Getting Started

Please start off by taking a few minutes and start a profile by going to the Classmate Profile on the left column.  Start off by finding your name and then start your profile and include an email and choose a password.  For future communications, we hope you will fill out all information and periodically update your information throughout the year(s) as necessary. 

After filling out your classmate profile, your next step is to REGISTER for the REUNION by going into the 40th Reunion Registration area.  These two steps MUST be done to be officially registered for the reunion.  For financial reasons, we would appreciate you sending your $$ as soon as you register.  We are now in final preparations for the big event.  Please sent your payment to:

Deanna Lindgren

812 Columbia Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060

If you are not a 1974 Soquel High Classmate and/or your name is not included, please contact one of the administrators of the site listed under contact us.

Please read through these instructions. You'll find important information here that will maximize your experience using our site.

Saturday, October 4th is also the 100th Anniversary of the Santa Cruz Wharf.  We will have front row seats for the fireworks display at 9pm that evening.  The following is a listing of the City's events for the day.

 

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Celebration: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Santa Cruz Wharf
Fireworks Spectacular: 9:00 pm | Main Beach

It's the celebration of the century for the Santa Cruz Wharf! We've been celebrating the Wharf all year, but we've saved the best for last. Join us for a special round-up of activities to mark the Santa Cruz Wharf's 100th birthday and honor its legacy as the longest wooden wharf on the coast of the United States. The event will kick off at 10:00 am with a historic procession down the Wharf led by the Santa Cruz High Marching Band. Community members are encouraged to attend in period dress as we mirror the opening back in 1914. The celebration will continue throughout the day including a Pop Up Museum presented by the Museum of Art and History, antique cars, bocce ball, photo booths PLUS fun live music including the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band and Wally's Swing World. The Fireworks Spectacular will cap off the festivities with a bang! Sponsored by Whole Foods, Plantronics, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Wharf. Co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, KSBW TV, KPIG 107.5 FM and 101.7 The Beach. For details, call 831-420-5273. Cost: FREE!

Schedule of Events:
10:00 am - Wharf Community Procession
11:00 am - 100 Year Anniversary Toast
12:00 pm - Kuumbwa Jazz Honors Band
1:30 pm - The Parafins Surf Rock Band
3:00 pm - Cruz Control
4:00 pm - Wally's Swing World
9:00 pm - Fireworks Spectacular

 
 

On this page you will find the following:

 
 

1. PRIVACY NOTICE

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All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) that you enter into this website will be kept confidential. The host of this web site, ClassCreator.com, is a locally-owned business. They understand the importance of your privacy. Your personal information will never be sold to other sites. It will not be shared or distributed.

Your contact information is private; your street address, e-mail address, and phone number cannot be seen by classmates. Each classmate has the ability to limit the visibility of his or her profile to only fellow classmates by clicking on the appropriate answer in the Profile Visibility section during profile setup. If you do not opt for privacy on this line your profile can be viewed by non members such as your friends or family, but also note your profile will be fully indexable by major search engines.

Emails may be shared within this site using the contact option at the top of each classmate's profile page (just look under the classmate's main photo in the upper left). This way you will be able to contact classmates without sharing your private email address, unless you choose to do so.

Please note that if you do not want your name and picture on this site it may be removed by contacting Penny Alvarez. This will end all communications to you from the Soquel High School Class of 1974, unless you ask that special arrangements be made.

 
 

2. SETTING UP YOUR PROFILE

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In order to REGISTER for the CLASS REUNION and move around on this site, you must set up a profile by providing a MINIMUM of your EMAIL address, and a PASSWORD.

To set up your profile: locate the "Classmate Profiles" link and locate your name and click on it. Follow the prompts to create your profile.

Private information like your email address, home address, and phone numbers will not be visible to fellow classmates. We collect mailing addresses in the event that we need to contact you by snail mail or phone. Your information will never be given to other classmates without your permission.

We encourage you to add a current picture to your profile as a master photo. This photo will be displayed in various areas around the site. It's also helpful to upload an additional "Now" photo, and a "Then" photo. Classmates will enjoy seeing how you've changed!

If your name is not already on the site, but you were part of the Soquel High School Class of 1974, contact us and your name will be added.

Updates: If you change your email address, snail mail address, or phone number, please update your Contact Info so we have up to date information. That way you'll always be in the know about what your classmates are up to!

Passwords:

Choosing a password: Passwords do not need to be the high security style recommended for some sites. Choose something simple that you are certain you will remember. Clicking the "Remember Me" will allow you to bypass entering the password each time you visit, but eventually the "remember me" will fail (for instance when you get a new computer). Please make note of your password!

If you forget your password simply click on "forgot password". If you have several email accounts, and you don't remember the one you used to set-up your account, contact Penny Alvarez. This could take a while so please be patient.

 
 

3. "MISSING" CLASSMATES

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The wonderful part about this site is that it came pre-setup by Class Creator. I just had to enter names. The site assembles a missing list for us, based solely on the names of people who don't have profiles; so until you have a profile, the site will consider you "missing".

Also, please note: We need your help to contact EVERY classmate. If you have information about any classmate, listed or not listed, please contact Penny Alvarez

 
 

4. COMMUNICATING WITH CLASSMATES

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To contact a fellow classmate, you may simply use the email option at the top left of each Classmate's Profile page (located under Master Photo). This feature will allow open communication between Classmates, while protecting your personal information. If you wish to share your email address or other personal information within a message written on our site, the site will not block you from doing so.

 
 

5. ADDING PICTURES TO YOUR PROFILE

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Adding current pictures is not a requirement to participate on the site, but it certainly is a nice way to get to know people again. We've had reports of classmates who were routinely running into each other without knowing it, because...well....we've all changed a little over the years! :)

Filling in the photo slots at the top of your Profile:

  • Click "Edit Profile" under MEMBER FUNCTIONS.
  • Roll your cursor over the Master Photo, Then, Now, or Yearbook photo silhouette (note you cannot upload a yearbook photo if one has already been provided)
  • Click "Select Photo" displayed in the upper right corner of photo, then click the "Upload a New Photo" button.
  • Select the desired photo from your hard drive. You will then be given an opportunity to crop the photo for a perfect fit.

Adding large "Profile Gallery Images" to your Profile:

  • Clicked "Edit Profile" under MEMBER FUNCTIONS.
  • Click the photo tab in the upper right corner of your Profile.
  • You will see any images previously uploaded here. Click the "Upload a New Photo" button to add more.
  • Click to select images you wish to display on your Profile. All images with a green check mark will display. Click again to not display, and the green check mark will disappear.
  • To add a caption under your images, roll over any image and select "Edit Details". Enter your caption and press save.
  • You can adjust the display order of your photos by simply dragging and dropping them into the positions of your choosing.
 
 

6. SITE PAGES

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If you're ever curious about any link on the site, just click on it! There isn't anything on our site that will wreck your computer. Relax! Enjoy!