The class mailing list (Email)

The class mailing list is one of the ways to keep up to date on class activities. It will primarily be used for reunion planning, but may also be used for news regarding our class. The URL to join is:

[Sorry that the above link is not clickable, but if it were, robot’s crawling the Internet would stumble across it and we might then start to receive requests to join the list from a bunch of fake accounts. Spammers …]

We would like your assistance in limiting traffic on the mailing list. So, please do not use it for sharing of jokes, stories, trivia, political, or religions discussions. However, if anyone is interested in a mailing list for classmates interested in any of those topics, that can be arranged.

A list of current list members is periodically emailed to that mailing list. If you do NOT want your name included on that list, please notify

owners-napa-vintage1973 [at]

NOTE: on this site, email addresses are written with “[at]” instead of “@” to avoid the ‘robots’ that crawl websites looking for email addresses to spam.

How the mailing list works

We are using a free (for now) service called JonesList. The person who created that site has a last name of ‘Jones’ and he works for the same software company I work for. I have been in contact with him directly and am highly confident the Joneslist service is not selling email addresses to third parties or sending any spam themselves. [Of course, that does not preclude the service from including advertisements in their free email at some point in the future.]

How to find someone in the digital age

So you’re thinking about our next reunion and you’re hoping you will see SOMEONE there, but you realize that perhaps SOMEONE hasn’t yet gotten the word about the reunion. Hopefully, you will take it upon yourself to make sure they are aware, but maybe the contact info you have is stale and you soon discover that you have no reliable method for reaching out to them. Here are a few tips for tracking them down that may help.

  • Try Facebook.
  • Try LinkedIn.
  • Try — you will likely need to sign up for a paid subscription to establish contact with other members. I was just offered a 3 month subscription at 50% off ($7.50 total — warning: it auto-renews)
  • Try
  • Try alumniclass

Try these free services:

I’ve found phone numbers and address via those; unfortunately a lot of phone numbers are no longer valid.  Also, these sites include ads to paid services — it’s easy to click on something and end up on a paid site.

As for paid sites, I’m not yet sure whether you get your money’s worth from them, but there are paid services out there such as:

When searching for females who can no longer be found by their maiden name, you might get lucky if you search for marriage records on  [suggestion for females: include your maiden name when signing up for sites such as Facebook and Classmates]