Class Notes, November/December 2005Observing the arrival of the '09's. I can't help thinking back to more than fifty years ago and imagining that we looked and acted just as they. The new Dartmouths have arrived . No matter that there are now two genders equally excited and enthralled by their new surroundings. They assure the continuity of the wonderful traditions of Dartmouth. There they are! I see them now! Donald Goss, and Dave Halloran, Peter Bridges and Put Blodgett are there. Over there is Jack Zimmermann with Bob Callendar Fred England and Billy Johnson and right behind them are Chuck Reilly , Fred Carelton, Ron Scheman and Peter Reich. I can see Jim Courtney and Johnny Mitchell with Bob Malin right behind. And, oh yes, Fred Whittemore has just pulled in with Bob Henderson, Fred Fideli , Bill Chamberlin and John Kennedy. I see Harlan Fair looking over the sights with Paul Paganucci and Phil Beekman, Red Brady and Em Pierson. And as I look further down the green, I see Dick Lombard, Skip Adams, Ray Alexander, Blake Herring, Jim Porath, Gus Bass, Tim Reed, Chuck Kettering, George Sarner and more. What a magnificent sight! The annual rebirth of the College is in full swing as the '09's arrive from all parts of the world. From my distant perch I see our replacements, eager and energetic , awed by the beauty of the place and its history as were we, and as anxious to get going, to make their friends and be on with their adventure. Check me out in 25 years. You'll see; my eyes did not deceive me.
Our Fall schedule is out. Ann and Harlan Fair will host the post game gathering at their home on September 17th after the Colgate game. Donna and Chuck Reilly are next, on October 1st after Penn, followed by Homecoming Weekend, October 22, and the Columbia game. On that Friday evening there will be a dinner at the Hanover Inn. Cynthia and Dave Donovan will take your reservations . Our Annual Class Meeting is scheduled for Saturday morning at Phil Beekman's, with a post game reception and dinner at Phil's home. Barbara and John Kennedy are hosting the November 5th reception after the Cornell game, and Bonnie and David Siegal have invited us to their home for the Post Princeton game reception. We hope you take advantage of our gracious hosts and attend as many of these parties as you can.
Chairman Chuck Reilly reports that our Class has won the Green Derby (classes 1946-1954)) breaking the "Year-Out" dollar record with a 64% participation contributing $405,000 which was more than $100,000 greater than the second highest total in this group and $55,000 more than our goal. Kudos to Chuck and to Bill Chamberlin and their wonderful Class Agents.
Sorrowfully, I must report the deaths of Irwin M. Freedberg and Patrick L. Dudensing. We offer our sincere condolences to Irene Freedberg and their children and to Patrick's children.
Cheers! Mark H. Smoller, 4 Schuyler Driv, Jericho, NY 11753; (516) 938-3616; firstname.lastname@example.org