March 15, 2005
Dear Classmates, Spouses and Significant Others:
We are only three months away from our June13-June 16 Fifty-Fifth Reunion in Hanover. 217 of you have shown a real interest in returning and we keep hearing from more of you every day. No wonder. We have a really great program! Later in this letter we will discuss the Reunion Highlights, but now we want you to focus on several very important things.
This letter has the following enclosures:
1.Reunion Fee return envelope which you should fill out and return as soon as possible. Please enclose at least 50% of the total $ 320 per person Reunion Fee by April 15th.. Early payment in full will be appreciated.
2. A Golf Tournament sign up sheet and a Tennis sign up sheet. Both these enclosures should be filled out, folded and returned in the Reunion Fee envelope. The Lindenthals will see to it that they are passed along to Bob McIlwain, Bud Gleason and Jacques Harlow.
3. A list of the Alumni who plan to come to the Fifty-Fifth as of March 12th shown as ìDefiniteî or ìMaybeî. Please review these lists. Encourage as many Classmates as you know to come back for this reunion. Use it to plan your athletic pursuits, schmoozing or meal companions. This is a chance to catch up. If youíre not on the list give some thought to the great time you could have with some of your oldest and best friends. Use it also to plan your housing arrangements. Youíve already received the Housing Application Forms for the Mass Halls/Hitchcock Cluster. Please note that in order to be assured of college housing the application and payment must be returned to the college no later than April 11. Thatís only a few weeks away. If you have special housing needs please reflect them in the Housing Application.
4. A list of the telephone numbers of local hotels, motels, condos and B&Bs.
An updated and detailed Calendar of Reunion Events.
6. Your Moosilauke reservation material was enclosed with the Housing mailing. Please fill out the form and return it to the Alumni Office. Newc Eldredge is your Class contact at 603-863-2034 or
7. Woodstock Inn arrangements are not yet in place. Please call reservations at the Inn directly at 800-448-7900 after April 1 and inform them you are calling about Class of 1950 reserved rooms on June 16th and 17th . Unless they hear from you by May 1 rooms set aside for us will be released. The Reunion Fee Reply Envelope also mentions this. David Taylor can help you with late developing details. 603-643-6122
Now we want You to focus on the Reunion Highlights because itís going to be
A Great Party and Lots of Fun
Plenty of free time to visit with old friends and new friends.
Unique Class Headquarters at the Collis Cafe and Porch.
An update and review of the forecasts made in June 2000 during the ìGreat Issues 2000î Symposium. This year the participants and the disciplines will be the same but the event will be held in the old home of the Great Issues Course, 105 Dartmouth.. Classmates Frank Gilroy, Eric Miller, Lee Sarokin, Jim Strickler, and George Woodwell will take the stage and Joe Medlicott will be Moderator.
Four great meals arranged by Joel Leavitt: at Baker, Alumni Hall, Collis Common Ground and the Hanover Inn Terrace.
Three elegant receptions: Baker Lobby, Faculty Lounge Patio and Collis Cafe Terrace.
Three continental breakfasts in the Collis Cafe. Thayer Hall next door is your source for English Breakfasts.
A major golf tournament on Tuesday for fifty of you at the Hanover Country Club. 13 tee times have been reserved. See attached golf enclosure.
Access to both indoor and outdoor Tennis facilities and a mixed doubles tournament is in the works. See attached Tennis enclosure.
The Dartmouth Aires will sing for us and for their supper on Wednesday Evening at the Lobster/ Clam Bake.
Tom Ruggles is putting together an entertainment package with Vin Hill and Dick McSorley.
The best voices in town will be training for a performance at the Class Banquet on Tuesday night and for the Memorial service on Wednesday morning.
Weíre trying to get King Arthur Flour in Norwich to give a special cooking program on Wednesday afternoon.
Last but not least of the Highlights is the enclosed flyer produced by our classmate Frank Dickinson. What you see in the background behind the stagecoach is the present Collis Center (formerly Freshman Commons). The message that Frank presents is very simple and direct. ìYou can come to Reunion anyway you want to, but please comeî. We have a program worked out that will be first class and a lot of fun. We want you! Your classmates want to see you! It should be a ball! So hop aboard the old Stagecoach and come to the Fifty-Fifth June 13th -16th.
Your Reunion Committee