Originally, "The Bastion" was the official yearbook of the John Paul Jones School from 1964 to 1971. Today, however, it serves as the name of the newsletter of the John Paul Jones Alumni Association.
The only requirement to be a member of the JPJ Alumni Association is that you attended the John Paul Jones School at the U.S. Naval Station Sangley Point, Republic of the Philippines, between 1948 and 1971. Simple. And, yet, it is a very exclusive group of people that shared a very special and memorable experience.
Just like all good things in life, managing alumni affairs, publishing the newsletter, and planning reunions cost MONEY! But don't sweat it. Regular dues are a mere $20.00 per year! You could help us out more if you'd like and be a Patron at $40.00 or more per year. Either way, in return, you get a full subscription to "The Bastion" newsletter to help you keep in touch of news and activities of the association. Who knows, you may rediscover long lost friends or even make some new ones with whom you already share some fond childhood memories!
The JPJ Alumni Association holds a reunion every three years. This is a great chance to get together with old friends and meet new ones. Everyone has a great time reliving old memories and creating new ones. Past reunions have been held in San Diego (1989), Atlanta (1992), Dallas (June 1995), San Diego (July 31-August 2, 1998) and, most recently, in New Orleans (July, 2001). All have been great successes!
Don't miss the next one!
The JPJ Alumni Association, through the efforts of our Membership/Database Coordinator John Carpenter, is constantly striving to locate former students of JPJ. Check our Missing Members Page to see if you or someone you know is on, or needs to be on, the list!
To join, simply contact one of the following:
Carol Wycoff Collins, President JPJ Alumni Association
John Carpenter (JPJ '64-'66), Membership/Database Coordinator
A Reminder to all current members:
Please send your dues for the 2000-2001 period and help support your reunion group!
Alumni Dues 1 year. . . . . . . . . . $20.00
Patrons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00 or more
Mail Dues to:
JPJ Alumni Association
Lina Quinsaat Schleef, Treasurer
1527 Kings Cross Drive
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007