BBYO alumni plan 50ish-year reunion

PHOTO: BBYO 50th Reunion planners, the Magnificent Seven: From left (back) Jack Heims, Kalman Packouz, Rob Gold, Dan Aiken; (middle) Stu Soren, Phil Tobin; and (front) Dave Ail.


A group of former BBYO participants are planning a 50th year reunion for alumni from the Evergreen Region, which includes chapters in Oregon and Washington. BBYOers from 1966 to 1970 are invited to join the reunion Sept. 13-15, 2019, in Bellvue, WA.

Coordinator Phil Tobin is planning the event with a group of friends who were in the senior class of 1968. Calling themselves the Magnificent Seven, the friends get together every year and celebrate life. “We come from Miami; Vancouver, BC; Tucson; Portland; and southern California,” says Phil. “This past summer we decided we should try and do a reunion for our class. We decided on the 50th because time is running out, and those four BBYO years were amazing years for all of us. From there it mushroomed, and we decided to make it from 1966 through 1970.”

The reunion will be held at Courtyard Marriott Bellevue Washington 11010 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA.

Tentative activities include: Friday Golf Tournament at a local golf course; Saturday evening dinner and dance (DJ music from 1960s & ’70s and no host wine bar); and Sunday brunch 10 am to noon.

To be added to the contact list for more details, send your email address to Phil Tobin at or to Linda Israel Gerber at

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