Redwood 1959 Courtesy Marin History Museum

Redwood opened to its first students in 1958 It was supposed to be called Licatuit, after an Indian princess, but that was challenged and Redwood emerged as the official name, even though redwood trees didn't and couldn't grow in the marshy area. A lot has changed over the years. There were over 2700 students at its peak in the '70s. Many new facilities have been added and many need to be updated. The upcoming bond issue hopes to address that. Please vote YES! Redwood is still a school with many opportunities, excellent teachers and stellar students who will make a difference in the world.

WE HAVE LOST AN ORIGINAL REDWOOD GIANT: AL ENDRISS

We have lost one of the original Giants. Al Endriss passed away on Tuesday, November 7 at the age of 95. He lived life to the fullest until his last days. He even attended a luncheon in his honor hosted by many of his former students just a few weeks ago. Al arrived at Redwood in 1959 and quickly became a legend. He was known as Mr. Spirit, dressed in his red sports jacket and leading the marching band through the hallways to rallys and games. His enthusiasm for sports and athletes was genuine. His impact on everyone he coached, taught & mentored will last long beyond his life. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Jackie, his children Matt, Mark and Nicole and their families, and legions of student athletes that he has nurtured over the years.

ANOTHER GIANT LOSS: GARY HOLBROOK

It is with great sadness that I share the passing of another Redwood Giant, Gary Holbrook, a beloved Redwood Counselor from the late 60s through mid 80s. Gary was a compassionate counselor who guided many students through years of teen angst to a variety of college and career paths. Many of those students have maintained contact with him over the years.Gary was always upbeat and positive, even during recent medical issues. He loved life and made everyone he met feel special. Gary leaves behind his husband/partner of over 45 years Randy Baily and a large group of friends here in the Bay Area as well as in Palm Springs.

BE A PART OF LOCAL HISTORY

Kentfield and Greenbrae Alumni, and history buffs everywhere… the Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS) recently made a major purchase to save a piece Kentfield History for the community. This 1871 painting of Ross Landing (now Kentfield) by Joseph Lee recently came up for auction in Chicago… what was it doing there?

Of course you recognize Mount Tam with College Avenue crossing the Corte Madera Creek and what would later become Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, heading toward Ross. Kentfield Corners with several buildings is in the foreground with the grounds of College of Marin in the center of the painting. If you would like to help us keep this beautiful painting in Marin where it belongs, please consider a donation to the KGHS at www.kghs.org. It will soon be displayed for those interested in seeing it in person. You can also visit our Gallery in Bon Air to see an high quality replica.

MARIN ATHLETIC LEAGUE HALL OF FAME:

You may know about the Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame (redwoodalumni.org), but do you know our athletes also can be recognized county-wide at the Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame? Let’s make sure Redwood, as the largest school in the MCAL, is fully represented in the MAF Hall of Fame.

Anyone may nominate an athlete, coach or special recognition applicant. It is helpful to have back-up information such as supporting letters, records or newspaper clippings that tell the story. Application forms can be found on the the MAF link above. The deadline for the 2024 MAF HOF is April 1, 2024.

The nomination categories:
Athlete Nomination: A youth athlete who has competed in the interscholastic athletic program in a Marin County high school and reached his/her 20th graduation year.

Coach Nomination: A coach who has coached in the interscholastic athletic program in a Marin County high school, and shown great excellence throughout his career as a mentor and leader to youth student-athletes.

Special Participant Nomination: A person or entity (sponsors are welcome) who has made a significant contribution to Marin County high school athletics.

For further information, please contact Sue Chelini, 415-786-6025 or chelini67@gmail.com.

SURPLUS YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

The Redwood Alumni Association has purchased most of the surplus yearbooks from Redwood for a very good price...We can offer them to you for only $50 including shipping and handling. We have one or more for most classes since 1975, some classes being more scarce. If you have lost a yearbook or never bought one, and are interested, please contact info@redwoodalumni.org with your name, year of the yearbook, and mailing address. We will notify you and if the yearbook is available, will give you payment instructions! Yearbook purchase(s) are available to Redwood alumni only.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I need help to find family and friends of Todd Norris, Tom Poppin and Robin Williams, all graduated in 1969. We were teammates in 1969 on the Redwood High School track team, setting the mile relay record for the school that year, and it remains the school record to this day! The relay team was selected to be inducted into the Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame for this milestone achievement. Unfortunately, all three men are deceased. If anyone is related to them or can help me find living relatives or close friends, please contact me. I want their wives, ex-wives, children and friends to know these former athletes are being honored next year. My desire is for their families and friends to know their accomplishments and to attend the RAFOF induction ceremony.
Any information would be helpful. Please contact:
Tom Estudillo
Puffyhead@aol.com
Thank you very much.