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The Class of '65

 
When I became webmaster, I mentioned the goals in updating our Class site:  To improve the info... make it interactive... provide links to Classmates' sites... and create a portal for all to communicate.
 
Thanks to your submissions and comments
I'd say that we're progressing toward success...
for any website is only a passive medium
until "content" makes it come alive!
 
With this update, I'm mixing the site up a bit so that new content appears as the first pages for some time period, Then, depending on the news, it will be properly archived within the site.
 
I guess that I would have to say that this update
reflects "life" itself... and our lives as well. 
 
While on one page I announce The 60th Birthday Party to celebrate all Classmates' 60th... on another I must report the tragic death, via a car accident, that took the life of Classmate, Tom Marks.  Then there is a page about renewal; "Ted Atkinson Weds," as Ted starts a new life after the death of his wife and our friend.  And still on another page, Jim Hamilton sends along information on the once ageless... and now faceless... Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire's endearing logo.  Indeed, time moves on... And change waits for no one.  Everything has a life cycle... even inert rocks!   
 
Also with this update, you will note the beginnings of a page Health Update.  One of the topics which was mentioned by Classmates has been this topic in general with particular focus on health matters normally associated with our "maturity."  I am hoping that any of you who have information which you would like to share in this area will forward it to me.  It will be included.
 
And finally, at this point in our life we are either "retired 'n relaxin'"... "retire 'n going bonkers" "anticipating retirement" or "grabbing the brass ring of another career."  And so we are going to experiment with a page dedicated to this broad topic.  Current information will then become archived on the  World Class Links page. 
 
Enjoy your visit,  Mike.

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Nancy Hansen, Roger Hansen, Marcia Frederick, Pete Frederick.

 

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The Class of '65

Hi John—

 I’ve attached the “40th Comm Plan” so you can see the context of our activity as it relates to the 1965 Web site. I have also rooted around in my email files for historical notes that may prove useful. You’ll recall some specific suggestions via the previous emails.

 

We are approaching some deadlines. We need to get the 40th Reunion Still On The Road elements up and running on the Class Web site. I cannot direct 708 people to the site in my pending Letter #2 if it is still “Under Construction.”

 

Question: What do you and Mike believe can be accomplished in the near term? I will go forward with your guidance.

 

Many thanks for all the help. (You can call me at 248/645-9977 if it is easier…)

 

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I would like to get the following up on the site ASAP:

1. SOTR event logo. It is attached.

2. A listing of the Reunion Committee with semi-humorous responsibilities (letterhead attached for your use; it illustrates Garamond type face and PMS 357 color).

3. List of current intended and 75% possible attendees (Pete Frederick has the data which I plan to incorporate in a February letter mailing; Pete, can you supply?).

Soon, I plan to provide you with a tentative schedule of events. This will also be used in the February Letter. I need to sort it out first with Pete and Roger.

 Lastly, is there some way we can encourage Class Web site users to email classmates urging their attendance? Could we create an Address Book of last known email addresses and let people click contact notes? Just a thought, but we can try to drive traffic to the Web site and then, have class mates use the site to create email messages encouraging attendance. I suppose it would open new dialogues, but that would be an added benefit.

Many thanks for the extra efforts!

 

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I’d like to get started determining how we can best incorporate 40th Reunion information on the Class of 1965 Web site. I expect we will also have a link to some sort of College Reunion site, but my focus is on our site.

My initial thoughts include:

  1. Use of the Still On The Road (SOTR) event logo (which you have)
  2. Listing of the Reunion Committee with their interesting responsibilities (a simple lift off the reunion stationery which I believe you have; if not, let me know)
  3. Schedule of events (early version attached as an example; needs updating)
  4. Listing of planned and possible attendees (which would be updated periodically)
  5. Perhaps a gizmo wherein classmates could send emails urging other classmates to attend (this may be too elaborate…)

I would like to get a dialogue underway so we can have things up and running by the end of the year (if possible). We’d use the Garamond font and the PMS 357 dark green, hopefully.

The class Web site could be very helpful in sharing timely information through the winter and spring. What do you think? How should we proceed that best suits your needs?

Best wishes.

Bruce Wagner

email: bruce.wagner@alum.dartmouth.org

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Murph

 

Am copying John Sottile on this email, and will see that we have a page on the site listing those who will be attending the reunion.

 

Mike

 


From: Bob Murphy [mailto:murph65nh@usadatanet.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 7:44 PM
To: Peter Frederick; Robert Blake; ekeible@sbcglobal.net; Ken McGruther; Carl Boe; Mike Gonnerman; Roger Hansen; Bruce Wagner
Subject: Re: 40th Reunion Communications Plan Draft

 

Guys,

FYI I attended much of 64's 40th which was held over last Memorial Day weekend and very well attended.  The event they all talked about was a symposium in which all their class members who did/are currently serving on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees gave a brutally honest assessment of their tenure and the major issues.  I think they had 7 class members (!) in that position.  I don't know that we reach those numbers but maybe something along those lines would be interesting.

 

The football/Dean of Admissions flap is something else again.  It is on the front page of the local paper here in Hanover virtually every day.  It is hard to see how the Dean (Karl Furstenburg) can survive this - even President Wright has distanced himself from him.  Sometimes sports do pass coaches by, but it's hard to see how John Lyons got so stupid so fast.  My local friends who seem to be in the know (Ralph Manuel, former Dean of the college, Dave Bradley, Blackman quarterback and former Dartmouth admissions officer) are pretty clear that the admissions standards for athletes were radically changed in 1996, right after Dartmouth's last undefeated football team.  Speculation, of course, is that all the good press received by the football team denigrated Dartmouth's "intellectual mission".  This 1-9 season was really bad.

 

So I'm now a women's hockey fan.  They are #2 in the country - last week defeated #1 Minnesota 7-5, then lost the next day 5-4 with 35 seconds left in OT.  I guess the women hockey players must be less embarrassing to the institution than football players (ignoring Keible et al from '65, football supporters cite Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, Hank Paulson, CEO of Goldman Sachs, etc.).  It's an interesting story, but we should assess what proportion of our classmates would be lured to Hanover by something featuring football ( I would, but don't have a sense of the class at large.)

                                                                                                    Murph

 

One thing I've seen recommended is posting the names of definites or maybes everywhere possible, so that other maybes will say "If Joe is goingl, maybe I'll go just to see him".

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 6:14 PM

Subject: Re: 40th Reunion Communications Plan Draft

 

Wags,

Sorry for the delay in responding, it took me some time to find Australian chardonnay in a box. Now I'm ready to go.

 

I agree with your objective, we want to make sure everyone one in the class is aware of what a great time we're going to have and how they can be part of the event. We want folks to want to be there. we do not want to tell them to be there but rather provide sufficient information so they will make the decision themselves.

 

I liked the President's campaign, he stayed on message, he said the same thing so many times that a majority bought it. Our message should be simple, not require any deep thinking, and be repeated many times.

 

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE?

    * Still on the Road

            We are still moving forward, making decisions, still active. This may be the last chance to talk with a classmate who remembers you, we are active moving on, but recognize that all of us might be interested in talking with like souls about what to do when we aren't still on the road.

   * Road Trip,

            Is there a soul so old that he doesn't have at least one road trip story.  How about the road trips we've taken since graduation.  How about the trips we plan to take?

    * Road Taken

           How did we end up where we did? What paths did we take?  Did the Dartmouth have a lot, a little , or no impact on our choices or current position. Don't you want to know why your classmates did what they did and how they ended up doing what they are doing? Think your trip would be of interest to others?, we do!  

    * Be There

            A basic rule of physics (Ed, I need some help) is that everyone must be someplace. If by rule you have to be someplace, why wouldn't you be in Hanover with your class?  Be there so your classmates will know where else you've been.

 

I'll need more than boxed Chardonnay, perhaps it's time to break out the good stuff!  My point is we need several catch phrases, themes, anchors for us to attach some dialog. We have a newsletter, an alum mag column and two reunion letters in which we can keep repeating the message.  I think our most important marketing tool will be the website and e-mail. Each of 24 responses so far have included an e-mail address. We need to develop at least one of these concepts for a presentation on the web site and e-mails.  Wags::: we need to include in the plan a "hold 'em" e-mail to those that have said they would attend and don't respond to a second mailing.

 

I would vote against a tchotchke item mailer, since the postage and handling  of sending anything to 750 people will be expensive, especially since only approximately 150 to 200 classmates will respond.  I would suggest that Carl work with one of the above for a gift. What about a hand held GPS system that helps folks find locations that includes Hanover as a default. No matter which road you are on, you can always get directions to Dartmouth.

 

My two favorite Dickey quotes are: " If there are those among you... on whom the larger world will rely, as it finds you out, you will know the glory of adding more than one man's mite to the worth of all men."  and "Only out of commitment is any man fulfilled with his fellows, whether in the embrace of fellowship, or the loneliness of leadership." Neither of these work their way into a "tag line" but might be a subject of a symposium.  There is always the  best known quote, "Your business here is learning" perhaps learning which road to take?  

Your business here is learning:

        Which road to take

        How to stay on the road for 40 years

        where to be.

 

Bob Blake, you might want to let us know what topics you are considering for the symposia. From the 24 responses I have  the primary interest is in the poor football record, admissions and the Dean of Admissions statement that football never really helped any academic institution (slight editorializing acknowledged.)

 

The other new assignment is to develop a registration form for folks to send in with their checks

 

It now appears that if I don't devote my full concentration to the Packers Jags game, Green Bay may not win.

 

Merry Christmas,  and warm wishes for a healthy and peaceful New Year.

 

Pete AKA FPF  

----- Original Message -----

From: Bruce Wagner

Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:31 PM

Subject: 40th Reunion Communications Plan Draft

 

Guys—

 

So year-end family get-togethers and neighborhood parties are in full swing…and yes, it’s surely Winter Carnival in Michigan.

 

I’ve attached a first-cut at what must pass as a Communications Plan for the 40th reunion. Some elements are already moving along, but I thought I would put the ideas and plans in one place.

 

Please pass along your additional ideas and comments to me asap. By copy of this note, I am enlisting you as a contributor/participant/thought-leader. This is a good start, but our efforts can be improved if you give it 10 minutes with a glass of Australian chardonnay.

 

I trust this note finds you well and enjoying the approaching holidays. Be sure to tune in to the Rose Bowl.

 

Bruce Wagner

email: bruce.wagner@alum.dartmouth.org

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WORD INDICATES THIS
NEW TIMES ROMAN 10pt. 
This is from your pdf.
 
Bruce, I have several selections
below.  You need to decide.
What looks good in print doesn't
always translat in pixels.
 
I favor the 8 pt Garamond
or Times would probably be
9 pt.
 
I made the email addresses live.
This is the web.. and it would
helpul for vistors to just drop an
old friend a note right from the
page.  You decide.
 
REUNION COMMITTEE
CO-CHAIRS
Pete Frederick
   mpfred@earthlink.net
Roger Hansen
   hrhansen@verizon.net
 
REUNION TREASURER
Mike Gonnerman
   michael@gonnerman.com
 
BE THERE! COMMUNICATIONS
Bruce Wagner
   bruce.wagner@*
 
NOURISHMENT
Allen Zern
   awzern@cs.com
SHOW TIME
Brian Porzak
   aixfilm@aol.com
Jim Griffiths
   jim.griffiths.65@*
Ted Atkinson
 

STRETCHING ACTIVITIES
Roger Hansen
hrhansen@verizon.net
TENT TIME
Rich Beams
beams@world.std.com
 
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
Bob McConnaughey
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GREAT ISSUES (CONT.)
Bob Blake
robert.d.blake.65@*
 
TRINKET DEPT.
Carl Boe
carlantonboe@aol.com
SIGN IN & SIGN UP
Pete Frederick
mpfred@earthlink.net
 
OUR PRESIDENT
Hank Amon
camon@whitecase.com
HEAD AGENT
Ed Keible
ekeible@sbcglobal.net
*alum.dartmouth.org

This is Word's Garamond

 

REUNION COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRS

Pete Frederick

mpfred@earthlink.net

Roger Hansen

hrhansen@verizon.net

 

REUNION TREASURER

Mike Gonnerman

michael@gonnerman.com

 

BE THERE! COMMUNICATIONS

Bruce Wagner

bruce.wagner@alum.dartmouth.org

 

NOURISHMENT

Allen Zern

awzern@cs.com

 

SHOW TIME

Brian Porzak

aixfilm@aol.com

Jim Griffiths

jim.griffiths.65@alum.dartmouth.org

Ted Atkinson

tacons@aol.com

 

STRETCHING ACTIVITIES

Roger Hansen

hrhansen@verizon.net

 

TENT TIME

Rich Beams

beams@world.std.com

 

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Bob McConnaughey

mcconn2@comcast.net

 

GREAT ISSUES (CONT.)

Bob Blake

robert.d.blake.65@alum.dartmouth.org

 

TRINKET DEPT.

Carl Boe

carlantonboe@aol.com

 

SIGN IN & SIGN UP

Pete Frederick

mpfred@earthlink.net

 

OUR PRESIDENT

Hank Amon

camon@whitecase.com

 

HEAD AGENT

Ed Keible

ekeible@sbcglobal.net

Garamond 8 pts.

REUNION COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRS

Pete Frederick

mpfred@earthlink.net

Roger Hansen

hrhansen@verizon.net

 

REUNION TREASURER

Mike Gonnerman

michael@gonnerman.com

 

BE THERE! COMMUNICATIONS

Bruce Wagner

bruce.wagner@alum.dartmouth.org

 

NOURISHMENT

Allen Zern

awzern@cs.com

 

SHOW TIME

Brian Porzak

aixfilm@aol.com

Jim Griffiths

jim.griffiths.65@alum.dartmouth.org

Ted Atkinson

tacons@aol.com

 

STRETCHING ACTIVITIES

Roger Hansen

hrhansen@verizon.net

 

TENT TIME

Rich Beams

beams@world.std.com

 

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Bob McConnaughey

mcconn2@comcast.net

 

GREAT ISSUES (CONT.)

Bob Blake

robert.d.blake.65@alum.dartmouth.org

 

TRINKET DEPT.

Carl Boe

carlantonboe@aol.com

 

SIGN IN & SIGN UP

Pete Frederick

mpfred@earthlink.net

 

OUR PRESIDENT

Hank Amon

camon@whitecase.com

 

HEAD AGENT

Ed Keible

ekeible@sbcglobal.net