This will be our last U.S. Mail communication before we come together
in Hanover next month.
Thanks to all of you who have already completed your registration
forms and sent in your deposits. For those of you who have lost your form, are still procrastinating, can't make up your mind,
think you might not have fun (you will, we guarantee it!) or just like to do things at the last moment, we are enclosing another
registration form. Please fill it out, include your payment and send them in today! Or just go online and complete your registration
and payment electronically at http://www.dartmouth.org/classes/65/.
The cost of the reunion is $395 per person - and that includes meals
catered by The Hanover Inn, beverages, entertainment, activities, reunion keepsakes, and, most importantly, a chance to rekindle
memories with old friends and make new ones. Lodging is not included in the Class registration fee and a separate housing
packet was mailed out by the College in mid-March. A link to the housing site is also available on our registration
site. There is also a link on our registration website to a listing of the many B&Bs, inns, and hotels in the Upper
The Preliminary Program is enclosed with many intriguing events,
some of which are new entries:
Panels and Exhibits - We have arranged for
an area to be set aside in our dorm commons room on Tuesday afternoon for you to bring along for display items that relate
to the theme: "Our Creative Side." We invite you and your spouse/significant other to share with classmates and guests
your artwork, books you have written, and projects you have undertaken. For questions and details contact, Rich Beams
We are also planning a panel on Wednesday afternoon entitled "Redefining
Retirement: Innovative Options & Opportunities," so come prepared to participate in a conversation on a topic that should
be of increasing relevance to us all as we move into the next stages of our lives. If you have interest in panel participation,
Don't forget to order your copy of Mountains Beyond Mountains by
Tracy Kidder. Enjoy reading this fascinating story of Jim Kim's pre-Dartmouth years with Partners in Health in preparation
for our very special breakfast "book club" event with President Kim on Wednesday morning. You can purchase a new or
used copy of the book online at <www.amazon.com>. (You might also find it of interest to learn more about what
Partners in Health is doing in Haiti at the moment at <http://standwithhaiti.org>).
Another innovation since our last reunion: the very popular Reunion
Alumni College lectures and seminars you will want to attend ("Remember, Gentlemen, your business here is learning . . ."
- JSD). A listing of planned lectures is in the enclosed Preliminary Program.
Optional "Dance Concert" - The Class of 1970
will be holding a Dance Concert with Tracks/Night Watchmen, a band popular on campus in late 60s/early 70s on Wednesday night
in Collis (formerly College Hall) beginning at 9 p.m. There is room for up to 100 non-70s on a first-come/first-serve
basis at $10 a head (beer and wine included).
Outdoor Activities -
Mount Moosilauke Hike-Sunday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.
Meet at Ravine Lodge. This is a 7 ½ mile non-guided, round-trip hike for those in good physical condition. For driving directions,
gear list, suggested trails for aging knees, reservation number at the Ravine Lodge for those who want to stay over Saturday
and/or Sunday night, contact Jim Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Jim says the mountain has grown higher and steeper in recent
years - a phenomenon that cannot be explained by expert geologists who have studied the matter.)
Golf-Tee times at the Hanover Country Club are on Tuesday.
Tennis at Topliff Courts also on Tuesday. Bill Webster is coordinating the details (email@example.com). And be sure to bring some good walking shoes so you can explore what's
new on the Hanover Plain while you walk off some of those calories from the good food and libations that we will be offering.
Finally, might we also suggest that you bring your bathing suit so
you can take a canoe trip upriver or just go for a swim off the launching docks. And, you may want to get up early so
you can spend part of a leisurely morning in one of those coveted porch rocking chairs at the Inn (hint: free coffee in the
Inn lounge area) and watch the campus awake from one of those "sharp and misty mornings."
While you will continue to receive updates via email as well as on
our Class website, a few tips on logistics follow:
Registration - Registration will be at the
Class Headquarters in Occom Commons at the McLaughlin Cluster, which is located just past ?AE and the White Church on the
corner of Maynard Street as you head out of campus on North College.
Attire - Dress is casual throughout the reunion.
For the ladies, slacks are suitable for all events. As you know, June weather can be fickle and, while we are hoping for sunny
days in the 70's and "long twilight afternoons" suitable for shorts, slacks, and t-shirts, you should also come prepared for
possible rain and cooler weather. Sport jackets would be appropriate for our Wednesday night banquet at the Inn.
In the Dartmouth spirit,
And on behalf of your 45th Reunion Committee
Ted Atkinson & Bruce Wagner
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** To order a new or used copy of the book online,
go to www.amazon.com and type in "Mountains Beyond Mountains." Current prices range upwards from $6.50 for a used, paperback version. Kidder
is a wonderful storyteller and Kim figures prominently in his story of the work of Paul Farmer and Partners in Health. (Also
see http://standwithhaiti.org for what they are doing in Haiti.).