The Great Class of 1965

Hank's Letter / April 2002

Class President's Letter

Dear 1965 Classmates:

As Spring slides by, October 2002 looms on the horizon! So, mark your calendars for the out-of-Hanover mini-reunion being organized by classmate Sing Chiu in Hong Kong! Sing is planning a program which contemplates an arrival in Hong Kong on October 1 and a departure on October 6. He has arranged for a special rate at the Conrad Hotel. Sing has organized a fantastic program that includes walking tours of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, a trip to Macau, a day at one of Hong Kong's famous racetracks, museum tours, a visit to Hong Kong's well known stock exchange, dining at fine Hong Kong restaurants, including a dinner with President Jim Wright (who intends to be in Hong Kong during the mini on his way to Beijing) and, of course, shopping. Come explore one of the most remarkable cities in the world and combine your visit with a trip to another part of Asia! I lived in Hong Kong for four years and look forward to my return. Many other classmates have also indicated their intention to participate. So, use those frequent flyer miles or take advantage of the many flight promotions on offer to join us in Hong Kong in October! Those interested in participating in this exciting mini-reunion should contact Sing by email ( Please also copy me ( so that we can keep tabs both here and in Hong Kong on those who plan to travel to Asia.

Whether or not you are able to make it to Hong Kong in early October, I certainly hope you will be able to be in Hanover on November 1-3, 2002 for the Class of 1965 annual Hanover mini-reunion. This year's mini will be the 25th anniversary of our fall mini-reunion program, which began in 1978 at the suggestion of Steve Waterhouse. Let's have the biggest turn out ever to celebrate this anniversary! We have Pierce's Inn booked as usual, but there are, of course, many other alternatives for lodging in the Hanover area. The Homecoming football game this year is against Harvard.

The Class Executive Committee is planning to meet on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Bill Webster's summer home on the Connecticut shore near Old Saybrook. It has become an annual tradition to have an Executive Committee meeting at Bill's summer house, a beautiful spot located right on Long Island Sound. Bill and Sue are gracious hosts for this two to three hour meeting. Early arrivals may even hook up with Bill and others for a round of golf on a lovely links course near Bill's house. While I hope as many Executive Committee members as possible will be able to attend this meeting, other classmates should certainly feel free to drop by if they live nearby or if they will otherwise be in the area. Let me ( or Bill ( or know if you are interested in attending.

Thanks to all of those classmates who have paid their Class dues. With the increase this year to $60.00 per classmate and the designation of $20.00 of such amount for the Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund, the Class has raised approximately $6,000 for its Scholarship Fund by way of dues payments. You will recall that we need to raise $50,000 to designate a Class scholar. Having surpassed this amount last year, Erik Jacobsen '04 was the recipient of our initial scholarship award. He will now continue to be a Class of 1965 Scholar throughout his time at Dartmouth. We are now well on the way toward raising our second $50,000, at which time the Class will have its second Class of 1965 Scholar. Our goal is to raise this amount over a two year period, so we would like to have $25,000 raised by this summer. To date, over $5,000 in additional gifts for the Scholarship Fund have been received from classmates, including one very generous gift of $2,000. Contributions to the Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund may be sent directly to Steve Fowler, our Class Treasurer, at 5 Webster Terrace, Hanover, NH 03755. Steve's telephone and facsimile number is (603) 643-4593 and his email address is

While contributions to the Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund certainly help the College to expand its scholarship program, such contributions do not, however, count as part of the Dartmouth College Fund annual campaigns. Gifts to the DCF may be earmarked for scholarships but these dollars are used for general, current-use scholarships. Since the Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund is an "endowment" scholarship fund, it is separate and apart from the DCF program.

But, please do also remember the Dartmouth College Fund! June 30 marks the end of the 2002 annual campaign. Last year, Ed Keible and his team raised over $352,000 which was 117% of our Class goal! As in the past, leadership gifts ($1,000 or more) played an essential part in our Class giving as 56 classmates contributed a total of $301,800! Let's try to expand our number of leadership donors but remember that no gift is too small. Please be as generous as possible in making your gift to this year's DCF!

See you in Hanover in early November!
Hank Amon

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