Archive of Past Events
2017 2017 2017
June 10, 2017 1st Annual Observatory Telescope Fundraiser Dinner Dance
Even though we are still months away, it’s never too early to announce and publicize an important event. Please mark your calendars now to set aside Saturday, June 10, 2017, for the Galileo Alumni Association’s 1st Annual Dinner Dance. This is a fundraiser to fund the restoration of Galileo High’s Observatory and Telescope. Your school, Galileo, for some 95 years, was the only high school in the country to have an Observatory and a Telescope on its premises. In earlier years, the Observatory was used by the students and the general public to view the moon and the stars. But, time had caught up with the Observatory and it had not been available for any use for some time now. Galileo will be celebrating its centennial year in 2021 and we are planning to perform the restoration and have it re-opened for use and viewing by this date.
Therefore, we will sponsoring many fundraisers this year and in the coming years in order to meet our objective. It is a lofty goal but we are committed to make it happen with your help and participation.
Our first fundraiser for this year will be the event shown below. Please make your best effort to help us kick off our fundraising with your attendance at this event. If you enjoy dancing or like to see old friends and meet new ones, your participation at our first event and making it a success will guarantee that we will continue to have these fundraisers on a regular basis throughout this year and years to come. Please demonstrate your appreciation and commitment in helping the GAA achieve its goals.
The two bands that will be playing at our first event were selected because of their commitment to our school because many of the band members from both bands are themselves, Galileo alumni. I am sure you are probably familiar with both bands for Jest Jammin who have been very popular playing in our community for decades. Rendezvous is the upcoming band of recent and is gaining tremendous popularity and praise by leaps and bounds. Alan Kitashima is a well known Line Dancing Instructor within our community and will be offering Line Dancing instructions during the bands hour long break.
We look forward to seeing and meeting all of you there. Let’s all have fun and be a part of something totally worthwhile for our school and it’s students. If for any reason you just will not be able to attend, please consider making a donation to our Observatory Fund, it will be greatly appreciated.
April 30, 2017 Day at the Races Golden Gate Fields
JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY AT THE RACES Turf Club dress code is “Smart Casual” – Hats are welcome. Bring your binoculars but no jeans, shorts or tennis shoes (Men, please wear collared shirts). No host cocktails. SORRY NO REFUNDS. One of the races will be named for the Galileo Alumni Association. We will select 6 people to go down to the winners circle and take a picture of the jockey.
APRIL 7, 2017 HALL OF MERIT INDUCTION DINNER
Hall of Merit 2017 Hall of Merit Inductees Fred Basconcillo ’52, Activist Workers Rights Barbara Bouchet ’62, Actress Robert H. Bury ’37, Mayor Redwood City Margaret Chiu Galileo Principal 2002 – 2006 Vince Gomez ’52, Musician/Conductor/Teacher Giovanna Gaskell (Jowanna Woeber) ’51 Opera Singer/Teacher Richard F. Johnston ’43, Ornithologist Will Marchetti ’57, Actor Ronald Quan ’72, Inventor Nicholas Quirarte ’33, WWII
2016 2016 2016
GALILEO’S TILE DRIVE 2016
The 2016 Tile Drive is in full force. Don’t miss out if you haven’t already bought a tile. Our goal for the next phase of the drive is to sell 100 tiles which will be installed along the back of the benches at each end of the school courtyard. Please see attached form for more information.
2016 GALILEO SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE DINNER OCTOBER 14TH
2016 June 12 – Day at the Races
Join us for a fun filled day at the races. Golden Gate Fields TURF CLUB, $45.00 includes Turf Club entry, Valet Parking, Program, Prime rib buffet lunch, reserved seating. There will be a raffle for 6 lucky winners to join the winning jockey and horse in the winners circle for a photo. Click below on Read More then click Reservation form. Click here for Reservation form – Turf Club Menu
2016 March 19 – Hall of Merit Inductee Dinner
We would like you to join the Galileo Alumni Association and the PTSA for our Hall of Merit Induction Dinner March 19, 2016
2015 2015 2015
THERE WAS NO 2015 SPORTS HALL OF FAME.
CANCELLED – ANNUAL PICNIC AUGUST 29, 2015 – CANCELLED
DUE TO UNFORSEEN ISSUES, THE 2015 GAA PICNIC HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
2015 April 26, DAY AT THE RACES APRIL
Posted: March 24, 2015
Join us for a fun filled day at the Races. Information in two links below.
2015 March 21 – 1st Hall of Merit Inductee Dinner
We would like you to join the Galileo Alumni Association and the PTSA for our 1st Hall of Merit Induction Dinner March 21, 2015
Click below for information and flyer
2014 2014 2014
2014 October 17 -Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Dinner
2014 August 9 – 1964 Lions 50th Reunion. Click on link for flyer Galileo 1963-65 Reunion. See pictures on our facebook page –
Click here – Pictures 1964 50th Reunion
2014 January 11 – Galileo High School New Year Reunion.
FLYER January 11, 2014 reunion
2014 June 8 – Day at the Races
Fabulous DAY AT THE RACES 2014. Off and running to Golden Gate Fields Turf Club for Lunch and horse playing. Galileo Alumni, Friends and Family are welcome. Click here for Day at the Races 2014 form Click here for Day at the Races 2014 Buffet Menu
2013 2013 2013
2013 October 25 – SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER . Click on link below for flyer. – HOF 2013
1973 Class Reunion
November 2, 2013 at the South San Francisco Convention Center. Click below for more info.
1953-1954 CLASS REUNION:
September 28, 2013. Nick’s Rockaway Beach. Click on link below for flyer.
2013 ALL ALUMNI PICNIC BY THE BAY FRIENDS & FAMILY:
Posted: September 7, 2013 Galileo ALL ALUMNI, Friends & Family Picnic – make sure you invite your friends and family. Be sure to join us at McNears Beach on September 29,2013 for food, fun and good company. Click below for flyer. Picnic Flyer 2013
2012 2012 2012
2012 END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN:
As we come to the end of another year, we are writing to you on behalf of the Galileo Alumni Association to request your help in supporting your Alma Mater. We want to thank those who have contributed in the past and ask if you will help us once again. The holiday season is the perfect time to show how much you care. Our objective is to help support Galileo Academy of Science & Technology students and teachers. With the never ending cuts in budgets, students and teachers are in need of help for equipment and supplies. Your gifts will help ensure that future generations of students benefit from the Galileo experience that has meant so much to all of us. If you would like to contribute, please make an online donation at http://galileoalumni.org/membership/DonateAnyAmount.html or mail to Galileo Alumni Association, 1150 Francisco Street, SF Ca 94109. Thank you for taking the time to read about our annual fund drive. We appreciate your considering our request. Happy Holidays!
2012 Hall of Fame/Merit Dinner Awards Pictures
2012 COLUMBUS DAY OCTOBER
The Italian Heritage Parade was once again alot of fun. Each year the Galileo Alumni Association floats gets an upgrade. Hope to see you all there next year! Click here to view pictures: http://s1273.beta.photobucket.com/user/galileoalumni/library/#/user/galileoalumni/library/Columbus%20Day%20Parade%202012?&_suid=1355859909114030342103272207993
2012 68th Galileo Song & Yell Contest
On October 5, 2012 Galileo had it 68th Annual Song & Yell Contest. Once again the Seniors “RULE”. Click here for pictures: http://s1273.photobucket.com/albums/y406/galileoalumni/68th%20Song%20and%20Yell%20Contest/
2012 GAA PRESENTS ANNUAL SPRING FLING 2012 REUNION ALUMNI/FAMILY/FRIENDS
PICTURES ARE NOW POSTED. CLICK LINK TO VIEW PICTURES: https://picasaweb.google.com/108500896165448275888/GAASpringFling2012# PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JULY 14, 2012 DUE TO CONFLICTING EVENTS AND THE CLOSURE OF DOYLE DRIVE THAT WEEKEND. Save the date!!! July 14, 2012 at the Italian Athletic Club. click here for reservation form: Spring Fling 2012 Flyer word doc.
2012 Galileo High School 50-Year Reunion, 1961 & 1962 June 23,2012
Update your contact information (address, phone, & e-mail) with Great Reunions.com so we can be sure you receive an invitation. Click on the above link to update your information. And. TELL A FRIEND. http://greatreunions.com/reunions/school/home/index.cfm?Reunion=6525 https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Galileo-High-School-50-Year-Reunion-1961-1962/285981994777944
2012 Galileo Seventy-Two Reunion
All you Galileo Class of ’72 Alumni, the date has been set for our big 40th reunion, it will be Saturday October 13, 2012 and we are excited that it will be held at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf at 555 North Point St, San Francisco and the entertainment will be provided by special hometown favourite band “Jest Jammin”, so mark your calendars and stay tuned, we will be announcing more details and information within the next few months. http://www.galileoclass72.org/1.html
2011 2011 2011
2011 List of candidates for the November 10, 2011 ballot:
Posted: October 13, 2011 These are the nominations for Board of Directors 2012-2014. Voting will be held on November 10, 2011, 6:30 at Galileo Academy. Room 210. Augie Venezia (’53) Joe Scafidi (’50) Barbara Fachner LaRocca (’69) Jesse Figueroa (’60) Sisvan Der Harootunia (’51) Charlene Fachner Mori (’65) Lance Hughston (’66)
2011 SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 GALILEO 90TH ANNIVERSARY CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION: Celebrate 90 Years at Galileo Homecoming All Decades Class Reunion
2011 COLUMBUS DAY October 9, 2011
The Italian Heritage Parade was once again tons of fun. Each year the Galileo Alumni Association floats gets an upgrade. this year we used a white truck donated by Hughston Engineering. Hope to see you all there next year! Click here to view pictures: https://plus.google.com/photos/108500896165448275888/albums/5704034243238804129 _______________________________________________________________________________
2011 2nd G.A.A. Annual Family & Friends Spring Fling
Saturday, April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011. GAA 2nd Annual Family & Friends Spring Fling at the Italian Athletic Club. View pictures at https://picasaweb.google.com/108500896165448275888/April302011SpringFling?authuser=0&feat=directlink
2010 2010 2010
2010 Class of 1970 Reunion
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Class of 1970 Reunion Committee will hold its 40th year reunion on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Click 2010-Reunion_1970s for details and to reserve your place. Click here to view pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/106410969493686816947/1970GalileoReunion?authkey=Gv1sRgCPD62dD-3eHEqwE&feat=directlink ______________________________________________________________________________
2010 Galileo Sports Hall of Fame Dinner — Sold Out!!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Support Galileo’s Athletic Department. Join other Galileo alumni & staff for an evening of fun on Friday, October 15, 2010. Click 2010-SHOF-Dinner for details.
2010 Homecoming Song and Yell Contest
Friday, October 8, 2010
The 66th Homecoming Song and Yell Contest will be scheduled on Friday, October 8, 2010. The football game will be Galileo vs Balboa.View video here: Song & Yell 2010
Class of 2010 thanks GAA with generous monetary donation!
Posted: September 11, 2010 The Graduated Class of 2010 presents Galileo Alumni Association with a monetary donation of $2000, saying “Thank you for all your contributions to the Class of 2010!“. See presentation certificate here.
2010 “PICNIC BY THE BAY”
Saturday August 14, 2010
GAA FAMILY & FRIENDS “PICNIC BY THE BAY” AUGUST 14, 2010. To view pictures click here: http://picasaweb.google.com/106410969493686816947/GAAPicnic?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ3nu-WS7e2_lQE&feat=directlink
2010 G.A.A. SPRING FLING
GAA’s “Spring Fling” Social Event Saturday April 17,2010 Italian Athletic Club View pictures at https://picasaweb.google.com/108500896165448275888/April172010SpringFling02?authuser=0&feat=directlink
2009 2009 2009
America’s Favorite School
Posted: December 7, 2009 Galileo Academy of Science & Technology was the 5th place winner of the “America’s Favorite School” contest co-sponsored by Care2 and Great Schools. The school was awarded $1,000. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Thursday, November 26, 2009 at Galileo
“From worst to First” “From zero to Heroes”
Thanksgiving 2009 was the culmination of Galileo’s Varsity Football Team “Cinderella Story”, going from losing 18 games straight to coming back this season winning the Turkey Day Championship against Lincoln, 35-0.
This win marks Galileo’s record setting 16th AAA/CIF San Francisco Sectiion Crown, and their first win since 2001.
Over 2,000 Galileo fans were out there yesterday at Kezar cheering for our “Lions”.
Congratulations to the Team and Head Coach Mark Huynh, Assistant Coaches Don Harris, Dominic Mullens and Ben Moore
2009 Election results:
PRESIDENT’S LETTER November, 23 2009 The G.A.A. is happy to announce the election results of November 19, 2009. Nine G.A.A. members were elected to serve a two year term as directors of the board, commencing January 1, 2010. Those elected were: Augie Venezia (’53) Charlene Fachner Mori (66) Sisvan Der Harootunian (’51) Jesse Figueroa (’60) Monica Kirkland (’53) Lance Hughston (’66) Mario Lechuga (’51) Barbara LaRocca (’69) Lenore LaRocca (’64) Augie, Sisvan and Monica are incumbents, Char, Jesse and Lance are directors previously appointed by the president to fill vacancies and Mario, Barbara and Lenore are newly elected members. Toni Alessandra (’64) was appointed to fill a vacancy with one year remaining on that term. Augie Venezia was retained as association vice president while Char was appointed as Public Relations Committee Chairperson and Toni was appointed as Membership Committee Chairperson. We still have one board position open at this point and all are welcome to volunteer to serve in this two year term. The Association feels that we now have a great blend of experience and new enthusiasm to make 2010 a year of forward thinking and accomplishments. We urge all alumni to be a part of our growth process as we continue our mission to assist and contribute to our Alma Mater.
2009 List of Candidates:
List of candidates for the November 19, 2009 ballot: There are ten openings Vote yes or no for each candidate. Augie Venezia (’53) Jesse Figueroa (’60) Charlene Mori (’66) Sandy Bernadoni (’62) Sisvan Der Harootunian (’51) Lance Hughston (’66) Barbara LaRocca (’69) Monica Kirkland (’53) Mario Lechuga (’51) Lenore LaRocca (’64) Office of Vice President: Augie Venezia (’53) Office of Secretary: Open
2009 – Columbus Day Parade
Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Galileo Click here for photos taken at the event.
GAA entered into the Columbus Day Parade, 1968 Mustang courtesy of Richard Mori “R Mustangs”. Photos submitted by Charlene Mori.
Friday, October 9, 2009 at Galileo Click here for photos taken at the event.
On October 9, 2009, Galileo’s new playing field was dedicated as the George White Field. These photos of the event are courtesy of Charlene Mori ’66, Fred Setting ’50, and Dennis Eleen ’61.
2008 2008 2008
Galileo Alumni Association website migrating to Galileo Academy website
Posted: October 4, 2008 The Galileo Alumni Association is migrating its website to a new location. Like the PTSA and other organizations closely associated with the school, the new GAA web home will be a branch of the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology website. While the migration progresses, you may continue viewing GAA web pages at their original location.
2008 – Galileo’s Tile Grand Opening
Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Galileo Click here for photos taken at the event.
At a luncheon on February 21, 2008 GAA donated $14,040 to student groups. Click here for photos taken at the event.
2007 2007 2007
2006 2006 2006
September 15th, 2006 – at the Patio Espanol Click here for photo taken at the event.
May 6, 2006 at Galileo Click here for photos taken at the event.
2004 2004 2004
October 15, 2004 at Galileo Click here for Carol Morgan Hargrow’s photos taken at the event.
2004 – KPIX Dance Party Reunion
July 31, 2004 at the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco Click here for Carol Morgan Hargrow’s photos taken at the event.
May 8, 2004 at the Italian Athletic Club in San Francisco Click here for a full report on the event.
March, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona A group of 42 alumni and friends flew to Scottsdale in March to visit the San Francisco Giants training camp and to otherwise have fun. Click here for a full report on the event.
2003 2003 2003
October 18th, 2003 in the Galileo Auditorium Alumni were treated to a medly of songs from the best of Broadway shows in the Galileo Auditorium. Click here for a full report on the event.
2003 – First Galileo Gala
February 22nd, 2003 in the Galileo Auditorium Galileo alumni and friends were treated to a nostalgic show of Broadway melodies at the first Galileo Gala on February 22nd, 2003 in the Galileo Auditorium. Click here for a full report on the event.