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Pointer Dog Point Loma High School

  Foundation and Alumni Association



            November 2008 



PLHS Athletics -

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 Park High School in Chula Vista.
PLHS Football Boosters cookbook looking for recipe contributions from former Pointer players! Click:  
Football Cookbook 



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 Tennis 


Tax-Free IRA Contributions





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 through estates."
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.


Buy a Brick 


 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



Dear Kim,


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  

View 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 your classmates.


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


Kim Melhorn Jessop

Executive Director PLHSFAA 



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!





Pointer Alumni news


Larry 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 Communications Director.)




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
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 MALL




Can you help us find: 
   Ann Louise Fader '84
   Mary Jane Walcher '49/50?     

           (married name)


In Memory


Tom Jones '45
Karen Gassaway Reynolds '65
Laura Frame '74


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