Carolyn Bier S`57 Robert "Bob" Ross S`55
Hello and welcome to our web site. We are the "STAFF" of The Perennial Parrot newsletter. The newsletter was started back in December of 1985 and until now was published for a small Poly alumni group called "Our Gang". Although we have been around computers since the early 80s, we are just now, April 2008, taking the plunge into the world of web sites and are very excited to finally be placing our newsletter on the internet for all Polyites to see, read, and print out. It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy reading these pages and that they will bring back wonderful memories of your years at Polytechnic High School. We also hope that after reading the following history of "Our Gang" and The Perennial Parrot newsletter that you will want to join the group and help preserve the memories that are Polytechnic High School.
"Our Gang" ... originally a group from Poly consisting of folks from the classes of 1955 thru 1957 that has maintained loose contact through the years due mostly to the efforts of Ronnie Bier (S`55), Carolyn’s brother. In 1984 most of this group and others from these classes attended the 30 year reunion of the class of '54 in San Francisco. At a party that weekend we decided we should get together the following year in Las Vegas. However that “Gathering” flopped!
On the way home from Las Vegas we decided to try again the following year and, although we were new to computing at that time, decided to create a newsletter to keep folks better informed. The Perennial Parrot and "Our Gang" was born. The following October, we had "Gathering 1986" in Reno, Nevada and it was a roaring success!
Since then we've "Gathered" every even year in Reno, Nevada. Gatherings usually number 35 to 45 folk and all singles and at least one member of each couple is a Polyite. It's not a big event as there are no banquets or big to-dos, but the memories, old friendships, and new friendships that are made are great. "Our Gang" now has members from early `50s to the late `60s … All Polyites are welcome to join us and “Remember when.”
We DO NOT solicit members! If a member tells us that someone is
interested in the group or if we are contacted directly for information,
we will send an Info Packet either by snail mail or Email:
- that tells all about the group (Basically what you have read above),
- what Gathering is about and when it occurs,
- a questionnaire to be filled out and returned if you want to join the
"Our Gang" group. (You will find a link below for the questionnaire)
We keep a data base of everyone in the group and share it with the Poly Athletic Association and other Poly groups putting together reunions.
PLEASE NOTE ...We will make contact just one time ... it is our wish to make
new Poly friends, not make a pest of ourselves or create enemies ...
would like join us with your Poly memories just click on the link below and
Welcome to "Our Gang" ......