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Southwest High School
Class Of 1969

 Welcome to the Southwest High School of Kansas City, Missouri Class Of 1969 web site! 




Thanks to the generosity of one of our esteemed Classmates, we have funds available to foot the bill for up to 20 Classmates to attend the Reunion.  If you haven't made up your mind yet due to cost of attending, please contact me at and we'll get you registered FOR FREE!!!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR our 45th Reunion!! The date is Saturday, September 13th, 2014 for a casual dinner/dance and Friday, September 12th will be the venerable "pub crawl" in Brookside for those who are interested.  Saturday night's event will be at the Milburn Country Club in Overland Park featuring the KC band, Platinum Express, and sponsored by Classmate Paul Hulsey.  You won't want to miss this great entertainment and the opportunity to dance with the girl/guy of your teenaged dreams!  Paul himself plays drums and does vocals!

Platinum Express plays locally quite a bit.  Please check their website for future dates and locations. 

Here's a rundown of all EVENTS:

Thursday, Sept. 11, noon:  Second Annual Rick Bowen Golf Tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club

Friday, Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m.:  Border Star Reunion at Border Star

Friday, Sept. 12, 6:00 p.m.:  Charlie Hooper's Pub Crawl

Saturday, Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m.:  Bingham Reunion Lunch in Waldo

Saturday, Sept. 13, noon:  Border Star Reunion Lunch at Michael Forbes' Bar & Grille at Brookside

Saturday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.:  Dinner & Dancing at Milburn Country Club;  Note: Drinks will be cash only, no credit cards.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.:  Family Picnic at Loose Park Pavilion

Please see the Reunion Registration Page for details on locations of events, who to contact for the "mini-reunions", and to register for the Main Events. 

**If you have friends in the Class of 1968 or 1970, please let them know they are welcome to join us.  They would have to register as Guest Members on this site in order to have access to the Registration Page.**   

To get in the mood for our September reunion, play "See you in September" The Happenings, 1965.

Have fun with this performance of the iconic song by the Beatles in 1964:  "Kansas City!!!"  And be sure to come on back to Kansas City for our next reunion!

June, 2013:  A sighting of Wylie Mitchell (left), with his wife Barbara and Alan McDermott(right) at a Reunion...their 40th College Reunion!  Wylie lives in Maine; we've got to get him back to KC for our next SWHS Reunion!!


Please continue to submit “happenings” and “updates” through the link provided on the homepage of the website. 

Our 40th Reunion was held in August, 2009.

It was a huge success!  More than 250 people gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the day we graduated from SWHS!  Old friends reconnected and a lot of new friends were made. 

If you want to expand your connections to other SWHS grads, try these links:

Our class (1969) facebook page :

Southwest Gals:

a group of female grads who get together periodically to network and schmooze!

Southwest High School - KC: a fb site for all classes

Southwest High School KCMO 1970:  

Class of 1970 website on

Slide Album: Previous Reunion

Watch our fabulously entertaining video from 2009 one more time just for fun!  It's priceless! 

 A million thanks to Molly Magilow Proffer and her team at Proffer Productions for producing this awesome video! 

Music:  Take a time travel trip backwards by viewing our collection of youtube video clips of favorites from the 60's.  Go to 60's Music:  Soul or 60's Music: Pop/Rock for your viewing pleasure.  As far as music while you surf the site, time for something new (or old, as the case may be...):  Classical.

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

If you want to hear the music as you surf the site, click "pop-out player" and it will continue.  If you want to turn it off so you can watch the video, click on the "ll" button just above "Title."

Frank Swyden just posted a composite photo from Hale Cook and asked for names of some un-identified classmates.
Row 4 Joan Vanhooser (sp) Roxi Baker
Row 5 Nadja Sefchek (sp) Meanie Bean

Still More Photos !

Here are some PicasaWeb albums, with a total of 377 photos(!) unedited ... = SWHS'69 40th 8/21 school building tour = SWHS'69 40th 8/21 Charlie Hooper's = SWHS'69 40th 8/21 Roasterie = SWHS'69 40th 8/22 Nancy Reddoch Barohn brunch = SWHS'69 40th 8/22 Webster House entrance = SWHS'69 40th 8/22 Webster House inside

Please let me know if any editing; or if you wish to add captions or names. I have full-resolution originals to share, too.

Best Hopes,
Pete Klammer



Steve Sharp  8/29
Craig Ewing  8/31
Roger Hubbard  8/31
Richard Baumgarten  9/1
Larry Tigerman  9/4
Alan McDermott  9/5
Cynthia Block  9/7
Morrie Goodman  9/9
Roger Krantz  9/9
Eric Melgaard  9/10
Jeffrey Kolkin  9/12
Brad Furnish  9/16
Larry Tucker  9/19
Michelle Denes  9/21
Charles Carhartt  9/22
Bob Levitt  9/22
Jack Perkins  9/24
Ted Miller  9/26

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