Saxon Alumni News!
March 6, 2015
Vol. 67

Welcome to the Loara Saxons Alumni Association e-newsletter! 
Message from the President

This has been a sad year for us. We have lost several iconic figures from our youth. The recent passing of Coaches Herb Hill, Louis Ruiz and last December our illustrious band director Rick Marino have served to remind us that we are not getting any younger. All three were wonderful men who helped to guide us through our high school years.


Coach Hill was our first Head Football Coach. He and Coach Gib Dear worked with our young men to forge some great teams really quite quickly in our schools history. In the Fall of 1968 our Saxon Football Team won the 3A CIF Championship. If you consider that our school was only 6 years old and that it started in 1962 with only Sophomores, no Juniors or Seniors, it really is quite an accomplishment on their part and the student athletes.


Coach Ruiz was also a football coach as well as a wrestling coach. And of course they both taught drivers education throughout the years. I last saw Coach Ruiz at Loara's 50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in 2012. He actually cut the ribbon that day and I thought it was wonderful that he could be there to do that!


Coach Hill and Ruiz you will be missed but will be forever in our hearts. God Speed Gentlemen!


The Alumni Association has a couple of events coming up. Our usual breakfasts at Marie Callendar's on Euclid in Anaheim on the 2nd Saturday of every month. We are also having a bowling party at Linbrook Bowl on Brookhurst in Anaheim on April 25th. Be sure to get your money in soon for that one as we need to reserve lanes for you!!


We are also planning another lunch type of event out at Tom's Farms in the Corona area so keep an eye out for more details on that event as they become available in the near future.


We still need your help with the Time Capsule!! What is the "Time Capsule?"  In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary the association purchased a stainless steel time capsule to fill with artifacts from Loara's past and to bury on campus to be opened in 25 or 50 years.  We thought this was going to be an easy thing to do. However the school district now has a long list of rules one must follow. We must create a concrete vault for the time capsule and use a school district approved contractor to do the work. The estimated cost is about $3000.00 to create the vault and for a marker plaque to go on top. We have the time capsule and we have artifacts to go inside, we just need the funds to pay for the concrete vault. To date we have collected about $700.00 so we have a ways to go. Remember, all your contributions are Tax Deductible!!


Once again I want to thank all our new members for joining us and those members who have renewed their membership. We can't help Loara without your generous donations. The Alumni Association is a non-profit corporation but we still have some expenses. Website, insurance, accountant, postage to name a few. Your membership dues pay for that as well as helping us give back to the current and future students at Loara. The more members we have the more we can do! So, if you haven't joined yet please visit our website and sign up. It only costs as little as $20.00 per year and it is Tax Deductible!!


I hope to see you soon at one of our events!


Best regards,


John D. Marshall - President

Class of 1969


The Alumni Association has a new website,  We would love to have our fellow alumni be as active with the site as they wish.  Your participation is key in order to preserve our history and traditions.  We can't do it without YOU!

We are in need of pictures for the following pages:

*Rick Marino & the band for a memorial page on the website

*Saxons Who Married Saxons for the slide show on the website

*Pictures for the slide shows for each graduating year

        Does your year have a Facebook page?  Let us know so we may
           include it on your years page. 
Please send your pictures to [email protected]!

Thank you for your continued support of your Alumni Association!!!
1st Alumni Afternoon Event - Linbrook Bowl
Join us for our 1st Alumni Afternoon event!
 April 25th from 2:00 - 5:00pm

We will be taking a trip back in time at Linbrook Bowl for an afternoon of fun!  Click here to purchase your $10 ticket.  Your $10 gets you 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental.  We look forward to seeing you at 2pm in the Kopa Room.     

Membership Renewals
by Ethel Halpern


Herman: Lily, Why are you sitting in your rocking chair here in the middle of nowhere?

Lily: I've got some bad news and I've got some good news.

Herman: What's the bad news?

Lily: Well Dear, I can't remember where we put the house.

Herman: What's the good news?

Lily: I remembered to renew our memberships with the Loara Saxons Alumni Association, Inc.!


Don't forget to renew your membership today! It's really easy!!! You can either snail mail a check to us or just click the link and you'll be immediately taken to the membership page where you can renew right now! Don't wait!!!


Active Military                     $5

Member                             $20

Member and Spouse         $30

Name Plaque on Locker  $100

Lifetime Membership       $500


Click here for the online application!   


Visit our NEW Website!
Time Capsule Fundraiser
Click here to support our association project to preserve our history.  This is a great tax write off for the year. 

Please donate to the Kickstarter - Time Capsule Fundraiser.

We can't do it without YOU!

Shop our Saxon Store!
Featured item
Front of Jacket w/zipper

Back of Jacket w/embroidery

 Fleece Zip Up Jacket - $50

 Click Here
to see the other great items on the Saxon Store!

Dates to Know
March 6th - 3pm-5pm
Spring Sports Kick Off

March 6th - 6pm - 8:30pm Choir Quartermania Fundraiser

March 8th - Daylight Savings Day!  Spring Forward!

March 14th - 9am - Monthly Breakfast @ Marie Calendar's

Click here for directions from Loara High School

April 11th - 9am - Monthly Breakfast @ Marie Calendar's

April 25th - 2 - 5pm
1st Afternoon Alumni Event - Linbrook Bowl

Follow us on Facebook!
Promote Your Business!
Want to promote your business within the Loara Saxons Alumni Association?  We are looking to build a network for alumni to use fellow alumni services?

It is simple!  For a blurb in the e-newsletter, it is as little as $20 a month for association members and $35 for non-members. 

Just email [email protected]
your logo, a few simple sentences about your business and how many months you would like it to run.  We will send you an invoice and you can go online and pay. 

Cortina's Italian Deli
Cortina's is family owned and operated and has been serving the Orange County community since 1963 If you want an amazing pizza or their Cortina's special sandwich this is the place for you.
Click here
to visit their website!