Friday Morning 10/08/21 – Reunion Golf Game
Friday Evening 10/08/21 – Memorial Surf Paddle Out and Reunion Bonfire
Saturday 10/09/21 – Reunion  
Sunday 10/10/21 – Breakfast and goodbyes

On behalf of the committee, we wanted to let you know that due to the circumstances surrounding the Corona Virus Pandemic, we have decided to reschedule our reunion for October 8-10, 2021. 

Here We Go Wildcats!!!! As promised, here is the link to the hotel and the rest of the reunion information! We realize that it is almost a year away but this will give you ample time to plan and prepare for your Reunion event!!

We would love it if you would still post pictures and memorable moments on our Facebook page throughout the year! We want to still maintain our excitement for this grand event! We will have the same events and locations just a different year!

"41 in 21" 


Official Hotel of GAWHS Class of '80 41st Class Reunion - Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente
Official Hotel of GAWHS Class of '80 41st Class Reunion - Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente

As you may now know, the reunion date and location were moved to October 9, 2021. We have a new hotel for the event and some additional great options.

The Hampton Inn in San Clemente was chosen to host the 2021 event and is conveniently located half way between the San Diego and Los Angeles airports.

The special link to the hotel is below. The Hilton gave us wonderful discount. Please note, when you book your room, you do not have to pay anything now, only when you arrive in October 2021.

All rooms are suites and have plenty of room if you want to double up with another classmate!

Book now to get the Wildcat Discount. You have until June to cancel should your plans change. If you book "after" June 1, 2021, the normal rate will be charged and no discounts will apply.

The manager at the Hampton Inn & Suites is great and very cooperative with us. The goal would be to book all 69 rooms. This way we will have a lot of freedom as far as noise, music etc.

The Hampton Inn & Suites - San Clemente
2481 S. El Camino Real
San Clemente, California 92672
Phone: 949-366-1000
Additional Details
For those classmates who want to join Hilton Honors, here is the link:
Official Hotel of GAWHS Class of '80 41st Class Reunion - Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente
Official Hotel of GAWHS Class of '80 41st Class Reunion - Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente

Check-in Friday 10/8/21 3:00PM. Check-out on Sunday 10/10/21 11:00AM. If you are staying only on Saturday then adjust the dates with the hotel. Free Parking.
Free breakfast, Free WiFi, Non-smoking bedrooms, Free Self Parking - Complimentary, Outdoor pool, Fitness center, Business center, Digital Key, Pets not allowed.

This event will be NO CHARGE for classmates thanks to the generous donations from other classmates!! Anyone wanting to come that is not a 1980 classmate, there will be a $20/person charge. A great bargain for some great fun!!! Great food, music, dancing and most of all time with classmates that we have not seen in quite some time!

It is going to be a very casual, fun, relaxing and exciting weekend and hope you all plan to come!! If you have any specific questions, please send us a direct message and We will get back to you as quickly as possible!

We hope to see you all there!!!! We have an amazing class with so many friendships!!! Let's take the time to celebrate that!!!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.



On Friday, we are still planning a CLASS OF 80' REUNION GOLF GAME.

We are pleased to announce the selection of Talega Bella Collina in San Clemente as the golf venue for the now GAWHS 80' 41st Reunion!

We will have prizes as well as a free shuttle to and from the course from the hotel. Cost for the tournament is $65.00. Contact Anthony Ramirez at 714 803-7616 or via email for more information and to sign up!

Click on this link to find out more! CLICK HERE

Talega Bella Collina in San Clemente
Talega Bella Collina in San Clemente


Memorial Surf Paddle Out and Reunion Bonfire

We begin our Friday night just before sundown with a moving memorial surf paddle out and ceremony. The Paddle Out, surfing's most hallowed and beautiful ritual, will honor the classmates that have gone before us.

Paddle Out and Pier

Guests who would like to attend will gather together on the San Clemente pier above. Wildcat classmate Pastor Elias Flores will preside over the event while fellow classmates; Daniel Vasquez, Dave Vasquez and Mike Eggleston will wear wetsuits and carry rose petals out to the ocean to help us pay our respects.

* If you are a surfer and would like to participate in the water, be sure to comment on the BONFIRE RSVP PAGE to inform us. We will contact you with further details.  RSVP HERE
San Clemente Beach Pier
San Clemente Beach Pier

Reunion Bonfire

At the conclusion of the paddle out we will move our event to the Parque Del Mar, adjacent to the pier. With mesmerizing views, a cool ocean breeze and plenty of benches, we will warm you with both conversation and our Reunion Bonfire. Of course you may want to bring your own chairs to be sure you have a comfy place to sit and enjoy the night. The temps will be near 65° so be sure to dress for it.
Reunion Bonfire
Reunion Bonfire

Food and Drink

There will be food and limited drinks at the event but we need your help. Please RSVP if you will attend this special Friday night event because we need to know how tacos to order. Ice chests are welcome if you'd like to bring your own food and drinks. PLEASE RSVP HERE

The Reunion Bonfire will be a wonderful, relaxed place to catch up with classmates and friends that you haven't seen in a while, maybe even 41 years! We are excited to see you all the night before the big reunion event on Saturday.

Tacos at the Bonfire - PLEASE RSVP
Tacos at the Bonfire - PLEASE RSVP

Fees and Parking

There is no charge for this event except for the metered parking in the Parque del Mar city parking lot, don't forget your quarters. Parking is free after 6:00 pm and street parking is available when the lot fills up.

Parque del Mar

622 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
Parque del Mar parking lot
Parque del Mar parking lot

On Saturday during the day, we are planning other activities such as a bike ride along the coast or just a relaxing day at the beach or nearby parks, whatever you choose!

OC Tavern and Concert Hall
2369 South El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: 949-542-8877
OC Tavern and Concert Hall
OC Tavern and Concert Hall
The main event will be held on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at the OC Tavern and Concert Hall, which is walking distance from the Hampton Inn & Suites, our Reunion hotel!! This is a very low key, casual event where will have food and a professional DJ mixing the tunes to bring back special memories, you could even dance when you're feeling it. We will have the photo booth to capture special memories of the night and there are patios to go out onto in case you just want a quiet place to talk or get some nice fresh ocean air!
OC Tavern and Concert Hall
OC Tavern and Concert Hall
Come and take memorable and fun pictures!