West Islip High School Class of 69 50th Reunion

Class of 69 50th Reunion

School's Out, Memories Past, Don't Ever Doubt, Our Friendships Will Last!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Through Saturday, August 10, 2019


West Islip High School Class of 69 50th Reunion
West Islip High School Class of 69 50th Reunion

Come Back to Where it All Began!



Meet Up with Classmates!

We will be meeting at Nicky’s on the Bay at 6:00 P.M. when the sun is just about to set. You are on your own. Drink, eat, laugh with classmates! View menu here.

LOCATION: 150 S Clinton Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706


Tour of West Islip High School!

Time:  10:45 A.M. – Meet Moira Mc Ginley at the front door of the school!

Walk the halls of West Islip High School! Pop in on the gym, the pool or your favorite classroom! Visit your old locker and think about what it was like mingling with friends in the hallways!  This is a not-to-be-missed activity.  Please be on time otherwise you will have to report to detention!



Our Reunion Party Bash Celebration at

Captain Bills, Bay Shore, New York


Location: 122 Ocean Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706

TIME: 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Includes: Full dinner buffet! Cash bar.

Entertainment: Dance to the sounds of our DJ playing hits from our era.

Live Entertainment: Sit back and relax as Joe Accardi (also known as Joe Martin) will entertain us live! If you are on Facebook, you have probably seen his performance.

Cost Per Person: $60.00 per person

Deadline to Send Money: March 15, 2019 (We realize that some of you are still in the “planning phase” to attend the West Islip High School Reunion and we can appreciate this. However, it takes a great deal of time, work, energy and personal resources to organize a 50th reunion and as such, we are asking you to please get your payment in as soon as possible.   Please make your check payable to: Robert Beers and mail as soon as possible. His address is:

Bob Beers, P.O. Box 601, Griswold, CT 06351 or send your payment to Bob through PayPal (friends and family) at rbeers@snet.net.

Year Books: Bring your year book to get those who never signed it to sign it. What, you do not have a year book? No problem, you can purchase one here.



Trip to Fire Island!

Come join us on Ocean Beach on Fire Island. If you like, start your day off with a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, shop or simply meander around.

Note: We will be meeting as a group at 5:00 p.m. at Maquires Beachfront Restaurant. View beach bar and menu details here.

Ocean Beach Ferry Details Including Parking: Click here.

Caution: The last ferry leaves Ocean Beach at 9:40 p.m. so do not miss it!


The reunion is the perfect time to use your hotel rewards! Below is a list of suggested hotels on Long Island, address, telephone numbers and hyperlinks to their websites for easy booking. These are reliable and safe places to stay.

If you are flying into JFK, La Guardia or Islip Airport, below are some great hotel options!

Melville Marriott Long Island Hotel: 1350 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747. Telephone: 631-423-1600. Website here.

Hilton Hotel, Melville: 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747. Telephone: 631-845-1000. Website here.

Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport: 3485 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Telephone: 631.738-7800. Website here.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Islip: MacArthur Airport, 10 Aero Rd, Bohemia, NY 11716 631-881-7700. Website here.

Hampton Inn Long Island/Islandia: 600 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749 631.234-0400. Website here.

Holiday Inn Express Hauppauge-LI: 2050 Express Dr S, Hauppauge, NY 11788 631-348-1400. Website here.

Residence Inn by Marriott Long Island Holtsville: 25 Middle Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742 631.475-9500. Website here.


Enterprise Car Rental (view here) typically has great car rental rates as does National Car Rental (view here). If you are a member of Costco (view here) their rates are supposed to be very good too!

Suggested time of the year to get the best rental car rate for Long Island is January 2019!


Our reunion would not be possible if it were not for the drive and determination of our reunion committee. They have contributed their time, energy and personal resources to make this a great event. They include:

Pauline Rizzo Mayer: Public relations and marketing and general Reunion Questions: Mobile: 631-807-6335

Bob Beers: Collecting Money for Captain Bill’s Reunion Bash: Mobile: 203-804-2455

Charles Lombardo: Fire Island Activity: Mobile: 516-241-8269

Kevin Moran: Fire Island Activity: Mobile: 860-539-4357

Steve Brink – Fire Island Activity

Moira Mc Ginley: Tour of WIHS: Mobile: 631-664-6810

Jim Ryan: Research: Search for H.S. Classmates

Bob Conway: Search Committee

Pat Tabbitas: Research of Other High Schools and Reunions