On this date in 1963, the Seal Beach Woman’s Club held an open house for members to meet 16-year old Benjamin Gal-Lang Maynigo, the exchange student the club was sponsoring.
Benjamin hailed from the town of Rosales in Philippine Islands and stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bauchwitz at 1630 Marlin Way while attending Huntington Beach High School. Benjamin came from a family of educators. His mother taught elementary school, and his father was the Rosales superintendent of schools.
The open house was held at Mrs. James L. Facer’s home at 1729 Catalina Avenue.
– Michael Dobkins