Class of 65's 45th Reunion

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Mountains Beyond Mountains
45th REUNION REGISTRATION
TO '65's MAIN SITE
DARTMOUTH ALUM ORG
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
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REUNION COMMITTEE

 

CO-CHAIRS

Ted Atkinson

tacons@aol.com

Bruce Wagner

bruce.wagner@alum.dartmouth.org

 

TREASURER

Mike Gonnerman

michael@gonnerman.com

 

ASST. TREASURER

Dick Avery                            

rjaverycoh@aol.com

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Ted Bracken

bracken@jhu.edu

 

AFFINITY GROUPS

Pete Frederick

mpfred@comcast.net

 

REGISTRATION

Hank Amon

camon@whitecase.com

 

LIBATIONS

Roger Hansen

hhansen@ne.rr.com

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Bob McConnaughey

mcconn2@verizon.net

 

SPORTS ACTIVITIES

Bill Webster

william.webster@morganstanley.com

 

SOUVENIERS

Jim Hamilton

hamilton.james@comcast.net

 

ACTIVITIES / SYMPOSIA

Rich Beams

beamsrm@verizon.net

 

CLASS PRESIDENT

Ken McGruther

mcgrutherk@aol.com

HEAD AGENT

Jim Griffiths

jimgriffiths@cs.com

 

WEBSITE
John Sottile
 
 
 

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May 2010
Dear Classmates,
 
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 Valley. 
 
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 at: <beamsrm@verizon.net>.
 
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, contact Rich. 
 
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 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 hamilton.james@comcast.net.  (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 (william.webster@morganstanley.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   

 Co-Chairs

 

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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.).

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