The Great Class of 1965

SixtyFives @ Sixty-Five Details




A view of the Capitol and surrounds from the balcony terrace
where our Saturday night Gala Dinner will be held. 
Come join us!

HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY TO THE GREAT CLASS OF '65! We are all invited to assemble and celebrate in Washington DC for our fabulous Birthday Weekend... Details below:

"Green Grass"
Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Organizing Committee
consisting of
Bob Blake, Rich Bloch, Don Boardman, Ted Bracken, Mark Efron, Pete Frederick,
Bob Koury, Bob McConnaughey, Ken McGruther
Proudly Presents

The Class of 1965’s 65th Birthday Celebration



Your 65th Birthday Party Planning Committee* has been busy putting together a terrific weekend for classmates, class widows, and guests to come together and celebrate our imminent retirement years, to reflect on the many roads traveled and less traveled, and to enjoy the majesty and beauty of our Nation’s Capital in the fullness of spring. 


Our online registration  can be found at 


If you plan to attend, please logon and provide your contact information as well as get instructions on how to send along the Registration Fee of $150 per person.  This charge is an inclusive one that will include our Friday cocktail welcoming reception, an exclusive Saturday night gala dinner (plus entertainment and open bar) in a private Capitol Hill location with spectacular views of our Nation’s Capitol, optional tours, and other incidental expenses. 


We have secured preferred rates for a block of rooms at two adjacent hotels in the historic and convenient Dupont Circle area of downtown Washington, the first of which will be our “home base” and will be the site of a welcoming cocktail party on Friday evening.  Both hotels are an adjacent to shops, bookstores, Starbuck’s, Metro subway, embassies, and several museums.  If you plan on staying at one of these hotels, you should call as indicated below and mention that you are with the Dartmouth Reunion group to receive the preferred rate.  (Note preferred rate cutoff dates.)


Hilton Washington Embassy Row (home base)

2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

$299 per night double rate

Reservations: 800-695-7460 or (202) 265-1600

Guaranteed Rate Cutoff date: 4/9/08


Marriott Residence Inn Washington/Dupont Circle

2120 P Street NW

Washington, DC 20037

$211 per night suite rate ($201 for a studio)

Reservations: 800-331-3131 or (202)466-6800 x17105

Guaranteed Rate Cutoff date: 4/19/08


The weekend events, some of which are still in the planning stages, will include:


        a walking tour of historic Georgetown and Dupont Circle neighborhoods by renowned tour guide Mary Kay Ricks ( on Saturday morning, preceded by coffee and bagels at the Bracken’s 1895 townhouse located conveniently between the two hotels and Georgetown;


        a tour of the National Cathedral by the avuncular and beloved St. Albans teacher, the Rev. Will Billow.  This “insiders” tour will include things you will never see or experience in the normal docent tour: e.g., the face of Hitler carved into one of the choir chairs (and the amazing story that goes with it), the Bishop’s Balcony, the “unfinished gargoyle,” and maybe even a visit to the bell tower carillon if it’s not in use.


        a gala gourmet dinner Saturday night with one of Washington’s most spectacular views of our nation’s Capitol; and live entertainment featuring our own Class magician and mystifying master of deception, Rich Bloch, who will be taking a break from his legal duties and cruise ship gigs just to be with us;


        the option of attending the Sunday afternoon Washington Nationals-Florida Marlins game in our spanking new Nationals Park right near the U.S. Capitol (a block of tickets will be purchased for those who sign up to attend, probably in the $25 category with payment due when you arrive in DC).);


        touring on your own several museums that are just a stone’s throw from your hotel: the intimate Phillips Collection is less than a block away (; the Textile Museum is only a short walk (; or venture farther a field to literally hundreds of museums, exhibits, and monuments that make Washington such a great tourist destination;


The weather in Washington in mid-May should be perfect for our many outings and the entrance to our wonderful air-conditioned subway system, the Metro, is only a block from the Hilton (two from the Marriott).


In order to assist your Planning Committee with logistical details, we urge you to click on the web address above, complete the online signup and send along your registration fee as soon as possible.  In addition, please visit and register at Our Evite Party Site where you can indicate your attendance plans, see who else has signed up to attend, as well as send the Evite electronically to other classmates with a message encouraging them to join us.  (The Evite also contains a link back to our Class website and additional details.)


Questions concerning the weekend should be directed to Ted Bracken at or 202-663-5926 (W) or 202-669-7702 (C).


Click on this link for a pdf of "Washington See & Do" info.

For detalied information on the many historic, cultural, and political treasures of Washington, CLICK HERE to access the DC tourism site.

National Cathedral

Metro Subway

World War II Memorial



Lincoln Memorial

Constitution Gardens

Roosevelt Memorial


Korean War Memorial